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Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-23-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By wakespeak
Convert to FE4 (2012+). New lower control arms,...

Convert to FE4 (2012+). New lower control arms, rear springs, sway bar and end links. Get 1LE rear shocks and toe links. You gotta drop the cradle a little to get the drivers side bolt out for the...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 50
Posted By wakespeak
Upper shock mount adjustment holes??

I noticed after installing solid subframe bushings, and now lower springs, that I have adjustment holes in the top shock mount.

I didn't notice previously, but it seems they are there to align...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 04-21-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By wakespeak
Fourth unit wow. Being in SF are you running it...

Fourth unit wow. Being in SF are you running it occasionally to keep everything lubricated? I run mine always, just turn up the temp. Keeps the humidity down.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-16-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By wakespeak
Also, how do you like the BMRs? Any track time...

Also, how do you like the BMRs? Any track time with them?
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-07-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By wakespeak
The 1LE front bar will reduce front tuck and...

The 1LE front bar will reduce front tuck and roll, and add understeer. It that what you are after?
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-15-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,512
Posted By wakespeak
No significant issues related to the basic...

No significant issues related to the basic powertrain components. The LS3 is the top of the "old school" evolutionary tree. No VVT, AFM, direct injection, etc. Simplicity has its virtues. The...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-15-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By wakespeak
The 2012+ bushings do not have the voids (gaps in...

The 2012+ bushings do not have the voids (gaps in the bushings) like the 2010/11. You probably need to cut off the extended tabs. Do a search here for more info.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 02-24-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By wakespeak
Yes get the alignment IMO because you changed...

Yes get the alignment IMO because you changed some key components. Also, did you "time" the bushings? Ie, jack up the suspension before torquing down on the bolts for the lower control arms and...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-24-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By wakespeak
This is all normal in my experience assuming your...

This is all normal in my experience assuming your burping was successful. Idling will get you to 225-230F. Turn on the AC and the fans come on around 200F and keep the temp there. This works even...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-23-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By wakespeak
Congrats. The Gen5 is a great platform to tinker...

Congrats. The Gen5 is a great platform to tinker and play with. LS3 is excellent. Last of the breed before VVT, AFM, and direct injection.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-22-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By wakespeak
I have the CTS-V 6 pistons, which are the same as...

I have the CTS-V 6 pistons, which are the same as the ZL1's but cheaper per other threads. SS rears are same as CTS-V/ZL1. Fronts are a definite improvement on the track. You will feel more in...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-17-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By wakespeak
It seems like a good choice for autocross. I...

It seems like a good choice for autocross. I have not done autocross, but can you actually impact anything?
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-17-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By wakespeak
Copper can be from sealants, cam bearings, or a...

Copper can be from sealants, cam bearings, or a new oil cooler. Crank bearings are bi-metal I thought now (steel/aluminum). I think you are still breaking in. Compare on www.bobistheoilguy.com. ...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-08-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,701
Posted By wakespeak
Also see: ...

Also see:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10026951#post10026951
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-06-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,351
Posted By wakespeak
I have good luck with higher water ratio in the...

I have good luck with higher water ratio in the coolant: about 65% water right now. I see about 220 deg. I think ACEA A3 rated xw-30 or xw-40 enough viscosity. With a 50 you have to be sure the...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 02-06-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By wakespeak
Passenger side for me. Used a strong magnet to...

Passenger side for me. Used a strong magnet to hold it while I checked with the fascia. Took me a few times (fascia on/off) to get it set in the right place. I chose the grill slot closer to...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-06-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By wakespeak
UK (European) owners manual...

UK (European) owners manual (https://www.chevrolet.co.uk/owners-area/vehicle-manuals.html). See the 2015 manual (same as 2014).

Dexos 2. If the oil above is Dexos 2 or ACEA A3/C3 rated you're...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 01-08-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By wakespeak
If you have a 2010 I would say yes. If you have...

If you have a 2010 I would say yes. If you have a 2012+ w/FE4, maybe not. I replaced them when I installed them on my 2013 and can't remember if the part nos were same. I would regardless as the...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 01-05-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,560
Posted By wakespeak
Hi Chris, I didn't discover that the fitting...

Hi Chris,

I didn't discover that the fitting to hose gasket is part of the fittings until after I had ordered the parts. So if you want to replace both gaskets with the hose, then replace the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-01-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,200
Posted By wakespeak
Do you need a Z06? Why not just the Grand Sport?...

Do you need a Z06? Why not just the Grand Sport? Actually a Gen5 ZL1 would be interesting and great deal.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 12-30-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,560
Posted By wakespeak
Summary: driver's side coolant puddle if car left...

Summary: driver's side coolant puddle if car left overnight. Coolant smell when driven.

Ok so installed parts apparently successfully (no leaks after test drive). Notes:

- The original block...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 12-29-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,560
Posted By wakespeak
I was able to remove the fitting by just turning...

I was able to remove the fitting by just turning the socket by hand. I am going to follow the 37ft/lbs torque spec per the TSB when installing the new parts tomorrow. That may seat it against the...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 12-28-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By wakespeak
No issues with noise at all, but I have the 2...

No issues with noise at all, but I have the 2 piece rotors. No pulsation - very smooth. I used a Motive pressure bleeder at about 5 psi (pretty low) to bleed them after install. The 1-piece rotors...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 12-28-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By wakespeak
I have the FS01s with the CTS-V 6 pots in 19x10. ...

I have the FS01s with the CTS-V 6 pots in 19x10. No problems with clearance. I have the 1LE offsets (+23mm in front), which will affect clearance.
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 12-28-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,560
Posted By wakespeak
Have this issue on my car at 46K miles. The hose...

Have this issue on my car at 46K miles. The hose is loose going into the fitting, so not sure if its the hose to fitting connection or the fitting to block. Will report back.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 12-09-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
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, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,317
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, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
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, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,686
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, 10:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,721
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...
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