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Old 12-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #141
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Sounds like a great deal, Mike!

Keep us posted on your progress!
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:32 PM   #142
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I've decided to have a local speed shop do the 3.91 gear swap including removing and re-installing the differential from the car. They quoted me an incredible price and have a good reputaion in the area! They will remove the dif, swap the gears and set up the backlash and pattern, and then re-install it into the car for only $100 more than if I were to remove the dif myself! $100 is well worth it if it saves me from busting my ass underneath the car! I just have to fit it in when the weather co-operates so I can drive it in!

Stay tuned, I'll post my review once the work is done! I'm also having them replace the diff bushings, toe links and upper control arm bushings while they're at it! I can't wait to see how this all will affect the ride and hard accelleration!
Very nice! I hope they make house calls lol. Doubt you wanna get any salt on that beauty.


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Old 12-26-2012, 04:37 PM   #143
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Sounds like a great deal, Mike!

Keep us posted on your progress!
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Very nice! I hope they make house calls lol. Doubt you wanna get any salt on that beauty.


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Yea, I worry about the salt and the shop is accross town! I have all winter so I'll work it in between snow storms or maybe after a rain thaw! It's driving me CRAZY right now though cause I just want to drive it over there and get it done NOW!!! Patience has never been one of my virtues!
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #144
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Yea, I worry about the salt and the shop is accross town! I have all winter so I'll work it in between snow storms or maybe after a rain thaw! It's driving me CRAZY right now though cause I just want to drive it over there and get it done NOW!!! Patience has never been one of my virtues!
Haha yea I don't have great patience either. Winter just started and I want it to be over so I can get behind the wheel of my car. But atleast I got some projects to keep me busy so I am happy . Since I am home for one more day I gotta figure out how to take off my valve covers so I can get them painted haha.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:29 AM   #145
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Just read through your complete build thread and WOW! A ton of mods and they all look great! Car looks awesome! RJT is one of my favorite Camaro colors, too.

Beautiful car!
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:47 PM   #146
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Just read through your complete build thread and WOW! A ton of mods and they all look great! Car looks awesome! RJT is one of my favorite Camaro colors, too.

Beautiful car!
Thanks man! I really appreciate the compliments, especially coming from someone who has done such a spectacular job on his own Camaro! It's really cool to see all the different directions we take in customizing our cars!
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:33 PM   #147
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Great car, just read your thread. Love the wheels and tires. Thanks for the help with the bushings !! +1 vote for COTW ! Thanks again
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #148
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:57 PM   #149
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Great car, just read your thread. Love the wheels and tires. Thanks for the help with the bushings !! +1 vote for COTW ! Thanks again
Thanks! Glad I could help with the bushings!
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:52 PM   #150
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The car and mods are looking good! I love that color, my ZR1 is Crystal Red tintcoat which is the same or close to it. I'm on the fence about the 3.91 gears. I don't know if my turbo car would like them or if 3.73's would be better. I'll watch to see how yours work out for you. Great job on the car!!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #151
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The car and mods are looking good! I love that color, my ZR1 is Crystal Red tintcoat which is the same or close to it. I'm on the fence about the 3.91 gears. I don't know if my turbo car would like them or if 3.73's would be better. I'll watch to see how yours work out for you. Great job on the car!!!
Thanks for the compliments! RJT is my favorite color! I saw a Crystal Red and it's nice too, a little brighter red than RJT! My plan with the 3.91's is to eventually add a cam which would be a perfect combo! Any turbo or supercharger may be a bit much for 3.91 so I'd say 3.73's are a better match, although there are guys that have 3.91's with FI and love it! I have some more cosmetic stuff I'm doing over the winter, just waiting for parts to come in and time to do the mods!
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:52 AM   #152
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Love the build...car looks awesome....let me know how the 3.91 install goes as I am wanting to do the same.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:51 AM   #153
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Love the build...car looks awesome....let me know how the 3.91 install goes as I am wanting to do the same.
Thanks! Will do! It might take till spring though unless the weather co-operates enough so I can drive it to the shop!
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:53 AM   #154
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Ha, now's my chance! My wife stepped out to go to the movies with the girls so I have the perfect opportunity to get started with some of these winter mods! I had high hopes in December of getting started early till I injured my neck! I spent my holiday vacation recouperating and certainly couldn't be crawling under the car or hood to start ripping things off. I'm finally on the mend but light duty!

So, here's all the parts I have with the exception of the Hines Hex vents which are on their way and Oracle led sidemarkers that I'll order this weekend! Let's see, there's my Vmax TB which I had RX powdercoat RJT, updated Vararam with tune only section, new black coupler with T-clamps, rear toe rods, differential bushings, 3.91 gears, upper control arm bushings, and steering rack bushing! I better get going on this, only 8 more weeks of winter left!
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