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Old 02-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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Hats off to Rx Performance!

Well as some of you have read from numerous posts I have submitted on Camaro5, that my STS single turbo kit was plagued with way to many issues to list over and over again.

So I am giving thanks to Tracy, Alex, Mark and Karen of Rx Performance! You have truly fixed all of my issues and wish I would have went to you all when I first started out modding.

Though 5 days being 5 days, they got everything done from suspension issues, re-doing the exhaust, finalizing the meth kit, body work of side vents and a new hood to installing my new Borg Warner EFR turbo. The only thing left is to dyno tune and I will post the final results within the next 6 weeks.

I can't believe how responsive the turbo is and I am amazed that there is zero turbo lag what so ever! Truly puts you back in the seat!! Thank you Rx for doing and being everything you said you were!

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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Tracy is the man. That sure looks purdy
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #3
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I didnt do anything!! (My name is Alex) lol

Congrats on getting it working properly
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:10 PM   #5
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Thank You Gents,

It is so nice to finally have a working system (ultimately a bad design by STS). I should have went to Rx months ago!! No oiling issues, the motor runs so much better and I can't wait to dial in the dyno tune. The current power is unbelievable and no Sh_t puts you back in the seat!! The suspension is like the rails of a roller coaster and the new glasspack muffler purrs like a lion! Thankfully there are performace shops like Rx that want to excell in all facets!!! A+ in my book!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:29 PM   #6
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hey we have got to meet up sometime. i just sent my heads to tracy to get new ones and pistons. i live over in hampton right now and ive been to tracys shop before since im from florida. we can be the efr turbo camaro twins of virginia when i get mine back up and running.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:07 PM   #7
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Easy day, I'll be at DTP soon as soon as Vince gets back to me of when he can do a live dyno tune. I'll PM you with the day/time.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:24 PM   #8
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Great to hear, I'm about to send my baby down to Tracy to receive the RX treatment.

A little nervous as the car only has 8k miles but glad you've had a great experience.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #9
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lol great job though!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #10
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Glad you got everything worked out. You'll love the EFR, it is an amazing turbo.

Great job RX and Tracy!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #11
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I've only dealt with Karen over there and I agree. You have a mean set up there.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:11 PM   #12
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Yep she sure is mean right now. Absolutely amazing power, it takes so little to get the turbo to spool and start producing boost. I can't even imagine how much better it will be once she gets dyno tuned!!

All I can say is Rx Performance is outstanding!! Second to none!

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:33 PM   #13
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Thats awesome getting work done there in a few weeks, gratz on the bad a$$ car.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:28 PM   #14
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I haven't been on Camaro5 in ages. I too have had nothing but issues with my STS setup. It's quite a coincidence that you sent your car to Tracy. I'm actually headed out there tomorrow for him to fix my setup. I am happy that you had good results. I'm hoping for the same.
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Was a fun project, and glad all was trouble free on the trip home!!

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:19 PM   #17
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Was a fun project, and glad all was trouble free on the trip home!!

Nice...I wasn't aware of the fender vents being installed. I missed that.

Looks Great!

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:21 PM   #18
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I guess installed is the wrong word. Fabricated? Cut in? Magically created? LOL

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:29 PM   #19
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Wait till yours is done Rob!!!! Post up the pictures you guys took while here.

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Old 02-14-2013, 05:05 PM   #20
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The V6 forum is heating up with FI installs ! Love this stuff !
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:24 PM   #21
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So I received a PM form a C5 member asking me what all I had done while at Rx last week and figured I would share it all with the rest of the community.
- I had Rx re-check the installation of my Pfadt stage 4 kit. They re-torqued everything and found that my rear end links were only hand tight. I had some clunking noise from my front sphericals (all bushings were replaced with the spherical bearings) still a little bit of clunking at parking lot speeds but nowhere near as bad as it was.
- Checked my CF Drive Shaft bolts were all torque to 57ft Lbs. I am still getting a little vibration from 30-45 MPH. I PM’d/called the DSS a few months back and was willing to stop by on my way back to Va. Beach to have them check it out and heard nothing back from them. Rx stated the DS is probably out of balance.
- Adjusted my ride height up .5” on the coilovers as my chassis and exhaust were scrapping against speed bumps here in the Va. Beach area. Don’t go to low!
- Installed the EFR 7064 Twin scroll turbo. All I can say is WOW! Various fab work occurred and man was it worth it!! They also replaced my current muffler with a glass pack.
- Finalized the install of the Snow Performance stage 3 meth kit.
- Painted/installed side vents and a new hood. Suncoast Creations sent the incorrect hood (Z-style) and I ordered the bumble bee style. Still trying to work things out with them (Suncoast) to get the correct hood. Not the easiest company to work with even though they sent the wrong hood. Hope to get this resolved as the bumble bee hood would be the Pièce de résistance !
- Ran out of time to get her dyno tuned as I am in the military and had to take leave to get her fixed up. Rx/FSP wanted a few extra days to get her dialed in and I just couldn’t stay down in Fl, although I would have loved to. I will be getting her dyno tune done locally with a live tune from Vince. I will post the final results here in a few. I will also post a build thread to pass on all info to other members.

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:46 PM   #22
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So anyone who is thinking of getting the STS kit. Attached is a photo of my collection of the 3 x STS turbos that malfunctioned over a 18 month time frame. Never buy the STS kit, take my advice and save yourself money and more importantly; time, pass the word!

- Left turbo is a BB T-4 P-trim. Blades have damage and shaft play upgrade to the intial turbo after the GT-35 failed.
- Middle is the original GT-35 JB with blade damage and shaft play, initial install turbo with no other mods.
- Right turbo is a BB T-4 P-Trim. Blades have damage and shaft play, replacement of the first BB turbo from STS.

I also had two brand new STS scavenge pumps fail on top of the intial install scavenge pump and had major oiling issues no matter what STS turbo was installed. STS = Junk., stay away from STS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. On the flip side the STS piping and intercooler is fine but everything else to include their Turbos, Scavenge Pumps, PCV, customer service and tech support are absolutely horrible!!

Thank goodness for Rx!
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:39 PM   #23
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Any with the STS sytem we are correcting/modifying this steadily to eliminate the issues with the design.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:24 AM   #24
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:14 PM   #25
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elso, do you know who makes the sts turbos? I see that they have an sts tag on the housing but I don't think sts manufactures turbochargers so they may be re-badged.
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