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Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 04-12-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By rocketrider807
Never sprayed, didnt feel like I needed to (again...

Never sprayed, didnt feel like I needed to (again just by touching the tires after each run, heat didnt feel excessive)

alignment that I got about 3 weeks ago, requested specs as close to the...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 04-12-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By rocketrider807
Balanced to understeer during autocross

Would like some advice. Current setup:
20x10 rear, hankook ventus v12. (275-40-20)
20x8.5 front, michelin pilot super sport (255-45-20)
1" lower
Bmr sway bars, full stiff rear, middle front
BMR...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-12-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By rocketrider807
DELETE PLEASE

DELETE PLEASE. Moved this to more appropriate subforum...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-06-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,062
Posted By rocketrider807
I think the biggest risk with cutting springs is...

I think the biggest risk with cutting springs is digging in to the spring mounts. Coils have closed (flat) ends and if you cut them you will then have a point. You could grind it flat to some degree...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-04-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,499
Posted By rocketrider807
Nice over simplification. If you've got the...

Nice over simplification.
If you've got the eng. degree then think about what causes stress in the rotors. You're correct, it doesnt support the wieght of the car but there is far more to it......
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-21-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By rocketrider807
BMR Rear Upper Control Arm Bushing

Dropped the entire butt of the Camaro out today to do the BMR pro kit. I went to install the Upper control arm bushings and I noticed that the bolt is much smaller than the brass bushing ID. The...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 03-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By rocketrider807
No way :eyebulge:! I guess I should've added that...

No way :eyebulge:! I guess I should've added that warning just to be thurough...

I tried just heat. Didn't work for me. It's just a suggestion for those that are running out of ideas that's all...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 03-02-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By rocketrider807
Defeat Your Stuck Ball Joint

So I did my BMR front bushings today and I came across what seems to be a common problem, the ball joints didn't want to come out of the knuckle (I think I have part terminology correct).

On the...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 02-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By rocketrider807
1500 really? At auto-x I've found 3k to be my...

1500 really?
At auto-x I've found 3k to be my sweet spot. My typical operation is to release (fairly hard) which causes some slip (less than a second worth), then right before the tires re-grab...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-23-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By rocketrider807
THIS. Rode with a friend of a friend in his 350z...

THIS. Rode with a friend of a friend in his 350z who was understeering bad then over compensating and drifting a little (fun but not fast). Told him to relax and brake earlier...this 1: prevents you...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-21-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By rocketrider807
Only have experience with the super sports up...

Only have experience with the super sports up front. Excellent tire. Stick well but are still forgiving at the limit. Dunno if they would appreciate being a track tire for our heavy cars but they...
Forum: Wheels / Tires 01-14-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By rocketrider807
FS: 2 20x8.5 AR Villain w/Pilot SuperSports

Trying to sell my front tires/wheels so I can go bigger. Some small knicks from living life in the fast lane but in good condition. Tires are practically new, less than 600 mi on them.
Asking $400...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-14-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By rocketrider807
I like to use tirerack at least for tire/wheel...

I like to use tirerack at least for tire/wheel sizing. Inputting your car and doing a wheel search pulls up wheels of a chosen diameter and varying widths and offsets. That gives an easy way to find...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 01-14-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By rocketrider807
I dont have the electric power steering (2011)...

I dont have the electric power steering (2011) but I installed sways and never noticed a change in power steering response.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 12-13-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,402
Posted By rocketrider807
^ Thanks for the input! I have the michelin...

^ Thanks for the input!
I have the michelin pilot super sports up front and some old hankook V12s in the rear right now, I think those will also turn in to the Pilot Suport Sports when it's time, I...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 12-12-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,402
Posted By rocketrider807
Ill contribute: Goals: Competitive autocross...

Ill contribute:
Goals: Competitive autocross car (E-prepared)/Fun Track day car

Model: V6 LS

Modifications: BMR Sway Bars, Lowering Springs, 20x8.5 Front Wheels & 20x10 Rear Wheels

Budget:...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-13-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By rocketrider807
My recommendation is run over to tirerack...

My recommendation is run over to tirerack website, find your tires, and look under the "specs" tab. They have recommended rim widths for the tire.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-10-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By rocketrider807
Just reducing rotating mass? Can I still go 10"...

Just reducing rotating mass? Can I still go 10" wide with 19s?
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-10-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By rocketrider807
Can you guys tell me your offsets please?...

Can you guys tell me your offsets please? Sleeper, what wheels are you running? Haven't seen 10.5s often, especially ones that say they can work up front!
bkscott, super clean :thumb:
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-10-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By rocketrider807
Lower and 20x10s

Would like to know what kind of lowering people are getting with 20x10s on all four corners! Also curious for those with 20x11 in rear.

What offsets do you run, the 35 or 23? The reason I ask is...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-20-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By rocketrider807
ABS is the only other thing I can think of (meant...

ABS is the only other thing I can think of (meant to include that in my list). You never mentioned shutting those off (unless sport mode does that, but I don't know how the auto modes work!).

If...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-19-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By rocketrider807
traction control/stability control...

traction control/stability control possibly....and ditto the facepalm lol
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-15-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By rocketrider807
Home Fab CAI?

Anyone ever done it? Tips hints or suggestions? I want to run an air tube to behind the front lower grill (in front of the radiator). I know I need to keep kinks to a minimum. Is there any risk of...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-13-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By rocketrider807
Tire Size difference limits?

Replacing my front tires and want to reduce my sidewall height...anyone know what the largest difference in tire diameter i can have front to rear without the Camaro's computers screaming at me?
Forum: Wheels / Tires 08-18-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By rocketrider807
FS: American Racing Villain 20x8.5

Selling my two front AR Villains, 20x8.5. TPMS installed, Hankook Ventus V12s are mounted but they're pretty toasty.

Asking $500 + Shipping. Will consider selling entire set (front 20x8.5 and...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-09-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,696
Posted By rocketrider807
Definitely sounds like a hit n run. So, how...

Definitely sounds like a hit n run.
So, how nice are you gonna be? I'm personally a vindictive SOB and would bury who ever pulled that kind of stunt...not like that was a graze either!
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 07-08-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By rocketrider807
Jake2212: Correct! Though they are different...

Jake2212: Correct! Though they are different offsets than my wheels...and I dont know if ZL1 runs different hubs or rotors or anything that may change spacing? Point is, offset matters!
...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-08-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By rocketrider807
Ive ran/am running yellow stuff. Much kless fade...

Ive ran/am running yellow stuff. Much kless fade than OEs. At the track i did experience some mild fade, but over all stopping didnt seem to lose much, they just didnt bite as hard. No noticable...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 07-07-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By rocketrider807
20x10s up front

I've seen the question of "how wide can the front be" pop up a few times so I thought I'd report on an experiment I did today.
I'm running AR Villains 20x10, 38mm off set 275/40/20 in the rear and...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 07-07-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By rocketrider807
Running Hankooks right now, they're pretty good....

Running Hankooks right now, they're pretty good. If you're running street/back roads (maybe even autocross?) they'll be good. If you're running track (often) you might consider others (though I...
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