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Old 08-30-2010, 06:54 AM   #476
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i don,t know about you guys , but if i attempted a build for this , my 1st mod would have to be be a good divorce lawyer..

You can't do that mod... Then the Camaro and the Chevelle would not be able to hang out together.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:09 AM   #477
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Here's is a little comparison shot of what the difference in clearance is on the inner wheelwell AFTER they were modified between the 275 and the 345.
You can figure out which picture is which tire...

You'll also notice that the top pic was the "raw" mini-tub and the bottom pic is the "finished" version. It is sealed and coated. These shots are still with the stock suspension components.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:43 AM   #478
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Nah...not wide enough....

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Old 08-30-2010, 10:51 AM   #479
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I agree. I think you could have squeezed a set of 355s in there. And 355 is such a nice number...

Actually, those look amazing. I'm thinking the ebrake line being in the way was not a big issue for you!
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:18 AM   #480
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Just want to stand next to SST while running and soak it all up!
Just don't stand near the intakes....


In the Aviation world we call it F.O.D. Foreign Object Damage...

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Damage caused to an engine by a foreign object (i.e., objects not belonging to the engine). The damage is caused by items like rags, pieces of paper, line, articles of clothing, nuts, bolts, stones, or tools misplaced or caught by air currents normally found around aircraft operations (jet blast, rotor or prop wash, engine intake). This damage can be in the form of nicks, cuts, tears, and even fractures of components, especially rotor and turbine blades.
In SST's case you and any one in the general area at time of WOT would become FOD...


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Old 08-30-2010, 11:48 AM   #481
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Nah...not wide enough....

Just for that we are going to send you a set of complimentary 155's to put on the back of your car. Slight traction problem, but great possibility for increased mileage...

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I agree. I think you could have squeezed a set of 350s in there. And 350 is such a nice even number...

Actually, those look amazing. I'm thinking the ebrake line being in the way was not a big issue for you!
ebrakes are optional...actually they are still functional.

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In the Aviation world we call it F.O.D. Foreign Object Damage...



In SST's case you and any one in the general area at time of WOT would become FOD...


So does that make Scott S. the Camaro's FODFather ?
Hey, did you figure out the Yukon problem ?
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:14 PM   #482
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Just for that we are going to send you a set of complimentary 155's to put on the back of your car. Slight traction problem, but great possibility for increased mileage...



ebrakes are optional...actually they are still functional.



So does that make Scott S. the Camaro's FODFather ?
Hey, did you figure out the Yukon problem ?
LOL

Yeah I am 99% sure it is the fuel pump...

gotta get that swaped out this week.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:53 AM   #483
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Just for that we are going to send you a set of complimentary 355's to put on the back of your car. Slight traction problem, but great possibility for increased mileage...
355's! Hell yeah!!!


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Old 08-31-2010, 07:46 AM   #484
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I loved that thread
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:56 AM   #485
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355's! Hell yeah!!!


Cheater....

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I loved that thread
Beat down by a moderator...

I think TAG's car needs a 355 on the driver's side and a 245 on the passenger side. Mrs. TAG weighs less. Then the car will ride level...
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:09 AM   #486
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OMG!!! THAT'S RAD!!!

... Among so many other rad things, LOL!
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:58 PM   #487
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How on earth did I miss this thread???

Looking forward to seeing SST in person. Although I might have to leave my car at home...it would leave feeling horribly inadequate....
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:36 PM   #489
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OMG!!! THAT'S RAD!!!

... Among so many other rad things, LOL!
Geez, you sniff out the RAD everywhere - I am surprised you didn't get wound up on the postings of the RADiator...

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How on earth did I miss this thread???

Looking forward to seeing SST in person. Although I might have to leave my car at home...it would leave feeling horribly inadequate....
Well welcome moss... Hey, it will be a privilege to come up and cruise with you guys in Jax...

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Old 08-31-2010, 05:04 PM   #490
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I have tire envy. lol
First manual envy, then custom wheel envy, now tire envy...Soon football team envy
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:12 AM   #491
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CHEATER?!?! Hey, YOU changed YOUR post!!!




Those things really are awesome.


And I do eventually hope to widen my fronts 2 inches and move them to the rear. That's it. My wheels will be done.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:28 PM   #492
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Phew read over 20 pages. Wasted a few hours here at work but well worth it if you ask me and not my employer

I am completely amazed by all the work that has been done to produce the SST. You deserve my full respect by your use of imagination and experience to come up with all this. It's quite a nice engineering job. I will have to find me a sugga moma to send my car to you and duplicate your build.

Ohh yeah without the Sandwish Maker and the funny tail options that you added
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:03 PM   #493
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First manual envy, then custom wheel envy, now tire envy...Soon football team envy
As long as it doesn't turn into underwear envy or something worse... But then again with Bon Bon he can't go wrong...

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Those things really are awesome.


And I do eventually hope to widen my fronts 2 inches and move them to the rear. That's it. My wheels will be done.
That would look great. Your wheel are still the ones everyone here remembers.

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Phew read over 20 pages. Wasted a few hours here at work but well worth it if you ask me and not my employer

I am completely amazed by all the work that has been done to produce the SST. You deserve my full respect by your use of imagination and experience to come up with all this. It's quite a nice engineering job. I will have to find me a sugga moma to send my car to you and duplicate your build.

Ohh yeah without the Sandwish Maker and the funny tail options that you added
Thanks. Tell your employer - sorry. Anyway, there have been a lot of crazy ideas but I have to give huge credit to Nelson Supercars for making the dream a reality. It's not done yet, but the fuel lines and suspension will be done by Friday so it is inching closer.

Oh yes - would you like cheese on your turkey and ham ?
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I spent a great deal off time looking at the posability of a minitub for the Camaro.

I REALLY wanted to stay with a 20 inch wheel BUT the largest tire is a 345 which hardly seemed the effort over a 315.

You can get a little wider tire with a smaller diameter wheel which is what Speedster has done.

So I spent time looking at a 13.5 inch wheel and a Mickey Thompson Sport 15 inch tire. (29 X 20 X 15)

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...em=SportsmanSR

The MAJOR problem is the bushing area that mounts the rear craddle to the frame. There is a fabrication shop that is making new rear craddles that has a narrower circumfrance bushing mount that COULD be made to work. I cannot remember their name right now but they built the front craddle in the Lingenfelter car that just went 9's. (Xtreme Fabrications??)

However, when I added it all up including the fabrication expense of the builder....it was just one cheque too many.....however, it COULD be done and I would estimate the cost at $6k - $8k.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:27 PM   #495
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I spent a great deal off time looking at the posability of a minitub for the Camaro.

I REALLY wanted to stay with a 20 inch wheel BUT the largest tire is a 345 which hardly seemed the effort over a 315.

you can get a little wider with a smaller wheel which is what Speedster has done.

So I spent time looking at a 13.5 inch wheel and a Mickey Thompson Sport 15 inch tire. (29 X 20 X 15)

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...em=SportsmanSR

The MAJOR problem is the bushing area that mounts the rear craddle to the frame. There is a fabrication shop that is making new rear craddles that has a narrower circumfrance bushing mount that COULD be made to work. I cannot remember their name right now but they built the front craddle in the Lingenfelter car that just went 9's. (Xtreme Fabrications??)

However, when I added it all up including the fabrication expense of the builder....it was just one cheque too many.....however, it COULD be done and I would estimate the cost at $6k - $8k.

You bring up some very good points. The rear mounts on the SST are being changed to the new ones [and matching small diameter coilovers] made by Xtreme Innovations (Craig) as you had pointed out above. Xtreme also has a front cradle and will build a rear cradle on demand. (They are not building them on spec since it is a small quantity item).

Thanks for bringing up those points to others that may have thought about the ProStreet size tires/wheels that you were looking at.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:54 PM   #497
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now those will be some really great pics!
Hey Cyn.

Long time no talk. Hope you and the Ed Monster are enjoying yourselves... I just noticed it was his B-Day on the 28th. Cool. You two are awesome together.
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Hey Cyn.

Long time no talk. Hope you and the Ed Monster are enjoying yourselves... I just noticed it was his B-Day on the 28th. Cool. You two are awesome together.
Thanks! We're doing very well. I'm busy with a couple of work projects in between trips to Cali

My boss used to tell me we could get all those little clean up jobs done "when the smoke clears." He's been telling me that for almost 20 years

I'm not complaining.

I see you've made some big progress on your beast as well! Very nice
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