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Old 08-20-2013, 11:40 PM   #15
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I am certainly glad that I did not proceed extensive mods (such as long-tube headers and high-flow cat-back) before deciding to go with the TT Kit - turns out that there are specific implications on the TT kit that either replace or restrict specific upgrades.

For example, I was in the process of selecting new headers and cat-back products when I discovered in this thread that the AGP Kit would not be compatible with the headers that I initially selected and furthermore, was recommended to stick with the stock exhaust. Basic concept was that even beyond the incompatibility to the base kit, the minimal HP gains from the exhaust are dwarfed by the increases from the TT.

Given that the cost of a good header and cat-back exhaust is close to $2K, that is a bunch of $$$ saved. Even my CAI will be replaced by the twin CAI's in the TT Kit, so lesson learned here is: Establish your upgrade plan early, especially bigger decisions like blower or turbo, which will dictate an entire mod path...
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:56 PM   #16
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i have always loved the black and green look, looks amazing man!!! TT time!!!
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:32 PM   #17
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Is there a specific reason you went for caliper covers over just getting the brembos powdercoated in Synergy Green?
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:07 PM   #18
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Thanks kold.

The only reason for the caliper covers was that I wanted to see the green trim on the car before committing. Same with the hood stripes - they are removable. Now that I know I like the trim style, I will convert to painted.

Ironically, I just received the paint from UPS today, so this weekend will be painting the Brembos (have to showcase that logo!). The rims need an update too - the black plastidip is fading...
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:19 AM   #19
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First dyno runs today at the speed shop to get a baseline prior to the AGP TT Install, which is slated for the end of the month. With only 2,200 miles on it, although I have driven fairly spirited, I had never taken it to red line. I must say it was a little nerve-wracking. I know all of you dyno-veterans out there will scoff, but try to remember your first ever dyno...

The runs were clean but showed some issues on gas quality - we will take one more baseline when I take it in for the install and I will have some premium 92 from Shell rather than the 92 from the station down the street.

The sound was thunderous, and I had a grin so wide I thought my head would topple. Recommend headphones and crank it heheheh.



Next stop...650 RWHP + Cam upgrade...
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:14 PM   #20
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Very excited - Alex emailed to report that the AGP TT Kit and the Cam were ordered, so now just awaiting parts delivery dates to set the date to take it in for the install.

The Cam selected Livernois Motorsports L92 Stage 2C:
Intake duration is 224
Exhaust duration is 236
Intake/ Exhaust lift is .620
Lobe Seperation 117

Apparently this is the same cam Kevin at AGP is running in his own car and loves it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:34 PM   #21
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Goes in tomorrow!
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:40 AM   #22
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Here are the first round of pictures with the engine dropped. Pretty cool to see how well engineered this engine bay is. The Carbconn guys said only the C5 Camaro designers seem to "get it" by putting the entire wiring harness intact with the drop - all other cars apparently require a tedious process for every bit of wiring and sensor.

In case you are wondering about what that box is hanging just behind the front fender post - it is the control module for the NightOWL LED kit - look it up, it rocks.

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Old 09-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #23
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It's going to be a completely new car when you get it back!
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:00 PM   #24
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While it was off its feet, I had Ed take off the Calipers for painting. I originally bought the SGM caliper covers, but that was just to decide if I liked it. I did. Special ordered some SGM Caliper paint and here is how they look nearly completed. Will post pics of them mounted when I get the car back from the shop.

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Old 09-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #25
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Looking good man keep up the great work
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #26
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Looks awesome so far. Sounds great too!
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:23 PM   #27
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Rather than re-posting, here is the Install Thread that captures the sordid story of the install and tune. Required a lot of time and tuning and still some open issues. As of this post, I am beginning to perform logging for offline analysis to attempt to isolate an issue with hitching at low RPMs (< 3,000 RPM).
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