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DON_RAFA 08-07-2009 09:38 AM

Rafa:Chevy faster then a Silver Bullet...
 
Whasup everybody first off let me introduce myself. I'm Rafa and have been a fan of the 5th gen camaro since it was just a concept. I still can't believe I now own one:happyanim:. I've always been in a Chevy but all Caprice's :chevy:. I hade a 88 and 89 (box Caprice). Then had a 93 (bubble Caprice) and now have a 96 Caprice with a LT1 in it (my other baby in my sig). Saying all that you can understand why I love the Camaro. 1, its CHEVY. 2, its an instant classic. 3, its a modern day muscle car that appeals to me (Chargers, Challengers and Mustangs just dont do it for me). The car just screams "me" with its bold looks and powerful attitude :D.

I looked up how many Camaros are out there like mine:

2LT
A6
SIM/exterior
IO/interior
sunroof

Including mine theres only 3 with these options and the 2 are no where near NY:w00t: . I plan to add my own tastefully done mods to make it a 1 of 1 but thats in the future so stay tuned!

I went to one dealer and they didnt even have one I could look at but still wanted a deposit :facepalm:. I then took a ride out to another dealer and my baby was sitting in the showroom floor just waiting for me (thats how it felt). I fell in love instantly and purchased on 8/1/09.

Man I get alot of looks driving her around town. Mostly all compliments and looks of amazement. Only thing I hate is when ppl ask "how much?" and say "it looks like a Mustang", I just ignore them :smh:.

Well enough talking here she is, after being prep'd
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/photo2-5.jpg

She had 0 on the clock and when she came back from prep she had 8 miles on her. When I got home she had 18.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/photo-12.jpg

Welcome to the fam...
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0247.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0246.jpg

Never thought I'd drive a v6 but honestly I can't complain at all I am very impressed with the power this thing has...
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0253.jpg

and the trunk is pretty roomy too.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0251.jpg

Aside from the car being THE TOTAL SHIZZZNIT, the interior won me over completely....IO.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0249.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0248.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0250.jpg

Well I'm happy to be apart of this forum and look foward to meeting up with ppl and enjoying these great cars.

P.S. as the mods come in I'll be updating so keep ya eye out for me ;)

authenticnikes 08-07-2009 10:10 PM

bad ass bro. I didn't think the silver camaro would look so badass with the inferno orange package but that's sick!

DON_RAFA 08-11-2009 07:59 AM

thanks man...

Well heres an update, I just got the tints done 35%.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/IMG_1825.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/IMG_1826.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/IMG_1824.jpg

BONUS PIKS:

My Camaro with my friends GT-R
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/IMG_1829.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/IMG_1830.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/IMG_1828.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/IMG_1827.jpg

third1 08-12-2009 07:21 PM

Nice ride

CloudXTC 08-12-2009 09:48 PM

gt-r drool

DON_RAFA 08-12-2009 10:38 PM

thanks guys

DON_RAFA 08-12-2009 10:48 PM

front plate install
 
I refuse to have my bumper drilled but I got pulled once for not having the front plate on and I don't need to be constantly worried about this. So after looking up options I went this route...

I used zip ties and weather stripping...
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Picture011.jpg

I love the clean look but NY does not agree.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Picture012.jpg

weather stripping on the back where the frame contacts the bumper.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Picture010.jpg

zip zip
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Picture007.jpg

side shot
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Picture004.jpg

since "no tools" were required of course I over looked having a screwdriver so a penny had to do
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Picture003.jpg

and here she goes...
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Picture008.jpg

DON_RAFA 08-12-2009 11:16 PM

dealer footage
 
I just remembered I made a quick vid while my Camaro was on the showroom floor. I was already being over protective because as I signed my life away ppl were putting their greasy hands on it and farting in the seats.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Picture002.jpg

rikelme90 08-12-2009 11:36 PM

gt-r only import i would buy if i had 80k and had already bought the corvette zr-1 haha.
dude the interior is awsome.
and yea the plates on the front of the car thats a bummer.
the tint look great.
are you done with it or are you going to put rims, etc.?

DON_RAFA 10-13-2009 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rikelme90 (Post 792937)
gt-r only import i would buy if i had 80k and had already bought the corvette zr-1 haha.
dude the interior is awsome.
and yea the plates on the front of the car thats a bummer.
the tint look great.
are you done with it or are you going to put rims, etc.?

Thanks. Im looking into rims in the spring. I have a couple things on the mod list but for now im going to get it ready for winter: Car cover and clear bra.

DON_RAFA 10-13-2009 04:07 PM

time to update...
 
hmm lets see....

This was the first meet I went to and met real cool ppl I might add.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1251424436
the second meet I went to.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1252033735

DON_RAFA 10-13-2009 04:16 PM

After that I went to a car show out in LI.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1253151454
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1253151454
Then met with some cool ppl out in LI.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1253470586
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1253470586

DON_RAFA 10-13-2009 04:23 PM

Some subtle touches
 
I put my own style to the car all with good taste in mind.
Hood Speers/grille blackout/black w/red outline bowtie/red bowties in the cetercaps/trunk blackout/side vent black out:
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...cture007-1.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Picture006.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...cture002-3.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Picture009.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...cture004-1.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...cture001-2.jpg

DON_RAFA 10-13-2009 04:27 PM

Swift Motorsports retractable plate holder...
 
So I got tired of the "zip-tie" front plate so I invested in a retractable plate and is great!
now you see me
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...cture008-1.jpg
now you dont
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...cture003-2.jpg

DON_RAFA 10-13-2009 04:29 PM

A throwback
 
b4 the meets and mods heres a couple piks of my Camaro with my cousins RSX-S when we went to a beach this past summer...
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/IMG_1834.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/IMG_1835.jpg

DON_RAFA 10-13-2009 04:33 PM

Recent stuff
 
well now that I brought you guys up to date this is whats been going on...

hit up a car show @ Orchard Beach.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1254689170
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1254689170

My baby & I :wub:
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...IMG_1966-1.jpg

Camaro509 10-13-2009 04:34 PM

Heya Rafa, that car is niiiice! VERY tastefully done, I like.
Very cool you can meet up with people who also have
good taste in their cars ;)

DON_RAFA 10-13-2009 04:35 PM

just added
 
MBRP Cat-Back exhaust that I love. Ill get a video up soon.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3.../Picture-2.jpg

I have some more tricks up my sleeve so stay tuned!

DON_RAFA 10-13-2009 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Camaro509 (Post 1040172)
Heya Rafa, that car is niiiice! VERY tastefully done, I like.
Very cool you can meet up with people who also have
good taste in their cars ;)

Thanks alot buddy I appreciate it.

TJ91 10-13-2009 05:57 PM

great job on the car Rafa, i love my car too. The IO interior just blows people away. Im going to do the grill blackout too, where did you order it from?

DON_RAFA 10-15-2009 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJ91 (Post 1040503)
great job on the car Rafa, i love my car too. The IO interior just blows people away. Im going to do the grill blackout too, where did you order it from?

I got the grille blackout from here:
http://www.ridergraphix.com/Camaro.html

wait till you see the piks im about to put in here. I added something to compliment the IO interior brother!!

DON_RAFA 10-15-2009 11:47 AM

AAC RED LEDs
 
I installed a red LED in the dome and trunk. Thanks AAC!!:thumbsup:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0308.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0303.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0304.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0306.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0302.jpg

DON_RAFA 10-15-2009 11:50 AM

BONUS PIK
 
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/100_0312.jpg

DON_RAFA 10-30-2009 03:30 PM

LICENSE PLATE LEDs
 
(STOCK)
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/photo1-2.jpg

(LEDvsSTOCK)
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/photo3-5.jpg

(LED FTW!!!)
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...s/photo2-7.jpg

Camaro gal 10-30-2009 06:42 PM

I love it :) :wub:


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