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Old 07-05-2013, 08:15 PM   #101
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So got bored and decided I didn't like the way the strut bar looked. I decided to leave the ends natural and paint the center semi gloss black. Two cans of VHT engine paint one primer and one color a little sand paper and tape. Cost me under $20. Here you go.


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Old 07-05-2013, 08:22 PM   #102
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Oh I'm also seriously planning on getting a set of the Pfadt Tri-Y Headers. I'm probably going to jump on the Independence Day sale on them.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:52 PM   #103
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So got bored and decided I didn't like the way the strut bar looked. I decided to leave the ends natural not paint the center semi gloss black. Two cans of VHT engine paint one primer and one color a little sand paper and tape. Cost me under $20. Here you go.


Looks good man, I did my bar also but didn't like the finish when it was said and done, so I had it powder coated for a pretty fair price, then touched it up with a little bling!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:34 AM   #104
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I may powder coat it yet. It really was to see how I liked the look.

Yours looks good man.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:13 PM   #105
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I may powder coat it yet. It really was to see how I liked the look.

Yours looks good man.
Thanks man, I really do like the finish 10 times better then my results.
The Ls3 badge may get replaced with a 1LE but not sure cause I really do like the way the badge looks, plus I will be doing 2 1LE badges on the hood, so don't want overkill!
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #106
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Nice build thread. I simply love the 1LE. They have taken everything I like about the Camaro and put it into one vehicle....Yours..

Keep up the good work and give us more pics...

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Old 07-06-2013, 03:43 PM   #107
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The fuse pull is a fix for dealers or customers that put 87 octane in their car when new. If you use 93 from the beginning and do a fuse pull, you're not really gaining anything because the PCM will already be using the programs for higher octane fuel.
What i always wondered is what kind of gas do they use at the factory? If its 87 then every SS Camaro would need the fuse pull.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:07 PM   #108
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From what I know the Vettes and perf Vehicles like the SS will get whatever the highest octane is in the area. I remember hearing something about them trucking in Chevron Ultimate for the old ZR-1's.

The dealers are the ones that will mess you up.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #109
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Nice build thread. I simply love the 1LE. They have taken everything I like about the Camaro and put it into one vehicle....Yours..

Keep up the good work and give us more pics...

Kurt ABL99...

Thanks man. Hopefully I will have some pictures of the new headers in a few weeks.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:11 PM   #110
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No disrespect, not trying to jack your thread!
Just thought I'd share, just in case you had some ideas!!

Pictures of new 1LE emblems from EmblemPros!!
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:06 PM   #111
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So to return from the dead. I was all set to order the headers but I stumbled on a killer deal for some CTS-V brakes. So I'm currently knee deep in the parts procurement process. Parts and pics should start arriving in the next week or two.

I couldn't go with out some power upgrades. I am picking up Vmax TB next week and don't mock me for this but I'm going to try the Vararam Power Wedge... lol

My plan is to do headers plus the current mods. ADM Race intake, Ported TB, Wedge thingie, then I'll get it tuned by either Tampa Tuning or Jeremy Formato. I'll run it like that until late next year when the heads/cam/possibly intake/new tune happen .

I'll do suspension mods between the upcoming tune and the Cam and stuff.

So mods are coming soon...
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:32 PM   #112
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Waiting, Btw your camaro looks amazing, loving the emblems as well
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:44 PM   #113
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Mines the black one earlier in the thread. The red one is another guy showing me the emblems.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:17 PM   #114
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20 pistons worth of Brake porn getting dropped off by the "Big Brown Truck" tomorrow...
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:01 PM   #115
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:08 PM   #116
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WOW those look great, sorry I thought u were the owner of the 1le x.x my mistake bro
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:44 PM   #117
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WOW those look great, sorry I thought u were the owner of the 1le x.x my mistake bro

Thanks man. I do own a 1LE the Black on Black one...
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #118
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So I'm still procuring parts. I have some ZL1 rotors I'm getting from a member here and the calipers will get Powder Coated with a new logo. I'm hoping to do a silver close to the interior silver trim color. The logo's will be like this...

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In the same location and font as the ZL1 calipers. Looking to have Mike the Powder Coater do them. I'm also going to at MINIMUM do the RB performance brake seals but I'm leaning heavily towards doing the piston kits. If it all works out I will have it all buttoned up and on the car by the end of September.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:11 PM   #119
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Oh and the Vararam Power Wedge got dropped off today also.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #120
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Rotors paid for and should be here next week.

I'm also sending out the calipers this week.

Still need to get the RB stuff and the rest of the parts.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:32 PM   #121
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Rotors paid for and should be here next week.

I'm also sending out the calipers this week.

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Old 09-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #122
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So to return from the dead. I was all set to order the headers but I stumbled on a killer deal for some CTS-V brakes. So I'm currently knee deep in the parts procurement process. Parts and pics should start arriving in the next week or two.

I couldn't go with out some power upgrades. I am picking up Vmax TB next week and don't mock me for this but I'm going to try the Vararam Power Wedge... lol

My plan is to do headers plus the current mods. ADM Race intake, Ported TB, Wedge thingie, then I'll get it tuned by either Tampa Tuning or Jeremy Formato. I'll run it like that until late next year when the heads/cam/possibly intake/new tune happen .

I'll do suspension mods between the upcoming tune and the Cam and stuff.

So mods are coming soon...
If I were you I'd go to Jeremy. No offense to Tampa Tuning.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:03 PM   #123
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If I were you I'd go to Jeremy. No offense to Tampa Tuning.

I know Jeremy is legendary around here, and farther than that too. I saw his CTS at Stingray a little while ago and that thing was so serious when it started up my nads ached...


I want to talk to the guys at Stingray and get their opinion on who to go with. I can't disregard FSP either...
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:08 PM   #124
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Thanks to ^^^Vern^^^ I got the ZL1 rotors...
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:57 PM   #125
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