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BRIAN MCCLAIN
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted June 03, 2005 09:49 PM  
WHAT ARE SOME GOOD TRICKS TO HOOKING UP A TORQUE ARM ON A 3RD GENERATION CAMARO. I JUST HAVE A BRACKET RUNNING DOWN FROM THE CAGE AND A HIEM JOINT WELDED ON THE END OF THE TORQUE ARM AND BOLTED TO THE BRACKET. I HAVE HEARD OF CONNECTING A SHOCK OR A SPRING TO THE TORQUE ARM AND LETTING IT HAVE SOME MOVEMENT. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU ON DIFFERENT THINGS YOU HAVE TRIED AND WHAT WORKS BEST.
THANKYOU BRIAN

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted June 04, 2005 06:11 PM  
MY CAMARO HAS THE STOCK TORQUE ARM THATS WHY I PUT THE GUESTION IN THIS SECTION. I JUST WANT TO KNOW A GOOD WAY TO HOOKUP THE FRONT END OF IT THAT REALLY WORKS GOOD FOR FELLOW RACERS ON HERE THAT KNOWS FROM EXPERANCE.

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted June 05, 2005 06:48 PM  
B-Man read your PM

pro1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 12, 2005 06:00 PM  
I ran a 3rd gen camaro for 4yrs. we used the
stock mount on the trany and maid a plate too
rap around my 3sd, we also mounted the trans
too the crossbember solid. If any body is
looking for these camaros we are probable going
to sell ours at the end of the season becase
there trying to band them up hear becase we
keep winning. so let me know if you need any
more info.
joe

Mr.Kwik
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted June 13, 2005 07:23 PM  
Pro 1, I am always looking for new things to try, If you want to give me any info on springs shocks,struts torque arm lengths, wheel offsets ect. I have my car working great right now and have several wins this year but... the year is just getting started and any extra info can't hurt. You know what ****es me off? it's the mental midgets that want to cry and wine about these cars but are yet too dumb to build one. I think all tracks should open up their eyes and welcome the newer style cars, the old ones are getting harder to find, you can find the third gen cars everywhere anymore for a little of nothing.

pro1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 13, 2005 07:40 PM  
Mr.Kwik I know what your saying. I've had 24
wins in 4yr, 9 in just one year at the same
track they kep changing the rules every year
to screw us but we just kep winning! this car
is a pure stock. I ran in street stock for a
special did go with a 400 with flat tops
nothing fancy till i blue it up. My brothers car (camaro) can carry the left front through
the corners, and is wicked fast.

Any way how big is your track and how is the banking, and were do you run?

Mr.Kwik
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted June 13, 2005 09:14 PM  
track is 1/4 mile, semi banked, it's pretty tacky in the heat and most of the time turns pretty slick by feature time. The car really likes the center of the track and is usually very fast in the feature but like I said I am always open for suggestions and usually help those that run these cars. I am the only one at our hometown track that runs one of the third gen cars and I love it!

napa115
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted June 14, 2005 06:31 AM  
pro1, could you give me a baseline setup for your 3rd gen? we run at a half mile flat track that slicks up by feature time. this will be the first time i run a torque arm so i dont know if what i have in the car now will react well with the torque arm. any info will be appreciated.

pro1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 14, 2005 04:20 PM  
What tires do you run?
It makes a big differance on the setups.


Mr.Kwik
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted June 14, 2005 04:58 PM  
I have to run modified take offs, IMCA G60 on 8 inch wheels.

pro1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 14, 2005 08:40 PM  
the track we run on is a small 3\8s. my car allways pushed, (it fit my driving style HARD IN HAMMER DOWN OUT) unless you do not drive this agresive. the springs I user is 1350rf, 1150lf, 300lr and 180rr. Seems weard but it worked for me for 4yr. I don't know if you want to try the rr but the front shouldn help my car loved the bottomand this is on 8in street tiers and your useing raceing tiers. Hop it helps some.

LET ME KNOW

napa115
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted June 14, 2005 09:25 PM  
well i dont have my front that stiff. we run on american racer md50 on 10 inch wheels. ill have to stiffen up and try it or ill just bolt it in and see what the car wants. thanx for the help

Mr.Kwik
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted June 14, 2005 11:37 PM  

 
pro, what does your car weigh? I run a 1100 RF and a 1000LF a 200RR and a 225LR. I could go a little stiffer on the right front. My car is tight getting in also and have been watching the right front strut it looks like it may be bottoming out every now and then I am thinking that is when it wants to push is when the strut bottoms out. I figure I can cure this by stiffening the RF a little and I also need a little more LR bite so hopefully a heavier RF will do it. Is your Panhard bar in it's stock location? I had mine dropped down until it was level side to side and man it rolled over in the corners it was great until the tech found it wasn't in the stock location. had to move it back up and it did change the roll center quite a bit.

[This message has been edited by Mr.Kwik (edited June 15, 2005).]

pro1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 16, 2005 03:05 PM  
My car was tight going in too, but I allways drove the car in real hard then it did not push. the torque arm is in the stock location we just got rid of the trany mount and boulted the trany to the crosmember, withch droped it an 1". My car weighs 3,300.

[This message has been edited by pro1 (edited June 16, 2005).]

    

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