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Old 04-27-2012, 02:51 PM   #76
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New radar detector on order! Gave my Valentine1 to my brother, decided it was time for an upgrade (and got sick of all the false alarms in town).
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:26 PM   #77
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #78
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Hazman has done it again! He did this awesome picture for me and both my current and previous signatures.

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Old 05-09-2012, 12:32 PM   #79
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Went to JDP on Monday and had them do a few mods for me. This shows the engine bay after they installed their heater hose kit, and they also flipped the fuel rails so that a shorter fuel line (Corvette) could be attached so that it wasn't laying across the engine. It really cleans up the look of the engine nicely.

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Old 05-09-2012, 12:36 PM   #80
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I also had JPD install some better sway bars. I went with Pfadt front and rear sways, now the car is much flatter through the corners, also you feel more confidence when flying around turns too. Very glad I got these.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #81
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:42 PM   #82
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Lastly, JDP installed some kooks 1 7/8" Long tube headers with high flow cats and then did a dyno tune, and holy sh!t it made a huge difference. The car sounds 10 times better, is at lease twice as loud at WOT, and engine response, torque, and horsepower are ridiculously better than before. Definelty my favorite mod so far.



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Old 05-09-2012, 06:46 PM   #83
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Done. And done. Catchcan and breather cap came in the mail this morning, finally.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:17 PM   #84
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Hell ya.

I wanted my relo kit for a long time until I finally just said screw it and ordered it. LOVE getting rid of those heater hoses. Mine is not a fix up the engine thing. I've never been one to keep it looking good under the hood but to make room to work. Those heater hoses out of the way make it much easier to get to my header bolts or whatever.

Plus it looks better too.

Your car is coming along great.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:52 PM   #85
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Very cool!
Great looks, performance, and power for a great looking car!
Just don't get too used to it, you'll want more and more and more and more...
Or better yet, do get used to it, and start planning for a cam!

Thanks for your business, and enjoy your new power safely!
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:23 PM   #86
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Hell ya.

I wanted my relo kit for a long time until I finally just said screw it and ordered it. LOVE getting rid of those heater hoses. Mine is not a fix up the engine thing. I've never been one to keep it looking good under the hood but to make room to work. Those heater hoses out of the way make it much easier to get to my header bolts or whatever.

Plus it looks better too.

Your car is coming along great.
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Very cool!
Great looks, performance, and power for a great looking car!
Just don't get too used to it, you'll want more and more and more and more...
Or better yet, do get used to it, and start planning for a cam!

Thanks for your business, and enjoy your new power safely!
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Agreed, a cam is definelty on the horizon. It was great working with you guys. Hope to do business again soon!
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:00 AM   #87
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Enjoyed reading this thread!


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Old 05-24-2012, 05:02 PM   #88
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Very nice ride! Thanks for the mention as well.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:07 PM   #89
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Got to enter my first car show on Sunday, the Hot Spot Car Rally in Thermopolis, WY. Had a great time. Only saw one other 5th gen there (an IOM SS vert). Didn't win anything (the black mustang behind my car in the pic beat me in my class), but it was still a great day. My dad brought his cars as well, his are the blue DeSoto and yellow Charger parked next to me. Talk about a great father's day.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:42 AM   #90
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Just got back from a trip to Laramie. It rained harder than I've ever seen or driven in (Pic below). The car handled it beautifully as always. While I was there, we installed a new Hurst Short Throw Shifter, and boy is it awesome. Not only does it look great, but it feels great in your hand as well. The ball is just the right size, and the stick is elevated slightly more than the stock one, allowing for more leverage/control. On top of that, it feels much more mechanical when shifting (unlike the rubbery feel of the factory one), you can really feel when it slips into a gear. Because of this, shifting has been much more accurate for me, so missed gears may be a thing of the past as long as I pay attention. Plus, the shifter doesn't do the shake dance that the factory one did whenever I was driving on a road that wasn't made of glass.. I always found that really annoying. Lastly, the throws have been reduced by 44%, so shifting seems effortless now. Love this shifter! I got it for super cheap as well (from Amazon).

Also emptied out my catch can for the first time (Roughly 1,000 miles) and saw what came out (pic below). Needless to say, this thing is definelty working and will hopefully prolong my engine's lifespan/efficiency.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:50 AM   #91
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I don't miss gears.












But for real, that's awesome. I drove one with the Hurst shifter and it almost made me regret my auto decision. ................ almost.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #92
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But for real, that's awesome. I drove one with the Hurst shifter and it almost made me regret my auto decision. ................ almost.
If I lived in the city I would despise a manual. After driving through downtown denver In my previous car (manual), I learned the values of each type.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:08 PM   #93
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My first attempt at HDR Photography. Definelty going to have to look into this a little more.

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:11 PM   #94
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If we roll together on the rally I'll take some real HDR photos for you with my DSLR.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:10 PM   #95
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If we roll together on the rally I'll take some real HDR photos for you with my DSLR.
Awesome! I really need to upgrade to DSLR. Here's a new one I did today. A little more subtle than the previous one.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:38 PM   #96
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Just two more weeks until the 2012 Rocky Mountain Rally starts! Sooooo stoked!
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:54 PM   #97
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Almost forgot to mention, finally installed my set of Raceready Electronic Cutouts. It was tough to find a fabricator who could squeeze them onto a corsa system, but we got it done, and boy was the wait worth it! These babies sound absolutely beastly! Might as well call them "on-demand straight pipes". I went with raceready because of their lifetime warranty, which I know is important with something that has moving parts and two motors in it. I also liked their bolt-on design the most. Here's a video I made to demonstrate them:

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Old 08-12-2012, 05:09 PM   #98
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Yesterday was my second car show. Had a lot of fun, and got to see some truly terrific cars. After the show ended we decided to head to the tunnels and recorded how the car sounds now that the cutouts are on. We weren't disappointing. The ricer in the second pic had me laughing out loud after I read the license plate and then found out the car was owned and built by a 72 year-old woman

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Old 08-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #99
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I decided I didn't like the look of the red SS badges on the front and rear of the car, so I removed them and replaced the rear one with this one from Emblempros. I was very surprised at the quality put into this product. Definelty worth the money, and it looks great with the rest of the car's black and silver theme.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:50 AM   #100
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Snapped a few pics on my way to Laramie. Almost makes me want to upgrade to a dSLR.
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