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Old 01-12-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Arrow "1BADLS3" ONE BAD LS3 Camaro Build Thread [COTW 1/22/12]

The History behind a “1BADLS3”.
Besides the typical first words my parents expected me to say as a baby (“mama”, “papa”) I also said “Carro..rrrun..rrrun” which stands for car and a imitating revving engine sound after that. The Camaro love and passion started with my dad that had a 1971 Camaro SS, which he happened to sell a couple of months after I was born (He thinks it was a wise decision ). Ever since I can remember my dad would tell me stories of him racing, working on the car himself, teaching me all he knew about cars, and also instances of him breaking axles, car accidents etc. And just simply like that, I fell in love with the Camaros to the point that I always told myself “one day I am going to have my own Camaro”.
Once the fifth gen Camaro concept started to hit auto shows in 2006, I immediately set my mind that if GM went to production with it I would get one. Well, the expectations grew more and more as two years later (2008) I graduated from Florida Atlantic University and got a job offer from General Motors Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan as an algorithm and software engineer. For those of you who do not know, in the Milford Proving Grounds, you get to see cars that are still in development before they officially get released in the market and production details are announced. In August 2008, is when I had my first (right next to) encounter with a fifth gen Camaro. The anxiety of getting one grew exponentially for over three years until I got my 2011 Orange Inferno Camaro 2SS/RS in August 23rd of 2010 (2 days after the Woodward Dream Cruise, I know ).





Current Upgrades List
-GM Heritage Front Grill
-GM Side Vents Inserts
- IVS "Havoc" Rear Diffuser
- 3M Di-NOC Film Accents(Front bowtie, hood stripes, roof and rear panel)
- CAMARO black license plate frame.
- 1 set of CAMARO letters
- PFADT adjustable coilovers
- PFADT Camber Plate Kit
- Roto-fab Cold Air Intake
-ARH Headers- 1 7/8” Primaries with 3” Collectors
- Borla Cat-back system Aggressive “ATAK”
-AAC AQUA colored ABL Interior/trunk LED Kit
-AAC P13W Plasma LED DRL Bulbs
-AAC Camaro License Plate LEDs
- Forgeline DE3S Wheels – Performance Series (Step Lip) 20x9.5 – Front and 20x11 – Rear
- Pirelli Pzero tires 275/45-ZR20 – Front and 305/35-ZR20 – Rear.

LET THE MODS BEGIN……..

Roto-fab Cold Air Intake


Removed the front bumper to replace the grill with the GM Heritage grill and install the Advanced Automotive Concept P13W Plasma LED DRL Bulbs and facilitate removal of stock headers and installation of ARH Headers



Rear bumper was also removed to install the Havoc Rear Diffuser with Carbon Fiber graphic and facilitate the removal of the stock cat-back and installation of the Borla ATAK Cat-back




Removed Rear Chevy badge
Cut a piece of Di-NOC Carbon Fiber Film and place it over the rear panel where I also placed the CAMARO letters that are placed in the fenders. Below, you can also see the CAMARO blacked out License Plate Frame.

GM Side Vents Inserts and the car with Tinted Windows.

The following pictures show the PFADT suspension upgrade (Camaro Adjustable Coilovers, Camber Plate Kit)
Front PFADT coilovers assembly and camber plate weight is 16 lbs each whereas the front OEM strut assembly weight is 21.6lbs
Rear PFADT coilovers assembly with mounting flange weight is 10.2lbs each whereas the stock rear OEM strut assembly weight is 15.6lbs










Alignment and Installation of Forgeline DE3S Wheels – Performance Series (Step Lip)
Forgeline Front 20x9.5 weight 25.6 lbs each whereas the stock front 20x8 weight 30.3lbs
Forgeline Rear 20x11 weight 27.6 lbs each where as the stock front 20x9 weight 32lbs


Below its her with the 3M Di-NOC Carbon Fiber hood stripes with the LS3 Cutout and the 3M Di-NOC Carbon Fiber wrapped the roof. (Installed by Keith at Ice Nine Group – www.iceninecustoms.com)

Painted gauges to match the inferno orange interior and wrapped the center console in Di-NOC Carbon Fiber film


AAC AQUA colored ABL Interior/trunk LED Kit


GM Design team carshow, Chevy Parade, Chevy Dealers Parade, 2011 Dream Cruise, GM Employee Car show, and other events.














Finally my license plate arrived (1BADLS3) after I got a couple of previous denied requests.

Detroit Photo Shoot




Future Upgrade List.
- Camaro Carbon Fiber Radiator Cover – Just got it as a present for my Birthday.
-PFADT Solid Subframe Bushing.
- Harness Bar
- Fesler Carbon Fiber side skirts
- Carbon Fiber spoiler
- Front Carbon Fiber Lip.
- HP Tuners (VCM Suite 2.22)
-TV2300 Supercharger

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Old 01-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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looking real good. Love the roof wrap something I plan on doing myself...
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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AWESOME JOB Josef. I recognize a few of those photos. Love the ones in Detroit. I took some in downtown recently I won't post any here this is your thread, but I will add the link for those who want to see more Camaro's in Detroit, come add some of yours.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194027
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #5
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looks good how much did u pay for the top of your roof to be covered in viynl? and is it a gloss or a flat black?
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:29 PM   #6
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looks good how much did u pay for the top of your roof to be covered in viynl? and is it a gloss or a flat black?
It's 3M Dinoc Carbon Fiber look vinyl, looks real good by the way!
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #7
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Very nice.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:37 PM   #8
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:50 PM   #9
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Woah! Way to hit the scene!

Welcome aboard!
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #10
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Joco84,
Nice thread. I really like what you did to the rear of the car. Look NICE!! Congrats and welcome to the club....
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:45 AM   #11
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:33 PM   #12
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Thank you all for the comments!! They're greatly appreciated.

@1badtie : The roof was wrapped with 3M Dinoc Carbon Fiber look vinyl.

@aquablueL99: That's one of my favorite mods, i get a lot of compliments for it and it was the cheapest mod I've done..
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:56 AM   #13
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congrats for cotw love what you've done with the car looks real bad a$$ .
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:10 AM   #14
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Looks great! Nice job! Congrats on COTW too!
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:14 AM   #15
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Looks really nice. Congrats on COTW!!
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:20 AM   #16
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Very nice build!! Congrats on COTW!!!
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #17
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Cool IOM build !!!

Looks great - Congratulations on COTW.

Nice shot in front of GM too !!
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:01 AM   #18
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Cograts on COTW! Very clean build! The picture with the tiger about to attack your car is awesome.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #19
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very nice,congrats,and what an awesome job you have,
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:57 AM   #20
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #21
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:45 AM   #22
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Wow, one of the best Camaros I've seen on here! Short turn around too on COTW!
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:41 PM   #23
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #24
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Super nice ride. Clean, subtle but appears to pack a wallop. Gret Job there. I wanna be like you when I grow up! lol
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:23 PM   #25
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IOM's Represent! Congrats on COTW.
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