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Old 11-18-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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bhillakaiceberg's 2011 Synergy Green 2SS/RS L99

I've been meaning to get around to a build journal for some time now. Well here it finally is.

I traded in my 2006 Ford Mustang GT (Windveil Blue) for this monster. I absolutely love this car and the color even more. I know the Synergy Green is an acquired taste, but boy does it pop.

Her first day at home (Sometime in Mid March 2011).


Performance:

Magnaflow Competition Series Catback Exhaust w/ Magnaflow Tru-X pipe
TSP 1 7/8 Long Tube Headers No Cats
Black CAI, Inc. Cold Air Intake with ADM Scoop
VMax Ported Throttle Body
RX Catch Can
Rotofab Washer Bottle Relocator
Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler run in series
SJM Line Lock
Silver Zinc Coated Slotted Rotors (Brakeperformance.com)
Mickey Thompson Street Comp Tires 20"
Nitto NT555R Rear Tires 20"
18" Rims w/ Mickey Thompson ET Street Drag Radials for Drag Strip
OEM 3.91 Gears
Eaton Truetrac
Pro Torque 3400 Stall
Advanced Inductions 280cc Full CNC Ported and Polished LS3 Heads
Custom Cam
SLP 25% Underdrive Pulley
Hurst Comp Auto Shifter and Plate
RPM Custom Tune

Suspension:

BMR Front Adjustable Sway Bar SB016 (BMR)
BMR Rear Adjustable Sway Bar SB017 (BMR)
BMR Trailing Arms TCA026 (BMR)
BMR Toe Rods TR002 (BMR)
Energy Suspension Diff Bushings
Energy Suspension Rear Subframe Inserts

Cosmetic:

20% Tinted Windows
JDP RGB Halos (JDP Motorsports)
20% Tinted Rear Taillights and Reverse Lamps (Big Worm Graphix)
AAC Green Domelight and Trunk light
AAC Green Painted Tinted Sidemarkers
AAC Green Footwells
G2 Red Painted Brake Calipers (G2)
Brembo Brake Caliper Decals
Painted Engine Cover (Done by Me)
Painted Fuse Box Cover (Done by Me)
Painted Underhood Cover Bowtie (Done by Me)
Custom Painted Engine Cover (Done by Peter Frechette http://www.frechetteartwork.com/home.html)
Custom Underhood Cover (Done by Peter Frechette http://www.frechetteartwork.com/home.html)
Custom Cupholder and door holder inserts (Diode Dynamics)
Plasti Dipped taillight bezels
Plasti Dipped Rear Stock Spoiler
Heritage Grille w/ Sparks Restoration Red SS Emblem
Lloyds SS Camaro Floor Mats
Rear Blackout Panel
LED Rear License Plate Bulbs (JW Motoring)
LED Fog Light Bulbs
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Custom Engine Cover and Hoodliner........11.11 @122mph N/A
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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Painted Engine Cover

Next project was to paint my engine cover. A fairly easy process, even thou I did have to order a replacement engine cover to paint because I got a little crazy with the paint on the first one. All in all, the engine cover and fuse box cover came out well. I am quite pleased.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:34 AM   #3
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Burtonsville, MD Sunday Car Gathering

Took her up to the local Burtonsville, MD Sunday morning gathering and a 1st Gen Camaro SS, kind of the same color parks right next to me.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:43 AM   #4
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Much Needed Exhaust system upgrade

The next project was to liven this beast up! She is toooo quiet from the factory! So I decided to give here some growl.

I went with a MagnaFlow Competition Series Axleback and Magnaflow Tru-X pipe (Muffler Delete), all off Amazon.com at a great prices. I removed the huge stock middle resonator that come on the L99s and inserted the X-Pipe and had some additional pipe work done to bridge the gap.

I am quite pleased with the sound; at WOT this beast roars. It is still subtle, but noticeable luoder at idle and such, which is what I wanted. The drone from the AFM is really not noticeable to me, but I will get it tuned out eventually.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:51 AM   #5
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2011 Camaro Nationals - Frederick MD

Decided to take her to the 2011 Camaro Nationals in Frederick MD and register in the show.

I walked out with Third Place in my class (Stock)! Not bad at all, I say. The key to these real judged shows, not popularity contests where all your friends vote for you, is cleanliness in all aspects of the word. The show was great and tons of nice Camaros from all generations.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:59 AM   #6
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Annual Maryland Camaro Club "All Chevy Show" 2011

Went to the 2011 All Chevy Show presented by the Maryland Camaro Club. A great group of ppl, btw. I actually helped judge the 57'-59' Chevy Bel Air class. It was a great experience and actually saw what the criteria was for the cars. Once again, I saw it really came down to overall cleanliness.

I ended up taking home "Best in Class"
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:11 PM   #7
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Heritage Grill Install

I needed something different for the front. I decided to order a Heritage Grill from Becky at Rodgers Chevrolet. Grill came is great condition and she even threw in a couple towels and a t-shirt.

The install was quite simple in terms of removing the front bumper. The only issue was the removal of the very top bolt because there is very little room to manuever the wrench, but I eventually got it out.

I love the look of the Heritage Grill. I decided I didnt want it naked, but also didnt want to put back on the Chevrolet badge. So I ordered an SS badge that is made for the Heritage Grill.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:51 PM   #8
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Looks good brother! Maybe i'll see you at the 2012 Camaro Nationals as i'll be there with the club i'm in.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:02 AM   #9
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Looks good brother! Maybe i'll see you at the 2012 Camaro Nationals as i'll be there with the club i'm in.
Thanks man! Hope to see ya then.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #10
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I didn't know you had a build thread. Now I kinda want one. Need to update those pics though lol.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #11
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Very nice!!
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:09 PM   #12
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looks amazing man, great job. Representing Synergy the right way
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:26 PM   #13
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I didn't know you had a build thread. Now I kinda want one. Need to update those pics though lol.
LOL..Honestly, I forgot I did this a while back. Ima try and update it thou.

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Very nice!!
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Absolutely! Thanks!
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #14
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Painted Brake Calipers

Been busy since I last posted in my build journal.

Ordered some G2 Brake Caliper Paint in Red a while back. Very easy application. I jacked the car up, took two wheels off at a time and had at it. G2 is a very good paint. Found it on eBay for the low. After a multiple coats to be safe and letting it sit overnight, this project was complete. I spent approx. an hour on each brake caliper, alternating between each. I am quite pleased and the shine has stayed up. They have been painted for about 7 months now and still looking like they were painted yesterday.

I also found some black Brembo stickers, which I affixed to each caliper (really stands out).
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:25 PM   #15
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AAC Painted Tinted Sidemarkers, Domelight, and Footwells

Ordered the AAC Painted Tinted Sidemarkers a while back. Easy installation and look great! To install the fronts, I just removed the front part of the wheel well cover. For the backs, since I have a muffler delete, it was quite easy to just reach my arm up there and feel around to install. Im glad I ordered the tinted ones because these things are bright!! Nonetheless, great product and awesome look!

Also ordered the AAC Footwells and Domelight in Green. Not very functional in terms of actually seeing at night if you need to, but look very slick. Easy installation again for these. Had a buddy of mine, cLowe29, do the footwell installation for me because I don't mess with electrics...lol. He wired the footwells into the domelight switch, therefore, when domelight comes on, the footwells come on. He did a great job!
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #16
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Black Cold Air Inductions

I decided to switch out my Halltech CAI for the Black Cold Air Induction. The Cold Air Induction looks ten times better and performs better per the multiple independent tests.

I also installed the Rotofab Washer Btl relocater, to open up more breathing room. The scoop is on its way. Easy installation for both!
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:40 PM   #17
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Underhood Painted Bowtie

After seeing a post of my buddy, BillF, I decided to tackle the bowtie on the underhood cover.

This was a project, I stepped in to before fully thinking it through, but it worked out perfectly! As we all know, the underhood cover is used to absorb heat, so any paint I would use would soak into it quickly. I must have used over 1000 coats to finally get a solid Synergy Green color. I taped/covered around the bowtie and used High Temp Green paint in an aerosol can. I took my time and viola' its done and Im happy!
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:37 PM   #18
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Magnaflow Comp. Series Catback

Exhaust Video with Magnaflow Comp. Series Catback system. I have since installed Solo High Flow Cats, new video forthcoming.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #19
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Nice, syn green Camaro, I like... keep it up.
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Nice, syn green Camaro, I like... keep it up.
Thanks man! Gotta keep the SGM crew looking good!

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Much Appreciated man!
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:47 AM   #22
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1st Annual Sunshine State Camaro Rally - Orlando, FL

Drove down from Maryland to attend the 1st Annual Sunshine State Camaro Rally in Orlando, FL. For the inaugural event, this was one hell of a show. I can only imagine what it will be like next year. The folks down there are great people. Kudos to the organizers!

I ended up coming away from the show with 2nd Place in the "Best Engine Bay" category.
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LT Headers No Cats Muffler Delete

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Old 02-09-2014, 02:43 PM   #24
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Talking

It's been quite a while since I updated my build journal. I have been busy. I updated my first post with all the things that I have done and things I still have to install before the weather starts to turn for the better.

Here is a pic of my current hoodliner, but I plan to change it over in a couple months. Also a pic of most of the stuff, I need to get installed!

Made my personal best of 12.462 @ 114.63 on April 14, 2013 with my current set-up. I should be into the 11's after I get the remaining items I have actually installed within the month.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:10 PM   #25
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Dyno Sheet 12.15.2013

Finally hit the Dyno back on December 15, 2013. With complete bolt ons, I put down 366RWHP and 384FT/LB Torque. I currently have a JRE 93 Tune. Although I don't put much into dyno #'s, I seem to be in the ballpark for a full bolt on L99.
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