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Old 06-04-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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Let the Mod's begin!!!

Here is the skinny on the 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS as it is now. ****UPDATED 18 Jun 2011****

(More pics on 2nd page and a little background about building it)

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SLP LT Headers w/X-Pipe
SLP High Flow Catback
SLP Loudmouth II Exhaust
SLP Blackwing CAI
Hurst Shifter
Pfadt Lowering Springs
Red 6.2L emblems on the Hood
Red SS emblems on fenders under camaro
Blacked out signals and rear lights

Well in another post i was telling people what I was getting. Well guess what arrived today on my door step.



Thats RIGHT the first of many to come on this thread. Here is the process in picture form

Ewww shinny and NEW!


Out with the old...


GM did actually make a beefy shifter to be honest


Side by side..


Funny thing is the shifter swap was really easy, I did it in my drive way on some jack stands. Really the only hard part about this swap is the dang dust boot you have to put back on after your done with this step


Last steps..


BOOM the AFTER money shot!!!!




Next up will be the CAI from SLP (Blackwing). I should be getting that and the SLP headers back exhaust system too, but I will have to take a day off to go on base to use the lift so I can have i can get it done faster and safer than in my drive way LOL.


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Old 06-04-2011, 09:10 PM   #2
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make sure you torqued the nuts nice and tight. Don't want that thing coming loose a few thousand miles down the road.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:11 PM   #3
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Oh and I got my wireless mouse too

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Old 06-04-2011, 09:11 PM   #4
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make sure you torqued the nuts nice and tight. Don't want that thing coming loose a few thousand miles down the road.
Always. I have learned in the past, if you try and cut corners and say "yeah that's about tight enough". Thats when all hell can break loose
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:13 PM   #5
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Always. I have learned in the past, if you try and cut corners and say "yeah that's about tight enough". Thats when all hell can break loose
ah I see I'm not the only one who has learned through experience.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:16 PM   #6
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Nope, I was younger and i was installing a rocker arm and guess what happens if you dont tighten the bolt all the way done, you get to see what happens to a push rod that comes loose in a engine real fast.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:18 PM   #7
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Post a video if you can when you're done with the exhaust. I really like the SLP exhaust and planning on getting a similar setup (loudmouth I), when I get mine.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:30 PM   #8
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I will be posting up the pics of all my bolt ons and sure Ill through in a video of the exhaust. Can say it will be the greatest sound from a iphone.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:38 PM   #9
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dont mean to threadjack... but corsa=win :] I have hurst shifter too, frickn love that thing.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:50 PM   #10
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dont mean to threadjack... but corsa=win :] I have hurst shifter too, frickn love that thing.
Meh to each is own I say. I have used SLP for years and love there systems. And dont know much about corsa. I like the shifter of course, but I must say. I did feel like a first time shifter as i forgot the big difference on shift throw and clutch engage. So yea 1st to 2nd is a little tricky right now. Working on the timing as as I am so used to long throw and not as hard banging through the gears.

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Old 06-04-2011, 10:14 PM   #11
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I probably should have put this in the build section. If an admin reads this go ahead and move it if you need to.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:12 PM   #12
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SWEEEEEET!!!! I could have hugged the delivery guy Look wha I gots! Time to get to installing huh

All of it spread out...


Pfadt Springs


SLP Blackwing CAI


SLP Loudmouth II Exhaust


Dont got the headers and rest of the flow system just yet, should be here Mon or Tues. I have to say Im very impressed by the quality of all these items. The Pfadt springs look amazing! The SLP is all shinny and just waiting to be slapped on to the rest of the system. I will post up some before, during and after pics of the SLP Blackwing CAI today, just have to wait for engine bay to cool down. Im so pumped, wife said I was acting like my kids on christmas day, i replied it kinda is christmas for me right now

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None of the pictures work :(
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:27 PM   #14
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Hmm let me edit it and see maybe I did something worng
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:28 PM   #15
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Should be ok now, let me know if you still dont see them
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:54 PM   #16
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SLP Blackwing CAI DONE!!!

Before..


Filter box and windshield washer tank out


CAI lower part (Thats a HUGE Bi**h)


After all done..


Sorry pictures got worse in the dark.

Just WOW!!!..I have never and I repeat never had that much trouble putting in a frigin CAI. That is hands down one of the most difficult things i have done in a long time lol. Posting up pics once loaded into photobucket from phone.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:59 PM   #17
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NIce, subsribe to see how you finish it.........................ok you will never be finished as mod'ing is a disease..... LOL
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:08 PM   #18
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I hear ya thespymaster....I really want to install the pfadt spring myself but I had a very bad experience with springs on an old 67 camaro i worked on in high school, lets just say if i was over about another foot my face would have been smashed in as I almost found out the hard way why you ALWAYS use a spring compressor...and to all people that want to try and do it with a jack and lower it slowly trust me it wont work.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:09 PM   #19
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Nice!! I just got this in my email

Scheduled Delivery:Friday, 06/10/2011, By End of Day Last Location:
Arrived - Horsham, PA, United States, Tuesday, 06/07/2011

Its my SLP headers, cats and X-Pipe. Should get those in this weekend.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:22 AM   #20
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So I am trying to find out some info. I have called SLP and looked through the net as much as I can. I’m looking for answers to whether or not this certain CAI will really mess up my A/F ratio as it kind of seems like its bogging out cause of to much air coming in and just not enough fuel. I keep telling myself that its nothing and I’m just paranoid. But sometimes when I get on it kind of wants to lean forward and not sit back on the rear wheels.


Any thoughts???
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:29 AM   #21
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Oh and SLP told me it depends on how the car reacts to the install!!!! Lol how is it that 1 camaro with there CAI is different from another with the same exact model and everything??? SO yea I just said thanks and hung up LOL
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:45 PM   #22
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Quick update. Installed some smoked out vinyl on the rear/side lights. Came out nice. Cheap but nice touch to it. Did mess up in a few places but all in all i think it turned out ok.

Rears


Driver Side Rear


Driver Side Front


Passenger Rear


Passenger Front


Again nice little touch. I get my headers w/high flow cats and X-Pipe tomorrow!!!!
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:27 PM   #23
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Got bored and I just wanted to post up my VIN decoded so I can have all this on my car journal

2- Canada
G - General Motors
1 - Chevrolet
FT - Chevrolet Camaro 2SS (Manual)
1 - 37 Coupe, 2 Door Notchback
E - Active manual belts, airbags, Driver & Passenger
W - LS3 Engine Gas, 8 cyl, 6.2L, SFI, Alum, HO
5 - Check digit
B - 2011
9 - Oshawa #1
166150 - Serial Number
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:13 PM   #24
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OK so worked and got the flow system all hooked up. Will post pics and sound clip tomorrow.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:43 PM   #25
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Found this and figured I'd add it. It was the day I bought it!


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