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Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 55,790
Posted By Norm Peterson
Setting a pair of parallel strings, one on each...

Setting a pair of parallel strings, one on each side of the car and a couple of inches or so away from the wheels and at hub height, will allow you to measure individual toe. It's best to measure...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,412
Posted By Norm Peterson
If I'd ever put $3k into a paint job on any of my...

If I'd ever put $3k into a paint job on any of my cars, I'd have been nervous about just driving it in traffic and having to park it out in public. Never mind tracking it. That's assuming I could get...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-04-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,412
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'll have to take your word for it on paint job...

I'll have to take your word for it on paint job cost, without really knowing what kind of quality you have in mind for that kind of money. For a 7 y/o car that gets tracked, 50 feet at 50 mph is...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-04-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,412
Posted By Norm Peterson
This ↑↑↑ . If I was that afraid to drive it - any...

This ↑↑↑ . If I was that afraid to drive it - any car - I wouldn't have bought it in the first place. Can't afford to be spending registration and insurance premium money on a car that mostly just...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-04-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,717
Posted By Norm Peterson
What tint laws attempt to do makes a lot of...

What tint laws attempt to do makes a lot of sense. They're concerned with striking some sort of balance between daytime and night time/inclement weather needs, as well as physical safety for LEOs....
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 05-02-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 55,790
Posted By Norm Peterson
And make double sure the alignment guy sees this...

And make double sure the alignment guy sees this little piece from Pete's post. There's a lot of reading there for a guy who probably turns way more wrenches than pages.


Norm
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-02-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Norm Peterson
This is NOT a matter of appearance, it is...

This is NOT a matter of appearance, it is technical in nature.

For your 90% street driving, no 315/35-17 belongs on a wheel any narrower than 10.5". Not even Nitto NT555R's.

If these tires...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-02-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,717
Posted By Norm Peterson
At least we're getting somewhere. You may...

At least we're getting somewhere.

You may perceive it to not affect you at all, personally, under the conditions of your test. But ultimately you're arguing with physics (and time) here, not me.
...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-02-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,717
Posted By Norm Peterson
How did you measure the light? If you didn't use...

How did you measure the light? If you didn't use the same light meter, the results of your test only apply to you under those particular daytime conditions (yesterday ranged from cloudy but fairly...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-01-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Norm Peterson
Firestones are 320 550R's are 100 ...

Firestones are 320

550R's are 100

That tells me that the car will gradually get even "looser" when driving in the wet over time.


Norm
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 05-01-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34,292
Views: 905,179
Posted By Norm Peterson
Hope so too. Jan, the car club folks...

Hope so too.



Jan, the car club folks might just have to understand it if you didn't make it at all or just put in an appearance and only stayed for a short while. Maybe long enough to get...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-01-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Norm Peterson
I don't think either one of them will be much...

I don't think either one of them will be much good in the rain. The Indy 500 came in last in a group of four UHP summer tires by a significant amount in Tire Rack's testing two or three years ago,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-01-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,717
Posted By Norm Peterson
I really don't like it, which should make you...

I really don't like it, which should make you happy. Last time I rode in a car with (admittedly dark) tint, I didn't like the way it made a bright sunny day look overcast. Don't even want to know...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-30-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,717
Posted By Norm Peterson
See if I've got this straight . . . in heavy...

See if I've got this straight . . . in heavy traffic in a car with an eye-catching color you're afraid that other people might be looking at you instead of the car????



I must have done way...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-30-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By Norm Peterson
I've seen it rather recently (on a Mustang...

I've seen it rather recently (on a Mustang forum). IIRC, one of the broken ends cut the guy's tire down. Aftermarket spring, name-brand vendor.


Norm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-30-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By Norm Peterson
Fixed. When you add 'coolness' as a...

Fixed.

When you add 'coolness' as a necessary criteria, compromises are to be expected. In this case, durability, as I doubt that the OE springs would have broken like that even after all...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-30-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 649
Posted By Norm Peterson
Scary. Do you remember if the closely...

Scary.

Do you remember if the closely spaced coils on the rear springs were fully bottomed against each other with the car at rest with its full weight on the wheels?

Can you post a...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-30-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By Norm Peterson
Originally Posted by pickwithaustin...

Originally Posted by pickwithaustin http://www.camaro5.com/forums/v6/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8386621#post8386621)
Most of today's people would have...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-30-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,717
Posted By Norm Peterson
At most, maybe one person in a thousand will even...

At most, maybe one person in a thousand will even look at you when you're about to turn out of a driveway or side street. And then only to see if you've noticed them. Other than that, you might as...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-28-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,829
Posted By Norm Peterson
How many individual traces are built in to the...

How many individual traces are built in to the Camaro's OE throttle position sensor, and do either/any of them work from 5 to 0 as the other(s) go from 0 to 5?

I understand that the PCM will...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-28-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 11,148
Posted By Norm Peterson
Fixed. There is no way of guessing what the...

Fixed.

There is no way of guessing what the Camaro driver would have done if the pickup driver had picked up speed instead. Trying to squeeze between the rig's bumper and the pickup's right rear...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-27-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 11,148
Posted By Norm Peterson
Go back to post #121 and try to find where...

Go back to post #121 and try to find where letting the Camaro cut in front of him would have been reasonably safe. Study the shadows and the Camaro to pickup truck overlap.


Cam-Cam . . ....
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-27-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 11,148
Posted By Norm Peterson
What I'm trying to show is that the truck was not...

What I'm trying to show is that the truck was not at fault like many are trying to claim. Not beyond following too closely himself, which does not mean "too close for some 3rd driver to squeeze...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-27-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 11,148
Posted By Norm Peterson
Did you catch this sequence? It wasn't until...

Did you catch this sequence? It wasn't until later that the vehicle ahead got away from an incident in the making.


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-27-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 11,148
Posted By Norm Peterson
No. Clearly there was, for nearly as long as it...

No. Clearly there was, for nearly as long as it took for the situation to fully develop.

Look at the shadow in front of the truck in the beginning, then the right rear quarter of the vehicle...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-27-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 11,148
Posted By Norm Peterson
Please stop blaming the truck driver. He was...

Please stop blaming the truck driver. He was stuck behind yet another vehicle. See my previous posts for details about this other vehicle.


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-27-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 11,148
Posted By Norm Peterson
Cam - you do realize that there was a vehicle...

Cam - you do realize that there was a vehicle ahead of the small truck. Left lane speed wasn't his choice either. At 0:40 you can even see the right side quarter of this vehicle as the truck swerves...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-27-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 11,148
Posted By Norm Peterson
I don't fault the truck driver for not stomping...

I don't fault the truck driver for not stomping on his brakes to let the car-driving ass-hat squeeze his car into what was probably less than a 1.5 car-length space. Watch from about 0:32 and pay...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 04-27-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 34,292
Views: 905,179
Posted By Norm Peterson
Jan - so sorry about your Dad's situation. I hope...

Jan - so sorry about your Dad's situation. I hope that something better all around can come out of today's meeting.


Thanks for the good wishes for my wife's retirement. It hasn't really sunk in...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 04-26-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,829
Posted By Norm Peterson
Check Angrybird's recent posts. Norm

Check Angrybird's recent posts.


Norm
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