Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Anthony @ LG Motorsports
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Marketplace > Vendor and Seller review / feedback / experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2014, 08:09 PM   #1
hammdo
Circle Member Want-A-Be
 
hammdo's Avatar
 
Drives: [COTW 2/09/15] '11 L99 LSA SC Z/LE
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 4,198
My Experience With GPI

In one word -- AWESOME!

Aaron, James, Ryan, Mike, and the whole crew are truly experts.

My 2011 2SS L99 A6 was the car modded.

I had already added the Vararam Intake (No Tune Version), Vararm PowerWedge, VMax TB, and JBA Wires.

When I arrived, I met with James and Ryan to go over what I wanted done and approximate time-frame to get it completed.

The first item on the list was Ryan doing the initial Dyno.

With the mods I installed, the L99 did consistent 365 RWHP. I did not have a dyno of it before the mods, but based on Ryan's experience, I gained about 25 RWHP with those mods.

So, the team at GPI did the intake mod, Installed the Stainless Work LT 1 7/8 header with the High Flow Cat and muffler delete. These parts I purchased from Maryland Speed (GREAT customer service!).

Then came the under-drive pulley and 3.91 gears.

Once those were done -- back to the dyno and ...

402 RWHP and 402 ft-lbs Torque!

This JUST from bolt-ons. One run was 404.9 -- but the consistent run was 401.8 RWHP

So, the initial drive after completed, Ryan and I drove it near a 'straight-away' to see how she does -- 3.91 with that power REALLY snapped the Camaro into shape!

So, these guys know their stuff -- they are gear-heads

So, why did I drive 5 hours to them?

When Ryan and I spoke, I knew he had a total understanding of the car and its capabilities.

I did check around the 'local' shops. Some didn't call me or email me back -- others were quick to respond.

The one I thought I'd go with wanted 50% up front just to get on their calendar and it was a month wait.

I ran an automotive service center for 7 years and that just rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe I'm picky about things like that...


Anyway, GPI and the team were just on it. They knew I was driving 5 hours and the total deal with a Rental Car, was just awesome.

To the entire GPI team. BTW, GPI is a Chevy Dealer -- imagine that! Not like any here in Dallas I've seen or talked to personally. The one's I did talk to look @ you cross-eyed when you want to do 'performance' upgrades.

I will most certainly contact GPI again. If you want to do the bolt ons and get the most HP, I can attest to their magic.

BUT that is not all they do...

I did see them working on an SC Camaro -- this one is over 800RWHP (I believe he is a member of this forum too!)


Yes, Yes, Yes, the proof...

I do have the dyno slips and pics (not the gears though) and will post them after I've had a chance to 'rest' from the trip.

Just awesome -- my Jack Nicholson smile (think Riddler) just won't go away after doing that for 5 hours -- the wife (who went with me) enjoyed the drive and the new 'Camaro' -- caught her a bit by surprise with the before and after

GPI is just awesome and worth the trip no doubt...
-Don

Last edited by hammdo; 06-28-2014 at 10:09 PM.
hammdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 09:17 PM   #2
62nalide


 
62nalide's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 SS
Join Date: May 2013
Location: DFW
Posts: 3,611
Cool deal man, I've made the trip twice and planing on a 3rd trip early next spring lol
__________________
10.45 @ 130mph all motor
GPI everythang!
62nalide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 09:18 PM   #3
jbrown13
 
jbrown13's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro SS L99
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Perry, GA
Posts: 544
I've been working with Ryan (Rhino) for the last 9 months on my tune and other tweaks and what have you, I have nothing but good things to say about the guy. I'll echo your sentiments, for what it's worth.
jbrown13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 09:26 PM   #4
hammdo
Circle Member Want-A-Be
 
hammdo's Avatar
 
Drives: [COTW 2/09/15] '11 L99 LSA SC Z/LE
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 4,198
Ryan did say, I should see 11's with this puppy -- not with 'stock' tires though ;o)...

I'm willing to go to the folks who take care of me and who know their stuff, but don't 'act' like they 'know' their stuff -- if you get my meaning...

I really liked GPI's 'family' attitude towards me. It was fun just to 'chat'. It reminded me of the 'old school' performance shops I grew up with -- but with the 'modern' twist. That is hard to come by and GPI does that well.

-Don
hammdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 09:57 PM   #5
hammdo
Circle Member Want-A-Be
 
hammdo's Avatar
 
Drives: [COTW 2/09/15] '11 L99 LSA SC Z/LE
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 4,198
ok -- dyno numbers



Headers Left:


Headers Right:


High Flow Cats:


Muffler Delete:


Delete Tips (NICE):


Left Tip:


Under Drive Pulley:

Last edited by hammdo; 06-28-2014 at 10:12 PM.
hammdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:02 PM   #6
axis
Search Ninja
 
axis's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central Ark
Posts: 7,191
They typically have LOTS of cool old muscle cars to look at too, which is weird for a dealership. Frods, Dodges, and Chevy's.
__________________
2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Halltech CF 102 fed
GPI modded intake manifold
Bo (knows) White ported TB
Kooks LT's/ Dynomax VT
Pfadted (springs/sways)
Dyno tuned by Rhino and GPI

I once parallel parked a train.
axis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:07 PM   #7
hammdo
Circle Member Want-A-Be
 
hammdo's Avatar
 
Drives: [COTW 2/09/15] '11 L99 LSA SC Z/LE
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 4,198
Axis -- what were your dyno #'s?

AND

do you have a pic of that 'train' you parked ;o)
hammdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:14 PM   #8
Chevrolade
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,051
Good to hear
Chevrolade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:17 PM   #9
hammdo
Circle Member Want-A-Be
 
hammdo's Avatar
 
Drives: [COTW 2/09/15] '11 L99 LSA SC Z/LE
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 4,198
Damn, my face is sore -- can't stop 'smilin' even after 5 hour trip -- GPI does that to you:

hammdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:27 PM   #10
Rhino79



 
Rhino79's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS L99/Auto
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cabot, AR
Posts: 2,537
I appreciate the kind words Don.

We like what we do, and really enjoy helping you guys out. We do a lot of stuff from surrounding states, and we try to accommodate you guys when you make to road trip to us. We know you could go anywhere you want. We aren't always the cheapest, but we proudly stand behind our work and take pride in what we do.

I hope you enjoyed the ride home V4 mode free....lol.
__________________

Home of the quickest street driven late model gm vehicles!
Aaron@gogwatney.com
Ryan@gogwatney.com
Rhino79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:35 PM   #11
hammdo
Circle Member Want-A-Be
 
hammdo's Avatar
 
Drives: [COTW 2/09/15] '11 L99 LSA SC Z/LE
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 4,198


Damn fun -- tired and I still want to drive it -- wow does it perform! I had to 'pass' a few cars just to 'make sure' it was not a dream
hammdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:39 PM   #12
hammdo
Circle Member Want-A-Be
 
hammdo's Avatar
 
Drives: [COTW 2/09/15] '11 L99 LSA SC Z/LE
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 4,198
I'll say its kinda 'funny' how folks move out of the way when they 'hear' it kick in

hammdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:42 PM   #13
axis
Search Ninja
 
axis's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central Ark
Posts: 7,191
Here's my thread. This was before gears and Bo's TB.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...yno+tune+email
__________________
2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Halltech CF 102 fed
GPI modded intake manifold
Bo (knows) White ported TB
Kooks LT's/ Dynomax VT
Pfadted (springs/sways)
Dyno tuned by Rhino and GPI

I once parallel parked a train.
axis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:52 PM   #14
Chevrolade
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,051
Anyone know a good company to ship a car? I can't make the 10+ hours trip to GPI , Iam planning on getting autocal with em but would really rather have it in his hands.if it's too pricy to ship which I imagine
Autocal it is
Chevrolade is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.