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Old 09-09-2010, 06:04 PM   #1
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Steve's Silver 2SS/RS 6 Speed [COTW 1/9/11]

I just want to say hi to everyone, will update this area soon. About myself, I'm. 43 and married with two daughters and live in San Ramon California, a suburb in the San Francisco bay area. I purchased my Camaro on March 13, 2010 and love it! This is my second Camaro, the first was a 1985 IROC-Z with the TPI motor. I loved that car to death even after it was stolen in 1992.

I like to drag the quarter mile and just started racing Auto-X events. I'm upgrading my car with those two things in mind. My first mod was to install am SLP skip shif eliminator. That mod was followed by the ACC DTRL LEDs. I then installed a rear blackout panel and front an rear SS emblems. I then installed Spohn front and rear sway bars and high performance end links. I then installed a pair of Spohn rear trailing arms to help reduce wheel hop. I then installed a Spohn tunnel brace and a K&N CAI kit.

Suspension Modifications:

BMR subframe connectors
BMR drive shaft safety loop
BMR rear differential bushings
BMR rear subframe cradle bushings
Spohn rear toe rods
Spohn rear trailing arms
Spohn front and rear sway bars
Phadt Adjustable coil-overs all around
Hotchkis front strut tower brace


Old modifications that have been replaced
BMR 2 point strut tower brace
BMR lowering springs, 1.4" up front and 1" out back



My best quarter mile time was 13.56 @ 107 when the car was still stock. Best time so far is 12.34 @114.51mph while still having traction issues.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:09 AM   #3
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Video of the suspension travel on my 2010 SS Camaro. Front and rear shots.

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Old 09-18-2010, 01:58 AM   #4
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Installed BMR subframe connectors and drive shaft safety loop today. The lowering springs came in today, they will get installed sometime in the next two weeks. Still waiting for the 2 point strut tower to be delivered.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:24 AM   #5
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Looks like you are on your way and doing it right !

Building it from the bottom up is the way to go.

Very cool.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:42 AM   #6
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Looks like you are on your way and doing it right !

Building it from the bottom up is the way to go.

Very cool.
Thanks Speedster, I'm enjoying your journal. Maybe some day, my Camaro will be come half the beast yours is.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:47 PM   #7
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Just picked up my NITTO drag radials and replica SS wheels. I will review them after I run them at the track. The wheels came with chrome center caps and are a very good match for the original SS wheels. The wheels are available in three finishes and can be found on the discounttiresdirect web site.
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Went to the track today and tested the new drag radials. I ran my new best time of 13.23 after smoking them a bit in the wet box. Car is on jack stands and is ready for me to install new lowering springs this week.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:43 PM   #9
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Ok, installed the lowering springs in the back tonight. The fronts may happen tomorrow. After that, I need to start doing some engine mods to improve my ET's at the drag strip.
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Finished installing the BMT two point strut brace and BMR lowering springs installed last night. The car is looking good lowered 1 inch in the rear and 1.4 inches in the front. Off to a racing shop to get her aligned for an auto-x event. The Cobra killer is coming along. One or maybe two more components left under the car and the engine performance mods can begin. More pictures coming soon.
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Wow, That ride is looking good!!!! Can we get some better outdoor shots of the stance of the car?
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