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The_Blur 06-19-2009 08:04 PM

Attn: ALL VENDORS -- Parts Request
 
There are parts that we want, but you won't build them until we tell you that we want them. Vendors need to know what the market wants in order to offer the products in demand. Without expressing demand in a consolidated way, we will never get what we want from the aftermarket.

This thread is a way to express what we want from the aftermarket. :)

If you are a vendor, this is an opportunity for you to directly respond to these requests by stating that you can provide the products we want. :)

I will start by providing my list of requests.

Audio Wants
• USB jack kit for glove box or other concealed locations
• auxiliary input jack kits for glove box or other concealed locations
• iPod charging and playing jack for glove box or other concealed locations
• all necessary hardware for aftermarket head unit wiring (a big issue with new GM cars, many willing to pay a lot for alternative options
• custom subwoofer boxes for the trunk
• custom subwoofer boxes for the center of the rear seat

Body Wants
• body kits (keep them functionally aerodynamic and lightweight)
• wide body kits (once again, aerodynamic and light)
• concept mirrors
• dovetail spoiler (like the one GMPP has yet to release)

Engine Wants
• LLT engine build kits (amazing V6 wants makeover)
The aftermarket has embraced the LS3 very well. I'm very happy to report that any parts I could want are available somewhere. Keep bringing these parts to the table.

Exhaust Wants
• side exit exhaust
I'm pretty impressed with the options available. I could not be happier with the quality options already in production.

Forced Induction Wants
• nitrous oxide kits
• multiple turbocharger kits
I am happy to report that supercharger kits are available from some very reputable companies.

Interior Wants
• aftermarket ambient lighting options (multiple colors, LED preferred)
• HUD
• smaller rearview mirror with OnStar button relocation kit (especially for fully loaded models with huge mirrors)
DSV Customs has worked very hard to present us with a variety of leather-wrapped and kevlar interior options. I'm sure that more options will become available, but this market seems to be dominated by quality parts from a particular vendor.

Lightweight Wants
• carbon fiber roof with reverse mohawk (should match existing roof)
• carbon fiber Bumblebee hood (based on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)
• carbon fiber aerodynamic body kit (verify aero improvement with windtunnel tests)
• carbon fiber stock body panels
• carbon fiber trunk
The Camaro is pretty heavy, although it is also powerful enough to make weight a non-issue. That being said, having lightweight parts will help some drivers compensate for what they feel is harming their performance. Light parts will sell, even if they are expensive.

Suspension Wants
Pedders has already developed a superior suspension. If you want to compete, I welcome the effort.

Vendors, use this list and other suggestions to follow in posts as a guide to help you develop parts that we will buy. The Camaro community is eager to buy parts as soon as possible. Build us some good parts, and price them well. You can expect to have a lot of happy customers if you treat Camaro5 right.

I lastly want to go ahead and refer viewers of this thread with aftermarket questions to visit the Camaro5 wiki. There are a lot of quality products listed there.

Milk 1027 06-23-2009 05:16 PM

how have I never noticed this?


good job Blur
This way aftermarket companies know what we want
I want to see more stuff for the LLT.

Mr Twisty 06-24-2009 10:02 PM

Good idea Blur.

High quality fender flares, or carbon fiber flared front fenders. For performance, the car needs wider tires all 4 corners. To compensate for understeer, the front needs wider tires, among other things. Stock, it looks like the rear MAY handle 12" wide tread, I'd like to see 12" front also, ain't happening without flares.

Indpowr 06-24-2009 10:14 PM

Glad we made the list... :) Thank you...DSVcustoms

As far as some of your requests there is A LOT of money making some of those items so much so that the most of the market would not want to pay for it. i.e. Solid carbon body parts, wide body kits with wind tunnel testing (much to expensive and the roof line goes into the 1/4 panel making it near impossible unless you bondo it.) Even fenders if made of poly urethane cost a lot of money and most will not do it. You will see them in fiberglass..

You left out the Wheel/Tire setup
I think clean 20s or a 20/21 set with 315s out back will look great. Reasonable 3 piece forged will be hard when the cost of the raw materials alone is more than a lot of people are willing to spend on a set.

We will be adding custom body parts and exhaust as the market opens up...

JDP Motorsports 06-24-2009 10:38 PM

Pfadt Suspension
 
Don't forget about Pfadt Race Engineering Suspension! There Vette products are first class and I expect nothing less for the 5th Gen! :thumbup:

JP

Mr Twisty 06-24-2009 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Indpowr (Post 617741)
Glad we made the list... :) Thank you...DSVcustoms

As far as some of your requests there is A LOT of money making some of those items so much so that the most of the market would not want to pay for it. i.e. Solid carbon body parts, wide body kits with wind tunnel testing (much to expensive and the roof line goes into the 1/4 panel making it near impossible unless you bondo it.) Even fenders if made of poly urethane cost a lot of money and most will not do it. You will see them in fiberglass..

You left out the Wheel/Tire setup
I think clean 20s or a 20/21 set with 315s out back will look great. Reasonable 3 piece forged will be hard when the cost of the raw materials alone is more than a lot of people are willing to spend on a set.

We will be adding custom body parts and exhaust as the market opens up...

The fat meats on the Hennessey car looked great, but it seems there were rubbing issues with the lowered pedders setup. Understeer has been brought up more than a few times as well.

I'm not as anal about wheel looks as wheel weight, one piece lightweight is fine, but I think I'm a minority. Even wide steelies that fit over the brembo's would be an option for me.... Think sleeper.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDP Motorsports (Post 617818)
Don't forget about Pfadt Race Engineering Suspension! There Vette products are first class and I expect nothing less for the 5th Gen! :thumbup:

JP

No doubt! Pedders got a jump on them tho, especially on this site. The Pedders gang have been here quite awhile now answering q's about the new suspension, and they have experience with the G8 that will x-fer over fairly easily. Pfadt better get off their .... you know :)

JDP Motorsports 06-24-2009 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 617819)
No doubt! Pedders got a jump on them tho, especially on this site. The Pedders gang have been here quite awhile now answering q's about the new suspension, and they have experience with the G8 that will x-fer over fairly easily. Pfadt better get off their .... you know :)

Pedder's is a great company from what I've seen but Pfadt makes some high quality products as well! The G8 is a complete different animal, to say the parts will cross over isn't true. The dynamics between the 2 are different and Pedders will tell you that. :thumbsup:

Pfadt designs each product for each specific application, it isn't crossed over. I know Pfadt will provide great support for the Camaro community as they do for Corvette's. :D

I was just stating they should be added to the list.... :iono:

JP

JDP Motorsports 06-24-2009 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterCamaro69 (Post 617819)
The fat meats on the Hennessey car looked great, but it seems there were rubbing issues with the lowered pedders setup. Understeer has been brought up more than a few times as well.

I'm not as anal about wheel looks as wheel weight, one piece lightweight is fine, but I think I'm a minority. Even wide steelies that fit over the brembo's would be an option for me.... Think sleeper.

There is a lot more to understeer than tire size alone. Sway bars play a large roll in balancing the chassis as does shock damping and spring rate, this is why adjustable compoents are so important. Not everyone will be running factory combination's. There is a lot more to it for sure.

JP

Milk 1027 06-25-2009 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDP Motorsports (Post 617818)
Don't forget about Pfadt Race Engineering Suspension! There Vette products are first class and I expect nothing less for the 5th Gen! :thumbup:

JP

Pfadt has some products done, but no pricing yet

I've just been slow at updating the performance threads.

Mr Twisty 06-25-2009 07:42 AM

JP, I agree with all your statements, I'm just letting vendors know the path I'll be taking eventually. I may be a minority, time will tell.

Wide wheels with correct off-set to fit the front, as well as the rear.
Fender flares to match wider front wheel.
Highly adjustable suspension all 4 corners.

I'm gonna be running moonshine, I need to be able to out run that first cop before he calls his buddies to gang up on me :laugh:

The_Blur 06-25-2009 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Indpowr (Post 617741)
Glad we made the list... :) Thank you...DSVcustoms

As far as some of your requests there is A LOT of money making some of those items so much so that the most of the market would not want to pay for it. i.e. Solid carbon body parts, wide body kits with wind tunnel testing (much to expensive and the roof line goes into the 1/4 panel making it near impossible unless you bondo it.) Even fenders if made of poly urethane cost a lot of money and most will not do it. You will see them in fiberglass..

You left out the Wheel/Tire setup
I think clean 20s or a 20/21 set with 315s out back will look great. Reasonable 3 piece forged will be hard when the cost of the raw materials alone is more than a lot of people are willing to spend on a set.

We will be adding custom body parts and exhaust as the market opens up...

Most of us looking for true carbon fiber exteriors are pretty aware of the cost. Even the cheapest parts aren't cheap. For some of us, that is one of the reasons these parts are desirable. Only a few drivers will have it. Besides the uniqueness of having a carbon fiber hood, roof, and trunk, there is the fact that it will reduce weight. Obviously, if this were feasible for GM to do, GM would have built the car this way intitially.

You and I have talked about pricing in the past, and I've come to the conclusion that DSV is among the best in cosmetic improvements for the price. :thumbsup: Now, I want to add some function. If you have the capacity to produce these parts in true carbon fiber as a means of weight reduction, I guarantee that you'll have some eager buyers with open wallets. All we need is for you to make it. :thumbsup:

I'm happy to see the input coming into this thread. I am a little disappointing that we aren't seeing very much aftermarket response. We know you're out there, vendors! Come tell us what you can do! :thumbup:

Mr Twisty 06-25-2009 04:40 PM

Intake pressure (boost)gauge to fit 4-pack

speedo-tach faces/ 4pack faces matching

nards444 06-26-2009 03:08 PM

I would hope they would add a grill that takes out the bow tie and adds an SS.

Gotthat02fire 07-03-2009 11:00 AM

What about Airride I want to go more protouring look and power!!!! Would love to see the Dove Tail Spolier and Wide Bodykit all great ideas!!!!

Bond 07-18-2009 12:17 PM

Modern SS emblems to replace the bowties on the front and rear.
Im almost begging!!!!:bow:

PieNsky 07-18-2009 09:51 PM

Rear spoiler similar to the 1st gen.

bobby35ny 07-18-2009 09:58 PM

A clear SKIN that goes over the radio face like you use for cell phones!!

-bobby

bobby35ny 07-19-2009 01:06 AM

Many requests for the LS7 wheels, do a search on the forums, people want them bad!!

-bobby

TAG UR IT 07-19-2009 01:56 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Two things as of now...

1. CLEAR FRONT CORNERS!!!

2. The wheels shown below!

ItIsWhatItIs 07-19-2009 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nards444 (Post 623684)
I would hope they would add a grill that takes out the bow tie and adds an SS.

:bow::bow::bow::bow::bow:

6LITEREATER 07-24-2009 04:25 AM

Who do I contact about becoming a paying vendor? We have two items we are about to release that I think most people will be very excited to see... Thanks!

Mr Twisty 07-27-2009 10:10 AM

2 piece rotors.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6LITEREATER (Post 717208)
Who do I contact about becoming a paying vendor? We have two items we are about to release that I think most people will be very excited to see... Thanks!

This isn't a sponsored website, just post up your products in the appropriate thread, you're good to go :thumbsup:

KIMBERSSGIRL1 07-27-2009 11:37 AM

Just noticed this Fantastic thread!
I would like:
1-A Multi CD Changer and optional Bigger Subwoofers and enclosure.
2-A rear Lip Spoiler like the 1st generation Camaro's with NO Brake LED lights built into them that go to the fenderline and not just the trunk lid.
3-Clear side marker lenses.
4-Red "D shaped Halo & LED Tail Lights to match the housings.

Husband would like to see in time:

1-Corvette style Diffuser with center exit exhaust cutout/ Corvette style center exhaust!
2-Red 2010 factory style Font RS/SS emblem with the forward slash for the Center Grille and Trunk lid section
3-Body Ground Effect kits not looking to Import ricerish looking (Not tons of dips and bulges that look odd)
4- ZR1 style Cowl Hood with see through panel!!!
5-20" white lettered tires (Into Pro Touring Road Racing Trans Am series style look)
6-Ambient lighting kit for dash and doors in different colors and factory colors for cars that did not come factory with them.
7-Most important a working hide-away headlight kit like the 69 Pace Cars had.
The Billett grilles are nice but don't do it for me.
But will probably be happy with the Factory Heritage grille if not possible.
8- An open insert for the mail slot bug catcher scoop to let more air in the engine compartment or duct into the airbox.
9- Drilled Countersunk & Painted or chromed two piece Brake Rotors!
10-MOMO style Suade covered steering wheel "D shaped" Flat on top
11-T-style Shift handle for Auto's and Manual Trannies with line lock buttons
12 Concept Mirrors!

FiLTHy PHiL SS/RS 07-28-2009 01:54 AM

Wider parking lines everywhere!
Or Camaro only parking strictly enforced with sniper rifles and Stun guns..

Oh, and a really cool hideaway headlight system like the 67 -68.

Also would like my GM stock to magicly give me all my investment back times 2.

gettinginaMaro! 07-29-2009 05:26 PM

I know this follows the extreme but how about a TURN KEY original Z28 STYLE/THEMED (not BADGED) Car (ie lighter & with a hi po engine as to what engine I'd say there should be some option & before it get out of hand if GM could have used BIGGER than 302 they WOULD HAVE so lets not get stuck on the whole 396 in SS 302 in Z28) as to block & FI or NA this should be a STREET car (being able to go to the track & preform in spirit of the original Z28 is my desired intent) fuel should be open as well ie E85 only/flex 91/93/100 Octance etc also variable starting points IE LS/LT/SS (body in white? if vin is attainable such as how the 69/70 Boss 429's were finished by KitKar & recieved KK vins) allowing for varried combinations of intior ie leather in 1SS & suspension componets trans etc make cases on a estimate bases (not implying or sugesting to have unlimted options just having some) how about it any thoughts & or aftermarket guys willing to take a crack at it?


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