Also, I'm moving, so car parts are in transition, it was easiest to slap the roof rack on the car instead of moving it around. Overall, I like the look of the rack.
I have driven the car around 2,000 miles since the swap. Nabbed this picture in the midst of a drive to northern Michigan.
I went to a friend's shop to drop the motor and change the valvetrain because I thought there was a dead lifter. After talking to my friend, he said that the sound of a dead lifter on an LS1 can be from an exhaust leak at the manifold. I never removed the stock manifolds, so there was a good chance the gaskets were stock and bad. My friend replaced the gaskets and . . . they were! Cheap and easy fix. Woooo!!!!!
Also replaced the spark plug wires.
Averaging a little over 20mpg with the roof rack on. :D