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Old 05-15-2018, 02:42 PM   #15
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Yeah, put the car up on 4 jack stands so it lays even, and everything is super simple to get to.

The drain and fill plugs on the differential are just the 3/8th square on a ratchet and easily within reach. The trans drain is easy to reach but required a socket. I believe the 2 bolts were even marked with a marker (green=drain?). I can't remember off the top of my head, but it was very easy to do.

Make sure you have a fluid pump, as there isn't enough room to tip the bottle.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:24 AM   #16
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Is there any sense in running a ported TB and a TB spacer?
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:32 AM   #17
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Is there any sense in running a ported TB and a TB spacer?
TB spacers are only good (imo) as a place to tap for nitrous that is easy to remove if you want to.

The ported TB works well with other mods. I would do it after intake and exhaust if you do it.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:13 PM   #18
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TB spacers are only good (imo) as a place to tap for nitrous that is easy to remove if you want to.

The ported TB works well with other mods. I would do it after intake and exhaust if you do it.
I plan to do the CAI first.

On the exhaust can I go with axle back or do I have to go with a whole system?

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Old 05-16-2018, 02:34 PM   #19
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I plan to do the CAI first.

On the exhaust can I go with axle back or do I have to go with a whole system?

BTW I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Believe it or not I have tried the search function and it's not that great.
I will always help out, I never find the benefit of yelling at someone to search if I know the answer already.

Axle back is only for sound. If you want performance, since you have the LLT, headers are an option that you can have and should get. I would do the ported TB last, because it works in conjunction with those mods.

Some people say that the ported TB helped them with the "dead spot" on the v6, but personally I felt like my tune did more in that aspect than the TB did.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:20 PM   #20
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I think I detect a stumble every now and again but no codes. Is that the dead spot?

Honestly I have only had the car much over 4 grand a couple of times. I have 71 payments left on it and even though I got a full 24 month warranty on it I really don't want to break anything. My only other vehicle is an 82 K10 with a built big block in it that wont pass inspection.

The Camaro is the nicest car I have ever owned by far.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:58 AM   #21
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I have 71 payments left on it and even though I got a full 24 month warranty on it I really don't want to break anything.
That's a 6 year loan on a 7 year old car. It will be 13 years old when it's paid off at a maximum. I wouldn't modify anything until that 24 month warranty is up (since it's most likely just a dealer add-on extended).

I would honestly just put any extra money towards the payment on this car. You don't know what kind of service it will need as it ages, and you don't want to wind up upside down on it just to get a very minimal performance boost.
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That's a 6 year loan on a 7 year old car. It will be 13 years old when it's paid off at a maximum. I wouldn't modify anything until that 24 month warranty is up (since it's most likely just a dealer add-on extended).

I would honestly just put any extra money towards the payment on this car. You don't know what kind of service it will need as it ages, and you don't want to wind up upside down on it just to get a very minimal performance boost.
You are probably right. I had to go 6 years to get the payments down to where I could afford them with the increase in insurance expense.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:42 AM   #23
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You are probably right. I had to go 6 years to get the payments down to where I could afford them with the increase in insurance expense.
Understandable, just be careful. The value on that car is probably much lower than you paid for it, so if anything happens you could be on the hook and hurting. Getting through that loan, and routine maintenance should be your number 1 priority with this thing. Once you get through that, it will be easy to enjoy the car without having to worry
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Well it's ultra clean. Had 64K on it when I rolled it off the lot. I paid 13K for it.

I think initially I am going to go with a CAI, Iceolator, and change out my fluids. While I am doing the Iceolator I'll go ahead and port the heads and intake.

I am on the fence on the catch can, but I do run Seafoam through it about every two or so fill ups
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I am on the fence on the catch can, but I do run Seafoam through it about every two or so fill ups
Seafoam in your gas tank does nothing on a direct injection engine. Just stick to higher quality fuels and save your money on the seafoam cans. The valves don't get touched by fuel.

Take a look at your valves when you take the intake off for the iceolator and make your call then on whether you want a can or not.
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Fortunately we have Sinclair stations where I fill up which is a Top-Tier fuel.
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