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Old 06-22-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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ABM Build thread rjsmith1973

Ultimate goal for this build is to balance performance and creature comforts. IE no plans for slicks/skinnies and no gutting of the interior for weight savings. Stay tuned for more details and additions. Any and all engine mods past/present/future have been or will be done at ADM Performance (thx Andy!)

Pictures as received in Sept. 2009




First mod (2010): ADM package 1 7/8 ARH, Magnaflow Comp Cat-back, Tune 91 octane(before/after)


First cosmetic mod(2011): Showstopper sidemarkers


Second "performance/cosmetic mod"(2011)--Cor Forged V8 Mesh Wheels 20x9 front 20x11 rear (thx Nineball), Pedders XA coilovers, pfadt trailing arms, full bushing swap out


Third cosmetic mod:ZL1 side rockers/RPI splitter/stock rear diffuser in carbon flash metallic


Third performance mod(2012): LS3 conversion List of things below:
Ligenfelter GT-11 cam
Stg 2 ported LS3 heads
ZL1 Fuel pump
3.45:1 GM gears
other small stuff to prepare for next performance mods


Fourth performance/cosmetic mod (2013)
2.9 Whipple in blue
Matching valve covers and wires
Pfadt toe rods
ADM upper control mount bushings
ADM boost/air-fuel gauges





Fifth Cosmetic mod (2013) ACS T3 front end (the RPI splitter gave it's life to save the front end from a large deer carcass in the road)



Interior mods to date:


Last edited by rjsmith1973; 06-28-2013 at 08:40 PM. Reason: Added interior pics
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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Definitely subscribed to this thread...
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:00 AM   #4
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Nice transformation. Love the look of the front..

Kurt ABL99...
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:43 PM   #5
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Very nice!
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
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Added post whipple dynograph to original post.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:03 PM   #7
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Such a beautiful looking car, that blue is just jaw dropping. Looks great so far!
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:06 PM   #8
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I see your car on 540 almost everyday. I want a ride sometime!
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the kind words! Added pictures of the interior changes so far (not very many) and a photo of the ADM boost gauges.

rad_dsm: There is a Northwest Arkansas Camaro Club based in our area, you should come to one of our meetings and see what you think.
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