Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

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Tansman
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Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:05 pm

Hello all. I have been a member for awhile and have never really been active. I am however pretty active on the Caprice Facebook page. i figured I am finally far enough along to create a build thread. I am going to try to start from the beginning and I will try to keep everything in chronological order!

Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:12 pm

Here is the first day I picked it up. I bought it in December of 2016 in Wilmington, NC. When purchased the car only had 19k Miles!!! It was previously a detectives car in new Jersey where it was wrecked and taken out of service. The wreck was only the front driver corner and did not total the car. From the research I did, I found that the detective had a stroke, and coasted into the side of a building. The car was then auctioned, repaired by a shop, and sold from a dealership where the guy I bought it from had bought it. I paid a whopping $15,500. Which now seems high. But at the time it was still under warranty, and only had 19k miles!
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Mooseman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:05 am

Very nice and absolutely gorgeous in black!
2011 Caprice PPV, 1 of possibly 4 in Canada!
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Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:40 pm

The car stayed completely stock for the next year, until I bought a VCM OTR intake. I got the intake installed and it sounded and felt great. here's a picture of the intake (not the day I installed it, But the only picture I could find)
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Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:44 pm

The DAY AFTER I installed the intake, I was driving to a shop to get the ABS, Stabilitrak, and TC light diagnosed. And I rear ended a pickup truck on the interstate. The car wasn't leaking any fluids and still drove fine. I drove it home and to a repair shop the next day. The damage estimate was $10,500!!! and the car was totalled out by USAA. Which ended up being a blessing in disguise, Because USAA paid the bank, and I bought the car back for $1,700.
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Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:51 pm

Once I got the car back home I was able to find basically all the parts I needed from a car being parted out in Virginia. I paid about $700 for a hood, grill, headlight, fender, and a rubber trunk liner. Plus an additional $100 for time and packing material, and $200 for shipping, I had everything I needed to fix the car for about $1000! Here's a picture of it tore down waiting for my parts to come on the greyhound.
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:12 pm

While waiting for parts I found a great deal on some camaro wheels. I paid $200 for the set, with no tires. They came already powder coated black.
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Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:13 pm

The hood I got wasn't perfect. but for the price I got it for I was happy. The bumper also has missing paint on it still because I did not replace it from the accident.
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Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:15 pm

Here's some pictures of it after I the repairs. Everything was pretty easy. Only issue I ran into was the mounting for the airbag sensors was different. parts came from a 2011, and mine is a 2012.
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:19 pm

Now that it was fixed and I didn't have a car payment anymore, I had a little extra money. i bought some knock off g8 headers off ebay and installed them. The headers were $225 shipped. I deleted the oil cooler as well. For the radiator hose I just used a coupler I found at oreilly for $5.
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