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Old 07-26-2013, 12:35 AM   #276
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:55 AM   #277
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The truth hurts. Unfortunately it seems to hurt me far more than it does others.
I wouldn't take it as a put down, I am not sure who did it, but I would say they did it because u did do a good job out there.
Don't ever take what some people say personally here.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:31 AM   #278
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I wouldn't take it as a put down, I am not sure who did it, but I would say they did it because u did do a good job out there.
Don't ever take what some people say personally here.

I put it there crazy!
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:45 PM   #280
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I was just sitting here thinking about track day and realized just what a great bargain doing an HPDE day really is! I paid $185 for novice group with instructor and got 6 sessions of 10 laps each for a total of 60 laps for the day! That's only $3.08 per lap! When we go to Watkins Glen and do their parade laps behind a pace car that costs $25, or $8.33 per lap and we barely hit 90 or 100mph (if we're lucky)! I broke 100 twice every lap at Gingerman, not to mention the exhileration of entering and exiting the corners near the limit! Best part is we don't have to worry about the I can't wait to do it again!
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:09 PM   #281
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:39 AM   #282
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Quick question for you guys in intermediate or advanced groups, what brake pads/rotors do you use? I was told to ditch the slotted/drilled rotors in favor of the stock solids because the drilled can crack when put to hard use. I also am running with Hawk Performance ceramic pads which sucked on the track. What pads are good for lower dust than OE but good track manners while not chewing up the rotors? Thanks!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #283
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Quick question for you guys in intermediate or advanced groups, what brake pads/rotors do you use? I was told to ditch the slotted/drilled rotors in favor of the stock solids because the drilled can crack when put to hard use. I also am running with Hawk Performance ceramic pads which sucked on the track. What pads are good for lower dust than OE but good track manners while not chewing up the rotors? Thanks!
YES, DITCH THE DRILLED & slotted.
I have 6 piston calipers, run the cts-v rotors & hawk hps pads. never had an issue with the brakes all day.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:33 PM   #284
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YES, DITCH THE DRILLED & slotted.
I have 6 piston calipers, run the cts-v rotors & hawk hps pads. never had an issue with the brakes all day.
What is the difference between the CTS-V rotors and OE SS rotors? Are the the same diameter? Can I use the stock Brembo calipers with them?
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:19 PM   #285
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What is the difference between the CTS-V rotors and OE SS rotors? Are the the same diameter? Can I use the stock Brembo calipers with them?
Larger diameter, lighter, dissipate heat quicker.

They won't work with ss calipers, too big.
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Oh man I can see where this is gonna be an expensive hobby! I think for now it's gonna be the stock rotors and upgraded pads till I get some scratch saved up for an upgrade! Just need to know a good set of pads to use for now with the stock rotors.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:08 PM   #287
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Oh man I can see where this is gonna be an expensive hobby! I think for now it's gonna be the stock rotors and upgraded pads till I get some scratch saved up for an upgrade! Just need to know a good set of pads to use for now with the stock rotors.
I can get into the 6piston upgrade for just under $1,000.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:35 PM   #288
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I can get into the 6piston upgrade for just under $1,000.
Wow, not bad! Problem is what do I do with my beautiful powdercoated calipers? This track stuff is not bling friendly! lol!
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:59 PM   #289
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Wow, not bad! Problem is what do I do with my beautiful powdercoated calipers? This track stuff is not bling friendly! lol!
have you not seen the pictures of my garage?
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:04 PM   #290
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Wow, not bad! Problem is what do I do with my beautiful powdercoated calipers? This track stuff is not bling friendly! lol!
Keep your calipers, go stock rotors and stock pads to be honest. They will do fine for a while and on the street you will get good performance too. Add coolling ducts if you want and you can beat on them all day long without much worry.
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Keep your calipers, go stock rotors and stock pads to be honest. They will do fine for a while and on the street you will get good performance too. Add coolling ducts if you want and you can beat on them all day long without much worry.
he's right, I did 3 track days (2 at midohio) and around 19,000 miles on the stockers, they did decent and still actually have life left in them.
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Keep your calipers, go stock rotors and stock pads to be honest. They will do fine for a while and on the street you will get good performance too. Add coolling ducts if you want and you can beat on them all day long without much worry.
How did your ducts work out?

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Keep your calipers, go stock rotors and stock pads to be honest. They will do fine for a while and on the street you will get good performance too. Add coolling ducts if you want and you can beat on them all day long without much worry.
Thanks! That will be a lot cheaper for the short run till I'm ready to get serious!
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How did your ducts work out?

Will you be at C5FEST?
The ducts were awesome, it was really hot and I was braking deep into corners without issues. Was really surprised how well they worked. The last session I did about 6-7 laps all out, no traffic, with pads that were already touching the wear indicator spring. I got them to smell pretty bad towards the end but never lost output. Laptimes were awesome too so I gave it all I had that day.

I wish I could make camaro fest but my two kids are too young for that long a drive, daughter got sick too. Really bummed out but I am optimistic bout next year. You guys will have a blast with the camaro engineers there and the Z/28 will set the forums on fire. Pictures dont do it justice, same goes for the 14 1LEs, very sharp.
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The ducts were awesome, it was really hot and I was braking deep into corners without issues. Was really surprised how well they worked. The last session I did about 6-7 laps all out, no traffic, with pads that were already touching the wear indicator spring. I got them to smell pretty bad towards the end but never lost output. Laptimes were awesome too so I gave it all I had that day.

I wish I could make camaro fest but my two kids are too young for that long a drive, daughter got sick too. Really bummed out but I am optimistic bout next year. You guys will have a blast with the camaro engineers there and the Z/28 will set the forums on fire. Pictures dont do it justice, same goes for the 14 1LEs, very sharp.
Is there a DIY for those ducts?
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I don't think so and I was thinking of doing one but honestly, its not that hard to do once you get the parts. Here are quick steps.

1) Take wheel liners out, 10 minutes.
2) Take front fascia off, 10 minutes
3) Cut radiator baffle at the edges where there are square portions by using a cardboard template, which matches the bumper ducts you purchase ($14 per part). Move the template as high up as possible on those.
4) River bumper ducts.
5) Attach about 3-4ft of duct hose and install wheel liners and fascia back on.
6) Zip tie duct to edge of wheel liner as in the picture I showed.
7) Put door trim on inner front link hard point (where the bushing is attached). This will protect duct from getting cut.
8) route hose up the front link using zipties/hose clamps and sneak it around so that the wheel doesn't touch it at full lock. use hose clamps with heater hose underneath on the link to prevent zip ties from sliding up and down the link as the suspension moves.
9) Fab up a small Aluminum bracket (square tube) to point the outlet into rotor hat as good as possible.








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The ducts were awesome, it was really hot and I was braking deep into corners without issues. Was really surprised how well they worked. The last session I did about 6-7 laps all out, no traffic, with pads that were already touching the wear indicator spring. I got them to smell pretty bad towards the end but never lost output. Laptimes were awesome too so I gave it all I had that day.

I wish I could make camaro fest but my two kids are too young for that long a drive, daughter got sick too. Really bummed out but I am optimistic bout next year. You guys will have a blast with the camaro engineers there and the Z/28 will set the forums on fire. Pictures dont do it justice, same goes for the 14 1LEs, very sharp.
I agree. The Z/28 is HOT!



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Is there a DIY for those ducts?
It was good to see you at the FEST. T-Bone and Becky too. Who did I miss?

Who is headed to C5FEST V in Houston Texas?
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I agree. The Z/28 is HOT!





It was good to see you at the FEST. T-Bone and Becky too. Who did I miss?

Who is headed to C5FEST V in Houston Texas?
It was good to see you too Pete! Oh, and the hug from the Pedders girl was a real highlight too! Too early to tell for sure but I AM planning on attending Fest V! Can't wait to improve my Camarocross skills!
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It was good to see you too Pete! Oh, and the hug from the Pedders girl was a real highlight too! Too early to tell for sure but I AM planning on attending Fest V! Can't wait to improve my Camarocross skills!
You mean this one?

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Lol, looks like pete was collectin' some dirt at the fest.
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