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xavier02832 02-21-2012 06:14 PM

Xavier02832's Torq built RTC-750 Thread [COTW 7/16/12]
 
What's up guys! So I finally got around to putting together a proper build thread of my Camaro and wanted to share it! It has been a long process to get her exactly where I wanted her but I am totally happy with the end results. Not saying that more won't come, but she is pretty awesome as she sits today :headbang:


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...1/DSC00588.jpg


I knew when I bought her that I wanted a crazy Camaro that had both looks AND power to back it up, yet still something I could drive on a daily basis if needed and not worrying about how she drove or anything. I was lucky to get hooked up with the guys over at Torq here in South Florida, and with their help they have turned my stock Camaro into a 750hp beast!

I told the guys that I wanted to do more then just drag racing, and Erik@Torq is a crazy road racer so he made sure to get me into the right parts so I could do some auto-x, road course but still be able to head down the 1/4 mile and set some decent times and then drive home after as well lol. This is my first muscle car period so I knew I had a lot to learn on all those areas so I have been hitting the 1/4 mile (just under 10 passes I think by now), done a few Auto-x's and a couple track days as well and she performs better then I ever wished for! Before we did the mods I had her on the dyno at their dyno day to see what she was making.


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...1/DSC00660.jpg


Anyways, here is a list of my current mods:

Power:





  • Whipple 2.9L @ 8.5psi
  • Roto-Fab Whipple CAI
  • Kooks 1-7/8" Headers with cats
  • Torq Custom Grind Camshaft
  • Complete valvetrain upgrade (springs, locks, retainers etc)
  • LPE Dual Pump Upgrade
  • ZR1-R Twin Disc Clutch
  • MBRP 3" Cat-back
  • LPW IRS Ultra Differential Cover
  • DSS 1400hp Axles
  • LPE 3.70 gears

Some photos of the power mods! These look awesome, I could hang them up on my wall they look so good :happyanim:

Whipple 2.9L Supercharger


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...1/DSC01964.jpg


Kooks Headers


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Fuel Pump install, it was crazy seeing the tank out like that


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Sweet photo of the valvetrain parts, I don't know what everything is in this photo but I know they work!


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On the lift!


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The car made 655rwhp and 535rwtq on Torq's Mustang dyno, awesome numbers!


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...er1/xavier.jpg


Here is a video that they put together of the build, she sounds awesome IRL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hneGic6d-ZY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIvybWr2zSg


After all the power parts were done Erik gave me some suggestions on what suspension parts I should be looking at. I wanted a sweet stance knowing that I would be eventually getting a nice set of wheels, but I didn't want to compromise performance. I actually won a set of Pfadt Racing end links at Torq's dyno day last year so I already had something to start with :thumbup:


Suspension mods:





  • Pfadt Racing Sport Sway Bars
  • Pfadt Racing Endlinks
  • Pfadt Racing Trailing Arms
  • Pfadt Racing Rear Toe-Rods
  • Pfadt Differential Bushings
  • Pfadt Solid Rear Sub Bushings

Gettin' suspension stuff done at the shop!


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...1/IMG_5697.jpg


After I FINALLY settled on a set of wheels, I couldn't have my stock brakes under them. I felt they deserved a lot better so I had my brake calipers painted, and at the same time did their Stage 2 brake upgrade. After having the pedal going to the floor on track I knew that this was a VERY important upgrade!

Brake parts!


  • Brembo Slotted Rotors
  • Hawk HPS Brake Pads
  • Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  • Motul RBF-600 Brake Fluid


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...1/IMG_6646.jpg


And a few days later, the guys sent me this photo! It was like Christmas all over! they gave me an awesome deal on these Forgeline's, and seeing that they were running them on their own shop car I knew they were just was I was looking for.


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...1/IMG_6648.jpg


Forgeline SO3P's in 20x11 and 20x9.5", satin black centers and gloss black lip, hidden hardware and the custom center caps. I LOVE these wheels, they totally transformed my ride! I also put on some proper rubber at the same time, Nitto Invo's in 315's and 275's.


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Some of the final touches I did recently were the MGW Short Throw Shifter with orange stripes on the ball to match the car, a LS9-R upgraded twin disc clutch and Driveshaft Shops 1400hp Axles. I wanted to make sure everything was built pretty stout for when I eventually get some real tires and head out to the drag strip! I am a beginner at the drag strip but I managed to run an 11.87 @ 128mph so far on stock tires, hoping for much better times once I get some drag radials :headbang:


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...1/IMG_5706.jpg

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I am loving the way she sits!


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...1/IMG_0289.jpg


As I mentioned before I have been doing some road racing and Auto-x events, here are a few shots from the past few events!


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/RGS_7286.jpg

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http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/IMG_4721.jpg

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/IMG_4287.jpg

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/IMG_4017.jpg


I still have a few more things I want to do before she is done, these are just a few parts currently waiting to be installed



  • Six Piston Big Brembo Brake kit
  • Pfadt Coilovers
I will post photos once they happen! Thanks for reading :thumbup:

PfadtRacing 02-22-2012 02:12 PM

Very nice build guys! I bet your car is a blast on track!

Keep up the great work and I'm sure Torq will continue to treat you right. :D

aquablueL99 02-22-2012 07:39 PM

Xavier02832, Nice build and some great photos along with the videos. Thanks for sharing all of it with us....:chevy:

Erik@Torq 02-23-2012 12:58 PM

Thanks for the shout-out and kind words Xavier, happy to hear you are enjoying her! She looks awesome out on track, love those photos :)

/Erik

dmwhiteman 02-24-2012 08:52 PM

Looks great! I really like all the subtle black accents you added. Especially the SS

navyblueSS 02-25-2012 01:32 PM

Nice build, looks awesome!

xavier02832 02-26-2012 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by PfadtRacing (Post 4525356)
Very nice build guys! I bet your car is a blast on track!

Keep up the great work and I'm sure Torq will continue to treat you right. :D

Thanks to all my Pfadt suspension shes a beast on the track :thumbup:... I got my pfadt diff bushings, pfadt solid sub frame bushing and pfadt toe rods getting installed this Monday and I cant wait. Only thing left on my pfadt wish list are some coilovers and solid engine mounts...

BTW Pfadt ROCKS!!!!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by aquablueL99 (Post 4527362)
Xavier02832, Nice build and some great photos along with the videos. Thanks for sharing all of it with us....:chevy:

Thanks aquablue!!! I have more pics and updates coming shortly so stay tuned:thumbup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erik@Torq (Post 4531740)
Thanks for the shout-out and kind words Xavier, happy to hear you are enjoying her! She looks awesome out on track, love those photos :)

/Erik

Thanks Erik, none of this would be possible with out you guys. Torq ROCKS :thumbup:


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Originally Posted by navyblueSS (Post 4542826)
Nice build, looks awesome!

Thanks nayblue!!!

Erik@Torq 02-29-2012 10:05 AM

She is back on the rack for some more upgrades!
  • 3.70 gears
  • Billet Main Caps
  • LPW diff cover
  • Pfadt Cradle Bushings
  • Pfadt Toe Rods
  • Pfadt Diff Bushings


http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/z.../photo13-1.jpg

xavier02832 03-06-2012 07:52 AM

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Here are a couple pictures from the Sunshine State Camaro Rally in Orlanddo, FL this weekend. Enoy


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pierre777 03-07-2012 02:53 PM

Love your build keep up the good work.:thumbsup:

xavier02832 03-08-2012 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierre777 (Post 4604862)
Love your build keep up the good work.:thumbsup:


Thanks Pierre777:thumbup:

cyberLS 03-08-2012 01:10 AM

very nice and clean. love it all

xavier02832 03-08-2012 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by cyberLS (Post 4608645)
very nice and clean. love it all

Thanks Cyber :headbang:

xavier02832 03-26-2012 01:57 PM

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Thought I'd share a couple pics of my car at Homestead earlier this month, enjoy:thumbsup:


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thespymaster 03-26-2012 02:06 PM

Nice, and didn't we run against each other at SuperChevy?

xavier02832 03-26-2012 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by thespymaster (Post 4706889)
Nice, and didn't we run against each other at SuperChevy?

We sure did :headbang:..

What an amazing event, I had a blast this weekend.

Also, I wanted to thank you for everything you've done for our countries heros :clap:. Keep up the good work!!

xavier02832 04-27-2012 01:39 AM

:thumbup: UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE :thumbup:

Finally got around to purchasing a set of Pfadt coilovers, as this was the final step on my suspension "To Do" list. Of course I had them installed at Torq where I also got a killer deal on a set of NT05s and 6 piston Brembo Brake kit that I couldnt refuse (thanks Erik :thumbsup:).

As far as the coilovers and NT05s, what a diference. There is no comparison to the drop springs I had in my car before. You can really feel the difference, car handles soooo much better.

Brembos are currently at the painters getting custom painted Inferno Orange and should be on the car no later then Monday. I'll post pics as soon as they're one the car :thumbsup:.

PICS COMING SOON

PfadtRacing 04-27-2012 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xavier02832 (Post 4873968)
:thumbup: UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE :thumbup:

Finally got around to purchasing a set of Pfadt coilovers, as this was the final step on my suspension "To Do" list. Of course I had them installed at Torq where I also got a killer deal on a set of NT05s and 6 piston Brembo Brake kit that I couldnt refuse (thanks Erik :thumbsup:).

As far as the coilovers and NT05s, what a diference. There is no comparison to the drop springs I had in my car before. You can really feel the difference, car handles soooo much better.

Brembos are currently at the painters getting custom painted Inferno Orange and should be on the car no later then Monday. I'll post pics as soon as they're one the car :thumbsup:.

PICS COMING SOON

Glad to hear that you're excited about the coilovers... you're DEFINITELY going to feel a difference with them vs. the drop springs on the car before!

Once again congratulations on the build, it sure does look like a blast on track. That orange is sure to grab a P-car owners attention as it gets bigger and bigger in his rear view. :thumbsup: :D

xavier02832 05-09-2012 10:36 AM

Couple pictures from this weekends private track rental at PBIR. Ran 11.6s all day, time for some DRs!!!


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...4&d=1336577253

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GHtv...1&feature=plcp

vroomapunk 05-09-2012 10:39 AM

nice!

RedDragonSS 05-10-2012 12:12 AM

Best All Around Camaro build I have seen to date... Xavier you have Great Taste my friend... Congrats see you soon..

xavier02832 05-10-2012 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PfadtRacing (Post 4876859)
Glad to hear that you're excited about the coilovers... you're DEFINITELY going to feel a difference with them vs. the drop springs on the car before!

Once again congratulations on the build, it sure does look like a blast on track. That orange is sure to grab a P-car owners attention as it gets bigger and bigger in his rear view. :thumbsup: :D

Thats guys, Pdaft FTW!!! Keep up the good work :thumbup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by vroomapunk (Post 4934758)
nice!

Thanks :headbang:

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedDragonSS (Post 4938987)
Best All Around Camaro build I have seen to date... Xavier you have Great Taste my friend... Congrats see you soon..

Thanks Adrian, really appreciate the kind words from you and all of our Tri- County brothers :thumbup:

Wait till you guys see what I have planned next ;)

xavier02832 06-04-2012 10:40 AM

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Soo, its been a while since ive last updated my build thread. Here are a few pics showcasing a few of my new additions. ZL1 ten spoke wheels, wrapped in Nitto NT05s 275-40 up front and 315-35 in the rear. Also added a pair of 6 piston color matched Brembo brakes. As always Id like to send a huge shout out to the guys over @Torq, simply the best in the buz...

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xavier02832 06-16-2012 11:54 AM

Thanks to the guys over at Roadtesttv for capturing some sweet footage of me at the drag strip during a Torq sponsored private track rental @ Palm beach international raceway last month.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GHtv...1&feature=plcp

Thanks guys :thumbup:

MANNYS2SS/RS 06-16-2012 12:53 PM

Your car looks AMAZING with those ZL1 wheels.....GREAT TASTE MY FRIEND!!!!!


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