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Old 09-05-05, 12:01 AM
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Thinking about buying my friends 4th gen camaro for a track car.

I have thought about make the FD my track car but I have put so much time and money into the car and it would really **** me off if I wrecked my fd. But if I wreck the camaro its not a big deal just fix it or if I really screw it just buy another rolling chassis and swap everything over that survived the wreck.

Just I would post and see what everybody has to say.

Here are some pics of the car, but the wheel are already sold. I will be going with 17x11's all the way around with hoosier road race tires so its not a big deal.

http://nokit.nrgservers.net/Screamin...maro%20Z28.htm

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I have no idea how a Camaro will hold up at the track but don't expect it to handle like your FD. I've ran a session with an LS-1 Firebird on DOT-Rs (I'm on street tires). We were even in acceleration on the front straight but he let me go by. He was hundreds of yards behind after 3 corners...

BTW, that Z28 seems pretty damn overpriced to me....I don't know how Blue Book relates to real world Camaro value but KBB on that car is about $3000.
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Well I'm getting the car for $2500, and the car has about that much in it in mods so the price is right in my book. I know the car will not handle like my fd but parts for the car are real cheap so I can improve the handling of the car with very little cash compared to a import car.
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Well, if you are looking at track car, I'd gut it entirely, get the roll-cage, decent race seats and harnesses in, and go have a good old time! Oh, don't for get the fire extinguisher. The car could be a lot of fun if you could get rid of about 500-600 lbs.

I'm not sure if you could qualify for SCCA A-Sedan, if you are interested in going for the door-to-door experience. But you may want to look at the class requirements as you build the car. I think that the T-top is the problematic piece here - and it definitely kills some of your chassis stiffness.

You may want to look around here:

http://www.race-cars.com/carsales/ch...59600939ss.htm

for some ideas.

-bill
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