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Old 10-08-2014, 01:20 AM   #1
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Arrow I finally got her! My 2011 Synergy Green SS Build







It all started back in 2010. It was my senior year and as usual, my friends and I were talking about cars.

One of my friends would not stop talking about the new camaro that just came out. Wanting a closer look, I pulled out my phone and looked up a picture. I fell in love, and that's when the master plan began to take shape.

My two problems at the time:
1. There was no way I was going to earn enough money in my senior year to buy the car
2. Within a year after graduating high school I would be leaving the country for two years to serve as a missionary for my church. Thus, even if I miraculously came up with the money, they car would simply sit in the garage for two years straight!

I knew I had to wait, and the wait would be well worth it.

To fill my Camaro hunger, during the remainder of my senior year and the year to follow before I left as a missionary, I planned my camaro to the T. I would find myself daily coming on these forums looking at the COTWs, taking ideas from each to create my dream car.

I knew when I returned back to the states, I would need a large amount of cash to buy the car. I set a rule early on that I would never go in debt for a vehicle. So I slaved away at work and saved every penny I got.

I got my assignment to Toronto Canada, and I would be learning the Mandarin Language. Just before I left, I invested every single penny I owned into the stock market where it sat for two years. Lets just say...the stocks did me well. I came home with a very very impressive return. So much so that I was able to purchase my dream car in cash and have some to spare.

I returned from Canada August 27th, 2014 and spent HOURS each and every day on more than 7+ used car websites and forums trying to locate an ABM or SGM v8. Took me three weeks to finally locate one, make and offer, and actually drive down to see it. I was more than happy with the condition of the car and pulled the trigger!

Finally, my 4 year wait has paid off, let the perma-grin begin!

2011 Synergy Green Camaro 2SS (L99) with 37,000 miles. Purchase price: $25,400.





Now I find all my time disappearing washing my car, and planning my next mod!

A big thanks to Behic2320 and ARod221 for getting me started and guiding me along with my mods.

Cosmetic Mods:
  1. 30% tint all around (came with the car)
  2. Car completely debadged #2
  3. Matte black taillight bezels #3
  4. RS 20" rims powder coated matte black #4
  5. Gorilla black wheel lock lugs
  6. Turn signals, side markers, reverse lights, tail lights tinted #11
  7. Matte black gill vinyl #12
  8. Tuf smoked license plate shield
  9. MPD1 Spoiler #39
  10. License plate, dome and trunk LED conversion #41
  11. GFX Exhaust bezels powder coated matte black
  12. OEM Ground Effects Kit #44
  13. Gen5DIY Halo Harness
  14. DRL harness
  15. H&R 25mm spacers #47
  16. Matte black trunk lid and mail slot vinyl #48
  17. P13w 4300k 11w LED fog lights #49
  18. MBRP Square exhaust tips (Painted matte black) #50

Performance Mods:
  1. Muffler Delete (3" pipe)
  2. BMR 1.25" drop #4
  3. BBK CAI #13
  4. Drilled and slotted rotors #23
  5. Hawks ceramic brake pads #23
  6. JBA catless midpipes #28

Sound System:
  1. Dynomat Extreme for trunk #35
  2. Two Sundown Audio 12" woofers #36
  3. HiFonics Brutus BRX 1400.1 subwoofer amplifier #36
  4. Subthump Dual rear facing ported sub box #36
  5. Subthump Factory Amp Replacement Kit
  6. Alpine MRP-f300 4 channel door speaker amplifier #36

Misc Mods:
  1. Escort Redline Radar Detector
  2. CFD TAPshift relocate from paddles to shift knob #37


(awaiting install / in transit / purchasing within the next two weeks):
  1. TSP 1 7/8 LT Headers

Planned Mods:
  1. Heritage Grill
  2. Paint calipers green
  3. ACS T3 ports
  4. Cam

Retired Mods:
  1. Borla Touring axle back exhaust
  2. Borla ATAK axle back exhaust

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Old 10-08-2014, 01:30 AM   #2
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Bowties, SS, and Camaro emblems taken off



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Old 10-08-2014, 01:32 AM   #3
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Matte black tail light bezels


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Old 10-08-2014, 01:35 AM   #4
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BMR 1.25" Springs and powder coat rims matte black




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Old 10-08-2014, 01:40 AM   #5
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That's all the pictures I got for now, Ill take some tomorrow of the taillight tint, gills and CAI.
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:45 AM   #6
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Congrats enjoy it
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:36 AM   #7
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Awesome! Now you'll want a CAI and a Throttle Body (VMAX or Bo White).

Those would be easy to install, add some hp (CAI) and throttle response (TB) and also great mods!

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Old 10-08-2014, 08:56 AM   #8
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Beautiful ride
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:01 AM   #9
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Congrats !!!
nice looking ride !!!
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:07 AM   #10
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Very nice! Welcome to Club Green
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:33 PM   #11
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Thanks for the welcomes!

Tail lights, side markers, reverse lights and turn signals tinted with Big Worm Graphix charcoal kit. I highly recommend it!



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Old 10-08-2014, 12:34 PM   #12
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Gills, Style #2 from Big Worm Graphix


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Old 10-08-2014, 12:36 PM   #13
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Last but not least...for now

BBK CAI



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Old 10-08-2014, 12:40 PM   #14
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look at you starting a build thread and everything haha, it didn't help that one of your childhood friends got COTW while you were gone haha
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:57 PM   #15
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look at you starting a build thread and everything haha, it didn't help that one of your childhood friends got COTW while you were gone haha
who would have thought that all the time I put into our friendship at age 8 would finally pay off in camaro mod advice haha
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:11 PM   #16
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who would have thought that all the time I put into our friendship at age 8 would finally pay off in camaro mod advice haha
Haha I guess that thing about burning bridges or whatever they used to tell us actually came true hahhaa
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:20 PM   #17
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Congrats! The intake must howl.

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Old 10-08-2014, 02:22 PM   #18
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Congrats! The intake must howl.

Renato
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Yea, I love the new sound from the intake. My new JBA catless midpipes come tomorrow (thursday). They are going to work reeeaallll well together!
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:41 PM   #19
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Looks killer!
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:12 PM   #20
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Car looks great! The debadged look is super clean
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:01 PM   #21
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:07 PM   #22
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mhmmm. My off road pipes were just delivered today! I had to go to three different auto stores to get all the proper tools. (at least the proper tools to make it ez mode install haha)
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:22 PM   #23
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I installed my slotted and drilled rotors from brakeperformance. As well as hawks performance ceramic brake pads.




I also installed JBA catless mid pipes. It sounds ridiculously better! Ill upload a video of a start up, rev, take off, and drive by within a few days.

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Old 10-11-2014, 10:38 PM   #24
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The car looks awesome man. Debadging the factory emblems is a major improvement. Congrats!
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:50 PM   #25
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nice car and story enjor your car you earned it
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