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Old 10-21-2017, 10:52 PM   #141
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6th gen front radius arms and brake duct deflectors

good discussion here regarding the brake duct deflectors: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505806

My OCD was not comfortable with zip ties holding the deflectors in place, so I decided to try to use the 6th gen arms. They are aluminum, much lighter and about an inch shorter (will increase caster)...........both good things. They did need to be modified slightly in order to fit. The piviot bolt hole was smaller than the 5th gen bolt and the bushing was narrower. A 9/16 bit and drill press opened up the hole, I used 3 steps to get the hole opened up to keep it straight, using bits I had (12.5mm --> 13mm --> 9/16). Then made spacers for each side of the bushing, I kept them the same OD as the aluminum center section.
Since the 6th gen arms are shorter, I made plates to lock the pivot bolt in place.

The 6th gen SS cars come with front brake duct deflectors installed, some if not all come with a "track" deflector kit in the trunk.

Part numbers for the 6th gen radius arms: FE4 (SS 1LE): 84051641 (L), 84051642 (R)
I went ahead and got new ball joint lock nuts too (11516382)

Street deflector numbers: 23383583 & 23383584
"track deflector kit": 84145204
Deflector mounting bolts: 11589012
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:09 PM   #142
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Let me know when you get it aligned and what the caster came out to. Did you happen to weigh the arms to see what the weight differential is? Also do they have the same style bushing so I could migrate the inserts I currently have?
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:17 PM   #143
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6th gen track backing plates

The track deflector kit includes smaller backing plates. I don't plan to change them on track days, so the new ones are on! Probably not necessary since the 1LE backing plates are small compared to both 5th & 6th gen SS backing plates.
The mounting holes needed to be just slightly opened up with a rat tail file, apparently the mounting on the 6th gen is slightly narrower.
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:23 PM   #144
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Let me know when you get it aligned and what the caster came out to. Did you happen to weigh the arms to see what the weight differential is? Also do they have the same style bushing so I could migrate the inserts I currently have?
The arms come with very stiff inserts, the voids and aluminum sleeves are not the same. The 17 1LE inserts fit the void much better than the 5th gen's did.
I did not weigh them...........but it was quite a bit lighter (not scientific i know)
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:56 AM   #145
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Hit 90K last week...........
Man! And I was crying about hitting 56,000 on my car two weeks ago.
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:19 AM   #146
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Nicely done! Interested in alignment details...

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Old 10-24-2017, 10:43 PM   #147
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back from the alignment................ 8.0 on the left and 8.1 on the right. as close to perfect as can be expected.
put a couple of hundred miles on it (275/315 street tires), car felt good. return to center is strong, turn in feels more precise.......even with the staggered tires. may need to tighten up the front sway bar when running the 285 square set. we'll see. the tire has moved forward in the wheel arch, to be expected. it does not rub.

the difference between 5.6 and 8.0 degrees
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