[QUOTE]Originally posted by BumpaD_Z28:
[b]HI anyone out there running a 3rd Gen (82-92)
Camaro in ESP class, That is where I plan on running next year (2001) and ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated, since I'm in Utah every performance part is mail order so I have to chose wisely. I know these cars are very capable of impressive times, even in F-stock so with some mods and LOTS of seat time I'd like to go quick, ANY Comments appreciated Thanks!
You may or may not know me. My name is Sam Strano. I ran my formerly FS '91 in ESP in '99 with very good success. I still have this car, but I just purchased a 2001 Z28 for FS again.
Anyway, I can help you kill two birds with one stone. I haven't been out of the top 7 at Nationals in ANY class since 1997. All of those years but one have been in my '91. I finished 3rd in ESP in '99 (won 3 of 5 Pro's in P3, and 3 or 4 Nat'l Tours). I am also an instructor for the Evolution autocross school, and I also sell parts mail-order (and the prices are very competitive). :-)
I can supply all the parts save one (the diff.)
This is what was done: Car is a '91 with 105k on it.
-17x11's with 315 Kumho's.
-Heim jointed panhard bar
-Auburn Off-road posi.
-Crane ignition and coil
-3.73's (can was a auto, converting to 5-speed right now) Found that they hurt me at times. Great for Pro Solo, not so good for Topeka. :-(
-4th gen. seat (stock ones suck)
-no cats (weight only, no power gain)
-Shocktek converted Bilstein's (WAY better than the Koni's)
-stock GM suspension otherwise. (the car is very, VERY good).
-Engine never touched. Dynoed a whopping 225 rwhp. I ask you, how well does this car handle????
Dean Sapp and John Thomas (among others) have both driven it and LOVED it. Car is super-easy to drive too.
What I will be doing before racing again.
-Torsen T2R diff. (awesome, driven it a few times in other F-bodies, way better than the Auburn).
-T-5 trans. 100 pounds lighter, and I have more control. Auto is great for ProSolo though.
-Corbeau race seats.
-roll bar for chassis strength (and I want to hill-climb it).
-early 83 Z28 hood (composite)
I can supply you with alignment specs, parts, opinions, mistakes to not duplicate, you name it, I can help you with this car.
Sam Strano Jr.
Strano Performance Parts
tech line: 814-849-3417
order line: 800-729-1831