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Old 08-07-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Rafa:Chevy faster then a Silver Bullet...

Whasup everybody first off let me introduce myself. I'm Rafa and have been a fan of the 5th gen camaro since it was just a concept. I still can't believe I now own one. I've always been in a Chevy but all Caprice's . I hade a 88 and 89 (box Caprice). Then had a 93 (bubble Caprice) and now have a 96 Caprice with a LT1 in it (my other baby in my sig). Saying all that you can understand why I love the Camaro. 1, its CHEVY. 2, its an instant classic. 3, its a modern day muscle car that appeals to me (Chargers, Challengers and Mustangs just dont do it for me). The car just screams "me" with its bold looks and powerful attitude .

I looked up how many Camaros are out there like mine:

2LT
A6
SIM/exterior
IO/interior
sunroof

Including mine theres only 3 with these options and the 2 are no where near NY . I plan to add my own tastefully done mods to make it a 1 of 1 but thats in the future so stay tuned!

I went to one dealer and they didnt even have one I could look at but still wanted a deposit . I then took a ride out to another dealer and my baby was sitting in the showroom floor just waiting for me (thats how it felt). I fell in love instantly and purchased on 8/1/09.

Man I get alot of looks driving her around town. Mostly all compliments and looks of amazement. Only thing I hate is when ppl ask "how much?" and say "it looks like a Mustang", I just ignore them :smh:.

Well enough talking here she is, after being prep'd


She had 0 on the clock and when she came back from prep she had 8 miles on her. When I got home she had 18.


Welcome to the fam...



Never thought I'd drive a v6 but honestly I can't complain at all I am very impressed with the power this thing has...


and the trunk is pretty roomy too.


Aside from the car being THE TOTAL SHIZZZNIT, the interior won me over completely....IO.




Well I'm happy to be apart of this forum and look foward to meeting up with ppl and enjoying these great cars.

P.S. as the mods come in I'll be updating so keep ya eye out for me

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Old 08-07-2009, 10:10 PM   #2
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bad ass bro. I didn't think the silver camaro would look so badass with the inferno orange package but that's sick!
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:59 AM   #3
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thanks man...

Well heres an update, I just got the tints done 35%.




BONUS PIKS:

My Camaro with my friends GT-R



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Old 08-12-2009, 07:21 PM   #4
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:48 PM   #5
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:38 PM   #6
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:48 PM   #7
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Lightbulb front plate install

I refuse to have my bumper drilled but I got pulled once for not having the front plate on and I don't need to be constantly worried about this. So after looking up options I went this route...

I used zip ties and weather stripping...


I love the clean look but NY does not agree.


weather stripping on the back where the frame contacts the bumper.


zip zip


side shot


since "no tools" were required of course I over looked having a screwdriver so a penny had to do


and here she goes...
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:16 PM   #8
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dealer footage

I just remembered I made a quick vid while my Camaro was on the showroom floor. I was already being over protective because as I signed my life away ppl were putting their greasy hands on it and farting in the seats.

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Old 08-12-2009, 11:36 PM   #9
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gt-r only import i would buy if i had 80k and had already bought the corvette zr-1 haha.
dude the interior is awsome.
and yea the plates on the front of the car thats a bummer.
the tint look great.
are you done with it or are you going to put rims, etc.?
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:44 PM   #10
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gt-r only import i would buy if i had 80k and had already bought the corvette zr-1 haha.
dude the interior is awsome.
and yea the plates on the front of the car thats a bummer.
the tint look great.
are you done with it or are you going to put rims, etc.?
Thanks. Im looking into rims in the spring. I have a couple things on the mod list but for now im going to get it ready for winter: Car cover and clear bra.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:07 PM   #11
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time to update...

hmm lets see....

This was the first meet I went to and met real cool ppl I might add.

the second meet I went to.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:16 PM   #12
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After that I went to a car show out in LI.


Then met with some cool ppl out in LI.


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Old 10-13-2009, 04:23 PM   #13
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Some subtle touches

I put my own style to the car all with good taste in mind.
Hood Speers/grille blackout/black w/red outline bowtie/red bowties in the cetercaps/trunk blackout/side vent black out:





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Old 10-13-2009, 04:27 PM   #14
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Swift Motorsports retractable plate holder...

So I got tired of the "zip-tie" front plate so I invested in a retractable plate and is great!
now you see me

now you dont
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:29 PM   #15
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A throwback

b4 the meets and mods heres a couple piks of my Camaro with my cousins RSX-S when we went to a beach this past summer...

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Old 10-13-2009, 04:33 PM   #16
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Recent stuff

well now that I brought you guys up to date this is whats been going on...

hit up a car show @ Orchard Beach.



My baby & I
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:34 PM   #17
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Heya Rafa, that car is niiiice! VERY tastefully done, I like.
Very cool you can meet up with people who also have
good taste in their cars
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:35 PM   #18
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just added

MBRP Cat-Back exhaust that I love. Ill get a video up soon.


I have some more tricks up my sleeve so stay tuned!
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:38 PM   #19
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Heya Rafa, that car is niiiice! VERY tastefully done, I like.
Very cool you can meet up with people who also have
good taste in their cars
Thanks alot buddy I appreciate it.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:57 PM   #20
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great job on the car Rafa, i love my car too. The IO interior just blows people away. Im going to do the grill blackout too, where did you order it from?
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:44 AM   #21
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great job on the car Rafa, i love my car too. The IO interior just blows people away. Im going to do the grill blackout too, where did you order it from?
I got the grille blackout from here:
http://www.ridergraphix.com/Camaro.html

wait till you see the piks im about to put in here. I added something to compliment the IO interior brother!!
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:47 AM   #22
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Thumbs up AAC RED LEDs

I installed a red LED in the dome and trunk. Thanks AAC!!









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Old 10-15-2009, 11:50 AM   #23
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Cool BONUS PIK

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Old 10-30-2009, 03:30 PM   #24
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LICENSE PLATE LEDs

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(LED FTW!!!)
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