RedRyder's 2010 VR 2SS/RS M6 Camaro
It's been a long time since I've updated this page so I figured I'd show everything I've put into this car over the last year or so.
In the suspension department, I've added a slew of BMR parts that you can find in my mod list including their 1" lowering springs. Love the stance.
I put on new Showstopper LED side markers which have replaced my AAC LED side markers. To those interested, I'd highly recommend the Showstoppers over the AACs. Superior build quality, they match my LED turn signal mirrors, and I've had them for about a year in which no LEDs went out unlike the multitude of times the AACs have gone out.
In the engine bay, I added an RX breather to the valve cover and drove up to Vengeance Racing to put in their Koatic Cam, along with their dual spring kit and other accompanying parts. After a retune, the cam put down 470 rwhp & 439 rwtq!
All the brake dust this thing has from the stock brakes was killing me so I wanted some new brakes. I went with a DBA slotted 5000/4000 series split for the front and back rotors, upgraded my lines to Goodridge SS lines and changed my pads to Hawk ceramics. I took this combo to Road Atlanta for a weekend and they performed splendedly. I also changed the rear tires to a set of Nitto Invo's which have been working well for me so far.
I redid my audio system by putting in a Scosche dash kit with a Kenwood DNX-9990HD headunit. Feels so good to have a full headunit back. Here's some pics of the new interior.
Added a Lloyd Mat embroidered trunk mat to the trunk. I needed something to make it look better since I did a piss poor job at cutting the stock trunk carpetting for my sub. It's nice and sturdy.
I decided that I really wanted a HUD in my car so I took some time and using Ofer's (2SSRS's) directions, retrofitted the Camaro HUD into my car. At the same time, I added ambient lighting to my dash. I think it came out great and the new HUD was totally worth the work.
I really like where the car is right now. I think the only thing left before stepping up to FI (if I decide to do so) is to get some better gearing in. I'm thinking of upgrading to the ZL1 rear drivetrain to get a strong rear end plus 3.73 gears.
Leave some comments and/or suggestions for my ride! :chevy:
Got around to putting on these cool new plug wires from Taylor. They're thick (10.4 mm) and the red matches perfectly with my car's Victory Red color. You can also see my new TSP headers have turned a nice bronze color as I've been breaking them in.
These photos were taken with my phone unlike the others which were with my camera. Not bad for a cell phone eh? Next I'll be recovering money in preparation for a short shifter and some BMR Suspension parts. :cool:
Just a quick update, I got around to installing my ADM race scoop/windshield washer bag and I also got my TSP underdrive pulley and TSP long tube headers installed and dyno tuned by the friendly folks at Vengeance Racing and here are the results :
As you can see it might not have been the best day for the tune since my baseline which had my catback, cai, race scoop, and ported throttle body on it came out 8hp less than my stock dyno :iono:
Anyway, that's quite the gain for headers, ud pulley, and a tune.
For Memorial Day Weekend I decided to start putting in some items that have been slowly collecting in my living room. I took out the engine cover and put on the Mast Motorsports Black Label LS3 Fuel Rails; Showstopper Premium Under Hood Bowtie, ABS Controller Cover, Master Cylinder Cover, Fuse Box Cover, and Black Wire Harness Cover; Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Idler Pulley, AC Fittings, Oil Cap, Master Brake Cylinder Cap, Battery Post Cover, Radiator Cap, Radiator Overflow Cap; LSR Performance Black Anodized Billet Strut Tower Caps; and TechAFX EVAP Hider Hose.
I also painted my oil dipstick handle black and relocated my heater hoses. Some more pics:
I put on my first suspension mod as well, the Hotchkis Max Chassis Brace, car feels a bit better on the turns.
Up next is to finally install the ADM race scoop and my new washer fluid bag. Then, to Vengeance Racing for headers and a tune!
Just thought I would take some pics of some new toys :)
Installed the Halltech Yellow Jacket CAI with an Elite Engineering Catch Can and switched out my stock throttle body with a Semi-Gloss Black Painted VMAX CNC Ported Throttle Body. I bought the ADM Race Scoop for the Yellow Jacket but never got around it installing it. It's going to go in soon. Also upgraded my radar detector to a Beltronics Escort Redline. The new performance mods feel good to the butt dyno.
I also installed a Subthump Integrated Amp/Sub/Stealth Enclosure with a Kicker ZX400.1 Mono Amplifier and a Kicker 12" CompVR Subwoofer. In addition I replaced the factory amp thanks to the Subthump Factory Amp Replacement Kit with a JL Audio XD400/4 4-Channel Amplifier.
I ended up taking all of the black paint off of my exhaust tips due to some peeling. I kind of like it with it anyway.
Next to go on are some awesome engine bay accessories from Showstopper, LSR, and Ohio-Speed.
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 hot with all of the new little things :cool:
I also put on Flowmaster's 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). Stay tuned for more to come!
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.
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:
Got my ShowStopper LED Mirrors on! They are 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.
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:
Just took the 10 hour drive up to Georgia, man was it tiring :thumbdown: Anyway I got my windows tinted today! Looks good, 20% all around. None on the windshield. They washed the car too although since it's pollen season here it was filled up again with pollen in about 20 min so excuse the dirtiness.
My vinyl should be coming in in a few days and then my showstopper LED mirrors next week so I'm waiting in anticipation. :drool: Also discovered I had bought the right resistors just wired them wrong...pshh directions... :facepalm: Probably going to paint my tail light bezels black when the vinyl gets here so I can have it all matched. Updating soon :cool:
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 since I'm in college and funds for my car are very limited.
I go to school in Georgia but purchased the camaro in Florida since...it's just a better state :laugh: no emissions, better tint laws, etc.. My previous car was a Vortech supercharged 2005 eclipse which I dearly loved and worked many, many nights on. The 3rd gen eclipses don't have an eighth of the support this community has which is such a relief. Unfortunately, in Decmeber of 2009 it was involved in an accident and was totaled.
So.. in February 2010 I ordered this beautiful camaro and just picked it up a couple days ago (March 30th).
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:
Feel free to leave some comments! :drinking:
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?
Updated 4/10/2010. I took off some unneeded pics to make the post smaller.
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:
Updated 04/20/2010 :)
Little bit of an update - 06/02/2010
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:
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:headbang:looks good . I like your mirrors
Updated today with some nice pics
Just updated with lots of new goodies :chevy:
It's been a while since I updated, mostly because I was rear ended a while back and was out a car for a full month and then 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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