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Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-25-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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: 17
Views: 363
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: 205
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: 154
Views: 7,720
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: 16
Views: 376
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: 205
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: 4,281
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: 273
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: 33
Views: 2,683
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: 157
Views: 13,761
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: 186
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...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 03-16-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 913
Posted By wakespeak
LOL actually the z4s are very fast. They were...

LOL actually the z4s are very fast. They were getting to close to 140 mph in the front straight at TWS where I was lucky to break 120. Need 3.91 gears.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 03-14-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,403
Posted By wakespeak
The 5th gen has been my favorite car, but I will...

The 5th gen has been my favorite car, but I will be heavily considering the Mustang as well, or just keep the 5th Gen. The engine is the big factor for me with the 6th gen, which otherwise looks...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-14-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,502
Posted By wakespeak
Don't forget about the Holden team that designed...

Don't forget about the Holden team that designed the car. The entire Australian GM operation is closing. The car was a best seller in part because it actually handled like a sports car. Credit...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-04-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,890
Posted By wakespeak
022815: Texas World Speedway, 2.97 mi CW, College...

022815: Texas World Speedway, 2.97 mi CW, College Station, TX / 2:17.90 / 2013 SS LS3 Stock Pirellis/ Passing and traffic. Dry, Upper 30s, Avg speed 75.5, Max 115.2

030115: Texas World Speedway,...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-02-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,010
Posted By wakespeak
Out of curiosity, what alignment and tire...

Out of curiosity, what alignment and tire pressures are you using? It looks like heat related from straight line braking. The outside edge doesn't seem show much of a beating.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 03-02-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By wakespeak
The 1LE option would have been a great idea, but...

The 1LE option would have been a great idea, but I would call it the Club Sport. To me the current SS is too much of a sleeper for Chevy and SS just reminds people of the bad old days. You gotta...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-27-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By wakespeak
You can try running a few bottles of Techron...

You can try running a few bottles of Techron through it over the next fill ups. Sometimes carbon buildup can create those symptoms.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-26-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By wakespeak
Wondering same. The e is supposed to be better...

Wondering same. The e is supposed to be better for high temps since it has no adhesive. The plastic core looks like it would allow more flow than the metal core with tiny holes. I went with a Wix...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-26-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,447
Posted By wakespeak
I like the rubber isolator between the intake...

I like the rubber isolator between the intake filter mounting and the tube. The long term affects of isolating the intake manifold from vibration could be significant. Isn't the intake manifold...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 02-26-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,359
Posted By wakespeak
Yeah, I put the additive in with Amsoil 75w-90...

Yeah, I put the additive in with Amsoil 75w-90 Severe Gear and there is so much slip the rear diff is essentially open now. Next time no additive.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-26-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,096
Posted By wakespeak
Speed limits are mostly rational here in Texas...

Speed limits are mostly rational here in Texas these days. They start by setting them as high as possible and only bring them down if there is clearly a case of the speeds being too fast for...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-25-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By wakespeak
Go with 0 deg rear toe. and front camber 1.0 to...

Go with 0 deg rear toe. and front camber 1.0 to 1.5. Also 1le/zl1 rear toe links will permit more accurate rear alignment.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-25-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,637
Posted By wakespeak
Motul is a little reddish in tint vs OEM...

Motul is a little reddish in tint vs OEM yellowish.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-23-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,003
Posted By wakespeak
Rear stabilizer bar upgrade.

Rear stabilizer bar upgrade.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-22-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,674
Posted By wakespeak
It is not a classic in the sense that the...

It is not a classic in the sense that the proportions are not right- the nose is 8 inches too long and the tail too wide. They should have followed the Aston Martin ratios closer.

The interior,...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-22-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,647
Posted By wakespeak
Porsche Macan SUV 400 HP and 4544 lbs 0-60 in 4.2...

Porsche Macan SUV 400 HP and 4544 lbs 0-60 in 4.2 seconds 12.9 in the qtr mile. Gearing.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-22-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By wakespeak
Great commercial and nice to see the art/science...

Great commercial and nice to see the art/science theme get more sophisticated looking. I like the lines.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 02-21-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 19,806
Posted By wakespeak
I had a friend ruin my clutch in a nearly new car...

I had a friend ruin my clutch in a nearly new car in college going down the street to a 7-11. Luckily the dealer actually covered it. Not accusing the OP, but point is you can ruin a clutch quickly...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-19-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,637
Posted By wakespeak
Hi guys I will be at TWS with Drivers Edge the...

Hi guys I will be at TWS with Drivers Edge the last weekend (2/28) this month. Anyone else?
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