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600hp-lpe 04-06-2011 04:40 PM

I am in the same class..
I kept reading the rulebook to make sure I didn't go outside the rules with all the stuff I did.

it's going to be a battle this year. The guy I race against in my class is the national champion for the country.. I have been shrinking the gap every race last year. The changes this year should help me get close to his times.

The other guy I am competing against runs a high downforce wing and a front splitter on his car. It's going to cost me almost 3K for the quality parts to add to my car.. I am going to do them towards the end of the year, or over next winter.

I will show you the wing I am going to use when we are at the fest.. there will be a comparable wing on one of the GM concept cars. At 100 MPH, the rear wing generates 900 Lbs downforce... it needs to be mounted THROUGH the trunk to the frame.

PQ 04-06-2011 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 3062247)
I am in the same class..
I kept reading the rulebook to make sure I didn't go outside the rules with all the stuff I did.

:laugh: Name of the game I suppose.

zebra 04-06-2011 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 3062247)
...
I will show you the wing I am going to use when we are at the fest.. there will be a comparable wing on one of the GM concept cars. At 100 MPH, the rear wing generates 900 Lbs downforce... it needs to be mounted THROUGH the trunk to the frame.

oh, i've already seen it
























http://www.foreverredwood.com/images...able_6b_lg.jpg

600hp-lpe 04-06-2011 06:03 PM

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I'd use that, but the rules only let you have 900 square inches of wing...

Hint.. these guy's run the same airfoil I am going to use for the basis of the rear wing.

Darth_Emma 04-06-2011 06:17 PM

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1302127352

I wonder what those DRs cost and if they'd fit my car... :bellyroll:

PQ 04-06-2011 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 3062585)

I wonder what those DRs cost and if they'd fit my car... :bellyroll:

Know what......???

I think they will. :bellyroll: :bellyroll: :bellyroll:

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600hp-lpe 04-06-2011 06:31 PM

I know a chassis shop that can make them fit. :D

This guy has that size rear tire. I don't think he will pass state inspection for a street car, though..

Hey.. I just noticed.. he has the rear wing I need. LOL

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1...opromodak5.jpg

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/390...promod2da6.jpg

Mr Twisty 04-06-2011 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3061525)
Kind of a long story...

Short version is..I have an improperly sized upper spring perch bushing.

GM has as much as 3/8" of an inch margin of error in bushing height...

With the way I have my coilovers set up it is just stiff enough that when the bushing moves that top nut just taps the trunk floor with the right amount of jolt... Like dropping off the curb on my driveway when backing out..

So, Pete and Bruce@Ramonds told me how to fix it... and I was a fixin it :D..

and then I brokted it :(

There was a thread about that, affects one in a hundred, you're the one LOL
... I think I shall call you...




http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/n/neo1.jpg


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Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 3062101)
There are usually a few small issues when modifying the suspension..

just ask PQ.. LOL

I had to do a few creative things to get my setup to work.
Like having John at CCW make some new rear rims to replace the new rear rims after we tried the first set of rims.. (It's not easy to fit a 12.5" wide 18" rear rim on these cars).. :yikes: but now it fits, and it's a skateboard when they are on there. :D
or modifying the brand new, very expensive lower control arms from Spohn with a Grinder before I could race it.:(

My friends all love the ambition and dedication I put into my car during the off-season.:facepalm: They think I'm certifiable. LOL

They are glad I am entering race season where I don't modify stuff unless I have to - just tweak parts and the setup to dial it in. It's been a lot of weekends working late Saturday and Sunday to fit stuff together this winter. 5 months of building, shaping, cutting, stripping the interior, putting it back, trial fitting, etc. during this off-season.

I really like building the cars.. putting them together is half the fun. :thumbsup:
Using them to their full extent is the other half.:thumbup:

Cmon' Fest!!! I'm ready to start using it! :popcorn::burnrubber:

Your car is looking great! Can't wait to see it in person :thumbup:

600hp-lpe 04-06-2011 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69
Your car is looking great! Can't wait to see it in person :thumbup:

Thanks..

I'm looking forward to being able to finally drive it.

PQ 04-06-2011 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 3062706)
There was a thread about that, affects one in a hundred, you're the one LOL
... I think I shall call you...




http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/n/neo1.jpg

:yikes:

I guess that makes me ...................

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GTAHVIT 04-06-2011 09:07 PM

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LMAO

Well here are some pics so you can see what I'm talking about with the trunk.

If I continue to get some tapping, I'm gonna drill em out with a whole saw and put a rubber plug in there.. :D

the red "X" in the voids are where I did the hammering. I used the handle of a long framing hammer and a 2.5 lb sledge to beat the sheet metal up.

To find the hammer point (the red X) I taped an inch of crayon to the top of the coilover and carefully seated the completely assembled coil in the LCA and in the void. even with an inch of crayon it easily hits the trunk before the upper perch is flush...

then remove the coil find the crayon smudge and draw and X... then let the beating begin...

:D

from what everyone has told me. I should be good to go.

Pedders already has my Cam endlink on the way Should have it by the time I get home tomorrow.

should be good to go and back on the road :D

First pick is drivers side rear perch void
Second is passenger side
Third is trunk.

600hp-lpe 04-06-2011 09:14 PM

PQ AKA MR. Anderson..

Chris beat his car up with a hammer. what did you do to your's today?

zebra 04-06-2011 09:22 PM

he sat & drearily wondered why it has an automatic transmission :facepalm:

600hp-lpe 04-06-2011 09:28 PM

ROFL!

speedster 04-06-2011 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3063369)
...from what everyone has told me. I should be good to go.:D


Nothing that can't be fixed with a Sawzall and Duct Tape.. :thumbup:

Hope its all quiet on the warfront now. ;)

Darth_Emma 04-06-2011 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3063369)
LMAO


then remove the coil find the crayon smudge and draw and X... then let the beating begin...


It's hammah time...


Mr Twisty 04-06-2011 10:06 PM

Appropriate :sm0:

...err I guess it is... never can understand the lyrics, but I give it a 5 for the beat :D

Here ya go

GTAHVIT 04-06-2011 10:11 PM

I feel like I'm watching an episode of pop up video...

:laugh:

Mr Twisty 04-06-2011 10:12 PM

You haven't named your car yet have you..... how about the sledge hammer... can have your own song and everything :laugh:

GTAHVIT 04-06-2011 10:22 PM

:laugh:

I'm not sure why I haven't named THR22... other than THR22...

Maybe my days in the Navy... I do believe cars are women... Just like ships...

I served most my sea time on the Connie... CV64 USS Constellation...

I look back on her like a bad relationship... She took care of me, kept me safe was always there when I came home... But she was an insufferable B!#(h when she wanted to be... And made everyone around her miserable too...

So, I guess, I'd rather not make the same connection with my Car as I do my ship... I look at my car completely differently... :laugh: ... THR22 is kinda like that sexy girl you....

Never mind...

;)

:iono: :laugh:

Mr Twisty 04-06-2011 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3063720)
:laugh:

I'm not sure why I haven't named THR22... other than THR22...

Maybe my days in the Navy... I do believe cars are women... Just like ships...

I served most my sea time on the Connie... CV64 USS Constellation...

I look back on her like a bad relationship... She took care of me, kept me safe was always there when I came home... But she was an insufferable B!#(h when she wanted to be... And made everyone around her miserable too...

So, I guess, I'd rather not make the same connection with my Car as I do my ship... I look at my car completely differently... :laugh: ... THR22 is kinda like that sexy girl you.... fell in love with and had babies with and loved foreverandever

Never mind...

;)

:iono: :laugh:

fixed

just keepin it 'G' baybee... keepin it 'G' :laugh:

GTAHVIT 04-06-2011 10:29 PM

That's a pretty good way to look at it.. ;)

speedster 04-06-2011 10:32 PM

Nice. Something G rated coming out of MC. Need to take a picture of that. It'll never happen again...;)

THR22 sounds just fine...and even finer in AZ next week ! :cool:

Mr Twisty 04-06-2011 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3063749)
That's a pretty good way to look at it.. ;)

If your wife reads that and thinks you typed it and you get lai..... err.... a kiss n hug, you owe me a beer :bellyroll:

speedster 04-06-2011 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 3063788)
If your wife reads that and thinks you typed it and you get lai..... err.... a kiss n hug, you owe me a beer :bellyroll:


A B...I...G... BEER

Mr Twisty 04-06-2011 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by speedster (Post 3063771)
Nice. Something G rated coming out of MC. Need to take a picture of that. It'll never happen again...;)

THR22 sounds just fine...and even finer in AZ next week ! :cool:

IRL about the roughest I get is "Gol-durn" don't even know what it means, but it sounds like it could be a cuss word.

German maybe :D

GTAHVIT 04-06-2011 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by speedster (Post 3063771)
Nice. Something G rated coming out of MC. Need to take a picture of that. It'll never happen again...;)

THR22 sounds just fine...and even finer in AZ next week ! :cool:

The fest is gonna be such a good time...

:happyanim:

Mr Twisty 04-06-2011 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3063840)
The fest is gonna be such a good time...

:happyanim:

Ya'll not gonna be drinkin n gettin rowdy are ya? I go to bed at 7:30, can't be havin no noisy drunk ner-do-wells in the parkin lot :rules:

GTAHVIT 04-06-2011 10:48 PM

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OKOK.. Some car porn before put the kids to bed and hit the hay.

:D

mlee 04-06-2011 10:51 PM

:drool:^^^^^next on my list..

Mr Twisty 04-06-2011 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3063867)
OKOK.. Some car porn before put the kids to bed and hit the hay.

:D

So you just need the end and you're done? :headbang:

GTAHVIT 04-06-2011 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 3063860)
Ya'll not gonna be drinkin n gettin rowdy are ya? I go to bed at 7:30, can't be havin no noisy drunk ner-do-wells in the parkin lot :rules:

that would be Bruce and PQ and Bonnie... OMG and Kyle... and Mlee... and Bonnie... :laugh:

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Originally Posted by mlee (Post 3063889)
:drool:^^^^^next on my list..

Dude, WELL WORTH EVERY PENNY... I can't even begin to express how much better the car is.

You will get so much more from your car with the supercars... Pete has sent me a couple different configurations for autox and drag racing... :D

So cool...

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Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 3063900)
So you just need the end and you're done? :headbang:

yes indeed.

:thumbsup:

Darth_Emma 04-06-2011 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3063867)
OKOK.. Some car porn before put the kids to bed and hit the hay.

:D



Paint... your... calipers... DUDE!


Actually, those coilovers are making me... :drool:

mlee 04-06-2011 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 3063860)
Ya'll not gonna be drinkin n gettin rowdy are ya? I go to bed at 7:30, can't be havin no noisy drunk ner-do-wells in the parkin lot :rules:

You better get a top floor room...;)

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3063930)
that would be Bruce and PQ and Bonnie... OMG and Kyle... and Mlee... and Bonnie... :laugh:



Dude, WELL WORTH EVERY PENNY... I can't even begin to express how much better the car is.

You will get so much more from your car with the supercars... Pete has sent me a couple different configurations for autox and drag racing... :D

So cool...



yes indeed.

:thumbsup:

I absolutely agree after last week at the track trying to keep my car going in a straight line...
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139356

PQ 04-07-2011 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 3063403)
PQ AKA MR. Anderson..

Chris beat his car up with a hammer. what did you do to your's today?

Gently removed the old LCA and set a nice new LCA softly in it's place. :)

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Originally Posted by zebra (Post 3063439)
he sat & drearily wondered why it has an automatic transmission :facepalm:

:rolleyes:

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3063720)
kinda like that sexy girl you....

Never mind...

;)

:iono: :laugh:

:paddle: That's my sister you're talking about.

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Originally Posted by mlee (Post 3063965)
You better get a top floor room...;)

:word:

Mr Twisty 04-07-2011 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by mlee (Post 3063965)
You better get a top floor room...;)

Jet lag...

Easterners will be disappearing about 8 LOL

Kyle.Gilmour 04-07-2011 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3063930)
that would be Bruce and PQ and Bonnie... OMG and Kyle... and Mlee... and Bonnie... :laugh:

:thumbsup:

:drinking::drinking:
but we were quiet!

speedster 04-07-2011 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3063930)
that would be Bruce and PQ and Bonnie... OMG and Kyle... and Mlee... and Bonnie...

Hey Now. I seem to remember (OK - partially...lol) of one (OK - all) mod standing out in front of the host hotel with various liquid libations until wee hours of the morning with a good buzz on. I'll bet I can dig up some incriminating pics... :drinking:

600hp-lpe 04-07-2011 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 3064747)
Jet lag...

Easterners will be disappearing about 8 LOL


Yup... 8 AM PST sounds about right...:D Yawn!

GTAHVIT 04-07-2011 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 3063964)
Paint... your... calipers... DUDE!


Actually, those coilovers are making me... :drool:

It's on my list... geees....

:D

OH and that traction problem... yeah, being able to adjust both bound and rebound will go a long way to get all that wonderful power to the road.

Pete has already sent me like 3 different sets of setting to help me beat Randy's ..... Yeah uhm to get the most out of my car... :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by mlee (Post 3063965)
You better get a top floor room...;)

I absolutely agree after last week at the track trying to keep my car going in a straight line...
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139356


Dude after reading that I went back and made sure I got my upper perches in their stock locations...

And if you get the adjustable endlinks you can really balance the car nicely.

From what Pete was telling me... they figured out the ride height setting for each corner also... :iono: I think he and LPE worked on it...

And you can do it all at the track... or before you go to the track if you have DR's that you don't drive on every day... Jack the car up, take off the stock wheels, set bound stiffness, set rebound stiffness on all four coilovers, set the ride height to minimize chassis twist, slap the Dr's on and off to the track... then put it all back to stock when done.

Totally worth the investment.



:D Dude, your car will be so dialed in :headbang:



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Originally Posted by Kyle.Gilmour (Post 3064886)
:drinking::drinking:
but we were quiet!

Quote:

Originally Posted by speedster (Post 3064901)
Hey Now. I seem to remember (OK - partially...lol) of one (OK - all) mod standing out in front of the host hotel with various liquid libations until wee hours of the morning with a good buzz on. I'll bet I can dig up some incriminating pics... :drinking:

I uhm don't really remember much after about 9ish??? :iono:


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