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Old 12-07-2011, 12:14 AM   #26
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Yes definately loose some headroom there with the sunroof, had an 11 RJT before the 45th, not an issue with me too much except at the track with helmet on, always bumping on the roof :(

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Nice previous ride as well! What color is that?
And I wish I could one up your mandatory photo, but mine is of my not as cool as yours previous ride :


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It's easily one of the best things I've done. The change was so dramatic any time I get in the car I can't help but have the biggest permagrin. I know it's not true, but I feel like I have the fastest car on the planet and I couldn't be happier. When you get on it you kind of see time and space warp around you.
Just watched your video and I can already tell your car sounds SO bad a$$!!!! That is exactly how I would want my camaro to sound, literally. I love that growling rumbling sound an aftermarket cam gives. Reminds me of the old school classics!
And it sounds equally bad a$$ to ride in your camaro!
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:59 AM   #27
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Mine car looks SO much better than all of yours.
Bone stock. Its a 2SS L99 + Sunroof (That's what was on the lot and I fell in love with it during the test drive and, like a kid in a candy store, I just couldn't live without it).

Its a daily driver so I won't be doing too much in the way of performance upgrades. The MPG is bad enough already. I WILL eventually do COA and full exhaust though (when I find some good choices of exhausts that overcome the helmholtz resonance issues).

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:26 AM   #28
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Mine car looks SO much better than all of yours.
Bone stock. Its a 2SS L99 + Sunroof (That's what was on the lot and I fell in love with it during the test drive and, like a kid in a candy store, I just couldn't live without it).

Its a daily driver so I won't be doing too much in the way of performance upgrades. The MPG is bad enough already. I WILL eventually do COA and full exhaust though (when I find some good choices of exhausts that overcome the helmholtz resonance issues).

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what's your MPG? i have the M6 and live in downtown dallas. i've been getting 13.5mpg with a 23mph average this tank...

i've been told it gets better with miles; i believe it since i was getting 12.5 last tank
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:57 AM   #29
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Here's mine. Mods are in the sig...


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Old 12-07-2011, 10:20 AM   #30
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have any of you guys gotten a clear bra? i did the first week of ownership. just curious how the CFM holds up to rocks on the bumper/gills so far for you guys without one?
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:23 AM   #31
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Mine car looks SO much better than all of yours.
Bone stock. Its a 2SS L99 + Sunroof (That's what was on the lot and I fell in love with it during the test drive and, like a kid in a candy store, I just couldn't live without it).

Its a daily driver so I won't be doing too much in the way of performance upgrades. The MPG is bad enough already. I WILL eventually do COA and full exhaust though (when I find some good choices of exhausts that overcome the helmholtz resonance issues).

Mandatory pics because apparently mine doesn't look exactly like yours? :

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Haha this whole post cracked me up!
Looking great there! But no, your car definitely doesn't look anything like mine....

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what's your MPG? i have the M6 and live in downtown dallas. i've been getting 13.5mpg with a 23mph average this tank...

i've been told it gets better with miles; i believe it since i was getting 12.5 last tank
I'm getting around 19.8 MPG in mine according to the computer right now. That's surely got to do with my 250 mile trip from school to home that I make a few times a month. Pretty much the whole time I'm cruising in 6th gear, so I get all my mileage from that.


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Here's mine. Mods are in the sig...

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Very cool, I like the bowtie delete up front.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:32 AM   #32
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I have one too. (About 650 miles on the clock) 2LT RS

Just installed the Hurst Automatic Shifter and plate. (That was a bitch by the way.)

Cover would be cool...depends on price
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:55 AM   #33
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have any of you guys gotten a clear bra? i did the first week of ownership. just curious how the CFM holds up to rocks on the bumper/gills so far for you guys without one?
I don't have many chips yet but bugs can be a pain to get off. I kinda wish I had gotten one, but I've already got 2,000 miles on the clock so it seems kinda late. Plus I got quoted $250+ to purchase and install one, and I'd rather save that money for tint and mods.
Speaking of mods, I just purchased an LMR CAI from a forum member, we'll see how that goes.

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I have one too. (About 650 miles on the clock) 2LT RS

Just installed the Hurst Automatic Shifter and plate. (That was a bitch by the way.)

Cover would be cool...depends on price
I bet that hurst shifter looks nice in there though.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:04 AM   #34
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I don't have many chips yet but bugs can be a pain to get off. I kinda wish I had gotten one, but I've already got 2,000 miles on the clock so it seems kinda late. Plus I got quoted $250+ to purchase and install one, and I'd rather save that money for tint and mods.
Speaking of mods, I just purchased an LMR CAI from a forum member, we'll see how that goes.
if you have chips now at 2,000 miles, just think that they will doubled at 4,000, quadrupled at 8,000, so on and so forth...i would get one now!

don't install yourself. these are very tricky to install and that film is expensive to screw up! i paid $750 for my bumper, rear mirrors, and gills.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:32 AM   #35
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have any of you guys gotten a clear bra? i did the first week of ownership. just curious how the CFM holds up to rocks on the bumper/gills so far for you guys without one?
I got the total front clear bra protection. Full bumper and lights, full hood, full front fenders, a-pillars, side mirrors, and gills. Well worth the investment.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:38 AM   #36
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Oh wow, that's interesting. Well like you mentioned, you need that 1.5".

I knew I recognized that eight ball again!
And glad to see another daily driver around here! Same for me!
What rims are those? They look like they're made by Rockstar. And did you black out the badges? How'd you go about doing that? Vinyl or paint?
Those rims are Rockstar. I painted the chrome center star flat black. I got the wheels with my snow tires mounted. Thinking about powder coating the original rims because I dig the black look on the 45th. Badges are still chrome. The lighting in the pic makes them look black. But I'd love to black them out!
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:44 AM   #37
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Damn. I always forget how amazing the 45th anniversary looks, no matter what model. Nice cars everybody!
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:04 PM   #38
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2SS 45th, my daily driver is a 2002 v6 with the 35th badge on the dash. I love both my camaros.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:04 PM   #39
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Mine car looks SO much better than all of yours.
Bone stock. Its a 2SS L99 + Sunroof (That's what was on the lot and I fell in love with it during the test drive and, like a kid in a candy store, I just couldn't live without it).

Its a daily driver so I won't be doing too much in the way of performance upgrades. The MPG is bad enough already. I WILL eventually do COA and full exhaust though (when I find some good choices of exhausts that overcome the helmholtz resonance issues).

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Old 12-07-2011, 12:08 PM   #40
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2LT auto 45th here. Only mods are splash guards, clear bra - nose only (well under quarter flares also), and 1LT wheels for the winter.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:12 PM   #41
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if you have chips now at 2,000 miles, just think that they will doubled at 4,000, quadrupled at 8,000, so on and so forth...i would get one now!

don't install yourself. these are very tricky to install and that film is expensive to screw up! i paid $750 for my bumper, rear mirrors, and gills.
I can't make up my mind!
Next time I wash my car I'll make a for sure decision after looking over my bumper.

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Those rims are Rockstar. I painted the chrome center star flat black. I got the wheels with my snow tires mounted. Thinking about powder coating the original rims because I dig the black look on the 45th. Badges are still chrome. The lighting in the pic makes them look black. But I'd love to black them out!
I like what you did with them, they look very cool! Why don't you just put regular rubber back on the rockstars when you go back to non-winter tires? To me it makes more sense to have winter tires on the stock rims and regular rubber on the rockstars.

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Damn. I always forget how amazing the 45th anniversary looks, no matter what model. Nice cars everybody!
Thanks! You couldn't be more right.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:20 PM   #42
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I want to dark-colored my own out in the same way to yours. However I don't think I can touching the wheels as my dad purchased the street threat safeguard programs so I'm very sure if I powder-coat them like I thought out to do I'll avoid the manufacturer's warranty.
That's the exact same situation I'm in, haha
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:43 PM   #43
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Ive asked this 100s of times on here lol.... But only get one answer at a time... Lol i need multiple answers! But 45th owners how soon after you wash ur car does ur car begin to show dirt? Correct me if im wrong but i assume the flas metallic hides dirt particles well?
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:46 PM   #44
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Ive asked this 100s of times on here lol.... But only get one answer at a time... Lol i need multiple answers! But 45th owners how soon after you wash ur car does ur car begin to show dirt? Correct me if im wrong but i assume the flas metallic hides dirt particles well?
I don't think it's too bad, just kinda like a regular black car. You don't want it to go more than a week or so without a wash. And of course it depends on when and where you drive it. For example my driveway is gravel so after washing it at home and driving out of the driveway (despite going as slow as possible) it gets dirty on the rear bumper and whatnot. I'm gonna start carrying microfiber cloths to rub the car down with.

It's a love labor though!
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:01 PM   #45
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Ive asked this 100s of times on here lol.... But only get one answer at a time... Lol i need multiple answers! But 45th owners how soon after you wash ur car does ur car begin to show dirt? Correct me if im wrong but i assume the flas metallic hides dirt particles well?
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:27 PM   #46
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Ive asked this 100s of times on here lol.... But only get one answer at a time... Lol i need multiple answers! But 45th owners how soon after you wash ur car does ur car begin to show dirt? Correct me if im wrong but i assume the flas metallic hides dirt particles well?
i think i answered you last time...the in-between-washes collection of dust and dirt is hidden pretty well with the CFM actually. the exception is when it rains because rain slings dirt on your car in a manner that leaves the car looking two-toned (half paint, half dirt).

as for washing...i have a pretty easy determination practice when deciding whether or not to wash the car: is it going to rain in the next 5 days? no...then wash it. has it been more than 10 days since you last washed it? yes...then wash it...unless of course after 10 days it will rain within the next 5 days. then, don't wash it.

around texas as long as it isn't summer it will rain every 2 weeks, so you can keep your car looking pretty clean when weather is permitting by only washing it somewhere in the neighborhood of every 1.8 weeks. during the summer we usually have a drought so the plan will be once every 10 days as previously mentioned, which again, is about once every 1.8 weeks on average.

contrary to popular belief, washing is actually BAD for your paint because anytime you touch your paint you are probably marring or swirling the paint in some minor way. after you've done minor marring/swirling for a long enough period of time, you will start seeing more prevalent marring/swirling. so, the longer you can go in between washes, the better for your paint. that is why my regime is what it is...if your car can't go more than 4 days without staying clean, don't wash it
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #47
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what's your MPG? i have the M6 and live in downtown dallas. i've been getting 13.5mpg with a 23mph average this tank...

i've been told it gets better with miles; i believe it since i was getting 12.5 last tank
I looked at it on the way to work last night, 17.8 according to the on-board computer. About half of my commute is highway, half stop and go town stuff. Not TERRIBLE but certainly not ideal. Oh well, when I think in terms of SSMiles Per Gallon it gets a lot easier.

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Just installed the Hurst Automatic Shifter and plate. (That was a bitch by the way.)
That is a mod I'm VERY interested in. Got any pics? I haven't seen one yet.
And I've got to ask: Why was it a bitch? I've got tons of tools and can tell the difference between left hand and right hand thread... should I be scared?

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Sorry but mine looks better than yours.
Impossible. Mine will always look better because it is in MY driveway.

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:50 PM   #49
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"rewski" that's the first 45th I've seen with rims...well done. Here's some pics of mine.







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