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    Calvo Motorsports 2014 GTS Heads Cam build

    Posted this on the VOA Facebook page, but wanted to post here also for anyone that doesn't do Facebook.

    Wanted to share my experience with pursuing a heads/cam package for my car. Did a lot of research with different companies offering this service but in the end I decided on Calvo Motorsports and Antonio Calvo, and man let me assure all of you, best decision I could have made. Not to put down any other shops doing this same package but I cannot express how happy I am with Antonio Calvo and his team especially Andrei Spirin for keeping me in the loop the whole way.

    Received the car today, awesome service Andy House, and I am blown away with this car. Looks and sounds so sweet, its insane! Immediately took the car out and drove it over 150 miles today alone. The car drives so well, better than stock, after dynoing almost 700 whp! I cannot get over how well the car drives, simply unbelievable!

    Again not to discredit any other shops doing this work, obviously I have no experience with them, with Antonio Calvo and his team are A number 1 top notch and will give you amazing service and a product that will leave you shaking your head like WTF has happened! I've had to change my underwear twice today already, this car has been taken to the next level, pure craziness!

    Sorry for the long post but wanted to share my journey, gonna leave all the pictures and videos I have of the car while it was at Calvo's shop and a few that I took today receiving the car and after driving it today. Anyone of the fence about adding heads/cam to your car, do it now, don't even think about it anymore, just do it now and you can thank me later.

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    Finished pics coming...
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    Congrats and welcome to the H/C club!!
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    Looks like they did the 5th gear change??
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    Wow, looks clean. Love the idea of 700 who NA. What rod bearings are those ?

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    Yeah, we did the 5th gear change

    Not sure what bearings Antonio uses on his heads/cam, maybe he will chime in, I can probably ask him also

    Thanks for the compliments! I have some vids, just need to figure out how to post them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bapple30 View Post
    Yeah, we did the 5th gear change

    Not sure what bearings Antonio uses on his heads/cam, maybe he will chime in, I can probably ask him also

    Thanks for the compliments! I have some vids, just need to figure out how to post them
    I have always found it easiest to upload to YouTube and then copy/paste the link.
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    Very nice!
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    Sooo sweet!!! Congrats!

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    Sounds great!

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    Sounds so good! Here I am thinking about having this done soon and been reading about Calvos kit and you go and post this thread. Is this a sign lol? Are those coated American Racing headers? Cats? Maganaflow mufflers? I really like that sound! What shape were your stock bearings in? I think Calvo just ditches the stockers and uses their own new bearings automatically. Also, Im sure the 5th gear upgrade is a ratio change to help the power band of the new setup but could a customer just skip that? I dont do standing mile events so I dont really see the point. Congrats on the build. Now you have me itching to do this!
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    Thanks, she is a beast for sure! The ARH are coated, mine also has hi flow cats and magnaflow mufflers. This is what Antonio uses as standard unless you specify another exhaust setup that you prefer.

    Antonio said my bearing were in ok shape, nothing great but also nothing bad either, normal. Yes, he puts in new bearings in all his builds I think.

    The 5th gear ratio upgrade is an option. I added it just in case I want to do any 1/2 mile or mile events.

    Give Andrei or Antonio a PM on there facebook page, there communication is top notch! Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bapple30 View Post
    Thanks, she is a beast for sure! The ARH are coated, mine also has hi flow cats and magnaflow mufflers. This is what Antonio uses as standard unless you specify another exhaust setup that you prefer.

    Antonio said my bearing were in ok shape, nothing great but also nothing bad either, normal. Yes, he puts in new bearings in all his builds I think.

    The 5th gear ratio upgrade is an option. I added it just in case I want to do any 1/2 mile or mile events.

    Give Andrei or Antonio a PM on there facebook page, there communication is top notch! Good luck!
    Bapple30,Congratulations on your great build. It looks and sounds wicked. When you did the 5th gear upgrade is that the only gear ratio that's changed? Please keep the posts coming with additional updates.

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    Awesome! I was going to ask about the stock bearings as well, from the photo, they look OK.

    If I could afford it, my car would go to Calvo! For sure.
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    Looking forward to the day I will be able to get my car upgraded with the H/C package. Are the white lettering on the tires stickers, or are they painted on?

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    Badass dude!!!!!
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    Thanks guys!

    5th gear is the only one changed. Just stays in the power band better when switching from 4th to 5th. Really only good for some mile events or 1/2 mile events maybe. I may try one of those events so I went ahead with the upgrade since Antonio already had my car.

    I think those white letters were painted on, they are gone now, upgrade to R888's with the heads/cam. Glad I did because there is no way those Pirelli's would hold this thing at all.
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    Bapple30, That's a badass idle! Sounds really good.. How did you do on the dyno?


 
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