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Old 11-23-2012, 11:19 AM   #29
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Whatever, unless any of you have the driving skill of a Danny Popp or Mark Stielow, I seriously doubt your going to ring out this thing out to that point...

I am going to experiment with this Camaro until I get it where I want it...coilovers coming in the near future, bushings will be upgraded, CTSV front brakes and then lots of practice and adjustments till this Camaro reacts the way I want it too...

I am happy all you guys or girls are happy with your stock Camaro, but to quote Jesse James, "stock sucks"
Lol. Seriously since you are breaking new ground, compared to someone who isn't skilled to do so, please let us know what works and doesn't. I'm going to hire a track guide/coach and get some time behind the wheel before painting outside the lines.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:54 PM   #30
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90% of the reason is not bc I think wider is better bc that's not the case. It's well known that the 1LE stock tires are HORRIBLE in cold weather and they won't last too long.

I'm mainly doing it for two reasons:
1: Save tread for my stockers for next year
2: The Continentals I got are high performance ALL WEATHER tires and have stellar reviews and will only use throughout the winter
Which Continentals did you go with?
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:41 PM   #31
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Whatever, unless any of you have the driving skill of a Danny Popp or Mark Stielow, I seriously doubt your going to ring out this thing out to that point...

I am going to experiment with this Camaro until I get it where I want it...coilovers coming in the near future, bushings will be upgraded, CTSV front brakes and then lots of practice and adjustments till this Camaro reacts the way I want it too...

I am happy all you guys or girls are happy with your stock Camaro, but to quote Jesse James, "stock sucks"
I agree,. You can do lots of changes to make it work better than stock. Bigger front tires, bigger rear sway bar or stiffer springs, alignment settings and even tire pressures can help.
I would recomend getting really familiar with your car the way it came, then make the changes to see if your going in the right direction.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:12 PM   #32
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You do realize we are talking about a mere 1" of tire width difference between a 285 and 305, hardly a big difference....
One inch is huuuuge. If it wasnt, GM wouldn't have wasted their time with releasing a new tire/wheel combo. In the front, 1 inch will completely change your steering tune. Name one car with 305's in the front? Rare, if even existent.

By the way wider tire increases your rolling resistance, same as a stiffer roll bar. Another reason you don't want wider in front.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #33
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One inch is huuuuge. If it wasnt, GM wouldn't have wasted their time with releasing a new tire/wheel combo. In the front, 1 inch will completely change your steering tune. Name one car with 305's in the front? Rare, if even existent.

By the way wider tire increases your rolling resistance, same as a stiffer roll bar. Another reason you don't want wider in front.
Not always true. I run 315's on the front of my fourth gen and it corners like its on rails.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:14 AM   #34
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One inch is huuuuge. If it wasnt, GM wouldn't have wasted their time with releasing a new tire/wheel combo. In the front, 1 inch will completely change your steering tune. Name one car with 305's in the front? Rare, if even existent.

By the way wider tire increases your rolling resistance, same as a stiffer roll bar. Another reason you don't want wider in front.
If you say so, in a 4,000lb car, a sliver more of tire width is not going to drastically change the handling...and GM didn't do much but decide they would stretch out a tire over a wider wheel....that's not much in the way of engineering...you worry about your 1LE and I'll take care of mine...
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:24 AM   #35
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Which Continentals did you go with?
Bought from another Gen5 owner:
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:25 AM   #36
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So Cal Camaro, do you have any pics of your car with an angle view? The only gripe I have about the 1LE is the rear tire that has too much of a roll, cause the rim is so wide. Does it work on the track, no doubt!! The only track my car will see is an occassional 1/4 mile with friends on a fun day. I want the steam rollers in the rear for looks. Thanks!
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:15 AM   #37
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:19 AM   #38
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I work at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL so I get a pretty good deal on them as I do the ZL1 skirts and diffuser, which will be 2nd install, headers and CAI 3rd.
My Camaro came from Runde Chevrolet over 20 years ago. Still have all the original paperwork, business cards, and bill of sale. I think the guy that sold the car retired about 6-8 months ago.
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Very nice !! I know who you are talking about but can't remember his name. I just started there 2 months ago. People still talk very highly of him. Sweet machine! Where do you live? In the area?
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #40
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Not always true. I run 315's on the front of my fourth gen and it corners like its on rails.
Gon on tirerack, look up every great sports car company and find one car that has front tires over 300 wide? I only found one with 295, the others dont even come close.

You have no idea the havoc wide front tires cause and honestly cant think of one benefit aside of trying to balance out ridiculously wide rear tires, which is what the viper acr was doing.

Now imagine all these car companies, lamborghini, ferrari, aston, buggati, gm, ford, chrysler etc. And none of them picking crazy wide fronts....... Hmm they are either clueless or right? Which one you think it is?
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:40 AM   #41
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Very nice !! I know who you are talking about but can't remember his name. I just started there 2 months ago. People still talk very highly of him. Sweet machine! Where do you live? In the area?
I don't have the documents in front of me, but his name is on the bill of sale and his business cards are in the owners manual. My car currently has just over 20k miles on it. I live down on the gulf, so I don't think I'll be taking it to Runde anytime soon!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:11 AM   #42
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Gon on tirerack, look up every great sports car company and find one car that has front tires over 300 wide? I only found one with 295, the others dont even come close.

You have no idea the havoc wide front tires cause and honestly cant think of one benefit aside of trying to balance out ridiculously wide rear tires, which is what the viper acr was doing.

Now imagine all these car companies, lamborghini, ferrari, aston, buggati, gm, ford, chrysler etc. And none of them picking crazy wide fronts....... Hmm they are either clueless or right? Which one you think it is?
Since I have no idea what havoc is happening to a car running 315's on the front, what should I be looking for? They have been on my Camaro for the last 6 years. BTW Tirerack didnt want to sell me 315's for the front or rear because they said they wouldnt fit, but hey what do I know.
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