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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-13-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By Norm Peterson
Chrome and steel may have ruled the hotrod wheel...

Chrome and steel may have ruled the hotrod wheel world in the 1950's and early 1960's when there wasn't much else to choose from . . . so the "easy" appearance recipe called for chrome reverse wheels...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-11-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,873
Posted By Norm Peterson
:thumbup: Norm

:thumbup:


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-11-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,873
Posted By Norm Peterson
I know what you're trying to do, just that I...

I know what you're trying to do, just that I don't think tires too reminiscent of 1960's 7.75-xx will play all that well even with non-enthusiasts. That's base Camry territory.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-11-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,108
Posted By Norm Peterson
I absolutely get this. Though after almost...

I absolutely get this.

Though after almost 50 years of owning only MT cars I've found reaching for a +/- gate at the shift lever to be a much more "natural" motion than squeezing at a paddle. ...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-10-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,873
Posted By Norm Peterson
Needs at least slightly wider wheels and tires -...

Needs at least slightly wider wheels and tires - they're just a little too reminiscent of the narrow stuff we didn't have any choice about back in the day. Not talking steamroller width here, more...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-10-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,108
Posted By Norm Peterson
Do you want the transmission to already be in the...

Do you want the transmission to already be in the most appropriate gear for the upcoming conditions (which includes your state of mind) before you get there? Or do you want the transmission to make...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-09-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Norm Peterson
FWIW, I mentioned 11" mainly to point out that...

FWIW, I mentioned 11" mainly to point out that 11" doesn't limit you to choosing 305/xx and wider tires.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-07-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Norm Peterson
Since you're seeing yourself within a year of...

Since you're seeing yourself within a year of having to replace your current tires in dual-duty service, I think you should go with a dedicated track wheel setup sooner rather than later. By putting...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-06-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 23,979
Posted By Norm Peterson
Kind of depends on whether GM sees the need for a...

Kind of depends on whether GM sees the need for a more affordable "halo car" than the Corvette, without that (I'm using the term 'car' rather loosely here) having to be a truck or SUV.


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-04-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,984
Posted By Norm Peterson
Be a little careful where (most) people over...

Be a little careful where (most) people over there start throwing Load Index numbers around (post #2 in particular).

Up to 36 psi, an XL tire needs to be four numbers higher than an SL tire to...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-04-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,025
Posted By Norm Peterson
Maybe not, if you're running a street setting...

Maybe not, if you're running a street setting that's slightly 'toe-in' and the change from street camber to track camber doesn't move the toe 'out' too fast.

One trick to making quick camber...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-02-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 23,979
Posted By Norm Peterson
People who want to see the car survive. ...

People who want to see the car survive.

Here's a thought - if the Camaro doesn't survive, that won't make any of the Camaros that you own any better on their own merit. The artificialness (and...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-01-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 23,979
Posted By Norm Peterson
Means the advertisers have also figured out that...

Means the advertisers have also figured out that most people don't want to do much else these days besides be on social media.


But advertisers (in general) are still throwing 18 minutes of...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 02-01-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 23,979
Posted By Norm Peterson
Which may as well be trucks for some people. Just...

Which may as well be trucks for some people. Just a little less tall.

I don't have much need for lots of interior volume any more, but if I did I'd want to be able to shop from a number of...
Forum: Ask AL 01-30-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,765
Posted By Norm Peterson
Assuming that Mark (and company) will continue to...

Assuming that Mark (and company) will continue to respond to questions developed in here, it'd be better to keep them all here in one place. Renaming this one - possibly to something less-specific...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-29-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 23,979
Posted By Norm Peterson
Works for me. Norm

Works for me.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-29-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 23,979
Posted By Norm Peterson
As in, let's become another truck company? ...

As in, let's become another truck company?


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-26-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,249
Posted By Norm Peterson
No flame intended, but do you know that your...

No flame intended, but do you know that your car's odometer really is that dead-on accurate with the OE tires? At what speed? What percent of the time at high power? At what tread depth? What about...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-26-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,249
Posted By Norm Peterson
GM's rear camber suggestion may be influenced by...

GM's rear camber suggestion may be influenced by corporate standards regarding handling balance and/or limit understeer requirements.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-24-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 23,979
Posted By Norm Peterson
To the enthusiast - probably yes. To the...

To the enthusiast - probably yes.

To the non-enthusiast - hardly. About as effective as advertising in Grassroots Motorsports magazine or SCCA's monthly magazine that gets sent out to SCCA...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-23-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,249
Posted By Norm Peterson
That's something that all of us "overthinkers"...

That's something that all of us "overthinkers" need to keep in mind. Even if you really did pick up and try to account for all the little effects . . . you still gotta drive the damn thing to prove...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-23-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,249
Posted By Norm Peterson
[Small] differences in tire rotation shouldn't...

[Small] differences in tire rotation shouldn't affect yaw, but if changing the tire size also changed the difference in slip angles (front minus rear), that could. At least theoretically.

On edit...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-21-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Norm Peterson
That part is all the reason anybody needs to get...

That part is all the reason anybody needs to get them.

I should get one for the Subaru, if only for coolant temperature and boost.


Norm
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-21-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Norm Peterson
Maybe not windshield defrost capability, but...

Maybe not windshield defrost capability, but airflow to the side window will be affected.

Installed in an "air vent" as OP was questioning will block airflow out of that vent. Obviously, this...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-20-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,249
Posted By Norm Peterson
Stability and traction control systems are...

Stability and traction control systems are piggybacked on the ABS and use the same sensors. Mostly, they use the ABS HCU in slightly different ways because the HCU is already set up to individually...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-20-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,249
Posted By Norm Peterson
The ABS only cares about how closely the front...

The ABS only cares about how closely the front and rear wheel rpm ratio matches the OE rpm ratio, which comes directly from the wheel sensors and nowhere else (so far).

Speed in absolute terms...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 01-20-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Norm Peterson
Would not recommend mounting an Aeroforce gauge...

Would not recommend mounting an Aeroforce gauge in any vent that can carry heated air. The display can dim, or basically go completely dark until the thing has cooled down enough. Aeroforce maybe...
Forum: Ask AL 01-20-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,467
Posted By Norm Peterson
Corvettes of Massachusetts. But SCCA (Track...

Corvettes of Massachusetts.

But SCCA (Track Night in America), Hooked on Driving, and I think Chin all run events on various New England tracks. The tracks themselves may even host their own...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-19-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,014
Posted By Norm Peterson
I'd be lying if I said this didn't ever happen...

I'd be lying if I said this didn't ever happen with me. But I can't see it burning through enough more gas to matter, or running at 3500 rpm instead of 2000 mattering much.



If that's an...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-18-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By Norm Peterson
I know there was a video where this was discussed...

I know there was a video where this was discussed by the guys who drove the turbo-1LE, probably in the Road Race/Track/Autocross section.

From memory - I think it basically had to do with...
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