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Old 09-21-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Pics Setting up a Drag Camaro with BMR, Pfadt, Strange, Wilwood Parts!!

First off, I would like to say that the BMR 15" wheel kit is a very nice kit. Lots of adjustment. Add in the Strange Coilovers, Pfadt Subframe Bushings/Motor Mounts, Wilwood Drag brakes, it makes for an excellent combination.

Did a sweep of ride height with driver before aligning of course, and we'll be working with the coilover adjustments track-side also. We were able to get it aligned with actually 0* degrees of camber in the rear, which as a lot of people know is great for a drag car but hard to achieve with our suspension setups. Just a hair of toe-in in the front.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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Wow! Looks real awesome Matt.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:10 PM   #3
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AWESOME MATT!!! Glade you had a chance to help Mike out. I can't wait to see it at the track.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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Working with Mike yesterday was a pleasure for us. An informed customer, with great racing history makes it easy to dial in his race car.

Now starts the process of dialing in the suspension track-side, we are in the ballpark now just have to finish off dialing it all in.
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Likewise Matt, your experience with the IRS cars has improved my confidence that I can make my goal racing the LSx 5th Gen. next year. The BMR 15" Drag Race kit is awesome the PFADT lugs are perfect with the PFADT solid bushings.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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Wow! Looks real awesome Matt.

This Laser Alignment is sweet.
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Looks absolutely awesome
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I am glad everything went smoothly for guys with the BMR 15" wheel kit. I can't wait to see you guys get the car to the track so we can see what it can really do. I know Mike has been waiting a long time to get to this project finished up and get it to the track.

If there is any way we can help you guys out (Mike or Matt @ FSP) let me know.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #9
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I am glad everything went smoothly for guys with the BMR 15" wheel kit. I can't wait to see you guys get the car to the track so we can see what it can really do. I know Mike has been waiting a long time to get to this project finished up and get it to the track.

If there is any way we can help you guys out (Mike or Matt @ FSP) let me know.

Kyle please push for the front subframe member
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #10
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Oh I have been!

I think it something we will be working on here very shortly and as I get more information I will make sure I forward it on to you.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #11
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Did you corner balance? If so how did it come out?

Sweet setup for sure..
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Did you corner balance? If so how did it come out?

Sweet setup for sure..

Not yet Mike... My plan was for now to get Bad Dad over to the track, make some shakedown runs as-is. Ride height is swept already with driver weight in car of course. I'd like to get some runs down track-side with making some shock adjustments, and then we can go forward with corner balancing if necessary at that point. I want to see what shock travel, etc. we have at the track with video and then go from there on the next steps. Plus the car is on low boost for now so it won't hit the tires as hard. Like always, it's a work in progress good thing is that it is forward progress.

We'll see if the weather holds out for us we're looking at hitting BMP this Sunday.
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Not yet Mike... My plan was for now to get Bad Dad over to the track, make some shakedown runs as-is. Ride height is swept already with driver weight in car of course. I'd like to get some runs down track-side with making some shock adjustments, and then we can go forward with corner balancing if necessary at that point. I want to see what shock travel, etc. we have at the track with video and then go from there on the next steps. Plus the car is on low boost for now so it won't hit the tires as hard. Like always, it's a work in progress good thing is that it is forward progress.

We'll see if the weather holds out for us we're looking at hitting BMP this Sunday.
That's awesome Matt
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Nice setup. Can't wait to get mine next year.
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Nice setup. Can't wait to get mine next year.
The never ending list but thats part of the fun.
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All this Camaro needs now is tubed wheel wells! Nice Setup!
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:45 AM   #17
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The never ending list but thats part of the fun.
When you two are ready to throw a 15" wheel on your cars let me know and we will get you set up with everything you need.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #18
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When you two are ready to throw a 15" wheel on your cars let me know and we will get you set up with everything you need.

Yep, Kyle can HOOK you up
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The MAN himself fine tuning the suspension.........
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If I wasn't heading up to the huge drag radial race up in South Georgia Motorsports Park this coming weekend I would be down at BMP helping you guys get the suspension tuned.

Let me know how this weekend goes for you guys and if there is anything I can do for you let me know.
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Hey, while y'all are messing around with this....can I ask a question? I have the same suspension set-up on mine (DRP007), although I have not installed the brake components yet. The lower control arms have a spherical ball joint on the inboard attachment point, and the stock hub also has an OEM ball-joint type connection on the outboard side. Because of these ball joint type connections, when I have the full weight-on-wheels, my lower control arm is "cocked over" towards the back of the car at an angle. It doesn't sit straight up and down because the shock is pushing down/back on the LCA, and also the sway bar link is pushing down on it too. When I jack up the car, everything straightens itself out. Is this normal? Is it something that I did wrong on installation? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey, while y'all are messing around with this....can I ask a question? I have the same suspension set-up on mine (DRP007), although I have not installed the brake components yet. The lower control arms have a spherical ball joint on the inboard attachment point, and the stock hub also has an OEM ball-joint type connection on the outboard side. Because of these ball joint type connections, when I have the full weight-on-wheels, my lower control arm is "cocked over" towards the back of the car at an angle. It doesn't sit straight up and down because the shock is pushing down/back on the LCA, and also the sway bar link is pushing down on it too. When I jack up the car, everything straightens itself out. Is this normal? Is it something that I did wrong on installation? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Your setup is acting exactly how it should, the spherical rod ends allow it to articulate a little back there but it won't effect the performance what so ever. With the rear suspension geometry and the arcs that these parts work on the spherical rod ends are the best option on a kit like this.
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Your setup is acting exactly how it should, the spherical rod ends allow it to articulate a little back there but it won't effect the performance what so ever. With the rear suspension geometry and the arcs that these parts work on the spherical rod ends are the best option on a kit like this.
Thanks Kyle, just wanted to make sure it was supposed to be doing that!!!
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:57 PM   #24
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Thanks Kyle, just wanted to make sure it was supposed to be doing that!!!

Same here, thought the same thing called Kyle he said normal
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:27 AM   #25
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that setup looks similar

I just havent replaced my BMR LCA's with the tubular ones or my pfadt coilovers yet. I want to see how BMR's prorprietary setup works.
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