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Old 10-26-2013, 02:10 AM   #26
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Awesome, Mark. You must have run with Kevin, he said it was a blast. Did you time your laps? I didn't time mine at Thunderhill, but will next time I'm there.
Ya that was with me. We had a blast for sure. Ran a 2:13 today!
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:32 AM   #27
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Ugh i really wanna track my 1LE but my money situation isn't the greatest right now :(


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Old 10-26-2013, 03:42 AM   #28
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impressive mods. How much have you spent?

Question: why Hawk HP+ vs Hawk DTC-70 or Hawk DTC-60?


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Old 10-26-2013, 11:17 AM   #29
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impressive mods. How much have you spent?

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Well, I saved a lot by buying a nearly no-option 1SS. The only two options it had were the RS and 1LE packages, so I paid $35.9K. That was about $5K less than most of the 1LEs that I found.

But I didn't skimp on the suspension. I went with Pedders Supercar Coilovers, bushings and rear sway bar which are the most expensive but are on the fastest Camaros out there. Suspension mods were $5700 installed. Engine and exhaust upgrades, install and dyno tune were about $7000, plus another $1000 for engine dress up goodies (got a little carried away there, think I spent too much but it looks damned good). CCW Wheels were $3600. These are total prices including all the necessary extras, fluids, shipping, tax and install.

The Hawk DTC pads are excellent for the track but are noisy as hell on the street and lack cold bite. With winter coming up, I wanted a pad that worked for the street as well, because I probably will only do 1 more track event in the next 4 or 5 months. Ron Fellows Corvette School has switched their fleet of Vettes to HP+ pads and has had good success with them, so I thought I would try them. They worked fantastic for Buttonwillow. At some tracks that are harder on brakes like Laguna Seca, I may need a more serious track pad like the Cobalt Friction pads. When the stock rotors wear out, I'll probably switch to Racing Brake rotors, which are 5.5 pounds per rotor lighter than stock.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:27 AM   #30
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All you really need for the track is a brake fluid flush with Motul 600 or similar high temp fluid. Bone stock down to the sticky Goodyear F1 G2s, they are wicked fast. Hope you can join soon, I'm tired of being the only Camaro on the track.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:29 AM   #31
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Congrats on all of the new mods. That thing has to be a beast on the track. I think everyone should track there car some time. I never thought I would have so much fun until I tracked my car for the first time. Keep up the great work.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #32
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Congrats on all of the new mods. That thing has to be a beast on the track. I think everyone should track there car some time. I never thought I would have so much fun until I tracked my car for the first time. Keep up the great work.
Agreed. I took the Ron Fellows Corvette school for kicks and to learn how to drive. Thought I would only occasionally track. Now I'm addicted, my girlfriend is getting jealous of my 1LE because I'm hitting the track whenever I can

By the way, I just read your build thread. Nice ride!
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:45 AM   #33
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Agreed. I took the Ron Fellows Corvette school for kicks and to learn how to drive. Thought I would only occasionally track. Now I'm addicted, my girlfriend is getting jealous of my 1LE because I'm hitting the track whenever I can

By the way, I just read your build thread. Nice ride!
I would love to do that school. I think every time a person tracks there car they learn something about the car. Thank you very much, it has been a fun build.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:10 PM   #34
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Thank you very much, it has been a fun build.
Just read your build thread and have a question: how much louder is your car with the mufflers deleted compared to an NPP car? Just curious.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:04 PM   #35
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Just read your build thread and have a question: how much louder is your car with the mufflers deleted compared to an NPP car? Just curious.
Before I did long tube headers it was a little louder then the NPP. With the LT and muffler delete it was way to loud.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #36
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In the vid, was that 125 mph in 4th?
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:48 PM   #37
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In the vid, was that 125 mph in 4th?
129 MPH in 4th
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:53 PM   #38
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I plan on getting out there soon things are clearing up and i hope to join you soon!!


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Old 10-28-2013, 01:33 AM   #39
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Good deal, I'm planning on a little Christmas present to myself: Buttonwillow Dec 21 - 22. Buttonwillow gets almost no rain. So provided it's dry and there's no mud from a recent storm, I'm there. Hope you can join me, I've yet to run with another Camaro, believe it or not.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:01 AM   #40
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Hmm ... Buttonwillow is closer than Tahoe! And my 1LE can't make it to Tahoe in the Winter .... SO ..... December, eh? I'll have to convince the wife of this one. I need to slow man group. My car is pure stock.

Where are you in San Jose? I'm in the Cambrian area.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:15 AM   #41
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Hmm ... Buttonwillow is closer than Tahoe! And my 1LE can't make it to Tahoe in the Winter .... SO ..... December, eh? I'll have to convince the wife of this one. I need to slow man group. My car is pure stock.

Where are you in San Jose? I'm in the Cambrian area.
Just because your car is stock doesn't mean you need to be in the slow group. The 1LE will hang with pretty much anything out there if it was driven to the track. If it came on a trailer thats another story.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:50 AM   #42
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Hmm ... Buttonwillow is closer than Tahoe! And my 1LE can't make it to Tahoe in the Winter .... SO ..... December, eh? I'll have to convince the wife of this one. I need to slow man group. My car is pure stock.

Where are you in San Jose? I'm in the Cambrian area.
Try the Christmas present angle, lol. I'm in the east foothills off of Clayton Rd, one of the few places in the Bay Area that you can find a lot bigger than a postage stamp. Horses at the end of the street and grocery store 3 minutes away.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:01 AM   #43
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Just because your car is stock doesn't mean you need to be in the slow group. The 1LE will hang with pretty much anything out there if it was driven to the track. If it came on a trailer thats another story.
Amen to that. With practice, this car can surprise. I've yet to meet a Boss 302 or GT500 that could keep up, except a Boss 302 Laguna Seca that was trailered in and was blistering fast. But I have a few upgrades since we last met and am ready for a rematch
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #44
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Orange, I really enjoyed that video! I think I'm going to pay close attention to your comments about tracking this thing.... teach me.
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Amen to that. With practice, this car can surprise. I've yet to meet a Boss 302 or GT500 that could keep up, except a Boss 302 Laguna Seca that was trailered in and was blistering fast. But I have a few upgrades since we last met and am ready for a rematch
I went around a GT500 last Friday with relative ease. I am bone stock.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #46
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right on ..way to go DIXONK
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Im not trying to hijack this thread,but since roadracing is my thing,and most of you know i raced bikes,and since this thread is still active im posting here.I had some old video converted to DVD so i could share this stuff.I didn't want to start a new thread,but will when i get my footage edited,and on youtube.So for now thought you guys might like to see a race.http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=319144&page=2
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Orange, I really enjoyed that video! I think I'm going to pay close attention to your comments about tracking this thing.... teach me.
It's a shame you don't live nearby. There's a very active local Shelby Club that tracks tons of Mustangs, they keep inviting me to join them. We could bring our Camaros along with your dad and some of the other local Camaros, and have a shoot out. That would be a kick!
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Im not trying to hijack this thread,but since roadracing is my thing,and most of you know i raced bikes,and since this thread is still active im posting here.I had some old video converted to DVD so i could share this stuff.I didn't want to start a new thread,but will when i get my footage edited,and on youtube.So for now thought you guys might like to see a race.http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=319144&page=2
Man, that looks insanely fun and insane at the same time! I prefer a little sheet metal around me, LOL. My uncle is Mert Lawwill, he was the AMA Grand National Champ in 1969, so I grew up watching him race and hearing stories. My mom has a newspaper article that talks about all of the bones he broke over the years, more than Evil Knievil (which is quite a few).

Does the car give you the same rush?
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