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Old 04-23-2012, 10:02 PM   #2041
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PoleCat on here is selling a brand new polished maggie cheap..

She's the same person I bought my heads from... Her build ideas always grow and new parts keep rolling in...
Yea...we talked about that one.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:05 AM   #2042
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No kidding. If the GM rep can't get it done tomorrow, then we can start callin in the BIG DOGS.

I think I'm going to email them for you anyway...give me a sec and I'll copy you.
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Yea...we talked about that one.
not a fan of the polished... I have nothing else shiny on my car. Believe it or not, I DO like the regular old black maggie.

Now...totally hypothetical here...would it be better for me to non aspirated with a built motor (cam and heads) or with a supercharger?

The only reason I ask this is because we live in TX...and heat soak, if I'm in the right train of thought, can be a bitch in 100 degree weather.

Curious to know what "could be" from either combination. cost and output (hp and tq) on each set up.


It seems like every time I get close or finally get the debt paid off, something comes up. I know...it's life. Now I have a dent in the wife's SUV that's going to cost several hundred dollars... But, if I can start putting away a tiny bit here and there....
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:30 AM   #2043
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That's the million dollar question...

If I did it all over again I'd slap a SC on it and be done with it...

...that's my plan for the next one anyway...
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:01 AM   #2044
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I think I'm going to email them for you anyway...give me a sec and I'll copy you.

not a fan of the polished... I have nothing else shiny on my car. Believe it or not, I DO like the regular old black maggie.

Now...totally hypothetical here...would it be better for me to non aspirated with a built motor (cam and heads) or with a supercharger?

The only reason I ask this is because we live in TX...and heat soak, if I'm in the right train of thought, can be a bitch in 100 degree weather.

Curious to know what "could be" from either combination. cost and output (hp and tq) on each set up.

Built Motor only vs blower...

With a stock or mild tune...and a blower, you'll be fine.. and as far as a polished maggie... I know a coating guy that could powder coat a maggie... probably... As for heat soak, talk to Keith... Camaro21... He knows as well as anyone if there is an issue there...

Built motor with a cam and heads... you may pay a fortune in gas.... depends on the driving style and purpose/style of cam, size etc...

before the flames start my way, this is just a way over simplified response...
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:19 PM   #2045
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What heat soak?
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:56 PM   #2046
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The nice part about SC/FI is power only when you want it.

HP for HP a built motor is great, but will suffer in the mileage department. If your heart is set on NA, then a stroker kit would be a good way to go with a little nitrous shot for giggles.


So many choices...
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:46 PM   #2047
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Doug I get some nasty heat out here and have zero problems with heat. I have a nice safe tune with good fuel pressure and a flat AFR at 11.5. as long as you keep the boost at a 7ish. With a conservative AFR. You won't have any problems. I took a small precaution and had my car retuned in the dead middle of summer just to be sure I was tuned for the worst conditions. No problems at all.

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:42 AM   #2048
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Never thought about built motors using more gas. I like the "power on demand" option. I have no wish to go super crazy fast. The tires won't hold it anyway. I just want to be able to MOVE if I want. Can't wait to tune it...see what can come of it...
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:47 PM   #2049
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Never thought about built motors using more gas. I like the "power on demand" option. I have no wish to go super crazy fast. The tires won't hold it anyway. I just want to be able to MOVE if I want. Can't wait to tune it...see what can come of it...
You know even want to know what MPG I was getting... Bruce makes a great point...
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:33 PM   #2050
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Ok.

10 and 12, both boxes, and JL amp are going to a new home as of Monday.

Brandon and Chris will be setting me up with the w7 and ported box next week.

Can't wait.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:40 PM   #2051
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That's stereo talk, yes?

I wanted to ask how your tires are wearing with the alignment you went with.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:57 PM   #2052
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Yep. Stereo stuff. It basses pretty good now...really good. But, it's going to hit harder in week. Then I'm going to be spending all my time hunting down rattles.

Tires are fine as of now. I'm in that....dilemma.

I like how it handles now...quick...nimble.... But, I don't want to put 2,000 miles on them with this set up in a few days for a road course knowing they are going to wear down really, really quickly.

Sure, I can get new fronts for 50 a piece. But those rears? ugh...

I'm at a point where I want the rear brought up 1/2" and the alignment straightened out just a bit so the fenders don't look so bad. The only downside? Won't handle as good as it does now. And BOY does it handle well!
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I brought the rear up a bit as well. I'd say I've got an inch of wheel gap, maybe a little more. Has more of a raked look now (not extreme), but at the same time I bumped the Xa's in the rear to 11. Seems like it actually handles better this way.

And I smoked my Pirelli rears on a trip to Florida. Totally my fault putting off an alignment
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #2054
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Hrm. I have no wheel gap in the back. It tucks in about an inch. Looks kinda neat. But, I hate scraping as much as I do. Don't want my exhaust bent up either. Decisions decisions...
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Hrm. I have no wheel gap in the back. It tucks in about an inch. Looks kinda neat. But, I hate scraping as much as I do. Don't want my exhaust bent up either. Decisions decisions...
I never scraped with my V6 fascia on. When I got the ZL1 fascia I started scraping. Scared the hell out of me too!! It was about 3 inches, maybe, off of the ground. That's when I altered my ride height. Now it's perfect.
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Naw...no scraping on the front facia. Maybe if I hit a steep incline. But, I'm just talking about regular old running around town. On the highway, I'll hit a bump ...up and down...scrrrape! Depending on the severity of the bump, boy can it scrape. LOUDLY.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:52 AM   #2057
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That's stereo talk, yes?

I wanted to ask how your tires are wearing with the alignment you went with.
Well, I checked some more.

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My front tires are wearing REALLY badly....and if I don't change it out soon, they are going to be done for in a matter of months.

The alignment I have is .... simply AWESOME. I LOVE how nimble the damn car is, but sheesh...it's like I'm going to have to align it for the track one way and then back the other way so I don't go through tires in 8 months.

I've got Saturday morning scheduled with Glen to lift the back a half inch and to redo the alignment. Tires will hopefully start to wear properly and no more scraping.
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