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SUKXOST 10-14-2012 07:56 AM

1LE build and Journal - SUKXOST [COTW 12/31/12]
 
HEEERE, WEEE, GO. BTW..."SUKXOST" = (suck exhaust) :P

What's up, my name is Brandon. I'm a SSG in the US Army; currently in VA. Loved the Camaro since it came out but not until extensive reading on the 1LE did I pull the trigger. Trading up from a white turbocharged Cobalt SS(315WHP/339WTQ).

Many other mods throughout thread but below are some of the highlights:
See post #37 on page 2 for first pics/vids of my car on day of delivery

See post #105 on page 5 for start of actual build pics and baseline dyno graph @ 378WHP/377WTQ

See post #151 on page 7 for finished dyno sheet and youtube of dyno @ 577/578(since retuned)

See post #362 on page 15 for a new tune dyno @ 577/585 and a few new cosmetic mods

See post #407 AND 420 on page 17 for a cam/spring set/rods install and video...tuned to 645WHP/597WTQ

See post # 477 on page 20 for possibly the first ever 3D vinyl mod

See post #518 on page 21 for a time lapse vinyl removal video

Summit White 2013 1LE with the following:
2SS
RS Package
7" Touch screen navigation
ZL1 dual mode(NPP) exhaust
Interior pedals/cup holder illumination

One of the first pics and vid of my car
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...dedriving3.jpg
Stock drive-bys:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6m4i...e_gdata_player
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tlu5HBIMEDQ


My build is scheduled to be complete early to mid Dec as I'm tasked in WA D.C for the Presidential Inauguration and will be for a few months so I have to work in how to pick up my 1LE; and get time off to get to NC for the build...stay tuned.....PICS below

Even before it is built, I've ordered the following:(build scheduled before Xmas):
TVS2300 with rear cog 1:1 drive system:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l45/relkcib/TVS-1.jpg

Supporting mods for TVS:
FIC 850 injectors for possible future upgrades(cam/rockers and springs/tune):
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l45/relkcib/FIC.png

Active Interchiller (competition version):
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4.../AIChiller.jpg

Stainless Works L/T headers:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...ib/headers.jpg

Pfadt drop springs:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...cib/Pfadt2.jpg

RotoFab intake with oil filter:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...ib/RotoFab.jpg

ADM intake scoop:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l45/relkcib/ADM.jpg

RX catch can in Summit White w/ breather
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l45/relkcib/RX2.png

A Pillar:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...b/gaugepod.jpg

PROSPORT Wideband:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...vowideband.jpg

PROSPORT Boost gauge:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...b/boostevo.jpg

.....and the Heritage Grill in Satin black to match OEM lower grill:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...itagegrill.jpg

Picked up some lightly used all season performance Continental 315s for winter driving
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...ib/315main.jpg

NOT part of the build but.....
GoPro HERO3 - Black Edition pre-ordered:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkEr4JGRXFA


Shout outs so far go to:

Jessika & Brian @ http://www.superchargerconnection.com/
I CANNOT begin to express enough thanks to Brian and especially Jessika. Her specific knowledge and great reputation still doesn't give her enough respect. She answered emails, phone calls and PM's well after hours(knowing I'm eager to get my build done ASAP and needed info/parts ASAP). She is truly there for her customers and for her willingness to help.....I ordered EVERY SINGLE PART I listed above(minus the Pfadts) through her and Brian as they kept in touch with each other and helped me beyond what service I've ever got through a "vendor".
:bow: http://www.superchargerconnection.com :respekt:


Jeff at Carolina Auto Masters:
http://www.carolinaautomasters.com/index.php
Jeff has been AWESOME and very informative. Offered to let me have all parts delivered direct to his shop as I'm 120ish miles away and no way I could fit everything in my car. He gave me a great quote and very knowledgeable. Stated that knowing his customers and their cars is more important to him than just pushing out tons of cars. He's very familiar with Gen5's and has built MANY of them. He recommended parts and tuning specifics for my build goals and the nicest guy you can imagine! Thanks again Jeff and I'll see you in a few weeks with my 1LE :P

Chase @ Apex:
Great deal on 2 sets of drop springs(a buddy and I)shipped. Great guy and very helpful, Thanks man!
http://www.apex-speed.com/pfadt-race...s-1410126.html

Dave @ http://www.activeinterchiller.com/
contact him @ dspurlo1@tampabay.rr.com
He gave me a great deal(through Jessika)and gave me some great intel vs the RX version and the decision was clear to me that his product and service is superior. I'm so excited to get it installed on my 1LE :P Thanks again Dave!

Apex Motorsports 10-14-2012 08:08 AM

Can't wait to see it all come together. Thanks for your business and I look forward to working with you in the future.

tramtwo 10-14-2012 08:37 AM

Bad Ass.

Mgizzle 10-14-2012 08:38 AM

Subscribed.

So what is the chiller for, not familiar with how it works and what it does? Also, is the need for the catch can because of the supercharger?

Looking forward to this upcoming week man, hopefully with our cars built.

SUKXOST 10-14-2012 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mgizzle (Post 5692012)
Subscribed.

So what is the chiller for, not familiar with how it wirks and what it does? Also, is the need for the catch can because of the supercharger?

Looking forward to this upcoming week man, hopefully with our cars built.

The chiller works with your AC unit and significantly decreases your intake temps to help eliminate heat soak and help with maintaining HP :P

Yes, boosted cars are seemingly more and more in need of a catch can as I've seen many threads of evidence and people swearing by them.

Yep, just days now instead of WEEKS :P

Jessika 10-14-2012 09:12 AM

Brandon, thank you for the kind words. You definitely brought a smile to my face this morning. I pride myself on my customer service & attention to detail. It is customers like you that make my job fun & exciting. Too many people hunt for the absolute lowest price, buy something & are never heard from again. I hate that! Your enthusiasm and drive truly makes it all worth it.

I look forward to watching your build and helping in any way I can! We are glad that CAM is working out for you!!! I know he's built some badass rides!

Thank you again for your support!
Thank you again for your service to our country! (Inauguration?! How cool is THAT)
Thank you for everything!

-Jess


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SUKXOST 10-14-2012 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperchargerConnection (Post 5692085)
Brandon, thank you for the kind words. You definitely brought a smile to my face this morning. I pride myself on my customer service & attention to detail. It is customers like you that make my job fun & exciting. Too many people hunt for the absolute lowest price, buy something & are never heard from again. I hate that! Your enthusiasm and drive truly makes it all worth it.

I look forward to watching your build and helping in any way I can! We are glad that CAM is working out for you!!! I know he's built some badass rides!

Thank you again for your support!
Thank you again for your service to our country! (Inauguration?! How cool is THAT)
Thank you for everything!

-Jess


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You're very welcome. Keep me in mind as I'll need rockers/springs next yr sometime but we already have some identified that you can get me possibly. This build is gonna be great. I just hope that this detail will allow me to get away and be as much as a part of the build as I can.

I wanna learn about the car as it's built and take pics and vids and post results/dyno sheets. Give feedback and be able to answer questions that people will undoubtedly have for me. Jeff said it will take a full two days and possibly into a 3rd so I'm going to try to get some leave approved and schedule the build about mid Dec. That way I can get a bunch of heat cycles through the car and some break in miles.

armysig 10-14-2012 09:53 AM

Hey brother! Thank you for your service. Have fun with your build and stay safe.

SUKXOST 10-14-2012 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armysig (Post 5692184)
Hey brother! Thank you for your service. Have fun with your build and stay safe.

Thanks man! It's an honor to serve. Military is great but I'm DONE @ 20yrs :P 7 1/2 more years to go :P

I can't wait to feel this car pull! Gonna be fun pullin up to some 505hp vettes and KNOWING they don't stand a chance :P

SUKXOST 10-14-2012 11:47 AM

Selling off the TC Cobalt for this upgrade...she will be missed:
(I had the 1LE concept on my Cobalt first) :yikes: LOL JK
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...b/IMG_0189.jpg
Can ya tell I like white and black? :headbang:

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l45/relkcib/TK.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...b/b85b09cd.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...b/35b30c35.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...b/0485161c.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...b/c5dadccd.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...b/a3d463b1.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...b/P1000111.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...b/IMG_0218.jpghttp://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...b/b36fb49e.jpg

That to this = :clap:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l45/relkcib/HR1LE.jpg

Jessika 10-14-2012 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SUKXOST (Post 5692101)
You're very welcome. Keep me in mind as I'll need rockers/springs next yr sometime but we already have some identified that you can get me possibly. This build is gonna be great. I just hope that this detail will allow me to get away and be as much as a part of the build as I can.

I wanna learn about the car as it's built and take pics and vids and post results/dyno sheets. Give feedback and be able to answer questions that people will undoubtedly have for me. Jeff said it will take a full two days and possibly into a 3rd so I'm going to try to get some leave approved and schedule the build about mid Dec. That way I can get a bunch of heat cycles through the car and some break in miles.

I'm here for you. You know that :) whatever you need :)


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PYROLYSIS 10-14-2012 07:17 PM

Subscribed. :)

kjkjr27 10-14-2012 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PYROLYSIS (Post 5693697)
Subscribed. :)


:word: Can't wait to see this develop

Bad@ssCamaro 10-14-2012 08:59 PM

Congrats on your upcoming build and definitely subscribed :thumbsup: I'm looking forward to hearing your progress and future input with that white lightning rod your car will be. :w00t:

Lil' Nasty 10-15-2012 12:11 AM

Thanks for your service!!! As mentioned above.....



:popcorn:

Austin45 10-16-2012 03:17 PM

Subscribed.

Can't wait to see this.

I had a Pontiac G5 GT... just felt like a toy car even after modding. :(

SUKXOST 10-16-2012 05:04 PM

Thanks for the subscriptions guys! I'm happy to see there is legitimate interest beyond my own with my 1LE "build". This is going to be fun and I'll answer any and all questions in as much detail as I can.
I didn't get a VIN today but maybe tomorrow :P

SUKXOST 10-17-2012 05:32 PM

My 1LE was "built and bayed" 10/16. I'm TOLD the NLT delivery date is set as 10/26.

Here are the options I added to my 1LE:
2SS
RS Package
7" Touch screen navigation
ZL1 dual mode exhaust
Premium Sound
Interior pedals/cup holder illumination

MSRP when I built my car on Chevy came to $45,195.

Invoice price on my car directly off the invoice is $42,697.81.

I'll be paying $41,819.94 (ish)

Not too shabby :P

Jessika 10-17-2012 09:01 PM

YaaaaaaaaaaaY!!!
It's gonna be a long week!


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CrystalRedTintcoat 10-20-2012 01:23 AM

I subscribed too and look forward to future posts.

Question: did you look at the Eddlebrock E-Force 1598? Thoughts on their package?

Tara Martin 10-20-2012 01:28 AM

SSG Brandon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SUKXOST (Post 5705906)
My 1LE was "built and bayed" 10/16. I'm TOLD the NLT delivery date is set as 10/26.

Here are the options I added to my 1LE:
2SS
RS Package
7" Touch screen navigation
ZL1 dual mode exhaust
Premium Sound
Interior pedals/cup holder illumination

MSRP when I built my car on Chevy came to $45,195.

Invoice price on my car directly off the invoice is $42,697.81.

I'll be paying $41,819.94 (ish)

Not too shabby :P

Hi Warfighter Brandon:army: ,

I'm an Army Civilian, so God bless your work in the field for all of us! Your evolving 1LE will be an interesting story of progress in what's possible for our cars. Alas, my 1LE will remain mostly stock for a while as it's my daily driver to the Depot. I'm sure that your progress will affect what I do to my car, so I'll watch and learn. My main interest at first will be your CAI system. I really like those headers you've chosen, too. Will headers by themselves void the warranty?

Good luck with your beautiful car, and I'll be watching! :emoticon12:

I guess I'll keep a baseline for you, as I'll run autocross with mine stock for a while. :character0182:

Take care out there!:party0038:


Tara

SUKXOST 10-20-2012 06:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperchargerConnection (Post 5706671)
YaaaaaaaaaaaY!!!
It's gonna be a long week!

Without a doubt! Especially if I get sent to D.C. this week and the car shows up and I'm tons of miles away(waiting on funding approval to go work for the Presidential Inauguration Committee until late Jan)

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrystalRedTintcoat (Post 5715385)
I subscribed too and look forward to future posts.

Question: did you look at the Eddlebrock E-Force 1598? Thoughts on their package?

I briefly looked at them but right off, I don't like the appearance of them.
I also didn't like that the kit comes with 52lb injectors(too small)
Additionally, for $7K it was too much for that kit when I got my TVS shipped to my door for $5,500.

Thanks for the subscription! I'll post as many pics as I can and hope to make a few people decide on things that they may want to do to theirs

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tara Martin (Post 5715395)
Hi Warfighter Brandon:army: ,

I'm an Army Civilian, so God bless your work in the field for all of us! Your evolving 1LE will be an interesting story of progress in what's possible for our cars. Alas, my 1LE will remain mostly stock for a while as it's my daily driver to the Depot. I'm sure that your progress will affect what I do to my car, so I'll watch and learn. My main interest at first will be your CAI system. I really like those headers you've chosen, too. Will headers by themselves void the warranty?

Good luck with your beautiful car, and I'll be watching! :emoticon12:

I guess I'll keep a baseline for you, as I'll run autocross with mine stock for a while. :character0182:

Take care out there!:party0038:

Tara

Thanks for your kind words Tara :wub: My entire build will take "2 days and maybe into a third". Depending on if I can get a few days off to be there for the build, will determine when I'll do the build. Tentatively planned to be done early to mid Dec.

FYI- I didn't get the CAI system, the washer relocation kit I wanted didn't work with CAI so I went with RotoFab intake in all black.

I liked CAIs insulated box for avoiding heatsoak and general appearance but I'll be installing the AI Chiller so I've already solved that problem anyways :P

:wub: again

PYROLYSIS 10-20-2012 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tara Martin (Post 5715395)
Hi Warfighter Brandon:army: ,

I'm an Army Civilian, so God bless your work in the field for all of us! Your evolving 1LE will be an interesting story of progress in what's possible for our cars. Alas, my 1LE will remain mostly stock for a while as it's my daily driver to the Depot. I'm sure that your progress will affect what I do to my car, so I'll watch and learn. My main interest at first will be your CAI system. I really like those headers you've chosen, too. Will headers by themselves void the warranty?

Good luck with your beautiful car, and I'll be watching! :emoticon12:

I guess I'll keep a baseline for you, as I'll run autocross with mine stock for a while. :character0182:



Take care out there!:party0038:


Tara


The headers themselves won't void the warranty but a tune of any kind will. If you don't tune when you get the headers you will most likely get a check engine light. There is a flash counter with the computer so even if you change your tune back to stock when you take it in for warranty work, they will still know.

TrekGTO 10-20-2012 08:10 AM

Your Super Chiller will ship Tuesday, my welder took this past week off with his rock climber in Alabama, Jerry works at his pleasure LOL. The ZR1 and Hummer kits that were ahead of you used my last 90deg custom AN fittings, 2 each, this and surprise missing welder caught me off guard. Most kits only use 1 90deg and one straight.

TVS delivered for $5,500 and $100 off list on Super Chiller, you must know some one!

First E Force I worked with I was impressed with there kit, and wanted to trade my Maggie out for one. Now my experience has me less impressed with them. Don’t get me wrong they put together a clean installation kit. I have a first gen CTS V on the lift now with an E Force over spun on a built LS3 for the Xtreme Chiller Project.

I don’t know if RotoFab has updated there CAI but the ones I have worked with rub on the AC line and make checking AC difficult. This is something very disturbing in my trade.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...WhippleCAI.jpg

SUKXOST 10-20-2012 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrekGTO (Post 5715691)
Your Super Chiller will ship Tuesday, my welder took this past week off with his rock climber in Alabama, Jerry works at his pleasure LOL. The ZR1 and Hummer kits that were ahead of you used my last 90deg custom AN fittings, 2 each, this and surprise missing welder caught me off guard. Most kits only use 1 90deg and one straight.

TVS delivered for $5,500 and $100 off list on Super Chiller, you must know some one!

First E Force I worked with I was impressed with there kit, and wanted to trade my Maggie out for one. Now my experience has me less impressed with them. Donít get me wrong they put together a clean installation kit. I have a first gen CTS V on the lift now with an E Force over spun on a built LS3 for the Xtreme Chiller Project.

I donít know if RotoFab has updated there CAI but the ones I have worked with rub on the AC line and make checking AC difficult. This is something very disturbing in my trade.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...WhippleCAI.jpg

Good info! Thanks.
Are there any slight angle/bend mods that can be done with your kit to avoid this problem?

P.S. Yeah I might know a couple cool people :happyanim:


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