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FNG 05-31-2011 04:06 PM

My obsession...
 
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Performance Mods:
  • Cold Air Intake (CAI - (before/after pics)
  • VMax 3/8" Iceolator (install pics)
  • VMax Plenum Iceolator
  • Catch Can (Rally Yellow)
  • Eibach Sway bars
  • Ported Throttle Body (VMAX)
  • Drilled & Slotted Rotors
  • MRT v2 (GFX Version)

Cosmetic & Miscellaneous Mods:


Possible Future Mods:
  • NONE


COMPLETE CAMARO TIMELINE (DAY 1 - PRESENT):

May 28th, 2011 - Found exactly what I was looking for...
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...5-28165945.jpg

Objects in mirror have been traded in....
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...5-28185145.jpg

My New 2011 Rally Yellow 2LT/RS....
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...5-28193314.jpg

06-12-2011 - Added GM Autobot center caps, vinyl Radio Face Cover & Headlight Protectors.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...12103331-1.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...6-11091813.jpg

(Headlight pics coming soon) I'll be adding protectors for the fog lights next.
... Ordered the parts to continue the Ambient Lighting from my doors through the dashboard. (can't wait)

06-25-2011 - Added "Quarter Panel Gill Scoop Inserts" (Item #: CAMT65) from rpidesigns.com
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...o/100_4683.jpg
(I wrote up an installation guide for anyone who purchases these vinyl inserts.)


06-25-2011 - Windows tinted, fixed drivers side gill accents.
Precision Auto Films did an excellent job on my tint; thanks Chris!
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...7-10164618.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...7-10164858.jpg


09-01-2011 - Dashboard ambient lighting (ABL) installed
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...9-01000852.jpg


12-25-2011 - Cold Air Intake by CAI & P13W Plasma DRL's by ORACLE installed
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...3102759008.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...sInstalled.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...PlasmaDRLs.jpg


1-10-2012 - ORACLE SMD Sidemarker Kit from AACStyle.com installed
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...1-10181224.jpg


1-11-2012 - ORACLE foot well lighting from AACStyle.com installed
(no pic yet)


2-9-2012 - Painted Engine Cover installed
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...g?t=1328829727


4-2-2012 - HURST Comp Stick Kit & Comp Plate Installed
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...4-02125458.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...4-02230935.jpg


4-21-2012 - SRP Black Anodized Pedals Installed:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...o/100_5503.jpg


4-24-2012 - 12" JL Audio Sub / Alpine Amplifier installed (more pics):
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...e/100_5514.jpg


8-16-2012 - 3/8" Iceolator, Plenum Iceolator & Rx Catch Can installed:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...815_160943.jpg


11-11-2012 - Transformers Edition Fascia Blackout installed:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...3391609836.jpg

11-27-2012 - Transformers Edition door sills installed:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...3391620082.jpg


12-3-2012 - Door Sill LED Illumination Installed:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1.../IMG_01111.jpg


12-25-2012 - JDP Color Changing Halo Kit Installed:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...o/IMG_0321.jpg


12-26-2012 - Transformers Edition Center Console Lid:
(pic placeholder)


01-06-2013 - Eibach Sway bars
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ar_install.jpg

In The Dog House - Where I had to sleep after purchasing mods before consulting with the wife.... lesson learned; it's actually pretty comfortable.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...l_doghouse.jpg

07-07-2013 - Ported Throttle Body
(Thanks Florida Speed & Power!)

08-02-2013 - Heritage Grille Installed - (Thanks for the great deal & excellent service, MaureenM@RodgersChevrolet)
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...psc63d540e.png


01-25-2014 - ZL1 Rocker panels installed.
(pic placeholder)

02-19-2014 - OEM Front Lip Spoiler painted & installed:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ps1c4febb9.jpg


04-14-2014 - Made some decals as a joke; kept it on after seeing the reactions from my wife, and people at stop lights.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...psc04fcada.png



02-28-2015 - Dual RGB Halo & Grille Light:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...pslxepafpy.jpg


07-03-2015 - Upgraded to ceramic pads + drilled & slotted rotors.. painted calipers:
(pic placeholder)


10-22-2015 - Sequential Tail Light Harness Installed
(pic placeholder)


11-07-2015 - ORACLE Plasma Afterburners installed in Tail Lights
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...pszhabrey2.jpg


11-10-2015 My wife is having my ZL1 bumper painted for my birthday!! (I'm SO excited)
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...psfxiv6ozx.jpg


11-13-2015 - ZL1 Bumper Painted & Installed / Plasma Afterburners finished.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...psv9i1qs67.jpg

11-20-2015 MRT v2 & Quad Tips installed
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...pslbipnofp.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...pscifl6tfu.jpg

9-24-2016 New PAC-Audio kit and Kenwood Headunit installed
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...psipaxxlp0.jpg

11-20-2016 Traded in on a 2012 Rally Yellow ZL1 with 20k miles.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ps766vzouv.jpg

Mr Twisty 05-31-2011 06:53 PM

That's a great story :thumbsup:

Sarah 05-31-2011 06:57 PM

Almost sounds like me. Always loved transformers and the first time i laid eyes on the new camaro, my heart pumped so fast and my jaw dropped to the ground. Like you, it was the first car that i can say that i wanted sooooo bad. I did so much research after the movie, that i ordered as soon as i heard they were releasing to make sure i got everything i wanted. Still almost 2 years now, i still cant believe i own the car of my dreams. I always have to stare at it for 30 minutes just to grasp the beauty and i hope this feeling never stops <3<3<3

Sevn86 05-31-2011 07:15 PM

Great story! Congrats!

73camarolt 06-01-2011 12:21 AM

Nice!! Btw bumblebee was a 76 camaro not a 69.

FNG 06-01-2011 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 73camarolt (Post 3286073)
Nice!! Btw bumblebee was a 76 camaro not a 69.

Thanks... I had '69 stuck in my head because my dad was just talking about his old Camaro... I'm fairly certain it was a '69

FNG 06-01-2011 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sarah (Post 3284733)
Almost sounds like me. Always loved transformers and the first time i laid eyes on the new camaro, my heart pumped so fast and my jaw dropped to the ground. Like you, it was the first car that i can say that i wanted sooooo bad. I did so much research after the movie, that i ordered as soon as i heard they were releasing to make sure i got everything i wanted. Still almost 2 years now, i still cant believe i own the car of my dreams. I always have to stare at it for 30 minutes just to grasp the beauty and i hope this feeling never stops <3<3<3

I"m happy to hear that the feeling is still strong after 2 years... I sat in the car for 2 hours last night just getting myself familiar with every button, dial and setting.

By the way, your Aqua Blue Metallic Camaro is NICE! I've only seen 1 of those rolling around in my area... As a matter of fact, I saw that color Camaro in person for the very first time last week.

rmpackers 06-01-2011 09:28 AM

Great story! Loved the "objects in the mirror" line. My husband knows that when I have to have something, I have to have it. Fortunately it doesn't happen real often, but when I saw that concept car in 2006 I told him I had to have it. Two days after ordering began in 2008, having never seen the car in "real life", my order was placed. (at list price thank you H&H Chevy) Beautiful car, welcome to the family!

hardestysa 06-01-2011 09:35 AM

Here comes the hard part...which mod do you do first. Funny you said that about the TRON line. My buddy said that my car looks like its from TRON.. he said it looks computer generated and looks not real driving down the road. Thats the goal, make it unique and have fun in the process.

FNG 06-13-2011 09:46 AM

-updated-

Over the weekend I added:
GM Autobot Center Caps
Radio Face Cover
Headlight Protector

Light tube and LED's were ordered for Ambient Lighting in the dash; to match the ABL in the doors... can't wait!

LED Crazy 06-13-2011 06:00 PM

Great story! Congrats on YOUR Camaro!

FNG 06-25-2011 04:41 PM

Thanks everyone... I've updated the "journal" with a pic of the new "Quarter Panel Gill Scoop Inserts"... I have the light pipe from Ofer, but I'm still waiting on LED's to arrive so I can start the ABL in the dash. :)

LarryCook 06-27-2011 12:35 PM

Great Story .. Love the Yellow with the Black Strips .. How's is the Radio face cover? .. Never knew that they made this ...

Overflow 06-27-2011 02:55 PM

This is one awesome story/build. I hope you can make it to Pony Wars. :)


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