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Old 09-26-2012, 09:07 AM   #76
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:12 PM   #77
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UPDATE : My AAC LED Reverse lights were also installed sometime back, but I finally decided to pull some of the photos off of my digital camera to add them to my build thread, lol.

They definitely help you see better at night, and backing up when it's pitch dark outside is 10x easier with these installed. Definitely a recommended mod for all Camaro owners.


Next up on my list is new Badges for the side fenders from emblempros.com, as well as a custom underhood bowtie from them.




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Old 09-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #78
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Car looks real good. Simple and very clean mods. Truly one of the best on the site. The rims set it off. Its refreshing to see non-ZL1 clones that look damn good.

VA Beach? I'm from Chesapeake. Got fam' in both areas. I know who to hit up if I need help installing stuff, haha. Love the plate too! Congrats.

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:38 AM   #79
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I'd like to congratulate LS3 SS for hanging on to COTW for three weeks now...
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:07 PM   #80
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Car looks real good. Simple and very clean mods. Truly one of the best on the site. The rims set it off. Its refreshing to see non-ZL1 clones that look damn good.

VA Beach? I'm from Chesapeake. Got fam' in both areas. I know who to hit up if I need help installing stuff, haha. Love the plate too! Congrats.
Thanks, that means a lot!! I don't "despise" ZL1 clones, but I definitely don't really care for the front end swaps and some of the other stuff people do to make it look too much like the actual model. I take pride in trying to "personalize" my car, so that people THINK it's a special edition. For the past two years, I've had numerous people ask me if my car was a Special edition model, which means I'm doing something right.

Unfortunately, I'm in the Military, and I just PCS'd to Fort Campbell KY, so I'm no longer in Va beach. I wish I had known you were in my area, we could have linked up and tackled some projects and installs bro!



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Old 10-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #81
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UPDATE : I finally got around to ordering a custom underhood bowtie via Emblempros.com. I have ordered from there before, and I love the quality of work, fit and finish of everything they make. Here is the custom bowtie I had made, I think it's absolutely gorgeous :

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #82
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Sweet ride I need to start on mine lol Mine will be going through some changes this coming year
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #83
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Sweet ride I need to start on mine lol Mine will be going through some changes this coming year
Thanks!! What are you waiting for man?? Get started! lol
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:41 PM   #84
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UPDATE : This week, a lot of parts came in for my car so I could start re-doing the appearance of the front end before winter time. I wanted to re-badge the grill, the fenders, as well as add a custom under hood bowtie.

I started with the bowtie, which was a fairly quick install, and definitely changes the appearance of the engine bay :







I must say it goes pretty well with the Roto-Fab custom engine covers

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Old 10-20-2012, 11:45 PM   #85
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Next, I would tackle the fenders. I knew getting the 3M adhesive off would be a bit of a pain, so I made sure I bought a Heat gun, dental floss, Goo Gone, and 3M adhesive remover to make the process easier :







The reasoning behind me removing the fender emblems??

1. I like dark colors. I felt like the emblems stuck out like a sore thumb on the sides with the "chrome" plating.

2. I also felt that the LS3 badging should tie into the Powerplant, which means it has no place on the side of the car.

I purchased the "Black Onyx" Camaro Lettering from Emblempros.com (they have made a killing off of me this year lol), which I think look really good against CGM. I thought about doing flat black lettering, but I think this choice was just as good :

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Old 10-20-2012, 11:50 PM   #86
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I am also in the process of trying to find a buyer for my Lexani wheels, so for now I have them in storage, and I have the stockers back on. I got tired of looking at the Midnight Silver on the CGM, so I decided to *gasp*.....Plastidip my wheels!!






Last but not least, I removed the SS emblem from my Heritage grill, and added the Emblempros.com Black Onyx LS3 emblem. It definitely looks like it belongs there, and personalizes my car more IMO :



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Old 10-21-2012, 12:03 AM   #87
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The other mods that I still have to install are :

NewFlat Black Mailslot vinyl
New Flat Black Front Fascia blackout vinyl
New Flat Black rear trunk blackout vinyl
New Flat Black side gill vinyl
30% smoked Headlight, DRL, and Turn signal "Headlight Armor".


I definitely think once all of these pieces are installed, the car will be "complete" appearance wise.


Next up on the mod list :

BMR Front Strut Brace
Pedders ZL1 Zway bar kit (27 & 32 mm)
SP or SW 1 7/8'' LT Headers
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:09 PM   #88
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UPDATE : Today during lunch break I installed 30% smoked DRL vinyl from HeadlightArmor.com; I still need to install the 30% turn signals sometime this week. I don't think I will be installing the Headlight vinyl, because its too dark to be driving around like that where I'm currently at :


LEFT DRL = FACTORY RIGHT DRL = 30% tint

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #89
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UPDATE : My BMR Front Strut Brace Arrived Friday Afternoon, just in time for me to install it. I went over a friend's house to tackle the install in their garage. It wasn't too bad, pretty straight forward, you just have to make sure you get the suspension to free hang as far as possible to dislodge the strut assembly from the tower.



Clamped the Strut brace to mock up the holes for drilling :






Finished product :








I didn't notice a huge difference, I mainly purchased this piece for the look of the engine bay. I'm sure it tightens up the front end just a tad, but not enough to rave about it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:28 PM   #90
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UPDATE : I ordered my SP 1 7/8'' Long Tube Headers during Black Friday and got them for a killer deal.



I did my inspection of the system, and I was impressed with the design, the quality, and the fitment of the system.

I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted to, because I was more focused on the installation, but I think I did enough justice.

The install wasn't too bad; I definitely recommend anyone who is doing it, to use a lift, and have a buddy to help out. There are some parts that I wonder how people do it by themselves. And as far as the infamous "dipstick tube" installation which everyone said was a PITA, we had the dipstick tube back in in less than 2 minutes. But then we found out we had to grind down the bracket a little to get the tube to mount back to the block.

Overall, I am happy with the looks, and definitely happy with the sound of my LTs!





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Old 12-01-2012, 03:29 PM   #91
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:47 PM   #92
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Car is looking awesome love the new emblems and badges ,what tune are you going for with the headers?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:04 PM   #93
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Car is looking awesome love the new emblems and badges ,what tune are you going for with the headers?
Thanks!!

I am going to go with a normal dyno tune, just hoping to break 400 rwhp/rwtq honestly. Shouldn't be too difficult considering it's winter time, so it should be easier to tune without the humidity/heat etc.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #94
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Nice work so far. How difficult was it to get the new letters lined up on the front fender?
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:49 PM   #95
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Nice work so far. How difficult was it to get the new letters lined up on the front fender?

Thanks, it wasn't too bad actually; I made sure I put tape on the top and bottom of the letters and just took my time making sure the spacing and the alignment was good.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #96
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Update : After Installing the Headers, I wasn't in a rush to get the car tuned, because I wanted to call around and get the best pricing and see what tuners were available. Well I ended up going back home to Virginia to get my car tuned by a very reputable tuner who mostly deals with Camaros/Corvettes. His name is Ed and I believe he's a member up here as well. Overall, I am happy with the final numbers, but there was a bit of pinging going on while he was tuning the car, that left some power on the table.

At first the numbers were off, because of spark knock, so he recommended that we switch to NGK TR6 plugs from the AC Delcos that I recently replaced last month.

That did the trick as my numbers went from 392 to 399 rwhp. Then he did the final bit of tuning, but could not put the max out of it because of the pinging. Here are the final numbers (405 rwhp/ 399 rwtq)



He advised running seafoam through the intake, as that (and maybe fuel) were the culprits for the detonation/pinging issues I was having. As of this morning, I ran seafoam through the intake, and a little bit of white smoke came out after I ran it for a little bit; I also ran two cans of seafoam through the fuel tank as well.

As much as I would love to go back and get the car re tuned, I don't think its necessary, as the car runs great, and the tune is very good. He also told me that it's not necessary to retune, just to seafoam the car and watch out where I fill up at.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:22 PM   #97
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Here are more photos of the car on the dyno, and I will try to figure out how to upload a video as well :





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Old 01-01-2013, 01:42 PM   #98
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http://youtu.be/ue2sP777xO4

I'm not sure how to embed a video on here.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:26 AM   #99
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great project! We'd like to feature it in our special project. I PM'd you the details, let me know what you think about it.

Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:45 PM   #100
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UPDATE!

I haven't posted in here in a while, but I have made some modifications. I have since added Solo J pipes (pictures to come) to my exhaust system, and I decided to order a replacement "oil" air filter to replace my "dry" filter from Roto-Fab.


OLD FILTER




NEW FILTER (The new filter is "slightly" bigger than the old one)
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