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  1. Random thought thread

    Maybe you should hit them up and see if they can get your SS to move... Ha, I kid I kid. Matt
  2. Random thought thread

    Yeah I saw that, hated to hear it. He made the most of it tho and lived quite a while considering the damage to his lungs and body! Just watched the last half of Monaco and they are paying tribute to him all over the race. Matt
  3. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    That would be amazing! Its gonna be hot hot hot but Ill be there like always!!! Matt
  4. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Not really, it spins through 1st and skates in 2nd, hooks in 3rd on a hot day. On a cooler street it spins thru 2nd, skates into 3rd and hooks up middle of 3rd. Sometimes I can nail it in 2nd at a low rpm, 1500-2500 or so and itll hook up and squat some before the RPMs and boost build up and then itll roll out, sometimes it starts skating again slightly. Matt
  5. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    I figured out how to easily get the front sway bar end link on and off so I will try to see if a little more front end movement will help any along with some air pressure and RPM changes next time out. After that, I will probably start with the easier lower arm adjustable brackets and go from there. Matt
  6. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Acting like old school slapper bars, limiting the pinion climb? Hmmmmm It has a 3 link with a center mounted upper arm. Ive seen snubbers mounted to the body mounted...might look into how to make it happen. Matt
  7. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Unfortunately I dont believe anyone ever got the GT on the bias plys on film. I have quite a few videos from when it was on the street tires but no bias plys Matt
  8. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    I agree! I really think that if I can get it to 60 where the GT was I will be quicker than the GT OR at least as quick in the heat as it was and that would be a big win for me. Then I can slowly turn up the wick a bit and actually be able to see the gains because the car can put the power down! Matt
  9. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Yeah from what Ive been seeing, the need to change the length of the arms, upper and lower alike, is not necessary using these brackets, tho an adjustable upper might help on a lowered car or if you really want to dial in the pinion angle further. In fact, one of the companies I lean towards most (BMR) has said that the upper and lower relocation brackets and bushing material are more important than adjustable arms (in priority). I will likely try the brackets with the stock arms and bushings before I do anything else, then go from there. Im not looking for 1.3-1.4 60's. Honestly some lower 1.6 with the occasional upper 1.5 would be amazing as it sits. Matt
  10. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    I told him he would have a bye run when we lined up, wasnt expecting to red-light but had I not I would have taken the win as I dialed in 7.77 and ran a 7.77 I dont care for bracket racing. I told the guy I wasnt going to lift no matter what, I was just there to see what a psi change would make. On to the tech side of things...alot of S197 guys install lower arm relocation brackets that allow 3 different locations, stock being the highest and 2 or 3 locations lower. They also install adjustable upper arms but most of the time just to get the pinion right after lowering. There is also an adjustable upper mount. It seems that the lowers are used to set the instant center and anti squat to try to get it to hook better most often and then the adjustable upper mount can be used as well. If it comes down to finally throwing parts at it, those relocation brackets might be my first purchase. Matt
  11. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Look forward to watching when I get to work to see whats up on a bigger screen! Thanks again Mike, should be big help to get it sorted out some. Matt
  12. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Mikes got em on his phone. Matt
  13. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Hot night last night but still got to go have some fun. I wanted to work on the 60 some and try disconnecting the front sway bar BUT I brought a deep socket that was too tall to get the lower bolt on the end link out DOH. Oh well, I ended up getting 4 runs in, got 2nd every pass but couldnt get quicker than mid 1.7's no matter what I did. Run 1: 7.75 at 92.60 with a 1.77 60. 17psi in the tires cold (18.5 after the pass) and I launched at 3500 rpm to try and find where it would bog and go from there. It bogger slightly then rolled out. Run 2: 7.82 at 91.81 with a 1.83 60. Dropped pressure to 17psi hot and launched around 4K rpm. Spun bad out of the hole. I did however end up cutting a .0009 action which does nothing for me BUT it was pretty cool. Got a sticker and everything! Run 3: 7.70 at 92.45 with a 1.75 60. changed out the clutch fluid and tried 17psi again with a 4K launch. Spun but not as bad as pass 2. Mike got this pass on video so we could see what the car was doing off the line. Looks like it drops the rear, tire wrinkles up hard then the rear hops back up unloading the tire. It then comes back down wrinkling the tire again and goes. Run 4: 7.77 at 91.83 with a 1.75 60. Hotlapped to try and see if a little less pressure would change the spin. 16 psi, same results. Guy at the track got a pic of the Shelby in the waterbox and sent it to me. He got a good pic of @Mike car as well. Next time out Im going to make sure I have what I need to remove the sway bar end link and then see if that helps it keep the rear planted on the initial hit. I dont want to throw money and parts at it just yet, try the free stuff first then make an educated guess from there. Matt
  14. 2010 Camaro SS

    I hear ya! Do what you gotta do to get that sucker to where you can beat on it mercilessly like it owes you money...oh wait...IT DOES LOL Matt
  15. 2010 Camaro SS

    I hope you get to enjoy it before the season is over. At this rate...not looking promising sheesh. Matt