2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS - Freewheeling

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Our '12 Camaro SS project adds serious attitude and pulls serious g's in the process

Baseline testing on our '12 Camaro SS revealed that the OEM suspension improvements (aka FE4) for this model year made a huge difference on the road course, as it surpassed virtually every 2010 and 2011 we've tested in the past – stock or modified. Like most stock muscle cars, though, it still suffered from a lack of front grip and understeer. At the same time, adding some rear grip and firming up the suspension couldn't hurt either. Step one involved calling Weld Racing, one of the project sponsors for this build, for a set of S-71 20x9.5-inch front and 20x10.5 rear wheels that could afford substantially wider tires – to which the good folks at Nitto were all too happy to accommodate us with NT05 275/40/20 and 315/35/20s. Step two was calling LSR Performance for the new ZL1-style sway bars and Phastek Performance (another sponsor) for a set of BC Racing coilovers. We've tested LSR's suspension before and plenty of lowering springs, but we were anxious to see how a coilover setup as well as the new sway bar design would fair on our test course. The combination was sure to drop a second or more off our lap times, and look amazing in the process. Follow along as AntiVenom spins the wrenches before we head to Auto-Plus Raceway in Gainesville, Florida, for hot laps.


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