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Old 03-29-2012, 07:37 AM   #26
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Sweeeeet!!
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:28 PM   #27
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Looking good, Mike.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:26 AM   #28
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Awesome thread Mike. The car looks great.

This is the kind of thread that makes me a little embarrassed that my car is a high mileage daily driver.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:47 AM   #29
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Damn Mike your camaro looks great! May be a stupid question, but is the splitter part of the GFX kit? It gives the car an aggressive look and easy to install. Also, if you don't mind, how much did it run you?
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:53 AM   #30
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The splitter is an RPI designs ZL1 style splitter. They just came out with it. I think it was around $305 shipped! Here's a link to the vendor thread! http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205910
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:35 AM   #31
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Thanks Mike for the link. Another question, do you have to drill holes to fit the splitter or does it bolt up to where the GFX splitter would fit? Only other time I have put a lip on a car was my mustang O_o I had a long time ago and I had to drill holes.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:48 AM   #32
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Yes you do need to drill holes from underneath. It's really an easy install, took me about an hour total!
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:50 AM   #33
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Awesome thread Mike. The car looks great.

This is the kind of thread that makes me a little embarrassed that my car is a high mileage daily driver.
Hey Lee, no need to be embarrased! I wish mine was a daily driver, I don't get nearly enough time behind the wheel!
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:57 AM   #34
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Awesome car man!
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:03 PM   #35
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Awesome car man!
Thanks! When are you taking delivery of your new Camaro? Looks pretty close!
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:23 PM   #36
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So today I decided to take BIG RED out to the park. We had a great time together so I thought it would be nice to capture the moment on camera! New shoes, ride height, powdercoated calipers, and chicklette delete!
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #37
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Mike you don't need too drive it in the winter. you get to rub,wipe down, and most of all your underneath her for 6 months with mods. My god man look at all the winter therapy you get. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:32 PM   #38
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Looks awesome Mike, I can't believe how different RJT looks in the sun.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:25 PM   #39
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Mike you don't need too drive it in the winter. you get to rub,wipe down, and most of all your underneath her for 6 months with mods. My god man look at all the winter therapy you get. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
Yea, I had a lot of therapy this winter for sure!
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #40
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Looks awesome Mike, I can't believe how different RJT looks in the sun.
The RJT looks almost purple in the shade but in the sun it really glows!

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Old 04-07-2012, 07:14 PM   #41
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A few more pics. I played with photoshop to reduce yellows and greens, brings out the RJT more! Last pic is what it looks like out of direct sunlight.

Next mods will be side skirts to match the RPI splitter. Coming in May I hope!
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #42
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Really looks nice. Ride height looks just like mine!
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:48 AM   #43
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Mike looks great!! Can't wait to see it in person!
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #44
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We ever gonna get together ?...Nothing better than a few SS's riding around together
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #45
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This pic is awesome Mike, the color, the stance, the angle,...............ya!

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:25 PM   #46
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Looking real good.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:23 PM   #47
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #48
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Thanks for the comments!

So, as usual, I'm never really happy with anything so I decided to drop the rear another 1/2". I like the look of the raked stance but I always envisioned a more "level" stance. Besides, I read from Pete at Pedders, I think, that a level ride stance is better for handling. I really don't race or anything but I want the best handling car I could get, especially with all I have into it, know what I mean?

Anyway here's the stats on my ride height. The raked look had the front end at 657mm (1 1/4" drop from stock) and the rear at 668mm (1" drop from stock) I ended up after adjusting the rear coilovers, retiming bushings and alignment at 655 front and 651 rear. Somehow the rear dropped a little after alignment.

The alignment tech told me he noticed that the e-brake cables were rubbing so when I got the car home I had to jack it up and adjust the cable in the mounts to reduce the slop and pull it away from the wheels. This thread helped me figure out how to do it! http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...e+ebrake+cable

Next mod will be RPI ZL style side skirts to match the splitter, as soon as they are ready! Come on RPI I can't wait!

Here's pics before and after!
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:39 PM   #49
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mike looks awesome. cant wait to see it saturday!!!
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:04 PM   #50
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You are doing an amazing job on your car, I really am jealous! Congrats on your award last saturday you def deserved it. Can't wait to see what else you have planned good luck with the rest of your build.
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