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Old 02-05-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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Making a plan and getting work done?

I've been looking at all the things I would like to do to my car for a couple months now, but I'm most definitely not extremely savvy when it comes to engines and doing the work myself. I've seen people around the boards talking about speaking with a shop and laying out a long-term plan for their car and all, so they know what they're going to do exactly.

When I'm not away in Oklahoma for school I live about halfway between Houston and Dallas on i45, so either area is an option, and I even have family just north of Houston I can stay with.

So does anyone have any shops in those areas that wouldn't mind emailing back and forth to lay out a plan that I can follow over the course of a few years? (If they'll even want to talk that far into the future, but I'm waiting for my warranty to be up before I do to much.) Also, any places that are reputable for in depth work on a Camaro?
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:43 PM   #2
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There are plenty of places.
What kind of work are you talking about? Just bolt ons, or Hi-end blue-printing and such?
Most of the bolt ons can be done with a few simple tools and the advice on this forum.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:49 PM   #3
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Once the warranty is up I'd like to look into headers, cam, tune, etc. For now just CAI and stuff that won't void the warranty.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:13 PM   #4
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I installed my own headers, CAI and tune. I plan on doing the Cam this spring when it won't kill me to be outside for long hours. I could help you out with tips once you decide to tackle the project on your own. I just hope you have a daily driver!
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:16 PM   #5
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I'm not planning on modding outside of it being a daily driver. Cam is still up in the air too, that's why I'd like to talk to a shop or something to figure out what I want to do. I've heard that a cam can still be a daily driver, but I'm unsure. My knowledge of engines is minimal, so doing my own work is difficult. lol
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:44 PM   #6
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You can cam a DD, just depends on how aggressive you want the cam to be.
Also a cam is a major undertaking, whereas headers are pretty easy to do yourself, the hardest part is getting the car up high enough if you do not have access to a lift.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:45 PM   #7
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No access to a lift, unfortunately. Well, I could probably use a family friend's, but I'm not sure if he'd help or not.

The cam would also be a ways down the road, gotta save for a while. Since the car is an L99 I'd also have to decide on an LS3 conversion or find a good VVT (I think?).
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:58 PM   #8
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You can do headers with jack stands, but sometimes it can be tricky.
Good news is these cars have a decent amount of room to work with.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:01 PM   #9
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Still not sure I trust myself enough to do it.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:09 PM   #10
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ADM in Lewisville is the only place I would take my car for any type of Engine work. Andy knows his stuff and will set you up for sure.
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As for the CAI look into the one ADM sells. Very easy to install with step by step instructions.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:37 PM   #12
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As for the CAI look into the one ADM sells. Very easy to install with step by step instructions.
Yes, ADM is great and in your area (sorta). Give them a call and he will work a plan out for you.
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