|04-02-2020 07:05 AM|
Should have the powder coated wheels back.
Most won't care about the Roadster but its going through a big project.
Randy Forbes is the platform Guru of Coupes and Roadsters. Over a decade ago he came up with the rear subframe reinforcement kit.
I drove my car to him in FL in December and basically gave him a blank check lol.
He installed the 6mt in place of the 5mt. He replaced the previous guys subframe fix.
He pulled the blower and sent it out to be rebuilt and upgraded with a billet impeller.
He installed an E85 kit with 80lb injectors, a 485lph pump, FlexFuel computer, Setrab oil cooler. He is also dropping my compression from 10.5:1 to 9:1. I will be running as much as 21psi on e85 which should net 550-570whp.
I sent him 295mm Pilot Sport Cup 2s and sent out my LMs for a high end refurb.
|03-31-2020 06:23 AM|
|CycM17||Drooling over that peppergreen wagon... Can't wait to see the progress on both!|
|03-22-2020 01:16 PM|
|03-22-2020 05:44 AM|
|03-18-2020 10:53 AM|
I am trying to acquire all the rare wagons and hoard them.
I bought the lowest priced 9-3x in the country. It will be the winter ride to replace the '06. It's getting an Aero interior, tune and lowered suspension which gets rid of the load leveling rear end. Its stupidly clean.
|01-22-2020 09:18 AM|
Pepper was picked up on Friday. She was driven 1200 miles from Oregon to Colorado. I was told she runs amazing. Many pictures were taken along the way. A pleasant surprise was an untold custom 3" exhaust with downpipe all done to a very high standard and sounding very good. I have a stage 2 tune I can put on it in the meantime. My theme is going to be green and bronze/brass. Ever seen Chargers/Challengers in green with brass wheels? I am going to powder coat my 18's and roof bars in brass/bronze and dip the front end chrome to match. My gray/griffin parts don't do the Green justice.
The car is headed to me tomorrow.
|01-18-2020 05:58 PM|
Enjoy the new ride
|01-11-2020 08:08 AM|
|01-11-2020 07:19 AM|
Whenever Mike D is at Scanwest in Seattle, he always sends me pics of boring cars that we don't see anymore because New England rusted them away,
You can find a lot of clean and rust free cars out that way.
|01-11-2020 06:03 AM|
Funny thing is, he found me. I had posted looking and he sent me a private message.
The car is being delivered on the 25th.
I am debating telling my mechanic he can have Gray with the Hybrid if he does enough labor to Pepper such as fulling Forging it. I have this feeling a fully Forged B235R runs better(less laggy, more responsive) than an B234/5.
I am trying to take any weakness from Gray, anything I've learned and do it better with Pepper.
|01-11-2020 02:58 AM|
From OR, very nice. I always looked out there but never seemed to find anything at the right time. There was a chili red 04/05 aero 5mt wagon a year or so ago, but the whole side was smashed up
Very good find on your part.
|01-02-2020 09:04 AM|
|Jameson||I also sold the '09 9-3 for more than I paid and leased an '19 CTS for very little dough. It was to keep salt off my '06. Now the '06 will be the winter warrior which makes the CTS less useful. My wife's '18 ATS goes back in 10 months so I am thinking she will just take the CTS for the remainder of it's lease.|
|01-02-2020 09:02 AM|
I got Grundy to agree to a collectors policy on it. For now, $10k for $100 a year. I will increase it to $15-18k as it gets the mods from my '06.
|01-01-2020 02:08 PM|
|Cark||Fake news! Pics?|
|12-29-2019 11:52 AM|
Well I converted the car to P-Bus so I can remote tune. After fixing a leaking Forge BPV the tune was no longer happy and causing a lean condition. We are starting off with a new 55p based 06-09 specific tune.
I found more rust on the car which is the one thing that kills this car for me.
I had always said the only car to replace this is an '09.
I was offered an 1 of 1 Pepper Green '09 5mt in minty shape for a fair price.
It will never see salt and never has. It will be a a recipient for my gray wagons parts as they are needed. It comes with tint and 3m clearbra. So I will swap over all my silver Griffin trim and leave it stock for now(aside from the second set of aftermarket wheels it comes with). As needed it will get my drivetrain and suspension mods. I have a series of buyers lined up for the Gray wagon including my mechanic who I can barter with if he swaps in everything from the gray wagon into "Pepper".
|08-15-2019 10:40 AM|
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|04-30-2019 05:36 PM|
|04-30-2019 07:43 AM|
Looking forward to numbers. GPOP built me a 19t with the 7cm housing and Taliaferro is installing with a mild tune now.
Once I have the LSD in with upgraded clutch/PP they will do the manifold and then we'll see what can be done on pump gas.
I have the 234 bottom end so we should have similar numbers on pump.
|04-29-2019 03:07 PM|
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