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Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By Norm Peterson
It certainly can. Most times it's good to have...

It certainly can. Most times it's good to have (though there actually is at least one situation where it might not be). Keep in mind that it's only going to be the more urgent situations where ABS...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-03-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,486
Posted By Norm Peterson
Yes. Very smooth, very nice. Nice tight line...

Yes. Very smooth, very nice. Nice tight line following the rather late pass around 3:15.



(is that really the correct time & date showing on the car's display?)


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-02-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,843
Posted By Norm Peterson
Or something like this. The two little circles at...

Or something like this. The two little circles at the top are red LEDs that can be set to flash at your desired upshift rpm (or most any other condition readable via the OBDII port, for that matter)....
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-02-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,486
Posted By Norm Peterson
Your 4th gen experience is probably only part of...

Your 4th gen experience is probably only part of your tendency to brake early. It's the way you've been doing virtually all of your braking on the street (early and easy), and you basically took...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-02-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,843
Posted By Norm Peterson
The amount shorter in 4th is irrelevant (because...

The amount shorter in 4th is irrelevant (because the regular SS does not need 4th at all, so you have to compare 4th in the 1LE against 3rd in the regular SS which is a clear give-away).

What...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-01-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,538
Posted By Norm Peterson
3rd hand tech beats 2nd hand rumor. See if this...

3rd hand tech beats 2nd hand rumor. See if this friend of a friend can flesh out his rumor with a little hard reasoning. I'd honestly be interested to hear if there really might be something to it.
...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-01-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,422
Posted By Norm Peterson
Suffice it to say, the S197 ('05 - '14) Mustangs...

Suffice it to say, the S197 ('05 - '14) Mustangs aren't nearly as bad in the handling department as you've been led to believe. While they are more susceptible to bumps in corners, otherwise it still...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-01-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,422
Posted By Norm Peterson
Once you finally do get the rear unstuck by...

Once you finally do get the rear unstuck by whatever means (tires, temperatures, wetness, driver hooning or similar error), extra weight (and extra rear weight %) can make it harder to 'catch'.

...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-01-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,843
Posted By Norm Peterson
There probably is a little more power available...

There probably is a little more power available with the NPP (assuming that it stays all the way in the 'more open' configuration out there at peak power rpm), but Chevy may have their own reasons...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-01-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,843
Posted By Norm Peterson
↑↑↑ - that does seem to have been the general...

↑↑↑ - that does seem to have been the general consensus . . .


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-01-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,161
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's probably a case of 'profiling', but George...

It's probably a case of 'profiling', but George Thorogood's version of "It Wasn't Me" might play a little better in court . . .


Norm
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 07-01-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34,690
Views: 941,191
Posted By Norm Peterson
DOT 4 is a fluid that's capable of handling...

DOT 4 is a fluid that's capable of handling significantly higher temperatures before it boils (which would leave you with greatly reduced braking ability . . . not a good thing at 100+ mph with a 70...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 07-01-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 34,690
Views: 941,191
Posted By Norm Peterson
Jan - I'm glad you held out for the DOT 4. Brakes...

Jan - I'm glad you held out for the DOT 4. Brakes will get HOT in road course driving, even on your first outing. There just isn't anything in street driving, drag racing, or even autocrossing that...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-30-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,843
Posted By Norm Peterson
This doesn't matter nearly as much as the numbers...

This doesn't matter nearly as much as the numbers suggest. What you also have to consider is the numerically lower and more closely spaced gear ratios in the 1LE's transmission vs the regular SS 6MT....
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-30-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,161
Posted By Norm Peterson
Quite easily. A spreadsheet simulation of...

Quite easily.

A spreadsheet simulation of mine that considers a pretty wide variety of variables says that in 790 feet you could be doing 93 mph if you stayed at WOT the entire distance. 80 mph...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-30-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sting and Supe - thanks. That brand name meant...

Sting and Supe - thanks. That brand name meant nothing to me at all and all I could think of was some sort of aero splitter for the front.


Norm
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-30-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By Norm Peterson
A while back I did suggest 275/40's as being a...

A while back I did suggest 275/40's as being a do-able combination with the 305/35's (with attention to the underlined note) - I wouldn't have even mentioned it if it wasn't OK for both reasons of...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-30-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's about a 2% diameter difference, so...

That's about a 2% diameter difference, so probably not. But it's leaving you with about a half-inch smaller diameter rear tire with 1/4" thinner sidewalls, if you think you'd notice or be bothered by...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-30-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By Norm Peterson
That would depend on what I was going to do with...

That would depend on what I was going to do with the car afterward, keeping in mind diameter differences can affect ABS and ST.

Me for myself (and cornering oriented) I'd simply run the 245/45's...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-30-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Norm Peterson
2 days and change with no answer so I'll be the...

2 days and change with no answer so I'll be the one to ask the obvious questions . . . what is it, what does it do, and why might it not be considered track-acceptable?


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-28-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Norm Peterson
This ↑↑↑ At some point I start expecting to...

This ↑↑↑

At some point I start expecting to see the checker, and when yet another lap goes by without seeing one I start wondering if I'd missed it and the next flag I see will be a black one...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-27-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Norm Peterson
Physically compatible, yes (unlike DOT5, which...

Physically compatible, yes (unlike DOT5, which isn't). But until all of the 3 is bled out you won't have the full temperature capacity of the 4. I have no idea how the temperature performance of a...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-27-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sure. Draw out as much as you can without...

Sure. Draw out as much as you can without uncovering any ports, refill (and keep refilling) with the 4, and bleed until clear fluid comes out of each bleed fitting.

You still won't have all of...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-27-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Norm Peterson
DOT 3 is minimum brake fluid spec for the car in...

DOT 3 is minimum brake fluid spec for the car in whatever constitutes "normal driving".

It is not a minimum spec for all driving activities. IOW, while DOT 3 is probably good enough for...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-26-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Norm Peterson
10 laps of a 2 mile course in 20 minutes is a 60...

10 laps of a 2 mile course in 20 minutes is a 60 mph average. I think that's a rather optimistic expectation for a first timer on a course that packs that much turning into such a short distance. I'm...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-23-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By Norm Peterson
Just a couple of things here. This is OP's...

Just a couple of things here.

This is OP's first track day, and although he won't be braking as good as you technique-wise he won't be going anywhere near as hard (hopefully he'll get some...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-23-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Norm Peterson
No, you won't have ABS. You will get the...

No, you won't have ABS.

You will get the brakes on all four wheels to stay working, but their balance may be way off depending on the hydraulic details of your entire brake system. It is entirely...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-22-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Norm Peterson
Taller tires up front. Shorter rear tires...

Taller tires up front.

Shorter rear tires (like two more 285/35-18's).

Nothing else I'm aware of that won't still throw a light and a code.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Norm Peterson
That video also showed up in this thread...

That video also showed up in this thread (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412146).


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-22-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By Norm Peterson
Download whatever tech inspection checklist is...

Download whatever tech inspection checklist is available and make sure that everything passes. Remaining pad thickness on a street-driven 2013 will probably be OK, but do not assume that it is.
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