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Old 08-31-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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2012 2LT Camaro

Hi and welcome!
I have a 2012 Camaro on order and it should be here by the end of this week or beginning of next week! I'm so damn excited!
I've wanted this car since they came out and it's pretty much my dream car you know? Previously I've had a 2008 Honda Civic to get me from Point A-----> Point B back home in Kuwait. Plus I didn't need a car since I got a scholarship to study abroad in the States, my new home is San Diego, CA for the next few years!

I've ordered a 2LT/RS Automatic 2012 Camaro Summit white. I don't need a V8 because of the insurance and gas prices. I'm supporting myself and those would put extra load on me.

Once my car arrives ( I hope it does) I will be doing these mods ( if you call them mods anyways) Nothing big..
My Car Mod's will mainly be Cosmetics!

CAR ARRIVED! Sept. 6th!

Installed:

Cosmetics
4 Windows Tinted
Matte Black Grand sport hash marks
Fading black gills
Blacked out the tail lights and side markers
Matte White Chevy Bowties
Vinyl wrapped the hood/roof/trunk in Matte Black
ZL1 vinyl below the front bumper (OFF)
Black plasti dipped rims
ZL1 Front Bumper conversion
2SSRS Quad Diffuser
Quad Tips

Performance
MRT V2 Axle-Back
CAI Air Intake Chrome
Resonator Deletes ( Not sure what category this falls under)

Soon To Be Installed:

Future Mods:
1' Drop
Concept Side Mirrors
ZL1 Grill
Side Skirts
RS Embroided Headrests
White Calipers
P13W High Powered Plasma LED Bulbs
V8 Brake Conversion
ZL1 Hood+ Inserts
Custom Fenders

Dream:
SuperCharger

LAST UPDATED: July 3rd '12

That's all I can think of right now I'll see whats missing and add it!

Thanks for reading.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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IMO I would check about the exhaust system since I beleive that youl have the new V6 version. Might be some difference in the fitting. Just my 2¢.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:42 AM   #3
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What to do you mean?

I'm a noob so forgive me x_x :$.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:04 AM   #4
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**UPDATE**
My car was born on August 19th.
Got my car on Tuesday September 6th!
Installed Hash Marks September 10th!
Tinted 5 windows ( front 2 30% to light should of gone darker, the rest 5%) today September 16th!
By friday I should have some of the vinyls installed!
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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Nice looking car, best of luck with her!
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:40 PM   #6
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Enjoying your Camaro already !! Nice...

Plus San Diego is a great place to cruise. Always beautiful outside.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:41 AM   #7
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*UPDATE* PICS BELOW
Thanks Guys! San Diego is actually always nice!
Today my Camaro got wrapped with Matte Black Scotch Print 3M.
This was so difficult to watch with the spoiler coming off, the car being debadged, seeing the residue from the tape! Couldn't let them take off the antenna so the guy played around with the tape. The roof was a pain in the ass even to watch them and omg the antenna wow!! It turned out awesome better than I expected it! Going back in tomorrow to get the bottom front done, hash marks redone in matte black, and the badges whitened out!
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:54 AM   #8
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Front end done today!
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:59 AM   #9
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I think a white Camaro with hood/roof/trunk black is an awesome look. You're off to a great start!

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Old 09-19-2011, 12:09 AM   #10
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Thanks , it does!
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:24 AM   #11
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Good looking car man I used to have Grand Sport marks on mine. I miss them. I like your Idea of the whole top being done in vinal. At first I was like what is this guy thinking but as soon as I saw it I think you made the right decision
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:17 PM   #12
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Got the Bowties re-done with flat white, Tried doing the RS emblems failed didn't work out at all. Re-did the Hash Marks with Matte Black.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:19 PM   #13
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**Tuesday Oct 4th**
Will save up for a Corsa CatBack will take approx 4-5 months! No rush.
Cold Air Intake - Still to be decided! Probably won't go for something over the top since I want Corsa
Black out the rims - Project for upcoming weekends with Plasti-Dip
Red or black Calipers ( which would look cleaner and nicer ) - Still deciding whether to Coat them or get covers. Covers are expensive but they seem more *sporty*
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:24 PM   #14
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:32 AM   #15
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Stuck.. Can't decide between MRT v2 and Corsa
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:31 AM   #16
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Looks so sick. How much was the wrap?
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:18 PM   #17
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aboutt 400,
3M wrap, but the installation is avg. If i wanted it professionally done it would be about 1000+ , I might have to re do some of the parts!
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:43 PM   #18
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So Tried Plasti dip for the first time today, Failed and got frustrated while tasting it off and stopped everything!
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:19 AM   #19
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**UPDATE**

So on friday my MRT v2 and I can't wait! Video and installation pictures will come on friday if possible.

Another thing i'm considering is GFX Kit but it's hella expensive. If I do end up wanting to get it, it won't be for another year or so!

If anyone wants any pictures let me know!
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:37 PM   #20
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:04 AM   #21
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:45 AM   #22
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I like the look, man! I thought about vinyl wrap at one point. It looks like it came out nice. I'm getting my MRT v2 axel-backs installed next week. Good choice! I think it's perfect for the v6. You should definitely consider GFX. The GM GFX is pretty good. Or you can go carbon fiber, the possibilities are endless! Something else you might want to consider for the future: bolting a turbo on that bad boy!
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:40 AM   #23
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I like the look, man! I thought about vinyl wrap at one point. It looks like it came out nice. I'm getting my MRT v2 axel-backs installed next week. Good choice! I think it's perfect for the v6. You should definitely consider GFX. The GM GFX is pretty good. Or you can go carbon fiber, the possibilities are endless! Something else you might want to consider for the future: bolting a turbo on that bad boy!

Thank you! Haha, you should get some Vinyl done, and what kind of GFX?
Thats if I have any money left in the bank!
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Thank you! Haha, you should get some Vinyl done, and what kind of GFX?
Thats if I have any money left in the bank!
I purchased my GM GFX from ShopChevyParts.com. This one is '12 summit white to match your car:

http://www.shopchevyparts.com/ground...175-p-910.html

But if you call (904) 425-6399 and give them your VIN, they can pinpoint and tell you exactly what will fit your vehicle.

Also, take a look at http://www.seiboncarbon.com

They have good stuff!
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I've found it cheaper from other stores.. 1800 wow. I'm considering T2 ports!
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