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Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-19-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
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 06-12-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
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, 10:46 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 48,188
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, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
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, 03:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,209
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, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
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, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,323
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, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
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, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
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, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
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, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
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 04-21-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
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, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
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?
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-15-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,718
Posted By wakespeak
No significant issues related to the basic...

No significant issues related to the basic powertrain components. The LS3 is the top of the "old school" evolutionary tree. No VVT, AFM, direct injection, etc. Simplicity has its virtues. The...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-15-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By wakespeak
The 2012+ bushings do not have the voids (gaps in...

The 2012+ bushings do not have the voids (gaps in the bushings) like the 2010/11. You probably need to cut off the extended tabs. Do a search here for more info.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 02-24-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By wakespeak
Yes get the alignment IMO because you changed...

Yes get the alignment IMO because you changed some key components. Also, did you "time" the bushings? Ie, jack up the suspension before torquing down on the bolts for the lower control arms and...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-24-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,709
Posted By wakespeak
This is all normal in my experience assuming your...

This is all normal in my experience assuming your burping was successful. Idling will get you to 225-230F. Turn on the AC and the fans come on around 200F and keep the temp there. This works even...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-23-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By wakespeak
Congrats. The Gen5 is a great platform to tinker...

Congrats. The Gen5 is a great platform to tinker and play with. LS3 is excellent. Last of the breed before VVT, AFM, and direct injection.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-22-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By wakespeak
I have the CTS-V 6 pistons, which are the same as...

I have the CTS-V 6 pistons, which are the same as the ZL1's but cheaper per other threads. SS rears are same as CTS-V/ZL1. Fronts are a definite improvement on the track. You will feel more in...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-17-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By wakespeak
It seems like a good choice for autocross. I...

It seems like a good choice for autocross. I have not done autocross, but can you actually impact anything?
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-17-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By wakespeak
Copper can be from sealants, cam bearings, or a...

Copper can be from sealants, cam bearings, or a new oil cooler. Crank bearings are bi-metal I thought now (steel/aluminum). I think you are still breaking in. Compare on www.bobistheoilguy.com. ...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-08-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,010
Posted By wakespeak
Also see: ...

Also see:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10026951#post10026951
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-06-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,678
Posted By wakespeak
I have good luck with higher water ratio in the...

I have good luck with higher water ratio in the coolant: about 65% water right now. I see about 220 deg. I think ACEA A3 rated xw-30 or xw-40 enough viscosity. With a 50 you have to be sure the...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-06-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By wakespeak
Passenger side for me. Used a strong magnet to...

Passenger side for me. Used a strong magnet to hold it while I checked with the fascia. Took me a few times (fascia on/off) to get it set in the right place. I chose the grill slot closer to...
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