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  1. Turbosling

    Turbosling Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Lol maybe he will drift it. This is hand controls for brake and throttle. He is disabled and has no use of his legs.

    We are converting a brand new sling to a automatic trans and adding hand controls.
     
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  2. GoNfast38

    GoNfast38 Well-Known Member

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  3. Wolf

    Wolf Thank You All, You Know Who You Are!

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    I have been slowly adding personal touches to my Slingshot. I have posted many of the things I have done in their respective threads. I, like most of you keep seeing or thinking of things to do. Here is where I am at.

    1: Alpha trans dust cover
    2: HID headlights not installed yet
    3: Alpha JRI non-adjustable shocks

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    4: AMR Graphics Kit
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    5: Madstad Double (waiting on f4+3, MS let to much air in cabin for the Michigan chill)
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    6: Sublimated metal Army Unit badges .
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    8: Steering wheel beautification
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    There are some things I have in the works. A few engine compartment things I would love to do sooner than later, that in all likelihood will be later. I will update as I go.;)
     
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  4. Tango

    Tango You could've had a V8

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    IT IS ALIVE!!!



    Yummy!!! Alpha Powersport - terrifying children since 2014!
     
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  5. Otter

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    Just a quick progress update on my 'Hotrod look' mod on the SS.

    There is still a lot of work left to do, many rough edges and a bit of fiberglass work to do on the front. A total of a bit over 50 pounds was removed from the hood and 'bumper' . The headlights were replaced with aftermarket motorcycle parts (better light at night than the stockers) and a lot of bracketry sawed and ground off the mounts. I had planed to replace the stock marker and turn signal lights but they ended up looking OK for now.

    Unless I have a legal problem with the naked wheels I'm leaving them that way. Contrary to popular belief, rocks & rain coming off them has not been a problem. I'll go with some close fitting hugger fenders if necessary. Lots of 23 T-bucket type hot rods around with bare wheels so hoping I can do the same. Love seeing them out there when driving.

    The radiator inlet was fabricated out of foam and fiberglass. Looks a little like a Super 7 inlet. Much more ground clearance than the stock setup so no problem hitting curbs & stuff.

    Along with replacing the stock exhaust system (JonV system) and intake system (Full Blown) total weight loss was 70 lbs. Handling is a little crisper.

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    Could have saved myself some work and not sawed off the tips of the hood. The 'nose' had to be longer than first thought. Had to be longer to smoothly transition from square at radiator to oval inlet.
     
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  6. Bill Martin

    Bill Martin I may not be right but I can sound like it

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Well you guys been listening to me run my mouth for months now and thank you for that. I would like to give a very big THANK YOU to Noel at Cycle Springs and Bob at Roaring Toyz for their help creating some one of a kind mods! Hope you guys like it - compliments or criticism welcome - I STILL AINT THRU:(;):)
     
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  8. SlingRazor

    SlingRazor Moved on to another forum

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    My experience over the past month with @Painter is just an example of the great forum members we have. His love for this machine and his artistic ability created a special bond that I would like to pay respect to on this forum. He took our vision and created masterpiece with us. @Painter your kindness, dedication to hard work, and never accepting nothing but perfection is a quality we need more of in America 20150927_133245.jpg 20150927_133307.jpg 20150927_133348.jpg 20150927_133422.jpg 20150927_133450.jpg 20150927_133546.jpg 20150927_165627.jpg these days.
    Thank you.
     
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  9. Tango

    Tango You could've had a V8

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    Well, it's that time again. Once the scales tip into the more money than more sense I fall off the wagon. This is the start of my SECOND build. Yes, just shy of a year of ownership and I can't leave well enough alone.

    Here is a link to my last build. Go ahead and have a look - we'll wait for ya.
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    So that is the basis of this new beast. There will be twists. There will be turns. There will be laughter and crying but mostly just the sound of a cash register ringing off the hook. :(

    I decided to hell with that turbo stuff and upgrade to a V8. Yes all you need is a shoehorn and an excellent machine shop. I called upon Alpha Powersport - you know the boys: @Turbosling , @Andy@Alpha , and the rest of the gang - and they are up to the task.

    Before we begin the adventure we must see where we have been. I put a fantastic JonV turbo in my sling but unfortunately I was a little too late to get the 2 bar upgrade and I blew up the #2 cylinder under about 14lbs of boost. If you are wondering where the limit is - I found it. With a 1 bar tune the SS was basically flying blind and I grenaded the poor LE5. It's actually a testament to Jon's work - that turbo wasn't even trying hard. I finished it the weekend right before SSITS this year and blew it in Aug.

    This was taken 45 minutes before I blew it up...
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    And this was the mess I made HOPING that it was just a head gasket. I can't tell you how much your heart will sink when you pray for a blown head gasket (yes, weird prayer, I know) and you see a perfectly serviceable head gasket. I hope you never have that feeling.

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    What to do? Well, I researched just about everything. I wanted at least 350whp so I knew I needed a built LE5 (or other engine) with forged internals and new ecu. The price kept going up when HP was involved just like anything else. The main sticking point is - I wanted something I could tune locally so if I added a new intake, new cams, new head, etc. I could tune for it. Since Bob is on the west coast and I am on the east, well that's a non-starter. Once I began adding in the cost of the ecu, tuning, wire harness, engine, etc. it was getting as expensive as a used LS V8 motor. Hmmmm...

    So I started down that path -which was economical with an LS1 or LS2. Getting 350whp out of one can be relatively cheap and reliable. But who are we kidding? I didn't come here to lay up, so I started looking at LS3's. factory rated at 430 HP in the Camaro SS ("SS" must be a sign right?) and can easily see 510-520WHP with "minor" mods and stay N/A - which was important to me.

    After researching for weeks I found that wrecked Camaro SS's are a dime a dozen so I found a 20,000 mile drivetrain (engine, trans, clutch, ecu, harness, accessories) and had it shipped to Alpha. With headers, cold air, a tune for 93 octane, 400whp might be possible out of the box. A Night Fury cam may be in my future as well and get the output around 500hp or 440whp.

    There will be massive changes going on with this build so stay tuned.

    Oh, and for those who say "but you can't get that power to the ground" - there will be a little something for you too when it gets a butt implant.

    Let's get started. For those who are queasy when they see blood or a naked animal - please avert your eyes, these pics are pretty graphic...

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    And, if you ever wondered what the SS frame actually looked like...
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    And finally, without suspension - bare frame, ready for...?
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    Here we go!!!!
     
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  10. GoNfast38

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    After several weeks of waiting, Fast Orange is finally on the road. The paint work is done and I love it. As with most of us, there will be more to come. Up next is wheels and tires, followed by turbo and shocks. I don't want to jump to fast on the turbo as there is so much development going on.

    I had it sprayed with House of Kolors Kandy Tangelo Pearl with a color changing pearl shot over that. Most of the plastic is wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl that really sets the orange off. 20150502_141227.jpg

    When you look at the pics, make sure you zoom in on the logo on the tail section as there is a lot of detail that is hard to photo. Check out the shadow background
     
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  11. BigCity

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    Done lots of addon's and tweaks and finally went ahead and dipped the SS this weekend. Figured it was time to post some pics to show the new color. Turned out a little crazier that I thought, but it kinda fits the SS personality. Wish it wasn't quite as purple but hey why not. Also have wheels from roaring tozy 20", rear is big at 12" and 345. PRP seats with tweed and sued to help with the heat. QA1 coilovers, LEDs, and other small adjoins.
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  12. Contact Tower

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    Well OMG PRP absolutely knocked it out of the park with their custom seats!!!!

    Way beyond anything I was expecting or hoping for. I originally asked them if they could assist me with custom Slingshot seats for my SS. I wanted to make sure they were all weather seats, add a rear pocket if possible and seat heaters. Scott at PRP has been absolutely fantastic to deal with! I told him my new color choices of burnt orange and carbon fiber and they took over from there as I left the design completely up to them.
    I received my new seats yesterday and was just blown away when I opened the box. These seats are all weather marine grade vinyl but have a look of finely crafted leather. They combined Daytona black, with Carbon Fiber black and Nuclear Sunset Orange fabrics to create a master piece!

    I had asked them if they could get this done in a couple of weeks and again they knocked it out of the park by completely designing, hand crafting and shipping these within days so I could have them for the motorcycle show.
    Keep in mind PRP is working on a complete custom set of seats for @slingshot669 Slingshot right now in their shop. My seats, due to time constraints are slip on covers over my stock seats. So anyone interested in new seats has several options if you like your current Slingshot seats but want to change colors, add heaters, pockets or want a more refined look as I did.

    My salesmen was Scott, (951)894-5104 www.prpseats.com

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