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Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 05-25-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Xyebo
Alternatives to Mothers R3 Racing Rubber Remover?

Hey, folks


After beating the hell out of my V6 at Laguna Seca the other day, I need to remove a bunch of rubber marks from the car's body.
My usual product of choice, Mothers R3 Racing Rubber...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-25-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 214,722
Posted By Xyebo
Track (which config if applicable) = Laguna Seca...

Track (which config if applicable) = Laguna Seca - Salinas, CA
Elapsed Time (please include times to the hundredth if possible) = 1:49.15
Year / Model / Trim = 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1LS w/ V6, 6MT...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 04-11-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,966
Posted By Xyebo
I drive a 1LS V6 base trim with 6-speed manual....

I drive a 1LS V6 base trim with 6-speed manual. To this day, I have done 9 track days and 4 autocrosses.


Key points of the V6 base chassis:



If you have 18 inch wheels, the 245/50R18...
Forum: V6 LGX Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-04-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By Xyebo
Safe to keep engine cover off?

Fellow V6ers,


I was changing my spark plugs recently. Apart from snapping an intake manifold bolt (part number 11547493, for anybody wondering), I am keeping the engine cover and cloth padding...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 03-16-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 214,722
Posted By Xyebo
Track (which config if applicable) = Auto Club...

Track (which config if applicable) = Auto Club Speedway - Rosamond, CA
Elapsed Time (please include times to the hundredth if possible) = 2:00.6
Year / Model / Trim = 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1LS w/...
Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-12-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By Xyebo
Yokohama ADVAN Apex V601 tires

Fellow Camarois,


Have any of you tried Yokohama ADVAN Apex V601 tires?
Just wanted to hear your opinions and feedback on running them.


I have been running them on my 1LS V6 since August,...
Forum: V6 LGX Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-12-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,176
Posted By Xyebo
By brakes wearing out fast I meant the pads...

By brakes wearing out fast I meant the pads wearing down fast due to a smaller caliper size. With the proper pads (DFC 1000 Street/Track) and a good fluid (Motul RBF 600), they're not a concern. I...
Forum: V6 LGX Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-07-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,176
Posted By Xyebo
You can even be a track day junkie with a V6, you...

You can even be a track day junkie with a V6, you just got to know the limitations.


I drive a 2018 1LS with MT and a V6. As far as I know, this is the last year GM sold this trim with a V6...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-30-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 214,722
Posted By Xyebo
Track (which config if applicable) = Willow...

Track (which config if applicable) = Willow Springs International - Big Willow - Rosamond, CA
Elapsed Time (please include times to the hundredth if possible) = 1:37.2
Year / Model / Trim = 2018...
Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-10-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By Xyebo
UPDATE II: I had the troubled tired replaced...

UPDATE II:

I had the troubled tired replaced but asked the tech to show me what's inside the old tire. See image below. Looks like the plug the other shop used wasn't as flush with the tire due to...
Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-30-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By Xyebo
UPDATE: While the the patch in this...

UPDATE:


While the the patch in this location (1/2" from rib of sidewall) held the air very well initially, after 4 sort-of-quick canyon runs I noticed that I am losing about 1.5 PSI in that...
Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-15-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By Xyebo
Thanks for the advice. Seems like tracking is off...

Thanks for the advice. Seems like tracking is off the table until I get some new rubber.


The puncture is 1/2 inch from the shoulder, so I further wonder if canyon carving is off the table too?
Forum: Wheels | Tires -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-14-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By Xyebo
Unhappy How hard can I drive with tire repair/plug close to sidewall?

Hey, all.


Happened to pick up a nail with my 275-wide Yokohama V601. It is pretty close to the inner sidewall, but the tire shop was able to repair it.

It holds air well during my daily...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-26-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,871
Posted By Xyebo
I autocross my non-1LE V6 M6 in a completely...

I autocross my non-1LE V6 M6 in a completely stock form with take-off SS wheels I got for cheap and the aggressive pads for stock calipers, albeit I don't do SCCA-sanctioned events yet.

Not too...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-29-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 214,722
Posted By Xyebo
Track (which config if applicable) = Willow...

Track (which config if applicable) = Willow Springs International - Big Willow - Rosamond, CA
Elapsed Time (please include times to the hundredth if possible) = 1:39.8
Year / Model / Trim = 2018...
Forum: Suspension | Brakes | Chassis 10-09-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,667
Posted By Xyebo
Update IV: I killed the pads 8500 miles later....

Update IV: I killed the pads 8500 miles later. Within this period, I have done 3 full track days (20mins x 4 sessions each), 50 autocross runs, a lot of very spirited mountain pass drives in tight...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 10-07-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 214,722
Posted By Xyebo
Track (which config if applicable) = Auto Club...

Track (which config if applicable) = Auto Club Speedway (Infield configuration without oval)
Elapsed Time (please include times to the hundredth if possible) = 1:25.4
Year / Model / Trim = 2018...
Forum: USA - California 09-20-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By Xyebo
My vote for Monrovia Alignment. The fellow over...

My vote for Monrovia Alignment. The fellow over there, David, is very knowledgeable and will work on stock and modified cars.


https://www.yelp.com/biz/monrovia-alignment-monrovia-2/
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-11-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,164
Posted By Xyebo
Wintertopdown, did any issues with Bank A or B...

Wintertopdown, did any issues with Bank A or B solenoids persist after you replaced both?
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 09-01-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,731
Posted By Xyebo
Saran wrap worked greatly, thank you

Saran wrap worked greatly, thank you
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance - Wash, Wax, Detailing, Exterior Repairs 08-28-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,731
Posted By Xyebo
Temporarily affixing parking sticker to the windshield

Hey, fellows

My work mandates that all employees get a parking decal sticker and affix is to the windshield from the inside.
The problem is that our windshield are already small as-is and I don't...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 08-25-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,800
Posted By Xyebo
When I check my oil level in the V6, I get the...

When I check my oil level in the V6, I get the same thing: one side of the dipstick is at half, while the other is completely full. I guess it's okay to take the average of the 2 levels to get the...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-22-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Xyebo
Thanks for the advice, gentlemen. I will keep it...

Thanks for the advice, gentlemen. I will keep it in 2nd.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-17-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Xyebo
LGX V6 manual gearing for autocross: 2nd gear all the way or 1st for tight turns?

Any V6 manual drivers who autocross?


I've been to an autocross event at Santa Maria Airport, CA where there were two tight hairpin turns where my speed dropped to as little as ~20 mph. Since M6...
Forum: V6 LGX Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-17-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By Xyebo
Kev, what RPM were you driving at? When I drive...

Kev, what RPM were you driving at?
When I drive my local canyons in a spirited manner (fast acceleration with constant high RPM) or when I hit the track, the AC might decrease its power in order to...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-03-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Xyebo
As somebody who ran Powerstop Z26 on track twice,...

As somebody who ran Powerstop Z26 on track twice, they're very bad for tracking: they overheat and fade way too fast, as well as wear out too quickly.
And I ran them on stock V6 single-piston...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-14-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Xyebo
Good to hear! Did you end putting 0w-30/5w-40 or...

Good to hear! Did you end putting 0w-30/5w-40 or sticking to default 5w-30?
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-07-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Xyebo
Did you notice any fuel consumption changes on...

Did you notice any fuel consumption changes on the street?
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 07-06-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Xyebo
Thank you, all. I will try Mobil1 0w-40 ESP. Damn...

Thank you, all. I will try Mobil1 0w-40 ESP. Damn this oil is pricey though.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 06-30-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Xyebo
0w-40 oil for V6 LGX

The 2019/2020/2021 owner's manual for Camaro says that for tracking/racing a Camaro with V6:




The owner's manual for my Model Year for 2018 V6 LGX doesn't have this note. As a result, I...
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