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Old 03-11-2012, 12:56 AM   #451
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what is euro spec how is it different??
the euro sepc models are fully loaded (all) V8 only, no back up rear lights in the bumper they are integrated into the rear lights (sunglasses) no shark fin antenna (complaetely hidden antenna), reworked suspension with stiffer springs and shocks, larger rear mirrows with turn signal lights, head lamp cleaner/washer (all xenon equipped cars need to have that in europe), fog laps with integrated daytime running lights, different rear bumper cover for EU licens plate, Hurst short shifter standart if not standart at a edition model, no SS badge, only avaible as standart SS2 model, 45th Anniversary or Transformer Edition, no hockey strips only racing strips at the standart models.

http://www.autobild.de/artikel/chevr...t-1945457.html

here you have a car magazine picture gallery of a euro spec 45th Anniversary
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #452
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great info nagmashot, hope the wait for your new baby goes quickly. I curious, since there is no sharkfin antena I assume there is no Onstar in europe. correct ? how about XM satalite radio ??
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:29 AM   #453
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Finally, progress with starting the part / mods process. My wife had a set of SLP springs installed and a 4 wheel alignment done last Friday. It looks good but it's not without issues.

The garage somehow messed up one of the wheels and left some scratches on the fenders. I already made a call to them (from freaking Afghanistan) telling them about it and they said to bring it back ASAP. Lucky, right on the way is a bodyshop I highly trust so Tammy will get an estimate for repair on the way. The car has 216 miles on it and "was" perfect before the spring work. Oh well, sh!t happens I guess.

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Old 03-13-2012, 11:03 PM   #454
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OK, update. My wife stopped by the body shop for a quick estimate. $200 to clean up grease left all over where ever the mechanic put his hands, foam-pad out marks & scratches across the tops of the fenders & bumper cover and a wheel. Yeah he wrote it for a new wheel but we'll probably end up having to have it repaired. Total, about $700 give or take a little.

The shop that installed the springs was pissed. They gave my wife a hard time right from the get-go saying there was no way they could have done to the car what was wrong and that it was like that when it came in. OK, our word against theirs and the same in return. The car was perfect before it went into the shop, end of story. After me calling them at 1am Kabul time standing outside in the freezing cold in my PJs I was just a little bit pissed to say the least. My point was clearly put across to the shop owner and his wife. After much discussion they caved and are going to cover the cost of the repairs.

The disappointing part is they have a good shop and are great people. They do a ton of business as we live in a very rural area and choice is minimal when choosing where to take a vehicle for service/maint.

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Finally, progress with starting the part / mods process. My wife had a set of SLP springs installed and a 4 wheel alignment done last Friday. It looks good but it's not without issues.

The garage somehow messed up one of the wheels and left some scratches on the fenders. I already made a call to them (from freaking Afghanistan) telling them about it and they said to bring it back ASAP. Lucky, right on the way is a bodyshop I highly trust so Tammy will get an estimate for repair on the way. The car has 216 miles on it and "was" perfect before the spring work. Oh well, sh!t happens I guess.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:13 PM   #455
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This really sucks for you. With only 216 miles on it the shop shouldn't be giving you any crap and just bite the bullet and fix it, or pay to have it fixed. i really don't understand what happened to customer service in the last few years....
Good luck with this and thanks for your service

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #456
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Sorry to hear that t&t. I agree with Vince, you shouldn't head a word from them other that "yes we'll fix it".

That's BS they were giving you trouble, especially with you a serviceman overseas.

Glad to hear they're finally agreeing to fix it though. Better than nothing.



Oh and Vince I have a update for ya on the ticket, I'll PM you here in a little while. I'm on my phone right now, lol
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #457
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my new addition to my 45th. Can't wait to install it. Going to paint the bowtie to match the paint scheme on the car.

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #458
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AGREED

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After seeing more front plate brackets, I cringe even more at my front plate. I really wish this wasn't a front plate state. I still struggle with the value of it, but I am sure there is a good reason. I will just have to move to a state that doesn't require it!
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #459
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my new addition to my 45th. Can't wait to install it. Going to paint the bowtie to match the paint scheme on the car.

That's gonna be awesome! I can't wait to see how it looks all put together!!!
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #460
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Got 1st mod done last wk. Painted bowties red to match the stripe.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:10 PM   #461
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Looks great! What'd you paint them with? Rattle can or did a shop do them? If rattle can, what color and brand did you go with? I want to paint mine with a rattle can in the meantime as I have plans for a new grill in the future.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #462
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Got them painted at a body shop. They painted them the color of the stripe.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #463
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:52 PM   #464
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Mine has a paint flaw on the trunk lid. Just below the bowtie, if you either catch it in direct light or get really close, you can see that the paint is VERY thin....to the point where you can see the primer if you are up close enough.

I didnt even notice it until weeks after I got the car. I saw it one morning when I opened up the garage to take out the trash and walked back up to the house. My garage faces the east, so the sun was perfect. I thought I had gotten some fiberglass dust on it (I do FG work), but quickly realized that I had washed the car before putting it garage the day before.

Not thrilled about it, but it's not something that anyone else has ever seen expect me or if I point it out. I figure its part of my cars character.
Same here!
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:00 PM   #465
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congratulations ... I happen to agree on the quiet thing ... I'm going to make mine a bit louder soon too ...enjoy!

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #466
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Amazes me that GM didn't make it sound like a muscle car from the factory. Any choices yet on which exhaust yet? i am leaning towards the Flowmaster American Thunder set-up

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:13 PM   #467
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OK, update. My wife stopped by the body shop for a quick estimate. $200 to clean up grease left all over where ever the mechanic put his hands, foam-pad out marks & scratches across the tops of the fenders & bumper cover and a wheel. Yeah he wrote it for a new wheel but we'll probably end up having to have it repaired. Total, about $700 give or take a little.

The shop that installed the springs was pissed. They gave my wife a hard time right from the get-go saying there was no way they could have done to the car what was wrong and that it was like that when it came in. OK, our word against theirs and the same in return. The car was perfect before it went into the shop, end of story. After me calling them at 1am Kabul time standing outside in the freezing cold in my PJs I was just a little bit pissed to say the least. My point was clearly put across to the shop owner and his wife. After much discussion they caved and are going to cover the cost of the repairs.

The disappointing part is they have a good shop and are great people. They do a ton of business as we live in a very rural area and choice is minimal when choosing where to take a vehicle for service/maint.
Any update on what the shop that did the work will be doing for you?

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:15 PM   #468
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I had a convertible sunbird back in 1992 that sounded more muscley (is that a word?) than this one does ...

Unfortunately, Vince I don't know enough about what is what yet to make that determination. Maybe I can learn from you ... I'd put the girl batting eyes happy face here if there was one.

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Amazes me that GM didn't make it sound like a muscle car from the factory. Any choices yet on which exhaust yet? i am leaning towards the Flowmaster American Thunder set-up

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Old 03-26-2012, 11:14 PM   #469
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There aren't enough Camaro's with aftermarket exhaust here to compare much. I am going by the sound files on the internet, and pricing of course... My 2002 SS was an SLP car and had their exhaust on it. It sounded like a muscle car...
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:34 PM   #470
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Amazes me that GM didn't make it sound like a muscle car from the factory. Any choices yet on which exhaust yet? i am leaning towards the Flowmaster American Thunder set-up

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I'm going with a Borla S-type catback system. Got a good deal from a member in our local camaro club who was taking mods off his Callaway in preparation to sell it. $800 installed for a $1,400 exhaust system? Heck yeah!
Plus it has less than 2,000 miles on it!

I've not heard flowmaster in person so I can't advise you on that one.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:40 AM   #471
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Amazes me that GM didn't make it sound like a muscle car from the factory. Any choices yet on which exhaust yet? i am leaning towards the Flowmaster American Thunder set-up
With so many cities and states enforcing sound regulation, they have to make efforts to control it for new cars. I asked a state trooper when he pulled me over for my front plate what the state regulation was on sound. He said they have you hold your car at 3-4k rpm and if the sound is louder than your engine, it's too loud.

That method seems a bit subjective to me though.

Personally, I am leaning towards trying a muffler delete first. It's about 100 bucks and from what I can tell sounds pretty good. I feel a need to hear it in person first.

The problem with the internet videos is that they only give you an idea of the sound. I don't think any have been super great, and most you hear wind and stuff intefering.
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My concern is that I will be installing headers and high flow cats soon and I know that will make it even louder. I don't want to do an exhaust twice.... I may just do the headers/hfc's first and see what it sounds like.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:39 PM   #473
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My concern is that I will be installing headers and high flow cats soon and I know that will make it even louder. I don't want to do an exhaust twice.... I may just do the headers/hfc's first and see what it sounds like.
That's why I'm doing the Borla S-Type. It's supposed to very good with headers but isn't a terribly aggressive exhaust. At normal speeds it's nice and of course it's nice and loud when you hit WOT. And no drone.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #474
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Hey, as a heads up, I saw this person selling a 1:64 scale 45th edition hot wheels like die cast car on eBay. No, it's not me selling, just thought some of you 45thers may be interested, maybe you could find elsewhere too, I think he called it a pre-sale. For what it's worth.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #475
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Hey, as a heads up, I saw this person selling a 1:64 scale 45th edition hot wheels like die cast car on eBay. No, it's not me selling, just thought some of you 45thers may be interested, maybe you could find elsewhere too, I think he called it a pre-sale. For what it's worth.
Getting on ebay as we speak!

Thanks for the heads up, I planned on getting a regular one and painting it, but it sounds like you spared me the trouble!


Edit: Just pre-ordered 5 of them!
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