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Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 03-12-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,632
Posted By Dexman1349
Actually waiting for approval on the permit now....

Actually waiting for approval on the permit now. Car has been in NZ since July.

I submitted my first application back in October, but it was rejected because I used the wrong form.
Here is the...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 05-12-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,244
Posted By Dexman1349
With all those mods, why keep the FE3 rear bar?

With all those mods, why keep the FE3 rear bar?
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-11-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,632
Posted By Dexman1349
Yeah, I saw that. However, the Camaro does not...

Yeah, I saw that. However, the Camaro does not have to be converted to RHD. It does meet the Category A requirements.

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/factsheets/12/

Here's a dealership that...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-05-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,632
Posted By Dexman1349
lol, that's awesome!

lol, that's awesome!
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-04-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By Dexman1349
Decibel level of Kooks exhaust

All,
Anyone know if Kooks tested the decibel outputs of their exhaust systems?

I have a 1 7/8" long tube headers, high flow cats, and the "sleeper" cat-back exhaust installed on my 2010 SS. I'm...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-03-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,632
Posted By Dexman1349
I have. They haven't responded. This is also...

I have. They haven't responded.

This is also a concern: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/warrants-and-certificates/warrant-of-fitness/noise-tests-for-exhausts/
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-02-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,632
Posted By Dexman1349
Importing to New Zealand

Anyone ever import a Camaro to New Zealand? It seems like it's fairly common, but I haven't found any information regarding importing modded cars, specifically aftermarket exhausts & tunes. I have...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-15-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Dexman1349
If there is a legitimate reason for a different...

If there is a legitimate reason for a different spring, then yes they will support multiple part numbers. Legit reasons include: performance package (SS vs ZL1), towing options (not very often), and...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-15-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By Dexman1349
If it's bouncy, your dampers are set too soft. ...

If it's bouncy, your dampers are set too soft. The BC coilovers have dampening adjustment, so just tighten those up. No need to mess with the springs.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-15-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Dexman1349
They don't have different springs. There is no...

They don't have different springs. There is no way GM (or any manufacturer) would support a dozen different springs for one car.

All v6's have the same springs
All SS's have the same
All ZL1's....
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-14-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By Dexman1349
One of the things that will impact the response...

One of the things that will impact the response you are looking for is what wheel/tire setup you are using. The 1LE setup is geared towards a square wheel/tire combo whereas the stock SS uses...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-11-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Dexman1349
This is exclusively a V6 problem. The SS's don't...

This is exclusively a V6 problem. The SS's don't have to swap rear brakes as they have the same calipers as the ZL1 and 1LE.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-11-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By Dexman1349
I just lowered the cradle when I did my...

I just lowered the cradle when I did my bushings/toe links/trailing arms. No need to fully disconnect, and you can do the whole thing with jackstands and a jack in your garage (that's how I did it). ...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-11-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By Dexman1349
Swapped over to the FE4 on Friday. Those endlinks...

Swapped over to the FE4 on Friday. Those endlinks are no joke. Their geometry are 100x better. Install was really simple. Including swapping out the rear shocks, I did the whole swap in only a few...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-11-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Dexman1349
One of the major alignment bolts holds the lower...

One of the major alignment bolts holds the lower control arm in place. You can make the alignment "less necessary" if you mark the inboard eccentric bolt & washer's location before you loosen...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-11-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,334
Posted By Dexman1349
I know it's not apples-apples, but being stuck in...

I know it's not apples-apples, but being stuck in stop and go traffic can certainly wear on your brakes. As can spirited mountain driving. Sure in the controlled environment of a "one-stop" test, you...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-07-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By Dexman1349
That's a safety feature. They charge extra for...

That's a safety feature. They charge extra for that.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-07-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,452
Posted By Dexman1349
I love the Brake Performance rotors. I can't...

I love the Brake Performance rotors. I can't speak for how they would compare vs stock because I did the ZL1 caliper upgrade at the same time (also larger rotors), but for the complete upgrade...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-06-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By Dexman1349
The pfadt endlinks I had started to fail so I...

The pfadt endlinks I had started to fail so I went back to stock. Now those are failing, so I'm pulling the trigger on the FE4 upgrade.

The geometry of the FE3 endlinks & swaybar is horrible and...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-06-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,334
Posted By Dexman1349
Mods listed in my signature. Although this...

Mods listed in my signature.

Although this weekend I plan on installing the FE4 upgrade, replace the rear sway with the Detroit Speed adjustable bar, and put in 1LE dampers on all 4 corners.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-05-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,334
Posted By Dexman1349
Love mine. Now, when driving in heavy traffic and...

Love mine. Now, when driving in heavy traffic and needing to stop, I no longer worry about stopping in time but rather the person behind me stopping.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-01-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By Dexman1349
What kind of wheel cleaner do you use?

What kind of wheel cleaner do you use?
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-31-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,314
Posted By Dexman1349
Do you want staggered wheels (like you currently...

Do you want staggered wheels (like you currently have), or would you prefer a set that you can rotate?

If you want a set that you can rotate (same size all the way around), you'll need something...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-31-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 69,623
Posted By Dexman1349
^^^ Pretty much anything designed for the ZL1

^^^ Pretty much anything designed for the ZL1
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-31-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Dexman1349
Another thing to consider to remove the "mush"...

Another thing to consider to remove the "mush" from the brake system would be to install stainless steel brake lines & upgrade the fluid to a DOT4 like Motul RBF600. That would only cost you a couple...
Forum: Member Car Journals 03-28-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,926
Posted By Dexman1349
Took Bee in to get the last of the stereo...

Took Bee in to get the last of the stereo upgrades done (basically just install the speakers previously ordered and get the amp properly installed). While there I had them wrap the mirrors with a...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-28-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By Dexman1349
With mine, I lowered about 3/4" on all 4 corners....

With mine, I lowered about 3/4" on all 4 corners. It's also just a little stiffer, but still forgiving for a daily driver.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-24-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By Dexman1349
I upgraded my toe rods with ones from a ZL1 and...

I upgraded my toe rods with ones from a ZL1 and have Spohn trailing arms.

Parts in the rear suspension are mostly just mix & match. Only things to really look into pairing properly would be your...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-24-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By Dexman1349
Without the cats, the system is labeled as an...

Without the cats, the system is labeled as an "off road" system since the car won't likely pass emissions in most states or metro areas.

It's funny because the off road system are just straight...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-23-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By Dexman1349
1) Wrong section - try posting here:...

1) Wrong section - try posting here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=11

2) Eliminating the high flow cats won't change the flow or add any power. Any changes will be minimal (1-2...
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