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Old 01-05-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Smile Hello from SoCal with my Christmas Present

Hello,

Been lurking here for awhile, reading all the great info here. Had been contemplating a new 5th since they came out. Wife finally decided for me that it was time to jump in A few years ago I had given her, her dream car around Christmas (Suby Outback), so she returned the favor:

2013 Camaro SS2/RS - 1LE in AGM with NPP exhaust and nav:




Car is such a blast and fun to drive, picked it up a week ago last friday and already have over 350 miles on it and on my 3rd tank of gas

Already ordered some stuff from Vendors here - black out kits for the emblems (Bigworm), black locking lug nuts (Apex Motor sports), AAC Ghosted Side Markers and Interior foot-well kit (Southwest Speed LLC), Bluetooth ODB-2 reader so I can use torque on my Android phone.

Trying to get a good feel for the stock vehicle before I start with engine and suspension mods.

I'm a little torn, I swore to myself before I wouldn't get a new 5th gen until I had my project vehicle on the road:




69 Camaro RS nearly completely rebuilt from the ground up. Not a rotisserie build, but all new suspension, brakes, engine (489 BBC with around 600-650hp), trans, pretty much an all new car except paint and body. Being done as a Pro-touring resto/mod. Its been started up in my garage, just chasing some gremlins now (some gauge issues, no oil pressure gauge working and a fuel leak, plus interior is out).

I guess the new 5th gen will be training wheels until I can get the beast on the road.

Here is my build thread on the 69 over at pro-touring.com:
http://www.pro-touring.com/showthread.php?46916


On my todo list for the 2013:

Appearance/Interior/Misc:
  • Window Tinting
  • Some sort of BA amp upgrade swap with a sub (been looking at Subthump's offerings)
  • Heritage Grill and ZL1 Rockers
  • (Maybe) afterburners or sequential taillights (been looking at Apex's offering)
  • Some sort of custom license plate frame, but can't figure out a good saying yet
Performance (once I get used to the '13 and probably after the '69 is on the road):
  • CAI with washer relocate and new scoop (again Apex's offering)
  • Shorty headers (not sure whose yet)
  • Ported Intake and possibly ported thottle body
  • Some sort of tuning software (HP Tuners?) to take advantage of the increased breath-ability of the CAI and headers, intake and TB.
  • Pedders Rear sub-frame bushings and front radius arm bushings
  • (Maybe) Pedders rear 32mm bar and switching over to their magic 19" Forge-line wheel setup with 305s all around with coil overs (far off, plus really liking the ZL1 wheels still need to read more).
  • (Maybe way down the road)Supercharging
I'm in Southern California so be nice to start going to some autocross gatherings try my hand a bit.

And I do want to say thanks for having such a great site with such a wealth of info. Hopefully some day I'll be able to contribute my own DIY to give back. I did one on mini-tubbing that I did on my 69 Camaro:
http://www.pro-touring.com/showthrea...a-68-69-Camaro

Thanks for reading and hello!

Ed
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:54 PM   #2
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Ed, CONGRATS on the new ride, and Welcome to our happy little corner of the net, and to Camaro5. There is a BIG fridge on the back porch with anything you can think of in it...help yourself...of course only take what you can LEGALLY have. Make yourself at home on one of the big fluffy couches, kick your shoes off, put your feet up on one of the tables, yes we are allowed to do that, mom's, wive's, husbands, girlfirends and boyfriends here don't care....and take it easy.



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Old 01-05-2013, 02:06 PM   #3
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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I got a shirt for Christmas. Wanna trade? It's a really nice shirt.

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Old 01-05-2013, 03:19 PM   #5
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Where it reads "thread" change to "tee-shirt".


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Old 01-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:40 PM   #7
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:58 PM   #8
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Hello,

Been lurking here for awhile, reading all the great info here. Had been contemplating a new 5th since they came out. Wife finally decided for me that it was time to jump in A few years ago I had given her, her dream car around Christmas (Suby Outback), so she returned the favor:

2013 Camaro SS2/RS - 1LE in AGM with NPP exhaust and nav:




Car is such a blast and fun to drive, picked it up a week ago last friday and already have over 350 miles on it and on my 3rd tank of gas

Already ordered some stuff from Vendors here - black out kits for the emblems (Bigworm), black locking lug nuts (Apex Motor sports), AAC Ghosted Side Markers and Interior foot-well kit (Southwest Speed LLC), Bluetooth ODB-2 reader so I can use torque on my Android phone.

Trying to get a good feel for the stock vehicle before I start with engine and suspension mods.

I'm a little torn, I swore to myself before I wouldn't get a new 5th gen until I had my project vehicle on the road:




69 Camaro RS nearly completely rebuilt from the ground up. Not a rotisserie build, but all new suspension, brakes, engine (489 BBC with around 600-650hp), trans, pretty much an all new car except paint and body. Being done as a Pro-touring resto/mod. Its been started up in my garage, just chasing some gremlins now (some gauge issues, no oil pressure gauge working and a fuel leak, plus interior is out).

I guess the new 5th gen will be training wheels until I can get the beast on the road.

Here is my build thread on the 69 over at pro-touring.com:
http://www.pro-touring.com/showthread.php?46916


On my todo list for the 2013:

Appearance/Interior/Misc:
  • Window Tinting
  • Some sort of BA amp upgrade swap with a sub (been looking at Subthump's offerings)
  • Heritage Grill and ZL1 Rockers
  • (Maybe) afterburners or sequential taillights (been looking at Apex's offering)
  • Some sort of custom license plate frame, but can't figure out a good saying yet
Performance (once I get used to the '13 and probably after the '69 is on the road):
  • CAI with washer relocate and new scoop (again Apex's offering)
  • Shorty headers (not sure whose yet)
  • Ported Intake and possibly ported thottle body
  • Some sort of tuning software (HP Tuners?) to take advantage of the increased breath-ability of the CAI and headers, intake and TB.
  • Pedders Rear sub-frame bushings and front radius arm bushings
  • (Maybe) Pedders rear 32mm bar and switching over to their magic 19" Forge-line wheel setup with 305s all around with coil overs (far off, plus really liking the ZL1 wheels still need to read more).
  • (Maybe way down the road)Supercharging
I'm in Southern California so be nice to start going to some autocross gatherings try my hand a bit.

And I do want to say thanks for having such a great site with such a wealth of info. Hopefully some day I'll be able to contribute my own DIY to give back. I did one on mini-tubbing that I did on my 69 Camaro:
http://www.pro-touring.com/showthrea...a-68-69-Camaro

Thanks for reading and hello!

Ed
Congrats on your 1LE!
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:31 PM   #9
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:32 AM   #10
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:23 PM   #11
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The 1LE is the sweet spot between the fabulous ZL1 and the 2SS Camaro. Nice choice... she's a beauty!
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:01 PM   #12
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Welcome to C5! Nice work on the 69 and beautiful 1LE ! glad to have you here with us !!
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:04 PM   #13
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:54 AM   #15
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