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Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-16-2013, 09:53 PM
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Views: 815
Posted By Chris_B
The standard (FMVSS 116) has been in place for...

The standard (FMVSS 116) has been in place for over 40 years, but only now Continental has figured out they don't want to be part of any liability. I wonder why it took Ate 15 years to sort that out....
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 09-18-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Chris_B
You may find this helpful: 1. Have someone...

You may find this helpful:

1. Have someone in the car operating the clutch pedal on your command.
2. Put wrench on bleed screw (with bleed hose in place).
3. Shout "DOWN" while opening bleeder....
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-15-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,761
Posted By Chris_B
There is a special tool for it, or one can get a...

There is a special tool for it, or one can get a little creative in the shop and fab one up like we did. As you are discovering, it's just the last bit that is usually pretty stubborn.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 01-14-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,392
Posted By Chris_B
No worries. For many, you are correct. But with...

No worries. For many, you are correct. But with my experience with this type of floating system and working with engineers from all the major brake companies over the years, there is no problem...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 01-07-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,392
Posted By Chris_B
A more correct version would have read: "Too many...

A more correct version would have read: "Too many brake repair technicians are underpaid, poorly-trained, couldn't care less about the extra steps to do the job correctly and don't have access to the...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-07-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,761
Posted By Chris_B
Most likely. Your tuner would probably have...

Most likely. Your tuner would probably have compensated for any fuel supply deficiency by backing off timing at higher RPM. Correcting the fuel issue means he could put in more timing where he had to...
Forum: USA - California 12-23-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12,692
Views: 374,748
Posted By Chris_B
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that jazz...

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that jazz HT5'ers!!

Right now, we've got another two of your own going through some additional transformations and major upgrades. They are both sleeping...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 12-23-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,987
Posted By Chris_B
HP Plus pads are not advertised to be quiet. They...

HP Plus pads are not advertised to be quiet. They are auto-cross / light track day pads that are streetable, but they do dust like hell and make some noise. Add to that the fact that grooved rotors...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 12-04-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,987
Posted By Chris_B
Also, try using the Permatex Ceramic Extreme...

Also, try using the Permatex Ceramic Extreme Brake Parts Lubricant (the purple stuff). It says on longer than anything else and is not effected by heat, even from typical track days (up to 1600°F!)....
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 12-03-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,987
Posted By Chris_B
10 minutes of driving will not hurt a thing. Just...

10 minutes of driving will not hurt a thing. Just don't jam on the brakes until they are bedded, if you can help it at all.

When the new rotors are installed, you will need to resurface the pads ...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 11-15-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 165,691
Posted By Chris_B
Miracles performed while you wait! Some just take...

Miracles performed while you wait! Some just take a bit longer than others to get just right...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 11-15-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 165,691
Posted By Chris_B
We've been painting lots of Gen 5 interior...

We've been painting lots of Gen 5 interior pieces. I'm sure we can paint it any color you like, along with the other bezels and panels to match!
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 11-15-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By Chris_B
Agreed -- the canned tunes are basically safe....

Agreed -- the canned tunes are basically safe. They tend to be conservative, as they well should be. Many we've seen are specific adjustments to the stock tune, but don't actually correct any errors...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 11-14-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,761
Posted By Chris_B
It will also need the correct fuel pump...

It will also need the correct fuel pump controller.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 10-13-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,987
Posted By Chris_B
Sounds like you are on the right path. No...

Sounds like you are on the right path. No worries, all brake jobs should be done the correct way -- all the way, but many are not. The pads don't know which car they are on, but they need to run true...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 10-13-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,987
Posted By Chris_B
The Hawk HPS compound is not garbage by any...

The Hawk HPS compound is not garbage by any means. It is not a highly aggressive pad, to be sure. But certainly not junk. It's been around for over a decade with pretty predictable results.

Did...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 10-11-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 71,624
Posted By Chris_B
No.

No.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 09-23-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,375
Posted By Chris_B
Our spies tell us the ZL1 was not present for...

Our spies tell us the ZL1 was not present for press day. We don't know if it will be a late arrival. I had planned on running over there at lunch if I had a positive confirmation one was on the...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 09-08-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 71,624
Posted By Chris_B
I don't know who screwed up what, but that first...

I don't know who screwed up what, but that first picture is a LHL (Left Hand Leading) caliper. This means that it is to be mounted on the forward side of the axle and on the left side of the car....
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 09-07-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 71,624
Posted By Chris_B
Sounds more like a pad bedding problem as opposed...

Sounds more like a pad bedding problem as opposed to a rotor issue. Try rebedding EXACTLY like Hawk recommends.

There is a YouTube video you can search for. HPS are OK pads, but not high in...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 09-07-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 71,624
Posted By Chris_B
Two things are of key importance when positioning...

Two things are of key importance when positioning calipers:

1. The bleed screws must be at the top, pointing upward. You'll never get the air bled out if they are pointing down.

2. The rotor...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-25-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,082
Posted By Chris_B
Most of what was just posted is reasonably...

Most of what was just posted is reasonably accurate and can be used as a reference (although the word is hygroscopic, not "hydroscopic"). Just remember that DOT5 and DOT5.1 are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-23-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,082
Posted By Chris_B
Yeah, there are some days our kids think we had...

Yeah, there are some days our kids think we had them just to bleed brakes. Then again, my wife and I think we had them to keep the fridge(s) from ever being full for more than 20 minutes...
...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-23-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,082
Posted By Chris_B
Sorry to jump in, but some clarification might...

Sorry to jump in, but some clarification might help the casual observer:


DOT3 and DOT4 are completely miscible, meaning that fluids meeting these two specification are both glycol and borate...
Forum: Vendor and Seller review / feedback / experiences 08-22-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 42,548
Posted By Chris_B
Savini does not have (nor would any other custom,...

Savini does not have (nor would any other custom, made-to-order wheel manufacturer that I know of) the equipment to check a tire for construction problems. The best Hunter tire balance machine...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-22-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,082
Posted By Chris_B
Right, it's the old GM scan tool. Now replaced by...

Right, it's the old GM scan tool. Now replaced by the MDI. They are available all over, but a subscription to get all the GM goodies and latest coding is required. You're looking at several thousand...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-21-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,082
Posted By Chris_B
Let's not forget the 2-year rule. If the brake...

Let's not forget the 2-year rule. If the brake fluid is over 2 years old, it needs to be replaced regardless if it is an upgrade or not. Since brake fluid is hygroscopic (readily absorbs moisture),...
Forum: Vendor and Seller review / feedback / experiences 08-19-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 42,548
Posted By Chris_B
Sorry you misunderstood my post. I'm an engineer...

Sorry you misunderstood my post. I'm an engineer by background. As such, I have extensive training and experience in troubleshooting, a process that does not bow to popularity, abstract theories,...
Forum: Vendor and Seller review / feedback / experiences 08-19-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 42,548
Posted By Chris_B
It doesn't appear to me that the tires can been...

It doesn't appear to me that the tires can been ruled out yet. Savini probably does not have the equipment to check tires, nor would any wheel manufacturer be expected to. Your installer should be...
Forum: Vendor and Seller review / feedback / experiences 08-19-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 42,548
Posted By Chris_B
Have you tried a different set of tires yet?...

Have you tried a different set of tires yet? Which tires are on the wheels now? Sorry, but I quickly scanned the thread and did not come across your tire choice or what has been done to check them.
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