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Old 02-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Welcome to my build thread
Check in occasionally even if its only to say "hi."

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Exterior Mods

20" Eurotek - Matte Black
AAC Dynamic Mailslot Scanner
AAC Painted Sidemarkers
Black "SS" Centercaps
Car Show Reader Board
Gorilla Wheel Locks
Kwiktoy Door Props
Night Owl Engine Bay Lighting
Night Owl Grill Lighting
Night Owl Led Kit
Painted Foglight Bezels
Painted Heritage Grill
Painted Smoothlock
Painted Tail Light Bezels
Powder Coated Calipers
Sparks SS Trunk Emblem
SS Valve Stem Caps
Street Scene Lower Billet Grill
Tinted Windows

Interior Mods

AAC Footwell Lighting
AAC Glove Box Lighting
Billet SS Speaker Rings
Custom Painted CAI Bridge
Custom Painted Engine Cover
Custom Painted Fire Extinguisher
Custom Painted Fuse Box Cover
Custom Painted Hood Pad
Dual 12" Box With Kicker Subs
Emblempros Dash Badge
Fesler Shift Boot
Hifonics 1500W Monoblock Amp
IOM Painted Dipstick
IOM Painted Positive Terminal Cover
IOM Painted Sub Grilles
Lloyds Floor Mats
Night Owl Trunk LED's
Various Chrome Trunk Pieces
Various LED Conversions

Performance/Handling Modifications

Borla Catback Exhaust
Dynatech Supermaxx Long Tube Headers
General G-Max AS-03 Tires
Halltech Yellow Jacket CAI
High Flow Cats
Hotchkis 1" Lowering Springs
MSD Red Spark Plug Wires
Oil Catch Can
SCTX3 Jannetty Tune
VMAX Ported Throttle Body


My Journal...

I keep a diary of every little thing that is done to my car.
I will however only list the mods that are worth mentioning.

I bought my 2010 IOM L99 2SS/RS on October 2, 2010.
It had about 1000 miles on it and already had a Borla catback exhaust


Mods for 2010...
October 2, 2010 - Borla Catback Exhaust
October 4, 2010 - Tinted Windows
October 27, 2010 - Red SS Fender Emblems
November 1, 2010 - Emblempros Dash Badge
December 23, 2010 - Halltech Yellow Jacket CAI
December 24, 2010 - Blacked Out Bowties

Mods for 2011...
March 5, 2011 - SS Valve Stem Caps
March 13, 2011 - Oil Catch Can
March 27, 2011 - Red Chrome SS Trunk Emblem
April 19, 2011 - Painted Heritage Grill
April 19, 2011 - Red Chrome SS Heritage Grill Emblem
April 26, 2011 - Billet SS Speaker Rings
May 5, 2011 - Street Scene Lower Billet Grill
May 14, 2011 - Painted Foglight Bezels
June 1, 2011 - Chrome SS Trunk Pull
June 1, 2011 - Chrome Trunk Deck Spring Covers
June 3, 2011 - Chrome Trunk Shock Rod Covers
June 3, 2011 - Chrome Trunk Deck Latch Cover
June 3, 2011 - Chrome Trunk Deck Side Covers
June 3, 2011 - Chrome Trunk Corner Panels
June 13, 2011 - Dual 12" Box With Kicker Subs
June 13, 2011 - Hifonics 1500W Monoblock Amp
June 13, 2011 - Kicker 12" Sub Grilles
July 12, 2011 - Chrome Havoc Wheels
August 4, 2011 - SCT X3 Jannetty Tune
August 7, 2011 - Fesler Shift Boot
October 7, 2011 - AAC Dome And Trunk LED Conversion
October 8, 2011 - IOM Painted Dipstick
October 22, 2011 - AAC P13W LED DRL Bulbs
November 4, 2011 - AAC Painted Concept Sidemarkers
November 11, 2011 - AAC License Plate LED
November 25, 2011 - VMAX Ported Throttle Body
December 3, 2011 - Painted Tail Light Bezels
December 15, 2011 - Painted Smoothlock
December 15, 2011 - Painted Sub Grilles

Mods for 2012...
January 6, 2012 - Powder Coated Brembo Calipers
January 20, 2012 - Replaced MAF Sensor
February 1, 2012 - Custom Painted Engine Cover
February 1, 2012 - Custom Painted Fuse Box Cover
February 1, 2012 - Custom Painted Hood Pad
February 3, 2012 - Custom Painted CAI
February 22, 2012 - Dynatech Long Tube Headers
February 22, 2012 - High Flow Cats
February 27, 2012 - Gorilla Wheel Locks
February 27, 2012 (Tomorrow ) - Hotchkis 1" Lowering Springs
February 27, 2012 (Tomorrow ) - General G-Max AS-03 Tires
March 1, 2012 - Red/Black SS Trunk Emblem
March 6, 2012 - MSD Red Spark Plug Wires
April 12, 2012 - Kwiktoy Door Props
April 18, 2012 - Lloyds Floor Mats
August 3, 2012 - AAC Dynamic Mailslot Scanner
August 3, 2012 - AAC Engine Bay Lighting
August 3, 2012 - AAC Footwell Lighting
August 3, 2012 - AAC Glove Box Lighting
August 3, 2012 - AAC Grill Lighting

Mods for 2013...
February 14, 2013 - 20" Eurotek - Matte Black
February 14, 2013 - Black "SS" Centercaps
March 25, 2013 - IOM Painted Positive Terminal Cover
October 15, 2013 - Night Owl Led Kit
November 27, 2013 - Custom Painted Fire Extinguisher
December 1, 2013 - Car Show Reader Board

Mods for 2014...
May 31, 2014 - Night Owl SL Module - Engine Bay And Trunk LED's

My video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=NQU2MfTjvDw
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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Not long after I added the red SS emblems to my fenders, I decided I wanted to go with a "clean look." That is when I decided to remove the red SS emblems, the CAMARO letters, and the GM chicklets. I still have the chicklets and plan to sell them on Pawn Stars someday for $1000 a piece.

Debadged - Nice and clean!



I installed my oil catch can on March 13, 2011.
For those in doubt, yes it does work and yes you need it.



Then I saw the emblems from Sparks Restorations.
I knew I had to have them and replace those bowties
I did have the holes behind mine...





Then I added a painted heritage grill and added the Sparks SS emblem. I also bought the Street Scene lower billet grill. They go great together!



Stay tuned...more to come
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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Once you get that thing lowered you'll be amazed how much it changes.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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your Camaro looks awesome, very nice wheels
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:29 PM   #5
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Here is a pic of my billet SS speaker rings...



In my quest to achieve an even "cleaner" look, I decided to order painted foglight and tail light bezels. I also had Becky paint my smoothlock IOM







Although I wanted the smooth clean look on the exterior, I decided to dress up my trunk area. I bought many chrome pieces for that.

Those pieces include...
Chrome SS trunk pull
Chrome trunk deck spring covers
Chrome trunk shock rod covers
Chrome trunk deck latch cover
Chrome trunk deck side covers
Chrome trunk corner panels



Then I decided it was time to add some bass
I ordered a package from Subthump which included a dual 12" box with Kicker subs, Hifonics 1500W monoblock amp, and sub grilles.
I decided to go with a front fire box.
I had the sub grilles painted IOM

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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Once you get that thing lowered you'll be amazed how much it changes.
That is less than 24 hours away

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your Camaro looks awesome, very nice wheels
Thank you sir
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:36 PM   #7
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Looks good SMOKE!
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #8
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Then it was time for some new shoes. I love the look of the Havocs but the main reason I chose them is they are a perfect fit for the OEM tires. They are also easy on the wallet. I went back and forth on whether to get chrome or black chrome. In the end, I chose chrome.



My plan is after this chrome runs its course, to have them powder coated black. I have a long time before that happens though

Here is a pic of my Fesler shift boot. I didnt order it to make people "think" I own a manual. I got it because it looks better than the cheap piece of plastic that the L99 has.



August 17, 2011



Here is a pic of my IOM dipstick.
Looks much better than the OEM yellow



Now for some lighting changes.
I ordered several things from AAC which included the amber dome light, amber trunk light, license plate LED's, and the P13W LED DRL bulbs.




I also ordered the AAC painted concept side markers

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #9
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Looks good SMOKE!
Thank you
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:11 PM   #10
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I received my SCTX3 tuner from Ted on August 4, 2011.
I really didnt have any HP mods at the time but the AFM was driving me crazy

I received my ported throttle body from Ted on November 25, 2011

FYI this is where I am every August
For those that dont know, thats Bristol baby!

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #11
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Car is looking awesome, man!! Keep up the good work.

Also, love the wheels
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #12
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #13
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Then I decided to get my calipers powder coated.
They turned out awesome and look fantastic.
Thanks Mike











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Old 02-26-2012, 01:22 PM   #14
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Car is looking awesome, man!! Keep up the good work.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:27 PM   #15
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WoW... IOM and those flames... super nice touch...

can't wait to see it in person in August...
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #16
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Last week I received my Dynatech LT's and high flows from Ted.
These headers are exactly what this car needed.
It is louder, faster, and bad asser

From this



To this



From this



To this



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Old 02-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #17
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Sm0ke, this is an awesome build thread. Car looks fantastic!
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WoW... IOM and those flames... super nice touch...

can't wait to see it in person in August...
The pics dont do it justice. It is so much better in person

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Sm0ke, this is an awesome build thread. Car looks fantastic!
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:59 PM   #19
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Nicely done! Looking forward to seeing more.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #20
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Here is a video that was taken yesterday of my exhaust.
To get the full effect, put ear buds on
Borla catback, Dynatech LT's, and high flows

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #21
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Im going first thing in the morning to get my Hotchkis 1" springs installed.
Also time for a new set of tires. P Zeros lasted 14K. Im having the General G-Max AS-03 put on my car tmr as well
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Which Borla did you go with? I have the S Type and love it!! Your car sounds killer Smoke. Now you just need a good cam.
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Which Borla did you go with? I have the S Type and love it!! Your car sounds killer Smoke. Now you just need a good cam.
S Type
I told PQ the way it rumbles now it sounds like Ive already put a cam in it
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I told PQ the way it rumbles now it sounds like Ive already put a cam in it
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