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Old 08-18-2011, 01:41 PM   #926
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Im running 1 7/8" long tubes with full 3" with x-pipe into 3" Borlas. Check out the videos I've posted or you can go to my youtube channel andredmg.
Just watched the videos, and they sound great. I'm really partial to the Borla sound, so I think this is the direction I'll probably go. Now just need to figure out the mid pipes and X pipe.

Anybody want to buy a Borla ATAK cat-back?
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:42 PM   #927
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Hey Russ,
I've got the Kooks 3" and I love them. At idle and while cruising they're very mild but when you get on it they really open up.
I'm gonna try to upload an idle video hopefully it works

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Old 08-18-2011, 01:43 PM   #928
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I've got the Kooks 3" and I love them. At idle and while cruising they're very mild but when you get on it they really open up.
I'm gonna try to upload an idle video hopefully it works
That definitely sounds better than the other one I heard...thanks for the upload.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:49 PM   #929
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No problem, Looks like you've done quite a bit to it since the AAC open house...... It's looking great and it will be one BAD A$$ ride..... If we can make the Super Chevy show in Baytown this year we plan on hanging with the H-Town crew
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:10 PM   #930
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Yea...I may end up doing that, but I know there are manufacturers that make 3" mid pipes (MBRP, Kooks and I think JBA). Trying to research now...it's just hard to imagine what they'll sound like on an LSX 427.
My MBRP catback is 3" but it necks down in the front to attach to stock pipes. Easiest would be to find an American Racing midsection which is all 3" and fab up the rest with xr1 mufflers. I believe Owen is running xr1's on his. You also gotta look at your catted section because usually on the Kooks they have a 3" inlet but a 2.5" outlet such as mine are. They didn't have a 3" in and out back when we bought ours
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:48 PM   #931
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Just watched the videos, and they sound great. I'm really partial to the Borla sound, so I think this is the direction I'll probably go. Now just need to figure out the mid pipes and X pipe.

Anybody want to buy a Borla ATAK cat-back?
Im running ARHs system (long tubes, x-pipe and I had em custom make the 3" all the way to my mufflers).

channel is andredmg on youtube here is one Emma...
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:52 PM   #932
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Im running ARHs system (long tubes, x-pipe and I had em custom make the 3" all the way to my mufflers).

channel is andredmg on youtube here is one Emma...
Thanks. I found them and watched. Amazing car!

How is the driveability on the street?
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:56 PM   #933
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Thanks. I found them and watched. Amazing car!

How is the driveability on the street?
The McLeod RXT twin disc clutch helps tremendously (feels stock) I had a RPS carbon twin disc in the videos but blew it up lol... Sorry for the semi thread jack Russ but I didnt think you'd mind Im sure everyone knows my whip cant compare to yours because your car has a case of the AWESOMENESS!!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:02 PM   #934
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I'm thinking about getting a 427 LSX like Russ, and my biggest concern is driveability. I'm watching Russ' build with eager anticipation.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #935
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I'm thinking about getting a 427 LSX like Russ, and my biggest concern is driveability. I'm watching Russ' build with eager anticipation.
You can drive an LSX 427 all day everyday on the street, just depends on your cam selection. My cam is huge maybe too much for most but thats what I like. There are people drivin around with a lot more cubic inch than us but the motor isnt all radical with race type internals, know what I mean? You have an auto or manual?
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:12 PM   #936
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You can drive an LSX 427 all day everyday on the street, just depends on your cam selection. My cam is huge maybe too much for most but thats what I like. There are people drivin around with a lot more cubic inch than us but the motor isnt all radical with race type internals, know what I mean? You have an auto or manual?
I have an automatic. Right now I have a Livernois Stage 2 blower cam, and a Precision Industries Vigilante torque converter. Oh, and I have a maggie.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:15 PM   #937
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I have an automatic. Right now I have a Livernois Stage 2 blower cam, and a Precision Industries Vigilante torque converter. Oh, and I have a maggie.
and you're not afraid to drive it either I saw the video where you blew by the cop lol he he ha ha woooooooooooooooo!!!!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:22 PM   #938
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I love your setup with the Whipple and nitrous. I contacted ARD amd they are getting back to me about the tank setup. Could I get more info on your nitrous kit and how it is ran in the engine bay? Closer pics of the engine bay would be great. You could PM me if you want. Sick car.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:32 PM   #939
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:29 PM   #940
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No problem, Looks like you've done quite a bit to it since the AAC open house...... It's looking great and it will be one BAD A$$ ride..... If we can make the Super Chevy show in Baytown this year we plan on hanging with the H-Town crew
Awesome...look forward to seeing you guys again.

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My MBRP catback is 3" but it necks down in the front to attach to stock pipes. Easiest would be to find an American Racing midsection which is all 3" and fab up the rest with xr1 mufflers. I believe Owen is running xr1's on his. You also gotta look at your catted section because usually on the Kooks they have a 3" inlet but a 2.5" outlet such as mine are. They didn't have a 3" in and out back when we bought ours
Yea...I'm looking at the Big Flow X-Pipe with XR1 mufflers. 3" all the way back.

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Im running ARHs system (long tubes, x-pipe and I had em custom make the 3" all the way to my mufflers).

channel is andredmg on youtube here is one Emma...
Yea...I watched the videos...sounds sic. I've listened to a ton of other exhausts, but I really love the way Borla sounds.

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The McLeod RXT twin disc clutch helps tremendously (feels stock) I had a RPS carbon twin disc in the videos but blew it up lol... Sorry for the semi thread jack Russ but I didnt think you'd mind Im sure everyone knows my whip cant compare to yours because your car has a case of the AWESOMENESS!!!
LOL...we're all friends here.

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You can drive an LSX 427 all day everyday on the street, just depends on your cam selection. My cam is huge maybe too much for most but thats what I like. There are people drivin around with a lot more cubic inch than us but the motor isnt all radical with race type internals, know what I mean? You have an auto or manual?
The only drivability problems I'm anticipating is keeping it on the ground!

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I have an automatic. Right now I have a Livernois Stage 2 blower cam, and a Precision Industries Vigilante torque converter. Oh, and I have a maggie.
If you go with more power you're going to have to look at the transmission.

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I love your setup with the Whipple and nitrous. I contacted ARD amd they are getting back to me about the tank setup. Could I get more info on your nitrous kit and how it is ran in the engine bay? Closer pics of the engine bay would be great. You could PM me if you want. Sick car.
Thanks for the compliments. I'd ask ARD about that as well. They did all the work. I really don't know much about it, except how to turn it on.

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Sweet...you'll love it!
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:04 PM   #941
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Did you get the 4L80E Super Duty?
http://www.monstertrans.com/store/pr...mance-2WD.html

Also, which torque converter did you go with?

Thanks. (I'm plotting.)
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:36 PM   #942
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Did you get the 4L80E Super Duty?
http://www.monstertrans.com/store/pr...mance-2WD.html

Also, which torque converter did you go with?

Thanks. (I'm plotting.)
Mine was custom built by ARD, and has a multi disk Circle D torque converter (3800 stall).
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:27 AM   #943
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Stainless works 3" LT's with 2" primaries. I have the 3" all the way back. Love the way it sounds...just want to hear it with a supercharger!
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:57 AM   #944
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I just remembered Russ... I have ARH 3" X-pipe and mids in my garage brand new that I never used...
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:13 PM   #945
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I just remembered Russ... I have ARH 3" X-pipe and mids in my garage brand new that I never used...
Mmm...interesting.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:25 PM   #946
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So I went to Discount Tire to get my new rear tires put on (yes I've already burned through the other two). I have to go across town to the store that has the special "touch-less" machine. I get there and the machine is broken. They tell me there's another location that has a machine that's almost identical and should be good to put these on. On the way I stop by the bank to grab some cash, and as I'm doing a u-turn I curb my wheel! I'm usually so careful and have never curbed a wheel in my life. I was so pissed.

I get to the other location, and in the process they scratch the other one! It's not really bad, and they'll pay to get it fixed, but come on. If my wheel repair guy can't fix the curb rash it I'll have to get another outer hoop. I ran over to ARD and put my track wheels on. I'll run around on those for a few days until my Savinis are fixed.

I guess I should look on the bright side. I can have more fun on these tires for the next few days. Also...like Ice Cube said...I didn't even have to use my AK...I guess you could say it was a good day.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:28 PM   #947
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So I went to Discount Tire to get my new rear tires put on (yes I've already burned through the other two). I have to go across town to the store that has the special "touch-less" machine. I get there and the machine is broken. They tell me there's another location that has a machine that's almost identical and should be good to put these on. On the way I stop by the bank to grab some cash, and as I'm doing a u-turn I curb my wheel! I'm usually so careful and have never curbed a wheel in my life. I was so pissed.

I get to the other location, and in the process they scratch the other one! It's not really bad, and they'll pay to get it fixed, but come on. If my wheel repair guy can't fix the curb rash it I'll have to get another outer hoop. I ran over to ARD and put my track wheels on. I'll run around on those for a few days until my Savinis are fixed.

I guess I should look on the bright side. I can have more fun on these tires for the next few days. Also...like Ice Cube said...I didn't even have to use my AK...I guess you could say it was a good day.
I was so mad, was cruising with the parents looking at Parade of Homes today in their truck and I curbed one of the back right wheels!! Good thing its still their stock 20" wont cost too much to replace
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:16 AM   #948
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So I went to Discount Tire to get my new rear tires put on (yes I've already burned through the other two). I have to go across town to the store that has the special "touch-less" machine. I get there and the machine is broken. They tell me there's another location that has a machine that's almost identical and should be good to put these on. On the way I stop by the bank to grab some cash, and as I'm doing a u-turn I curb my wheel! I'm usually so careful and have never curbed a wheel in my life. I was so pissed.

I get to the other location, and in the process they scratch the other one! It's not really bad, and they'll pay to get it fixed, but come on. If my wheel repair guy can't fix the curb rash it I'll have to get another outer hoop. I ran over to ARD and put my track wheels on. I'll run around on those for a few days until my Savinis are fixed.

I guess I should look on the bright side. I can have more fun on these tires for the next few days. Also...like Ice Cube said...I didn't even have to use my AK...I guess you could say it was a good day.
Dude...I know just how you feel. I don't know if you ever read about my discount tire fiasco. But, I took it in to have the tires replaced and the kid trying to remove the tire got both tires off just fine. Then, he goes to put the new ones on. He uses a metal bar for leverage and with no plastic sheath, just uses it to pry the tire up. Yes, I'm watching. As soon as he turns the wheel, "oh crap..." He walks off and says to his buddy (not seeing me standing there, "I just scratched that dudes wheel." It gets better... After I walk over and check it...getting livid...I pull aside the manager adn he comes out. Then, they scratch the other. WTF?!?!

They invested in the touchless machine and now have lots more customers coming in with their custom painted wheels. Since that machine went in, we haven't had a single problem with scratching anything. But, that was freaking horrible. Yes, they did offer to fix them. Didn't get it 100%, but they got it really close. Then, one rim ended up having a hole in it under a weight. So, SLP replaced that one for me. They still owe me a rim....but, don't think I"m going to go after them.
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Did you get the 4L80E Super Duty?
http://www.monstertrans.com/store/pr...mance-2WD.html

Also, which torque converter did you go with?

Thanks. (I'm plotting.)
WOW, that is a really good price.
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not to beat a dead horse, but monster doesen,t haver the best reviews..small sample and i am also in florida where they are not percieved as a top reputable tranny builder such as rpm and jakes ...rpm http://rpmtransmissions.com/ monster http://monster-transmission.pissedconsumer.com/ jakes.... http://www.jakesperformance.com/Home_Page.html
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