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Author Topic:   4th gen camaro
robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted July 29, 2004 05:44 PM  
anybody tried one yet. i was looking at a 93 and they seem like they would work better than the 3rd gen. the rear end is identical suspenision is all the same in the rear. the front is better though you have upper and lower control arms with a spring in between the strut is monted to the top of the upper control arm and then to the body. seems like you could switch that to a racing shock. the steering is rack and pinion so the fron would be lighter and easier to stiffen cause there are less parts no steering box or idler arm to remount. what do you guys think? anybody tried oone yet or seen one done? they'd be hard to find but i think if i hit a few auctions i might be able to get one, and we are aloud to completely tube the frame all i need is a stock crossmemeber.

CrazyT
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted July 29, 2004 08:38 PM  
I had a 94 z28 that i run in the spectator drag on an asphalt track and it was really fast, but loose on entry. I got DQed after i won because i was a competitor, but i had a lot of fun. I would think rules would be a problem with the 4th gens.

robhbk24
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Total posts: 372
posted July 30, 2004 03:20 PM  
our rules are very loose and open to interpertaion. plus the tech guy is in his 70s and has poor eyesight. he is mostly conserned with saftey and carbs. i'm gonna start checking around for a car and see what i can find

Mr.Kwik
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted August 01, 2004 12:33 AM  
These cars are good due to the factory coil overs and the rack. See it's like I say, these cars are the future of racing. I race a 3rd gen myself but am hearing nothing but good things about the 4th gen car. If your driving the old style cars then look out because the future is here!!!

Mikey14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 265
posted August 01, 2004 12:54 PM  
wheel base keeps them out of our class.

ALCOHOL
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted August 01, 2004 03:29 PM  
What years are the 4th gens? Do you do any mods to the stock lift bar? What rear springs and what do you do on the front as far as the struts?

robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted August 02, 2004 02:41 PM  
4th generation would be 93 or newer. i would assume that the set up for the rear would be the same as the third generation. as for the front that was my original ?

Mr.Kwik
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted August 02, 2004 03:37 PM  
The fourth gen car has coil overs on the front and also uses a Rack that's why they are such a hot item the downside is that the cars use a crankfire ignition which let's the engine set halfway in the firewall (the engine basically is tucked under the cal & windsheild) which makes working on the motor less conveinent. If your rules allow a change to be made to the firewall then it's the car to get.

OvalRocket34
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted August 04, 2004 09:32 PM  
now now rob... is that any way to speak about Mr. Button? LOL... He'll tear you down if he sees that comment.... now where did I hide that e-mail address of his.....


hehehehe

-Oval

robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted August 05, 2004 01:58 PM  
i'm sorry he's 69 not in his 70s yet. i somehow don't think he has a computer either.lol caculators are to complicated i'm thinking he figures out cubic inche #s when he techs on his abacus.lol

robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted August 05, 2004 02:10 PM  
plus i still owe him anyways. last season i was dq'd for a carb infraction. i lost half my points and money for the night. that carb was pulled off and sat in a box in the toolbox in my truck from may of 03 till june of 04. when we finished my dads car the first week of june the carb he ordered was not in yet. i took my carb outta the box blew the cobwebs out of it. litteraly there was a spider living in the float bowl.lol put a new float bowl gasket on it and put it on my dads car. just as it was last year, and guess what it passed through tech no prob. and it was a closer inspection due to it being the first time we had the car out than when he inspected it the year before. i almost opened my mouth and said something but i guess that is one of those times when it was better to just shut up.lol

OvalRocket34
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted August 05, 2004 02:57 PM  
The great Jon Button tech something incorrectly? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. You must be mistaken... lol

te33
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted August 06, 2004 08:54 PM  
jon button is still kicking around?when i lived in n.y. we used to run a sportsman ,and he was running one to,he must have been 70 back then,and that was in the late 80's!what track are they letting him tech at?

robhbk24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted August 07, 2004 08:38 AM  
Fulton and nur. he also does tech for super dirt week at the state fairgrounds. he is still an official DIRT official.

    

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