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Old 05-11-2017, 12:52 PM   #3931
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Ran it to work Tuesday, because I didn't feel like gassing up my truck lol. Had a bit of a slow crank when I was heading home, which is worrying considering the battery is brand new.
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:58 PM   #3932
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I blew a head a few weeks ago. I had a spare LS2 in a totalled out '06 GTO, so I went to remove the heads...turns out, those heads were ported and polished. The block was practically new and there is a Level VI transmissionfrom RPM Transmissions. As a result, we went to swap motors, but the donor car's motor didn't run. Initially we thought the rockers might have been torqued down too much, but that wasn't the problem.

Once we pulled the intake and rockers off, you can see the port work and there are dark blue springs (from Comp Cam's) with new retainers. Tonight, we are going to pull the valley pan to check the lifters to see if they are right for the cam and check the dod system. If that doesn't appear the at isn't the problem, I'm taking everything off the front of the motor to see what cam was installed.
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:02 PM   #3933
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Wasn't the GTO but step moms Camaro. I picked up a 3M kit and polished her headlamps.

My GTOs lights have very light pits. The results on her car got me really motivated to do mine and get headlight armor.

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Old 05-11-2017, 11:11 PM   #3934
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Ordered my MavMan Carbon Fiber Cowl Hood..should be here in a few weeks.
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:57 AM   #3935
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Got any teaser pics for us to show us what the hood looks like? I don't think I've ever seen one, especially on a car. I love the look of a cowl hood on any muscle car.
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:02 AM   #3936
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Hey thirdstreet I saw the hood installed on a car last week and it looks pretty good. Nice choice
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:00 AM   #3937
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Got any teaser pics for us to show us what the hood looks like? I don't think I've ever seen one, especially on a car. I love the look of a cowl hood on any muscle car.

This is Neal Patels car.
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:38 AM   #3938
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This is Neal Patels car.

Damn that goat looks bad ass
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:58 PM   #3939
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The hood is light enough you will actually feel the struts fighting against you
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:48 PM   #3940
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Wasn't the GTO but step moms Camaro. I picked up a 3M kit and polished her headlamps.

My GTOs lights have very light pits. The results on her car got me really motivated to do mine and get headlight armor.


My GTO headlights have minor pitting too. This is motivating me, but I need to clean and organize our garage first. We just moved in and its a new construction...meaning it has ZERO storage.
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:49 PM   #3941
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Changed the oil...somehow a fram filter was on there. No idea how I let myself do that. Mobil1 and purolator pure one filter are now on.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:53 PM   #3942
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Changed the oil...somehow a fram filter was on there. No idea how I let myself do that. Mobil1 and purolator pure one filter are now on.

Times they are a change'n. Check out the BITOG oil filter forum. Folks there cut open used filters to determine their effectiveness and post the pics. Lately, Fram has had some of the best QC. Their Ultras are considered to be the best of the best.

Meanwhile, Purolator has earned the nickname Tearolator because the filter media frequently tears. Pieces could potentially clog oil passages and most members have sworn off of them.
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:11 PM   #3943
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The hood is light enough you will actually feel the struts fighting against you

Only 4lbs lighter than my current hood, shouldn't notice.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:06 AM   #3944
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This is Neal Patels car.

Uh huh, that's what a muscle car should look like. Baller!!
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:40 AM   #3945
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Installed DSS 1 piece Carbon Fiber driveshaft.

Few things to note: I had to cut off about 2 inches of the passenger side exhaust hanger so it didn't hit the driveshaft. I also removed the seat belt bolts from under the rear seats, installed a few washers then re-installed the bolts. This moved them up far enough that I didn't have to grind them down from under the car.

I also had to remove my mid-pipes to just allow for more room, made the install much easier. Total time from jacking the car up, removing and installing, etc was about 2 hours. Car feels different with the new driveshaft. I didn't weight the driveshafts but the CF is much lighter.



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Old 05-15-2017, 05:30 AM   #3946
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that looks awesome. you state "car feels different". good or bad and in what ways does it feel different?
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that looks awesome. you state "car feels different". good or bad and in what ways does it feel different?

Power feels more instant when I hit the gas. Maybe I am crazy, but you can tell this shaft doesn't flex in the middle like the 2 piece , the way the car and suspension moves going over bumps now felt more stiff.
No vibrations, etc even up to 120MPH after testing, very smooth.

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Power feels more instant when I hit the gas. Maybe I am crazy, but you can tell this shaft doesn't flex in the middle like the 2 piece , the way the car and suspension moves going over bumps now felt more stiff.
No vibrations, etc even up to 120MPH after testing, very smooth.

that sounds tremendous.
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Power feels more instant when I hit the gas. Maybe I am crazy, but you can tell this shaft doesn't flex in the middle like the 2 piece , the way the car and suspension moves going over bumps now felt more stiff.
No vibrations, etc even up to 120MPH after testing, very smooth.

This is one of my upcoming changes ill be doing this fall. Any other suggestions or tips when installing?
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This is one of my upcoming changes ill be doing this fall. Any other suggestions or tips when installing?

The only other thing I did was drop the mid pipes and I did have to go buy a small 10mm allen wrench for the new bolts. Now spinning the shaft around some in neutral will help give you better access to the 3 bolts when tightening them down. The stock 3 bolts on the diff looked very funny, but from other posts I used 14mm metric socket 12pt and that took them right off.

I used blue loctite and torqued the new bolts to 80ft lbs.
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:37 AM   #3951
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Installed DSS 1 piece Carbon Fiber driveshaft.

I also removed the seat belt bolts from under the rear seats, installed a few washers then re-installed the bolts. This moved them up far enough that I didn't have to grind them down from under the car.

Are the bolts in question the bolts for where the rear seat belts are attached, at center of car? Also, can this be done entirely from inside the car or is there a nut underneath that must be held by someone while you undo from the top?

My car is not in my possession right now, but when I get it back, the interior will be apart, so I might as well get this now rather than when I do the actual DSS transition. Thank you in advance. That picture of the two drive shafts is very impressive, along with the weight savings, and performance of course.
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Are the bolts in question the bolts for where the rear seat belts are attached, at center of car? Also, can this be done entirely from inside the car or is there a nut underneath that must be held by someone while you undo from the top?

My car is not in my possession right now, but when I get it back, the interior will be apart, so I might as well get this now rather than when I do the actual DSS transition. Thank you in advance. That picture of the two drive shafts is very impressive, along with the weight savings, and performance of course.

Yes they are in the center right between the rear seats. Take the backseat bench out and you will see the 2 bolts right next to the seat buckles. There are no nuts on the bottom, they are threaded into the body so it's just a 1 person job from the top. I added 2 or 3 thick metal washers on each one and it pulled the bolts up even with the bottom side of the body.
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Yes they are in the center right between the rear seats. Take the backseat bench out and you will see the 2 bolts right next to the seat buckles. There are no nuts on the bottom, they are threaded into the body so it's just a 1 person job from the top. I added 2 or 3 thick metal washers on each one and it pulled the bolts up even with the bottom side of the body.

perfect! thank you very much.
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Times they are a change'n. Check out the BITOG oil filter forum. Folks there cut open used filters to determine their effectiveness and post the pics. Lately, Fram has had some of the best QC. Their Ultras are considered to be the best of the best.

Meanwhile, Purolator has earned the nickname Tearolator because the filter media frequently tears. Pieces could potentially clog oil passages and most members have sworn off of them.

interesting. Back when I was in automotive, Fram was CRAP. They were having the issues of pieces tearing off. Meanwhile, Purolator was great, and their PureOne line tested to have the best filtering element. Add to that it used to have a grip tape casing for easy install/removal and a low price tag, the PureOne was a no brainer.

It seems maybe the two have now flip flopped. Thanks for the info, I'll look into it.

EDIT: took a look. Seems a few people did complain about tearing, but that happens to the select few with any brand. The tear downs of their higher end filters, such as Pure1 and Boss looked good, people were happy with them.

To be fair, almost no filter will break down unless they are run for far too long.

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Removed x pipe and resonators. Installed a Magnaflow Crossflow muffler. No drone at all
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Ordered every bushing and steering piece, BC coilovers, hotchkis sway bars and hex bar. Also dropped it off at the bodyshop for the little incident she had with an f350.
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Just picked up a brand new harrop sport cover from t.b.o. and ordered a new water pump since mine decided to leak.
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Working on the GTO today trying to find out what's going with the engine getting hot. Already changed the thermostat, radiator cap and flush out the whole system. Started the car, it came up to 195 on the speedhut gauage so I took out for about a 10 mile drive. Did fantastic, until when I pulled into the drive. Temp went to 220. What the crap??? I shut her down and checked everything. All looks good. So I decide to do the mode thing to bring up the temp. It shows 206 but now the speedhut gauge is showing about 230. Started the car with the temp mode up on the dash. After about a minute the dash gauge is showing 194 and the speedhut is showing 220. The speedhut gauge is new just installed it in March. I guess it's either the sending unit or the gauge itself. Need to make a phone call to speedhut.
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