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Old 01-21-2012, 02:09 AM   #1
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Celebrating my first year of owning my 1SS Camaro by making a journal.
I purchased my first Camaro (2010 Camaro LS automatic) on January 7 2010. Right a way I started to make it my own and got the itch for more power. I added basic bolt ons: Magnaflow axle back exhaust, BBK LT headers, and Injen CAI. Then did some exterior upgrades: fog lights w/ halos, 22" rims, Stillen front splitter, Eibach lowering springs, and some other minor items. This was a fun car and it got lots of attention wherever I went. People would come up to me all the time asking to take pictures of my car. I owned this car for a year and the whole time I was always thinking that I should have bought a V8 and I should have gotten a manual transmission. Then after getting a raise at work and finding a deal I could not refuse I traded in my LS and purchased my 2011 1SS manual transmission on January 19 2011.
Here are some pictures of my first Camaro (OUR BEE).http://www.camaro5.com/forums/album.php?albumid=2860.
This is a video I took of OUR BEE.
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I was so excited when I got my new Camaro! The power and handling of the SS is a big improvement over a slightly modded LS. With 200 miles on the odometer it was time to start adding more power. I started by researching cold air intakes and went with ADM race intake. Next up was exhaust. I knew I wanted 3" pipe, since the plans were for big power later. After doing research on what was available, I came across a post here in the vendor section. CNT racing was looking for a Camaro to take installation pictures and sound videos in exchange for a free cat back exhaust. Their system is made from 3" stainless steel, so I sent a PM and got hooked up with a free cat back exhaust. AZ was hosting C5 Fest 2, so Sin City 5 Camaro club formed a big group of Camaro owners from NV, UT, and Canada then we headed down to the Fest and meet up with a large group from CA along the way. This was the best road trip I have ever been on! It was so much fun! At the Fest , I purchased my next set of mods. Nick at American Racing Headers hooked me up with a great price on a set of 2" primary headers with 3" inlet and outlet converters. Jordan at JDP Motorsports got me a great price on an Elite Engineering catch can. I picked up a knight rider scanner from AAC. I talked with Texas Speed about purchasing a Whipple supercharger and then ended up buying one from them a few months later. I also met up with a member who lives close to where the Fest was held and purchased a used set of Eibach 1" lowering springs. After installing my Whipple S/C and all the supporting mods, my Camaro is just so much fun to drive! I have never owned a vehicle with this much power and it took some practice and time to get used to. I knew after driving her around for a while, traction was next up on the list of mods. I wanted drag radials on the rear and 18" rims for lighter weight and more side wall clearance. I went with TSW Nurburgring staggered fit and Nitto NTO5R 305/45r18. After meeting the awesome group of people that work at JDP Motorsports, I decided to purchase a whole bunch of BMR suspension upgrades from them. Now my car hooks up 10 times better on the street and can't wait to see how she does at the track!




TSW Nurburgring machined 18x8/18x9.5

Heritage grille painted SIM

ACS T3 ports painted SIM


Blacked out tail lamps,bezels,side markers and fender emblem

SS logo on cowl hood

Prosport boost & fuel presure gauges
Speedhut gauge pod

Whipple 2.9L supercharger

ARH headers 2" primaries

CNT Racing 3" catback exhaust

ZL1 fuel pump


Eibach 1" lowering springs

BMR trailing and toe arms
BMR extreme rear drag sway bar

BMR pro rear cradle and diff bushings
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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Exterior Modifications
TSW Nurburgring machined 18x8/18x9.5
Hex Vents
Heritage grille painted SIM
ACS T3 ports painted SIM
GM convertible spoiler
AAC scanner
SLP faded gills
Carbon by Design fuse box cover
Boe Tie & SS delete front & rear
Blacked out tail lamps,bezels,side markers and fender emblem
SS logo on cowl hood
Revolution Styling trunk emblem
5% Limo tint
Lumar clear bra

Interior Modifications
Prosport boost & fuel pressure gauges
Speedhut gauge pod
Green interior lighting
Hurst billet plus 2 short throw shifter
Speed Dawg shifter knob with momentary switch
ZL1 pedals

Performance/Handling Modifications
Whipple 2.9L supercharger
ADM race intake
ARH headers 2" primaries
CNT Racing 3" catback exhaust
VR Kaotik camshaft INT 235 EXH 243 LSA 113
VR dual valve springs and retainers
VR hardened push-rods
Melling high volume oil pump
Katech C5R timing chain
Comp rocker arm upgrade
LS2 damper
Elite Engineering catch can
160 degree thermostat
MSD boast a pump
ZL1 fuel pump
Jegs 10% overdrive crank damper
TCI front brake line lock
Eibach 1" lowering springs
BMR trailing and toe arms
BMR extreme rear drag sway bar
BMR pro rear cradle and diff bushings
BMR drive shaft safety loop
GM strut tower brace
Hendrix 1,000 HP axles
Nitto NTO5R 305/45r18
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:15 AM   #3
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Stock dyno graph: RWHP 339 RWTQ 341


After Whipple and supporting mods: RWHP 547 RWTQ 530 @ 8 PSI


Very happy with the results! Shows a gain of 208 RWHP and 189 RWTQ

EDIT: New numbers with camshaft.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:00 AM   #4
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Very nice
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:55 PM   #6
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:05 PM   #7
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I took my daughter to the Shark Reef @ Mandalay Bay today. While I was there I stumbled across a cool spot to take some pics of my new T3 ports.






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Old 01-23-2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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Thanks Joe (Sin City 5 member) for these pics from our last Midnight Mayhem event.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #9
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What were your track times?
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:19 PM   #10
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What were your track times?
My best E.T. is 12.0 @ 117 MPH with a 1.8 60ft.
Track elevation is about 2,500 ft so its hard to get good times. I ran 14.0 when my car was stock. Based on all the other stock or slightly modded Camaros that I've seen run here, 13.9 to 14.5 seems to be normal. I'm hoping to break into the 11s with these parts I installed- BMR bushings, sway bar, and toe rods.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:02 PM   #11
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looks great man! hope to see you and your ride soon! don't be a stranger!
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #12
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looks good we need to get out to the track again!!!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:41 AM   #13
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looks great man! hope to see you and your ride soon! don't be a stranger!
Thanks, I've been trying to make it to Cars and Coffee for two months now and something else always comes up.

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looks good we need to get out to the track again!!!!
Thanks, I can't wait to run my car with my upgraded suspension! Hopefully I will be able to before the weather gets hot.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #14
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Just ordered my next mod. 10% overdrive balancer from Jegs! I'm curious how much more boost it will produce.

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