Maxspeed's Max Build [COTW 6/30/14]
This is the story behind how my car came to live with me.
We were in Home Depot one night buying a new faucet for the bathroom. I leave her in the aisle for a few while I go look at tools. When I return I notice a few more things in the cart. Being inquisitive I hold up a new toilet paper holder and ask "why do we need this, what's wrong with the one we have"? So my wife starts to explain, but all I hear is the Charlie Brown teacher voice. When she is through I reply "Fine you can have your toilet paper holder", Then I leaned down toward her, lowered my voice to a whisper looked her in the eye, and said "but I'm getting a Camaro"! She said "fine do what you want". Up until that moment I had never mentioned a muscle car.
Two weeks later I learned that "Do what ever you want" has 2 completely different meanings between the two of us when I pulled into the driveway in a new 2011 2SS RS RJT w/GFX. To her it meant "whatever, you're not going to actually get it", while to me it was a big green light to do what ever I want. I told her I used some stock options and financed a little, and that it is costing me $34 a week. She reminded me that I told her we would one day build a room over the garage. That's when I said "Honey, when I said that we would build a room over the garage, it had the same meaning to me as do what you want did to you"! It was very quite and chilly at home for the next 2 weeks, but so worth it!
My wife learned an important life lesson. Don't tell me to do what ever I want! Because I will.
My intention was to leave my car completely stock. That didn’t last very long!
Corrado Hoodliner Mural
Red Jewel Tint Heritage Grill
GM Blade Spoiler
GM Ground Effects
Chip Foose Cruise Custom Forged Wheels w/ Red Jewel Tint Accents
Premium Engine Covers
Gloss Black Radiator Shroud
Red Jewel Tint w/ Cyber Gray Accented Bowties
Red Jewel Tint Dipstick
Red Jewel Tint Fluid Caps
Red Jewel Tint Hood Strut
Red Jewel Tint RX Catch Can
Lloyd Ultimat Custom Embroidered SS Floor mats
Painted SS license plate frames
Red Jewel painted Antenna
3D Carbon Side Vents
ACS-T4 Bemper Ports with HP Vertical LED Slim Bar Lighting
Jannetty Racing 470 Rough Idle Cam Package
Dynatech SuperMAXX Ceramic Coated 1 7/8 Long Tube Headers
High Flow Cats
Katech C5-R Timing Chain
GM Performance Stainless Steel Valves
DSS 1,000 RWHP Axels
Corsa cat back exhaust
CAI black powder coat cold air induction
Apex cold air intake scoop
Apex washer tank relocate kit
Estimated flywheel HP: 530 HP (15% Drivetrain loss)
Jannetty Racing Dyno Tune: 450 RWHP 422 RWTQ
This was at the dealer the day I picked it up.
My first mod was the SS badging on the fender
I used a paint stirrer. Its about 1", held it firmly against the bottom of "Camaro" and place the top of the emblem against the other edge of the stirrer. It makes a nice straight line. I marked each end of "camaro" on the stick and measured the word "Camaro". I then marked the center of the 2 marks. I then measured "SS", divided that number in half and marked that distance on either side of center. I them realigned the stirred so that the edge markings were in line with each side of "Camaro". I then aligned each end of "SS" with each each line that was on either side of dead center. That put the center of "SS" at the center of "Camaro".
My next mod was my personalized license plates and plate frames from www.autoanything.com. I also bought Llyods Ultimat front floor mats with red “SS” embroidered on them
I then had Slowhawk Performance in Bridgewater Mass install my CAI Cold Air Induction, Cold Air Intake Scoop Washer Relocate kit all bought from Apex. They also installed my Corsa Cat Back Exhaust that I bought from www.autoanything.com.
It wasn’t too long before I shipped it to Jannetty’s for some Dynatech SuperMAXX Ceramic Coated LT Headers, High Flow Cats, JRE470 Rough Idle Cam Package, DSS 1,000 RWHP Axels, Four Wheel Laser Alignment, JRE Dyno Tune and iTSX. She dyno’d at 450 RWHP and 427 RWTQ
Some of you may remember that a month later my timing chain snapped. It was rebuilt with Stainless Steel GM Performance valves, a Katech C5R Timing Chain and an LS2 Dampener.
My next mod was an RX Catch Can installed by Slowhawk Performance.
Here she is after a paint correction using all Adams products
My planned mods for this spring include a Corrado hood liner mural (in process), Gloss black with RJT accents Premium Under Hood Package and a gloss black radiator shroud from Showstopper Accessories, a GM Blade Spoiler, a RJT Heritage Grill and RJT front and rear bow ties.
This radiator shroud will be made to fit the CAI Cold Air
Awesome story Max! lol
Car looks great bud. Keep us posted.:thumbsup:
Thanks! I have been putting off doing a build thread but finally got around to it. I have Corrado working on a mural for me involving these three pictures, just the car, jet and dog.
Maureen from Rogers was nice enough to find me a red jewel tint blade spoiler and I should have it and the Heritage Grill from her in a few weeks.
I would like to say...It looks and sounds great just the way she sits....:w00t:
That cam was just what she needed to make her sound outstanding...
Wow, Beautiful Car, Great looking (Happy) dog, and a really nice aircraft...
Great start on the build journal...
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