Menendez1293's Rally Yellow Build Thread
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Alright guys and girls I am finally getting around to writing my member journal after almost 3 years :facepalm: but better late than never. Let me start off by saying that my Camaro was basically my dream car everything I wanted and more than I needed. Like most people on this site I was basically in love when I saw the prototype in Transformers back in 2007.
Lets get back to the story though. My Camaro story begins when I was 13-14 and my dad made a deal with me that if I kept up my grades in school and learned to work and rebuild a car by reading the Hanes manual for a ’79 Trans Am that he would buy one and we would rebuild it and it would be my first car. So as time went on I read through the book and started to help my dad in any way I could when he was working on the cars to learn from him. But as the Camaro neared production and they actually had production models in international shows I knew I had to go see one. Needles to say I jumped on the internet and the closest show that was going to have a new Camaro in would be the Atlanta auto show 5 hours from where I live. That was about in ’09 and I had just turned 15 so of course I was trying to convince my dad that the Camaro was the car for me. That day I saw two Camaros a base model LS and a 2SS both SIM. I just feel in love. I felt very comfortable in the LS and knew it was going to be a great car.
Now jump in time to June of ’09 My order was placed and the dreaded wait began. Which for me was only 3 months and at the time that was not to bad. My camaro was officially born on August 17 2009 and is number 36,498 produced
I officially took delivery of my Rally Yellow 2010 2LT/RS Camaro on September 5th 2009. But that was not the first time I saw my car. The day before the stripes were going to be installed and our sales man was able to get me in for a sneak peak. It was love at first site. Since I have taken delivery I have taken tremendous care of my Camaro babying it at every corner. I am truly grateful for what I have been blessed with and will never take it for granted. I hope one day I can do the same for my kids.
So of course who buys such a nice car and doesn’t mod it. My moding is very basic at this point because a recent high school grad with no job I don’t really have the funds to support it. But slowly I am getting the Camaro to a way that it truly is mine.
Transformers Badges, center caps, doorsills and custom stripe overlay
Defenderwrox locking gas cap, reverse light surrounds
GM Heritage Grill- Thanks to Garys customs light surrounds, and gills
Matte Black tail light bezels- thanks to Garys customs again
Magnetic Trunk Blackout
Camaro decal on windshield (removed)
Custom Match Car cover- Chevy Mall
Street Scene Lower grill
Transformers Front Fascia Blackout- thanks Patrick
LED DRL Bulbs
Custom Painted Fuse box cover- Thanks C5 for the DIY
Custom Painted Manifold, Plenum Cover, and Throttle Body -Thanks KJkJR27 for the inspiration
Custom Emerald Coast Camaro on rear driver side window.
Emblem Pros dash plaque
Interior and License plate LEDs
Black C.A.I. Inc CAI- thanks Bill
Black Elite Engineering Catch Can with Nickel Plated Feedings- Thanks Chase and the other great people over at Apex
MRT V 2.0- Thanks again to Chase
Hotchkis Strut Tower Brace- Thanks Eric at Torq
R1 E-Line Rotors thanks to Ohio-speed
Hawk HPS Break Pads
1LE Clean Side Separator
GTO Clutch Reservoir Relocation
Facotry Reproductions ZL1 Replica Rims (coming soon)
ZL1 Side Skirts and Rear Splash Guards
And I guess you can count all the adams products i want as Cosmetic mods too :smiling1:
BBK Long Tubes with High Flow Cats and some 2.5 Mid Pipes
MGW Short Throw Shifter
Pictures to follow
Thanks for reading
Well written. I always like reading stories from passionate owners. Sounds like you are enjoying your car as much as I enjoy mine. Post pictures soon!
Here are a a couple of pictures of when they were putting on the stripes:
And some of when i took delivery:
Edit: this is a horrible picture of myself :laugh:
Now these picture are when my camaro was about six months old. I had just started to get involved with this site at that point and also started to get involved with a starting a local camaro group
Now this group of pictures comes from When my camaro officially turned one on August 17 2010.
Some pictures from my heritage grill install
My CAI install
A random picture from November of 11 during a Camaro meet
Hell yeah, man! Nice job and looking good! Nice journal so far.
This group of pictures are from when my camaro turned 2. As you can see i didn't really take many pictures in between all the installs. :facepalm:
Rx Catch Can
Now I did Wrap the lines with Blue electrical tape while it is a affective way to get the lines a different color its still up in the air if i should keep them or go back to the black ones. Let me know what you guys think.
Also in these pictures you can see my Painted Fuse box cover.
That about sums up my moding to date. With time i will have more pictures and more mods to add to the camaro and show of to the people of C5.
Thanks for reading and looking again:thumbsup:
Edit: The blue catch can lines have since been removed
Been super swapped with school work lately but i finally got my MRT V 2.0 ordered. I would like to thank all the people over at Apex for a great deal and awesome customer service. Can't wait for them to arrive next week. Been waiting for this for a very long time :happyanim: :thumbup:
Here are some pictures from the day my Camaro turned 3 on 8-17-12. I still have the same permagrin since the day i took delivery.
nice ride ! i love the tf3 blackout
So I know it was been a while since this thread has been updated and now that I actually have some more mods coming in i thought it was the right time.
Since last time i have removed the Camaro Letters from my windshield and got my MRTs V2 Which i love. They have the sound i was looking for and i have gotten a ton of compliments on them. I do have drone on the highway in the 70MPH area. Doesnt bug me that much though
Here are some pictures of what my car looks like currently
And some pictures of my V2s
So the first weekend of March marked the second annual Sunshine State Rally and i had a blast going down there. And on top of all the fun Bee was able to bring in 1st Place for 2010 V6s :thumbup: Very happy to have won especially that this was my first time ever getting judged
Dont mind the bad pictures of the trophy on the engine. It was very windy that day and i could only place it there take a quick picture before it fell over and possibly break or scratch a neighboring car :yikes: :smiling1:
Also here are a few random pictures of my car during the Rally
nice think both our cars where made on the same line my Vin is close to yours... :confused0068: :clap2: :happy0180: :eyebulge: :thumbup:
Now while at the rally I did get a great price on my Hotchkis Strut Tower Brace thanks to Erik over at Torq. Took a while longer to install that i thought and was much more work that i had planned for but over all i like the brace and i feel a difference while going through some curves at higher speeds. The Car feels much more planted and stable in my opinion.
Here are some pictures
Now I did have the Rx Catch Can but for some reason my car was running rich and even experiencing some suddle misfires. Nothing that tripped a CEL but i could feel them while at a light. So Tracy being the Stand up guy he is stepped up to the plate offered multiple ways to help out and even offering a complete refund. After several months with the same issue I took him up on his offer for the refund and got the Elite Can from Apex. Ultimately what made me choose this can is the draining method. I personally prefer this over the Rx can but I am not trying to turn down any products. I guess i will find in time if the Elite will trap the oil like the Rx can.
Here is a pictures of the Elite Can installed.
Got some new rotors and pads coming in soon. Been wanting this for while since the V6s breaks suck when compared to that of the SS.
Next round of mods started to come in. Just recieved my R1 e-line drilled and slotted rotors and just waiting on my hawk pads. Will be busy for the next couple of weeks so I won't be able to install them till about the second or third week of April :pout:
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