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Old 03-18-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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Drives: FAST
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sachse TX (DFW)
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Appearence mods

First batch of mods!

I had a little spare time so I threw in my premium floor mats and installed the splash guards, quarter flairs, what ever you want to call them. I was thinking the splash guards were going to look goofy, but i actually like them a lot. they really look like they belong on the car and not like just an extra add on. On the floor mats, I took out the stockers (didn't know the car didn't come with rear floor mats, or did I get jipped at the dealer?) and threw in the premium ones, they look 100x better!
Total for today's mods: $299.10
GM premium floor mats $125.95
GM IOM splash guards $173.15

3/22/11 Installed my personalized plates, rear view mirror w/LCD screen and camera today. The mirror is quite a bit bigger, almost too big, but I like it. You can see SOOO much with the top down it is crazy, almost feels like I am looking into one of those big security mirrors, LOL.
Total cost of toady's mods: $881.05
10 years of personalized plated $495 (that was without lube)
GM rearview mirrow w/LCD $267.50 (can be found cheaper)
Boyo license plate camera $79.95
2SSRS's harness $38.60
Mirror and camera install thread

3/25/11 Installed my LED DRL, wired my halos and DRL together and stuck on the front, rear and mailslot black outs. I want to eventually get the black outs painted on but this will do for now. This was my first time installing vinyl graphics so they aren't perfect but it came out decent. The LED DRL were SUPER easy to install and wire to my halos. So now my halos are always on when my DRL are on and vice versa.
Total cost of today's mods: $155.96
LED DRL $53.98
Vinyl black out kit $98.99 (ugh, just found it for $69.99)
Quick splices $2.99
Installing vinyl black outs
Halo/LED wiring thread

Finished the last of my vinyl stuff today and painted my rear tail light bezels flat black (the chrome was really throwing off the look on the rear of the car). Almost done with my flat black out look and i LOVE the way it is coming along!
Total cost of today's mods: $44.99
$17.01 for the side gills
$24.99 for the light black out kit
$2.99 for the Krylon flat black rattle can
Here is the light tint, side gills and bezel painting thread.

4/9/10 Today I plasti dipped my wheels. I will be getting my black 18" F14 wheels in a couple of weeks, but I wanted to see my car with black wheels already and this looked like a good cheap idea. I give it two big thumbs up! I also removed my chrome side "Camaro" emblems. I was going to put black ones on, but I really like the clean look of no side badges.
Today's cost of mods: $12.95
$12.95 two plasti dip 11oz spray cans

Today I spray painted my $45k car, EEK! I am not sure how long these painted parts will last until they start chipping, I am going to order professionally painted parts eventually, but I just wanted to give this a go. I took off the front/rear SS badges and the front bow tie. I didn't want to mess up my rear vinyl so I painted the rear bow tie on the car. I used GM IOM spray paint and the bow ties came from my vinyl kit. I still want to get SS inlays for the badges, black for the front and IOM for the rear.
Today's cost of mods: $15.19
$15.19 GM IOM 6 oz spray touch up paint

4/17/11 Today I installed my vinyl "SS" emblem inlays. It was kind of a pain to get them perfectly straight and the orange inlay doesn't match perfectly with the IOM, but it's close enough for me.
Today's cost of mods: $9.99
$9.99 Two sets of Black and orange SS inlays

5/5/11 So I finally got another mod out of the way. This one is not an appearance or performance mod, but a safety mod. I fitted my convertible with a compact spare tire. I saw the threads about the Ebay kit, but if you haven't realized already I am super cheap and $430 plus shipping would be dangerously close to $500. So I got to sniffing around trying to find some good deals. I ended up putting together my own kit for about
Compact tire thread
Today's cost of mods: $181.52 (sold my extra spacer $75)
$80 a pair of 2.5" spacers
$70 machine shop making the center bore 67.1mm
$41 155/80 18 tire
$65.52 brand new GM spare rim

6/29/11 Got my powder coated calipers today! This pretty much finishes off all of the planned appearance mods I wanted to do to my car. I honestly can't think of anything else I would do appearance wise to my car. The orange doesn't match the IOM perfectly (the calipers are a little bit lighter), but it is pretty close. It is nice to know my wallet woin't be taking anymore hits that won't make my car faster. The swap was pretty easy, just had the wife pump the brakes while I bled them.

I REALLY want to drive next to my car to see these calipers through the spinning wheels on the road!

Total cost of todays mods: $330
Caliper swap from Mike: $330

8/8/11 This has annoyed me more often than I can count. I am cleaning my car or out driving around and I want to put my top down. I pull off to the side of the road, unlatch the top and nothing happens. The damn safety net thing isn't pulled out! I have to get out of the car pop, the trunk, oh wait, the trunk won't pop unless I latch the top back up! I latch the top, pop the trunk, get out of the car, walk to the trunk, open the trunk, pull out the clearance net, try a couple of times to get both ends in the slots, close the trunk, get back in the car unlatch the to for the second time and now I can FINALLY put my top down!

I hardly ever have anything in my trunk, when I do it is not big enough to poke up past the clearance net, but I have to close the net to put in or pull out whatever goes in the trunk and then pull out the net in case I want to drop the top. It gets real annoying, real quick.

So i decided to find a way to bypass the (I assume it's some type magnetic type) net sensor. I was thinking maybe put a magnet on it or use a resistor to jump the sensor, turns out all you have to do is unplug it! So I unplugged it, used a 10 mm nut driver and pullet the net out. It weight a good 2-3 lbs and taking weight out of my car always puts a smile on my face!

Now i can operate the top with out having to go in the trunk to pull that annoying net out.

Another plus is that it gives yo a couple extra inches if you put something big all the way up against the back of the trunk, which would have been helpful on my trip this last weekend when i shoved some suitcases back there.

Cost of today's mod: Free!

1/27/12 Installed FIRST Windrestrictor

Installed CDC sport bar

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