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Old 12-19-2011, 03:12 AM   #21
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Matte white w/ black wheels. White wheel are a pain to clean, just to repeat. Matte is the new chrome
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:07 AM   #22
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LS > LT broham
This is the reason, I bought and modded an LT1, makes it all the more fun draggin LS1 ***.
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black LT1's look better. If it has to be an LT, at least you got the "correct" one. Now all you need is an LS swap

Have you converted the opti to a coil near plug yet? Once the ignition is cleaned up, I see no real faults with the LT1
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:06 PM   #24
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My optis have been rather reliable.

Seems like the opti stuff is internet hype, most of the people that have to put a bucnh on are misdiagnosing ****. Ive had two actual failures, one was the cam seals **** and filled the opti up with oil and killed the sensor, the other was my fault and I cracked the rotor when installing and after a few trips to 7K it exploded. I dont really blame either of those on the opti itself.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:15 PM   #25
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The Opti was a sweet idea. Its flaw was the location.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:24 PM   #26
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I concur, first few optis made me so mad, now I can do them in a few hours completely hammered, so it doesnt bother me too much.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:27 PM   #27
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:54 PM   #28
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Just talked to body man. Stripping it to bare metal, painting it black, shooting jams, and smoothing the camaro letters.

About to leave to pick up my new bumper, and drop off the bumper, fender and hatch at the body man so he can get to work on them.

Oh and Ive got to take some before pictures to.
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Out of curiosity, what will he be using to fill the lettering on the berger panel?
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:13 PM   #30
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Dont know didnt ask him.
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Got delayed, body shop owner had an emergency. Got the fenders rolled and got it into the shop today. Should see it back in a week.

Took before pics, will not post them until I have after pictures.

I am ashamed to show how bad I let it get after I got hit haha.
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The window strip on the pass side is missing, was damaged before paint, ordered a new one just waiting on it now.

The rear bumper and bottom half of doors have some orange peel. Car goes in for touch up next wednesday. Hes gonna do a full wetsand cut and buff, to get rid of the orange peel for me and address a few areas we found when we looked at it.

Whatcha think?
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Looks 100x better. Almost like a totally different car.
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Looks much better. Needs new wheels.
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> you Caməro
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I concur

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