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Old 10-14-2011, 03:41 PM   #26
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Good luck! I had the muffler shop just cut off my stock tips and put those on the end of the straight pipes for now.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:48 PM   #27
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Congradulations but you guys are kiiiiiiling me with the upgrades to an SS Everytime I see one of these threads it make me want to take every mod off my car and take her in only after 10 months. I am trying very very hard to not regret my 6 when I let the beauty take over my mind not even truly thinking what my ultimate goal was going to end up being.

but oh well.. I guess we live and learn. You did the right thing

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Old 10-14-2011, 03:51 PM   #28
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That's what I'm doing...Cheap!
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:56 PM   #29
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bmorecam - I kept my V6 for 2 years and 3 months - 41600 miles. I don't think I would have even truly considered moving to an SS if the Aisin AY6 tranny wasn't such a piece of crap or if I really had other options for replacing the transmission with something better. I was headed down the same road I was on when GM replaced the first trans at 13k miles and I got tired of being on that one way road with no off-ramps. :(

The V6 certainly wasn't a bad car at all and I actually really enjoyed driving it when the transmission worked right.
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:57 PM   #30
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That's what I'm doing...Cheap!
Cheap is good sometimes...helps offset the fuel costs of an SS (when I can't keep my foot out of it). One of these days I may do the "how low can my mileage go" driving for a tank of gas.

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Old 10-25-2011, 11:25 AM   #31
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Ugh...1300 miles and the first problem. No HEAT!

It's not like it's cold out here in Houston but I figured I'd run the heat this morning to clear the fog off the windshield. No go. Nothing but ambient air temp (~70deg) with the temp knob cranked on HOT! Ok, maybe it was just because I had it on defrost. Nope! Put it on floor and then dash but never had any hot air coming out at all. My 2010 could roast marshmellows when I cranked the heat and fan onto high. Guess I'm heading to the dealership later this week.

Really hoping it's not the heater core because I've read through the threads on replacing it and I really didn't want my windshield and dash taken out just to repair/replace the heater core.

Not happy.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:07 PM   #32
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What the hell...

So I went out at lunch and fired up the heater just to make sure I wasn't going crazy before I called the dealership and it worked perfectly - frigging hot air.

Ugh...I don't need odd electrical bugs in this car...I already own a Ford.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:52 PM   #33
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I had no idea man...just found this thread. Congrats and subscribed.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:13 PM   #34
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Thanks Russ. I made a brief appearance at the Texas Camaro Nationals with it (didn't run it because I had less than 200 miles on it at the time). Was only there for a couple of hours, most of it spent watching the track guys clean up the oil spills from the blown motors.

BTW: That last video you posted in your thread...holy hell your Camaro sounds awesome with that new engine under the hood!! LOVED the smokey take off down the street!
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:25 PM   #35
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Don't you just love electrical gremlins! Hopefully was a fluke. Build looks like going o.k. and nice plans for it I see. Have 350 miles on mine so far but mileage like yours, 17.3 on the first tank and 18.1 so far on the second, same type driving as usual except I am following the breakin proceedure, the part where it says dont lug the motor The m6 and hurst shifter is nice and not a problem in traffic really. I like the power and easy accel over the v6, cant even compare but are two animals. I was in 4th at 1000 rpm or so doing 40, rolled easily into the gas, not much really and doing 60 in no time!
Sat. Sneaks20 is coming over so I can see his 2011 SIM A6 SS. Well compare notes.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:52 PM   #36
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Thanks Russ. I made a brief appearance at the Texas Camaro Nationals with it (didn't run it because I had less than 200 miles on it at the time). Was only there for a couple of hours, most of it spent watching the track guys clean up the oil spills from the blown motors.

BTW: That last video you posted in your thread...holy hell your Camaro sounds awesome with that new engine under the hood!! LOVED the smokey take off down the street!
Thanks bro. You need to come out to the H-Town meeting this weekend.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:00 PM   #37
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NICE!! Vararam is BADASS, glad you are going that route. It is just so different than all the rest except New Era. Just can't beat it. Congrats on the new ride.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:58 PM   #38
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Don't you just love electrical gremlins! Hopefully was a fluke. Build looks like going o.k. and nice plans for it I see. Have 350 miles on mine so far but mileage like yours, 17.3 on the first tank and 18.1 so far on the second, same type driving as usual except I am following the breakin proceedure, the part where it says dont lug the motor The m6 and hurst shifter is nice and not a problem in traffic really. I like the power and easy accel over the v6, cant even compare but are two animals. I was in 4th at 1000 rpm or so doing 40, rolled easily into the gas, not much really and doing 60 in no time!
Sat. Sneaks20 is coming over so I can see his 2011 SIM A6 SS. Well compare notes.
Yeah, I keep having that same problem with acceleration in the SS. Really need to learn to keep it out of Sport mode.

Definitely a different animal than the V6 though. Each one has its own traits that make it a great car. I really loved the handling and balance of the V6 but love the power of the V8.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:01 PM   #39
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Thanks bro. You need to come out to the H-Town meeting this weekend.
Will try to make it out there.

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NICE!! Vararam is BADASS, glad you are going that route. It is just so different than all the rest except New Era. Just can't beat it. Congrats on the new ride.
Definitely liking the Vararam intake...much to the chagrin of the debit card at the gas pump.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:11 PM   #40
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Will try to make it out there.
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Awesome...hopefully we'll see you there.

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Definitely liking the Vararam intake...much to the chagrin of the debit card at the gas pump.
Don't want to hear you whine about the cost of gas. I can barely go long enough to get from one station to the next.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:41 AM   #42
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Awesome...hopefully we'll see you there.

Don't want to hear you whine about the cost of gas. I can barely go long enough to get from one station to the next.


Yeah, I'm sure you are no longer anywhere near the EPA numbers with your current setup.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:32 PM   #43
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I havent seen you around Houston. Always nice to see another synergy camaro around. Mines probably one of the loudest synergys on the block. Though I did have to install headers, x pipe and an exhaust, all from SLP
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #44
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Hmm, loud is good!

Maybe I'll see you around town...
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your in the woodlands area?
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:14 PM   #46
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Nope. Pearland area but work near the Galleria.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:38 PM   #47
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Window tint is done.

Formula One Pinnacle Series Ceramic tint @ 1550 miles. http://www.houstontint.com

15% Rear / side windows.
30% Doors.

Will get pictures up once the tint dries completely.

Thought about doing a windshield visor tint (down to the AS1 line) but the only template their computer system had didn't lay in straight line since the windshield curves and they didn't trust their installers to do a cut free-hand on the window.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:20 PM   #48
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When I had my windows tinted, the shop owner pitched an idea at me for something different than the typical stripe packages everyone has now. I was pretty certain I was going to go with hood spears again but now I'm not so sure. His idea was to use the matte finish paint protection film to cover the raised cowl section of the hood. It would set it off from the rest of the glossy paint on the car but would be a translucent type clear finish that would still allow the green to show through.

So, I took the Camaro in this morning to get it measured by a local company that does the cutting templates used by some paint protection film installers. They are going to come up with some variations and then make them available via their software so that installers can use their cutting plotters to cut out the film. Once the templates are ready, I'm going to go ahead and get the matte film installed. I figure worst case, I can just peel it off if I really hate it.

Going for a design similar to this, minus the part on the fascia around the mailslot, but done so that the green still shows through, just not shiny or fading from front to back.

At least it will be different, whether that is good or bad remains to be seen...

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When I had my windows tinted, the shop owner pitched an idea at me for something different than the typical stripe packages everyone has now. I was pretty certain I was going to go with hood spears again but now I'm not so sure. His idea was to use the matte finish paint protection film to cover the raised cowl section of the hood. It would set it off from the rest of the glossy paint on the car but would be a translucent type clear finish that would still allow the green to show through.

So, I took the Camaro in this morning to get it measured by a local company that does the cutting templates used by some paint protection film installers. They are going to come up with some variations and then make them available via their software so that installers can use their cutting plotters to cut out the film. Once the templates are ready, I'm going to go ahead and get the matte film installed. I figure worst case, I can just peel it off if I really hate it.

Going for a design similar to this, minus the part on the fascia around the mailslot, but done so that the green still shows through, just not shiny or fading from front to back.

At least it will be different, whether that is good or bad remains to be seen...

That should look unique.
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That should look unique.
Yep. We'll see how it turns out.

I almost got "B DFRNT" for my plates but I don't want to stray too far from normal.
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