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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!

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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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after 40k miles on the PZeros....she was ready (and happy) with some new shoes!
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I'm a big fan of the tread, too!
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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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