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    Re: Ok, already time for mods!

    Thanks for the tips on the brakes, I will also talk to the performance shop I am going to for their opinion on some brands that work well on this line.

    Road courses are definitely my interest. Does anyone know of any good ones within about 150-200 mi of southern NJ?

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    Re: Ok, already time for mods!

    I have 2 nags on my V that really have little to do with making it go faster, stop quicker or handle better.

    1. I want a hand operated parking/E-brake - as opposed to a pedal.

    2. I want reverse/backup sensors like the SRX.

    While I was getting my tint done yesterday I was talking with the shop owner who I know personally - he does alot of car customization stuff. He showed me an install (<$300) of a German made 4 sensor system which looks dead to nuts stock (yes of course have to put 4 holes in the rear bumper - wired to the reverse lights with an integrated tweeter as the audiable alarm - in the trunk). It sounds cheap and cheesy but it wasn't - it came together just fine, I have seen some awfully FUGLY aftermarket kits to do this, I would NEVER have considered it until yesterday.

    Anyone have any thoughts on this idea?

    I'm already working on the handbrake idea too.

    -Ben

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    Re: Ok, already time for mods!

    Mmmm....hand brake. F-body donor? Hard part is the console.

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    Re: Ok, already time for mods!

    e-brake is, of course, used for those J-turns everyone does in their CTS (as per Matrix)

    My other car is an SUV so I'm actually used to the brake there, but it is a pain in the ass to put 2 feet on pedals, turn off, move left foot to ebrake.

    I think I'm starting the mod process in a day or two, will keep you all posted.

    Back-up sensors are nice in a big car, this one doesn't have a long enough trunk to make it matter in my opinion. I wouldn't drill holes in the rear bumper for it, but if it was an option I would have taken it.

    - C.

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    Re: Ok, already time for mods!

    Here's what I am going with for the first set:


    More Performance air box - $199
    alleged rwhp = 21

    Corsa cat-back package - $TBD

    Hurst shifter - no idea if it'll fit

    tires - Michelin Pilot Sport - $TBD

    When I bring the car back in they are going to start fitting it for a custom ATI supercharger. Not sure how they will get it in or which kit they will decide on yet, but it should be a blast (literally). - $TBD

    dyno tune - will be done after the charger is in place - $325

    overall goal - 500rwhp

    Will keep everyone posted with results along the way.

    Other possible changes:

    porting throttle body
    underdrive pulleys (may get done during charger install)
    22" spinners (kidding) :drinker

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    Re: Ok, already time for mods!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cal
    Back-up sensors are nice in a big car, this one doesn't have a long enough trunk to make it matter in my opinion. I wouldn't drill holes in the rear bumper for it, but if it was an option I would have taken it.
    Around these parts there isn't ANYTHING other than parallel parking (even on hills!) and I know sooner or later the bumper is going to get it, figured I was going to try to buy some time for <$300. I can certainly see in other areas it wouldn't be as big a concern.

    -Ben

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