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Old 07-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #18
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I'm buying her a tune next month, then she will get 3.73 gears. Kind of sucks having such a huge weight disadvantage, and its going to get worse because she is feeding me too much food.

this gave me a good laugh, OK i will have a talk with my head machinist and the other guys and see what we can do for you Auto guys.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #19
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this gave me a good laugh, OK i will have a talk with my head machinist and the other guys and see what we can do for you Auto guys.
wooooooooaaaah, like what are you thinking? This could potentially be HUGE, and there is most definitely a market for aftermarket mods for us V6'ers. Heck, within the last couple of months half a dozen of us went FI!
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:57 PM   #20
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Well since I've done just about every NA mod out there for our V6 before I went FI, I feel like I can speek on the subject. The biggest change mod wise you can do for performance IMO is LT headers with high flow cats and ported intake manifold with the spacer.
I have LT's with HFC, just don't have the ported throttle body or manifold. I do have the spacers though. Hopefully those 2 will help me get some more speed.

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this gave me a good laugh, OK i will have a talk with my head machinist and the other guys and see what we can do for you Auto guys.
Thank you. It would suck to have to swap out the rear end to get a driveshaft.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:45 PM   #21
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Well since I've done just about every NA mod out there for our V6 before I went FI, I feel like I can speek on the subject. The biggest change mod wise you can do for performance IMO is LT headers with high flow cats and ported intake manifold with the spacer.




I have been following your car for a while and I must say I am a little jealous. I am basically tapped out for bolt ons once I get my IM back from porting. Did you have ported heads or was that another member? After I get my IM, catch can and breather it's basically into suspension work for me until after I deploy then I will be able to afford the FI which by then who knows what we will be capable of!
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #22
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I have been following your car for a while and I must say I am a little jealous. I am basically tapped out for bolt ons once I get my IM back from porting. Did you have ported heads or was that another member? After I get my IM, catch can and breather it's basically into suspension work for me until after I deploy then I will be able to afford the FI which by then who knows what we will be capable of!

No ported heads for me. GretchenGotGrowl is the member with ported heads.

If you haven't done any suspension, it makes a world of difference. Pfadt springs and sways a great, not to mention brembo brakes.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:14 AM   #23
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No ported heads for me. GretchenGotGrowl is the member with ported heads.

If you haven't done any suspension, it makes a world of difference. Pfadt springs and sways a great, not to mention brembo brakes.
I am still undecided with the lowering, I need a new tunnel brace with my Corsa (it rubs the factory one) and don't want to bottom out on everything (been there done that in my '99). I'm thinking about going with either the Hotchkis or BMR subframe connectors with tunnel brace in conjunction with the Pfadt rear control arm package and see how she does with that.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:34 AM   #24
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On my todo list in carbon fiber glad your close shipping will be me picking it up. Now I have to figure out how to get this pass the wife.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:16 PM   #25
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:28 PM   #26
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How hard is the intall for DIY? or will it have to be taken to a shop.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:12 PM   #27
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kjkjr27- Install is pretty simple. You can do it with a few basic hand tools, some hex bits, a torx bit, and a torque wrench. Took me about 2 hours using my wife as a helper but I was not in any hurry when I was putting it in. Definitely helps if you have a lift available but could be done on jack stands if push came to shove.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:13 PM   #28
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how does the response from the gas pedal feel with the single shaft ?
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #29
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Much better, it definitely exposes the slop in the factory 2 piece. TQ curve definitely moved left in the SOTP dyno
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Much better, it definitely exposes the slop in the factory 2 piece. TQ curve definitely moved left in the SOTP dyno
I gotta throw this out there. I have the Carbon Fiber V6 driveshaft and had it installed about two months ago. Through research and personal experience with the one piece DS's there are virbration harmonics to deal with. A one piece definitely transmits more vibration through it. So if you are expecting to get more theoretical TQ/HP back to the rear wheels with no additional noise/vibration you are incorrect. I will say it is not a lot of noise, but it is noticable. Search drive shaft harmonics on google. There is a lot of great info out there and some of the info is not stipulated on vendor websites like "you may experience more noise/vibration with a one piece driveshaft".

Secondly the carbon fiber shaft is not lighter than the stock. The shaft itself maybe but with all the other stuff attached, the carbon fiber actually weighs 2.45 Lbs heavier. I meaured it with a digital scale and that is what the scale measured. So as far a rotational mass you are actually adding some. Stock V6 DS 20.50 Lbs... CF driveshaft 22.95 LBS.

Just trying to get accurate info out to the general public. I have spent "x" amount of dollars to find the source of the vibrations and don't want to see anyone else chase those same issues or believe lower rotational mass exists. Maybe the aluminium DS is what it claims but the CF is not.

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:20 PM   #31
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elsololobo- That's weird that you are getting more vibes with the 1 piece, yes they do take more to balance because of the harmonics which is why GM uses a 2 piece from the factory to save money and time on balancing. However in my 1994, 1999, and now my 2011 Camaro all actually benefited from changing to the 1 piece. I am not sure who did your install but are you sure they lined the shaft up with the trans adapter correctly? Also might want to have the torques checked on the hardware. A properly balanced 1 piece driveshaft should be smooth.
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"elsololobo- That's weird that you are getting more vibes with the 1 piece, yes they do take more to balance because of the harmonics which is why GM uses a 2 piece from the factory to save money and time on balancing. However in my 1994, 1999, and now my 2011 Camaro all actually benefited from changing to the 1 piece. I am not sure who did your install but are you sure they lined the shaft up with the trans adapter correctly? Also might want to have the torques checked on the hardware. A properly balanced 1 piece driveshaft should be smooth".


Yes I am assuming that the install shop did in fact install it correctly. There are no instrcutions included with what the torque settings are supposed to be and or showing proper alignemt with the trans adapter. Assuming stock settings will work???
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:10 AM   #33
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elsololobo- That's weird that you are getting more vibes with the 1 piece, yes they do take more to balance because of the harmonics which is why GM uses a 2 piece from the factory to save money and time on balancing. However in my 1994, 1999, and now my 2011 Camaro all actually benefited from changing to the 1 piece. I am not sure who did your install but are you sure they lined the shaft up with the trans adapter correctly? Also might want to have the torques checked on the hardware. A properly balanced 1 piece driveshaft should be smooth.

yes it should, i have sent a PM

p.s. torque specs are on a sticker right on the Driveshaft
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #34
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elsolobo- there should have been a line marked on the driveshaft and on the adapter where they line up. also as DSS said there is a sticker on the shaft stating torque to 57 ft/lb.
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