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Old 05-22-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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Nikita's Transformation

Well, I saw my doctor today and was diagnosed with a severe case of Camaro-Mod-itis. Apparently I acquired it the day I brought home Nikita (my 2011 Camaro SS/RS) and there is NO known cure.......
Thankfully I have a wonderful support group known as Camaro5!! I plan on making Nikita into the car I dreamed about when I was a kid.......
Here she is when I picked her up back in February 2011...and I will update each mod done and in the works going forward...Because it's an addiction...and the only cure is....

MORE MODS!!
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Solo Performance Mach X-Pipe Catback; CAI, Inc Cold Air Intake; EmblemPro SS badges; Hurst Shifter; Skip Shift Eliminator; Oracle ColorShift 2.0 headlights; Oracle Amber Footwell/Dome/Trunk lights; MGP Caliper Covers; ROTOFAB Engine Cover; JDP Clutch Res
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:21 AM   #2
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Cool!

Midlife,
What a sweet looking Camaro!! It is outstanding just the way she sits....love the touch of the SS on the fenders....

Kurt ABL99...
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:00 AM   #3
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Where we are so far....

I have to give a lot of credit to my fellow Upstate C5 members for the inspiration on my mods!!
This is where Nikita was at the end of 2012 to bring you up to speed...
First there was the CAI mod...easy enough right? No warranty implications...maybe some HP gain...getting my feet wet.
Next, the amber footwell, dome, and trunk lighting...no harm there!!
Little did I know, I was getting the addiction.....
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Solo Performance Mach X-Pipe Catback; CAI, Inc Cold Air Intake; EmblemPro SS badges; Hurst Shifter; Skip Shift Eliminator; Oracle ColorShift 2.0 headlights; Oracle Amber Footwell/Dome/Trunk lights; MGP Caliper Covers; ROTOFAB Engine Cover; JDP Clutch Res
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:09 AM   #4
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Exhaust...

Now I hope I am not alone in saying I went through 200 or more youtube and Camaro5 videos before I made my decision on exhaust...
Do I go with the headers right away? Do I get the HF cats? Do I ease into it and just get some sound with catbacks? After 3 months of stupid thinking, the winner is.....
SOLO Mach X Catbacks!!!
I visited Mufflerman in WNY and they sold me on them immediately. Love to show pics, but they did the install for free, soooooo......yeahhhh......

It's onto Camaro Fest!! Thanks to Joe (Mr. Wyndham as he is now known) for planting that seed to drive to Indy on 5 days notice!!
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Solo Performance Mach X-Pipe Catback; CAI, Inc Cold Air Intake; EmblemPro SS badges; Hurst Shifter; Skip Shift Eliminator; Oracle ColorShift 2.0 headlights; Oracle Amber Footwell/Dome/Trunk lights; MGP Caliper Covers; ROTOFAB Engine Cover; JDP Clutch Res
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:35 AM   #5
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Camaro Fest 3 Indy

Being a Camaro Fest rookie, I should have thought this through better. 100's of Camaro merchandise vendors, 1/4 mile drag strip, road course...
CAMARO HEAVEN!!!!
I should have brought a truck with me to bring it all home...look out for me at CFEST4...I will be the one with the HUGE shopping cart!!!

I went with the Oracle ColorShift 2.0 headlights because I love the evil look up front with the red eyes (and mostly because it would fit in our pitifully small trunk with the suitcases!!) and rushed home to install them!!
I wish I could find the pic of my wife with her oven mitts helping me after the headlights came out of the oven!! Pretty easy install though...
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #6
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Pfadt Racing Springs

Jump ahead to Spring 2013...
I love the way Gen 5's sit when lowered...I went with the Pfadt's Racing/Lowering Springs! Install was overall easy...until the very last bolt decided it wanted to make my night miserable!! My son and I fought with the damn thing for about an hour (at midnight after a loooong day!) but the lower arm would not work with us! Finally, my lovely wife comes out and sends my son to bed (something about "school" in the morning?? Whatever.....lol) and she proceeds to push the damn bolt through on her first try!!!
Gotta love HOT car chicks!!
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Solo Performance Mach X-Pipe Catback; CAI, Inc Cold Air Intake; EmblemPro SS badges; Hurst Shifter; Skip Shift Eliminator; Oracle ColorShift 2.0 headlights; Oracle Amber Footwell/Dome/Trunk lights; MGP Caliper Covers; ROTOFAB Engine Cover; JDP Clutch Res
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #7
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Seperate Clutch Res and Roto Fab Engine Covers

A couple of easy mods...one was an absolute necessity and one just looked awesome on my buddy SSMike's car, so I pulled the trigger!!
I have had the dreaded "clutch stuck on the floor" mishap and the fear of it happening again lead me to the separate clutch reservoir. Best piece of mind mod to date!!
Then the Roto-fab engine covers...AWESOME company to work with!! They told me with the custom paint, it would be 3 weeks...imagine my surprise when I received a package 5 days later!! I tore open the box, cut away the bubble wrap, and.........
it was unpainted.
Called the company and they were great!! She rushed out another set to the painters and I shipped these back...5 days later I got another package...this time I could smell the paint before I opened it!! YUM!! Here they are:
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Solo Performance Mach X-Pipe Catback; CAI, Inc Cold Air Intake; EmblemPro SS badges; Hurst Shifter; Skip Shift Eliminator; Oracle ColorShift 2.0 headlights; Oracle Amber Footwell/Dome/Trunk lights; MGP Caliper Covers; ROTOFAB Engine Cover; JDP Clutch Res
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #8
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Interior Trim Painted

I skipped over the interior upgrades!!
Removed the interior trim pieces and painted them IOM thanks to a local paint shop!! They referred to Inferno Orange Metallic as chicken wing sauce...yeah I live around Buffalo, NY...

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Old 06-12-2013, 03:09 PM   #9
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KOOKS!!!

This is the upgrade I have been looking forward to the most...
KOOKS headers and High Flow cats. Hoping to install this weekend!!

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