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Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By Norm Peterson
↑↑↑ I wouldn't bet the cost of a replacement...

↑↑↑ I wouldn't bet the cost of a replacement engine on that, either . . .


Norm
Forum: Wheels | Tires Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Norm Peterson
Just a guess, but maybe they don't see enough...

Just a guess, but maybe they don't see enough people knowing what that sort of individual package is all about. And the people that do might be wondering why there's still a 1" difference in wheel...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By Norm Peterson
You're assuming way too much about what the...

You're assuming way too much about what the electronics can do here (and probably elsewhere as well). They do have their limits, too.

Rev limiters do NOT protect the engine against being...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 02-06-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Norm Peterson
Close, but I think the GT would come out on top...

Close, but I think the GT would come out on top given equal driver skill. The ~35 ft-lb greater torque from the 4.6L coming in at lower rpms, plus maybe 100 lbs less weight is what I think will...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 02-05-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By Norm Peterson
Yeah, maybe a bit too optimistic. Then...

Yeah, maybe a bit too optimistic.

Then again, hotrodding always has been about engine power, loud exhausts, going fast in straight lines, and not much else. If it's not flat-out forcing itself...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 02-04-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 70,452
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's exactly why I suspect that your alignment...

That's exactly why I suspect that your alignment printout may not be the absolute measurements. I doubt there's even enough room inside the strut towers to physically allow that much movement.

...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 02-04-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 70,452
Posted By Norm Peterson
Those numbers really look like they're the...

Those numbers really look like they're the differences between "factory preferred" and "actual", rather than the actual alignment measurements themselves.

Those front caster numbers are nowhere...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 02-04-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 70,452
Posted By Norm Peterson
Probably a good start. Myself, I'd probably run a...

Probably a good start. Myself, I'd probably run a little more negative camber (a bit more than -1° front, and the SS's stock -0.3° rear based on your additional description) and just a touch of...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 02-04-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 26,861
Posted By Norm Peterson
About re-enabling the menu . . . if you're going...

About re-enabling the menu . . . if you're going to have MRC on a car with selectable modes for all sorts of other things, perhaps there should be separate MRC calibrations defined by the mode. For...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 02-04-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 70,452
Posted By Norm Peterson
Unless you're shooting for some outrageous...

Unless you're shooting for some outrageous "look", it's better to spec your alignment settings for the way you drive than for how much you lowered it. Way better.

Somewhere in this section there...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 02-02-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 26,861
Posted By Norm Peterson
Two items come to mind. I'm thinking in terms of...

Two items come to mind. I'm thinking in terms of percent critical damping, which cannot be optimized simultaneously for best ride and best grip.

1) If you leave the rest of the suspension and the...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 02-02-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 26,861
Posted By Norm Peterson
I don't think that 'crosstalk' need be quite as...

I don't think that 'crosstalk' need be quite as direct as that (which would be like Tokico's older Illumina line and apparently in the more recent Mustang adjustable dampers as well).

But it's...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-02-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,942
Posted By Norm Peterson
Just don't buy small amounts and you'll be fine....

Just don't buy small amounts and you'll be fine. Say there's half a gallon of 87 still in the hose and you buy 10 gallons of what you think is 91. The mixture equation sets up like this . . . ...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 02-01-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 26,861
Posted By Norm Peterson
Perhaps you should ask yourself if you'd really...

Perhaps you should ask yourself if you'd really like your shocks/struts - possibly with slightly firmer springs swapped in - to default to full soft for any reason during a hot lap. Loss of power to...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 01-31-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Norm Peterson
Is there going to be a league for the 2016...

Is there going to be a league for the 2016 season?


Norm
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 01-31-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 26,861
Posted By Norm Peterson
Would you turn your nose up at a car that can...

Would you turn your nose up at a car that can consistently pull in excess of 1.2 lateral g during a track day session, even on tires that were/are at least ten whole sessions past their prime? One...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 01-31-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 26,861
Posted By Norm Peterson
It takes a different (non-street racing) sort of...

It takes a different (non-street racing) sort of mindset to truly understand street driving a fairly serious road course car. In normal driving, 300-ish ft-lbs of torque is more than adequate. In a...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-31-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By Norm Peterson
Corvettes, Vipers, and the odd mid-engine GT40/GT...

Corvettes, Vipers, and the odd mid-engine GT40/GT variants from Ford excepted, really good handling in a 100% stock U.S. domestic car has been a long, long time coming. And it's taken even longer...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 01-28-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 26,861
Posted By Norm Peterson
I don't think so - you don't want to show...

I don't think so - you don't want to show everything you've got at the very beginning and leave yourself no way to respond in a timely manner to something unexpected showing up from the competition....
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-28-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,297
Posted By Norm Peterson
As long as it does what you'd be doing and when...

As long as it does what you'd be doing and when you'd be doing it, that'd make it the 'butler' as mentioned above.

But these devices aren't always that smart - if you've ever noticed things like a...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 01-28-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By Norm Peterson
My experience with HPS pads is a mixed bag. On...

My experience with HPS pads is a mixed bag. On some cars and when the HPS pads are fairly new, they've been decidedly better than the OE pads, particularly with respect to initial bite. But over...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-27-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,311
Posted By Norm Peterson
Rear tires wear unequally when one of them spins,...

Rear tires wear unequally when one of them spins, slips, or slides more than the other one. This could be anything from a full-blown, smoky 1-wheel peel down to just a little scratching kind of thing...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-27-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,297
Posted By Norm Peterson
A nanny used to be a person hired to take care of...

A nanny used to be a person hired to take care of a child in its home, and out of that came "the adult nanny always knows best" line of thinking, eventually implying overprotection.

Like others,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-27-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,311
Posted By Norm Peterson
You can still beat up the RR more if your car has...

You can still beat up the RR more if your car has more than 50% left-side weight (likely if you don't normally have a passenger aboard), the rear cradle bushings are still OE, or you're consistently...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-25-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By Norm Peterson
I autocrossed this car a few times. Picture was...

I autocrossed this car a few times. Picture was taken in the mid-1970's during a timed section of a not-quite-a-stage rallye.

http://www.mustang6g.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=92&pictureid=4712...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 01-24-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think you made the better decision. If nothing...

I think you made the better decision. If nothing else, more bar stiffness will want a little more shock & strut . . . bars are really just a different kind of spring that also needs to be controlled....
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-22-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,140
Posted By Norm Peterson
Not at all. Being "disconnected" is kind of nice....

Not at all. Being "disconnected" is kind of nice.

When I get into a car to go somewhere - even if it's nowhere in particular - that becomes exactly what I want to be doing at that moment, in...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-22-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,140
Posted By Norm Peterson
It generally doesn't release fast enough, so it...

It generally doesn't release fast enough, so it screws with your timing of clutch engagement with your left foot vs adding throttle with your right foot. Especially for those with lots of stick-shift...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-21-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,557
Posted By Norm Peterson
I understand all that. And I don't want a...

I understand all that. And I don't want a whisper-quiet car either.

All I'm saying is that the percentage of folks who want these cars to be LOUD is far from being a majority. Maybe not even a...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-21-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,557
Posted By Norm Peterson
Which is still a drop in the bucket compared to...

Which is still a drop in the bucket compared to the total number of these cars that have been sold over the last ten years or so . . . I'm guessing that number currently runs about a million, where...
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