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Old 05-13-2013, 01:43 AM   #1
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Default Quite impressed (my matte black Vette)

Well I got the 01 Vette finished a few weeks ago and I'm quite impressed with the upgrades I did. I'll be honest and didn't expect it to run this well with just a H/C/I upgrade. I was going to supercharge it until I read more about the ms4 cam that came in my car. After quite a few talks with Texas speed they recommended the head set up and all. Always great and knedgeable people to work with although the heads came with a few casting flaws they helped out a little with the mail order tune to make up for it. I will be getting my computer back today because I had to send it back because my car was loading up down low.

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MS4 cam, PRC 227cc heads, arp head studs/crank bolt, FAST 90 ported intake, gm performance 90mm throttle body, Siemens 60lb injectors, cold air intake, OBX long tubes, SLP exhaust, ram clutch, Taylor wires, 75hp Nitrous kit, hurst short throw, lowering kit, 19" staggered wheels, black out lights and a few other things here and there

Before I get bashed on the mail order tune with the aggressive cam and head set up with the big injectors. Plain and simple I ran out of money and wanted to get some miles on the car to see if there were any flaws I had to fix or take care of. Hopefully in a month or so I'll be able to take this thing down to ECS in jersey and get it perfect

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I was actually quite surprised on how much hate I got locally on the matte black. Seems like quite a bit if people say I ruined the car by it not being shiny. But I like it so I guess that's what matters!
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:48 AM   #2
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Like it... Still got a shine in the pics...I say black out those front signals and carbon overlay for the vette logo.... If your gonna do it, do it all black!!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:53 AM   #3
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Thanks the front signal overlays should be here today ��
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:53 AM   #4
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Sounds like quite a package there! Not a fan of the matte look either,but not a hater. I figure there is room in the car world for lots of different tastes. I can appreciate different looks and think it looks good,,just not for me. Have fun with your new and improved toy!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:00 AM   #5
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I've also been tossin around the idea of putting true flame on the front of the car... I can get it done for the cost of paint and a few pizzas.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:44 AM   #6
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Looks good to me...
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:18 AM   #7
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Matte/satin shows off body lines better man.

My c5z is satin white pearl..I get nothin but love....must be the people youre around...lol.

Youre hangin with those boys that like to wax and want you to slap on some cheesy *** GS stripes....aint that right Moto....lol.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #8
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Like the paint, LOVE the go-fast mods
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:23 AM   #9
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Very cool!
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #10
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That is one MEAN looking vette. Looks great IMO.

I know its hard to tell from pictures, but it looks like there is just enough shine to make the paint look clean and not look like its just primer.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:08 AM   #11
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Yup it's actually "hot rod black" which is a matte finish. Semi gloss. Much shiner than flat.
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Looks good to me!


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Old 05-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #13
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Car?? What car??

All I saw was some center caps and corner lights!!

Pretty mean looking.....glad you are having fun with it.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:56 PM   #14
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:32 PM   #15
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Sounds like a nice combo!

I would not even attempt the NOS with the mail order tune - there is NO WAY to tune this in your Vette without it being hooked up to a computer on a Dyno or on the street or at the track!

Enjoy the drive for now but as you stated, once you have the money for the tune and fine details GET IT DONE! ASAP - ECS will tune it in correctly!

Thanks,Matt
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #16
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Looks great from what I can tell. Do you have any larger pictures?
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #17
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Agreed I am not going to spray it till its on the dyno. But for now it should have a pretty good street tune. Honestly it's probably going to be a month until I can comfortably spend the 650. And at least now I can drive it the 3 hours to the dyno. And I'll check
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Looks good!
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:21 PM   #19
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:37 PM   #20
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I guess they "ruined" this car aswell.

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I love it.. The C5, has alot of subtle body lines that really show under the Matte finish.
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