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Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-12-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By wakespeak
Just go with the z/28 offsets.

Just go with the z/28 offsets.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-22-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By wakespeak
A lot of oil will come out, but it should stop. ...

A lot of oil will come out, but it should stop. Fill the new filter with oil before installing.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-17-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By wakespeak
My bet is bent wheels, wheel bearings, or rotors....

My bet is bent wheels, wheel bearings, or rotors. After solving the shimmy with the inserts, it came back briefly. Turns out I bent 3 of 4 MRR wheels somehow. I now have forged GM 2017 1LE wheels....
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-17-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By wakespeak
You need radius arm inserts. The z/28 has delrin...

You need radius arm inserts. The z/28 has delrin versions with the replacement radius arms or you can get the inserts from JPSS.

Without them the radius arms give under hard braking and begin...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-17-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By wakespeak
2012 had electric power steering.

2012 had electric power steering.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-11-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,685
Posted By wakespeak
I fixed a bunch of these but the list was: ...

I fixed a bunch of these but the list was:

- Mushy cradle bushings (fixed: solids)
- Too narrow wheels for SS (fixed: Gen6 1LE wheels)
- Wheels too heavy (fixed: Gen6 1LE wheels)
- Rear end...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-18-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,305
Posted By wakespeak
The rear subframe has play in it to some extent. ...

The rear subframe has play in it to some extent. I loosened all 4 bolts and with a lot grunting and a rubber mallet, got them to be more centered. I may have also used a jack under the diff to...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-17-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By wakespeak
DOT4 needs to be flushed more often (every 2...

DOT4 needs to be flushed more often (every 2 years max). It is better for the track for sure, but not needed for the street.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 07-17-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By wakespeak
There is some kind of plastic valve looking thing...

There is some kind of plastic valve looking thing on the bottom of the fuel tank. Is this a drain?
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-17-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,067
Posted By wakespeak
I have replaced my wheel bearings (at 50K), but...

I have replaced my wheel bearings (at 50K), but that is under track use. Go with the ZL1/1LE replacements if you do them. Assuming the hubs and axle ends are the same as SS, they should fit.
Forum: Interior Parts & Accessories 07-15-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By wakespeak
Still available? Does it have all of the...

Still available? Does it have all of the mounting hardware?
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-19-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By wakespeak
I had decent luck with epoxy (Home Depot) to fix...

I had decent luck with epoxy (Home Depot) to fix the mounting loops when my fascia got ripped forward after a body shop left out the lower bolts and the droop allowed it to get caught on a parking...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-18-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By wakespeak
I have the Gen6 1LE wheels on my car. Same...

I have the Gen6 1LE wheels on my car. Same offsets (ET43, ET23 front). I have 305/30/20s on the rear. Fit fine with -1 camber, but tight, about 1/2" clears with top of tire and wheel well. 1"...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-13-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By wakespeak
Stock Brembo pads are awesome track or street and...

Stock Brembo pads are awesome track or street and don't squeak in my experience.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-05-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 50,630
Posted By wakespeak
Keep looking for a downward trend. I wouldn't...

Keep looking for a downward trend. I wouldn't wait on oil changes until you get through 2-3 to keep flushing out the break in: metals and fine particles.

After years of reviewing oil reports I...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-05-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By wakespeak
Anyone tried the ZL1 1LE wheels yet: 19x11...

Anyone tried the ZL1 1LE wheels yet:

19x11 et11
19x12 et41

?

The fronts are the same as the Z/28. The rears are close to the 1LE (et43) but wider at 12". They should fit.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-04-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,662
Posted By wakespeak
I can't keep up with the Gen6 on the track. ...

I can't keep up with the Gen6 on the track. Lighter with more power and the Cadillac chassis is amazing. The Gen6 is simply a lot easier to drive fast. (Driven both). Keeping my Gen5 as I like...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-04-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By wakespeak
DOT 4 yes. Otherwise I would leave the car stock...

DOT 4 yes. Otherwise I would leave the car stock until you understand from experience what you need. It may take a few weekends before it starts to make sense on where the car could be tuned...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-31-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,315
Posted By wakespeak
You need at least 10" up front IMO. 10.5 let you...

You need at least 10" up front IMO. 10.5 let you use 305s, which are likely ideal. I am on 285/35 and lots of cars turn inside of me.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-30-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By wakespeak
That's actually the Dallas area (Cresson, TX)...

That's actually the Dallas area (Cresson, TX) track. MSR Houston (https://msrhouston.com/about/facility/) is a 2.4 mile track.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-29-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By wakespeak
Just got back from MSR Houston. Fire away with...

Just got back from MSR Houston. Fire away with questions. Its a fun track with a good mix of technical bits. The key like all tracks is to learn the line and work on smoothness.

Just listen...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-25-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By wakespeak
I have been running with these guys for years...

I have been running with these guys for years now: The Driver's Edge (https://thedriversedge.net/). You'll start in green, which is very friendly. Then work your way up. Put a reminder on your...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-25-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,899
Posted By wakespeak
Catch can really helps with consistency as far as...

Catch can really helps with consistency as far as timing being pulled for octane. Ambient temps are still a factor. At the track I can feel a power drop in the hot afternoons versus mornings.
...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 05-11-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By wakespeak
Can do in driveway. 18mm and 21mm sockets and...

Can do in driveway. 18mm and 21mm sockets and wrenches. Torque everything down after you put weight on the car. You will need and alignment.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-28-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By wakespeak
21mm rear facing bolt holding arm to bushing. ...

21mm rear facing bolt holding arm to bushing. You can get in there with a breaker bar + socket. I used a 22mm socket which allowed some latitude without rounding off the bolt. I did this with...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-23-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By wakespeak
Convert to FE4 (2012+). New lower control arms,...

Convert to FE4 (2012+). New lower control arms, rear springs, sway bar and end links. Get 1LE rear shocks and toe links. You gotta drop the cradle a little to get the drivers side bolt out for the...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-23-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By wakespeak
Upper shock mount adjustment holes??

I noticed after installing solid subframe bushings, and now lower springs, that I have adjustment holes in the top shock mount.

I didn't notice previously, but it seems they are there to align...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 04-22-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By wakespeak
Fourth unit wow. Being in SF are you running it...

Fourth unit wow. Being in SF are you running it occasionally to keep everything lubricated? I run mine always, just turn up the temp. Keeps the humidity down.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-16-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By wakespeak
Also, how do you like the BMRs? Any track time...

Also, how do you like the BMRs? Any track time with them?
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-07-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By wakespeak
The 1LE front bar will reduce front tuck and...

The 1LE front bar will reduce front tuck and roll, and add understeer. It that what you are after?
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