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Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-04-2013, 01:47 PM
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Posted By natmad
"piss poor engineering" Cody 6.2 The 1LE...

"piss poor engineering" Cody 6.2

The 1LE package was designed to make the LS3 equiped Camaro faster than the Mustang BOSS 302 Laguna Seca around a track even though the Mustang is lighter, more...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-03-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,798
Posted By natmad
"the fewer people with NPP exhausts, the more...

"the fewer people with NPP exhausts, the more mine will stand out" RonnieG

Oooh... that's right... uh... my official stance on NPP has changed.

NPP loses 6 hp.

NPP looks dumb.

NPP sounds...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-03-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 13,139
Posted By natmad
I went back and read the entire thread. The...

I went back and read the entire thread.

The 2010 Camaro was not designed to achieve the fastest road course lap times.

It was designed to outsell the Mustang, which it has.

The 1LE was...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-03-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,798
Posted By natmad
Here's my "Goldilox" theory again. Stock...

Here's my "Goldilox" theory again.

Stock exhaust too quiet.

Loud aftermarket exhaust too loud.

NPP exhaust just right .

Time for porridge again.:smoking:
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-03-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,798
Posted By natmad
It's all about TOTAL amount of restriction in the...

It's all about TOTAL amount of restriction in the exhaust system.

Freeing up SOME of the restriction means a little less TOTAL backpressure.

A little less backpressure frees up a little bit of...
Forum: Camaro Motorsports Discussions 06-02-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By natmad
I'm wathcing the DVR replay right now, and boom,...

I'm wathcing the DVR replay right now, and boom, the drama's gone...:lol:

That's what I get for surfing the net instead of watching my son mow the grass.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-02-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By natmad
My favorite Camaro video. Use headphones to...

My favorite Camaro video.

Use headphones to get a real sense of how good the NPP exhaust sounds.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-02-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,798
Posted By natmad
NPP frees up horsepower in the Corvette, SAE...

NPP frees up horsepower in the Corvette, SAE certified, Chevy won't bother to recertify the Camaro. No big deal. It bypass some restriction. Less restriction allows less backpressure resulting in a...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 13,139
Posted By natmad
Wow, I like that CRT for 2014, come on! The...

Wow, I like that CRT for 2014, come on!

The 2014 just keeps looking better.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 13,139
Posted By natmad
Why wouldn't they need to consider that for the...

Why wouldn't they need to consider that for the Z28?[/QUOTE]

I think in testing the 1LE, they found that a slight reduction in rear grip--compared to the ZL1--produced the handling they wanted. ...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 13,139
Posted By natmad
[QUOTE=Arodr395;6617462]Could GM have used a...

[QUOTE=Arodr395;6617462]Could GM have used a bigger wheel on the rear of the Z28 and then have stretched the 305/30zr19 tires?[/QUOTE

I don't think they needed to consider that for the Z28.
...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 13,139
Posted By natmad
About square setups being optimal... this may be...

About square setups being optimal... this may be true for some cars, but only testing will find the best setup, square or not, for any particular car.

The 1LE has a square tire setup and a...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 13,139
Posted By natmad
"porridge" and "meet up for a bowl" OMG!...

"porridge" and "meet up for a bowl"

OMG! LMAO Big Time... :sm0:
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 13,139
Posted By natmad
Y'all can stop bickering anytime. It's the...

Y'all can stop bickering anytime.

It's the "Goldilocks" theory here... 305s on the rear caused the car to push a little... 285s stretched on the larger rear wheels is just right for optimal...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 13,139
Posted By natmad
There's some truth in all the posts above, I...

There's some truth in all the posts above, I believe.

After much reading , I'm convinced that after much testing , the engineers (I'm using this term in a positive light) found that the 1LE...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,798
Posted By natmad
If I were operating a dyno business, I would want...

If I were operating a dyno business, I would want my customers to be be very happy because their cars put out big fat, er, I mean slightly high numbers. But, I wouldn't want the numbers to be...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,798
Posted By natmad
The LS3 was SAE certified @ 426 bhp. I think it...

The LS3 was SAE certified @ 426 bhp. I think it is reasonable to believe that electronic power steering could free up, conservatively, 4 hp. I also think it's resonable to believe that NPP frees...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,819
Posted By natmad
"Which month and edition?" July 2013 Motor...

"Which month and edition?"

July 2013 Motor Trend at the end of the GTR vs R8 V10 test article .
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,819
Posted By natmad
In the Car amd Driver Lightning Lap article...

In the Car amd Driver Lightning Lap article above, Ferrari brought a factory rep, mechanic and support truck with the 458. They're serious about their cars looking good in tests. The rep said to C...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-31-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,819
Posted By natmad
The Streets of Willow at 1.55 miles long is a...

The Streets of Willow at 1.55 miles long is a horsepower equalizer so we can better see how the cars stack up handling and grip wise.

On a longer track like Virginia Int'l Raceway, the higher...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-31-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,819
Posted By natmad
Camaro SS 1LE in seventh place? Yes but...

Camaro SS 1LE in seventh place? Yes, but get a load of the iron that came in first through sixth!

Fresh out of my mailbox, Motor Trend magazine has a test between the Nissan GTR Track Pack and...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-31-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,073
Posted By natmad
"dafuq" and "huh, what?", The original post...

"dafuq" and "huh, what?",

The original post was V6 vs V8, so if someone posts VVT without clarification, I'm thinking VVT V6 of which I'm familiar. I'm not familiar with the "VVT cam" in the L99,...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-30-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,073
Posted By natmad
VVT cannot replace displacement, I'd be surprised...

VVT cannot replace displacement, I'd be surprised if the V6 made more torque than the 6.2 liter V8 at any RPM. The V8 may make more torque at 1,800 rpm than the V6 makes at peak.

Also, from an...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-30-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,999
Posted By natmad
"removed one olive... saved $40,000..." And...

"removed one olive... saved $40,000..."

And then the Olive union held a strike and the airline lost $40 million.:D
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-30-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 14,471
Posted By natmad
A driver that cannot beat the 2 second HSA brake...

A driver that cannot beat the 2 second HSA brake hold delay must be driving it like a granny on flat ground because that's the type of driver this system will work flawlessly for.

There are...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-27-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By natmad
Sounds like competitive mode will allow useful...

Sounds like competitive mode will allow useful wheel spin while a relaxed stability control can still help a driver recover if he gets to far sideways for the speed... a good compromise for fun with...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-27-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By natmad
A 1LE with no front splitter is like KATE UPTON...

A 1LE with no front splitter is like KATE UPTON with no front teeth... nice hood, but something is missing. :biggrin:
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-27-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By natmad
"CRT", Thanks for the electronic nanny chart,...

"CRT", Thanks for the electronic nanny chart, very nice. Interesting that the steering weight can't be tightened up without a change in traction control.

Right after starting the car, I will put...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-26-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By natmad
1LE specific tire, traction control question...

I've only test driven a 1LE and I am aiming to get one. The 1LE package is the main reason I want a Camaro now. It was fun to drive slowly, so I'm sure it will be fun to drive spiritedly.:thumbup:...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-26-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 14,471
Posted By natmad
Also, "newb", good point and description, this...

Also, "newb", good point and description, this how I see this system operating also. Great if the driver is just normally pulling away, but I can see how this system can cause the engine to stumble...
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