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Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Today, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By cdrptrks
Yes it makes sense for the automatics to...

Yes it makes sense for the automatics to downshift in those braking situations so you will be in the correct gear for maximum acceleration after the corner or panic stop. I was pointing out that...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Today, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By cdrptrks
These two statements are incorrect according to...

These two statements are incorrect according to Ross Bentley, who makes a living analyzing this type of data for race car drivers as part of his consulting business, Bentley Performance Systems,...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Today, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By cdrptrks
If you are already threshold braking or have...

If you are already threshold braking or have engaged ABS, that is the limit of grip that the tires can provide. Downshifting during this time won't make you stop any faster but it will reduce brake...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Today, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By cdrptrks
Modern cars in the US all tend to have electronic...

Modern cars in the US all tend to have electronic throttles rather than cable throttles so it is easy for manufacturers to program them to cut the throttle if the car sees full throttle and hard...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By cdrptrks
Definitely tires for a single dry panic stop. ...

Definitely tires for a single dry panic stop.

Fuel economy focused all season tires with high treadwear ratings take around 100' to stop from 50mph vs. under 80' for sticky tires with lower...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By cdrptrks
Thanks for the warning, I'm still on the original...

Thanks for the warning, I'm still on the original belt. I have a new one sitting around already but read that it is a pain to install because it is stretch to fit.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-23-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By cdrptrks
If you don't have an in car instructor for this...

If you don't have an in car instructor for this event, I would highly recommend getting one if you do another event in the future. This prevents you from forming bad habits and helps you to learn...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-22-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By cdrptrks
I forgot to mention that I was using PTM Race at...

I forgot to mention that I was using PTM Race at the beginning of each session and PTM Sport 2 towards the middle/end of the sessions when the tires got hot and started sliding more. If you were...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-22-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By cdrptrks
If you haven't already, you might want to order...

If you haven't already, you might want to order and install the kit with SS plastic lower control arm deflectors and smaller metal splash shields but I imagine that the stock DOT4 brake fluid was the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 06-22-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By cdrptrks
It would probably be easier to buy a used black...

It would probably be easier to buy a used black wing off of a wrecked car and swap it over IMO.
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 06-22-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By cdrptrks
Unless you drove over a curb or hit a massive...

Unless you drove over a curb or hit a massive pothole, I would be surprised if it was a wheel bearing at 5k miles. You can quickly test each wheel bearing if you have a floor jack:
...
Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-22-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By cdrptrks
Also C7 Corvettes have a 5x120.65mm bolt pattern...

Also C7 Corvettes have a 5x120.65mm bolt pattern and 70.3mm center bore vs. the Camaro's 5x120mm and 66.9mm. I have heard of people using Corvette rears on the Camaro for drag racing but I would not...
Forum: 6th gen Camaro 1LE 06-22-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,101
Posted By cdrptrks
Check your brake fluid reservoir cap. It will...

Check your brake fluid reservoir cap. It will have "USE ONLY DOT4" printed on it if the car was factory filled with DOT4.

https://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11061563
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 06-06-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,714
Posted By cdrptrks
Front rotors for SS non-1LE appear to be 30mm new...

Front rotors for SS non-1LE appear to be 30mm new and minimum/discard thickness appears to be 28mm: https://www.camaro6.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10852598&postcount=4

This info may be stamped on...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 06-06-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,714
Posted By cdrptrks
This is incorrect. There's a minimum thickness...

This is incorrect. There's a minimum thickness advertised by the rotor manufacturer. Measure the rotor thickness. I would be shocked if it was already below minimum thickness at 23k miles. ...
Forum: Wheels / Tires 05-31-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By cdrptrks
Just saw one recently listed from a totaled ZLE: ...

Just saw one recently listed from a totaled ZLE:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/314016048616

I would recommend talking with them and getting in writing that it is not bent or damaged. I bought a set...
Forum: Wheels / Tires 05-31-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,289
Posted By cdrptrks
What specific Michelin tire is on the rear...

What specific Michelin tire is on the rear wheels? I can't tell from the pictures.
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-29-2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,754
Posted By cdrptrks
You can compare the SS 1LE's Goodyear Supercar 3...

You can compare the SS 1LE's Goodyear Supercar 3 to the Michelin PS4S using Tire Rack's excellent test results. Basically the SC3s are about 3% faster and pull 0.04g more on the skid pad and stop a...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-29-2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,754
Posted By cdrptrks
The stock GOODYEAR EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC 3...

The stock GOODYEAR EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC 3 RUNONFLAT tires are in the same Max Performance Summer category as the PS4S so they probably have similar dry grip but the runflats will have a harsher ride...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-29-2022, 12:36 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,754
Posted By cdrptrks
My local credit union currently has 2.69% APR for...

My local credit union currently has 2.69% APR for new cars and used cars model year 2019 and newer. Check any local credit unions if you haven't yet. They are normally free to join and tend to have...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-29-2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,754
Posted By cdrptrks
Interesting, I wasn't aware of that. It might be...

Interesting, I wasn't aware of that. It might be worth flying to buy one and drive it back if you can find a '22 speced like you want in stock farther away. Also I edited my comment after you...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-29-2022, 12:27 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,754
Posted By cdrptrks
The same is true for the SS. I have driven...

The same is true for the SS. I have driven rental Camaro SSes at double or more than the low posted speed limits through curves on the stock runflat tires on empty canyon roads with cliffs on the...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-29-2022, 12:05 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,754
Posted By cdrptrks
IMO, wait for a 1SS non-1LE or buy the SS 1LE for...

IMO, wait for a 1SS non-1LE or buy the SS 1LE for mountain runs. I have driven two different automatic Camaro SSes in the canyons in California and they are more than capable cornering well while...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-19-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By cdrptrks
The extra half quart of oil applies to the RS you...

The extra half quart of oil applies to the RS you have but not to the SS that the OP has according to the manual.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-18-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By cdrptrks
Agreed that watching track videos beforehand...

Agreed that watching track videos beforehand helps a lot but maybe ignore the speed overlay and lap time. Keep in mind the fastest times are probably on 40 or 100 treadwear tires so the minimum...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 05-18-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By cdrptrks
Thanks for posting these! They would have made...

Thanks for posting these! They would have made it easier for my first time doing these tasks if they existed a few years ago and I'm sure they will help others.

Notes/Feedback:
The service...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-18-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By cdrptrks
2021 owner's manual lists a few steps to take...

2021 owner's manual lists a few steps to take before a track day related to front brake pad cooling. The small metal splash shield install is a pain because of the threadlocker on the caliper bolts...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-18-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By cdrptrks
Also if you are still running 5W-30 oil, you...

Also if you are still running 5W-30 oil, you should switch to 0W-40 dexos2 before the track day.

https://camarosofmichigan.com/2018/2018_chevrolet_camaro_track_prep_guide-min.pdf
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-18-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By cdrptrks
Visually check your brake pad thickness on each...

Visually check your brake pad thickness on each corner after each session. You might use a lot of it throughout the day but can probably get away with stock pads for your first time on track. If...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-18-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By cdrptrks
I have heard and read that Hawk DTC dust will...

I have heard and read that Hawk DTC dust will harden and become extremely difficult to remove from your wheels (and sometimes paint) if it gets wet from rain and/or morning dew when the car is...
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