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tramtwo 10-19-2012 03:19 PM

tramtwo's 2013 Crystal Red Tintcoat 2SS/RS 1LE
I still can not believe that I have found myself in a position to actually be waiting to have a Camaro built for especially me! :happyanim: :bow: :drool: :D


Target Production Week 11/12/12

1100 - Preliminary Order Accepted 10/15/2012
3000 - Order Accepted by Production Control 10/18/2012
3300 - Order Selected and Scheduled for Production 11/3/2012
3400 - Order Broadcasted for Production 11/7/2012
3800 - Vehicle Produced 2G1FT1EW5D9166863 11/13/2012
4B00 - Bayed 11/14/2012
4300 - Intermediate Delivery 11/20/2012
4200 - Vehicle Shipped 11/21/2012
5000- Vehicle Delivered to Dealer 12/6/2012


1LE details

The 1LE package is offered on 1SS and 2SS coupe models with an exclusive Tremec TR6060-MM6 six-speed manual transmission. Paired with a numerically higher 3.91 final-drive ratio, the close-ratio gearing of the transmission is tuned for road-racing performance. As with the ZL1, the 1LE transmission features a standard air-to-liquid cooling system for track use.

The 1LE also features exclusive, monotube rear dampers instead of the twin-tube dampers on SS models. The new hardware allowed engineers to tune the 1LE suspension to focus on optimal body-motion control while preserving much of the ride quality and wheel-motion control of the Camaro SS.

Other changes to optimize the 1LE for track-day use include:

Larger, 27-mm solid front stabilizer bar, and 28-mm solid rear stabilizer bar for improved body control
Strut tower brace for improved steering feel and response
ZL1-based 20 x 10-inch front and 20 x 11-inch rear aluminum wheels
285/35ZR20 Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2 tires front and rear (identical to the front tires for ZL1)
ZL1 wheel bearings, toe links and rear shock mounts for improved on-track performance
ZL1 high-capacity fuel pump and additional fuel pickups for improved fuel delivery during high-load cornering.
Visually, the 1LE package is distinguished by its matte black hood, front splitter and rear spoiler – as well as the 10-spoke ZL1-based wheels, which are finished in black. The functional front splitter and rear spoiler contribute to the car’s on-track performance by helping to reduce aerodynamic lift at high speeds.

Inside, the 1LE package incorporates the ZL1’s flat-bottom steering wheel, trimmed in sueded-microfiber and designed for easier heel-and-toe driving on the racetrack. The quick-acting, short-throw shifter from the ZL1 is also trimmed in sueded-microfiber.

In anticipation of consumers entering the 1LE in amateur-racing events, Chevrolet is pursuing SCCA approval of the 1LE package for Touring Class competition.

The Camaro 1LE package was introduced in 1988, inspired by Camaro’s involvement in Pro-Am road racing.

Here are the specs..

2013 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 2SS $46,365


Audio system, 7" diagonal Color Touch screen display AM/FM stereo
Audio system feature Boston Acoustics premium 9-speaker system, 245 watts
Audio system feature, USB port, located in center console
Chevrolet MyLink Touch includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; Hands-Free smartphone integration
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
Antenna, integral rear window
Antenna, OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio fin-type, Black, located on roof (Body-color when (WRS) RS Package is ordered.)


Spare tire and wheel, not desired tire sealant and inflator kit in place of spare tire
Tire sealant and inflator kit in place of spare tire
Fascias, front and rear body-color, SS-specific with unique front grille and rear diffuser, lower extension and front air scoop
Spoiler, rear
Moldings, body-color lower rocker
Hood blanket with debossed Chevrolet bowtie
Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control
Fog lamps (When (WRS) RS Package is ordered, fog lamps act as Daytime Running Lamps.)
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color
Wipers, front intermittent
Door handles, body-color


Seats, front Sport bucket includes adjustable head restraints and folding rear seat with trunk pass-through (Includes passenger-side seatback map pocket.)
Seat adjuster, driver, 6-way power (fore/aft, up/down, tilt) with power recliner
Seat adjuster, front passenger, 6-way power (fore/aft, up/down, tilt) with power recliner
Seat trim, front leather seating surfaces
Seats, heated driver and front passenger
Console, floor, with armrest
Sill plate, Chevrolet
Floor mats, carpeted front
Dead pedal, driver
Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped
Steering column, manual rake and telescopic
Instrumentation, analog with Driver Information Center display, includes speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and engine temperature gauge
Gauges, auxiliary, multi-function includes 4 gauges: oil pressure, battery voltage, oil temperature and transmission fluid temperature, mounted on center console forward of shifter
Head-Up Display with digital readouts for vehicle speed, selected gear, audio system information, high-beam indicator, compass, outside air temperature, turn signals, tachometer, vehicle messages, Turn-by-Turn information and phone information
Compass, located in Driver Information Center
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
Remote Keyless Entry
Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down/Up
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, steering wheel mounted
Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
Trunk release, remote, located on driver-side
Theft-deterrent system, PASS-Key III
Air conditioning, single-zone manual
Air filtration system with pollen filter
Defogger, rear-window, electric
Glovebox, lockable
Power outlets, 2 auxiliary 1 located in center console storage area and 1 located at front of center console
Cup holders, 2 front
Map pockets, front doors
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming, frameless
Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
Lighting, front reading lamps
Lighting, interior dome with illuminated entry and theater dimming
Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear
Shift knob, leather-wrapped
The features and options listed are for a New 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 2SS and may not apply to this specific vehicle.


Engine, 6.2L V8 SFI (426 hp [317.6 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 420 lb-ft of torque [567.0 N-m] @ 4600 rpm) (Requires (MN6) 6-speed manual transmission.)
Transmission, 6-speed manual
Axle, 3.45 ratio
Differential, limited slip
Rear wheel drive
Alternator, 150 amps
Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power
Suspension, Performance
Steering, power, variable ratio, electric
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc (Brembo performance 4 piston front and 4 piston rear brakes.)
Brakes, Brembo
Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel with polished tips


StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, dual-stage frontal, and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit for details and system limitations.)
Automatic Crash Response
Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic
Rearview Vision Camera display integrated into Color Touch Radio
Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions
Safety belt pretensioners driver and front passenger
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats
Trunk emergency release handle
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Stolen Vehicle Assistance
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
The features and options listed are for a New 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 2SS and may not apply to this specific vehicle.

Basic: 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion: 3 Years/36,000 Miles Rust-Through 6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance: 5 Years/100,000 Miles


Featured Equipment

Air Conditioning
Anti-Lock Brakes
Power Brakes
Power Steering
Power Windows
Tilt Steering Wheel

SS PERFORMANCE PACKAGE includes (RSK) 20" x 10" front and 20" x 11" rear aluminum wheels, (RKC) 285/35ZR20 blackwall tires, (GW1) 3.91 axle, (FE6) Performance Ride and Handling suspension and (MM6) 6-speed manual transmission (MN6 ordered, but unique MM6 is actual transmission included). (Requires (AFM) Black front leather seating surfaces interior. Not available with (MX0) 6-speed automatic transmission, any stripe package or any LPO wheels.) (1LE)

2SS PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP includes Standard Equipment (2SS)
SEATS, FRONT SPORT BUCKET includes adjustable head restraints and folding rear seat with trunk pass-through (Includes passenger-side seatback map pocket.) (STD) (AE4)
MOLDING, BODY-COLOR ROOF DITCH (Included and only available with (WRS) RS Package.) (BD8)
SUSPENSION, PERFORMANCE RIDE AND HANDLING (Included and only available with (1LE) SS Performance Package.) (FE6)
CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT (Additional charge - premium tintcoat color) (GBE)
AXLE, 3.91 RATIO (Included and only available with (1LE) SS Performance Package.) (GW1)
SHIFT KNOB, SUEDED MICROFIBER-WRAPPED (Included and only available with (1LE) SS Performance Package.) (KS9)
ENGINE, 6.2L V8 SFI (426 hp [317.6 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 420 lb-ft of torque [567.0 N-m] @ 4600 rpm) (STD) (Requires (MN6) 6-speed manual transmission.) (LS3)
STEERING WHEEL, 3-SPOKE, SUEDED MICROFIBER-WRAPPED, FLAT-BOTTOM (Included and only available with (1LE) SS Performance Package.) (N26)
EXHAUST, DUAL-MODE, PERFORMANCE (Not available with (MX0) 6-speed automatic transmission.) (NPP)
TIRES, 285/35ZR20 BLACKWALL (Included and only available with (1LE) SS Performance Package.) (RKC)
WHEELS, 20" X 10" (50.8 CM X 25.4 CM) FRONT AND 20" X 11" (50.8 CM X 27.9 CM) REAR BLACK 10-SPOKE FORGED ALUMINUM (Included and only available with (1LE) SS Performance Package.) (RSK)
HEADLAMPS, HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE with automatic exterior lamp control (Included and only available with (WRS) RS Package.) (T4F)
LPO, GRAY WITH BLACK STRIPES OUTDOOR VEHICLE COVER (Not available with (VRB) Red with Black stripes outdoor vehicle cover, LPO.) (VRU)
LPO, FLOOR MATS premium carpeted (Included with (CCS) Dusk Special Edition and (HWS) Hot Wheels Special Edition.) (VYW)
LPO, BODY-COLOR PAINTED ENGINE COVER (Available in (GBA) Black, (GBE) Crystal Red Tintcoat, (GCN) Victory Red, (GCO) Rally Yellow or (GCR) Inferno Orange Metallic and requires the same exterior color. Black-painted engine cover included with (HWS) Hot Wheels Special Edition.) (VYX)
RS PACKAGE includes (R42) 20" x 8" front and 20" x 9" rear flangeless, painted aluminum wheels with Midnight Silver finish, (BD8) body-color roof ditch molding and (T4F) high intensity discharge headlamps; shark-fin antenna is body-color (Included with (CCS) Dusk Special Edition and (HWS) Hot Wheels Special Edition.) (WRS)
The features and options listed are for a New 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 2SS and may not apply to this specific vehicle.

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tramtwo 10-19-2012 03:19 PM

LS3 Modifications
These mods have all been tested thoroughly on my 2011 LS3 Vert :D and will be installed onto the 1LE very soon after I take delivery. :headbang:

I can not say enough about the GREAT customer service I received from this vendor!! If you drive a Camaro and don't know who Ted is, you should!

JRE 415 RWHP Street Package


You Get Long tube 1 7/8 304 Dynatech Stainless Headers with High Flow Cats, Cold Air Inductions Intake System, SCT X3 Programmer, and Jannetty Racing Custom Tune. A Solid 415 RWHP.

SuperMaxx by Dynatech Stainless Headers 715-73910

SuperMaxx by Dynatech Stainless High Flow Cats 715-73920

Dynatech Install Instructions

More Dynatech Info

Cold Air Inductions Intake System 501-1099-10B

CAI Install Instructions

More CAI Info

SCT X3 Power Flash General Motors Programmer

Install Instructions

More SCT Info


Install Instructions

More JRE Info

MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor Wire 32819

More MSD Ignition Info

JRE Race Scoop

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More Race Scoop Info

Roto-fab Windshield Washer reservoir relocation kit

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More Roto-fab Info

tramtwo 10-19-2012 03:20 PM

Place Holder 2

tramtwo 10-19-2012 03:21 PM

Place Holder 3

tramtwo 10-19-2012 03:21 PM

Exterior Mods (Wish List)
2 Attachment(s)
ZL1 Rockers



Part 21


Part 33


toesuf94 10-19-2012 03:25 PM

Congratulations. Looks like it will be a beautiful car!

VR1LE 10-21-2012 07:10 PM

very cool it looks like you got all the options . I think my order is in just after yours...

Edwin320 10-21-2012 07:36 PM

It's going to be a sweet ride. Can't wait for pics.

vroomapunk 12-05-2012 09:15 AM

:drool: Cant wait man!

PYROLYSIS 12-06-2012 07:40 PM

Congrats on the delivery. I like CRT more every time I see it.

tramtwo 12-07-2012 01:31 AM


Originally Posted by PYROLYSIS (Post 5887434)
Congrats on the delivery. I like CRT more every time I see it.

Of course you do!! :sm0:

If I ever win the lotto i'll get ya one in each color and then watch as you try to make up your mind which on to drive. :sm0: :bellyroll:

pierre777 12-07-2012 02:50 AM


tramtwo 12-07-2012 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by pierre777 (Post 5888550)

They're coming. :D

PYROLYSIS 12-07-2012 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by tramtwo (Post 5888491)
Of course you do!! :sm0:

If I ever win the lotto i'll get ya one in each color and then watch as you try to make up your mind which on to drive. :sm0: :bellyroll:

I'll hold you to that. :)

tramtwo 12-07-2012 11:32 PM

First look

14 miles on the odometer!

Damp (Car was built on 11/13 delivered 12/6)

Oil Separator (clean side catch can)

Needs to drop about an inch

or so....

Fuel time (notice the rail car dirt... dealership not allowed to wash it)

93 octane from dealership (supervised by me ;) )

Setting sun and overcast....


Had to air up the tires (the lest the dealership touched it the better I felt)

Received the car late and had to go to work. All I was able to do was knock the dirt off. Tomorrow I will install the catch can and the designated clutch reservoir and start beating on it to seat the rings. :D

Philar299 12-08-2012 02:32 AM

Lookin good!! Love the color and the black spoiler!

Bad@ssCamaro 12-08-2012 04:38 AM

Congrats :happyanim: Though it was sad to see the old ride go, you are certainly ushering in the new ride with great fervor and enthusiasm. The depth of your journal is quite astounding. In about six to seven months you will see another CRT 1LE that will look very close to yours except for a few things. ;) I'm looking forward to your progression with the car as it will add to my knowledge and preparation for when I get mine. Thank you for sharing. :happyanim: :thumbsup: :respekt: :headbang:

tramtwo 12-08-2012 04:33 PM

Woke up VERY early this morning...., let the mods begin. Car has 30 miles on it.


Oil Seperator.


The trick to get these off is to move the detent THEN pull.

Where hoses connect.

Bracket mount.

Installed the RX catch can. The 2013 LS3 has a few items that are different from the 2011 so I changed the location of the can. Fits perfect quick install. The hardest part is getting my big hands in position to attach the hoses to the engine.

tramtwo 12-08-2012 04:50 PM

The next MUST DO MOD was to install a separate clutch reservoir. You;ll see why in the next few photos. This is another very quick and easy install.

Protect the paint from drips. Empty most of the brake fluid.

Remove line that feeds clutch and cap.

Attach clutch line to new reservoir and attach. Mine is being held in place with some wire tires. I could not find my self tapping screws. :D

Now this next photo was taken after ONLY 25 miles of break-in in driving. The clucth fluid is already getting dirty!! And this is why we do this mod. That dirt would make its way into the brake system can't be good also reduces braking and brake fluid effectiveness. Also we can do frequent clutch fluid changes very easy now. :D This mod cost less than 25 dollars!!

tramtwo 12-08-2012 05:05 PM

Did some driving and decided to do a little cosmetic work.

Gotta love plastidip!!

Best part about this stuff is over spray clean RIGHT off.

It is a PERFECT match to the hood and splitter!! :D

Check out the results.

tramtwo 12-08-2012 05:09 PM

More brake in driving tonight a few more cosmetic and lighting stuff tomorrow. Going to the dyno next Saturday so no performance mods till then. Will try to write a "first impressions post..... soon. :D

SleepWarz 12-08-2012 09:16 PM

Your car looks great so far! I'll probably be doing most of the same cosmetic mods, maybe a rear blackout as well.

BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet 12-08-2012 09:24 PM



tramtwo 12-10-2012 01:36 AM

Put the ZL1 peddles in today. Forgot what a pain it is to get the covers on. I had to bake 'em at 200 for about 10 minutes to be able to stretch the rubber onto the peddles.

The gas peddle is plug and play and is held in place by three 10mm bolts. Finished product.

tramtwo 12-10-2012 01:47 AM

Also took off the taillight bezels today. Not sure if I will leave them off or paint 'em. I definitely don't like the chrome look. Getting these off can be a little tricky. You have to take your time and be sure not to force it. The tabs can brake real easy or you could scratch ya paint.

Here is a comparison.

I may just leave them off. I like the deep look.

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