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Introductions, of sorts... (Forged/Turboed 3.5L)

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Finally got some things squared away while I'm off working crazy hours in Texas and I can start working on the truck again.

Here's a little video I made for the truck. Been wanting to make this one for a while now:

Truck will be sporting a full factory Xtreme kit with an SS front bumper and Cal-Vu mirrors. The hood will be a carbon fiber piece from VIS racing and the roof is recieving a one-off carbon fiber insert that will fit betweent he factory rain gutters. A Leer tonneau cover will be given a custom treatment of carbon fiber and paint.

Suspension will be QA1 adjustables in front, Z85 rear springs with billet blocks and QA1 shocks. Belltech sway bars front and rear will keep the body roll in check.

Brakes are going to be from Wilwood while the wheels are 20" Bonspeed Malibu 6's.

The interior is going to recieve some changes in the way of new door panels, center console, iPad and additional equipment from Hertz/Audison.

The engine will be rocking an STS turbo kit with intercooler and super modulation efan. The transmission will recieve billet servos and Royal Purple synthetics. The rear end will be beefed up and will also recieve Wilwood brakes.

Want to thank the Wolfpack and SSK for their continued support, as well as my friends at and Auto Radio Stereo in Sacramento for all their help and support thus far.

This is going to be a project where we can develop new products for the 355 and show their performance in the real world as well as on the showroom floor. This truck will be driven, beaten, and bruised constantly and is the ideal platform for a performance oriented 355 truck.

I hope everyone enjoys it and will be on the lookout soon for some new gear for the 355. For those interested, I'm always looking for new shops and companies to work with who have a passion for the hobby and want to develop new products to help both their business, and the community grow. If you are interested, please feel free to send me and email or PM and I will reply ASAP.

Thank you.

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oh wait... it's today?!
yeah i didn't realize it was today!
Decided to let the cat out of the bag about a month early. I'm going to be travelling down to SoCal in 4 weeks for the truck to be filmed for the /Drive network for their show /Tuned. For those who don't know, /Tuned is a show about tuned cars, hosted by Matt Farah. They drive the car around, give it some throttle, get some cool shots, interview the owner, tell the story of the build, and give their impression of the car.

I'm also making a more serious effort to sell the truck. I love it to death, but this was always the plan. I have some debt from the build I want to get rid of so I can start looking at houses and maybe finally do that growing up thing everyone is always talking about...
SCREW growing up! It's no fun. Or should I say growing up doesn't mean you have to get rid of all of your toys haha but I understand wanting to get rid of your debt.
Before anyone has a heart attack, the truck is on eBay looking for a new owner.
but, but, but... why? :(
So did you get the truck out to the track? How'd it go?
@AceX Did you ever get the fittings for oiling the main galley? If so, did you have to get them custom made or were you able to get them from the 4200 guy?
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