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Old 04-23-2011, 12:18 PM   #26
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May 2nd - Added MPD1 spoiler from http://www.mpd1.com/ and deleted rear bowtie and covered holes with letters from www.emblempros.com
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Heritage grille and Street Scene ducted lower grille

May 27th - GM Heritage grille painted RJT with billet SS emblem from http://www.sparksrestorations.com/ as well as Street Scene ducted lower grille from www.PFYC.com installed today. IMHO car looks completely different with these two front pieces. Installed by UltraColor of Richmond. They will be painting the stripes in a few weeks as well.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:08 PM   #31
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:39 PM   #32
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New Painted Tail Light Bezels And Rear Billet SS

Swapped chrome plated tail light bezels for painted body matched bezels. Not seeing the chrome plated bezels will have to grow on me because I liked them but this looks seems more stealthy.

Swapped the rear chrome plated Camaro letters I put on a few weeks ago after I had removed the bowtie for this billet SS emblem. I thought the letters would grow on me but they never did. I definitely like this look better.

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:20 PM   #34
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Converter and Billet Pedals

June 15th - Yank 3200 from www.rpmmotorsportsnc.com and SRP Billet Pedals from Ivan and Christa of Southwest Speed LLC arrived today. Here's some pics of the pedals. Appointment for converter and B&M cooler scheduled for next week.
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Coilovers, BMR Suspension, Yank SS3200, Tranny Cooler and Driveshaft Loop Installed

First, a big thank you to Heintz Racing for installing the following last week. Zach, Jeff and all the guys at Heintz Racing provided great service and excellent pricing!!

Yank SS3200 Torque Converter
B&M Transmission Cooler
Metco Driveshaft Loop

BC Racing Coilovers
BMR Front radius rod bushings
BMR Rear Differential Bushing Kit, Pro Version
BMR Full Cradle Bushing Kit, Pro Version
BMR Trailing Arms

Dropped the car off 7/13 and picked her up 7/15. Car lowered about an 1". Yank really wakes up the car. Almost wish I had gotten the SS3600 since the SS3200 drives pretty close to stock.

Also, a big thank you to Auto Agenda and Apex Chase for the parts, great price, fast shipping and excellent service!
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:51 PM   #36
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Under The Car With The New Parts

First, a big thank you to Heintz Racing for installing the following last week:

Yank SS3200 Torque Converter
B&M Transmission Cooler
Metco Driveshaft Loop

BC Racing Coilovers
BMR Front radius rod bushings
BMR Rear Differential Bushing Kit, Pro Version
BMR Full Cradle Bushing Kit, Pro Version
BMR Trailing Arms

Dropped the car off 7/13 and picked her up 7/15. Car lowered about an 1". Yank really wakes up the car. Almost wish I had gotten the SS3600 since the SS3200 drives pretty close to stock. The BCR coilovers eliminate the rear bounce the stock struts made. Used the recommended rebound settings from Whiteside Customs--12 front and 6 rear.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:54 PM   #37
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A Few More Pics Of The New Parts

Drove the car to Mooresville, NC and dropped the car off with Zach and the guys at Heintz Racing on 7/13 and picked her up 7/15.
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Drove the car back from Mooresville, NC yesterday so I'm working of my review of the BCR coilovers and BMR bushings and will submit that later this week. Until then, I will simply say I did not experience any of the squeaking, thumping, clanking, clunking or any similar kind of noises others say they encounter after installing suspension upgrades. Other than being able to hear the rear gears now I didn't experience any other NVH, and the BCRs eliminated the rear bounce of the stock setup.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:45 PM   #39
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First, a big thank you to Heintz Racing for installing the following last week. Zach, Jeff and all the guys at Heintz Racing provided great service and excellent pricing!!

Yank SS3200 Torque Converter
B&M Transmission Cooler
Metco Driveshaft Loop

BC Racing Coilovers
BMR Front radius rod bushings
BMR Rear Differential Bushing Kit, Pro Version
BMR Full Cradle Bushing Kit, Pro Version
BMR Trailing Arms

Dropped the car off 7/13 and picked her up 7/15. Car lowered about an 1". Yank really wakes up the car. Almost wish I had gotten the SS3600 since the SS3200 drives pretty close to stock.

Also, a big thank you to Auto Agenda and Apex Chase for the parts, great price, fast shipping and excellent service!
Looks absolutely fantastic! Nice Work!

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Old 07-21-2011, 01:07 PM   #40
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BCR Coilovers Review

First, a big thank you to AutoAgenda and BC Racing for offering a solid value-to-performance product. Secondly, I also want to thank Heintz Racing in Mooresville, NC for a superb install experience. The 9 hour round trip was worth every mile. Zach and Jeff run a top-notch business.

Ordering OnlineOrdering through AutoAgenda was very easy and they offered free shipping.

5 / 5 Stars - Excellent

Receipt and InspectionCoilovers were package very well including the box being banded because of its weight. Coilovers also included two spanner wrenches for adjusting the height as well as two rebound adjustment extenders for the rear.

5 /5 – EXCELLENT

InstallationHeintz Racing didn’t mention any issues regarding the install. I didn’t want holes drilled in my trunk so I didn’t use the rebound adjustment extenders. Car is lowered approximately an inch. I asked Heintz Racing to adjust the rebound settings to 12 front and 6 rear based on the recommendations from Whiteside Customs.

5 /5 – EXCELLENT

Noise - I haven’t experienced any additional driving or road vibrations because of these coilovers.

5 /5 - Excellent

VibrationI haven’t experienced any additional driving or road vibrations because of these coilovers.

5 / 5 – Excellent

HarshnessI haven’t experienced any additional driving or road harshness because of these coilovers. Additionally, the rear end bounce I usually felt with the stock struts is gone.

5 / 5 – Excellent

Overall Experience I realize some are brand loyal or have label envy. While I’m also occasionally guilty of that I’m more concerned with price-to-value. That said, I was able to purchase these coilovers, BMR bushing kits and trailing arms, and have everything professionally installed and aligned for much less than the cost of a “brand” set of coilovers. I don't believe I have sacrificed any level of performance for the daily driving I do.

5 / 5 – Excellent
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:56 PM   #41
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First, a big thank you to AutoAgenda and BC Racing for offering a solid value-to-performance product. Secondly, I also want to thank Heintz Racing in Mooresville, NC for a superb install experience. The 9 hour round trip was worth every mile. Zach and Jeff run a top-notch business.

Ordering OnlineOrdering through AutoAgenda was very easy and they offered free shipping.

5 / 5 Stars - Excellent

Receipt and InspectionCoilovers were package very well included being the box being banded because of its weight. Coilovers also included two spanner wrenches for adjusting the height as well as two rebound adjustment extenders for the rear.

5 /5 – EXCELLENT


Installation – Heintz Racing didn’t mention any issues regarding the install. I didn’t want holes drilled in my trunk so I didn’t use the rebound adjustment extenders. Car is lowered approximately an inch. I asked Heintz Racing to adjust the rebound settings to 12 front and 6 rear based on the recommendations from Whiteside Customs.

5 /5 – EXCELLENT

Noise - I haven’t experienced any additional driving or road vibrations because of these coilovers.

5 /5 - Excellent

VibrationI haven’t experienced any additional driving or road vibrations because of these coilovers.


5 / 5 – Excellent


HarshnessI haven’t experienced any additional driving or road harshness because of these coilovers. Additionally, the rear end bounce I usually felt with the stock struts is gone.

5 / 5 – Excellent

Overall ExperienceI realize some are brand loyal or have label envy. While I’m also occasionally guilty of that I’m more concerned with price-to-value. That said, I was able to purchase these coilovers, BMR bushing kits and have everything professionally installed and aligned for much less than the cost of a “brand” set of coilovers and I believe I haven’t sacrificed any level of performance for the daily driving I do.

5 / 5 – Excellent
We appreciate the top notch review! Awesome photos as well! Keep us posted!
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:39 PM   #42
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Thanks for the props Bob! We really appreciate the work and the great review!

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Old 08-04-2011, 11:13 AM   #43
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BMR Pro Bushings and Trailing Arms Review

First, a big thank you to Apex Chase and BMR for offering a solid value-to-performance product. Secondly, I also want to thank Heintz Racing in Mooresville, NC for a superb install experience. The 10 hour round trip was worth every mile. Last month I had the following BMR products installed.

My goals were to mitigate or eliminate the few known shortcomings of an already great stock suspension. I wanted to keep as much of its street manners as possible with an occasional ¼ mile pass. I do not road course or autocross. I spoke with Apex Chase and Zach at Heintz Racing and they recommended the following:

BMR Front radius rod bushings
BMR Rear Differential Bushing Kit, Pro Version
BMR Full Cradle Bushing Kit, Pro Version
BMR Trailing Arms

Ordering Online - Ordering through Apex was very easy and their prices are very reasonable. I realize some are Pedders and Pfadt loyalists but this is my first suspension purchase and I was interested in BMR’s price-to-value.

5 / 5 Stars - Excellent

Receipt and Inspection - Parts were package very well including the trailing arms being boxed separately.

5 /5 - Excellent

Noise The first thing I noticed upon driving away from Heintz Racing and getting on the road was the drivetrain whine. It’s not that loud and I can’t hear it with the radio but I can definitely hear it with the radio down or off. It’s certainly more noticeable at lower RPM but not so much on the highway. It took me awhile to get used to it.

3/5 - Good

VibrationSlightly more vibration (I can see it in my rear view mirror) but I quickly got used to it as simply being “different”. A month later the ride feels normal to me. The car feels much more “planted” and responsive now.

4/ 5 – Very Good

HandlingSlightly stiffer and harsher ride but I quickly got used to it as simply being “different”. A month later the ride feels normal to me. The car feels much more “planted” and responsive now.

4/ 5 – Very Good

Overall ExperienceI realize some are brand loyal or have label envy. While I’m also occasionally guilty of that I’m more concerned with price-to-value and that’s why I purchased BMR parts. I don't believe I have sacrificed much of the daily driving comfort I had before I did these upgrades. Upon picking up the car from Heintz Racing I made the 4 ½ drive back home so I had a pretty good feel for how it was “different”. Not a negative different—just different. However, I will simply say I did not experience any of the squeaking, thumping, clanking, clunking or any similar kind of noises others say they encounter after installing suspension upgrades. Other than being able to hear the rear gears now I didn't experience extraordinary NVH with these upgrades. This car has never been raced so I cannot comment on wheel hop, understeer or other performance areas associated with racing. It will see a 1/4 mile pass before November and I will update this, as necessary.

4 / 5 – Very Good
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Thank You!! Ordered Forgelines and Nittos yesterday so those will be next!!
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Sounds great. I installed the same CAI and I'm getting Borla ATAK installed Saturday. Can't wait to have a growl like yours!
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First, a big thank you to AutoAgenda and BC Racing for offering a solid value-to-performance product. Secondly, I also want to thank Heintz Racing in Mooresville, NC for a superb install experience. The 9 hour round trip was worth every mile. Zach and Jeff run a top-notch business.

Ordering OnlineOrdering through AutoAgenda was very easy and they offered free shipping.

5 / 5 Stars - Excellent

Receipt and InspectionCoilovers were package very well including the box being banded because of its weight. Coilovers also included two spanner wrenches for adjusting the height as well as two rebound adjustment extenders for the rear.

5 /5 – EXCELLENT

InstallationHeintz Racing didn’t mention any issues regarding the install. I didn’t want holes drilled in my trunk so I didn’t use the rebound adjustment extenders. Car is lowered approximately an inch. I asked Heintz Racing to adjust the rebound settings to 12 front and 6 rear based on the recommendations from Whiteside Customs.

5 /5 – EXCELLENT

Noise - I haven’t experienced any additional driving or road vibrations because of these coilovers.

5 /5 - Excellent

VibrationI haven’t experienced any additional driving or road vibrations because of these coilovers.

5 / 5 – Excellent

HarshnessI haven’t experienced any additional driving or road harshness because of these coilovers. Additionally, the rear end bounce I usually felt with the stock struts is gone.

5 / 5 – Excellent

Overall Experience I realize some are brand loyal or have label envy. While I’m also occasionally guilty of that I’m more concerned with price-to-value. That said, I was able to purchase these coilovers, BMR bushing kits and trailing arms, and have everything professionally installed and aligned for much less than the cost of a “brand” set of coilovers. I don't believe I have sacrificed any level of performance for the daily driving I do.

5 / 5 – Excellent
Glad to hear the good review! Now that you have had them on for a little over a month, do you still love them?
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New Wheels and Tires

Forgeline S03 with Silver Center, Polished Lip, Hidden Hardware - Step Lip Series

20x9.5
20x11
27540ZR20 Nitto Invo
31535ZR20 Nitto Invo

For those considering new wheels and tires you may want to plan accordingly as these took 79 days which I understand is about average. It was nice to be able to simply remove and mount the new wheels in my driveway.

I weighed the stock wheels/tires as well as new wheels and tires. Stock front combo weighed in at 63.8 lbs and Forgeline front combo is 59.8. Rear stock is 66.2 and new rear Forgeline rear combo is 64.8.

Certainly not the weight savings some have claimed (60+ lbs) with new wheels, nor the weight savings I was hoping for, but I wasn't willing to compromise the look or fitment of the 20" wheels. I gained 25% more tire footprint and still reduced the total rotational weight about 10lbs.
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Glad to hear the good review! Now that you have had them on for a little over a month, do you still love them?
Absolutely!! After six months I still consider them the single best mod I've done!
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