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Old 01-15-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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Stay Marine--the real build begins ("P8TRIOT")

OK, so I've had her since Jun 26th, 2009; and completed a few mods along the way; but while I am still deployed in Afghanistan it was time to make some serious mods. I suck at taking photos, so the history isn't well documented to date; but the fellas at National Speed will fix that for the next Phase.

From humble beginnings, here it goes...
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:46 AM   #2
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I can't wait to see this build.

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Old 01-15-2012, 07:47 AM   #3
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Upon returning home with Angel...she gets her first seal of approval!.....
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:48 AM   #4
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You and me both, brother!!!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:54 AM   #5
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the first, and most immediate mod, was never in question.....
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:03 AM   #6
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Getting the car so early, just driving around my town for the first 4 months was a novelty...as the only one in sight....but eventually the bug strikes and after reading so many threads on CAIs, while at Camaro5Fest I, I took the plunge and picked up a CAI, Inc intake....what a difference!!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #7
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next step up was the exhaust, first SOLO cat back and their HF Cats; shortly after JBA Shorties into the HF Cats (I know..., I know...but I still pass inspection--so that was the bigger concern). Sorry I didn't get good pics of the gear going in (it was pretty dark when I finished); but the tips look great!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:23 AM   #8
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So to this point, the CAI got me 13.2 in the 1/4 mile at 109.

Adding the headers, HF cats and MACH X exhaust, I got to 12.7 at 112.

On the dyno, I also got to 400rwhp even...and 398 tq. Not so bad so far!

Below is the link to the exhaust vid!


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...35#post2710235 ....post 212

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Old 01-15-2012, 08:34 AM   #9
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Right before leaving for Afganistan last year, I sat down with my buddies at National Speed to talk about some power upgrades to bring down the house; the list got pretty long, pretty quick, and over the last several months has been modified...numerous times, but at the end of the day, she is going to get:
CNC heads and beefed up valvetrain
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Fuel systems improvements
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rims/tires
and a couple other trinquets....
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:46 AM   #10
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I did get a chance to come home on leave during the deployment; and in doing so was able to get some great deals on rims/tires and a short throw shifter...

The rims are Concept One Deep Concave C5.1 (9" fronts; 10.5" rears) with NITTO INVOs (275 fronts; 315 rears)

Definitely more aggressive in the corners!
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:01 AM   #11
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after 40k miles on the PZeros....she was ready (and happy) with some new shoes!
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:10 AM   #12
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I'm a big fan of the tread, too!
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #13
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I picked up a Barton Short throw shifter....absolutely awesome!!!! Love the firm placement and definitely click when you are in gear...
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:38 AM   #14
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As fate would have it; I was able to stumble across a set of DRs on C06 rims...pretty excited about the MT ETs!!
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The final on-leave mods were the ADM performance scoop and washer resevoir relocation...a PITA to do only because of the fits the wheel hub/shroud gave me!
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here is the tube routing and the location inside the CAI for mounting I went with...
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:24 AM   #17
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Dam Stay Marine you need to wash that compartment engine bay it will run better lol.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:39 AM   #18
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:47 AM   #19
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:47 AM   #20
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Lovin' your build so far SM!!! Can't wait to see more!! Stay safe over there and Thank You for your service!!
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:03 AM   #21
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:09 AM   #22
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:13 PM   #23
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Looking good, can't wait to see the final result
Thanks brother! Come to Camaro's For Heros, or the LSX series in Atlanta and hopefully you will!!

I was as patient as I could be...but 2 years later, I'm ready ...
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:14 PM   #24
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Dam Stay Marine you need to wash that compartment engine bay it will run better lol.
yeah...well...

Performance first...then pretty...in my book...

She'll get more TLC than she can handle when I get back!!
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well, the next couple weeks this thread is at the mercy of the speed shop...

By now the heads should be on the way to the machinest and the blower is enroute, too.

Stay tuned for next exciting scenes....
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