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post #1 of 7 Old 04-23-2013, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Modify the TF3 car or not. I'm at an impass!

I have the 2012 TF3 2SS/RS LS3 car with 2700 miles on it and I recently picked up a Kenne Bell 2.8LC supercharger, Melling HV oil pump, long tube headers with cat deletes and Sweet Thunder cat back exhaust.

So here I am with $10,000 in junk setting in my garage and my car setting next to it. I'm procrastinating the installation of anything because I have this sinking feeling that what I am about to do may be a stupid mistake on this particular car. I want the 600 RWHP, but then again I don't want to creat a car that is going to be broken all of the time. Also, I have mixed emotions on the idea of modifying one of the most rare special edition cars of the 5th gen line and possibly taking a car that could some day have collector interest and destroy it by doing this.

Would you continue forward and install the stuff, or would you sale off the stuff and just relax with the stock car? Dang it, I hate this kind of thing. I should have gotten a regular 2SS/RS in yellow and made a fake TF3 clone, then I could destroy it in any way I wish and not feel bad!
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-23-2013, 12:26 PM
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I understand your feelings and would feel the same way. I would not do it, the car is worth so much more (not just $$) the way it is and is special. IMO.


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I never intended to buy my Camaro, I went to test drive a CTS-V, saw the TF3 Camaro SS on the show room floor and it was love at first sight. It was perfect in every single way from the spoiler to the wheels. More than I wanted it to be a collectors car I wanted it to be MY car. Performance mods gave me no pause because they couldn't be seen, only felt... and heard, definitely heard. I also picked up a set of "summer wheels", I was hesitant to put those on at first but i took comfort knowing i can swap the wheels back and forth 10 times a day had i the want or need to do so. Really it is all about if you want it to be a collectors car to you or a collectors car to someone else.

I say go for it!
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-25-2013, 05:17 PM
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I actually tend to agree on leaving it stock, but it really is up to you ... your age might have something to do with it ... if you are young, you have the potential to see value. If older like me, where there is a dman slim chance of seeing value, you have more latitude. Good luck deciding

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I made the call to put it on hold until next year, this will allow me time to think this over. I will toss the Kenne Bell and all on a shelf in the basement and put at least a few thousand more miles this summer to make sure that there are no factory defect type issues.
I'm 41 years old, so I'll be driving for another 40 years most likely.

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I made the call to put it on hold until next year, this will allow me time to think this over. I will toss the Kenne Bell and all on a shelf in the basement and put at least a few thousand more miles this summer to make sure that there are no factory defect type issues.
I'm 41 years old, so I'll be driving for another 40 years most likely.

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so it would be inheritance money by then

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I'll sign it over to my now 13 year old daughter at some point in my old age. I named her Chevelle, but her common name is just Chevy. LOL, she wants a Mustang for her 16th birthday.

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