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Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis Today, 03:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,654
Posted By Norm Peterson
I have to wonder just how much mis-match in 'mu'...

I have to wonder just how much mis-match in 'mu' relative to OE these systems can accommodate. This would be more than just the delta-mu between the two pads' plateau regions (in Pete's attachment),...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Today, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By Norm Peterson
Trust me, I know the situation and can...

Trust me, I know the situation and can sympathize. The trouble with most of those drivers is when you inch forward to buy yourself only another foot of space, they close it right back up again....
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Today, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By Norm Peterson
I read every word before I posted and was...

I read every word before I posted and was providing cautionary input.

If I'm in front of you (particularly in stop-and-go traffic), I want your eyes looking my way, not in some other direction at...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By Norm Peterson
When you're going forward there shouldn't be...

When you're going forward there shouldn't be anybody that close to your rear bumper, nor should you need a camera to know that when you can't see the bumper on the following car in your inside mirror...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,604
Posted By Norm Peterson
Since the straight line stuff means a lot more to...

Since the straight line stuff means a lot more to you than cornering, I'm thinking you might never be completely satisfied with a V6. An LS in RS trim gives up more in the straights to an SS than it...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-25-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By Norm Peterson
Fixed it for you. Need a LOT more...

Fixed it for you.

Need a LOT more information about that one, starting with what kind of verifiable track experience do they require for turning you loose with no pace car or instructor.

...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 02-25-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By Norm Peterson
Be careful. The tire pictured is NOT the G:2...

Be careful. The tire pictured is NOT the G:2 version that is what actually comes on the 1LE and ZL1.

What is pictured is the original Supercar tire, similar to what the 5.4L GT500's used.

At...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-25-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By Norm Peterson
I did the Richard Petty experience on the Las...

I did the Richard Petty experience on the Las Vegas tri-oval about 15 years ago. Did the ride-along first, and then the half day drive (which with RPDE was a lead-follow situation). Do the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-24-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By Norm Peterson
Hard acceleration pushes you into the seat. Hard...

Hard acceleration pushes you into the seat. Hard braking tries to spit you out of it.

Scorpio - I'm sure that a nasty case of dump-the-clutch wheelhop would settle this question of which is...
Forum: ZL1 Wheels/Tires 02-24-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,716
Posted By Norm Peterson
What I've found out within the last couple of...

What I've found out within the last couple of days is that there is no uniform definition of or standard for measuring tread width. "Midway around the shoulder radius" is one way, "beginning of the...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 02-23-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,867
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'd say that the ZL1, Hellcat, and GT500 are...

I'd say that the ZL1, Hellcat, and GT500 are supercar performers (more or less) without the snooty supercar "cachet" (gotta use a snobby-sounding word here).

Makes it a win-win, no?


...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 02-23-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Norm Peterson
More mainstream than the 1LE without being 100%...

More mainstream than the 1LE without being 100% suitable for General Audiences, hence why it is an option. Perhaps the PP versions are analogous to a PG film rating where the 1LE might be a PG-13...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 02-23-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,619
Posted By Norm Peterson
While I wouldn't go quite so far as to call...

While I wouldn't go quite so far as to call Consumer A an idiot, he's for sure got a terminal case of tunnel vision.

As smart and capable as my Dad was otherwise, he sure did wear blinders when it...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-22-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Norm Peterson
The PSS is actually a pretty damn good wet...

The PSS is actually a pretty damn good wet weather tire, too.

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Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-21-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By Norm Peterson
THIS ↑↑↑ I think everybody who is...

THIS ↑↑↑

I think everybody who is interested in improving the cornering and handling of their cars needs to personally live through this sort of thing at least once (safely, please).

It...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-21-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sounds very close. I can't see 5 mm not working,...

Sounds very close. I can't see 5 mm not working, but I'll bet you could get away with maybe 3 . . .

Incidentally, when you're fitting things really close you'll want to try all possible...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-21-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By Norm Peterson
How close is "barely rubbing", is it the wheel or...

How close is "barely rubbing", is it the wheel or the tire, and what hard point is involved? Does it actually touch statically, or do you have to be cornering with at least moderate intensity?

In...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-20-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,878
Posted By Norm Peterson
The fact that you have independent rear...

The fact that you have independent rear suspension takes away most of the reason that people with cars like mine always want to spin the right rear. Your car's driveshaft isn't trying to lift the RR...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-20-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,437
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm in NJ, not too far from Atco. The coldest...

I'm in NJ, not too far from Atco. The coldest I've seen this winter actually happened this morning. When I first got up, around 5:15 AM, outdoors read 4°, indoors 57° (1° above the nighttime...
Forum: Camaro Motorsports Discussions 02-20-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,327
Posted By Norm Peterson
Hope nobody has Kurt Busch picked. Suspended...

Hope nobody has Kurt Busch picked. Suspended indefinitely by NASCAR.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-20-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,918
Posted By Norm Peterson
You should never feel that you must drive above...

You should never feel that you must drive above whatever speed or level of intensity is comfortable for you. Never.

I know you have at least a little experience with your car at speeds approaching...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-19-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,530
Posted By Norm Peterson
...and getting that 11.99 with the OE tune and...

...and getting that 11.99 with the OE tune and everything stock right own to the tires and their inflation pressure is what will impress me the most.


Norm
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 02-18-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33,835
Views: 864,562
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'll take a few hours of that dry heat right now,...

I'll take a few hours of that dry heat right now, if I can confine it to my garage. The cold side connector to my hot water heater sprung a pinhole leak a few hours before I discovered it around noon...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 02-17-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33,835
Views: 864,562
Posted By Norm Peterson
Happy birthday, Normagene. (belated)...

Happy birthday, Normagene.

(belated) Happy birthday, Rick.


Norm
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-17-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,530
Posted By Norm Peterson
A 1LE may run in the high 12's in ideal air with...

A 1LE may run in the high 12's in ideal air with a well above average driver . . .

but I think 13.1/109 or 13.0/110 is going to be closer to what the 1LE's will more commonly run in a bone stock...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 02-16-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,631
Posted By Norm Peterson
Assuming that you find one for that price, you'll...

Assuming that you find one for that price, you'll have to make sure that your concrete is strong enough, thick enough, and doesn't have any cracks running through what's termed the "shear cones" of...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 02-16-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,631
Posted By Norm Peterson
Can't think of any reason why you couldn't, other...

Can't think of any reason why you couldn't, other than maybe encountering a little difficulty catching a tool truck at one of the stops on its regular route. I know I've bought tools off the trucks...
Forum: Camaro Motorsports Discussions 02-15-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,327
Posted By Norm Peterson
OK, I'll feed the fish in another pond . . . ...

OK, I'll feed the fish in another pond . . .

When I joined this group 'use all weeks' came up with no apparent way to change it to anything else. Not that it matters to me.


Dan Beaver (the...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 02-14-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,530
Posted By Norm Peterson
The z/28 may feel stronger (different power...

The z/28 may feel stronger (different power curve, different rev limit, less sound insulation, etc.), but I think a manual transmission ZL1 is still going to be about 0.3 seconds quicker and trap 3,...
Forum: Camaro Motorsports Discussions 02-13-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,327
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's pretty simple. Before the cutoff for...

It's pretty simple.

Before the cutoff for choosing your 8 driver team, you pick two from group A, four from group B, and two from group C. Before race time, decide which A driver, which two B...
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