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Old 08-31-2013, 07:32 PM   #120
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I've been really busy with the mods this month, It's actually been hard to keep track of the ones I've been doing. I had my car in the auto shop, replacing the stock trailing arms and sway bars with BMR TA's and Sway bars. I opted not to convert my suspension to FE4 because I am not that big of a road racer. I am a spirited driver at best, and I only wanted to tighten up the body roll in my car.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:25 PM   #121
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Today I installed my Halo Angel Eye Fog light kit from Diode Dynamics, and I am 100% impressed and satisfied with this kit. Here is a video and some pictures of the different colors :

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Old 09-21-2013, 03:07 PM   #122
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Nice job on the suspension mods man, hope to do the same thing one day. Dont know why it took me so long to realize this was your car haha
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #123
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Nice job on the suspension mods man, hope to do the same thing one day. Dont know why it took me so long to realize this was your car haha
LOL no worries man. I think it's the fact that my picture signature is very old that throws some people off.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:29 PM   #124
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LOL no worries man. I think it's the fact that my picture signature is very old that throws some people off.
Haha. Seeing all of the parts you already have is making me even more anxious to get all of mine.

Looking at that DIY LS3 cam install on this forum is also making me realize a bunch of extra tools I need to buy for this, torque wrench(s), 24mm socket (dont know that any of mine go up that high), snap ring pliers and bench vise for the trunnion upgrade, fuel line disconnector, probably more that im forgetting. I have to remember i dont live with my dad like I used to so I dont have his 50 years of tools that he has accumulated lol.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:24 PM   #125
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Haha. Seeing all of the parts you already have is making me even more anxious to get all of mine.

Looking at that DIY LS3 cam install on this forum is also making me realize a bunch of extra tools I need to buy for this, torque wrench(s), 24mm socket (dont know that any of mine go up that high), snap ring pliers and bench vise for the trunnion upgrade, fuel line disconnector, probably more that im forgetting. I have to remember i dont live with my dad like I used to so I dont have his 50 years of tools that he has accumulated lol.
I have accumulated a lot of parts, so you can imagine how I feel when I open up my closet and see thousands of dollars worth of cam parts sitting around collecting dust. Then I see guys making 470-480 rwhp, and I keep getting anxious to get mine done lol.

As far as the cam swap goes, I couldn't bring myself to do it. As much as I would want to try to tackle it just to learn more about the car, and save some money, there's too many specialty tools involved and I would need someone who is very knowledgeable there to help me with the swap when it comes to the valve springs, pushrods (measuring pushrod length, PTV clearance, and degreeing the cam), and there's almost no one around here that is familiar with LS engines like that. So it's off to PCM of NC I go while I'm in school for 2 months to get it done by them.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:28 PM   #126
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Well, I can finally scratch another part off my list of cam swap parts. My PCM '545' camshaft came in today :
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:31 PM   #127
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I also changed out my Magnaflow Competition Series resonator with the Summit racing X pipe about a week ago. While there is some raspyness because I switched to an x pipe, the exhaust note is killer when cruising at low speeds, and at idle. I can't wait to hear how the car sounds with the cam :
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:21 AM   #128
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Nice dude! My cam should be in this week! That's gonna sound so killer once it's all together, with the cut outs open and closed!
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:24 PM   #129
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Nice dude! My cam should be in this week! That's gonna sound so killer once it's all together, with the cut outs open and closed!
You have cutouts? Or are you talking about mine? Because I took mine off and sold them lol. I loved having them, but they had a slight leak while they were closed, and I tried 3 different ways to seal them up, all to no avail. So I took them off and sold them, then ended up going with a magnaflow comp series and added the x pipe.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:46 PM   #130
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You have cutouts? Or are you talking about mine? Because I took mine off and sold them lol. I loved having them, but they had a slight leak while they were closed, and I tried 3 different ways to seal them up, all to no avail. So I took them off and sold them, then ended up going with a magnaflow comp series and added the x pipe.
Oh I was talking about yours. Ive heard of a lot of people having leaks. Sucks, but you cant cut corners. I wouldnt be able to live with the leak either.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:59 PM   #131
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I'll let you know how that new setup sounds once my headers and cam get installed in November. I'm expecting it will be just a tad louder lol.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:33 PM   #132
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I'll let you know how that new setup sounds once my headers and cam get installed in November. I'm expecting it will be just a tad louder lol.

You changed your exhaust again? Or are you talking about your current setup? Looks like we are all about to get a cam put in around the same time frame, should be interesting and exciting to say the least.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:37 PM   #133
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I think we have the same setup now regarding cats back.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:50 PM   #134
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I think we have the same setup now regarding cats back.
Yea, we do. It just took me 4 different exhaust configurations to finally figure out how I wanted my car to sound, lol.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:28 PM   #135
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I don't have any pictures for this update...but I am too excited to not post about it. Ordered my PRC 255cc LS3 6 bolt cylinder heads today from Texas Speed and Performance. They only had one set left in stock, and as soon as they told me that, I pulled the trigger. It seems like I keep adding parts to my setup, but I am VERY close to having everything lol. At this point now, the only things I am missing are :

GM Head gaskets
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Joe Gibbs LS30

I may run into issues with my pushrod length (7.400 manley Chromoly) with the mill job on the heads, but that's no major issue as it can be resolved during the install. More to follow when I get my heads in the mail.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:01 AM   #136
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Dude, I just read this whole thread. You've come a long way, keep up the good work and good luck with the cam install!
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