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Old 12-04-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
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PlanetLSX's Project Z2010

As we have some big plans for this car, we feel that it deserves its own project thread. You may recall our debut article on the car, found here:

http://www.planetlsx.com/vehicles/Pr..._Camaro_SS/115

Well, we have our first update article...unfortunately, it's not full of cool parts and performance gains; quite the opposite! Enjoy -

http://www.planetlsx.com/vehicles/Getting_The_Shaft/124

Stay tuned for our MGW shifter install/review!
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:15 PM   #2
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sweet, i love white with orange stripes, was my original combo i wanted but it wasnt available at the time...oh well, i love my IOM!
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:26 PM   #3
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VERY COOL!! Welcome to camaro5. I am also a member on planetlsx.com, with the same screen name you see here.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:43 PM   #4
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i saw that car yesterday
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:03 AM   #5
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VERY COOL!! Welcome to camaro5. I am also a member on planetlsx.com, with the same screen name you see here.
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i saw that car yesterday
In person? That would be a feat, it hasn't left its garage in Texas for a week!
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:08 PM   #6
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Looking forward to following the build up. the camaro world rocks again.

same screen name on planetlsx ....
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:52 AM   #7
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Sorry to read about your driveshaft. Considering all the threads on here about transmission output shafts, and a couple on driveshafts, do you think launch control is the culprit???
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:48 AM   #8
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Sorry to read about your driveshaft. Considering all the threads on here about transmission output shafts, and a couple on driveshafts, do you think launch control is the culprit???
Wheel hop is the culprit. The bolts, which may not have been fully tight, as suggested by the slight ring of fatigue around the edge of the bolt, snapped under shock loading. Launch control was not designed for use on a sticker than normal street surface; it was designed to haze the tires by maintaining a rear tire speed slightly higher than the fronts, to in effect ride the line between all out spinning and bogging. When your road surface is sticker than the average street, as is the case with some of our warm concrete streets in Houston, or a VHT prepped track surface, you run a higher risk of wheel hop, however you launch the car. I have it on good authority - Launch control should not break this car if used correctly.

In sum, don't use launch control on sticky surfaces, and make sure all your driveshaft bolts - front and rear - are tight. I would recommend 120-130 ft-lbs, even though dealer specs are 100.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:38 PM   #9
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Bad news...

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Old 12-14-2009, 12:15 AM   #10
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Ugh, what the heck happened??
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:17 AM   #11
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Car turned in front of me because people in lanes left of me stopped to let him. I was driving minding my own business and that guy pulled in front. I was doing about 35 and had maybe 2 cars to stop. T-boned the Tacoma and put him on his side. Just didnt' have time to stop :(

His turn has no "right of way" as there is no light, no yield. Terrible way to end Kat's (SSRSLY's) birthday :(
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:23 AM   #12
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wow thats terrible
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:43 AM   #13
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:10 AM   #14
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Damn. That sucks. How much damage?
Good luck bud!
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:29 AM   #15
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Going to check the car out today. Missed the front bumper cause truck was so high. Ripped bumper, lights, grill and hood of course. Pushed fenders back and wrecked those. Doors jacked when opening to get out. Windshield busted when pass airbag hit it and all airbags popped...Honestly I hope it's totaled because it will never be the same. If it is, I hope to be able to "buy it back" so the heart can live on in another car...Assuming the engine isn't toast from when the radiator/core hit it at 30mph...
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:55 AM   #16
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Going to check the car out today. Missed the front bumper cause truck was so high. Ripped bumper, lights, grill and hood of course. Pushed fenders back and wrecked those. Doors jacked when opening to get out. Windshield busted when pass airbag hit it and all airbags popped...Honestly I hope it's totaled because it will never be the same. If it is, I hope to be able to "buy it back" so the heart can live on in another car...Assuming the engine isn't toast from when the radiator/core hit it at 30mph...
Damn, that sucks dude. Best of my luck bud!!!
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:23 PM   #18
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:05 PM   #19
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:22 PM   #20
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:36 PM   #21
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That sucks, at least it's the other guys fault.
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:43 PM   #22
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OMG that sucks. ida beat his ass worse than he was already hurt and then cry cuz my baby was torn up.
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ouch man god less u other guy and the car
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:23 PM   #24
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ouch man god less u other guy and the car
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:09 PM   #25
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This just hurts to look at... Looks like the Camaro crumpled well absorbing the force of the accident. And I guess by the sound of it you came out unscathed, well at least physically, maybe not mentally (cause that would make me nuts too). Just curious, how violent was the wreck from your perspective? I know from the pics it looks ridiculous. When you got out the car were you like, 'Holy Crap, there's no way this happened at 35mph!'
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