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Old 10-23-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Tasha - Orange on Orange 2013 2LT RS (Traded-In)

August 2nd, 2013 Brought my Camaro Home

Bought my Camaro from Pohanka Chevorlet in Manassas, Virginia. I told them I was only interested in an IOM 2LT with IO Interior and Navigations. They found one for me at another dealer around 200 miles away and went and got it for me. Contrast this with Ted Britt who tried to down sell me to a 1LS they had on the lot.

Once they got the vehicle, I had them put Black Rally Stripes on it before I picked it up.


Camaro 2LT RS
Infernal Orange Metallic Paint
Infernal Orange Interior
MyLink with Navigation

Current Mods:

Cosmetic:

Black Rally Stripes (Dealer Installed)
Black on Black Camaro License Plate Holders (Front & Back)
Personalized Bronze Star License Plates
RPI Smoked Lens Covers (Fog Lights, Reverse Lights, Tail Lights & Side Markers)
Emblem Pro Flat Black Camaro Fender Scripts
Defenderworx Rear RS Badge
SFX Performance Black Bow Tie With Border (Front & Back)
ZL1 Splash Guards

Performance:
CAI, Inc Cold Air Intake
VMAX CNC Ported Throttle Body
Apex Scoop
Apex Windshield Washer Relocation Kit

Winter Shoes
Motegi Racing MR118 17x8 Black Rims
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 XL 235/65R-17

(Note: Still has dealer provided plates on in this picture. I have since put a Bronze Star License Plate on her).


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Old 10-23-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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September 7th, 2013 Smoked Lenses and Fender Scripts from RPI Designs

Black on Black Camaro License Plate Holders
Smoked lens covers for Tail Lights, Reverse Lights and Side Markers
Blacked out Fender Scripts from RPI Designs

The RPI Fender Scripts are problematic. They are OEM Factory Fender Scripts that RPI has painted black. Unfortunately, they did not do a good job. I accidentally brushed up against the edge of the letters with a cloth that had 3M Adhesive Remover on it and the paint came right off. You can see this in the pictures.


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Old 10-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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September 20th New Emblem Pro Fender Scripts and RS Badge

Because of the problems with the RPI scripts, I ordered a new set of Fender Scripts and RS Emblems from Emblem Pros. These are custom cut composite materials, so they do not have the issue of paint coming off, however, they are not exactly the same size as the original scripts. For the fender scripts, they are close enough and look pretty good. For the RS, the shape is not really exactly the same and that bothered me quite a bit.





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Old 10-23-2013, 10:51 PM   #4
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October 3rd. New Defenderworx RS Badge

Next I replaced the Emblem Pro RS Emblem with one from Defenderworx. The Defenderworx product is very nice. Billet Aluminum that is powdercoated. Paint will not come off with adhesive remover at all. They are quite a bit bigger than the original RS emblems however. I have included a picture of the Original RS, Emblem Pro RS and Defenderworx RS side-by-side to give you and idea of the size difference. The larger emblem in the back did not bother me, but you cannot replace the one of the front of the vehicle with the Defenderworx one as it is too large. In the long run, I will either remove it or find a better replacement. Probably going to try out one of the custom painted ones from River City Graphics and see what the quality is like.

I should also note that the Defenderworx Fender Scripts are not an exact match to the font used for the OEM Fender Scripts, so I don’t really consider them to be an option. I think I will add a thread to the mod forum comparing all the different after market script options after I am all done.






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Old 10-23-2013, 10:55 PM   #5
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October 7th, 2013 – New Black Bow Ties with Border from SFX Performance.




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Old 10-23-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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October 19, 2013 – New Splash Guards

Installed ZL1 Front and Rear Splash Guards





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Old 10-23-2013, 11:01 PM   #7
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October 23rd, 2013 CAI, Inc. Cold Air Intake and VMAX Ported Throttle Body from Apex

Installed a Black CAI, Inc Cold Air Intake and VMAX Ported Throttle Body that I purchased from Apex. Whole process took about an hour and was very straightforward and easy to do. I also purchased an Apex Scoop and Windshield Washer relocation kit, but was limited on time, so will install those later in the week.

I thought about getting the painted TB, but looking at how the engine cover sits, it seemed like it would be a waste of money since at most, you can see a small sliver of the TB. Later-on, I will get a nice painted engine cover.



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Old 10-23-2013, 11:25 PM   #8
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:47 PM   #9
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:43 AM   #10
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:39 AM   #11
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:03 AM   #12
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Thanks all, going to pick up some new wheels around December 1st when I get snow tires. Also thinking about some Weathertech floor matts for the winter as well to keep the carpet clean once the weather turns.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #13
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Nice work so far. Its my favorite color for the Camaro as you can tell.
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Thanks. One of the reasons I finally broke down and bought the Camaro is because I heard a rumor they weren't going to have IOM on the 2014. Between that and the new rear fascia, I jumped on one of the last ones available for 2013.

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Nice work so far. Its my favorite color for the Camaro as you can tell.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:15 PM   #15
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Installed the Apex Scoop and Windshield Washer Relocation Kit today. Took about an hour and a half from start to finish.

Pictures of the scoop and the CAI with new Windshield Washer Fill Reservoir in place.


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Old 10-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #17
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What do you think about the scoop and washer bottle relocation? Do you notice a difference in sound or performance? A lot of people say it makes a big difference and its something that I have been considering adding to mine.
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I definitely noticed the sound difference after installing scoop and CAI. Much more aggressive sound when you step on the gas. As for performance, since I installed the CAI at the same time I installed the ported TB, it is hard to say which accounts for the change in performance. The car is definitely a little more responsive, especially in the mid-ranges.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:13 PM   #19
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Installed some new snow shoes on Tasha for the winter. So much happier with the Black wheels. Just because they are shoe shoes does not mean they shouldn't look nice!

17x8 Motegi Racing MR118 in Black
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:21 PM   #20
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:23 PM   #21
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:19 PM   #22
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New engine cover courtesy of Lupe at River City. Will have to get better pictures the next time the sun is out.


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Old 12-18-2013, 04:27 PM   #23
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:23 PM   #24
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This week was the end of the road for Tasha... at least the V6 version. I pulled the CAI and snow wheels, drove her to the dealership and then brought home her big Sister... Orange on Orange 2013 2SS RS M6 with NPP. Dealer knew I was interested in trading up and offered me a good enough deal that I couldn't pass it up. Got bit by the V8 itch... ce la vie... you only live once. Whoever buys her next will get a sweet custom painted engine cover, ported TB and blacked out scripts and bowties as a bonus. In the mean time, I am enjoying playing with a manual again after not really driving one regularly for about 15 years and trying not to wake up the neighbors with that throaty V8 growl from the dual mode exhaust. New build thread to follow as I start working on the newer Camaro.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:47 PM   #25
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