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Old 04-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #301
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I've had some inquiries into the cam used in my build since the low end torque comes on so quick. In my opinion, the early power on my build is combination of the cam, Mast heads, and 1 7/8 inch primary headers.

I didn't spec the cam myself. I relied on KD Innovations to do the homework on that to match something to the heads and exhaust. So I' don't feel too comfortable sharing what someone else deserves credit for. Hopefully everyone understands. Give Keith a call or email at KDi http://kdinnovations.com/ and I'm sure he'll help you with the right match for your build. KDi was great to work with when I did mine and I'm sure they'll steer you in the right direction!

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:15 PM   #302
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Noticed a muffler problem last night...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=290596
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #303
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I thought Keith got out of the business and left a few customers hanging? There are several threads on CTSVowners.com.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:52 PM   #304
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I don't spend any time over on CTSVowners.com so wasn't aware. That sucks!
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:58 PM   #305
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I don't spend any time over on CTSVowners.com so wasn't aware. That sucks!
Yeah, sucked for the guys left hanging. I traded in my 2010 CTS-V for my 2013 ZL1, I was spending a lot of time over there. Keith's semi-local to me, but I was warned to steer clear of him.

On another note, I used RPM in Garner. They blew up my motor from a lean tune and then claimed I got bad gas from Shell. Left me with a $4k bill. Nice guys.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:53 PM   #306
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Haven't been on the forum in forever! Figured I'd log in tonight and share a long term update on my build in case anyone cares.

Life's been chaos lately for me which is why I haven't been on the forum. I also never made it back to the track to try to break into the 10s with better drag radials and more fine tuning on the launch.

However, I do have 39k miles on the car now (34k on the mods), all street driven and no issues other than the GM supercharger recall due to bearing noise. Currently not driving it while I work out how to get the supercharger replaced and new one ported the same.

Hoping to return to the forum and possibly share some track updates after I get the supercharger replaced.
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:01 AM   #307
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Thank you for resurrecting this old thread Otherwise, I may have never had the chance to read it. Your car is rather special IMO. 724rwhp at altitude on 91, and 34K on the built odometer.

I hope that chaos is not family or health related...

I also hope to see some new track times. I can't help but feel you have been denied some kind of affirmation.

Those Nittos suck IMO. And track prep will make or break you. You have probably already figured that out... I had seen where you had mentioned using MTs everyday. I would consider something like Continental extreme contact DWS.

Instead of race fuel, have you ever considered Torco?

When I first went to the track, my car laid down a low 9 in the 1/8th with an automatic We only have a 1/8th track here. It is not like I do not know how to drag race. I did a lot of it 30 years ago. After learning a few things about the car and several more trips to the track, I slowly dropped those ETs without doing any mods to the car. Bone stock, on the factory GYs, I ran a 7.99. With MTs, CAI, and a 9.1 LP, I ran a 7.29 with torco and everything else stock including the tune. That should be 11.4 territory in the 1/4. I do not want to go on about my car. I just want to gain a bit a credibility with you before I suggest the following...

Buy a cheap pair of wheels...maybe even replicas, and mount up a pair of MT/DRs. Let them down to 18 psi cold (track only). Leave the car in tour, but hold the traction control down for 10+sec until you have defeated traction and stabilitrak (nannies). However, in my experience, everything has not been completely defeated. Also remove number 40 and 43 fuse. Your stirring will lose a little bit of power assist. I don't intend for this to happen, but it just seems to be part of it. However, it works. Do a John Force burn out. Launch that car like it is serious If the track is just reasonably prepped, you will be well on down into the 10s.

Our track has rules too, but I only run on test and tune nights. They do not pay any attention to how fast I run. There is no way in hell I'm installing a roll bar, drive shaft loop, etc... And slicks...it aint happening. My car is a daily driver.

BTW, I never saw your cam specs...
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:37 AM   #308
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Gila Raceway has been strictly enforcing the "unaltered" rule. I've been sent home twice now for going below 11.5 without a cage. The first time, about a dozen of us were sent packing. Tuscon is still allowing people to run but damn...hate to drive 2 hrs to drag race.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:31 AM   #309
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WaZup? -- Good to see an update from you I have just over 35K on my ZL1 now and made some changes. Until you cage it - maybe you should just look at reaction and 60' times and not push past that till your ready to leave the track
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