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Old 03-20-2011, 02:18 PM   #1951
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so... have fun pulling out of the driveway yet?
i remember Randy having so much fun in his lowered car
it is all about approach angles. Of course it is my business but I lower every thing and drive every where. If you don't rub some time you need to go lower.
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #1952
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I'm glad the family reached out and helped... Thats one of the things I Love about Camaro5. Thanks for stepping up..

And I only threw the billing deal out there since working in the oilfield, my rig is making about 280,000 per day, and when we go on subsea downtime, it figures out to over 10,000 dollars an hour... I hate those reports... and the phone calls, and the e-mails, and the visits from office dudes and dudettes, and visits to the blue room... etc... I just wish I was making that hourly rate... I'ld have................... something..
We did some work with GSF/TO and it was recited to me how much 'down time' would cost each rig...they don't mess around when it comes to knowing exactly how much they're making an hour...and it's nuts.

And I'm looking forward to hearing about how the alignment went...and my first test ride post mods. However, I feel that ride may wind up inflicting substantial pain on my wallet.
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so... have fun pulling out of the driveway yet?
i remember Randy having so much fun in his lowered car
Can't wait for those stories. lol

He'll learn it, but his driveway, though not too bad, can be a pain. If he goes much lower than me, he'll have to be REALLY careful.

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Old 03-20-2011, 04:00 PM   #1954
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And I'm looking forward to hearing about how the alignment went...and my first test ride post mods. However, I feel that ride may wind up inflicting substantial pain on my wallet.
If you still have a wallet you have not shown your 5th Gen enough mod love
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:53 PM   #1955
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Lou Gigliotti has some great info that you might like to see...
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-t...oil-overs.html
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Can't wait for those stories. lol

He'll learn it, but his driveway, though not too bad, can be a pain. If he goes much lower than me, he'll have to be REALLY careful.

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i know, right! heck, i thought Spike's driveway would be fine... i was wrong.
i think Chris's might be a little steeper

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Sure has been quiet in here today. I'm guessing he's driving a bit, gettiing out laughing, admiring the new look, getting in, repeat
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We did some work with GSF/TO and it was recited to me how much 'down time' would cost each rig...they don't mess around when it comes to knowing exactly how much they're making an hour...and it's nuts.

And I'm looking forward to hearing about how the alignment went...and my first test ride post mods. However, I feel that ride may wind up inflicting substantial pain on my wallet.
When I first came offshore I worked as a medic on a GSF project.. Then for a while I ended up working on a TO project...

Now I work for Diamond Offshore, no longer a service hand, and yes, it's universal that everybody from the newest galley hand to the Co-Reps know almost to the dollar the day rate for a rig, and how much of a percentage you loose if the soft ice cream maker goes out etc... It kills me that we have some equipment that we never ever use, but heaven help us if it gets on a report that it doesn't work, and the Co-Reps find out.... Oh Lord...
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Sure has been quiet in here today. I'm guessing he's driving a bit, gettiing out laughing, admiring the new look, getting in, repeat
lol, you think...
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Geez, Revo has his install pics posted already
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I almost finished my rollcage cleanup/ whole interior rebuild before GTA installed his alignment LOL...
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Sure has been quiet in here today. I'm guessing he's driving a bit, gettiing out laughing, admiring the new look, getting in, repeat
Or appeasing the better half....... Car time doesn't come free... lol

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Chris.. might be trapped like this..
maybe that's why we havn't heard from him.
Or he likes the ride so much, he won't get out of the car to tell us.

We need an update!! Don't hold out like Speedster...
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Chris is under a lot of pressure -- about 2 tons worth.





No joy on the alignment as the shop could not get his THR on the rack. Hopefully today they get it on the rack and his BUSHES TIMED!
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No joy on the alignment as the shop could not get his THR on the rack. Hopefully today they get it on the rack and his BUSHES TIMED!
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it is all about approach angles. Of course it is my business but I lower every thing and drive every where. If you don't rub some time you need to go lower.
oh, try going from 4x4s almost all your life to a leveled corvette
i learned about approach angles & speed real quick!

i almost cried a few weeks ago when i went to warsh her & accidentally found out about the retaining mounds you have to drive over. that was one of the most heart-wrenching sounds i've experienced in a vehicle! :( and that was at a slow angle!

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No joy on the alignment as the shop could not get his THR on the rack. Hopefully today they get it on the rack and his BUSHES TIMED!
i bet it was as fun as putting Randy's car on the trailer

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Bushes timed... ?
We sync them to the Atomic clock for optimal function in relation to the earth's magnetic fields.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135483

While some lower their cars just for the look, many lower their cars for improved function. To get the full benefit of lowering coils, you need an alignment tech that understands performance vehicles and lowered vehicles.

The first step in proper alignment on a lowered car is to break loose the bolts at every rotational suspension bolt. That would include the the radius and inner control arm bolts up front. In the rear, the trailing arm, toe link, upper and lower control arm at the knuckle and he lower inner. The car then should be at least bounced. The prefered method is driven gently slowly around the ship parking lot. With the weight of the vehicle on the wheels all the bolts are made tight. This process times the bonded ferule OEM rubber bushes to the new ride height.

Timing the bushings balances the car. The rotational resistance in the bushes is a second set of springs in the car. If they are not timed to the new ride height they are creating uneven loads as the car moves over a bump. The suspension will function correctly with the bushes timed and will also last longer. Only a professional that understands suspension will take this extra step or a dedicated DIY like Chris.
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Damn! sorry. yesterday was family day... had to run around with the wife an kiddos. but here are some images for you guys to check out. I've got some good video but didn't take any pics of the install...


So, the car is pulling to the right obviously the alignment will fix that.... it's not pulling much but just enough keep me from any spirited driving... I will say this... out of the box with zero tweaking... there is a night an day difference. the car is now flat... stays flat and unless God wills it, it will never not be flat...

I know i have much more "feedback" from all four corners I'm sure I'll feel much better after the alignment is done right now the pulling is kinda ruining the overall effect of the new suspension... The responsiveness to any steering input is much more crisp even with the alignment out...

I'll have a much better report for you all tomorrow after the alignment.

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We sync them to the Atomic clock for optimal function in relation to the earth's magnetic fields.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135483

While some lower their cars just for the look, many lower their cars for improved function. To get the full benefit of lowering coils, you need an alignment tech that understands performance vehicles and lowered vehicles.

The first step in proper alignment on a lowered car is to break loose the bolts at every rotational suspension bolt. That would include the the radius and inner control arm bolts up front. In the rear, the trailing arm, toe link, upper and lower control arm at the knuckle and he lower inner. The car then should be at least bounced. The prefered method is driven gently slowly around the ship parking lot. With the weight of the vehicle on the wheels all the bolts are made tight. This process times the bonded ferule OEM rubber bushes to the new ride height.

Timing the bushings balances the car. The rotational resistance in the bushes is a second set of springs in the car. If they are not timed to the new ride height they are creating uneven loads as the car moves over a bump. The suspension will function correctly with the bushes timed and will also last longer. Only a professional that understands suspension will take this extra step or a dedicated DIY like Chris.

Should I go ahead and do this tonight before I take it to the delaer for an alignemnt?

Or do you think the dealer will do this... on a camaro/corvette anyway?
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Should I go ahead and do this tonight before I take it to the delaer for an alignemnt?

Or do you think the dealer will do this... on a camaro/corvette anyway?
It's not something they would "normally" do at a dealership as part of an alignment. Unless you know the guy that is doing the work, I would be doing it myself so it gets done.
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It's not something they would "normally" do at a dealership as part of an alignment. Unless you know the guy that is doing the work, I would be doing it myself so it gets done.
OK cool I'll do this tonight.

So basically any where there is rotation or pivot, loosen those bolts drive for a bit then jack back up and retighten?
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OK cool I'll do this tonight.

So basically any where there is rotation or pivot, loosen those bolts drive for a bit then jack back up and retighten?
The car looks GOOD!
After you bounce or drive it, you want to tighten all the nuts/bolts without upsetting their new position. You don't want to jack it up. It would be best to do it at the alignment shop, or someplace with a pit.
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We sync them to the Atomic clock for optimal function in relation to the earth's magnetic fields.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135483

While some lower their cars just for the look, many lower their cars for improved function. To get the full benefit of lowering coils, you need an alignment tech that understands performance vehicles and lowered vehicles.

The first step in proper alignment on a lowered car is to break loose the bolts at every rotational suspension bolt. That would include the the radius and inner control arm bolts up front. In the rear, the trailing arm, toe link, upper and lower control arm at the knuckle and he lower inner. The car then should be at least bounced. The prefered method is driven gently slowly around the ship parking lot. With the weight of the vehicle on the wheels all the bolts are made tight. This process times the bonded ferule OEM rubber bushes to the new ride height.

Timing the bushings balances the car. The rotational resistance in the bushes is a second set of springs in the car. If they are not timed to the new ride height they are creating uneven loads as the car moves over a bump. The suspension will function correctly with the bushes timed and will also last longer. Only a professional that understands suspension will take this extra step or a dedicated DIY like Chris.
Wow. I'd NEVER find a shop here that would do it. So I'll do it myself after I fix the control arm.

My steering wheel is actually a taaad of center and it drives me nuts.

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It's not something they would "normally" do at a dealership as part of an alignment. Unless you know the guy that is doing the work, I would be doing it myself so it gets done.


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OK cool I'll do this tonight.

So basically any where there is rotation or pivot, loosen those bolts drive for a bit then jack back up and retighten?
I'm curious too. While still under weight, or suspension hung.
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