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Old 04-26-2011, 01:38 PM   #101
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What exactly does a cog drive do and I can't wait to see the new strut tower brace
The cog drive is supposed to prevent belt slippage by using a tooth type belt instead of the typical belt style. There are pictures of the two types above. The main reason we install them is for the whine it produces. It lets people know you have something wicked under the hood and for them not to mess with you.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:42 PM   #102
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Pics of subframe bushing and toe rod mods.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:36 AM   #103
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More pictures of day one of the subframe upgrade mod.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:06 AM   #104
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I went out today and purchased some more items to help me get the differential bushings out. I finally got them out with minimal damage to the differential. This mod has been hard than installing the supercharger by far.

I made a tool using a 1 5/8 socket and a 6" screw and some washers and a bolt. I was able to pull the center pieces out and then cut the metal lining and pounded it out. It took me a couple of hours to get them out and I don't ever want to have to do that again.

I will post pictures in a couple days. The parts to finish this mod come in tomorrow, going to try and finish on Saturday!
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:09 AM   #105
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Almost done with rear suspension project.

BMR subframe and differential bushings,1" Lowering springs, Spohn trailing arms, sway bars and toe rod links. I think I'm done with the reared until j bite the coilover bullet. The rearen on this thing is very tight and easy to control once it starts to slip when over 500 hp is sent to the rear wheels.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:12 AM   #106
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Changed the differential gear oil today, the old oil was black! I used Redline since Royal Purple was not available.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:26 AM   #107
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You should check the oil level,
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:36 AM   #108
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You should check the oil level,
thanks, just took her for a spin and all seams right. the video is downloading and that will tell us if this mod was worth it. Still have some wheel hop on the old tires.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:57 AM   #109
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The video shows that there is still some movement under hard acceleration and shifting. I will need to do before and after videos to show the difference. There is an improvement, I'm guessing that you need to spend the $700 if you want it completely gone. The bushing looks like jello when it does move, probably should have been a little harder.
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:06 PM   #110
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The good news is that the differential looks solid in the video.
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:20 PM   #111
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Rear BMR cradle bushings edited video

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Old 05-08-2011, 06:04 PM   #112
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After the BMR rear differential bushing install


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Old 05-17-2011, 09:37 PM   #113
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My updates...

Getting the car ready for an auto-x event this weekend. It will be the first time that I run the car with the new additions to the rear suspension. I also have a Hotchkis strut tower, don't think I will get that on before Saturday.

I purchased the GTO break reservoir and the kit to install today from two CAMARO5 members and will be adding that along with the line lock system I purchased a while back. I still need to install the catch can that has been sitting in the garage for a couple months, too many mods and not enough time.

I also added LED side marker lights at the fest and purchased SLP shark gill stickers and still trying to decide if I want to go with them or leave the car as it is.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:46 PM   #114
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Auto-x event after the BMR rear differential and subframe bushing install, driving it like I stole it!


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Old 05-22-2011, 02:57 PM   #115
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Auto-x event after the BMR rear differential and subframe bushing install. This video will show you what the course looked like so you can see what the suspension was going through.


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Old 05-23-2011, 12:54 AM   #116
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Photos from Saturday's Auto-X event.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:44 AM   #117
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Just ordered a front tow hook from Mitch at RaceCArTowHooks.Com. The one to order is now listed as the L shape 8" 2010 Camaro front tow hook. I will post pictures after install.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:23 AM   #118
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Just ordered a front tow hook from Mitch at RaceCArTowHooks.Com. The one to order is now listed as the L shape 8" 2010 Camaro front tow hook. I will post pictures after install.
I'm getting tow hooks as well....but its gunna be another month. Cant wait to take a ride in your car at the next event!
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:19 AM   #119
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My updated car facts:
2010 2SS RS LS3 Manual transmission
513RWHP 490 RWTQ
Magnason TVS-2300 Supercharger running albs boost and a consevative tune by Rick at Synergy Motorsports in Fremont.
Stainless Works Retro Chambered CatBack exhaust
AAC LED side marker lights
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SLP front and rear retro SS emblems
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Rear panel blackout
BRM lowering springs, 1.4" front and 1" in the rear
BMR subframe connectors
BMR Pro Version differential bushings
BMR Pro Version subframe bushings
BMR drive shaft safety loop
Hotchkis front 4 point strut brace
Spohn rear trailing arms
Spohn center brace
Spohn toe rods
Spohn front and rear sway bar end links
Spohn front and rear sway bars
Hurst short throw shifter
Autometer dual pillar guage pod with boost and a/f gauges
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2 extra replica Camaro SS wheels with Nitto 555 drag radials mounted on them for the track
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:56 AM   #120
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:57 AM   #121
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Started some modifications this evening. I installed a fuel pressure gauge and started the Hotchkis front strut tower brace install. Need to have this stuff done by Friday so I can drive her to our Camaro club meeting.

Pictures will be posted after I'm done. I also hope to have time to finally install the catch can I purchased several months ago.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:35 AM   #122
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Installed the Hotchkis strut bar this evening.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:49 PM   #123
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Silver2SSRS6spd – We look forward to seeing pictures of your progress!
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:20 AM   #124
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Great day today, I finished installing the front brace, repaired the front plasma DRLs, installed my Rx catch can and then proceeded to start checking over the latest issue of the GoodGuys magazine that arrived today only to find a picture of my car in one of the pictures. One more mod (line lock) left in the garage to install before I have to start ordering again. Oh yes, I also installed the 20x9" SS wheels with fresh rubber up front that I purchased a fellow Camaro5 member a couple months ago.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:44 PM   #125
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Purchased PFADT coil overs and stales steel brake lines for the Camaro today, hope to have them installed by the next auto-x in a couple of weeks. I will finally be able to get another much needed alignment. Next mods will be new rotors and pads.
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