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StentS 04-20-2012 05:09 PM

StentS 45th AE LS3
 
Let The Games Begin.....

I ordered BMR trailing arms and toe rods, cradle and diff bushings, upper control arm bushings and outer trailing arm bushings, Hurst Billet Short Throw, 4 Race Ramps Wheel Cribs 12", 4 24" 6 ton Jack Stands, 24 volt cordless 1/2" impact wrench with deep wall sae and metric impact sockets, lb ft and inch lb torque wrenches, high lift low profile floor jack and Flowmaster outlaw cat back exhaust today from Summit.
I also ordered an SCT tuner with tunes, V-Max ported throttle body and a CAI from JRE.
I also ordered Kooks 1 7/8 ceramic coated headers with high flow cats from Maryland Speed.
Looks like I will be real busy for a while. Lots of pics when everything arrives and during the installation of it all.

driyac 04-20-2012 09:28 PM

What didn't you order... Lol awesome

StentS 04-20-2012 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by driyac (Post 4840384)
What didn't you order... Lol awesome

The blower cam kit and the supercharger... that's next year .... umm or maybe later this year haha

StentS 04-22-2012 05:32 PM

Christmas in April !!
 
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Some of my parts showed up.. I am stoked !!! Can't wait for everything else to arrive.....

aquablueL99 04-22-2012 09:04 PM

Stoked sounds like an understatement!! Have fun doing the work...Glad to see jack stands...be safe!!...ABL99...:popcorn:...:chevy:

pierre777 04-23-2012 11:17 AM

:popcorn:

SlowSS 04-23-2012 11:33 AM

Well that will certainly get you started :D

2010 SSRS 04-23-2012 11:37 AM

Awesome list of mods, have fun and post lots of pics.

StentS 04-23-2012 11:48 AM

Thanks Guys,

I can't wait to get started, but I will have to as some of the parts are back ordered until May 9th...... I really don't want to start on things that I will just have to remove again to install something else.

Vince

StentS 04-26-2012 12:27 AM

Another box showed up today with caliper paint and the BMR toe rods...
Also spoke with Kris at Jannety today and he is shipping the CAI, Vmax throttle body and the SCT tuner today.... WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vince

hightower 04-26-2012 12:42 AM

EPIC!

Definitely subbing to this thread!

I especially want to see how the trailing arms and Vmax throttle body treat you, both install and performance wise. I've been thinking about both of those for a while. Trailing arms should help reduce wheel hop right?
The throttle body is one of those things I've always been skeptical of their performance claims. :paddle:

Also, what color are you going for caliper paint? People told me to get my calipers powdercoated but it's $200 for that, no thanks, not now at least. :iono:

StentS 04-27-2012 03:56 PM

Bored
 
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Today I got bored waiting on parts so I figured I would do a test run on getting the car up on the Race Ramps Wheel Cribs. Piece of cake and look at all the clearance under the car now!! Took me longer to get the ramps out and the jack than it did to get the car up on them. 7 pumps on the jack and it was high enough...

StentS 04-27-2012 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by hightower (Post 4867437)
EPIC!

Definitely subbing to this thread!

I especially want to see how the trailing arms and Vmax throttle body treat you, both install and performance wise. I've been thinking about both of those for a while. Trailing arms should help reduce wheel hop right?
The throttle body is one of those things I've always been skeptical of their performance claims. :paddle:

Also, what color are you going for caliper paint? People told me to get my calipers powdercoated but it's $200 for that, no thanks, not now at least. :iono:

Wheel hop is wicked on these cars. Much worse than my 4th gen SS. I think it is probably because of the 20's and the extra weight. Doing just the trailing arms will help, but it will not eliminate wheel hop. That's why I am going for all the bushings, trailing arms and toe rods. I may go for the chassis brace and lower control arms in the future if this doesn't completely eliminate it.
The throttle body alone will gain some on an otherwise stock car. But with headers, a tune and CAI it makes a dramatic difference from everyone I have spoken with.
I am going with rustoleum red caliper paint and it is pretty close to the red on the stripe on the hood. It was cheap and I figured as I will have the calipers hanging in the back anyway, I might as well do them. If it doesn't look good, I can always go the cover route. There are some nice ones out there now.
Vince :chevy:

StentS 05-02-2012 05:40 PM

More Parts
 
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Lots of stuff showed up today... V-Max Ported Throttle Body, CAI inc. CAI (SC version for the future Whipple) and SCT Tuner from JRE. Flowmaster Outlaw Catback exhaust, BMR Upper Control Arm Bushings (rear), BMR Toe Rods, BMR Rear Outer Trailing Arm Bushings, Rustoleum Caliper Paint Kit and a Hat from Summit. Kooks High Flow Cats...
Still waiting for the Moroso Catch Can, BMR Rear Cradle/Differential Bushings and the Ceramic Coated 1 &/8 Long Tubes...
I will start installing everything when all the parts are here. Today I am going to upload the stock tune from the car and email it to JRE as requested along with info on the mods I am installing so they can send me the custom tune....


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