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Old 07-02-2019, 06:11 PM
rx555 rx555 is offline
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Hello, new here and wanted to get some tips on the car.
I have an '02 Camaro T4 car that blew up it's v6. I've been weighing the options of putting another 3800 in it vs. limited prep AS. The car is well past it's prime in T4, so AS seems like the better option. There are usually 4-5 of them at most of the races in the midwest vs. no T4 cars. I have to go to a Super Tour to find other T4 cars and I can't keep up with FRS's and RX8's. I do like the nature of T4 and hoping I can keep it similar in AS.
Plan is for the LS1 and assoc. parts to start and work up to better brakes, susp., etc. when I can.
Questions I have are, should I do the hot cam? I don't want to put it in if the rule could get changed. Seems like people here aren't too much in favor of it.
What clutches are people using? So many options out there. Do you use springless?
Any other tips?


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Old 07-03-2019, 11:36 AM
Richard Pryor Richard Pryor is offline
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One of your best bets is to talk to John Blanchard who is running a group of a dozen or more A Sedans at Waterford Hills Raceway. You can connect via Facebook: go to the Engines by JB group page.

good luck and have fun.

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Old 07-16-2019, 03:35 AM
rx555 rx555 is offline
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The engine and cradle are ready to go in but waiting on a clutch and flywheel to come in.
What kind of brakes are you guys using? Lots of choices. What's the least I can get away with until I get some funds for a BBK?
What are people using for springs? Are the GM perf. springs I had with the v6 good enough?
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:52 AM
gtofastpontiac gtofastpontiac is offline
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To me it looks like the springs you have will work fine and as brakes go i have the wilwood 4 piston
Andy schniedermeyer
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:01 AM
jimwheeler jimwheeler is offline
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I like the Wilwood radial mount calipers -BSL4R,ST. I have the ones with 1.88/1.62 pistons. They are very easy to mount and service, also reasonably priced. I use the H compound with the Spec 37 rotors.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:02 PM
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The V6 springs (even the 550 ones)are way too soft--the stock calipers will work with good pads until you can get 4 piston units--
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