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roxer

Roxer's 2007 Solstice GXP

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Sorry haven't posted in a while - my Dad got sick and I had to help him out. He pasted away November 27 and I am still reeling from that. I was able to take advantage of some things and started my build parts grab. So I have DDMWork's 2.0 Clutch Kit, Performance Autowerks WR-3 Turbo kit (EFR-6758), Molnar LNF Rods, Weisco LNF 86mm pistons. I have decided to just go with a ZZP Gen III (LDK) short block and ZZP LNF ported head w/ Supertech valve springs. I'll start another round of buying next week for the rest of the internal stuff (GM balance shafts/main-rod bearings/timing set/etc.). I think the build will go down end of January latest - will have to see with my Dad's legal stuff I have to deal with. Might have to wait until beginning of Feb.

 

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Sorry to hear about your father. 

Nice collection of parts though!

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Finally got the project started looking to achieve 450+ rwhp. Dave said I can get ~470rwhp with my setup. Had a 0 mileage LDK block/LNF head long block shipped to DDMWorks in Piedmont, SC for the build. So it will go to them for:

  1. LDK engine swapout w/ Molnar rods and Wiseco pistons
  2. PAW WR-3 Turbo kit (BW EFR-6758 turbo w/ forge BPV)
  3. DDM 2.0L clutch kit
  4. BC Racing Coilovers
  5. Wilwood big brake kit

I also bought Forgestar F14s in Brushed titanium 18x8.5 front / 18x9.5 rear. Going to run 275/40ZR18s in the rear.

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This is just going to be an insane build, I'm excited! :drool:

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DDMWorks clutch kit came in and ordered a couple of vent inserts with the BW EFR turbo logo too.  Parts list growing. 

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Vent covers came in. I decided to go with a gloss black powder coated valve cover w/ silver outlined lettering. Have a few more pics of the turbo and charge pipe. 

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That fits in the Solstice engine bay :lol: 

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Jezz I hope so - would suck if not.  :blink:

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:lol: Be out a lot more than money if it didn't

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Massive butt hurt if that happened. The turbo sits a little closer to the water pump I'm told, so if it goes bad it will suck. Other than that, It will all be good. This is his sixth build with this turbo.

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Just hope it doesn't go bad and you'll be in good shape or you'll be having some fun 

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Got the block + new rods/pistons back from the shop. Valve cover from Modern Performance (MPx). Should go in the car sometime next two weeks after its put together.

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So clean...

 

Love this build.

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Holy crap! This is going to be one killer Solstice!

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no no no no no, that wont fit your car. let me test fit it in my car. :D 

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This car is gonna Haul A$$! Nice work!

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And the building begins!! 

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:woot: 

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Been waiting on this for some time. Dropped the car off this weekend at DDMWorks for the old engine to be pulled. He has another Solstice GXP (silver) with an LS3 hot cam going in. He was building the wiring harness. Awesome sounding, but I will still be making more power and for $15,000 less money.  :D  

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Time to play pull-a-part  :D

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Looks so sad and empty without the engine lol

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Some more progress. Engine built and installed. Got the guys to hang the wheels for a look see. Me likey.

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Very cool! Curious, how long is the build going to take?

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18 hours ago, Ringo64 said:

Very cool! Curious, how long is the build going to take?

A couple of more weeks.  There are only two guys in the shop and they are working on a couple projects at the same time. Dave has another V8 going into a Solstice and a VDI lambo door kit for another.  The biggest part of mine is done with the motor install. To be done: turbo install, coilovers, brakes and tires/wheels and tune/dyno tests.

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Sounds not too bad then. That's some good amount of work then.

Ewww, no Lamborghini doors

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