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Old 05-17-2011, 08:13 PM   #86
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Wheels look awesome.......
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:03 PM   #87
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FatMat

I did this mod awhile ago, but never actually got around to putting pictures up. I bought the FatMat trunk kit, more than enough to cover the trunk. I ended up using the extra to cover the bottom of the rear seats, and I still have one whole sheet left.




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Old 05-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #88
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what does that sheet do in the trunk
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:44 PM   #89
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what does that sheet do in the trunk
It is sound deadener. Basically it is an insulator: keeps the outside sounds (road noise etc) out and the inside sounds (kick ass music) in.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:10 PM   #91
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Stieger,
Do you know the price for the satellite antenna that isn't painted?
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:29 PM   #92
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Do you know the price for the satellite antenna that isn't painted?
GM Parts House sells the satellite antenna for $35.05 plus shipping. Then a can of color matched paint from your dealer: maybe $20 and you've just saved a bunch of moneys!
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:31 PM   #93
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:58 AM   #94
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New Suspension parts BMR's rear cradle and rear differential bushings. As well as the steering rack mount bushing. Though there is a cut in the steering rack bushing. Is this normal? I'm planning on calling BMR come Monday, but it would be nice to know now.



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Old 05-21-2011, 11:09 PM   #95
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XM Antenna Relocation

So, I posted this in a DIY thread that Ofer started LINK but I also wanted to put it in here seeing as it is part of my build and what not. Well, here goes nothing.

OK so relocating the XM antenna. Loads of fun right there. Took me about 3-4 hours (I wasn't really keeping track, my bad). So first off, to remove the XM antenna I used GTAHVIT's thread --> HERE. Great use of the youtube if I do say so myself. Now moving on to what I did differently than Ofer. Instead of relocating the antenna to the side mirror I moved it to underneath the third brake light. In my opinion, it's a much easier relocation (no offense Ofer).


This first video is me removing the C pillar covers and the safety clips that attach them (so they don't fly off and kill you when the airbags deploy.


This next video is me kind of rambling. But it's important stuff. Like fiberglass related stuff. So watch it, for your own benefit at least. Save yourself what I am currently going through.



This next video explains how to unclip the wiring harness from the roof/metal frame of the car. Pretty basic stuff. Again fiberglass, so be careful.



I'm talking about the cap I used and my plan of attack.


Explaining how to unscrew the antenna from the plastic. It was funny actually. I spent about 15 minutes looking for my keys (I don't like being separated from my key fob). Then after all that looking I found them......in the ignition. WOW I am a smart one.


Disassembled antenna


This is an image of where I ran the wiring harness for the antenna. It takes a bit of muscle to pop up those rivets, but you won't break anything. Promise. Then you just need to work it back up in there.


The finished product. See all hidden.


The final result. Awesome right? It's awesome.


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Old 05-21-2011, 11:16 PM   #96
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No offense taken, "If i know then what we know now" more then likely do it the same way, Know i liked you we have the same tile.LOL
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:01 PM   #97
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So I've still got the suspension modding bug running through me, but I don't know if I've got tunnel vision or not. Let's say I've got $400 that I want to spend on mods, do I go all suspension? Suspension and performance? I really don't need any more cosmetic mods, but at the same time T3 ports have been making googly eyes at me for a few months now.

Really what I'm getting at is other people's input. Not because I can't make an informed decision myself (I can use the Internets and Google pretty well), but because I value all of your input. I know I wouldn't be where I am and Kaylee wouldn't be the bad ass car she is today if not for Camaro5.

The hypothetical mod list:
- sway bars
- lowering springs
- T3 ports
- ported TB


Yes I know that all of these in total cost more than $400, I would just get $400 worth of mods. Now, any suggestions/comments to my hypothetical list
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:02 PM   #98
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Aluminum plug for the XM antenna that sits flush with the roof

So I'm sitting at my desk today, on camaro5 (yes I am on the forum at work don't judge) and I came across a post in 2SSRS's XM antenna relocation thread. See HERE. This guy took a piece of flat aluminum bar and worked it down and into the shape of the hole. Then just used some silicon to seal it up nice and tight.

Well, of course I need to attempt this. I checked home depot and it will only run me like $20 for the vixen files and aluminum bar. (The aluminum comes in 48" lengths, going to have SO much extra). But for $20 and a few hours of my time it's worth it. I just can't seem to get the plug to sit flat with the roof. Their is always one little part that sticks up. Then I'm paranoid about it raining and my headliner getting ruined. I talked with 2SSRS about this and he suggested I use some tar. Which is working great, just having that plug there bugs me. My eyes are just drawn to it. Now don't get me wrong, it is MUCH better than having the antenna. I'm just particular when it comes to Kaylee.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:38 PM   #99
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soo i got my fox mat today and it was worth the 50bucks i took off the side panels and put them all over the metal thanks for the mod idea!!!
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:16 AM   #100
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soo i got my fox mat today and it was worth the 50bucks i took off the side panels and put them all over the metal thanks for the mod idea!!!
Glad I could help. I found that doing the whole trunk and underside of the rear deck helps with the sound system more so than getting rid of drone. Though, I only really get drone at like 2K in 6th gear (75 ish mph)
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Heritage Grille

So that $400 I was going to put towards suspension.......well it is now $235. I picked up a used heritage grille from blazzin1, I picked his grille up for $165 shipped. So score on my end. I have been wanting a heritage grille for a while now, though never really put the idea past "that would look nice". Not that I don't like my T-Rex grille, I do. It just bugs me a bit that I can see the stock grille underneath. But that's fixed now, so moving on.

The grille is not primed nor painted. But I figure this would be a great time for a DIY project. I'm pretty comfortable painting things and I have a semi dust free area that I can paint in so that's good. Now what I'm torn between is either:

A) gloss black

B) flat black

C) Screw painting lets just Plasti-Dip the whole thing

I feel that gloss black will just blend in with the rest of the front end, which I might actually want. Then I'm worried that I'd prefer the contrast of satin/flat black. I put plasti-dip on there as a possibility because it is a cheaper and easier way to get the satin black look (and its really fun to use).


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Old 05-25-2011, 06:33 PM   #102
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First, I want to apologize for being a post whore. But that aside....

Earlier today, Pedders gave away 23 sets of their RLCA fix. LINK I was lucky enough to get a set

So yea, those are being added to my ever growing list of "need to be installed" mods. Which really stinks because all next week I will be in Key West SCUBA diving and then I get 24 hours before I head to Johns Hopkins for a month. That'll make the month of June the longest I have ever been away from my car I mean I started freaking out when Grabiak had her for a week, don't know how I'm going to go 4 weeks. I'll probably just set up a webcam in the garage and watch her all day. Kidding. Well kind of kidding, it is a pretty good idea.
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