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rolnslo 07-06-2009 05:45 PM

ROLNSLO's "OTHR1"
 
Thought I'd start my own thread here...

Ordered 4/24/09:

Victory Red Exterior
Black Interior
1LT trim
6sp. manual
RS package
C&C package
BA audio upgrade

Got the news today (7/6/09) that my car arrived at the dealership and I will be picking it tomorrow evening. I'll add pics soon.

Planned upgrades:
Window Tint - Ceramic - 35% doors, 15% quarters and rear
Personalized Plates - FUN44 (play on the Smart ForTwo)
Exhaust - Flowmaster HP-2 mufflers
Graphics - RiderGraphix hood spears - dark metallic gray

Let the financial bleeding begin...:thumbup:

Tran 07-07-2009 08:21 AM

Congrats!! Now the expensive part starts ;)

rolnslo 07-07-2009 10:08 PM

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DELIVERED TODAY!!

Picked it up this evening with 10 miles on it. Going to have to get used to driving a stick again after years of automatics. Only stalled it once on the way home but I'm blaming my wife for that since she called my cell phone right before the stop light changed to green and distracted me.

GothamCamaro 07-07-2009 10:21 PM

Congrats man! Looks great! :thumbsup:

rolnslo 07-13-2009 12:15 PM

Fuel Economy Tracking Post
 
I'm going to attempt to track my gas mileage for my v6 2010 Camaro with the 6-speed manual transmission using this post.

Picked it up with 10.8 miles on it. Full tank of gas.

7-12-09 282.4 miles 13.567 gallons 20.81 mpg (~ 50% City, 50% Highway)
7-18-09 576.8 miles 14.644 gallons 20.10 mpg (~ 55% City, 45% Highway)
7-22-09 847.6 miles 12.859 gallons 21.06 mpg (~ 45% City, 55% Highway)
8-02-09 1107.6 miles 11.783 gallons 22.06 mpg (~ 45% City, 55% Highway)
8-05-09 1441.9 miles 13.972 gallons 23.92 mpg (~ 25% City, 75% Highway)
8-11-09 1750.1 miles 14.178 gallons 21.74 mpg (~ 40% City, 60% Highway, +2 dyno pulls up to 150mph, oil change (Mobil 1 Synthetic) @ 1500 miles)
8-15-09 2079.2 miles 15.424 gallons 21.34 mpg (~ 45% City, 55% Highway)
8-23-09 2378.6 miles 13.448 gallons 22.26 mpg
8-28-09 2645.9 miles 13.190 gallons 20.27 mpg
9-04-09 2964.5 miles 14.773 gallons 21.57 mpg
9-13-09 3262.1 miles 13.887 gallons 21.43 mpg <---- At this point, 151.745 gallons used over 3262.1 miles ==== 21.5 mpg overall ---->
9-19-09 3547.0 miles 14.547 gallons 19.58 mpg
9-23-09 3821.7 miles 13.661 gallons 20.11 mpg
10-1-09 4128.3 miles 14.825 gallons 20.68 mpg
10-7-09 4425.8 miles 14.143 gallons 21.04 mpg <---- Tank of 93 octane
10-11-09 4558.1 miles 6.860 gallons 19.29 mpg
10-11-09 4951.3 miles 15.594 gallons 25.21 mpg <---- Road trip to Austin, TX and back (rained entire trip) <- At this point, 231.375 gallons used over 4591.3 miles = 21.4 mpg overall ->
10-19-09 5251.1 miles 14.651 gallons 20.46 mpg
10-25-09 5514.3 miles 12.683 gallons 20.74 mpg
10-31-09 5795.7 miles 13.312 gallons 21.13 mpg
11-7-09 6080.4 miles 13.616 galllons 20.90 mpg
11-15-09 6377.3 miles 14.091 gallons 21.06 mpg
11-20-09 6648.2 miles 13.407 gallons 20.21 mpg <---- New Solo Mach XL cat-back exhaust installed @ 6447 miles, 4 dyno runs (240.56hp/224ftlb)
11-29-09 6893.3 miles 10.865 gallons 22.56 mpg
12-3-09 7080.4 miles 9.450 gallons 19.80 mpg
12-11-09 7388.6 miles 14.554 gallons 21.17 mpg
12-16-09 7737.6 miles 15.088 gallons 23.12 mpg <---- Oil change (Mobil 1 Synthetic) @ 7701 miles
12-22-09 8045.8 miles 13.693 gallons 22.51 mpg <---- At this point, 376.785 gallons used over 8045.8 miles ==== 21.354 mpg overall ---->
01-03-10 8377.8 miles 15.574 gallons 21.32 mpg
01-12-10 8663.4 miles 13.198 gallons 21.64 mpg
01-19-10 8964.1 miles 13.756 gallons 21.86 mpg
01-25-10 9180.5 miles 10.481 gallons 20.65 mpg
02-01-10 9497.1 miles 14.964 gallons 21.16 mpg <---- At this point, 444.758 gallons used over 9497.1 miles ==== 21.353 mpg overall ---->
02-06-10 9780.1 miles 13.378 gallons 21.15 mpg
02-12-10 10087.2 miles 15.456 gallons 19.87 mpg
02-20-10 10368.6 miles 13.613 gallons 20.67 mpg
03-02-10 10691.1 miles 15.570 gallons 20.71 mpg
03-11-10 11001.6 miles 14.505 gallons 21.41 mpg
03-17-10 11311.0 miles 13.395 gallons 23.10 mpg <---- Have to love spring break...traffic for work is much lighter.
03-25-10 11649.8 miles 15.537 gallons 21.81 mpg
03-31-10 11980.9 miles 14.583 gallons 22.70 mpg
04-07-10 12341.6 miles 15.598 gallons 23.12 mpg <---- Oil change at 12234 miles, Switched to dino oil for more frequent changes
04-14-10 12637.3 miles 13.765 gallons 21.48 mpg
04-20-10 12944.7 miles 13.950 gallons 22.04 mpg
04-26-10 13239.8 miles 13.492 gallons 21.87 mpg
05-12-10 13535.6 miles 13.899 gallons 21.28 mpg
05-27-10 13818.5 miles 14.268 gallons 19.83 mpg <---- 93 octane, New Transmission installed at 13798 miles
06-05-10 14140.4 miles 15.370 gallons 20.94 mpg <---- 93 octane
06-07-10 14449.3 miles 12.693 gallons 24.34 mpg <---- 93 octane, Road trip for the weekend.
06-14-10 14794.6 miles 15.392 gallons 22.43 mpg <---- Back to good ol' 87 octane
06-22-10 15090.6 miles 13.261 gallons 22.32 mpg <---- At this point, 702.483 gallons used over 15090.6 miles ==== 21.482 mpg overall ---->
06-28-10 15368.6 miles 13.679 gallons 20.32 mpg <---- Oil change at 15342 miles.
07-09-10 15698.1 miles 15.519 gallons 21.23 mpg
07-17-10 16011.5 miles 15.256 gallons 20.54 mpg
07-26-10 16337.3 miles 14.807 gallons 22.00 mpg
08-02-10 16691.5 miles 16.013 gallons 22.12 mpg <---- 93 octane
08-09-10 16974.0 miles 13.802 gallons 20.47 mpg
08-15-10 17283.0 miles 15.396 gallons 20.07 mpg <---- New AC Delco air filter @ 17165 miles
08-20-10 17559.1 miles 14.376 gallons 19.21 mpg <---- Ugh...F'ng horrible traffic back and forth to work this week...when does everyone go back to school?
08-26-10 17876.0 miles 15.007 gallons 21.12 mpg
08-29-10 18058.1 miles 8.841 gallons 20.60 mpg
09-01-10 18397.0 miles 15.958 gallons 21.24 mpg <---- 93 octane (just because)
09-06-10 18677.4 miles 12.715 gallons 22.05 mpg <---- 15k service + oil change @ 18441 miles (oops and a waste of $$$).
09-14-10 19012.8 miles 16.193 gallons 20.71 mpg <---- 93 octane (just because it was dang near empty)
09-18-10 19253.2 miles 12.060 gallons 19.93 mpg <---- 93 octane
09-23-10 19641.4 miles 16.733 gallons 23.20 mpg <---- 93 octane
09-29-10 19955.2 miles 14.842 gallons 21.14 mpg
09-30-10 20002.1 miles 2.276 gallons 20.61 mpg <---- 20k miles!! Avg MPH 28.5, 935.956 gallons used - 21.371 mpg overall
10-07-10 20305.8 miles 15.181 gallons 20.01 mpg
10-14-10 20675.5 miles 16.786 gallons 22.02 mpg <---- 93 octane
10-20-10 21020.4 miles 15.609 gallons 22.10 mpg <---- 2 dyno pulls up to 150mph on 10/16/10 (251hp/232ftlb) @ ARD Houston
10-23-10 21212.1 miles 9.138 gallons 20.98 mpg
10-27-10 21576.9 miles 15.197 gallons 24.00 mpg
10-30-10 21804.4 miles 10.663 gallons 21.34 mpg
11-05-10 22143.4 miles 14.347 gallons 23.63 mpg
11-12-10 22459.8 miles 14.330 gallons 22.01 mpg
11-19-10 22786.4 miles 15.476 gallons 21.10 mpg
11-28-10 23067.4 miles 13.298 gallons 21.13 mpg
12-04-10 23373.4 miles 14.500 gallons 21.10 mpg
12-12-10 23713.4 miles 16.218 gallons 20.96 mpg
12-17-10 24033.6 miles 15.334 gallons 20.88 mpg
01-03-11 24324.0 miles 12.796 gallons 22.69 mpg
01-10-11 24641.6 miles 14.815 gallons 21.44 mpg
01-17-11 24945.5 miles 14.454 gallons 21.03 mpg <---- oil change @ 24710 miles, hit 25k miles today as well.
01-24-11 25282.7 miles 15.193 gallons 22.19 mpg
01-31-11 25621.8 miles 15.595 gallons 21.74 mpg
02-08-11 25876.8 miles 12.182 gallons 20.93 mpg <---- New tires @ 25749 miles, Hankook Ventus ST RHO6 275/40R20 all the way around
02-17-11 26212.1 miles 16.012 gallons 20.94 mpg
02-18-11 26335.8 miles 5.153 gallons 24.01 mpg <---- Installed Vararam test V6 intake. Mileage includes idle time & testing drives plus freeway miles out and back.
02-23-11 26524.4 miles 8.423 gallons 22.39 mpg
02-26-11 26672.7 miles 7.393 gallons 20.06 mpg <---- Includes idle time and test drives for revised Vararam intake.
03-02-11 26982.3 miles 14.521 gallons 21.32 mpg
03-06-11 27238.4 miles 11.969 gallons 21.40 mpg
03-11-11 27546.3 miles 13.857 gallons 22.22 mpg
03-14-11 27717.8 miles 7.284 gallons 23.54 mpg
03-16-11 27897.6 miles 8.532 gallons 21.07 mpg <---- Includes idle time and test drives for revised Vararam intake.
03-23-11 28240.5 miles 15.167 gallons 22.61 mpg <---- Oil change @ 28145 miles
03-29-11 28630.0 miles 16.927 gallons 23.01 mpg
03-31-11 28718.6 miles 4.588 gallons 19.31 mpg <---- Purposely tried to burn off as much fuel as possible before going to the dyno
04-01-11 28802.9 miles 4.130 gallons 20.41 mpg <---- Multiple dyno runs for Vararam intake plus putting miles on the stock intake setup
04-04-11 29054.1 miles 11.253 gallons 22.32 mpg <---- Filled up for trip out to C5Fest II, Chandler, AZ
04-12-11 29418.2 miles 15.356 gallons 23.71 mpg
04-13-11 29711.8 miles 11.274 gallons 26.04 mpg
04-13-11 29814.8 miles 4.474 gallons 23.02 mpg
04-13-11 30012.8 miles 9.006 gallons 21.96 mpg
04-14-11 30301.2 miles 12.633 gallons 22.83 mpg
04-14-11 30529.1 miles 9.106 gallons 25.03 mpg
04-17-11 30785.8 miles 11.014 gallons 23.31 mpg <---- Leaving C5FestII, headed to Northern AZ and NM
04-19-11 31039.3 miles 10.635 gallons 23.84 mpg
04-20-11 31385.0 miles 11.541 gallons 29.95 mpg
04-21-11 31624.8 miles 8.728 gallons 27.47 mpg
04-23-11 31986.9 miles 12.715 gallons 28.48 mpg
04-23-11 32363.5 miles 15.500 gallons 24.30 mpg
04-24-11 32650.2 miles 11.066 gallons 25.91 mpg <---- Back from C5FestII - Best road trip EVER!
04-29-11 32968.7 miles 14.980 gallons 21.26 mpg
05-02-11 33172.0 miles 9.259 gallons 21.96 mpg
05-07-11 33649.6 miles 26.533 gallons 18.00 mpg <---- Missing fill-up info, car was at Vararam for intake testing.
<<<<< Missing fill up info for about 2k miles - car was at Vararam for intake design/updating/testing >>>>>
05-31-11 36094.1 miles 13.826 gallons 24.30 mpg
06-04-11 36354.4 miles 12.501 gallons 20.82 mpg
06-09-11 36671.1 miles 14.548 gallons 21.77 mpg <---- Final production Vararam intake installed!!
06-16-11 37000.4 miles 15.454 gallons 21.31 mpg <---- Oil change @ 37032 miles.
06-22-11 37343.2 miles 15.737 gallons 21.78 mpg <---- Back to regular 87 octane
06-27-11 37693.2 miles 15.583 gallons 22.46 mpg
07-06-11 38032.2 miles 16.181 gallons 20.95 mpg
07-14-11 38357.1 miles 14.664 gallons 22.16 mpg
07-22-11 38670.2 miles 15.635 gallons 20.03 mpg
07-27-11 38937.4 miles 12.274 gallons 21.77 mpg
08-04-11 39240.6 miles 15.030 gallons 20.17 mpg

mlee 07-13-2009 12:21 PM

AWESOME... get that bluetooth pared up and those phone calls won't be a problem LOL.

Congrats and enjoy breaking her in!!!!! See you around town...:thumbsup:

rolnslo 07-17-2009 03:19 PM

Plans are moving right along....

Got the window tint done last Saturday (7/11/09). Looks good! Extremely happy with how it turned out. Will post pictures once I get the car cleaned up this weekend. :cool:

Ordered the personalized plates today - should be on the car in a couple of weeks. Going to pick up the standard plates at the dealership on the way home today. :thumbsup:

Cowl hood stripes arrived yesterday from RiderGraphix. He was kind enough to also throw in matching vinyl for the front/rear bowties. :w00t: Plan on putting those on Saturday morning after I wash the car. Pictures to follow.

Kind of in a quandry about the plans for the Flowmaster HP-2 exhaust set up I wanted to do. I got a response from the VP of R&D at Flowmaster today and he said they had a test v6 in last week but couldn't get the sound they wanted after trying a bunch of mufflers, including the HP-2's. Too much "rap" during hard acceleration. May have to rethink that plan. I'm living with the stock setup for now but even my wife told me it just isn't right for the car :wub:...She said maybe she'll get everyone to pool money together for my birthday/Christmas so I can get the stock exhaust replaced. :thumbsup:

Busy weekend planned and I'm hoping it doesn't rain so I can wrap up the current exterior mods before Monday.

rolnslo 07-26-2009 10:03 PM

Zaino
 
Got everything cleaned up this weekend and finished the first round of Zaino. Two coats of Z5 followed by one coat of Z2.

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TAG UR IT 07-27-2009 12:44 AM

Dayum, man! Looks GREAT!

Watchamacoolitt 07-27-2009 12:54 AM

wow that looks amazing!

Baughman 07-28-2009 02:11 AM

Victory red looks gorgeous all Zaino-ed up!!! I also really like those hood stripes. Very nicely done man and congrats on the car. Can't wait to see some more progress.

GMtothecore 07-28-2009 02:57 AM

Looks like a winner! Hood stripes are sharp along with the bowties.

Mindz 07-28-2009 03:31 AM

Looks amazing. I love that color. Good choice!

rolnslo 08-10-2009 11:33 AM

DYNO Results are in...
 
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Thanks to Late Model Racecraft's grand re-opening event on 8/8/09, I was able to get my car up the dyno. I'm not exactly pleased with the results but they are what they are. The printout from LMR only shows HP and MPH so I manually calculated out the torque and RPM values, using Excel, from the original graph.

Peak: 236.56 hp / 227.05 lb-ft

At least the torque curve is super flat but the drivetrain HP loss is a lot higher than I expected it to be...~22%.

I wonder how much the break-in procedure had to do with the numbers. I followed the GM recommended steps (under 4k rpm for 1500 miles, vary speed, etc...). I wonder if I should have just got on it from the beginning instead....Oh well, too late now.

Someday I may run on the dyno again to see how things change over time but for now, I'm going to just enjoy the ride and remember that I didn't buy the v6 for it's performance numbers.


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