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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:51 pm 
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Garner,
Great action shots and I do like the transparent hood/engine image!

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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:52 pm 
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elc32955 wrote:
Garner,

With your permission I'd like to use at least one (or more) of your excellent quality photos, I'm tossing around refreshing some of the front page pictures soon and I think your car would look good somewhere on the site masthead.

Thanks
Eric

Yes of course! Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:02 pm 
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CrashTestDummy wrote:
9C1fanatic wrote:
Appearance "mods" complete.

I finally got the car looking the way I want for now. Its time to start getting more serious on the engine mods. Let me know what you think.


Man, parking that car just past the crest of an overpass must've given more than a couple of drivers an 'Oh Sh**!' moment! :lol:

Do the 'LS-X' labels foretell possible under hood updates? ;)


You got it. Though it is a weak attempt, I am trying to make the car look less like an official car while still keeping the steel wheels which I like. I hope people will look at it and think, that's a cop car but that's no cop driving it...LOL. I worry about the car being vandalized sometimes. I think it works on at least some level, the other day, a guy in a G8 GT pulled up along side me on the interstate and floored it trying to get me to race. He assumed no cop would have LSX decals and solo exhaust on his car. His car sounded awesome and I just gave him a thumbs up! If he only knew...ha ha.

For now it will be the usually headers, exhaust CAI, tune is what I working on. As the warranty comes to a close, I have plans to put a LS3 in the car and eventually a supercharger. I rode in Bob's Caprice last week and now Im hooked on the idea.

Before that can happen, wife says we got to buy a Suburban. Since you can only get the 5.3L in a half ton suburban, I will more than likely put the L77 in that when we get it so it wont go to waste!

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1975 Pontiac Grand Am L77 - 14.82 @ 92.89
1991 Chevrolet C1500 LO3/5 Speed - Too embarrassing to race!
1994 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 LT1 - 14.70 @ 93.79
2006 Pontiac GTO LS2 - 13.89 @ 102.85
2014 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 L77 - 13.60 @ 105.87
SS Roto-Fab CAI, Solo axle backs

2015 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 L77 (owned by the tax payer in all of us)

Solo axle backs


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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:44 pm 
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9C1fanatic wrote:
Before that can happen, wife says we got to buy a Suburban. Since you can only get the 5.3L in a half ton suburban, I will more than likely put the L77 in that when we get it so it wont go to waste!


You do realize that the current truck 5.3L (Gen5 DI) power is the same as our 6.0 L77....? 355HP and 380TQ

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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:51 pm 
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It just needs to lose the spotlight and the steelies. My Caprice-V wheels would sure look nice on it! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:32 pm 
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Navy Lifer wrote:
9C1fanatic wrote:
Before that can happen, wife says we got to buy a Suburban. Since you can only get the 5.3L in a half ton suburban, I will more than likely put the L77 in that when we get it so it wont go to waste!


You do realize that the current truck 5.3L (Gen5 DI) power is the same as our 6.0 L77....? 355HP and 380TQ


I do. I should have been more specific. I could never bring myself to pay the prices new and even slightly used suburbans go for. I am looking at the 2007-2014 generation.

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1975 Pontiac Grand Am L77 - 14.82 @ 92.89
1991 Chevrolet C1500 LO3/5 Speed - Too embarrassing to race!
1994 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 LT1 - 14.70 @ 93.79
2006 Pontiac GTO LS2 - 13.89 @ 102.85
2014 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 L77 - 13.60 @ 105.87
SS Roto-Fab CAI, Solo axle backs

2015 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 L77 (owned by the tax payer in all of us)

Solo axle backs


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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:55 pm 
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Unless she's gotta have all the gee-whiz gizmos that only bring you grief once the warranty runs out, a used Tahoe PPV can be had for about half the price of a Tahoe, and 1/3 the price of a Suburban. Some can be found with warranty remaining for the low-20's.

We've been pretty lucky, and the four ex-cop cars we've owned have so far, never been bothered by others. I guess it depends on your neighborhood.

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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:05 am 
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What did you do to the chrome on the trunk lid and around the grill? Paint it or???


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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:41 pm 
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Some have painted those parts others like myself are using a 3m vinyl wrap which is available in a metalic black which is almost perfect match to the factory black paint.


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 Post subject: Re: Appearance updates
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:00 pm 
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Are you using the stickers for the emblems, or did you find blacked out plastic ones?


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