Kjkjr27's IOM Build [COTW 9/16/13]
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My story of getting my hands on a Camaro isn't as great as others that I have read. It first started in the early summer of '10 where I jokingly told my dad I wanted a Camaro and his response was "Yea, sure I will buy you a car model" Then towards the end of the summer my dad brought it up again that if I wanted one we would start looking into it. Fast forward to September '10 on my dad's birthday. My sister wanted to throw a surprise birthday for my dad and she wanted me to get him out of the house so she could set up. I didn't really know where to take my dad seeing how anywhere with food was out of the question since there would be a ton of food at the party. So once again jokingly I said "Let's go to the Chevy dealership". Surprisingly he agreed and we went. Two hours later we were walking out with a deposit down on an order for a very new 2011 2LT/RS IOM. I know it may seem wrong that I ended up with a new car on my dad's birthday but due to unfortunate family events I was able to pay for it outright myself, Thanks Ma love you and miss you everyday. Even though she passed before the 5th gen came out I know she would of loved these cars, she owned a couple firebirds. So fast forward to the Sunday after Thanksgiving Nov. 28th 2010 the day I picked up my beautiful IOM Camaro. It truly was love at first sight. Since then I have enjoyed her so much.
So there is my Camaro story, not the best one ever but a story none the less.
My goal for this build is to:
1. Increase performance (power,braking,handling)
2. Cosmetically make it one of a kind
3. Some Weight Reduction
4. Clean up the engine bay
Now to get on with the mods:
Rx Catch Can 30
Roto Fab CAI 46
APEX Air Scoop and w/w relocator 63
LS3 Midpipe with MRT V2 51
Black Ice-olator 55
Trifecta Tune 140
Ported Throttle Body 91 145
MACE Stage 3 Ported IM 204 304
Plenum Spacer 278
Au Magnetic Drain Plug
Ceramic Coated BBK LTs with HFCs 483
R1 Sloted/Drilled Rotors Front and Rear 377 453
Hawk HPS Pads 453
Pfadt Trailing arms 526
Pfadt Outer Trailing Arm Bushings 535
LSR Front and Rear Sway Bars 589 , 598
AAC Amber footwell lights 8 9
LED Dome Light 50
Custom Painted Interior 53 103 425
Chrome door speaker rings 66
Orange powdercoated Aluminum Pedals 77 286
Illuminated Cup Holder 135
Protective Radio Face Cover
Plasti-Dipped Tailight Bezels 35 36
Vinyl Rear Trunk Blackout 167 180
35% Tint on side quarter & rear windows 45
Custom Painted Bowties 390 432
AAC LED DRL 81
Windshield Decal 102
Matte Black 20x10 Nurburgring with 275/40-20 General G-MAX AS-03 110
DRL Harness 160
Matte Black NS-1 401
Black Acorn Gorilla Wheel Locks 453
Hex Vents 524
2 18x9.5 Corvette C6 Z06
IOM Painted Fuze Box Cover 17
IOM Painted Throttle Body 145
IOM Painted Rx Catch Can 30
IOM Painted Roto-fab CAI Box 46
IOM Painted Plenum Cover 290 304
IOM Painted Valve Covers 262 304
Custom Powdercoated Intake Manifold 273 304
Front Fascia Grill Blackout
LSR Billet Toe Rods
Megan Racing Coilovers
HM Racing Design custom front and rear bars
*All future mods I currently have just aren't installed at the moment, or I have ordered*
Some Car Details:
Dyno Numbers: 249.3 rwhp???
1/4 Mile Time:
10/12/13: 13.8092 @101.13 (D.A 428 Corrected: firstname.lastname@example.org) Slip Mods: MRT v2, Roto fab CAI w/ air scoop, Rx Black Ice-olator, Ported TB, Trifecta Tune, Nurburgrings, General Gmax, Mace Stage 3 Ported IM, Rx Plenum Spacer, BBK Lts w/ HFC, Pfadt Trailing Arms and Outer Bushings, LSR Front and Rear Sway Bars
I am gonna use this post to try and do an as accurate weight changes as I can with each mod that has been added or what has been removed. Some things may be pointless to weigh but this is more for me to get an idea of what is going on lol.
Red= weight loss Green=Weight Gain
Starting Weight: 3749 _________Estimated Weight: ~3575
Weight Loss: 174lbs
Exhaust: Stock:48lbs MRT v2:19lbs --> 29lbs
Wheels: Stock:124.6lbs Nurburgrings 20x10: 98lbs --> 26.6lbs
Pirellis: Stock: 136lbs General G-Max 275/40/20: 120lbs --> 16lbs
Lug Nuts: Stock: 3.14lbs Black Acorn Gorilla Locks: 2.38lbs --> 0.76lbs
Engine Cover: --> 2.5lbs
Washer Bottle: 2lbs (empty) Apex Scoop and W/W Relocator (empty) 4lbs -->2lbs
Spare Tire and Kit: --> 47.1lbs
Rx Catch Can --> 1.12lbs
Rx Black Ice-olator and Plenum Spacer --> 1.22lbs
Valve Covers (removing felt and oil extension tube) --> 1.19lbs
Misc. Engine Stuff: --> 1.4lbs
Stock Pedals: 0.15lbs Powdercoated Billet Pedals: 0.65lbs --> 0.5lbs
Stock Rotors (front and rear) : 76.83lbs R1 slotted/drilled Rotors (front and rear): 73.76lbs --> 3.14lbs
Remove Front Dash Speaker--> 0.68lbs
Stock Headers and Cats:39lbs Ceramic Coated BBK Lts w/ HFC: 28.38 -->11.62lbs
Stock Trailing arm and outer bushings: 6.06lbs Pfadt Trailing Arms and outer bushings: 5.12lbs --> 0.94lbs
Stock Sway Bars: 11.74lbs LSR Sway Bars: 15.58lbs --> 3.84lbs
Remove Rear Seat: --> -41.93lbs
Looks good!! Cant wait to see her with her mods :)
Love that IOM
Thanks, I'll get more mods up as soon as the weather starts to be nice, according to the weather it is suppose to rain for the next couple days and I don't really have anywhere where I can work to get away from it.
Congrats on getting a beautiful car.
Thanks all. So apparently I messed something up when I hooked up the footwell lights because they are not bright at all I can barely see them in the dark. I may just end up hooking them up to the grey wire to go on with the dome light instead of the purple one I connected them to although it is going to be a pain in the ass to take apart that kick panel cover again. I wonder though if the connection with the t-tap isn't great which may be causeing them to be very dim.
So finally the weather was cooperating so I was able to try and fix my footwell lighting. From advice from other members I was able to find a different wire to connect my footwell lights to and right now in the day they seem to be brighter, I will have to see how bright later tonight. I connected them to the yellow wire that goes to the 4 gauge pack instead of the purple wire in the passenger side kick panel, the only down side is the lights have to be on for the footwell lights to be on but I guess in the end thats alright since I won't be able to see the footwell lights during the day anyways.
Where I originally have the lights connected to which made them dim.
Where I connected them to
How the lights look now that they are attached to the 4 gauge pack wire.
Later tonight I will go out and take pictures of the lights when it is dark, I tired to take pictures of them when they were hooked up to the passenger kick panel wire but they were so dim they didn't show up when I took a picture.
Here is a great DIY Thread for the footwell lights: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54183
Took a picture of my footwell lights at night, they came out much better than before, but still seem a little dim to me but its alright idc they work
Looks good :thumbsup:
Now today I decided to paint my fuze box cover IOM and I am almost done I am just torn between two decisions. I need some help deciding so please tell me which is better...with the lettering or without (the letters arent permanelty attached so please dont tell me they are not straight i know). Ending up going without the letters.
did you paint that yourself, if so can you tell me where you got the paint from? looks really good
Thanks yea I did, I bought the orange paint from http://www.automotivetouchup.com/choosecolor/year.aspx
and I got clear coat from Lowe's. The black paint is just flat black enamel paint that I use to do car models with.
Nice story and I like how you are doing your own mods. I have a wish list just as long as yours, but remember, just take small steps at a time and you'll get to your goal eventually. It's the Journey that makes owning these cars exciting!!
So for the fuze box cover I decided to go with no letters for now and I must say it looks pretty snazzy well here is a pic of it, don't mind the messy engine bay. I may end up later painting the letters black and seeing how it looks on there.
So today I painted my engine cover and man did that take long. It took forever masking everything off and then took awhile touching up everything. I must not of put the cover back on right because the left side of it was hard to take off initially and when I put it back on it is easy to take off so there must be something I didnt do right but o well. I also did not realize that the middle bowtie was a sticker, I thought I would of been able to just pop it off and put it back on later but I was wrong and I ended up bending it some and reattached it with 3M tape. Now the black script Camaro decals are from BowtieBelle who was generous enough to pay it forward to me. Here are pictures of the process:
I ended up ditching the engine cover do to future plans. -2.5lbs
Here is what my engine bay looks like to date: Soon to be added are my roto-fab cai and rx catch can.
Love the look of the orange engine bay! Very well done! I take it the catch can and CAI will be orange as well?
So I went to inquire about tinting my windows to see how much it would cost. They told me it would be $160 for 35% for the sides and rear and I felt bad just walking out so I said what the heck and scheduled myself an appointment in 2 weeks to get them done. This seems like a good price but whos knows, my refund check will be able to cover it so I am happy :)
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