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Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,416
Posted By Norm Peterson
You may be onto something with that. Because on...

You may be onto something with that. Because on the flip side not everybody wants cleverness in their cars or in the transmissions fitted to them. Not everybody wants tasks that can be automated...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,140
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm sure that many owners want their car to be...

I'm sure that many owners want their car to be different enough from stock to know that they're driving something different from the same-color Camaro that they encounter in traffic.

Apparently,...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Norm Peterson
Nice speed no matter what gear you were getting...

Nice speed no matter what gear you were getting there in. I can only dream . . .

Don't suppose you know how much speed you're carrying through T12, do you?


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 12-16-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By Norm Peterson
Maybe it's related to the A8 shudder? ...

Maybe it's related to the A8 shudder?


Lacking the skill to hold an AT car stopped on a hill with the service brake sounds to me like a demonstration of insufficient skill for possessing a...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-16-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,747
Posted By Norm Peterson
This ↑↑↑ really bothers me. I wouldn't be in...

This ↑↑↑ really bothers me.

I wouldn't be in any big hurry to praise anybody who's touched this repair so far.


FWIW, I've plugged more than a few punctures similar to the one under discussion...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 12-16-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Norm Peterson
Are you at/on the rev limiter in 5th or 4th? ...

Are you at/on the rev limiter in 5th or 4th?


Norm
Forum: Ask AL 12-16-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,302
Posted By Norm Peterson
Hence my previous "not ready for prime time"...

Hence my previous "not ready for prime time" comment. GM/Chevy shouldn't have to be shouldering the entire blame in any customer's eyes.

Something about this A8 is enough different from the A6....
Forum: Ask AL 12-15-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,302
Posted By Norm Peterson
It might not be that clear cut. It could be...

It might not be that clear cut.

It could be something that is unusually sensitive to deviations that are still within what a normal tolerance spec would allow. Some cars would encounter the...
Forum: Ask AL 12-15-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,302
Posted By Norm Peterson
We're all going to have to have a little patience...

We're all going to have to have a little patience here. Everybody wants their question to show up in the next poll and probably some further explanation of how it's all going to work.

Trouble...
Forum: Ask AL 12-15-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,645
Posted By Norm Peterson
Yes, some of us do want to know about setup way...

Yes, some of us do want to know about setup way before knowing why any given feature was available or not.

Cameras whether rear-facing or forward-facing really aren't "basic features". They're...
Forum: Ask AL 12-15-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,302
Posted By Norm Peterson
This is the first time and place I've seen this...

This is the first time and place I've seen this kind of forum, so I think with no model to follow - either directly or with fixes for any apparent shortcomings first - the people in charge are going...
Forum: Ask AL 12-15-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,302
Posted By Norm Peterson
What if a true fix has yet to be determined? ...

What if a true fix has yet to be determined? Would you want an answer that really isn't the answer?

It may still be under investigation and development, which shouldn't be held against its...
Forum: Ask AL 12-15-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,901
Posted By Norm Peterson
Between 5% and 15% would not surprise me, as...

Between 5% and 15% would not surprise me, as that's at least in the same ballpark as the tangent trig function of slip angles on the left side of the peak on a mu-slip plot before the peak itself is...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 12-15-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Norm Peterson
Nice. Nothing wrong with a little poke if...

Nice.

Nothing wrong with a little poke if it was the result of making your car fit your intended performance use a little better. That amount of poke itself would scream cornering performance...
Forum: Ask AL 12-15-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,901
Posted By Norm Peterson
I hope that any answer we get includes the...

I hope that any answer we get includes the definition of "wheel slip" that GM/Chevy is using.

Zach - read on.



Tire grip is hardly a 100% fully stuck down or 100% sliding/wheelspinning. It...
Forum: Ask AL 12-14-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,901
Posted By Norm Peterson
This ↑↑↑ is what concerns me the most. ...

This ↑↑↑ is what concerns me the most.

While I'm not at all likely to start drag racing at this stage of the game and therefore wouldn't see it under that condition. Don't autocross any longer,...
Forum: Ask AL 12-12-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,645
Posted By Norm Peterson
If it ends up being suitable, why not? If...

If it ends up being suitable, why not?

If it only ends up being a good hint, it's still got value.


Norm
Forum: Ask AL 12-12-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,901
Posted By Norm Peterson
See new thread for a reply. ...

See new thread for a reply.
http://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10006679#post10006679


Norm
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 12-12-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Norm Peterson
Concerning this launch issue . . .

If this was 100% a mechanical setup with no electronic control/intervention at all (throttle and ignition especially), I'd agree.

But with electronics involved it's at least theoretically...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 12-12-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,676
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think all of the cars I've owned that had EFI...

I think all of the cars I've owned that had EFI could be driven away from a full stop without using any throttle. The amount of slope tolerance did vary as some function of torque at idle and overall...
Forum: Ask AL 12-12-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,901
Posted By Norm Peterson
In the spirit of tweaking things . . . with about...

In the spirit of tweaking things . . . with about 550 total posts in just the two threads you linked, is there any easy way to provide a summary so that Al & Company don't have to wade through all...
Forum: Ask AL 12-11-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,901
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm wondering if the TC/LC algorithm is...

I'm wondering if the TC/LC algorithm is asymmetric in nature - quick to cut power but relatively slow to allow its return.

Some content moved to...
Forum: Ask AL 12-11-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,645
Posted By Norm Peterson
You needed to have visited the Road...

You needed to have visited the Road Course/Track/Auto-x forum to have seen either of the first two.

One thing that I can tell you about the STB question is that it has been cropping up from time...
Forum: Ask AL 12-10-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,645
Posted By Norm Peterson
Maybe each poll should pick the top three...

Maybe each poll should pick the top three questions from the same general category, with a different category each time so that nobody's favorite category gets shut out every time.


Norm
Forum: Ask AL 12-08-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Norm Peterson
Had to think about this some. I know that carbon...

Had to think about this some. I know that carbon rotors don't tolerate rough handling very well (I think some shops even refuse to deal with them). Something to keep in mind particularly if you're...
Forum: Ask AL 12-07-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,302
Posted By Norm Peterson
Wow . . . pretty discouraging for anybody who'd...

Wow . . . pretty discouraging for anybody who'd really rather be getting a MT and had to compromise that choice away for any reason.


Is the 10A similarly affected at all, or hasn't it been out...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 12-06-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9,222
Views: 793,961
Posted By Norm Peterson
Thanks, Ten. Damned if I'll ever understand why...

Thanks, Ten. Damned if I'll ever understand why the link in the emailed notice worked better than the link in the earlier post :noidea:

Turned out that only two out of 13 comments were worth...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 12-06-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9,222
Views: 793,961
Posted By Norm Peterson
Wish I could have read more of the comments. ...

Wish I could have read more of the comments. Damn site insisted on streaming some video ads and kept hanging up with some "long running script". I gave up after three tries to get past about the...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 12-06-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Norm Peterson
If you spin, the time it will take you to recover...

If you spin, the time it will take you to recover and get pointed in the right direction might as well be a DNF. The only exception would be if you don't (yet) have any runs that are not DNFs and...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 12-06-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9,222
Views: 793,961
Posted By Norm Peterson
Is there some upper end to how fast a bullet...

Is there some upper end to how fast a bullet should be spinning, and wouldn't there be some dependency on muzzle velocity?

Unless I've missed something really important, 1 in 9 for a .223...
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