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Old 12-18-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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2014 1ls New Owner- Journal/build thread.

WOO HOO.
Put my deposit down on my '14 1ls in ashen gray tonight.
Thanks to the kid that smashed into and totalled my last ride, I went on the hunt for a new vehicle that was exciting and affordable. Snap forward two weeks and here I am laying in bed blogging away about a car I havent even set eyes on yet. Drove a summit white then dropped my deposit on the ashen gray. It arrives Friday! Reminds me of being a kid and waiting for christmas morning! I plan to do a stealth sinister look build, and will be ordering parts tomorrow, though im hesitant because the 14 has some subtle and major diferences from the 10 to 13 models and many aftermarket manufacturers are just haphazardly updating their fitment to say it fits 14 when there is a major difference in the oem part shape and the part clearly wont fit. Anyone run into this problem and order parts that dont fit yet?

Isnt the 14 v6 grille shape significantly different from the 13? How is it the Phantom grille kit somehow fits 10-14 models?
There are even companies advertising chrome 4 piece taillight trim rings that fit the 14...

Anyway, this will be my build/ownership journal, feel free to contribute!

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Old 12-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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Congratulations and welcome. Excellent year and color choice.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:04 PM   #3
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Congrats! Look forward to seeing how you customize the car. If you ever have a question about whether something fits, feel free to post a link or picture for the specific item on the forum and you should have an answer in no time.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:36 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your "future to be" '14 camaro! I love mine sooo much. I don't really have to worry about parts fitting, I just do minor things. And rims are universal, so I don't have to worry about those changing lol.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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Anyone know of any full blackout grilles for the 14? something that hides headlights, everything? similar to phantom.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:48 PM   #6
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Anyone know of any full blackout grilles for the 14? something that hides headlights, everything? similar to phantom.
I haven't seen ANY aftermarket grills for the '14 yet...I'm sure it won't be long...
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:26 PM   #7
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Ok folks, well I pick up the new whip in T-Minus 17 hours and 56 minutes til I drive off the lot in my brand new '14! I am beyond stoked, and there won't be much sleep tonight, just lots of googling and daydreaming.
First batch of parts are already ordered, just the basic essentials for now, nothing style related yet, waiting for more options to become available!!!

On their way are:
Flowmaster 817483 Axle-back System 409S - Dual Rear Exit
K&N 69-4523TP Performance Intake Kit
2010-2013 Chevrolet Camaro Weathertech Floor Liner (Full Set Black)
WeatherTech Custom Fit Cargo Liners for Chevrolet Camaro, Black

Fingers crossed, it all fits! The floor liners didn't appear to have changed from 13 to 14, so well see! Both k&n and Flowmaster website recommended those part nos for the 14.
Wondering if to get rid of the raspy-ness of the v6 I'll have to go get the factory resonator cut out and an H or x pipe welded in. Has anyone messed around with this exhaust on the v6?

Again... I feel like a kid on christmas eve!
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:31 PM   #8
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OH!!! Forgot to include the priciest purchase of all.
A set of 18x8.5 5x120 Drag DR-37's in all black.... WEEEEEEEEE new shoes!
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #9
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Nice mods so far, congrats on the new car!
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #10
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Nice mods so far, congrats on the new car!
Looking forward to tricking it out with ur NS-1 kit when you get it adapted to the 14!
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #11
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Well it appears T-rex has a 2014 grille already out.
Seen here in black, this is definitely the 14 grille as the porportions on the grilles are entirely different from the '13.
At a whopping $540 price tag, it better wash itself and hand me beers in the driveway....
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:26 PM   #12
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Well it appears T-rex has a 2014 grille already out.
Seen here in black, this is definitely the 14 grille as the porportions on the grilles are entirely different from the '13.
At a whopping $540 price tag, it better wash itself and hand me beers in the driveway....
Wow...I think I like it...
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:57 PM   #13
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:42 AM   #14
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Congrats on your new car. Welcome to the C5 Family. It is such a beautiful car.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:43 AM   #15
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UPDATE:
I took delivery of her friday afternoon, I think I burnt through 10 gal of gas and 25% tread life in my rental car driving 10 miles to get there as fast as possible, drifting turns and all hahaha.
Picked her up, was a nice easy transaction.

Pros: She is amazing, beautiful color, aggressive stance and lines.

Cons: They did not have it detailed when I arrived. Even though they had had the car for 24 hours at that point and knew I was arriving at 3pm sharp.

The car was covered in bits of wax and polishing compound residue....
Half the car was not detailed properly.
I waited an hour for their poorly executed detail to occur AFTER I signed paperwork and was done with the showroom folks.

It all looked fine and good til saturday morning came and the sun was shining. Uh oh...dealer is gonna hear it for this one. BUFFER BURN!!!!!!!!!!

APPARENTLY the passenger door got dinged or scratched (looks about the right height for a neighboring car to hit the door and scratch the clear) and their detail dept thought it OK to BURN THE CLEAR COAT ENTIRELY OFF THE CAR IN THAT AREA. The base coat is exposed, and they glopped on about a pound of carnuba over it to try to hide it. I am beyond frustrated with this. I immediately checked the rest of the car, found a belt buckle scratch on the front end, and two ring scratches right where you go to open the trunk.....wtf! Is flavor flave (complete with bling) detailing cars for porter chevy?

I am awaiting hearing back from the dealer, I sent him an email saying that it is unacceptable to deliver a vehicle in that condition to me, and that it would need to be remedied immediately. Ill be calling tomorrow.0

On a different note, my weather tech trunk liner came in, so first "install pic" to come!
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:00 AM   #16
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Pics of the car, the buffer burn, and the weather tech trunk liner before and after.
Just got off the phone with weather tech about the fact that my liner did not have moulded reliefs for the humps in the floor of the 2014, they informed me that I was sent the wrong part by amazon.
FYI, the weathertech trunk liner part number is 40651, not 40441. This is exactly what I was worried about, all these vendors saying their '13 part fits the '14 just because the car didnt undergo a MAJOR overhaul between model years. Ill have to return my trunk liner now and get the proper one sent to me....joy.
Now I'm praying that my floor mats fit when they get here.

Buffer burn is really burning me up (pun intended)....it is even more obvious with the car wet and the water beading up differently in that spot. wtf wtf wtf!!!
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:19 AM   #17
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Congrats on the '14 AGM 1LS
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:44 PM   #18
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UPDATE:
I took delivery of her friday afternoon, I think I burnt through 10 gal of gas and 25% tread life in my rental car driving 10 miles to get there as fast as possible, drifting turns and all hahaha.
Picked her up, was a nice easy transaction.

Pros: She is amazing, beautiful color, aggressive stance and lines.

Cons: They did not have it detailed when I arrived. Even though they had had the car for 24 hours at that point and knew I was arriving at 3pm sharp.

The car was covered in bits of wax and polishing compound residue....
Half the car was not detailed properly.
I waited an hour for their poorly executed detail to occur AFTER I signed paperwork and was done with the showroom folks.

It all looked fine and good til saturday morning came and the sun was shining. Uh oh...dealer is gonna hear it for this one. BUFFER BURN!!!!!!!!!!

APPARENTLY the passenger door got dinged or scratched (looks about the right height for a neighboring car to hit the door and scratch the clear) and their detail dept thought it OK to BURN THE CLEAR COAT ENTIRELY OFF THE CAR IN THAT AREA. The base coat is exposed, and they glopped on about a pound of carnuba over it to try to hide it. I am beyond frustrated with this. I immediately checked the rest of the car, found a belt buckle scratch on the front end, and two ring scratches right where you go to open the trunk.....wtf! Is flavor flave (complete with bling) detailing cars for porter chevy?

I am awaiting hearing back from the dealer, I sent him an email saying that it is unacceptable to deliver a vehicle in that condition to me, and that it would need to be remedied immediately. Ill be calling tomorrow.0

On a different note, my weather tech trunk liner came in, so first "install pic" to come!
I feel for you - I have seen over and over where guys on this forum demand that the dealership NOT wash the car, because dealerships are known for using brillo pads to wash their cars. I have some slight swirl marks on mine that I haven't taken care of yet.

Also, I had a paint chip on the edge of my door upon delivery. I didn't notice it until after I took it home, but it was under the clear door edge guard they installed at the dealership, so it was clearly done before I received it. They agreed to fix it as a "we owe" item - at first they tried to touch up the paint, but it didn't look right to them (I didn't even see it), so they re-painted the entire door. I was extremely nervous about them being able to exactly match/blend with the front/rear panels, but it came out perfect. I was annoyed to be without my new Camaro for a couple of days (and died a little inside when I got a Kia rental), but was very happy with the way they handled it.

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Old 12-22-2013, 01:04 PM   #19
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What do you plan on putting in that trunk Dexter? Congrats!
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:53 PM   #20
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What do you plan on putting in that trunk Dexter? Congrats!
you never know when you might need to take that hooker down a peg or two....
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:22 AM   #21
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Well I heard back from the dealership yesterday, asking me to bring the car in. We took a look at the marks on the door and the trunk area. He immediately sent me to detail and body where a spot touch up of clear was done, blended and polished in perfectly, on the spot. Im not sure what products he used but they got the job done, eliminating the buffer burn completely on the spot. He buffed the scratches on the trunk area, and while they are now invisible, the indents are still visible in an up close scrutiny situation. I was offered a complete bumper repaint immediately by the dealer, but I declined, as I dont want to be without the car, and deal with color match issues.
MY K&N Intake has arrived, partially assembled it last night after making an unboxing video, I might make an install video, but before and after pix are most likely what will happen.

She has a name now, its cheesy but... Lola.

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Old 12-24-2013, 09:54 PM   #22
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Update to come tomorrow.
Intake and Exhaust arrived today. Both got installed within 2 hrs of getting home from work. Sounds and looks great. Pix and video to follow once i get better lighting.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:36 AM   #23
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K&N intake installed. Came out nice, even where I had to trim the engine cover to clear the tube looks pro.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:20 AM   #24
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vid of exhaust and intake for sound purposes. lolas first film
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:23 AM   #25
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Got my wheels in and had them installed. Drag dr-37's they DO NOT FIT the stock 2014 1ls. There is a cast in knob on the part of the strut members in the front where it links to the axle, and i cant seem to figure out its purpose, other than hitting the inside lip of the rim. Good news is, a buzz wheel and some sandpaper took care of the excess material without removing the knob or threads all together and the wheels are on. Again, dealing with manufacturer eff ups, they shipped me 1 wheel with a different center cap than the other 3....... so now im dealing with getting that replaced.
Im happy with the look, need tint and rear louvers now to complete the murdered out look.
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