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Old 09-27-2016, 11:39 PM
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3rd gen Camaros were out of fashion for so long, the dreaded mullet factor.
But now they are getting pretty hot ! I remember when there was that Nelson Engine Racing twin turbo totally sano 3rd gen that was being shown around in fact it was in Hot Rod. I heard it never actually lived up to its potential (build issues) but I remember seeing it and thinking for the first time "wow, those cars can look really cool actually !"

As you say they are actually really good platforms even using stock improvements. With a Ron Sutton setup they'll be off the hook !

Such a cheap starting platform too.

And a huge step up in aero from 1st and 2nd gen Camaros or any muscle car.
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Old 04-01-2017, 11:19 PM
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I would liek to clarify something.. the spindle I ws speaking of wasnt like the santhuffs. they were a cast version like the stockers but were dropped spindles. a dropped front with a shorter steering pivot would be awesome. possibly with the ability to use modern hubs..
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:23 AM
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I like your thinking!
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:11 PM
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Got excited for a minute and thought we'd see something new here.
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Old 04-08-2017, 11:58 AM
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Got excited for a minute and thought we'd see something new here.

I can't speak for Speedtech ... but I think our collaboration on the 3rd Gen is a ways off. I know they are crazy busy with building the new ExtReme front frame & suspension packages as well as the full chassis. They are selling a ton of these.

I'm wrapping up a rear suspension design for them that I don't have permission to talk about details yet. Plus I'm focused on a zillion things here at Ron Sutton Race Technology from a new line of 30 brakes, 31 engines & 26 suspension packages. Ridetech & I have a lot going on as well, including our 2017 Workshop tour. So the 3rd Gen isn't on my schedule yet.



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Old 04-10-2017, 04:21 PM
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So Ron, this was announced a little pre-maturely?
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:12 PM
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Good News!
I have 2" drop spindles - roadrace version from RaceCraft. They are no longer offered. Very happy to have them. Here are some pics.
They are paired with: Spohn tubular adj a-arms and strut mounts, alum hubs, 2 pc 13" rotors & FSL 6pot calipers inside stock wheels!, and swivel cup weight jacks (bolt thru frame rail).

These limit me to 8" wheel. I've always felt that 275 is perfect for street (ruts) - not that 300+ is bad. My thought was a 245 with better RC is equal/competitive to a 275 with worse RC and scrub radius.

Some more thinkin' to do.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:09 AM
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I think this thread should be closed until it contains updates from Ron or Speedtech... my hopes keep jumping and the falling hard! (Just a joke)

Then again, the longer they take the more time I have to get the funds....
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Old 04-30-2017, 03:27 AM
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Good News!
I have 2" drop spindles - roadrace version from RaceCraft. They are no longer offered. Very happy to have them. Here are some pics.
They are paired with: Spohn tubular adj a-arms and strut mounts, alum hubs, 2 pc 13" rotors & FSL 6pot calipers inside stock wheels!, and swivel cup weight jacks (bolt thru frame rail).

These limit me to 8" wheel. I've always felt that 275 is perfect for street (ruts) - not that 300+ is bad. My thought was a 245 with better RC is equal/competitive to a 275 with worse RC and scrub radius.

Some more thinkin' to do.
That spindle does provide a decent start point. The biggest improvement that can be made I can see is moving/shortening the steering arm.

I would love to see X-Rays of those welds. After seeing the failure on the non-road race version on TGO (yea, I know, he didnt take heed to the warning on their website) I have suspicions. I feel like a fabricated spindle like that should be welded to the same strict standards that are used for AWS D1.1 3G and 4G tests or something similar to it.
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:25 PM
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I think this thread should be closed until it contains updates from Ron or Speedtech... my hopes keep jumping and the falling hard! (Just a joke)

Then again, the longer they take the more time I have to get the funds....
You may be right. we had planned on starting this year but jsut too many other things to contend with first.

Sorry to get you all excited.
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