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  1. bdcardinal

    bdcardinal I Spend car money on guns Premium Member Established Member

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    They wouldn't be legal in California because that would mean moving the cats from their stock location.
     
  2. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    That big bore, big inch motor can actually tame a really rowdy cam, it all really boils down to the tune. Though I'd shy away from the giant cams for valve train longevity reasons, unless I was doing link bar lifters, shaft mount rockers, manton pushrods, lash caps on the exhaust valves etc... sucks when a lifter turns in its bore and shits metal all thru your motor....
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    FWIW from time to time Katech sells off a lot of race car take off parts and even whole motors. I have been lucky enough to run across some of their parts in the past and jump on it.
     
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  4. GotBoost?!

    GotBoost?! Member Established Member

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    Wow,a modified Corvette!

    HOW exciting,not many of those around those around these days :rolleyes:
     
  5. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Zircon Encrusted Tweezers Established Member

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    WOW! Thanks for your insightful and deep thoughts on this subject! You bring so much to the table! Will read again! 10/10! :rolleyes:

    U.M.
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    almost as rare as a modified mustang!
     
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  7. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Established Member

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    please, those don't exist
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I know that I was really jumping the shark with that last comment. Ain't nevah been dun befoe!
     
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  9. Dr. Gonzo

    Dr. Gonzo We're in Bat Country Established Member

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    I'm running the BTR Stage 4 cam and my tuner spent a lot of time on the dyno and street to get it as dialed in a possible. It's not horrible, but for how I drive the car it's too big. It's a great cam for dyno slips and the drag strip, and with 28 degrees of overlap it does sound very badass, but I want a cam with more low end that's better on the street for cruising and the occasionally pull. I'm downsizing to a BTR Stage 2. A few guys on CF have done it and have no regrets; power lose is negligible, but the driveability improves dramatically.
     
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  10. lilcoop03

    lilcoop03 Active Member Established Member

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    My H/C C6Z is my favorite toy I've ever owned.. You're going to fall in love all over again.
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    We had a monster LG G7XX cam in my buddies C6Z. The lift checked in around .700, don’t recall the duration and LSA, so I can’t give you overlap, but I’d guess it was in the same range as the BTR stg 4. Anyways that car made 590ish RWHP with just full exhaust, ported factory heads thru stock intake manifold. Car had decent drivability, but jesus the valvetrain was noisy AF. Anyways my dumbass buddy never stayed on top of oil changes and spun a bearing.
     
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  12. Silverboost

    Silverboost Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I went from a Katech torquer 116 cam to the BTR stage 3 cam in my C6Z. Driveability with the baby Katech cam was seriously smooth as stock. The larger BTR 3 cam it suffered some, but it is totally managable and not annoying to drive in. I wouldn't go any bigger than the stage 3 and even to get my current cam to drive nice it took a good tuner.

    First tuner didn't know shit and essentially got the car running for me, but the 2nd tuner worked out all the driveability issues.
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Definitely boils down to tuning. Sounds like your 1st tuner didn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground. Guys have been stuffing donkey dick cams into LS cars for over 20 years, tuning has come along ways. I have tuned my own fboat with two different cams and have zero surging, drivability issues. 1st Cam was a massive Trex with 26 degrees of overlap (split pattern cam with intake/exhaust duration in the mid/upper 240s) The 2nd cam was smaller duration wise in the 230s with about the same lift. I had changed the cylinder heads, decked for higher compression and would have had valve interference with the bigger stick.

    Brian Tooley/BTR is a great guy, love his cams, valve springs etc.
     
  14. Silverboost

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    All the good tuners here in Charlotte area are tough to get in with. I should have just been patient and waited the couple of months to get a solid tune, but after having the car down for multiple months for a broken timing chain I was to excited to get it back on the road.

    This car has been a serious learning experience for me. First Chevy I have ever worked on and I had to tear the whole drive train out from engine to rear end when the timing chain broke on me while at the road course track. Luckily I only bent valves, but that led to a complete engine tear down for inspection and a lot of new mods while I was at it.

    I will say I love the Z way more than I did my 03 Cobra. The car just does everything so good and is way more comfortable to drive.
     
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  15. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Zircon Encrusted Tweezers Established Member

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    *UPDATE*

    So the Jet-Hot coated Kooks LT headers & X-pipe are installed now and I picked up my freshly powder coated OEM Spyders on Friday last week and they look great. The car is currently up on jack stands while I replace the brakes & rotors. Still have a Halltech MF103 CAI to install and then she's ready to head North to Katech for the final upgrades. Slow progress, but progress is being made.

    U.M.
     
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    Silverboost Well-Known Member Established Member

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    What color did you powder coat the spyders?


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    I would get the stock ones restored or go for a different finish/color on them. Just my 2 cents..... :)
     
  18. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Zircon Encrusted Tweezers Established Member

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    I'll probably get my hand spanked for posting these here but.... the rims are a bit darker than the original Competition Gray. Closer to a gunmetal gray now. As soon as the brakes & rotors are done I'll put the wheels on and take another photo.

    U.M.

    wheels.jpg 3.jpg 2.jpeg
     
  19. Silverboost

    Silverboost Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Ahhh...they look good! I have a 2011 Z06 that’s white with the chrome spyders. I have been tempted to powder coat mine that same color you just did


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  20. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Handlebar mustaches... PSSHHH! Established Member Established Member

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    NICE!


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