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Old 12-10-2012, 02:00 AM   #26
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Lookin good!
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:56 AM   #27
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Love you're not waiting either! Already have plastidip sitting in the garage waiting for the same headlight area mod :P Been waiting for a buddy to help me tape everything up bc he wants to do his wheels and wants to see how it works. Looks sick man!
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:19 AM   #28
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Sweet 1LE Congrats !

So many colors to choose from ! ! !
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:35 AM   #29
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What! Do you have an oil cap breather from the factory? Looks like a vaccum line running from the cap. Didnt know they started doing that.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:57 AM   #30
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What! Do you have an oil cap breather from the factory? Looks like a vaccum line running from the cap. Didnt know they started doing that.
This is a GM Oil Separator similar to the one one the zl1. It is made for off road use only but some dealerships don't know and are installing them.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:23 AM   #31
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This is after about 150 miles. Install a separate clutch reservoir and keep this clutch dust in check.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:45 AM   #32
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This is after about 150 miles. Install a separate clutch reservoir and keep this clutch dust in check.

Do you have more on how exactly this is done? Is it the same issue with the SS models also?

So far this is a sweet build, that car is beautiful! I like the deep look of the tails also
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:56 AM   #33
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Do you have more on how exactly this is done? Is it the same issue with the SS models also?

So far this is a sweet build, that car is beautiful! I like the deep look of the tails also
Yes all LS3s have the problem. There is a ton on the forum about the whys and what fors. You can start here.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #34
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Sweet car!! Love what your doing with it!!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:06 PM   #35
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Looks hella nice! Love the color!!

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Old 12-10-2012, 02:19 PM   #36
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This is a GM Oil Separator similar to the one one the zl1. It is made for off road use only but some dealerships don't know and are installing them.
well is there an issue if its installed by the dealer? i mean is it a warranty voiding thing since its "off road use only"?
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:26 PM   #37
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well is there an issue if its installed by the dealer? i mean is it a warranty voiding thing since its "off road use only"?
Nope... just means your dealer is dumb.

It is just a fancy vented cap.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #38
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Rainy day lunch time easy mods (please don't tell my therapist)

The first is the dash center speaker delete. This helps with the stereo separation and gives the system a better (cleaner) sound.



The speaker cover comes off fairly easy using a trim removal tool. (can get a pack of these for about 10 bucks) Make sure that you pop it up on all for side FIRST and then bring it back towards you to remove.

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The speaker is held down with two screws. I just used a small crescent wrench to break em free and then backed them out by hand very easy.



The OEM connector unplugs by pressing in the release (detent) and pulling straight down.



Using my favorite modding device I tie wrapped the connector to keep it from rattling.



You want to make sure you place the cover back on front (towards engine not you ) to rear. Notice the three tabs.



As a bonus you can shed a entire 8 ozs of weight!!

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #39
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Next is to replace the harsh map light bulb with an LED. Pick ya color (yeah white is a color) and it burns WAY cooler.

Once again using the trusty trim tool remove the cover.



You want to make sure to loosen and then pull straight down. Pretty much with all the connectors on this car you do not want to pull at angles.



These are the replacement bulbs erum (sorry I am old school I mean LEDs) I used.




This blue is a PERFECT match to the GM Ice Blue used in the gauges and the door.




The cover just snaps back into place. Here is the finished product.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #40
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:07 PM   #41
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Love it!!! Keep up the pics.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:57 PM   #42
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A little mood lighting.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #43
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Direct wired the escort 9500ix today.

Went from this...



To this....



Just had to tuck wires....

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:17 PM   #44
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Decided to plastidip the bezels...

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #45
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Added the zl1 splash guards today. More of my trusty wire ties.




Can't believe these cars with the 11" wheels don't have em stock!! Look at all the crude!!



You could do this mod without taking the bumper off but I was installing my LED reverse lights, so it made it easier. They fit very well.



Check out the connections to the duel mode exhaust.



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Old 12-13-2012, 10:53 PM   #46
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Installed the AAC reverse LEDs today also. I really like how bright these things are!

They are held on by three 7mm screws.



The connectors come off... it is a press and pull kind. Be easy... nothing should be hard... if it is use more fineness not more force.



I have the tinted or smoked version.



Finished product.

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Old 12-15-2012, 12:10 AM   #47
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Chirped them at seventy in third today!! No performance mods yet. Gets put on dyno tomorrow at lethal racing.

Today I finished with the exterior lighting mods.



AAC led bowtie... sprayed with plasti dip



While I was in the area placed some dynamat. Just followed the existing wire with my loom.



You don't have to take the trunk apart for this bowtie light mod but I did.



Here is the trunk driver's side fuse box. npp fuze NOT pulled.



And here is where I tapped into the tailights.



While I had the trunk torn apart...



And the back seat out...



Finished product...



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Old 12-15-2012, 12:15 AM   #48
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Sprayed the front to blackout bowtie and turn lens and SS emblem.



Like this look better... because it was plastidip i just pealed it off from the parts i changed my mind about.

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Old 12-15-2012, 12:21 AM   #49
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Great stretch of road here... did some more break in driving.



I am down on 51 that is 55 above me.

Think this may be my favorite pic to date...

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Old 12-15-2012, 09:47 AM   #50
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I am soo waffling on my decision to get VR after seeing all the pics of yours and others CRT.
Great job, keep the mod updates coming!
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