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Old 03-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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All go no show SS

This is my journey with my 2011 SS Manual.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Springs and sway bars

My first upgrade had to be something to get the car lower and handle better. I went with the Eibach Pro-Plus kit as I had some friends with this on their car and they all liked it.Name:  IMG_20110302_203300.jpg
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As you can see, There is a big difference between the stock items and the new Eibach kit!
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This is just after the front was completed. It kind of looked good redneck style!
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Other kits lower the car more than an 1", but I think this is a good compromise. the nose still clears most curbs when I pull to far forward.

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Old 03-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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That is a nice stance.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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Exhaust, Intake, and Tune

Even with the car handling good, It never really felt like a 426 hp car and had the sound of a vacuum cleaner! This was no time to mess around! I installed the two major bolt ons and had it all tuned.
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I never like the plastic cover over the engine. I know the LS is not the most beautiful V8, but it's better than plastic any day!
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I was surprised how many 90 degree turns and dents the stock exhaust had
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Borla makes a great exhaust and it sounds amazing!
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not much restriction there!
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So far, the only way to know my car is not stock.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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Chassis Brace and Trailing arms

I have found that one of the major limiting factors to the Camaro's 0-60 time and 1/4 mile ET is wheel hop! I completely fixed this with a Hotchkis Max Chassis brace and PHADT Trailing arms w/Bushings. I picked both of these for weight savings. Most other companies use heavy steel. This is not a Miata people, it doesn't need anymore weight!
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All jacked up!
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Very light, everything should be aluminum!
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One of the easiest installs ever! It just worked.
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This is the tool sold by PHADT to remove the outer bushing. If the control arm wasn't attached, it would have worked great. I ended up using a 2 claw puller I found on the DIY section of this forum.
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I think I have joined the club of people who have removed bushings and wish to never do it again!
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I really think these PHADT trailing arms are gorgeous. They are also lighter than the stock units.
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I attached the lower/outer bolt first and then banged on it to fit up into the inner attachment point.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:40 PM   #6
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I don't have any pictures of it, but I also changed my transmission fluid out at 26k with AMSOIL Multi-vehicle ATF. It made a big difference and was very easy to do.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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Keep it up, looks like you have the right idea so far....
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