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Old 12-31-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Arrow LoneStar's 2011 Camaro: Sophia/MARZ [COTW 5/19/14]

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Hey ya'll,

I guess it's time that I start an album! July 7th, I purchased a stock IOM LS Camaro and have slowly made it my own. Here are a few pics of the progress so far! I'll add more photos as changes are made. Enjoy!

Right after the drive home:


Completely stock:




First mods, Injen short ram intake and painted the engine cover:


Rear black out:




Front fascia black out:






***List updated 04.20.2014***

Mod List:
Appearance:
Wheels- 18x9 Falken RT-7M with red pinstripe [1, 2]
Stripe- Gloss Black Center Stripe [1]
Front and Rear Gloss Painted Blackouts
V8 Front Bumper (gone)
ZL1 Front Fascia [1]
Spoiler- MPD1 [1]
Custom Grill Emblem [1]
RS halo headlights [1]
Gen5DIY non-RS to RS head light harness, halos always on
Bowties- Gloss Black Center with Metallic Blue Surround
Black Taillight Bezels
Lighting- "Knight Rider" style grill light [1]
Engine Cover- Metallic Blue/Silver
Grill- ZL1 grill [1]
Tinted taillights [1]
LED DRL/turn signal lighting
Tinted Sidemarkers
Tinted front turn signals
Tinted Windows
LED license plate lights

Performance:
Air Intake- Injen Short Ram Intake
BBK LT Headers w/ hi flow cats [1]
Exhaust- MRT V 2.0 Exhaust w/ Resonator Delete [1, 2, 3]
Trifecta Engine Tune
Tires: Nitto 555: 265/50-18 front, 295/45-18 rear. [1]

Suspension:
BMR 1.2" Lowering Springs [1]

Interior
Kicker DX 500.1 amp powering a 12" Kicker CVR subwoofer, in a Subthump stealth sub box [1]
LED dome/trunk light

Future/wanted mods:
Nitrous Oxide
sway bars
Painted door panels
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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lookin good!
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:38 PM   #3
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Thanks, rhd!

Just installed new wheels!!!

They're Falken RT-7M in 18" x 9". I definitely need some drop springs, now!!!





I also discovered the 'RAW format' on the camera, so the pics show the "true" IOM color!!!
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:06 AM   #4
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looks cool man... hey are your black outs vinyl or paint and if they are paint how much? also what color?
how much were ur bezels?
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:08 AM   #5
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:33 AM   #6
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looks cool man... hey are your black outs vinyl or paint and if they are paint how much? also what color?
how much were ur bezels?
Thanks! The blackouts are painted in satin black. I'm not sure about the price; it was a gift from my uncle who used to own a body shop, so I only paid about $40 for the paint and clear.

I painted the bezels myself following this DIY:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46729
I did the bezels in flat black, so that the light doesn't reflect off the bezels at night. Right now, I'm undecided about tinting the taillights...

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Old 02-04-2011, 03:19 PM   #7
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Car looks awesome. the wheels really look nice
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:35 PM   #8
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Car looks awesome. the wheels really look nice
Thanks! I like your sig! Did you do it yourself?
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:18 PM   #9
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Thanks! I like your sig! Did you do it yourself?
Na check out the thread Playing with my Crayons. Hazman makes some awesome sigs for people!
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:21 PM   #10
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Na check out the thread Playing with my Crayons. Hazman makes some awesome sigs for people!
Allright. I'll get one made after I take off my front plate.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:48 PM   #11
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Got bored today, so I decided to play with the camera (I almost spelled 'camara') and HDR.





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Old 02-09-2011, 12:24 AM   #12
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Noticed you were looking at different wheels threads. I think you should keep your wheels, lower it an inch and throw some 275/45 18 tires on there. They are only 0.9" shorter so your speedo won't be that much off. Only 1.8 mph faster at 60 mph.
Or go for broke, lower it 1.4" and throw some 285/40 18 tires on there. They would be 1.6" shorter, so your speedo would be 3.4 mph faster at 60 mph. Still not a big deal if you can't correct the computer. That's the direction I'm going with mine.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:51 AM   #13
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Looks good bro. You putting her in the show this weekend?
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:15 AM   #14
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Noticed you were looking at different wheels threads. I think you should keep your wheels, lower it an inch and throw some 275/45 18 tires on there. They are only 0.9" shorter so your speedo won't be that much off. Only 1.8 mph faster at 60 mph.
Or go for broke, lower it 1.4" and throw some 285/40 18 tires on there. They would be 1.6" shorter, so your speedo would be 3.4 mph faster at 60 mph. Still not a big deal if you can't correct the computer. That's the direction I'm going with mine.
Yeah, I'm hoping to see the wheels on Dangeruss's car since it's a similar design wheel and his car is lowered. I'm definitely going to lower it an inch, and have been thinking about going with Nitto 555 in 285/40. Since it's my DD and I've already put alot of miles on the car, I'd like to be able to recalibrate the speedo; but as far as I know there isn't a way to recalibrate or tune the V6's.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:23 AM   #15
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Looks good bro. You putting her in the show this weekend?
Thanks!

I won't be in the show this year. :( I didn't think I was going to be in town this weekend, but I had a change of plans. I'll probably head up there to check out all the rides!
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:43 AM   #16
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Yeah, I'm hoping to see the wheels on Dangeruss's car since it's a similar design wheel and his car is lowered. I'm definitely going to lower it an inch, and have been thinking about going with Nitto 555 in 285/40. Since it's my DD and I've already put alot of miles on the car, I'd like to be able to recalibrate the speedo; but as far as I know there isn't a way to recalibrate or tune the V6's.
Yeah, his new set up should be very close to your current set up. You have 28.6" all the way around and he is going with 28.8 rear and 28.4 front.
I think that will look great on the back, but a little too much sidewall on front for me. I'm taking a chance and going 28" rear and 27" front. I hope the 1" diference doesn't freak out the comp. If it does and it can't be tuned to get fixed I already have a couple of fixes up my sleeve.


My front should be the exact same diameter as the 285/40 you want to do. Don't know when you are looking to get new tires but I already ordered my tires. Wheels are what's gonna take a while, probably late March. My car will also be lowered 1.4" already have the springs sitting here. I'll gladly put my two fronts on one side of the car so you can get an exact idea of what your car will look like lowered and with 27" tall tires all the way around. Should look killer.
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Yeah, his new set up should be very close to your current set up. You have 28.6" all the way around and he is going with 28.8 rear and 28.4 front.
I think that will look great on the back, but a little too much sidewall on front for me. I'm taking a chance and going 28" rear and 27" front. I hope the 1" diference doesn't freak out the comp. If it does and it can't be tuned to get fixed I already have a couple of fixes up my sleeve.


My front should be the exact same diameter as the 285/40 you want to do. Don't know when you are looking to get new tires but I already ordered my tires. Wheels are what's gonna take a while, probably late March. My car will also be lowered 1.4" already have the springs sitting here. I'll gladly put my two fronts on one side of the car so you can get an exact idea of what your car will look like lowered and with 27" tall tires all the way around. Should look killer.
You'll have one of the few convertibles with 18" wheels!

I'll probably get new tires late spring or early summer. I'll for sure lower the car first. I can't see myself getting rid of these tires with so much tread left on them.

I'll watch out for the post when you bring your new car home and all the goods to go with it!
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I really Like the blackouts and rims looking good!!
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I really Like the blackouts and rims looking good!!
Thanks! It's a work in progress!
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:59 AM   #20
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Not really a mod for my car, but I made a Signature for any pics that I take and any photoshops that I work on! In these photos, the signatures are in the lower corners. I made a sig for dark backgrounds and one for brighter backgrounds. The sigs will usually be smaller in the pics, but I made them bigger in these pics to show more detail.

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Old 02-15-2011, 01:04 AM   #21
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Nice looking pictures Lonestar. Car looks great!
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Thanks, Mindz!
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:20 PM   #23
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Got rid of the license plate bracket this week! Car looks 10x better! I was going to polish the car, but decided to wait until I have a random orbital so I dont' have to polish by hand. I did clay and wax the car, but the cloudy sky didn't allow the camera to pick up the shine.



Also, took out #1 ('95 Camaro), cleaned it up and took some pics! It's the first time I've gotten pics of both Camaro's at the same time!





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Old 03-14-2011, 05:14 PM   #24
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:05 PM   #25
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FML!!! Well today just fell flat. Ended up damaging one of my wheels. :upset: Curb just jumped out of no where! And on the driver's side, too!!! I think it's a sign; I guess I'll be better off if I just get rid of the Camaro.
















































Only kidding about getting rid of the car! I can't get rid of it this easily. Here's some pics of the damage. Not sure what I'm going to do about it yet...



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