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Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 04-29-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,067
Posted By wakespeak
The V8 Gen6 will be a very interesting comparison...

The V8 Gen6 will be a very interesting comparison to this benchmark. I hope GM puts the same rear axle ratio and 19" tires on the Gen6.

The other part worth noting is the replacement of SIX of...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-25-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By wakespeak
Check your trade in at 90k, 100K, etc. ...

Check your trade in at 90k, 100K, etc. Personally I would wait 2 years and get a 2012+ Gen5. There were many improvements in 2012 including interior, suspension, heater hose rerouting, and electric...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 04-25-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,627
Posted By wakespeak
LOL of course the PCV system sends oil and fuel...

LOL of course the PCV system sends oil and fuel mist into the engine. That's why the EPA doesn't let you vent to the atmosphere. Yes it causes deposits. The affects are years into ownership...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 04-24-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By wakespeak
The injectors drip fuel for a period of time even...

The injectors drip fuel for a period of time even with the engine off, diluting the oil. Short trips in cold weather mean running in a rich condition a lot, compounding the problem. Moisture also...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-24-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By wakespeak
I'd start with the rear bar only. With FE4 + 1LE...

I'd start with the rear bar only. With FE4 + 1LE stabilizer bars I can't get the rear to break lose before the front with stock SS tires at the track. Getting on the power early just exaggerates...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-20-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,448
Posted By wakespeak
Not sure yet whether the Gen6 will pass the...

Not sure yet whether the Gen6 will pass the Hawaii 5-0 styling test as well as the Gen5 has.

The Gen5 oozes personality. Its a Harley with 4 wheels. Its a classic. At the same time with the LS3...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 04-13-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By wakespeak
Engine oil and rear diff.

Engine oil and rear diff.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 04-12-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,684
Posted By wakespeak
2SS 1LE or track handling package Manual ...

2SS
1LE or track handling package
Manual
LS3 if offered
Light weight/forged wheels if offered
Axle ratio to equate to overall ratios in current 1LE; basically should be 3.73 to 3.91.
Dual mode...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-11-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,499
Posted By wakespeak
has the car ever been towed? the lower arms can...

has the car ever been towed? the lower arms can bend if someone puts a hook on them.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 04-09-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 22,961
Posted By wakespeak
Is the point of showing the wheels that they are...

Is the point of showing the wheels that they are light weight forged? If so cool, but I'm with most of the guys that some standard 5 spokes would look better. If those wheels have some concave...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 04-07-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,682
Posted By wakespeak
We all speak from our own points of view. For...

We all speak from our own points of view. For me, I do like to take my sports car to the track 3 or 4 weekends a year. There is no official warranty coverage for that type of use, so I have to be...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 03-31-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By wakespeak
Make sure the rear tires are equally inflated. ...

Make sure the rear tires are equally inflated. The limited slip I think created a vibration when I had one of the rear tires replaced - it was a little less than 1/2 inch taller. The diff was...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 03-31-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,407
Posted By wakespeak
Will the LT1 come with factory headers like the...

Will the LT1 come with factory headers like the Mustang 5.0?
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 03-31-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 27,133
Posted By wakespeak
How much lighter for the GT350? I could find that...

How much lighter for the GT350? I could find that the GT350R is 130lbs lighter than the regular GT350 (if you delete the AC). I could not find the weight difference for the GT350 vs GT.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 03-31-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 27,133
Posted By wakespeak
Selling more cars at a lower price does not...

Selling more cars at a lower price does not always equal more profit in total. If GM can sell fewer low mpg cars at high markup, then they win twice.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 03-31-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 27,133
Posted By wakespeak
This will take a lot of pressure off competing...

This will take a lot of pressure off competing with the Mustang, even more that some of the weight savings comes from unsprung components. It will be interesting to see if Ford reacts with a light...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-29-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By wakespeak
10w-30 synthetic are often just straight 30...

10w-30 synthetic are often just straight 30 grade that can meet the 10w-30 spec. Therefore no viscosity improvers which can cause valve deposits from pcv circulation or break down. In Vegas no...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-28-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By wakespeak
I target 36 hot with the stock Pirellis for the...

I target 36 hot with the stock Pirellis for the track. Starting at 36 cold caused the center of the tires to visibly wear more. Just keep sampling across the tire.

Also look for a wear pattern...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-28-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By wakespeak
Start with the rear bar. It fixes the body roll...

Start with the rear bar. It fixes the body roll that is annoying. You'll definitely notice it. The front bar, not as needed for daily driving. Hard to install and you really need bigger front...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-25-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By wakespeak
The air pressure is probably a tad high like the...

The air pressure is probably a tad high like the other guys said. However in addition...

I have had success with "setting the brakes" technique. Basically stab the brakes briefly at turn...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-25-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 841
Posted By wakespeak
Someone posted a TSB that the factory wheels need...

Someone posted a TSB that the factory wheels need to be tightened to 140 ft/lbs to avoid the shakes. This is true in my experience. I torqued them to whatever the manual said (110 ft/lbs?) and had...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-25-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By wakespeak
Sealant? None. Just snug them down, don't...

Sealant? None. Just snug them down, don't over-tighten.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 03-24-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,896
Posted By wakespeak
Except if Camaro customers truly make a buy...

Except if Camaro customers truly make a buy decision using mpg. A couple years into the model run the new V6 development costs will mostly be written off anyway, and the recurring costs are spread...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 03-23-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By wakespeak
Just change it early and often when new. I...

Just change it early and often when new. I changed at 500, 1500, and 3000 miles. These engines make a lot of metal when new, some by design after reading a post on the design of the ls3. Use the...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-21-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By wakespeak
Don't recall but the brake line to caliper bolt...

Don't recall but the brake line to caliper bolt torque is in the included instructions. I think it was less than the factor lines the fittings look to be brass.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 03-21-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,914
Posted By wakespeak
Cool looking car. Manual transmission offered?

Cool looking car. Manual transmission offered?
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-18-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By wakespeak
5th year using them on our boat in 100+ deg...

5th year using them on our boat in 100+ deg summers. AGMs tolerate abuse like a deep cycle. We usually completely drain one of two running the stereo a few times a season. The AGMs charge quickly....
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 03-16-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,253
Posted By wakespeak
AC Delco makes 2 transmission products:...

AC Delco makes 2 transmission products: synchromesh 88900333 and manual transmission and transfer case fluid 88861800. 88861800 is specified for the tr6060 not synchromesh.

I think for manual...
Forum: Member Car Journals 03-16-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,759
Posted By wakespeak
Are you stock ride height or lowered? The 19s...

Are you stock ride height or lowered? The 19s look good.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-16-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By wakespeak
I hear it every track day. Have 27K miles on...

I hear it every track day. Have 27K miles on car. I assume it is the brake pads dancing against the rotors. I get it mostly in sweeping turns. Could also be the bearings, which are upgraded on...
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