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Old 03-16-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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BdS5gen Camaro build

It all started a little over a year ago on Jan 31st 2011. I went into Rotolo Chevrolet in Fontana California to purchase a 2011 Chevy Equinox. I had recently sold my wifes 2007 Camry a few days earlier. When I arrived at the dealer my 3 year old son Gavin said "look at the vroom vroom car daddy" pointing at a Camaro. I thought to myself that I work hard and deserve a car like that. I went for a test drive and said I'm going to get this Camaro. I had the salesperson run the number's and it was within my budget. I then signed the paper's and was leaving the dealer in a brand new 2011 Victory red LS. Believe it or not my wife did not get mad at me for not getting her the Equinox.

The next morning I went to a local shop looking for some wheels for my Camaro. I hated the way the Heritage wheels looked on the Camaro. I found some 22x9.5 Velocity wheels I thought would look great on the red Camaro. The rims I ordered were polished with black accents. When the rims arrived at the shop they were black with a polished face. I was dissapointed that they were not the ones I ordered. They said once they were mounted on the vehicle I would be amazed how the black would look on the red Camaro. They mounted them up and indeed happy how they look. This rim set up filled in the wheel wells perfect.

I was happy with the car looked for a few months till I found out about Camaro5 forums. Once I logged on I seen all thes awesome Camaro's and wanted to do more to my Camaro.

The next thing I wanted was a rear wing and front valance. I decided I liked the Rksport wing and valance. The good thing about Rksport is that there located about 20 minutes from my house and was able to save on the shipping by picking it up locally.

I was able to purchase some Eibach springs for a awesome price from forum member Marine1991. Thank you David. I also purchased some Eibach swaybars. I was able to install all the parts myself with the help of my son Justin. The same day I took the brake calipers apart and painted them black to hide how small the v6 brakes look. Once I get the Brembo's I will have those painted red. The Camaro handle's so much better and has a much better stance.

This past month I had the hood and roof painted to give the car a little different look then stock.

To give the engine compartment some color I spent a afternoon painting the engine cover red and grey. I also fabricated a intake myself and added a k&N filter.

I liked to take my Camaro on cruises and meets with IECC, Headturners, SoCal race team. I want to thank all the members of these club for the fun times and motivation to do more to my Camaro.

Here is a list of mods.

Exterior

Back painted roof and hood
Tinted tail lights
Tinted windows
black paited emblems and Camaro lettering
Heritage grill
Street scene lower grill
Rksport spoiler. Rk sport front valance
22" velocity wheels with 265/35/22 tires

Performance

Flowmaster exhaust with 4.5" tips
K&N intake

Suspension

Eibach springs and sway bars

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #2
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Attachement pics have an error, but I've seen your car in person. I love how you did the front...looks great man.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
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Thank you AJ. I just noticed most of the pictures didn't upload. Trying to figure out how to fix.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
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I just noticed most of the pictures didn't upload. Trying to figure out how to fix.
Who did your stripes? You didn't have em on there back in Dec., did you?
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:29 PM   #5
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I had a body shop in Moreno valley do them about a month ago.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #6
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Here are a few updated pictures without the front plate.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #7
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Autocrossing back in November at Super Chevy at Firebird Raceway. Thank you Laura for taking some awesome pictures.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:45 PM   #8
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nicely done, well put together
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #9
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Nice Ride

BDS5GEN, You have an outstanding looking Gen5. I REALLY like the wheels. They look real close to the Gianelle Cancun...which was my 2nd choice!....Congrats on a nice build....

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Old 03-16-2012, 09:26 PM   #10
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Very nice. Wheels look awesome.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:01 PM   #11
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Thank you all for the compliments.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:19 PM   #12
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Sweet looking car, man! Really like the wheels! Haven't seen those before.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:32 AM   #13
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Thank you camaro rs. I have had these wheels over a year now and have not even seen them on any other kind of vehicle.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:00 AM   #14
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Here are couple of pictures of the camaro I took yesterday down near Oceanside.


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Old 03-25-2012, 10:15 AM   #15
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Here are a few pictures of the camaro taken on the cruise in San Diego for CMloveless. Thank you AJ for hosting a great event.

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Old 03-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #16
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This is my favorite red camaro on c5 looks great did you paint the engine cover?
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:22 PM   #17
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Thank you tmac1granger33. I did paint he engine cover the red and dark grey but the silver is vinyl decals that I ordered off of ebay.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #18
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Here is a picture of my 2 Kicker CVR subs and Hifonic's amp I installed in the trunk a couple a weeks ago. At first I went shopping around for a sub box but know one had a size that would fit with the trunk opening being so small. I decided to build one myself.
The dimensions of the box I built and able to fit was 40"long by 14"high by 9" deep. It was a tight squeeze but able to fit. This size box all most gives 1 cubic ft of air space for the subs. Wants the box was in, I fabricated some side and floor panels and wrapped them in dark grey carpet. I flush mounted the amp in the floor and made a cut out of Chevy Bow Tie and wrapped it in Red Vinyl to match exterior of car.



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