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Bill Pemberton

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Have fun with mods and as you well know get some sticky rubber first for the best mod to go quickly right away. She is a beaut, and probably the best looking Redhead in the Seattle area!
 
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Have fun with mods and as you well know get some sticky rubber first for the best mod to go quickly right away. She is a beaut, and probably the best looking Redhead in the Seattle area!
That's the plan. I know it's been beat to death and everyone has an opinion, but I'm thinking 18x10 squared with 295 888r's. 305's seem a LOT more expensive. Spacers for the front. Would that work for autocross and track? I used to run Sport Cup 2's, but it was tough to get heat in them for autocross.
And thank you. She is quite a looker. The drive home from the dealer was magic!
 

Bill Pemberton

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I would make one suggestion and that is not to consider the R888rs for a couple of reasons. For an autocross they would put you into a Class like ESP or worse as they are not a 200 TWR tire. Your car will want to go into CAMC in all likelyhood, so look into Falkens, BFGs or other 200 TWR rubber. Lastly the R888r is extremely, extremely noisy, not very fast, and pretty unloved by most.... plus lousy in the rain which rumor has it Seattle gets it's fair share.
 
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This is why I am here, to learn from people with some experience. Just to clerify, I want some tires and wheels just for autocross and road course. I would like to be competitive in autocross and usable for the occasionall HPDE. So noise and rain are not an issue. The club I autocross with has very few rules. I would be in a rear wheel drive class. Tires must be dot legal. Car must be street legal. That's about it. There are few, if any SCCA events near by.
There was a guy a while back in a ZL1 Camaro with 888r's and he had good things to say about them. I should have known better than to listen to him😆.
 
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1EE4E37D-293C-439A-8C08-C027484A8FEC.jpegB4F5645D-6090-4E86-9BAD-023029195897.jpeg So I picked up some GT350 takeoff wheels. They fit pretty good with the square 305 tires. I can’t believe the fronts don’t rubWill fit better after I get the camber plates put on. They came with new Nitto 555’s. Not going to win any autocross’s with them, but they will get me on track for now.
Time for some splash guards 😃

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A few more upgrades in preparation for the autocross this weekend. First up are the Steeda camber plates. They came with a cool drill to make the hole bigger for more adjusting. I can get to -3.2 now. The 305's tuck in nicely.F333491C-8218-49BE-B8E3-BAC9810148D5.jpeg671E9F2E-8A21-4D7C-8C4C-85E9059453AC.jpeg0E1DE1B6-F365-490F-A1E5-5B07510CA940.jpegB4D6D9D5-8CB4-4C27-A7C8-3F22418984ED.jpeg54F91629-B9EE-4028-B04B-1EC07D46B405.jpeg
 
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Some Steeda 20mm hub centric wheel spacers for the back wheels. Really bugged me that the fronts stuck out more than the rears. Need some GT350 front fenders. I will add them to the list...E1BB8B7A-680B-49EC-B5B2-C9EBEC7CA814.jpegD25D37E6-6EE0-44F0-80A6-EC6728B9F455.jpegA3B648D5-E145-46C2-A1E9-A705B4B9F044.jpeg
 
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Don't really need it for autocross, but I really like my ZL1 addons tow hook. Super easy to install. Might get their license place mount that replaces the hook when my current one gets torn off. It's way to low. I got their tow hook for the back, but haven't installed it yet. It's a little tougher install.754EAA0C-241B-41F8-85C3-B8B48BA8A4AD.jpeg
 
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I like the look of that Ford one, (and the price!) but I am still using car for my daily driver and I need my backup light in my dark neighborhood. The ZL1 hook goes behind the license plate. I like that it's stealthy.
 

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