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:
7" Touch screen navigation
ZL1 dual mode(NPP) exhaust
Interior pedals/cup holder illumination
One of the first pics and vid of my car
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:
Supporting mods for TVS:
FIC 850 injectors for possible future upgrades(cam/rockers and springs/tune):
Active Interchiller (competition version):
Stainless Works L/T headers:
Pfadt drop springs:
RotoFab intake with oil filter:
ADM intake scoop:
RX catch can in Summit White w/ breather
PROSPORT Boost gauge:
.....and the Heritage Grill in Satin black to match OEM lower grill:
Picked up some lightly used all season performance Continental 315s for winter driving
NOT part of the build but.....
GoPro HERO3 - Black Edition pre-ordered:
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:
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!
Dave @ http://www.activeinterchiller.com/
contact him @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Can't wait to see it all come together. Thanks for your business and I look forward to working with you in the future.
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.
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
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!
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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.
Hey brother! Thank you for your service. Have fun with your build and stay safe.
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
Selling off the TC Cobalt for this upgrade...she will be missed:
(I had the 1LE concept on my Cobalt first) :yikes: LOL JK
Can ya tell I like white and black? :headbang:
That to this = :clap:
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:word: Can't wait to see this develop
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:
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