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Author Topic:   3rd gen. camaros
te33
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted December 01, 2001 09:00 PM
anybody out there have any exp. with the 3rd gen.{82-92?}camaro?mainly,i'd like to know about suspension mods,springs,shocks,ect.i just spent a long afternoon following one.lol.okay,so i was on the asphalt,hey now they were the only place running.and when you get a chance to play in december you take it.that camaro went ,high ,low,middle.i went and looked at it,and the fellow said it was stock,and knowing him,i belive him.are they really that good?and if so why aren't there more around?

poboy2
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted December 01, 2001 10:09 PM
They real good alright. But unless they are highly modified, they are very weak. One good hit, and they are hurt.

McGinnis
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted December 10, 2001 07:22 PM
That ain't no joke!Watch the rules at your track,esp.wheel base.The uni-body has to be tied together really good,and still be able to flex (if that makes any sense).They go into the curves real well, and come out like a bullet.These cars tend to drive the corners more than the older model leaf spring Camaros.

te33
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted December 11, 2001 12:19 AM
THEY MAKE THE MINIMUM WHEEL BASE RULE,JUST:}THE THING THAT GOT ME GOING WAS THE PANARD BAR THAT HUGE TORQUE ARM,AND ITS A COIL CAR,AND THE FRONT END!IF THE STRUTS WILL HOLD UP,THE GEOMATRY IS AWESOME.WERE PUTTING THE 72 CUTLASS UP AND BUILDING AN 88 Z28.WE RACE ON A SLICK SMOOTH 3/8THS,I THINK WE'LL BE IN GOOD SHAPE,THE ONE QUESTION I DO HAVE IS WE ARE GOING TO HOOK THE TORQUE ARM TO THE TUNNEL,AND I WAS WONDERING WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD STARTING POINT ON PINION ANGLE?

Bluebomber
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted December 11, 2001 08:55 AM
whats the wheel base on these things? my rule is 107"

DEEDDUDE
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted December 11, 2001 01:29 PM
101.0"

cut_n_up
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted December 11, 2001 05:47 PM
4 to 6 degrees down

te33
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted December 11, 2001 09:20 PM
i've got a couple of ideas on how to mount the front of the torque arm,stock it bolts up to a mount cast into the tranny,any body have any ideas?bolt it solid to the tunnel,or build a mount like the one thats on there{a rubber mounted free floating deal
}i want max transfer,but a mount like the stock one looks like it would be very smooth ,and drivable.i think a solid mount might also create a bind problem?

McGinnis
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted December 12, 2001 06:30 AM
I Mounted mine solid,and I dont seem to get enough "bite".I am going to figure out someway to mount it to the tailshaft of my Glide.

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