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Old 06-11-2010, 12:04 PM   #101
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Thanks, Jeff! The Challenger's running great. The acceleration really sets you back in the seat now. You guys put out a great kit!
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:33 PM   #102
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Adding a little more carbon fiber to the Z06. ZR1 roof is going in also...
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:54 PM   #103
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dang frank maybe I should send my ZO6 up to you for some mods. Come out and play with us at Road Atlanta sometime.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:09 PM   #104
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I need to if I can ever get enough time off... So far with the Z06 I've got the roof and halo panels off to be replaced with ZR1 carbon fiber, ZR1 style flat bottom splitter, ZR1 side skirts, and ZR1 rear spoiler. Brake upgrade with different pads, stainless brake lines, and caliper pad bolts that you can actually remove more than once. The stock bolts use a 6mm allen that rounds out the holes in the bolts rendering them useless, and the new ones are a 10mm hex head.
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:05 PM   #105
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Before and after of the Z06 caliper bolts.
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:11 PM   #106
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The Camaro is finally back on the lift to correct the rear lower control arm interference issue. Spohn's answer was to use a wider spacer. Since I really don't want my tires hanging out of the wheelwells, I am going a different route. In the pics you can see where the inside if the wheel rim is contacting the control arm. In the last pic, I've drawn a line where I'll cut off the lower part of the control arm and weld a plate over the bottom. I'll show pics of the process later...
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:16 PM   #107
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The Camaro is finally back on the lift to correct the rear lower control arm interference issue. Spohn's answer was to use a wider spacer. Since I really don't want my tires hanging out of the wheelwells, I am going a different route. In the pics you can see where the inside if the wheel rim is contacting the control arm. In the last pic, I've drawn a line where I'll cut off the lower part of the control arm and weld a plate over the bottom. I'll show pics of the process later...

Thanks for the pics and info Frank. I have the same lower arms so guaranteed it will interfere just like yours. Please post the pics when you get the modification complete.

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Old 06-26-2010, 05:21 PM   #108
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I'm here to help! Seriously, I'm a little ticked at Spohn that they weren't any more help with this issue. I can't be the only one running wider than stock wheels. I guess it's true what they say, "There's no such thing as bolt on aftermarket parts"!
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:31 PM   #109
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I'm here to help! Seriously, I'm a little ticked at Spohn that they weren't any more help with this issue. I can't be the only one running wider than stock wheels. I guess it's true what they say, "There's no such thing as bolt on aftermarket parts"!

Well I definitely appreciate anything you do find out Frank !!

I have kind of a double whammy since the wheels I have are 18" and they are 12.5" wide with the maximum backspace that Doug and Scott at Forgeline could do. The tires are 345's so it is a lot of rubber. Here is what the max B.S. looks like:
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:34 AM   #110
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I'm here to help! Seriously, I'm a little ticked at Spohn that they weren't any more help with this issue. I can't be the only one running wider than stock wheels. I guess it's true what they say, "There's no such thing as bolt on aftermarket parts"!
lol always seems to be the case . nice build frank the car is looking really good ! keep it up
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:09 PM   #111
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Some rough cut shots... I knew I should get a plasma cutter, but I managed with my air cut-off wheel and a sawzall. You will need some 3/16" by 3" steel to patch the hole in the control arm. Should have it done tomorrow.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:15 AM   #112
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Well I definitely appreciate anything you do find out Frank !!

I have kind of a double whammy since the wheels I have are 18" and they are 12.5" wide with the maximum backspace that Doug and Scott at Forgeline could do. The tires are 345's so it is a lot of rubber. Here is what the max B.S. looks like:
I might have to get a set of these for my SS! I have Forgelines on my Z06 already, and love them.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:39 AM   #113
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Hey Frank -

Thanks for the pics of your rear control mods. You would have thought that Spohn would have made these to work with something other than just stock wheels? It is after all a Camaro which they know will be modified every possible way...

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Old 06-28-2010, 09:01 AM   #114
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:04 AM   #115
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On the way to the alignment shop.

what is that "air" sound when you change gears?
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:27 AM   #117
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what is that "air" sound when you change gears?
Blow off valve. The car is turbocharged...
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:00 PM   #118
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Patch piece made and fit to hole in control arm. I used a piece of 3/16 by 3" steel I got from Lowe's. Welded it in (inside and out) and ground the outside welds down. Next, paint it and reinstall it. Then there's the other side to do!
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Patch piece made and fit to hole in control arm. I used a piece of 3/16 by 3" steel I got from Lowe's. Welded it in (inside and out) and ground the outside welds down. Next, paint it and reinstall it. Then there's the other side to do!

Frank

Seriously, I would send a couple of pics of your modifications and tell Spohn others are having to do the same thing. They may want to consider modifying their design. Tell them that if someone is serious enough to put these on their car they ARE NOT running factory tires/wheels. I can crank on them too if you want.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:26 PM   #120
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Very, Very nice project you have going on. Looks like alot of fun also.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:54 AM   #121
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Very, Very nice project you have going on. Looks like alot of fun also.
Thanks. Can't wait to install your modified mirrors when they get here.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:01 AM   #122
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Painted. Krylon Gloss Banner Red is almost a perfect match for the red powder coating.
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Painted. Krylon Gloss Banner Red is almost a perfect match for the red powder coating.
Very nice.

Looks like you painted the strike zone stripes the same color !!! j/k but the stripes are the same color as the control arms - really.
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Yeah, I just sat it down to get a quick shot. Machine is a United small ball bowler I restored. It was originally built in 1956.
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Yeah, I just sat it down to get a quick shot. Machine is a United small ball bowler I restored. It was originally built in 1956.

Frank -

That is wicked cool. Get to restore and play with those machines. I am sure you have no problem with entertainment at your place... You can even knock down every pin if you slide that lower control arm a little harder, but if you scratch it there'll be hell to pay.
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