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Forum: ZL1 Discussions 05-02-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By garfin
Right... and there really is no need to change...

Right... and there really is no need to change out the supercharger oil unless it's a very high mileage car, it has seen extreme service or new supercharger oil is necessary after replacing the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 03-06-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,119
Posted By garfin
Another vote here for the Sottos. I run them...

Another vote here for the Sottos. I run them during the winter on my 2010 CTS-V and the best feature of the tire is that you lose virtually nothing in terms of handling/performance on wet or dry...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 03-06-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By garfin
Beautiful car! Congrats! Enjoy many miles of safe...

Beautiful car! Congrats! Enjoy many miles of safe motoring!
Just make sure to check the back inside surface of the rear wheel wells for bits of melted rubber that the "Little Old Lady from...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 03-06-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,741
Posted By garfin
For the record, and to clear up any confusion...

For the record, and to clear up any confusion about a clutch being "engaged" or "disengaged" (I believe you may be confusing the terms)... a clutch is "engaged" when your foot is not depressing the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-26-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,283
Posted By garfin
Indeed I am! I have a 2010 CTS-V that has an...

Indeed I am! I have a 2010 CTS-V that has an earlier version MRC setup that doesn't even react as quickly as the current version. I do not need to slow down for most speed bumps in tour mode. (I only...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-25-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,283
Posted By garfin
Definitely worth it, if only for allowing you to...

Definitely worth it, if only for allowing you to ignore speed bumps! :auto_wos20:

Best regards,

Elie
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-23-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By garfin
:word:^ I'm gonna go on the basis that this...

:word:^

I'm gonna go on the basis that this will be your first time on a road course...

So... as was pointed out above, basically the first thing you need to understand is that at this point...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 01-30-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,631
Posted By garfin
Keep in mind that tire tread wear ratings are...

Keep in mind that tire tread wear ratings are valid for comparison only among tires made by the same manufacturer, since each manufacturer assigns the ratings to their own tires. Comparing tread wear...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 01-25-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,631
Posted By garfin
Thanks and good to know. I'm guessing the...

Thanks and good to know. I'm guessing the adjustment is to run lower tire pressures on the track than, say, the PSS? I've tracked the V on the original PS2s and the current PSS tires that are past...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 01-24-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,631
Posted By garfin
Just as an FYI, there are a 2 separate PSS4S...

Just as an FYI, there are a 2 separate PSS4S reviews on the tire rack site that indicate the outer tread separated from the tire during a lapping event.
I certainly can't speak to the validity of...
Forum: CANADA 07-26-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By garfin
Canadian Motorsport Track Day at CTMP

August 7
Ride along with Ron Fellows
Track your own car
Other ride-alongs available in different cars.
https://cmhf.ca/events/

Best regards,

Elie
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 07-04-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,227
Posted By garfin
^This! Once upon a time, I went 3-2 (at redline...

^This!
Once upon a time, I went 3-2 (at redline in 3rd) on the dragstrip in 98 SS stock LS1. The car stopped dead in its tracks almost throwing me through the windshield! I finally got it started...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 06-29-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,639
Posted By garfin
Yeah... all these great observations bring back...

Yeah... all these great observations bring back memories from May, 2008 (can't believe it was 9 years ago!!) when as a member of the Camaro Advisory Board (aka the "Camaro Disciples") I got to drive...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 06-15-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,022
Posted By garfin
...and the related bit of this somewhat obscure...

...and the related bit of this somewhat obscure piece of Camaro history - the original dealer sponsored 1967 (by Gorries Chevrolet-Oldmobile, Toronto) Camaro Black Panther... certainly in the same...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 03-19-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 59,414
Posted By garfin
Enjoy the moment and your "first date", my...

Enjoy the moment and your "first date", my friend!
Congrats again and keep it safe!

Cheers,

Elie
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 03-12-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 59,414
Posted By garfin
Congrats!! Definitely just a few weeks away - and...

Congrats!! Definitely just a few weeks away - and all this crazy weather will be over!
Can't wait for you to make that long road trip up to Roches Point from your work! :welcome:

Best regards,
...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 01-27-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,953
Posted By garfin
Nobody is pointing a gun at you and forcing you...

Nobody is pointing a gun at you and forcing you to accept the car. Stand your ground, don't let your emotions take over and don't sign off on the car until you are 100% satisfied that it is...
Forum: CANADA 01-12-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,440
Posted By garfin
Yup - I guess GM doesn't make enough profit on...

Yup - I guess GM doesn't make enough profit on Canadian sales of ZL1s to warrant more than 50 units, which may be another factor contributing to the low allottment.
If the base price for a ZL1 in...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 01-09-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,254
Posted By garfin
Yup! This should be your 1st step in learning how...

Yup! This should be your 1st step in learning how to drive a manual. Find a parking lot and practice getting the car rolling from a dead stop in 1st gear by slowly lifting off the clutch with no...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 12-28-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,516
Posted By garfin
305/30/20 on the ZL1 vs. 275/35/20 for the SS =...

305/30/20 on the ZL1 vs. 275/35/20 for the SS = wider rear fenders on the ZL1

Best regards,

Elie
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 12-18-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 34,278
Posted By garfin
Yup! Absolutely the best way to learn a car's...

Yup! Absolutely the best way to learn a car's capabilities as well as its limitations! Makes you a much better driver and a more confident driver when you know what your car can and can't do and when...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 12-18-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 34,278
Posted By garfin
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/sselie/CTS...

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/sselie/CTS-V%20Pics/th_VintheSnow.mp4 (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/sselie/CTS-V%20Pics/VintheSnow.mp4)

Understood that this is not a Camaro, but...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 12-01-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,636
Posted By garfin
I have it on my CTS-V and I'd never have another...

I have it on my CTS-V and I'd never have another car without it. An early clincher for me was driving on a residential street that had significant speed bumps on it every hundred yards or so... and...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 11-23-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,226
Posted By garfin
Yessir, I did the same on my '98 SS and I had no...

Yessir, I did the same on my '98 SS and I had no issues with this solution in the 13 yrs. I owned the car... not sayin' that everything is in the same place after almost 20 years, but the principle...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 11-23-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,226
Posted By garfin
Absolutely! But the "no-lift shift" feature adds...

Absolutely! But the "no-lift shift" feature adds a bit of a technological safety margin.


Here's a link to the article and video:...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-21-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By garfin
...just like riding a bike. 'nuff said! Best...

...just like riding a bike. 'nuff said!

Best regards,

Elie
Forum: CANADA 10-10-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By garfin
There are a few... 1. U.S. dealers are required...

There are a few...
1. U.S. dealers are required by their franchise agreement to deliver a car to a buyer with a U.S. address. That's not to say you can't come home with a "new" car bought at a U.S....
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 09-16-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By garfin
Be careful with the aluminum pedals if the soles...

Be careful with the aluminum pedals if the soles of your shoes are wet. I've found that it can be quite easy to have your left foot accidentally slide off the clutch pedal under those conditions....
Forum: CANADA 08-03-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By garfin
Here's a great route following the south shore of...

Here's a great route following the south shore of Lake Simcoe starting at Stephen Leacock's burial place near Sibbald's Point. The shore of Lake Simcoe has some wonderful cottages with great scenery....
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-31-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,139
Posted By garfin
Larry Edsall also wrote Camaro: A Legend Reborn,...

Larry Edsall also wrote Camaro: A Legend Reborn, which documents the historical rebirth of Camaro as the Gen 5 car in 2009 and how it came to be. I had the pleasure of meeting Larry at Milford when...
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