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Old 06-29-2011, 07:07 PM   #76
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I'm dying to find out.... Please keep us updated!
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:35 PM   #77
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ONE AWESOME CAR Journal!!! Thank you for all the work. I am waitng on my Vararam Intake and RX Catch Can. After reading your story on the Vararam intake I feel better. My question is now that you have had the Vararam intake on for about a month what do you think? Also if you dont mind me asking how much is a tune?
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:20 PM   #78
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ONE AWESOME CAR Journal!!! Thank you for all the work. I am waitng on my Vararam Intake and RX Catch Can. After reading your story on the Vararam intake I feel better. My question is now that you have had the Vararam intake on for about a month what do you think? Also if you dont mind me asking how much is a tune?
Thanks I'm still loving the Vararam intake - I never did resolve the dyno issue but I know in my butt dyno it is giving me more than I had with my Injen and no tune. The tune itself was $400 plus the $200 for the cable which I bought - If you are thinking about adding LT headers further down the line (which I am) then it is worth it as you'll need it to remove the CEL code which LTs throw. Also if you buy the cable then you pretty much get free tunes when you need one.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:06 AM   #79
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dude - update your garage with the new pics and mods....
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:50 AM   #80
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dude - update your garage with the new pics and mods....
Done.



Appointment set for Friday at Barnett Pinstriping to get my pace car flat black rally stripes installed.

Pictures to follow........
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:35 PM   #81
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August 2011 - Flat Black Pace Car Rally Stripes Installed

Thanks to Barnett Pin Striping who did a great job. For anyone wanting to get vinyls installed - a word of caution: Do not buy stripes online - these guys would provide and install (and warranty the product) for cheaper than you can buy/install them separately. Also half way through installation they noticed the stripes had waves in them due to incorrect packaging/shipping - they don't look too bad; however I may get Barnett to replace the hood stripes in the near future.





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Old 08-19-2011, 04:42 PM   #82
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I've been on the fence about changing my stripes to flat black. It looks really good on your car!
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:11 AM   #83
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photos look good. can't wait to see it in person.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:35 PM   #84
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September 2011 - Cup Holder Lighting Installed

Bought the matte black panel with "a bit more blue" led from 'sjmautoprod'. Very happy with the results though I may add a bit of rubber striping on the edges to get a more snug fit.

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Old 09-10-2011, 10:07 PM   #85
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September 2011 - Fender Bender

So driving home on Thursday and some jerk tries to fill the spot I am driving in with his car. He ends up side swiping my baby





Car was straight into the shop Friday morning and I'm hoping to get her back on Monday.

To try and cheer myself up I ordered her a get well present - BBK Long Tube headers
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:12 PM   #86
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Damn Paul!

That sounds like a good news/bad news story!
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:50 PM   #87
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Just found out something new about my Camaro tonight. She has 2 different size side mirrors. The one on the passenger side is slightly longer than the driver side.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:36 PM   #88
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Got my baby back tonight - She looks as good as ever. BBK LT's have been shipped and hope to get them by Friday so I can get them installed at the weekend
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:38 PM   #89
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Just found out something new about my Camaro tonight. She has 2 different size side mirrors. The one on the passenger side is slightly longer than the driver side.
Are they all like that or is yours different? I never really noticed a difference.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:15 PM   #90
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Are they all like that or is yours different? I never really noticed a difference.
Apparently they are all like that - I only noticed when I was inspecting the work from the body shop. They had to replace the passenger side mirror and I noticed the difference in size while I was checking it out - I made the guy bring out my old one as I was convinced he'd ordered the wrong one ! It was exactly the same
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #91
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That damage wasn't as bad as I thought it would be from hearing you tell the story.

Can't wait to tear into it this weekend for the header install...
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:54 PM   #92
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That damage wasn't as bad as I thought it would be from hearing you tell the story.

Can't wait to tear into it this weekend for the header install...
Hey it's my baby, I can exaggerate if I want ! lol

It's not clear from the photos but the metal was creased, particularly on the wheel arches.

Yep can't wait to get the headers on and feel some more power !
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:04 AM   #93
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September 2011 - BBK LT Headers


Newest addition to the car

BBK LT Headers (Silver Ceramic Coated) part #40410

About 6 hours of installation with the help of BACH in his garage - thanks man, I owe you big time.

I've woken the beast Superb sound and a definite boost in the seat of the pants - just need Vince to send me an updated tune and I'll be good to go.

Oh and no CEL..........yet

I will post a video of before & after later on today.

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:04 PM   #94
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Oh and no CEL..........yet


With Vince's tune I don't think you will.

Look forward to the video!
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:13 PM   #95
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With Vince's tune I don't think you will.

Look forward to the video!
I wondered that myself - I guess if I reload the stock tune then I'll find out The 13HP tune must change some settings that stop the CE coming on.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:23 AM   #96
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Too busy driving to post a video???


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Patience grasshopper !

I started to record one yesterday but my neighbors were in their front yards so I only recorded the cold start. I am off sick today so have taken advantage and just recorded one - Once I get it uploaded I will post it below.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:23 AM   #98
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September 2011 - BBK Long Tube Headers Installed

Here is a video I recorded after I'd installed my Vararam - BEFORE Installation of the BBK LT's:



And a new video taken AFTER Installation of the BBK LT's:

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Old 09-26-2011, 06:37 PM   #99
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Sounds a little meaner for sure!
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:33 PM   #100
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November 2011 - SS 2.5" Mid pipes Installed


Forgot to take pics of them uninstalled but may take an updated video and post it soon. I swung by Meineke in Katy and got him to weld in my donor SS pipes (thanks BACH ! )

They are installed right behind my BBK LT high flow cats and welded up to my MRT V2 axle back to complete a full 2.5" system. I was quoted $125 for the work but once he got going he soon realized that the SS pipes I had were too short to simply slip straight in so he ended up having to fab some additional 2.5" pipe and weld it in. I ended up paying $305.

The sound is more aggressive and my butt dyno says it has more poke too, so all in all I am a happy man.
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