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Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-14-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By TheBracketeer
ET is 45mm back, and 15mm on the fronts. ...

ET is 45mm back, and 15mm on the fronts.


Yes, the do clear the Brembos JUST! They are so close, the thin adhesive wheel weights do not clear the calipers ... so you need to move the weights...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-18-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By TheBracketeer
Thanks! Yes they are part of Weld now I believe...

Thanks! Yes they are part of Weld now I believe ... or vice versa. Great quality ... and VERY light. Plus, I didn't need to change the rear trailing arms with these ... just a couple of heavy duty...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-18-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By TheBracketeer
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 11-18-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,631
Posted By TheBracketeer
Problem is now solved. It was misalignment of...

Problem is now solved. It was misalignment of the pulleys.


The die-cast plate that holds the idler and tensioner needed the back and face machined on a table mill, as well as the face of the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-15-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By TheBracketeer
New Forgestar 17x10 D5 Beadlocks and 18x8 D5

Hey everyone,

Just fitted the new Forgestar Beadlocks 17x10 D5 with 305/45R17 M/T ET Street R and 18x8 D5 with Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 235/50R18.

Such an amazing transformation both in...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 08-14-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,631
Posted By TheBracketeer
My tensioner ran out of travel between gear...

My tensioner ran out of travel between gear changes, and the belt became loose and ran off the edge of one of the pulleys.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 08-10-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,631
Posted By TheBracketeer
Autoplicity ... won't be buying from them again. ...

Autoplicity ... won't be buying from them again.



Oh, and I shredded another RPM belt in the mean time also. :doh:
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-09-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By TheBracketeer
Because if you are running any tires that need...

Because if you are running any tires that need lower pressures like drag radials, they are annoying.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-08-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 176,148
Posted By TheBracketeer
I ended up going for the Firestone Firehawk Indy...

I ended up going for the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 in 235/50R18 ... they are perfect.


I am extremely happy with how the new wheel and tire combo turned out.

...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 08-07-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,631
Posted By TheBracketeer
No, ... now telling me it won't ship until 8/16

No, ... now telling me it won't ship until 8/16
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-07-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 176,148
Posted By TheBracketeer
Hey everyone, I'm new to this thread ......

Hey everyone,

I'm new to this thread ... thanks for the great info John, it really helped my decision making process.

I am just about to fit these new Forgestar D5 17x10 Beadlocks on the rear...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 08-02-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,631
Posted By TheBracketeer
Hey Ted, Funny you should say that ... it...

Hey Ted,


Funny you should say that ... it seems to me that the HD stretches just as much as the standard Gates belts.



I'm waiting for the K080956RPM to arrive and I'll remove that top...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 07-31-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By TheBracketeer
They do fail ... I had one go as well. ...

They do fail ... I had one go as well.


Luckily it is an easy and inexpensive fix.


I make a point of inspecting mine regularly now when I have the hood up and motor idling.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 07-29-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,631
Posted By TheBracketeer
My bad ... it was a K080956HD, not the 952. ...

My bad ... it was a K080956HD, not the 952.


HOWEVER, It seems my problem is not solved. Check out the pic below which I took out of a slow mo video I shot yesterday. It is still getting WAY too...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 07-26-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,631
Posted By TheBracketeer
In particular, if you don't shift quickly enough,...

In particular, if you don't shift quickly enough, and it bounces off the rev-limiter ... right?
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 07-25-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,631
Posted By TheBracketeer
I have been going through this for a year now,...

I have been going through this for a year now, and I think I have just got it sorted.

Firstly I had a misalignment issue with one of the idlers in the Innovators West 8 rib kit (they now supply...
Forum: Wheels / Tires 04-08-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By TheBracketeer
Bump

Bump
Forum: Wheels / Tires 04-04-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By TheBracketeer
STRUT Icon 5 Custom 22" Wheels and Grille Collection with LED in Inferno Orange

Selling a STRUT upper and lower grille collection with LED for 2010-2013 SS and STRUT 22" Icon 5 rims (for any Gen 5) - both in Inferno Orange.

All in very good shape ... lower grille has a few...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-11-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By TheBracketeer
Thanks Ted, Yes, that's what I would have...

Thanks Ted,


Yes, that's what I would have thought as well, except a new belt doesn't squeak until I have punched the throttle and caused it to rub on the mounting plate. I can then take that...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 02-10-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By TheBracketeer
Squeaking belt ... tried just about everything with no luck

Hoping someone else has had this issue and can help diagnose it.


I have a Whipple with an Innovators West 10% overdrive balancer and 8 rib pulley kit.


I have been fighting trying to...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 06-03-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By TheBracketeer
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/3433...

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34339935_10156543744434470_2706854867166560256_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeGbPz9-r7GzRafHZVwCwOibJsaE_NwxHWKNlJFPBLE5FSFYjP6f8QElKtAR25f1EmDQ6uJdIcausOAzph...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 06-03-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By TheBracketeer
Found the problem ... mounting location for the...

Found the problem ... mounting location for the idler on the alternator bracket was cracked. A few more revs and it threw the belt ... the idler had broken out of the mount.


Phewwww!
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 06-03-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By TheBracketeer
Squeaking serpentine belt - help appreciated.

Hi everyone,

My serpentine belt has developed a squeak.

Here's some info:It's a relatively new belt (six months, maybe 500 miles)

Gets worse after engine has been revved
I checked pulley...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 11-22-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,015
Posted By TheBracketeer
I'm in Southern California ... no chance of...

I'm in Southern California ... no chance of driving it below 60 over here.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 11-21-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,015
Posted By TheBracketeer
I just heard back from Mobil help desk ... I'm...

I just heard back from Mobil help desk ... I'm sticking with the 15W-50

Simon,


I would have to disagree. The 20W-50 would not be the best choice for a couple of reasons. For one, the...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 11-20-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,015
Posted By TheBracketeer
I totally disagree. There is a big difference...

I totally disagree. There is a big difference between oils ... which is evident in the many independent tests that have been done over the years.

I have personally witnessed examples where...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 11-20-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,015
Posted By TheBracketeer
Mobil 1 15W-50 or 20W-50 V2 as recommended by Mobil expert at SEMA

Hi everyone,

Just about to give my SC/Forged internals LS3 its first oil change since the rebuild. I ran Joe Gibbs break in oil, now I'm deciding on what to run from here on out.

I had planned...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 10-09-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,606
Posted By TheBracketeer
That's exactly what happened to me. DO NOT...

That's exactly what happened to me.

DO NOT keep driving it until you've had it tested. That metal will go through the engine and eventually you will start to lose oil pressure. (Speaking from...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 10-02-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,906
Posted By TheBracketeer
The jumper cable worked great for me ... thank...

The jumper cable worked great for me ... thank you.
Forum: V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 09-20-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By TheBracketeer
SOLD

SOLD
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