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Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By Norm Peterson
RE71R's are intended for driving that's a lot...

RE71R's are intended for driving that's a lot harder than anything you should be doing intentionally on the street. Autocrossing and maybe road course track day stuff, with the ability to get you...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Norm Peterson
Why would GM be willing to write a check for a...

Why would GM be willing to write a check for a problem caused by components that didn't come from them?

It doesn't matter who the check would be written to, it'd still be for a situation that...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,242
Posted By Norm Peterson
I suspect that there's some "damping" inherent...

I suspect that there's some "damping" inherent with the throttle mapping that's unreachable with these throttle controllers. Intentionally designed in.

Not responding instantaneously and precisely...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 898
Posted By Norm Peterson
You say your friend's car was awesome to drive...

You say your friend's car was awesome to drive (I'm sure it was).

So was that "awesome", awesome enough to get past worrying about other peoples' opinions about whether it will age gracefully?...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 674
Posted By Norm Peterson
Other than anything I've ever owned, ever will...

Other than anything I've ever owned, ever will own, or have ever driven so far . . . this ↓↓↓ .

https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1132&pictureid=12988

Perhaps with a 5.3 LS...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-17-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,061
Posted By Norm Peterson
Might want to pay extra attention the first time...

Might want to pay extra attention the first time you go out with everything 100% off. Those past few track days may have started to "teach" you to use more throttle on corner exit than you can use...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-16-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Norm Peterson
They really should, and they should have cracked...

They really should, and they should have cracked the bleed screws while they're pushing the caliper pistons back down their bores (so that the dirtiest fluid in the system doesn't get pushed back up...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-16-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,264
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'll give you that the 'Vette has had the staying...

I'll give you that the 'Vette has had the staying power that the Viper couldn't quite achieve (and that Ford's GT40/GT never came close to getting). So I guess that makes it "America's sports car" by...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 07-16-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By Norm Peterson
Maybe not. "Working properly" is probably...

Maybe not.

"Working properly" is probably subject to interpretation. A posi diff inherently wears itself toward being an 'open diff' even in normal driving, and this is a 2013 unit.

A...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-15-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,264
Posted By Norm Peterson
The Corvette is Chevy's sports car. The Camaro...

The Corvette is Chevy's sports car. The Camaro is Chevy's 2+2 sport coupe. The difference is one of character, not necessarily involving measured performance stats.

The Corvette had at one time...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 07-15-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By Norm Peterson
That wouldn't explain how his speedometer can...

That wouldn't explain how his speedometer can register anything but zero mph. That tells me that everything ahead of the speed sensor is OK, which would include the clutch, and the problem is...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-14-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,564
Posted By Norm Peterson
Lots more power? Drag radials? I'm kind of...

Lots more power? Drag radials?

I'm kind of curious because for many years I had a '79 Malibu - same basic chassis as the non-GNX '87 GN - that was anything but scary even in its final trim (375...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-13-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,564
Posted By Norm Peterson
Thanks, Smokin. Believe it or not, the...

Thanks, Smokin.


Believe it or not, the first car I ever owned was a 1957 Pontiac Star Chief. Had it during the summer of 1966 until the engine in it died and as a near-broke college student I...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-12-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,564
Posted By Norm Peterson
Sounds about right from a boomer's perspective...

Sounds about right from a boomer's perspective and experience. Makes me wonder if it's the millennials who face the bigger transition, coming from FWD that understeers pretty much no matter what you...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-12-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,564
Posted By Norm Peterson
It's easy to overlook that aspect when your own...

It's easy to overlook that aspect when your own introduction to driving and early years of driving was exclusively in RWD cars of various performance potential. Hard to always remember that not...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-11-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,564
Posted By Norm Peterson
OK . . . Nannies off, they can't ever...

OK . . .


Nannies off, they can't ever surprise you by introducing what's essentially a nonlinearity in the car's behavior relative to your own inputs. If/when you can trust yourself (and have...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-11-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Norm Peterson
Those are kind of the same thing, actually....

Those are kind of the same thing, actually. Whatever is necessary to get the engine side revs to where the next gear - whether up or down - needs them to be. Engine side being referenced from the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-10-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,564
Posted By Norm Peterson
This ↑↑↑ I have a sneaking suspicion that...

This ↑↑↑

I have a sneaking suspicion that people have become too accustomed to having the risks in their lives managed by others. Too accustomed to wanting it that way, perhaps especially for...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-10-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,564
Posted By Norm Peterson
Maybe just skilled enough to drive below the...

Maybe just skilled enough to drive below the level where electronic intervention is needed or could provide any help at all.

If it falls under "amazingly skilled" to stay below the point where...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-10-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Norm Peterson
I've driven cars where the synchros had a really...

I've driven cars where the synchros had a really light action to begin with, and were easy to beat, if that's what you're getting at.

You can actually feel the difference between Method A and...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-10-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's what I'm getting at about the line between...

That's what I'm getting at about the line between A and B getting blurred. It ends up being about "A and a half".



Doing so is still a little easier on the synchros. Making them do the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-10-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's his "Method A". In actual...

That's his "Method A".


In actual practice, the line between A and B gets blurred when you're seriously hustling along (like at a track day) and your clutch engagement for the neutral rev-kick...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-10-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Norm Peterson
5 points smaller on profile ratio corresponds...

5 points smaller on profile ratio corresponds pretty closely to 1" less tire outside diameter.

Your car would ride about half an inch lower and have about half an inch more top-of-tire to fender...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-10-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,064
Posted By Norm Peterson
In that situation, always B. In any car that has...

In that situation, always B. In any car that has a MT.

Been known to rev-match for each of two downshifts when the developing situation called for more acceleration than initially anticipated.
...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-10-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,564
Posted By Norm Peterson
Two of the cars in my sig don't have a stability...

Two of the cars in my sig don't have a stability control system to turn off. One doesn't even have TC, and TC in the other one is worthless in its intended function.

The car that does have...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-09-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Norm Peterson
Bookmarked. Thanks again. Norm

Bookmarked. Thanks again.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-09-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Norm Peterson
Nice. Sounds like something worth chasing down...

Nice. Sounds like something worth chasing down for the knowledge alone. Thanks.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-09-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Norm Peterson
Don't suppose BMW knows they're selling quite a...

Don't suppose BMW knows they're selling quite a few cars to limited-talent wanna-be's now, do ya?


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-09-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,515
Posted By Norm Peterson
Curious about what happened during "Laps 5 & 6". ...

Curious about what happened during "Laps 5 & 6". Almost looks like timing missed a couple of your finish line crossings.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-09-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Norm Peterson
There is, or at least to be, a downloadable user...

There is, or at least to be, a downloadable user manual for that DSC controller. It's a peek inside what can be done, if nothing else.


Norm
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