Vrooma's Classy Night Fury Cammed 2012 CRT 2SS/RS Build Thread [COTW 5/12/14]
There have always been a lot of Camaros in my family, my dad has had 4 over his lifetime and in 98 and 99, my brother and sister got 4th gens; 8 years later in 2006 I got my license and picked up my own 4th gen, shown below. My dad still has his 79 Z28 with a big block 496.
Ive always thought the 35th anniversary edition was amazing looking, so I spent 6 years changing the entire interior, engine, transmission, rims, hood, stripes, exhaust, etc. All the while drooling over the 5th gen concept.
Once the 5th gen hit the streets in 09 I began saving, graduated in '11, got a job, sold my baby and ordered my Crystal Red 2SS RS as soon as CRT became available. Ordered on Feb 26th and picked her up April 13th (friday the 13th!).
Ordered my 5th gen exactly the way I wanted it:
Crystal Red Tintcoat
I found using Fbodfather's 2012 production figures that my car is about 1 of 11! See calculation
I knew it was rare because of the color and interior, but 1 out of 11 is crazy. Even crazier if you get into sunroof, heritage grille, stripe, or rim options.
4-13-12 First week I had her, Pic Thread
6-3-12 Night Shots, #38, Pic Thread
3-31-13 New Mods!, #142, Pic Thread
6-4-13 Burnout, new mods, parking garage, etc Pic Thread
7-20-13 Dyno Tune and Exhaust Video #200
1-1-14 Cam, LS3 conversion, Stall Install Page 14 , Install Thread, Idle Clip
Performance: 465rwhp 435rwtq (535hp/500tq)
Lethal Racing Night Fury Cam Motion Cam
Precision Industries Vigilante 3200 Stall Converter Page 14
LS3 Conversion Page 14
Powerbond 25% U/D Pulley Page 14
BTR Rocker Trunnion Upgrade
Melling Oil Pump Page 14
C5R Timing Chain Page 14
Johnson Slow Leakdown Lifters
B & M trans cooler w/ Spal fan #427
SOLO Axle Back Exhaust with Quad 4" tips #70, #71, #72, #142 , #201 , Exhaust Video
Cold Air Inductions Intake- Black Powdercoat #85
Stainless Power LT 1 7/8" Headers #165, #174
Stainless Power High Flow Cats #165, #174
Lethal Racing Ported Intake
APEX Race scoop for CAI #165, #174
Lethal Racing Dyno Tune #197, #198, #200
VMax Ported Throttle Body
Washer Bottle Delete #85
RX Catch Can in CRT
NGK TR6 Spark Plugs
Range V8 AFM Disabler #159 (removed)
Painted front bowtie red outer, black inner, #2, #8, DIY Link
Painted rear bowtie black outer, red inner #2, #8
Black Out Lower Lip of front fascia, #18, #85, DIY Link
Pinstriped my wheels, #24, DIY Link
Blacked out taillight bezels, #25
Flat Black hood Spears, #61, #142
6.2L Badges on the Cowl, #61, #142, DIY Link
Modified Quad Exhaust Rear Diffuser, #71, #72, #142 (Removed)
ZL1 Grille, #85, #96
ZL1 Rear Diffuser #201
Blacked out upper fascia grille area, #85, #96
SLP Fade To black Gill Inserts #142
CRT Calipers with Silver Brembo Logo #142
Showstopper front splash shields
Custom "Camaro SS" Fender Badges #415
Hurst automatic shifter plate
GM Premium Black/Red Floormats #142
Lingenfelter Racing Pedals
"SS" center console lid from the 2014-15 SS
DRL Harness #96
LED DRLs, #86, #96
LED Dome light/trunk light
LED Switchback Turn signals #95, #96, DIY LINK
Showstopper Led Side Markers #142
Concept Afterburner Tail Lights (DIY) #276
Paint engine Cover red and clearcoated black parts, #25, #85
Painted fuse cover red, #25, #85
Painted radiatior, oil, brake fluid, and strut tower caps, and dipstick Crystal Red
1LE Strut Tower Brace
Planned Mods / Wish List:
Suspension is next
ZL1 Side Skirts
5 spoke ZL1 Rim replicas (custom powdercoated, see photoshop below!)
Lightly tinted Fog lenses, reverse lights, and blinkers
Dye Stitching Red
Paint door panels and dash trim Maroon
Paint cluster surround, shifter plate, and steering wheel trim/bowtie maroon. (photoshop below)
Recaro Z28 seats
Emblempros underhood bowtie badge/plaque
Got my tips from here ---> http://tips.byethost4.com/dualindividual.html
Video after Night Fury cam install
11.91 @ 116mph on street tires 1/4 Mile run in Texas:
Painted my bowties today, Red outer/black inner for the front, black outer/red inner for the rear.
Heres the DIY if you're interested http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...15#post4840315
Very nice like the bowties wanna do mine lol
Thanks, the front is easy, the rear was kind of aggravating, but it makes a huge difference! And I think it looks better than just putting vinyl in the middle.
And here are some pics of my interior
Love the interior! Crystal red is lighter that our red jewels right?
Yeah, It is a little bit lighter in the shade. In the sun I think its about the same.
Gahh.. I love CRT. :drool:
Couple more bowtie pics, Thanks overflow!
Hey vroom, looking at your planned mods, I noticed that you want to add a lot of ZL1 parts and do some work to make it look more like a ZL1 (i.e. blacking out lower lip of fascia).
I gotta ask..............why didn't you just get a ZL1???
I also dont need the magnetic ride suspension, electric steering, and the supercharger. I would love it, but in reality, the amount of time ill be getting to the track would be a couple days a year, not enough to need that much power. I can def live with the 400 hp, plus a few extra from the planned mods for driving around town and commuting to work.
BUT! Since my last car, I love having a great, unique, looking car. No body kit compares to the ZL1 front fascia, side skirts, and rear diffuser IMO, so thats what Im going with.
Might get a ZL1 when this ones paid off, who knows, if the car treats me right, might keep it for 10 years.
Well explained sir!! I can totally understand ALL of your reasoning.
I opted for the 2SS for many of the same reasons. The ZL1 is an awesome car, but for what I will be using my car for (when I finally get it!), the ZL1 is too much car for too big of a price tag! Also, higher maintenance costs, higher operating costs, gas guzzler tax, etc. are some of the other big reasons I don't need the biggest, baddest Camaro.
Anyway, best of luck with all your plans! I'm looking forward to seeing the work in progress and the finished product. I'm sure it will be awesome!
Not to mention all of the cool technology (my last car was a 98 camaro) so this one is a big leap!
Vroom & Dweeler,
I like the way both of you think...Thinking with your billfold in hand and not only your desires! Both cars will do just fine for you guys. Put your thoughts and efforts into the cars and make them your "own". Little touches mean so much to not only you, but the ones drooling over them....:w00t:
Enjoy them and keep us posted....ABL99.....:chevy:
I love that color too! I live in the Seattle area and there are one or two Red Jewel tintcoat camaros running around. I have yet to see a crystal red one though. My car should be in next week, it shipped early last week, so when it does come in, it will be a rare color around here for a while at least. There are mostly black and yellow ones in this area with a few synergy green, imperial blue, silver, and victory red ones mixed in, but NO CRTs!
Aside from your mods, I think the only differece between yours and mine is the interior color, I went with black.
Anyway, I'm sure I'll love mine as much as you do yours! I makes it even better that my wife is excited about the car too!
P.S. Thanks for the thoughts aquablueL99!
I almost forgot, when you find the fog light bulbs that match the HIDs, could you let me know where you find them? That is one thing that bugs me a LOT!
Car looks good bro love what you've done with the bow tie .
Congrats on getting your car!
Changing the bowties is a must....and yours look good!! Looking forward to seeing you change up your car.
Painted the lower lip of my front fascia, DIY here http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=221707. I love it!!
This thread is full of win.
I love your 4th gen and 5th gen. Not to mention that z28 is nasty as well! :headbang:
Very cool mods you have done!
And hopefully Ill get to do some performance mods soon, the ones Ive done so far barely cost anything
I love your car! Simply amazing both interior and exterior. Well done
...your car sucks! LOL...can't believe our cars were on the rail this time last month! You've done alot with your car and it looks great. :laugh:
Pinstriped my wheels red
Trying to see how many mods I can do before the paper plate comes off lol.
Painted a few things,
Engine Cover red, clear coated the black parts,
Fuse box cover red
Taillight bezels black
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