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    Re: Let's see if the plasti dip hold's up

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood420 View Post
    Jim I only changed the front bar, SCCA stock class will not allow for a rear bar. The car fells great my little test track of clover leafs on I-20 here in Atlanta yielded some nice G readings on my beat up AS tires. I am going Bridgestone RE-11 staggered next weekend so I hope the bar helps out. Car is stock other than the Hotchkins and the scandalous cross drilled rotors. My wife is getting my DHM low profiles for V-day so I can put a card in the spokes when I need it to sound faster than it is. I love this car!
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    By stiffening up the front with the front Hotchkiss anti-sway bars, without stiffening the rear with the accompanying rear anti-sway bars, you introduced more understeer into the chassis than when it was stock. By then adding a staggered set of tires (assuming you are fitting the wider rubber in the rear and not the front), you will further introduce more understeer to the chassis.

    So, if by 'help out' you mean 'help your car understeer more', then, yes, they most certainly will.

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    So don't sell the stock bar just yet then. The car feels great no noticeable under steer in spirited driving. Power over steer was my problem last year so that is why I am going staggered.

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    Re: Let's see if the plasti dip hold's up

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood420 View Post
    So don't sell the stock bar just yet then. The car feels great no noticeable under steer in spirited driving. Power over steer was my problem last year so that is why I am going staggered.
    On the street and autocross, where low speed corners are most common, understeer is much more easily dialed out with throttle application.

    On a road course, where higher speed turns are more prevalent, a neutral chassis becomes much more important.

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    Guys thanks for all of the input on the handling of the car. I have a lot to learn for sure. My driving style would only ever be called tidy by Ken Block, so pushing has never been an issue. I hope to go fast in FStock this year and win a few races. After this year I will move to a different class to allow for more mods as my CPO dries up. Till then I think the car is driving great and handling awesome. It probably has more to do with the dipped wheels than the sway bar... It got some looks today.

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    Re: Let's see if the plasti dip hold's up

    Quote Originally Posted by Andringa View Post
    That Duplicolor product looks interesting. But it looks like it would require about as much prep as Plastidip. Definitely looks like it would be easy to remove though.
    They make it in clear as well as that gunmetal color. But unlike Plastidip, overspray is no big deal. It will eventually rinse off from water, so if it gets in the grill and such, no big deal. You can be a lot "quicker" in masking, or even just hold a piece of paper over stuff like headlights.

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    Re: Let's see if the plasti dip hold's up

    Good point, I guess you could be a lot less careful with it.

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    Re: Let's see if the plasti dip hold's up

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora40 View Post
    They make it in clear as well as that gunmetal color. But unlike Plastidip, overspray is no big deal. It will eventually rinse off from water, so if it gets in the grill and such, no big deal. You can be a lot "quicker" in masking, or even just hold a piece of paper over stuff like headlights.
    how did you come across that link btw?

    it's not listed on their products page.

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    Re: Let's see if the plasti dip hold's up

    Quote Originally Posted by M5eater View Post
    how did you come across that link btw?

    it's not listed on their products page.
    Well, I have some of it. Wal-Mart had it on clearance a few years back, so I picked some up. It's been great for "guessing" what stuff would look like blacked out. I used it on my exhaust on a Corvette, on the grill and wheels on the CTS, and some other random stuff along the way. I'm out of the grey now, but I assume/hope they still make it. I have some clear left, but who cares, you can't temporarily black crap out with that!

    http://ls1tech.com/forums/cadillac-c...ck-wheels.html <-- temporary wheels. I did the grill temporary before plasti-dip'ing it too. Decided to forge ahead on the grill, but not on the wheels, they are back to silver.

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    Re: Let's see if the plasti dip hold's up

    anymore info on this clear? I cant find it

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    I think M5 posted the link on V2...

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    Re: Let's see if the plasti dip hold's up

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    Re: Let's see if the plasti dip hold's up

    Jumped on the plasti dip bandwagon lets see how it holds up on the car now....

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    Re: Let's see if the plasti dip hold's up

    how many coats did you do?

    Mine is holding up perfect. Ive had it on for about 8-10 months now. No chipping

    all that residue is easily sweepable on the ground if you havent done it yet.
    odthetruth and odthetruth like this.

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    Re: Let's see if the plasti dip hold's up

    any pics of a V with plasti dip gloss yet??

    BLkV--- INstalled Yet?

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