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Old 05-06-2009, 01:16 AM   #1
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RamAir02's "Tastefully Modded" 2010 SS Plan

I ordered:

2010 Camaro 2SS
LS3/M6
Black/Black
RS Package

My plan is to build a street/strip daily driver with tasteful, straight-to-the-point
POWER mods.

First of all is to get rid of the stock shifter. I've always been a fan of extremely short throws combined with a short stick. In addition to having a better feel with more positive shifts, it should also increase my ability to shift quicker. Hopefully Pro 5.0 comes out with something nice.

Next up is intake/exhaust. Long tube headers, test pipes in place of cats and a catback exhaust are a must. I've always used Kooks headers and assume their offering for the Camaro will be top notch. As far as exhaust, I may consider a custom setup with resonators (resembling a GMMG system), but if not I'll be sure to pick up a top notch aftermarket piece (Corsa, Borla, Magnaflow, SLP, etc.) To accomodate all of this exiting air, I need to allow more air to come into the engine This will be solved with a CAI, ported throttle body and the new FAST manifold for the LS3.

Now its time to dig into that motor! A combo consisting of ported LS3 or LS7 heads and a nice 230ish duration and low-to-mid .600 lift should do the trick. Ofcourse this would be accomodated by the new PRC spring kit, pushrods, oil pump, timing chain, etc.

As far as wheels/tires/rear gears I need to find a good combination. I'm not sure what wheels will fit over those Brembos, but I'm thinking a 19" rim with some meaty drag radials would work. Regardless of what wheel/tire setup I end up with, aftermarket rear gears will most likely be necessary to put this power to the ground. I believe the stock wheel/tire setup is about 28" tall, so a nice tall 4.11 or 4.30 gear will definitely give me some nice whiplash off the line.

To give her a great stance (and probably try to hide all that fenderwell space if I run smaller rims) the next step would be suspension. I suspect about a 1-1.25" drop would be suitable. Probably aftermarket springs paired with some QA1s.

I'm not one for appearance mods, but there is one thing I've been toying around with. Once the beast is built, I think a white stripe around the nose (resembling that of the 1st gen) would be tasteful. I'm not too sure if it would work with the lines of the 5th gen, but its definitely something to consider.

Please, any feedback or criticism is much appreciated. I'd love to hear your guys thoughts and opinions on my 2010 Camaro plans.

EDIT: Summary of Mod List
1. short throw shifter
2. long tube headers
3. custom or aftermarket exhaust (catless)
4. cold air induction
5. ported throttle body
6. aftermarket intake manifold
7. ported LS3 or LS7 heads
8. cam
9. ported oil pump
10. double roller timing chain
11. wheels/tires
12. rear gears
13. shocks/springs
14. 20% tint on rear window and side rear windows
15. tinted side markers and reverse lights

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Old 05-06-2009, 01:25 AM   #2
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wow, you just blew my mind..lol. It all sounds great and will definately have your camaro roided up with it all.
Can't wait for HP results with it all...will be respectable for sure!
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:45 AM   #3
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A few more little things (all in tribute to the 1st gen) that I've been thinking about adding to the car:

The "Camaro" script emblem on the driver's side front of the car (in front of the hood, but above the grill). I guess you'd call it the nose of the car.

The "flags" emblem under the stock "CAMARO" emblems on the fenders.

The "SS" emblem replacing the stock "bowtie" emblem on the front grill. If I don't do this, then definitely paint the stock emblem black.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:53 AM   #4
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nice!!! where can i get the ss emblem? and will it fit>??
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6. You can't drift in an auto
5. You can't pull fancy moves in an automatic
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:03 AM   #5
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The pic I posted is from Rick's First Gen and is a restoration part. They sell a couple of types: one for the RS grill and one for the non-RS grill. I'm not sure if either of them would fit on the 5th gen, but I'm sure there will be offerings in the aftermarket. I think a RED "SS" emblem would compliment my black SS/RS nicely.

EDIT: Here's the link to Rick's First Gen if you wanna snoop around yourself. http://www.rickscamaros.com/
There are also many other places that sell camaro restoration parts, such as Classic Industries, Year One, D&R Classic, The Paddock, National Parts Depot, etc.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:05 AM   #6
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you're going to have to get another grille.

There's going to be an indentation where the bowtie is.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:09 AM   #7
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oooo i guess well have to wait and see what comes out huh

all in time
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10. A manual transmission is the ultimate in control
9. You can use automotive jargon and not sound like a total tool
8. You can't spell "manual" without "man"
7. Manual transmissions prove you can do more than one thing at a time
6. You can't drift in an auto
5. You can't pull fancy moves in an automatic
4. You get better fuel economy with a stick
3. You’ll never look like a chump if you can drive stick
2. Manual transmission cars are faster
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:14 AM   #8
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you're going to have to get another grille.

There's going to be an indentation where the bowtie is.
Thank you. I did not know that. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what the aftermarket has to offer. If there are no grill options that I really love, I'll probably settle for a black painted "bowtie" emblem.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:15 AM   #9
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oooo i guess well have to wait and see what comes out huh

all in time
Exactly!
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:15 AM   #10
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Very nice man. :respect:
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:19 AM   #11
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I'm wondering if the chevelle SS emblems are the same size as the camaro's, because I have an extra for my 70 chevelle....would look good.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:04 AM   #12
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My local dealer got ina Black 2SS Auto w/ no sunroof and a Rally Yellow 2LT Auto w/ sunroof. After seeing both cars, I nixed the sunroof on my order. I'm not a fan of how it looks when opened, and I prefer the lines of the non-sunroof car.

On another note, I set up a local place to come to the dealership when the car arrives to tint the windows. 20% on rear and side rear windows. 35% on driver and passenger windows.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:53 PM   #13
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After seeing the pics of the blacked out silver v6 'maro in the Photos section, I've decided on a couple of more small things to accent my Black SS.

1. Tint sidemarkers
2. Tint reverse lights

The tails I'll leave alone. I love the look of the RS taillights and I'd get pulled over on a daily basis in Jersey with black tails!
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:16 AM   #14
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No reason to tint the backups and side markers, GT Styling is coming out with some in a few weeks.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:19 AM   #15
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Just a note: choose your heads before you buy an intake. the LS3 & LS7 intake ports are different. They make the LSXR intake for both ports so your covered but make sure you get the right one
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Just a note: choose your heads before you buy an intake. the LS3 & LS7 intake ports are different. They make the LSXR intake for both ports so your covered but make sure you get the right one
Thanks for the tip I will keep that in mind when i decide on the combo.

Hopefully she'll be here in a few weeks!
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