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Old 07-28-2012, 09:56 PM   #4489
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Now I know how you advanced as a swimmer in the Navy... by putting your hand on the head of others and pushing yourself up....

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Old 07-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #4490
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Let's just say his explanation was to me.

That is what I like to hear.

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It's unbelievable...

The difference is amazing... I'll give you my graphic description at the Fest... It's both a mental vision, and a tactile one...

I can't wait to get the front sway on and sling it around a few corners... Carefully of course...

I drove it into San Antonio tonight, visited with friends and then drove it home... In the morning, I'll drive it to the shop and then load it on the trailer... Next stop... Indy...
I am so pleased to hear you are satisfied with Brandie Pedderised.

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I can't imagine the difference doing it all at once.

I literally did it all a step at a time.

Started with Drop springs and sways.

Then XAs.

Then bushings and inserts.

Then rear supercars.

Then ZL1 sway bar.

Then front supercars.

All over the span of a two years. hahaha



To do all of them at once would have been better. I can't imagine the difference.

The way I did it was kinda like gaining or losing weight over time. You never really notice until you see that old pic.

This may surprise some but the biggest notice during all of that was the rear ZL1 sway bar. Once I got the electrical tape bushings off of course. lol I can't explain why, and maybe it's because I rode for nearly a week with the make shift bushing inserts, but it was a huge difference. Not sure why it would be. Unless that end link tab or the whole LCA moved THAT much?
That big Z bar makes a huge difference with all the other elements in place.

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Someday I'm going to stop starting over and catch up w/ you guys...
Robert has a damn good head start. You better wake Owen up right now.

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Truck, trailer and car are in the driveway... I'll unload the car and take the truck and trailer to the car wash... The car got washed last night, but the truck and trailer need some attention...

The tires are in the trailer, the nitrous bottles are in the garage... It's too hot to leave them in the car... so, other than packing, I guess I'm pretty much ready to go....

Heading out Monday morning... Dallas, Memphis, and then Indy...
Good thing you are headed my way. There isn't a single Camaro in the host hotel parking lot :(
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #4491
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That is what I like to hear.



I am so pleased to hear you are satisfied with Brandie Pedderised.



That big Z bar makes a huge difference with all the other elements in place.



Robert has a damn good head start. You better wake Owen up right now.



Good thing you are headed my way. There isn't a single Camaro in the host hotel parking lot :(
I'll get there as fast as I safely can... I am extremely happy with the suspension, and glad you will be in Indy to answer any questions or help with the dial in...

Thanks again for everything...
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:45 PM   #4492
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I'll get there as fast as I safely can... I am extremely happy with the suspension, and glad you will be in Indy to answer any questions or help with the dial in...

Thanks again for everything...
Robert it has been my pleasure to watch you build your dream car. That I am now a small part of it is even better.
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Robert, don't forget to talk to Corey about that thing for me. I'm sure we'll chat a bit in a few days, but I am curious. ...and told Dana.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:22 AM   #4494
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Robert, don't forget to talk to Corey about that thing for me. I'm sure we'll chat a bit in a few days, but I am curious. ...and told Dana.
He'll be in Indy with us... And there will be lots of opportunity to talk...
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:26 AM   #4495
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Robert:
You've now had a chance to use your trailer a few times. How easily does the car load onto it? Is there anything you would change?

I'm going to be ordering a trailer at some point. Not sure it'll be this season, but for sure by the start of next season.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:34 AM   #4496
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Robert:
You've now had a chance to use your trailer a few times. How easily does the car load onto it? Is there anything you would change?

I'm going to be ordering a trailer at some point. Not sure it'll be this season, but for sure by the start of next season.
Terri, I love this trailer. It tows great has lots of room, and is quite sturdy... The entry onto the ramps is a touch steep but I fixed that by building a couple or racer ramps. It extends the effective length of the ramps four feet.

I'll try to get some pics of it later, but you pull the regular ramps out to their full length and then set the end on these ramps. It raises the end of the regular ramp about five inches, making for a smoother flatter transition.

There is a company the makes a manufactured piece, I'll see if I can find the link, but I opted to build my own.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #4497
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Terri, I love this trailer. It tows great has lots of room, and is quite sturdy... The entry onto the ramps is a touch steep but I fixed that by building a couple or racer ramps. It extends the effective length of the ramps four feet.

I'll try to get some pics of it later, but you pull the regular ramps out to their full length and then set the end on these ramps. It raises the end of the regular ramp about five inches, making for a smoother flatter transition.

There is a company the makes a manufactured piece, I'll see if I can find the link, but I opted to build my own.
Thanks for the info. I understand what you're saying about the ramps. Cool.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:46 PM   #4498
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Thanks for the info. I understand what you're saying about the ramps. Cool.
You're most welcome, and one brand is race ramps...

http://www.raceramps.com/maintenance...car-ramps.aspx

or

http://www.johnsontrailerco.com/trai...-extenders.php


There are some others out there, and like I said, I built mine and they work great... bout two hours labor, and way less than 150.00
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #4499
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So, the car is washed, the trailer box is loaded, and Brandi will be loaded in the am...

13.5 hours to departure....
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So, the car is washed, the trailer box is loaded, and Brandi will be loaded in the am...

13.5 hours to departure....
So you are sleeping in?
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So you are sleeping in?
Nope, planning on meeting Happy Pappy north of Austin and we'll road trip up to Dallas, or East of Dallas for the evening...

having dinner with Camaro21, Keith and some others tomorrow evening...
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Nope, planning on meeting Happy Pappy north of Austin and we'll road trip up to Dallas, or East of Dallas for the evening...

having dinner with Camaro21, Keith and some others tomorrow evening...
When are you guys arriving?
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Wednesday afternoon... and you guys...???
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Where is the trailer loaded and ready to go pic's?

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Where is the trailer loaded and ready to go pic's?

Tomorrow... Brandi does not get parked outside at the house...That's only happened once... She had a bath and will sit inside tonight...
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