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18 Jan 2017
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! It's been way to long since I last posted here.

I came back, as I will soon be an F-body owner again. I've recently ordered a 2017 Camaro 2SS. It should be built during the week of Feb 6-10. Being a loyal (if absent) member of FFRAX, I had to get all the go-fast goodies: dual-mode exhaust, 6-piston Brembo brakes, magnetic shocks, etc. It'll be black, with black wheels, red rally stripes, and a red interior.

But, gonna have to get rid of my beloved G8. Don't suppose anyone here is interested in it, huh? It's a 2008 G8 GT. It has 175k miles on the clock, but most everything was replaced ~130k miles. Cam swap (411rwhp) replaced all the parts up top, full suspension (Eibach springs, Koni SA shocks, poly bushings, etc.), Brembo 4-piston brakes, complete custom sound system (only head unit is stock; even replaced all wiring), custom wheels, and a lot of other do-dads. I'm probably going to ask $12k for it, but I'd take $10k from one of you lovely people.

Some pics of the G8




And here's what the Camaro should look like.


Of course, I don't even have the car, and already have some parts sitting around waiting to be put on.
27 Jun 2014
Bought these to use on the track, but haven't made it out there and they're taking up space. Need funds for other mods!

These are the best race pads that you can have for the Camaro, CTS-V, or any other car with the same Brembo calipers (like my G8). They will handle heat with no problem, don't fade, have excellent initial bite and modulation characteristics, and should last longer than most other pads.

Brand new from Carbotech, these pads are $278. I'll sell for $250 shipped. You’ll save $40 or so, including shipping costs.

14 Jul 2010
Anyone ever seen this? I don't know where it's from, but OMG!! And who says that stock C5 brakes aren't good enough?!

24 Jun 2010
Well, tomorrow is a sad day. The Rhino goes to its new owner. the new owner is a good friend that lives less than 5 miles from my work, and will race it locally. But, it's still sad to have her go.

I'm sure that the guy (Brian) will poke his head in here soon. I've told him that this is where I got most of the information I know. He also owns a Lotus Elise, and has been autoxing for years. Started doing RR with a rented Nissan 240 and got bit by the bug. He's a nice guy and really smart. He'll learn about this stuff really quickly.
28 Jan 2010
Relisting the car. Serious about selling. This car is the fastest "door-slammer" (formerly street legal) to have EVER turned a lap at No Problem Raceway (1:19.048). The car also won the Grand Bayou Race Series state championship for the 2008-2009 series. I've owned this car from a 100% stock car and built it to what it is today. Her nickname is "The Red Rhino".

She made 411rwhp and 417 rwtq with all the new mods.


- LS1 motor, fresh partial-rebuild w/ 0 miles (except dyno tuning), including:

o TR 230/224 .575/.563 111LSA "Reverse Split" camshaft (new)

o LS7 lifters (new)

o Comp Cams "925" double valve springs (new design, better resistance to fatigue from high RPMs) (new)

o Comp Cams tooled steel spring retainers (will not fatigue like titanium, almost as light) (new)

o Comp Cams 5/16" pushrods (new)

o New valve seals (new)

o Stock rocker arms w/ Comp Cams trunion bearings (new)

o Refreshed "241" heads (new)

o Manley double-roller timing chain (new)

o LS2 lifter trays (new)

o 3-layer metal head gaskets (new)

o ARP Pro-Series "Cracked Rod" rod bolts (new)

o Racetronix 32lb fuel injectors (new)New front and rear main seals, plus all gaskets (new)

- Lightweight clutch and flywheel (stock unit = 49.8lbs; this unit weighs 19.8lbs, and is smaller in diameter)

o 7.25" 3-disc Quarter Master Optimum-V clutch (new disc thickness = .104"; all 3 discs measure at .103")

o 7.25" button flywheel bolted to stock flexplate (new)

o ARP fasteners (new)

o Quartermaster 4.5"/5.5" floating-style hydraulic throwout bearing

o Steel braided lines, with easily accessible bleeder valve (new)

o McLeod adjustable master cylinder (rebuilt)

- Improved Racing oil pan windage tray and baffles

- Racetronix fuel pump and wiring harness (new)

- Whisper filter lid

- Ported/polished throttle body (new)

- LS6 intake manifold

- Hooker 1.75" LT headers

- Freshly rebuilt transmission with 6 races

o Steel 3-4 shift fork w/ bronze fork pads

o New 1-2, 3-4 carbon-kevlar synchronizers

o New rings, spacers, washers, gaskets etc.

- Torsen T2R LSD (one of the "good" ones, before all the problems)


- Front

o Spohn front upper a-arms, fully adjustable w/ ¾" rod ends (new)

o Custom, adjustable lower arms (stock arms, with ends cut off and ¾" rod ends inside chromoly tubing) (new)
35mm hollow front swaybar

o 700lb coilover springs

o Afco 1375 shocks (aluminum, threaded-body, rebuildable)

o Rear

o Custom, adjustable, aluminum lower control arms w/ ¾" rod ends

o 275lb springs w/ adjustable perches

o Afco 1074-6 shocks (steel body, stock mounting locations)

o Adjustable panhard rod

o Unbalanced Engineering de-coupled race torque arm

o Hellwig adjustable ¾" swaybar

o Static -.4* camber in rear axle


- Baer GT-Plus calipers (front)

- Baer 2-piece rotors, non-slotted/drilled (front)

- ABS delete

o (With Carbotech XP-12 pads front, AX6 pads rear, and Wilwood 570 fluid, I've never experienced fade or overheating)


- 18x10.5 C6 replicas w/ corded Goodyear slicks

- 27/68-18 Michelin "Yellow" slicks (only a single qualifying session on the tires)


- Full SCCA/NASA-legal cage (1.625x.134)

- Adjustable APR 300-series wing (300lbs downforce @ 100mph)

- Car lightened to less than 3000lbs including gas (great weight distribution and cross-weights)

- Momo FIA-approved seat w/ 5-point cam-lock harness

- Oil pressure, oil temp, water temp gauges w/ warning lights

- Large programmable tach w/ shift light

- Camera mount welded to roll cage

- Quick-release steering wheel

- Firebottle fire suppression system for driver and engine

- Lightweight battery w/ kill switch accessible by both the driver and workers at passenger window

- Covered all holes in front bumper for aero

$13,000 obo. Please call 985-981-6572 or e-mail at mpatterson1410@yahoo.com with any questions.







Video of the 2009 Charity Challenge. Although the video cuts off the last lap, I went on to win this race (passed the BMW under braking in Turn 2).


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