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Old 01-20-2014, 03:30 PM   #1
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Blur SS

PARTS I AM CURRENTLY SEEKING:
  • ZL1 front and rear end links
  • ZL1 rear lower control arms
  • BBK 102mm throttle body
  • 1LE 3.91 gear
  • Convertible or 1LE strut tower brace
  • Almost anything that can be salvaged from a totaled higher trim Camaro

This will be a long-term build project. The idea is to build a Camaro that will endure incredible amounts of time, and be all the good things that Camaros are—fast, fun, and badass. This post will be updated with every mod that takes place in the order I received or completed them, whichever makes more sense.

If you're interested in your products being part of my build, send me a PM. This will be an ambitious project, and you should be a part of it!

As a preface, I will note several of my previous plans. Every time I have a crazy, new build idea, I've posted it here on Camaro5. Here are my previous Camaro ideas:

Gen5DIY
I got some help from Ofer at Gen5DIY. That guy is knowledgeable and 100% interested in the satisfaction of his customers. Here's what I got from him:
  • red LED dome light
  • ABL dash kit with plug-and-play harness (need help with this one)
  • functional mail slot kit
  • LED fog lights to match future RS headlights
The parts all arrived well-packaged, organized, and with the appropriate instructions. I'm very much a novice with these projects as this is the first car that I'm having the chance to seriously customize. If you are near Pensacola, Florida, and want to participate in an install, I'll have a burger waiting for you! Send me a PM!

Here's that red dome light. All you need is a flathead screwdriver. If your install has a flicker, make sure the connection is good. Really push that bulb up there.



DIY Red Stitching
I applied fabric dye to my stitching. The result looks great!



Florida is very bright, so the ink came out a little magenta in the photo. I assure you that I did not dye my stitching pink.

UPDATE: I decided the stitching was a bit magenta. I decided to use a darker shade and a marker instead of ink.



DIY Plastidip Blackout Panel
Originally, I planned to paint it. I still want it painted, but I lack the skill and equipment to do it properly. If you are local and can help, I'd appreciate it!

Subthump
Subthump hooked me up with a T-harness for my Boston Acoustics system, and a driver-side box for my 10" sub. The install was easy, but unfortunately my Xplod amp exploded due to being a crappy amp. I upgraded to Alpine, and here are my results.

The equipment was packaged very carefully.


To use the harness, take off the back piece of plastic on your trunk. The knobs screw off by hand. Peel back the fabric on the left side. The Boston Acoustics amp is right there.


Now you have RCA outs. The battery is also in the trunk. No splicing is required, thanks to Subthump.

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Old 02-15-2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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Thanks to My Vendors
I want to thank Gen5DIY, Subthump, and RDP Motorsports for helping me build my Camaro SS so far. Your logos have been added to my signature! If you want to be part of my build, let me know what we can work out!
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:27 PM   #3
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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Today, I installed a speaker grille on my sub. This should help protect it from stuff in the trunk. I picked this up from Amazon. It was cheap and very easy to install. I recommend using tape to hold it in place while you drill.



Tomorrow, I have an appointment to complete the functional mail slot install. This part came from Gen5DIY.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:33 AM   #5
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I wanted to provide an update. I finally plugged in the GoPro so you can get a proper exhaust clip.



For more insights on these parts not posted on Camaro5, please visit General Overdrive. Leave feedback when you visit!
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:50 AM   #6
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I've decided to split up the first post. I will be moving some posts further down to keep this thread organized. Stand by for updates.
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SLP 1 3/4" ceramic-coated headers with high-flow catalytic converters
These were provided by Carl at Pete Moore Chevrolet's parts counter. He's a local car enthusiast and the only SLP Master Dealer for some distance. Disappointingly, he's a Mustang guy, but that doesn't stop him from selling some of the highest quality parts for Camaros. SLP headers provide more power lower in the power band than the 1 7/8" headers available at most shops.



I did this install with only the moral support of Mrs. Blur. The auto hobby shop on base provided drive-on lifts and unlimited tools for $5/hour.
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Cold Air Inductions black 4" intake
Cold Air Inductions produces the best intake I've ever seen. Not only is the fit perfect, but the pipe leads to an insulated compartment. By insulating the compartment, CAI has effectively separated the heat of the engine from the filter. Heat transfer takes time, and it takes a lot more time with more stuff in the way of transferring that heat. Many intake brands have adopted this compartmentalized style, but they fail to reduce temperatures and produce as much power as CAI brand. This product came from RDP Motorsports.

For those concerned about flexibility, this intake has a generously flexible rubber fitting where the intake filter meets the 4" pipe. The pipe is able to move in any direction without resistance. Additionally, the engine side of the pipe lines up nicely with the throttle body. Instead of going inside or around the unit, they sit side by side. The large rubber coupling wraps around this point and has two screws to tighten it into place. This ensures a snug fit with flexibility in the event of significant engine motion, reducing wear on the throttle body and the intake alike.



This installation took only 45 minutes at the Navy base auto hobby shop. A good chunk of that time just me moving slowly, so you can do it faster if you've done this previously. CAI provided thorough instructions, although I doubt you'll need them. Unlike some vehicles, the Camaro intake is easy to access, and it is not necessary to take apart your front end to get this installed. You do not need to remove the washer bottle, but it is a tight fit with the bottle in place.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:15 PM   #9
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Mods done: 1LE replica wheels, black tail light bezels, LED driving lights (spliced to running lights), VMax CNC ported TB, No tune Vararam, and Rx catch can
Mods planned: heritage grille, 1LE splitter, led signals, tune, and possibly LT Headers

Love this car!
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