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Old 02-18-2014, 06:46 PM   #101
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That new hood is sweet! Love the car!
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:56 PM   #102
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Did you get the diffuser on?
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:14 PM   #103
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Not yet! Been tied up on the hood for a bit! Depending in the weather I may get it in the next couple of days.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:20 AM   #104
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Have to come back later and wire them but got the ShowStopper Sequential LED Side Mirrors mounted in matte black!!!
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:27 PM   #105
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Installed the Havoc diffuser today. If you are even thinking about this mod, don't do it. I read a ton of very negative reviews on this diffuser and still did it and now I regret it. I worked for hours to shape, alter, and tweak this thing to try to get it to fit correctly and hug the rear bumper as it should. In the end it's a piece of crap as so many others described it and the company putting it out should stop. Why it's simply not made to snap in place just like the OEM one I will never know but I suspect it's cost. Well guess what? I would have paid even more than I did to have it be right!!

Long story short it's still on and I am going to ponder other ideas for a bit. It's not returnable now and I paid to have it painted so I'm maybe 600 bucks into it now.....
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:39 AM   #106
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:38 PM   #107
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Installed the Havoc diffuser today. If you are even thinking about this mod, don't do it. I read a ton of very negative reviews on this diffuser and still did it and now I regret it. I worked for hours to shape, alter, and tweak this thing to try to get it to fit correctly and hug the rear bumper as it should. In the end it's a piece of crap as so many others described it and the company putting it out should stop. Why it's simply not made to snap in place just like the OEM one I will never know but I suspect it's cost. Well guess what? I would have paid even more than I did to have it be right!!

Long story short it's still on and I am going to ponder other ideas for a bit. It's not returnable now and I paid to have it painted so I'm maybe 600 bucks into it now.....

As a businessman myself I think its important to followup on this post. Immediately after the post I reached out to IVS who makes this diffuser via email. I'm happy to say that I got a call almost immediately from an owner very aware of some problems with the product made by the company he bought just a few months ago. I walked away from that conversation feeling good that he is working as fast as possible to make improvements and willing to help me make it right. Given IVS is here in Michigan I pledged my support to help him if i could and feel confidant in this new owner.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:10 PM   #108
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What was the total costs of all your, awesome upgrades?
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:16 PM   #109
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Congrats on COTW! what a great build!
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:17 PM   #110
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What was the total costs of all your, awesome upgrades?

Just over fifty bucks. Lol

Actually I consider money spent on my car like a woman's weight. We just don't talk about it. It's better for everyone that way. I also refuse to add it up out of fear that I may accidentally mutter the number in front of my wife.
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:21 PM   #111
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Awesome job!!! Where did you get the hood graphics?
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:06 PM   #112
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As a businessman myself I think its important to followup on this post. Immediately after the post I reached out to IVS who makes this diffuser via email. I'm happy to say that I got a call almost immediately from an owner very aware of some problems with the product made by the company he bought just a few months ago. I walked away from that conversation feeling good that he is working as fast as possible to make improvements and willing to help me make it right. Given IVS is here in Michigan I pledged my support to help him if i could and feel confidant in this new owner.
I'm in contact with them as well about the same issues. I sent them some pics today about how it's not fitting against the bumper and waiting on their reply. They told me we would fix this issue just waiting to see what they wamt me to do. I love this diffuser but it needs to fit better.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:34 PM   #113
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Awesome job!!! Where did you get the hood graphics?
Night Shades. You can find their graphics posts in the vendor section under the external mods.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:19 PM   #114
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Added a mail slot blackout in matte finish from Big Worm Graphixs as well as a rear end blackout. I think I am still going to pull the rear bow tie and blackout the whole strip and then add a Victory Red CAMARO across that area.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:39 PM   #115
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The diffuser looks good in that picture, did you get it to fit better?
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:03 PM   #116
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The diffuser looks good in that picture, did you get it to fit better?
It has gaps in the corners that I simply cannot eliminate. The owner of IVS has indicated its happening because the outer piece gets deformed during the process of attaching the inner piece to it and I can confirm that. There is simply. I way to get rid of these gaps and I'm not happy. Now that said he is working on a way to attach the inner section AFTER the outer is already installed and is scheduled to get back with me in a few days. Either way he committed to making it right. He is in Michigan so I am hoping I can bring the car to him and get this sorted out the way it should be.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:18 PM   #117
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Your ride just gets so much meaner with every page! That's one beastly machine.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:15 PM   #118
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Your ride just gets so much meaner with every page! That's one beastly machine.
Thank you very much for your comments. I appreciate it very much.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:31 AM   #119
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It has gaps in the corners that I simply cannot eliminate. The owner of IVS has indicated its happening because the outer piece gets deformed during the process of attaching the inner piece to it and I can confirm that. There is simply. I way to get rid of these gaps and I'm not happy. Now that said he is working on a way to attach the inner section AFTER the outer is already installed and is scheduled to get back with me in a few days. Either way he committed to making it right. He is in Michigan so I am hoping I can bring the car to him and get this sorted out the way it should be.
Hopefully he can help with mine too then because it is not fitting right at all.
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:49 PM   #120
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:07 PM   #121
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #122
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Congrats! Awesome build thread. As fellow Livernois customer you will very happy -not only the performance, but the reliability! I'm over 11,000+ miles since Livernois did my Camaro build.

The spring after my winter build, drove from Iowa to Florida and back, my mpg went up to 27-28 mpg (when stock gears were in) Now with the 3:91's -around 21-23 I've auto-x'ed hard at some GoodGuys events, ripped some massive burn outs and been caught in major rain storms. Hell, at the 1st Indy C5Fest, when it was 90 degrees hot with 90% humidity, watching the Camaro's on the dyno that was there, I asked what was high HP so far? They reply with a ...."well, should be some higher but the guys with blowers are being p***y's because of heat, and won't pull" I walked over, grabbed my Camaro out of the Livernois booth, and let them rip!!!

No problems! No issues! All perma grin!

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Old 02-22-2014, 11:43 PM   #123
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:51 PM   #124
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Got the JDP clutch res installed today. Minor but important mechanical mod. Gotta say I'm not to impressed with the kit components however. The clamp for the plug on the brake res was too small to even come close to sliding over the barb. I tightened a black cable tie on it until tomorrow when I can pickup a correct hose clamp.

Then the supplied clamp for the barb at the firewall doesn't seem tight enough either. Normally in my experience you would apply the clamp on the hose just behind the barb however it was to loose to do that so I was forced for now to apply it actually on the hose where the barb is but just slightly behind it. Think I'll be looking for a smaller one and redoing that aspect.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:28 PM   #125
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Dropped the car at a local custom shop for the vertical door install! I know it's a mod people either love or hate but after 41 years I have yet to ever see a car in my area with them at any shows or around town. I have always wanted to do this to a car and the Camaro is the first of those I have customized that I think they really work on.
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