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Old 05-18-2014, 10:22 PM   #651
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Little update in my build thread. Firstly I bought a diff from an ss with 3.91s installed and BMR diff bushing. Still gotta buy axles, hubs and axles nuts.




Also bought a heritage grill and installed it yesterday. For sh*ts and giggles I decided to weigh the heritage grill and the stock grill with the bowtie and RS emblem and found out that the heritage grill was 0.63lbs lighter! lol








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Old 05-22-2014, 01:46 PM   #652
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Amazing! You just continue to push the limits of what can be done with our V6 LLT's.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:15 PM   #653
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Amazing! You just continue to push the limits of what can be done with our V6 LLT's.

Thanks Ruby and it is def showing!



Went to the 1/4mile yesterday and made two passes before being told I could no longer race because of my skinny tires. I managed to set a new personal best in hot weather. Ran a 13.56@102.5 (DA 1186 temp 74*). I know I can do better, started out with 20psi in my DRs and was going to work my way down to see if i got a better 60ft but wasn't able to. Next thing is finishing gathering up all the parts for the rear end swap then buy new skinny tires and will hit the track again

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Old 06-03-2014, 04:58 PM   #654
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Forgot about this update: the other week my Rx catch can broke, one of the fittings at the top of the can fell apart. Decided that was a good enough excuse to order a Apex Catch Can with their nylon hose kit. It came in and wasted no time installing it.





Also finally got around to installing the front grill blackout vinyl, it isn't perfect but it will do for now.




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Old 07-30-2014, 11:17 AM   #655
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:13 PM   #656
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Update time....


Well spent the past two days upgraded the stock rear end to an SS rear end with 3.91s and BMR Diff Bushings in it. So now I have LSD, 3.91s and BMR Diff bushings. Install wasn't too bad just a decent amount involved. Only took 9 hours! Half of how long it took me to do my headers, making progress haha. Since I upgraded to the bigger SS rear end I have to buy the ss axles and new hubs that would fit over the ss axles. I also bought an SS driveshaft but the stock v6 one bolted right up to the new rear end so that was a waste. So far I am loving them! I can chirp the tires in 2nd and even 3rd when getting on it. Wasn't able to test them out too much today as it started to rain. Next Sunday I am planning on hitting the 1/4 mile to see how much these new gears help/hurt me (hoping help but we will see).

I can officially say I am no longer a one wheel wonder lmfao! Will try to take a vid of me doing a burnout at some point.

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Old 08-02-2014, 09:11 PM   #657
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Very cool stuff. I can't wait to see what will happen when you get to the track!
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:19 PM   #658
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Nice!! Can't wait to hear about the results.
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:57 PM   #659
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Any reason why the v6 drive shaft bolted up to the diff? I mean every single thread says you need the back half of the SS drive shaft. magic?
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:12 PM   #660
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Very cool stuff. I can't wait to see what will happen when you get to the track!
Thanks me too!

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Nice!! Can't wait to hear about the results.
So far while driving around town I def notice a difference. All I gotta do is get on it a little and I can get thrown back into my seat. Only down side is I'm gonna go through a lot more gas now haha. Also didn't take long to get my new tune to recalibrate my speedometer so kudos to Vince at Trifecta, took longer to load the tune in my car than it did to send an email and get the new tune.

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Any reason why the v6 drive shaft bolted up to the diff? I mean every single thread says you need the back half of the SS drive shaft. magic?

Honestly I have no idea. The only thing I can think of is everyone just assumed since it was a diff from the ss you needed the ss driveshaft and none ever bothered to try to bolt up the v6 driveshaft. Although 6bangerboom said he didn't need the ss driveshaft either. The only noticeable difference between the v6 and ss driveshaft is that the ss driveshaft is beefier prob to handle the more tq that the ss has.
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:14 AM   #661
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AWESOME job Kevin. Be sure to keep us updated. Many want to know how this works in the 1/4 mile. Also, what is the RPM's now in 6th gear at 70 MPH, curious as to how much change this 3.91 alters the RPMS's
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AWESOME job Kevin. Be sure to keep us updated. Many want to know how this works in the 1/4 mile. Also, what is the RPM's now in 6th gear at 70 MPH, curious as to how much change this 3.91 alters the RPMS's

So on my way to work today set the cruise control to 70 and it looks like my RPMs at that speed are about 2300. I think before they were below 2000 can't remember, but I'm sure you know.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:26 PM   #663
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So on my way to work today set the cruise control to 70 and it looks like my RPMs at that speed are about 2300. I think before they were below 2000 can't remember, but I'm sure you know.
Thank - you and indeed I do. 1825.

Wondered how much it would jump.

Now I will 5th gear and 4th gear RPM's to see what they are running. then I can look at MPG stuff too.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:46 AM   #664
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Kevin,

I checked this morning, automatic in 5th gear at 70 MPH is turning 2310 RPM's.

So this gear swap is like driving around in 5th gear all the time for those concerned with the RPM's
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