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Old 02-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #26
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Pics as promised

Ok, so I got back from DC today, hugged the wife and kids, then disappeared into the man cave to inspect my purchase. All is right and well with the world....

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1. A-pillar gauge pod w/ProSport Boost & wide band AFR
2. LS9 Blower cam
3. Complete Whipple Kit
4. Close-up of the Whipple
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #27
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Nice build so far!....one of the best colors lol
Thanks for the compliment, and yep, Rally Yellow is SWEEEETTTTT!!!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #28
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Very nice. So when is the install planned for? It's getting nice outside now
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:44 PM   #29
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Very nice. So when is the install planned for? It's getting nice outside now
I'm working on it....getting a baseline dyno done on Wednesday afternoon. Way the schedule looks, it may not happen until the latter half of March, though. Arrrrrggggghhhhhh! I will get some of the small things done, like the gauges, new exhaust, etc. Still waiting on a Mike Norris catch can, anyway, so I guess it all works out.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:10 PM   #30
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sweet. That is one thing I was mad that I never did was a baseline. It would be cool to know for sure what mine did stock.

Who is doing the dyno/ tune?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:09 PM   #31
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I am going to have Motiva do the baseline, and talk to them while there about the follow on tune after all items are installed. Got a better suggestion? Also, the Dyno run got pushed to Friday.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #32
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I'm tuned through Motiva. My reason is they have done just about all of the 5th gens around here so they have the most experiance.

Good luck man... I need to swing by Motiva tomorrow thought I might see your car tomorrow but I guess not.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #33
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Dyno Day

So, I got the car dyno'd Friday. They only did 1-1/2 pulls instead of the normal 3. This run is with the stock PCM tune, LT headers, and a cold air intake. In the graph, my dyno run was run #1. Result was 388RWHP/372RWTQ.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:18 PM   #34
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Oooh la la!
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:24 PM   #35
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Small mods.....

Got a couple of small mods done this weekend, one of which will facilitate the blower install later, the other was more "decorative"...
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:48 PM   #36
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Exhaust install

So, finally replaced the mutated factory pipes. I installed a polished 3" system with high-flow cats. It doesn't have the same volume of sound that the other setup had. It mellowed the tone some as well as reducing the dB level a little...until you stick your foot in it!
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:51 PM   #37
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Also ordered the ZL1 fuel pump, ZL1 fuel pump controller module, as well as a reservoir to seperate the clutch from the brake reservoir.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:13 PM   #38
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Coming along nicely. It's funny that the supercharger is cheap when you start adding up all the little stuff you need to turn the bad boy up

Might want to start thinking about what clutch you want to go with as well. Mine was slipping pretty bad on 550hp with my first setup.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:08 PM   #39
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Yep, been looking at various clutches. What are you running now? I was thinking about a single disc setup.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:13 PM   #40
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Mcloed RXT twin disc.

I don't think there are any single discs around that can handle over 600hp. The highest HP camaro in the state is running the same clutch and it's holding up to his power. The pedal feel is actually softer than stock. I really like it. no more burnt clutch smell either.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:12 PM   #41
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Thanks, I'll check it out. Just one more mod....
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:25 PM   #42
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The frustration...

Sooo, I replaced the stock SS fuel pump last night with the ZL1 pump, and ran into a little snag. The front right rear suspension crossmember bolt came out about 3/4 then stopped cold. Tried my 1/2" impact, but the bolt just laughed. I tried my 30" 1/2" breaker bar, the bolt turned, but required serious effort. I finally ended up using the handle from my Craftsman floor jack in conjunction with my 1/2" ratchet to finish removing it. This is what I discovered...
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:07 PM   #43
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Whipple Install

Here are a few pics of before and after....
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:08 PM   #44
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Next up....get it tuned.....
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:10 PM   #45
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Nice build!
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:48 PM   #46
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Thanks! Been a long time coming!
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:01 AM   #47
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That whipple is looking good Scott!
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:34 AM   #48
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:46 PM   #49
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Thanks for all of the compliments!
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:06 PM   #50
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Tuning Dynograph

Well, spent the morning at Sycho Tuning, getting the car tuned, and..........WOW!! David is an AWESOME tuner!!!! He was able to coax 600 RWHP and 519 RWTQ out of the Whipple/LS9 combo, on the 4" pulley at 7.5 psi. We switched to a 3.75" pulley and we saw 629.9 RWHP and 564.4 RWTQ at 8.6 psi. I am currently running the 4" pulley and am EXTREMELY happy with the results! The car drives just like it did when I drove it off the lot....until you press the gas pedal

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