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Hi Everyone,

After looking for years and years and years....I finally pulled the trigger and found a good car.

2014 Black Raven/Black Interior 45,150 miles, base seats (I am 6'6'' so need them), no roof with the wood package.

Only driven it 3 times and it is killing me, never buy one of these in the winter!!

Reading lots of threads here and have some modest mods in mind this year, already got the AirRaid ordered!!

Long time LSx forum lurker and poster, first LSx car was a 2007 Monte Carlo SS.

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Welcome to the addiction!

I mean Forum!!
 

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"never buy one of these in the winter!! "

Why not? I love driving mine year round in NE Ohio. Proper set of snow tires, while not long for this earth, make for year round good times! (Provided the snow doesn't get too deep anyway) Still looking for that front tow hook mounted snow plow mod. :LOL:
 

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Since it’s winter you might as well pull the motor, build a 416 stroker with every mod possible. All the cool kids are doing it.
Kidding aside, beautiful car. Welcome
 

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Welcome to the MODNESS!

feel free to read my build list for handy ideas!

Congrats on finding a slickroof Coupe! The BEST configuration.
We need more PITCHAS!

I'm assuming its an automatic?
It is an automatic, and completely stock, only 3 owners too, originally a Texas car. I have seen your build thread and you have a serious car, lots of info in there and a huge amount of work into it, very cool.

I am sticking with intake, tires and possibly exhaust work this year. I have to get used to 500+ HP and RWD before I up the power more, also need something to look forward to when the car starts feeling slow in a few months.

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"never buy one of these in the winter!! "

Why not? I love driving mine year round in NE Ohio. Proper set of snow tires, while not long for this earth, make for year round good times! (Provided the snow doesn't get too deep anyway) Still looking for that front tow hook mounted snow plow mod. :LOL:
I just can't do it lol, love this car too much...I have a Hyundai for the winter/daily.
 

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Sweet! Find out if the supercharger (isolator) TSB has been addressed (They replace the entire SC but maybe only if the noise presents) Also take a look at the underside of the fuel tank on the passenger side to check for signs of dampness or staining. There's a fitting that cracks. If it's wet, perhaps the selling dealer might repair? No TSB on this but, the emissions system ~of which the whole fuel system is a part~ is supposed to be warranted to (I Think) 80k?






sorry 'bout the missing pedal
 

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Nice looking ride!
 

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I'd recommend buying all of the parts to mimick Mr. Surly's setup because the prices will definitely go up next year. 😁
 
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Need Fatter Tires. :)

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The car is actually fine in the snow. But not with its summer rubber, and especially not with extra wide summer rubber. Get some Goodyear Eagle M+S tires and the car will go through snow no problem. Do not, however, disengage TC and AH since you're still going to try and sling the car around even though it's snowy (maybe more because it's snowy, I know I do) and there's no getting around the car's inertia and high HP.

I owned Corvettes for about 22 years. I live at the top of a steep 800ft east-facing hill in Massachusetts. We get a lot of snow. With M+S tires on a C5 Corvette, I would have to go around FWD and 4WD cars with "4 season" tires who were stuck. I'd always give 'em a little "toot toot" on the horn to help them realize they bought the wrong kind of car for winter driving. But really, it's all about the tires. With good tires, every car gets around in the snow OK.
 

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19" wheels. 345s on 12" in the back, 285s on 11" in the front. This is the largest set of tires you can fit without having them poke out from under the fenders or rub something on the inside. They are flush with the outside lip of the fender, and there's about 1/4" of clearance on the back side of the rim to the closest suspension component. You can order your wheels from Best Wheel Deals in FL (a forum vendor, I think) and they can hook you up with rims that have the right offsets. I have that information, but since the guy went to all the trouble of getting it right, it wouldn't be fair to share his hard work with anyone. But I have it, should I need to replace a wheel...
 
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