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Old 07-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #126
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Mmm... long tube off road headers ordered today, video after install
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:03 PM   #127
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Looks nice but nothing really special
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:48 PM   #128
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Looks nice but nothing really special
EXACTLY the point- it "looks nice", a little understatement in my opinion, but that's what im going for; good, distinct classy look, great sound system and a solid respectable engine with a deep throaty "look and me" sound.

Superchargers and crazy lights aren't made for everyones tastes
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:52 PM   #129
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Mmm... long tube off road headers ordered today, video after install
car looks great, you'll love the lt headers
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:53 PM   #130
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your car is awesome... Im a fan.. Did I mention I love the paint combo?
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:56 PM   #131
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your car is awesome... Im a fan.. Did I mention I love the paint combo?
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man- that hood/stripe combo you have is AWESOME!!!!!!!
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:05 PM   #132
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Stainless Works Headers

Got my Stainless Works 1 7/8" LT Off-Road (no cat) headers installed today...

WOW! What a difference! Now THIS is how an SS should sound! Absolutely amazing! Gotta give a shout-out to Tyler Manion and the guys at Extreme Performance in Palm City (and C5 forum sponsors) for an excellent job!

Check back for the drive-off and drive-bye vids later, once the wife gets home!, but for now, here's a grainy before and after (the after actually distorts the camera sound!!!!):

After driving for a day/night; let me tell ya- I've crossed the line from the low rumble of a daily driver with just the cat-back, to a full on sound of a "race-car" as my wife says! Even trying to be quiet- it just isn't! The sound is so aggressive you actually feel it! Even at idle, not sure if the headers had any physical effect or if its just the sound emphasizing it, but the car rumbles and vibrates at idle and just feels like its waiting to be unleashed! Amazing!

K&N Typhoon CAI, and Magnaflow Competition Convertible Cat-Back



Same set-up now WITH Stainless Works LT Cat-less headers



Drive-Bye


2k Launch, Comp Mode:


(Note: all road videos were taken on a CLOSED COURSE, persons/vehicles seen in video were part of track security)
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:20 AM   #133
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Great choice on the stainless! You have great taste in wheels AND exhaust!!

Hey, looks great, bro! LOVE IT!
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:09 PM   #134
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Beautiful car and great exhaust note... Me want
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:29 PM   #135
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Thanks guys! Lighting (interior and trunk/hood) next!

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Old 08-11-2011, 03:57 AM   #136
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:57 AM   #137
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Great choice on the stainless! You have great taste in wheels AND exhaust!!

Hey, looks great, bro! LOVE IT!

I 2nd that. Stainless makes good stuff and it sounds great.

Your Camaro looks awesome...
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:04 AM   #138
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Awesome car man. I just bought your blank canvas 2SS and love it. Had to go with the automatic due to an injury (kills me to have auto but it's nice to not have an ankle that doesn't look like a softball every night). Traded in an Infiniti G37S coupe and don't miss it.

I'm not planning on getting as adventurous as you did...but I have to do something to the exhaust. Maybe it's due to it being an auto but unless I'm really gassing it the exhaust note is snoresville. I don't want headers but need to do something along the line of an exhaust change out. I changed out the exhaust on an '04 Stang Gt to Flowmasters and an American Racing X Pipe which droned a bit and was too loud. I work in the hotel business so need to not be too loud when I pull into work.

Any suggestions?

Great car man. The parents live in Naples maybe I can swing by and check out the beast in person one day.

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Old 08-21-2011, 05:10 PM   #139
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Jamester-

Your options are a little more limited with a vert...

Personally, I LOVE my Magnaflow comp cat-back. I actually like the sound better before the headers, it was a low aggressive sound that opened up really well under WOT...it got significantly deeper over time, but not too loud where I was annoying the neighbors. The Borla S has a killer tone and just barely louder than stock at idle, but also opens up under acceleration. I think the Atak would be a little loud for your application...FM just released an axle back, but I haven't heard it in person....just to give u an idea of my taste, the FM American thunder is what I wanted, its just not compatible....

Good luck w you're new ride, congratulations!

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Old 08-23-2011, 12:35 AM   #140
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Photo Shoot priliminary pix

A few unedited pix from my recent photo shoots, with the wifey and just the car... once I get through editing, I'll do a full photo thread
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:32 AM   #141
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Yowza!

Car ain't bad either...haha
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:13 AM   #142
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Car ain't bad either...haha
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:13 AM   #143
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No "Stock" baseline... but here's the comparison going from the cat-back, to the headers, to the tune:

2011 LS3 w K&N, Magnaflow Comp Cat Back:
395.26 rwhp
383.38 torque

W/ SW 1 7/8" LT Headers NO tune:
415.7 -r
408.58-t

Completed, WITH tune:
427.99 -RWHP
416.15 -TORQUE
Not too shabby, especially at 95 degrees and 90% humidity!

Need to come up with another 22 HP and I'll be happy!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:29 AM   #144
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so whats the mile count on it now? im sitting at 3475 :(
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:44 PM   #145
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so whats the mile count on it now? im sitting at 3475 :(
Just under 6k... where u been????? Never heard from you while you were down here?
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:20 PM   #146
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Moving right along... ABL

Originally wanted to do this from the minute I got my car, but kept putting it off or whatever reason. I finally took the plunge.

First off- I got the majority of what I needed from Ofer- great guy!

(2) Light tubes-

(3) LED's-

(1) harness

Total- $135

I also bought a trim removal tool from Auto Zone ($10) and 1/4" plastic tubing from Home Depot and 1/4" weahter stripping- $5

Following the DIY's in this forum, disassembly was a snap! I started the mod with the Drivers side (the worst of the 2)- I had a lot of issues with getting hte placement correct- there's a big gap between the trim and the dash- just no getting around it. tried everything, sanded the trin, sanded the back side of the tube, etc... it's there. You either deal with the gap, or scrap the project.

Passenger side was marginally easier. Only real issue was gettin git even across. You'll notice in the pix that the LED's light up 10X's brighter than the tube... I put matte scotch tape and scuffed the tube with sandpaper trying to dim it- still can't overcome that one.

I also extended the door ABL all the way up- which entailed removing the door panel and sanding the trim in front of the ABL. I actually broke the light tube in the door, really sucks, but with a little TLC, I got it back together, and unless you know what your looking for, it's un noticeable.

Overall, it's a cool effect, not sure I'm 100% sold on it, cuz' it just doesn't look "factory"... I'm very meticulous about my car, so that bothers me... But it is a cool effect. Some of the full-dark pix I did last night look very similar to the concept car. The final pix from today aren't great because of the lighting and the camera freaking out without a flash...
There's some "unlit" pix to show the tube during the day- please note these are the absolute WORST angles I could capture (intentionally) to illustrate a "worst case scenerio"...

Final few are the completed project...but enough typing, here's the pix:


(Last 2 were added recently after re-doing the driver side and adding the sport bar)
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:16 AM   #147
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Your light tube on the drivers side appears waaaay too high. Dremel down the back if you need (don't break the connectors, though). And take a micro screwdriver and push that tube down in there. It also looks like it may be a tad bit too long. You might need to cut it some. Also, use some electrical tape on the end if you need. That will help to prevent the light from coming out of the edge.

Weather stripping on the passenger side. DO EET!

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Old 09-04-2011, 01:43 AM   #148
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the pix are progressive, the final driver side is significantly better than the original. Still a gap, but liveable. Ofer sent me weatherstripping pieces, but the FL heat melted the adhesive... I ended up buying more and that really set the pass side nicely, even though the center still falls as the clips pull in, even with ample spacers.

Ofersuggested a light tint on the ends, that may work- as long as it doesn't change the hue... compared to the original pix, that's a very minor issue to contend with!

Can't believe I snapped a tube in the door, those things are brittle! Luckily it went together fairly well, so its not too much of an issue, lol!
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:40 AM   #149
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the pix are progressive, the final driver side is significantly better than the original. Still a gap, but liveable. Ofer sent me weatherstripping pieces, but the FL heat melted the adhesive... I ended up buying more and that really set the pass side nicely, even though the center still falls as the clips pull in, even with ample spacers.

Ofersuggested a light tint on the ends, that may work- as long as it doesn't change the hue... compared to the original pix, that's a very minor issue to contend with!

Can't believe I snapped a tube in the door, those things are brittle! Luckily it went together fairly well, so its not too much of an issue, lol!
You can pick up some weather stripping from Home Depot. Did you ever see the little video I put together on how to do it? It's in the ABL section. I can link it if you'd like. But, I have video and pulled apart the passenger side dash showing how it was done.

You could also try a permanent marker on the ends. Black them out so no light comes through.
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:54 PM   #150
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Doug-

Tried the Sharpe on the end- thank God I had extra tubing from Ofer, that came out badly. I saw the video and DID use the solid weather stripping, worked wonders. I had to use 3M tape though, the stripping wouldn't adhere. Took it out today in the daylight today, I'm a perfectionist, so I was really unhappy ay first, but it looked exponentially better today than I thought. I'm sure ill tinker some more with it, but it really does look good!
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