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Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 12-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,947
Posted By ChocoTaco369
They get horrid fuel economy. Like 15mpg with...

They get horrid fuel economy. Like 15mpg with mixed highway/city. IMO, that's really the only considerable downside. The 20% off takes away a lot of the prohibited up-front cost, but factor in...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-18-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By ChocoTaco369
The 4th gens had the luxury of third parties...

The 4th gens had the luxury of third parties doing extensive testing on catbacks. No one seems to have bothered to do this on 5th gens for catbacks, only for intakes. Unfortunately, very few dyno...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-18-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Wow. Well, anyway, back in the LS1 days,...

Wow. Well, anyway, back in the LS1 days, Flowmaster multi-chambered mufflers developed a bit of a bad reputation for their flow. If you were ever into the 4th gen F-body's, you knew this. ...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-17-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By ChocoTaco369
This is why the internal combustion engine will...

This is why the internal combustion engine will never die. It won't matter how much they perfect electric technology. As long as a human being is behind the wheel and in control, people are going...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,710
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Listen, no matter what standard you are trying to...

Listen, no matter what standard you are trying to compare, remember this:

50% of people are below average.

So, if you meet someone on the street, there's a 1-in-2 chance they suck. The only...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By ChocoTaco369
That is not true. There are restrictive mufflers...

That is not true. There are restrictive mufflers out there. It just so happens that the stock catalytic converters on the 5th generation Camaro are so terribly inefficient, the muffler isn't the...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-15-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Years and years of dyno testing. Flowmaster 80...

Years and years of dyno testing. Flowmaster 80 series and 40 series mufflers are horrific. On H/C/I cars, I've seen cutouts gain 40-50rwhp. Blowmaster, Slowmaster, Flowstopper...these nicknames...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 12-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,286
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Changing the transmission fluid is not...

Changing the transmission fluid is not complicated. You will need one of these or something similar:
...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-11-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,467
Posted By ChocoTaco369
An SS at that power level maxes out nearly every...

An SS at that power level maxes out nearly every single component. You'll be way overpowering the LS3 clutch/stock A6, you risk blowing nearly every component in the rear just with spirited driving...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-11-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,984
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Most of the regrets will be "I regret I didn't do...

Most of the regrets will be "I regret I didn't do it sooner."
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-10-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,229
Posted By ChocoTaco369
You sell a custom grind cam with springs,...

You sell a custom grind cam with springs, retainers, new oil pump, timing chain, etc + install + dynotune for $1700? If that's the case that's astoundingly good :drool:
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Only the 2014-2015 SS's have the shift light. My...

Only the 2014-2015 SS's have the shift light. My 2013 SS DOES NOT have a shift light on the HUD. The 2012 and 2013 ZL1's do have the shift light.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-10-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,599
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Except my LS1. Popped at 98,000 miles. ...

Except my LS1. Popped at 98,000 miles. Meticulous maintenance, GC 0W-30 oil always, coolant changed every 25,000 miles...anything can happen.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-09-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,311
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Not many '15's will be made. It is a...

Not many '15's will be made.

It is a transition year.

Pre-orders were down. People know the 6th gen is coming. This year is simply the cap on what was an extremely successful generation of...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-08-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By ChocoTaco369
You will not lose any horsepower going with a...

You will not lose any horsepower going with a muffler delete. Mufflers are so far past the crossover they can only cost you horsepower by running one with an inefficient design. There shouldn't be...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,599
Posted By ChocoTaco369
I find people who purchase Japanese cars are...

I find people who purchase Japanese cars are completely inept at any kind of mechanical repair, no matter how small or trivial. Tell your wife to enjoy the $25,000 leather seat option on her Toyota...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-06-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,002
Posted By ChocoTaco369
It's a cold air intake. There really isn't much...

It's a cold air intake. There really isn't much going on, here. Pick what you like. If you think you can feel a 5-10rwhp gain on a 3900 lb vehicle, I'm impressed. Most of the feeling of "gains"...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By ChocoTaco369
You can't get the car high enough on ramps. ...

You can't get the car high enough on ramps. You're going to want a GOOD floor jack maxed out, as well as the jack stands maxed out. For headers, the higher the vehicle the better. Race ramps give...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-04-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,373
Posted By ChocoTaco369
If it doesn't sell, prices will drop accordingly....

If it doesn't sell, prices will drop accordingly. People pay it to be the first to play. After the dust settles it'll sell for MSPR and under, just like the Z28 now.
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-03-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,156
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Here is the problem: The back-to-back...

Here is the problem:

The back-to-back extensions fixed it, but the O2 sensor is like an inch off the floorboards. It was an absolute bastard to even fit one of the O2 sensors in the bunghole. ...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-02-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,311
Posted By ChocoTaco369
When I was shopping for my used 2013, I was...

When I was shopping for my used 2013, I was surprised how much cheaper a new 2014 1SS was than a used 2013 2SS. I got my car for a great deal, but I could've gotten a NEW 2014 for the same price.
...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-02-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Yes, this. Spray the O2 sensors with PB...

Yes, this.

Spray the O2 sensors with PB Blaster AT THE CONNECTION, NOT THE O2 SENSOR BODIES. Let it soak in overnight, then take the car for a short drive just to get the sensors warm. Jack up...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-02-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,311
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Apologist. I expect the 2015 Camaro to be the...

Apologist. I expect the 2015 Camaro to be the worst-selling model year of the 5th Gen.

- The redesigned Mustang
- The recent Hellcat press
- The 2014 Camaro redesign that the only thing it...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Like most stuff with cars: it is extremely basic...

Like most stuff with cars: it is extremely basic and would be incredibly easy if it weren't for ALL THE STUFF IN THE WAY!!!

You need basic tools: a floor jack, jack stands, wheel chocks, wrenches...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 12-01-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,156
Posted By ChocoTaco369
I had the exact same problem with the Solo HFC's...

I had the exact same problem with the Solo HFC's on my 2013 SS. Long story short, I was able to fix it after much trial and error. Jeff @ Solo provided me all different sized extension and the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By ChocoTaco369
A couple things, and I don't mean to discourage. ...

A couple things, and I don't mean to discourage.

"Official" weigh station scales I believe have to be accurate within 1%. Scales at places like scrap yards are something like 4%. It may not seem...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,912
Posted By ChocoTaco369
As long as you have ramps or a floor jack and...

As long as you have ramps or a floor jack and jackstands you can do it yourself. It took me 2 hours from start to finish. It is a very simple install, it is just time consuming because of the very...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,912
Posted By ChocoTaco369
OK, I'll bite. This is mine. ...

OK, I'll bite. This is mine.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d173/ChocoTaco369/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140616_194822090_HDR_zpsesh34hqj.jpg
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Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 11-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,513
Posted By ChocoTaco369
These were my three back-to-back-to-back bone...

These were my three back-to-back-to-back bone stock dyno pulls. These were straight off the interstate, no cool down time at all.
...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 11-25-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,513
Posted By ChocoTaco369
It honestly doesn't matter. Dynamometers are a...

It honestly doesn't matter. Dynamometers are a precision tool, not an accuracy tool. Two different dynos can yield very different results. Even the SAME dyno can read huge variances between pulls....
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