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Schmidty 06-17-2013 06:13 PM

Schmidty's 2011 2SS/RS UPGRADE
 
Just got back from the dealership with my new-to-me 2011 Cyber Gray Metallic 2SS/RS! Pretty stoked. I parted out much of my 2011 Imperial Blue Metallic 2LT/RS and sold her.

I had been playing around with the idea of an upgrade for a while now, but never felt any pressure to make the change, nor did I care that my buddies who have an SS would give me grief. It's all in good fun! Now that I have had my 2LT/RS for 2 years and modded her as much as I could, I felt I was ready for the change. I searched Autotrader, 12 dealerships in my area, MSN.com and Cars.com and didnt see much worth my attention. My buddy said to try Carmax so I gave it a shot and found this beauty of an SS sitting in the lot in Bakersfield, CA. I immediately called and had them ship her to San Diego. Before I even saw the car in person I ordered several mods. Haha! Well today was the day...they called to tell me the car was here! I took the next available appointment and spent 80 minutes checking out the car, test-driving it, and signing on the dotted line. Working with Carmax was great! This beauty has 10,620 miles on her and makes me smile! When I walked away from her after parking her in the garage I did the double-take...you know what I'm talking about!

BEFORE
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...SD/photo-2.jpg

NOW
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...D/IMG_6675.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...D/IMG_6559.jpg

PERFORMANCE MODS
  • Stainless Works 3" Retro Chambered Catback Exhaust
  • Stainless Works LT Headers
  • Rotofab Cold Air Intake
  • Pfadt Lowering Springs
  • Pfadt Sway Bars
  • VMAX Throttle Body (RX)

APPEARANCE MODS, ETC
  • Oracle LED Sidemarkers
  • Matte Black Tail Light Bezels
  • CGM Heritage Grille
  • NLP Dove Tail Spoiler
  • Technostalgia LED Tail Lights
  • 20" TSW Tanakas in Matte Black
  • Xenon Body Scoops
  • Havoc Diffuser
  • ZL1 Bumper
  • ZL1 Rockers
  • Hurst Auto Shifter
  • Matte Black Vinyl Hood
  • MyLink
  • JL Stealthbox and Kicker 1500.1 Amplifier

Here we go again!

If you want to see my build thread for my V6: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=235078

UF4LIFE102SS 06-17-2013 06:14 PM

:thumbup:

aquablueL99 06-17-2013 07:11 PM

That is one heck of a nice start!!...:thumbup:

Kurt ABL99...:chevy:

Schmidty 06-23-2013 07:34 PM

First Mods
 
It's been one week since I took ownership of my SS! Lovin' the permagrin! I immediately had the windows tinted at 25% all around. I also installed the AAC LED Sidemarkers, Black Bezels, Technostalgia LED Tail Lights and Roto-Fab Intake. My good buddy VEESIKS (David) took the lead on helping me install Stainless Works 3" Retro Chambered Catback with Flat Black Tips and Longtube Headers. Pics and Video below.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...maro-Front.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...amaro-Back.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...Tail-Pipes.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...aro-Intake.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...th_Exhaust.jpg
Removing the exhaust and headers took about on hour. Hanging the Stainless Works long tubes was about 15 minutes. And then we discovered that the upstream O2 sensors were not coming off the stock tubes. We sprayed with PB blaster three times, used a torch, and air tools. We simply removed my sensors from my V6 and we were on our way. The Stainless Works exhaust comes with at least 12 clamps which were a job to install (sarcasm). Ha! I will get everything welded hopefully this week. Still the best exhaust out there! Thanks to David for hanging in there with me! We started at 7PM and finished at Midnight! And thanks to Apex Chase for the great prices, fast shipping, and amazing service as always!

Schmidty 06-27-2013 03:25 PM

Installed my two must-have appearance mods...Heritage Grille and Rear Vinyl Black Out!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...D/IMG_5377.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...D/IMG_5378.jpg

Schmidty 06-29-2013 06:30 PM

New TSW Tanakas in Matte Black from Wheel Warehouse! Next is a drop.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...D/IMG_5408.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...D/IMG_5404.jpg

VR Baron 06-30-2013 11:02 AM

Wow no grass growing here! Nice car and yeah love the SW exhaust!

Schmidty 07-02-2013 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by UF4LIFE102SS (Post 6681943)
:thumbup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by aquablueL99 (Post 6682190)
That is one heck of a nice start!!...:thumbup:

Kurt ABL99...:chevy:

Quote:

Originally Posted by VR Baron (Post 6734512)
Wow no grass growing here! Nice car and yeah love the SW exhaust!

Thanks guys! I have to admit I am pretty smitten with the SS! I purposefully never drove an SS because I didn't want to lose the permagrin from my V6. The V6 is an awesome car with some great power...but dayum this SS is fun to drive! :headbang:

Just ordered the Xenon Body Scoops and the Havoc Diffuser!

Schmidty 07-10-2013 05:50 PM

Havoc Diffuser and Xenon Body Scoops arrived today! ALso have the NLP spoiler and picking up the ZL1 bumped on Saturday and taking everything to the body shop for paint! Totally stoked! :drool::bonk::clap2::thumbup:

BluePhoenix 07-10-2013 06:06 PM

Congrats on the new purchase! Looks like your car is coming along nicely!

Schmidty 07-27-2013 06:18 PM

After spending 4 hours on the base with Scott working on the Pfadt Lowering Springs and Sways she is finally done with her first set of mods!!
  • ZL1 Replica Front Fascia with HIDs
  • AAC Colorshift Halo's and Fogs
  • Xenon Rear Body Scoops
  • NLP Spoiler in Satin Black
  • Havoc Diffuser in Satin Black

In certain lights, at certain angles, the paint on the front fascia appears a bit lighter. In person it appears near perfect. Just the cost of buying aftermarket parts. :laugh: I am happy with the outcome.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...sUSD/Front.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...SD/Drivers.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...DriverRear.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c327/LarsUSD/Rear.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...sengerRear.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...sengerSide.jpg

Autosource 08-02-2013 12:08 PM

:thumbup: Whole car turned out very nice Lars.

CGM is officially my favorite color :)

Thanks again and feel free to contact me if you ever need anything!

Schmidty 11-19-2013 06:52 PM

Rolled the fenders today!!! Finally!!! I know its nothing to brag about but Jesus it took forever to find someone to do it! With the 275s up front and 315s in the back, and lowered 1.5 inches the fenders were chewing up my tires when I hit a dip! I bought the car to drive it like I stole it so hopefully I can now...gotta plan a cruise soon! :thumb up:

Next up...replace my color shifts with stock RS halos! Someone else will love those AAC Colorshift 2.0s and I will once again love my stock halos.

Schmidty 12-09-2013 02:53 PM

Ordered ZL1 Rockers from Gary this morning! And doing some research on cams! Now to check the mailbox to see if got my Christmas Check! :D

z28racer 12-09-2013 03:05 PM

Rolled mine also but only had to do it on the driver's side.

CamaroLB 12-09-2013 03:06 PM

Clean and neat! Love it!

z28racer 12-09-2013 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Schmidty (Post 7249255)
Ordered ZL1 Rockers from Gary this morning! And doing some research on cams! Now to check the mailbox to see if got my Christmas Check! :D

You been a good boy this year? ??:fighting0056::23:

Schmidty 12-09-2013 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CamaroLB (Post 7249286)
Clean and neat! Love it!

Thank you, sir! :happy0180:

GunnyG 12-09-2013 06:15 PM

Looking good Lars!

Schmidty 12-09-2013 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GunnyG (Post 7249757)
Looking good Lars!

Thank's Aaron! Hope to see that Stingray on one of our cruises sometime!

GunnyG 12-09-2013 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Schmidty (Post 7249847)
Thank's Aaron! Hope to see that Stingray on one of our cruises sometime!

I'm not too sure about that. Tore up the bumper of my SS on that Borrego Springs cruise. Definitely don't wanna do that on this car. The front end was never the same after that. Lots of sand, rocks, etc chipped the paint and destroyed the windshield. Maybe on a not so gritty route I would.

Deftones 12-09-2013 06:48 PM

Great progress, looks good.

Schmidty 12-10-2013 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deftones (Post 7249863)
Great progress, looks good.

Thanks man! I appreciate it.

Behic2320 12-11-2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Schmidty (Post 6828038)
After spending 4 hours on the base with Scott working on the Pfadt Lowering Springs and Sways she is finally done with her first set of mods!!
  • ZL1 Replica Front Fascia with HIDs
  • AAC Colorshift Halo's and Fogs
  • Xenon Rear Body Scoops
  • NLP Spoiler in Satin Black
  • Havoc Diffuser in Satin Black
In certain lights, at certain angles, the paint on the front fascia appears a bit lighter. In person it appears near perfect. Just the cost of buying aftermarket parts. :laugh: I am happy with the outcome.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...sUSD/Front.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...SD/Drivers.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...DriverRear.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c327/LarsUSD/Rear.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...sengerRear.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...sengerSide.jpg

She sure is sitting pretty and i hope what gunny said is not that bad I would be pissed if i tore up my car after just getting everything fixed

Schmidty 12-18-2013 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Behic2320 (Post 7253896)
She sure is sitting pretty and i hope what gunny said is not that bad I would be pissed if i tore up my car after just getting everything fixed

Thanks Grant! She doesn't have those sick fenders like yours but I love her just the same. And yes, Aaron was serious. On the last cruise I planned those Side Scoops flew right off! The shop had used double stick tape to "install" them even though I asked them to mold them on. Still planning to get them molded but have been avoiding that shop!

Hurst Auto Shifter arrives tomorrow, and Zl1 Rockers arrive on Friday! Still waiting for that Christmas Check so I can start chatting with CMS about a cam!


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