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09-12-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: UMI 2119 Front Sway Bar Relocation Brackets and 0048 Billet Aluminum Front Sway B

So far these have worked great. Very solid pieces that are not showing any wear after 3 months.
08-27-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Looking for advice - looking for IROC or other TPI 3rd gen

Your problem with a TTA is finding one. Only 1500 were made. That might be why not as many people remember them. All of us in our 40s and 50s knew someone with an IROC. TTAs were a lot rarer. ...
08-22-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Ground Control Suspension

I can't really fault the Ground Control units and how well they survived 6 years of the beating we laid on them. But at that point they had to be replaced. We had beaten them to a pulp and the...
08-22-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Ground Control Suspension

Similar to the front set UMI makes with the adjust at the top using a threaded rod. Completely different from the rear design used by Ground Control which operates more like a coilover shock spring.
08-22-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Ground Control Suspension

I saw the rear kit at the UMI Open House 2 weeks ago. It is close to becoming available with it currently being tested on their shop 4th gen at the track and the shop 3rd gen for fitment and less...
08-22-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: weight jack system

As 86TA has said, it is possible. It is very likely quite a bit less expensive to do it this way as well if you have the time, tools, and skill to do it yourself. In the absence of those 3 things,...
08-21-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 40,598
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Camaro road race car.

The problem with Laguna Seca is the 92db sound limit for cars on track. There are some weekend exceptions for major races but most racing is done with that sound limit. Before anyone says, 92 isn't...
08-20-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Here it is......

Frank last signed in 2 years ago. Keep researching. I don't know that he'll see this.
08-15-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,770
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: 1987 Camaro "Pro-Touring" Budget Build

Look like Corvette takeoffs. I'll see if Caleb has a TGO account and can post the answer.
08-13-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,770
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: 1987 Camaro "Pro-Touring" Budget Build

It is an annual thing. This is the second year for the autocross and the first year at this track. They announce it on Facebook and a few other places once the dates are set and tickets go on sale....
08-12-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: back hatch 92 camaro rs anniv edition

If you're talking about the metal trim around the edge of the glass, I don't think it comes off. Just mask off the glass thoroughly and spray it black while everything is off the car. Then assemble...
08-12-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: back hatch 92 camaro rs anniv edition

What molding are you worried about? The metal deck lid attaches at the back with a couple screws and some adhesive. The weatherstrip can be replaced. The upper bolts just go through the glass. As...
08-12-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,770
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: 1987 Camaro "Pro-Touring" Budget Build

Tyler Hawkins from Hawks Motorsports piloting Brutality around the track. Bruce Hawkins had Moe Dirt out on track for part of the event before leaving it on display next to their trailer for people...
08-12-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,770
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: 1987 Camaro "Pro-Touring" Budget Build

Next time you see us, the Dragon will be back on 200 TW Rivals and will be a few seconds faster than the Comp 2 All Seasons. You know how to find me if you have questions. It was kind of a shock to...
08-12-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: back hatch 92 camaro rs anniv edition

The glass is the same. Take the metal parts off the broken glass. Put them on the good glass. Reinstall the hatch on the car.
07-24-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 41,745
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Detroit Speed 1987 Camaro Test Car 2.0

Based on this picture, it isn't an unmodified stock tank from any FBody. If you hit them up directly for information, I'm sure they can tell you more. ...
07-24-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: 88 GTA Spoiler/Wing question

Having purchased both the Classic Industries and the Hawks wings, I highly recommend the Hawks version. The two we received from Classic were almost an inch too narrow to mount to the glass. The...
Forum: Brakes
06-21-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Suggestion for upgrade

Your real issue will be if you still have the stock 16 inch GTA wheels on the car. Those restrict brake upgrade options more than any other 16 inch thirdgen wheel
Forum: Brakes
06-21-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Suggestion for upgrade

Take a look at the selection on www.bigbrakeupgrade.com Lots of options using factory parts from other cars. Your options will be limited by the size of your wheels though. Most upgrades just...
Forum: Brakes
06-21-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Hatred rotors for stock 1LE brakes

You could try piecing something together. You would need to know rotor thickness and the rotor centerline relative to the hub face. Then check the aftermarket catalogs to see if anyone makes a...
06-18-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: UMI 2119 Front Sway Bar Relocation Brackets and 0048 Billet Aluminum Front Sway B

The passenger side required me to dig through my supplies of leftover washers to find a pair that matched the thickness of the TDS bar and fit over the mounting bolt for the new bracket. This was...
06-18-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Beater79TA

UMI 2119 Front Sway Bar Relocation Brackets and 0048 Billet Aluminum Front Sway Bar m

The vehicle being updated is a 1992 Camaro with a 36mm 1LE swaybar, TopDownSolutions Wonderbar (6 bolt design), double adjustable front struts, UMI weight jacks, and UMI tubular K member and arms.
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06-18-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,668
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Product Review: T56 Magnum by RPM Transmission

Have them also check the output shaft bushing. We ended up with a major leak from ours after 18 months and it was a result of the bushing having moved inward. It's been solid since they repaired...
06-18-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Detroit Speed 3 point STB

Has anyone compared the footprint of the factory caster/camber plate to the DSE one? With this mount using bolt holes drilled into the top of the strut tower, compatibility with non DSE...
05-29-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Do the original center caps fit any aftermarket wheel?

The factory center caps fit our Year One snowflake repops. Fitment on others will depend on the center bore of the wheel.
Forum: Brakes
05-24-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Baer Black Label 12" fronts terrible when cold

I have to agree, this sounds like a pad choice issue. Give Baer a call and talk to them. They know their stuff very well.
Forum: Brakes
05-24-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: AutoX car braking questions

I will 2nd what Paul said. Larger wheels will give you better tire and brake selection. I would skip the drilled option. Most drilled rotors are not up to the heat generated by sustained...
Forum: LTX and LSX
04-25-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,276
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: LS Fest WEST - Las Vegas May 5th- 7th

It was all over the news in AZ when it passed in Nevada. The delivery services were an interesting find when someone at work wondered if you could have it delivered. Amazing what turns up on Google.
Forum: LTX and LSX
04-25-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,276
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: LS Fest WEST - Las Vegas May 5th- 7th

That's also legal for recreational use in Nevada so it isn't worth driving out with. They even have delivery services if you don't want to drive to the dispensary to pick it up.
Forum: LTX and LSX
04-25-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,276
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: LS Fest WEST - Las Vegas May 5th- 7th

Those jars are worth their weight in gold on the west coast. The next batch of those to come back will get traded for an engine for the 67 I need to start building.
Forum: LTX and LSX
04-25-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,276
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: LS Fest WEST - Las Vegas May 5th- 7th

You're only allowed to attend TGO functions if you bring your car. You know the rules Brandon. J/K

We're running the FM3 Cars and Cones event this week ending in Raleigh on Friday at GoodGuys,...
Forum: LTX and LSX
04-21-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 104,704
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: What ever happened to QwkTrip's car anyway?

The word is correct. At least the one we had in our car moved it back about a 1/2 inch and up. Makes fitment of everything behind it interesting as many things no longer fit like the Holley/Hooker...
Forum: LTX and LSX
04-17-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Controlling the power

Controlling the power is all about the driver knowing their limits and the limits of the car. Power level is irrelevant. A bad driver can be a bad driver in a 100 hp car just as easily as a 500 hp...
04-17-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Front tow strap on a Trans Am

There isn't even a comparison between these and axle straps for ease of use when strapping to the trailer. Just not having to worry about the brake lines makes these worth having on every car.
04-11-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Muscle Cars at The Strip 4/27-29

It's a fun event. We went 2 years ago and did well at the autocross. Plus it's Vegas so that's always fun. But it's Atlanta the weekend of MuscleCars at the Strip and the following weekend we go...
04-11-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Muscle Cars at The Strip 4/27-29

There are some MOPAR groups going but not sure when they are leaving. We'll be racing at Atlanta Motorspeedway that weekend instead.
Forum: Interior
04-09-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,410
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: 90-92 Intellitronix Digi Dash Prototype In My Hands!

Kind of assumed that but was hoping their instructions weren't that bad as to how it went together. Mainly because nothing lines up on the kit they sent me. And I do mean nothing.
Forum: Interior
04-09-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,410
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: 90-92 Intellitronix Digi Dash Prototype In My Hands!

Going to revive this thread again. Does anyone have installation photos for the 90-92 Camaro panel? Just tried to install one over the weekend and gave up when holes weren't lining up to allow it...
Forum: TPI
04-04-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,928
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: 1986 IROC with a 350tpi...

If you just want to clean the threads, you should be able to use a tap with the same thread pitch as the bolts. It should thread in and clean the rtv. You'll probably need a small vacuum hose of...
04-04-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Best K-member for the street in a LS3 swap

Good choice on the UMI part. If you want to keep low mount AC, Kwik Performance sells a low mount kit that fits very well with this k member.
03-21-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,975
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: What class will I be in? Scca autocross

This is definitely the case. If you only plan on running locally, enter the car in CAM and have fun. If you want to win nationally, think like an engineer and find a car / class combination that...
03-20-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Front tow strap on a Trans Am

The main use for this is to pass tech at events that require a front tow hook/strap. I'm hoping to never use it to actually have to pull the car back on track. Looks like you're in agreement with me...
03-20-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Beater79TA

Front tow strap on a Trans Am

Looking for options on how to mount a front tow strap on our 88 GTA without cutting any holes in the front bumper. I'm looking to use a strap similar to this one: ...
03-19-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 41,745
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Detroit Speed 1987 Camaro Test Car 2.0

You could try calling the shop and asking. They're pretty easy to talk to and will answer most questions.
03-07-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,989
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: Upgrading wheels and tires for Autocross.

True. most of them retained enough of the original frame to avoid the weight penalty. And were done that way with precise measurements on how far they could go and not get flagged for the penalty....
Forum: LTX and LSX
03-05-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,723
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: AC bracket options

Problem I have with the high mount units is interference with the heater control valve and the catch can.
Forum: LTX and LSX
03-05-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,723
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: AC bracket options

Factory FBody pan.
Forum: LTX and LSX
03-05-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,723
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: AC bracket options

From the recent install of the k member, it looks like I could move the motor another half inch forward with no issue before I start wondering about oil pan to k member clearance. That should give...
Forum: LTX and LSX
03-05-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,723
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: AC bracket options

I can measure actual space this weekend. My motor is as far back as the motor mounts will allow it to go and has about a 1/2 inch of clearance now. With the vette accessories being 3/4 inch further...
Forum: LTX and LSX
03-05-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,723
Posted By Beater79TA

Re: AC bracket options

It comes with a belt and tensioner. You order the brackets based on the rest of your accessories / crank pulley spacing. I used the FBody option on this one. I also ordered the compressor from...
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