Drag to reposition cover

Quest for improved 4th gen Fbody drivability


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I’ll eventually leave the house with the car and take more pics. Maybe now that it’s clean, it will stop leaking oil and the rear end will stop creaking.
 

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I see the slight difference in the rear.
I weigh more than you and Barney seems to be balanced 😂
 
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Doing work with the Mother’s PowerBalls, Mother’s Mag & Aluminum polish, Adam’s tire shine. I stripped the wheels way back when, sanded them and then polished, but always forget how good it looks after fresh balls of power. I tried this spray-on clear one time but couldn’t get the hang of it, so just use a thick paint wax on the bare wheels. It likely burns off after a couple drives, but it helps for a little bit.

 

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I think I need some balls for the lip on my GTO wheels. They're starting to look at bit tired now. Also I couldn't quite get my exhaust tips clean enough last time I washed them this last weekend. Think I let them go too long w/out cleaning them
 
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Get this shit. No check engine light all year. Today, I go to get my emissions tested (expired in April) and the check engine light pops on. P0442, which randomly comes on and off every other year.



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I replaced the evap solenoid a couple years ago but it might be time to replace the canister. I still have some issues with gas coming out of the neck vent tube when full and driving spiritedly around corners, so that was one thing I wanted to do next. I thought that was my diagnosis when I poked around before, but I don’t recall.
 
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2021 plans include 11.50s with the same baby cam (PB is 11.82) so here’s the start:

Chrs1313 ram air. It’s the AC version so I don’t expect the full gains of the non-AC version but it will help. The SLP lid never sealed that well so I’ll get er sealed up and slap this bad boy in.

Got a Mighty Mouse catch can on the way too. I noticed oil dripping out of my bandaged PCV system.

Then hero pass weight-reduction and a sticky tire to get into the 1.5s 60-foot (PB 1.61).

Unrelated, but I also want to even the ride height. There might be some sway bar preload happening but my ride height is a bit wonky (pass front is low while the rest are the same). Shocks could be installed weird too so will check that out.

Unladen:

Front driver: 26.5 — Front pass: 25 3/4
Rear driver: 26.5 — Rear pass: 26 3/4

Ram air, which will jut out below the air dam (the pictured top side will, the silver side is the air box side)

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Resembles the Fast Toys ram air.
The Super sucker Ram air on Barney is ABS plastic and has a lower scoop section.

What tires are you thinking about ? 17" ?
 
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Resembles the Fast Toys ram air.
The Super sucker Ram air on Barney is ABS plastic and has a lower scoop section.

What tires are you thinking about ? 17" ?
I could be swayed one way or the other, but here are options I’m considering. Either will be mounted on a set of extra rims. Mickey ET Street R or Hoosier DR2.

C5 wagon wheel 17x8.5: My dad has a 99 C5 with the painted wagon wheels. He upgraded to chrome 2000 wheels and offered the 17s to me. The painted 17-inch wagon wheels are very lightweight. They’re a a half inch narrower, and aren’t polished, so they’re lighter than my 17s. 275/40/17 - A little wider than what came on them and probably what should be ran on an 8.5 inch rim. I see little potential for problems though.

16-inch stocker: 16x8. Narrower than the 17s but more sidewall. 255/50/16. Lighter still than my 17s and wagons. I might be leaning somewhat this way because I changed the shocks from Bilstiens to Konis since the last time. And while these are adjustable shocks, they’re only adjustable in rebound and not compression, so while I could get more travel out of the front by loosening them up there’s no adjustability in the back that would help. So I’m thinking the extra sidewall would give me a little more give.

That’s where I’m at.
 
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Two updates: catch can arrived, Mighty Mouse Mild unit.

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And I picked up my pop’s 17-inch wagon wheels for the rear to be mounted with a drag radial. I think I settled on the Hoosier DR2 because of availability, and lightness.

One wagon wheel weighed 19.5 pounds, which with a 22-pound Hoosier DR is 41.5 pounds. That’s down 11 pounds per wheel compared with the 01-02 WS6 wheels with Nitto 555R’s I previously ran.
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A couple notes for the Can install:
1. the fittings only need to be "snug" not tightened with the hand of God ( add tape to a crescent wrench to prevent scratches )
2. My neighbor and I installed the can in the mount only to remove it in order to install the hose on the fittings. it was a bitch so having a 2nd person did help. There are no zip ties or clamps, this would be why the fitment is super tight.
3. Be sure to hear the click / snap when installing the breather/filter on the top.

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Tire Rack ASAP mobile installation. Awesome. Came to the house and installed, balanced in 20 min with everything on the truck. So cool.
thats a thing? nice
 
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$25 per wheel.
 

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