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Old 05-08-2012, 10:57 AM   #9300
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Oh Man... I can't believe we forgot to sing for you while you were here...

It was a crazy weekend...but lots of fun...
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #9301
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Well fed.
Home safe.
1,200 miles in a 5th Gen Vert.
New top courtesy of Chevrolet.

What was the bad thing?
Well the bad thing is I didn't have a top problem until I got back. and the wife was driving it with out any issues. now eating crow because I used my car as an example of one that doesn't have the rub marks. other then that I'm in good spirits. if they fix it great. if I keep having issues. can someone say lemon law and 1LE on order?
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:48 PM   #9302
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Well the bad thing is I didn't have a top problem until I got back. and the wife was driving it with out any issues. now eating crow because I used my car as an example of one that doesn't have the rub marks. other then that I'm in good spirits. if they fix it great. if I keep having issues. can someone say lemon law and 1LE on order?
Eating Crow with the Wife = WELL FED

I can see you now with long wires jumpered to the back of the top switch connections:

Eating breakfast with one hand, pressing the up or down button with the left.
During the day the retired guy from next door takes over.
Eating dinner with one hand, pressing the up or down button with the left.
In bed with the remote in one hand, pressing the up or down button with the other.

The things people will do for a 1LE
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:05 AM   #9303
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Well, happy belated Birthday Pete!
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:10 AM   #9304
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Well, happy belated Birthday Pete!
Nah, your early for next year
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:20 AM   #9305
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I had a great birthday in the shop (ARD Houston Owen Priest) and my family along with Russ, Mike, Larry, more wives and kids tinkering with the Sonic. GM has the air box to MAF dialed in. No matter what we did with the 'CAI' configurations the same tune with the OE air box delivered better results.

The computer is easy to work with. We have some ideas for another run at a better flowing CAI. I have ordered spares. We use a manual boost control and get to 160 FWHP or more with we think with a couple of pounds of boost.

The intercooler performed well. Shop temp ranged from 89 to 96. Temps measured at the air intake to intercooler to plenum were within 8 degrees. At the end of the day we learned at least 2,967 ways not to make more power on a Sonic. ;-)
Have you thought of working an intercooler mist similar to the Subaru WRX? I'm not sure where the intercooler is on the Sonic. My Cruze is right at the lower grill opening. Don't know if mist would work for it. Is the ECM the same for the Cruze? Would like to know what you found about being "friendly".

And this is on topic. They're "Z's",
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:29 AM   #9306
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Have you thought of working an intercooler mist similar to the Subaru WRX? I'm not sure where the intercooler is on the Sonic. My Cruze is right at the lower grill opening. Don't know if mist would work for it. Is the ECM the same for the Cruze? Would like to know what you found about being "friendly".

And this is on topic. They're "Z's",
I'll have to check with Owen about the ECMs. The Sonic uses the same ECM as a HD Truck. With the OEM boost level the intercooler was working well. one fan had the boosted air in the plenum at 5 degrees above ambient.

The ECM interfaces well with the tuning software so we'll be able to adjust everything including the tranny shift points and how hard it shifts.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:42 AM   #9307
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I'll have to check with Owen about the ECMs. The Sonic uses the same ECM as a HD Truck. With the OEM boost level the intercooler was working well. one fan had the boosted air in the plenum at 5 degrees above ambient.

The ECM interfaces well with the tuning software so we'll be able to adjust everything including the tranny shift points and how hard it shifts.
That's really what I want to look at on my Cruze. That seems to be the only lag is in shifting. You can feel boost spooling up in these cars, but the shifts are so sloppy (auto) it's like starting over again.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:16 AM   #9308
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That's really what I want to look at on my Cruze. That seems to be the only lag is in shifting. You can feel boost spooling up in these cars, but the shifts are so sloppy (auto) it's like starting over again.
When we get the Sonic sorted I think we'll have a Cruze and Sonic weekend at ARD!
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:27 PM   #9309
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The Sonic is a front mounted intercooler and the Cruze is sandwiched in but both use plastic connectors.

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Cruze intercooler sandwiched between the air conditioners and the radiators.

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Old 05-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #9310
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The Sonic is a front mounted intercooler and the Cruze is sandwiched in but both use plastic connectors.

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Sandwiched? Between what?
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #9311
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:53 PM   #9312
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I've gotten almost 500 and I was really impressed with that. I don't think 650 is possible....
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:04 PM   #9313
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:13 PM   #9314
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Fen, we have Xa coilovers for the Cruze which should be a bolt and go for the Verano.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:23 PM   #9315
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Fen, we have Xa coilovers for the Cruze which should be a bolt and go for the Verano.
Bolt and go.........................................I think you missed about 42 steps there Pete. LOL
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:41 PM   #9316
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Bolt and go.........................................I think you missed about 42 steps there Pete. LOL
Fen will be step one in the Pedders validation cycle These new small Chevrolets are easy to suspend. Increasing HP is like

The 1.4L Turbo loves the factory air box We tried I don't know how many tube configurations and we made the most power on the stock air box. By the end of the day we had cut up the OEM box so I drove home on the least lame CAI we constructed My replacement OEM air box cover and MAF came in this afternoon The ricer turbo sounds are now just a bad memory The tune is the best we could get from our least lame CAI With the OEM air box in place and the CAI tune the Sonic does a very light mouse like squeak from a standing start with 3 or four feet of a very light gray almost burnout Brake torque this beast to 2K and it is a short squeal It will be back on the dyno soon enough with a K&N filter in the OEM air box and 2 to 3 more pounds of boost. We should see more than 160 at the wheels easily, but I do believe I said that before The base line run was 125 FWHP. I left with one less pony than we started with I will be bringing the OEM air filter just in case the MAF won't play nice with the K&N We planned to install a catch can, but unless I can find a Chevy OEM catch can to try and keep the 1.4 happy

Fen -- let me know when you get your Verano. If the Cruze kit doesn't fit out of the box, it will when I am done with it.

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