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!
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 Superbrightleds.com, 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:
Here is a running modifications list:
Engine Bay Accessories
wow....PM coming about the painted interior...
2 coats of adhesion promoter
3 coats of Victory Red from automotivetouchup.com
3 coats of high gloss clear coat
Pretty simple and looks amazing
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...
Looks great ! Love the idea of painting those pieces? How did you keep them dust free while painting and drying?
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:
We will be shipping your LED mirrors out this week. You will be very happy.
How did you hide the power to the Beltronics, show pics please...
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:
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.
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:
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.
:headbang:looks good . I like your mirrors
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.
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...
car looks good soory to hear about the crash nice color also
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.
Where did you get your rear trunk blackout from??
Got it from mustang(unfortunately)blackout.com
Here's a link: http://www.mustangblackout.com/camaro.html
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