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Old 11-10-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
DroptopZ
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Mike's Summit White 2SS, 'Elma.'

Hello all! Welcome to the build thread for my 2010 2SS/RS, Elma. I've been dreaming about these cars since I saw the concept photos leaked in, what, 2006? I have had a practical car for the last three years, and when my mom bought a Camaro a year or so ago, I was consumed with jealousy! Even so, I helped her build it never knowing she'd be selling it to me... but on October 28, 2011 at approximately 1:30PM Pacific standard time, I became the proud owner of this beautiful car. I've waited a long time, and a lot of years to get this beast. My mom now has a grand-sport to match my dad's ZR1... but I think I got the better end of the deal.

Here are some photos to show the transformation. So far we've done:
-Signed by Mr. Scott Settlemire himself at the XXX All Chevy show 2010
-Cold Air Inductions intake
-Rear black-out vinyl
-Rear chrome reverse light bezels
-Black vinyl gills
-Heritage grille
-Kooks 1 7/8" long-tubes with high-flow cats
-Dyno tune from Tom Wong's Performance of Vancouver, WA
-'Race Spring Mountain' decal after attending Spring Mountain Motorsports driving school March '11
-Front end, mirrors and gills clear bra'd

The plans are to lower the car and swap in some Pedders suspension parts in the near future... but for now I am facing budget constraints from the car-payment. Well worth it, though! Stay tuned. I promise I will get some more 'scenic' shots with the car as the weather warms.

It all started with some parts and a dream...






My dad (right) and good friend Joe (left) installing the headers while I kick back and snap some photos...








... and then there was the dyno tune (shameless plug for Tom Wong, great tuner!)...







423RWHP and 411 lb/feet (mustang dyno)

And then there's the heritage grille install:





... and as she sits today













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Old 11-10-2011, 01:13 PM   #2
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looking good.... Why do I always forget to take pictures when doing mods? haha
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Angel! I love your SW... those wheels are sexy I may consider wheels down the line, as well... but for now, leaving her as is!
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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Awesome! I like the white heritage grill.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:36 PM   #5
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Some new pics after a recent wash/wax... Griot's Garage wash and Meguiar's NXT wax. Did a full Rain-X of the windshield and Meguiar's leather care for the inside. I credit the beautiful day for the photos, though!








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Old 06-19-2012, 12:46 PM   #6
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I recently took a trip down the North Cascades highway, from Seattle to Winthrop, WA. For those who don't know, this is one of the most gorgeous drives in the US. The water off of the Ross Lake/Diablo dam looks like Mexico, and the switchbacks and twisty/turny roads are unreal. These are just a few pics from my time out there.

Best part: the gas mileage! LOL. Who says V8s are gas-hogs? This was with my foot into it a little bit


Here are just a few pics from various viewpoints:





From the top of the Ross Lake Dam:




... and pushing Shelly off


Pics on the top of the dam





At one of the stops along the way:

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