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Old 03-08-2016, 08:50 AM   #113
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Those really are some of the best aftermarket headlights I've seen. They really fit the body lines of the front end well.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:43 AM   #114
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Great looking headlights, where did you get those?
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:55 AM   #115
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Great looking headlights, where did you get those?
Phastek sells them. They are only 2014-2015 though
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:58 AM   #116
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Thank - you for the info. I wondered if they had a set for the older model. Now I know.
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:19 PM   #117
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Mind me asking how much the 1LE suspension kit ran you?
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:28 PM   #118
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Phastek sells them. They are only 2014-2015 though
Yours is the first camaro I've seen those on. They look great. Really makes a different look. You need a garage to work on your camaro instead out in the street. I've been there and it sucks in the winter.
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:36 AM   #119
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Mind me asking how much the 1LE suspension kit ran you?
I paid just over $400 from the marketplace as a take off.

And yes, I need a garage...bad. That is in the works....along with a new home.
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:39 AM   #120
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Just finished up with the Overkill Motorsports E85 Flex Fuel Retrofit Kit install. Wanted to share my experience and how-to on the install.

First off-the kit comes packaged in a bag, with two fuel lines, the flex fuel sensor, and the wiring harness and a set of instructions


Install is pretty straight forward until you get to the wiring part, which I will go over to make it easier for the next person.


So, first off, wait until your car has not been started or running for an hour or two, to relieve pressure in the fuel lines.
Start by moving anything out of the way (IE...Catch can) as you will be doing your work right there by the ECM. I didnt remove it until after i was almost done, and it would have made things sooo much easier.



You are going to be working with the BLUE wrapped harness. Pull the red lock down, then you can swing the harness lock connector down and the blue harness will come off. This is the only harness you will be working with. Remove the black plastic cover (squeeze and pull) and you will see the following:



What you will need to do from here is locate pin number 38. It will be next to a beige wire, on the third row up from the #1 wire, and 6 spots down. The first two rows are 16 pins, so 1-16, 17-32, then 33 and so on and so forth.


That shows exactly which pin/location you will be installing the pin from the Overkill harness into.

From here, you can do what I did the first time, and flip the car's harness around, and wrestle with the wires to get them out of the way (Gently!) Find the pin location (again, next to the two beige wires, and 3 open spots to the left of them, and use a drill bit or pick and pop through the plastic enclosure. Then, pop the blue harness cover off



Remove the excess plastic that comes through the hole that you punched out (Again, gently) through the bottom of the wiring harness where the blue cover was. Push the wire connector through the harness, until it bottoms out. It should now be held in place. Snap the blue harness cover back in place, and put the black plastic cover that you removed earlier, back in place.


Zip tie around the base of the wires, where you would have cut off the original tie to pop the cover off.

Connect the harness back to the ECM, and lock it in place. You are done with the "hard part"!

Now, unhook the connector to the coil that you can access easily here.


Connect the remainder of the Overkill harness up, and hook up the sensor.


Now, to the fuel lines!
The lines we will be connecting to are on the backside of the engine, and along the fender (Passenger side)



Use your trusty 5/16 Fuel Line disconnect (available at any auto parts store for $3.99 or so, or the full set from Amazon for $12) and remove both fuel line connections.




Next, connect the straight fitting of one of the Overkill fuel lines to the fender fuel line connection, and the 90 degree fitting of the second line to the rear fuel line, and hook them up to the Sensor. Orientation does NOT matter on the sensor.




Next, double check all connections at fuel lines, and wiring. Push the fuel lines on again and then pull on them to make sure they are not loose. Go cycle the key on and off a few times, then check for leaks. If no leaks, you are good to go!

Tidy up the wiring (there is a lot!) with zip ties, tuck the sensor up wherever you find most convenient, then you are golden!

Now-you cant just go get E85 and be ready to go. You need to have the sensor activated, and a tune for E85, before anything will register. So until you have that, continue to drive with normal gasoline-it will not hurt anything. Overkill Motorsports offers tuning service that can help you out here, and, updates tunes for free with any changes!


If you have any questions, dont hesitate to ask or post.

The hope with running E85 and the proper tune is to gain maximum performance. You will see increased benefits on E85 especially with Forced Induction, but will see performance gains with the proper tune, on a naturally aspirated engine. You will see lower fuel mileage however. But....I dont think we got our cars for fuel mileage :-)

Thanks all-any questions, post em up here!
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:27 AM   #121
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So, many of you know over the weekend I installed a 3.91 differential out of a 1LE, replacing my factory 3.27 LSD diff. Also installed the trailing arm bushings, swapped out my tunnel brace with my Shawno72 brace, and did a full Amsoil fluid change to the 75-90 Severe Duty fluid courtesy of Ghosted

I have some pictures, and some information

First off, thanks to my friend David and Jim's Pro Auto in Osage Beach, MO for the lift time. Was much appreciated.

Overall it was a pretty easy swap. I did find out that my exhaust guy...will no longer be my exhaust guy. You will see why in the pictures!

Also changed out my 80mm TB/CAI Intake hose clamps to SURE Motorsports black stainless clamps, and installed an Elite Engineering Clean Side Separator. Cleans up under the hood nicely!

Picked up an Aeromotive 11569 Fuel Pump to change out my factory pump for more flow. Dont think I need it...but got a low fuel pressure code on the way to Osage beach, turned the car off then back on, and it was gone. Better safe than sorry, right!?! So, picked that up (not installed yet, more on that later), and picked up a Ballenger Motorsports AFR500 Wideband setup so i can get some more accurate datalogging information for Overkill.

On with the pics!

SURE Motorsports Black Hoseclamps


Fuel Pump and AFR


Modified the Autocal to read a Wideband



Elite CSS Install







Oh, in case anyone is wondering....your axles are two different sizes. Passenger side is thick, drivers side is thin.


You will want one of these to pop the axles out too









Trailing arm bushings. Worst part of the whole weekend.


Pulled this plug out of the other diff. Terrified me! When they cleaned up the diff, they forgot to pull the plugs to clean them. Boroscoped the new diff and saw no issues.




So, after the install, torqued everything down, dropped the car, and flashed my updated Overkill tune to correct the speedo, then took it out for a drive.

Initial thoughts.....i was not impressed. I couldnt really tell a difference. In all fairness, I was babying the gears. I have read so many things about breaking them in properly, etc, so i took it easy. I got back to the shop, and looked at David and was like "well, this sucks. Either i got screwed, or the gears dont make that much of a difference".

He looked at me, smiled, jumped in, and proceeded to make three long burn outs in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear. Backed up, said "dude, drive the damn car".

So, i put the hammer down. WOW. Night and day! So much more pull in every gear if you actually DRIVE the car. This is how the car should have shipped!

And, for the question everyone is going to ask. 6th Gear, 70mph, 2450rpm now, as opposed to 2050. On E85 (which is what i drive on daily now) i averaged 18.1MPG on the way home. That may seem very low. It is. But on the factory 3.27's, i was getting 20-21 on the highway. On gas, i should get about 2-3MPG better.

So....the next thing will be to install the fuel pump and the AFR/Wideband....then....who knows! I am about at the end of all bolt ons. I would like to do a 1 piece drive shaft, an MGW Short Throw...and potentially cams....but I wont comment any more on the cams :-)

Thoughts? Questions? Outbursts?
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:28 AM   #122
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I am also now running the Overkill 80mm TB.

We have life! It needs cleaned up on the hose cuts, but it fits!

https://youtu.be/R9HSZbSilnA





And the hose...

http://www.aeroexhaust.com/3-5-180-b...one-elbow.html

I will run it a bit later...still at work.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:35 AM   #123
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I am loving the black hose clamps. Really does clean up the look. Very nice job on everything else. Looks like I got some more money to spend lol
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