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xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 03:30 AM

xVengeancex28's 2011 CGM Build Thread
 
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So this is going to be the start of my build thread of my 2011 Cyber Grey Metallic Camaro 2LT/RS

Attention: All rights reserved. Any and all photos/videos found within this thread may not be copied, edited, reproduced, linked, or displayed in any form or by any means; electronic, mechanical, optical, or otherwise, without prior written permission from myself. If you wish to use any of the photos/videos found within this thread please contact me.

Purchased the car on June 25th 2010 with only 2 original miles on it before I drove off the lot.

2011 Cyber Grey Metallic:
Automatic
RS package
Grey Leather Interior
20" Polished Aluminum Rims
HUD
Black Rally Stripes
Boston Acoustic Sound

Current Mods:
Carbon fiber bowties front and rear
12% gun smoke tints on tail lights
Tinted side markers
Plasti-dipped rims
Plasti-dipped tail light bezels
Plasti-dipped "camaro" emblem letters
Painted engine cover
Painted fuse box
Dyed interior stitching to red
Rear trunk lid blackout flat matte back
K&N CAI

Future Mods:
Remove license plate from bumper
Razzi Body Kit
Z Force hood
Window tints
AAC Side markers
Gloss black hood spears
Gloss black fascia
Gloss black rear bumper black out
Heritage grill - Ordered
Painted calipers - Ordered (Blue)
Ark Exhaust N2
Long tube Headers, not sure which brand yet
Anvil spoiler

Here she is a few days before I got to pick her up

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Current look

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xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 04:02 AM

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These are some shots of when i got her home for the first time and got a good look at her. I drove a 98 Honda Civic for 5 years prior to owning my 2011 Camaro. This was my first real car so I was pretty damn excited and grateful to have such an amazing and beautiful vehicle. :D:D
At the time I was new with the forum and had no intentions of wanting to change anything about my camaro since I thought it was awesome of a car already... why change anything about it?.. Only a matter of time before it hits you.. THE MOD BUG

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This was what made me choose at 2LT over the 1LT. HUD was just so cool :)
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xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 04:07 AM

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First Fall of 2010, still not a mod to be seen...

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xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 04:15 AM

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After about a years time I did very little modding to it. I wasnt sure what direction to go in with so many options available I decided to just sit back and enjoy the ride and see what other were doing to their camaros and maybe get an idea of what to go with.

Fall shots in 2011, Added bowtie black outs, Flat black matte gill vinyl to match the flat matte rally stripes, and acrylic covers on tail lights and side markers from RPI Designs. I was pretty much satisfied with this look.

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Also went to a local sign shop that creates decals and had them create a decal for my rear windshield of the deathbat from my favorite band Avenged Sevenfold

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VanquisherSS 10-04-2012 11:29 AM

Looking good man! Def looking forward to what your gonna do next. I think I have def driven past you a few times on 206 on my way to Princeton.

xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by VanquisherSS (Post 5653514)
Looking good man! Def looking forward to what your gonna do next. I think I have def driven past you a few times on 206 on my way to Princeton.

Thank you!
Im sure you have driven past me im always on 206 lol. What color SS do you have?

VanquisherSS 10-04-2012 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by xVengeancex28 (Post 5653941)
Thank you!
Im sure you have driven past me im always on 206 lol. What color SS do you have?

Its black and blacked out haha. :thumbup:

lscamaro 10-04-2012 01:56 PM

Ooh an avenged sevenfold fan :headbang:

xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by VanquisherSS (Post 5654027)
Its black and blacked out haha. :thumbup:

Yeah im almost certain I've seen you lol

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Ooh an avenged sevenfold fan :headbang:

:headbang:Indeed I am:thumbsup:

xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 04:01 PM

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Some Spring 2012 photos after a good cleaning :thumbsup:

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This photo won Apex Motorsports Apple iPod Touch giveaway
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xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 04:06 PM

How everyone should park next to me
 
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xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 04:08 PM

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Here are some photos of my engine bay prior to painting it

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xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 04:10 PM

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Prepping for painting the engine cover, a week later I painted the fuse box the same color.

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The finished result

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xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 04:20 PM

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Saw a few members on here plasti-dipping the chrome tail light bezels and "camaro" emblem on the fenders and decided to give that a go. I really liked how it turned out :w00t:

Ended up redoing this emblems since i had minor runs in the plasti dip or not enough. This was easy enough to not worry about
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I had RPI Design acrylic tint covers but got pulled over because they were "too dark":cool: So these are the 12% Gun Smoke film tints from BigWorm Graphix:thumbsup: Might go a bit darker down the road since the film is alot thinner than the covers I had prior to this. This suits me for now though;) I also have the rear trunk lid black out vinyl. Will most likely be switching this from flat matte black to gloss black. you can tell its vinyl but i think glossy black will have a better effect.
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I liked the black bowtie vinyl that I had covering the gold but was bored of it. SSTG had some spare black carbon fiber and mailed me a few pieces :thanks::D

Looks a lot better..
Before, flat black
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After, with carbon fiber

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xVengeancex28 10-04-2012 04:22 PM

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Days like these make me cry lol:laugh:

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xVengeancex28 10-06-2012 12:40 AM

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My favorite photos of my car :) So clean

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xVengeancex28 10-06-2012 12:43 AM

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So after going through some of the DIY mod threads I came across the DIY dyed stitching. Gave it some thought and figured it would be nice to have a accent color on the inside. Ordered a Decoart pen from Hobby Lobby and dyed the stitching red

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xVengeancex28 10-06-2012 12:50 AM

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Decided after a few weeks that I would give the whole Plasti-dipping my rims idea a go. Cheap mod for a drastic appearance change to the camaro in about an hour or so. I decided instead of taking the rims off and spraying them, I would just put index cards in between the rims and tire and cover the breaks like a lot of members have done and spray them that way. It came out better than i expected. About two week after I did this and sunk a nail into my rear passenger wheel and when I brought it to the shop and got it back I had to re spray the entire wheel again. Wish i didnt have to but it didnt take long. Guess I was being lazy lol

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xVengeancex28 10-06-2012 01:04 AM

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Last week I got my K&N CAI. It was my first "real mod" i guess lol so i was pretty excited to swap out the stock intake for this. Took me about 30-45 mins to put this on. Gives the car a nice little rumble. Took it around the block for a test run after and had a grin on my face after hearing the difference. :D Had no CEL or issues with this model. It was very easy to install and recommend the K&N brand to anyone who's looking to give their v6 camaro a little more punch and sound compared to their stock box. Plus the shiny intake tube looks quite nice in the engine bay dressing it up a little more ;)
Heres a few pics, of the install :thumbsup:

Certainly liking how my engine bay looks now with some chrome.

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xVengeancex28 10-06-2012 01:10 AM

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Couple of days ago after looking at my rims i realized that the calipers had to change. I didnt like the look of them, I need to paint them. I was hung up on whether to go with red or blue. I orignally wanted them red because I figured I painted the engine cover, fuse box, and stitching on the car might as well paint the calipers red to. Did some quick photoshop and really didnt like in my opinion how the red look agasint the Cyber Grey Metallic. I ended up choosing blue instead.

Comparing the colors side by side

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And this came in the mail today so I should be painting the calipers in a week or so. Once completed I will post some pic :)

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Renegade 10-06-2012 01:12 AM

Look forward to see your work bro..how ya been?:) check mail.

xVengeancex28 10-06-2012 06:08 PM

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Had some extra carbon fiber vinyl laying around so I wrapped the fuel tank cover

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xVengeancex28 10-10-2012 05:40 PM

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Update: Just got in my heritage grill today:happyanim:
cant wait to put this on next week.

Ordered from patrickt, super fast delivery, great packing, no complaints :thumbsup:


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Overflow 10-17-2012 05:23 PM

:popcorn:

lscamaro 10-17-2012 11:09 PM

Did you buy the heritage grille painted or unpainted?


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