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Old 01-19-2013, 02:45 PM   #2526
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haha, yeah. it seems like all my miles are road trips or club cruises. i've managed to take it from 37k to 51k in 2.5 yrs and that was almost all from trips: FL-TN-FL x2, FL-VA-FL, FL-TN-NC-SC-FL, FL-GA-FL, abilene-dallas-abilene, abilene-houston-abilene

then it'll sit for a couple weeks without moving it's still fun, though
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:42 AM   #2527
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Yep. I've put just about 9k miles on her for 4 road trips in three years. W/out those road trips....I've be at....31, miles? WOW...
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:37 AM   #2528
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Had a little fun the other night with a dremmel. It worked out great and BOY did we have fun at SASCA's autocross event on Sunday! HUGE difference in handling!
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:38 AM   #2529
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I've got to clean up the edges a little bit, add some paint, maybe do a little final touches to the surround covering them with some sort of weather stripping or something.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:59 PM   #2530
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Had a little fun the other night with a dremmel. It worked out great and BOY did we have fun at SASCA's autocross event on Sunday! HUGE difference in handling!
Whoa!!! Nice mod.

I don't have big auto-X desires but that is freaking perfect for tilting them on the go.

Can you literally tilt them with just the top?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:10 PM   #2531
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Yessir! I need to lift the front end of the car up in the air to be able to change the camber. But it only takes a few minutes to do that. I can get a full 2 degrees of camber just buy tilting the top of the coilovers inward. It might not look gorgeous right now, but ill clean up the cuts shortly.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:33 PM   #2532
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reminds me of a pic...







and yes, those lines are straight
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:53 AM   #2533
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Yeah....it looks off...but, it's straight. I taped it off and made 90 degree angles. I want to cap the sides off and make it look a bit better.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:31 AM   #2534
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Hey bro...noticed you changed your sig to the new fest logo. Here are a couple of updated ones of your original if you need them. If you want to add or change anything let me know. Or if you want to use the one you have that's fine too.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:46 AM   #2535
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OOooohh...I like, I like.

I do ... have a special request, though. You know how Chris has the little logos instead of the names? SW logo for stainless works, etc? Would you be able to do something like that?
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:13 AM   #2536
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OOooohh...I like, I like.

I do ... have a special request, though. You know how Chris has the little logos instead of the names? SW logo for stainless works, etc? Would you be able to do something like that?
Easy. Shoot me a PM with whatever you want.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:38 AM   #2537
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At'sa lotta camber! That modification was right up your alley

Did you have to soften up the rear at the auto-x to keep it from oversteer?

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:04 PM   #2538
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:54 PM   #2539
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AWESOME. Will get on that tonight or tomorrow.

I also have another idea...if you are interested.
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At'sa lotta camber! That modification was right up your alley

Did you have to soften up the rear at the auto-x to keep it from oversteer?

lol...yeah, I LOVE how easy it is to change the camber now. If I could get a lower floor jack, it would make it that much faster. I hate having to drive it up onto a couple 2x4's to get it high enough to put the jack under it. I suppose I'll go and buy one...."soon."

But, it give me 2 degrees of camber and makes a HUGE difference. I tell ya...the road drives the car.

But there's no oversteer. With the new FE5 rear set up, the rear end tucks right in around every curve. I have more problems with understeer than anything. Tired of those front tires not wanting to grab.

Which brings me to the rims. I want new ones. I wanted to go 11's all the way around with 305's. But....anyone think that would look ... dumb? Should I go 11's in the back and 10's up front? Thoughts? I just want as wide as I can go up in front w/out looking like sh!t and still getting the best grip possible.
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I wish it were mine! If I could find someone to paint a helmet like that, I'd do it in no time! LOVE it!
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Which brings me to the rims. I want new ones. I wanted to go 11's all the way around with 305's. But....anyone think that would look ... dumb? Should I go 11's in the back and 10's up front? Thoughts? I just want as wide as I can go up in front w/out looking like sh!t and still getting the best grip possible.

I wish it were mine! If I could find someone to paint a helmet like that, I'd do it in no time! LOVE it!
Pete knows a lot more about wide tires on the car than I ever will... I know track width is important, he probably knows the secret offsets needed to square the front with the back, and if you can do it with 11" width.

1LE and ZL1 setup sure looks sweet... just say'n
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:26 PM   #2541
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i've heard of some C5 vettes running 305s all around for road racing, or a 295/305 setup
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:48 AM   #2542
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Yeah....Pete's got the 305's all the way round on 10.5" rims. They work really well for him.

I'm just contemplating....Not sure what to do. I know I can get 305's on there. But, do I want to keep all 4 rims and tires the same? I think I'd like to do that. Maybe 11s all the way around with 295's? Shit....

I dunno...

If anyone around is interested in helping me out on doing a PS of my car with the black ZL1 wheels on there, I'd greatly appreciate it. Then changing the color to silver and also gray....

Pretty please....

Maybe I'll go ask in the PS thread too...
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Yeah....Pete's got the 305's all the way round on 10.5" rims. They work really well for him.

I'm just contemplating....Not sure what to do. I know I can get 305's on there. But, do I want to keep all 4 rims and tires the same? I think I'd like to do that. Maybe 11s all the way around with 295's? Shit....

I dunno...

If anyone around is interested in helping me out on doing a PS of my car with the black ZL1 wheels on there, I'd greatly appreciate it. Then changing the color to silver and also gray....

Pretty please....

Maybe I'll go ask in the PS thread too...
Here are the black wheels, and then the silver. Is that what you're looking for, are do you want the black wheels painted?
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #2545
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:34 PM   #2546
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Yeah....Pete's got the 305's all the way round on 10.5" rims. They work really well for him.

I'm just contemplating....Not sure what to do. I know I can get 305's on there. But, do I want to keep all 4 rims and tires the same? I think I'd like to do that. Maybe 11s all the way around with 295's? Shit....

I dunno...
i'm running 295/35-18s on 10.5s & they fit perfect. probably could do 305s with minimal sidewall roll (depending on the manufacturer). for you with a 305 on 20s, i'd say 11 is your best bet

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even better if he'd give them the same treatment as his current Dale Jrs
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DAYUM. Thanks, Russ! Yeah....I wanted to do the paint job to them before mounting and all, but just not sure. I love the look of the black rims. And that pic kinda makes me lean towards keeping them black.

But, I thought about powder coating them either gray or silver and painting a blue rim on the inside (kinda like Joe wanted to do with his wheels where he was going to do red).

Still up in the air but leaning towards black. Love the look of those black rims....sweeet
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Had a little fun the other night with a dremmel. It worked out great and BOY did we have fun at SASCA's autocross event on Sunday! HUGE difference in handling!


psh! and Doug thought he had camber!

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