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Old 05-14-2011, 12:18 AM   #176
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Awesome, Doc. I'm shocked you don't have out beside each mod the gains/weight, like, "Lightweight lugs are 2 pounds less than stock lugs."

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P.S. #15, plug wires. I haven't heard of this mod. Expound?
LOL yeah I suppose I should put the weights next to each item hehehe. I got the plug wires because they have improved insulation for being next to headers. The stock plug wires tend to get cooked and brittle next to the heat that headers produce.

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Old 05-14-2011, 07:05 AM   #177
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LOL yeah I suppose I should put the weights next to each item hehehe. I got the plug wires because they have improved insulation for being next to headers. The stock plug wires tend to get cooked and brittle next to the heat that headers produce.

And I consider it an honor to be your mod guru.

Yeah Doc. Nice list and it would be great if you could put the weight savings with each item. We could get that list put up as a sticky that would really help members looking to shave weight.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:05 AM   #178
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Based on "popular request" lol I've started itemizing my list; still in rough form and not complete yet but what do you guys think? Is this readable enough or would you like to see it in a different format?

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Old 05-15-2011, 01:40 PM   #179
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:19 AM   #180
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Haha, awesome list, Doc. Very readable.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:56 AM   #181
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Any problems with the aluminum lugs? Stripping/galling and what are you torquing them to? Thanks, I'm looking at those too.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:00 PM   #182
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No problems with my lugs and I've had them for half a year now. There was someone on C5 who got ahold of some cheap knock-off aluminum lugs on Ebay and he had a problem. The ones Doc has pictured aren't the same, though. The ones he and I got have a logo, the ones in question didn't.

Edit: it has now been a year & a half: no problems.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:13 PM   #183
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Any problems with the aluminum lugs? Stripping/galling and what are you torquing them to? Thanks, I'm looking at those too.
No problems with the lug nuts. Use a hand wrench and socket instead of an air gun. I have forged aluminum rims and I torque mine to 90 lbs. The factory torque setting is for the stock steel lugs; don't use that setting or you'll strip the threads on the aluminum lugs.

I race mine on the track with no problems.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:38 AM   #184
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:24 AM   #185
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Doc,that is one sweet ride Tastefully done
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:16 PM   #186
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:27 PM   #187
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:26 PM   #188
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CONGRATS ON COTW! I have always been a fan of that color blue. Im surprised I dont see more around where I live. Car is coming along great. Spoiler gives the Camaro such a more agressive look. Wheels are hot. Id personally love to see hash marks or the bumblebee stripes on it. Everyone has the stock rally stripes, including myself.(not for long) Can't wait to see what this car will look like a year from now.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:31 PM   #189
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oh congrats on COTW!! well deserved you have some great tips in here for everyone.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:38 PM   #190
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I usually look at all the pages before I make a comment. I love what you did as far as stripes with the car. I love your approach to how your putting this beautiful car together.
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:31 PM   #191
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Get rid of your windshield washer container and change the front seats out and maybe another 25 - 35 lbs.

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Old 05-30-2011, 06:20 PM   #192
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Congrats on CotW, Doc!
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:55 PM   #193
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Great job! Good to see a theme car win COTW.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:27 PM   #194
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Congrats on COTW... I love the back spoiler (of course I am biased).
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:10 PM   #195
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Looks great. Have you thought about making the SS badges yellow?
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:11 PM   #196
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:54 PM   #198
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Thank you one and all!! A very nice surprise today.
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Here is a Website that replaced the Side markers with LED and you can get them painted. I'm thinking about doing my tinted to stand out on the car but I think it would look sweet yellow on your car. I like your car and great theme. The lights are a lil pricey but look good.

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