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wrecklez_28

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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next step tally

By wrecklez_28

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just trying to keep track of the tally =)
revalved bilstein's- $530.00
vogtland springs- $197.00
$727.00
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j&m LCA's- $100.00
j&m LCA relocation- $90.00
j&m adj P/H- $87.00
$277.00
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stranobar kit- $379.00
umi STB- $100.00
$479.00
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umi adj chasis mt T/A- $380.00

suspension total- $1863
july is my goal :D

bummer

By wrecklez_28

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time for an update i guess. well my work situation has changed drastically, i ended up sending back the springs but cant return the custom valved shocks so il put those aside until i can swing both at once. good news is my opti is fine, just had a hicup or somin?.. bad news is my TCS has ****ed stuff up, thot i had turned it off(ASR light isnt working so cant check) but when i punched the gas :( it kicked in and its so violent when it manipulates the brakes that it blew out my tq arm mounts and possibly my LCA bushings too. so now the car is all squirley until i fix that.. other than that all is good.

next round

By wrecklez_28

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well im not liking the way my engine has ben running latley, at just about 90k miles now and im pretty sure my optispark distributer is starting to crap out on me. so il replace it with a new msd opti annd might as well replace the meziere electric water pump motor while im in there right. but im also thinking about camming it since il have it all apart there, hmm...
so heres what the damage is gonna be, lol mainly im keeping track of what my order is gonna be since theres no cart or wish list on tbyrne.com..
msd opti- $489.99
electric h2o pump- $179.99
--sub total w/ shipping ~$700
now if i cam it too.. 224/230 .560"/.598" 112lsa - $260
soo $960 all together... il hafta think about that. ordered the shocks and springs yesterday!!! ive gotta wait a week for them to valve them i guess, il chip away at my suspension list over the winter tho, the shocks and springs tho i decided i needed asap. my buddy usually helps me out on the big mods, but he hates doing springs tho so i think im gonna have to pay him alil more than a 6pack hahah owell cool beans =)

camaro update

By wrecklez_28

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the maro is doing great finally got it on the road on the 20th somin of august, $3500 later.. had to bring it to the shop to get done with my busy schedual :( so the mechanic kinda screwed up of course annd i got downgraded from my old centerforce DF clutch to a stocker POS that sucks, slips and chatters..but screw it i wanted my car before summer ended so i went along with it, il just try to burn this junky one out before next summer :)
now for my next project...
the suspension- heres the list>
custom valved bilstein shocks and matched springs, 1"drop- $680
Strano 35mm/22mm hollow sway bars-$380
UMI adj panhard & poly/rod lower control arms- $265
UMI relocated torque arm- $350
UMI 3pt sub frame connectors- $280
UMI LCA relocation brackets- $60
thats $2016 in parts at cost, time to go bargain hunting and start chipping away at the list, im gonna try to keep the labor at $0 so its alll me :)
once i get this tired suspenion taken care of im aiming for a lloyd elliot head and cam package, the LE2 which should put me around 420rwhp =)
that is if i dont sell it.... ****in love the car to death buut its not the most practical and to tell the truth i hurt everytime i drive it :( ..my hip is messed up so idk... especialy with the 6speed..
but thats whats new with it!
I finally brought it to the track, did a practice run then 3 all out passes, 1st time on drag radials, 1st holeshot i could of dumped the clutch a lil higher, 2nd time i hit it pretty good, but 3rd times the charm and I nailed it perfectly with my best reaction time yet too and managed a 12.88 which is better than i expected, i should really try and get it to a dyno before i jump into the internals, deff a factory freak =)

camaro update

By wrecklez_28

the maro is doing great finally got it on the road on the 20th somin of august, $3500 later.. had to bring it to the shop to get done with my busy schedual :( so the mechanic kinda screwed up of course annd i got downgraded from my old centerforce DF clutch to a stocker POS that sucks, slips and chatters..but screw it i wanted my car before summer ended so i went along with it, il just try to burn this junky one out before next summer :)
now for my next project...
the suspension- heres the list>
custom valved bilstein shocks and matched springs, 1"drop- $680
Strano 35mm/22mm hollow sway bars-$380
UMI adj panhard & poly/rod lower control arms- $265
UMI relocated torque arm- $350
UMI 3pt sub frame connectors- $280
UMI LCA relocation brackets- $60
thats $2016 in parts at cost, time to go bargain hunting and start chipping away at the list, im gonna try to keep the labor at $0 so its alll me :)
once i get this tired suspenion taken care of im aiming for a lloyd elliot head and cam package, the LE2 which should put me around 420rwhp =)
that is if i dont sell it.... ****in love the car to death buut its not the most practical and to tell the truth i hurt everytime i drive it :( ..my hip is ****ed up so idk...
but thats whats new with it!

more news on the tranny

By wrecklez_28

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the camaro is still down, hell the tranny is still sitting here, waiting for DHL to send inspectors.. their seriously dragging their feet, they dont want to pay out the $4k.. im just gonna get it rebuilt, again, out of my own pocket while i take DHL to court.. have a meeting with my lawyer next monday. what a mess, part of me just wants to throw my hands up and put the maro up for sale, the other half wants to never part with it, this morning i got more go fast goodies for it in the mail and i got all excited, but **** for the amount i spend on the thing..this year il only get a few months driving it.. it doesnt make sense :(

more news on the tranny

By wrecklez_28

the camaro is still down, hell the tranny is still sitting here, waiting for DHL to send inspectors.. their seriously dragging their feet, they dont want to pay out the $4k.. im just gonna get it rebuilt, again, out of my own pocket while i take DHL to court.. have a meeting with my lawyer next monday. what a mess, part of me just wants to throw my hands up and put the maro up for sale, the other half wants to never part with it, this morning i got more go fast goodies for it in the mail and i got all excited, but **** for the amount i spend on the thing..this year il only get a few months driving it.. it doesnt make sense :(

the busted bulit proof tranny...

By wrecklez_28

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yep..it turns out DHL couldnt ship my tranny with out busting it up, they dropped it hard right on its input shaft which still looks ok but im getting it all checked out anyways, but some how they sheared a solenoid right off near the shifter which is just BS! so im making them OVERNIGHT it back to texas to get all fixed up agian :( and you better believe ther picking up the bill for it. so it looks like im on foor for another week or so...but since i dont have to insure it this week im going on a spending spree, might as well pick up an aluminum flywheel, a custom cam and springs etc plus an electric cut out right :D
my heads should be here next week too, i was gonna have my friend p&p them but now im thinking i might just send them off to lloyd elliot to get a full port job. then il have to bring it to a dyno after a retune, and im definatly taking it to the track this summer.EDIT:the housing is all cracked up too..might need a brand new tranny, it was insured for k. but i just don know...car might just be up for sale in the near future =(

the busted bulit proof tranny..

By wrecklez_28

yep..it turns out DHL couldnt ship my tranny with out busting it up, they dropped it hard right on its input shaft which still looks ok but im getting it all checked out anyways, but some how they sheared a solenoid right off near the shifter which is just BS! so im making them OVERNIGHT it back to texas to get all fixed up agian :( and you better believe ther picking up the bill for it. so it looks like im on foor for another week or so...but since i dont have to insure it this week im going on a spending spree, might as well pick up an aluminum flywheel, a custom cam and springs etc plus an electric cut out right :D
my heads should be here next week too, i was gonna have my friend p&p them but now im thinking i might just send them off to lloyd elliot to get a full port job. then il have to bring it to a dyno after a retune, and im definatly taking it to the track this summer.
EDIT:the housing is all cracked up too..might need a brand new tranny, it was insured for k. but i just don know...car might just be up for sale in the near future =(

update on my whore:

By wrecklez_28

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I just got my tranny back from t56rebuilds(www.t56rebuilds.com) they did an awesome job on it so far as i can see LOL im sure its grade a work tho. so they say they used my tranny in an article with gm high-tech which i find really cool so the tranny is all hooked-up, they upgraded it to their package #4a which consists of -New 1-2 Slider, New 3-4 Slider, Carbon Fiber Synchros, 3/4 Billet Keys, Steel 3-4 Fork and Bronze Fork Pads for 1-4 Forks, and they also threw in free shipping. im having my buddy throw it all back together at his shop just cause im not gonna be around or have the time(gota pay for all this dont I?) and i'd like to be driving it asap.
next week hopefully im getting a set of stock LT1 heads which il send out to be ported and the week after that i should be getting a nitrous grind cam..then its only a matter of time till i get a nitrous kit.
i also have the opurtunity to buy a forged crank and rods for cheap, but im still debating on weather to run 6" rods on a 3.48 crank... il keep everyone posted =)
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