03-29-2013, 03:08 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Getting Project G5.R to 1.5g's
Hey guys, I will be doing a suspension install on my car and thought Iíd create an interactive thread that I can get feedback, input, and help from the Camaro5 community. The first goal for Project G5.R is to see how far we can push a Camaro in the suspension/ handling department. My dream would be to get an invitation to the 2013 Optima Challenge. The next Optima event qualifier thatís reasonably distant from me will be September 11-15 Silver State Classic Challenge Ė Ely, NV. I hope to have the car finished before then, to give us some time for fine-tuning.
The second goal is to build it with a level of attention to detail worthy of a spot at SEMA. Just donít let the level of detail confuse you into thinking this is just another pretty face as this is the secondary goal.
I will be documenting this in a DIY format as a reference of what it will take to reach this goal.
Here is a rough outline of the plan of attack:
∑ Suspension: Pfadt Racing Stage 5 Kit
∑ Weight Reduction: Drop 400 lbs
∑ Wheels 19 X 11 square setup
∑ Tires Ė 315ís
∑ Brakes: Undecided
For the suspension components, I am using Pfadt Racing parts to reach our goal.
Here are some pictures of how my front suspension has come along so far:
I chose Pfadt for a few reasons:
∑ Made in America
∑ Extensive R&D that goes into the components
∑ Tested and proven
∑ Weight Reduction. Pfadt helps us here by making their parts lightweight, without compromising strength, but adding to it. The coilovers alone drop 34lbs.
∑ The managed to reach over 1.3gís on stock rubber.
∑ And lastly, the pride and attention to detail thatís goes into each component makes each of the pieces an engineering work of art! They are so nice you almost want two of each. One for the car and a second to display as ART! LOL
For wheels I am planning on running a square setup. The company Iím working with is designing a new wheel that weighs only 17 lbs. hopefully, they will be available by midsummer.
Last edited by Nathan Moreno; 01-23-2014 at 02:43 PM.