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Old 09-16-2013, 05:12 PM   #1926
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Is that a vektor?
Yep...Kriss Vector.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:29 PM   #1927
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It took me about 3 weeks to go through this build thread and I must say... Your car is my cars idol!!! By far the best build I have yet to see. The best of the both worlds. Looks and performance. I seen some other members on here had problems with savini wheels. Did you happen to have any issues?
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:42 PM   #1928
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It took me about 3 weeks to go through this build thread and I must say... Your car is my cars idol!!! By far the best build I have yet to see. The best of the both worlds. Looks and performance. I seen some other members on here had problems with savini wheels. Did you happen to have any issues?
Run away! Run far away from Savini wheels.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:17 PM   #1929
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Run away! Run far away from Savini wheels.
Unfortunately... I think it may be a little to late for that. I think I joined this forum a few days too late. seen someone else's thread regarding their experience with savini. Will know more tomorrow whether my order can be canceled. I'd like to think they've resolved their issues since then
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:31 AM   #1930
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It took me about 3 weeks to go through this build thread and I must say... Your car is my cars idol!!! By far the best build I have yet to see. The best of the both worlds. Looks and performance. I seen some other members on here had problems with savini wheels. Did you happen to have any issues?
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Unfortunately... I think it may be a little to late for that. I think I joined this forum a few days too late. seen someone else's thread regarding their experience with savini. Will know more tomorrow whether my order can be canceled. I'd like to think they've resolved their issues since then
Thanks for the compliment. I really wanted to strike a balance between being able to run at the track and looking good enough for street meets and car shows.

As far as Savini goes, they make a great looking wheel, but quality is hit or miss, and their customer service is non-existent.

My wheels turn fine, but the finish started peeling shortly after I received them. Savini assured me that if I sent them back they would take care of it a new finishing technique. They said they would clear powder coat them, and then paint on top of that for a stronger finish. Unfortunately that's not what they did. They simply stripped the finish off and painted over bare metal. When asked about it later, they said that since they'd rushed the job for me they didn't have time to do that process. What?! Are you kidding me? That was the entire reason I sent them back in the first place, and they came back with a worse finish than I sent them with. I just spent the money to have them refinished here locally, and they've been doing fine since.

Also, Savini makes show wheels, not performance wheels. Mine are a whopping 72 (rear) and 69 (front) lbs including tires, though they are 22s. Since I set my car up for the quarter, I have slicks and skinnies for the track.

Savini makes some great looking wheels. If they had better quality control and any kind of customer service they'd be much better off as a company.

I really like some of the wheels by D2 Forged and 360 Forged.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #1931
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Also, Savini makes show wheels, not performance wheels. Mine are a whopping 72 (rear) and 69 (front) lbs including tires, though they are 22s. Since I set my car up for the quarter, I have slicks and skinnies for the track.
72 lbs!
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:58 PM   #1932
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Yep, and with those thin sidewalls they still spin all the way down the street! LOL
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #1933
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Forgot to talk about my weekend. I put the car into a charity event this past weekend benefiting the Houston Firefighters. Lots of great Jeeps, 4X4 trucks, and a variety of other cars. I then dropped it off so ARD could get it ready for Super Chevy next weekend.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #1934
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We're going to try to make it to Super Chevy.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:51 PM   #1935
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We're going to try to make it to Super Chevy.
Nice. Come find me and say hello!
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #1936
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i really love the rear end of your car !
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:03 PM   #1937
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #1938
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Car is ready for Sunday...hope it doesn't rain!
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:48 PM   #1939
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Hope all goes well man
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:49 PM   #1940
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Hope all goes well man
Thanks, but I won't be going after all. I found out that the entire weekend will be bracket racing, and the "5th gen shootout" isn't going to be a shootout at all. We called the track, and beyond the initial track prep, they won't be doing much. That pretty much leaves the big cars out. I think some of our other BCMC members are going out to the car show or autocross, but my car definitely isn't set up for that.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:51 AM   #1941
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Awesome car! Can't wait to meet up & look closer under the hood!
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #1942
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I'll just put this here....
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #1943
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:36 AM   #1944
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I recently added the ACS composite front chin spoiler and side skirts, and I'm very happy with the results. They look great, without going overboard. Just the right accent.

I also added cutouts, and man the sound is amazing! I'll try and shoot a video soon.

I had a great time at the Corvette/Chevy Expo this weekend, and took 1st place again in my class.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:13 AM   #1945
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Looks great man, I plan to get the same or similar skirts and splitter.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:20 PM   #1946
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looks amazing!
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:05 AM   #1947
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Looks great man, I plan to get the same or similar skirts and splitter.
Nice. I like the guys at ACS, and everything I've gotten from them is top notch.

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Old 02-18-2014, 09:16 AM   #1948
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Hey Russ! I've been in awe of your build since I first met ya!! I have Niche Concourse wheels on mine. One of the rears gave me problems a few weeks after I had them put on. Seems the valve stem needed to be tie-strapped down on the inner side. Still not sure what the dealer was trying to explain to me, but they have been fine since. Anyways, just stopping by to admire your build thread once again! Hopefully, I'll get to chat with you duing the Fest in May. Take care, buddy!!
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:35 AM   #1949
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Hey Russ! I've been in awe of your build since I first met ya!! I have Niche Concourse wheels on mine. One of the rears gave me problems a few weeks after I had them put on. Seems the valve stem needed to be tie-strapped down on the inner side. Still not sure what the dealer was trying to explain to me, but they have been fine since. Anyways, just stopping by to admire your build thread once again! Hopefully, I'll get to chat with you duing the Fest in May. Take care, buddy!!
Thanks so much. The Camaro has kind of been on the back burner for a while (life happens). There are a few cosmetic things I want to finish, but for the most part I just want to enjoy driving it now.

Hope to see you and many others at the fest. I think all our badges need to have forum names, so we can all recognize each other.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:48 AM   #1950
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Thanks so much. The Camaro has kind of been on the back burner for a while (life happens). There are a few cosmetic things I want to finish, but for the most part I just want to enjoy driving it now.

Hope to see you and many others at the fest. I think all our badges need to have forum names, so we can all recognize each other.
I like the badge idea! It would definitely help to put a face with the forum name. I'm liking my ACS T4 front splitter and side rockers. Now I'm waiting to get the ACS rear extensions finished up in the paint shop. Then, they will be going on. I'm trying to get the car ready for the S.A. Autorama, the weekend of March 14-16.
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