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Old 12-12-2011, 08:35 PM   #126
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Hey there dan! Good lookin 45th there! Same options as mine with the sunroof and hurst STS. I've considered the skip shift eliminator but the 1st to 4th hardly ever comes up for me so I might not bother.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:10 PM   #127
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Yep, I love the car. The skip shift only comes up now and then - usually when it's not convenient. It's a simple fix, not a big deal,
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:12 PM   #128
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Yep, I love the car. The skip shift only comes up now and then - usually when it's not convenient. It's a simple fix, not a big deal,
I can imagine up there in NJ it's a bit colder so the skip shift comes up more often. believe me, if it happened any more than it does now (which it really doesn't ever happen) I would definitely be doing the same as you and getting the skip shift eliminator. It's only happened to me twice and both times it was annoying and pointless (for me at least).
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:56 PM   #129
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I got mine October 22nd. I have added the Carbon Flash Metallic Splash Guards, the GMPP Track Pack exhaust and a K&N Cold Air Intake. I have the skip shift eliminator but haven't put it on yet. Next mod will be tinting the windows.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:00 AM   #130
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:10 AM   #131
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I totally freaking love those reversed colors on that car. Damn that looks hot.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:16 AM   #132
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Here is the hurst shifter that I just installed in my 45th.

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Old 12-13-2011, 12:57 AM   #133
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Here is mine,
1st mod will be the skip shift eliminator. That 1st to 4th shift has got to go.
At least one advantage of having a euro model ... I don't have that skip shift
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:52 AM   #134
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2012 45th Anniversary 2SS
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1st mod will be the skip shift eliminator. That 1st to 4th shift has got to go.
yeah what's the deal with that?? they had it on my 2000 Z28 and for those of us that live in the city, it's a huge PITA. think GM would have learned their lesson on this already. i mean you absolutely cannot be stuck in traffic with a 1-4 shift option only. it simply does not work. idiots!
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:58 AM   #135
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random question...has anyone or can anyone pull their car into the sun where it is shining on the side of the car and look to see if the paint appears to have different shades to it? i swear my driver's side door looks like it has a faint hue change every 6 inches...lighter, darker, lighter, darker, etc. anyone noticed this? it is extremely subtle and you'd probably have to stare for a minute or too to see it...but i'm just wondering if it is the CFM paint or if something is wrong with my door paint!
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:25 PM   #136
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random question...has anyone or can anyone pull their car into the sun where it is shining on the side of the car and look to see if the paint appears to have different shades to it? i swear my driver's side door looks like it has a faint hue change every 6 inches...lighter, darker, lighter, darker, etc. anyone noticed this? it is extremely subtle and you'd probably have to stare for a minute or too to see it...but i'm just wondering if it is the CFM paint or if something is wrong with my door paint!
I have seen what you mean by different shades. In the sun the car gives off a few different colors. People have commented that they see blue and purple hues. However, I have noticed under the hood and between panels, where the door meets the fender or fender meets the A pillar, the paint appears to be missing a stage of the paint and has an almost tan appearance.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:27 PM   #137
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I got mine October 22nd. I have added the Carbon Flash Metallic Splash Guards, the GMPP Track Pack exhaust and a K&N Cold Air Intake. I have the skip shift eliminator but haven't put it on yet. Next mod will be tinting the windows.
Hey there welcome! And congrats!

How do you like the track pack? I was actually looking at the GMPP track pack thread last night and wondered what it was like.

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Here is the hurst shifter that I just installed in my 45th.

Hmmmmm, I'm impartial. I like the plate at the bottom of the shifter but idk about the handle. I do think it's much cooler than stock though.

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random question...has anyone or can anyone pull their car into the sun where it is shining on the side of the car and look to see if the paint appears to have different shades to it? i swear my driver's side door looks like it has a faint hue change every 6 inches...lighter, darker, lighter, darker, etc. anyone noticed this? it is extremely subtle and you'd probably have to stare for a minute or too to see it...but i'm just wondering if it is the CFM paint or if something is wrong with my door paint!
I'll go out and look at my car today, it's in the sun in a parking lot so I'll see if I notice anything.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:00 PM   #138
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:51 PM   #139
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I have seen what you mean by different shades. In the sun the car gives off a few different colors. People have commented that they see blue and purple hues. However, I have noticed under the hood and between panels, where the door meets the fender or fender meets the A pillar, the paint appears to be missing a stage of the paint and has an almost tan appearance.
so can you see that "tan" appearance on the outermost paint, or is it just in the edges and grooves where you notice it?

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I'll go out and look at my car today, it's in the sun in a parking lot so I'll see if I notice anything.
cool, post back! thanks!
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:20 PM   #140
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My dealer has 2 45th Verts in. I looked at them yesterday, and I have to say I love the the color and the stripes, they just look cool. Wish I could get one!

Very nice cars to everyone in this thread.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:31 PM   #141
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Love the car! The paint is such a beautiful tone!
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:41 PM   #142
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Hey there welcome! And congrats!

How do you like the track pack? I was actually looking at the GMPP track pack thread last night and wondered what it was like.
I like it. It has a very nice deep tone and there is no problem with warranty coverage since it's a General Motors Performance Part. I don't know how much power it adds but compared to what came off, it has to be way less restrictive than stock.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:51 PM   #143
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I got mine October 22nd. I have added the Carbon Flash Metallic Splash Guards, the GMPP Track Pack exhaust and a K&N Cold Air Intake. I have the skip shift eliminator but haven't put it on yet. Next mod will be tinting the windows.

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:52 PM   #144
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:54 PM   #145
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:56 PM   #146
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Geez, don't check this thread for a day or two and get a whole lot of new 45th owners, welcome everyone, great to have you here
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:04 PM   #147
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[QUOTE=kiteman;4159414]so can you see that "tan" appearance on the outermost paint, or is it just in the edges and grooves where you notice it?

I notice it on edges of the panels but not on the exterior panels, like your door. For example, I had the car at a show and had the hood open on a very sunny day and noticed the edge of the hood, which would normally be below the fender line, had this tan appearance. The radiator support panel has it as well. And I can see it if I look between the passenger door and fender, where the door hinges are. I brought it to a service writers attention but got "that's the way they are supposed to be". I don't necessarily agree but I'm not sure if its worth the effort. I guess its sort of like the engine compartment or trunk jams not having that shine, almost like its lacking clear coat. I guess they just don't put too much effort into those surfaces, but this paint seems to require it. I would definitely like to see if others suffer the same issue.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:59 PM   #148
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Geez, don't check this thread for a day or two and get a whole lot of new 45th owners, welcome everyone, great to have you here
I'm not gonna argue with more 45th owners!
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:11 AM   #149
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I wonder if the white door panels on the 45th kind of reflect the light better and make the doors glow more at night than the standard gray panels... thoughts?
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:47 AM   #150
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I wonder if the white door panels on the 45th kind of reflect the light better and make the doors glow more at night than the standard gray panels... thoughts?
I didn't know regular 2012 camaros had interior lights behind the door panels like the 45ths do. If so, I'd definitely say the interior lights on the 45th are far more noticeable with their panels rather than the standard grey panels you mention.
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