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Old 03-04-2012, 12:19 AM   #1
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Evolution of my 1LS (and what to do next)

Hey guys. I've officially caught the fever. I bought a base line 1LS with pretty much no options. I'm more in it for the looks than the performance. I love the sound of the SS, but it was way too much money for me and what am I really going to do with all that power? I'm plenty pleased with the 312 or whatever the 2012 V6 has. I would like some more suggestions for visual mods to make in the future.

So far, here's what I've done:
  • Spoiler
  • Dark Grey Rally Stripes
  • Quarter Flares (mud guards)
  • Tinted Windows
  • 20" Lorenzo Wheels
  • Tires
  • Retrofitted and painted headlights
  • AAC Halos
  • Fog lights
  • Tinted Tail/Reverse Lights
  • Flat Black Tail Light Bezels
  • Removed Front Emblem
  • Custom Painted Back Emblem
  • Some Exhaust Work

Some pics of it along the way. The last is currently my favorite of the car.
I added a video of the exhaust and also added a video filmed on April 19, 2012 at the bottom.

Day 1:




Spoiler/Quarter Flares/Stripes:




Rims/Tires:






Lighting Upgrades:







Misc Blackout Stuff:




Exhaust Upgrades:


Current Favorite Pics of the Camaro:






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Old 03-04-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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Awesome work so far bro...

Its always fun to mod a car up from the ground up and a 5th gen is the best platform out right now for the money to do that.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:15 AM   #3
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Awesome work so far bro...

Its always fun to mod a car up from the ground up and a 5th gen is the best platform out right now for the money to do that.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:19 AM   #4
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wow looks really good dude, gotta love taking an LS and making it something
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:21 AM   #5
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Thanks!
Tons you could do with Ground Effects kit, Lambo doors, Hood, Afterburners, Sidemarkers, Fender Vents and so on
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:31 AM   #6
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Tons you could do with Ground Effects kit, Lambo doors, Hood, Afterburners, Sidemarkers, Fender Vents and so on
Everything you just mentioned has been catching my interest. Make it stop!! lol. What body kits would you suggest? I can't seem to find a hood that I like a lot after looking at it for a while? Know of anything that wouldn't be too outrageous looking, but really catches your eye? Lambo doors: I looked into this and I love them on the right vehicles. When someone lowers a Toyota truck and throws them on there, they are absolutely ridiculous... but these cars almost have an exotic look to them in my opinion. I think they would match the look well... especially with a nice body kit and hood. I saw a thread where someone was making people fenders. Not sure what youd call them, but they have two vents and looked great.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:33 AM   #7
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Everything you just mentioned has been catching my interest. Make it stop!! lol. What body kits would you suggest? I can't seem to find a hood that I like a lot after looking at it for a while? Know of anything that wouldn't be too outrageous looking, but really catches your eye? Lambo doors: I looked into this and I love them on the right vehicles. When someone lowers a Toyota truck and throws them on there, they are absolutely ridiculous... but these cars almost have an exotic look to them in my opinion. I think they would match the look well... especially with a nice body kit and hood. I saw a thread where someone was making people fenders. Not sure what youd call them, but they have two vents and looked great.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:34 AM   #8
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18s?..looks good. Now a drop would be sweet.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:38 AM   #9
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18s?..looks good. Now a drop would be sweet.
The original rims were those ugly (sorry to those who have them still) stock 18" ones that come with the bottom line LS. I upgraded to Lorenzo 20" rims and tires that I sadly don't know the brand off the top of my head. They were 100% necessary in my opinion and I love them.

I would like the car to look a bit lower. I was thinking that if I get a body kit it would be closer to the ground. I don't want things too low because it can obviously be a hassel for a daily driver. I'd hate to scrape the hell out of stuff when i pull into someone's driveway or hit a speed bump.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:40 AM   #10
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Car looks great. I like the changes you have done so far.

I suggest lower it, painted LED sidemarkers, and either new grill or paint/vinyl the bowtie to blend in better.

Keep up the good work.


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Old 03-04-2012, 01:47 AM   #11
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Car looks great. I like the changes you have done so far.

I suggest lower it, painted LED sidemarkers, and either new grill or paint/vinyl the bowtie to blend in better.

Keep up the good work.




Thanks. Do you know of any grilles that don't point out as much as the stock one does? I think one that kept the same depth along the whole front would look better. Does that make sense?
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:06 AM   #12
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very nice!!! job well done!
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:26 AM   #13
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Good work! I like the wheels. I'm not usually a fan of black wheels, black car, but the style of those pull it off nicely.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:10 AM   #14
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Is that the GM high wing spoiler or a different one?
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