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Old 01-24-2013, 03:19 PM   #601
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:18 AM   #602
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Ok! Sweet! I was thinking about the superchips VIVID tuner anyways. and the Aeromotive A1000 Fuel pump. looks like ill be the only one with the MRR Wheels. I noticed those are the EXACT same as the Giovanna Kilis. but dished! God i cant wait!!!!
Bro, just like what Tommy said below about the pump, forget that Aeromotive, too many negative things about them. Go with the ZL1 Fuel pump ($265) & the ADM Fuel Pressure Module (roughly $175) and you're good to beyond the ZL1 rated pump of 650 RWHP. That's the route I went with ID850cc Injectors and there's more than enough fuel throughout the powerband. One thing you don't skimp on is sending fuel to the engine or else you'll be fuel starved at certain RPMs. I checked the HPE 650 package, and it's basically the TVS2300 SC system and then they add bells & whistles. Have you priced it out? Because usually with stuff like that it's overpriced with all the mats, badging, headrest etc...Money that can be spent elsewhere to keep your firmly planted to the ground. So before you pull the trigger understand that it's probably a $20K upgrade if not more, and that has a lot to do with the Henny name, but it's a Maggie TVS SC which can be had for about $6K & change. Forget handheld tuners period, when you go with that power you're looking for and then add Meth, you need a tuner, a hand held will not get the most out of your car. You'll use it for clearing codes, trust me on this. I forget where you located since I can't see it from the reply screen, but I'm sure we can find you a great tuner to establish a good rep with. Kronix Kustomz does is no other way So when you're ready to pulled the trigger, let me know.

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To J any updates of your ride?
It should be done tomorrow (Friday) well actually later today. I spoke with Ryne today as he was driving his new 1LE back from San Fran, and as I told you and a few others on here can attest to, he's a perfectionist and you want that in a tuner/engine builder. It seems my JRE Super tensioner would throw the belt when on the dyno, when it would snap back only on certain situations. There's 2 other cars on the forum with similar mods and also CMS customers, and they're using the stock tensioner, but know I dropped $300+ on the JRE one he was determined to make it work, since he had several discussions with Ted during the time it's been there. He shimmed the pulled out about 2mm and problem solved! Or else I would've just gone 8 rib all around, so that saved me about $800. I can't emphasize enough why it's so critical to have a great tuner. So he's calling me in the morning, and I'll probably make arrangements to pick up Saturday or Monday. Keep in mind, the car had the dealership install the Maggie, Extreme Auto Works in Central Cali, and third shop here in Hermosa Beach do the OD Cog & headers, so I wanted CMS to go over the car piece by piece and correct any mistakes and just get to know the car, because they're are the only shop that will ever touch it again because of their reputation working on LS motors, and I emphasized from Day 1 no rush job please. I guess because it's not my DD, and I wanted to go all out with it, that's helped my patience level, especially after I added up all my receipts and saw I could've bought a new ZR1, not ZL1, but new ZR1 Vette. But it's paid off, because I'm 100% confident in Ryne's work and we've built a great friendship in the last month. The dyno numbers he told he achieved just blew me away, as you can tell I had to change my sig, and I'll post them up when I receive them, plus it's a 100% safe & warranted through SLP which is just huge to me, and CMS has now become an authorized SLP install & repair facility because of my car. When you're at that power level, every little thing makes a huge difference, so it really does pay to have someone that cares as much for my car as I do. But the wait is over & the Beast will be unleashed very soon, and I'll be sure to take videos of quite a few different things.


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Don't go with the Aeromotive pump. It's a big pile of shit. Chose a different system like ADM's twin pump system, or even the ZL1 pump WITH the ADM electronics controller along side it.

This will save you many headaches, lol .

Kronix, I can't for you to get your car back homeslice. Good luck. It seems like the guys at CMS are taking care of you, as any good shop would and should.
Couldn't agree more Tommy with your comments on the fuel pump, it's one of the most over looked items on your car and as your HP increases sometimes you forget that you need to upgrade that & injectors, can you do it half-assed or do it right, I always choose the latter. Finding CMS, although I knew of his reputation, and driving the 85 miles to him has been the best choice I've made pertaining to the car, period. And that's why I emphasized with KickAssWelch the importance of a good tuner. Example, the Maggie is supposed to be torqued to a certain number and they found the dealership didn't do it correctly, it's little things like that, that impress me and make my confidence rise knowing I picked the right shop.



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you took my great idea but made it better !!!!!!!! these look great brotha, great job always thinking like a true HT member
I knew you'd dig the mats Leo, since you have something similar.The craftsmanship on these mats it simply top notch, Dean the owner is another perfectionist & very creative person, and he's actually looking into becoming a forum sponsor. So anybody who wants some kick ass, unique mats, Dean's your man! Aside from the skins for the seats, and I was playing on Katzakin's site last night, I believe I'm done, aside from a few Showstopper pieces I have waiting to be installed by me .


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Car keeps looking better and better .
Frid, thanks so much for the compliments! I tried to do it right the first time,as to not backtrack. That's why I emphasized with Pierre about doing his suspension at once, money permitting. Dropping suspension parts to add aftermarket parts, gives you access to other items you'll need or want to add in the future, so it just makes sense to do it.

It's always been my main goal in building a Camaro that stands out from the crowd, and I think that's been accomplished and I dedicated this car to my best friend of 35 years, Timmy Mitchell who passed away in his sleep on 7/26/12 at 45 years of age from High Blood Pressure & Coronary Artery Disease. Growing up I had my Chevy Z28, Iroc & Vette & he had a Screaming Eagle Trans Am, a sweet older Barracuda, and a Pontiac GTA. So we've always been car nuts & speed freaks, and I have a small urn with some of his remains that will always ride with me. I've learned that losing someone that close is extremely difficult, but he taught me to live everyday with a smile & that life is short so enjoy it. He'll always be my co-pilot

So on that note, I should have my car back and I intend to use my GoPro camera and do some nice videos, along with videos of the new cam & engine walk a bouts. The only thing I can see in the horizon is a local paint/customization shop has offered me a sponsorship as I'd like to get a custom paint job, so I have to bring the car over to them when I have it back, as well as contact the editor of 2 well know magazines about running a feature on the car, we'll see if they're serious. Thanks for all the support and motivation to keep making it the best, it's a tough crowd here and it's kept me on my toes, thanks again!!

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:38 PM   #603
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Bro, just like what Tommy said below about the pump, forget that Aeromotive, too many negative things about them. Go with the ZL1 Fuel pump ($265) & the ADM Fuel Pressure Module (roughly $175) and you're good to beyond the ZL1 rated pump of 650 RWHP. That's the route I went with ID850cc Injectors and there's more than enough fuel throughout the powerband. One thing you don't skimp on is sending fuel to the engine or else you'll be fuel starved at certain RPMs. I checked the HPE 650 package, and it's basically the TVS2300 SC system and then they add bells & whistles. Have you priced it out? Because usually with stuff like that it's overpriced with all the mats, badging, headrest etc...Money that can be spent elsewhere to keep your firmly planted to the ground. So before you pull the trigger understand that it's probably a $20K upgrade if not more, and that has a lot to do with the Henny name, but it's a Maggie TVS SC which can be had for about $6K & change. Forget handheld tuners period, when you go with that power you're looking for and then add Meth, you need a tuner, a hand held will not get the most out of your car. You'll use it for clearing codes, trust me on this. I forget where you located since I can't see it from the reply screen, but I'm sure we can find you a great tuner to establish a good rep with. Kronix Kustomz does is no other way So when you're ready to pulled the trigger, let me know.
You guys are all AWESOME!!! I shall be making those changes then! And im in Kennewick, Washington bro!
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:47 PM   #604
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Couldn't agree more Tommy with your comments on the fuel pump, it's one of the most over looked items on your car and as your HP increases sometimes you forget that you need to upgrade that & injectors, can you do it half-assed or do it right, I always choose the latter. Finding CMS, although I knew of his reputation, and driving the 85 miles to him has been the best choice I've made pertaining to the car, period. And that's why I emphasized with KickAssWelch the importance of a good tuner. Example, the Maggie is supposed to be torqued to a certain number and they found the dealership didn't do it correctly, it's little things like that, that impress me and make my confidence rise knowing I picked the right shop.
Absolutely man. People like to skimp on the most important part, and then freak out when their motor blows. It's a hard lesson to learn, but if someone goes forced induction, I always to tell them to go with reputable parts, reputable tuners, and expect to pay what's necessary to get the job done right the first time, or be prepared to pay much more later.

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You guys are all AWESOME!!! I shall be making those changes then! And im in Kennewick, Washington bro!
Anytime man . We're here to help in any way possible to save you potential headaches and tons of money down the road with your future automotive goals.
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It's always been my main goal in building a Camaro that stands out from the crowd, and I think that's been accomplished and I dedicated this car to my best friend of 35 years, Timmy Mitchell who passed away in his sleep on 7/26/12 at 45 years of age from High Blood Pressure & Coronary Artery Disease. Growing up I had my Chevy Z28, Iroc & Vette & he had a Screaming Eagle Trans Am, a sweet older Barracuda, and a Pontiac GTA. So we've always been car nuts & speed freaks, and I have a small urn with some of his remains that will always ride with me. I've learned that losing someone that close is extremely difficult, but he taught me to live everyday with a smile & that life is short so enjoy it. He'll always be my co-pilot

J, Thats just BADASS!!!! Props bro!
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:33 PM   #606
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You guys are all AWESOME!!! I shall be making those changes then! And im in Kennewick, Washington bro!
Just like Tommy said below & above, 99.99% of the people on here are always cool and willing to help, every forum has a knucklehead or two. But this forum has such a wealth of knowledge on it, use it like a training manual. We're more than happy to help in any way we can. I get at least 2-3 PMs a day asking about stuff I've done from people that have never even posted here before, and I'm always happy to help out cause I've done it and can give first hand experiences. What better way to find something out or get a good review on a product, go right to the source. That's why I love the site, Yelp because it's people reviews of everything under the sun.


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Absolutely man. People like to skimp on the most important part, and then freak out when their motor blows. It's a hard lesson to learn, but if someone goes forced induction, I always to tell them to go with reputable parts, reputable tuners, and expect to pay what's necessary to get the job done right the first time, or be prepared to pay much more later.

This is what I mean, you'll get first hand experiences and no BS...And I agree 100% with what Tommy said,, just like in Pierre's thread when he asked about suspension. I did everything under the sun & swapped it all out, so I can tell him what to expect, and why it's important to do as T said above..When you put a bunch of $$ in your car, there's certain things you don't want to go cheap on, suspension being one of them, especially when you're supercharged or have a turbo. You didn't skimp on that so why go for bargain basement parts.



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J, Thats just BADASS!!!! Props bro!
Losing my best friend in July was the hardest thing I ever went through in my life, it's different than say when you lose a grandparent or someone to a lengthy illness, but to get a phone call at 4:17am telling me that my bro is gone sent me on a major downward spiral, especially being out here in Cali & him back home in NJ. I'm sure if you review my thread you'd see I disappeared for a while, I didn't care about anything. I think only 3 or 4 people from here knew about it, Dizzy, Leo, Kurt and I believe Pierre. Dizz & Leo knew first because of the HT thing and we'd text each other about meets & other stuff and when I told them what happened they were both right there for me. Dizzy could relate more because he lost a good bro in the war, but they both offered their support. And I owe a lot to Kurt (ABL) because he's a man of strong faith, and believe me I certainly had no faith at that time, more like hate because why would something like that happen. But he's helped me a lot regain my faith and has made my life a little easier, there's not an hour that goes by that I don't think of my bro. His girl lost everything when he passed, even though they were only together for 3 years, they finally found true happiness and then that had to happen, so I had to be strong for her and his 2 kids, a son that's 19 & a daughter that's 21 from his first marriage. I was a wreck inside, but had to put on a suit of armor for them, and we've all kind of helped each other. When the hurricane rolled through NJ, his girlfriend really lost everything, because she lived in the bottom apartment next to my house, that's how they met BTW.....So her apartment had 4' of water in it, and my bottom floor is just garage & boat house, so since the hurricane I've been letting her stay in my house, I figure my bro would do the same for me and it's just empty for the time being, so I know my bro is looking down on me appreciating that. It'll be 6 months tomorrow and I guaranty that I'll wake up at 4:17am tomorrow morning, I have the past 5 months on the 26th. I don't know if it's my bro waking me up or what, but it's happened and I can't explain it. But like I said, he'll always ride with me and I know one day we'll be together again.

But enough of that....


When you're ready to get your car, you'll have a good wealth of knowledge and just keep on asking questions and you'll get your answers, and then you'll be able to put together a sick ride!

Speaking of sick rides, the first production C7 Stingray Vin#00001 sold on Saturday for $1.05 million to Rick Hendrick, the owner of Hendricks Racing. I'm surprised Jay Leno let him beat him out for it, but that's CRAZY $$$ just to have #00001

http://www.corvetteonline.com/news/v...r-1-05-million

I'll wait till September to get mine for quite a bit less!



For my bro.....RIP Brother.....We were always waterman, surf, fish, dive anything to do with the ocean, Kamali'i O Ke Kai (Children of the sea in Hawaiian, I've had it tatted on my arm for 25 years) so there was no question where he wanted to be as well. So we took out his boat and fished one last time at a spot we used fish as kids, and whenever I enter the water, he'll be there.
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What a devotional! Tim would be soooo proud of his Brother, just as I am. John, this will pay big dividends in the end. And you are so right--you and him will be together again.
Keep up ALL the good work, and trust in Him!
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What a devotional! Tim would be soooo proud of his Brother, just as I am. John, this will pay big dividends in the end. And you are so right--you and him will be together again.
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Stay strong john. You're a good man.
Thanks guys, yesterday was a day of mixed emotions with it being the 6 month anniversary, and I hate using that word because that should mean something good. We should be getting ready to celebrate his birthday next month instead of this. But with the help of good people like you guys, each day gets a bit better, but I will never feel whole again. He was meant to enjoy my car with me, and he so looked forward to seeing it and riding in it. It made him so proud to show it off to friends back home. I know he's watching from above, but I sure wish he was right behind the wheel, cause he was the only one that I'd let drive my cars & visa versa.

But again Kurt, thank you for all you've done for me the past 6 months & RC for always being a constant supporter of my build Without supporters, it doesn't make it as fun.

I should have the car back by Tuesday at the latest, so I'll be posting some videos & pics. Really looking forward to feeling all that power, since all I hear from the guys at CMS is what a beast it's become, and it's clicking on all cylinders now!
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I can hardly wait to see and hear that Beast....I am sure the guys at CMS know what they are talking about...but you, my friend are the one that will let us in on just how awesome that ride really is.....

So let's do it....I am waiting...not sure I can eat that much popcorn....

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I can hardly wait to see and hear that Beast....I am sure the guys at CMS know what they are talking about...but you, my friend are the one that will let us in on just how awesome that ride really is.....

So let's do it....I am waiting...not sure I can eat that much popcorn....

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Brother Kurt, I'll make sure you don't fill up too much on popcorn!!! The Beast will be unleashed...Let the countdown begin...

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Hey buddy i just got back from Dubai and was going through your thread , i can't imagine the feelings you're goinn through for the loss of your best buddy as i never lost someone this close but like he said always smile and enjoy your life and i'm sure he's watching you proudly from above ,be strong bro and god bless his soul.
can't wait to see your car tuesday don't forget to post some vids asap as i depleted all my popcorn stock and i got nothinn to munch on .
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John my brotha, if your friend loved the car as much as you then do you really think he's going to be upstairs just watching you have all the fun ? hell no ! hes right next to you everytime you ride the beast
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and he's gonna be so pissed when he knows you're selling it for a C7.
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and he's gonna be so pissed when he knows you're selling it for a C7.
YES! Thank you bro! And J, That got me all watered up, really hit home... I know EXACTLY what you went through bro. I lost both of my parents to their drug addiction before the age of 14. Thats kind of why I wanted to do all of these mods when I get the car. My dad LOVED the F bodies. Trust me, id love to slap the ever living crap outta em right now. My dad passed when i was about 6, and my mom in october of 07. But brotha! We gotta stay strong. For their sake! They sure as hell don't like seeing us weak and broken down! RIP . You're sorely missed here brotha!
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and he's gonna be so pissed when he knows you're selling it for a C7.
whatttttttttttttttttttt I didnt know that I thought John was planning on keeping the maro AND buying the C7
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Oh not sure if understood him correctly , why don't we ask the J man himself.
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Hey buddy i just got back from Dubai and was going through your thread , i can't imagine the feelings you're goinn through for the loss of your best buddy as i never lost someone this close but like he said always smile and enjoy your life and i'm sure he's watching you proudly from above ,be strong bro and god bless his soul.
can't wait to see your car tuesday don't forget to post some vids asap as i depleted all my popcorn stock and i got nothinn to munch on .

Glad you're back buddy, it was kind of quiet without you round these parts.... Appreciate the kind words, and yes, it's been a rough 6 months since losing Timmy. In the thousands of hours we spent together over the years, I can remember him saying that when it was his turn he wanted to go in his sleep, and that's the only thing I'm grateful for is that the Big Man upstairs answered his wishes. But I'd still give anything to have him here with me. We should all be so lucky! You'll be excited to see there's video below, hot off the presses!





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John my brotha, if your friend loved the car as much as you then do you really think he's going to be upstairs just watching you have all the fun ? hell no ! hes right next to you everytime you ride the beast
Thanks Leo, as I said before you & Dizzy were the first 2 to know and I appreciate you giving me all your support back at the end of July. Not really knowing anyone out here in Cali, and having you guys being so supportive kind of cut the edge so to speak, cause I really felt like I had no one. I'll always appreciate it brotha!



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and he's gonna be so pissed when he knows you're selling it for a C7.

Now, now P I never said I'd be selling the ZLX, I just wanted to make sure I got an allocation for the Vette and I did. Now they won't be released until about September, so I'll have some time to think about what I want to do. I won't sell the Tahoe cause I'm getting some sick work done to it, and will always need a surfboard hauler and I just love my lifted Hoe Most likely I'm going to look for a place with a bigger garage that will be filled with



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YES! Thank you bro! And J, That got me all watered up, really hit home... I know EXACTLY what you went through bro. I lost both of my parents to their drug addiction before the age of 14. Thats kind of why I wanted to do all of these mods when I get the car. My dad LOVED the F bodies. Trust me, id love to slap the ever living crap outta em right now. My dad passed when i was about 6, and my mom in october of 07. But brotha! We gotta stay strong. For their sake! They sure as hell don't like seeing us weak and broken down! RIP . You're sorely missed here brotha! Thanks for your service to our beloved country!
Lil' Bro, thanks for the PM, I was going to hit you back shortly and I see you've dealt with your share of hardships as well. That's why you have such a good head on your shoulders I guess. My bro, Timmy lost both his parents as well by the time he was 5, not the same way as you, but growing up without parents must've really been hard on you, but you're one strong mofo!! That's one of the reasons Timmy was like my brother, cause he didn't have parents and was raised by his grandmother, so my family kind of took him in and we made him our honorary Italian family member, as Italian families do, we welcomed him with open arms and he rarely missed a Sunday dinner.



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whatttttttttttttttttttt I didnt know that I thought John was planning on keeping the maro AND buying the C7
You're probably correct brotha, unless I get a great offer for the whip and I may sample the waters, but as they say money talks & bullshit walks. I've had a few people interested in it, but I'm not going to give it away. I was going through all my receipts the other day for an interested party and it was pretty shocking what I have into this car
So like I said, I just wanted to make sure I'd be able to get one of the first C7s and having a buddy that owns a dealership in NJ, made that happen. So I have about 6-7 months to figure out what I want to do.



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Oh not sure if understood him correctly , why don't we ask the J man himself.
Well all the questions should be answered by now....I still don't know WTF I'm going to do But I do know this....Here's video!!!!


Just got this sent from Cunningham Motorsports, last week we did some dyno runs and Ryne had it in the high 690s RWHP, but after test driving it he wanted to tone it down a bit and make it a bit more manageable for the street. It was just a little too much and right where it's out now is extremely safe for all engine parts, and it's got an awesome power curve straight across the board. I really have no plans to officially track or race it (just outlaw races ) and if I want to throw drag slicks on it we can always upload the other tune. But I'm real happy with where we are with the car and after a street test tomorrow, I'll have it Wednesday. He just wants to fine tune the suspension. As it stands now it's more HP than a ZL1 (by about 200 ) & more than a Vette ZR1 and equal to many quarter million dollar cars, so not bad for American Muscle!!

So turn your speakers up & enjoy!

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Lil' Bro, thanks for the PM, I was going to hit you back shortly and I see you've dealt with your share of hardships as well. That's why you have such a good head on your shoulders I guess. My bro, Timmy lost both his parents as well by the time he was 5, not the same way as you, but growing up without parents must've really been hard on you, but you're one strong mofo!! That's one of the reasons Timmy was like my brother, cause he didn't have parents and was raised by his grandmother, so my family kind of took him in and we made him our honorary Italian family member, as Italian families do, we welcomed him with open arms and he rarely missed a Sunday dinner.
J, We're all here for ya Bro! I choose to not be the sorry sap just because my parents died. Hell no! I'm going to show the world just exactly what I'm made of! My aunt and uncle are great, But i dont like living like a damn king. I perfer making history the hard way. And And that Italian sunday dinner sounds awesome!!! hahaha i need some Italian recipes in my cookbook! My apartment stove has only seen hamburger helper and scorched flank steak. ( i tried searing it..)
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Haha i showed a friend your car here at tri tech, and hes all like " an STI would destroy that!" -James Sapp
Dumbasses sometimes man! 700 hp would EAT that STI!
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Haha i showed a friend your car here at tri tech, and hes all like " an STI would destroy that!" -James Sapp
Dumbasses sometimes man! 700 hp would EAT that STI!
I hope you slapped your friend on the neck when he said that
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Ricers gonna hate , man your car is a monster no matter what anyone says , best super car I've ever seen in every aspect , enjoy your ride my freind and stay safe .
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finally the video we've all been waiting for!! And I'm not disappointed at all! Congrats bro that's one hell of a Camaro!
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Congrats John! It sounds, looks, and performs amazing. Great job my friend!
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kronix that sounds really ricer like. Shoulda got a v8 man...
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