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by Navy Lifer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Body, Appearance, Interior, & Detailing
Topic: Splitter, anyone?
Replies: 44
Views: 12767

Re: Splitter, anyone?

UPDATE - 4/24/19 - It's happening - for real! A prototype part will be produced within the next 2 weeks. Once it has satisfactorily had a test fit, the splitter will be ready for production. The question, of course, is how many of these might the Caprice PPV community be able to absorb? There are, ...
by Navy Lifer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Stereo / Electronics / Electrical
Topic: Power ports in trunk
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Power ports in trunk

nice work!
by Navy Lifer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: My experience with camaro Brembo brake install and stock wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: My experience with camaro Brembo brake install and stock wheels

Gene, I do believe the front 355 Brembo (aluminum caliper) weight is less overall--the stock front caliper is cast iron, and the abutment bracket is also cast iron and VERY robust. I have some calipers here that I could weigh to confirm this. The stock 324 rear weight is much less than the 360 rotor...
by Navy Lifer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: My experience with camaro Brembo brake install and stock wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: My experience with camaro Brembo brake install and stock wheels

Have you found a real braking improvement over the stock calipers? I'm debating doing this mod if along with the looks, it also gives improved braking. I realize you're asking the OP--I've had this brake setup on my PPV since 2017, and offer a response as a point of reference. By itself, the Brembo...
by Navy Lifer
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Body, Appearance, Interior, & Detailing
Topic: Splitter, anyone?
Replies: 44
Views: 12767

Re: Splitter, anyone?

and the effort is underway to deliver on that--a test part is on one of Scott Walker's cars now....should have a definite decision about actually taking orders in the next 30 days, once the material being tested is proven to be suitable.
by Navy Lifer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: Lockers?
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Lockers?

G80 was standard on all PPV's, from memory. The Zeta sedan uses a 8.3" (210mm) diameter ring gear/ring & pinion. The OE limited slip unit was supplied by ZF. There are at least a couple of optional differentials found in the aftermarket, and those that I'm aware of are the helical gear design, with ...
by Navy Lifer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: Front lower rear control arm compatibility question
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Front lower rear control arm compatibility question

Since the photo is rotated, is the rusty part on "top"? The new part fits VF/WN, the old part fits VE/WM....the new part appear to have a lube fitting--yes? Assuming it is aftermarket, does the OEM version also have a lube fitting, or is it sealed? The taper is different, I'm guessing, because the l...
by Navy Lifer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: Buying the Camaro SS brake calipers?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Buying the Camaro SS brake calipers?

Used Brembo calipers can be "refreshed" with seal kits, if there are any issues - my inclination is using new or remanufactured, if you have any doubts about skills in re-sealing the calipers. As to the sources listed, have you compared costs when core fees are included for the remanufactured calipe...
by Navy Lifer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Steering
Topic: Front lower rear control arm compatibility question
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Fron t lower rear control arm compatibility question

I could be wrong, but I believe 11-13 (WM) arms are steel, and 14-17 (WN) arms are aluminum....thus different PN's. Not sure if there's any difference as far as geometry, or sizing of any connection points.