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Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-23-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,727
Posted By Norm Peterson
You sure about that? Tire Rack is showing both...

You sure about that? Tire Rack is showing both the 245/40-20 and 275/35-20 in their Exhilarate database.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-23-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,023
Posted By Norm Peterson
All that may be true, and for the first half inch...

All that may be true, and for the first half inch under it's not a hard pass-fail matter. But going narrower than the recommended minimum does involve additional sidewall flexing as you drive (even...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-22-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,023
Posted By Norm Peterson
Nitto only lists 9.5" as a fitment for 295 tires...

Nitto only lists 9.5" as a fitment for 295 tires in 295/45.

In 40 profile and lower, 295/xx tires need to be mounted on wheels at least 10" wide. It's a sidewall height thing.


Norm
Forum: Suspension | Brakes | Chassis 10-21-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By Norm Peterson
Looks like those pads are all used up...

Looks like those pads are all used up thickness-wise anyway (as far as HPDE tech inspection is concerned). Did you get them pre-bedded?

FWIW, I've found the '12' level to be less durable than the...
Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-21-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,082
Posted By Norm Peterson
I suppose you could pull it out, at which point...

I suppose you could pull it out, at which point there are two possibilities

(1) it's not leaking - do nothing.

(2) it is leaking - you could plug-repair it while you source new tire(s). This...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-20-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,023
Posted By Norm Peterson
:thumbup: The right way to do it! ...

:thumbup:

The right way to do it!


Norm
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-19-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9,883
Views: 2,360,771
Posted By Norm Peterson
I picked up a Marlin 60 some time back, but these...

I picked up a Marlin 60 some time back, but these aging eyes really needed me to add an optic. So I've temporarily re-purposed a Leopold Firedot scope that was originally intended for the Mini-14,...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-19-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,648
Posted By Norm Peterson
The front suspension on your Camaro is also a...

The front suspension on your Camaro is also a MacPherson strut, and with the very similar approach to the lower control arm as in the current Mustang in that it's now two separate links. The front...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-19-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,005
Posted By Norm Peterson
Let me clarify one of my previous responses a...

Let me clarify one of my previous responses a bit.

Exhaust sound and vibrations that I feel through the seat, pedals, and steering wheel are all important as far as me knowing how much of my car's...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-19-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,648
Posted By Norm Peterson
Ever since 2010 the S197 Mustang has suffered as...

Ever since 2010 the S197 Mustang has suffered as a decent-handling car simply because of its stick rear axle. But the potential has always been there and a lot of it is easily unlocked with the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-19-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,648
Posted By Norm Peterson
Overheating is the current S550 Mustang's...

Overheating is the current S550 Mustang's problem, not the earlier S197's.

Any requirement for premium fuel should never be taken as a downside to choosing one car to take tracking over another...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-19-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,648
Posted By Norm Peterson
A win for you, and at least as far as any...

A win for you, and at least as far as any replacement track toy for me goes, sure.


The problem is that for (too) many people, the performance aspects don't stand clear enough from all the other...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,005
Posted By Norm Peterson
That last bit is called 'refinement', where some...

That last bit is called 'refinement', where some (or a lot) of the inherent 'character' is distilled out. That's not always a good thing.


Norm
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,005
Posted By Norm Peterson
Couldn't have said it better. Norm

Couldn't have said it better.


Norm
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,005
Posted By Norm Peterson
This ^^^ It seems too many people can't...

This ^^^

It seems too many people can't equate fun to anything but the excitement of 'faster', which really ends up being more a matter of bragging rights for the car they bought than anything. ...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,005
Posted By Norm Peterson
I don't think the kart driving experience can be...

I don't think the kart driving experience can be extrapolated to full size car driving.

I've driven both, and while both kinds of karts are a lot of fun to drive up around their performance...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,005
Posted By Norm Peterson
You missed my point as well, just not as badly. ...

You missed my point as well, just not as badly. Sure, NVH is part of it, but I'm looking at the the apparent substitution of luxury and high-tech over the driving as 'character'.

FWIW, I...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,005
Posted By Norm Peterson
You missed my point (but Mikey gets it). I'm not...

You missed my point (but Mikey gets it). I'm not taking an all-or-nothing position like that suggests.

It's not about returning to everything about 1960s automotive performance. I'm more than...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,005
Posted By Norm Peterson
For the car market overall, that's probably true....

For the car market overall, that's probably true. But what about the enthusiast who holds a somewhat different definition of 'character'? Some preferences do not lend themselves to high-tech...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,005
Posted By Norm Peterson
Is it picky to want less luxury and a much lower...

Is it picky to want less luxury and a much lower price in your sports/sporty car?


Norm
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,005
Posted By Norm Peterson
Just don't overlook the adverse effects due to an...

Just don't overlook the adverse effects due to an EV's overall weight penalty.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-16-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,732
Posted By Norm Peterson
Agreed. At a rough guess, 10 feet of 2.75" OD...

Agreed. At a rough guess, 10 feet of 2.75" OD exhaust tubing will support about 6500 rpm in a 6.2L NA engine per separate bank at about half a psi pressure drop. That roughly corresponds to a...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-14-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,732
Posted By Norm Peterson
Unholy and ungodly are descriptions of aesthetic...

Unholy and ungodly are descriptions of aesthetic appearance more than they are about actual exhaust flow. A 5% area reduction may look ugly, but it only implies 10% more backpressure per foot over...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-13-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,732
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think your 3.5" wide rectangle would only be...

I think your 3.5" wide rectangle would only be 0.82" high; a 3" wide rectangle would be 3 x 1.32.

You should probably be thinking a bit deeper than simply outside cross-sectional area (you did...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-12-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,897
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'm pretty sure that gas engines already get...

I'm pretty sure that gas engines already get particulate filters over in Europe.

It seems to be a bigger issue with direct injection engines than with port injection engines . . .


Norm
Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-09-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By Norm Peterson
You could start with what's in the 2018 Camaro...

You could start with what's in the 2018 Camaro Track Preparation Guide. Though I suspect that many people try to run settings closer to those listed for the ZL1/1LE for their SS/1LE.


Norm
Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-07-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,259
Posted By Norm Peterson
I definitely prefer the 'after', non-directional...

I definitely prefer the 'after', non-directional wheels. Wheels with directional-suggesting spokes always seem to be going the wrong way on one side of the car - and it's not really clear which way...
Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-07-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By Norm Peterson
Not really. 245/40-20 is tire industry (and...

Not really. 245/40-20 is tire industry (and Nitto specifically) approved for fitment to wheels that are 9.5" wide. It's the max-recommended wheel width combination for that size. Except for very...
Forum: Suspension | Brakes | Chassis 10-04-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,898
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's what brake pads do, especially during...

That's what brake pads do, especially during initial bedding (where it's called 'green fade' at least in reference to track pad formulations).


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-02-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,722
Posted By Norm Peterson
DIY solutions for the win. Norm

DIY solutions for the win.


Norm
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