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Old 02-22-2011, 01:29 AM   #1
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Neogenix's 2011 SS/RS BLK/BLK Build Thread

So I got my bebe, and here it is before I've done any work on it. It's a 2011 2SS RS Black with Black Leather, Polished Rims and a Sunroof. As of today it has 900 miles on it (Since Feb 3rd. It was born around 2 weeks before that). I'm going to use this thread to Journal the things I do, and some pics of said things.

2/19/2011: Ceramic Tint, 35%/20% - xx-xx-xx :( never managed to fix it properly (San Antonio)
3/20/2011: SLP Skipshift - Amazon

I've got the following mods in mind from here on out:

Visual
* Black Out Rear Lights (http://www.rpidesigns.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=1702)
* Matte Black Long-Style Rally Stripes
* GM Ground Effects Painted Black (http://www.chevypartsplus.com/produc...-models-p-1850)
* GM Heritage Grille Painted Black (http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results...umber=20999488)
* High Wing Spoiler Painted Black (http://www.chevypartsplus.com/produc...ack-gba-p-1973)
* Black Billet Fuel Door (http://www.chevypartsplus.com/produc...locking-p-6264)
* AAC Camaro Concepts Side Markers (http://www.automotivelightstore.com/...rkersSale.aspx)
* AAC Foglight Halos (http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...ights-halo.htm)
* AAC Camaro High Power Reverse Lights (http://www.automotivelightstore.com/...everseLED.aspx)
* Color Matched Badges (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...light=Electric)
* Ghost Armor Protection Kit (http://www.ghost-armor.com/Chevrolet...n_Package.html)
* Blend Mount for Radar Detector (http://www.blendmount.com/index.html)
* Subthump Trunk Mounts for Sub & Amp (http://subthump.com/Chevrolet-GMC-Su...Camaro-2010-Up)

Performance/Engine
* C.A.I Intake (http://www.pfyc.com/pc/CA3041/CANEW/...?a_aid=froogle)
* SLP Thermometer Doohicky (http://www.slponline.com/view_product_site.asp?P=100229)
* MGW Race Knob (http://www.mgwltd.com/camaro2010_race_knob.shtml)
* MGW Short Shifter (http://www.mgwltd.com/camaro2010_sho..._shifter.shtml)

Done
* SLP Skipshift Doohicky (http://www.slponline.com/view_product_site.asp?P=21008)

I'm still trying to decide on headers, and exhaust. At some point I'll also be doing new wheels, tires, and then lowering / suspension.

So, comments? Anything I've missed?

Last edited by neogenix; 04-30-2011 at 12:25 AM. Reason: SLP Skipshift
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:36 AM   #2
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Here're some pics of it a day or two in...
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:59 AM   #3
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Looking good so far.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:00 AM   #4
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Sweet deal! Love the build threads.

494-TINT...they do GOOD work.

Suspension? I just got all Pedders stuff. I'll let ya know how it goes in that area.

Headers? Get Stainless Works!!! (or Justin's ARH)...but I prefer Stainless.

Shifter? I am going to see about removing my Hurst and getting the factory Hurst put in. Too much play in the current one I"m using.

Cool mods and look forward to seeing it get built up!
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:22 PM   #5
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Looks great so far Neo.

All of the mods you listed are going to be personal preferrence.

Just beware of drone when selecting your headers/catback.

If you're getting suspension, do yourself a favor and skip drop springs and go right to coilovers. You'll thank me later. =)


As for brands of recommendation, I agree with Tag.

I have Stainless Works and Pedders stuff.

The only shifter that I like that doesn't have much play in the lever is the MGW. hurst/barton both feel very loose side to side even when in gear and that bothers me.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:47 PM   #6
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Looking good so far.
Thanks!!

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Sweet deal! Love the build threads.

494-TINT...they do GOOD work.
So far so good, there are some bubbles, and one of the corners is coming up on the drivers side, but Fred reminded me it was still under warranty for the lifetime of the car and he would be replacing it for me this weekend, and I'm not worried, I'm sure he'll sort it out.

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Suspension? I just got all Pedders stuff. I'll let ya know how it goes in that area.

Headers? Get Stainless Works!!! (or Justin's ARH)...but I prefer Stainless.

Shifter? I am going to see about removing my Hurst and getting the factory Hurst put in. Too much play in the current one I"m using.

Cool mods and look forward to seeing it get built up!
Great!! Also, any bars going in re: suspension? I know we got you to lift your hood to look around, but can't recall if you had said you were going to put any in?

As for the headers, I'm torn, part of me doesn't want to have to map the ECU to make the CEL go dark, but then what good options do I have that won't have that effect? Are their Stainless Works bits that don't create the CEL quirk?

As for the shifter, I'm also trying to work out which one I'd like more. I test drove one of the factory ones in one of my first SS test drives, and it honestly felt little to no different from the stock, I know that 22% is a lot, but it just didn't feel worth the difference. I may just go straight to the AM Hurst one, or possibly the MGX.

You'll no doubt be stuck giving me insight, you can't get away!!

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Looks great so far Neo.

All of the mods you listed are going to be personal preferrence.
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Just beware of drone when selecting your headers/catback.

If you're getting suspension, do yourself a favor and skip drop springs and go right to coilovers. You'll thank me later. =)

As for brands of recommendation, I agree with Tag.

I have Stainless Works and Pedders stuff.

The only shifter that I like that doesn't have much play in the lever is the MGW. hurst/barton both feel very loose side to side even when in gear and that bothers me.
Hah, I'd already figured go big or go home on the suspension. I've never been a fan of drop springs. As for the headers, it's going to be my DD, so I have to make sure that it sounds reasonable, something I could live with every day.

I'll keep that in mind around the Hurst/Barton shifters. I like the look of the MGW so far, so it's actually the one I was thinking about anyway

Thanks for the update Guys!!
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:55 PM   #7
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:15 PM   #8
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Thinking about adding an exhaust cutout at some point, the sound just sounds amazing... Here're the ones I have in mind :

Noweeds: http://www.heatperformanceparts.com/...67cb030365e9bc
DMH: http://www.dmhperformance.com/ecutout.htm
QTP: http://www.quicktimeperformance.com/QTEC/
Race Ready: http://store.racereadyperformance.co...ding_p_55.html

I read somewhere that they fail 'open' but, on further research, I'm assuming when they fail, they'll fail to whatever position they were previously at. Other than that, thinking about where one would put the controller for said beasties...

Actually found a post with a video of the QTP one :

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...highlight=qtp*

And, found this too, which could be pretty cool :

http://www.logisyscomputer.com/views...03M&DID=REMOTE
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