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RedRyder 04-03-2010 09:06 PM

RedRyder's 2010 VR 2SS/RS M6 Camaro
Newest Update 10/10/15 -

Time to bump this thread from the dead for an update!

A few things have changed in the last 2+ years.

I decided to plastidip my front lower lip and my trunk to get rid of the magnetic black out. I think it turned out great.

Plus the new 6.2L Hood badges :cool:

On the inside, I've changed from my Schosche dash kit to the Metra kit. The scosche was being too tempermental and caused weird quirks. I've also added a push button start and smart keyless entry system from Advanced Keys. This thing is awesome! Just walk up to the car and it unlocks, get in, push the button, and you're off.

Here's the new keyfob, it's pretty sleek.

I hooked up a Dashlogic to the obdii port and now I've got the parameters I want to see readily available on my HUD and DIC. I've got an AEM Wideband wired up to it as well for AFRs but haven't had time to install the O2 sensor yet so the AFR on the HUD is a dummy value. The HUD is actually much clearer IRL but I could only get ghosted images when trying to take a pic.

For some security and probably entertainment I wired up a dash cam to be recording while I'm driving. It's right behind my rearview mirror and really unobtrusive; I barely notice it.

In addition, I added a few hidden items to the car like a Vitesse throttle controller (which has been pretty fun), a GPS tracker that streams the gps coordinates straight to my home gps tracking server, and a spare wheel kit in case I need to limp home.

Next step is to get supercharged :) Looking to make that happen in the near future!

Other Updates:

4/10/2010 - Bowties/Tail Light Bezels/Tint/Light Blackouts

4/20/2010 - LED Mirrors

6/2/2010 - Sidemarkers

6/19/2010 - Hash Marks/Gills

12/2/2010 - Bowties/Badges/Interior Mods/Pedals/Cat-back/

4/20/2011 - CAI/Catch Can/Ported TB/Sub/Amp

6/1/2011 - Underhood Acc./Fuel Rails/Chasis Brace

7/1/2011 - Race Scoop/UD Pulley/Headers/Tune

7/14/2011 - Plug Wires

1/25/2013 - BMR Suspension/Sidemarkers/Cam/Rotors/Pads/Head Unit/Amp/HUD/Dash ABL

Well I thought I'd start a journal page to log my beloved camaro. I'll try to keep this updated as things are added to the car. It's going to be a slow process but a fun one.

So.. in February 2010 I ordered this beautiful camaro and just picked it up a couple days ago.

Some completely stock photos:

I love this thing, there's always a huge smile on my face when I drive it :)

So here's what I've done so far. I added a radar detector that was from my last car and I decided to mount it using BlendMount's mount. Well worth the money because it rocks! So clean:

Hardwired my Garmin nuvi. I actually used a separate cigarette lighter plug and wired it into the one by the 4 pack gauge cluster and plugged the nuvi into there. That way I'd be able to use the FM traffic. I used the ProClips Mounts and it is wonderful, a clean install :)

I also got some LEDs from, 1. Front Turn Signals, 2. Dome/Trunk Lights, 3. License Plate Lights. They are much brighter and better.

Lastly, I painted a bunch of interior plastics:

1. Front strip
2. Speedometer trim
3. Random top vents
4. Steering Wheel Trim
5. Trim around gauges and shifter

That's all I got for now. Future mods include black tail light trim and a bunch of stickers :laugh:

Leave some comments and/or suggestions for my ride! :chevy:

RedRyder 04-06-2010 02:04 PM


Here is a running modifications list:


  • Halltech Yellow Jacket Cold Air Intake
  • ADM Performance Cold Air Intake Race Scoop
  • Vengeance Racing Kaotik Camshaft
  • Vengeance Racing Dual Spring Kit
  • Comp 5/16th Hardened Pushrods
  • Comp Trunion Kit
  • Melling Hi Volume Oil Pump
  • Katech C5R Timing Chain
  • LS7 Timing Gear
  • ARP Cam Bolts
  • Red Taylor 409 Pro Race Spark Plug Wires
  • Mast Motorsports Black Label LS3 Fuel Rails
  • Black VMAX CNC Ported Throttle Body
  • Texas Speed & Performance 1 7/8" Long Tube Headers
  • Flowmaster American Thunder Cat Back Exhaust System
  • Texas Speed & Performance Under Drive Pulley
  • RX Performance Billet Overdrive Alternator Pulley
  • Barton Industries Short Throw Shifter
  • Vitesse Throttle Controller
  • Vengeance Racing Tune


  • BMR Suspension Front & Rear Sway Bars
  • BMR Suspension Sway Bar End Links
  • BMR Suspension 1" Lowering Springs
  • BMR Suspension Trailing Arms
  • BMR Suspension Outer Trailing Arm Bushings
  • BMR Suspension Toe Rods
  • BMR Suspension Driveshaft Safety Loop
  • Hotchkis Chassis Max Brace
  • DBA 5000 Series Slotted Front Rotors
  • DBA 4000 Series Slotted Rear Rotors
  • Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads
  • Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  • Nitto Motivo 245/45-20 Front Tires
  • Nitto Invo 275/40-20 Rear Tires
  • Spare Tire Kit


  • OEM HUD Retrofit
  • Metra Double Din Dash Kit
  • Kenwood DNX-9990HD Head Unit
  • JL Audio XD400/4 4-Channel Amplifier
  • Kicker ZX400.1 Mono Amplifier
  • Kicker 12" CompVR Sub-woofer
  • Sub Thump Integrated Amp/Sub/Stealth Enclosure
  • Palmer Performance DashLogic
  • Advanced Keys Smart Entry & Push Button Start System
  • XpressKit DBALL2 Bypass
  • Coban GPS104 GPS Tracker
  • VIOFO A118C Dash Cam

Engine Bay Accessories

  • Elite Engineering Oil Catch Can
  • Black Anodized Fuel Rail Fittings
  • Showstopper Accessories Premium Under Hood Bowtie
  • Showstopper Accessories Premium ABS Controller Cover
  • Showstopper Accessories Premium Master Cylinder Cover
  • Showstopper Accessories Premium Fuse Box Cover
  • Showstopper Accessories Black Wire Harness Cover
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Idler Pulley
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Oil Dip Stick Cover
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet AC Fittings
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Master Brake Cylinder Cap
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Battery Post Cover
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Radiator Cap
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Radiator Overflow Cap
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Oil Cap
  • LSR Performance Black Anodized Billet Strut Tower Caps
  • PCM of NC Evap Relocation
  • Custom Heater Hose Relocation
  • Apex Motorsports Washer Fluid Tank Relocation


  • 20% Sides and Rear Tint
  • Halos Always On Mod
  • Gary's Custom Bumblebee Style Bowties
  • Black Painted Tail Light Bezel
  • Blacked Out Bowties
  • Blacked Out Reverse Lights
  • Blacked Out LED Turn Signals
  • Blacked Out Daytime Running Lights
  • LED License Plate Lights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Showstopper Accessories Tinted LED Side Mirrors
  • Showstopper Accessories LED Side Markers
  • Plastidip Trunk Black Out
  • Plastidip Lower Lip Black Out
  • Driver Side Gloss Black Vinyl Hash Marks
  • EmblemPros Gill Inserts
  • EmblemPros Black 'CAMARO' Fender Badges
  • EmblemPros Black 6.2L Hood Badges
  • Custom SS Badges
  • SS Tire Stem Caps


  • Victory Red Painted Interior Trim
  • White LED Interior Lighting
  • Custom Dash ABL
  • Custom SS Embroidered Headrests
  • EmblemPros Black Shift Pattern Overlay
  • DSV Customs Leather E-Brake Boot
  • BilletAnything Black Billet Pedals
  • Lloyd Mats Ultimat Embroidered Trunk Mat

~Coming Soon~

  • ECS Blacked Out Novi 1500 Supercharger Kit
  • Monst​er LT1-​SC Twin Disc Clut​ch
  • ZL1 Driveline Kit

ljustin293 04-06-2010 02:08 PM

wow....PM coming about the painted interior...

RedRyder 04-06-2010 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by ljustin293 (Post 1682416)
wow....PM coming about the painted interior...

2 coats of adhesion promoter
3 coats of Victory Red from
3 coats of high gloss clear coat

Pretty simple and looks amazing


adub4185 04-06-2010 03:21 PM

looks great! did you take apart the steering wheel to do the silver piece on there? I'd like to do this myself in black. I wonder if I have the patience...

Mojave 04-06-2010 05:05 PM

Looks great ! Love the idea of painting those pieces? How did you keep them dust free while painting and drying?

RedRyder 04-06-2010 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by adub4185 (Post 1682819)
looks great! did you take apart the steering wheel to do the silver piece on there? I'd like to do this myself in black. I wonder if I have the patience...

Just have to pop off the airbag and the trim will come off with a flat-head screw driver


Originally Posted by Mojave (Post 1683384)
Looks great ! Love the idea of painting those pieces? How did you keep them dust free while painting and drying?

I didn't go that intense. Just did it in my screened off pool area lol

RedRyder 04-10-2010 03:59 PM

I was able to install some blackout stuff as well as paint my tail light bezels black :w00t: I did mess up on trying to put the gills on though :( so I suppose I'm going to have to order another set lol here's how they turned out. I also bought a 160GB iPod Classic for the car since my iPod Touch doesn't seem to work great with the stock iPod integration.

Blacked out bowties, tail light bezels, reverse lights, turn signals and DRLs:

Showstopper LED mirrors should be in sometime soon. Also my AAC LED sidemarkers will ship out according to them next week. Probably going to buy another set of gills :facepalm: Afterwards I'll be getting a Roto-Fab CAI and probably going to lower it with some nice Pfadt lowering springs. That'll be fun :thumbup:

showstopper 04-11-2010 06:11 PM

We will be shipping your LED mirrors out this week. You will be very happy.

RedRyder 04-12-2010 12:21 PM


tgdtown 04-12-2010 05:49 PM

How did you hide the power to the Beltronics, show pics please...

RedRyder 04-12-2010 07:09 PM

I used this DIY thread:

DIY - V-1 Radar Detector Installed to Rear View Mirror

Best way to mount a radar in these cars imo :chevy:

RedRyder 04-20-2010 05:01 PM

Got my ShowStopper LED Mirrors on! They're pretty sweeet, thanks to Pete at Showstopper for an awesome product :thumbup:

Almost done with the exterior stuff, I'm thinking about going to a local shop and getting the trunk blacked out. I'm weighing the idea.

RedRyder 06-02-2010 08:19 AM

It's been a little while but I have a new addition! AAC Painted LED Side Markers!

Decided to leave the gills out, at least for now. Also I'm putting the springs on hold because I'm slowly remembering how driving a lowered car in Atlanta can be a huge pain (Although could be worth it).

Next up when funds allow will be either a trunk blackout or the Rotofab CAI. But first, I gotta pay for a big dent I put in the side of the camaro :facepalm:

Roto-fab 1 06-02-2010 09:38 AM

Nice Ride!:thumbup: We do stock the powder coat VR air box as well as red coupling hoses. Our new red hoses match the car very well! You can also go with the CF finish inlet elbow which looks really good with the red hoses.:thumbsup:
Let us know if you have any questions about our products.

RedRyder 06-02-2010 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by Roto-fab 1 (Post 1935248)
Nice Ride!:thumbup: We do stock the powder coat VR air box as well as red coupling hoses. Our new red hoses match the car very well! You can also go with the CF finish inlet elbow which looks really good with the red hoses.:thumbsup:
Let us know if you have any questions about our products.

Thanks! That was exactly what I had planned, though I would go with the normal black elbow. I'll let you know when I'm ready to order one :cool:

2010 SSRS 06-02-2010 04:05 PM

looks awesome

SILVER BULLITT 06-02-2010 04:58 PM

:headbang:looks good . I like your mirrors

RedRyder 06-19-2010 05:51 PM

I got my gill inserts (from emblempros) and my hash marks (from autotrimdesign) installed and they're awesome.

Soon I'll be putting on some new badging from emblem pros and then comes the drop and then the CAI.

RedRyder 12-02-2010 05:03 PM

Well, I say it's about time for an update.

First, I used a few wires from AAC and made it so my halos stay on at all times (Hooray for no more switching them on/off when I get in/out of the car :)) Also, I replaced the rear bulbs with red LEDs so they come instant on with the 3rd brake light (I know, OCD).

There was a meet at Vengeance Racing a little while ago and I got to meet some C5 members around the area and check out Vengeance's facilities. It was a good time and I got to run my completely stock car on the dyno.

I got 353 rwhp 340 rwtq which was good since it was literally 100 degrees and other members were saying the dyno at Vengeance at the time was reading 20rwhp lower than what MTI's dyno read. I'll just be using it for a baseline so I can see what I've gained as I add more power :cool:

I added a few new exterior things which are as follows:
-Rear Trunk Black Out
-EmblemPros Black CAMARO Fender Badges
-EmblemPros Black LS3 Hood Badges
-Custom Red/Black SS Badges
-Gary's Custom Bumblebee Style Bowties
-Red/Black SS Tire Stem Caps

Car looks mean with all of the new little things :cool:

I also put on a Flowmaster American Thunder Cat Back Exhaust System but I didn't want the chrome tips so I painted them black with high-heat paint. The exhaust itself sounds amazing. I love driving around and hearing it.

As for the interior, I acquired some new goodies as well:
-EmblemPros Dash Plaque
-Red SS Embroidered Headrests
-DSV Customs Leather E-Brake Boot
-BilletAnything Black Billet Pedals

I really like the pedals, they are perfect and feel like they should have always been there.

You can see all the new stuff in the following pics.

That's all for now. I'll begin to focus on performance now that it looks exactly how I want it to (minus a drop).

I was rear ended a while back and was out a car for a full month. I had to get (another) new rear bowtie painted from Gary's Customs. Could have been worse though...look at the other car...

camaro2lt 12-03-2010 03:31 PM

car looks good soory to hear about the crash nice color also

Roto-fab 1 12-06-2010 09:22 PM

Ouch! That's a real bummer. I hope all of the repairs were to your satisfaction. It looks like you pay great attention to detail.

AuSStinVRCamaro 03-20-2011 07:03 PM

Where did you get your rear trunk blackout from??

RedRyder 03-24-2011 12:03 PM

Got it from mustang(unfortunately)

Here's a link:

AuSStinVRCamaro 03-24-2011 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by RedRyder (Post 3004075)
Got it from mustang(unfortunately)

Here's a link:

How do you like the magnetic blackout?

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