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What I did this winter, what was on your to do list?

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Old 04-12-2014, 07:28 AM   #1
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I was on a mission this winter, had allot of plans for small upgrades. With the exception of the stainless steel braided brake lines, I finished everything. I don't have a new signature pic yet with the new wheels.
  1. new plugs
  2. electric exhaust cutouts
  3. battery relocated to trunk
  4. modified rear suspension to run 12 wide slicks
  5. new Whiteline rear sway bar
  6. brand new rims, tires and slicks for the track
  7. brand new bullit wheels and tires for the road
  8. 14 inch Baer front brake kit with EBC red stuff pads.
  9. new Kenwood 7 inch head unit
  10. HDMI interface kit for my iPhone (to display it on the Kenwood)
  11. painted brake calipers
  12. stainless steel braided brake lines (not installed yet)
  13. BMR radiator support / sway bar delete
  14. New custom hockey stick stripe kit
  15. ATI balancer
  16. all new idlers
  17. new serpentine belt
  18. new alternator
  19. new water pump
  20. new alum radiator
  21. new Tremic T56 Magnum 6 speed
  22. new 3 1/2 inch aluminum drive shaft
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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What does winter have to do with it? In the south, many of us can drive the car 24/7. None of that putting the car away for 5 months crap...

Hmmmm, this winter.... I believe I filled the gas tank about 10 or 12 times.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:41 AM   #3
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What does winter have to do with it? In the south, many of us can drive the car 24/7. None of that putting the car away for 5 months crap...

Hmmmm, this winter.... I believe I filled the gas tank about 10 or 12 times.
I don't take my car out in rain or any kind of bad weather. That's what I have a 2009 jeep Grand Cherokee for.
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Wow, been a busy boy!!
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Awesome Id like to see what it does at the track. As for what I did. I just got my car back from brenspeed with a B302 installed!!
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... I just got my car back from brenspeed with a B302 installed!!
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Awesome Id like to see what it does at the track. As for what I did. I just got my car back from brenspeed with a B302 installed!!
NICE. I looked into that but, can't justify the cost right now. With the B326 I wanted it was going to be about $11,000.
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NICE. I looked into that but, can't justify the cost right now. With the B326 I wanted it was going to be about $11,000.
My build was a bit under that by about a grand. But I also didn't try to save any money on the build. I even changed out the gears in the pump to billet for a bit more peace of mind
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My build was a bit under that by about a grand. But I also didn't try to save any money on the build. I even changed out the gears in the pump to billet for a bit more peace of mind
Did he give you dyno numbers? Its a great place to have your engine built. If I had more then 21,000 miles on mine, I would have given it more thought. Or if the price was in the $6,000 range ;-)

I can get my 4.6 block forged with new hotrod cams for about $6,000 so, I am thinking about that. With all the money I have spent on my baby in the past year, big nut to swallow right now.
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Got in a couple of track days at NJMP. Ran down and passed a Roush Mustang with a "427" on the hood at least four times in four 30-minute sessions on the first day of a 2-day event (the dry day). Got to drive one hot lap in a new LT1-powered 7-speed Corvette (what an amazing car).

The second day was about like this every single lap ↓↓↓ and running hard in the rain can be way more educational (not to mention a whole lot more fun) than you might think. You'd be surprised how little water actually made it into the car (at a track day it is required that any window next to an occupied seat remain open).


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I also settled on the tires I'll be doing future track days on (the Corvette I drove runs on the run-flat version of these things). Now I'm just waiting on four Forgestars to get built (hint: 9.5" GT500 wheels would look positively narrow in a side by side comparison).


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Did he give you dyno numbers? Its a great place to have your engine built. If I had more then 21,000 miles on mine, I would have given it more thought. Or if the price was in the $6,000 range ;-)

I can get my 4.6 block forged with new hotrod cams for about $6,000 so, I am thinking about that. With all the money I have spent on my baby in the past year, big nut to swallow right now.
Oh yea I can understand that. I had about 2 years to get all the little things like timing chains, gaskets, flex plate, and so on. All the misc. parts added up to about 1100. ANd then I had bought the rotating assembly about 3 months before I actually had the work done. So it wasn't too bad when getting it all done. My numbers were 525. I did have them install an input shaft while they were doing the work. So my tranny is still stock but im not worried about it. If I ever feel the need to rebuild it Ill just get a better tranny. I haven't looked to see how much that would cost but suspect around 5k but that's just me guessing.

My wife was cool about it as well. She knew I had wanted to do this for awhile. Plus were building a new house next spring.

So I made her a shirt for when we go to a car show that says

I get a new house
He got a built motor

Then there is a picture of woman smiling with the words HAPPY WIFE, HAPPY LIFE.
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Got in a couple of track days at NJMP. Ran down and passed a Roush Mustang with a "427" on the hood at least four times in four 30-minute sessions on the first day of a 2-day event (the dry day). Got to drive one hot lap in a new LT1-powered 7-speed Corvette (what an amazing car).

The second day was about like this every single lap ↓↓↓ and running hard in the rain can be way more educational (not to mention a whole lot more fun) than you might think. You'd be surprised how little water actually made it into the car (at a track day it is required that any window next to an occupied seat remain open).


Click the image to open in full size.


I also settled on the tires I'll be doing future track days on (the Corvette I drove runs on the run-flat version of these things). Now I'm just waiting on four Forgestars to get built (hint: 9.5" GT500 wheels would look positively narrow in a side by side comparison).


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That's awesome. Why do your windows have to stay down? Did you happen to get any pics of the vette you were driving
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I've got to finish my "stage 2" build (my wording) then I can save for my
"stage 3"
I did all this over the winter, while it was a daily driver:
Steeda Pro-Action Shocks/Struts
Steeda Sport Springs (F/R)
Steeda Chromoly LCA
Steeda "lowererd" non-adj UCA
Steeda F/R Adj Sway Bars
FRPP GT500 Strut Mounts
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Exedy LW Steel Flywheel
'13 GT/CS Charcoal OEM 19" rims (replaced the crappy 08 OEM ones)
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JLT Oil Seperator
Raxiom Sequential Tail Light Kit
(USED) GTS-V 'King Cobra' Cervinis hood (Coming off soon)
Steeda Functional Street wing w/winglets (removed, up for sale!)

Stage 2:
Whipple 2.3L HO SC Kit (Waiting on a couple parts and my vacation week from work)
3.73 or 4.10 gears (Still havent decided here, either the FRPP 3.73 drop in unit or Brenspeed's 4.10 kit - then I gotta find someone to install em)
Cervini's Cobra R hood
GT500 Style Spoiler
GT500 Style chin spoiler

Stage 3:
Watts Fays2 5-Link
Brenspeed B326
Tremec T56 Magnum XL
New paint job (just to redo the entire car)
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Just a little intake project.
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That's awesome. Why do your windows have to stay down?
I guess it's in case you ever needed help from the outside to get out of the car. A secondary reason might have something to do with not getting showered with glass should your helmet strike a closed window.


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Sorry, no. All I had with me was the GoPro, and that stayed mounted in my car all day.


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Rear LCAs
Relocation brackets
Upper adj UCA
Different wheels
MGW shifter
Steeda rear sway
Koni yellows on all fours
Whiteline Watts
C/C plates

Slowly working on a spoiler less lid to prep, paint, and to put on.

Still have to do the front struts and plates. Plates should be here tomorrow but it's been been most of the winter that it's been on jack stands. We were actually in the 50s last week up here, but now just got yet another dumping of snow last night ... :/
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Just a little intake project.
Nice work and over 400 HP with 4 lbs of boost!!
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Nice work and over 400 HP with 4 lbs of boost!!
Thanks! The turbos are pretty tiny and limiting how much boost it will make. I thought I would be disappointed with anything less than 450, but it drives so nice and spools so fast, I haven't been able to stop grinning )
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