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Old 11-21-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, I have a 2012 45th anniversary vert SS stick and wanted to make it my own. After many many many days and hours on this forum I have just placed orders for a bunch of stuff with a few more things to come in the near future. My grand scheme is to keep the car as stock as possible, but with a few upgrades to make it stand out and run smoother. This is what I have just completed ordering today 21 Nov 11.

AAC tinted side markers
AAC tinted reverse lights
AAC LED license plate light
AAC white interior kit
AAC aqua footwell kit
AAC 4 way wireless switch
VMAX ported TB
APEX scoop
APEX Washer kit
CAI inc BLACK intake
Stainless works retro-chambered cat-back
Barton short shifter OEM style stick

For the future purchase I am going to do shorty headers(ordered JBA Nov 25 maryland speed), fog light halos and headlight halos. I have the RS package already, but I really like how the red halos look on the camaro, so that will be why I am replacing the halos with other style halos.

I got the reverse lights and will be hooking them up to the wireless switch to blind the bastards with their high beams on, and to turn the side markers/interior lights on from outside the car.

Shorty headers are going to be ordered to dress up the engine bay and increase the airflow out some. Not looking for a huge gain there if any at all, just doing it for the looks. Not sure what brand yet.

One other thing I might do as well is port the intake manifold and exhaust manifold if I can find it at the right price.

Tune is something I have considered, but I would hate to lose the warranty all together. I know the porting of intake/exhaust would do that, but thats harder to find with just a basic visual inspection.

A cam MIGHT be in the works as well, but again warranty...

Let me know what you guys think and anything else that you might recommend. This is my DD so be careful with what you recommend and I will not be racing this, just wanted to add a few extra ponies. WELLLLLLL I might take it to the track just for the hell of it and play around a few times lol.

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Old 11-25-2011, 03:55 AM   #2
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Ended up ordering some JBA shorties and MSD wires on black friday for a killer deal through Maryland Speed. Gotta get these bad boys installed too. Pics and build will come dec 2nd or 3rd. Ended up picking up a whole bunch of stuff from autogeeks.net for detailing the car too. Look at the buy one get one free section everyday for KILLER deals.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:14 AM   #3
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:25 AM   #4
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dude....

LOL. Im in afghan still!!! Ill be back in cali first two weeks of december and Ill take pics of things before, during and after install. Ill try to get a decent video of the exhaust as well, before and after of course. I do have pics of my car as is under the profile.
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:05 AM   #5
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:18 AM   #6
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I try dude. Hopefully april Ill be back for awhile.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:30 AM   #7
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Ended up picking up the billet SS emblem for the engine bay. Said to increase smack talk and HP by 50% LOL.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:29 AM   #8
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camaro went into the shop on dec 1st for surgery. I was told it would take 2 days 3 days tops... its the 5th and they still don't have everything done. Scoop, lights, headers, cat-back and short shifter.... WTF. I chose the wrong shop for this job and future jobs. BUT the good news, the JBA shorties and SW retro chambered cat-back make an awesome pair and when they let me fire it up... WOW!!! I am hoping to capture a good video so I can share it.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:40 AM   #9
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be safe.. we will wait for your pics and updates.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:34 PM   #10
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Great round of mods!
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:56 PM   #11
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You picked an awesome car. I may be a little bias too.....

This encourages me to kick the mods on my 2SS 45th into high gear! I need the funding to kick into high gear too though....
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:40 PM   #12
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Testing how to upload photos. Hopefully get some more up soon. Few minor details to wrap up on the installs before I can get a pic of the majority of stuff. Kinda hard to take a pic of the barton short shifter when I kept the stock look.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:54 PM   #13
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:02 PM   #14
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how'd u do that?
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:50 PM   #15
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Hopefully these come through right LOL.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:51 PM   #16
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some of the things you can't see are the footwell lighting, wireless remote or barton short shifter. But all that is installed along with 35% ceramic tint. Ill try to get a decent pic of the tint soon too.

Ive got a perm grin going too because this exhaust is HOT!!!! Since going under the knife, Ive had people pull up next to me and admire, people come up to me at gas stations, neighbors come over, and not to mention the girls love it :-D. With these few mods the car really comes alive and sounds mean. The rpms dropped to about 500 from 750, and I because of the shorties I put on MSD wires with one wire being a longer JBA wire that came with the headers. Saw my dealer the day after all this was done, and besides the supercharged ones that come through, this is one of the hottest cars that has come through for service. (their words). Funny that the dealer told me to go get it tuned too lol. They even recommended a place down the street. Gotta love southern cali sometimes :-D.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:22 PM   #17
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Nice mods and come home safe Question, what is the black box under the diffuser between the exhuast?
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:37 PM   #18
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Battery/spare tire well
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:55 PM   #19
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Must be new for the 2012's. Mine doesn't have that. Nice ride. When you get back come to some local meets
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:47 AM   #20
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Could be a vert thing too
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:30 PM   #21
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Love your car, I just got mine a few weeks ago, I have some winter ideas
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:11 AM   #22
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Love your car, I just got mine a few weeks ago, I have some winter ideas
Got mine in october. Besides the little wind noise from the right rear window, I am in love with this car. Goes in for a tune to optimize the bolt ons monday.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:23 AM   #23
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car goes in monday 12 dec for dyno with mods. Gonna have em look into the idle problem I am experiencing. Probably gonna have to have it tuned. Good thing my dealer is actually standing behind the warranty even if I get a tuned. They said just don't go overboard on the power and they'll take care of me :-D. Common 400-425rwhp!!!!
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:26 AM   #24
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forgot to update the exhaust video. I captured it on my iPhone, sounds just like the horsepowerjunkies video on youtube. I don't have a youtube account yet, and I don't know how to upload a video on here without having some type of youtube account. (feel free to correct me on that too) Very deep, no rasp, no high pitched noise, and best of all cruising at highway speed, no drone.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:36 AM   #25
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WOOOOHOOOO, upload to youtube in just a few minutes!!! http://youtu.be/4ecpDTzczjw
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