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  1. 2010 Camaro SS

    O2's can be a pain depending on where the bung is and how much room you have. Everything from spinning them counter-clockwise till they "drop-in" to the thread to winding up the wiring so that it would unwind as I thread it making for less resistance has helped me in the past. I love being able to put them on the pipe or header collector before install but that isn't always an option and you often have to be persistent and have patience. Keep at it. Matt
  2. LS3 advice.

    Good stuff man, bet it sounds amazing! Matt
  3. What are your ET goals this ear?

    Yeah ill be doing baselines on the Bias Plys for a little while and then Ill likely do a JLT, tune, throttle body and MIGHT skip the pulley route and go straight for a take off 13-14 blower. Full bolt-on/pulley/tune 2010-12's are in the upper 500whp-600whp range at best with the factory Eaton blower being the holdup. Swap to a 13-14 TVS blower and injectors and your looking at 100+whp gain and the throttle body, intake etc will work nicely with it. If I can swap pulleys for dirt cheap then I would likely do it just to see what it picks up at the track but if not Ill skip it. Matt
  4. What are your ET goals this ear?

    You should kill mid 10's without even trying!!! Im gonna shoot for dialing in the driver mod on the GT500 and initially see what it takes to break into the 7's and then see if the Shelby, bone stock power wise, has enough to break the 7.52 PB I had in the GT with full boltons, exhaust, 18 manifold and E85 tune. Honestly, if the track is there, the air is cool enough and my driving can catch up quick Id say it should run that or damned close as it sits on the Mickeys. After that...I will do like always and throw some parts and a tune at it and watch it get quicker and quicker. Would like to see 6's maybe this year but that might be a little too ambitious. Depends on how much $$$ I decide to throw at it. Matt
  5. Red Baron

    That is AWESOME!!!!!!! Ive always loved that car, glad to see it finally making noise AND moving! Matt
  6. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Not anytime soon. Its $$$ and I still like being the master of my own fate The 6R80 cars are unbelievable tho...shows the true potential these cars have. Even relatively stock cars are going WAY faster than they should for the mods done. For now Im enjoying shifting day to day and Ive noticed the warmer it is out the better. Only track time will tell tho. Nice thing is, I may have to wait a bit for the intercooler coolant to chill out a bit between runs but not to let the trans cool! Matt
  7. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Well...I couldnt wait any longer. Plan was to buy this sucker on my Bday (Oct 25) then hit the Blue Ridge Pkwy that weekend for a fun weekend trip. There was literally 1 optioned out perfectly the way I woulda ordered it from Ford and they were in a hurry to get rid of it meaning I got a half decent deal out of the mix. Friend of mine had it transfered to her dealership and the rest is history!!! Specs: 2013 Focus ST with ST2 package 2.0T (TINY K03 turbo) 6speed manual Tangerine Scream Charcoal/Smoke Partial leather Recaro seats Sunroof, MyFordTouch w/ Nav and Dualzone are added options Love this car to DEATH already. Managed to clock 33mpg on the way home taking it easy on her so she wont hurt the wallet too bad when in Eco-mode and when you smack the throttle this little suckers got some balls! Not entirely up to date on torquesteer and how to drive around it so Ill need to learn but otherwise Im diggin it. Smooth, rides nice, handles better than most cars on the road and is super economical when you want it to be. I like how you can drive around town and NEVER see and single psi of boost thanks to the torque and you never have to shift out of 6th when cruising to pass or get back to speed, just give it some throttle and the little turbo comes to life getting you where you need to be! Perfect blend of reliable/responsible/economical and FUN. Never in a million years would I ever imagine owning a yellow car but this color really stood out to me in person so no regrets there either! Look forward to seein how she does down the road! Matt
  8. Random thought thread

    The good Lord tryin to throw that new GM in the garbage can? Matt
  9. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    I'll likely not make enough power or want to be competitive enough (or want to spend enough $$$$) to want to do that. Damned if 6r80 swapped gt500's aren't picking up unbelievable gains at the track but I still like rowing my own for the time being! Matt
  10. Random thought thread

    The other nearly identical house we tried to buy had a pit in the garage. I was all about it for oil changes and such but it was in a bad spot and a pain in the ass to open up and get into and required opening the garage door to get into which I wasn't keen on. I'm with you, would love a basement or even just a small room dug under the house somewhere easy to get to quickly. Matt
  11. Random thought thread

    Good to hear. Ha nice, I would love a basement (unfinished or not). Shoot...I negotiated on the new house to have the previous ownered remove this giant storm shelter that was very inconveniently taking up an odd space in the garage and not two days into moving in a REALLY bad storm rolled through and as we huddled in the tiny cramped hall closet thats mostly taken up by the HVAC ducting I kicked myself for it. Matt
  12. Random thought thread

    OUCH! Man, talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time? Everyone ok? Matt
  13. Random thought thread

    Keep us posted! Matt
  14. Random thought thread

    Thats the part that Ide be looking at veeeeeeeeeeeeeeery closely lol Matt
  15. Random thought thread

    Ive always wanted one and woulda likely looked at a couple had I not got the GT500. Ive heard they are super tough and can take a beating BUT with the bigger blower and the miles you might want to check it over with a fine tooth comb just to be for sure. If properly maintained the miles wouldnt scare me otherwise! Crazy. Never a good thing, hoping for the best for those involved. Matt
  16. 2010 Camaro SS

    The ST and GT both failed WITH rear 02's but they werent readied in the tune. For the ST I had the tune changed and a CEL popped up. A 90* spark plug defouler on the rear O2 fixed that. On the GT I just had Lund send me a tune with them readied and it passed no problem. Matt
  17. 2010 Camaro SS

    Im sure you can ready them yourself thru your tuning software? When I had to pass I would message Lund and have them send me a file with them readied and I would pass from there. Not sure bout the evap system tho. Matt
  18. 2010 Camaro SS

    Mine did too but never once did they look at the GT and they didnt look at the Shelby when I brought it in! They used to get a yoga mat out and crawl under the BlueCoupe just to make sure they were there lol Matt
  19. 2010 Camaro SS

    Get some wheel cribs they are a life saver when doing exhaust on your back!!! Like said above, so long as your rear 02's show readied and your dont have any CEL's you will pass no problem. They never look under either of my newer Mustangs for cats anymore it seems. Matt
  20. Beach Bend March 23rd

    Ill be at work most likely. I wanna see what that little trucks got in it tho! Matt
  21. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    2.97 First gear ratio I believe. Factory clutch. Its light and smooth from a stop, no chatter, no drama. Getting the shifter into 1st from neutral quickly is a slight pain and the 1-2 shift is notchy/clunky and a decent amount of effort is needed to make it happen. Installing the MGW shifter and changing the fluid to Mobile 1 Synthetic (per Tremec) helped a ton but its still semi-obnoxious. All of my issues seem to be on par with the GT500 guys as well as alot of GM cars from what Ive read. When it warms up outside or I give the trans a couple miles to warm up it gets better but is still noticeably notchy. None of the other gears are this way, they are all smooth and more precise feeling if that makes sense. Now, when dry out and warm I can be more aggressive off the line and hit 2nd harder than normal without issue, its mostly in the wet/cold that it grinds/scratches when shifted down low around a turn or when accelerating briskly and shifting mid rpm band. I dont get to do many WOT 1-2 shifts with this car as 1st is useless at anything over 1/2-3/4 throttle so I have only a couple successful hard shifts under my belt, an equal amount of scratched shifts and one lockout to date. The track will be the ultimate test. IF I can get the shift without issue on a regular basis then I wont complain too much more about it. If not...well I guess itll be back to the drawing board. Im fairly confident itll be ok if I can get the launch down. Matt
  22. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Really???? Damn . I HATE that I cant grab 2nd ever when I need to. Usually if I spin a little pulling out of a parking lot or from a light I will short shift 2nd and get the grip I need no problem. Not with this trans. Itll do it, but itll make the nastiest grind noise and buzz your hand which pisses me off. Lockout only happens at WOT and only when spinning bad so Ive only experienced it once but the grind is such a pain and it spoils any fun your trying to have. Its honestly the only thing that I dislike about the car. The 1-2 shift doesnt feel right to your hand EVER and it grinds when your aggressive with it. None of the other gears are this way, they feel great and are there when you need them no matter what. I honestly am not a huge fan of the factory SVTPP wheels that came on this car and would love to swap them for something else but just cant justify the cost just now. Otherwise a set of black anodized Welds for both Street and Strip would the ticket! Ill find something down the road at a decent price but for now Ill make what Ive got work! Cant wait to get out and see what kinda fun I can get into with it. Couple more weeks! Matt
  23. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    The quick and permanent fix for the TR6060 issue is a set of carbon synchros and they only cost $90. Just have to tear the entire trans down to do em. IF I have enough issues with it to start taking away from the enjoyment of driving the car Ill take the plunge as everyone Ive read thats done it, Ford and GM, reports back that its the best thing they have done to the car. Matt
  24. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    Forgestars would look right at home with the factory fronts for sure. It would look AMAZING on a full set of welds like yours But for now Im gonna poor man drag pack it, knockoff Bullitts in the rear, 50psi in the fronts . If I did anything it would be a set of skinnies to complete the setup. Knock off some weight and resistance AND tame the sway on the big end. Ide probably be more comfortable that way if I ever got out to Beech Bend with it then. Matt
  25. NewestER DD 2012 GT500

    I couldnt get away long enough to take advantage of the SUPER nice weather Sunday and hit up the TNT at the Hill but I did take a moment to make sure the Mickey's cleared everything ok on the wheels they are on. I wasnt too worried but didnt want to get all the way out the the track and then realize they rubbed somewhere. Nowhere near as sexyful as the GT was with them on but if they can get me some 1.6 60's like they did on that car then I will be a happy happy man. Tues night TNT's start in April. Cant wait to get some base line passes in and hone in the driver mod. Which reminds me, I finally had a moment a couple days ago to try some WOT 1-2 shifts on a dry, decently warm evening (50*) and was able to consistently grab 2nd without even the slightest grind or pause. Ive read and now believe that spinning the tires is a major factor as is colder temps ( and stock clutch and plastic clutch line yadda yadda). We will see how it goes at the track but I have more confidence now that itll be a non-issue with the Mickeys and a decent launch. Matt