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Old 06-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #4976
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Thanks everyone. Again, it's because of the people on here that all sanity was not lost. OK, what little sanity remained was not lost...


Now just have to wait for the transport truck to do its thing. Because of the low ground clearance the enclosed truck has a lift gate. That way no ripping pieces off during shipping.


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What did they do about the bcm, I am curious because i am buying a v6 car and putting the drivetrain in an s10, well the engine mainly rest of it will be c5 vette stuff
For now, the BCM is bypassed for all base functions. That way the systems that are needed to run the car operate properly. But, we do know that the boost controller works very well...
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #4977
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Congrats man it finally goes back home,

And I missed the final run LOL so not cool

once again nice meeting you and have fun finally!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:00 PM   #4978
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Bruce, did you end up buying another camaro just to drive that you aren't telling us about????
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:12 PM   #4979
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I'm so happy to hear the Beast is on the way East... That is awesome... You have waited a long time and I have no doubt the results will be worth it...

Congrats on the pending delivery of your newest child...
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:08 PM   #4980
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If you need to know where are the standard Camaro buttons are,, like headlight switch, door locks, hazard lights, trunk open, USB port feel free to ask...

There are no dumb questions for a new Camaro owner...
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #4981
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Oh crap I almost woke the kids up...
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:20 PM   #4982
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:27 PM   #4983
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Well, it is FINALLY happening...





What are you going to do first when it arrives? I hope it involves a gopro

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #4984
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Well, it is FINALLY happening...

The SST gets picked up Wed/Thurs. It is confirmed by all this time.
NRE took the car out this past weekend and did some high boost runs.

Race driver and Tom as co-pilot have tested many, many fast cars. They both said when the boost comes in on the SST rpms rise like a rocket - much quicker than their 427's. I can't quote their exact words since this is a family friendly website, but it was colorful... They both said even at the levels they could check, it is a single digit car.

Low/no boost it drives like a grandma's car.

I told them not to worry about the factory tires, so they proceeded to do a 550 foot burnout laughing the whole time. They figured that was long enough to 'christen' the SST. Tom said he will post some pics/video but they will be tame. They don't want to get in trouble for some of the runs they did...

Delivery date to Florida is June 20th. It has only been 1,078 days since it left...
Buddy I was not going to comment til I knew SST was rolling towards Florida. Didn't want to jinx anything. But sounds like a done deal. So all I can say is congrats man. You were so patient in this deal. Myself I would have gone crazy by now. I hate not being in control of stuff. Enjoy. I'm hoisting a KOKO Brown from Green Stone Brewing in your honor.

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:43 PM   #4985
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Congrats!!!! I know you are very excited! I was too but working through all the bugs can drive you to drinking. I can't wait to see it at the Fest this year. Be careful in that beast and we need lots of videos.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:59 PM   #4986
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Taking the beast to Cfest I presume? Can't wait to see it
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:29 AM   #4988
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Hehe! I just spewed coffee all over my keyboard!
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:50 AM   #4989
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Congrats on getting the car back! cant wait to see some videos

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For now, the BCM is bypassed for all base functions. That way the systems that are needed to run the car operate properly. But, we do know that the boost controller works very well...
If the BCM is still bypassed does that mean no gauges? i thought that was why you were trying to incorporate that computer back into the system was to use the factory gauges. So did NRE wire in some stand alone gauges?

Also can we start a petition to get the SST another spot on the car of the week since mostly it is a whole new car?
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:49 AM   #4990
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Congrats man it finally goes back home,
And I missed the final run LOL so not cool
once again nice meeting you and have fun finally!!
I tried and tried to get you in there for the test runs. They ended up doing the heavy duty runs in "remote areas" Saturday and Sunday afternoon / evening. From what I heard, it was pretty hairy. Let's just say if you were in there, you would have had to change your shorts. I think they did...

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Bruce, did you end up buying another camaro just to drive that you aren't telling us about????
Funny you mention that. I had to RENT a black Camaro to take to C5Fest II, and after I told them the SST story, they felt bad and gave me the rental at a huge discount.

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B.

I'm so happy to hear the Beast is on the way East... That is awesome... You have waited a long time and I have no doubt the results will be worth it...

Congrats on the pending delivery of your newest child...
Thank You Dr. R ! And am so glad you are enjoying the "tuning" phase of your maturing child - Brandi...

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If you need to know where are the standard Camaro buttons are,, like headlight switch, door locks, hazard lights, trunk open, USB port feel free to ask...

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You are an evil man. I almost peed myself.

So, where does the key go? Do I really need one now ? You had me at "Door Handle".

I am instructing my son to turn that Indy 500 Hot Wheel you signed into a VooDoo doll. Make it look like #23 and put a smoke bomb under it...

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Oh crap I almost woke the kids up...
You crapped which woke your kids up?

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he only had it for what... a week?
Hey now, it was pushing almost twelve days...

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What are you going to do first when it arrives?
Cry. Bond with it. Sit in the driver's seat and make engine noises. Idle it overnight just so we know it is nearby when we sleep... You know things Camaro 5 owners here do.

I hope it involves a gopro First, just need to drive and get familiar with so many systems... Each car has a unique personality. So far this is somewhere between Rip Van Winkle and The Hulk.

Then get the new Lower Control Arms so we can mount the 345's. Then GoPro/Speedworld (60' times) and the long road of suspension tuning...
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Buddy I was not going to comment til I knew SST was rolling towards Florida. Didn't want to jinx anything. But sounds like a done deal. So all I can say is congrats man. You were so patient in this deal. Myself I would have gone crazy by now. I hate not being in control of stuff. Enjoy. I'm hoisting a KOKO Brown from Green Stone Brewing in your honor.

Thanks B !! And guess what? Just last weekend went over to a friends house for dinner. Hadn't seen them in ages. I has stashed the last two bottles of pumpkin beer in the back of the fridge and brought them over so that we could each have one. Damn I love that stuff !! Thanks...

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Congrats!!!! I know you are very excited! I was too but working through all the bugs can drive you to drinking. I can't wait to see it at the Fest this year. Be careful in that beast and we need lots of videos.
Thanks so much. I have been so envious of your monster - you have been able to really drive and enjoy that killer power...

With regards to the videos - I wish I had some of the 'classified' videos from this past weekend but that isn't going to happen, it was a little much for prime time. We will make a few videos here over the next week or two. See if we can make them worthy of posting.


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Taking the beast to Cfest I presume? Can't wait to see it
I almost hate to say it, but it's a 50/50 chance for the fest this year. Timing makes is tricky to say the least. We are efforting ways to make it all work.

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I can't wait to see it finally at HOME
Thanks D! It's been a loooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnng road as you know.

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Hehe! I just spewed coffee all over my keyboard!
So you spewed coffee, I almost peed myself, and GTA crapped and woke up his kids...lol

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Congrats on getting the car back! cant wait to see some videos

We will try to get some videos worthy of posting here.

If the BCM is still bypassed does that mean no gauges? i thought that was why you were trying to incorporate that computer back into the system was to use the factory gauges. So did NRE wire in some stand alone gauges?

The SST has a full data logging system with everything you can think of. Obviously we still want the factory speedo and other gauges but they really aren't necessary. Kind of like the factory seats. There are many lighter aftermarket options, but factory is cool. Will eventually get the BCM figured out, but at a leisurely pace...

Also can we start a petition to get the SST another spot on the car of the week since mostly it is a whole new car?
Too funny. Just happy to be a part of this great Camaro 5 community.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #4991
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I didn't crap myself...

I may have farted from trying not to laugh out loud...


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Old 06-12-2012, 10:50 AM   #4992
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I didn't crap myself...

I may have farted from trying not to laugh out loud...



Ahh, the Barking Spider fart... that's what woke the kids...
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:52 AM   #4993
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:52 AM   #4994
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That was my story to the wife, anyway.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:18 PM   #4995
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OK. NRE just called and said they will have a few crazy videos that will be posted in the next two weeks... Can't wait to see those.

Plus the SST goes to the Huntington Beach early tomorrow for the studio shots, so there may be a few decent pics in the meantime. Then its back to NRE for the transport pickup.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:46 PM   #4996
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I tried and tried to get you in there for the test runs. They ended up doing the heavy duty runs in "remote areas" Saturday and Sunday afternoon / evening. From what I heard, it was pretty hairy. Let's just say if you were in there, you would have had to change your shorts. I think they did...
I know its all good, Congrats on finally getting it back man and ill go return my extra pair of shorts I bought
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:19 PM   #4997
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I know its all good, Congrats on finally getting it back man and ill go return my extra pair of shorts I bought

Well, there is one thing I can do. Let me find out when Tom is going to take out one of his other creations and I will do my best to you get a terror ride.
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Ill be in clearwater july 9th thru the 15th... you wont be anywhere close will you? I would love to see this beast.
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Ill be in clearwater july 9th thru the 15th... you wont be anywhere close will you? I would love to see this beast.
Unfortunately I can't be over there during that time frame... but I will be over there sometime since some very good friends of mine live in Safety Harbor and run at Sunshine speedway.
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Unfortunately I can't be over there during that time frame... but I will be over there sometime since some very good friends of mine live in Safety Harbor and run at Sunshine speedway.
You wont be anywhere say like 4 to 5 hours close or anything would you?
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