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Old 06-28-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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Big Al's 2011 Camaro 1LS

With more mods along the way I figured it's the right time to get a car journal going. This is my 2011 Camaro 1LS I purchased new in October 2010. Right away I knew I would mod this Camaro as I have done to every vehicle I have ever owned, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do exactly. Below are some pictures I took on the day of my test drive and bringing her home later that week:


















My first immediate mod were floor mats from Lloyd mats!

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Old 06-28-2011, 11:34 AM   #2
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Mods cont.

After purchasing the Camaro in October I drove it up to mid December and then parked it for the winter. When all the salt was finally gone around April I drove the car for another month until I started getting into some modding. My first mod of the spring were these rear window louvers I picked up on Ebay for $300:



The louvers are held down by brackets that are 3M taped to the rear window. You can un-screw the louvers from the brackets to clean the rear window which is a nice feature!


Shortly after the louvers I bought pre-cut tint layers for the tail lights, rear marker lights, and bowties:







The install was simple enough but rather annoying at times. I used soapy water to apply the tint layers and then dried them to the lights with a heat gun...patience payed off and there are virtually no bubbles!


Soon after I blacked out the Camaro my K&N Typhoon CAI came in...





As with any K&N product the installation was a breeze and gave the Camaro a much deeper note when accelerating and the awesome CAI whistle!


Rather than tinting the front fender marker lights to match the rear, I decided to buy some euro-clear marker lights to match the clearness of the head lights/grille marker lights




When the summer weather finally rolled around I started having some heat soak issues with the K&N CAI due to it's lousy heat shield...it would be burning hot after an average drive...so much for taking in cold air! After a little research my solution was to insulate the heat shield to keep the hot air from the engine compartment & radiator out and the cool air inside the intake chamber in:





It looks a little tacky but I don't open the hood at car shows anyway so it's fineeee...and yes it works! The CAI is cool to the touch after a long drive!



In the near future I'm planning on purchasing the MRT V2 axle-back exhaust kit along with JBA shorty headers. I plan on relocating the washer fluid tank to give the CAI more room to breathe. I also have a custom shift knob coming in sometime mid July. More updates coming soon!
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:41 AM   #3
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I always like white with flat black stripes. Nice ride!
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:55 AM   #4
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:26 PM   #5
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Thanks! I've always loved white cars but the white and black on the Camaro reminded me of a 3rd gen iROC with the black louvers on the hood...I had to have it!
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