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Old 02-14-2013, 05:50 PM   #451
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Got my Vmax installed today (Painted it white) and it is by no means a rocketship now. But it is defenitly much more responsive and the 1500-2500 dead spot is a thing of the past for sure. So happy with it. I got mine from Matt@FSP . He was very quick to get back to me and sent it out ASAP. The core is on the way in the morning.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:55 PM   #452
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Got my Vmax installed today (Painted it white) and it is by no means a rocketship now. But it is defenitly much more responsive and the 1500-2500 dead spot is a thing of the past for sure. So happy with it. I got mine from Matt@FSP . He was very quick to get back to me and sent it out ASAP. The core is on the way in the morning.

Thanks bud.. Yes like I tell people it's not going to light the world on fire, but for $150 it is one of the most cost effective modifications for the power gains and of course the throttle response throughout the power band!
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #453
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Thanks bud.. Yes like I tell people it's not going to light the world on fire, but for $150 it is one of the most cost effective modifications for the power gains and of course the throttle response throughout the power band!

Is this the same matt that was at pony wars??
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:16 AM   #454
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Thanks bud.. Yes like I tell people it's not going to light the world on fire, but for $150 it is one of the most cost effective modifications for the power gains and of course the throttle response throughout the power band!
MAtt what is the stock vs. ported throttle body inner diameter?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #455
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Is this the same matt that was at pony wars??

No I was not at Pony Wars this year.. We'll be at the Rally..
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:42 PM   #456
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i dont understand one thing. why do people say it costs 150? its 350..
im extremely ignorant with all mods, but if someone would explain it, would be great!
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:24 AM   #457
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i dont understand one thing. why do people say it costs 150? its 350..
im extremely ignorant with all mods, but if someone would explain it, would be great!
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You initially pay $350. They ship it to you, then you install it and ship back your original to the place you bought the new one from. Then they refund you $200 for shipping your original one back, thus $150 net cost.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:36 AM   #458
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Sorry if I may sound ignorant but, what exactly does porting a throttle body entail? Do you just grind and smooth out the surface?
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:49 AM   #459
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Sorry if I may sound ignorant but, what exactly does porting a throttle body entail? Do you just grind and smooth out the surface?
Think of it like making the surface of a golf ball. They have dimples on the surface to actually decrease surface tension of the air flowing around it. Same principle. It's not really smoothing, it's texturing with a purpose.

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:43 PM   #460
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There is about 3/4 of an inch worth of rough casting marks and a slight lip up to where there is a smooth machined finish on the inside of the stock throttle body. when it is ported the entire surface is smoothed. Not sure if there is a really measurable difference in the diameter..

Regardless of this it makes a difference and couldn't be happier.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:12 AM   #461
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There is about 3/4 of an inch worth of rough casting marks and a slight lip up to where there is a smooth machined finish on the inside of the stock throttle body. when it is ported the entire surface is smoothed. Not sure if there is a really measurable difference in the diameter..

Regardless of this it makes a difference and couldn't be happier.
Dead on.

The butterfly on the TB stays the same size. But the entrance and exit flow rates are greatly increased with the work Pete at Vmax does.

Consistant power gains and definitely worth every penny. Lots more fun at the pedal....that's for sure!

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Old 02-19-2013, 05:35 AM   #462
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Any vendors interested doing one for a LY7 motor if I supply the throttle body?
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:48 PM   #463
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Thanks for all the support Camaro5....you guys lead these other forums by far!!
There are no other forums. I think I read that somewhere.

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #464
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Were working on the LY7 now....have destroyed a few in the process (part of the development) but the demand is there. Takes on average 2-4 months R&D for each different application before Pete has it perfected.

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #465
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Were working on the LY7 now....have destroyed a few in the process (part of the development) but the demand is there. Takes on average 2-4 months R&D for each different application before Pete has it perfected.

Since installing mine at around 4,000 miles and now having 8,000 miles I am happy to say my car has really woken up. I am getting the best mileage ever and the car has no hesitations like it did before. If anyone is still on the fence about this I say jump off that damn fence and get one. Best money you can spend. I know I didn't buy mine from you (I have CRS and cant remember who I got mine from) but its the same one you sell and you and the other vendors on here selling them would not steer anyone wrong.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:57 AM   #466
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Hey Southwest Speed just placed my order! Do you guys have them in stock to ship?
*edit* Saw you had them in stock yesterday hell yea!

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:57 AM   #467
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There are no other forums. I think I read that somewhere.

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I like your style.....

In my opinion, the Camaro folks are always the most dedicated and inspired. I like that part of it myself.

Thanks for the love guys! Keep em comin.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #468
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This part should be required to be installed before you can post on the forum (V-6 owners).

Of course it should be paired with a CAI, etc. Anybody lurking, order it. I placed my deposit and waited on the initial batch after reading about what good the first one did, and it was worth it. Now, there's no wait. It's a no-brainer.

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This part should be required to be installed before you can post on the forum (V-6 owners).

Of course it should be paired with a CAI, etc. Anybody lurking, order it. I placed my deposit and waited on the initial batch after reading about what good the first one did, and it was worth it. Now, there's no wait. It's a no-brainer.

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Great call.

I say this for the LS3/L99 guys when it comes to LT Headers.

But seriously, this is a no brainer and you'll never regret getting one. I can still enjoy the one we put in our shop car a few years back. Works as advertised.

And the fact that no tune is required....pft. GO!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:25 AM   #470
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Any one have these in stock, been waiting a week and I am tired of waiting!!!
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Any one have these in stock, been waiting a week and I am tired of waiting!!!
Our apologies on this, as the cores are being returned slow the production also gets held up by that too. VMax works their fastest to get throttle bodies turned around to all of us dealers, but if we are struggling to get cores back it hurts things.

I sent you a PM, I hope that my offer is reasonable for your patience.

Thanks

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Our apologies on this, as the cores are being returned slow the production also gets held up by that too. VMax works their fastest to get throttle bodies turned around to all of us dealers, but if we are struggling to get cores back it hurts things.

I sent you a PM, I hope that my offer is reasonable for your patience.

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Please PM price...I'm interested in getting ASAP. Thx
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Let us konw if anyone wants any of the VMax CNC Pattern ported TB's.....we and Mike Norris were the ones in this from the beginning, and I dont think you will find anyone with more hands on knowledge, that has been involved in the development in these from the first days of the LS1 so many years ago, and many application since....to the LFX here that WE put the investment out for nearly 6 months to bring these to the LFX crowd. Anything you need to know technically, just ask. One of the best Mods for the Money, and Pete Incaudo of VMax has more years of product R&D (way back to the early days of Edelbrock, to AFR, Comp Cams, etc. his genius has brought this product to you the consumer, and there are more on the way.

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I've read through a lot of these posts and the impression I get is that the gains are minimal.

No offense but it almost sounds like most are justifying the expenditure rather than being excited about an significant improvement.
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