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  1. 2010 Camaro SS

    There are plenty plenty plenty plenty plenty of SS guys running sticky tires without having paid $4500 on a rear end upgrade. Get some tires, gradually get more aggressive with the launch until you feel like your walking the line between great 60's and rear end death and then go have fun. If you had a manual Ide say you might want to think a little harder about it but your in an auto. No clutch dump to worry about and nowhere near as much shock between shifts. I didnt upgrade half shafts before going with tires because they were too pricey, I grabbed some Bias Ply tires because they were more forgiving and then let it rip and rip it did. SO much fun. Quit riding the fence and making excuses, your only holding yourself back here. The ET Street R's were HAND DOWN the best mod I did to the GT as far as fun at the track was concerned. You got a nasty street machine for sure but if you wanna see what all that money you spent on it is worth, 2 tires are all thats holding you back. Matt
  2. For Sale: 1965 Mustang Fastback

    Damn Those already are my people... Matt
  3. For Sale: 1965 Mustang Fastback

    Can you introduce me to said people so I can have some people to talk to my people when I wanna buy higher dollar toys?????? Matt
  4. NewEST DD 1985 LTD WagonTF????

    The Coppers are here to stay, for a while at least! They were cheap, look good and work great. If I ever get to really liking the car and get the dings sorted MAYBE Ill do something different to make it stand out a bit more again and if that day comes its either gloss black or anthacite Bullits OR maybe the Torque Thrusts off the 66. I need to get the ugly bastard to ride a little better then go from there. She runs like a top tho and is super peppy around town which makes for a fun DD. Get it riding right and itll be alright!!! Matt
  5. NewEST DD 1985 LTD WagonTF????

    Got the front fenders 90% clearing the tires with very little work. There is a screw dead center of the arch holding the inner fenders in that barely rubs the driver's side tire when backing out of a driveway. The ride kinda sucks. When I had these springs under the Coupe I also had some Tokiko Blues and the ride was wonderful (at least I remember it being so). With the Monroe OE replacement struts and very likely the extra weight of the 4r70W this thing just doesnt take to cracks in the road very well. Bumps and such are no biggie but hard edges cracks and surface variations are loud and annoying as hell. I checked tire pressure and knocked it down to 32psi from 33-34 so I doubt thats it. I purposefully got the 16's in hopes that the extra sidewall height would comfy it up a bit. I already ditched the rusty V8 springs or else Ide slap them in to see if it is being caused by the car being too low for the struts to handle OR if the struts are just junk. I was going to buy good struts but figured the cheapo OE replacements would be good enough for this pile. Its getting to be annoying to drive. In every othe aspect its 100x better than before, much more stable, handles muuuuch better, steering is perfect and the ride anywhere else is really nice. Im either going to try to dig my V8 springs outta the scrap pile at my neighbors, try a coilover kit with light spring or bite the bullet and get some good struts and a good coilover setup. Matt
  6. 2010 Camaro SS

    He doesnt know how to launch or was being a pansy. I was well on my way to getting my stock suspension IRS manual car into the 1.5's without any issues on the Bias Plys on the Hill's "prep". You Auto helps a ton. I never got even close to 1.7 60's on the Continentals with the 6 speed! Matt
  7. 2010 Camaro SS

    Drop that 60 to the 1.5x range and you will be running about where Disney says, 11.4's-11.5's. IF you are spinning down the track as well then you may pick up even more by getting it to hook there as well. Matt
  8. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    ME TOO!!!! And late night cruises to get random parts or advice will take a bit longer than before :o/ Matt
  9. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Nah man he knows his stuff sure but doesnt mean all hope is lost. Once we get moved in, the old house gone and things somewhat back to normal Im gonna start exploring my options for sure. I need a space to work. Speaking of which, the old garage is now cleared out and the walls blasted with white to try and cover up the filth I collected over the years. Bittersweet. Not so much the garage, packing, moving, cleaning and painting it up was as much a pain in the ass as the entire rest of the house. Im over it now BUT alot of good (and semi substandard) stuff went on in that garage...its got the stained floors to show. Once I figure out what Im doing at the new place and set up shop Ill be over it! Oh...hopefully it keeps raining and noone says anything about the stains on the asphalt in the driveway LOL Matt
  10. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Yeah Im not sure whats going on. My Bro-inlaw who builds houses looked at it and didnt seem to think it would be a worth-while adventure to try and mess with but who knows. The "attic" is open above the car but to the left of it they put some plywood down. Hell theres a damned window up there too and a door. They must have had some future plans for it but Im scratching my head as to what those might have been and why they stopped where they did. Matt
  11. 2010 Camaro SS

    Quit wondering and asking and find out!!!!! Get a set of 17's and meet me at Disneys and you will have plenty of traction to find out exactly what your car is made of (and how much fun traction is!!!!!!!!). I went from running 8.0-7.9's on Continentals spinnng off the line, short shifting 2nd, spinning then chirping 3rd to inconsistent 7.9's with the occasional 7.8 with slightly less spin on Nittos to back to back to back 7.5's with these ET Street R's. Being yours is an Auto Im betting these Nitto's would do the trick for you as well and you could run them on the streets, but Ide happily sell either one and let you taste traction. Oh and those 7.5's were in 90* weather, higher DA, hot lapping and sitting in the lanes idling tho never with the AC on thats a big no-no and sure to make you unpopular for dripping down the track. Im betting in cooler weather it woulda been in the 7.3's so even bigger gain over the Continentals. Ive got both tires sitting in the shed and either one would give you bigger gains than any other single mod. Traction is goooooooooooooooooooood. Dont blah blah blah about needing a new rear end first, get the grip, let it rip...if it breaks, THEN get a new rear end. Matt
  12. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    I don't know much bout buildings but they appear to be trusses. The car is back as far as I can get it to keep it out of the weather and the middle beam in about at the dash. If the poles weren't there dividing each bay you could MAYBE put a lift like Disney's in the back corner between the middle beam and back wall but nooooooo. Matt
  13. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Its about 1.5 acre from the house. There isnt a path to it made out so its tearing up the yard to drive back and forth. No electricity anywhere near it and the way the poles are it splits it into 3 bays, no way to go between them with a vehicle so I would need 3 doors. Overhead doors would be tough but manageable, sliding barn doors would work. A lift would be the hardest part with that massive beam up the middle of it all. Its a nice large space tho so Im thinking about doing simple doors to seal it up, maybe run a generator and use it till we decide whether or not to build something right off the end of the driveway which we have plenty of room to do. Matt
  14. Post your best slips and video!

    Woulda liked to have gotten some cooler weather runs in the GT. Oh well. Glad to see your still at it. Matt
  15. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Unfortunately itll be quite an undertaking to turn it into what I would want out of a "shop" but itll hold my truck, the 66 and anything else I might want to get out of the way for a bit. Ide love to be able to run electricity to it, put some doors up and put a lift in but it would be a major undertaking to do any of those, much less all of them due to how it was built and where it was built. Oh well. I have some ideas to toss around this winter and see what sticks. Matt