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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 02:19 PM

My 2013 Black LS - Starting the Journal! (PIC HEAVY)
 
Okay, I've had my car just over a month now. I bought it new off of the lot and went with the manual, base 1LS. I did some research on the RS package, and since I didn't like the rims, the "prestige" if you will of having an RS, wasn't worth the extra cost to me.

I know there is more to it than the rims, but with that being the major factor, I knew I was going to get aftermarket rims anyway so decided against it.

This is my first, brand new car. I once had a 1995 Camaro I bought with t-tops, used and had it through high school. I love the car and ended up totalling it by steering away from a deer, hitting center median and snapping my front axle. Repairs cost more than the car, so insurance totaled it.

Bought my first house last June and told myself I'll wait a year (almost made it!) to make sure I have all finances straight before looking at new cars. I looked and looked, and since my work has a partnership with GM, we are enabled to GM Employee Pricing. No negotiation, get what GM employees pay. Deal done and I drove home. I was torn between black and white, but decided I wanted to go with black, despite the PITA in keeping it clean especially in WA as my DD. Nothing is more sexy than a shiny black car. Had I gone with SS, probably would of done something more dramatic (yellow, orange etc).

I will upload some pictures shortly as I am at work, and all pictures are on my phone.

Here is what I have done so far (all cosmetic thus far):

* Painted all exterior emblems black - front bowtie, rear bowtie, Camaros on both sides

* Removed rear bowtie

* Matte Black "Camaro" cutout on rear

* 20" Foose Black Chrome wheels - 10.5 in rear 9" front

* 15% tint all around

* Blue LED dome light

* Blue painted calipers

* Removed fog bezel caps (no fogs standard on 1LS) and installed fog lights

* Painted engine cover and fuse box blue

* Smoke vinyl side markers, reverse lights and tail lights

* OEM Sunroof Installed

* Razzi Body kit - front/sides only. Didn't like rear diffuser

* LEDs for lower cutout in Razzi front


Stuff in the mail as we speak:

* Rockford Fosgate T-300 10" Sub/Amp enclosure - INSTALLED

* Oracle blue footwell lighting - INSTALLED

* Heritage Grill - INSTALLED

* LED's for fog lights to replace halogen bulb - INSTALLED


Up Next (in no particular order)

* Eagle Eye Headlights with HID's

* MRT v2

* CAI Cold Air Intake

* Hurst short throw shifter

5. Strut tower brace

* VMAX PTB

* Interior panel painting

* Engine bay/grill lighting

* NS-1 Carbon Fiber Stripe Kit

JimiBlaze 05-31-2013 02:39 PM

looking forward to following your build, I also have a 2013 1LS BRM. I highly recommend you get the intake, my first mod was a roto-fab CAI and it was money well spent! Good luck and enjoy the modding!

TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimiBlaze (Post 6612794)
looking forward to following your build, I also have a 2013 1LS BRM. I highly recommend you get the intake, my first mod was a roto-fab CAI and it was money well spent! Good luck and enjoy the modding!

Awesome. Did you notice any more power? Or does it just sound better?

TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 03:34 PM

Day I got her

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 03:43 PM

OEM Sunroof installed few days after I got her

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 04:21 PM

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Plasti dipped all emblems on exterior black -

kold 05-31-2013 08:13 PM

nice car man, how much did u get charged to install the sunroof/moonroof??

TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by kold (Post 6613806)
nice car man, how much did u get charged to install the sunroof/moonroof??

Negotiated in price but I believe it was $1650

kold 05-31-2013 08:15 PM

o wow, tx for the info though

TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:18 PM

Plasti dip time! First weekend. When I had Heritage wheels I plasti dipped outer silver ring.

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:21 PM

2013 Black LS - Starting the Journey
 
Got tired if seeing those plastic caps over fog light area. Dealer wanted $1100 for fog lights! Did mine for >$80 myself. HID LEDs coming for these now.

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:23 PM

Decided no more chrome and plasti dipped tail light bezels while I was at it.

Imperial IPA to wash down hard days work.. AKA about 20 minutes

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:26 PM

2013 Black LS - Starting the Journey
 
Next up rear Bowie delete and removal of glue with GOO Gone.

Installed matte black "CAMARO" cutout on rear. I love the way it looks!

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:28 PM

Couple of her all shiny and clean

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:29 PM

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:31 PM

Foose 20" Black Chrome wheels on Nitto Motivos. 10.5" in back 9" up front.

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:33 PM

Lighting smoke vinyl tint on side markers, reverse lights and tail lights went on today.

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:34 PM

where I was at as of a few weeks ago

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:35 PM

Camaro meet up

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:37 PM

Decided accent color would be blue so went and got maxi piping from JoAnnes Fabric for $2. Also added blue led dome light (not pictured)

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:40 PM

Removed fuse cover and engine cover, taped off and painted.

Used plastic adhesion promoter primer. Three coats of blue and then three or four of clear. Excited with the results!

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:42 PM

Used duplicitous brake caliper kit in blue this same weekend. Love the blue pop instead if red.

Also found a guy to do custom "camaro" decal for calipers on eBay and sealed them on with clear coat after application.

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TwentyTen2SSRS 05-31-2013 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kold (Post 6613816)
o wow, tx for the info though

Ask your local dealer because they don't do it themselves, they outsource it. So if you go strait to the 3rd party source to get it OEM you can get it cheaper.

Had I not negotiated it in (no extra $$!) I would have gone that route. Sunroof was a deal breaker for me. Normally only available on the LT's and above.

SUKXOST 05-31-2013 08:55 PM

:headbang:

ctinatx 05-31-2013 09:01 PM

The car looks great ! Even better in person :thumbsup:


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