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Old 07-12-2012, 01:16 PM   #69
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so what was the ultimate deciding factor for in choosing SC over turbo(s)?
For me it was already having my LT's and coupled with the ARK DT-S is about the best exhaust I've heard anywhere-didn't want to screw with that. I think the SC/BOV will only add to the sonic insanity. I love the way the RX SC kit shows as well. IPF's setup looks more euro factory to me which is cool, just not my thing nor what I'm going for.

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That weld may not be pretty (should have been done neater) but it is plenty strong.....not a single bracket has failed and we have had these out since January? On how many cars?....yes, looks ugly but is guaranteed plenty strong enough.


Like I said, my installer has no issues with the strength or durability. Aesthetically, he'd love to see a tidier weld. He would have preferred a solid spacer to the multi washer and that was his only gripe. I asked him last night about a solid one piece bracket and he said " Sure if you want to spend 5-6 hundred bucks on a part no one is ever going to see when this one does the same thing. Put that money into something else."

I'm going to trust his opinion as there isn't a speed shop in the country that wouldn't want this guys talent and expertise in their shop. He spent 20 plus years innovating in the SoCal street scene, fabricated on Pimp my Ride, Monster Garage and West Coast Choppers. Every mod he's ever done on my cars is solid and has stood the test of time. His work is cleaner than factory.

Tracy he'll prolly send you some very useful feedback. Whether you want it or not...LOL.
Conversely he might be picking your brain on a couple of issues with my bros' Kenne Bell SC.

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I think I'm afraid to drive it cuz my N/A won't be as fun no more lol.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:20 PM   #70
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That weld may not be pretty (should have been done neater) but it is plenty strong.....not a single bracket has failed and we have had these out since January? On how many cars?....yes, looks ugly but is guaranteed plenty strong enough.

If that bracket is not visible no big deal. I am sure strength is not an issue because your a pro and you know what is needed. Is there more to the mounting brackets? Something on the other end of the supper charger? Seems with the drive torque it would always be prying on the two bolts. Just curious.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:52 PM   #71
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This exact thing happened to one of my buddies with a stock 45th SS lol. He went with me for a ride last week and he texted me that his car doesn't seem fast anymore lol.


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I think this summarizes what the whole V6 FI thing is all about. Of course the 6.2 can be coaxed into 800-900HP but honestly out on the street unless you're running illegal tires and a track set up and ahem, breaking the law, its only useful in conversation at A&W on a Friday night.

Having a FI kit on a V6 is a bit unusual and a little offbeat but it gives you the power to play with just about anything out there.
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I think this summarizes what the whole V6 FI thing is all about. Of course the 6.2 can be coaxed into 800-900HP but honestly out on the street unless you're running illegal tires and a track set up and ahem, breaking the law, its only useful in conversation at A&W on a Friday night.

Having a FI kit on a V6 is a bit unusual and a little offbeat but it gives you the power to play with just about anything out there.
I'll say before someone else does, then just buy an SS and mildly mod it.




































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I mean c'mon, who REALLY buys a V6 and mods it
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I mean c'mon, who REALLY buys a V6 and mods it
Well, I could list some of the common reasons, but I'll refrain.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #76
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I'll say before someone else does, then just buy an SS and mildly mod it.




































I know right? Why buy an AWD WRX STi and waste your money modding it when you can get a used 911 turbo for about the same price if you're patient. You'll have an 11 second car right out of the box.

Personally, I kind of live for that awkward moment that comes after someone asks: "Didja get the V8?"
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Jak....anxious to talk with him. Outside feedback is AWAYS good, and as most know we are always making improvements when we can see them.
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I mean c'mon, who REALLY buys a V6 and mods it
or worse... mod the wife's v6!

This is one of the reasons I love being a V6 enthusiast... some of the post are pretty funny...

http://www.tbssowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78437
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:02 PM   #79
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Jak....anxious to talk with him. Outside feedback is AWAYS good, and as most know we are always making improvements when we can see them.
PM sent as well as text to my installer letting him know to email you.

Update.

My car is actually at the dealer getting a rattle looked at that occurs under moderate to heavy acceleration. The transmission tunnel heat shield is the culprit. One of the main reasons I ditched the SOLO catback last November was because of that noise. The local muffler shop and I chased that sound for months to no avail.

With the installation of the ARK, 95% of it went away. It's been growing worse and worse however especially since the Hurst STS install. What would most dealers do in this case? Here's what mine is doing: they're fixing it under warranty.

You think when it comes time to buy 6 new cars for marketing, we're going to buy Challengers or Mustangs from their competitor across the street? Not likely. These guys have been exceptional.

I took it in yesterday and it's been quite the bugaboo. It will be ready in the morning. And then it's hitting the alignment rack tomorrow @ 1pm
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TBSS thread is tooo funny!!!!! LMAO!!


Jak your Chevy dealer is what the rest should use as an example of how to treat there customers if they want return business.




And we built a few of those for that group.
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Jak your Chevy dealer is what the rest should use as an example of how to treat there customers if they want return business.




And we built a few of those for that group.
Wasn't it!!! I about fell out of my chair laughing!! And THAT is what makes having a quick V6 so much fun!!! LOL
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Wasn't it!!! I about fell out of my chair laughing!! And THAT is what makes having a quick V6 so much fun!!! LOL
You should wear you pope hat next time. Then maybe you'll get some respect.
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Jak,

What was the dealership going to do to fix the rattle from the exhaust? I have the SOLO exhaust and it has been driving me nuts as well.
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or worse... mod the wife's v6!

This is one of the reasons I love being a V6 enthusiast... some of the post are pretty funny...

http://www.tbssowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78437
You sir just made my week!

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Jak,

What was the dealership going to do to fix the rattle from the exhaust? I have the SOLO exhaust and it has been driving me nuts as well.
Does it sound like this at all??


As some of you know I have created a thread about some random squeak and I haven't been able to pin point it. I'll pop my hood because it sounds like it's coming from the engine bay. However when I listen to the engine bay it is hard to hear, granted there is a lot of other noise in there too. However when I lay down on either side or in front of the car I can hear it. I'm wondering if it's an exhaust leak. However I didn't think an exhaust leak sounded like that. Like I said in my other thread, I'll have an automotive stethoscope this weekend so hopefully I can pin point it.

However I do not have SOLO exhaust. Just ARH LT headers, high flow cats, stock SS mid pipes and MRT v1 exhaust. Anyone ideas? I originally thought it was a bearing going bad in a pulley, but it sounds like it coming from the driver said header or under the car...
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Jak,

What was the dealership going to do to fix the rattle from the exhaust? I have the SOLO exhaust and it has been driving me nuts as well.
They are painstakingly re-shaping portions of the transmission tunnel heat shield. I believe they even pulled the tranny to look at the clutch assembly to rule that out which they did. It sounds like a simple problem but trust me, it has been a royal PITA huniting this noise down. As of 4:30 pm today they felt like they had it 60% solved. It's tight in there but the SS is running 2.5" pipes....

Holy crap I just read the TBSS thread. ROFL. Glad you shaved your beard, Screamin. That Flex is amazing.
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