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Old 11-22-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
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2010 1SS w/ RS, LS3, Aqua Blue Metallic, Gray Interior, Polished Wheels and Boston Accoustics 9 Speaker 245 Watt Audio.

Order NJRMGD, April 21, 2009. Delivered August 12, 2009

A list of all the current mods:

Apex Skip Shift Eliminator - removed, CAGS tuned out
Engine Cover Delete
White Hood Spears with Red Accent Stripes
Heritage Grille
Blue Tint on Headlights. Parking Lights DRL and Reverse lights
2012 Camaro Heater Hoses by GM
Rotated Fuel Rails with Corvette Fuel Line
Intake Manifold cover Delete
Red Powdered Coated Coil Brackets
SS Button Head Machine Screws replacing hex head bolts
LSR Billet Strut Retaining Washers
Elite Engineering Catch Can with Braided Hoses and AN Fittings
Cold Air Inductions Cold Air Intake
Hurst Billet 2 Shifter
Sparks Performance Billet SS replaces rear bowtie
Custom Cold Air Scoop
Washer Bottle Delete
Separate Clutch Fluid Reservoir
Window Tint 15%
Pinstripes by Larry Hook
Dyno Max Axle back Exhaust

Removed vinyl hood spears in preparation for painted spears SOON!
Metco Billet Tensioner Pulley.
Lokar Dipstick and Tube.
Upgraded Hurst shifter bushings.
BMR front and rear 1 inch lowering springs.
BMR front and rear adjustable sway bars and bushings.
BMR front and rear sway bar end links.
BMR rear sway bar end link reinforcement.
BMR steering rack bushing.
Clear Image headers.
Stage 8 locking header bolts.
Jet Hot 1300 silver ceramic header coating.
Clear Image High Flow Cats and o2 Extensions.
SS badge from stock grille attached to heritage grille.
Polished factory valve covers.
JRE 4 wheel alignment, soon.
JRE SCT tune, soon.


Very first mod was the license plate. Ordered it before my order went to 2000.



Then Came the Skip Shift Eliminator from Apex Motorsports. Removed, CAGS tuned out.

Next, some minor engine bay changes.

Factory fresh

New Era Intake Pipe Kit looks better than the stock one.

Then I got tired of the engine cover,so it had to go.


The Bow Ties got some blue vynil.



Then a Bow Tie Delete.

And another change


Hood Spears

Time for some auto crossing

The graphics were only on for one day

Still looking for something better on the front, so it was time for a...


Heritage grille, I need to get an "SS" on there. But that wasn't all


There was also tint added to the lights from Rvinyl.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:44 AM   #2
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Hood spears get accents

1/8 pin stripes on top and 1/4 pinstripes along the bottom edde.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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Time for an under hood cleanup.

So I took this all apart

Swapped this out...

for this, and

this for

this, and...
got rid of the intake manifold cover

and flipped the fuel rails 180 degrees.


Took my coil brackets and...

...had them powder coated red.

Now my engine bay looks like this.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:59 AM   #4
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engine bay is starting to look like a real muscle car now I dig it...
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:54 PM   #5
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Good job in the Engine Bay, i will keep checking back for more updates!
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:32 AM   #6
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Nice personal touch

Paul SS..Nice work. Glad to see your thread! I love the spears and especially after the pinstriping! Love the color...ABM--That's the one...keep up the good work...
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:48 PM   #8
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engine bay is starting to look like a real muscle car now I dig it...
Thanks. IMO much better than the engine cover.
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Good job in the Engine Bay, i will keep checking back for more updates!
Thanks. There will be a few more changes after the first of the year
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Paul SS..Nice work. Glad to see your thread! I love the spears and especially after the pinstriping! Love the color...ABM--That's the one...keep up the good work...
Thanks, I appreciate that.
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Looks like you did a few things I didn't already know about...
Just trying to keep up with you Chuck.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:53 PM   #9
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In keeping with a developing theme of red, white, blue, black and gray/silver/chrome I also brought the rear bow tie up to date.

Maybe someday a nice "SS" will replace the bowtie, but this is it for now.

Next, a better camera.
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that bowtie looks really good...
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:04 PM   #11
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In keeping with a developing theme of red, white, blue, black and gray/silver/chrome I also brought the rear bow tie up to date.

Maybe someday a nice "SS" will replace the bowtie, but this is it for now.

Next, a better camera.
I LIKE the bowtie....looks great on the ABM. Keep the pictures coming..
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:14 PM   #12
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Hey Paul, I want to see a Supercharger in your next pic, get on that
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:49 PM   #13
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Here you go Joe

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Hey Paul, I want to see a Supercharger in your next pic, get on that
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:11 PM   #14
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I want to see that under your hood at Papa Johns next Summer
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:40 PM   #15
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Doubtful.
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Doubtful.
c'mon Paul, we will get matching Superchargers
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #17
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c'mon Paul, we will get matching Superchargers
Yeah, sure, on ZL1's!
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:04 PM   #18
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:15 PM   #19
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Looking good paul!!!......I got my build going this winter...you got any more plans for it over the cold months??
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:51 PM   #20
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Looking good paul!!!......I got my build going this winter...you got any more plans for it over the cold months??
Thanks Tim, a couple more things under hood and possibly some interior mods. What else are you doing?
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:31 PM   #21
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Thanks Tim, a couple more things under hood and possibly some interior mods. What else are you doing?
Thats cool, I got my Revolutions Hood going on, T3 Bumper Kit, Im going to relocate the DRL's to the lower grille, which will take some modifications and such, and AAC Afterburners and few other little things
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Nice, looking forward to seeing it. C'mon spring time.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:33 PM   #23
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Christmas Present #1

Today I installed my Billet Strut Retaining Washer and Nut Cover from LSR Performance.
This is the factory strut retaining washer and nut cover.


Here are the LSR pieces


First remove the plastic cover that covers the nut.
Then the bolt.


This is what is left after the factory pieces are removed.
There is another bolt, do not remove it.

Here are the factory pieces off the car.

Transfer the large perimiter o-ring from the old steel washer to the new billet washer.

Just slip the billet washer over the stud and torque to 52 ft/lbs.

There is an o-ring in the nut cover, apply some grease or o-ring lube and carefully insert the nut cover onto the billet washer. A small screwdriver helps guide the last of the o-ring into place. With latex or nitrile gloves on you can rotate the nut cover with your palm to seat the o-ring.


That's it, it is a very easy job and could be done in 20 minutes or so, longer if you take your time to clean the area as you go.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:39 PM   #24
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Next up, Cold Air Inductions intake system

And here it is, you can follow the install here.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:39 PM   #25
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Looking good Paul!
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