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JusticePete 03-22-2011 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 2996366)
You really shouldn't blame PQ. He wasn't even there. :)

GTAHVIT -- Loose Screw
PQ -- Loose Nuts

:laughabove: :facepalm: :sm0:

Darth_Emma 03-22-2011 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2996380)
GTAHVIT -- Loose Screw
PQ -- Loose Nuts

:laughabove: :facepalm: :sm0:

Felix and Oscar of Camaro5.

PQ 03-22-2011 07:10 PM

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600hp-lpe 03-22-2011 07:52 PM

Hey Chris.. we are all waiting on your synopsis of how much the car's handling changed and what your butt dyno says. tried it out on any decent on/off ramps yet?

zebra 03-22-2011 08:08 PM

:D

Darth_Emma 03-22-2011 09:16 PM

We might hear from him if he can just stop driving for a few minutes...

JusticePete 03-22-2011 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 2997189)
We might hear from him if he can just stop driving for a few minutes...

He doesn't need us any more. I feel so used.

Darth_Emma 03-22-2011 09:22 PM

C'mon over to speedster's thread... we're staying up late waiting for dyno videos and graphs. We have burgers, fries, and beer.

JusticePete 03-22-2011 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 2997209)
C'mon over to speedster's thread... we're staying up late waiting for dyno videos and graphs. We have burgers, fries, and beer.

I am on the way!

GTAHVIT 03-22-2011 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2996068)
Mossman and I were talking about this. We were betting on a loose screw. :yikes:

Uh huh... I see what you did there...

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Originally Posted by themossman (Post 2996246)
I told you...it was that Cleatus bolt I fount in my pocket when I got home...

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

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Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 2996252)
See? i told ya somebody was gonna covet *something* from Chris's car.. wasn't thinking part of the exhaust hanger, though. was more betting on one or two of them pretty coilover shocks...

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:

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Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 2996366)
You really shouldn't blame PQ. He wasn't even there. :)

:sm0: :laughabove:

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 2996380)
GTAHVIT -- Loose Screw
PQ -- Loose Nuts

:laughabove: :facepalm: :sm0:

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

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Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 2996402)
Felix and Oscar of Camaro5.

:mad0260:

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Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 2996792)
Hey Chris.. we are all waiting on your synopsis of how much the car's handling changed and what your butt dyno says. tried it out on any decent on/off ramps yet?

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Originally Posted by zebra (Post 2996868)
:D

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:

PQ 03-22-2011 09:47 PM

Dude, all BS aside. I'm jazzed for you. That's awesome. (tad envious) ok (TON envious) But I"m still gonna do what I can to kick yo ace on the strip.

So you gotta let me use some DRs and you use stocks. :D

600hp-lpe 03-22-2011 09:54 PM

You need to go to an autocross to really appreciate what the suspension upgrade you just did offers. You can shake the car out and see what it has to offer.

Bring PQ for a ride at the AutoX.. LOL

Then again, an Autocross might have you wanting to buy more parts. Hi Performance Tires, perhaps?

GTAHVIT 03-22-2011 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 2997319)
Dude, all BS aside. I'm jazzed for you. That's awesome. (tad envious) ok (TON envious) But I"m still gonna do what I can to kick yo ace on the strip.

So you gotta let me use some DRs and you use stocks. :D

:thumbsup: thanks brother.

You can do anything you like.... except drive SST... that won't do....

:laugh:

GTAHVIT 03-22-2011 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 2997349)
You need to go to an autocross to really appreciate what the suspension upgrade you just did offers. You can shake the car out and see what it has to offer.

Bring PQ for a ride at the AutoX.. LOL

Then again, an Autocross might have you wanting to buy more parts. Hi Performance Tires, perhaps?

: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:


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