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Old 02-20-2013, 11:26 AM   #51
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He chose them for warranty reasons and they will still put down some nice numbers even though they aren't longtubes. Got my adapter in today too Chris. Can't wait to see it installed.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:42 AM   #52
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Why did you choose to go with shorties, the will add close to nothing interns of power?


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Like frid said, I chose shorties because I paid 500 for my warranty when I got the car a month ago and I really didn't want to see myself throwing 500 away that quick and god forbid something happen to my car and its not covered. I'd rather cover my ass now for awhile and then later swap out for long tubes


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Old 02-20-2013, 11:46 AM   #53
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Like frid said, I chose shorties because I paid 500 for my warranty when I got the car a month ago and I really didn't want to see myself throwing 500 away that quick and god forbid something happen to my car and its not covered. I'd rather cover my ass now for awhile and then later swap out for long tubes


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Oh so you decided to live with the AFM, I thought you were going to tune.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:58 AM   #54
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Oh so you decided to live with the AFM, I thought you were going to tune.
Yeah I decided to live with the AFM atleast for now, I actually learned how to over ride it using tap shift and knowing when to shift without kicking it on at all honestly. I still shift between 2500 and 3000k rpm (unless I'm punching it on the highway) but learned to give it some gas as im going through the shift and not just hold a speed during shifting. With that said.. it barely comes on anymore. If I shift and stay at a constant speed or give it little gas while I tap shift it normally turns on. In two weeks it's might have turned on twice which really doesn't bother me for the 10 secs it happens. I found that the sweet spot is usually about 2500 - 2700 rpms depending on the gear, which keeps me in the no AFM safe zone. Cant say this is the fix for the AFM, but it certainly works in my favor very well.


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Old 02-21-2013, 08:54 PM   #55
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Update: Had some left over carbon fiber vinyl laying around so I wrapped the gold inside the bowtie. The front is now offically all blacked out and looks awesome!



Had to take this one from inside the house sine I couldnt back up enough. (The grid looking stuff is the screen door)
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:35 PM   #56
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:43 PM   #57
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Yeah I decided to live with the AFM atleast for now, I actually learned how to over ride it using tap shift and knowing when to shift without kicking it on at all honestly. I still shift between 2500 and 3000k rpm (unless I'm punching it on the highway) but learned to give it some gas as im going through the shift and not just hold a speed during shifting. With that said.. it barely comes on anymore. If I shift and stay at a constant speed or give it little gas while I tap shift it normally turns on. In two weeks it's might have turned on twice which really doesn't bother me for the 10 secs it happens. I found that the sweet spot is usually about 2500 - 2700 rpms depending on the gear, which keeps me in the no AFM safe zone. Cant say this is the fix for the AFM, but it certainly works in my favor very well.


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Your a better man then me, I can't take it. Tuning that crap out next week.


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Old 02-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #58
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Looks great bro good work.
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Your a better man then me, I can't take it. Tuning that crap out next week.


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Ill see how long I like my shorty headers, ill be putting them on in a few weeks once it gets warmer out. If i end up not really feeling them as much as i thought i would, ill most likely sell them and swap out for long tubes and then just tune the car along with the AFM if it comes to that..
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #59
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Update: My Lloyds IOM embroidered floor mats came in today. They look great! and the IOM colored stitching matches perfectly to the paint and interior



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Old 03-04-2013, 04:24 PM   #60
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #61
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #62
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Nice shots SSYDNEY is looking good!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:04 PM   #63
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:58 PM   #64
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Update: Just ordered some stuff from Adams Car Care Havent had a good chance to really detail the car since i picked her up since the beginning of Janurary. The car has tons of swirls from the previous owner that stick out like a sore thumb so im hoping to have this looking back to showroom after the whole machine polishing. Since the weather will be getting nicer i figured id get my clean on lol

Will eventually be doing before and after photos as well to show the difference
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:11 PM   #65
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Update: Just ordered some stuff from Adams Car Care Havent had a good chance to really detail the car since i picked her up since the beginning of Janurary. The car has tons of swirls from the previous owner that stick out like a sore thumb so im hoping to have this looking back to showroom after the whole machine polishing. Since the weather will be getting nicer i figured id get my clean on lol

Will eventually be doing before and after photos as well to show the difference
Should look great. Lookin forward to before and after shots!
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #66
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Update: Just ordered some stuff from Adams Car Care Havent had a good chance to really detail the car since i picked her up since the beginning of Janurary. The car has tons of swirls from the previous owner that stick out like a sore thumb so im hoping to have this looking back to showroom after the whole machine polishing. Since the weather will be getting nicer i figured id get my clean on lol

Will eventually be doing before and after photos as well to show the difference

That's all I use Chris, and it's the best stuff I've ever used in 20+ years of waxing/detailing my cars. Did you get a Porter Cable? That's the best investment you can make to go with the Adam's products, I believe he sells them on the site but Ebay may have them a little cheaper.

Seeing your NJ license plates, reminds me I should check NJ to see if they have my custom plate available. Soon I'll be doing the anti LL Cool J song, Going Back to Jersey, and then maybe we can hook up for some cruises.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #67
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That's all I use Chris, and it's the best stuff I've ever used in 20+ years of waxing/detailing my cars. Did you get a Porter Cable? That's the best investment you can make to go with the Adam's products, I believe he sells them on the site but Ebay may have them a little cheaper.

Seeing your NJ license plates, reminds me I should check NJ to see if they have my custom plate available. Soon I'll be doing the anti LL Cool J song, Going Back to Jersey, and then maybe we can hook up for some cruises.
I did get the PC as well and cant wait to use it! Going to make this thing shine like the heavens

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Old 03-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #68
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:50 AM   #69
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:59 PM   #70
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Update:
So.... after my last mishap with painting the engine cover and after sitting on the idea for awhile going back and fourth between which color to paint it.. IOM... white... or both.. or whatever it maybe be i decided to go with this look instead. It might not be everyones cup of tea but i like the look because its different and breaks away from the traditional painting the side rails the body color. Eventually i will have the IOM strut bar that goes across adding another pieces of IOM to the bay which will look nice i think. I added some paint to the lettering and v8 on the cover as well as drilled some screws i found in the garage to give it a nice touch.

I still need to clear it once the weather becomes warmer out so until then its going to look like this with all the little scratches that it had prior to painting.

The red/orange ink i had was from my art class that matched dead on just about to the IOM color so i used that for my lettering






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screws made a nice finishing touch (just need to cut the ends under the cover so they don't hit anything)
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:43 PM   #71
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That came out bitchin man!!
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:57 PM   #72
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Thanks man! Cant wait to get the strut bar installed. Should look awesome overlaying the cover. One of the reasons i decided to go with the metallic, so the strut bar will pop out and not become just another IOM piece in the bay along with everything else thats IOM
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:00 PM   #73
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Excellent call. I can't wait to see the bar installed.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #74
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Nice....I really like how that came out...clean...very nice
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:23 PM   #75
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Update

This weekend I had to do some serious paint correction, from the first photos you can see what my camaro looked like all over. What an eye sore

Before:Car was covered in this from the dealer



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And hes a cool shot, you can almost see the metallic flake in the bead

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