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Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 12-09-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By wakespeak
I did it piece by pieces to get a sense of the...

I did it piece by pieces to get a sense of the changes:

Stock: car fun on track but too much body roll and rear suspension compliance.
1) 1LE rear bar. Body roll dramatically reduced. Car more...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 12-03-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 991
Posted By wakespeak
Problem in Texas also, more in some areas, less...

Problem in Texas also, more in some areas, less in others. If there is a traffic jam I am used to looking up the road for the idiot in the left lane. Some of them drive up to a car in the right...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 12-03-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By wakespeak
Did the install today with Pegasus bushings. ...

Did the install today with Pegasus bushings. Also installed the z28 upper control arm bushings.

Goal was to remove the wiggle/lateral bouncing that occurs at the track in some turns, particularly...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-28-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By wakespeak
Just got back from MSR Houston myself and only...

Just got back from MSR Houston myself and only got within 1 sec of his time. Yeah it was my first at the track but still..impressed with the Fiesta ST.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-24-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,224
Posted By wakespeak
Porsche and Ferrari should be concerned because...

Porsche and Ferrari should be concerned because the prestige market is completely new - and good for an American company to steal the thunder. Spending 200k-300K on a Ferrari is something that will...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-24-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,530
Posted By wakespeak
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 11-23-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By wakespeak
I would use 0w-40 or 5w-40. Mobil 1 turbo diesel...

I would use 0w-40 or 5w-40. Mobil 1 turbo diesel truck is SN rated for gas use and is a great oil. Just don't rev the motor until the oil gets up to temp with the low pressure bypass valves (1 in...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-23-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By wakespeak
I think the Z06/CTS-V/ZL1/SS rears are all same.

I think the Z06/CTS-V/ZL1/SS rears are all same.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 11-23-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By wakespeak
I started with the 1LE bar in the back. I now...

I started with the 1LE bar in the back. I now have both f/r. On the track I was understeering a lot with the 1LE bar in the front added (and killing the tires) until I maxed camber to -2 deg. It...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 11-22-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By wakespeak
I hear ya, but most plastic melts < 500F that I...

I hear ya, but most plastic melts < 500F that I have seen. Anyone try the heat gun?
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 11-21-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By wakespeak
The heat guns can get to 1200F, but propane is...

The heat guns can get to 1200F, but propane is about 3x that at 3600F. So not sure if it would just take longer with the heat gun, or wouldn't work at all. I have read that BMW recommends a heat...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 11-21-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By wakespeak
Heat Gun to Remove Cradle Bushings?

Instead of a propane torch, what do you guys think of this...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 11-14-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By wakespeak
They are great tires. The old SuperSports...

They are great tires. The old SuperSports chunked and corded after 4 track days while I have been through about 10 track days with the PS4s and holding up well. Make sure your camber is -1.5 or...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-14-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By wakespeak
My track buddy has 2 Fiesta STs. Sold his...

My track buddy has 2 Fiesta STs. Sold his Mustang GT350 for the second one (everything in the powertrain broke on the GT350, I mean everything). They are very competitive on the track.

Here he...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-11-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By wakespeak
I follow the European manual specs, which is...

I follow the European manual specs, which is Dexos2 (ACEA C3). I think the Gen6 track recommendation is for Dexos2 as well. There are some 5w-30s that meet it. The bonus is above 230f, where these...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-11-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By wakespeak
I have the front camber maxed out at around -2...

I have the front camber maxed out at around -2 deg. Tires wearing much better now right to edge.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 10-31-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By wakespeak
I got recommended these by a garage at the track:...

I got recommended these by a garage at the track:

Gyrodisc (http://www.girodisc.com/Girodisc-Front-2pc-Floating-Rotors-for-5th-Generation-Camaro_p_6534.html). Good reputation apparently and the...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 09-19-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By wakespeak
Nicely written and very interesting comparison! ...

Nicely written and very interesting comparison! The E92s are great to match up against on the track.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-18-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By wakespeak
Any Dexos2 approved oil will work, which includes...

Any Dexos2 approved oil will work, which includes some 0w-40s. Otherwise an ACEA A3/C3 (this is a European rating) oil is fine. 5w-30 ACEA A3/C3 are easier to find now. The European Camaro model...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 09-17-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By wakespeak
A kit to convert front from struts to...

A kit to convert front from struts to wishbones/a-arms would be really interesting and unique. I see some of the racing versions of similar cars have had the conversions done.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 09-10-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By wakespeak
I run 30/70 coolant/water mix. Engine is stock. ...

I run 30/70 coolant/water mix. Engine is stock. No additional oil cooler and 5w-30 ACEA A3/C3 rated or 0w-40 if ambient over 90F. No issues with indicated oil temp at 3rd tick after a session. ...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 09-05-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,174
Posted By wakespeak
I get 24mpg daily commute in our 335hp 7000rpm V6...

I get 24mpg daily commute in our 335hp 7000rpm V6 Gen 6 w/manual. Handling amazing with selectable ride (better control than my 1LE pack SS just on TOUR).
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-29-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,696
Posted By wakespeak
Thanks. What front splitter are you using and do...

Thanks. What front splitter are you using and do you think it is effective?
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-22-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By wakespeak
I have to reflect a strong light source off of...

I have to reflect a strong light source off of the dipstick at the right angle to see where looks "wet". Otherwise, yes, its so clear I can't see it. I also set a fresh piece of paper towel against...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-22-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By wakespeak
Hmm does it include the solid rear subframe...

Hmm does it include the solid rear subframe mounts (vs rubber bushings) and forged wheels are my questions?
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-22-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By wakespeak
SCCA Track Night - COTA 8.30.17

Anyone going? Have one other friend going (GT350) in Advanced.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-21-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By wakespeak
Air pressure too high? What is the hot psi?

Air pressure too high? What is the hot psi?
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-17-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By wakespeak
I have the Michelin PS4s and they are excellent.

I have the Michelin PS4s and they are excellent.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-17-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By wakespeak
I have 285/35 19s all around + 1LE suspension and...

I have 285/35 19s all around + 1LE suspension and even with factory camber maxed I still go wide (understeer) on fast sweepers with my foot down early. Staggered is not needed unless you have a lot...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-20-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By wakespeak
I would just ask questions around the oil pump...

I would just ask questions around the oil pump relief valve spring. I think it is 50 psi and you will be pushing against it more with 40 grade. No worries to initially, but down the road it may...
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