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Old 02-20-2011, 10:57 PM   #201
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Can't wait to see some more boxes and parts being pulled out of them.

I wonder just how long it's going to take for them to strip it down and build it up.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:22 AM   #202
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Can't wait to see some more boxes and parts being pulled out of them.

I wonder just how long it's going to take for them to strip it down and build it up.
According to them, not long, since they will have every part there they need. I'm trying to be patient...
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:33 AM   #203
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OK, It's not at the shop yet, but this is representative of my engine components...The brands are the same, and my pistons should finally be there for them to gang rape it and get it together...Once they have the pistons, they have to balance the rotating asembly and blueprint everything... I've read about it but.... Basically, I get a sheet that describes the piston to cylinder clearance relative the material and expansion rates etc... There is a whole lot more... I want the block, and for it to be built right...

Believe me, the lack of subject for picture taking is killing me as well...
Aw, ya cheater... Those are "representative parts". We need the REAL Brandi !!!

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:50 PM   #204
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I just decided that after waiting a year, I would take delivery of a spoiler that isn't painted the proper color. I'm getting a black one and I'll paint it myself.

At least that way it'll be ready for the Fest...
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:00 PM   #205
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There ya go. I was going to order the CGM spoiler, but am sort of in a bind right now. If we can get some cash freed up, maybe. I can't wait to see how yours turns out. There are a few pix here and there on the site of the spoilers, but all the cars that have them have the GFX.
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There ya go. I was going to order the CGM spoiler, but am sort of in a bind right now. If we can get some cash freed up, maybe. I can't wait to see how yours turns out. There are a few pix here and there on the site of the spoilers, but all the cars that have them have the GFX.
I plan on doing some substantial paint work down the road, so, I may just paint it myself for now and let the paint shop I choose redo the whole car when I get to that point...
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #207
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I plan on doing some substantial paint work down the road, so, I may just paint it myself for now and let the paint shop I choose redo the whole car when I get to that point...
Does TAG know about this? ...lol
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Does TAG know about this? ...lol
Well I'm sure he will now...




MT 3786 Drag Radials 305/45/18 's on the way from Jegs......Ordering wheels from Nine Ball, Wanted something with a substantially softer sidewall, so the launching hit on the drivetrain isn't so hard....
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:04 PM   #209
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and, thanks to C5's own Nine Ball, I have a pair of Piano Black F14's on the way to mount the tires on... I may end up buying a pair for the front as well... You never know...
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:57 PM   #210
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and, thanks to C5's own Nine Ball, I have a pair of Piano Black F14's on the way to mount the tires on... I may end up buying a pair for the front as well... You never know...
oooooooooohhhh how much they weigh?
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oooooooooohhhh how much they weigh?
I'll find out for sure and let you know...
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:15 AM   #212
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MT 3786 Drag Radials 305/45/18 's on the way from Jegs......Ordering wheels from Nine Ball, Wanted something with a substantially softer sidewall, so the launching hit on the drivetrain isn't so hard....
Guessing these are track only? Since you only bought the rears? What do you plan on running with all the way to Chandler? I need to figure that out still.

Get those in skinnys for the front... haha
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oooooooooohhhh how much they weigh?
Doug, here is the information on the weight of the wheels vs the factory rears.

Forgestar 18x10 = 21 lbs each
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Guessing these are track only? Since you only bought the rears? What do you plan on running with all the way to Chandler? I need to figure that out still.

Get those in skinnys for the front... haha
These are DOT approved but that having been said, I may try to get the wheels and tires in the trunk and have them monuted in Chandler... That is yet to be determined.

My other option is find someone in the Phoenix area that can recieve them and ship the wheels to them, mount them there and then ship them back home after the Fest....
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Doug, here is the information on the weight of the wheels vs the factory rears.

Forgestar 18x10 = 21 lbs each
Factory 20x9 = 33 lbs each

These are DOT approved but that having been said, I may try to get the wheels and tires in the trunk and have them monuted in Chandler... That is yet to be determined.
The only thing to be careful of (I had a long discussion with ForgeLine about the SST wheels which have a similar design which is why I bring it up) is that under "ideal" track conditions with great bite and a lot of TQ/HP these wheel have 10 small attachment points between the center and the rim. You may have the ability to snap one or more of those attachment points. Probably not, but just something to be cognizant of.
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The only thing to be careful of (I had a long discussion with ForgeLine about the SST wheels which have a similar design which is why I bring it up) is that under "ideal" track conditions with great bite and a lot of TQ/HP these wheel have 10 small attachment points between the center and the rim. You may have the ability to snap one or more of those attachment points. Probably not, but just something to be cognizant of.
Was this based on thee massive amount of HP your planning on, or the lesser but still massive amount I'm planning on... there is quite a difference between 1600 and 900, but 900 is still pretty amazing... These are based on a racing wheel, but the cars they are used for are substantially lighter than my 3900 lb Camaro... I've never spoken with anyone at Forgestar....

I guess worse case scenario, I break one and replace them with something designed for pure racing.... that will handle the HP torque....
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:00 PM   #216
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You guys are killing me 1600 hp, 900 hp. I'm excited with 463. I can only hope to see these machines in person one day and hopefully go for a ride. The torque has got to be amazing in these things.
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You guys are killing me 1600 hp, 900 hp. I'm excited with 463. I can only hope to see these machines in person one day and hopefully go for a ride. The torque has got to be amazing in these things.
Bro, 463 is nothing to sneeze at... My Camaro was pretty fast with just the CAI, running a best 12.7 at 113. That was with 375-380 HP...

You car ought to be substantially faster than that, and if your at the Fest, you are more than welcome to go for a ride... You are the first to ask, so you are first on the list if any others want to go... I know Doug is going to take her for a spin (literally) here at some point...in San Antonio one friday night...
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Didnt read as I havent ever read any of the "build" threads but I must say...

I LOVE YOUR DOG!!! (and you have a nice car too! )
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Didnt read as I havent ever read any of the "build" threads but I must say...

I LOVE YOUR DOG!!! (and you have a nice car too! )
Thats Satchmo, he of the big black cheeks, named for Louis Armstrong, one of my all time favorites...
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Well he is beautiful.
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Well he is beautiful.
Thanks, we get a lot of compliments on him, and he is the neighbor hood dog... All the kids love him, and several of our neighbors come over and let him out through the garage when I'm overseas, my wife is at work, and he is home by himself. He loves nothing more than laying in the front yard and watching the world go by....which is what he is doing at the moment...
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Robert, your car is nearing the finish line it looks like. Two random things to comment on.

Why is the fan for the dyno run pointed directly at your licenseplate and not on the side where it can get to the radiator?

I like how in the video the operator is smiling and laughing and then quickly turns serious and whips his head to the left to check the reading. It's like an instant "I'M SERIOUS NAO!!!!" moment.

Please post pics when you can. I like living vicariously through people who get to receive a ton of boxes all at once to open. =)

Congrats on the third Trimester.
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Robert, your car is nearing the finish line it looks like. Two random things to comment on.

Why is the fan for the dyno run pointed directly at your licenseplate and not on the side where it can get to the radiator?

I like how in the video the operator is smiling and laughing and then quickly turns serious and whips his head to the left to check the reading. It's like an instant "I'M SERIOUS NAO!!!!" moment.

Please post pics when you can. I like living vicariously through people who get to receive a ton of boxes all at once to open. =)

Congrats on the third Trimester.
As for where the fan is pointed, optical illusion, plate in a bad spot, I don't know... It'll be moved and put on the factory mounting bracket when I get it back...I have a hide a plate, but it looks like a&& and I can't stand it being off to the side... We have a cop here in town specifically looking for me, as he has stopped me three times already, and there is a cop in the PD that has a 2SS with no front plate... If I get stopped again, I will be paying a visit to the city manager and asking the police chief to explain why his officers are above the law... I also need to insure the plate doesn't interfere with air getting to the intercooler... so, it's the factory mount for me, and it'll cover mostly the front bumper cover... not the air flow areas...

As for Corey, he probably thinks I'm a nut case... He is a lot of fun and has a huge funny side, but is all business when he needs to be...

On a side note,

I just got a box delivered to my casa...

Thanks to Camaro21 (I believe he is the one that mentioned them) for the heads up on the deal for these... Got them through Amazon.com...
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I know Doug is going to take her for a spin (literally) here at some point...in San Antonio one friday night...
Then I am next on the list!?!?!?! Dont leave me out

and be careful when doug gets in it... he wasnt in mine for 5 min before the cops chased us down. haha
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Then I am next on the list!?!?!?! Dont leave me out

and be careful when doug gets in it... he wasnt in mine for 5 min before the cops chased us down. haha
Thats why it will be in San Antonio... he uhm, ah , never mind... It'll be in San Antonio... Could you imagine them impounding and taking possession of this beast...using it as a patrol/pursuit car, heaven help the rare idiot that wants to run when Brandi is behind them...

And Kyle, you know you are on the list... Test drives will be minus the drag radials though... If anyone is going to try to pull the front wheels, it will be me, and if I break something it's on me...
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