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Old 12-23-2011, 02:09 AM   #26
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It's been raining here so much! I've only put 10 miles on the car since monday. :(

Waiting for the sun to come back out so I can take some pictures, run the fuel of it, and do the fuse pull!

Also planning to go on a dyno the week after Christmas. Can't wait for that!
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My 45th has nastiness on the sides from driving in the rain.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:12 AM   #27
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Take it from my personal experience Vengeance will do you right.......Your car will make anywhere from 364 to about 376 to the wheels......that is pretty standard on these cars.

The car was tuned by GM for performance, longevity, fuel economy etc........I am sure you could tinker with it some but the cost of a tune alone versus the warranty factor is not worth it.....If you start modding the motor with cams, S/C'rs etc...then you will need a tune for sure.

Some CAI's need a tune to run optimally because of the increased air flow....just remember that the more air you put in the more room you need to get rid of it...so an exhaust would be in order.

Tests have been done that say they increase maybe 8 to 10 hrspwr but in all honesty you can not feel 8 or 10 hrspwr.

Since your car is a daily driver , if it were me I would wait to do any mods like this, especially since you are a " Broke College Student"

If you are gonna do any mods...check here....People are always swapping from drop springs to coilovers, changing CAI's, changing exhaust and you could really save some money.....If you are planning on keeping it stock you can always pick up CHEAP factory parts on here.

I like the idea that the mods you have done are mainly cosmetic, they can always be removed if need be...well most of them......
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:48 PM   #28
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Rain=Lame
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My 45th has nastiness on the sides from driving in the rain.
No joke! I got my driving in today though!

I went through a half a tank...hahah not that its hard to do that or anything, but it felt nice. I think I'm getting use to the shifting gears thing.

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Take it from my personal experience Vengeance will do you right.......Your car will make anywhere from 364 to about 376 to the wheels......that is pretty standard on these cars.

The car was tuned by GM for performance, longevity, fuel economy etc........I am sure you could tinker with it some but the cost of a tune alone versus the warranty factor is not worth it.....If you start modding the motor with cams, S/C'rs etc...then you will need a tune for sure.

Some CAI's need a tune to run optimally because of the increased air flow....just remember that the more air you put in the more room you need to get rid of it...so an exhaust would be in order.

Tests have been done that say they increase maybe 8 to 10 hrspwr but in all honesty you can not feel 8 or 10 hrspwr.

Since your car is a daily driver , if it were me I would wait to do any mods like this, especially since you are a " Broke College Student"

If you are gonna do any mods...check here....People are always swapping from drop springs to coilovers, changing CAI's, changing exhaust and you could really save some money.....If you are planning on keeping it stock you can always pick up CHEAP factory parts on here.

I like the idea that the mods you have done are mainly cosmetic, they can always be removed if need be...well most of them......
Thanks for the advice John.

I can assure you that my powertrain warranty will be intact for quite some time. My electrical warranty and such, that'll be gone soon.

I really just want to see what my car does put down and to make sure it puts down what its supposed to.

I've been looking at the dynomax exhaust because I want absolutely 0 drone on the highway. I really, really, really enjoy the quietness of the factory exhaust (drone wise). Cutouts are going to be one thing on the list as well....hence the reason I want a quiet exhaust...but I do want it to be loud when I get on it..without having to open cutouts.

I finally got a chance to take a few pictures today...they aren't great as I was in a hurry..but its the first sunny day since I've got my car so I wanted to take advantage of it!

Pics will follow shortly.
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:14 PM   #29
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Here are the pics.









I have more, but it would be overkill. Everyone knows what Camaros look like.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:49 PM   #30
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Here are the pics.




I have more, but it would be overkill. Everyone knows what Camaros look like.
Creeper takin the exact same pictures as me...






And post as many pics as you like! I want to see more!
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:50 PM   #31
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Creeper takin the exact same pictures as me...






And post as many pics as you like! I want to see more!
You didn't get the sun gleaming off the SS logo.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:16 PM   #32
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:27 PM   #33
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You didn't get the sun gleaming off the SS logo.


You got me there!
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:48 PM   #34
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Merry Christmas Camaro Kid!
Merry Christmas to you!

But please, call me J.T.

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You got me there!
Muahahahah.

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Old 12-24-2011, 01:11 AM   #35
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But please, call me J.T.



Muahahahah.

J.T. it is, have a safe Holidays!
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:41 AM   #36
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J.T. it is, have a safe Holidays!
You too!!

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Old 12-24-2011, 12:05 PM   #37
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Congrats on your choice..Glad you finally got what you wanted. Now..let the mods begin....keep us posted....
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:05 PM   #38
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:24 PM   #39
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Congrats on your choice..Glad you finally got what you wanted. Now..let the mods begin....keep us posted....
Will do!!

I hope to eventually get COTW..might take a year or so, but hopefully!!!

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Same to you Norm!! Hope you get lots of Camaro parts from Santa!
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:06 PM   #41
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Dyno Appointment at Vengeance Racing for Wednesday at 11:00 AM....so excited!
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:09 AM   #42
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:50 AM   #43
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It's not JT it's CORNHOLE......member???????????
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It's not JT it's CORNHOLE......member???????????
Its only Cornhole for those who actually know the joke from F-body....

Speaking of F-body....you are gonna come this year right?

We gotta do it big this time....and have a chip in pot to buy extra spots for the tents.
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Oh yeah we are coming this year....depending on how things go I plan on bringing Dr Jkel AND Mr Hyde plus a few other things....If Mr Hyde is not ready by then I will bring my trailer and some other goodies inside it ....shhhhhhhh. Generator........
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Oh yeah we are coming this year....depending on how things go I plan on bringing Dr Jkel AND Mr Hyde plus a few other things....If Mr Hyde is not ready by then I will bring my trailer and some other goodies inside it ....shhhhhhhh. Generator........
Very Nice!!

I wonder how much it would cost to get some direct tv out there...?
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Dynoed my car today at Vengeance Racing....

I'll be able to post my dyno sheet hopefully tomorrow.

372.67 Max HP and 386.99 Max Torque

What I don't get is another bone stock 2012 with 1000 more miles on it than mine pulled 382 Max HP....but I'm only 3 ft/lbs behind him in Torque....
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Dynoed my car today at Vengeance Racing....

I'll be able to post my dyno sheet hopefully tomorrow.

372.67 Max HP and 386.99 Max Torque

What I don't get is another bone stock 2012 with 1000 more miles on it than mine pulled 382 Max HP....but I'm only 3 ft/lbs behind him in Torque....
Oh man that sucks how dose that make you feel?
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Hey jt how many miles did you get out of that tank of gas?
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Oh man that sucks how dose that make you feel?
I feel fine, just curious as to why.

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Hey jt how many miles did you get out of that tank of gas?
I think 280
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