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Post by Flyin Mikey J on Mon 19 Dec 2016 - 9:03

This is we discuss all things American Iron...


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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by MrShannon2U on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 3:32

Wow that 79 Camaro is tough to tune for this series. 😆


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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by Flyin Mikey J on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 17:29

I know. But, I've found it to have potential even with as little upgrades as you can do to it.


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Post by MrShannon2U on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 17:35

Yeah, my biggest issue is gearing I think. I was only able to fit the street trans, so it falls of the power and in some 3rd gear corners. It has great grip even in stock tire width, though. And decent top end.


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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by Flyin Mikey J on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 18:17

Have you tried the stock trans at Rd ATL? (I haven't yet)


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Post by MrShannon2U on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 18:26

Yeah. I tried stock trans and upgraded factory engine. Gobs of torque and it just shoots out of the corners like a rocket ship. But with stock trans it redlines in 4th about halfway down the back straight at 135ish mph. No good. Couldn't manage to get the stock engine and street trans to work with the series regulations, so 5.7 LS swap is the way I had to go. Which is a shame because that stock motor is a stump puller.


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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by Flyin Mikey J on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 18:28

I had the same issue with the stock motor + 5 speed.


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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by MrShannon2U on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 18:30

I couldn't manage to get the 5 speed on there with the stock motor. Its pretty perfect with the LS though, I'm hitting around 155 on the back straight


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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by Flyin Mikey J on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 18:40

I had one build that was hitting 158 and still accelerating at the braking point, but it was sketchy on the twisty bits. However, that build could be a beast elsewhere.


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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by MrShannon2U on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 18:45

Yeah, Road America maybe? I've been working on getting it to hook up on corner exit, while still maintaining good turn in characteristics. It needs more work, but she's getting there.


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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by Flyin Mikey J on Wed 28 Dec 2016 - 19:07

Daytona, Sebring and/or Homestead.


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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by MistahMoon1203 on Thu 29 Dec 2016 - 22:13

will we be able to alter our builds for specific tracks as long as the specs are still met?

or is it like the old days where a car would get appoved then nothing could be added/taken away outside of tuning?
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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by Flyin Mikey J on Thu 29 Dec 2016 - 22:22

You can alter the build as much/often as you want as long as it meets the requirements.


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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by MistahMoon1203 on Fri 30 Dec 2016 - 14:57

Was messing with the Buick Regal GNX last nite, and it is stock with a turbo. you have to do the 5.7 swap for NA. can barely get it within the required specs. but it ran a 1:35 on ATL on my brief 4 lap test drive. should be competitive with some love.
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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by Flyin Mikey J on Fri 30 Dec 2016 - 18:04

MistahMoon1203 wrote:Was messing with the Buick Regal GNX last nite, and it is stock with a turbo. you have to do the 5.7 swap for NA. can barely get it within the required specs.  but it ran a 1:35 on ATL on my brief 4 lap test drive. should be competitive with some love.

It is a beast to build within specs, but it has been proven to still be quick. Harmonic set some killer lap times with it in testing last season, and CBR GnS Racing used it, and we had some great battles.


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Post by CAR Harmonic on Fri 30 Dec 2016 - 18:38

I'm pretty sure there's only one build that fits on the Buick, and it's pretty much a 2 gear setup that sits near the bad end of both the power and weight limits, but it's still a great car if you spend some time with it.
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Post by MistahMoon1203 on Fri 30 Dec 2016 - 18:41

CAR Harmonic wrote:I'm pretty sure there's only one build that fits on the Buick, and it's pretty much a 2 gear setup that sits near the bad end of both the power and weight limits, but it's still a great car if you spend some time with it.

you are right....i think its sitting somewhere at like 415HP and 3187 lbs where i have it.
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Post by CAR Harmonic on Fri 30 Dec 2016 - 18:45

Yea I think mine is 405 HP, 3177 lbs, no tire widths on it.
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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by GR1M RACER on Sat 31 Dec 2016 - 2:39

Im Back.

Only way I can build the IROC-Z is with Sport Suspension.
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Post by Flyin Mikey J on Sat 31 Dec 2016 - 9:02

GR1M RACER wrote:Im Back.

Only way I can build the IROC-Z is with Sport Suspension.

That may be the case, but it's still good on some tracks. And Sport parts aren't necessarily a "bad" thing for the tuning impaired.


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Post by GR1M RACER on Sat 31 Dec 2016 - 16:10

Flyin Mikey J wrote:
GR1M RACER wrote:Im Back.

Only way I can build the IROC-Z is with Sport Suspension.

That may be the case, but it's still good on some tracks. And Sport parts aren't necessarily a "bad" thing for the tuning impaired.

I forgot to edit it. I got it built with the race springs now. but on 20's and im running 2 seconds slow. I build all cars to see what I like. I don't want to run the Impala again.

On the laptimes post I'm putting up what I'm running with each car. I don't like secrecy.
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Post by F4H Diablo on Sat 31 Dec 2016 - 16:38

29.2 for me, hoping for a 28.9 somehow but I don't think it'll happen





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Post by GR1M RACER on Sat 31 Dec 2016 - 23:40

I think I found my car but it is just Morally wrong to me.
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Re: Am Iron Season 4 Shop Talk

Post by MrShannon2U on Tue 3 Jan 2017 - 2:31

If anyone is down, I'm online and thinking of throwing up a lobby for some practice runs. Find me on XBL and send me a friend request and I'll invite you!

Edit: I have a "club party" started. But I'm new to the whole "club" thing


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Post by GR1M RACER on Wed 4 Jan 2017 - 3:00

Did a mock race for Road Atlanta. Pitted once and ran out of fuel on the back straight on lap 25. Shocked
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