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JusticePete 03-19-2011 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 2984458)
Good luck getting any pictures out of speedster. Apparently you needs super triple platinum code clearance from NRE to see even a thumbnail image of any part of that car. :mad0260:

Good point. Please email them to PGB@PeddersUSA.com marked CONFIDENTIAL. They will stay that way.

JusticePete 03-19-2011 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2984457)
Pete check your voice mail plz

:D

Empty under your name. Call me with an update.

Mr Twisty 03-19-2011 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Kyle.Gilmour (Post 2984350)
haha.. hey man, I had a limited script to work with.. i lifted it right from PQs post

It just didn't transfer to characters well... Maybe if one character was under a car and the other one was playing with the jack... orrr if they were doing a 3 stooges bit :laugh: (Hey, I should be talking. I don't even know how to do it. )

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2984446)
Probably. The idea is that a big honkin' rear bar will help evenly distribute the load an launch so the torque doesn't crew down one side of the car forcing you to launch on one wheel / tire.

Can you post a short summary with pictures of your modified rear? I tried looking through your build thread to refresh my memory but my eyes glazed over on page 4,752 :D

He hasn't posted installed pics yet...
:popcorn:

PQ 03-19-2011 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2984430)
My guess is two fold. When the first nut fell off the endlink ball stud rattled around and elongated the hole. The tab is mild steel and a loose endlink will elongate the hole on a stock bar. Stronger aftermarket cars would do more damage more quickly. The OE endlink boss is fine for OE bars. Our endlinks have a large boss or face to distribute load across the mild steel tab in the arm. You can see it clearly in these photos as well as how thick the washers are.

http://forums.peddersusa.com/imageho...0bf7537e7b.jpg

When we modify our Camaros, when we make one piece stronger, everything else in the system becomes comparatively weaker. We try very hard to maintain that balance. It is why our bars are sold with endlinks. Stronger bar, stronger ball joints and larger mounting surface to more evenly distribute the load.

When you replace you arm, you should remove the other endlink and verify the hole is round and the tab has not been deformed. We want trouble free travel to the Fest!

Ok. I'll check the other one. I"m thinking I better pick up some end links. Hopefully not another arm as well. I've never had the other come loose so I may be fine there.

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2984462)
So Chris and Company will be turning the nuts on the front endlink by hand and won't read about the fast and easy way until they are done? :sm0: :D :popcorn:

:bellyroll:

GTAHVIT 03-19-2011 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2984462)
So Chris and Company will be turning the nuts on the front endlink by hand and won't read about the fast and easy way until they are done? :sm0: :D :popcorn:

nono... we used it up front!!!! awesome trick!!!!

:D

Front Sway bar was almost a no go... holy crap we're both done... But the new one is now in and officially that sucked..


Long day... But we're still hangin in there. :thumbsup:

If we were asked to do it again... we could do it in about 5 hours... You learn so much after the first try.

;)

PQ 03-19-2011 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2984897)
nono... we used it up front!!!! awesome trick!!!!

:D

Front Sway bar was almost a no go... holy crap we're both done... But the new one is now in and officially that sucked..


Long day... But we're still hangin in there. :thumbsup:

If we were asked to do it again... we could do it in about 5 hours... You learn so much after the first try.

;)

Front sway bar.................. :bellyroll:

That's the story of my modding experience on this car. I could cut the time in half easily to do them again.

speedster 03-19-2011 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2984897)
nono... we used it up front!!!! awesome trick!!!!

:D

Front Sway bar was almost a no go... holy crap we're both done... But the new one is now in and officially that sucked..


Long day... But we're still hangin in there. :thumbsup:

If we were asked to do it again... we could do it in about 5 hours... You learn so much after the first try.

;)

You wussy... lol :D

Long day for you guys - but it WILL all be worth it !!!

...now get back to work. :paddle:

PQ 03-20-2011 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by speedster (Post 2984943)
You wussy... lol :D

Long day for you guys - but it WILL all be worth it !!!

...now get back to work. :paddle:

:word: :word: :word:

I'd work til the sun came up if I had to.

zebra 03-20-2011 01:15 AM

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2983083)
:laugh:

I can't remember. How'd we do it. I was gonna crawl though the trunk but you were able to reach it I think. lol

come to think of it, i don't even remember. i think i managed to hit it with my knife or something.

i think my biggest memory of the weekend was that BS ticket on the way there. :rolleyes:

that & Chris making me drool all over my steering wheel with that deafening awesomeness that was the 2.5" straight-through muffler system he took off :(

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2983387)

:sm0: you would! :rolleyes: :laugh:

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2984225)
:laugh: I didn't see it.

I didn't know I could dance that goog. LMAO

Pete, looks like we need to talk........

The metal part on the arm where my sway bar end link hooks to has tore off. :mad0259: Not sure why, but am I gonna have to buy a whole new arm?

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2984288)
Here are the pics...... Any indication why it tore?

And how much is a new arm? What do you want for that one, and can I drive the car while I wait?

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1125

what've you been doing to your car?

PQ 03-20-2011 01:16 AM

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TAG UR IT 03-20-2011 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2984897)
nono... we used it up front!!!! awesome trick!!!!

:D

Front Sway bar was almost a no go... holy crap we're both done... But the new one is now in and officially that sucked..
We lifted the engine to get it in there...

Long day... But we're still hangin in there. :thumbsup:

If we were asked to do it again... we could do it in about 5 hours... You learn so much after the first try.

;)

LOL...I know that feeling.

I was lucky...I had a team helping me out. We had coils, stainless brake lines, front sway bar, and rear sway bar done in 1.5 hours. Still need to get the radius and subframes done. But, shouldn't be that long. Now...leeettts see how long it takes to take them back off your car....


and install them on mine


:D
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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2985160)

:popcorn:

GTAHVIT 03-20-2011 02:18 AM

just finished... the car looks great.. I'm done... got a couple small items to tidy up... that locking nut on the top of the coil is a beast to get back on... I need to run it on and off the old coil to loosen it up..

Car looks frackin awesome... cant really take a pic right now.

Got some good video of the rear but we were too pushed for time to video to the front...

:D

I now have pedders dual adjustable supercar coilovers, sway bars, adjustable end links and some inserts on my car... :D :thumbsup:

time for bed...

:D

zebra 03-20-2011 02:20 AM

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:drool:

PQ 03-20-2011 02:28 AM

I'm exhausted too. Watching yer thread all day just took it out of me.

Congrats brother. :thumbup: I can't wait to see it. Alignment next?

Mr Twisty 03-20-2011 08:47 AM

Bushings timed?

Bet it looks good :popcorn:

Number 3 03-20-2011 09:05 AM

2:18 am ????

Looking forward to the pictures.

Darth_Emma 03-20-2011 10:12 AM

GTAHVIT:
I can't wait to see the pictures, but I'm mostly looking forward to hearing how it drives. Congrats on the new goodies!

themossman 03-20-2011 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2984373)
.... Why am I laughing? looks like I'm gonna have to do mine again. :facepalm:

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2984462)
So Chris and Company will be turning the nuts on the front endlink by hand and won't read about the fast and easy way until they are done? :sm0: :D :popcorn:

I kept giving Chris a hard time about the neat little ratchet wrenches I used to do mine...

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2984929)
Front sway bar.................. :bellyroll:

That's the story of my modding experience on this car. I could cut the time in half easily to do them again.

I'd be willing to lay a bet on this one :) ...this was the second set of sways I've done and it was no easier the second time. The only 'lesson' I learned is to pause IMMEDIATELY when you get the old one out so you can put 'start' the new one going in EXACTLY the way the old one came out (and don't forget to work it OUT on the passenger side...not the driver side.

I spent all day warning Chris that I would be laughing at him while he was trying to get the front bar out...but when it came time and he was under there trying to remember his geometry classes...I was too tired to give him a hard time. I groaned deeply and got my dumb-ass under the car and did battle with the front sway bar...I managed to do it this time without any blood blisters or scrapped knuckles...


Chris...my only concern is that I found a bolt in my pocket when I got home last night. I'm not sure where it goes...but it has 'cleatus' stamped on the top...

PQ 03-20-2011 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by themossman (Post 2986037)
I kept giving Chris a hard time about the neat little ratchet wrenches I used to do mine...



I'd be willing to lay a bet on this one :) ...this was the second set of sways I've done and it was no easier the second time. The only 'lesson' I learned is to pause IMMEDIATELY when you get the old one out so you can put 'start' the new one going in EXACTLY the way the old one came out (and don't forget to work it OUT on the passenger side...not the driver side.

I spent all day warning Chris that I would be laughing at him while he was trying to get the front bar out...but when it came time and he was under there trying to remember his geometry classes...I was too tired to give him a hard time. I groaned deeply and got my dumb-ass under the car and did battle with the front sway bar...I managed to do it this time without any blood blisters or scrapped knuckles...


Chris...my only concern is that I found a bolt in my pocket when I got home last night. I'm not sure where it goes...but it has 'cleatus' stamped on the top...

Thanks for helping him.

I would take that bet on all but the front sway bar. Lol. I was actually staring toward the motor mounts as I laid under the car. :laugh: BUT I might win the bet because if I had to do it again right now, I'd cut the bar coming out.

Geometry classes ............:bellyroll:

GTAHVIT 03-20-2011 12:41 PM

Thanks very much... everyone... sorry we're weren't more interactive yesterday...

There is a lot that you need to have sorted out before you install these.. the inserts are pretty straight forward.. The rear sway isn't bad if your exhaust isn't in the way...

The front sway is a kick in the.... :confused0068: The rear coils are by far the most difficult, if you really know what you are doing and have all the right tools it is a one man job... The hardest part on the front coils are those damn clevis bolts on the knuckles...

Mossman was the key to us getting it done... he got the sway bars sorted out with a little very little help from me... :D

My assessment. you absolutely can do this yourself .... Must have tools... BIG breaker bar. wrenches up to about 24 mm. Six side deep well 1/2 sockets up to 24MM... small to medium vice....

and an impact wrench is a HUGE help... Almost a necessity.

If you've never done it before it's a two man job...

Damn the car sits down nice a low :D

Talk to you guys soon, trying to get it aligned today, we'll see.

GTAHVIT 03-20-2011 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by themossman (Post 2986037)
I kept giving Chris a hard time about the neat little ratchet wrenches I used to do mine...



I'd be willing to lay a bet on this one :) ...this was the second set of sways I've done and it was no easier the second time. The only 'lesson' I learned is to pause IMMEDIATELY when you get the old one out so you can put 'start' the new one going in EXACTLY the way the old one came out (and don't forget to work it OUT on the passenger side...not the driver side.

I spent all day warning Chris that I would be laughing at him while he was trying to get the front bar out...but when it came time and he was under there trying to remember his geometry classes...I was too tired to give him a hard time. I groaned deeply and got my dumb-ass under the car and did battle with the front sway bar...I managed to do it this time without any blood blisters or scrapped knuckles...


Chris...my only concern is that I found a bolt in my pocket when I got home last night. I'm not sure where it goes...but it has 'cleatus' stamped on the top...

MOSS!!! Dude!!! I owe you HUGE!!!!!! Thanks a ton brother.. getting ready to get the locking nut finished. You think I need to jack the car back up??

:iono:

CMON CLEATUS!!!!!!! LMAO :bellyroll:

SSE 4 2SS 03-20-2011 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2986100)
MOSS!!! Dude!!! I owe you HUGE!!!!!! Thanks a ton brother.. getting ready to get the locking nut finished. You think I need to jack the car back up??

:iono:

CMON CLEATUS!!!!!!! LMAO :bellyroll:

Dudes, five hours for a sway bar... at our pay rate out here thats, +4 carry two,

crap,

a crap-ton of money... I heard it took like ten minutes to install mine... but... the front clip wasn't in the car, and there was no motor on the clip, and....:D

NVM...:bellyroll: i'm glad you got it done with no broken fingers...

PQ 03-20-2011 12:57 PM

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Dudes, five hours for a sway bar... at our pay rate out here thats, +4 carry two,

crap,

a crap-ton of money... I heard it took like ten minutes to install mine... but... the front clip wasn't in the car, and there was no motor on the clip, and....:D

NVM...:bellyroll: i'm glad you got it done with no broken fingers...

:bellyroll:




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themossman 03-20-2011 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by SSE 4 2SS (Post 2986124)
Dudes, five hours for a sway bar... at our pay rate out here thats, +4 carry two,

crap,

a crap-ton of money... I heard it took like ten minutes to install mine... but... the front clip wasn't in the car, and there was no motor on the clip, and....:D

NVM...:bellyroll: i'm glad you got it done with no broken fingers...

LOL...neither sway bar took four hours...not even two per...it's just a pain. The other 'hard' part is getting access to the mount bolts...another time where I was ribbing Chris reminding him about the cool little ratchet wrenches I have in my garage....

and at my bill rate to customers...well...let's just say you wouldn't want to pay me to install parts on your car!!! lol

PQ 03-20-2011 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by themossman (Post 2986212)
LOL...neither sway bar took four hours...not even two per...it's just a pain. The other 'hard' part is getting access to the mount bolts...another time where I was ribbing Chris reminding him about the cool little ratchet wrenches I have in my garage....

and at my bill rate to customers...well...let's just say you wouldn't want to pay me to install parts on your car!!! lol

I changed out the upper controll arms on my sons Jeep Lyberty..... :suicide: SUCKED......

The spindle bolts were pretty fun huh?????

Merc 03-20-2011 01:26 PM

:needpics: :rules: :paddle:

:popcorn::popcorn:

:thumbsup:

SSE 4 2SS 03-20-2011 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by themossman (Post 2986212)
LOL...neither sway bar took four hours...not even two per...it's just a pain. The other 'hard' part is getting access to the mount bolts...another time where I was ribbing Chris reminding him about the cool little ratchet wrenches I have in my garage....

and at my bill rate to customers...well...let's just say you wouldn't want to pay me to install parts on your car!!! lol

I'm glad the family reached out and helped... Thats one of the things I Love about Camaro5. Thanks for stepping up..

And I only threw the billing deal out there since working in the oilfield, my rig is making about 280,000 per day, and when we go on subsea downtime, it figures out to over 10,000 dollars an hour... I hate those reports... and the phone calls, and the e-mails, and the visits from office dudes and dudettes, and visits to the blue room... etc... I just wish I was making that hourly rate... I'ld have................... something..

JusticePete 03-20-2011 01:56 PM

Today is alignment Sunday and TEST DRIVE Day!!!

Mossman -- helping out Chris, Very Cool. :clap: Staying through to the bitter end, PRICELESS. :respekt:

speedster 03-20-2011 02:46 PM

Awesome job Chris and Moss !!!

Can't wait to see THR22 in all its lowered glory... :thumbsup:

zebra 03-20-2011 02:52 PM

so... have fun pulling out of the driveway yet?
i remember Randy having so much fun in his lowered car

JusticePete 03-20-2011 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by zebra (Post 2986505)
so... have fun pulling out of the driveway yet?
i remember Randy having so much fun in his lowered car

it is all about approach angles. Of course it is my business but I lower every thing and drive every where. If you don't rub some time you need to go lower.

themossman 03-20-2011 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by SSE 4 2SS (Post 2986296)
I'm glad the family reached out and helped... Thats one of the things I Love about Camaro5. Thanks for stepping up..

And I only threw the billing deal out there since working in the oilfield, my rig is making about 280,000 per day, and when we go on subsea downtime, it figures out to over 10,000 dollars an hour... I hate those reports... and the phone calls, and the e-mails, and the visits from office dudes and dudettes, and visits to the blue room... etc... I just wish I was making that hourly rate... I'ld have................... something..

We did some work with GSF/TO and it was recited to me how much 'down time' would cost each rig...they don't mess around when it comes to knowing exactly how much they're making an hour...and it's nuts.

And I'm looking forward to hearing about how the alignment went...and my first test ride post mods. However, I feel that ride may wind up inflicting substantial pain on my wallet.

PQ 03-20-2011 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by zebra (Post 2986505)
so... have fun pulling out of the driveway yet?
i remember Randy having so much fun in his lowered car

:laugh: Can't wait for those stories. lol

He'll learn it, but his driveway, though not too bad, can be a pain. If he goes much lower than me, he'll have to be REALLY careful.

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2986567)
If you don't rub some time you need to go lower.

........:laughabove:

JusticePete 03-20-2011 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by themossman (Post 2986698)
And I'm looking forward to hearing about how the alignment went...and my first test ride post mods. However, I feel that ride may wind up inflicting substantial pain on my wallet.

If you still have a wallet you have not shown your 5th Gen enough mod love :D

zebra 03-20-2011 05:53 PM

Lou Gigliotti has some great info that you might like to see...
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-t...oil-overs.html
http://www.lgmotorsports.com/coilover_setup.html

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2986821)
:laugh: Can't wait for those stories. lol

He'll learn it, but his driveway, though not too bad, can be a pain. If he goes much lower than me, he'll have to be REALLY careful.

........:laughabove:

i know, right! heck, i thought Spike's driveway would be fine... i was wrong. :facepalm:
i think Chris's might be a little steeper :yikes:

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2986889)
If you still have a wallet you have not shown your 5th Gen enough mod love :D

:word:

Mr Twisty 03-20-2011 06:40 PM

Sure has been quiet in here today. I'm guessing he's driving a bit, gettiing out laughing, admiring the new look, getting in, repeat :laugh:

SSE 4 2SS 03-20-2011 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by themossman (Post 2986698)
We did some work with GSF/TO and it was recited to me how much 'down time' would cost each rig...they don't mess around when it comes to knowing exactly how much they're making an hour...and it's nuts.

And I'm looking forward to hearing about how the alignment went...and my first test ride post mods. However, I feel that ride may wind up inflicting substantial pain on my wallet.

When I first came offshore I worked as a medic on a GSF project.. Then for a while I ended up working on a TO project...

Now I work for Diamond Offshore, no longer a service hand, and yes, it's universal that everybody from the newest galley hand to the Co-Reps know almost to the dollar the day rate for a rig, and how much of a percentage you loose if the soft ice cream maker goes out etc... It kills me that we have some equipment that we never ever use, but heaven help us if it gets on a report that it doesn't work, and the Co-Reps find out.... Oh Lord...

SSE 4 2SS 03-20-2011 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 2987222)
Sure has been quiet in here today. I'm guessing he's driving a bit, gettiing out laughing, admiring the new look, getting in, repeat :laugh:

lol, you think...

CynAgain 03-20-2011 08:27 PM

Geez, Revo has his install pics posted already :rolleyes:

600hp-lpe 03-20-2011 08:53 PM

I almost finished my rollcage cleanup/ whole interior rebuild before GTA installed his alignment LOL...


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