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Old 01-20-2013, 07:36 PM   #10
BigBlock69RS
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Drives: 2013 AGM Camaro 2SS/RS/1LE
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Big update, lots done in the last two weekends:

Bought a bunch of blackout vinyl kits. Side Camaro blackouts , Grill and Trunk SS blackouts all in matte black. And gunmetal bowties for the wheel centers This is all from GrafxWerks. Also got front and rear Bowtie blackouts, gill blackouts, mail-slot black out all in matte black from BigWorm.

Okay blackened out the front gill bowtie and SS emblems (excuse the dirt, I washed the car yesterday but the damn oak trees are spewing all over):



I gotta give a shout-out to Bigworm the first mailslot vinyl sticker ended up getting some dirt or something under it because as it dried it bubbled up. Worked with Bigworm to try to see if there was a fix and nothing seemed to fix it. I ended up getting another at 1/2 price which Bigworm sent out right away. Top notch service, especially since it was my fault probably for not cleaning enough. Well second one went in without a hitch after I cleaned like a mad man. Plus I think I got a bit better at laying down the vinyl.

Rear blackened out as well:




The best part I think are the gills:


Its really hard to get a good picture of this effect. But with the matte black vinyl in there against the AGM it creates a very subtle but significant 3d effect making the gills appear much deeper. It really looks impressive in person, doesn't really come across in pictures.

I'm wondering if their lower-body accent stripe might have a similar effect on AGM with matte black:


I am going to wait until I get my ZL1 rockers installed then consider if it would be too much.

Bought some Gorilla black locking lug nuts from Apex, great customer service from Paul, had a few questions which he replied very promptly to checked stock and they shipped the next day. They really are a must with the black ZL1 wheels imho. Now I see the fricken chrome valve stems thou, gotta do something about those, lol.

Also ordered a set of AAC ghosted side markers as well along with their footwell and interior light set in aqua blue from Southwest speed. Took advantage of their sale for the free interior footwell kit with purchase of the side markers.
www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265387

Again prompt shipment.

The side markers really make the car much cleaner:
Side Shot:


Front:


Rear:


The combo of blackened lugs and the gunmetal bowties is a nice touch I think, looked a bit too plain w/o the bowties.

I found these threads invaluable for the install on the sidemarkers:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98343
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=128324

Also installed along with the side-markers Lite-Right's All-In-One Harness that give you front side-marker turn signals along with DRL LED (5000k). I like being able to control when the Halos and DRL are on or off during daytime and night time. The Ghosted AAC markers are a bit dim for turn signals during the day. But its a big safety pickup in my book to have them at all.

Also another shout out to Lisa and Keith at Light-Right. Some of the best customer service I think I have ever received. Very prompt invoicing and shipment, kept me informed during the entire process and even sent me an email saying that my package should be arriving today. I also had some install questions and they responded so fast (went to lunch and came back to three PMs and offers to call them for help) and were immediately there to answer all my questions. Got to say 5 stars all the way.

Light-Right's All-In-One Harness:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259419

Also installed the footwells and found a great DIY for the footwells:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150945

Need to take a pic at night of the footwells and the side-marker turn signals at night.

Also bought a locking gas cap found this thread useful in finding the right part and coding the lock:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251581

Bought a blue tooth OBD2 reader an Torque and been playing with that, very cool and fun especially with a dash mounted Pro-clip and android phone. Might to buy a 7" android tablet just for torque.

Next up:

JL 700/5 and 12W3V3-2 along with Subthump's Fark 3.0 harness, amp mount and 12" stealth passenger enclosure. Subthump's stuff should arrive Monday so should be fun.

After that, need to order my ZL1 Rockers and Heritage grill, thinking of leaving both of them unpainted should look good on an AGM car, what you guys think?

Probably done with the appearance mods then, wish list will be CAI with washer relocate and air scoop, probably a catch can, ported throttle body/intake, headers, pedders rear sub-frame bushings and front radius arm bushes, maybe a rear ZL1 sway.

But want to really know the car before I start on any performance enhancement so I can really appreciate them.
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