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For those who do not yet know it, I am about 2/3 done writing a subscription-based e-book called "The SSR Experience". The book is a complete guide to choosing, buying, living with, and modifying an SSR, and will exceed at LEAST 300 pages of strong, no fluff content.

It is being "published" as an e-book in order to both make it financially feasible and to get it into everyone's hands as soon as possible. If you subscribe to it, you get roughly a chapter each week via email, and the chapters flow in a logical pattern so that you will get each chapter pretty much right when you will need it!

Each chapter, and the entire book to-date, comes out each week in Adobe Acrobat "pdf" format, so that virtually anyone's computer can open it. Most computers have it already, but for those that do not, Adobe Acrobat Reader software is available FREE from Adobe, and instructions on where to get it are included with your first email.

The Table of Contents is:

Introduction
Chapter 1: What In The World IS the SSR Supposed To Be?
Chapter 2: Important Aspects in How The SSR Was Engineered for Production
Chapter 3: Reasons to Buy an SSR
Chapter 4: Reasons to NOT to Buy an SSR
Chapter 5: Which Model Year? 03/04 or 05/06?
Chapter 6: Differences & Similarities Between 03/04 and 05/06, & Their Significance
Chapter 7: What to Look for When Buying Either New or Used
Chapter 8: The Special Situation of Trading an 03/04 on an 05 Model
Chapter 9: Understanding, & Living With, The Quirks
Chapter 10: Working As a Team With GM & Your Chevrolet Dealership
Chapter 11: Keep it Stock, or Modify It?
Chapter 12: The Range of Potential Modifications, & Their Practicality, REAL Effectiveness, & Rough Costs
Chapter 13: Working As a Team With Your Speed Shop & Custom Tuner
Chapter 14: Simple & (Usually) Reversible Modifications
Chapter 15: Moderate and (Practically) Non-reversible Modifications
Chapter 16: Major Modifications
Chapter 17: Understanding the SSR's Onboard Computer & Its Agenda
Chapter 18: Dyno Data
Chapter 19: Actual Street Performance Data
Chapter 20: The importance of Staying Connected With Other SSR Owners

A subscription to the whole book costs $30. You can subscribe one of 2 ways:

1. Go to PayPal.com, select "send money", and send $30 to my PayPal account:
[email protected]

Be sure to use the notes field to include the email address to which you want the releases sent!

or

2. Send a $30 check by mail to:
James Gnitecki
15305 Gebron Drive
Austin, TX 78734

Again, be sure to include the email address to which you want the releases sent!

I have sent out chapters 1 through 12 to-date, and continue to send out a new one roughly each week (varies a bit with my travel and work schedules). The book is beautifully illustrated with very high quality digital photos, dyno curves, and G-Tech screen shots. All dyno curves and G-Tech screen shots are fully explained. This book is THE definitive guide to selecting, owning, and modifying an SSR.

I continue to provide lots of free information in my postings on the board, but the book allows me to provide WAY more information and detail on each subject, in a well organized manner, and allows you to get answers right away without waiting for a relevant post.

For those who like to preview a book, send me an email and I'll send you a sampling of the content.

Jim G
[email protected]
Tel. 612-270-7645
 

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Great Book

I HAVE THE FIRST 4 CHAPTERS AND THEY ARE GREAT. IT IS CLEARLY WRITTEN AND UNDERSTANDABLE EVEN TO ME ( DEFINITELY MECHANICALLY CHALLENGED :rolleyes: ) CAN'T WAIT TO GET THE NEXT INSTALLMENT. IT'S WELL WORTH THE MONEY :thumbs
 

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Education is great!!

Got it. VERRRRY INTERESTING> I wonder what people are going to think when I go up to their SSRs and check tail pipe perforations?? :lol :lol
 

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Chapter 8 is out, and chapter 9 is coming very soon! (The big chapter on the "quirks"!)

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Chapter 10 went out today! THis is the chapter that includes the checklist to give your service advisor AND mechanic when you take your SSR in for service, so that it doesn't acquire NEW problems!

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Quirky and service savvy

I really enjoyed the chapter on our truck's QUIRKS. :lol :thumbs The latest chapter has that important checklist for the service dept. at your dealership. I will use it for sure. Thanks Jim, for all the information so far. Very good read. :)
 

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I highly recommend

IronMedic said:
wow this sounds interesting! i might sign up soon!
Jim's book. I have received through Chapter 10, and it is only going to get better! Especially, when he gets into the mods we all lust after. :reddevil ;)
 

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Cahpter 11 goes out today. It addresses important points to consider before making the decision to modify or not.

Chapter 12 which will come out in a few days lists the "menu" of potential mods, and describes each briefly. Chapters 14 through 16 will provide the details for increasingly more complex mods. Chapter 13 shows you how to find and establish a GOOD relationship with a speed dhop and tuner.

Later chapters will show you what kind of results are actually obtained as a result of modificaitons, and how to analyze those results.

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Chapter 12 went out this past week, and Chapter 13 will come out within 3 or 4 days. Chapter 13 tells you what to look for and expect in a tuning shop to partner with for mods on your SSR, and iullustrates by profiling one shop that does a good job!

Jim G
 
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