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Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By Sparko
I've seen a whole lot of wrecks where wheels are...

I've seen a whole lot of wrecks where wheels are ripped off or bent up. All the way from mild to wild. I have not seen what you have pictured with the wheel ripped into pieces. An in spec alignment...
Forum: USA - NY / NJ / PA 08-02-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 2,037,443
Posted By Sparko
I worked in LeRoy for nearly 12yrs and somehow...

I worked in LeRoy for nearly 12yrs and somehow never made it there.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-01-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 567
Posted By Sparko
If the car is properly tuned your not going to...

If the car is properly tuned your not going to have many issues with DD'ing the car unless you go wild with the build. The tune is where it's made or lost.
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-30-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Sparko
PAC with B/A sounds good IMO. I did add a sub to...

PAC with B/A sounds good IMO. I did add a sub to give it a little more snap, and I disconnected the center speaker. Sub is not always needed, depending what I am listening to I turn it down/off,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-29-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Sparko
I haven't seen any crossover type renders of the...

I haven't seen any crossover type renders of the Camaro I have liked. That said, if a sedan style Camaro grabbed some real traction from Chevy, my ears would certainly perk up. I bought the Charger...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-27-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Sparko
In my IC system I didn't see any major...

In my IC system I didn't see any major differences in temp during pulls, but during spirited street driving, temperature recovery was faster.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-26-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Sparko
I've ran it in the intercooler as well, haven't...

I've ran it in the intercooler as well, haven't had a need for the engine coolant though. I would run pure water with the wetter all summer, then I would just make sure to flush and replace with...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-18-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Sparko
I've bought "new" master cylinders for older...

I've bought "new" master cylinders for older vehicles before that were defective. Idk if they dry rot on the shelf or of it was sold as new but was a crapily rebuilt one. That would be where I start...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-15-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Sparko
Have you done a compression test? Not many places...

Have you done a compression test? Not many places for gas/oil to cross paths. If I were working on this I would start with a couple things to get some hard info rather than speculate. I would start...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 07-15-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Sparko
Considering you've already raised concern with...

Considering you've already raised concern with you IM, and I see your MAP sitting there at 11, I am inclined to think you do have a leak at your manifold. You should be idling under vacuum, and at...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-15-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By Sparko
The best way I think you can make this decision...

The best way I think you can make this decision is to take a look at how you run through the gears. If you mostly stay lower in the RPM band then a roots seems more appropriate. If you're banging...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-15-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By Sparko
I didn't go to ceramics either. I just got a nice...

I didn't go to ceramics either. I just got a nice soft bristle brush and give them a hose and quick scrub every couple weeks.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-12-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Sparko
It's just blocking coolant flow to the heater...

It's just blocking coolant flow to the heater core so it doesn't warm up, lets the airflow only be effected by the cooling system.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-09-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,803
Posted By Sparko
I definitely like the 10-13 more. I think the...

I definitely like the 10-13 more. I think the 14's are awkward. I like what they were trying to do, but it doesn't fit the car IMO.
Forum: Audio / Visual / Electronics/ Gauges / Nav 07-09-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Sparko
A stock kit or aftermarket?

A stock kit or aftermarket?
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-06-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Sparko
You are correct.

You are correct.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-06-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Sparko
HAHA sorry, just got done changing a tire tube...

HAHA sorry, just got done changing a tire tube and confused myself. Yes, sensor and valve assembly mounted to wheel, not rubber, like a normal valve.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-06-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Sparko
It's attached to the tire, buy just like a normal...

It's attached to the tire, buy just like a normal valve that pops out.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-06-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By Sparko
From what I have read and felt, with no specific...

From what I have read and felt, with no specific data to back my butt feel, full face rotors are the way to go for max grip. There are some slight benefits to using drilled/slotted in certain...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-06-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Sparko
No, the sensors are able to be used again. If...

No, the sensors are able to be used again. If whoever changes the tires keeps them positioned on the car the same as previous, they don't even need to by re-synchronized. As long as you don't blast a...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 07-05-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Sparko
To confirm I am understanding this correctly, the...

To confirm I am understanding this correctly, the 5v reference at the MAF is fine, but the signal out seems to be MIA? Have you relocated any wiring where you could be having some EM interference? If...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 07-02-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By Sparko
Yea when you start pushing for higher levels of...

Yea when you start pushing for higher levels of power and putting more aggressive parts on you can opt to get more bang out of it with more aggressive spark for example, or dial it back a touch for...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 07-02-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By Sparko
Think of tuning as optimizing. Every time you...

Think of tuning as optimizing. Every time you make a hardware adjustment (headers, intake, cams) it changes the air flow and/or fuel delivery. Tuning it just re-balances the air/fuel delivery and...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 07-01-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Sparko
heh? What says heater circuit, a diagnostic code?...

heh? What says heater circuit, a diagnostic code? I assume that is what you're talking about, and if so what Pxxxx codes? On a data logger, what mV is being output by the O2 sensor, does it fluctuate...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 07-01-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Sparko
If by safe you mean wont damage the fuel pump...

If by safe you mean wont damage the fuel pump then it's mostly a non-issue. I believe the fuel pumps are PWM which means you wont run into a low voltage overheat situation. The issue it will create...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-01-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By Sparko
I might be a little hesitant to use a tap or easy...

I might be a little hesitant to use a tap or easy out on a smooth bore hole like this. If you score the block you'll wanna file it smooth or the new one will just get stuck again. I know people do...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 05-30-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Sparko
Did you get this sorted out?

Did you get this sorted out?
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Sparko
I second the checking of the battery. It doesn't...

I second the checking of the battery. It doesn't take squat for amps to run all the lights and correct volts doesn't always mean good battery. Once you apply a heavy load it will tank which is why...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-21-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,523
Posted By Sparko
I installed some Duraflex body parts ages ago and...

I installed some Duraflex body parts ages ago and this was absolutely the case. It took quite a bit of time to massage the panels into place and get the contours to match right. After I blasted two...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-08-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By Sparko
Black OEM wheel identification

Drove by my local Chevy dealer and they have a black 2020 with the twisted looking wheels on them. When I was looking to buy my Camaro I saw one in the showroom with them and had since forgotten...
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