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Old 09-23-2013, 10:51 PM   #26
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Too true but shhh.

Testing is right around the corner. OCT 12,13 at RA and I am thinking of doing Autobahn CC on the 14th to round out the season.

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Have fun, that sounds like a perfect trifecta and will do some damage to those brakes and tires....LOL That Carousel is hard on the driver's front tire...
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:44 PM   #27
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Well guys, I took the plunge and got the Supercar coilovers, rear bar and bushings. Right out of the gate, this Camaro was on rails. What a freakin' blast!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319606
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:55 AM   #28
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Well guys, I took the plunge and got the Supercar coilovers, rear bar and bushings. Right out of the gate, this Camaro was on rails. What a freakin' blast!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319606
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I was stricken by a serious case of Track Fever ever since my maiden voyage to Thunderhill Raceway. The cure was to upgrade my machine with some new Pedders go-fast goodies...

Pedders Supercar Coilovers
32mm 1LE Rear Sway Bar
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Pete worked closely with my local shop throughout the install and to ensure that they made the proper settings for the dampers. I gave it an aggressive track/street alignment with -2.2 degrees front camber, and -1.1 degrees rear. We dropped the front 1/2" and the rear 1", per Pete's recommendation. Although the set up was optimized for handling and not looks, the stance is fantastic- aggressive looking but not so low that it's impractical. No issues so far with speed bumps or driveways.

Other than the suspension upgrades and the Motul 600 high temp brake fluid, my 1LE is stock down to the Goodyear F1 G2's. Alright, enough of the boring details, do you want to hear about how it did on the track?

One word - Nirvana. Wow, did this car perform with such grace and balance. I drove both Saturday and Sunday at Buttonwillow Raceway, configuration 13 counter-clockwise. I ran in the high-intermediate group against a number of very fast cars, including a Z06, some M3's and a Porsche GT3 RS.

I have to say that the stock 1LE handles amazingly well, but if you'd like to get rid of that last bit of understeer at the limit, reduce dive and body roll, this set up is a bulls-eye. The spring rate is surprisingly soft and the dampers are very smooth. The car is easy to drive near the limit and comfortable to catch when you overdrive it.

By the second day, I was posting some of the fastest laps in my group, with a best of 2:05.79. Not bad for a 3,850 pound car on this technical track! I ended up playing tag with the GT3 RS, as we were pretty evenly matched most laps. However, the trophy went to the bowtie as my Camaro's fastest lap was a full second faster than the Porsche's best effort.

Here was one of my favorite laps, not my fastest but I had a lot of fun chasing down the Porsche and others...



The weekend was not without drama and some comedy, as I did have a couple of off-track excursions as you will see in final the picture below. That's my instructor behind me studying my line, I guess I couldn't take the pressure I had an absolute blast! I'm hoping to return to Buttonwillow again October 19 -20, hope some of you guys can join me.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:44 PM   #29
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Man, you did awesome.

I guess I need more Pedders parts.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:52 PM   #30
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Hey Pete, or anywone else for that matter. What is a good setting to start with on the supercars. I am finally about to try a track day at Eagles Canyon, 2.5 mile road course.

So Pete, with my 12kg coils on all corners what would be a good place to start? Cant wait to try out the adjustable camber plates!
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:58 PM   #31
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Hey Pete, or anywone else for that matter. What is a good setting to start with on the supercars. I am finally about to try a track day at Eagles Canyon, 2.5 mile road course.

So Pete, with my 12kg coils on all corners what would be a good place to start? Cant wait to try out the adjustable camber plates!
With your beast...

Front 15 down from full hard on both adjustments.

In the rear 10 down from full hard on the canister and 15 down from full hard on the cable adjuster.

Funny, I was just thinking about you and wondering how your son is doing with his flying.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:09 AM   #32
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Man, you did awesome.

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Thanks Cuda. My best upgrade was a trip to Ron Fellows driving school at Spring Mountain. You will be shocked how many seconds you would shave off of your lap times

I liked it so much that I am returning for Level 2 in early October. It ought to be interesting because the C7 launch event is occurring at the same time on the other track (Spring Mountain now has two tracks, I will be driving the new one). I was hoping to get some seat time behind the wheel of the new C7, but I'll just have to slum it and just drive their C6 ZR1s, Z06s and Grand Sports
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:02 AM   #33
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Orange, great video! Way to chase down that Porsche! I wouldn't mind "slumming" in one of those rides either!
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With your beast...

Front 15 down from full hard on both adjustments.

In the rear 10 down from full hard on the canister and 15 down from full hard on the cable adjuster.

Funny, I was just thinking about you and wondering how your son is doing with his flying.
Thanks Pete! My boy goes to Pueblo Co end of Oct for flight screening in a puddle jumper. This takes about 5 weeks. Then starts pilot training at Vance AFB OK in Jan some time.

So, since graduation, he's been paid for pretty much working out at the gym and playing golf and general goofing off!
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Thanks Pete! My boy goes to Pueblo Co end of Oct for flight screening in a puddle jumper. This takes about 5 weeks. Then starts pilot training at Vance AFB OK in Jan some time.

So, since graduation, he's been paid for pretty much working out at the gym and playing golf and general goofing off!
When we retire, if we are lucky, maybe we can live like your son
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