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firefighter1 10-28-2010 08:54 PM

Firefighter1 Build Thread [COTW 11/8/10]
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Well I guess it's time for me to start my build thread! Let me start by saying thank you to all of the great people that I have met through Camaro 5. Everyone is always so helpful and the wealth of knowledge here is so great. I'm also proud to wear the camaro5 shirt and have people recognize it as great source of camaro info not only for 5th gens but for all generations!

With that said, lets begin :)

I ordered my car back in April 2009. I placed my order with Herb Easley Chevrolet in Wichita Falls Texas. I waited and waited on my car and finally got the call on October the 1O, 2009 that it was ready! Here are the pictures of the day I got to bring it home!

** Cosmetic **
LLoyds Camaro SS Floor Mats
Camaro Style Chrome Gill Inserts
Camaro Style Chrome Bow Ties, front and rear
Magic Tint, Side Windows, Quarters, and Rear Glass
Sun Coast Creations Z Style Hood (painted at Southwest Paint and Collision)
Barret Custom Hood Graphics(Narrowed, extended rally stripes)
Barret Custom SS two layer graphic (interior)
Heritage Grill painted to Match Car (de-badged)
Eagle Eye Custom Paint V8 engine cover
Eagle Eye Custom Paint Door Panels, Dash Trim
Eagle Eye Custom Paint Roto Fab S/C Engine Covers
Eagle Eye Custom Paint Roto Fab Radiator Cover
Axis Zero Wheels, 20x9, 20x10

** Performance **
ADM Performance Street Cold Air Intake
ADM Performance Stage 2.5 Cam
ADM Performance Coil Relocation Kit
Chrome Magnasun TVS 2300
ADM Performance Intercooler Water tank Relocation Bracket
KB Boost a Pump
American Racing Headers : 2" primaries into 3" collectors
ADM X pipe
Magnaflow High Flow Cat's
Magnaflow 3" Competition Series exhaust
ADM Performance Heater Hose Relocator Kit
ADM Performance Boost Gauge
G1 Camaro Tunnel Brace
ADM Performance Custom Tune
Continental DWS Extreme Contact Tires, 275,45/20's, and 315/35/20's
LPE Oil Catch Can, (Pictures coming soon)

firefighter1 10-28-2010 09:17 PM

First Mods!
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So one of the first things I wanted to change was cosmetic! Around the first of January I ordered a set of Lloyds Camaro SS floor mats. A set of Chrome Bowties for the front and rear and then the chrome inserts to go inside the gills on the quarters! I finished these sets of Mods off with a new Hood. The hood came from Sun Coast Creations and is a functional ram air style hood with functional rear heat extractors. The hood is painted and clearcoated top and under neath. I have removed the insulator pad.

firefighter1 10-28-2010 09:23 PM

Next Mods!
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With the first annual Camaro Fest fast approaching I set my goals on getting something unique for the car! I found that the heritage grill would help me stand out from some of the other cars. I decided to leave it clean and not add the emblems back on the car! I then decided to paint my engine cover! This was the first attempt on doing any air brushing and I talked with a local guy here in Abilene Texas. Chance Woodlee with Eagle Eye Custom paint decided we would "experiment" with an idea first and see if I would like it. We both knew this was a test run cause a supercharger was in the plans! I also was able to get my custom Texas Fire Department Plates!:headbang:

firefighter1 10-28-2010 09:30 PM

Here comes the Power!
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After Camaro Fest I decided to make the move to making more HP! I started with going with an ADM performance Cold Air Intake!

After meeting Andy and Pat, and eventually Rick, I knew that I wanted to get the rest of my work done there. Thus began my quest for more HP.

firefighter1 10-28-2010 09:44 PM

The Wait before the Build
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As many know, ADM performance can get very busy from time to time! So in the time I had to wait. I decided to do some more cosmetic stuff! So I ordered a set of the inferno orange door panels and trim inserts for my car. I took the time to sand them down, and prep them to be painted. Here are the results!

firefighter1 10-28-2010 09:59 PM

The Build!
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On June the 10th, I left my car with Andy, Pat, and Rick at ADM Performance. On the evening of June the 11th the car was going back into my trailer and heading back to Abilene with 625 Rear Wheel HP and ready to tear up the asphalt!

The build consisted of these changes!

ADM Performance Stage 2.5 Cam
KB Boost a Pump
ARH 2" primaries
Magnaflow 3" Competition Series
ADM Performance Heater Hose Relocator Kit
ADM Performance Boost Gauge
G1 Camaro Tunnel Brace
and something else...
oh yeah a TVS 2300 Supercharger!

firefighter1 10-28-2010 10:11 PM

Day two of the build!
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Well before I knew it the car was back together and the deep rumble of a SUPERCHARGED car was coming to life! Here are a few pics and video's!

firefighter1 10-28-2010 10:14 PM

Stock exhaust to the new Magnaflow 3" system!

firefighter1 10-28-2010 10:16 PM

The first start after assembly, the First pull on the Dyno!

firefighter1 10-28-2010 10:28 PM

The next step!!
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After the supercharger I began to really show the car more. I have had a great time with it and opening the hood really makes a statement. Here are a few pictures from various meets!

firefighter1 10-28-2010 10:33 PM

I just couldn't leave well enough alone!!!
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The next mods started with a few parts from Roto Fab!

firefighter1 10-28-2010 10:35 PM

Roto Fab Radiator Cover
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Here is the new radiator cover

firefighter1 10-28-2010 10:44 PM

Time to get some new shoes!
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I finally got some shoes I liked! These are Axis Zero's; 20 x 9's on the front and 20 x 10's on the back. I'm running Continental DWS extreme contact tires. 275/45/20's on the front and 315/35/20's on the back.

firefighter1 10-28-2010 10:53 PM

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Custom Two layer SS Graphic for interior Dash. This is orange with a silver outline, kind of hard to see!

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