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Old 04-18-2006, 10:43 PM   #1  
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For those of you that have been following my exploits (and many mistakes), I started tuning my newly supercharged C5 on Sunday. After a fair bit of research (and a bunch of books I bought some months ago), I took it out for a quick shakedown run today.

Closed course, professional driver etc. Cruising along at 45mph, hit less then 1/2 throttle, I flash the stall to 3600rpm - hit 5lb of boost - and the next thing I know, the rear tires light up and my HUD is reading 95 (kilometres per hour of course )

The PermaGrin(tm) on my face is priceless

As I get this thing dialed in, I'll keep you all updated. Right now I am only running 12 degrees of timing.

For reference, the ECS Paxton Supercharger Install Part I is here

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hehe, i recieved the phone call after you did this...that permagrin is going to be around for a while!


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Very nice, VERY clean install Stephen! Can't wait to see it in person!



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1 little pic does not equal "56k anguish"


And btw, where'd ya find a professional driver?


j/k...glad you're having fun in the sun!


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i was expecting more pictures! but nice install..
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Looks great Stephen!
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What an awesome mod, Stephen! Now, that is quite an enhancement to the engine bay. And, your new found performance will be exhilirating, to say the least! Well done!
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Nice! Very Nice!
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Better?








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Great pics!

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Nice! Some days, some days my friend

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The PermaGrin(tm) on my face is priceless

EG, the first thing that I pictured when I saw this was the three butterfly's on the intake of a top mount screw-type supercharger.... Pretty funny how that happened to fit right it with "your doings" these days...
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Closed course, "professional driver" etc.



Dear Steven. You walk in the Light. Other wise you might not be here.

But "professional driver"?


Via con Dios my friend,

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Very nice. What are your plans for the brakes to make Grond come to a halt just as quickly?
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It's in the works - coming to a Forum near you soon
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That looks great, congrates and good work. Now that your down in sunny FL maybe i'll run into you sometime this summer and get to see and hear Grond in all it's glory.

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For those of you that have been following my exploits (and many mistakes), I started tuning my newly supercharged C5 on Sunday. After a fair bit of research (and a bunch of books I bought some months ago), I took it out for a quick shakedown run today.

Closed course, professional driver etc. Cruising along at 45mph, hit less then 1/2 throttle, I flash the stall to 3600rpm - hit 5lb of boost - and the next thing I know, the rear tires light up and my HUD is reading 95 (kilometres per hour of course )

The PermaGrin(tm) on my face is priceless

As I get this thing dialed in, I'll keep you all updated. Right now I am only running 12 degrees of timing.

For reference, the ECS Paxton Supercharger Install Part I is here

EG

Now I'm really Jealous Stephen : thumbs: Soon you will be hunting all over for more room on those closed courses out there, and better watch it, Castro would really like a ride like Grond...

Videos coming soon or are you going to continue you kill us with suspense. We all need a little shock and awe.
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Great job, congrats!..
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Damn that looks good under your hood. Congrats.
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