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Old 05-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #85
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Plasti Dipping my Wheels & RX catch can

I know that plasti-dipping is getting mixed reviews, between the DIY guys and the "just get them powder coated" guys. The way I saw it was: what's the worst that can happen? I don't like it and then I peel it off? I can live with that. So I went to town. Had to go to 2 Home Depot stores to get this stuff. The first Home Depot was sold out of the spray kind. Well anyway, here are the pictures. The wheels are about half done, going to let them sit for awhile/overnight and then put two or so more heavy coats on. I just created a thread that has a bunch of tips (which I found on the internets) on how to use plasti dip. Plasti Dip Application Tips

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My wheels with painters tape


My wheels with painters tape and a few light coats


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I also installed an RX oil catch can. Let's just say my current catch can was/is no longer performing at the level I expect it to. Yea, leave it at that.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:13 PM   #86
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Wheels look awesome.......
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:03 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, 02:45 PM   #88
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what does that sheet do in the trunk
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:44 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, 07:09 PM   #90
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:10 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, 08:29 PM   #92
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Stieger,
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, 08:31 PM   #93
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Thanks for the info.......
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:58 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, 10:09 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.


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


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Old 05-21-2011, 10:16 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, 09:01 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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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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