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Old 02-09-2017, 06:21 PM   #61
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Those wheels in that link on the 3rd gen aren't the same wheels. Mine, and Karl's are all deep concave. The CF5's on my SS are Semi-deep (you will noticed the dish is a little different).

As for the springs. Well, you can always change back. Get some wheels and we'll see what we can work out on springs.
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Those wheels in that link on the 3rd gen aren't the same wheels. Mine, and Karl's are all deep concave. The CF5's on my SS are Semi-deep (you will noticed the dish is a little different).

As for the springs. Well, you can always change back. Get some wheels and we'll see what we can work out on springs.
Sounds like we need to chat Might want to look into rear coil overs if you have those now. My right passenger side sits a little lower (about an inch) than my driver side and it is driving me nuts.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:16 PM   #63
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I'm not hard to find. Hard to get on the phone sometimes, but not hard to find. And I'll call you back.

We can discuss coil-overs sure. But my car doesn't have that way crooked issue and I'm on my lowering spring. Could be the car is tweaked somehow too I guess. I've seen that happen.

Anyway, number is 814 849 3450
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:37 PM   #64
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Hopefully your new gear comes out soon, my heads,cam are coming,then getting installed.then onto to the suspension.im not sure if im going to order my torque arm crossmember new dragtire setup or front lca and umi/strano coilovers.camaro nationals is steadily approaching.
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The stuff I have coming isn't anything that you have to redo a whole plan around.

I'll remind you I have all kinds of things including torque arm setups so we can deal with all that stuff at one time in terms of setup. And you need to watch the TA setup because they can mess up braking (and to some lesser degree handling balance).
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:38 PM   #67
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It's a bit dirty in the pics above but wanted to get it out and it was getting dark.

A few other updates.

-Fire Extinguisher is in on a custom bracket.
-Made a diamond plate heel pad and a Delrin gas pedal cover to allow me to heel/toe better.
-Of course the Brake Brace we are doing (the prototype was run last year on track which is what convinced me to produce them).

Sadly the track event I had for this weekend was cancelled. So looks like March 11/12 is the next time it might get on track.
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Makes me feel better seeing that rear outer fender edge to wheel/tire relationship. If that doesn't rub then I can afford to space my 315's out more to gain inner fender clearance issues.
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Damn nice to see you back in a 4th gen Sam, as well as new development for the 4th gen chassis
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:26 PM   #70
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Makes me feel better seeing that rear outer fender edge to wheel/tire relationship. If that doesn't rub then I can afford to space my 315's out more to gain inner fender clearance issues.
the car is not flared, or very modded in anyway for that fitment. Rear fenders are rolled, but the 315's on there are also particularly fat ones. And rubbing on the inside. At this offset it pretty much never happens on a Watts Link may possibly on a PHB with the arc, which is why what I did for UMI has a slightly different offset. But if you look at Jerry's car, they stick out more than mine do.
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I'm running a Watts link with aftermarket +58 offset 18x10.5's and 315 A6's. On the PS I have MAYBE a 1/4" between the fender and tire at the ~7 o'clock position. I've hammered the fender but right where it's tight is where the frame rail runs...so no moving that LOL.

I will expect rubbing during hard RH turns when the tire deflects inward. I already have longer studs and will plan on a small spacer. Currently, my tires do not stick out as far as yours do which makes me believe I can afford a spacer.

Time will tell!
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Well I can confidently tell you I have more room on the inside than you do. I can't say a lot more than that because I don't really need to play the game with folks trying to figure back on my offsets. Sad, but it happens.
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Wouldn't "the 7 O'clock position be underneath the car?
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Well I can confidently tell you I have more room on the inside than you do. I can't say a lot more than that because I don't really need to play the game with folks trying to figure back on my offsets. Sad, but it happens.
Oh, I never planned to dig like that. Just saying that I was afraid to pull the wheel out due to fender issues. And if you have your wheel that far out, I should be OK. I'll need to since 1/4" on the inside won't work too well.

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Wouldn't "the 7 O'clock position be underneath the car?
OK so 8 o'clock lol...
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Oh, I never planned to dig like that. Just saying that I was afraid to pull the wheel out due to fender issues. And if you have your wheel that far out, I should be OK. I'll need to since 1/4" on the inside won't work too well.
But others do, remember others read this stuff too.
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New set of "normal" street tires. BFG Comp2 A/S. Been pretty impressed on another car and given I need something that can work in rain and cold this was my solution. Also if I run the car in CAM somewhere in the rain, still on BFG's for contingency!

And Autopower race roll bar. And this is where I mention we are an Autopower Dealer too
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I've been really happy with my Sport COMP-2's for year round daily driver use, but Alabama winters are fairly mild. I hear a lot of good things about the A/S version too though.
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I was thinking about those too but how do they handle,traction guys?.
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I'm not sure I follow. How do they handle, traction guys?

They handle very well, I did a low-key Autocross on them bolted to my 330Ci and that's what made me get them for this. Traction? Seems ok on the BMW, but it's not LS powered. Even so I suspect they aren't bad.
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okay thanx,i was at work at the time and some of the the guys was watching/drooling at your old vids.
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