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Old 03-18-2011, 09:48 PM   #18
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Padre, I will be at Steele Sunday also. You ready for that rematch?
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:57 PM   #19
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Padre, I will be at Steele Sunday also. You ready for that rematch?
Amen, bro! This time you'll only beat me by a second, unless of course I psych you out and make you redlight or something.

But that'll make a good series of videos: me slowly catching up to you month by month. Then when I finally catch up with you, you just put on drag radials and it's back to the drawing board for me.

I am really looking forward to Sunday. Should be a beautiful day for racing.

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:08 PM   #20
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Wow, this is a great build to follow.

You are really going to town on your mods...and fast !!

Glad to see it.

Keep us up-to-date.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:29 PM   #21
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Update on the rims today:

The long and short of it: 84*F, not a great day for good times. 12.986 @ 107.51, sixty-1.964. 107.xx traps on all 7 time slips.

Good thing: the Nittos hooked each and every time (1.9 sixties all day). They were almost saying to me, "ho hum". Even with a brake-stall, no improvement simply because I do not have enough power to propel it to more than a 1.9 (on a hot day).





Everybody at the track digged the wheels, though.

So, I'm thinking this combo will really shine when I get the gears (3.45's) and the torque converter.

But any day racing is a good day.

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Old 03-20-2011, 10:30 PM   #22
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And the videos...

Here we are at the track today (Steele, AL - 84*F). A very interesting 2011 Porsche Panamera running 11's vs. a Twin-Turbo Z06 on street tires, and another race against my friend's modded GT500. Oh, and a video of me on my new drag rims.

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Old 03-25-2011, 06:44 PM   #23
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No racing this weekend, so I installed my gille inserts or "Side Vent Shadow". These came from The Camaro Decal Store. Simple and easy to install, inexpensive.

http://camarodecalstore.com/SIDE-VEN...OW-SVS-110.htm

Mine are probably unique in IOM, but I think it works.

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Old 03-29-2011, 01:15 PM   #24
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does that track @ Steele have speed bumps?(looks a little rough..), no wonder you lost..
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:42 PM   #25
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I like this build its going pretty good for you, How many miles are on it now lol
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:10 PM   #26
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Out with the old, in with the new. Catted JBA Midpipes installed today.

Off to the track tomorrow.

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Old 04-03-2011, 11:12 PM   #27
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Well, the JBA Mid-Pipes with High-Flow Cats gave me 2 mph and 0.15 ET. Advertised, they are +20hp, so 2 mph is about dead on as advertised. Nice job, JBA!

Fun day back at Steele. Same temps as last time, about 84* ambient.

Previous Best (in 84*+ heat): 12.986 @ 107.51, sixty-1.964
New Best (in 84*+ heat): 12.843 @ 109.38, sixty-1.956

Here's my run against a 1967 Camaro SS 383, lightly modded.



Neither of us was planning on a pro-tree and that was the difference.

L99: 12.935 @ 109.46
383: 12.966 @ 110.81.

RT: .798 vs. .699, '67 wins.


That was the theme of the day: always check to see what tree you're running, sportsman or pro, and it also helps to check if you're running the 1/8th or the 1/4.

So what happened was this: 90% of the cars there today were 1/8th mile pavement pounders, trapping 30mph+ in the 1/8th what I trap in the 1/4. So I bashfully chose the left lane each time (they prep the right for slicks), and had fun. Some guys did want to line up, including an '00 Camaro LS1 with cams and gears (turned out to be 1/8th mile gears).

The results are a bit of... oops!



I got 26 mpg on the way home. And rolled past 3000 miles.

Another fun day racing.

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Old 04-03-2011, 11:32 PM   #28
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good thread! i like to see the mod results
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:34 AM   #29
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hey did you notice much of a difference when you added the bmr trailing arms? are they worth it?
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:10 AM   #30
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What did the 00 camaro run
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:27 AM   #31
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hey did you notice much of a difference when you added the bmr trailing arms? are they worth it?
My butt tells me yes, that it helped hook up. But I have no empirical way of measuring that.

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He was running the 1/8th: 7.368 @ 92.52 with a 1.574 sixty. He did redlight a bit though, and I was running the 1/4.

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did it eliminate the wheel hop? just wondering if i should go with the ones using the bearings
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:47 PM   #33
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did it eliminate the wheel hop? just wondering if i should go with the ones using the bearings
I have not experienced wheel hop. The automatic transmission allows a little more play, where as the manuals really need the help with wheel hop.

JusticePete says: Sub-frame bush inserts, radius and toe link bushes are the essential bits. As important if not more so is your alignment. You want to get the rear wheels as square to the pavement as possible with minimal negative rear camber. These mods address wheel hop allowing you to launch harder.

He adds that trailing arms are last on that list. Search for "wheel hop" and anything by our friend JusticePete (from Pedders) on the topic.

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Old 04-08-2011, 03:11 PM   #34
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New Gunmetal tinted lenses from Big Worm Graphix installed.

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