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5 hours ago, Number Tew said:

The boss lady picked one up yesterday lol.  Lightning blue 5.0.  Will post pics in time :)

Wait?!?!  Didn’t she already have a drop top, plus the trans am, plus your sixxer ?!?

 

what went bye bye?!?

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On 6/2/2018 at 10:22 AM, Evilcw311 said:

Wait?!?!  Didn’t she already have a drop top, plus the trans am, plus your sixxer ?!?

 

what went bye bye?!?

 

Lol she had the 2013 convertible and sold that.  She has the Trans Am and now the 2018 GT.  

 

I have the 2014 GT and the 2000 V6.

 

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Here is right before we left the dealership the other night.

 

Also, sorry to hijack!

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they updated the arrival day by 5 days!  the status went to "In Transit" on friday, but now is back to awaiting shipment.  here's hoping it still does show up on the 15th.  i really would love to have it for the AM show on the 16th.

 

@Number Tew no worries at all!  beautiful color choice if i do say so myself.

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On 6/4/2018 at 8:21 AM, Prokiller said:

they updated the arrival day by 5 days!  the status went to "In Transit" on friday, but now is back to awaiting shipment.  here's hoping it still does show up on the 15th.  i really would love to have it for the AM show on the 16th.

 

@Number Tew no worries at all!  beautiful color choice if i do say so myself.

 

I feel so bad, you've been waiting a century.  We showed up and grabbed one that day lol.  Just got lucky!

 

The story is that some old guy spec'd it out to retire in, then brought it back a few hours later and said he can't drive stick anymore because it hurts his hip too much.  So it helped her get a deal plus something they probably wouldn't have normally had on the lot!

 

I forget, are you still with AM?

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11 hours ago, Number Tew said:

 

I feel so bad, you've been waiting a century.  We showed up and grabbed one that day lol.  Just got lucky!

 

The story is that some old guy spec'd it out to retire in, then brought it back a few hours later and said he can't drive stick anymore because it hurts his hip too much.  So it helped her get a deal plus something they probably wouldn't have normally had on the lot!

 

I forget, are you still with AM?

is what it is i guess.  11 days to go at this point.  it's in transit now.

 

well his lose is your gain for sure!  

 

nope, quit there 2.5 years ago when they changed their employee discount structure.  used to get cost + 8%.  now its retail - 10/20/40% (depending on the item).  basically sucks now.  

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7 hours ago, Prokiller said:

is what it is i guess.  11 days to go at this point.  it's in transit now.

 

well his lose is your gain for sure!  

 

nope, quit there 2.5 years ago when they changed their employee discount structure.  used to get cost + 8%.  now its retail - 10/20/40% (depending on the item).  basically sucks now.  

 

Dang, we thought you might be our new Shifty Powers  haha!

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any new updates on due date ? I can still come Thursday

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37 minutes ago, Yeahloh95 said:

any new updates on due date ? I can still come Thursday

yes and no.  the site still says ETA of 6/18 so 10 days to go as of this post.  however, i called the dealership last night and asked if that was likely true or not.  my sales rep is going to call the depo and try and put a rush on it once it hits the area.  so fingers crossed it shows up earlier than that.  

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lol ryan was there long before I was and I think left right around when i did(well when I was let go)...

 

I cannot wait to see and ride in this car in person! Will be badass

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On 6/10/2018 at 12:37 PM, Shifty said:

lol ryan was there long before I was and I think left right around when i did(well when I was let go)...

 

I cannot wait to see and ride in this car in person! Will be badass

 

 

Ahhhhh okies.

 

Also, the color is sensitive to rock chips!  Will definitely be getting that wrap done ASAP because the hood has a little rock chip already :(

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ho yea!

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first look before they cleaned it up:

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and as we got drove away with it:

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and direct sunlight this morning:

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and now while i wait for the wax to dry:

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Those lights definitely help in there! Perfect area for detailing

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some AM show pics with @Yeahloh95

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the 94 took home best in class too!!

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awesome pics and sat was so much fun I had almost as much fun on the drive there and home as the show , congrats on the best in class

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Who wins in a race though? 2018 or the 94?

 

and where’s our Smokey burnout videos?!?

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Katie drove the 18 , all i know is I was glad I took my drag set up off we had some fun on all the turns getting there and on the way home

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11 hours ago, Evilcw311 said:

Who wins in a race though? 2018 or the 94?

 

and where’s our Smokey burnout videos?!?

i think from a roll, the 94 would win.  anything else....probably the 18.  anything with a turn, the 18 all the way.

 

smokey burn out to come after i put some miles on it and get different tires.  not going to burn up sport cup 2's for no reason.  i have michelin pilot sport 4S on order in 305/30 and 325/30 on order.  plan is to try and recoup some of that cost by selling the SC2s.

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surprisingly went to a little local show last night and took home some hardware with this car already....i've owned it 12 days and got a trophy.  owned the 94 for over 12 years and have 2 total...

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Lol I don't think new cars should win trophies ;)  It's such a beautiful color though.  It sucks people in lol

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congrats now the fun is to keep it this clean when you drive it every day

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20 hours ago, Number Tew said:

Lol I don't think new cars should win trophies ;)  It's such a beautiful color though.  It sucks people in lol

oh i completely agree with you.  i felt very very weird going up for it when there was some cool cars there.  but it was a charity show for some kid in the hospital. somebody walked around and took pictures of all the cars and he decided his favorite 5.  he gave the best award to the fire company who brought their truck over.

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i think  only old cars that smell like moth ball should win trophies lol I think as long as they are up against other brand new cars it is what it is I like anything that is clean I have seen brand new cars at show and they were filthy

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We just dropped hers off for ceramic coating, window tinting, and a protective film lol.  I'm broke now ;)

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i should move this to the build section at this point...

 

Friday:

got my new tires put on.  305/30 up front and 325/30 out back.  Michelin pilot sport 4S tires.  the dealership also swapped out the strut tower brace for me that had a large paint gash on it.  not that i'm the type to bitch about a little defect, but it was pretty noticeable and i just asked if they could do anything and they swapped it out.  so +1 for fred beans customer service.  @Yeahloh95 and that cluster glass smudge...dudeman came out with a single serving packet of glasses cleaner that you get at the dollar store and it wiped right off.....i felt so stupid.

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Monday:

took it to get the windows tinted.  went with 20% as i usually do.

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and then did a few things i had been collecting and waiting for this week to put on while i had a few days off.

 

UPR catch can.  i couldn't get the clips off or i would have put this on sooner.  had to take the strut tower brace off (this is when i discovered the defect) and wanted the dealership to look at it first.  but now that it was replaced, this can went on.  also cut a bunch of stupid part number labels off various items.  cleaned up the bay a smidge.

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AM wanted like $40 for this dead pedal.  found it on aliexpress for $4 shipped from china.  came in like 3 days amazingly.  now all the pedals match (it was previously just plastic)

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also switched out the clutch pedal spring.  everybody said it's a night/day difference.  i wouldn't go that far, but it is a lot smoother to shift.  can feel the grab point more now.  realized i didn't take a picture of that.

 

next up was the steeda shifter base bushing i scored at the AM show for half off in their scratch and dent tent.  no clue why it was in there, but whatever, it was in perfect condition.  you can see why the stock shifter is sooooo spongy.  this was a significant improvement in the feel of the car.  really makes shifting smoother and more confident of what gear you're going into.

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and lastly, my boss and i went halvsies on a pair of polk speakers for the center dash speaker.  "they" say it is single handedly responsible for the muddy sound stage of the car.  $40 for the pair on amazon, so sure why not give it a shot.  it does really make a difference.  lot cleaner sound now.  these are pictures from when my boss did his (his pictures are better)

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now to just drive the piss out of it.  few things will be bought sooner rather than later.  still need to get the spoiler situation figured out and going to get jacking rails like real soon.

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Lol You have done waaaaay more than we plan to do.  I love how you already replaced tires on a brand new car haha!  It looks killer.

 

I can't recommend the MGW enough.  If you think that bushing made a big difference, you'd be blown away with the MGW.

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