: Sunday Pix @ Firebird Raceway...



Chef
11-26-06, 04:14 PM
Sorry...went solo today so didn't have "flash" with me... Cars dirty cuz I ran yesterday all day and today...:rant2:

Chef

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/ChefsVenom/FIRE6.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/ChefsVenom/FIRE5.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/ChefsVenom/FIRE4.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/ChefsVenom/FIRE3.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/ChefsVenom/FIRE1.jpg

CTS-V420
11-26-06, 04:17 PM
Looks great Chef

dqw1
11-26-06, 05:03 PM
Just wondering what other drivers think when they see that coming up behind them. That V screams get the F out the way.

RocketV
11-27-06, 10:23 AM
Chef,
Were those the tires you ran on the track, and if so, how did they do?
Gus

atdeneve
11-27-06, 10:50 AM
I've never had the GS-D3s, however, from what I've seen/heard, their vertical ridges just can't take the horizontal loads on high g turns. They get eaten/chewed up on the outer edges, especially if you're taking those corners at 10/10ths. Imagine tire rollover, except on each of the individual ridges.

Great design for siphoning out water, while still maintaining a continuous contact patch for straight acceleration/deceleration. Not so much for high load turns in dry/hot weather. Or so it would seem.

50 4Ever
11-27-06, 12:04 PM
I've never had the GS-D3s, however, from what I've seen/heard, their vertical ridges just can't take the horizontal loads on high g turns. They get eaten/chewed up on the outer edges, especially if you're taking those corners at 10/10ths. Imagine tire rollover, except on each of the individual ridges.

Great design for siphoning out water, while still maintaining a continuous contact patch for straight acceleration/deceleration. Not so much for high load turns in dry/hot weather. Or so it would seem.

Correct. I had my GS-D3's on Thunderhill Raceway and with proper inflation there was no tire rollover, however each block in the tread was rolled. At the end of a 9/10ths session there was a ridge of rubber on top of each block (the g meter read 1.22/1.25). Check out this thread. (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum/73374-g-meter-thunderhill-gs-d3s.html?highlight=g-meter)

I will never take the V to the track again unless I get some Nitto NT01's or Hoosiers. GS-D3's are great for street driving but not for the track.

:thumbsup:

The Tony Show
11-27-06, 01:18 PM
After all the pictures I've seen of your car, Chef, I just realized how badass Black Chrome emblems would be. Most people who do gold plating can also get the chemical to do it.

I'm tellin' ya: Bad Ass.

Chef
11-27-06, 03:30 PM
Chef,
Were those the tires you ran on the track, and if so, how did they do?Gus

Decent but not great - Will change very soon afte I snag a few rims.


After all the pictures I've seen of your car, Chef, I just realized how badass Black Chrome emblems would be. Most people who do gold plating can also get the chemical to do it.


You're right!


Chef