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Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By Dropspeed
I have been storing summer and track cars for 25...

I have been storing summer and track cars for 25 years and here is what I do:

Fresh oil
Full take of gas
Battery tender
50psi or air in the tires
Car dollies under tires. Get rounded ones...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Dropspeed
Thank you for enjoying my humor and not getting...

Thank you for enjoying my humor and not getting upset!

I am fortunate to work in the industry along with many friends I have grown up, raced, open tracked, hung with. I have seen and ridden in...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Dropspeed
And that would be a much better comparison...But...

And that would be a much better comparison...But it will NEVER happen.
Forum: Suspension / Chassis / Brakes Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Dropspeed
PMs replied to.

PMs replied to.
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Dropspeed
Just so we are clear, no that is not what I was...

Just so we are clear, no that is not what I was saying. He enjoyed the 1LE as a drivers car and purchased one. It is not his track car. If the nutswinging fanboy Ford guys need to prepare excuses...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-30-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Dropspeed
Randy Pobst daily drives a Camaro 1LE and shows...

Randy Pobst daily drives a Camaro 1LE and shows up to the track in it.
Forum: Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 08-30-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Dropspeed
What compound hawk pads?

What compound hawk pads?
Forum: Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 08-30-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Dropspeed
Everything is off the car and ready to ship. ...

Everything is off the car and ready to ship.

Matt
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-29-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Dropspeed
At Grattan raceway in MI the GT350R is a second...

At Grattan raceway in MI the GT350R is a second faster than a Z/28. The GT350 Track Pack is about 2 seconds slower. All on the same day.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-28-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 612
Posted By Dropspeed
I appreciate the kind words. I just enjoy...

I appreciate the kind words. I just enjoy changing things up/trying different combos to see what works or doesn't work for me. I don't mind sharing my experiences here, good or bad.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-28-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By Dropspeed
There are fix it kits, but brakes are not...

There are fix it kits, but brakes are not something I want to chance on track so I sold them as is.





Thanks and his post got me thinking and then asking around at GM. I don't want to...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-28-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By Dropspeed
The 1LE front chin was designed to work with rear...

The 1LE front chin was designed to work with rear spoiler as well as the rake of the car. When the front end of a car is lower than the rear a low pressure area is created under the car that creates...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-28-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By Dropspeed
Ha, yes....Pounds of lift. I work and then play...

Ha, yes....Pounds of lift. I work and then play on here in a minimized screen, sometimes with minimized attention to detail!
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-28-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By Dropspeed
FYI, not just the 1LE, all 2014+ SS and SS/1LE...

FYI, not just the 1LE, all 2014+ SS and SS/1LE hood cowls are wider than the 2010-2013 hood cowl.

The hood vent will neutralize 150 pounds of lift the 10-13 have at speed.

Matt
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-27-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,451
Posted By Dropspeed
I don't get any vibration from the rear view...

I don't get any vibration from the rear view mirror unless the stereo is on
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-27-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 612
Posted By Dropspeed
I have run both 285/35/20 on stock 1LE wheel and...

I have run both 285/35/20 on stock 1LE wheel and 305/30/19 on Stock Z/28 wheels. Depending on the tire selection ( I have used many) the Z/28 combo is anywhere from -2 to -5lbs per wheel lighter than...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-27-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,451
Posted By Dropspeed
No vibration ever. I have had 3 wheel sets and 7...

No vibration ever. I have had 3 wheel sets and 7 sets of tires on my 1LE in 17K miles. Tons of them on a race track. I have never had or felt the need for a road force balance.

Any capable shop...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-27-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,190
Posted By Dropspeed
Off the tire topic, but related to wheel hop: ...

Off the tire topic, but related to wheel hop:

Couple of examples used in the Z/28 suspension kit vs. the stock 1LE bits.

The front forward LCA inserts in the second picture cannot be purchased...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-27-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By Dropspeed
FYI: This does not apply to 1LE owners that...

FYI: This does not apply to 1LE owners that already have red rear calipers......But for those that do not or for those like me that sold everything and had silver V calipers on the back I had to...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-27-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By Dropspeed
X25 has answered the other questions (thanks) so...

X25 has answered the other questions (thanks) so I will skip to here!



Downsides

Weight: If you run the 2-piece ZL1/CTS-V rotors you add about 2lbs per side. (If you run the 1 piece dual...
Forum: Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 08-25-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Dropspeed
Thank you! PM sent Here is a...

Thank you!



PM sent

Here is a picture of it off the car now with the Pedders springs.

Matt
Forum: Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 08-24-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,774
Posted By Dropspeed
The stock Brembos are not powder coated, they are...

The stock Brembos are not powder coated, they are painted. (some colors with more coats than others) The discoloring is not the paint, it is the clear coat used to comply with I believe VOC in Italy...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-24-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By Dropspeed
If it didn't, we have bigger problems than having...

If it didn't, we have bigger problems than having a brace or not on the car.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-24-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,190
Posted By Dropspeed
During development GM was using a different tire...

During development GM was using a different tire manufacture, but was having issues with the tires. Goodyear was involved with the development of 1LE and well aware of the tire and wheel sizes being...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-24-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,190
Posted By Dropspeed
I skimmed the thread and will post on my personal...

I skimmed the thread and will post on my personal experience/opinion on the street track with both the 285 and 305.

I installed 305s G2s on the back of my 1LE and tracked it after running the car...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-24-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By Dropspeed
Yes, I pulled mine off my 1LE last year on...

Yes, I pulled mine off my 1LE last year on purpose and have tracked it numerous times since.



No. It does help with on center feel, but the Gen5 Camaro is a very stiff platform


...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-23-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Dropspeed
I finished removing everything tonight. I can...

I finished removing everything tonight. I can selli it with the stock springs, but I currently have Pedders 220032 and 220033 springs on the 1LE struts/shocks I can sell them with. PM me if...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-23-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By Dropspeed
I am pulling the 1LE sways ,struts,shocks etc...

I am pulling the 1LE sways ,struts,shocks etc from my 1LE now and replacing it with the Z/28 package. Do you mind sharing what you guys are paying for items as I would like to sell mine, preferably...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-23-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,067
Posted By Dropspeed
I like the above assessment. If you want to...

I like the above assessment.

If you want to guess performance figures take a look at the ATS-V numbers. Swap a similar or slightly more HP (underrated) V8 in the same chassis with wider tires. ...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-23-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,123
Posted By Dropspeed
Sorry to hijack the thread.... But 3balls will be...

Sorry to hijack the thread.... But 3balls will be there labor day weekend. (I will not) and then again at the end of Sept, I believe the 26/27 I will be there.

3ballsracing.com If you need info...
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