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Old 12-31-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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Depression without car

So wed morning I dropped my L99 off at East Coast Supercharging to get a TSP cam, ARH heads and axle back, CAI, and a tune. this is for their promotion with the car going into GMHTP magazine if any of you remember that thread. Well let's just say everything leading up to dropping the car off went extremely well. The customer service from Chris and Matt have been great, especially since I'm not a engine junkie but I am really starting to learn alot and get interested. They have worked with me in every aspect possible and I have not one concern with my car being with them.
Too bad, the only thing they can't help me with is how MISERABLE I am without the car. It's only been 2 days and I'm losing my mind. I've def taken for granted having such a beautiful car, being that I'm driving around an old Mitsubishi mirage that stinks like mold and barely works. On top of that a horrible week at work. I can't wait to get the car back and post some vids, but for now I just need to vent and tell you guys about my great experience so far. Maybe it's a blessing not having a car during new years in busy NYC.. Lots of drunk drivers. Ok, I feel slightly better.. Should last until tomorrow haha. Much love , happy new year everyone !
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:46 AM   #2
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Last month of my Deployment!! I know exactly what you mean. In other words, I cant wait to see the ol Girl...
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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Hey man your post just made me snap out of it .. Thank you for your service! I'm sitting in a house with friends and your sacrificing much more then me ! Happy new year
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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Im with all my friends too! Thanks and Happy New Year to you also. Ill have a similar setup when i get back. Post some Vid's when its all complete, if you could.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:36 PM   #5
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Definetly will! Can't wait!
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:23 PM   #6
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I know how you feel. I just got back from 6 days in Phoenix visiting family. Everywhere we went we were driving around in my folks' Prius (Zzzzzz); LOL. Talk about boring. It was nice to see the family again though.
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:26 PM   #7
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:40 PM   #8
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Haha.. So weird since ive gotten my car about 5 people in a Prius have said something to me . 1 guy had a Camaro haha
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:14 PM   #9
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It will be WELL worth it when finished. The team at ECS knows how to get it done and done right.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:36 PM   #10
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I actually seriously considered doing this, but I didn't like that it was a VVT cam. I decided not to go through with it because it wasn't what I really wanted, going with the G6X3 in the spring.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:39 PM   #11
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SC looks like ima need a nice new catch can to go with this, I'll be in touch! And yes I was skeptical too at first about VVT but i didn't want to do the whole LS3 conversion and I already have crap gas mileage in NYC. Plus I get to have my car in a magazine! Not many people could say that!
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:45 AM   #12
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #13
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Tommy and Mike are hard at work over in the corner here getting er done... Looks like we'll be running tomorrow afternoon
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And there ya have it!!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:15 PM   #15
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Cant wait! im like a kid on christmas!
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:08 PM   #17
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OK, so today i got my car back from ECS! Unfortunately because of shitty coworkers i had to leave and my friend got to take my car on the 60 mile ride home which i wouldve loved but i got to drive it around town a bit and all i can say is WOW! The car sounds like nothing i have ever heard before. The TSP cam has very noticeable lope at idle. Good enough for town driving but i could def imagine people looking out the window past 10pm. Everyone at stop signs and lights stare lol. Its a great feeling. The sound is exactly what i want. At idle it sounds muscley and mean. Driving around slowly you can tell i got something special under the hood. At WOT it literally screams. Doesnt sound boaty at all and actually sounds like a high end $$$ car. The only problem im having is when in traffic the BUCKING is intense! I dont have a TC and am definetly going to have to buy one. It definetly drivable, doesnt bother me too much but when your at a light and the person next to you looks over and sees you bucking in the cabin its kind of weird haha. With a torque converter converter though my transmission will get hott around town right? What else should i put in my car to make sure it runs like new for a long time? And what exactly does a torque converter do?
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Woo hoo, glad to see you get it back.... now you need to get that TC in there and a trans cooler, get the tranny tuned and bam! You all set!
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Woo hoo, glad to see you get it back.... now you need to get that TC in there and a trans cooler, get the tranny tuned and bam! You all set!
The job is never done lol
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OK, so today i got my car back from ECS! Unfortunately because of shitty coworkers i had to leave and my friend got to take my car on the 60 mile ride home which i wouldve loved but i got to drive it around town a bit and all i can say is WOW! The car sounds like nothing i have ever heard before. The TSP cam has very noticeable lope at idle. Good enough for town driving but i could def imagine people looking out the window past 10pm. Everyone at stop signs and lights stare lol. Its a great feeling. The sound is exactly what i want. At idle it sounds muscley and mean. Driving around slowly you can tell i got something special under the hood. At WOT it literally screams. Doesnt sound boaty at all and actually sounds like a high end $$$ car. The only problem im having is when in traffic the BUCKING is intense! I dont have a TC and am definetly going to have to buy one. It definetly drivable, doesnt bother me too much but when your at a light and the person next to you looks over and sees you bucking in the cabin its kind of weird haha. With a torque converter converter though my transmission will get hott around town right? What else should i put in my car to make sure it runs like new for a long time? And what exactly does a torque converter do?
Hey Ralph ! WE can definitely take a look at the bucking that you are experiencing, we had a bit of push like I had explained but maybe not a bucking..

What a torque converter does.. In a simple paragraph:
In any vehicle, stick or automatic, you will need a way to allow the engine to turn while the wheels & the gears in the transmission come to a stop. In a manual car you have a clutch that is disengaged while you come to a complete stop and idle at a stop-light. In the automatic transmission there is no clutch disengagement point so they use a torque converter. The converter is a hydraulic fluid (ATF) driven component of the vehicle. At idle the converter will let very little fluid movement so that the engine is basically disengaged from the drivetrain so you will need very little brake pedal pressure to keep the car from moving. With the increased idle speed necessary for your aftermarket camshaft, there is now more fluid running through the torque converter at higher idle speed, and thus "pushing" the car harder and requiring more brake pedal input. The aftermarket converter will allow less fluid movement at the higher idle speed and thus make drive-ability a lot better on an aftermarket camshaft motor.

The torque converter will increase your stall speed, so it will increase your "off-the-line" performance. I would go with a 2600-2800 stall speed for your vehicle. You do not want to go too high with stall speed because of two reasons:

1 - Powerband: You want to keep the motor in its powerband so if the cam "comes alive" around 2800RPM, you want to put a stall speed in to suite that. If you have a huge monster motor that makes no torque until 4500RPM, then you want a 4500 stall converter.

2 - Do not go too high, some people's conception is to go higher and it will make a better launch, etc. If your motor cannot make high torque at 6000RPM, then don't go with a 6k stall converter! Most street cars will be good with 2800-3200, the more aggressive ones to 3600, and then most race applications will go 4000+.

I hope that sums it up.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #21
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Hey Ralph ! WE can definitely take a look at the bucking that you are experiencing, we had a bit of push like I had explained but maybe not a bucking..

What a torque converter does.. In a simple paragraph:
In any vehicle, stick or automatic, you will need a way to allow the engine to turn while the wheels & the gears in the transmission come to a stop. In a manual car you have a clutch that is disengaged while you come to a complete stop and idle at a stop-light. In the automatic transmission there is no clutch disengagement point so they use a torque converter. The converter is a hydraulic fluid (ATF) driven component of the vehicle. At idle the converter will let very little fluid movement so that the engine is basically disengaged from the drivetrain so you will need very little brake pedal pressure to keep the car from moving. With the increased idle speed necessary for your aftermarket camshaft, there is now more fluid running through the torque converter at higher idle speed, and thus "pushing" the car harder and requiring more brake pedal input. The aftermarket converter will allow less fluid movement at the higher idle speed and thus make drive-ability a lot better on an aftermarket camshaft motor.

The torque converter will increase your stall speed, so it will increase your "off-the-line" performance. I would go with a 2600-2800 stall speed for your vehicle. You do not want to go too high with stall speed because of two reasons:

1 - Powerband: You want to keep the motor in its powerband so if the cam "comes alive" around 2800RPM, you want to put a stall speed in to suite that. If you have a huge monster motor that makes no torque until 4500RPM, then you want a 4500 stall converter.

2 - Do not go too high, some people's conception is to go higher and it will make a better launch, etc. If your motor cannot make high torque at 6000RPM, then don't go with a 6k stall converter! Most street cars will be good with 2800-3200, the more aggressive ones to 3600, and then most race applications will go 4000+.

I hope that sums it up.

Def sums it up! As always you guys are quick with the responses and helping me out. If you guys ever have urologic problems i can help you hahah. Scrubs only get you so far in the automobile industry. But i def trust the advice you guys give me. Ill be in touch to talk about the converter.
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OK, so today i got my car back from ECS! Unfortunately because of shitty coworkers i had to leave and my friend got to take my car on the 60 mile ride home which i wouldve loved but i got to drive it around town a bit and all i can say is WOW! The car sounds like nothing i have ever heard before. The TSP cam has very noticeable lope at idle. Good enough for town driving but i could def imagine people looking out the window past 10pm. Everyone at stop signs and lights stare lol. Its a great feeling. The sound is exactly what i want. At idle it sounds muscley and mean. Driving around slowly you can tell i got something special under the hood. At WOT it literally screams. Doesnt sound boaty at all and actually sounds like a high end $$$ car. The only problem im having is when in traffic the BUCKING is intense! I dont have a TC and am definetly going to have to buy one. It definetly drivable, doesnt bother me too much but when your at a light and the person next to you looks over and sees you bucking in the cabin its kind of weird haha. With a torque converter converter though my transmission will get hott around town right? What else should i put in my car to make sure it runs like new for a long time? And what exactly does a torque converter do?
Sweet, get that TC!!
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Last month of my Deployment!! I know exactly what you mean. In other words, I cant wait to see the ol Girl...

Same here man, 7 months is about 200 days too long of being away!
2 weeks left!!!!!
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Congrats on the car though, can't wait to get home and throw all my goodies on and see how she turns out!
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