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Old 05-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Best $500 modification?

What $500 mods would you say are the best ? Either 1 $500 mod or a bunch of little mods. Just running out of things to do and need some insight!
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Lighting- LED footwell, grille, trunk, and engine lights done via DIY. LED dome, DRL, and tag lights.
Paint- Painted engine cover, steering wheel bezel, speedometer bezel, front bowtie, tail light bezels, wheel center caps.
Exterior lights- tinted tail lights and sidemarker lights.
Wheels- powdercoated stock RS 20' wheels black
Exhaust- Cat-back Dynomax Bullet Exhaust system with bullet muffler delete.
Misc- rear blackout kit from Big Worm Graphix, black side Camaro lettering from Emblem Pros, and rear Camaro lettering from Emblem Pros.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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CAI or MRT 2 handsdown
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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Mrt2?
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2010 2SS/RS- every option possible in 2010

Lighting- LED footwell, grille, trunk, and engine lights done via DIY. LED dome, DRL, and tag lights.
Paint- Painted engine cover, steering wheel bezel, speedometer bezel, front bowtie, tail light bezels, wheel center caps.
Exterior lights- tinted tail lights and sidemarker lights.
Wheels- powdercoated stock RS 20' wheels black
Exhaust- Cat-back Dynomax Bullet Exhaust system with bullet muffler delete.
Misc- rear blackout kit from Big Worm Graphix, black side Camaro lettering from Emblem Pros, and rear Camaro lettering from Emblem Pros.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:04 PM   #4
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CAI if its a manual transmission. Maybe a Handtuner if its a automatic. Or hey maybe both.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #5
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CAI, axle back exhaust
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #6
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CAI or MRT 2 handsdown
he has a v8.

OP, what mods do you have now?
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:09 PM   #7
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I knew I'd see CAI as the first post.

Short throw shifters are nice, too. I've got MGW. http://www.mgwltd.com/camaro2010_sho..._shifter.shtml
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:14 PM   #8
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CAI or MRT 2 handsdown
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Mrt2?
MRT 2 is an axle back for the 5th Gen V6 Camaros...it doesn't fit and isn't built for the V8 exhaust system.

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OP, what mods do you have now?
We need this to give you our opinions. Are you still stock?
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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I have a catback exhaust already with muffler delete, powder coated wheels, and little cosmetic things. I have a sound system as well. I just don't know what I wanna do next.
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2010 2SS/RS- every option possible in 2010

Lighting- LED footwell, grille, trunk, and engine lights done via DIY. LED dome, DRL, and tag lights.
Paint- Painted engine cover, steering wheel bezel, speedometer bezel, front bowtie, tail light bezels, wheel center caps.
Exterior lights- tinted tail lights and sidemarker lights.
Wheels- powdercoated stock RS 20' wheels black
Exhaust- Cat-back Dynomax Bullet Exhaust system with bullet muffler delete.
Misc- rear blackout kit from Big Worm Graphix, black side Camaro lettering from Emblem Pros, and rear Camaro lettering from Emblem Pros.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #10
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All LED lights as well.
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2010 2SS/RS- every option possible in 2010

Lighting- LED footwell, grille, trunk, and engine lights done via DIY. LED dome, DRL, and tag lights.
Paint- Painted engine cover, steering wheel bezel, speedometer bezel, front bowtie, tail light bezels, wheel center caps.
Exterior lights- tinted tail lights and sidemarker lights.
Wheels- powdercoated stock RS 20' wheels black
Exhaust- Cat-back Dynomax Bullet Exhaust system with bullet muffler delete.
Misc- rear blackout kit from Big Worm Graphix, black side Camaro lettering from Emblem Pros, and rear Camaro lettering from Emblem Pros.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:22 PM   #11
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I have a catback exhaust already with muffler delete, powder coated wheels, and little cosmetic things. I have a sound system as well. I just don't know what I wanna do next.
you got a catback exhaust, and cut the mufflers off?

go with an intake first.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:25 PM   #12
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Well i bought the car with a catback but I wanted it a little louder
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2010 2SS/RS- every option possible in 2010

Lighting- LED footwell, grille, trunk, and engine lights done via DIY. LED dome, DRL, and tag lights.
Paint- Painted engine cover, steering wheel bezel, speedometer bezel, front bowtie, tail light bezels, wheel center caps.
Exterior lights- tinted tail lights and sidemarker lights.
Wheels- powdercoated stock RS 20' wheels black
Exhaust- Cat-back Dynomax Bullet Exhaust system with bullet muffler delete.
Misc- rear blackout kit from Big Worm Graphix, black side Camaro lettering from Emblem Pros, and rear Camaro lettering from Emblem Pros.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #13
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Save your money and get a set of Long Tube Headers if you just want it louder, a good set will set you back around $1500
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:36 PM   #14
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I"d lower it.

L99 of LS3?
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:49 PM   #15
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TB, skip shift eliminator if LS3
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:08 PM   #16
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My favorite mods for under 500.00 on my car are the gauge faces and tap shifter.

Can be had for just over 500.00 total (both items together) I believe.

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Old 05-17-2013, 04:12 PM   #17
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TSP Long Tube Headers, IMO anyways. Thats if you don't mind the CEL light being on.

close second for me would be a Short Throw Shifter whether it be Hurst, Burton or MGW.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:27 PM   #18
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What $500 mods would you say are the best ? Either 1 $500 mod or a bunch of little mods. Just running out of things to do and need some insight!
If you want to add some noticeable power and sound, go with a CAI Inc intake, scoop, and washer tanks relocation package. Read the thread below to see what kind of effect that has.

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Old 05-17-2013, 05:44 PM   #19
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I'm with Chase (and a whole buncha others). CAI. It also helps make a nice WHOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM sound
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #20
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Yes and for under 500$ that was what I did CAI with the scoop and washer relocate.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #21
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I have a catback exhaust already with muffler delete, powder coated wheels, and little cosmetic things. I have a sound system as well. I just don't know what I wanna do next.
Then I would go with a CAI intake.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #22
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I also agree with Chase. Easy to install and a nice little boost of power.
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