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Old 03-14-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
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Arrow STORM TROOPER CAMARO – BUILD THREAD (PIC HEAVY !!!) [COTW 6/25/13]

2012 CAMARO 2SS/RS , TPW 7-18-2011 FIRST PRODUCTION WEEK
2012 MODEL #349


Hmmm… where do I start ???

Back in April 2010, I was thinking of buying a new car. I was looking around at different cars.. import cars… american cars .. I admit, I even looked at the mustang and challenger. But I fell in love with the CAMARO.

At that time, financially I couldn’t get one right away because I still got 2 years more on my current car. Not even trading my current car would allow me to get a new one. So I made a budget and worked overtime so I can saved up and have a budget for down payment and other fees and also get a low monthly payment.

By June 2011, I reached my budget. Right in time for my birthday. So I went around the local dealerships and test-drove the camaro. At first I just wanted the V6 and have it as my daily driver. But after talking to some friends and reading and trolling on Camaro5.com and NY5THGEN.COM, I decided I would get an SS and keep my hoopty civic as my daily driver.

So finally I was at the dealership ready to order my car. They couldn’t find the exact match of the car I wanted, a 2011 2SS Summit white with sunroof, nothing else. Even if they have to get it from other dealers, they just couldn’t find it. So, I decided to just factory order it. I knew at that time that It was the last week of production of the 2011 MY. But the dealer said I could still order it. The next day, I asked my dealer for my ORDER NUMBER, so I could track its production. When I looked at my order at GMCONNECTS.COM, I noticed there were extra features that I didn’t order. I realized that the dealer ordered a 2012 instead. At first I was hesitant because I didn’t want to pay the extra $$$ for the 2012. I called the dealer and they told me they are going to honor the price quote they gave me for the 2011. So the next day I went back to the dealership and asked for a written statement.

My car was ordered on June 7th, 2011. Production started on July 18th and finished on July 20th. It was on QC for 3 weeks. Got delivered on August 12th, 2011.

And I paid a 2011 price for my 2012 CAMARO 2SS/RS!!! That’s $1500 under invoice !!! (I looked at the price sheet that was released and posted here sometime ago)

And the rest is history…

PERFORMANCE MODS:
JANNETTY RACING TUNE
AMERICAN RACING HEADERS
1 7/8" Primaries With 3" Merge Collectors,
3" X-Pipe (With Cats) Includes Mufflers With Polished Stainless Steel Tips PURE THUNDER SERIES
Cold Air Inductions COLD AIR INTAKE
RX OIL CATCH CAN
INTAKE SCOOP & WASHER BOTTLE

SUSPENSION MODS:
PFADT STAGE 3 ZL SPEC KIT
GM OEM - CUSTOM PAINTED STRUT BRACE
ARH CHASSIS BRACE

EXTERIOR MODS:
VERTICAL DOORS
CUSTOM PAINTED BLACK STRIPES
BLACK HIGH WING SPOILER
CUSTOM PAINTED BOWTIES
BLACK BILLET SIDE VENT INSERTS
ALTEC SHOW-N-GO PLATE BRACKET
CUSTOM PAINTED ENGINE COVER
BILLET OIL DIPSTICK COVER
BILLET STRUT TOWER COVERS
SIDE MARKERS BLACKOUT
REVERSE LIGHTS BLACKOUT
BLACKOUT TAIL LIGHT BEZELS
CUSTOM WHEEL CAPS
GORILLA WHEEL LOCKS
BLACKOUT CAMARO LETTERING BADGES
FRONT FASCIA / LOWER LIP BLACKOUT
IVS HAVOC WHEELS
IVS HAVOC DIFFUSER
SEQUENTIAL TAIL LIGHT HARNESS
NIGHT OWL HALO KIT
ACS T3 PORTS
GM GFX SPLITTER

INTERIOR MODS:
IGNITION VINYL COVER
BILLET RACING PEDALS
CUSTOM PAINTED CENTER CONSOLE, STEERING WHEEL BEZEL, SPEEDO BEZEL, DASH TRIM, A/C VENTS
LLOYD FLOOR MATS
WHITE LED DOME LIGHTS
CAMARO SEAT BELT SOFT PAD
VALENTINE 1 Radar Detector
DASHTRONIX Radar Projector

AUDIO MODS:
PIONEER AVIC-Z140BH with METRA KIT custom painted
JL C5-650 6.5 COMPONENT FRONT SPEAKERS
ALPINE TWEETERS
POLK AUDIO MM691 6X9 3-WAY REAR SPEAKERS
2 JL 10W3 SUBWOOFERS
JL JX1000/1 AMP FOR THE SUB BOXES
JL XD400/4 FOR THE BA SPEAKERS
8FARAD BOSS CAPACITOR
IR MUSIC CONTROLLED RGB LED LIGHTSFOR THE BOXES AND FOOTWELL
MUSIC CONTROLLED LED EQUALIZER TRUNK LID PANEL

updated pics as of JANUARY 2014 :






2013 pics:













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Old 03-14-2012, 01:23 AM   #2
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the STORM TROOPER CAMARO arrives !!!



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Old 03-14-2012, 01:23 AM   #3
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MY FIRST MODS – AUGUST 2011

custom bowties by Lupe (overhaulengines) @ RIVER CITY CREATIONS



JACFAB license plate bracket and NY CUSTOM PLATES

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Old 03-14-2012, 01:26 AM   #4
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CUSTOM PAINTED STRIPES and HIGH WING SPOILER – SEPTEMBER 2011
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:27 AM   #5
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MODS and ACCESSORIES – SEPTEMBER 2011 – JANUARY 2012
CAI Cold Air Intake

RX Catch Can

custom painted engine cover


billet oil dipstick cover

strut brace and strut tower covers

intake scoop and washer bottle relocation kit by apex motorsports


custom wheel caps by Lupe (overhaulengines) @ RIVER CITY CREATIONS

billet side vent inserts

custom painted tail light bezels


side markers and reverse light blackout

custom camaro lettering blackout badges


ignition vinyl cover

billet racing pedals

AAC p13w DRL/fog lights with harness

I changed my license plate bracket from jacfab to ALTEC SHOW-N-GO

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Old 03-14-2012, 01:28 AM   #6
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ARH FULL EXHAUST - JANUARY 2012




CUSTOM INTERIOR by Lupe (overhaulengines) @ RIVER CITY CREATIONS – FEBRUARY 2012
prepping for custom interior to be done


got my stuff after 2 weeks


finally installed the awesome work that lupe has done.. center console and armrest, shifter bezel, shift knob, PRNDL bezel, steering wheel bezel, speedo gauge bezel, dash trim


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Old 03-14-2012, 01:28 AM   #7
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VERTICAL DOORS done by my NY5THGEN brothers







new ZL1 grille:

got my ZL1 grille from MAUREEN@RODGERSCHEVY


stock grille is off


ZL1 grille installed.. used my old custom bowtie and stock SS emblem


so after 8 months of permagrin, this is STORM TROOPER CAMARO !!!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:42 AM   #8
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Killer build dude! Love the entire car. I wouldn't have gone so large on the rear wing spoiler but everything else looks awesome! Love the custom paint on the interior trim. Should be a COTW nomination I would think.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:56 AM   #9
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:02 AM   #10
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:49 AM   #11
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Ahhh yes, I remember you were an inch away from getting a V6 last year. As I recall you saying, "It's going to be my daily driver so it'll save me a lot of money on gas." Hahaha, oh how times have changed. Aren't you glad you test drove that V8? Not that there's anything wrong with a V6, but definitely these cars are IMHO most enjoyable with the bigger engine.

The last time I saw the Storm Trooper it was a completely un-modded virgin. Now it looks completely wicked!!! I always thought the interior would come out looking amazing and unique and it did. I also take back what I said about the vertical doors! It looks kickass on the Storm Trooper! Overall a very sweet ride.

Glad you're enjoying the car man! Spring is coming around! Time to put the battery back in and ride!!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:03 AM   #12
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Ahhh yes, I remember you were an inch away from getting a V6 last year. As I recall you saying, "It's going to be my daily driver so it'll save me a lot of money on gas." Hahaha, oh how times have changed. Aren't you glad you test drove that V8? Not that there's anything wrong with a V6, but definitely these cars are IMHO most enjoyable with the bigger engine.
thanx for helping me decide !!

u should take ur car out more often this yr .. dont let it be a garage queen
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:24 AM   #15
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Hi Jeff, wow stormtrooper looks great, thank you for letting us help you create your special ride. . yes yes, future COTW:headband:

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Hi Jeff, wow stormtrooper looks great, thank you for letting us help you create your special ride. . yes yes, future COTW:headband:

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all thanx to lupe and his special talent
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Nice touch with the engine badge...Storm Trooper! Looks good....
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hey good car, where and did you get the starwars door panels done those are nice
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:28 PM   #22
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few more mods ...

got my IVS HAVOC WHEELS PVD BLACK CHROME and CUSTOM PAINTED FRONT FASCIA / LOWER LIP BLACKOUT



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looking good jeff, coming along just fine.

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