Technical

2016 Camaro Specs Revealed


From the beginning, we knew the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was going to be a performance powerhouse, especially for the money. Moving to GM’s Alpha platform opens up a world of possibilities for the Chevrolet pony car challenger.

Speaking of Challenger and, by association, Mustang, the main competition to the Camaro will have a formidable opponent on their hands, as Chevrolet has released official performance numbers for the 2016 Camaro.

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NCM Motorsports Park Hosting Youth Driving School

Car enthusiasts are steeped in all manner of specs, facts and data– but does it make us better drivers? While most of us would like to think we’re handier behind the wheel than most, a quick look at thisthis, and this reminds us that knowledge or passion does not beget skill.

That’s where the Tire Rack Street Survival day at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park comes in.

While reserved for youth aged 15-21 with a valid drivers license, the all-day, hands-on course looks to teach teens about proper vehicle control and the techniques needed to drive in the real world.

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Installing Sub-Frame Connectors

Time: 2 hours

Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches, power drill and drill bits (if applicable)

Cost: $175-$300

Tinware: sub-frame connector kit and hardware

Tip: Buy quality products. There are lots of companies making sub-frame connectors, but not all of them implement heavy-duty materials and quality construction. Visit RicksCamaros.comEcklersFirebird.com or EcklersNova.com and search for “Sub-frame connectors”.

Performance gains: Sub-frame connectors are a must for any high-performance small car without a full frame. They offer strength and improved handling under heavy loads.

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Rear Lowering Springs & Shocks

Time: Approximately 2 hours

Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches, floor jack and jackstands

Cost: $200-$250

Tinware: one pair of rear lowering springs, one pair of matching shock absorbers

Tip: When working underneath a car supported by jackstands, always do so on a flat level surface. Chock the remaining wheels on the ground for added safety.

Performance gains: a more positive, responsive rear suspension with improved handling and a smoother ride

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Shimming Your Rear Springs

Time: 1 hour

Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches

Cost: Fabrication costs will vary, but expect to pay around $20-$30 to have them made. If you purchase your own material ahead of time, factor in about another $10.

Tinware: A small plate of aluminum stock- 6061 aircraft alloy is the most common and the least expensive.

Tip: You can save some money by making the shims yourself if you have a wide assortment of hole saws or a knockout punch. They may not produce the cleanest results, but will work nonetheless.

Performance gains: none, just the peace of mind knowing your car is sitting level and straight

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Camaro Chrome Window Crank Handle

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Today John shows off the replacement Chrome Window Crank for your 1967-1981 Camaro, an easy fix! 

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Installing a New Intake Manifold

Installing a new intake manifold

Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches, flat-blade and/or Phillips screwdriver, putty knife or scraper, torque wrench

Tinware: aftermarket aluminum intake manifold, quality high performance intake gaskets, gasket sealer (silicone)

Tip: Before final installation, double check the fit of your parts to make sure everything lines up and will work with your existing application.

Performance gains: a cooler, higher-flowing intake charge, and, aluminum manifolds typically result in about a 25 pound weight loss

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Front Lowering Springs and Shocks

Tools: socket wrenches, rubber hammer, pry bar, pickle fork (ball joint removal tool), drill with bit for drilling steel, grease gun, grease.

Tinware: front 1-1/2” lowering springs, KYB gas shock absorbers, tie rod ends and polyurethane bushings, upper and lower ball joints, shock mount retainers (if not included with shock kit).

Tip: Always support lower control arm when removing coil springs. If you have access to a hoist (or lift), take advantage. An impact wrench can save you time.

Performance gains: 1-1/2” lowering springs will drop the car’s center of gravity, offering vastly improved handling. Not to mention the cool, lowered stance!

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Camaro Skip Shift Eliminator

Today John shows off a Skip Shift Eliminator for your 1993-2002 or 2010-2013 Camaro! 

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Camaro Sequential Tailight Light Conversion

Today we show off these Sequential Tail Light Conversions for your Camaro!

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