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Old 09-05-2013, 09:12 AM   #226
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car looks awesome!

that upper grill area, is that plasti dip? im contemplating doing that same thing but still on the fence about it.

Thanks! Upper grille area is plasti dip. I like it better than the vinyl pieces that can go there, because vinyl doesnt usually go edge to edge, so you would have some red showing in the back, the edge that runs along the grille and headlights.

Plus, with plastidip you can decide which line you want to follow, and if you want to go up the side next to the headlights, etc.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:12 AM   #227
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great choice of mods. Love the zl1 diffuser with the quad tips
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:18 AM   #228
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Thanks a lot man!
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:28 AM   #229
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So i messaged Shawn at Lethal Racing about ordering the following:

LS3 Conversion
Lethal Racing Night Fury Cam
Yank 3200SS Stall Converter
ADM or B&M trans Cooler
25% U/D Pulley?

Ill see if they recommend the pulley, definitely seems worth it and most people say the only time they would install is if they are already doing a cam job, or its not worth the trouble.

Ill be installing everything myself, then having it towed to Lethal for the tune.

Plan to buy/piece it together closer to christmas (try to find some deals) and install before tax season sucks up all my time!

Plenty of people seeing 475 rwhp, so maybe with some good weather, a good tune, and eventually porting heads or the intake I could get to 500 lol. Sure is a nice number.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:14 AM   #230
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So i messaged Shawn at Lethal Racing about ordering the following:

LS3 Conversion
Lethal Racing Night Fury Cam
Yank 3200SS Stall Converter
ADM or B&M trans Cooler
25% U/D Pulley?

Ill see if they recommend the pulley, definitely seems worth it and most people say the only time they would install is if they are already doing a cam job, or its not worth the trouble.

Ill be installing everything myself, then having it towed to Lethal for the tune.

Plan to buy/piece it together closer to christmas (try to find some deals) and install before tax season sucks up all my time!

Plenty of people seeing 475 rwhp, so maybe with some good weather, a good tune, and eventually porting heads or the intake I could get to 500 lol. Sure is a nice number.
Hell yea man thats sweet
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:34 PM   #231
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Hell yea man thats sweet
Thanks! I still hope to be as good lookin as your car one day!
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:03 PM   #232
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that sounds great
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #233
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that sounds great
Definitely excited! Thanks man, cant wait
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:32 PM   #234
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Some ideas for badges.

Plan to get emblempros to make them
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:21 AM   #235
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I like the black camaro SS badge
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:48 AM   #236
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I like the black camaro SS badge
Im leaning towards that now, and just putting lethal on the drivers side of the trunk, opposite the factory SS on the rear.

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Old 09-13-2013, 03:03 AM   #237
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excuse me for editing , just trying to help

maybe something like this ?
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:34 PM   #238
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excuse me for editing , just trying to help

maybe something like this ?

OOOO thanks, that looks good too!
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:38 PM   #239
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Thanks! I still hope to be as good lookin as your car one day!
Well i hope to start on the performance soon haha your already beating me there my friend
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:47 PM   #240
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Well i hope to start on the performance soon haha your already beating me there my friend
Get on it! I cant wait to do this cam install, already started buying a couple parts.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:54 PM   #241
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Can't wait to hear it .
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:44 AM   #242
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Can't wait to hear it .
Still trying to figure how im gonna be able to wait till the end of the year to do it. So anxious haha
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:58 AM   #243
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Still trying to figure how im gonna be able to wait till the end of the year to do it. So anxious haha
yea thats a problem i have i always tell the wife to be ill buy it now and ill install in a couple months.......yea that NEVER happens haha
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:51 PM   #244
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yea thats a problem i have i always tell the wife to be ill buy it now and ill install in a couple months.......yea that NEVER happens haha
Yeah, unfortunately im letting the bulk of my parts list be my christmas list (which my wife and her family are big on). So i gotta let them get me stuff for christmas, then ill buy the rest on December 26th haha.

I guarantee the second I have all the parts ill be installing them that weekend. Im glad the in-laws want to buy me some stuff, they are really generous. My dad and mom stop buying presents when you graduate high school lol.

My wife is on board because she rides horses and just dumped a bunch of money on a saddle, so she has been egging me on.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #245
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So I lied about waiting till christmas. Just placed my order for:

Ls3 Conversion
Lethal Racing Night Fury Cam
Titanium Retainers
ARP cam bolts
Melling oil pump
C5R Timing Chain
Powerbond 25% U/D Pulley
Yank 3200SS Stall Converter
B&M Trans Cooler with fan
Comp Rocker Trunnion Upgrade

Excited!
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:47 PM   #246
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congratss buddy ! can't wait to see them installed , don't lie again will you!
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:48 AM   #247
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congratss buddy ! can't wait to see them installed , don't lie again will you!
Haha,

No more lying, although it still will probably be december until I have time to actually install everything. Still have a bunch of tools to buy, fluids, clean/prep the garage, etc. Can take a couple weeks for the torque converter to come in.

Im just going to come home everyday and look at the pile of parts building up haha
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:06 PM   #248
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Got a few parts in today.

Comp Cams trunnion upgrade kit, This turns the stock rockers into captured roller rockers, so if they fail you don't end up with needle bearings going through the engine. Bearings, trunnions, snap rings, bolts, and washers for pressing in the new bearings.

Spring compressor tool, this thing is really thick/heavy. From ebay, cheap at 35$ compared to the 100-130 dollar tools others make.

DIY afterburner inserts for the taillights.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #249
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:47 AM   #250
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can't wait to see those taillights
Me too, ill actually be able to do those soon, itll help keep me calm while I wait to do the cam install haha
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