|11-20-2009, 12:09 AM||#1|
Drives: 2008 JSB Z06!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Legend's Supercharged Camaro SS LS3 by RKSport
As featured on Homepage.
Been getting PMs asking me how I got “hooked up” by RKSport and how the car went to SEMA. Also been getting questions about what mods are on the car and a few other things…so thought I’d do a little recap for everyone that might be interested.
Hate to say it…but I’ve never been lucky with anything…this just happened and I’m thankful for it and understand what actually happened here…what I actually got! I’ve built cars before and invested lots of money, time, sweat and tears…I was lucky on this one…very lucky and I know that!
Back in late July RKSport posted up on the forum if anyone would be interested in having a “show car” prepared by them and featured at SEMA. I was on Camaro5 at the time and hit “NEW POSTS” and saw the thread and replied to it…having used RKSports’ products in the past for other cars I’ve had I knew they were a quality product and a respectful company! Thought to myself “sure, let me see what they have planned…not like I’d actually do it!.”
Got a PM from Sean at RKSport in a few minutes after I posted and we went back and forth for about 30 minutes or so in PMs and then I got the drawings for what they had in mind from him in email. Once I saw the drawing I knew I wanted to do this! It was the coolest Camaro I’d seen and if my Camaro SS turned out anything close, I knew I’d be one happy dude! At this time…the wife didn’t know! I had to tell her later what was happening! LOL!
Here was the catch…they wanted the car then, by 3 Aug 09! Not later, not for only a week, not for a month but they wanted it 3 months before SEMA…and they were going to keep it the entire time! Well…back story…I’m active duty Air Force and was schedule to deploy to Afghanistan in Oct 09…so I thought “well yeah, I’ll be without the car for a couple months and then I’d deploy and the car would just sit in the garage while I’m gone”! So Sean and I struck a deal!
This was on a Thursday evening when everything was settled (and I told the wife finally!)…I needed to have the car out to RKSport, 1330 miles away, on Monday morning! So I make plans to drive out there on Saturday and Sunday, sit with RKSport on Monday and fly back to San Antonio on Tuesday. And that’s exactly what happened! Left Saturday morning, rolled in to Cali on Sunday afternoon, sat down with Sean and Mike from RKSport on Monday, went over everything…actually I pretty much said have at it, she’s all yours…and flew home on Tuesday!
Elisio was the fabricator and craftsman who did all the work on the car. He had the Camaro on jack stands within a few minutes after I pulled in to RKSport and went to work! He made everything from scratch on the exterior! He’s a great guy and has skills that I’d love to have! He did an outstanding job on the kit, hood, spoiler and rear diffuser! Thanks Elisio!
I got a ton of photos along the way and even after I deployed I’ve been talking with RKSport via email. The end result is nothing short of amazing! Added bonus was seeing my Camaro SS at SEMA in the Energy Suspension booth and having Magnuson ship a fully polished MP2300 TVS system for them to add for SEMA! Heck everything done to the car has been a bonus to be honest! It’s more than I could have even thought of much less actually own!
As of today, I’m still in Afghanistan and I, much like you, have only seen pictures of the car. I’ve yet to drive it, hear the rumble of the exhaust, feel the power of a supercharged LS3 or see white smoke come of those Hankooks…but I will! I return in early spring from here and will be rolling around San Antonio all summer! Got my room reserved for Camaro5 Fest too…so if you are there you’ll see it in person!
RKSport is still working a few things out for the Camaro so she’s still in Cali and scheduled to be home sometime in early January 2010. I’d like to thank RKSport and everyone there…Mr. Bob (RK) Smith, Mike, Sean and Elisio for all their hard work, their communication with me and their vision to bring together a truly awesome 2010 Camaro SS!
So that’s my story…a crazy one! I’m one lucky SOB!! Here are all the mods done to my Camaro SS.
SPECS: 2010 Camaro SS/RS, M6, SIM with black leather interior (well, Roadwire leather interior now!)
RKSport Ground Effects
RKSport Rear Spoiler
RKSport Extractor Hood
RKSport Rear Carbon Diffuser
Tint by RKSport
GTStyling Light Covers
Eibach Springs (custom)
Energy Suspension Bushings (displayed in their SEMA booth)
Original Rotors Crossed Drilled, Vented and Zinc Coated
TSW Donington Wheels 20 inch Matte Black
Hankook Tires (Ventus V12 Evo)
Gorilla Automotive Products (Lugs)
Magnuson Polished Supercharger (MP2300 TVS system)
Magnaflow Competition Series Cat-Back Exhaust
Hurst Short Throw Shifter
Roadwire Leather Interior (houndstooth)
EXTRA: (for SEMA)
AFE (Advance Flow Engineering) Intake System (used prior to supercharger install)
MGP Caliper Covers (used during SEMA)
System One Polishing (supplied cleaning supplies for SEMA)
Here she is...Samantha!
A couple of pics were posted in the SEMA thread but wanted to really show off the final product after RKSport prepped my Camaro SS!
She is still out in Cali getting a few things done still but should be home shortly...I on the other hand will still be deployed but I'll drive her come late-Feb 10!!
Last edited by Legend; 11-24-2009 at 11:52 PM.
|11-20-2009, 12:49 AM||#7|
i got that hood and i got that spoiler
top 10 reason why real men drive stick.
10. A manual transmission is the ultimate in control
9. You can use automotive jargon and not sound like a total tool
8. You can't spell "manual" without "man"
7. Manual transmissions prove you can do more than one thing at a time
6. You can't drift in an auto
5. You can't pull fancy moves in an automatic
4. You get better fuel economy with a stick
3. You’ll never look like a chump if you can drive stick
2. Manual transmission cars are faster
1. Women like a guy who is good with his hands.
|11-20-2009, 05:53 AM||#9|
Drives: 2008 JSB Z06!
Join Date: Oct 2008
|11-20-2009, 08:44 AM||#10|
Drives: 2010 Camaro CGM/IOM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Little Rock, AR
Really beautiful! Congrats as that is a killer machine!
2SS/RS CGM/IOM stripes/IOM interior Manual
1100 11/3/09 - Order Submitted (NQTRTW)
2500 11/4/09 - Order Preferenced
3300 11/11/09 - Order Scheduled for Production (TPW 11/23/09)
3400 11/17/09 - Order Broadcast
3800 11/23/09 - Build Complete (VIN: 2G1FT1EWXA9170886)
4000 11/26/09 - Ready to Ship
4200 11/30/09 - Shipped (ETTX854262)
5000 12/11/09 - Delivered to Dealer
6000 12/12/09 - Delivered to Customer (It's Mine!)
|11-20-2009, 09:39 AM||#11|
Drives: 2014 2SS/RS 1LE
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mel's Drive-In
Awesome kit, awesome hood, awesome wheels, awesome car man! Good job! RKSport makes excellent products.
|11-20-2009, 11:51 AM||#14|
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Overland Park, KS
Whoa! I was thinking about getting my rear diffuser painted black like that. Lookin good!
2010 Camaro 2SS/RS | Silver Ice Metallic
LS3..Black Leather..Sunroof - Delivered! 06/27/2009
|11-20-2009, 11:57 AM||#16|
H-Town Camaro Club
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS LS3
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pearland, Texas
That is a sexy looking Camaro..may i ask where you got the rims?
|11-20-2009, 01:34 PM||#17|
Drives: 2010 CGM 1SS Camaro
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Woodlands, TX
i'll babysit her till u get home if u'd like?
Keep safe and enjoy the new ride when u get home!
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