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Old 02-01-2011, 04:45 PM   #176
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ARD finished my transmission and installed it this past Saturday. I'm still babying it, but this thing shifts nice. Much more quick and firm.

Just posted this up in the transmission section, but here are all the components to the stage III upgrade:

Replace oil pump return spring
Modify pressure regulator valve
Replace pressure regulator valve inner and outer springs

Modify valve body separator plate circuits

TCC release
TCC apply

3-5 Reverse clutch feed
3-5 Reverse clutch feedback

1-2-3-4 Clutch feed
1-2-3-4 Clutch feedback

4-5-6 Clutch feed
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Tig weld drums (common failure point)

1-2-3-4 Clutch Hub and Shaft Assembly
2-6 and 3-5 Reverse Clutch Hub and Shaft Assembly

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2-6 Alto Red Eagle Power Pack (50% more surface area)
3-5-Reverse Red Eagle Power Pack (70% more surface area)
4-5-6 Alto Red Eagle Power Pack (50% more surface area)
1-2-3-4 Clutch Pack Replaced with Alto High Energy Clutches
Reverse Clutch Pack Replaced with Alto High Energy Clutches

Replace all seals, gaskets and filter

I'm waiting on some pics, and will post them up as soon as I get them.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:06 PM   #177
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Woohoo for fixed better tranny!!
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:40 PM   #178
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That's all ?

What DIDN'T you change....

I will bet you are gonna love that new tranny. When they are done right, nothing feels better..


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ARD finished my transmission and installed it this past Saturday. I'm still babying it, but this thing shifts nice. Much more quick and firm.

Just posted this up in the transmission section, but here are all the components to the stage III upgrade:

Replace oil pump return spring
Modify pressure regulator valve
Replace pressure regulator valve inner and outer springs

Modify valve body separator plate circuits

TCC release
TCC apply

3-5 Reverse clutch feed
3-5 Reverse clutch feedback

1-2-3-4 Clutch feed
1-2-3-4 Clutch feedback

4-5-6 Clutch feed
4-5-6 Clutch feedback

Tig weld drums (common failure point)

1-2-3-4 Clutch Hub and Shaft Assembly
2-6 and 3-5 Reverse Clutch Hub and Shaft Assembly

Frictions (Clutches)
2-6 Alto Red Eagle Power Pack (50% more surface area)
3-5-Reverse Red Eagle Power Pack (70% more surface area)
4-5-6 Alto Red Eagle Power Pack (50% more surface area)
1-2-3-4 Clutch Pack Replaced with Alto High Energy Clutches
Reverse Clutch Pack Replaced with Alto High Energy Clutches

Replace all seals, gaskets and filter

I'm waiting on some pics, and will post them up as soon as I get them.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:13 AM   #179
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That's all ?

What DIDN'T you change....

I will bet you are gonna love that new tranny. When they are done right, nothing feels better..
Yea...we figured if you have to tear it apart anyway, why not upgrade everything.

The tranny feels great. Shifts are firm and quick. Drives like a different car. I'm babying it right now, but I'm very interested to see how it feels when I can put the hammer down.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:39 AM   #180
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I'd bet $100 that you smile like that all the time, even in your sleep... and you don't snore when you sleep, you giggle.

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Old 02-02-2011, 08:58 AM   #181
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I realize you're a thread jacker Hose, but why would you choose the front license plate pic? You lost at least 10 HP when they put that on!
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:11 AM   #182
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I realize you're a thread jacker Hose, but why would you choose the front license plate pic? You lost at least 10 HP when they put that on!
yeah...Mike started that crap!!!!!! LMAO
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:23 AM   #183
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAH... front plate pics rule...

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That's all ?

What DIDN'T you change....

I will bet you are gonna love that new tranny. When they are done right, nothing feels better..
...and this one feels awesome... took a ride on Sunday and it shifts soooooo solid and smooth at the same time...

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Old 02-02-2011, 11:08 AM   #184
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Russ Sorry to talk up bad luck about tranny issues, hopefully is wasn't me that did that. I was going off my nephews car issues except his rear went first, but then again he has 850.

It looks like the tranny wont be the weak link now and I will be interested to see what happens now when you put the hammer down. I have been told be the local mechanics around here that my tranny is next, or clutch and I only have 463. Of course I told them they are crazy, hard to tear it up when you baby it, LMAO.

I'm sure a clutch is in my future but hey that is why you have these cars is to have fun with them.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:09 PM   #185
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Russ Sorry to talk up bad luck about tranny issues, hopefully is wasn't me that did that. I was going off my nephews car issues except his rear went first, but then again he has 850.

It looks like the tranny wont be the weak link now and I will be interested to see what happens now when you put the hammer down. I have been told be the local mechanics around here that my tranny is next, or clutch and I only have 463. Of course I told them they are crazy, hard to tear it up when you baby it, LMAO.

I'm sure a clutch is in my future but hey that is why you have these cars is to have fun with them.
No biggie at all. When you asked the damage had already been done. It's the risk you take when you add this much power.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:27 PM   #186
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Hey my best friend Kenny saw you driving this weekend and he thought you were me because of the lights but when he saw your rims he realised you weren't. He said he guessed someone made you mad and you passed like 3 cars like it was nothing. He was very impressed with your camaro, and said that your car is LOUD and beautiful. lol.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:31 PM   #187
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Hey my best friend Kenny saw you driving this weekend and he thought you were me because of the lights but when he saw your rims he realised you weren't. He said he guessed someone made you mad and you passed like 3 cars like it was nothing. He was very impressed with your camaro, and said that your car is LOUD and beautiful. lol.
That couldn't have been me, cause I never exceed the speed limit.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:35 PM   #188
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That couldn't have been me, cause I never exceed the speed limit.
Uh huh... I'm not standing next to you at C&C... I dont want to get struck by lightening.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:51 PM   #189
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Two updates.

1) The transmission feels great. Shifts are quick and responsive. Still babying it for a few more miles, then I'll take it to the track.

2) 18" Forgestars are on the truck for delivery!
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:54 PM   #190
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Two updates.

1) The transmission feels great. Shifts are quick and responsive. Still babying it for a few more miles, then I'll take it to the track.

2) 18" Forgestars are on the truck for delivery!
Waiting to see pics of those wheels...
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:28 PM   #191
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Nice, car looks awesome! Can't wait to see what it runs.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:30 PM   #192
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Well...the wheels came in, but they were gloss black instead of matte. Tony's going to have them picked up and get me the right ones.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:32 PM   #193
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Bummer. I'm sure Tony will take good care of you though.

I was hoping to have something better to read about than the noob thread about missing SS badges... oh well, back to tormenting them...
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:05 PM   #194
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Well...the wheels came in, but they were gloss black instead of matte. Tony's going to have them picked up and get me the right ones.

Can't wait to see those bad boys...
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Did you order the Forgestar's for the rear or for all 4? If all 4, did you get 18s all around?
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Did you order the Forgestar's for the rear or for all 4? If all 4, did you get 18s all around?
I went ahead and ordered 18s all the way around (18x10 and 18x9). Going with Mickey Thompson 305/45/18s on the rears and Nitto 265/50/18s on the fronts.
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I went ahead and ordered 18s all the way around (18x10 and 18x9). Going with Mickey Thompson 305/45/18s on the rears and Nitto 265/50/18s on the fronts.

You can't go wrong with 18's. Great performance size.
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These are just for the track though, right?
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These are just for the track though, right?
Yes...I love riding on my Savinis, but with 600+ RWHP they just don't work at the track. These are reasonably priced, much lighter and they still look great. Nothing wrong with looking good while you're running the quarter!
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:47 PM   #200
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Had a great time at the Chevy Expo this past weekend. My baby took Best in Class in her division. Here are a few pics some friends took as we were tearing down.
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