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Old 03-21-2013, 12:28 PM   #376
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I'm glad you kept the paint scheme man, as its definitely unique and looks crazy. You should definitely add that spoiler (I think I remember you saying you had the ZL1 spoiler sitting around), and paint it in a unique way that goes with your car colors.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:25 PM   #377
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I'm glad you kept the paint scheme man, as its definitely unique and looks crazy. You should definitely add that spoiler (I think I remember you saying you had the ZL1 spoiler sitting around), and paint it in a unique way that goes with your car colors.
:ninja: Spoiler..... Trying to get the COTW without swapping it out. Nobody says it can be done without a spoiler swap so I'm holding out on the install!!

Things are moving "lower" in the shop....I will say that much. Stay tuned.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #378
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Or some Vert doors....seems that those things are a shoe in for COTW. I don't know anybody on C5 that has them that hasn't made it yet.

I appreciate em and all that, but just not my speed. Maybe some suicide doors since there has been like 2 Camaros done up that way.
All I have to say about that Ivan is.......
(Sorry guys I couldn't resist)


I guess I'm one of the rare non-vert door COTWs, so that gets a
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:48 PM   #379
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Truth......I love seeing folks get COTW without having to resort to that madness. Maybe I'm just old too. lol
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:31 PM   #380
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All I have to say about that Ivan is.......
(Sorry guys I couldn't resist)


I guess I'm one of the rare non-vert door COTWs, so that gets a
Hey put me on that treasured list, Ivan too old no way!
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:18 AM   #381
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #382
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Hey put me on that treasured list, Ivan too old no way!
They give you that "Nationally Protected and Endangered" list yet?

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You guys are cool haha fine be that way
LOL Grant, you know your car is awesome. We have to give you guys crap since it seems that all the HT's have em. It's like a rite of passage or something.

So...back on track.

We got the new LG G5 Adjustable Coilovers on the whip now. Such a different ride. Stiffer, like in the difference it was in going from no sways to sways. Really tightens up the ride. Simple install....easier Took it down about 2.5" but I really want to see about going down about 4" total to give it that really low look but need to see if it's gonna allow me to clear the Race Ready Cutouts. That might be a problem. I'll try to fit it in this week.

Also swapped out to a polished set of 21s to see if that gives it a different look....always liked these and less black paint to try and keep clean.

What you think guys??!

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:52 PM   #383
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Damnnnnnnnnnnnnn that looks badass!!! That shit is slammed, and just the way I like it. I wish I could see that in person! Great choice man, as always....
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:58 PM   #384
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Damnnnnnnnnnnnnn that looks badass!!! That shit is slammed, and just the way I like it. I wish I could see that in person! Great choice man, as always....
Right on Tommy. Thank you!

I can still see daylight....not enough is scraping so. LOL I'll try another 1" and see what happens.

The car drives so much different when it's slammed like that too. It takes off and hooks soooo much better now. Even with the 21s. I imagine with the 20's it would really launch.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:03 PM   #385
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That's worth every freaking penny right there. Looks and performance all in one is a win-win.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:07 PM   #386
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Ivan,
I have always told you your Camaro is special...I simply love what you have done to her...

Kurt ABL99...
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:22 PM   #387
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Dude Ivan looks amazing man, What did those run you if you dont mind me asking, shoot me a pm, damn man costing me too much money
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:35 PM   #388
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That's worth every freaking penny right there. Looks and performance all in one is a win-win.
I can't believe you're going to sell yours after all you've done! What next!

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I have always told you your Camaro is special...I simply love what you have done to her...

Kurt ABL99...
Really appreciate the kind words friend. We like it and would like to think it's gonna be (one of) our last. LOL I think we said that 3 Camaros ago too when we built a big LT1 stroker...then the LS1 came out.

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Dude Ivan looks amazing man, What did those run you if you dont mind me asking, shoot me a pm, damn man costing me too much money
Right on! Thanks sir. LG has em at the $995 price right now. They had em at 1295 and weren't getting as much attention as they shoulda (brand new) so I asked if they could get them prices down below a G, I'd try a set and show em off. Here we are! LOL At the 1295 price, they'd still be worth it IMHO. They're one of my top 5 mods for sure!!

Appreciate all the comments...so much so that you've all inspired me to finally order up a set of our own Brian Tooley Racing Springs for a new Cam grind I wanna roll out in the next week or so.

Stay Tuned for that...should be pretttttty fun.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #389
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They give you that "Nationally Protected and Endangered" list yet?



LOL Grant, you know your car is awesome. We have to give you guys crap since it seems that all the HT's have em. It's like a rite of passage or something.

So...back on track.

We got the new LG G5 Adjustable Coilovers on the whip now. Such a different ride. Stiffer, like in the difference it was in going from no sways to sways. Really tightens up the ride. Simple install....easier Took it down about 2.5" but I really want to see about going down about 4" total to give it that really low look but need to see if it's gonna allow me to clear the Race Ready Cutouts. That might be a problem. I'll try to fit it in this week.

Also swapped out to a polished set of 21s to see if that gives it a different look....always liked these and less black paint to try and keep clean.

What you think guys??!

Ivan @ Southwest Speed
I really like what you're doing with it Ivan. The stance, blue accents, and the grill too. Definitely making it different.

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Old 04-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #390
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I really like what you're doing with it Ivan. The stance, blue accents, and the grill too. Definitely making it different.

Rob
Thanks Rob....glad I didn't go with IOM like I'd wanted to in the beginning. Seems like everybody has IOM with Black nowadays! A great look for sure but at least this way folks know who it is coming and going.

Appreciate the vibes fellas!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:08 AM   #391
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LOVE the originality! Looks killer!

Not going to lie. . im pretty jelous of your cam/headers etc. . . UGH California
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:39 AM   #392
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LOVE the originality! Looks killer!

Not going to lie. . im pretty jelous of your cam/headers etc. . . UGH California
Thanks Sly....you know it's only cheating in CA if you get caught right?

At any rate, yessir. I was born in the Bay area and lived there for a while. I vividly remember my Dad having so much trouble when we'd take the (race) truck down for the Smog inspection/test deal. They'd fail him, hed act surprised, ask em what was needed, then go back to the shop and "fix" it.

This was in the early 80's so.....little different I'm sure.

I don't know how you guys honestly do it. I lived in San Diego from late 99- mid 2000 when I was driving a stroked LT1 car. Such a pain in the backside, always got stopped, had to show military ID to let em know I was TAD. Just a tough time for anybody wanting to do anything more than a license plate frame to their cars.

But you guys do have all them SoCal women and the beaches.....of course. LMAO
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:06 PM   #393
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Perfect combo of mods........................
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:50 PM   #394
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Thanks Sly....you know it's only cheating in CA if you get caught right?

At any rate, yessir. I was born in the Bay area and lived there for a while. I vividly remember my Dad having so much trouble when we'd take the (race) truck down for the Smog inspection/test deal. They'd fail him, hed act surprised, ask em what was needed, then go back to the shop and "fix" it.

This was in the early 80's so.....little different I'm sure.

I don't know how you guys honestly do it. I lived in San Diego from late 99- mid 2000 when I was driving a stroked LT1 car. Such a pain in the backside, always got stopped, had to show military ID to let em know I was TAD. Just a tough time for anybody wanting to do anything more than a license plate frame to their cars.

But you guys do have all them SoCal women and the beaches.....of course. LMAO
THAT is what keeps me here LMAO

Eventually im going to get more ballsie and just say "screw it" and put long tubes high flo cats and cam this beast haha
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:10 PM   #395
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THAT is what keeps me here LMAO

Eventually im going to get more ballsie and just say "screw it" and put long tubes high flo cats and cam this beast haha
haha +1 with both of those
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:48 PM   #396
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The Sizzle is Sizzling brother, looks bad ass man!~!
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:26 PM   #397
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I forgot. Why isn't this a COTW yet?
Lookin sick as always!
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:06 AM   #398
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Perfect combo of mods........................
Thanks Kelly....lots of us have lots to do to catch up to either of the rides you've built.

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THAT is what keeps me here LMAO

Eventually im going to get more ballsie and just say "screw it" and put long tubes high flo cats and cam this beast haha
It's like drinking Chocolate Yahoo....once you do it, you'll ask yourself why you didn't earlier. LMAO

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Grant knows.

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Thanks Tim....means alot coming from somebody who's had their whip in what....4 magazines now?!!

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Lookin sick as always!
I dunno sir..?!... Right on....thanks Phil!

Had some fun over the weekend. Finally installed a new grind I've been wanting to flog. Its a 235ish/245ish .621ish/.647ish at 110+2 ish (since some folks are all sketchy about sharing their work I added the "ish." But you can read between the lines.)

Need to dial in some decel fuel tables and trim it out a little. Dyno day on the 11th so I'll most likely toss it up and see if we can break 500 uncorrected.

Also put the car in with the Camaro Club of New Mexico cars next to the Pink Pace Car yesterday at the New Mexico Cancer Society Breast Walk event. Helped raise some funds to donate to them. What a good cause and we had an awesome turnout!!

With the Coilovers, the new Cam, and fresh meats, the car is another animal.....

Enjoy!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:05 PM   #399
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Love the one with the breast cancer camaro thats sweet man I didnt know the Halos could go pink, alright its time guys its time to get the Siz COTW lets do this
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love the way this car looks, nice pics
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