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Old 11-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #201
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Haha well you got me there, but I've been in Similiar situations like with RPI so I can sympathize. But anyways that's cool, I'm really diggin the polished look as well and can't wait to get mine too. I can almost lose traction with T/c on wondering what the ported manifold butt dyno will tell us...
Idk but from what everyone who has one has said is it is def a must lol. What is going on with you and RPI lol?
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #202
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Well that's good lol and nothing to terrible but they're not easy to get ahold of and took me weeks to get my money back...same thing happened to a friend of mine and they gave her the run around and she's still waiting for her refund
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:26 PM   #203
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Well that's good lol and nothing to terrible but they're not easy to get ahold of and took me weeks to get my money back...same thing happened to a friend of mine and they gave her the run around and she's still waiting for her refund

That's a bummer. Knowing my luck I should prob just avoid them all together haha!
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #204
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My Mace Stage 3 ported IM arrived today and I can't wait to install it. For anyone who is acutally follow this and expects me to do a review on it I am sorry but I won't be able to give a good one. I plan on doing a couple of other performance mods this winter (hopefully BBK headers ) so I won't be able to give an exact review on it, also not to mention going from my crappy 4 cylinder car to my camaro will be a drastic diff I prob won't remember how it drove before these mods I plan to put on. Next over the winter I am going to polish my intake manifold and plenum cover, get a plenum spacer, change some of the bolts and hopefully paint some of the IM and plenum cover. Hopefully it will look good when I am finally done lol.

I could use some advice on getting the plenum cover and IM polished. I talked to a place that can polish them for $75 an hr and they said it would take about 2-3 hrs so that is about $150-$225 and know I will be happy with how it looks. Or I can go out buy everything I need and over the course of the winter I can do it myself slowly but surely prob for much much less. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:58 PM   #205
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Wow! looks like you're gonna be a little busy this winter! Have you tried Tracy (sc2150) for the IM polishing?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:23 PM   #206
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Wow! looks like you're gonna be a little busy this winter! Have you tried Tracy (sc2150) for the IM polishing?
Yea he doesn't do it anymore since it is too time consuming lol. I'll have to do a little research and see how to go about doing it myself.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:35 AM   #207
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Wow that looks great bro, how about you ship it to me and I'll give you a review? I need this mod but more importantly better driving skills at the track...numbers were embarrassing for the mods I have the funny thing is my reaction and 60 ft time weren't bad at all -_- just the quarter mile time???
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:38 AM   #208
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Wow that looks great bro, how about you ship it to me and I'll give you a review? I need this mod but more importantly better driving skills at the track...numbers were embarrassing for the mods I have
Lol at first I was like who the hell is Lil'Nasty haha! Don't feel bad I suck too at the track lol best is 14 flat .
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:06 AM   #209
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Maybe you'd be better off just painting the manifold? If you polish you also run the problem of having to upkeep it when it dulls out
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:20 AM   #210
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Lol at first I was like who the hell is Lil'Nasty haha! Don't feel bad I suck too at the track lol best is 14 flat .
i was adopted into a family of bumblebees where i live haha and thats the name i was given but lets just say i wish i could get that time Times like these makes me glad i got a manual
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:15 PM   #211
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i was adopted into a family of bumblebees where i live haha and thats the name i was given but lets just say i wish i could get that time Times like these makes me glad i got a manual
You are a manual? Im an auto haha....So what is your best time than?
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #212
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Just read this whole thread, your car has come a long way! Keep up the good work!
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:20 PM   #213
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Just read this whole thread, your car has come a long way! Keep up the good work!
Why thank you, I really appreciate it!
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:56 PM   #214
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You are a manual? Im an auto haha....So what is your best time than?
15 flat but get this my reaction time is a .022 and 60 ft that time was a 2.0....so I believe it was all driver error.... Meaning I didn't get out of the hole quick enough but on the bright side the reaction & 60 ft times aren't horrific lol next up are the brembo and mace ported intake manifold upgrades
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:06 PM   #215
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15 flat but get this my reaction time is a .022 and 60 ft that time was a 2.0....so I believe it was all driver error.... Meaning I didn't get out of the hole quick enough but on the bright side the reaction & 60 ft times aren't horrific lol next up are the brembo and mace ported intake manifold upgrades
Dude my reaction times are horrible haha. Not to mention I spin out of the hole and when it shifts into 2nd gear. I need to get some suspension upgrades too before I go back.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #216
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I decided to try my luck at polishing my own IM since I didn't want to spend a crazy amount of money for it to be done. I only did the lip down where the throttle body and IM meet. I started out doing it by hand with sandpaper and then decided eff it and bought some drill attachments to do it. So far I am pretty happy with how the lip looks. I still have to polish it with a polishing compound but for it being sanded down it looks pretty good (atleast I think so). So here is how the lip looks. I may just end up polishing the runners and figure out what I wanna do with the rest.
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The lip looks real good but looks like it'll be a lot of work to do the whole thing! Good luck with it!
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:24 PM   #218
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The lip looks real good but looks like it'll be a lot of work to do the whole thing! Good luck with it!
Thanks! Haha yea not looking forward to it. Still got all winter haha.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:20 PM   #219
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Thanks! Haha yea not looking forward to it. Still got all winter haha.
Looking forward to seeing how your next round of mods turns out!!! I'm getting antsy already with this winter crap.

Severe withdrawls already here in chittenango! It's so hard not to peel the cover off of the car and go for a joyride especially since there's been no snow!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:02 PM   #220
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Looking forward to seeing how your next round of mods turns out!!! I'm getting antsy already with this winter crap.

Severe withdrawls already here in chittenango! It's so hard not to peel the cover off of the car and go for a joyride especially since there's been no snow!
Thanks me too! I hear ya on the withdrawls man lol. Idk what is worse though being able to see it everyday and know you can't drive it (like you) or having it stored 300 miles away knowing you can't do either haha(me). When I go home for Christmas I plan on taking back with me my valve covers and my billet pedals. Gonna get the pedals powder coated and paint my valve covers.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:43 PM   #221
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Maybe you'd be better off just painting the manifold? If you polish you also run the problem of having to upkeep it when it dulls out
Totally didn't see your comment sorry.

I thought about painting it but idk I want something that would be an immediate eye catcher and I think if it is polished it will def do that, after all isn't everyone attracted to bright shiny things haha. Hopefully the upkeep just means keep cleaning it with the polishing compound which I don't mind doing as long as it is every now and then. I guess if it does become a problem I can alwasy get it powder coated chrome or something lol.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:51 PM   #222
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I thought about painting it but idk I want something that would be an immediate eye catcher and I think if it is polished it will def do that, after all isn't everyone attracted to bright shiny things haha. Hopefully the upkeep just means keep cleaning it with the polishing compound which I don't mind doing as long as it is every now and then. I guess if it does become a problem I can alwasy get it powder coated chrome or something lol.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:09 AM   #223
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Lol I did a little more sanding tonight and I should prob wear a mask of some sort....breathing in this stuff prob isn't a good thing and it doesn't taste too well either lol, btw still picking out gray boogers
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:27 AM   #224
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Lol I did a little more sanding tonight and I should prob wear a mask of some sort....breathing in this stuff prob isn't a good thing and it doesn't taste too well either lol, btw still picking out gray boogers
Hahaha I feel your pain brother, when I attempted to sand my manifold it wasn't pretty yours is lookin good so far! Watcha using? I used 150, 220(dry) and I believe 600 wet sandpaper but I just got to lazy :( haha
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:32 AM   #225
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Hahaha I feel your pain brother, when I attempted to sand my manifold it wasn't pretty yours is lookin good so far! Watcha using? I used 150, 220(dry) and I believe 600 wet sandpaper but I just got to lazy :( haha
Well right now some wired looking brush dremmel attachment then hitting it again with 120 sandpaper and again with 400 to get it sorta smooth for now. Gonna prob go out and buy some really fine sandpaper and see how that does. The dremmel bit is attached to a cordless drill haha so when the battery dies I gotta let it charge, should prob invest in a real dremmel o well lol.
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