If you’ve got a fifth-gen Camaro, we know at some point you’ve dropped the hammer and lit those rear tires up in an outburst of adrenaline junky fun. Don’t lie, don’t look away, we know who you are. No one buys a new Camaro to just drive it like some boring, mundane conveyance that has no character. That’s not you!
To make burning up those rear tires easier, especially if you’ve got a manual trans car, why not install a roll stop/line lock kit? These are especially useful for when you do burnouts and stage at the dragstrip, but let’s face it: roll stop kits can be fun and useful on the street. Of course, we’d never endorse nor condone such illegal behavior. But we’ve heard it happens.
Used predominantly in drag racing, a roll stop (also referred to as line lock) holds the front brakes even when the brake pedal isn’t depressed. This helps when doing a burnout to heat up and clean off the rear tires, and at the starting line while staging the car and brining the engine up while waiting for the green light. Roll stops are especially handy in manual trans cars, since the universe only gave us two feet to work three pedals.
Even better, they’re super easy to install. We recently installed a TCI Camaro Roll Stop kit (part no. 861735) in a 2010 Camaro SS, and including our trip to the parts store to grab a couple of things, it only took us an hour and half to install on the six-speed manual car. The kit retails for about $165, so it’s budget friendly too.
Follow along and we’ll show you how easy it is to add this simple mod to your fifth-gen.