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Old 10-16-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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The Captain

Even though I have had my baby since 2012 I decided now is a good time to start a journal.
Nobody had a black on black 2012 1SS/RS in CT so the dealership I went thru found one in upstate New York.
I wouldn't call The Capt a D.D. or a garage queen. If the sun is out, and there is no salt/sand on the roads, that's my car of choice. I have taken him on many road trips for work all throughout New England.

March 24,2012 I picked him up like this.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:58 AM   #2
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Camaro5

I really didn't know much about modding cars. Everytime I purchase a new car I do find a forum for it. Almost 100% of the time if you have a problem with a vehicle, somebody out there has had the same one and posted about it online.
That's when I found Camaro5.......goodbye money.
First thing I did was black out the windows with 5% limo tint all the way around. I have never owned a car or truck for long before tinting the windows.
The first "mod" I did after reading on here was a CAI. Now originally I planned on going with the CAI from Cold Air Inductions. The speed shop I dealt with talked me into getting a K&N.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:10 AM   #3
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Exhaust/Blackout/Technostalgia

After the intake I decided I wanted to be even louder so I went with a Magnaflow catback. 3in to 5in tips.
Shortly after that I decided to complete the breathing upgrades and went with Stainless Works LT coated headers 1 7/8 and Hi-Flow CATS. A 3 inch connection pipe was welded in place to make the whole system a true 3in exhaust.
I loved the rumble!
Sorry for no exhaust pics.....
Anyway, Christmas time brought about some more changes. I got a blackout kit from big worm graphics as well as technostalgia tail lights!
To this point, everything but the tint and the headers I installed myself to save on some cash. The blackout kit and tails were no exception.
I am by no means a mechanic but I have been learning a lot as I go.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:12 AM   #4
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Door Panels/Trim

I had the ugly grey carpet for lack of a better term and I couldn't get rid of it fast enough. I ordered new black panels and took a Tuesday night to install them. I love the difference!
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:15 AM   #5
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Fort Adams carshow

I went with a friend to the Fort Adams car show in Newport RI and was inspired by many of the great cars there. I want my car to stand out like others, and not go with the most popular products that others are using. That's when I decided, it was time for some more power!
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:23 AM   #6
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WHIPPLE

After a lot of research I decided I wanted a black Whipple blower. Problem was all of the systems out there were so damn expensive. I waited long enough and the right deal finally came my way. I decided that I wanted to save the extra couple of grand and installed it myself. 32 hours of labor, bloody knuckles, beer and pizza later, the Captain was ready to hit the streets!!!
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:25 AM   #7
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:27 AM   #8
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:31 AM   #9
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C-Ya K&N

I was advised that the intake that comes with Whipple would be better than the KN so I sold it. I also found a hell of a deal for a CAI that was powerdcoated and meant for Whipple SC's on this awesome site. So I purchased that, installed it as well as a Moroso catch can and sent The Capt up to Jannetty's to dyno-tune it.
567RWHP
521T

Holy Sheet.

After the tune the car felt much more free. I really was quite impressed!
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:32 AM   #10
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Sorry that these are all crappy cell pics. Also, back to work now my break is over but this thread certainly isn't!
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:46 PM   #11
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Heck of a build you've got going! Lookin' good!
And, I'd also say, you've got a raging case of PERM-A-GRIN as well!
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:59 PM   #12
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It looks real good. I can't wait to see more.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:10 PM   #13
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Great build so far man, get some vids up!
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:30 PM   #14
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Awesome build, really like the door panel mod and of course the supercharger! Did the door panels come from GM or are they painted?
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:39 PM   #15
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Heck of a build you've got going! Lookin' good!
And, I'd also say, you've got a raging case of PERM-A-GRIN as well!
Thanks!! Yeah every time I let it loose on the highway I look like this :bigg rin:
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:39 PM   #16
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It looks real good. I can't wait to see more.

Thank you! I can't wait to do more LOL.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:40 PM   #17
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Great build so far man, get some vids up!
Thanks man, I actually purchased a GoPro Hero 2 from this site that I have used a couple times. I will post the legal ones at some point lol
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Awesome build, really like the door panel mod and of course the supercharger! Did the door panels come from GM or are they painted?

Thanks and THANK A LOT for the blackout kit!!

The panels came from RPI Designs painted.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:47 PM   #19
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I brought the Capt. up to Jannetty again for a rattle that I couldn't find myself. While it was up there I figured I had to add a couple minor things to make the hour trip worth it. Enter a ported TB, washer relocation kit, and JRE scoop! Not sure if that made my RWHP over 570 but I will get it back on the dyno come spring time!

As a side note one of the things I like best about going to speed shops is the variety of cars there. The Capt made friends with a turboed 1LE!
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:56 PM   #20
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Return to Fort Adams

Took my girlfriend to Fort Adams with me. Not as big of a turnout as last year but still an awesome time. I did overhear a couple of comments from different people looking at the Capt that made me smile....
"Holy Sh*t dude it's a sleeper!!"
"Oh my God that's a sleeper....wow"

To be fair I had ordered a Terminator hood that I had hoped was going to be in by then but of course it got delivered the next day! Oh well.
Also the night before I got rid of the rear bowtie....I plan to replace it with CAMARO.

Video of my lights can be found here.https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...03534051828235

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Old 10-16-2014, 01:59 PM   #21
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VIS Carbon Fiber Terminator Hood!

Sorry for the crappy pictures again. I will take some with a good camera and good weather soon! (I hope)
This was installed the day after Fort Adams so I am still getting used to it.
I had the hood off waiting in the driveway for the delivery truck lol

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Old 10-29-2014, 01:36 PM   #22
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I took my dad for a ride yesterday and threw him back in the seat getting on the highway. Today he decided to bring the King of Kings, his mighty ZR1.....LOVE that car!

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Old 10-29-2014, 01:46 PM   #23
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very nice, bet that pumper has more hp though
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:47 PM   #24
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Actually its only at 480! lol. I was at 567RWHP then added then scoop with a ported throttle body for a couple extra. He is at 638 to the crank so I would guess roughly 600RWHP?
That beast is way too fun to drive!
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:52 PM   #25
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Dude awesome build, that whipple looks sexy under that hood
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