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Old 07-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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2010 2SS/RS

3/12 - Bought with slotted rotors, CAI, Passport 9500ci, Hurst short throw, and Magnaflow cat back.




Added since then:
JRE Rough Idle Blower Cam w/ supporting parts
1 7/8" LT Headers (no cats)
Catch Can
Colorshift 2.0 halos (fog and headlights)
20" 20x8.5 front and 20x10 rear Falken Wheels
OEM P-Zero's up front, 315/35R20 NT05R DRs in the back


Alittle piece of mind for my home built catch can.


Color Shift 2.0 DIY install complete


Wheels and tires (My DD in the background, 07 (new body style) F250 long bed crew cab)




No baseline dyno, but here it is as of today 7/26/12

*105°F @ 37% Humidity - 465.78 HP

http://youtu.be/78HREsKdp6A?t=30s






As of tonight 11-2-12 I rewired and relocated the passenger side. Wanted to start there because its the harder side. Still need to rework the EVAP garbage and the valve cover vent. Then I'll move to the drivers side.
I put the passenger side coils on the outside of the fuse box and moved the connectors that were there to under the fuse box. Also ran the coils pack harness under there.





Also I have temporarily removed my catch can out of laziness. It'll go back on when I finish the drivers side. But it caught about 1 oz in 5k miles. Pure oil, no fuel smell. So my home kit has done great. My clear sight glasses show no oil coming out, only some yellowish fuel/vapor residue in the outlet sides sight glass. I had an inlet side sight glass also so I could ensure it was working, they will both be history.



11-3-12

Got some done this afternoon.

Passenger side coil reroute done (80%).


The cool location is temporary, I plan on moving them when I get a S/C.

As it sits. Tomorrow I may reroute the positive terminal.


Still have a 2012 HUD kit, afterburner tail lights, e cut outs, and much more in boxes. I need more time.


11-4-12
LED reverse lights installed.


11-5-12
HUD install complete.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:21 AM   #3
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:57 AM   #4
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I'm having hell getting this youtube video to embed.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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Next wave of mods are on the way. This effort will be focused on cleaning up the engine bay. I'd like to thank all they guys putting in hard work in the "Cleaning the clutter from your engine bay" thread.

While I'm out of town I'm ordering and planning.

Plans as of today:
1. Reroute heater hoses. I have already ordered the hoses but I'm now considering bypassing the heater core entirely as its a fair weather car.
2. Coil pack relocation. Putting them on the frame up near the radiator or on the fender wells. Parts ordered already.
3. Valve cover modification.* I plan on smoothing the OEM valve covers over, filling any holes, and painting them red or black with some reverse color 6.2L decals.
4. Relocate my catch can and see how it's done over 5k miles (most of which was Houston to Indy for c5f). I may also paint it and put a decal of some kind on it.
5. Fuel delivery. I have already purchased a fore innovations dual pump fuel hat with a pair of 405s (for when I go FI). I'm going to install it and put on some new fuel rails that look cleaner and some fat fuel lines with red connectors.
6. Dye the stitching on all of the interior red. This may be done when I get home, GF may do it for me.
7. Install e-cutouts on my cat blanks. Hiding the switch somewhere.
8. Install my IR remote for the halos, it was a mistake not doing it when I did the install. I was just so ready to be done that I skipped that simple step.
9. Install SS logo on center of grill. Parts ordered.

That's about it for now. Hope to get it all done by Nov 10. Will update with photos as I go.

* I'm blown away by the cost of valve covers. Especially the noncnc units that are just bent and welded. I refuse to spend that much on something so basic as 5 or 6 lbs of sheet metal and a few feet of weld. I could see $600-$800 for CNC parts, because it starts with a solid block of aluminum. But I just want some classic looking smooth rounded shape covers.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:54 PM   #6
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Forgot to update on the CF hood.
CF inner and outer. Also has a slightly higher cowl than stock.
Black bowties also seen, they are aluminum. Did front and rear.
'68 is my GF's dad's. Fully restored with a ramjet 350 for reliability (because he only starts it once a year).


Edit: I was mistaken on the year of the old maro.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #7
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Forgot to update on the CF hood.
CF inner and outer. Also has a slightly higher cowl than stock.
Black bowties also seen, they are aluminum. Did front and rear.
'69 is my GF's dad's. Fully restored with a ramjet 350 for reliability (because he only starts it once a year).



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Sick rides sir.....looks like a '68 Butternut Yellow RS! Oh yeah!

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Old 10-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #8
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Sick rides sir.....looks like a '68 Butternut Yellow RS! Oh yeah!

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It is! Just asked. I thought 69 was the only year with headlight covers. But he had it done how he wanted it, SS decals, headlight covers, ramjet, etc.


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Old 11-02-2012, 05:38 PM   #9
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As of tonight 11-2-12 I rewired and relocated the passenger side. Wanted to start there because its the harder side. Still need to rework the EVAP garbage and the valve cover vent. Then I'll move to the drivers side.
I put the passenger side coils on the outside of the fuse box and moved the connectors that were there to under the fuse box. Also ran the coils pack harness under there.





Also I have temporarily removed my catch can out of laziness. It'll go back on when I finish the drivers side. But it caught about 1 oz in 5k miles. Pure oil, no fuel smell. So my home kit has done great. My clear sight glasses show no oil coming out, only some yellowish fuel/vapor residue in the outlet sides sight glass. I had an inlet side sight glass also so I could ensure it was working, they will both be history.




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Old 11-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #10
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And the rain is going to stop me from finishing today. I'll have a 50% cleaner engine bay for a bit.


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Got some done this afternoon.

Passenger side coil reroute done (80%).


The cool location is temporary, I plan on moving them when I get a S/C.

As it sits. Tomorrow I may reroute the positive terminal.


Still have a 2012 HUD kit, afterburner tail lights, e cut outs, and much more in boxes. I need more time.



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Old 11-04-2012, 11:49 AM   #12
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Back up lights installed. No time for HUD, its football time.




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Old 11-04-2012, 07:14 PM   #13
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Call me a liar.

Didn't get to finish though.



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Old 11-05-2012, 03:59 PM   #14
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Finished. Now I need to to be dark so I can adjust my dash ABL.




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Old 01-06-2013, 06:18 PM   #15
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Installed kicker 6x9s, holy crap that was more work than I really wanted it to be.

Also installed a Alpine 70 watt RMS x 4 amp.

Did not reconnected front center speaker.

Overall, huge improvement.

I do plan on replacing the door speakers also.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:05 PM   #16
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Got the door speakers. JL C2650X. Once I put them in I realized I should of gotten better 6x9s. The JL C2 6x9 tx's arrived a couple days ago....

So now this is the stereo set up.

OEM BA dash speaker is hooked up to my Passport 9500ci
Door speakers - JL C2650X's and stock tweeters.
Rear deck - JL C2 6x9tx's
Door and Deck speakers mounted with subthumps MDF adapters.

In the trunk - Alpine MPR-f300 (iirc, could be off on the letters) for the doors and rear deck, JL 1000/1 V2 hooked up to a MTX 9500 12".

The only thing left for my stereo upgrading is to get a custom box for the 12 that looks better and takes up less space. Pretty sure I'll be building it myself in the next couple weeks. I'll post pics when I get it all finished.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #17
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Subscribed! Great job so far. What is your opinion that makes the JL 6x9's better than the Kickers? This is a mod I'm interested in doing.

Any progress pics on the engine bay? Will you include a component list of parts used for the coil relocation when done? Interested in this as well.

Your car looks Bad@ss as well.
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Subscribed! Great job so far. What is your opinion that makes the JL 6x9's better than the Kickers? This is a mod I'm interested in doing.

Any progress pics on the engine bay? Will you include a component list of parts used for the coil relocation when done? Interested in this as well.

Your car looks Bad@ss as well.
Sorry, I overlooked your post.

The kickers do not respond as well as I had hoped on the low end. I have my sub set up to hit on anything under 80hz, the Kickers needed to produce in the 80-200hz range for that mid level bass. They failed. The JL's sound much nicer in this range.

I will put something together on the coil relocation. I'll be doing alot of work in the coming months.
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New parts ordered, huge updates coming in the next few weeks.


PFADT coil overs and camber plates.

Also just waiting on a quote for a PFADT package that includes essentially an entire new suspension system. Sway bars, end links, toe and ties, bushings, subframe solid mounts, etc.

New tires, drilled / slotted rotors, and Hawk pads also in the garage awaiting time.

I'm aiming at changing anything that moves in regards to the suspension on this next update. Hopefully after I get the suspension finished I'll be able to make a decision on my next power upgrade. I've been torn on going big NA, blowing the stock bottom, or going with a blown forged ls3. Decisions decisions.


Somewhere I missed the CF hood, it was added last year. Painted black to match, the only way you can tell its there is to look close at the texture, the slightly higher cowl, or when its open (underside is not painted and its CF inner and outer).

Still have Ecut outs that I never installed and other parts I've probably forgotten about since I bought them. I really need to clean my garage out.
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Very nice...like where this is going. Kepe it up!
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:18 PM   #22
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:54 PM   #23
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On went the QTP e-cut outs. I temporarily ran the switch into the console. Works great, damn this thing is loud dumping out of the header collector.

I cut and welded everything myself. It was my first time welding up such thin material. I used flux core stainless wire on the stainless collector to cut out flange. The weld doesn't look all that great, but it holds pressure. I ground off about 5" to a flush surface and did some penetrant testing on it. It came out good. All I needed was more time and patience and I could of cleaned it up better.

Now I need a control center for my e cut out switch, bass control knob, and color shift halo box.


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Old 04-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #24
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Found these when I put the pfadts on. I bought some good rotors to put on assuming these were not brembos, I left the brembos on.


Also found this:


Just googled it, turns out its common.

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Still have some adjusting to do. But I have it about 90% to where I want it.






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