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PQ 03-22-2011 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 2997461)
Notice the stock wheels? they are so it can roll around at the different shops. LOL


...................:laughabove:

Mr. Wyndham 03-22-2011 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2997283)
Uh huh... I see what you did there...



Wait... you mean I wasn't supposed to use the endlink and duct tape to hold the knuckle to the coilover???



Well I had to keep telling Moss, "no dude, those are the stock shocks... dude, stop trying to put the supercars in your trunk..."

:iono:



:sm0: :laughabove:



:laugh: LOLWAITWUT?????? :facepalm:



:mad0260:





You know... I've really been struggling with this... I mean... today on the drive home was my first chance with the suspension tuned to really feel the improvement...

Traffic was pretty thick so I didn't really get to play much... but... I can tell you the first impressions are this is a completely different car...

When I took delivery of my Camaro the supercharger was on it... So I was learning how to control that much power as I learned the car's characteristics.... I can say I'm starting that process over from scratch... There is such a huge increase in stability and traction that it just breeds confidence..

Being a relative rookie when it comes to a suspension as sophisticated as what I purchased from Pedders... I still know, not guess, but know that the car can do more than I'm prepared to attempt at this point... I knew where the limits were on my car with stock suspension... I knew where to get out of it and when I could get into it.... Not to say I'm a race car driver... but I knew my car...

I don't know my car any more... but... I KNOW it's faster, more stable, more safe, more capable, less sketchy... I KNOW the limits of the car are vastly increased. I don't know where the limit is any more. But the confidence that the car is safe... is higher... if that makes sense.

Gah it's so hard to explain from a rookies perspective... Let me try this...

When I first got THR22 I was afraid of it. Ask Randy. I had never owned a car with any where near 500 RWHP. So I knew the car could get me into a real mess if I didn't respect it. I've also learned that is the nature of horse power.

OK, I say all that to say this....

Yes the suspension was expensive. But on the scale of performance improvement, it is as much as the supercharger was. But in a vastly different way. When I first got the car,being afraid of it, I drove it very moderately. The supercars, sways, and bushings, remove that, "damn this thing is gonna kill me" feeling and gives you that, "I've got this thing under complete control." confidence. Like I said, I know the car can do more than I am comfortable with.

Simple example. Getting on the freeway in 3rd gear was an exercise in throttle control. At any time in the cloverleaf on ramp I could break it loose with a simple blip of the throttle. NOW, I could jump on the gas in the middle of that same on ramp and simply accelerate.

Bottom line, the car is better, safer, more refined.... Complete... :D

I am more excited to learn how to drive the car now, than I was when I first picked up THR22 from Tom Henry... :happyanim:

Maybe I'll be able to better articulate it the more I learn how to utilize the new found performance increase... :iono:


Gees I just wrote the extended version of Lord of the Rings... :facepalm:

NIIIIIICEEEEE.....Loved reading that! :D

600hp-lpe 03-22-2011 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2997502)
Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe http://www.camaro5.com/forums/v6/buttons/viewpost.gif
Notice the stock wheels? they are so it can roll around at the different shops. LOL...................:laughabove:

The chassis shop has welding going on all over the place.
The auto body shop has broken glass and metal shards from the damaged cars.
Chevy dealer has antifreeze, oil, etc. on the floor.
All that stuff will mess up your good tires.

I have 3 mounted sets of wheels for the car.

One set for working on the car and winter sitting (the stock wheels).
The polished aluminum CCW's with Bridgestone RE-11's for the street and if it rains when running at the track.
Then the race set of Hoosiers, also on CCW's.

JusticePete 03-22-2011 10:30 PM

Dan built a a guided missile and disguised it as a Camaro.

PQ 03-22-2011 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 2997559)
The chassis shop has welding going on all over the place.
The auto body shop has broken glass and metal shards from the damaged cars.
Chevy dealer has antifreeze, oil, etc. on the floor.
All that stuff will mess up your good tires.

I have 3 mounted sets of wheels for the car.

One set for working on the car and winter sitting (the stock wheels).
The polished aluminum CCW's with Bridgestone RE-11's for the street and if it rains when running at the track.
Then the race set of Hoosiers, also on CCW's.

:laugh: Your worst set of wheels is better than my best...... lol

Quote:

Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2997585)
Dan built a a guided missile and disguised it as a Camaro.

Apperently.... :drool:

zebra 03-22-2011 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2997364)
:laugh:

gees my wallet is still smoking... at least let me put the fire out that is burning all my money before you throw more fuel on it.

:help:

tell me about it... :rolleyes:
as soon as i can get out of this hellhole that is the CO desert, i'm gonna be all over getting that blower/cam/exhaust strapped on.

i finally haz da moniez! (i think...) :happyanim:




i realize that means i gotta get a stronger clutch






...and bigger brakes











...which also means bigger wheels















...and therefore new tires














what have i done?! :suicide:
ps - and then the car's still gotta get painted (the hood'll still be in primer til then) as well as, somewhere in there, powdercoating the brakes & wheels just to make them look right :facepalm:


pps - and, of course, suspension :) :(

PQ 03-22-2011 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zebra (Post 2997640)
i finally haz da moniez! (i think...) :happyanim:

:thumbup: SWEET.

JusticePete 03-22-2011 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zebra (Post 2997640)
tell me about it... :rolleyes:
as soon as i can get out of this hellhole that is the CO desert, i'm gonna be all over getting that blower/cam/exhaust strapped on.

i finally haz da moniez! (i think...) :happyanim:




i realize that means i gotta get PEDDERISED




a stronger clutch






...and bigger brakes











...which also means bigger wheels















...and therefore new tires














what have i done?! :suicide:
ps - and then the car's still gotta get painted (the hood'll still be in primer til then) as well as, somewhere in there, powdercoating the brakes & wheels just to make them look right :facepalm:


:) :(


:D:D:D

PQ 03-22-2011 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2997748)
:D:D:D

:sm0:

zebra 03-22-2011 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2997748)
:D :happyanim: BUY MY STUFF!!!!! :happyanim: :D

i'm thinkin...
i'm thinkin...


hmm... whatcha ya got for C5s? peddersusa.com wasn't helpful

TAG UR IT 03-23-2011 12:48 AM

now....for some new, wider rims!

:D

Mr Twisty 03-23-2011 05:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zebra (Post 2997777)
i'm thinkin...
i'm thinkin...


hmm... whatcha ya got for C5s? peddersusa.com wasn't helpful

Pete may not know your, "My pickup morphed into a Corvette!" story :laugh:

I don't think they do modern Vette stuff :iono:

Mr Twisty 03-23-2011 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2997283)

Gees I just wrote the extended version of Lord of the Rings... :facepalm:

:bellyroll:

Im glad you through in some paragraphs and some o that other english crap they was spose 2 teach us in scule or I never woulda made it as far as u just did before I lost track then my mind wanders off to fishin or maybe huntin I like to hunt and fish specially inna boat onna lake the bigger the lake the better unless its just too big anyways cant think of nuttin else to say but that was a good write-up glad you like it :thumbsup:

JusticePete 03-23-2011 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 2998225)
:bellyroll:

Im glad you through in some paragraphs and some o that other english crap they was spose 2 teach us in scule or I never woulda made it as far as u just did before I lost track then my mind wanders off to fishin or maybe huntin I like to hunt and fish specially inna boat onna lake the bigger the lake the better unless its just too big anyways cant think of nuttin else to say but that was a good write-up glad you like it :thumbsup:

:laughabove: :bellyroll: :sm0:

JusticePete 03-23-2011 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 2998216)
Pete may not know your, "My pickup morphed into a Corvette!" story :laugh:

I don't think they do modern Vette stuff :iono:

Zebra?????

PQ 03-23-2011 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2998478)
Zebra?????

Zebra has a C5 Vette.

CamaroSpike23 03-23-2011 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2997283)
I don't know my car any more... but... I KNOW it's faster, more stable, more safe, more capable, less sketchy... I KNOW the limits of the car are vastly increased. I don't know where the limit is any more. But the confidence that the car is safe... is higher... if that makes sense.

Gah it's so hard to explain from a rookies perspective... Let me try this...

When I first got THR22 I was afraid of it. Ask Randy. I had never owned a car with any where near 500 RWHP. So I knew the car could get me into a real mess if I didn't respect it. I've also learned that is the nature of horse power.

OK, I say all that to say this....

Yes the suspension was expensive. But on the scale of performance improvement, it is as much as the supercharger was. But in a vastly different way. When I first got the car,being afraid of it, I drove it very moderately. The supercars, sways, and bushings, remove that, "damn this thing is gonna kill me" feeling and gives you that, "I've got this thing under complete control." confidence. Like I said, I know the car can do more than I am comfortable with.

Simple example. Getting on the freeway in 3rd gear was an exercise in throttle control. At any time in the cloverleaf on ramp I could break it loose with a simple blip of the throttle. NOW, I could jump on the gas in the middle of that same on ramp and simply accelerate.

Bottom line, the car is better, safer, more refined.... Complete... :D

I am more excited to learn how to drive the car now, than I was when I first picked up THR22 from Tom Henry... :happyanim:

Maybe I'll be able to better articulate it the more I learn how to utilize the new found performance increase... :iono:


Gees I just wrote the extended version of Lord of the Rings...


so to sum it all up... you need me to drive your car again. :D

600hp-lpe 03-23-2011 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CamaroSpike23 (Post 2999623)
so to sum it all up... you need me to drive your car again. :D

Come pick me up. We'll take turns with Chris's car...:evil:

GTAHVIT 03-23-2011 01:53 PM

oh boy.... :scared0016:

Mr Twisty 03-23-2011 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2998478)
Zebra?????

He sold out.......... for a cookie :facepalm:

Darth_Emma 03-23-2011 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 2999866)
oh boy.... :scared0016:

Hide the keys.

600hp-lpe 03-23-2011 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 2999899)
Hide the keys.

I'll treat it as if it were my own...

Mmmm... on second thought.. yup..
you probably don't want me driving your car the way I drive mine..:D

JusticePete 03-23-2011 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 2999899)
Hide the keys.

Who needs keys? We'll use the force.

http://gravec.at/wp-content/uploads/view/obi-wan.jpg

600hp-lpe 03-23-2011 02:22 PM

Yes, Master Pete. The Force is Strong with this one..

Chris won't give up the Keys easily...

GTAHVIT 03-23-2011 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 2999899)
Hide the keys.

:help:

Quote:

Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 2999952)
I'll treat it as if it were my own...

Mmmm... on second thought.. yup..
you probably don't want me driving your car the way I drive mine..:D

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=34820

Quote:

Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2999962)
Who needs keys? We'll use the force.

http://gravec.at/wp-content/uploads/view/obi-wan.jpg

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=30002

Quote:

Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 2999974)
Yes, Master Pete. The Force is Strong with this one..

Chris won't give up the Keys easily...

:fighting0040:

themossman 03-23-2011 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 2999974)
Yes, Master Pete. The Force is Strong with this one..

Chris won't give up the Keys easily...

What he doesn't realize is that his spare key is 'missing'.... :emoticon7:

GTAHVIT 03-23-2011 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by themossman (Post 3000099)
What he doesn't realize is that his spare key is 'missing'.... :emoticon7:

:confused0068:

Dude!

PQ 03-23-2011 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by themossman (Post 3000099)
What he doesn't realize is that his spare key is 'missing'.... :emoticon7:

Or that 'He' called Tom and asked for a third. And asked it to be shipped to Alabama.

GTAHVIT 03-23-2011 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PQ (Post 3000125)
Or that 'He' called Tom and asked for a third. And asked it to be shipped to Alabama.

:facepalm:

I need to call Tom....


;)


lol @ mindz

JusticePete 03-23-2011 03:21 PM

We are printing up Chris's Autocross Award. It will look a lot like this.

http://forums.peddersusa.com/imageho...a5257e29f1.jpg

Except his will read MOST CONES http://www.emofaces.com/en/emoticons...y-emoticon.gif

PQ 03-23-2011 03:25 PM

CONE KILLER :laugh:

600hp-lpe 03-23-2011 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by themossman (Post 3000099)
What he doesn't realize is that his spare key is 'missing'.... :emoticon7:


All-rightie then! Woo Hoo! :cool:

Moss, let's go for a spin at the fest.. we can play 'hide the Camaro'..:search:

GTAHVIT 03-23-2011 03:30 PM

Wow... all my "friends" just come out of the wood work to "support" me...

great... I'm so lucky to have such "good" friends....


:facepalm:






:laugh:

CamaroSpike23 03-23-2011 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 2999802)
Come pick me up. We'll take turns with Chris's car...:evil:

you can have whats left after I'm done with it. lol

ask Chris how much "stronger" he said his car felt after I drove it at the first fest.

then ask him how he felt when I tore out of the parking lot with it...:D

Quote:

Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 2999952)
I'll treat it as if it were my own...

Mmmm... on second thought.. yup..
you probably don't want me driving your car the way I drive mine..:D

lol

I'd treat it better than my own. the only problem being that I tend to find the weak points in everything...:rolleyes:

just ask the GM guys about their fest tent last year...

Quote:

Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 3000255)
We are printing up Chris's Autocross Award. It will look a lot like this.

http://forums.peddersusa.com/imageho...a5257e29f1.jpg

Except his will read MOST CONES http://www.emofaces.com/en/emoticons...y-emoticon.gif

LMAO

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 3000288)
Wow... all my "friends" just come out of the wood work to "support" me...

great... I'm so lucky to have such "good" friends....


:facepalm:

:laugh:

what are friends for? :D

speedster 03-23-2011 04:29 PM

Chris the Cone Beast...

I bet he is out there right now knocking down innocent cones on a highway near you !!! :laugh:

Mr. Wyndham 03-23-2011 04:34 PM

So wait...now it's cones??

I thought we were still concerned he'd have enough gas to get there?

In all seriousness, though - THR 22 s going to be Killer at the autoX....and the strip!!

JusticePete 03-23-2011 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dragoneye (Post 3000565)
THR 22 s going to be Killer at the autoX....and the strip!!

http://forums.peddersusa.com/imageho...a6d22e4e20.jpg

Mr Twisty 03-23-2011 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dragoneye (Post 3000565)
So wait...now it's cones??

I thought we were still concerned he'd have enough gas to get there?

In all seriousness, though - THR 22 s going to be Killer at the autoX....and the strip!!

Sweet setup... just a few turns of the knob and he's good to go either way :thumbsup:

By either way, I mean you can pull your... err twist...

.....Aww screw it, you know what I mean :laugh:

PQ 03-23-2011 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 3000656)

:fighting0030:

Mr Twisty 03-23-2011 05:25 PM

:sm0:


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