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Old 01-09-2015, 01:42 AM   #1
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Greg's 2012 2LS, "Caitlyn"

Meant to start this a while ago.

I have wanted this car ever since the concepts were released while I was in 5th grade. When it finally came out and came in VR I knew I wanted a 1LS/RS. After months of looking I could not wait any longer. The cars were either in bad shape, not what I wanted, or didn't feel right. I drove to the dealer, passed by my Caitlyn and knew she would be mine. I didn't care if she wasn't a stick or RS, she had to be mine. Made a deal the same day, raised the down payment and bought her!

UPGRADED! 2000 Jetta GLS "Jenny the Jetta Jalopy" ($1800 in tows in 16 days!)------> Camaro!

I could not believe it. I bought her on my own! It was an amazing feeling. I was on top of the world. I drove her to work straight from the dealer and was so happy that I actually left 4hrs early when I had the chance. It was a rainy day but one of the best days of my life.

Previous Owner left her Bluetooth device list on there, her name was Becky/Rebecca. If anybody knows of a VR 2012 that ended up in MD. Not much else on her :(


Date of something wonderful: June 11th, 2014
- Late self bought 19th birthday gift

"Caitlyn" - 2012 2LS Victory Red Coupe

Basics:
Color: Victory Red
Year: 2012

Trim: 2LS/ Non RS (Looked around)
Transmission: Auto

Interior Mods:
- LED Glow- Single Color Blue Foot Well Lighting

Exterior Modifications:
- Black Vinyl Rear Bowtie from Phastek

- Black Carbon Fiber Vinyl, hand cut from vinyl sheet
- 1910 Vintage Reproduction MD License Plate: "CLR2LND"
- Blue LED Grille Lighting, used LED pod lights and added a switch
- Missing front bottom diffuser/splitter thing-a-ma-bob (hit a deer)


Exhaust/Engine Modifications:
- MRT v1 Axle Back (LOVE this, new car)

- RX Catch Can, silver


Future Mods:
- Vitesse Throttle Controller

- Fire Extinguisher Mount Brackets (I have two inside, just loose)
- CAI Brand CAI
- ZL1 Grill
- BigWormGraphix Gloss Black Hash Marks

- Red Painted Fuse Box Cover

- Painted Engine Cover
- LED or HID Lights w/ Halo
- Add LED Foglights w/Halo
- Tinted Windows



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Old 01-09-2015, 01:48 AM   #2
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Two days after she became mine:


The night I got her:


I showed her off to my dad, Jr. and grandpa, Sr.

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Old 01-09-2015, 01:54 AM   #3
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Her first set of license plates while waiting for the custom ones to arrive:


The new plates!


The first black bowtie, rear:


The front bowtie, I couldn't get the phastek to fit so I made my own for $3. Better than the precut.

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Old 01-09-2015, 03:00 AM   #4
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Interior LEDs



RX catch can install


Grille LEDs half complete. I still have to hide wires and add more, waiting for the temps to get up past 25F. Lighting the bottom portion next. All installed THROUGH the grille, way too cold to remove the radiator cover.



MRT v1 Axle Back



Video of the start
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:24 AM   #5
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Love the custom license tag
and love the color.
Don't worry I have the base model and the beauty of having it as a base model. More money you save in payments and you customize it how you want it to look.
And that is exactly what I am doing with my car.
But yes it is a beautiful car.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:54 AM   #6
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Beautiful Car.... Congrats and I understand the excitement.... I'll be following along with this one as you make it more and more your own... Great Start...
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:24 AM   #7
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Thanks both of you! I see the base as a clean slate. A SS would be nice but I love my 6. I have a lot in mind for this car. I look at new ideas daily and get plenty of ideas here too.
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