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Old 07-22-2009, 10:53 AM   #18
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No dyno with the cam?
The after cam dyno is in post 12.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:53 PM   #19
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Hey, thanks for stopping by NAPA today. Your car was a nice break for us at work for a bit. Looked, and sounded killer man. If we can help you out with anything just let us know.

Thank goodness for On Star
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:37 PM   #20
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Hey, thanks for stopping by NAPA today. Your car was a nice break for us at work for a bit. Looked, and sounded killer man. If we can help you out with anything just let us know.

Thank goodness for On Star
Yeah..that was pretty funny!

For those that haven't tried it...I did an impromptu demo of how OnStar can unluck your car when you've locked the key in the car WHILE THE ENGINES RUNNING! Nice...

It was a pleasure meeting you guys.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:36 PM   #21
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Radar Detector Hardwire Install-Escort 8500

The following install outlines how I hardwired my passport into a power source located in the headliner that is only on when the ignition is on....I did this in my M3 and my wifes 530...and had to do it in my Camaro...I just wish one of you guys had done it first so I had a guide!!!!

***Note...this DOES NOT include a remote control module for the mute...I don't need it as the escort has auto mute.

The picture quality sucks because it was my blackberry, but beggars can't be chosers!

First step is to gain access to the interior of the headliner. Patience is key here as these parts were made to be installed easy...not taken apart easy. All of this can be done without gorilla force...keep that in mind....

First...the tools you'll need:
1. Wire stripers
2. Small flat head screwdriver...I call them 'tweakers'
3. Pliers
4. Regular Phillips head screwdriver

And some 'parts' you'll need (all can be found at Radio Shack):

1. Black phone cord (I used one left over from sat tv install, the cable is round as opposed to flat and that worked out for me)
2. Wire taps (see picture)

Phone cord (notice only TWO wires..red and green...that's all you need)


Wire taps (these worked EXTREMELY well):
http://home.comcast.net/~awmoss/Radar/IMG00104.jpg

Ready...here we go!

First step is to remove the lens from the overhead lights. I started on the right side with a little tweak...then on the left...the towards the middle/front...then back....







Next is the little silver reflector...same process...DON'T MUSCLE IT...be patient...


This next part is the hardest part...the mother of all evils. The white part has to come out and there's two pressure clips holding it in and the clips are towards the front of the car. It would work best if you had two tweakers and a partner lend an extra hand...each of you pushing in one clip. The clips are toward the front of the car and you can depress them by sliding your tweaker in the hole. Look at these pictures...study the part...then reread what I just wrote. This can be a pain to remove...be patient and don't tear up your headliner.





The next part requires your phillips head...remove the two screws you see here...




With the screws out, the entire bezel is ready to come out. This piece is held in place with four clips. This does require some targeted pressure to remove...don't tug on the edges...reach inside the 'hole' you made by removing the light and feel where the clips are and you'll be fine. Pull all four clips out and the piece comes out with wires attached. The pics below will show you what the clips look like and where they are.






Unplug the harness from homelink(if you have it), unplug the onstar mic, and unplug the airbag light.

The only wire that carried constant voltage when the ignition was on, and dropped voltage when the ignition was off was one of the wires for the airbag/seatbelt indicators...so this is the wire I tapped into. I removed some of the wire fabric tape so that I could tap into the pink wire for the power and the black wire for ground.




A picture of the tap...


Tapping in..


All tapped in...


Prepping the phone cord...cut off one end and strip the two wires. Attach the connectors for the taps.


Now PLUG EM IN!
Remember RED GOES TO PINK and GREEN GOES TO BLACK.


Push the plug through the front of the headliner...and funny enough there's a spot that looks like it was made for the cord...fits perfectly. No force here...just gently work it through.


TEST YOUR RADAR DETECTOR BEFORE YOU BUTTON EVERYTHING BACK UP
Now...reverse all the take apart procedures. You'll find it goes together a heck of allot easier than it comes apart.

The following photos aren't great...but they show the finished product.





Gratuitous engine shot...

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Old 08-30-2009, 04:23 AM   #22
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Just wanted to thank you for the detailed description, every thing went as you posted except I had to direct wire mine because I think the tap-ins I bought were too big. Great post and thank you for making it easy.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:36 AM   #23
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Just wanted to thank you for the detailed description, every thing went as you posted except I had to direct wire mine because I think the tap-ins I bought were too big. Great post and thank you for making it easy.
Great to hear! I should have mentioned that the tap ins need to handle small gauge wire as those phone cord wires are super tiny.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:21 AM   #24
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DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE CUT IS ON YOUR CAM AND LSO WHAT HP DID YOU GAIN FROM IT ? ALSO HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING TO THE HEADS ? THANKS JUST TRYING TO GET AN IDEA ! MINE IS GOING UNDER THE KNIFE NEXT WEEK THANKS AGAIN
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #25
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DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE CUT IS ON YOUR CAM AND LSO WHAT HP DID YOU GAIN FROM IT ? ALSO HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING TO THE HEADS ? THANKS JUST TRYING TO GET AN IDEA ! MINE IS GOING UNDER THE KNIFE NEXT WEEK THANKS AGAIN
Cam info: https://www.vengeancerd.com/ecart/pr....624-115%252b3

I'll have to check with Ron...but I don't think we have a dyno with just the cam. We had a dyno before the cam, and one after cam install with ported intake and tb, ud pulleys, matched injectors, and thermostat.
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:13 PM   #26
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For a bad ass ride.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:48 AM   #27
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Local (Jacksonville) Dyno

Looking at some changes to the car...so I thought I would have a baseline dyno done at a local shop. And...yesterday was the first semi-cool day we had here in a LONG time.

First two pulls were only at ~440 rwhp...and I just noticed that I think the tech was coming off the gas before reaching max RPM's.

Anyway...final pull was consistent with what Vengeance saw in ATL...so I've got a good baseline to work from.

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Old 10-01-2009, 02:15 PM   #28
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Good deal Alex!!! Enjoy the new upgrades
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #29
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Installed Pfadt Sport sway bars...

http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/176

Did not take any before/after pictures...there's plenty out there and there's not much to see.

Installation observations: The old bars can be removed and new ones installed without removing muffles/raising engine/etc. It's a bit like one of those frustrating puzzles...they have to be twisted and turned just so to get them out...and the Pfadts go in a bit easier than the stock comes out. I would HIGHLY recommend leaving the plastic wrapping on the bars so you minimize any marring of the finish on the bars while you're working them into place.

Set rear bar to stiffest setting and I'm pleased with the effect it had on body roll and overall handling. Roads are pretty straight and flat around here, so my impressions are limited to long sweepers for now.
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:41 PM   #30
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tail light trim rings

I decided to begin the process of ridding myself of all the chrome on the car...step one was the tail lights trim rings.

I needed a couple of bits of material....

600 and 800 grit sandpaper
Dupli-color Adhesion Promoter
Dupli-color DA 1605 Flat Black

I pulled the trim rings (pain in the rear, but did not have to remove bumper).
Used 600 grit paper to sand the trim rings...was satisfied when they began to look like brushed aluminum.
Cleaned thoroughly, let dry. Masked off tabs.
Applied 2 light coats of adhesion promoter...10 minutes between coats and 30 minutes before color.
Applied 2 lights coats of flat black, followed by a medium coat (10 minutes between coats)

Let dry and there were some bad spots...I had the spray can too far away and the paint was 'drying' before it even hit the trim ring.

So....waited for 24 hours and wet sanded the rough spots out with 800 grit.
Satisfied, I applied two more coats of flat black. I then followed with clear coat...which gave a glossy appearance I didn't like. I then went over the clear coat with a final coat of flat black.

I'm satisfied with the results...







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Old 10-10-2009, 05:55 PM   #31
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looks great bro , and thanks for the info on the cam .... once again looking great
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:20 PM   #32
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@ your new taillight rings! Awesome!
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:29 PM   #33
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It was great meeting you today! Feel free stop by my cube anytime you are at our shop. The car looks awesome. Your teams did a great job and nice work on your detector too. I'll have to remember this link when I get mine. Take care!
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:12 AM   #34
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Taillamp rings look awesome! So kool that something so simple makes such a huge visual improvement on the car!

Great project! Can't wait to see more about it soon!
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