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Old 08-11-2009, 10:35 AM   #326
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Yup. More work?......yes. Peace of mind?.......priceless!!!

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I kinda agree with Jay on this one Greg, let me know if you'll need any help.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:31 PM   #327
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I kinda agree with Jay on this one Greg, let me know if you'll need any help.
So do I.

I'm just waiting on the other Mfactory diff to put in the good case. This is what I'll be doing between the 16th and the 30th.

I'll tell you what you change my transmission and I'll change your timing belt.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:34 PM   #328
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I think the tranny weighs more than I do, twice! I'll be in virgina beach the 19th-23rd. So I wouldn't be able to lend a hand those days if ya wanted it.
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:09 PM   #329
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Hey I may lose...but at least I look good doing it!!!

What am I saying...I drive a catfish competitively. (for the ill-informed...an LS1 4th Gen Camaro looks like a catfish if you squint turn your head sideways and hop on one foot.)

Get some real tires on that thing...335's or BUST!!!!
As an ESP WRX owner/driver myself, I will have to say that if he puts 335s on it, it will bust!

I understand entirely what you're saying about maintenance, Greg. People ask me how in the world I've gotten so many miles out of my green Camaro. Something as simple as a regular oil change matters a lot, and for some reason, that escapes a lot of people. I'm constantly inspecting things every time I change tires, and every time I'm under the car for anything (oil change, sway bar change, etc.). It's generally less costly to replace/fix something before it's completely broken than to have to deal with the aftermath.

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Old 08-11-2009, 09:14 PM   #330
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i.e. the wheel bearing after fostoria lead to the mess at the pro.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:29 AM   #331
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Get some real tires on that thing...335's or BUST!!!!
According to Justin Rothermel (bsp STi) He couldn't effectively get heat into 315's and 335's which is why I went w/285's. Well that and diameter. The only reason I'd run 335's is to say I run 335's. They are not the choice tire for wrx/sti's, IMHO.

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I think the tranny weighs more than I do, twice!
I don't think they quite weigh 600lbs...........

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As an ESP WRX owner/driver myself, I will have to say that if he puts 335s on it, it will bust!

I understand entirely what you're saying about maintenance, Greg. People ask me how in the world I've gotten so many miles out of my green Camaro. Something as simple as a regular oil change matters a lot, and for some reason, that escapes a lot of people. I'm constantly inspecting things every time I change tires, and every time I'm under the car for anything (oil change, sway bar change, etc.). It's generally less costly to replace/fix something before it's completely broken than to have to deal with the aftermath.

Karen
The car's a bit more high strung now. I just need to be more cognizant of certain issues. Changing a trans (since I have another one) is my built in reliability factor on the drivetrain front.

I take care of my sh** mechanically and the couple failures I've had this year are annoying.

Then again I can always blame Hilary.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:37 AM   #332
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Greg,

Please time your tranny swap. That way we can multiply the time by 1.5 to take into account the "extra help" you'll have in Lincoln when we do it on Saturday night. I want to know exactly how much later I'll be arriving at the BBQ joint so I can call them and have them hold some Pulled Pork for me.

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Old 08-12-2009, 09:43 AM   #333
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Blaming me is fine! You'll do it anyway. How much do those tranny's weigh anyway?
And I do not weigh 300 pounds! :shakesfist:
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:33 AM   #334
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I take care of my sh** mechanically...
I didn't mean to imply you didn't. Sorry if it was interpreted that way, as I meant it more as a "general" statement and not directed towards you.
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... and the couple failures I've had this year are annoying.
I definitely know that feeling. At least you tow to events. The two catatrosphic Camaro failures (the front crossmember/subframe on the green car and the broken 3-day-old front hub on the black car) were things that left me stranded.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:27 PM   #335
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I definitely know that feeling. At least you tow to events. The two catatrosphic Camaro failures (the front crossmember/subframe on the green car and the broken 3-day-old front hub on the black car) were things that left me stranded.
Probably not exactly what you meant, but I would think you'd be "inconvenienced" as opposed to "stranded"..... In any case, our trailer is always available to you or anyone else who may need it (unless my car also breaks).
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:53 PM   #336
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I definitely know that feeling. At least you tow to events. The two catatrosphic Camaro failures (the front crossmember/subframe on the green car and the broken 3-day-old front hub on the black car) were things that left me stranded.
And because of this..I now tow to events.

Lets think about the things that have gone wrong on the Camaro in the last 2 years....starting with Nats...

2008...my first year at Nationals: T2R (Rear Diff) goes BOOM as I turn into HPT. I had done 3 fluid changes on the rear up to that point in the season.Kills 1 axle shaft.

I also broke the rear torque arm x diff bolts. An 8" 1/2" extention makes a great replacement bolt in order to get home from an event.

This year...
1) Auburn Racer Pro Rear Diif Goes BOOM at Lincoln Pro

2) 2" 7/16-20 Bolt goes missing at Blytheville Tour disconnecting rear sway bar from body(And I check the bolt before EVERY event). Makes car undriveable and grinds 2 front hoosiers to dust (25 runs on them).

3) Welded porition of rear suspension goes boom at Blytheville Pro killing 2 BRAND NEW hoosiers and makes the car undriveable. I was the first person to have ever had a failure in this way.

4) Clutch Master/Slave go out...making car interesting to drive... (under repair at this time)

5) Rear lower control arm bushings go out at Toledo Pro...4300 RPM clutch "whoomps" make massive wheelhop and kill rear axle bearings.

6) I had fuel injectors to burn out/die on me as well...on a 69k car...gotta love it.

So for the last 2 years I have owned this car...it has either broken or rained or both at a national tour or pro...maybe this subie thing is starting to sound better and better.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:03 PM   #337
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^^^^^ Mods please delete post about why traditional ESP cars are now obsolete and it's now another AWDESP class.

Yep, you should sell it. You're going to need a subie to compete in esp!

Kidding.....!

Karen,

I didn't think that you were insinuating that I didn't take care of my stuff. You couldn't hear the frustration in my voice at my car breaking.


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Old 08-12-2009, 01:22 PM   #338
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^^^^^ Mods please delete post about why traditional ESP cars are now obsolete and it's now another AWDESP class.

Yep, you should sell it. You're going to need a subie to compete in esp!

Kidding.....!

Karen,

I didn't think that you were insinuating that I didn't take care of my stuff. You couldn't hear the frustration in my voice at my car breaking.


It was an AWDESP Class long before your car got there...its just the DSM's kept breaking and stopped showing up =P.

But even you got to admit the Evo/Sti did not belong in ESP when it was first classed. I am still on the fence about the awd thing...but I like playing devil's advocate. I like having a class with multiple cars and different ways to do things all running similar times. But if it rains POOP!!!

If you are able to pull 1.5 second lead on madarash at Nationals then I bet my mind will be made up =P.

A new s197 mustang should crush the old mustangs and should put a hurting on the camaro's as well...stupid lightweight + good front camber...

Remember its not old technology vs new technology...its 2wd vs AWD and thats the hard part.

For poops-and-giggles I am writing up a Modest ESP proposal as a joke for SCCAforums...basically mainline Camaro, Firebird, Mustang, Impreza (minus STI), and whatever other ESP cars are around...An LS3 from the new Camaro installed in a 3rd gen like Barney or Madarash's car would be interesting to see vs a 93 impreza with a 2007 driveline in it. Hell it would be alot of fun =)
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:25 PM   #339
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BTW...I really do like this forum... I have been a lurker for a while but figured I might as well poke some fun at the people I like while I can.

Everyone but Jim of course...Jim is the devil...redhair, pellet gun and all...
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:28 PM   #340
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Probably not exactly what you meant, but I would think you'd be "inconvenienced" as opposed to "stranded"..... In any case, our trailer is always available to you or anyone else who may need it (unless my car also breaks).
Well, when the green car broke, it could have very well have been "stranded" if Joel Fehrman hadn't kindly offered up his SE-R as a loaner for as long as I needed one (I ended up using it for three weeks, as that's how long it took to get the Camaro back together again).

The black car, yeah, that was more of an inconvenience. At least the Autozone in Kokomo had one front hub in stock (and secured by Mike Johnson so that it wouldn't "disappear" before we could get there and buy it), and we were able to tow-dolly the car outside the gate (this was at Grissom/Peru). And Heyward Wagner had a room that he'd reserved through Sunday night, so we didn't even have to figure out where to stay that extra day. Oh, and if I had really wanted to be WAPCE, I could have left anyway, since I was in the green car, and it was actually Pat who was stranded with the broken black one.

So, really, the "stranding" vs. "inconvenience" is also a matter of the people in this crazy hobby being willing to help others out.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:45 PM   #341
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So, really, the "stranding" vs. "inconvenience" is also a matter of the people in this crazy hobby being willing to help others out.
Amen.... !!!!
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:01 PM   #342
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Greg,
If you need any help with the transmission give me a call, as you know I'm a veteran transmission swapper

Hilary,
I estimate the transmission weighs about 150 dry.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:10 PM   #343
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Greg,
If you need any help with the transmission give me a call, as you know I'm a veteran transmission swapper

Hilary,
I estimate the transmission weighs about 150 dry.
I was gonna say the transmission was under 40lbs because I can pick it up.

I gotta find something to do with this car otherwise this thread should be moved to the.......OT
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I was gonna say the transmission was under 40lbs because I can pick it up.

I gotta find something to do with this car otherwise this thread should be moved to the.......OT
Well it has to weigh more than a 30 rack....you should be able to carry 1 in each hand.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:30 PM   #345
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Greg,
If you need any help with the transmission give me a call, as you know I'm a veteran transmission swapper

Hilary,
I estimate the transmission weighs about 150 dry.
Either way. It weighs more than I do, but doesn't mean I couldn't help hold up a wall somewhere
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Billy called to say the other diff would be here next Friday. Cheers Billy, you da man.

I suppose that'll give me something to do as I've really done nothing the past couple weeks on the car.

I doing a local sunday and the Subaru challenge next Saturday...... I'll have something to report after those.
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Billy called to say the other diff would be here next Friday. Cheers Billy, you da man.
Mine's being overnighted to IAG.

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PICS!!!

And where's there a Subie Challenge next Saturday? The closest one to me is the Folgers one in NC/SC. I prodded several other areas guys into going to the one last year, and I think we all came home with hardware (and I won the SuperStar shootout. ).
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Mine's being overnighted to IAG.


PICS!!!

And where's there a Subie Challenge next Saturday? The closest one to me is the Folgers one in NC/SC. I prodded several other areas guys into going to the one last year, and I think we all came home with hardware (and I won the SuperStar shootout. ).

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Either way. It weighs more than I do, but doesn't mean I couldn't help hold up a wall somewhere
A 5spd Subaru trans is quite light. I'm a tall, lanky guy and I can pick one up on my own. I'd guess that they weigh around 120-130lbs. An STi 6spd is another story though... They are HEAVY!!!!!
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Billy called to say the other diff would be here next Friday. Cheers Billy, you da man.

I suppose that'll give me something to do as I've really done nothing the past couple weeks on the car.

I doing a local sunday and the Subaru challenge next Saturday...... I'll have something to report after those.
Hopefully nothing breaks.
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