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Old 05-24-2011, 08:38 PM   #99
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soo i got my fox mat today and it was worth the 50bucks i took off the side panels and put them all over the metal thanks for the mod idea!!!
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:16 AM   #100
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soo i got my fox mat today and it was worth the 50bucks i took off the side panels and put them all over the metal thanks for the mod idea!!!
Glad I could help. I found that doing the whole trunk and underside of the rear deck helps with the sound system more so than getting rid of drone. Though, I only really get drone at like 2K in 6th gear (75 ish mph)
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:20 PM   #101
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Heritage Grille

So that $400 I was going to put towards suspension.......well it is now $235. I picked up a used heritage grille from blazzin1, I picked his grille up for $165 shipped. So score on my end. I have been wanting a heritage grille for a while now, though never really put the idea past "that would look nice". Not that I don't like my T-Rex grille, I do. It just bugs me a bit that I can see the stock grille underneath. But that's fixed now, so moving on.

The grille is not primed nor painted. But I figure this would be a great time for a DIY project. I'm pretty comfortable painting things and I have a semi dust free area that I can paint in so that's good. Now what I'm torn between is either:

A) gloss black

B) flat black

C) Screw painting lets just Plasti-Dip the whole thing

I feel that gloss black will just blend in with the rest of the front end, which I might actually want. Then I'm worried that I'd prefer the contrast of satin/flat black. I put plasti-dip on there as a possibility because it is a cheaper and easier way to get the satin black look (and its really fun to use).


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Old 05-25-2011, 05:33 PM   #102
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First, I want to apologize for being a post whore. But that aside....

Earlier today, Pedders gave away 23 sets of their RLCA fix. LINK I was lucky enough to get a set

So yea, those are being added to my ever growing list of "need to be installed" mods. Which really stinks because all next week I will be in Key West SCUBA diving and then I get 24 hours before I head to Johns Hopkins for a month. That'll make the month of June the longest I have ever been away from my car I mean I started freaking out when Grabiak had her for a week, don't know how I'm going to go 4 weeks. I'll probably just set up a webcam in the garage and watch her all day. Kidding. Well kind of kidding, it is a pretty good idea.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:36 PM   #103
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I was looking at your mod list above. I'd definitely do the lowering springs first followed by the sway bars. Doing the suspension mods really make the car feel like it has more power because you can take better advantage of the power you already have. You can really take the turns a lot faster with much reduced body lean. Also, the drop springs make the car look a LOT better!

You're doing some very cool things with your car. I'm looking forward to see what you do with the grill. I have been on the fence about a heritage grill for quite a while.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:43 PM   #104
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I was looking at your mod list above. I'd definitely do the lowering springs first followed by the sway bars. Doing the suspension mods really make the car feel like it has more power because you can take better advantage of the power you already have. You can really take the turns a lot faster with much reduced body lean. Also, the drop springs make the car look a LOT better!

You're doing some very cool things with your car. I'm looking forward to see what you do with the grill. I have been on the fence about a heritage grill for quite a while.
I am pretty much set on getting the drop springs next, but I just can't decide on what drop I want. First the 1" all around drop looks great, but it just didn't scream *me me me buy me buy me*. Then, I saw that Apex was offering the split drop 1.4"/1", and this drop I fell in love with. The aggressive stance, the rake, everything. Now, right when I'm all set and made up my mind Tag gives me a break down on suspension. Then I'm going, hmmm after I add my bushings is the rear end going to be too high up? So that made me think of going with Tag's set up of 1"/1.4". It's really just coming down to me being indecisive.

I'll be sure to post the DIY install of the grille. I mean worst case scenario is I don't like it and can flip it for what I bought it for, or even take a little bit of a hit. Got to pay to play right?
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:56 PM   #105
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I am pretty much set on getting the drop springs next, but I just can't decide on what drop I want. First the 1" all around drop looks great, but it just didn't scream *me me me buy me buy me*. Then, I saw that Apex was offering the split drop 1.4"/1", and this drop I fell in love with. The aggressive stance, the rake, everything. Now, right when I'm all set and made up my mind Tag gives me a break down on suspension. Then I'm going, hmmm after I add my bushings is the rear end going to be too high up? So that made me think of going with Tag's set up of 1"/1.4". It's really just coming down to me being indecisive.

I'll be sure to post the DIY install of the grille. I mean worst case scenario is I don't like it and can flip it for what I bought it for, or even take a little bit of a hit. Got to pay to play right?
I completely understand about being indecisive. It's a lot of money to spend and often your succession of mods depends on what you select now. The most important thing is to have fun while you're doing it! Your car is looking great!
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:21 PM   #106
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Well I pulled the trigger: bought 1.4"/1" lowering springs from Apex Motorsports. Glad I did it, I was really getting tired of sitting around going back and forth on the springs. Now I get to play the fun one month long waiting game to get all of my new toys installed.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:03 PM   #107
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:15 AM   #108
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Vmax throttle body?

Right so my entire life I've been pretty lucky. My junior year of high school I won concert tickets off of DC101 roughly every month. Ended up getting to know the DJs really well and what not. But that's beside the point. What I was getting at is that I got lucky this morning. VERY lucky, and no I didn't get pulled over or anything. This was something Camaro5 related. I was doing my usual, checking the new posts while at work thing when I came across this thread --> LINK. All I can say is , I know that's not actually saying anything, but you get the point. I really can't thank bad55nomad enough for doing this swap. So if you're reading this THANK YOU. Thank you so so much. I know that you're doing it because you need to get back to stock, but I really do appreciate it. Like, really really appreciate it.

So I guess I need to add a Vmax ported TB to my mod list. If I wasn't diagnosed before this about settles it. I've got 5GMD, that's 5th Gen Mod Disorder for those playing along at home. See Spymasters thread --> LINK
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:58 PM   #109
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+1 on the 5MGD... just not as far along as you!
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:16 PM   #110
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Hey guy,
Are you coming to the Erie Buffalo Wild Wing meet the Saturday at 1PM?
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:52 PM   #111
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Hey guy,
Are you coming to the Erie Buffalo Wild Wing meet the Saturday at 1PM?
Unfortunately no Bill. I'll be moving all my stuff into my temporary housing place at Johns Hopkins all weekend.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:02 PM   #112
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I really like what you've done with your ride so far. Very tastefully done, and the XM antenna relocation was a great idea.
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