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Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-19-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By bkevind
The spike in the used car market will be short...

The spike in the used car market will be short lived, unless something else upsets new car parts supplies.

Already seeing prices slip down a bit as inventory builds back up and dealers need to...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-15-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 628
Posted By bkevind
Cars tend to feel old and squeaky and creaky...

Cars tend to feel old and squeaky and creaky mostly because of worn out bushings. Anywhere there is some type of rubber material...it breaks down, needs replacing.

Upgrading your shocks may help...
Forum: Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 07-13-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By bkevind
MCS Coilovers, z28 suspension, 1LE suspension, Forgestar track wheels

Would obviously prefer local sale, I am in Austin Texas. Will consider shipping to CONUS, at buyer expense.

MCS
I have a new / unused MCS 2WNR coilover set I purchased from Vorshlag for my 1LE...
Forum: Autos For Sale / Wanted 03-02-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,902
Posted By bkevind
Beautiful! The Yin to my Yang :D

Beautiful! The Yin to my Yang :D
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 02-13-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,234
Posted By bkevind
If we're going to talk about drag.. then get the...

If we're going to talk about drag.. then get the auto SS base package. Purpose of 1LE is road course...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-13-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By bkevind
Awesome! Congrats

Awesome! Congrats
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 02-12-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,234
Posted By bkevind
Unless you're an absolute pro driver like Randy...

Unless you're an absolute pro driver like Randy Pobst, the driver skill differences will be the determining factor.

Real world occasional track day driver example? I have some:

Me as an...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-01-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,994
Posted By bkevind
1LE feels pretty great - I forget what all is in...

1LE feels pretty great - I forget what all is in the kit besides different shocks, strut mounts, different bushings ... not sure what else.

I've read other 1LE owners eventually have issues with...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 02-01-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,743
Posted By bkevind
Man I had Yukon 410 put in with my Truetrac of my...

Man I had Yukon 410 put in with my Truetrac of my 1LE. It was unbearably loud and never got any better.

I also had LPW cover, upgraded diff bushings, and the solid cradle bushings put in at the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-01-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,994
Posted By bkevind
Might help to define a goal for the car, for...

Might help to define a goal for the car, for folks to give you ideas.

There are some pretty extreme directions to take, that focus on drag racing or track racing. Two very different things, so one...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-31-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By bkevind
Around here NASA and SCCA put on time trials...

Around here NASA and SCCA put on time trials events, but no guarantee you'll get a no traffic lap. You have to be signed off by an instructor, which can take a little while if you have no history.
...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... 01-26-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,948
Posted By bkevind
Dyno print outs could be helpful to look at. Are...

Dyno print outs could be helpful to look at. Are those corrected numbers? How many torques? Weather was probably completely different on the two dyno runs.

He could have more torque and more...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-26-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By bkevind
Mine had weird numbers on a dynapack. 383 / 385...

Mine had weird numbers on a dynapack. 383 / 385 (give or take a couple) with CAI, 417/418 after LTH and tune.

Numbers aren't 100% accurate but pretty close. Can't find the darn print out...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-25-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,319
Posted By bkevind
Not yet. Have had the Camaro at MSRH and H2R. ...

Not yet. Have had the Camaro at MSRH and H2R. Been at a lot of other tracks with previous car and motorcycles, then took a break right when COTA was built in 2013, then moved to Cali for a few...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-13-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By bkevind
Fantastic! Congrats and welcome. Love Italy

Fantastic! Congrats and welcome.

Love Italy
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-06-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,319
Posted By bkevind
Beautiful car, nice build! I'm in Austin,...

Beautiful car, nice build!

I'm in Austin, will eventually have my car back from it's transplant (roadcourse NA build in progress)
Forum: ZL1 Wheels/Tires 11-05-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By bkevind
Great street tire, excellent traction from a stop...

Great street tire, excellent traction from a stop - excellent traction in the rain. Holds up well to track abuse (road course). Not my ideal track tire but is a good all 'rounder.

In my avatar...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 10-05-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,359
Posted By bkevind
It depends on how much noise is already present -...

It depends on how much noise is already present - it will be amplified

Bils B6 with DSE springs should be an excellent combination. (haven't done that myself so, grain of salt)

I've run bils...
Forum: Wheels / Tires 09-30-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By bkevind
Good tire. Not the fastest but they take...

Good tire. Not the fastest but they take punishment and overdriving pretty well, and last decently.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-16-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,186
Posted By bkevind
Did your wheel/tire ratio change? That will...

Did your wheel/tire ratio change? That will throw off the accuracy of your MPH gauge unless you adjust for it with a tune.
Forum: Autos For Sale / Wanted 08-27-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,095
Posted By bkevind
Very nice car and good deal.

Very nice car and good deal.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-21-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,600
Posted By bkevind
LOL. It's all good man. I get to enjoy her toys...

LOL. It's all good man. I get to enjoy her toys too ;)
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-21-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,600
Posted By bkevind
2009 Tahoe LS (my beater...it's had a very hard...

2009 Tahoe LS (my beater...it's had a very hard life)
2005 GSX-R1000 race bike
2019 RM-Z 250 dirty bike
Immediate family (wife and kid):
2013 F150 (wife)
2006 Porsche Carrera convertible (wife)...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 08-08-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,413
Posted By bkevind
I'm not a drag racer but why are you using a 20"...

I'm not a drag racer but why are you using a 20" wheel? You need more grip, more flex, more sidewall in the tire. Go down to a 15" if you can, or anything in between that and the 20, you should see...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-08-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,486
Posted By bkevind
I think that particular vette is out of...

I think that particular vette is out of proportion - the wheels just look too big IMO. My issue is that I much always prefer function over form. So a too big wheel looks like a cruiser vs something...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 07-31-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,679
Posted By bkevind
Ah that sounds frustrating. I haven't driven...

Ah that sounds frustrating.

I haven't driven the latest chassis in anger beyond the rental SS I enjoyed in the twisties of Mullholland.

The older Gen 5 that I have is so easy and forgiving to...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 07-31-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,889
Posted By bkevind
I installed the Mishimoto oil cooler. I didn't...

I installed the Mishimoto oil cooler. I didn't measure before/after, I did it for peace of mind, I'm a track day guy.

Ran great no issues with excessive temps. Swapping engines now, will put it...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 07-30-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,679
Posted By bkevind
Cool M4. What was hard to sort about it? ...

Cool M4. What was hard to sort about it?

Congrats on the ZL1 1LE..what a monster!!

It's heavy still but an amazing package to start with.

Check out Turn in Track out vids, he's pushing...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 07-18-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,226
Posted By bkevind
Nice brake kit! Did you custom make the spindles...

Nice brake kit! Did you custom make the spindles for the brake duct?
Forum: Autos For Sale / Wanted 07-15-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By bkevind
Nice car, just like mine ('13 SS 1LE RS etc) ...

Nice car, just like mine ('13 SS 1LE RS etc)

I'm opting for the foolish choice of dumping money into it rather than saving a lot and buying the much improved chassis.

I can't blame you for...
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