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Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,058
Posted By Norm Peterson
1. True. But if there is any chance whatsoever...

1. True. But if there is any chance whatsoever that a little autocrossing might lead to getting out on the big tracks you might as well prepare for that from the get-go. Ten years (the remaining life...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,756
Posted By Norm Peterson
Brembo calipers vs spoke clearance is a known...

Brembo calipers vs spoke clearance is a known problem area when it comes to fitting aftermarket wheels. As a matter of fact only half an hour or so ago this exact topic came up in conversation with...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack Yesterday, 06:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,756
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's going to depend a lot on the wheel width...

That's going to depend a lot on the wheel width you want.

The easiest approach to "safe" would be to use the same offsets Chevy uses for wheels of the same width. Right now, your RS package has 20...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,424
Posted By Norm Peterson
I honestly think you need to start running track...

I honestly think you need to start running track days out on real road courses - and yes, they do run in the rain (which can be a lot more fun than it probably sounds). Regardless of the weather, 20...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-17-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Norm Peterson
More width (sounds like the old Miller Lite...

More width (sounds like the old Miller Lite commercial, no?)


I'd match the tires to the wheels and look for combinations that are close to the same tire diameter that you already have.

Don't...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Norm Peterson
What track was that? Norm

What track was that?


Norm
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-16-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,766
Posted By Norm Peterson
If you're referring to your emblem question (the...

If you're referring to your emblem question (the only question I could find), I never responded to that, and I hope that you aren't thinking that I did. I generally avoid commenting on the...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,766
Posted By Norm Peterson
Within Chevrolet and particularly at the...

Within Chevrolet and particularly at the dealership level, that's probably true. At some or possibly many dealerships it could be just another $3500 add-on and the dealer profit that goes with it.
...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-16-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,766
Posted By Norm Peterson
The Boss name may be discontinued, but its...

The Boss name may be discontinued, but its handling performance has reportedly been topped by the S550 in performance-pack GT trim. Sounds like something to be ignored at one's own peril.


...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-16-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,766
Posted By Norm Peterson
By the same token, I doubt that they'll throw out...

By the same token, I doubt that they'll throw out every business practice and decision from the pre-bankruptcy days either . . . simply because they were the way the "old GM" did things doesn't make...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 08-15-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32,583
Views: 736,208
Posted By Norm Peterson
If he loves it already, he'll be hooked like a...

If he loves it already, he'll be hooked like a big-mouthed bass if he ever gets to drive one hard.


Norm
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,766
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's just the way it played out within the 5th...

That's just the way it played out within the 5th gen. But there's no reason a 1LE would need to keep playing follow the leader now that it's established itself as a Camaro variation in its own right...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 08-15-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By Norm Peterson
Lots of mods are at least "federally" compliant,...

Lots of mods are at least "federally" compliant, and many of those have CARB EO numbers as well. By definition, those are OK for street use (and probably wise to choose from).

A trailered pure...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-15-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,766
Posted By Norm Peterson
There should be room for a more track-oriented...

There should be room for a more track-oriented version of the SS that neither sacrifices the availability of other options nor goes over the top with the weight and complexity of forced induction,...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Norm Peterson
Half an inch wider than the "measuring width" is...

Half an inch wider than the "measuring width" is not enough "stretch" to even call it stretched. Not even mildly stretched.

If a stretched look is what you're specifically after, you need to...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 08-14-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By Norm Peterson
What kind of mods are you talking about, and what...

What kind of mods are you talking about, and what would be the "probable cause" for seizure of a legal-for-sale car that's been modified? It wouldn't have a "suspicious VIN" to trigger any action.
...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 08-14-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By Norm Peterson
That story is about the "grey-market" importing...

That story is about the "grey-market" importing of "noncompliant" cars, not modifying cars already certified as being legal for sale. And FWIW, if you don't understand what it takes to get your...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Norm Peterson
The 1LE option brings 20 x 10 front and 20 x 11...

The 1LE option brings 20 x 10 front and 20 x 11 rear wheels and 285/35 tires all around, and the 1LE has less understeer than either the SS or ZL1. Is that what you're thinking of?

HPS pads...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Norm Peterson
My opinion - trying to divide up the weights so...

My opinion - trying to divide up the weights so you can hide them all behind narrow spokes is a waste of time and effort. Get the best balance you can, which involves putting the weights as far apart...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-12-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Norm Peterson
305-wide tires for cars have no business being...

305-wide tires for cars have no business being mounted on 9.5" or narrower wheels. Period.

If you want the 1LE look, get 1LE wheel and tire sizes. If you like the ZL1's rear wheel & tire look...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,713
Posted By Norm Peterson
Although I've never run Pocono, looking a the...

Although I've never run Pocono, looking a the satellite view of the track I am a little surprised that on that course the Carbotechs gave you trouble. I think RP2's are roughly similar to XP10's.
...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-11-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Norm Peterson
The PSS has good rain performance. I've driven...

The PSS has good rain performance. I've driven on mine in some pretty heavy rain.

Unless you specifically need near-freezing temperature and light snow performance, I don't think you'd really...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-11-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,806
Posted By Norm Peterson
It might be interesting to watch or record the...

It might be interesting to watch or record the NASCAR Nationwide series qualifying (9:30 - 11:00 AM, ESPN2) and racing (2:45 - 6:00 PM, ESPN) this coming Saturday the 16th.

They're running at...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-11-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,526
Posted By Norm Peterson
For some reason, effectively giving a set of keys...

For some reason, effectively giving a set of keys to my car to somebody else's database makes me uneasy. I assume that you're paying for this "privilege" as well.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-10-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,713
Posted By Norm Peterson
Which track was that happening on, and which...

Which track was that happening on, and which Carbotech pads were you running? What pads did they replace if you didn't also replace the rotors?


Norm
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 08-10-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32,583
Views: 736,208
Posted By Norm Peterson
Happy (belated) birthday, Jan :happyanim: ...

Happy (belated) birthday, Jan :happyanim:


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-09-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,168
Posted By Norm Peterson
Precisely my question as well. Plus if the...

Precisely my question as well.

Plus if the wheels are alloy to go back and re-check the torques a hundred, maybe two hundred miles later. Lug nut torque can and frequently does relax.


EDIT:...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,554
Posted By Norm Peterson
Here's a 12-frame sequence (the last few pictures...

Here's a 12-frame sequence (the last few pictures mostly show the driver went "both feet in" and kept them there). Look particularly at the bottom of the left rear tire in the second picture, along...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-08-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,554
Posted By Norm Peterson
well they're still trying, but it's probably not a 1LE quite yet

Fixed ↑↑↑ :bellyroll:



Test driving is intended to weed out problems that can lead to things like that happening to the rest of us. What that little episode probably means is that there's still...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-07-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Norm Peterson
You probably don't have to fishtail if the...

You probably don't have to fishtail if the stability control doesn't like other things that are going on, like perhaps it doesn't like the correlation between straightening out the steering wheel...
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