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Old 03-07-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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Hey Thanks TJ,

I've been meaning to start my own thread, but I was going to wait until my car was finished. Now is as good time as any. My car should be finished up in the next week or so.

OK, I haven't been on Camaro5 for a very long time. I orginally got a STS kit in late 2010. I had a thread going for that build, and I created it way too early. I sort of just stopped updating that thread because it stopped being fun posting about all the issues I encountered, and trust me there were a lot more issues after I stopped posting. For historical reference, if you want to view that thread, it can be viewed here (minus most of the pictures):

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116365

On to the present...

I've been wanting to change up my setup for a long long time now. I finally took the plunge, and brought my car down to Tracy (SC2150) at RX Performance. I heard really good things about him on the forums, but working with him in person blew me away. It shines through like sunshine that he is really into working with LLT / LFX Camaros. You have to love what you are doing to really be good at it, and Tracy genuinually likes work on our V6 Camaros. The last two performance shops I used, you could tell that they didn't enjoy working with a V6 Camaro. It was obvious in their tone, and in their facial expressions. I have the complete opposite experience with Tracy. I wish I would of gone to Tracy alot sooner.

OK, on to what I had done.

1) Replace the STS Turbo with a BorgWarner EFR Turbo.

2) Reconfigure much of the STS piping, most noticeablly on the hot side. The piping was reconfigured so that all of my exhaust goes to the Turbo. With my previous STS setup, the left side was sent to the wastegate, and the right side was sent to the turbo. The EFR has a builtin wastegate, so everything is now being sent to the right side, with the left exhaust tip, just being a dummy now.

3) Move the oil pump to the rear of the car, near the turbo.

4) Installed a ported Throttle Body

5) Installed a ported intake Manifold

6) Installing a custom meth injection system from Alky Control, because it will be running at 12 pounds!

Tracy is tuning it with Vince, and the meth kit is not in yet, so it has not been on the dyno yet.

Tracy, feel free to post picture is here! Thanks.
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Glad to hear your finally getting things running again. I've only heard bad things about STS.

Are you on chicago5thgen?
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How do you like the gauges in the middle? Why did you decide to go with them there as opposed to on the a pillar?
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #5
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Yep, I'm on chicago5thgen. I will be at the 5/5 hooters cruise. I'm looking forward to stretching out my legs at the Rockford speedway that day.

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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How do you like the gauges in the middle? Why did you decide to go with them there as opposed to on the a pillar?
The biggest reason was that auto meter wasn't doing a pillar pod at the time (October 2010). There was concerns about the curtain airbag under the a pillars. I had my center speaker pod custom made when I was putting in my stereo system. I really like the center speaker pod. I also like that nobody really has one.

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Yea, I get you. Yours is actually the first I've ever seen with the gauges there. Are you running cobalt gauges for both? Any reason you went with the mechanical boost gauge over the digital like you did for the AFR?
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:24 PM   #9
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Yep, they are both cobalt gauges.

Truthfully, I did the mechanical boost gauge at the time to save a bit of $ when I first had my kit installed.

I now have a boost controller behind the rearview mirror up high that has a digital boost readout that I can read perfectly. Since I now have two places to read the boost, I never felt the need to replace the mechanical one, plus it looks cooler than a digital one.

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The Fi section is honestly very promising these days. Some monster builds, love it
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #12
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Nope, I decided to fly down to Florida to pick it up instead. I'm flying down Saturday March 30th.

Its T-minus 12 days for me to go pick it up. I can't wait!!

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Nope, I decided to fly down to Florida to pick it up instead. I'm flying down Saturday March 30th.

Its T-minus 12 days for me to go pick it up. I can't wait!!

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Awesome! That's going to be a great ride home. Can't wait to get out of this nasty weather!
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #14
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Yep, I'm going to make a three day trip out of it and head a little further east than I need to before heading northwest.

I want to check out the southern Appalachian roads in eastern Tennessee/Kentucky on the way back.

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Bootlegers 28 and tail of the dragon highly recomended. Tail of the dragon is tight 318 corners in 11 miles. Both located at the tn and nc boarder prety much. Both were aweso.e on the bike the tail will be tight and a work out of the steering wheel to get through it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:52 AM   #16
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This topic should be renamed don't buy sts. too many problems point black. The only thing left from my orginal sts kit is the blow off valve and that suprisng it hasn't broken yet.
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This topic should be renamed don't buy sts. too many problems point black. The only thing left from my orginal sts kit is the blow off valve and that suprisng it hasn't broken yet.
Your preaching to the choir here!!! Tracy is redoing the pipe connections because they keep popping under boost. Really the only thing I have left of my STS kit is the intercooler and the blow off valve.

I am so happy to be getting this new setup that's going to rock!

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Bootlegers 28 and tail of the dragon highly recomended. Tail of the dragon is tight 318 corners in 11 miles. Both located at the tn and nc boarder prety much. Both were aweso.e on the bike the tail will be tight and a work out of the steering wheel to get through it.
That was where I was wanting to head! I saw a vid of an older guy in his convertible following his son who was on a bike, and it looked like a blast. There is nothing like that anywhere near Chicago. Thanks for the names, I can google it much easier now

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It's still about two weeks away, but I'm so excited to about the trip home:

Day 1 - Sat, March 30 - Fly from Ohare to Sarasota
Pick up car @ RX Performace ... woo hoo!
Drive to Ft Myers Beach to visit family

Day 2 - Sun, March 31 - Spend Easter with family
Drive to Augustana, GA

Day 3 - Mon, April 1st - Stop at MGW first thing in the morning, and get a shifter
installed (free installation)
Drive up US 129 North through Deals Gap

Day 4 - Tue, April 2nd - Drive the rest of the way home

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It's still about two weeks away, but I'm so excited to about the trip home:

Day 1 - Sat, March 30 - Fly from Ohare to Sarasota
Pick up car @ RX Performace ... woo hoo!
Drive to Ft Myers Beach to visit family

Day 2 - Sun, March 31 - Spend Easter with family
Drive to Augustana, GA

Day 3 - Mon, April 1st - Stop at MGW first thing in the morning, and get a shifter
installed (free installation)
Drive up US 129 North through Deals Gap

Day 4 - Tue, April 2nd - Drive the rest of the way home

Add to that the charahala hwy or skyway (certainly spelled wrong) and the devils triangle in tn. 28 coming north form south carolina is nice as well I hear. Everything is great down there and with those new turbo mods you shouldnt have trouble running if you hear bango music.

Be very cautious on the tail. Big tickets if you get caught crossing the center line. Also be prepaired for on coming trafic to be on your side of the line.

One of the photo companys got me on the wrong side. Caught on camara

Look forward to seeing the car at hooters if you make it up and I make it down. If we cross paths there I will tell you my story of my trip to deals gap and an epic journey on the charahala.

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How far is RX from the airport?
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It is really close, about 10 miles. If your feeling adventurous, you can even take a bus from the airport straight north, and either walk or take a cab the last mile.

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Add to that the charahala hwy or skyway (certainly spelled wrong) and the devils triangle in tn. 28 coming north form south carolina is nice as well I hear. Everything is great down there and with those new turbo mods you shouldnt have trouble running if you hear bango music.

Be very cautious on the tail. Big tickets if you get caught crossing the center line. Also be prepaired for on coming trafic to be on your side of the line.

One of the photo companys got me on the wrong side. Caught on camara

Look forward to seeing the car at hooters if you make it up and I make it down. If we cross paths there I will tell you my story of my trip to deals gap and an epic journey on the charahala.
Yep, will definitely be at hooters and look forward to hearing about your journey there.

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:15 PM   #24
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T-minus 7 days till I pick up my car at RX performance

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let me know if you see my car there. I haven't heard anything, I'm assuming its on its way across the atlantic
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