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Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-14-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By VR Baron
I am not a road course guy, only autocross, but...

I am not a road course guy, only autocross, but friends that autocross and roadcourse use 300/550 rates like I do, but set dse sways from full soft to stiff. They run jri or ridetechs and ridetechs...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-11-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By VR Baron
For street and autocross I use Hawk 5.0. Per...

For street and autocross I use Hawk 5.0. Per Jdp’s suggestion.last set Hawk Hps, and those are just a bit less in ability. All you need. No roller skates
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-11-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By VR Baron
Seems you are close. Jdp says using a stage 3...

Seems you are close. Jdp says using a stage 3 cam, tune, headers, Rotofab intake and ported tb you should be at 460-465, and they have a conservative dyno. My stage one cam, shorty headers and...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-06-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By VR Baron
Yeah, I knew my base before shorties, hiflows and...

Yeah, I knew my base before shorties, hiflows and tune. 32 total, 12 from tune, 20 for shorties and hiflows. Then we took of hiflows to see what they really did as a test at JDP. Got 15 from those....
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-05-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By VR Baron
Seems to be opposite. Shorties wouldn’t be to...

Seems to be opposite. Shorties wouldn’t be to noticeable by themselves, 5 hp and about same in tq. Hiflows real make the combo useful. As I mentioned, a friend with my same setup didn’t notice any...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-04-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By VR Baron
My total hp with shorties, hiflows and tune was...

My total hp with shorties, hiflows and tune was 32, Lt’s and tune seem to be around 37-40. This jba for my setup. Friend with same as me switched to LT’s, didn’t notice the extra 5 hp but sure...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 07-03-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By VR Baron
Never heard of the brand. Do long tubes if you...

Never heard of the brand. Do long tubes if you can. Long tubes realistically will get you 25 hp, a tune another 12-15 . I and several other friends and people on here have gotten 17-20 hp with...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-29-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By VR Baron
Ok sent

Ok sent
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-28-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By VR Baron
You would have to check with Hotchkis. I had the...

You would have to check with Hotchkis. I had the springs on my 2010 v6 and my 2012 SS. Not the same set. The springs didn’t settle. The rears set higher in the rear, both cars, and a friends 1le was...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-28-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By VR Baron
No, Have had coilovers for four years. Pedders...

No, Have had coilovers for four years. Pedders first , now ridetech.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-28-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By VR Baron
I had them on for a year. Good ride as many have...

I had them on for a year. Good ride as many have said on the forum. The front dropped 1” only, the rear was about a 3/4” drop, a friend had the same amount of drop. And yes more then a 1” drop in the...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-22-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By VR Baron
I keep the rear at 26 minimum on a 1/4 tank gas...

I keep the rear at 26 minimum on a 1/4 tank gas as I autocross. Don’t want rear axelboot/ axel failures.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-21-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By VR Baron
After having Pedders supercars for four years the...

After having Pedders supercars for four years the ridetechs are way better in ride and for my autocross lots surface we use way better handling. I have a bit stiffer springs but ride is great. FYI I...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-21-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By VR Baron
From lower wheel lip to fender lip, 25.75” front,...

From lower wheel lip to fender lip, 25.75” front, 26” rear. Or for my car that’s 1” drop front, 1.125” rear
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-19-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By VR Baron
Yeah, oh boy 10 hp different..lol

Yeah, oh boy 10 hp different..lol
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-19-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By VR Baron
Yeah, heavy Chevy..lol the new turbo four banger...

Yeah, heavy Chevy..lol the new turbo four banger only weighs 3350 lbs vs our 3850-3950. Love to have that for a autocross car!
I saw a jdp dyno with a Rotofab Cai on the 6th gen forum and that was...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-19-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By VR Baron
It’s hard to say what will help you with all the...

It’s hard to say what will help you with all the different factors involved. From what I see you need at least 75 rwhp to overcome the power and 200+ weight advantage they have. On a conservative...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-19-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By VR Baron
Cool. And With what I have clears with new mpss...

Cool. And With what I have clears with new mpss s4 tires that run wide with that rim protector. Tire only comes close to only spot on the coil itself. I have 1/8” at that point. At very slow speed...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-18-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By VR Baron
Looking at your wheel size and if you have a 285...

Looking at your wheel size and if you have a 285 tire, your clearance and offset is same as mine with my 3mm spacer. If you can fix that bolt, set camber plate in the race aggressive position for max...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-17-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By VR Baron
I don’t know.They were designed with stock tires...

I don’t know.They were designed with stock tires in mind. That said you just have to call them . I had my wheels and tires already so had to make them work . It isn’t really bad though if you don’t...
Forum: Member Car Journals 06-17-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 26,950
Posted By VR Baron
More new parts added since February . First pic...

More new parts added since February . First pic is my Fith gen autocross buds at an NMCA autocross event we all do four times a year. I installed DSE adjustable swaybars but no pics though. As they...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-17-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By VR Baron
Ridetechs. Best ride for your cruising. I have...

Ridetechs. Best ride for your cruising. I have had Hotchkis springs and Pedders supercars and these are the best ride hands down. Does great for autocross and roadcourse. They have built in camber...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-12-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By VR Baron
More dirt on the filter, but still nothing to be...

More dirt on the filter, but still nothing to be worried about.a few little leaves and bugs. No water really but I am in SoCal. Rotofab been on for 16 months and doesn’t need cleaning yet. I just...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-09-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 52,886
Posted By VR Baron
Maxima ls530 or driven ls30 if you autocross or...

Maxima ls530 or driven ls30 if you autocross or race like I do. Just street I like Mobil one 5-30 extended for the better wear protection vs regular Mobil one.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-09-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By VR Baron
Stock rotors and some hawk pads are more then...

Stock rotors and some hawk pads are more then enough for the street. Drilled no good but for looks, slotted fine but not needed unless racing. I autocross a lot and run Morris 2 pc front, stock rear,...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-09-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By VR Baron
Those items will help stabilize the rear. The...

Those items will help stabilize the rear. The cradle bushings help the IRS feel as part of the car in turns, not follow the cars in turns. Both really helps in autocross that I do a lot of. As to...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-04-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By VR Baron
Yep. Makes for expensive fast food..lol

Yep. Makes for expensive fast food..lol
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-04-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By VR Baron
A lot of money for maybe small gains? Even on...

A lot of money for maybe small gains? Even on fast site they don’t claim a lot. Probably half just from the bigger throttle body. But as they say your gains may vary
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-26-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By VR Baron
I have had it on for years. First with a Halltech...

I have had it on for years. First with a Halltech Cai, now with rotofab. It seems to make for a bit smoother acceleration, and is noticeable around town when on a hot day. Not much, maybe a bit more...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 05-25-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By VR Baron
When they tighten the lock rings make sure they...

When they tighten the lock rings make sure they use a blunt drift or something similar. A sharpe tool can crack them, possibly.
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