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Old 08-27-2011, 02:33 AM   #1
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My Build/To Do Mods List

I created this to help me keep up with all my Mods I need to complete.

AAC concept Mirrors (waiting for final word on these)


Completed to Date:

1. Window Tint
2. Rally Stripes
3. Factory Cup Holder and Footwell lights
4. Back up mirror and Cam
5. Cherry Bomb Cat Back
6. Heritage Grill
7. Hurst Paddle Shifters
8. Hurst Comp plate and stick
9. CAI by CAI
10. Black GM Gill Inserts
11. Satin GM Camaro logo fuel door
12. Splash Guards
13. Sparks Restorations Heritage Grill RS Emblem
14. Dash ABL
15. Elite Engineering Oil Catch Can
16. Technostalgia full LED tail lights
17. Painted engine cover
18. ZL1 pedals (Thank You OPP)
19. Momentum billet tunnel brace (Thank You JordonMusser)
20. LSR strut tower brace (Thank You Deke736)
21. Diablosport InTune (Thank You MarylandSpeed)
22. Factory Sub (Thank You EATIT)
23. Pedders Sways and endlinks (Thank You papabearcamaro)
24. BMR lowering coil springs (Thanks APEX Motor Sports)
25. Sparks Restorations Rear RS Emblem
26. AAC "Concept" Style SMD Sidemarkers (Thanks AAC)
27. Dovetail/Blade Spoiler IOM (Thanks Maureen)
28. Hotchkis Max Chassis Brace (thanks Jmiller)
29. Neoprene Seat Covers (thanks JWM) full set
30. ZL1 front end
31. P13 + H11 Plasma LED (thanks AAC)
32. Havoc rims

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Old 08-27-2011, 08:55 AM   #2
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Catch can a must. Once you see what it removes, you'll be glad that's not going back in to your intake to be burnt and fowl things up and leave deposits on valves and cylinders. It should be first on your list.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:58 AM   #3
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Catch can a must. Once you see what it removes, you'll be glad that's not going back in to your intake to be burnt and fowl things up and leave deposits on valves and cylinders. It should be first on your list.
Really leaning this way.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:23 AM   #4
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Really leaning this way.
Pulled the trigger and bought it.


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Old 08-28-2011, 10:23 AM   #5
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Mods to be installed are now at 11. I think a CAI will be the last one to get.

Now to make a list of what gets installed first.
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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Depending on the CIA you get (I went with the Vararam) you can mount the catch can with a cheap "L" bracket on one of the two studs that held the old air box. Then I routed the hoses for the can under the T.B. The hose is cheep. leaves a nice clean look.
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:34 PM   #7
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It seems the TO DO LIST never ends...
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:39 PM   #8
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what the hell is a catch can?
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:11 PM   #9
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what the hell is a catch can?
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:13 PM   #10
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I created this to help me keep up with all my Mods I need to complete.

Here's the list of things waiting at home.

1. Factory Cup Holder and Footwell lights
2. Rally Stripes
3. Dash ABL
4. Back up mirror and Cam
5. Hurst Paddle Shifters
6. Hurst Comp plate and stick
7. Splash Guards
8. Heritage Grill
9. Elite Engineering Oil Catch Can
10. Heritage SS Pad and emblem for grill
11. Cherry Bomb Cat Back

I am looking for XX more Mods for a nice round number.

1. Not sure but maybe CAI (performance gains and mileage don't seem that great)

Ideas or suggestions?

Thanks

I guess this never ends.

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Does it ever truely end...no it don't you got eaten by the mod monster

Heres a tip go to walmart get some window tint (10 bucks on the cheap end 14 on the high) and black out your side markers and reverse lights.......makes the car look super clean and sleek
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:17 PM   #11
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Personally, I would move the exhaust towards the top of your list. Making your car sound like a muscle car is always a top priority. Also, the CAI's are making 5-18 hp on the dyno. It's really an inexpensive bolt-on for that kind of power and it won't void any warranties.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:32 PM   #12
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i think catch cans are over rated. i bet most people here wont even have there car long enough to see damage from excess oil lol. other than a exhaust should be number one for next mod !
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:35 PM   #13
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i think caught cans are over rated. i bet most people here wont even have there car long enough to see damage from excess oil lol.
I know for sure that is not true of forced induction cars. I realize the OP is not talking about that, but I think it's important to point that out. A catch can is relatively inexpensive and is especially important for FI cars.

To the OP: I don't see headers and drop springs/sway bars on your list. I highly recommend those. (Along with a dyno tune!)
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what the hell is a catch can?
A catch can removes the suspended oil that is in the hot gases in your engine block. It goes inline with the return from the PVC that regulates pressure in the block. It normally sends this in to your intake to be burnt. It is the biggest cause of deposits on valves and carbon build up in modern engines.
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i think caught cans are over rated. i bet most people here wont even have there car long enough to see damage from excess oil lol. other than a exhaust should be number one for next mod !
That's like saying " I don't plan on smoking long so unfiltered cigarets won't hurt me. Then 5 years later "I wished I'd taken better care of myself when I was younger." Don't forget to empty it every 3K miles.
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I know for sure that is not true of forced induction cars. I realize the OP is not talking about that, but I think it's important to point that out. A catch can is relatively inexpensive and is especially important for FI cars.

To the OP: I don't see headers and drop springs/sway bars on your list. I highly recommend those. (Along with a dyno tune!)
ya like i said most people are not really going to need it. plus most have a 100k/5 year warranty. most people do not void there warranty BTW for ANY car. i personally think people over react with the cans. i mean you really think GM would make a engine with that big of a problem? think about how many people bought a camaro and how many are not adding catch cans and how people people are not going to have any problems lol. because that would be a bad engine if people are having excess oil screwing there engines up. plus who here is really going to drive there camaros past 120k miles ?

but yes FI is different story.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:17 PM   #17
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A catch can removes the suspended oil that is in the hot gases in your engine block. It goes inline with the return from the PVC that regulates pressure in the block. It normally sends this in to your intake to be burnt. It is the biggest cause of deposits on valves and carbon build up in modern engines.
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ya like i said most people are not really going to need it. plus most have a 100k/5 year warranty. most people do not void there warranty BTW for ANY car. i personally think people over react with the cans. i mean you really think GM would make a engine with that big of a problem? think about how many people bought a camaro and how many are not adding catch cans and how people people are not going to have any problems lol. because that would be a bad engine if people are having excess oil screwing there engines up. plus who here is really going to drive there camaros past 120k miles ?

but yes FI is different story.
I plan on 300K plus. If I were to buy a used and the only difference between a choice of two that the only difference was a "can" I'd buy the one with a can. Have you ever opened up an engine Mike? Or do you talk like you know? Your the type I'd never buy from. The run it till it pukes, then it's someone else's problem. It wont void a warranty either.
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I often run my cars well past 120,000 miles. (I don't have anyone to buy my cars for me.) I've seen plenty of cars that have oil residue in their intakes whether they are FI or NA cars. I think a catch can is a good idea.
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ya like i said most people are not really going to need it. plus most have a 100k/5 year warranty. most people do not void there warranty BTW for ANY car. i personally think people over react with the cans. i mean you really think GM would make a engine with that big of a problem? think about how many people bought a camaro and how many are not adding catch cans and how people people are not going to have any problems lol. because that would be a bad engine if people are having excess oil screwing there engines up. plus who here is really going to drive there camaros past 120k miles ?

but yes FI is different story.
It's an EPA/emissions requirement. GM doesn't have any say in the matter.
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I plan on 300K plus. If I were to buy a used and the only difference between a choice of two that the only difference was a "can" I'd buy the one with a can. Have you ever opened up an engine Mike? Or do you talk like you know? Your the type I'd never buy from. The run it till it pukes, then it's someone else's problem. It wont void a warranty either.
well thinking back the people i talked to about this do work on engines and know what they are doing, but they were not thinking of 300k miles on a car. i am only saying for people who don't drive there cars past 100k miles really do not need one. and to be honest rich or poor i don't see any body hitting over 150k miles or even 200k miles on a car.

and BTW most people do not know what a catch can is nor know anything about how to truly take care of a engine.i probably wont be able to sell to you, but the rest of the 95% of people i could.
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Have you ever opened up an engine Mike? Or do you talk like you know? Your the type I'd never buy from. The run it till it pukes, then it's someone else's problem. It wont void a warranty either.
His avatar does look like a used car salesman.
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I can't remember who said it but it again holds true. ....."Never argue with an idiot, an on looker may not be able to tell who is who." Buy a catch can, install it, periodically empty it. It's cheep money for a long term value and if it does work by stopping some oil from getting the worst thing that can happen is lower emissions.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:52 AM   #24
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CAI ordered and this makes 12 Mods to install...Now to find the time when I get back. Bow Hunt, Mod, Muzzle Loader, Mod, Deer Gun, Mod, Bow Hunt, Mod..........Lol
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Sounds like a good change back and fourth.
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