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Old 03-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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camar00t's 2011 2SS/RS Camaro

I've grown up to be a fan as my Father won't drive anything else. My Uncles are also the same way and they along with my Father all have restored hot rods, etc. so I was used to being around "muscle". I've always been fond of the 68/69 Camaro and when 2010 arrived and the unveiling of the renewed body style I was sold.

I had a lease that was expiring in April 2011, and since it was nearing the end of the line for the 2011 Camaro's I was really debating on waiting for the 2012 or just trying to get a steal on a 2011 I decided to go with the steal since I was immediately going to modify the heck out of the car once I got it

I am a HUGE NY Yankees fan and also my favorite color is blue so my ONLY option for a color was Imperial Blue Metallic. I assumed that I was going to be able to put in my order and get my custom ordered IBM 2011 2SS/RS Camaro. Well since the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, the paint manufacturer that supplies GM with it's metallic paints basically lost all of its supply thus GM Metallic based paints were now NOT an option for ordering a new Camaro. I was heart broken and was scared because this was getting close to the cut off to the switch over to the 2012 which I didn't want. So I used the American Express car buying service and ended up going to Santa Paula Chevrolet. The Internet division looked all over for what I wanted and located only 2 cars. The ONLY one that was an option for me was up in Tracy (near Sacramento). They contacted them and made it happen. I demanded the car be trailered down because I didn't want the rock chips and/or the mileage on the car and they agreed which means I was happy.

So long story short I was a happy new owner of a 2011 IBM 2SS/RS with Hurst Short Throw Shifter as a pkg option.

At the Dealer


AND THEN THE MODDING BEGINS........

Exterior Modifications
* Savini Forged SV33-CF Carbon Fiber Wheels with Custom Body Color Paint Scheme (20x9 Front and 20x11 Rear)
* Nitto Invo 275/40/20 Front tires
* Nitto NT05 315/35/20 Rear tires
* RK Sport Extractor Hood with Carbon Fiber
* 3D Carbon 4pc. Body Kit
* MPD1 Rear Spoiler
* Technostalgia LED Sequential Tail Lamps (Smoked)
* Body Color Painted Tail Light Bezels
* Body Color Painted Fog Light Bezels
* Custom Painted Rear Chevy Badge
* AAC LED Side Marker Lights Body Color
* AAC LED P13W DRL Fog Lights
* Heritage Grill (painted flat black)
* Oracle Dual Color Halo kit (white to blue)
* Oracle Fog Light Halo kit (white to blue)
* De-badged Camaro Side Emblems

Interior Modifications
* 20% Window Tint on Back and Side Windows
* Front Window Ceramic Tint
* Valentine-1 Radar w/ Dashtronix HUD integration and remote mute switch
* Custom NY Yankee Shifter Ball

Performance/Handling Modifications
* Air Raid Cold Air Intake
* Bassani Long Tube Headers, Hi-Flow Cat, X-Pipe, Muffler Axle Back Complete System
* Pfadt Stage 4 Road Racing Complete System (Inverted adjustable coil-overs, performance sway bars, adjustable end links (warranty replacement upgraded), engine mounts, rear trailing arms and bushings, solid rear subframe bushings, polyurethane differential bushings
* Pfadt Racing Front Trailing Arm Spherical Bushing Kit
* Pfadt Racing Lower Control Arm Polyurethane Bushing Kit
* Granatelli Motorsports Rear Adjustable Toe Links
* Strut Tower Brace (High Polish and Body Color End Caps)
* DBA Slotted/Cross Drilled Front Rotors (DBA42604BLKXS)
* DBA Slotted/Cross Drilled Rear Rotors (DBA42605BLKXS)
* Hawk Performance Ceramic Front and Rear Pad Set
* Front and Rear Stainless Steel Brake Lines
* MSD Super Conductor Spark Plug Wires
* Computer/Laser Alignment and Corner scaling
* Custom Tune


*** Marketing ***

Luxury4Play Hess Motorsports Marketing Submission of my car

Savini Forged Marketing Submission of my car

After Window Tinting


Nitto NT05's with some Pfadt Racing Suspension Parts Showing


Rear Brakes Getting Installed


Front Stainless Steel Brake Lines Getting Installed


Rear Stainless Steel Brake Lines Getting Installed


Hess Motorsports Photo Shoot #1


Hess Motorsports Photo Shoot #2


Hess Motorsports Photo Shoot #3



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Lastly, my brother-in-law's good friend is a professional photographer and is into the car industry. I had a professional photo shoot done of the car and here are the pictures from a few weeks ago with ALL mods to date included throughout Downtown Los Angeles:

"Phantom" hood effect




























Thank you for looking at my journal and come back because the car is constantly changing......
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Wow!!! Awesome looking ride. That is definitely my favorite
IBM by far.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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Love the phantom hood shot. It's nice to see another person running Bassani LTs, what numbers you putting out?
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #4
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Great build!! Pics do not do this car justice. This car in person is BadAss.
COTW for sure coming your way bro
Way to represent HT5
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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Sweet! Go get em' man! It's a great build for sure homesqueeze . Good luck and it would be nice to see more and more COTW's from our HT5 club.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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Wow, very nicely done!!! Great pictures. COTW coming up for sure.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #7
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nice my HT5 brother!! this has COTW written all over it!!
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #8
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Car looks great bro!
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #9
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IBM looks great! Fantastic professional pics!
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #10
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One word: AWESOME.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:55 AM   #11
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Hey I can see my office in that last picture
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:06 AM   #12
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Wow!!! Awesome looking ride. That is definitely my favorite
IBM by far.
Thank you very much for the kind words. I love the color as well and in a selfish kind of way am glad that it is no longer available

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Love the phantom hood shot. It's nice to see another person running Bassani LTs, what numbers you putting out?
Yeah I thought it was a great "effect" as well. Yeah I rarely see anyone with Bassani as well and can't figure out why since the bends/design of Bassani are so clean compared to the rest. I am getting around 430-435 RWHP on the Dyno. How about you?

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Great build!! Pics do not do this car justice. This car in person is BadAss.
COTW for sure coming your way bro
Way to represent HT5
BossMan thanks for compliments.

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Sweet! Go get em' man! It's a great build for sure homesqueeze . Good luck and it would be nice to see more and more COTW's from our HT5 club.
"two times" Tommy appreciate the support.

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Wow, very nicely done!!! Great pictures. COTW coming up for sure.
Hopefully I will get it and thanks.

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nice my HT5 brother!! this has COTW written all over it!!
Thanks!

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Car looks great bro!
As does yours!!!

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IBM looks great! Fantastic professional pics!
Thanks for the support BUT more importantly THANK YOU for serving our great Country and protecting our civil liberties!

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One word: AWESOME.
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Hey I can see my office in that last picture
I don't know if that is a good thing or bad thing to be reminded of your office in that shot So which one is your bldg?
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #13
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Yeah I thought it was a great "effect" as well. Yeah I rarely see anyone with Bassani as well and can't figure out why since the bends/design of Bassani are so clean compared to the rest. I am getting around 430-435 RWHP on the Dyno. How about you?
Seriously?! And all you have is the CAI, Bassanis and a tune? Damn. I've got more mods than you and I'm only putting out 408.

Unrelated question. How do you like the Savinis? Any issues with paint or anything?
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #14
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Seriously?! And all you have is the CAI, Bassanis and a tune? Damn. I've got more mods than you and I'm only putting out 408.

Unrelated question. How do you like the Savinis? Any issues with paint or anything?
I don't know if I got lucky but bone stock and I took it to 3 different dyne tune shops because I didn't believe the first one I was putting out 385-390 RWHP. I can ONLY think that since it was really late model 2011 that maybe they made some modifications or I was built a beast.

Yeah, you really don't want to go there with me on the Savinis. Yes, I love them to death and I wouldn't trade them for the World but these are my 2nd set and I've ONLY had the car since April 28, 2011. The first set, the paint chipped/wore off around the lugs in a few months and the carbon was peeling away. So I worked with Savini, whom was VERY professional with me and we agreed to have them make me a new set. This time, I had my painter prep them, etc. The Carbon fiber came out much better this time and I got the custom paint job I originally wanted the first time. The issue I am still having is that Savini drills the lug nut holes to damn small. Even with a perfect fit or tiny bit smaller socket if you go off center just a tad loosening or tightening them you will scuff/crack the paint. They need to drill the lug nut holes maybe a 1/4" bigger and things would be perfect. So I am stuck for the rest of my life anytime I need to remove the wheels be prepared with the touchup paint

For the HUGE price I paid for these wheels, I don't think the craftsmanship and quality assurance is where it needs to be. That is just my opinion but I thought I would share with you my personal experience. I have lots of evidence pictures and brought the car to Savini several times to look over. Obviously wheels are NOT something you mess with every day and I had no reason to be sitting there loosening and tightening my lugs nuts, and the car is garaged so there was no foul play.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:57 PM   #15
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This is one fantastic looking car. The IBM looks amazing. I hope you're enjoying the handling as well!
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #16
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This is one fantastic looking car. The IBM looks amazing. I hope you're enjoying the handling as well!
Thanks for the compliments. If this is Jarrett, then thanks again for the warranty replacement on the rear endlinks. They made a HUGE difference and no more noise (popping) in the rear. I also replaced all the front end parts and that made a huge difference as well. The car handles like a dream and there is nothing like your 7yr. old son on the way to taking him to school say "Dad, take this turn/corner fast!"

I am looking forward to more innovative products from you guys that I can add to my car but I pretty much have most of what you offer so far
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #17
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See the tallest building in the picture, mine the one right next to it on the right. Parking in downtown always freaks me out.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:11 PM   #18
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See the tallest building in the picture, mine the one right next to it on the right. Parking in downtown always freaks me out.
Yeah I would not want to work around the US Bank bldg since it is always supposedly "targeted" when it comes to terrorist activity, etc. Hopefully you're on a high floor so you get the nice view when there's no smog
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:07 PM   #19
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wow i really love how that car looks... those rims are badass
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:07 AM   #20
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wow i really love how that car looks... those rims are badass
Thanks man. They cost a pretty penny but I wanted something really unique and carbon fiber definitely makes its work.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:56 AM   #21
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Few more Pics

Savini SV33-CF Wheel Shot #1


Savini SV33-CF Wheel Shot #2


Custom Painted Rear Bowtie
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #22
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Forgot I had this pic from a few months back when we did a Mulholland Drive Cruise with So Cal HT5:

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Old 08-18-2012, 05:58 PM   #23
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YO ITS TIME YOU GET THAT COTW !!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:45 PM   #24
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:57 PM   #25
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Wooow.....looks amazing.....plain sick....i really like it
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