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Old 10-17-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Oct 2013 Texas Mile

Anyone going to the Texas mile next weekend?

Hope to see some Camaro's there. I'm shooting for 200. If you are going, I'd be curious your goal, name, and maybe a pic of your car.

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Old 10-17-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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Robert is going for the 5th Gen record

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...22837&page=291

So is ADM, so you should see some really fast Camaros.

200 is a tough number to hit in these cars. If I didn't have to work that weekend I'd be there with you guys.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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Pat, sweet looking car... Hope to see you there... Stop by and see us... I'm aiming pretty high, hoping to keep it together... I've been there twice already. Let me know if you have any questions...

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Old 10-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #4
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Pat, sweet looking car... Hope to see you there... Stop by and see us... I'm aiming pretty high, hoping to keep it together... I've been there twice already. Let me know if you have any questions...

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Robert, I saw you there last oct. Looking forward to it. I do have one question...what alignment specs are you running?

I just got my new tires today and going in for alignment tomorrow after work...
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Robert, I saw you there last oct. Looking forward to it. I do have one question...what alignment specs are you running?

I just got my new tires today and going in for alignment tomorrow after work...
Pretty sure Pete Basica from Pedders takes care of his alignment needs
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I'm signed up, but the car is in the shop.

The diff finally gave up the ghost (last weekend in Indy) and rather than rush a repair with a new stock diff, I'm going full DSS 9" conversion.

So maybe next time.

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I usually run there twice a year...Didn't get in for the Oct. race:(
But i will be there to support the Camaro's and the Texas mile folks.
Gonna be a lot of cars there!!!
Fastest- 163 MPH with intake and tune
Looking for 170, should be achievable with the new cam and the headers.
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I'll be there, going for 200+, keeping the car under raps for a little longer though. I've never been, I can't wait, hope its as fun as it is in my head.
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I'll be there, going for 200+, keeping the car under raps for a little longer though. I've never been, I can't wait, hope its as fun as it is in my head.
Sounds like at least 4 of us trying to break 200 and then there's Robert trying to set a record. I hope we all get there.

You should expect about 3 passes on Saturday. 4 if your lucky. It's a good time, lots of cool cars.

I PM'd Pete, I'm still looking for the right combination of aggressive yet stable safe alignment specs for 200mph.
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Robert, I saw you there last oct. Looking forward to it. I do have one question...what alignment specs are you running?

I just got my new tires today and going in for alignment tomorrow after work...
Send Pete a pm, as Mike said, Pete handles that for me...

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Come on down, It's not too far from Sugarland...

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I'm signed up, but the car is in the shop.

The diff finally gave up the ghost (last weekend in Indy) and rather than rush a repair with a new stock diff, I'm going full DSS 9" conversion.

So maybe next time.

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I'll be there, going for 200+, keeping the car under raps for a little longer though. I've never been, I can't wait, hope its as fun as it is in my head.
I have a sneaky suspicion... ..

It's a Camaro...
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I PM'd Pete, I'm still looking for the right combination of aggressive yet stable safe alignment specs for 200mph.
That was my main concern, since I'm set up for drag racing and don't even have a front sway. I'd be interested in hearing about how people address the concerns.

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Sounds like at least 4 of us trying to break 200 and then there's Robert trying to set a record. I hope we all get there.

You should expect about 3 passes on Saturday. 4 if your lucky. It's a good time, lots of cool cars.

I PM'd Pete, I'm still looking for the right combination of aggressive yet stable safe alignment specs for 200mph.
As mentioned, Pete does my alignment specs, and my car to date has felt as stable as a rock... been 208 but couldn't finish... That was at the 3/4 mile mark... popped the motor...

Look me up and I have a few things that will help you eek out a couple of mph and add some stability... Very easy stuff...
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That was my main concern, since I'm set up for drag racing and don't even have a front sway. I'd be interested in hearing about how people address the concerns.Padre
I'll see if I can find my old alignment sheet and post it up... no guarantees as that was a while ago, though when we do my alignment Tuesday, I'll be getting a new sheet and can post that one..
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Stay safe out there Robert.

Padre told me he was going out there too to run.



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Thanks Tim... I'll do that...

I'm looking forward to seeing you again in May if you make it down...

Thanks Brother...
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Thanks Tim... I'll do that...

I'm looking forward to seeing you again in May if you make it down...

Thanks Brother...
Good luck man! I'm pulling for you, I agree with Pete you put your dues in and this is the year! Do you have a gopro by any chance? I want to see some footage while your rolling!
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Good luck man! I'm pulling for you, I agree with Pete you put your dues in and this is the year! Do you have a gopro by any chance? I want to see some footage while your rolling!
We'll have lots of video, inside and outside the car... and tons of photos...

Thanks for the support... Some damn fast Camaro's going to be there this year...
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Here's what I got from Pete for anyone interested. Still talking to him offline to validate my setup.

From JusticePete:
We go very conservative for 200 MPH straight line runs. These specs should work for you.

Front Camber -0.75
Front Toe IN 0.10
Front Total Toe IN 0.20
Rear Camber -0.50
Rear Toe IN 0.12
Rear Total Toe IN 0.24

To be sure I have a few questions.

What wheels and tires will you use?
Have you corner weighted your Camaro?
What are the corner weights?
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Hey, anyone staying overnight at the "track"? I'm hoping to leave my car and trailer there overnight Friday and Saturday. Would like to leave next to a stranger I met on C5 vs another stranger...hmmm.
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Good luck to all that are going to run and stay safe, lets see if there is a new record holder!
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Hey, anyone staying overnight at the "track"? I'm hoping to leave my car and trailer there overnight Friday and Saturday. Would like to leave next to a stranger I met on C5 vs another stranger...hmmm.
We have a full area, rv's , campers etc... You're welcome to leave it with us... Park your trailer next to mine, and the car with Brandi... We'll keep an eye on both...
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We have a full area, rv's , campers etc... You're welcome to leave it with us... Park your trailer next to mine, and the car with Brandi... We'll keep an eye on both...
Thanks Robert! See you there. -Pat
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We need to get this whole ADM caravan I'm traveling with to park next to you guys also
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