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Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-24-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By Norm Peterson
For a number of reasons, and this is nothing new....

For a number of reasons, and this is nothing new. I could have told you to expect it to work out that way - AT cars being faster than their MT counterparts . . . oh, about 50 years ago.
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Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-24-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By Norm Peterson
Part of that delay is a matter of perception. ...

Part of that delay is a matter of perception.

When you tap a paddle (or a floor-shifter +/- or the shifter itself) and the signal is sent to cause a shift, your part is over and done with before...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-23-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By Norm Peterson
Have you guys tried lifting off the throttle a...

Have you guys tried lifting off the throttle a bit just as you hit the paddle for an upshift - and getting right back into it after the upshift happens - like you would if you were driving a MT car? ...
Forum: Ask AL 05-22-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Norm Peterson
Might really be nice if you could switch between...

Might really be nice if you could switch between a more track-oriented calibration and something more street-oriented.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-22-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,259
Posted By Norm Peterson
Race Render works with a number of file formats...

Race Render works with a number of file formats for both video and data.

I think there's a free version (that I think has some limitations) and a couple of pay-for versions.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-22-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,504
Posted By Norm Peterson
It still can't get away from the fact that it's a...

It still can't get away from the fact that it's a big-displacement significantly undersquare, long-stroke engine that is not inherently balanced. It's going to shake. You may be able to get the big...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-21-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,522
Posted By Norm Peterson
Especially given that you don't see much cold...

Especially given that you don't see much cold weather . . . Michelins in either Pilot Super Sport or the new Pilot Sport 4S.

The MPSS is a go-to tire for wet track days.
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Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-21-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,504
Posted By Norm Peterson
More powerful, sure. But you'd be paying for...

More powerful, sure. But you'd be paying for that with a coarse, low-revving nature that's out of character for most any car, let alone a Camaro. It's a classic truck-duty motor.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-21-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'd add the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ($305-ish,...

I'd add the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ($305-ish, currently on close-out at Tire Rack) to that list. While the PS4S is the newer and better tire, the PSS can still hold its own out there on the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-21-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,504
Posted By Norm Peterson
Especially a long-stroke 4. ↓↓↓ ...

Especially a long-stroke 4. ↓↓↓




Just when you thought that a long-stroke 4 was a bad choice for a sporty car . . . the potential is there to make it even worse.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-20-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By Norm Peterson
The distraction probably started with post #2. ...

The distraction probably started with post #2.

As for 8.5" wide wheels, I agree with Roostie (↑↑↑) about not going wider than 245's.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-20-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,504
Posted By Norm Peterson
Camaro CUV would be a flat-out contradiction in...

Camaro CUV would be a flat-out contradiction in terms.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-20-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,504
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sort of. Almost like a 400-block/327 crank...

Sort of. Almost like a 400-block/327 crank version of the older SBC.


[/quote]They were getting 325 hp out of the 350 in it's last iteration around 2002 with the ram air package in the old...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-20-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,504
Posted By Norm Peterson
As spec'ed, it's a low to medium rpm truck...

As spec'ed, it's a low to medium rpm truck engine. With torque stated as dropping off from 4000 rpm, I doubt its peak power rpm is much past 5300 (if it's that high).

A sporty car really needs...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-20-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By Norm Peterson
This ↑↑↑ Maximizing the performance when the...

This ↑↑↑

Maximizing the performance when the tire size is fixed is not the same thing as maximizing the performance when the wheel width is fixed.


In the taller profiles (60 & up, maybe even...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-20-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By Norm Peterson
Anything a national-level Auto-X competitor does...

Anything a national-level Auto-X competitor does for tires and wheels is an artifact of the class ruleset, and where any benefit no matter how small is sought. Auto-x at that level can be a game...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro vs... 05-20-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 90,568
Posted By Norm Peterson
I would certainly assume that the matter of...

I would certainly assume that the matter of %critical damping (at both ends) differed as well - doing so should be easier with Magneride when you're still trying to provide street ride quality...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro vs... 05-19-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Norm Peterson
Like most factory-offered track-oriented...

Like most factory-offered track-oriented upgrades, the PP2 is best intended for those who don't want to go through the development process themselves. Buy it and pretty much forget about it, vs "did...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-19-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,448
Posted By Norm Peterson
Aim Solo DL. Norm

Aim Solo DL.


Norm
Forum: 6th gen Camaro vs... 05-18-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,488
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's always nice when somebody goes and builds...

It's always nice when somebody goes and builds something - whatever it might be, not just engines - the way you'd prefer to see it built.
:happy0180:


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-18-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'd start by looking at 275/40-19's on 19x10's. ...

I'd start by looking at 275/40-19's on 19x10's.

Another vote for Apex.


Norm
Forum: 6th gen Camaro vs... 05-17-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,488
Posted By Norm Peterson
Quick and dirty, the intake areas are close (not...

Quick and dirty, the intake areas are close (not surprising, given that the power outputs are similar and they're both working under the same emissions and fuel economy pressures). What's important...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-17-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Norm Peterson
For autocross, change the engine oil if it hasn't...

For autocross, change the engine oil if it hasn't been done recently. Not sure about AT fluid because I've never autocrossed a car with AT. You should be OK with the brake fluid that's in there -...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro vs... 05-17-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 90,568
Posted By Norm Peterson
It might eventually show up in the Ford...

It might eventually show up in the Ford Performance catalog. There is precedent for making more track-oriented EPAS units available across the parts counter.


Norm
Forum: 6th gen Camaro vs... 05-17-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,488
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'll give you that the heads will be smaller and...

I'll give you that the heads will be smaller and lighter, but not that the block need be. Perhaps the biggest reason Ford's modular engines are so physically large compared to their displacements is...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-16-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Norm Peterson
Regardless of diameter, 8" isn't nearly wide...

Regardless of diameter, 8" isn't nearly wide enough. The only exception would be in autocross where you might be faced with a class rule that limits your wheels to that width because that's what your...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-16-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 13,145
Posted By Norm Peterson
You'd need data from the same test setup, at...

You'd need data from the same test setup, at least on the same skidpad or track, and ideally on the same day. Did that 1.11g number come with any mention of wheel and tire size and tire mfr/model?
...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro vs... 05-16-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 90,568
Posted By Norm Peterson
You'd want at the very least for this kit to be...

You'd want at the very least for this kit to be essentially the same as the PP2 except for the Magne-Ride, and you'd need a PP2-size wheel & tire package as well. Lacking the Mag-ride shouldn't...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-15-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,062
Posted By Norm Peterson
Much smarter people than me haven't figured a...

Much smarter people than me haven't figured a solution out either. People have become too addicted to "being connected" via smartphones and other devices.

Maybe if everything except the "talk to...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-15-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 13,145
Posted By Norm Peterson
Oh hell, might as well put it up here . . . ...

Oh hell, might as well put it up here . . .

https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1184&pictureid=4512


Norm
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