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Old 12-06-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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Dec 17th - Road Course @ Homestead-2 for price of 1

I am looking for someone interested in doing an HPDE down in Homestead with ERME. In order to get the 2 for 1 price both participants need to sign up at the same time.

PM if you want to team up get the discounted price.

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What group are you in? novice, solo, or advanced? Are you signed up on trackweekend. People post there when they are looking for a buddy to split with.
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What group are you in? novice, solo, or advanced? Are you signed up on trackweekend. People post there when they are looking for a buddy to split with.
yup- posted there and on corvetteforum.
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This really is a great chance to hit the track for cheap, and ERME is a great group to run with!

I am heading to HMS now on Sat and Auto-X on Sunday which will be my last events on my R-Comps, my new ones won't be shipping until next week at the earliest so I am not sure if I can make this event. I am going to try though

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This really is a great chance to hit the track for cheap, and ERME is a great group to run with!

I am heading to HMS now on Sat and Auto-X on Sunday which will be my last events on my R-Comps, my new ones won't be shipping until next week at the earliest so I am not sure if I can make this event. I am going to try though

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Ok....well if you decide to check with me to see if I found someone to partner up with on the price.
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Ok....well if you decide to check with me to see if I found someone to partner up with on the price.
You bet!

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It would be nice to see a few 5th Gens down there tomorrow.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #8
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You bet!

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You going to that new Road Course in Atlanta? I hope its ready by April. If so, I am doing it with Chin.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:38 PM   #9
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Had some fun today. Think its almost time for Head and Cam. Need to do another Homestead Event with better tires to get more familiar with this Car. Big difference between this and my old C5.

I managed to get a few vids. Will upload and post tomorrow.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:46 PM   #10
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You going to that new Road Course in Atlanta? I hope its ready by April. If so, I am doing it with Chin.
Eventually yes, have not looked into when yet!

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Had some fun today. Think its almost time for Head and Cam. Need to do another Homestead Event with better tires to get more familiar with this Car. Big difference between this and my old C5.

I managed to get a few vids. Will upload and post tomorrow.
Awesome! Wish I could have been there, but no new tires for my baby yet. The R-comps I have got pretty beat up the weekend before lol.

Full LS3 conversion (heads, DoD delete etc) and a proper cam would be a great upgrade. You might want to go with a converter as well depending on how aggressive the cam is.

But before you go bigger power, there are other items that I would look into doing first. One of our Camaro's is running just an intake/tune but complete brake and chassis upgrade and is still keeping up with the best out there. And I think completing the suspension/brakes/tires etc before you start adding a lot more power is a better way to go. When you add more power you will have to do it anyways!

Even a set of gears would be awesome for the track, a set of 3.91's would work fabulously in your car.

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Awesome! Wish I could have been there, but no new tires for my baby yet. The R-comps I have got pretty beat up the weekend before lol.

Full LS3 conversion (heads, DoD delete etc) and a proper cam would be a great upgrade. You might want to go with a converter as well depending on how aggressive the cam is.

But before you go bigger power, there are other items that I would look into doing first. One of our Camaro's is running just an intake/tune but complete brake and chassis upgrade and is still keeping up with the best out there. And I think completing the suspension/brakes/tires etc before you start adding a lot more power is a better way to go. When you add more power you will have to do it anyways!

Even a set of gears would be awesome for the track, a set of 3.91's would work fabulously in your car.

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I agree 1000 percent with Erik here. Dont spend money on your motor. Get the suspension and brakes sorted first, then go for wheels/tyres. Seat time will make you faster. Save up for consumables --tires and rotors and gas, OH MY

Erik, are you still running Toyo's? I'm looking for a step up from my invo's but dont want to jump into a full on R compound tyre as I dont want to get false confidence in the grip that the R comp's give up until they go away.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:06 PM   #12
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Awesome! Wish I could have been there, but no new tires for my baby yet. The R-comps I have got pretty beat up the weekend before lol.

Full LS3 conversion (heads, DoD delete etc) and a proper cam would be a great upgrade. You might want to go with a converter as well depending on how aggressive the cam is.

But before you go bigger power, there are other items that I would look into doing first. One of our Camaro's is running just an intake/tune but complete brake and chassis upgrade and is still keeping up with the best out there. And I think completing the suspension/brakes/tires etc before you start adding a lot more power is a better way to go. When you add more power you will have to do it anyways!

Even a set of gears would be awesome for the track, a set of 3.91's would work fabulously in your car.

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ok sounds good. I got things to do before I put more power it seems. Just hated some of the straighaways and few cars having that extra HP and pulling away.
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So upgrade the brakes to 6 pistons up front? What other suspension mods I should do next?
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man everytime i see this vid i say i need the cam first.

Got to 0:35. I let off the gas way too early. Should have made him work harder for the pass.

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I went with the CTS-V 6 piston kit up front as all the parts are GM and bolt right on. Read below.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171308
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71401

There are other aftermarket options out there but I liked the CTS-V caliper/rotor kit for performance and price.

FYI -- That mustang had a better line and a lot more corner speed coming onto the banking before he went by you FYI... No amount of HP would cover the corner speed he had at exit...
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I went with the CTS-V 6 piston kit up front as all the parts are GM and bolt right on. Read below.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171308
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171447
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71401

There are other aftermarket options out there but I liked the CTS-V caliper/rotor kit for performance and price.

FYI -- That mustang had a better line and a lot more corner speed coming onto the banking before he went by you FYI... No amount of HP would cover the corner speed he had at exit...
Agreed....but 60 more HP would have made it harder for him to pass. I need a few more track days at that track and my lines will improve.
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ok sounds good. I got things to do before I put more power it seems. Just hated some of the straighaways and few cars having that extra HP and pulling away.
There will always be faster cars in the straights, but it's when you catch up to them in EVERY corner when you know your doing something right. Built Z06's obviously walk me out of the turn, but when I am on there ass right before we turn in they know to move over. The laptime is more important then top speeds on the straights imho.



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The CTS-V kit is great for the money. I use the Brembo caliper upgrade in the front (6-piston) which uses a different pad (same caliper as in the 2012 Nissan GTR) and DBA 2-piece rotors (any Camaro rotor will work). Back is stock calipers with lines, slotted rotors and pads. I have zero brake fade with this set-up and could not be happier for the money spent.

Remind me what you have now, from what I remember all you have is sway bars and coil-overs, right?

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Agreed....but 60 more HP would have made it harder for him to pass. I need a few more track days at that track and my lines will improve.
Spend 500 bucks with David Tuaty (http://www.tuatyracing.com/) and you WILL pick up more time then any mod will offer, period. Now the brakes and suspension are a must of course to keep it consistent and easier to drive, but he will get you in the proper lines and make you fast and consistent. He helped me pick up 3 sec (I am not kidding) from my fastest lap time.

I would not recommend him for a beginner, as he is more of a coach then an instructor but if you do what he says you will be happy you spent the money. Don't get me wrong, I would love to throw a cam in your car! But I truly try and educate my customers as much as possible and point them in the right direction. I am no Michael Schumacher, but I do have a lot of experience with these cars and I know what works and WILL make them faster at the track. And the most important mod is tightening up the nut behind the steering wheel

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Old 12-19-2011, 05:19 PM   #18
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Erik thanks for the info.
Suspension only sways and coilovers. You are right I need to improve my exit speeds. I think tires are the next thing I need to step up.

I had zero brake fade with the ht10s, steel braided lines from MTI and RBF600. However I'm thinking I could be braking later to get a better position/angle to start into the apex.

If you are going to a road course in Feb...let me know. If you are an instructor I will pay the extra to have you as my instructor. I'm sure I can pick up some better lines with another camaro owner with tons of more experience.
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Erik thanks for the info.
Suspension only sways and coilovers. You are right I need to improve my exit speeds. I think tires are the next thing I need to step up.

I had zero brake fade with the ht10s, steel braided lines from MTI and RBF600. However I'm thinking I could be braking later to get a better position/angle to start into the apex.

If you are going to a road course in Feb...let me know. If you are an instructor I will pay the extra to have you as my instructor. I'm sure I can pick up some better lines with another camaro owner with tons of more experience.
You may not have brake fade now, but you will once you start going faster! But you do have a great set-up so

This is what I would do in this order:
  • Pfadt Rear Arm Package (Trailing Arms & Rear Tie Rods)
  • Tires
  • Pfadt Camber Plates (easy to adjust at the track)
  • Coach/instructor (would be happy to help)
  • Gears
  • Brake upgrade, 2-piece rotors, caliper upgrade etc)
  • More powah!

Do you have any clue on what your laptimes were this weekend?

Edit: I clocked you to about 1.51-ish from the video above. Just by cleaning up the lines without necessarily being more aggressive you would easily find 3-4 sec. Your car with a good line should be in the 1.46-1.47 range consistently.

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You may not have brake fade now, but you will once you start going faster! But you do have a great set-up so

This is what I would do in this order:
  • Pfadt Rear Arm Package (Trailing Arms & Rear Tie Rods)
  • Tires
  • Pfadt Camber Plates (easy to adjust at the track)
  • Coach/instructor (would be happy to help)
  • Gears
  • Brake upgrade, 2-piece rotors, caliper upgrade etc)
  • More powah!

Do you have any clue on what your laptimes were this weekend?

Edit: I clocked you to about 1.51-ish from the video above. Just by cleaning up the lines without necessarily being more aggressive you would easily find 3-4 sec. Your car with a good line should be in the 1.46-1.47 range consistently.

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I didn't record my times, but I knew I was around what you clocked. I had the same bad lines in my Vette but times were 1.43 ish just cuz of the power and handling.

Top 3 I will hopefully have done before Feb.
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So a converter when I go to get more power? I thought I read somewhere that putting one for a road course car is not a good idea.

Let me know.

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So a converter when I go to get more power? I thought I read somewhere that putting one for a road course car is not a good idea.

Let me know.

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You can put a converter in the car, just not a high stall one. But a stock converter will go a long way for your application, I wouldn't call it a high priority yet.

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I didn't record my times, but I knew I was around what you clocked. I had the same bad lines in my Vette but times were 1.43 ish just cuz of the power and handling.

Top 3 I will hopefully have done before Feb.
800lbs less weight with a much better power/weight ratio and better chassis will for sure help! Your Vette was pretty modded to if I recall correctly?

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800lbs less weight with a much better power/weight ratio and better chassis will for sure help! Your Vette was pretty modded to if I recall correctly?

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Very modded... I still miss her.:(

Can't live in the past though.
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You can put a converter in the car, just not a high stall one. But a stock converter will go a long way for your application, I wouldn't call it a high priority yet.

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Ok I will worry about that later. Going to do the trailing arms soon. Before next Track day with ERME in Feb.

Talk to you soon about that.
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