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Old 02-23-2017, 08:33 AM   #141
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Good job fellow.
I like when fellows like you drop nice info....

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Old 02-26-2017, 03:26 PM   #142
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thanks, its a ton of work but will hopefully help someone someday
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brake cooling time!
I started with Lambert/Quantum Fog light ducts and some race mesh



added a slim aluminum cobb LED DRL light to replace the fogs and add some style. i just wired them to the factory fog light plugs.


ducts and mesh in


lights test




surprisingly bright


bumper/splitter re-enforcement installed


ducts on fog ducts, and grill misc stuff reinstalled


factory under bumper duct inlet, i cut off the tube 1" inside of the wheel well (inside bumper)


and here it is with the fog light ducts connected to the factory wheel well duct with the wheel well pulled back. the silver line is where the wheel well intersects the hard duct.
you can also see the LEDs wired to the fog plug and the factory opening for the brake duct now disconnected.


after 4-5 test fits the bumper is back on finally!
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next was time to install the spindle ducts.
first i had to remove the wheel speed sensor and cut off the bracket.


bracket dremeled off


upgraded the factory padlets to 1 piece hawks. had great luck with these on the camaro on track.


Lambert/Quantum competition spindle ducts installed. kit also came with the peices to fully enclose 360 degrees, but i chose to leave those off. also came with tie rod heat shields. left those off too.


factory plastic wheel well duct connected to the spindle duct. keep in mind the suspension is at full droop here. the two line up pretty close when at ride height.



rotor and caliper reinstalled. pic from the back side. seals against the rotor hub pretty good.



wheel clearance at ride height. TONS o room. at least an inch everywhere. way better than i ever had in the camaro.


finished pics coming soon!
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:08 AM   #145
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OP, what 12mm wheel spacers did you get? Those look nice. I'll need some to run 315's on the front of my 95Z
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found them on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201413717975...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

not sure why it says $239.95
i think i paid $23.95
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:39 AM   #147
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OP, what 12mm wheel spacers did you get? Those look nice. I'll need some to run 315's on the front of my 95Z
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found them on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201413717975...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

not sure why it says $239.95
i think i paid $23.95
same vendor of the sames ones I got that cracked. Maybe they fit better on a vette hub. The fbody hubs are deeper than 12mm (just enough) and they stretched and cracked at the hub centric portion. They refunded me and said they're no longer going to supply them, since it's a reoccurring issue.
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found them on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201413717975...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

not sure why it says $239.95
i think i paid $23.95
LOL I just went through this with dojob...I messaged the guy and he said they increased in price because he was low on inventory...jackass. Plus with them breaking on dojob, I moved on from that vendor.

Looks like I may stick with Eibach hubcentric ones for the front.
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with the ID of the hole, pretty much identical to the OD of the snoot, its doesnt suprise me that they break where they meet. theres nearly no material there. well see how they do.

its pretty typical of an ebay vendor to put a crazy price on an item when they are out of stock.
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finally got some finished pics!











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Came out great
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Look awesome dude!
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Old 03-24-2017, 06:46 PM   #153
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Well i finally got the Z06 to the track at TWS

i took it easy in the morning sessions, putting around in 4th and 5th. this meant coming out of the corners at around 2500-3000 rpm

the lack of feel i noticed on the street, sadly continued over on track. no feedback or feeling, and felt like i was on iRacing Sim. the Rival S's also didnt squeal but i probably wasn't at their limit, so i had no audible warning either. i have the square 10.5 X 18 Z06 wheels with 315 Rivals on.
the light weight steering on the street was different on track. it was much heavier, but still no feedback or car feeling.





even with short shifting at 6k i was hitting 150mph at the end of the front "straight". the camaro did 135. 140 on a perfect lap. it moved around alot at that speed, darting left and right moving half a lane easy and bouncy. not sure it was the alignment, the shocks, or simply the extra speed.




the lack of body roll and weight transfer was very apparent compared to the camaro. proby some of the lack of knowing what the car was doing feeling.









in the morning sessions i was running 2:09s running 4th and 5th. in the afternoon sessions i was running 3rd,4th, 5th and was running 2:05s. the camaro average lap time was 2:02s and my fastest lap times were 1:59s. the vette is 400lbs lighter, an extra 100hp and 315 tires vs 285s on the camaro. i thought even in this first shack down the vette might turn a faster lap but not the case. hopefully the lap times will come down once my confidence in the car goes up. i was noticeably rolling out of the throttle early, and rolling back in late in the videos.

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unfortunately on the 3rd afternoon session it all came to an end with loud ticking. i pulled it into the pits and parked it until the next morning. went to tractor supply and bought a come-a-long and got her loaded on the trailer and headed home. by the time i looked down the oil pressure was lower but still good. still in the 30psi range but fluctuating.




heres the vid from the lap that the ticking happened.
at :44 the ticking starts
at 1:15 it gets worse
at 1:39 i get a misfire and finally hear the ticking....
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Rugh roh
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Add more caster if you want more steering feel.
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Sucks to hear about the ticking - hope it's something minor.

As far as the numb steering - on a high speed track like TWS the rear spoiler is adding rear downforce but you have nothing to balance it out in the front.
I would look into adding a splitter and belly pan to help balance out the front aero.
Venting the hood is going to help a bunch as well - all of the air coming in through the radiator is getting shoved under the car so the front end is riding on a big air bubble.

Katech as an aero study out there that is very interesting.

Or you can take the spoiler off at the track and see if that makes a difference.
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Sucks to hear about the ticking - hope it's something minor.

As far as the numb steering - on a high speed track like TWS the rear spoiler is adding rear downforce but you have nothing to balance it out in the front.
I would look into adding a splitter and belly pan to help balance out the front aero.
Venting the hood is going to help a bunch as well - all of the air coming in through the radiator is getting shoved under the car so the front end is riding on a big air bubble.

Katech as an aero study out there that is very interesting.

Or you can take the spoiler off at the track and see if that makes a difference.
I wouldn't suspect that itty bitty spoiler is generating THAT much downforce...not compared to the purpose built spoiler guys run on C5's at least.

Venting the hood wouldn't be a bad idea. Seem thee hood vents placed in these locations are popular.



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I'm loving this thread! Hope the "ticking" is something simple.

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Old 03-31-2017, 03:14 PM   #160
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Good News!
Tore into the motor starting with the passenger side valve cover and boom, the #1 exhaust rocker bolt was backed out!


appears to be no other collateral damage other than where the rocker hit the valve cover.


ended up taking out all 16 rocker bolts and locktighting them and re-torqueing to 22 ft lbs.
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