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Old 01-18-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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James and Fiona

I'm James and this is my 2SS "girlfriend" Fiona...
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At least, that's what she looked like when we met. A lot has happened in the days since then... The ground effects came in but they were grey, and instead of black, I thought it might look a little better if they matched the stripes.
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Now that her skirt matched her top, "we" decided to start looking at some "performance enhancers"
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At this point you can see the Airaid CAI, and Maggie supercharger. She also has an upgraded camshaft, dynatech headders and GMPP performance exhaust (which I'm told is the same as Borla). She had 560 rwhp with this setup.

Later on we also added a "KITT" that included a new pair of "glasses"...
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Also, to help her keep her cool, Fiona got a heat extractor hood from unrestricted motorsports...
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Then our first major misfortune. You might call it a heart attack, a lifter arm broke and scarred the cylinder wall which meant needing a whole new engine... I once heard a saying about tragidy creates opportunity so in went the LSX 454!
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Now we are running 502 rwhp.
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Some of the upgrades that are harder to see are the suspension mods. Pfadt strut tower brace and engine mounts, and BMR sub-frame connectors, sway bars, toe links, trailing arms and bushings.

Along the way we've made many friends...

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at my appartment
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at cruisin the coast
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at C5 fest #1
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at BBOMG3 (yeah, I'm in the third column from the left and 5 cars from the top)

And we hope to make many more! We'll be at BBOMG4, hope to see Y'all out there!
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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(I found a couple of other pics to put in.)

I also have those Apex Motorsports taillights with the sequencial blinker, rapid fire brakes, and "afterburner" night light glow... Unfortunately, I don't know how to upload video to the site, and I don't have a youtube account either.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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Nice build!
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
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looks wicked
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:44 PM   #5
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great looking car.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:20 PM   #6
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I like the new hood .
Always nice seeing you on the road
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