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Old 06-03-2013, 09:24 PM   #451
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Engine compartment looks great my man.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:04 PM   #452
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:48 AM   #453
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Engine compartment looks great my man.
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Looking good
Nothing like Powder but getting there!

Update:
So yesterday I decided to finish up and install my rear slotted/drilled rotors and put my HPS pads on all four corners. It ended up being a huge pain. I had the hardest time trying to get both rear rotors off since they were rusted on real good! Eventually though I did manage to get them off half a can of WD40, 2 hours and a lot of taking out my frustration with a hammer . Despite all that though the outcome was worth the frustration. Here is a pic of my rear rotor installed


I also decided to switch out my chrome gorilla locks for the black acorn locks to help get rid of the chrome. So here is a final picture, not sure what I am going to do with the wheel hub thing.

(sorry pics are a little blurry)

Lastly here are the HPS pads (top pad) compared to the stock pads (bottom pad)


Not gonna lie it took me a while to figure out how the heck that OEM spreader thing worked haha but I finally figured it out .

When finished I turned my car on and started to pull out of my garage to park in one of the parking spots at my apartment complex. I started moving forward I hit the brake pedal and it immediately went to the floor and I wasn't stopping. I started to panic since there was a car in front of me. I let off and hit the brake pedal again and same thing happened so I was like **** I messed something up real bad. I then hit it a third time and boom stopped instantly (not gonna lie came pretty close to hitting that car haha) I think since I spread apart the calibers to put the new pads on it had to take a couple of pumps from the pedal to make everything go back to normal. After the bedding process I can say the car stops a heck of a lot better! I think that is mainly due to the HPS pads as opposed to the slotted/drilled rotors.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:01 PM   #454
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Good job, looks great!
Thank goodness the bedding before putting in drive lesson didn't end up costing you!
Definitely on my to do list.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:00 PM   #455
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Nice job Kevin! Looks great and you'll have much better stopping power now!
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:26 PM   #456
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Good job, looks great!
Thank goodness the bedding before putting in drive lesson didn't end up costing you!
Definitely on my to do list.
Thanks, and yea def a scary moment haha


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Nice job Kevin! Looks great and you'll have much better stopping power now!

Thanks and yet it makes a big difference just gotta get use to it
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:19 AM   #457
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Looking good with all the mods!!
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:26 AM   #458
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Looking good just need some paint on those calipers...
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:54 AM   #459
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Looking good with all the mods!!
Thanks I appreciate it!

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Looking good just need some paint on those calipers...
I know I know lol, maybe this winter? Honestly working on any part of the brakes even just painting the calipers is the last thing I wanna do after having such a hard time lol.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:11 PM   #460
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I know I know lol, maybe this winter? Honestly working on any part of the brakes even just painting the calipers is the last thing I wanna do after having such a hard time lol.
Bring it over I painted for you!
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:39 PM   #461
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Bring it over I painted for you!
Hmm maybe haha.

Also plan on tackling my own header install next week

Thought I would show my build thread some love of some update pics of my engine bay:









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Old 06-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #462
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Hmm maybe haha.

Also plan on tackling my own header install next week

Thought I would show my build thread some love of some update pics of my engine bay:










Shiny!!! Looking good man.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:08 PM   #463
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Fantastic! Nice job Kevin!
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:53 PM   #464
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Thanks! Next is to clean it haha
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:06 PM   #465
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Woah, sweet!
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #466
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Hmm maybe haha.

Also plan on tackling my own header install next week

Thought I would show my build thread some love of some update pics of my engine bay:









Very nicely done! I need to take notes...

PS: You are going to install your headers? are you forgot your brakes already? but if you go for it, i want a DIY!!! what headers you got? thinking and get headers too...
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:17 PM   #467
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Very nicely done! I need to take notes...

PS: You are going to install your headers? are you forgot your brakes already? but if you go for it, i want a DIY!!! what headers you got? thinking and get headers too...

Haha yea I'm gonna try to do the install myself. Hopefully it won't be too bad but knowing my and all my installs it prob will be a disaster haha. Just trying to get my confidence up to know I can tackle it and you aren't helping haha
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #468
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Engine bay is looking AWESOME. Got to love those painted valve covers. Still on my I am thinking about doing list.

As for the header install. Not bad, just take your time, and think of the satisfaction when completed.

Also, here is my install thread in case you haven't seen it yet.

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Old 06-18-2013, 07:14 AM   #469
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great looking 5th gen!!!
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #470
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Haha yea I'm gonna try to do the install myself. Hopefully it won't be too bad but knowing my and all my installs it prob will be a disaster haha. Just trying to get my confidence up to know I can tackle it and you aren't helping haha
Engine bay is looking awesome as always but I do have to ask has anything changed lately? Looks like something has but I can't really say what exactly

But on a side note I did help Lil' Nasty install his BBKs for a little while (wasn't there for the whole thing) and I do have to say the right tools and a second person are needed for the install. I know you said you were getting a garage and that is kind of is essiential because it probably will take you around 7 hours to do the install. Like Lil' Nasty has said a rathect box wrench will help a ton when it comes to installing the header bolts and you will need some strength to break/Loosen the collector bolts.

I am not trying to scare you into not doing the install because it is a little straight foward just letting you know what I saw when helping out. If you were closer I would lend you some assistance but I think we are little far for that.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #471
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Engine bay is looking AWESOME. Got to love those painted valve covers. Still on my I am thinking about doing list.

As for the header install. Not bad, just take your time, and think of the satisfaction when completed.

Also, here is my install thread in case you haven't seen it yet.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...&highlight=obx
Thanks, I've noticed though that some dirt has got onto the valve covers and it seems to have baked into the clear coat, not sure how I can get rid of it/clean them.

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great looking 5th gen!!!
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Engine bay is looking awesome as always but I do have to ask has anything changed lately? Looks like something has but I can't really say what exactly

But on a side note I did help Lil' Nasty install his BBKs for a little while (wasn't there for the whole thing) and I do have to say the right tools and a second person are needed for the install. I know you said you were getting a garage and that is kind of is essiential because it probably will take you around 7 hours to do the install. Like Lil' Nasty has said a rathect box wrench will help a ton when it comes to installing the header bolts and you will need some strength to break/Loosen the collector bolts.

I am not trying to scare you into not doing the install because it is a little straight foward just letting you know what I saw when helping out. If you were closer I would lend you some assistance but I think we are little far for that.
Some slight things have changed nothing major. I started to cover some of the hoses with braided covers to make them look a little better and started to get rid of some of the rib-looking wire coverings. I am in the process of trying to remove it all but it will take awhile. Noting major but once it is all done I think it will look really good.


Thanks everyone for the tips on the header install I'll have to hit up Lowe's and get some tools before I do it to make it a little easier.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #472
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Thanks, I've noticed though that some dirt has got onto the valve covers and it seems to have baked into the clear coat, not sure how I can get rid of it/clean them.



Thanks!



Some slight things have changed nothing major. I started to cover some of the hoses with braided covers to make them look a little better and started to get rid of some of the rib-looking wire coverings. I am in the process of trying to remove it all but it will take awhile. Noting major but once it is all done I think it will look really good.


Thanks everyone for the tips on the header install I'll have to hit up Lowe's and get some tools before I do it to make it a little easier.


Clay bar, wash, wax?
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:53 AM   #473
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That's a great idea didn't think of that it is worth a shot.
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Clay bar, wash, wax?
Just going to through this out there but a wax probably won't last long at all because as the temperature increase the wax will break down since it was never designed for high heat. But a wash and clay will definitely help out.
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