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Old 01-16-2013, 09:33 PM   #151
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The car and mods are looking good! I love that color, my ZR1 is Crystal Red tintcoat which is the same or close to it. I'm on the fence about the 3.91 gears. I don't know if my turbo car would like them or if 3.73's would be better. I'll watch to see how yours work out for you. Great job on the car!!!
Thanks for the compliments! RJT is my favorite color! I saw a Crystal Red and it's nice too, a little brighter red than RJT! My plan with the 3.91's is to eventually add a cam which would be a perfect combo! Any turbo or supercharger may be a bit much for 3.91 so I'd say 3.73's are a better match, although there are guys that have 3.91's with FI and love it! I have some more cosmetic stuff I'm doing over the winter, just waiting for parts to come in and time to do the mods!
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:52 AM   #152
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Love the build...car looks awesome....let me know how the 3.91 install goes as I am wanting to do the same.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:51 AM   #153
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Love the build...car looks awesome....let me know how the 3.91 install goes as I am wanting to do the same.
Thanks! Will do! It might take till spring though unless the weather co-operates enough so I can drive it to the shop!
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #154
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Ha, now's my chance! My wife stepped out to go to the movies with the girls so I have the perfect opportunity to get started with some of these winter mods! I had high hopes in December of getting started early till I injured my neck! I spent my holiday vacation recouperating and certainly couldn't be crawling under the car or hood to start ripping things off. I'm finally on the mend but light duty!

So, here's all the parts I have with the exception of the Hines Hex vents which are on their way and Oracle led sidemarkers that I'll order this weekend! Let's see, there's my Vmax TB which I had RX powdercoat RJT, updated Vararam with tune only section, new black coupler with T-clamps, rear toe rods, differential bushings, 3.91 gears, upper control arm bushings, and steering rack bushing! I better get going on this, only 8 more weeks of winter left!
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #155
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Ha, now's my chance! My wife stepped out to go to the movies with the girls so I have the perfect opportunity to get started with some of these winter mods! I had high hopes in December of getting started early till I injured my neck! I spent my holiday vacation recouperating and certainly couldn't be crawling under the car or hood to start ripping things off. I'm finally on the mend but light duty!

So, here's all the parts I have with the exception of the Hines Hex vents which are on their way and Oracle led sidemarkers that I'll order this weekend! Let's see, there's my Vmax TB which I had RX powdercoat RJT, updated Vararam with tune only section, new black coupler with T-clamps, rear toe rods, differential bushings, 3.91 gears, upper control arm bushings, and steering rack bushing! I better get going on this, only 8 more weeks of winter left!
Thank god!

Sorry to hear about your neck hope you get better soon. New Vararam? So is this your like 10th air intake lol? The tb looks great and can't wait to see how the vents look .
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:18 PM   #156
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Only the back half of the Vararam is changed to the tune version. Front half is the same one. I got the tune section for free from a friend so I figured I'll give it a try! I'm planning on doing a dyno tune in the spring so they can adjust for the tune version!
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:30 PM   #157
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Well I tried crawling under the rear end to see what's involved in doing some of the suspension work but it looks like it's involved and my neck isn't up to it! :( So, the only low hanging fruit I can get to is a couple paint mods I've been thinking about! Easy pickins!
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #158
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I finished painting the dip stick and + terminal cover. I just have to touch up the + and install back on the car tomorrow!
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #159
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I also got around to installing the Powdercoated throttle body, Vararam, and new coupler! The coupler I bought at AutoZone and I had to drill a 3/8" hole in it for the vacuum hose fitting. I replaced my old band clamps with T-clamps which give it a cleaner look and won't distort my Vararam opening like the other ones did!
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #160
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I couldn't stand the looks of the bare throttle body bolts so I got out my RJT touch up paint today and painted them! Also, in the pic you can see the final paint job on the oil dip stick handle and + teminal cover! Compare this pic to the last one in the last post!
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:41 PM   #161
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I couldn't stand the looks of the bare throttle body bolts so I got out my RJT touch up paint today and painted them! Also, in the pic you can see the final paint job on the oil dip stick handle and + teminal cover! Compare this pic to the last one in the last post!
The bolts look much better! I plan on doing that with mine once I reinstally my tb on my intake manifold, although i plan on doing black ones but it def looks better, also very unique thing to do to the + battery terminal looks nice!
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:07 PM   #162
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The bolts look much better! I plan on doing that with mine once I reinstally my tb on my intake manifold, although i plan on doing black ones but it def looks better, also very unique thing to do to the + battery terminal looks nice!
Yea, those bolts stuck out like a sore thumb being unpainted! The positive terminal cover bothered me too because the red color didn't match anything under the hood! Painting it black helps it blend in with the mount and I painted the + RJT. I had left over RJT spray paint from doing the interior trim stuff so I decided to paint the oil dip stick handle with it! Saved me a boatload of money! Those aftermarket painted dipsticks are crazy expensive!
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #163
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Yea, those bolts stuck out like a sore thumb being unpainted! The positive terminal cover bothered me too because the red color didn't match anything under the hood! Painting it black helps it blend in with the mount and I painted the + RJT. I had left over RJT spray paint from doing the interior trim stuff so I decided to paint the oil dip stick handle with it! Saved me a boatload of money! Those aftermarket painted dipsticks are crazy expensive!
Lol just like everything else haha!
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:03 PM   #164
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I finally got the wheels on the Camaro! I had a local pinstriper add the RJT stripes. The pics aren't the greatest so I'll do a better photo shoot when I get a chance. Till then here they are!

I lowered the coilovers by 1 1/4" front and 1" rear from stock for a slightly raked look. I really like the lowered look with the wheels and front splitter!
can i know what offset you have here mike?thanks
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:46 PM   #165
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can i know what offset you have here mike?thanks
I have no clue! I got them from Nine Ball and he doesn't publish the offsets.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #166
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love the rims, splitter, and the grille obviously. Did you just lightly tint your fogs? Looks so good
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:46 PM   #167
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love the rims, splitter, and the grille obviously. Did you just lightly tint your fogs? Looks so good
Thanks! I checked out you build thread and I'm loving the custom paint stuff! CRT is my second fav color! The fogs have gunsmoke tint like the turns and tails but look lighter because of the clear lense.
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What did you use to paint your dipstick?
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:18 PM   #169
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What did you use to paint your dipstick?
I had some RJT in a spray can that I had left over from doing the interior trim. I had a local paint shop mix and fill the spray can.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:55 PM   #170
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Coming alone real good Mike....looks amazing
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #171
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Thank you so much! Means a lot coming from you!
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I had some RJT in a spray can that I had left over from doing the interior trim. I had a local paint shop mix and fill the spray can.
Thanks, I was going to buy one from RBI, but it's $50ish. So does this mean I can go to my local body shop, ask them to mix RJT and put it in a spray can? That sounds like it would be cheaper. What prep to the surface did you do? Other than just cleaning it did you have to rough it up a little to get the paint to stick?
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Thanks, I was going to buy one from RBI, but it's $50ish. So does this mean I can go to my local body shop, ask them to mix RJT and put it in a spray can? That sounds like it would be cheaper. What prep to the surface did you do? Other than just cleaning it did you have to rough it up a little to get the paint to stick?
I lightly roughed with 300 grit then cleaned with alcohol. The RJT spray is expensive. I had some left over from doing my interior trim pieces so I didn't go out and have to buy a new can. If you have other stuff to paint the same color it would be cost effective to do your dipstick, otherwise it might cost you $50 for primer, base and clear!
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I lightly roughed with 300 grit then cleaned with alcohol. The RJT spray is expensive. I had some left over from doing my interior trim pieces so I didn't go out and have to buy a new can. If you have other stuff to paint the same color it would be cost effective to do your dipstick, otherwise it might cost you $50 for primer, base and clear!
Thanks, that was all I was going to paint. I guess it would be cheaper and easier just to buy one.
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Thanks, that was all I was going to paint. I guess it would be cheaper and easier just to buy one.
How do you like the cam? Did you install it or Ted? It sounds badass with the cam and headers!!
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