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Old 10-04-2016, 11:15 AM   #29
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Brace for Better Handling
For some time, I've been enjoying the appearance and strut-stiffening performance of a 1LE strut tower brace front Cultrag Performance. As an OEM distributor of performance parts, Cultrag Performance offered me a great deal on an affordable handling option that took minutes to install. If you don't have one yet, I recommend picking up this strut tower brace.



Spring into the Low Life
After some serious thought, I had to lower the Camaro. Reducing to wheels to 19" created a lot of gap, and I had some long discussions with various suspension gurus before finally deciding to go with BMR springs. While alternatives existed, I wasn't ready to spend on coilovers, nor was I ready to buy the most expensive springs on the market for what might get modified or upgraded later. I went with a 1.25" drop up front with a 1.4" drop in the rear. The springs came quickly as parts always do from RDP Motorsport. I got help on the alignment from WOW Auto Care, a local shop in San Diego known for hosting Poway's cars and coffee events.

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Old 10-04-2016, 05:22 PM   #30
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Nice, I like the look and stance... If you really want to fill the gap, I have some take off tires, Hoosier 315/40/19's that'll do the trick... They are a road racing slick... with a little DOT stamp on the side..
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:57 PM   #31
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I'd find that interesting when my tires are closer to done. I would like to get bigger in back moving forward.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:52 AM   #32
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Having expired plates after deployment was a big problem. I couldn't drive my car until another classy Camaro5 member sent me his cats and intake for California plates. Now, my SLP headers and high-flow cats are for sale, and my car is slower than before I left.



I have orders to roadtrip across America for a few days, and I'll be considering mods along the way. I'd like Dynosteve to supercharge the Demon, but unfortunately I can't swing that right now. Who has suggestions for less ambitious power?
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:39 PM   #33
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:09 PM   #34
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3.91 Gear Kit at RDP Motorsport

Iím currently sitting next to dynosteve as the 3.91 gear upgrade goes on the furious red Camaro. The GM kit is a complete package, and itís going to make a huge difference over the stock ratio on the 6-speed auto.

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Old 11-06-2017, 02:42 PM   #35
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Nice! Will make a big difference...

Shortys might still be good option in CA

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Old 11-06-2017, 03:18 PM   #36
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Nice! Will make a big difference...

Shortys might still be good option in CA

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I went ahead and jumped on some BBK shorties. They still have that header sound, but theyíre not long tubes. I wish I could keep the noise, but California plates come with a heavy price on performance.
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:42 PM   #37
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Amen to that -- Lots of VERY nice places in CA -- just couldn't afford to live there -- along with the overly burdensome taxing system -- my business could not survive there...

Best of luck and lets have a sound clip!

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Old 11-07-2017, 11:01 AM   #38
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Amen to that -- Lots of VERY nice places in CA -- just couldn't afford to live there -- along with the overly burdensome taxing system -- my business could not survive there...

Best of luck and lets have a sound clip!

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Itís not cheap in San Diego, but Mrs_Blur found a good place while I was on deployment. I canít imagine starting a business with the costs added by the state.
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:06 PM   #39
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Iím now chirping in 4th gear. This car is a monster with the 3.91 upgrade and a dyno tune from RDP.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:21 PM   #40
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During the 3.91 test drive, dynosteve was kind enough to recommend some EBC rotors and red brakes. I did the install at a friendís house and enjoyed some quality break-in time. The stopping power is impressive and they look great.



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