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Sky 08-15-2013 01:22 AM

Sky Is The Limit - My 2011 2LT/RS
 
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So I'll start off with some brief history then jump into the beginning. I actually always wanted a mustang however after growing up and actually witnessing the release of the 5th gen Camaro I fell in love plain and simple.

After joining the Marine Corps I saved for 3 years(life happens) to afford my baby. A 2011 2LT/RS IBM.(December 31st 2012, and I made it back home in time for fireworks with the family :smiling1:). I held off for 8 months before buying my first mod and the upgrade begins!

This is my first car, my first love and the only thing in my life right now I can trust whole heartedly. Every piece that has been installed on my car I did myself and one of my goals as a man was to learn about cars and let me be the first to say. Thank you to everyone on this forum and those who have attributed I have learned so much and have done so much and thoroughly enjoyed all of it! The best part is that I still have a lot more to go!


CURRENT MODS
2013-08-12:CAI cold air intake purchased.
2013-09-06:CAI installed.

2013-08-20:GM Ground effects kit purchased.
2013-09-07:Side Skirts installed.
2013-09-16:Rear diffuser installed.

2013-09-01:ZL1 Front Bumper Conversion kit purchased.
2013-09-21:ZL1 Front Bumper Conversion installed with lighting.
2013-09-21:ZL1 fog lights HID
2013-09-19:Front bow tie delete.

2013-09-09:VIS AMS Hood purchased!
2013-09-25:VIS AMS Hood Installed!

2013-09-12:Afterburner effect DIY added.

2013-09-17:Muffler delete.

2013-09-28:High Wing Spoiler installed!

2013-09-28:In for her dipping. Her biggest part of the make over.
2013-09-28:Blacked out tail light bezels.
2013-09-28:Rims dipped.
2013-09-29:Side markers dipped body color.


PLANNED MODS
Catch Can
Dyed stitching
Calipers powder coated Bentley Blue
Engine cover painted
Ark N-II Catback Exhaust
Interior Details/Coloring
Neoprene Seat Covers
Long Tube Headers
Tune

CURRENT LOOK
(Blue Skies)

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FROM THE GROUND UP

When I finally got a second to stop driving her and take some pictures.(2013-01-29)
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My first mod after doing a lot of research was the CAI, cold air intake. I figured some HP gain plus more mpg equals more money saved to spend on mods and it added an extra sweet sound to my engine!(2013-09-06)
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My second mod was replacing my stock 2LT side skirts with the GM GFX skirts. Loved the stance and I thought it made my car look more of how it should have been from the start.(2013-09-07)
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(Yes that was my beautiful mother admiring my work in the background haha.)

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After a few days of not adding anything I started to look around for things I could try to do and ended up finding the DIY afterburners thread. Needless to say I was scared out of my mind to cut open my baby's parts but after trusting myself and the forum members I jumped in and it added a huge difference to my car and saved me about 370$ on an aftermarket part. Thanks again Sabot!
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My GM GFX Diffuser came in the same day with my new front bumper and I was super stoked to get it installed. However it didn't come with instructions of any kind or any pre-drilled holes or guides of any kind. So I did have a body shop friend help me out but we got it done in about an hour and a half from removal of the old to install of the new. Definitely completed the GFX look and personally I believe all stock Camaros should have came like this.(2013-09-16)
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(I don't have a picture of it, but I got the itch after installing my diffuser and wanted to do something else in the meantime so I decided to get my stock mufflers removed. Cost me 70 bucks for both and had straight pipe installed. I would have done it myself....but I don't have a lift or a blowtorch. I would also post a video but they don't do it justice, my car went from..."Hmm well yeah it sounds nice." to "Jeezus man is that thing going to eat me?" That's literally what one of my friends said haha.)

Now you can't see it in this picture but it took me 3 days and from 6-11 hours a day doing research and watching various videos having nothing to do with Camaros to figure out how to correctly do my wiring for my ZL1 Front bumper. The front bumper is aggressive as hell and also adds to the stance with the GFX. I had to have it over my 2LT bumper. The reason for not painting it was that I had future plans...(2013-09-21)
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The hood change out was by far THE EASIEST mod I have done so far. I did have 2 other people assist me in holding it and everything but seriously, remove a couple of nuts and you're set. The VIS AMS hood was just the right amount of personalization I wanted to top off my baby. Just the right amount of badassness if I do say so myself.(2013-09-25)
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I loved the sporty look of the High wing spoiler for the Camaro. I don't care if some people consider it ricey or whatever. This is my car and I wanted it but just wasn't really willing to drop 400+ dollars for it. Luckily while browsing Ebay one day I found a dealership selling them for 100$. I was going to wait and ask if it was real but I figured hell man just buy it. Good thing I did. That was on a Sunday and the next day when I called them they told me it was an error someone thought a 4 was a 1 but they would honor the purchase price. Another score for me and besides drilling new holes in my baby the installation was a snap and the harness provided also made the wiring easy. Thanks GM!(2013-09-28)
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(Yes it was also unpainted. Shhhh! I told you had plans!)

nfl46 08-15-2013 07:19 AM

Looks good! A quick 5 min mod that you should complete first: Get rid of the dealership decal/sticker...you can get some Goo Gone and remove it. And congrats! Looking forward to seeing your future updates!

Sky 08-16-2013 01:10 AM

Thanks for the advice! It'll be the first thing I do when I get my baby back.

xVengeancex28 08-16-2013 02:46 AM

Looks great! looking forward to seeing it modded out :thumbsup:

King Leonidas 08-17-2013 04:57 PM

Looks just like mine when I got it! if you are looking for some cosmetic ideas check out my build! I usually immediately go for wheels, but I actually really like those rims with that shade of blue.

Aubrey64 08-17-2013 04:59 PM

Looks great! Awesome color choice:rolleyes:

ben3350 08-18-2013 06:53 PM

sounds good man. I am wanting to replace my bumper with the zl1 bumper as well.

I haven't decided if I want to buy GM's or buy an aftermarket one. I've seen them range from 400 to a grand for that bumper unpainted. What are your plans bumper-wise?

Sky 09-04-2013 10:57 PM

Reserved

LIM3 09-04-2013 11:12 PM

Look forward to seeing the build. What color are you thinking of painting it

2010 SSRS 09-04-2013 11:15 PM

looks great, definitely be watching the build

Atbtech05 09-04-2013 11:30 PM

:pop2: Cant wait. Best color.

Sky 09-05-2013 12:10 AM

I don't want to give away to much but I'll say it's going to be a similar color ;D. Should have my baby back by the end of this week or the beginning of the next. And I'll start installing the pieces I've bought so far. Three weeks without my girl and it's killing me!

LIM3 09-05-2013 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Sky (Post 6980263)
I don't want to give away to much but I'll say it's going to be a similar color ;D. Should have my baby back by the end of this week or the beginning of the next. And I'll start installing the pieces I've bought so far. Three weeks without my girl and it's killing me!

similar to green ?

Sky 09-07-2013 06:33 PM

Did my posts get deleted within the past day?

ben3350 09-09-2013 01:01 AM

yes the forums had a bit of a glitch and many of the posts disappeared. Good thing its stopped recently but anything posted during that time is now lost

Sky 09-09-2013 06:41 PM

Got my Rear Valance and Front Bumper today! However the rear valance has no holes or clips in it what so ever...so I have to take it to a body shop to get it installed. And now I'm just waiting on my hood to get delivered so I can install that and the Bumper and paint my baby! Exterior so close to completion.

Behic2320 09-09-2013 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Sky (Post 6989492)
Got my Rear Valance and Front Bumper today! However the rear valance has no holes or clips in it what so ever...so I have to take it to a body shop to get it installed. And now I'm just waiting on my hood to get delivered so I can install that and the Bumper and paint my baby! Exterior so close to completion.

Well shoot, you just took your sweet ol time now didnt you hahaha:thumbup:

Sky 09-09-2013 07:23 PM

When I do things I like to get them done! If I had the funds I'd finish all of it haha.

ben3350 09-10-2013 07:46 PM

Cant wait to see how the bumper looks on IBM!

Sky 09-12-2013 06:04 PM

Just did my afterburners. Waiting till it gets dark to take pics.

ben3350 09-14-2013 02:01 AM

how do they look?

Sky 09-14-2013 04:52 AM

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how do they look?

Last pic of my first post bud.

ben3350 09-14-2013 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Sky (Post 7000823)
Last pic of my first post bud.

oh my bad I missed it. Looks good man!

Sky 09-16-2013 05:28 PM

Rear diffuser installed!

LIM3 09-16-2013 06:20 PM

Nice man !


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