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    Had a bit of a rough weekend last time. This was the best I could muster:



    Got to ride in Joel's car. It's insane how planted and drama free his car is whereas driving mine is like wrestling a grizzly bear. Gonna tackle lowering the rear roll center with a UMI panhard relocation over the winter along with GW upper arms, decided to keep the watts for the Camaro because adjusting it seems like a pain in the ass. I also picked up a vacuum regulator to cut the assist to the brake booster in hopes that it'll give me a more consistent assist and pedal feel. I kept locking up at the autox on the back straight and I'm theorizing that high RPM/high vac makes lockup way easier.

    Vac reg is a Koganei NVR200-02 which is the same one Miata guys use in the Sakebomb variable booster thingy. Had to import it from Japan lol.

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    I also uploaded a vid from the last track night of me chasing some vettes around.

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    95 Roadmaster T-56 swap, LE1s, baby cam, 4.56s, "The Cammaster"
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    My car is planted because of a few key things. Its a very good chassis, I'm a decent driver, and its on Excellent tires! I can't stress enough how important they are. When is the last time you saw a car with 660's or A052's lock a tire up? They grip so much better than the 615's you run. Get some good tires and watch those lock up problems go away.

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    You racing the hawk this year?
    1995 Firebird Formula, M6, ram-air, C7 hubs, BMR/Strano/Founders/Koni suspension, a few bolt-ons, Evo-X Recaros, 315 R888s

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    Quote Originally Posted by rentedmule View Post
    You racing the hawk this year?
    Yeah, I just started prepping it for a pocono track night on 7/7. GW upper A arms, softer rear springs, Kevko RR pan, and square 315s. I'll throw up some pics when I get a chance.

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    96Z M6, ERE-383 #60, AFR 210s, LE cam, 9", Procharger D1, ???whp
    95 Roadmaster T-56 swap, LE1s, baby cam, 4.56s, "The Cammaster"
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    I've enjoyed the in car videos, hope to see more.
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    Some pics of where the car is at currently.

    I pulled the windage tray and crank scraper out of the Kevko oil pan, cut all of the mounts out as well. Also had to make clearance for the power steering rack (see giant-ass dent). I got it on the car with a Melling 10554 pump and don't see any leaks while running on jackstands. I'll know for sure if it's sealed during the test drive.
    I think I need to get a longer dipstick though as I have 7.5 quarts in the car and it's not showing at all. Kevko say it's a 6 quart pan (7 quart system), but maybe this Wix filter and oil cooler hold more than I thought?

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    Pic of the shock spacers I made. They're 1/2" tall, same as BMR SA002.

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    Had to trim the front bolt on these GW arms as it was touching the LS-era spindle. Might have something to do with my shock spacers.

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    I swapped out the UMI rear springs for my Camaro's old BMRs. Should take the rate down from 200lb/in to 145-160lb/in to make the car less skatey in the back. I think the UMI set was designed with running a lowered rear roll center in mind, something I don't have yet. I'll put the watts link on later in the season but really don't have time to fiddle with it now.
    Stock wheel studs are too short for the wheel spacers I need to clear the bumpstops (grinding the rear bolt area isn't enough). I'm swapping out the wheel studs for longer Moser 2.5" ones. Currently waiting on a reamer from Amazon as the interference fit is 2x smaller than it should be.

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    95 Roadmaster T-56 swap, LE1s, baby cam, 4.56s, "The Cammaster"
    95 Firehawk hooptie, bolt-ons and suspension

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    Were the shock spacers to raise ride height on the front? I've been considering the BMR ones (not for stance, but so I can get into my driveway without scraping the air dam).

    Why did you remove the scraper and windage tray from the pan?
    1995 Firebird Formula, M6, ram-air, C7 hubs, BMR/Strano/Founders/Koni suspension, a few bolt-ons, Evo-X Recaros, 315 R888s

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    Quote Originally Posted by rentedmule View Post
    Were the shock spacers to raise ride height on the front? I've been considering the BMR ones (not for stance, but so I can get into my driveway without scraping the air dam).

    Why did you remove the scraper and windage tray from the pan?
    Yeah, the spacers were to raise the front a little. The front UMI springs are fairly slammed and had my tires rubbing the inner well at times. I bent the inner fender lip up and screwed the well up higher, but still added the spacers for added assurance.

    And I removed the Kevko tray so I could retain the stock one. The crank scraper was interfering with the stock tray so it had to come out as well. Seems like aftermarket trays are hit or miss (see all of the 242T windage threads), so I tried to keep 'ol reliable in there. I did the same modifications to my Camaro's 244T pan and it has never given me issues.
    96Z M6, ERE-383 #60, AFR 210s, LE cam, 9", Procharger D1, ???whp
    95 Roadmaster T-56 swap, LE1s, baby cam, 4.56s, "The Cammaster"
    95 Firehawk hooptie, bolt-ons and suspension

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    Fresh alignment and I'm good to go for Pocono.

    -2.25 camber
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    +6 caster

    Was able to double my caster with these GW arms and the turn in feels super sharp now.

    TNIA is running a buy 2 get 1 free deal this weekend so I'm going to schedule a couple more events. Also trying to do Shenandoah @ Summit Point on 9/9.

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    95 Roadmaster T-56 swap, LE1s, baby cam, 4.56s, "The Cammaster"
    95 Firehawk hooptie, bolt-ons and suspension

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    Car doesn't feel like it's trying to cut my head off anymore with these new rear springs. Back end feels way more compliant over bumps and planted under braking.
    Still breaking in the tires, but they feel great so far. They don't screech like the Federals and seem a little more forgiving at the limit.
    I can definitely be more aggressive with how I time my inputs, but I was over a second faster than last year.

    96Z M6, ERE-383 #60, AFR 210s, LE cam, 9", Procharger D1, ???whp
    95 Roadmaster T-56 swap, LE1s, baby cam, 4.56s, "The Cammaster"
    95 Firehawk hooptie, bolt-ons and suspension

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