Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Vitesse Motorsports
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Member Car Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-17-2013, 08:37 PM   #120
SUKXOST
Do you even lift, bro?
 
SUKXOST's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE Camaro
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Sumter, SC
Posts: 3,160
build is looking good man
__________________
My 1LE (645WHP/597WTQ) build/journal Thread:
1st ever 1LE COTW http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=255461
SUKXOST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 01:36 AM   #121
OzzySS

 
OzzySS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/1LE, 2004 Cavalier
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: jax, FL
Posts: 1,331
thanks...saw you did the red lights for the DIC. i still haven't done it myself, i feel like i'm gonna break that gauge bezel when i'm trying to pop it off...got any tips for that?
__________________
Build thread linked in the pic...


OzzySS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 10:55 PM   #122
OzzySS

 
OzzySS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/1LE, 2004 Cavalier
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: jax, FL
Posts: 1,331
newb and i got the pfadt tri-y's installed this morning...took just under 4 hours. loving the new sound...couple of minor issues tho.
- immediately threw a CEL, even though the thread announcing the pre-orders said they wouldn't throw codes. not a huge deal, at this point i was planning to tune afterwards anyway...
- fitment wasn't as great as advertised. it was still good, but there was a firewall bolt underneath that was going to be beating the passenger side cat (fixed with a hacksaw blade), and there's a little nub on the steering that's rubbing the driver's side rear tube when i turn. so i'm about to go fix that.
these fitment issues could be things caused just by every car being a little different, and are still relatively minor in the long run, but newb said he didn't have anything like that with his kooks.
oh well, i'm not unhappy. should be an easy fix. and i still saved ~$150 going this route.
pics and vids will follow soon.
__________________
Build thread linked in the pic...


OzzySS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 10:57 PM   #123
OzzySS

 
OzzySS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/1LE, 2004 Cavalier
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: jax, FL
Posts: 1,331
also, big thanks to Newb for providing the knowledge this morning! it would have taken me considerably longer, since i'd never done headers myself, and the only photo in the instructions was showing to knock off the nub prior to putting the HFCs on
__________________
Build thread linked in the pic...


OzzySS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 11:03 PM   #124
OzzySS

 
OzzySS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/1LE, 2004 Cavalier
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: jax, FL
Posts: 1,331

passenger side...


driver side...


this was just close enough to be annoying...and not enough room to work a whole hacksaw, so i had to use just the blade


__________________
Build thread linked in the pic...


OzzySS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 11:08 PM   #125
tramtwo


 
tramtwo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: N'Awlinz
Posts: 6,306
Kewl... I had to slide the rubber boot up on the steering knuckle to keep my dynatechs from burning it up. You could run with that cell without hurting anything.

Bet you are really loving the sound now!!!!

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
__________________
tramtwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 11:13 PM   #126
OzzySS

 
OzzySS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/1LE, 2004 Cavalier
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: jax, FL
Posts: 1,331
Quote:
Originally Posted by tramtwo View Post
Kewl... I had to slide the rubber boot up on the steering knuckle to keep my dynatechs from burning it up. You could run with that cell without hurting anything.

Bet you are really loving the sound now!!!!

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
Hell yea I love the sound...just took a closer look and I'm gonna have to do the same thing with my steering issue, I think...I thought my steering felt different, turns out it's the whole rubber piece rubbing, not just the metal nub...
Attached Images
 
__________________
Build thread linked in the pic...


OzzySS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 11:27 PM   #127
tramtwo


 
tramtwo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: N'Awlinz
Posts: 6,306
I moved the outer boot and that was good enough... you may just want to dimple the header.... won't change performance.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
__________________
tramtwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 11:28 PM   #128
OzzySS

 
OzzySS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/1LE, 2004 Cavalier
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: jax, FL
Posts: 1,331
i'm emailing pfadt now, gonna see what they suggest. obviously this is a bigger issue than i first suspected...
__________________
Build thread linked in the pic...


OzzySS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 11:30 PM   #129
tramtwo


 
tramtwo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: N'Awlinz
Posts: 6,306
Some of the cars have fitment issues because the engine can be too much to one side by about a half inch.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
__________________
tramtwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 11:32 PM   #130
OzzySS

 
OzzySS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/1LE, 2004 Cavalier
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: jax, FL
Posts: 1,331
yeah...if it was a half inch to the passenger side, everything would be fine there...but below, the passenger side was the harder install, lol...
__________________
Build thread linked in the pic...


OzzySS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 01:59 AM   #131
newb

 
newb's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: DMV
Posts: 1,401
Glad to help. It was a lot easier with a lift than in my driveway on ramps. I love the look of the tri-y's. looking forward to hearing it one time WOT and comparing to my kooks. I will say my kooks did fit slightly better but that could have been my car vs yours. Get that steering boot figured out so we can go open them up. Lol
__________________
Delivered 21 Jan 2013

newb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 02:05 AM   #132
tramtwo


 
tramtwo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: N'Awlinz
Posts: 6,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by OzzySS View Post
i'm emailing pfadt now, gonna see what they suggest. obviously this is a bigger issue than i first suspected...

hit the headers with a hammer a few times and be done with it... or undo your motor mounts and try to slide it over...
__________________
tramtwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 05:32 AM   #133
OzzySS

 
OzzySS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/1LE, 2004 Cavalier
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: jax, FL
Posts: 1,331
Quote:
Originally Posted by tramtwo View Post
hit the headers with a hammer a few times and be done with it... or undo your motor mounts and try to slide it over...
Already planning on the hammer tomorrow, just wanna hear it from pfadt too
__________________
Build thread linked in the pic...


OzzySS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 05:56 AM   #134
newb

 
newb's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: DMV
Posts: 1,401
Quote:
Originally Posted by OzzySS View Post
Already planning on the hammer tomorrow, just wanna hear it from pfadt too
Way too much money for me to beat with a hammer. Sorry but for that much dough, I shouldn't have to beat anything.
__________________
Delivered 21 Jan 2013

newb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 06:20 AM   #135
OzzySS

 
OzzySS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/1LE, 2004 Cavalier
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: jax, FL
Posts: 1,331
Quote:
Originally Posted by newb View Post
Way too much money for me to beat with a hammer. Sorry but for that much dough, I shouldn't have to beat anything.
not saying i don't agree, but i also shouldn't have a rubbing issue. but, like you said,...i'm a guinea pig at this point...
__________________
Build thread linked in the pic...


OzzySS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #136
OzzySS

 
OzzySS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 2SS/1LE, 2004 Cavalier
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: jax, FL
Posts: 1,331
well, not sure if tapping it with a hammer or just re-seating the steering made it clear, but it's no longer touching...there was no room to really swing my little ball-peen, so i'm leaning towards the re-seating.
so here's a vid to celebrate!
__________________
Build thread linked in the pic...


OzzySS is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
1le, 2013, npp, ozzyss, rally yellow

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.