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 including AFRs from an AEM Wideband. 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:
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