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Old 10-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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Red face My New 2010 Thread

So I've been meaning to do this for a while now, lots of pictures but just getting around to making this. I recently purchased my new to me 2010 black Camaro 1LT / RS from my local dealer here in Ontario. My previous car was a 2001 BMW 325CI that I bought when I was 15, which I repaired a lot to get to driving condition and then enjoyed modding for 3 years. I am now 20, bought the Camaro at 19. Eventually she needed to many repairs for me to justify so I sold the old gal. I was an avid member of a similar BMW forum called e46Fanatics, and from which I decided to join this forum because my last one was so helpful. I'm happy to say this one is also filled with great and helpful members.


Here's a pic of my new ride, on the first day I picked her up. I got the dealer to include, the center console gauge pack and clear bra. Also the car came pre tinted from the last owner which I was very pleased about. One mod off my list ! The car on delivery date is underneath as well as the most recent pic of the car with my mods.



Mods To Date:

Electronics:
******** Factory Amp Replacement Kit
Alpine 4 Channel Amplifier
Alpine Mono Amplifier
2 10" Alpine Type S Subwoofers
Custom Plexi Glass Sub Box with LEDs
Interior, Grille, Footwell & Engine Bay LEDs
Integrated Blackberry Music Hub to wirelessly stream music through Bluetooth
GM Stereo Steering Wheel Controls
5000k LED P13w DRL Bulbs
Gen5Diy Halo Harness
Gen5Diy DRL Harness

Cosmetics:
Custom Painted Engine Cover
Chrome Strut Tower Caps
Matte Black Hash Marks
Matte Black "3.6L" Badges
Blackout Rear Bowtie
Front Bowtie Delete
G Racing Neo Chrome Shift Knob
Blue RS emblems from EmblemPros
GM Painted Splash Guards
Street Scene Front Splitter
Alpine Kick Panels from EmblemPros
Custom Alpine and Boston Acoustics trunk mat
Billet Foot Pedals

Performance:
K&N CAI
Hurst Shifter
VMax Spiral Ported Throttle Body
Borla Cat-Back Exhaust
Hawk Performance Brake Pads
Toyo Proxes T1 Sport Tires
Vitesse Throttle Controller



Day of Delivery
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Today
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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So first mod on my list was some plasma led's and the drl harness from gen 5 diy because i really hated that the halos weren't on during the day.

This is how they turned out

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Old 10-06-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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Next was the stereo had to go, was not a fan of the stock stereo power level. Speakers were smooth enough but we'll see if I replace some down the road.


So I purchased the direct plug and play harness to replace the stock amp and add a sub so I've got two amps in the back, one for the stereo and one for the 2 10inch alpine subs I have. The ******** harness worked perfectly I have to say, didn't cut a single wire for the install, something I am not used to! The only complaint I would have about the harness is the price this, thing was not that professionally made I would say, looks like it was made in Indonesia. Haha

I made a custom sub box with lexan window in the back, the insulation is actually stitched and glued around the sub box to give a nice look as well. You can see it a little in the final picture. The sub box took me roughly a month of my free time to play with to get it to fit in and out as well as look good. I ordered the phastek led kit for my car so that I could use an led strip for inside the sub box and the strips nicely match the new coloured interior lights.

Here are some pictures of the stereo install, unfortunately I didn't happen to take some of the box build but you can all see the final product

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Final product ! I also managed to make the box thin enough to access my spare tire and battery as well without removing the box. Just had to cut an inch off the spare tire cover and she comes right out of the trunk

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and here one last shot of the interior aqua leds from phastek

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Old 10-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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Looks good bud

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Mods- Top Speed 3" LT headers catless, 3" Top Speed Catback, Tuned at ADM, Cold Air Inductions CAI, Elite catch can, ADM racing scoop
Interior-(amber) interior dome, trunk, port custom sub box, 10" sub, 1000watt kenwood amp, sumbthump harness, CDF short shifter, epco shift knob, vitesse paddle shifters
Exterior (amber)-mailslot scanner, grill illumnation kit, halos, fog halos, drl nightime harness, Rear Led bowtie. Painted Heritage grill, hex vents
Body-removed stock decals had painted in inferno orange
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:08 PM   #5
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The one thing I noticed wear wise on my car was you could see the finish going down on the stereo numbering for the presets from lots of use. I decided to put in the steering wheel control today for the stereo, since I got the parts at cost from a friend at the gm dealership, but programming them in I got absolutely ripped off, crazy prices up here on that job. Guy didn't even have to grab a screw driver.


Anyway I love the convenience of them now though.



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Old 10-06-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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So I decided to get creative with some spray paint the other day, and painted my engine cover / fuse box cover. I also did my RS emblems with blue model paint (you know that testors stuff, worked fantastic!).


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Old 10-06-2013, 08:20 PM   #7
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Next is my favorite mod, the hurst shifter. My gf got it for me for my birthday, gotta say I love this thing. Amazing difference compared to stock. Install took me roughly 2 hours on the jack stands, with a little cursing because of those dam centering springs on the v6. But wasn't that hard actually.

My girlfriend didn't get the right shift pattern but I planned on replacing the ball anyway so I went with a neo chrome ball from the local tuner shop here. It says "G racing" on it, I've never heard of them but its a beautiful knob.


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Old 10-06-2013, 08:24 PM   #8
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Nice dude congrats on the new ride and the mods look great
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #9
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I decided to utilize that spare Led strip from phastek for something interesting, figured out that was grill lighting. Its awesome that the v6 has a spare circuit in the driver side fuse box, no wire cutting


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Also put in a set of switches for the sub box, grill lights and future footwell lights

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Old 10-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #10
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Nice dude congrats on the new ride and the mods look great


Thanks, uploading them all in one night is proving to be a lot, now i understand why people pace this out over the whole project.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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So when the CAI came in the mail I was very excited, love the look of my engine now. I think I'm definitely going to invest in some chrome accents down the road though, I think they will really make the engine bay pop!


CAI installed, also bought some "intake socks" off ebay for around 10 bucks don't really have a purpose but hey they look good for cheap

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Old 10-06-2013, 08:45 PM   #12
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And so for the final post of the night I have my most recent and cheapest mod yet. Which I really enjoy to be honest.










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My upcoming list includes;
footwell lighting
bow tie delete on the front
possibly a front splitter
some chrome accents for the motor
maybe ABLighting from gen5diy
and more who knows


But for now my money is going towards my snow tires, which I need to pick up and install this month.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:39 PM   #13
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A few pics of my winter set up now that it's starting to get cold here. Hopefully it handles okay with the toyo observe GSi - 5 tires in the snow. If anyone uses them please chime in!

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and got a my bow tie delete in today as well
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #14
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Looks good so far. I will be doing my winter set up soon as well but in my case its a final wash and cover in the garage still the snow and salt are gone. We are fortunate enough to not have to drive it in the winter.
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