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Old 01-07-2012, 03:45 AM   #26
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I have my second key at hand every time I am screwing with battery stuff. I had an issue once with my GM truck out in the middle of the Arizona desert. I have never trusted electronic locks after that. To this day I will still crack a window if I am getting out while the key is in the ignition.

Sounds like a beast. Looking forward to more.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:34 AM   #27
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:36 AM   #28
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:38 AM   #29
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I figured out why the car locked me out. With the driveshaft out, there was no resistance which allowed the trans to spin which made the car think I was moving which made the doors lock. You catch all of that? LOL

Here's a quick pic of one of my custom coil covers. It needs to be cleaned.


I installed the Revolution Styling reverse hood kit. I ran into an issue. The Whipple heat exchanger wouldn't allow the hinge to function. You can see here the hinge won't lay flat and the hood would never be able to close.


I decided the best way to fix the issue would be to lower the heat exchanger. I cut the brackets that hold the exchanger on and modified them to allow me to lower it. This also meant I had to relocate the coolant pump.

Brackets before modifying.


One of the bottom brackets I cut, bent, and drilled.


New location of the pump.


Everything relocated.


Reverse hood.



I also installed Fieldgoal's harness and some PW13 bulbs from eBay. I'll be adding a switch so I can controll the fogs.

Stock DRL bulb. You can see, it doesn't match very well.


And the new bulbs. Much better.


Next up will be a ZL1 fuel pump and while the rear is out, Pfadt solid subframe mounts.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #30
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Wow I like the new mods. That hood is bad ass.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #31
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Looks like a forgot to post pics of the Pfadt solid subframe mounts. I also upgraded the upper control arm bushings while it was out.

Stock bushing.


New bushing.


Subframe bushing after I attacked it with a sawzall.


I just cut them and used a dead blow to hammer them out. Oops, I touched the edge a bit with the saw.




Here's some pics of my second defective driveshaft from DSS.




DSS did replace it with a carbon fiber shaft, but would not help with cost of damaged parts such as my brand new exhaust or the rear end that I believe their first faulty shaft messed up.

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Old 08-08-2012, 08:22 PM   #32
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I've made a few upgrades lately. The drivetrain noise that I couldn't seem to get rid of was indeed the rear end. I decided not to rebuild it, but instead replace it with something stronger. I strongly believe the issue was caused from my first defective DSS driveshaft. DSS claims there's no way the driveshaft could mess up the rear. I'm not an engineer, but I have to believe that when a driveshaft is so messed up that it's hitting the heat shield attached to the fuel tank, that could possibly cause damage to a part that is directly attached to the driveshaft. Since DSS refused to take responsibility, I decided to use another company.

I purchased a complete 9" kit from Gforce1320. I went with a Strange center section set up with their S-trac and 3.89 gears. The entire rear including axles and gears have a lifetime warranty.

Here's how the center section was shipped. Very nice way to pack it.


Here's a pic of the housing.


Center section before I painted it.


Just before installing the center section. Side note: the center section does not cover the entire housing, so you may want to rtv a little closer than I did to the inside edge.


One of the axles.


I was able to remove the stock rear by first taking apart everything needed on the passenger side to get the axle out. After that, I unbolted the center section, lowered it a bit, and was able to remove the driver side axle without taking everything apart. The new rear goes in with the axle stubs already attached. I put the driver side axle into the wheel hub before I raised the new rear into place.

This truly is a bolt in rear. No modifying was needed.




New one piece aluminum driveshaft from Dynotech.


Hidden slip yoke. My safety loop still fits.


While I'll was working on it, I decided to go ahead and upgrade to Pfadt toe rods and trailing arms.


And well, why do that without upgrading front and rear sway bars to the Pfadt sports? Oh, new adjustable end links too.




All buttoned up and ready to go.


Also had SLP fading gill stripes added at Camaro Fest.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:38 PM   #33
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Awesome stuff right there, great build thread and a bad ass WHIP to boot!
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #34
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Excellent build! You're going to love it when it comes off the lift. Thanks for supporting our company and choosing Pfadt for your suspension components!
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #35
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I forgot to post pics of the Prothane motor mounts and MTI polyurethane transmission mount that I installed awhile back.

Before the motor mounts, my engine had a lot of movement. The mounts greatly reduced the movement and the car actually shakes less at idle now. I may have had a bad motor mount to begin with.




MTI mount on top, stock on bottom.

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:53 PM   #36
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I haven't been happy with my McLeod RXT clutch since I put it in. It chattered quite a bit when launching the car. I sent it to McLeod once and they said it was out of spec and they rebuilt it. The rebuild didn't help and the clutch had the same problem. So, I decided to replace it. When I pulled the RXT out, I noticed one of the discs didn't seem to be fully contacting the floater plate. I think this may have been my issue. I'm going to send it back to McLeod for a rebuild and then put it up for sale.




I decided to try an RPS dual carbon Street Slayer. This thing is cool. Every surface has carbon on it. They claim it takes six months at 2000 degrees to make the carbon.





The pedal effort on the Street Slayer is more than the RXT, but launching it is silky smooth so far.

I also changed my Barton shifter to an MGW. I liked the Barton, but so far I like the MGW even more. Sorry, I didn't get any pics of the shifter install except looking through a hole in the floor up at the radio.

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Old 08-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #37
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Thanks to a member here, I was able to get a new take off NPP catback and rear diffuser. I also purchased NPP in a box from GM Parts House to control the butterflies.

It's a straight forward install. Remove the stock rear diffuser, remove the catback (Magnaflow Street in my case), install the NPP catback, install new diffuser, and hook up the NPP controller.




Video of first start up before I hooked up the controller.

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...AD6F90E008.mp4

New diffuser on.




Controller.



Hook up for vacuum hose.



Kinda looks like a mess in this pic. Since I have a BAP for my Whipple, I just tapped the vacuum hose going to it. I figure there was no reason to run a whole new hose all the way to the engine. So far, no issues with the butterflies opening due to boost. If I do have an issue, I figure I can add a check valve at any time.



In order to keep the least amount of vacuum hose possible outside the car, I fed the hoses through each side. Here's the place I used on the driver side. Look all the way back. It puts the vacuum hose right at the connection point on the muffler.



I wanted to use the same place on the passenger side, but I already had BAP wires and hose there and there just wasn't enough room for another hose. You can see where I routed it in this pic. It's not ideal since something could be put on the vacuum line in the trunk. However, it's very close the the rear of the trunk and it would have to be something extremely heavy to affect it.



I grounded the controller using the bolt that grounds the main battery wire. Then I ran the power wire to the fuse box in the rear passenger side. I already had the hole drilled from previously wiring up the BAP. This time I tapped the fuse for the stereo amp.



And here's a video testing the controller. I also programmed buttons on my Homelink to control the butterflies so I don't have to use the remotes that came with the kit.

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...E385149A18.mp4


I really like the sound of the exhaust at idle and low RPM. However, with the butterflies open, WOT is a little raspy. If you like Corsa, you will like this. It's not deafening like the Corsa, but sounds similar to me. Keep in mind, I have Kooks longtubes and cats. Closing the butterflies really does cut down on the drone and WOT is much quieter. I also really like the look of the quad tips.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:05 PM   #38
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That's on sweet ride!!!
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:40 PM   #39
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Awesome build. I think you are having fun. Sorry to hear that you had to deal with some faulty parts from multiple vendors. It's annoying doing the labor the 1st time... it really sucks when you have to do it multiple times. Great job sticking with it!
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:20 PM   #40
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My 8.2 run on the speed stop challenge at the Holley LS Fest.

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Old 09-10-2012, 02:21 PM   #41
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All that for a HUD... Wow your insane lol I'd be scared. I like the stitching... How does it look in person? And how did you do it exactly.

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Old 09-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #42
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Few more vids.





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Old 09-14-2012, 12:25 PM   #43
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It's official, I took first place in the Speed Stop Challenge.

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:18 AM   #44
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Here's a crappy pic of the plaque I won at LS Fest.


After one of the runs at LS Fest, I noticed the car didn't sound right, so I stopped racing. Turns out, I blew out a cat and bent some valves.


I took the heads off and had Brian Tooley work his magic. He tested the Patriot Gold valve springs and determined they were junk which is why I had piston to valve contact. I decided that since the heads were off, I might as well put some ported heads back on. Brian hooked me up with his BTR valve springs to ensure proper control of the valves.








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Old 10-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #45
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Good job on winning the start stop, that is bad ass. those are nice looking heads.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:30 PM   #46
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Heads and supercharger are back on. I used the same 7 layer head gaskets that come on the ZR1. I started installing the rockers, but the trunions seemed very loose to me, so I decided to upgrade using the comp kit. The install was much easier than I anticipated. I also started gutting the cats since one was messed up. That was a pain in the ass. Oh, while the supercharger was off, I decided to upgrade the injectors to ID850's. I'm planning to fire it up Friday.








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Old 10-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #47
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I received my jacket a few days ago.

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #48
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I made it to the track last Saturday. My SS is officially a 10 second car on 20" wheels. I did have some wheel hop on this run.



A video from my wife's iPhone.


And here's an inside view.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #49
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Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayum! That is totally bad azz! Wish I could have been there to see it. Thanks for the prompt to check your build thread. I am happy just to see you roll past Ruby in the staging lanes in one of the LSX Fest videos! Congrats!
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:32 PM   #50
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Wow just came across this build thread. Very nice! Love the IOM
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