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Old 06-08-2013, 10:20 PM   #647
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Yeah, I would put it in the same class as the Focus and Mazda 3. Of course, those two have the Mazda Speed 3 and Focus ST that are a whole different level. I guess we'll see if Chevy decides to do a Sonic SS.

Wife hasn't let me drive it yet :(, but I would guess it is a bit more nimble than the Cruze I had. That was a fun little car for a 4-door econobox. I think Chevy hit a home run with the 1.4L turbo/6 speed tranny combo. A nice snap to accelleration and good MPG. However, if it was me I'd have the Focus ST...but it is the wife so if she's happy I'm happy.
When are you tuning it? Up the BOOST!!!
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:37 PM   #648
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When are you tuning it? Up the BOOST!!!
Well, if it was up to me no question Rhino would be taking a crack at it. Unfortunately, she's more worried about the Pandora feature not working. I think it her phone is too old, but not sure just yet.

She does like having the "zoom, zoom" back. She's smiling again and won't let me drive it. Think we just got a lemon for the Focus. Others I talk to love theirs, but she had a lot of problems.

Anyone that hasn't looked at the cockpit of the Sonic should. It is really well laid out. Miss not having a center console, but everything else really fits a car of this size. The leg room in the back seat is amazing, too.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:51 AM   #649
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Ironocally My dad just rented a sonic sedan because his (zo6) had some warranty work and he really likes his....he's thinking about getting one


It is a very nice car though...the RS above is wayyyy nicer than the enterprise one my dad has lol
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:30 AM   #650
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #651
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Rods and Pistons have shipped. Hopefully they will get here by end of next week.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #652
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:10 PM   #653
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:10 PM   #654
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:15 PM   #655
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DAMMMNNNNNN!! Them things look beefy! Looking good Derrick.

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Old 06-19-2013, 03:02 PM   #656
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:25 PM   #657
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:21 PM   #658
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:35 AM   #659
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Hey gretchen wanna race when I get my rods and bolts and try and get into gm high tech performance magazine ;-) I've emailed them already and they seem interested
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:38 AM   #660
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Hey gretchen wanna race when I get my rods and bolts and try and get into gm high tech performance magazine ;-) I've emailed them already and they seem interested
Sure. Not sure everything will be ready for CamaroFest, but if it is then that might be a good place.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:40 AM   #661
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Maybe a triathlon. 1/4, stopping, and autocross. I am in for a sc vs turbo vs na comparison. My car was in gm ht once already. I know them well.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:55 AM   #662
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #663
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Just got back from the shop and all the parts were delivered. They had already gone to the machine shop for weighing before they start balancing. Unfortunately, they found out they sent the wrong wrist pins, so we've in a holding pattern until we get the correct ones.

The goal is to get the weight back down from the 14g we added for each piston last time. Aaron is shooting for about +/- 1 g. That will make it easier to balance and hopefully we won't have to add any weight to the crank this time.

I've got some pictures of the crank, mains and the bare block I'll upload later. Figured I would share for those that have never seen an LFX torn down before.




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