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Old 12-25-2012, 05:25 PM   #11251
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No snow for us... we are having Christmas tornadoes.

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Same here... it finally got a bit chilly after running the AC most of the weekend.

Merry Christmas to the entire House...
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #11252
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Same here... it finally got a bit chilly after running the AC most of the weekend.

Merry Christmas to the entire House...
It was high 60's here.. we're thinking about going to the beach tomorrow.

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Old 12-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #11253
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:02 PM   #11254
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What? Even in the Southern Hemisphere it's warm. Warm somewhere to provide balance.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:12 PM   #11255
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What? Even in the Southern Hemisphere it's warm. Warm somewhere to provide balance.
Well I wish I was in the warm......
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:31 PM   #11256
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Well I wish I was in the warm......
Great Christmas....







4" to 8" snow....
...predicted for tomorrow...
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:01 PM   #11257
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Great Christmas....







4" to 8" snow....
...predicted for tomorrow...
Great driving weather! If you have these tires........









































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Old 12-25-2012, 11:10 PM   #11258
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Great driving weather! If you have these tires........





New Z... Just sayin....

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:04 AM   #11259
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #11260
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Fixed............
Hmmmm..... the sloth does not seem like a good name for a track car. :(








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Old 12-26-2012, 12:20 PM   #11261
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Only in Texas could football interfere with a race.....

"AUSTIN, Texas -- Circuit of the Americas officials say they hope Formula One will change the date of the 2013 U.S. Grand Prix to avoid a conflict with a University of Texas home football game the same weekend.

The track near Austin opened last month to rave reviews with more than 260,000 attending the three-day race weekend. The 2013 race has been scheduled for Nov. 17 with practice and qualifying on Friday and Saturday.

Texas hosts a home football game that same weekend. Track and university officials worry both events will bring a crush of people to Austin and will strain access to hotel rooms and disrupt transportation.

Track chairman Bobby Epstein says he's confident F1 officials are working to find a solution, but acknowledged the race date may not be changed"
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #11262
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Fixed............

I LOLd.

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:33 AM   #11263
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Updated Lightning Lap Chart

I think the ZL1 has put it's mark on this chart...

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:11 AM   #11264
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I've been waiting for this: Lightning Lap 2013.

Thank you Mr. Lee.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=267724

BOSS LS 3:02.8

1LE 3:01.5

GT500 3:00.6

ZL1 2:57.5

Any doubts an LS7/ZEE would bust a sub-3:00?!
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #11265
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If I read the article correctly, the Boss was not in the competition this year. Is that time from last year?

Regardless, it shows braking and handling are so important to having track performance. And the 1LE and ZL1 have those pretty well sorted out.

On that note, however, I am puzzled as to why an SS is 8 seconds behind a 1LE. That doesn't compute. Nor does the fact that the Z51 Corvette was only better than the SS by .2 seconds.

And the last dicussion for The House......................why is a ZL1 faster than the Z06 on this chart by 3.6 seconds. Does that even come close to making sense? Does 75 HP Make up for 800 pounds? Can the same basic brakes stop a ZL1 just as easy as the Z06?

But again for the cars that were there on that day, it sure was a great Chevy result.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:44 AM   #11266
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Yes the Boss was from last year, but the car hasn't changed.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:52 AM   #11267
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Yes the Boss was from last year, but the car hasn't changed.

Suspected as much. The argument from the Blue Oval boys would be track conditions.

I never had a doubt that ZL1 would be the better track car over the Boss. Said so often and was poo pooe for it. We need a Boss killer, everyone said. Well it appears to do more than kill it (even if there were not on the same day).

Also, what are the Mustang folks talking about now that the Boss is dead? Are they suspecting something better? different? or just missing?
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:57 AM   #11268
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But the GT500 and ZL1 were on the same day... 3 second difference is pretty big..
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:07 AM   #11269
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Looks like my z14 is kickin ass!!

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Old 12-27-2012, 11:27 AM   #11270
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But the GT500 and ZL1 were on the same day... 3 second difference is pretty big..
That was a pounding for sure.

The Camaro has had a superior chassis from day 1 but the press kept wanting to give the Mustang toooooo much credit. Now we are seeing the real benefit to the IRS in both the 1LE and ZL1.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #11271
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On that note, however, I am puzzled as to why an SS is 8 seconds behind a 1LE. That doesn't compute. Nor does the fact that the Z51 Corvette was only better than the SS by .2 seconds.

And the last dicussion for The House......................why is a ZL1 faster than the Z06 on this chart by 3.6 seconds. Does that even come close to making sense? Does 75 HP Make up for 800 pounds? Can the same basic brakes stop a ZL1 just as easy as the Z06?

But again for the cars that were there on that day, it sure was a great Chevy result.
Some of the results are a little puzzling.....

Maybe some of these laps times are a couple of years old? The Z51 lap time does seem odd....
To me it seems like the "MR" cars are rockets from the factory!



EDIT: Some of the lap times are old so that makes much more sense. The Z51 lap time was from 2008.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:36 AM   #11272
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But the GT500 and ZL1 were on the same day... 3 second difference is pretty big..
Pretty big? That's F'in HUGE!
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GT500 vs. ZL1...

Who was it that said, "Pro Street vs. Pro Tour"?!

Number 3, I think some of the time discrepancies are due to atmospheric/track conditions, year-over-year, and some is due to tire upgrades. SS on Pirellis while 1LE on Goodyears that complement the suspension upgrades; some Vettes upgraded to the all-conquering Michelin Pilot SSs. Which BTW would be a helluva tire for the ZEE, OE...

There is no substitute for "gription"...
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:17 PM   #11274
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GT500 vs. ZL1...

Who was it that said, "Pro Street vs. Pro Tour"?!

Number 3, I think some of the time discrepancies are due to atmospheric/track conditions, year-over-year, and some is due to tire upgrades. SS on Pirellis while 1LE on Goodyears that complement the suspension upgrades; some Vettes upgraded to the all-conquering Michelin Pilot SSs. Which BTW would be a helluva tire for the ZEE, OE...

There is no substitute for "gription"...
I see what you did there and I like it. Combination triple word score for combing Grip and Traction.......................Gription.

Word of the day in The House. Everyone must now try to use it in a conversation today.

Which reminds me of the scene in Super Troopers...............having to use Meow in the conversation. "Hey, what's going on meow?"
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