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Author Topic:   Attn. te33 more 3rd gen stuff
jnewman44
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posted February 08, 2003 05:53 PM
Hi, after reviewing the years of tech questions, you are the 3rd gen guru. I built a 86' for last year. It sounds like your car had a good baseline setup. So I have some questions for ya. Did you ever use the sway bars, front or rear? What did you use for rear springs,if stock,V6 or V8? What did you use for rear shock rates? The front springs I had to chose from were V6 and V8, coinsidently I used the V6 in the left and the iroc in the right,just like you, I thought I was clever. Did you ever try weight jacks in the front? I have an idea about the struts, since they arent built for racin duty what if you let the strut work like a coil eliminator(its just there to hold the spindel up)and add a racin shock to do the work.Any input will be greatly appreciated.


te33
Member
posted February 08, 2003 11:39 PM
GTAs are awesome street cars. There probably worth more for parts than running. I have only had the car on the track a couple times,I always had a cooling problem, but now I have a big fat Griffin rad.Anyways those few times on the track were my first times too.I kinda green. The car never seemed to push. Its a little light in the rear. Did you ever scale your car? Mine with no ballast is
LF 900 RF 750
LR 650 RR 550
Total is 2850
My problem is : In order to get the rear % up my car will end up real heavy, Are track does have a 3200# minimum. Im afraid to shave any weight off the front, because it will weakin the car. If I can keep the car in one piece through 03' next winter I will either build a strong tube front end to support the struts or put in a 2nd gen front clip. Today I used your trick about drilling the strut bolt holes in an inch , simple but genius. I built a strut car because I knew they handle better on the street than the old ones did, and I wanted to be different.I run 27-10-15 tires, any starting points for pressure would be helpfull.And you were totaly right about the the tires rubbin. If I cut any more out of the fenders the body will fall in half.Thanks Again


te33
Member
posted February 09, 2003 11:39 PM
Thanks, we run slicks,on dirt, no grooves no cipes. Its a speed limiter. Do you still think I should run those pressures? Did you say you had a torque link for sale? What kind?


te33
Member
posted February 13, 2003 07:14 PM
I took the original link mount and made it bolt to where the shifter bolts(on a 4spd)and then I use a 3 lever shifter. Did you ever have tire to fender rubbing problems?


te33
Member
posted February 16, 2003 04:58 PM
interested in torklink mount (adjustable) for strut camaro you were talking about. we are building pure stock type car for dirt track near atlanta, ga. sounds like a good idea. are you willing to supply me with plans or blueprint or, explaian how to? pm or call (770) 740-1532 anytime. thanks, neil ps. very serious


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