2014 Caprice not conventional build

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Turbopowered68
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2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:26 pm

My new to me 2014 Caprice V8
Up to about 2 months ago I had no idea on what a 2011-2017 Caprice was, To me it was another pos fwd car that I wanted no part of.
Then a friend of mine lists one up for sale and I actually looked at it and saw that the car was RWD and that it had an LS motor in it.
fast forward 2 weeks and I bought the car knowing absolutely NOTHING about them besides what he told me, NEEDS dod deleted and some other stuff, guess what I didn't know what dod was or that it was even a problem but I proceeded anyways.
About a week after getting the car the Cam, lifters, timing set, oil pump, Valve springs and seals and pushrods have been swapped.
I just purchased HP tuners (I wanted to never deal with this but here I am I prefer standalone systems)
Car needs
Paint work
driver seat swapped - already have a spare
Fender vents = just ordered hopefully on their way
Spare tire and jack set
windshield washer line fixed
Rubber flooring replaced with anything but it.
Wheels replaced - I hate them steel wheels = I have a lead on some 18 inch Camaro wheels-hopefully it works out.
Trunk and hood have a few holes that need fixing.
A-Pillar spot light needs to be gone
Console needs some work
Drivers door panel has some damage
Need to figure out the rear door lock-unlock mechanism.
Need to figure out the Bluetooth on the radio.

I am probably going to do somethings different - I have NO care about Holden, SS, G8 or want anything to do with the cop car themes.

plans for the car
Most likely buying two carpets for a maybe 80s A-body and cutting/trimming and making them fit.
No plan for the radio yet.
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2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, trunion upgrade
Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump
1986 GN Roller cam, HR Rockers, Bigger turbo, XFI, E85, Front mount IC, Built trans, 3.42 gears.
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

Turbopowered68
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:20 pm

Got a GREAT deal on a set of wheels with good tires
and uploaded new tune
2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, trunion upgrade
Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump
1986 GN Roller cam, HR Rockers, Bigger turbo, XFI, E85, Front mount IC, Built trans, 3.42 gears.
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

Turbopowered68
Posts: 79
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:01 am

Because I didn't like what is available I made my own.
2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, trunion upgrade
Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump
1986 GN Roller cam, HR Rockers, Bigger turbo, XFI, E85, Front mount IC, Built trans, 3.42 gears.
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

Turbopowered68
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:22 am

Car needs
Paint work
driver seat swapped - already have a spare -- Done
Fender vents = just ordered hopefully on their way stock = Done
Spare tire and jack set Done
windshield washer line fixed Done
Wheels replaced - I hate them steel wheels = I have a lead on some 18 inch Camaro wheels-hopefully it works out. Done
Console needs some work Almost Done
Need to figure out the rear door lock-unlock mechanism. Done
Need to figure out the Bluetooth on the radio. Done

Still NEED to fix
The horn
Lights still flashing
Drivers door panel has some damage - Not sure what I going to do
A-Pillar spot light needs to be gone
Trunk and hood have a few holes that need fixing.
Rubber flooring replaced with anything but it. - Probably not happening
2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, trunion upgrade
Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump
1986 GN Roller cam, HR Rockers, Bigger turbo, XFI, E85, Front mount IC, Built trans, 3.42 gears.
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

Turbopowered68
Posts: 79
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:09 am

Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:08 am

2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, trunion upgrade
Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump
1986 GN Roller cam, HR Rockers, Bigger turbo, XFI, E85, Front mount IC, Built trans, 3.42 gears.
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

Turbopowered68
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:09 am

2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, trunion upgrade
Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump
1986 GN Roller cam, HR Rockers, Bigger turbo, XFI, E85, Front mount IC, Built trans, 3.42 gears.
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

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Brokecello
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Brokecello » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:38 pm

Turbopowered68 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:08 am

So all that light was just from upgrading the stock bulb to LED? That is pretty slick!
-- 2014 Caprice 9C1 - Retired Washington County (OR) Sheriff Dept Unit
-- 2014 Caprice 9C1 - Retired NC Dept of Corrections Prisoner Transport

Turbopowered68
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Re: 2014 Caprice not conventional build

Post by Turbopowered68 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:07 am

Brokecello wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:38 pm
So all that light was just from upgrading the stock bulb to LED? That is pretty slick!
YES/NO
LED 6 inch strip
2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, trunion upgrade
Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump
1986 GN Roller cam, HR Rockers, Bigger turbo, XFI, E85, Front mount IC, Built trans, 3.42 gears.
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

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