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Big jump. Good deal man.
Yeah, I can't wait to drive her again. One of the techs turned the steering wheel while the linkage was disconnected so they are awaiting a new clock spring. Soon she will be all ready. I am anxious to hear how she sounds with the new headers and the cams. I will post a video soon. Actually, I am thinking that was just a baseline run and it will be tuned in a bit better later on this week. The shop that is doing the work posts pics and vids to a share drive as work progresses. They told me yesterday it wasn't scheduled for tuning until Wednesday, so.....I am expecting maybe slightly more of an increase. We'll see.
 

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Well, I was at 284 HP and 300 torque after the cam install. With the headers and CAI, looks like 330 HP and 336 torque after Cams, Headers, and CAI install.

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That's an excellent result and even better than I predicted. Can you post the dyno sheet? Did you do the delete plates and underdrive pulleys?
 

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I am hoping those numbers get bumped up a bit when the actual calibration guy gets done with it. It seems the assistant calibration tech was doing a baseline run. I should know more in the next day or two.

I will post the dyno sheet when I have the final run.

Negative, I passed on the underdrive pulleys and I did not make any changes with respect to delete plates. Mods are: cams, headers, CAI, and 3.73 gears.
 

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Actually, those numbers I posted were the final numbers. They only posted on their website the final pull. I pick her up tomorrow and will get the full print out of that final run to share with the forum.

I am happy with those numbers.
 

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Go steelers!! Anyways ive been hearing alot about the ghost cam tunes...is that possible on the 06 3v??? Save alot of money instead of opening your low mileage engine...
 

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No, ghost cam tune requires dual overhead cams, which the 4.6 3V does not have. And all it does is make the car idle crappy so it sounds cool, it does not do anything for performance; but it does dump a lot of fuel into the exhaust to help the catalytic converters burn out sooner.

Those are really good numbers for those mods; I'd love to see before and after dyno curves, I want to see if the torque shifter higher and if so how much. Sometimes I'd rather have a broad torque curve, than a high torque peak.
 
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Those are really good numbers for those mods; I'd love to see before and after dyno curves, I want to see if the torque shifter higher and if so how much. Sometimes I'd rather have a broad torque curve, than a high torque peak.
Broad for the win. Back in the day I had a Toyota Celica that had variable timing and it had to have the worst torque curve ever. It redlined like at 7,500 rpm but it didn’t start making any power until like 5k rpm. Once it finally got into it’s power band it would take off, but it took a long time to get there and it didn’t last long. Like Cialis.
 

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Well, here are the results. This first one was after install of the FRPP Hot Rod cams and 3.73 gear. The second is after the L/T headers and CAI install.

Should I be pleased? Later today I will post a video of the sound of the exhaust before and after.

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yes I think I would be very pleased . . . I can't read the numbers on the "before" graph; but it looks like the low-end torque actually went up; peak torque shifted up a little . . . but I think if you laid the new over the old, it would be higher through the whole range . . . honestly I am surprised by that . . . I might have to reconsider headers myself!
 

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The values on the right axis are the same as those on the left (I accidentally didn't show the left axis). But the 200, 250, 300, etc. lines are both torque and HP.

I don't know where you live, but I highly recommend National Speed. They are in Wilmington NC and Richmond VA and will be opening a few more location soon. Class act, they are. They have a 6-8 backlog and the shop is literally packed with cars every time I have been there. National Speed - Performance Installations & Dyno Tuning I am not a salesman, just a happy customer who would recommend these guys. The communications are clear and timely, the quote was spot on. The job was done on time. They are sharp IMO.
 

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Only 19K miles of exhaust has passed through this beauty, the stock catted H-pipe from my 06 GT.

I wonder what these sell for or if there is even a market for these. I suppose I should check Ebay, Craigslist, etc.

Any ideas?




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those cats are worth big bucks, don't let them go too cheap!
 

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Thanks JBert, I almost told the shop to keep them but decided I could fit in my friends car that took me to the shop to pick up my car.

I do realize they are only worth as much as somebody will pay for them but I can't seem to find an OEM set to compare to as far as setting a reasonable asking price. They do only have 19K miles of use. Thoughts?

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This first one was after install of the FRPP Hot Rod cams and 3.73 gear. The second is after the L/T headers and CAI install.

Should I be pleased? Later today I will post a video of the sound of the exhaust before and after.

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That's a pretty flat torque curve from 2700-5700rpm so yes, you should be pleased.
I noticed that the numbers were STD correction, and the conversion to the industry standard SAE correction is 322rwhp & 328rwtq. Pretty close to what I predicted earlier.
 

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I'm going with 330, it just has a nicer flow to it. I just proved it to myself, I said "Three Thirty" then I said "Three Twenty Two"....one of them definitely sounds better.

Try it for yourself and let me know Bullitt95.

It's all about " euphony and cacophony" not actual horsepower. I am just messing with you Bullitt95, I was not aware of the distinction and now I am (and I am sticking with 330).
 

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Well, here are the results. This first one was after install of the FRPP Hot Rod cams and 3.73 gear. The second is after the L/T headers and CAI install.

Should I be pleased? Later today I will post a video of the sound of the exhaust before and after.

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Ha cool, yours and mine make almost the exact same. Mine was 332/334. Good job man.
 
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