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pyr0b0y 02-21-2011 01:43 PM

TRON Camaro Build Thread [COTW 5/23/11]

TRON Camaro:
Team Turbo Legacy Facebook Page
TRON Camaro vs. Bugatti Veyron SS
Vinyl Wrap - 722
HDR Photoshoot - 725
Early Drawings - 801
GTA IV TRON Render (not done by me) - 797

LSXtv ZL1 Front Bumper
LSXtv TRON Camaro
Guy Speed
Giant Freaking Robot
Complex Rides
Obvious Winner
Crank and Piston

Take-off with supercharger and longtubes - 87
Supercharger idle and flyby - 97
Supercharger Dyno Tunes - 139, 142
AutoX at CFII - 175
Twin Turbo First Startup - 402, 408, 438
Twin Turob Dyno - 583
Car Shows - 647, 655, 668
Time for a Tow! - 412, 429

Supercharged Dyno Results
Twin Turbo Dyno Video

AutoX - 600, 601
Track Days - 609, 611, 612

Performance Mods:
Carbon Fiber Intake - 712, 718, 720, 735, 749, 798
418 Stroker - 320, 291, 354, 370, 802
Twin Turbos - 370, 376, 389, 401, 442
Greddy Electronic Boost Controller - 344
Exedy Twin Disc Clutch - 376
VMax Ported Throttle Body
Hurst Short Shifter
AEM Methanol Injection
DSS Axles and Driveshaft - 400
Aeromotive Fuel System - 401, 442
Aeromotive Speed Pump Controller
Hawk HPS Pads
Stoptech Steel Braided Brakelines
Slotted and Cross Drilled Rotors
Accusump - 489
Oil Cooler - 492
Blu808 Roll Cage - 288
Rear Seat Delete
Sparco Evo Seats and 6-point harnesses - 551, 555
Engine Bay - 703
Fuel Lines - 758

Cosmetic Mods:
ZR1 Custom Carbon Fiber Hood - 511, 637, 645
Seibon Carbon Fiber Trunk - 645
Custom Carbon Fiber A-Pillars - 369
Custom Carbon Fiber Mirrors
Custom Carbon Fiber Gas Cap
G3 Composites Carbon Fiber Radiator Shroud
ZL1 Front Bumper - 511, 517, 528, 645
5% tint on back windows, 15% on front driver and passenger windows
ACE Custom Steering Wheel
DSV Customs Speedline Center Console
RGB Halos - 528
RGB ABL Doors - 572
Switchback Blinkers - 2, 264
AAC Concept Sidemarkers
AAC Blue Interior Lighting
PLX Gauges - 389
Custom Closeout Rear Diffuser
Stainless Steel w/ “SS” cutout in yellow carbon fiber door kicks

360 Forged Concave Mesh Rims - 371, 452, 645, 647
TSW Croft Rims - 108, 179
Forgeline GA3R Rims - 611
Toyo R888 Tires - Front 295/30/19 Rear 315/30/19

BC Coilovers - 163, 179
Pfadt Subframe Bushings - 442
Pfadt Diff Bushings -394
BMR Rear Trailing Arms - 400
BMR Front and Rear Sway Bars
Hotchkis Max Chassis Brace

In-car Entertainment
Alpine Dash kit with a W910 Head Unit
2 x 10" Kicker CVR Subs and Boxes
Kicker 1000w Amp
Backup Camera

Old Setup:
Supercharger and headers arrive - 8
Supercharger and Cam being installed - 19, 37
Supercharged Pictures - 176, 179

Upcoming Mods
Katech Carbon Fiber Valve Covers
Dual HKS SSQV IV Blow Off Valves
Custom Carbon Fiber front brake ducts
Custom Carbon Fiber ZR1 Side Skirts
Custom Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
Custom Carbon Fiber ZL1 Lower Bumper
CTS-V Brake Setup
V2 Afterburner Taillights

*Never Fogotten 2001 Z06 Vette* - 121

Well I finally got my Camaro on December 1, 2010 (1 year at my current job!) Like they say, third time's a charm! I originally wanted the camaro when you could first preorder the car back in Nov of 08. I put my $1000 deposit down, but lost my job in February so my dreams went out the door. I tried again in June of 2010, but my credit was not high enough (I was 19 years old). Finally tried on Nov 23rd and got approved! I Took delivery of a Rally Yellow Hardtop with Black Racing Stripes on December 1st. I got a 2SS/RS M6. I had no clue how to drive stick and stalled the car pulling out of the dealership! I spent about an hour in the neighborhood trying to get better. I finally decided to go back to my house, which was NO BUENO! I live in the hills and did not think about rolling back at all the stopsigns.... *oops*!

I had a ton of mods planned for my car already. I had already taken a look at different options for supercharging my car. I decided to get a TVS2300 blower. The next week I wanted to do some blackout accents on my car. Tint happened shortly after that. I added side vent gills; blackout parking lights, blackout rear panel, Bowtie and SS blackout, and wrapped the roof ditch molding in carbon fiber vinyl.
I ordered a RotoFab cold air intake and got that installed; picked up a little horsepwer!
Switched out my license plate lights to white, dome light to blue as well as strip lighting under the dash.
Got my AAC Concept Sidemarkers installed, will be posting pics soon.

pyr0b0y 02-21-2011 01:45 PM

got around to rewiring my blinker lights. I used a 2 tone bulb and tapped into my halo wiring so i have white led's as running lights with halos. You don't really notice it in this pic but the halos are just a slightly different tint. I'm considering swapping them with higher output CCFL rings, but not too excitied about baking my headlights in the oven!

SSE 4 2SS 02-21-2011 02:22 PM

Great Start, and congrats on finally being able to get the car... I had my own trials in that area...

I'll be following this one...

2010 SSRS 02-21-2011 02:23 PM

looks great

pyr0b0y 02-21-2011 04:18 PM

supercharger should be arriving at my house tonight, will post up pics later of my overdrive cog drive, and jba headers...gunna be an exciting week! :happyanim:

GTAHVIT 02-21-2011 04:31 PM


Now the real fun begins! :thumbsup:

2010rod 02-21-2011 04:55 PM

Cool. Congrats Josh.

pyr0b0y 02-21-2011 07:47 PM

Just got home from work and my supercharger was in the garage!

JBA 1 7/8" coated headers

JBA Catted Midpipes

Comp Cam is already at the shop and rims should be in the next couple days. I will be getting my car dynotuned on Friday; hoping for around 600+hp!!!

Silver2SSRS6spd 02-21-2011 07:59 PM

Congrats and good luck on the dyno. I'm glad the supercharger made it to your place without incident. Your car is going to be bad a$$ when it's done.

pyr0b0y 02-21-2011 08:01 PM

Thanks, glad the supercharger made it! Had my brother pop open the box and double check while the UPS guy was at the door!

M6HuggerSS 02-21-2011 08:09 PM

cant wait to hear some sound clips of that set-up...

what are the specs on that cam?

great looking build btw.

Silver2SSRS6spd 02-21-2011 08:28 PM

Just voted for the T-Tops. Subscribed to this thread. Your ride will be the car of the week when you are all done.

YOUNGnRECKLESS 02-21-2011 08:38 PM

Voted for T-tops as well. Not many out there. Props on the supercharger and all the new performance. Can't wait to hear it when it's all put together.

good luck with it.

pyr0b0y 02-21-2011 09:29 PM

The cam system I got was from LG Motorsports. It's the G6XB system; it includes the Camshaft, Comp 921 Dual Valve Springs, Hardened Push Rods, Titanium Retainers, Seats, Seals and Heavy Duty Timing Chain. Here's the link in case you're interested:

G6XB Cam System

My system isn't on their website, but they have similar systems with specs. It's been tested by LG but their not ready to release it yet (I was assured my car isn't going to blow up!)
It's not street legal but at this point, dont really care anymore!

pyr0b0y 02-21-2011 09:40 PM

Just purchased a display stand for the Good Guys car show in March! :thumbup:

Mindz 02-22-2011 01:46 AM

Congrats on the blower making it to your place without incident, and it's about time you started a journal!!! :paddle:

You're the only one in the bay that I know of with a re-done interior and your car is going to be making a ton of power soon. Can't wait to see the final product Sunday. =)

pyr0b0y 02-23-2011 12:24 AM

just got back from blu808, have to leave my camaro there till thursday night (if everything goes as planned); gunna be stopping by there tomorrow to drop off my exhaust system and snap some pics of my car, will post some pics tomorrow night!

Silver2SSRS6spd 02-23-2011 01:11 AM


Originally Posted by pyr0b0y (Post 2876489)
just got back from blu808, have to leave my camaro there till thursday night (if everything goes as planned); gunna be stopping by there tomorrow to drop off my exhaust system and snap some pics of my car, will post some pics tomorrow night!


pyr0b0y 02-23-2011 10:19 PM

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just got back from dropping off my exhaust system @ blu808. the cam i ordered hasnt come in yet, should be here friday so hopefully finished up friday night! They took off my exhaust and headers and a couple other things.

I'm going to be stopping by friday afternoon and snap some more pics of the install.....

Mindz 02-23-2011 10:22 PM

mmmmmm. Piktars......NOM NOM NOM.

Can't wait to see the finished build this weekend!

pyr0b0y 02-24-2011 04:07 PM

just got off the phone with Blu808, cam will be in on saturday, car will be done by Monday at the latest; possibly sunday night......guess i'll appreciate my car more when i get it back :D

Blu808 02-24-2011 08:34 PM

Here are some issues we ran into today while installing the JBA exhaust. Their 3" exhaust has a 2.5" opening. This is a terrible design. Yes I said terrible. I understand they would do that to mate up to the stock cats and mid pipes but since we are using their 3" catted mid pipes it simply creates a restriction.

We cut that step down pipe out and will be tig welding a new 3" piece on.

Other than that the headers fit nicely. More updates coming later on Josh's Camaro!

Mindz 02-24-2011 08:40 PM

What's up with companies doing that when they sell 3" to 3" midpipes.../facepalm.

That picture looks very familiar Luke. At least it's a matter of practice for you guys.

Redemption 02-24-2011 09:25 PM


Stopped in at Blu808 and saw your car up on the lift, plus the rest of the goodies waiting to get installed (minus the cam, bummer on the wait).

Your in great hands with the guys at Blu808! They were tweaking the exhaust when I was there, making it fit just right. (I was present at picture above). Every time I go by the shop, I am reminded that there are still true craftsmen out there! Great work Luke and Conrad!

Look forward to seeing everything all wrapped up!


pyr0b0y 02-24-2011 09:35 PM

I'm really impressed with their attention to detail. I cant wait until sat when i take a trip down there to see how my installs going! :happyanim:

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