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Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-20-2020, 08:56:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Car and Driver - GT500 vs ZL1 1LE

Ain't that the truth...like this here time at the Ring...

2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Conquers NĂĽrburgring | Chevrolet - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-18-2020, 10:28:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,709
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2020 gt500?

The GT500 had one hero lap. It dropped times after the first lap. Jason Camissa said that during the most recent episode of Carmudgeon on YT.


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-18-2020, 04:06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By checkmate1
Car and Driver - GT500 vs ZL1 1LE

Forget drag races. The Camaro wins on account of being a better sports car according to Car and Driver.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200118/03138f062238d1fafc7d96c8c173b4a8.jpg
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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-18-2020, 03:56:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Car and Driver - GT500 vs ZL1 1LE

Paging Ekaru to embed the whole webpage if possible for those who are shy of clicking.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-18-2020, 03:21:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By checkmate1
Arrow Car and Driver - GT500 vs ZL1 1LE

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a30540966/2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-vs-2019-chevy-camaro-zl1-1le/
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jan-07-2020, 11:44:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What's up M3Forum? Chevy to Chevy Edition.

Thanks All! Here’s another one with my favorite angle. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200107/9af013ff50219318f3f8effdc4cd022c.jpg


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Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-06-2020, 11:31:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What's up M3Forum? Chevy to Chevy Edition.

Got a new set of shoes for the ZL1 1LE. This is my track set. Love the ARC8s from my M3 days.


https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200106/d9bfe99dc893dcba54437ca866485c69.jpg...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Oct-21-2019, 03:11:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,158
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Just Got An GT4

Congrats! Enjoy!
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Sep-05-2019, 03:54:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What's up M3Forum? Chevy to Chevy Edition.

This is quite the gem of a car. Back road superstar surprisingly as every fiber of this car talks you unlike cars I've owned before.

Here are some pics from my back road drives -
...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-21-2019, 02:55:56 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,101
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2020 rs6

This will easily be a $100K + Wagon which will be No Bueno for the majority of us on this forum.

Hoping all the warranty junkies will buy enough of this and have the rest of us pick one up via...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-08-2019, 03:26:51 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,571
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2020 Corvette Stingray Unveiled

C8 is a definite winner compared to that Supra.

The C8 represents the Democratization of mid engine performance for sure. What a time to live in....
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jul-22-2019, 05:58:55 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,571
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2020 Corvette Stingray Unveiled

Aftermarket photoshops -

[https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48348709297_a945b24638_b.jpg
[https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48348758832_a45d81b46f_b.jpg...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jul-22-2019, 05:45:26 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,571
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2020 Corvette Stingray Unveiled

From experience and having owned a E90 M3 and a C7 Z06, the steering feel in the C7 was way better than the overboosted hydraulic E90 M3 steering.

To date, nothing beats the steering feel of a E46...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jul-22-2019, 05:38:40 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 15,571
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2020 Corvette Stingray Unveiled

The C8 is a definite disrupter. Porsche best be worried about its 718/Cayman sales.

I hear lots of folks cancelled their Supra and GT500 orders following this release.

Now that there is no...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jul-08-2019, 10:37:01 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 28,163
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Chevy Corvette to become mid engined, lose 2 cylinders

A mid-engine Vette?

Is the world ending? What a time to live in.....
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jul-01-2019, 01:30:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Chevy Camaro to be discontinued... Seventh generation has been canceled

Let's hope they amend it. The current gen Camaro (Especially 1LE packages) is better than anything BMW can throw out these days.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-21-2019, 01:04:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,677
Posted By checkmate1
Re: F&*K Yesh BROS!!! New GT4!!!

Same strut tower failures and Tranny going bananas? Let's hope Porsche learned their lesson with the old one.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 04:35:19 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 12,159
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Does the baby sleep in there? I've heard that Electric cars are too quiet for babies to sleep. They need vibration from the car to get them to sleep.

i should know, I have a 2 year old.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-13-2019, 02:14:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By checkmate1
Re: C&D: Camaro SS 1LE vs Mustang GT PP2

The new gen Camaro's are the business. That Alpha platform is GM's best work to date.

I should know, because I have this.....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47951734312_35f7a045b1_b.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jun-03-2019, 02:14:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By checkmate1
Forum: Off Topic Tue, May-28-2019, 04:11:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,860
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Test Drove a Shelby 350 Today

I have test driven both. My vote and my money went to this -

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47951734312_35f7a045b1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g4kaZS)

The ZL1 1LE is a serious engineering...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-23-2019, 02:54:46 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 80,345
Posted By checkmate1
Re: The Official Wrecked Exotics Thread

RIP ZL1 1LE-

https://i.skyrock.net/7396/98927396/pics/3316274926_2_2_Azx0ETcG.png
https://i.skyrock.net/7396/98927396/pics/3316274930_2_2_3DVXslvq.png...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Apr-11-2019, 04:20:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By checkmate1
Re: FS: M3 Stuff (Bel Air, MD)

Bump. Still available.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-11-2019, 02:28:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,610
Posted By checkmate1
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-10-2019, 04:53:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What's up M3Forum? Stiff upper lip, pinky pointing out while sipping tea edition

Very nice. Am I the only one bothered by her steering grip?
Forum: Mid Atlantic Tue, Apr-02-2019, 03:30:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By checkmate1
Exclamation FS: M3 Stuff (Bel Air, MD)

All,

I am doing some spring TLC in my garage. Sold my car so need to clear off this stuff.

$150 picked up takes it all.

The coolant is half full.
...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-28-2019, 04:44:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,550
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 718 GT4 caught with no camp

So will it have fractured strut towers, front subframe and broken tranny's again? Let's hope not because I know at least 2 GT4 owners with those issues.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-27-2019, 05:48:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What's up M3Forum? Chevy to Chevy Edition.

The Matte Hood saved me around $500 from having to PPF the hood. Word is it is in place to further prevent glare on the Performance Data Recorder camera.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Mar-22-2019, 01:41:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Drove a manual 911T through some twisties

Agreed. C7 GS El Manuel over 911T - 7 ways to Sunday.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-21-2019, 03:49:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,139
Posted By checkmate1
Re: How the hell are ya M3Forum?! v.StarbucksRacecar

Love the car and write up!

GT3 FTW!

Look forward to seeing more pics/videos in the future. Keep us in the loop!
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-21-2019, 03:23:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What's up M3Forum? Chevy to Chevy Edition.

Alright, just posted everything back up again using Flickr. Hopefully 3rd time is the charm.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-21-2019, 03:04:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What's up M3Forum? Chevy to Chevy Edition.

Tried Google first and then Imgur. What am I missing?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-21-2019, 02:02:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What's up M3Forum? Chevy to Chevy Edition.

Check it now. No happy medium with uploads. Maybe the moderators can help?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-21-2019, 12:52:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By checkmate1
Exclamation What's up M3Forum? M3 to Z06 to ZL1 1LE Edition

Well, it's been a minute on here.

Fatherhood and being on the Corvette Forum kept me away.

Previously to Corvette C7 Z06, I had the following M cars -


E90 M3 - 2011
E46 M3 - 2003
...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-17-2018, 02:51:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,390
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 991.2 GT3 Road Tests Thread

That's because anyone who needed a Vette/Z06 has already bought them. C7 has been out since 2014. In addition, they built over 50,000 C7's since they came out. People can only buy so many sports...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 07:44:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By checkmate1
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 07:31:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Sport Auto Video - C7 Z06 vs World

Yes sir. Similar to the GT3, the rear wheels turn at programmed speeds. I'm sure AMG and Porsche would hate to admit that considering all 4 wheels turn at some rate, it should be considered AWD.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 06:46:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Sport Auto Video - C7 Z06 vs World

So, with the Pilot Cup 2's you reckon the 720s would have met or beat Performante's time?
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 06:43:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Sport Auto Video - C7 Z06 vs World

My E9x M3 had them for 12k miles. Had to replace the stock Conti's then. It was better than the Contisports that came stock with the car.

Had no complaints, plenty of grip.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 06:18:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Sport Auto Video - C7 Z06 vs World

PZeros are still good tires not a handicap. Also, any tire deficiency should've easily been compensated by the 720s vehcle dynamics, tech and power to weight to name a few.

Considering how wet,...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 05:31:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,163
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2018 Chevy Corvette Z51 or 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Base

For all the stigma of Corvette drivers being the old fellas. Every single Porsche 911 GT driver I've seen at Cars&Coffee have been on average above 60.

Truth is most people under 60 are not in a...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 05:23:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Sport Auto Video - C7 Z06 vs World

Wait. a tight technical track isn't suited to these cars?. Also, this should have been to GT3's advantage.

One would think this is where the Z06 would fail considering there were no back...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 04:49:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,163
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2018 Chevy Corvette Z51 or 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Base

Just had my Magride calibration done (through GM) for only $350. Thank to this calibration, In addition to the car being amazing in Tour/Sport/Track modes. The steering feel in Track mode far exceeds...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 04:14:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,163
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2018 Chevy Corvette Z51 or 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Base

Vette GS anyday - easy to get a dealer to shave off at least 10% off MSRP any day as opposed to the hair dressers 718 cayman.

Hell of a performance car at any price. Has a removal roof (carbon...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 12:56:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By checkmate1
Arrow Sport Auto Video - C7 Z06 vs World

All,

Germany's Sport Auto magazine brought a lot of supercars to test their best handling cars. The Z06 was brought along as well.

Interestingly - the C7 Z06 is the only Manual car there and...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-01-2018, 05:05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Corvette Z06/ZR1 lap times - VIR Grand Course West

Johnson is a race car driver. Meanwhile, Mero is an suspension and chassis engineer for Corvette. If GM wanted to go all out, they would've had one of their race car drivers (Magnussen/Gavin/Milner)...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-01-2018, 01:45:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By checkmate1
Thumbs up Corvette Z06/ZR1 lap times - VIR Grand Course West

For reference -

C7 ZR1 2:37.25 / Transmission: Auto
Ford GT 2:38.62 /Transmission: Auto
C7 Z06 2:39.77 / Transmission: Manual
Viper ACR 2:40.02 / Transmission: Manual
Porsche 918 Spyder...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Dec-03-2017, 03:41:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,363
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What's up M3GT3Forum

Awesome sauce! Congrats Z!

Super Jelly here.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Nov-13-2017, 08:36:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,380
Posted By checkmate1
Re: OFFICIAL ZR1 Thread

Agreed 100%. As always Corvette plays to it's strength- Bang for the buck.




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Forum: Off Topic Mon, Nov-13-2017, 05:31:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,380
Posted By checkmate1
OFFICIAL ZR1 Thread

C/D had their facts wrong. 755HP/715 TQ. Only weighs 63lbs more than Z06. 13 Heat Exchangers.

Oh and much better pics -
...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Nov-10-2017, 12:28:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,380
Posted By checkmate1
Re: OFFICIAL ZR1 Thread

The design of the C7 Z06 looks so clean compared to the ZR1 -

[CENTER]https://i.imgur.com/wKbvNfB.jpg
...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-09-2017, 02:21:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,380
Posted By checkmate1
Exclamation OFFICIAL ZR1 Thread

Official Reveal in Dubai on 11/12/2017

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/1689x471/80-2017_11_08_12_14_56_1_7a52f7b499ffbb451593670bfd277d09ad34580f.jpg


Leak from...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-21-2017, 05:44:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,037
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2018 f90 m5

Meh. I'll take the AMG E63.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-01-2017, 08:07:27 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 28,163
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Chevy Corvette to become mid engined, lose 2 cylinders

Doubt it. I think the midengine car is meant to be a Halo car only (Like Ford GT).

The Front Engine / RWD format has worked well for the Vette as it can be a Targa with a huge trunk as well for...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jul-26-2017, 07:48:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By checkmate1
Viper GTS-R Sets Unofficial 7:03.45 Lap Time

From Road/Track -

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/induscreed85/viper-1501082007_zpsjlyfs18x.jpg


A crowdfunding-powered privateer effort has done what Dodge never officially attempted...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jul-25-2017, 04:53:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,751
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Talk me out of this...

Do you have a family where commitments are part of life? Then forget Project cars. Not worth the time or money (unless you are retired and your wife/kids are a-holes)
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jul-18-2017, 03:40:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,038
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Move from Pennsylvania to LA for work - Need advice!

Good luck finding a decent dig in or near LA that is even remotely affordable. Housing there is terrible (but of course) you knew that.

Keeping PA plates there for more than 30 days will most...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-13-2017, 05:18:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Sport Auto - C7 Z06 (Manual) - 7:13.9 @ Ring

The ACR will crush records. I for one cannot wait because Murica!

Tough it will no longer be produced after August 31st.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-13-2017, 05:15:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Sport Auto - C7 Z06 (Manual) - 7:13.9 @ Ring

2015 - Crash due to Rain/Slick tarmac during test. Also, Suspension wasn't dialed in. GM scrapped it and said they would return in 2016.

2016- Imposition of Speed Limits / Restriction on OEM...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-13-2017, 12:59:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By checkmate1
Arrow Sport Auto - C7 Z06 (Manual) - 7:13.9 @ Ring

Mods - please delete this thread as it is a duplicate. My server froze when I was posting so it posted twice.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-13-2017, 12:59:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By checkmate1
Arrow Sport Auto - C7 Z06 (Manual) - 7:13.9 @ Ring

Not a factory test -

Corvette Z06 (C7) 7.13,90 min Nordschleife HOT LAP sport auto Supertest - YouTube

GM Factory drivers should be able to extract even more time as it's clear the gear shifts...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jul-01-2017, 03:56:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Why is Nurburgring considered the Mecca of automobile track times?

Agreed with Ten. Ring laptimes mean jack for those of us who will never take our cars there. And just because a car is fast at the Ring doesn't mean the same will apply stateside. When manufacturers...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-29-2017, 07:01:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,549
Posted By checkmate1
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-29-2017, 03:22:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Shelby GT350 R vs Camaro ZL1 **Updated with Head 2 Head Video

Apart from CF Wheels/Seat Deletion/Resonator Delete/CF Spoiler, why have the R at $25-$40K markup?

Get GT350 - Delete Rear Seats (Easy), Resonator Delete ($100), Replica CF spoiler and get...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, May-18-2017, 06:22:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Mid-Atlantic/MD Dyno Days?

Hey Stan, any word on when this will happen?
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-05-2017, 08:09:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,688
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 991.2 GT3 - Nurburgring Time of 7:12.7!

Must be a West Coast thing.

All of the GT owners (with the exception of 2) at my local C/C track their cars. These guys roll in with their GT cars with windshields and rear quarters peppered with...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-05-2017, 07:19:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,688
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 991.2 GT3 - Nurburgring Time of 7:12.7!

@ Serious - I am confused. I get that the GT3's have become more refined but it is for better on road usability. Hell, if these don't work on the road, what's the point?

If purity in purpose...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-04-2017, 04:50:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,688
Posted By checkmate1
Exclamation 991.2 GT3 - Nurburgring Time of 7:12.7!

Porsche 911 GT3 sets a new best time at the NĂĽrburgring Nordschleife - YouTube

From Rennlist - ...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-21-2017, 04:27:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,667
Posted By checkmate1
Re: WUM3F AMG Coupe Edition Inside

Beautiful car! Great choice and love the design!
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-20-2017, 07:29:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Official c7 zr1 thread

Great, so a more powerful version of a car where power is not the issue????

They need to make a lean 550 HP N/A C7Z that is around 3100-3200lbs. Then we are talking.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Mon, Apr-03-2017, 02:25:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By checkmate1
Mid-Atlantic/MD Dyno Days?

Any word on whether TTFS will be hosting a Dyno Day over the next few weeks?

Thanks!
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-08-2017, 05:51:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,242
Posted By checkmate1
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-01-2017, 01:47:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,480
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2018 Range Rover Velar leaked

So...who is going to be the first one to lease?

We all know British reliability is a joke.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-12-2017, 03:45:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Nashville recommendations

Try 'Merchants' on Broadway for lunch. Excellent selection. Cannot go wrong there.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-05-2017, 10:40:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,035
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Porsche-Master of Coverups?

Engine was stock, Prior to the NDA, OP thinks it threw a rod. He's always had the car serviced at the dealer.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-05-2017, 10:35:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,035
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Porsche-Master of Coverups?

:laughhard: See above in Bold.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-05-2017, 10:21:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,035
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Porsche-Master of Coverups?

Had he been in a Macan, sure but a 'GT' car from the house of motorsport? So, are GT cars supposed to be for Waxers/Posers? If so, Dayum.

The problem here is noted before is not whether the OP was...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-05-2017, 10:04:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,035
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Porsche-Master of Coverups?

No doubt but then GM don't make God's chariots and charge over $100k for a tickled and feathered beetle do they?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-05-2017, 08:28:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,035
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Porsche-Master of Coverups?

The problem is when there is no recall issued or an explanation by Porsche as to what caused the fire. There are RS's that had the same thing happen to them.

This affects current and potential...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-05-2017, 07:08:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,035
Posted By checkmate1
Angry Porsche-Master of Coverups?

It appears every time there is a negative experience or a definite engineering flaw that is actively documented on a Porsche product, they lawyer up and slap owners with a confidentiality statement....
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Dec-31-2016, 01:47:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,815
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What's up M3Forum-Ugly Red Vette w/Auto Edition

Didn't do it for the HP, I am looking for a faster throttle response from Idle is all. The Ported Throttle body should fix it.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Dec-30-2016, 08:02:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,815
Posted By checkmate1
Re: What's up M3Forum-Ugly Red Vette w/Auto Edition

Engine/Throttle Modification # 1

Ported Throttle Body from Katech -

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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-22-2016, 07:09:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,028
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Motor Trend: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 First Test

:lolhit:


http://st.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/10/2015/09/2015-BMW-M4-convertible-rear-view-taillights-on-2.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-22-2016, 07:03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,993
Posted By checkmate1
Re: C&D Road Test: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Manual

Rare cases in ambient temps over 95'-100'. Heck, my E90 M3 went into limp mode due to high oil temps at VIR during last summer.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-22-2016, 03:06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,993
Posted By checkmate1
Re: C&D Road Test: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Manual

A PDK also doesn't deal with the power/torque stress that comes with being paired to a 650 HP/TQ LT4.

I'm curious to see how much Torque Stress a Dual Clutch can handle consistently. To date, most...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-21-2016, 09:07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,993
Posted By checkmate1
Re: C&D Road Test: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Manual

Incorrect. Use the Automatic as intended for regular driving except on track and it will never overheat.

No C7 has EVER overheated on the road. Documented cases of the Overheating happened on...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-21-2016, 03:31:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,993
Posted By checkmate1
Re: C&D Road Test: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Manual

The Z06/Z07 is still a formidable car -

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 “Z07” : LAP TIME on Magny-Cours GP - YouTube

Wait till the end for the results.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Oct-24-2016, 03:06:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,589
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Motor Trend: Chevy Corvette Grand Sport vs Porsche 911 Carrera S

No way will Chevy change the C8 to a midengine car. Too many compromises on livability with having little to no trunk space to start. The current Front Engine/RWD architecture is something Chevy is...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Oct-12-2016, 02:03:28 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 12,621
Posted By checkmate1
Re: The Grand Tour

'The Grand Tour' Grand Racing Quiz - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Sep-22-2016, 07:24:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 890
Posted By checkmate1
Re: In Houston For The Night

Houston is a $hithole. Was just there this last weekend.

No redeeming quality except for good ethnic food for cheap. Oh and the humidity sucks.

Poorly planned city with random skyscrapers...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Sep-20-2016, 07:03:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,726
Posted By checkmate1
Re: C&D Road Test: 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

http://rennlist.com/forums/991-gt3-gt3rs-and-911r/954238-faults-on-brand-new-rs-after-128-miles-from-takin-delivery-3.html


Thread is escalating quickly. Lots of RS issues that are coming...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-14-2016, 12:43:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,531
Posted By checkmate1
Re: C&D Lightning Lap Times / 2016

EL 'DCT' GT3 RS Lap vs EL 'MANUEL' GS

Porsche 911 GT3 RS at Lightning Lap 2016 - YouTube

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport at Lightning Lap 2016 - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-14-2016, 12:39:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,531
Posted By checkmate1
Re: C&D Lightning Lap Times / 2016

GS vs GT3 RS

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport at Lightning Lap 2016 - YouTube

Porsche 911 GT3 RS at Lightning Lap 2016 - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Sep-13-2016, 02:25:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,531
Posted By checkmate1
Re: C&D Lightning Lap Times / 2016

Thor sounds butthurt over the results. I get that Porsche's are God's chariots on this forum but these drivers aren't your run of the mill amateurs.

Just so you know, Porsche sent C&D a stripped...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Sep-11-2016, 11:50:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,531
Posted By checkmate1
Talking C&D Lightning Lap Times / 2016

ACR crushin' it!

Although interesting how close a C7 GS ($70k) is to a GT3 RS ($200k)!

...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-07-2016, 01:58:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By checkmate1
Re: Hitler Reacts to GT3 Engine Issues

:hattip::lolhit::rofl3:
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-26-2016, 01:45:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,837
Posted By checkmate1
Re: GT350 on Fire @ Track

Second reported GT350 on fire at track-

Mustang GT350 Catches on Fire at Charlotte Motor Speedway - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-19-2016, 01:32:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,835
Posted By checkmate1
Exclamation C7 Z06 - Hockenheim Lap 1:07.25

C7 Z06 Auto does Hockenheim Short Lap in 1:07.25

https://youtu.be/uxUFk9cPI94

In case you were curious as to lap times for other cars-

Hockenheim Short lap times
...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-16-2016, 05:42:01 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 43,105
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Debuts with Flat-Crank V-8 and MagneRide Shocks

The GT3/RS also carrier over the same EPAS steering from the base 911. Difference being calibration so they feel world's different.

Same applies to GT350/R
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-12-2016, 03:34:41 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 43,105
Posted By checkmate1
Re: 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Debuts with Flat-Crank V-8 and MagneRide Shocks

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