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Old 10-12-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Cool 2014 1LE Journal - 2SS RS 1LE

Hey everyone, just joined the forum yesterday to introduce myself.

Just picked up a 2014 2SS RS 1LE here in south Texas; McAllen/Edinburg to be exact. Black on black.

Just wanted to start a build journal to track my vehicle myself, but also for others who like to modify but do so on a limited budget. This journal won't have forced induction or anything big baller like that for a while, but I hope that the mild mods I do on the vehicle inspire others, and show that it can be done on a limited budget as well. I will try to document each modification with the true cost to give everyone an idea of how much things cost to do.


Purchased car late September 2013, with 97 miles (on the lot car).

Stock, week of purchase:








Will hopefully document with actual digital camera pictures (and not digital camera pictures like above) as I go along!

Thanks for checking my journal out, feel free to PM me or post any questions!

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Old 10-12-2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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SAVED TO SERVE AS AN INDEX OF MODS
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Geez. Get your priorities in order. #1 LS Power
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:20 AM   #4
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Nice car! There are quite a few '14 1LE's in here. It seems to be a much more popular option now. The word is getting around!
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:14 PM   #5
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Geez. Get your priorities in order. #1 LS Power
Just bought my first house, and paying off all the bills associated with it, aka my IKEA shopping fest and other furnishings (didn't move anything with me, at all! Only clothes, no appliances, nada!) and moving across country, and getting married here soon. Gotta limit spending! But there will be bolt ons at a minimum to start. That and I'm a reporting-to-work but not-getting-paid federal employee right now

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Nice car! There are quite a few '14 1LE's in here. It seems to be a much more popular option now. The word is getting around!
Duly noted, adjusted OP to reflect this new-to-me info!
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
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Hopefully get these on next weekend!
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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Subscribed. Do you not like the front splitter?
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:42 PM   #8
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Subscribed. Do you not like the front splitter?
While happy with the deal and whatnot, I was disappointed in the dealership; they did not install the front splitter, the high performance oil separator, and a few other things that were supposed to be done before delivery. Went to get it done, and they were too busy. Have the appointment this Wednesday to get it installed.

Just found out the Eibachs I bought were V6 EibachsSo they are for sale, and on the hunt for the right springs.

As soon as the budget shutdown stuff gets straightened out in DC, and I started getting paid as a result, I am ordering some bolt ons that you all will like!
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #9
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Mike I think what he was referring to was in your signature you have it listed:
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3: LS Motors

I believe he was trying to say you should have the "LS Motor" at number 1

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Old 10-21-2013, 11:17 AM   #10
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In other words, looking forward to watching the car become your own as you mod it, be careful though. Mod fever sets in very quickly

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Old 10-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #11
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Mike I think what he was referring to was in your signature you have it listed:
1: Dogs
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I believe he was trying to say you should have the "LS Motor" at number 1

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Either way, didn't take it offensively, but you're probably right!

Had some basic cosmetic and ICE work this weekend, will try to get some good pictures. Some basic bolt ons arrived today, and ordering some performance parts this week hopefully, along with a new set of wheels!

Will update!
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:41 PM   #12
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Some updates, parts arrived, parts installed, and more on the way. Some exhaust related items will be here tomorrow hopefully.

Also, sold the 1LE wheels. Yes, I know it is blasphemy, but you guys will see the results of this move soon hopefully (both financially and cosmetically).

I PROMISE once I start getting these mods done, I'll use my nice Samsung point and shoot, and not my six year old phone.

Installed:

1LE Splitter (finally):


Window tint. Got the darkest possible, which looks darker than my usual five percent I had installed on the last 11 cars I've had tinted; I had the same tint installer my whole life until this Camaro, due to moving across the country. Lifetime warranty. Oscar's Soundwaves in McAllen, TX for those down here. Neighbor recommended. Installed on all windows, but can't do windshields down here due to having two or three registration related stickers on the windshield:


Overcast:







Oscar's Soundwaves also did my amp install. My Kicker 300W Monoblock D amp. I've had this amp through seven or eight cars. Still going strong. JL 10s in a slimbox. I had this slimbox from all my Tahoes and Escalades I've had, which have nearly no room behind the third row seats. Fit perfectly in Camaro trunk, less than a foot of depth lost:


Bass control knob:


Arrived, to be installed:

AFE Intake:


Diode Dynamics LED bulbs for license plate and dome light:
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:18 PM   #13
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Looking good man. If you want to do suspension see the man who posted #3. Justice Pete is the man and Pedders is the way to go.

http://www.peddersusa.com/

Read up this t find out all kinds of stuff you need to know about the car.

http://www.peddersusa.com/articles/2...e/default.aspx
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:53 PM   #14
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Congrats Mike...cool car.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #15
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Congratulations on he car. Interested to see which wheels you go with.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #16
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Looking good man. If you want to do suspension see the man who posted #3. Justice Pete is the man and Pedders is the way to go.

http://www.peddersusa.com/

Read up this t find out all kinds of stuff you need to know about the car.

http://www.peddersusa.com/articles/2...e/default.aspx
Thanks! will be re-evaluating suspension once I sell these V6 Eibach spring,

Some new wheels and tires on the Camaro for now.

20x9 and 20x10 chrome replica 1LE wheels. 315 and 275 rubber. Not a huge fan of chrome, and definitely not my personal pick over my black 1LE wheels, but just running these now until my desired wheels come in! So for the meantime, these wheels are for sale: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=325265
















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Any more pics of the Silverado? I love the 2014s and that is the color I will choose if its still available when I'm ready.
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I love the Chrome wheels, Chrome wheels on a Black Camaro looks the best
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Any more pics of the Silverado? I love the 2014s and that is the color I will choose if its still available when I'm ready.
It's my main amigo's truck, who rents from me and lives with me. He has always been a Ford guy, but just bought a 2013 Tundra new a few months ago. Wasn't happy so wanted a new truck. Talked him into going Chevy, since I have had 10+ GM SUVs and Trucks. He loves it so far.

These are his pics, this one shows how nice the color looks in direct sunlight:


Got it tinted, looks amazing with 5% tint on the truck:


And thanks for the kind words guys, starting this weekend, getting the performance and real mods going.
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Sweet. Looking forward to your mods.
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took the time to debadge the whole vehicle. i want no trace of the vehicle being an SS either, though i guess the huge factory big brakes give that away.





Will finish the front bowtie and get a picture tomorrow.

if anyone has any questions about how to do the badge deletes, i've become pretty good at it. wasnt hard on a nearly new car, but I did it on my 5 year old G37 a few months ago, and went just as well.

also, got these in:


big shout out to juiced motorsports. stainless power 1 7/8 LTH with high flow cats. will get a full vendor review posted after install.

video and pictures of installed headers and cutouts will be up monday or tuesday!

does anyone know of a vinyl tail light tint kit for the '14 RS yet? i know big worm has them for the regular non-rs, but the RS tail lights are pretty complex in their shapes. really not trying to have to spray tint unless I absolutely had to
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