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Old 01-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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My new VVT cam vid

EDIT = ADDED A BUNCH OF NEW VIDEOS INCLUDING MY FIRST DRAG RACE . 12.6 ON STOCK TIRES..need lots of work lol

Here's a quick video my friend took of my new cam. Sorry its a crappy camera. Really doesnt do justice. Ill be taking another video soon with some drive by's and stuff. Edit- yes that is a land shark tall boy I'm drinking... But not driving.. How can you resist for 10 dollars for a case new year special!

VVT stage 2 cam
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Car made 446RWHP 416TQ

Totally love the sound! Drives great and will be even better after i put a converter in. Little bit of drone not bad at all.




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Old 01-08-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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Sounds bad ass!
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Sounds amazing! How is surging with the stock converter? I'm trying to decide between the stage 1 and 2.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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Sounds amazing! How is surging with the stock converter? I'm trying to decide between the stage 1 and 2.
Well, when idling with the foot on the break itll buck sometimes and when at low rpms itll kick a little. It all depends on preference..I drive in traffic all day living in NYC and i can deal. When a woman is in the car they say oh wow sounds badass but the bucking makes em say something. Its definetly doable without one but it could def help. Go with stage 2. One doesnt have as big a lope or gains
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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sounds good what lift and what lsa ?
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:58 PM   #7
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Well, when idling with the foot on the break itll buck sometimes and when at low rpms itll kick a little. It all depends on preference..I drive in traffic all day living in NYC and i can deal. When a woman is in the car they say oh wow sounds badass but the bucking makes em say something. Its definetly doable without one but it could def help. Go with stage 2. One doesnt have as big a lope or gains
+1....

This has been my thought in the decision as well as tax time approaches.

I don't think many can justify the actual cost associated with labor/tune with the moderate gains that you get from VVT1. Also, many have complained the sound/lope doesn't alter very much.

However, this is strictly DD for me and the wife drives on occasion, I love the driveability with headers/exhaust/intake, but I would like the extra punch and the lope is so incredible. I will replace the pump and probably eventually do a converter, but I would probably jump for the VVT2. I just don't know if I care for that much bucking.. I really need to feel this in person first as I have never attempted a swap.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:14 AM   #10
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+1....

This has been my thought in the decision as well as tax time approaches.

I don't think many can justify the actual cost associated with labor/tune with the moderate gains that you get from VVT1. Also, many have complained the sound/lope doesn't alter very much.

However, this is strictly DD for me and the wife drives on occasion, I love the driveability with headers/exhaust/intake, but I would like the extra punch and the lope is so incredible. I will replace the pump and probably eventually do a converter, but I would probably jump for the VVT2. I just don't know if I care for that much bucking.. I really need to feel this in person first as I have never attempted a swap.

If it bearable for me then it's definetly bearable for you. Especially with a converter. I honestly feel like I'm driving around a race car haha. Police do far have only given me looks and compliments but I assume because they haven't heard it open up yet haha
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:15 AM   #11
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sounds good what lift and what lsa ?
I'll find out today. They used my car for a magazine article so I kind I left it in their hands since they have the brains. I'm new to modding cars but I know that's definetly something I should know lol
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:05 AM   #12
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That sounds really good. Did you get a baseline dyno pull? How much RWHP did you pick up?
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #13
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I believe he said something to my friend ( he picked the car up for me). I think it gained almost if not 100RWHP. I may be mistaken though
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:53 PM   #14
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Sounds great! What size/which converter would you have to run to get rid of the bucking?
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:24 PM   #15
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when you say ARH heads do you mean headers or ported heads? and how was it dealing with ECS im about 3 hours from them and im looking for someone to install a VVT cam and tune it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:57 PM   #16
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they are not ported..ECS is great...really laid back guys..im an hour and a half from them and its def worth it. I am not worried if i have a problem or anything
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:29 AM   #17
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Sounds great! What size/which converter would you have to run to get rid of the bucking?
Matt told me i could run a low one maybe 2600 or even lower i think. I been crazy busy since i picked the car up so i havent had a chance to get into it yet
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Very nice. I'm itching terrible to do this as well and I have a qualified shop near by that has VVT experience.

Your HP output is super nice and a huge jump from just the typical headers, CAI, and tune numbers. I am a bit surprised that your rwtq isn't higher but that may solely be my own ignorance. My rwtq of 373 came in higher than my rwhp at 367 with my L99. I imagine your car is crazy fun to drive now. The jump mine made from stock was a smile maker. Kicking up another 70 rwhp and 50 rwtq would make my tires cry.

Did you say who you bought your cam through? Mast, TSP? Also, did you do the DOD delete with different lifters and springs? If so, what lifters did you go with? Any idea on what your additional cost of a converter with install and tune will costs?

My current quote to go DOD delete with VVT came and tune is around $2200. I'm wondering what a converter install would roughly add to this number. I've had "bucking" cars before and I'm a bit too old for that now--even at 38 y/o.

What kind of tuning software are you using and how is your tranny tune after the cam? I've read that HP tuners is more tuning friendly with a converter than EFI live and EFI live is what my tuning shop uses.
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converter will run you between 700-950 it seems for a good Yank...

Like you fire, I am getting real anxious about doing this. Problem is, If I do it, I want to do it right. That means oil pump and converter at least which will push me around 1100 on top of that 2k.

... not to mention very limited experience in VVT in Orlando. Everyone wants to do the conversion or hangs up on you.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #20
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Doesnt ATL have a good speed shop? I know Louisiana does..Go on a vacationn. Some shops pick up with a trailer. Or you could get a car from enterprise and drive it home. Ill respond to your replies when i get home...busy at work!
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converter will run you between 700-950 it seems for a good Yank...

Like you fire, I am getting real anxious about doing this. Problem is, If I do it, I want to do it right. That means oil pump and converter at least which will push me around 1100 on top of that 2k.

... not to mention very limited experience in VVT in Orlando. Everyone wants to do the conversion or hangs up on you.

shop around, you can get a converter cheaper than that... I have the benefit of having a well known converter shop here in town:

PTC(Performance torque converters)... they've helped 10.5 Outlaw cars run low 6s @ 225+ and most of the monster trucks on the USHRA series run them, a quality torque converter... it helps that some of my close friends that are gear heads build converters there, so I can get a great deal

I'm torn on stalling the L99 simply because of the drop in MPGs... with the 3200 stall, Ls1 f-bodies lose 3-4mpgs... plus it really does hurt the driveability... no denying their performance on the street, but IMO not the best mod for a daily driver or in my case weekend toy that gets driven often
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shop around, you can get a converter cheaper than that... I have the benefit of having a well known converter shop here in town:

PTC(Performance torque converters)... they've helped 10.5 Outlaw cars run low 6s @ 225+ and most of the monster trucks on the USHRA series run them, a quality torque converter... it helps that some of my close friends that are gear heads build converters there, so I can get a great deal

I'm torn on stalling the L99 simply because of the drop in MPGs... with the 3200 stall, Ls1 f-bodies lose 3-4mpgs... plus it really does hurt the driveability... no denying their performance on the street, but IMO not the best mod for a daily driver or in my case weekend toy that gets driven often
Yea, I def won't stall unless I go with a cam, and I don't see myself doing anything more than a VVT2.. so it may not be necessary at all.. I have also heard of the mpg loss which would throw me around 13 city.. that stings a good bit, but oddly enough I heard the opposite with driveability. I guess it is the understand that it is easing out surging and bucking... although you are giving it more rpms to get moving.
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