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Old 01-29-2014, 02:08 PM   #1
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Just another Black LS3 SS Camaro

I bought this black beauty on September, 5 2013. The car was a 1 owner vehicle with only 6,500 miles. A black Fully loaded 2SS/RS M6 with a sunroof was exactly what I was looking for. I've wanted this car since I seen the concept back in 06' and although I've had a few chances to buy a 'camaro' I didnt want to settle for anything less than a fully loaded SS and I didnt want to buy it until I could afford to mod it!!! so it begins, my new project is underway.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:11 PM   #2
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Congrats on getting your dream Camaro! and great color choice..
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2013 Black / Black Camaro 2SS/RS M6 w/NPP Exhaust, Cold Air Inductions CAI w/ Scoop, Elite Engineering Catch Can, VMAX Ported TB, ZL1 Style Front Splitter, AAC Ghosted Side Markers
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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First few things I ordered: Black smooth bow ties, Black tail light bezels, tinted tails & side markers.Name:  IMG_0713.PNG
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It took me a while to decide on wheels and Im still unsure if I made the right decision or not. I purchased a set of Savini 3 piece wheels. Model SV23-C, 22x9 front and 22x11 rear with Pirelli Pzero Nero tires 265/30/22, 315/25/22ATTACH]595234[/ATTACH] Name:  IMG_3466.jpg
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:53 PM   #4
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Meanwhile, I knew winter was coming up so no sense in mounting wheels and tires right now. I decided the suspension needed some work I wanted to do coil overs however I also didnt want to spend money on something and not use its full potential so decided to spend money else where for the moment. I purchased the Stage2 ZL spec suspension package from Pfadt Racing. The kit included ZL spec adjustable front/rear sway bars with endlinks and performance 1.25' drop springs. I also had to purchased the 2012+ rear lower control arm conversion kit from Pfadt since I have a 2011.

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Old 01-29-2014, 02:53 PM   #5
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:53 PM   #6
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Nice car, Congrats!
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:55 PM   #7
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a little poor quality test fit teaser shot of the wheels
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:02 PM   #8
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Congrats on getting your dream Camaro! and great color choice..
Thanks everybody! I think I finally got his journal thing figured out
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:32 PM   #9
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Your off to a great start.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:07 PM   #10
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Get the black Gorilla Locking Lugs.. Nice rims!!!
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:55 PM   #11
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Looking good so far. I like your choice in mods, keep going!
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:01 PM   #12
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Get the black Gorilla Locking Lugs.. Nice rims!!!
Definitely getting black gorilla lugs. I like "the system" from gorilla
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:06 PM   #13
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I finally got to take this beauty on a few turns after having the bushing reclocked (bush timing) and the alignment set to aggressive street Pfadt specs. Very impressed with the Pfadt Racing set up. Feels more like a sports car now! You can really feel the improvement with the sway bars.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:35 PM   #14
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Sweet! Congrats and welcome! Enjoy the beast!
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:51 PM   #15
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I finally got to take this beauty on a few turns after having the bushing reclocked (bush timing) and the alignment set to aggressive street Pfadt specs. Very impressed with the Pfadt Racing set up. Feels more like a sports car now! You can really feel the improvement with the sway bars.
Yea, my last Camaro had the same set up. The mechanic that drove my car after installing Pfadt said, "This is the way it should of come from the Factory".

Enjoy I bet its like having a new car all over again!!!!!
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:02 PM   #16
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Yea, my last Camaro had the same set up. The mechanic that drove my car after installing Pfadt said, "This is the way it should of come from the Factory".

Enjoy I bet its like having a new car all over again!!!!!
It really is! Turns are much more fun to take now. As far as the drop, I can see why gm had it setup the way they did. I think it's all around more comfortable to drive at oem height . Drop it an inch or so and all of sudden you have what you paid for, A sports car!

How's that 14' 1LE? How would you compare it to your last camaro? I believe other than the 1.25" drop the 1LE has a similar set up as well as far as sway bars correct?(zl1 sway bars)
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:22 PM   #17
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It really is! Turns are much more fun to take now. As far as the drop, I can see why gm had it setup the way they did. I think it's all around more comfortable to drive at oem height . Drop it an inch or so and all of sudden you have what you paid for, A sports car!

How's that 14' 1LE? How would you compare it to your last camaro? I believe other than the 1.25" drop the 1LE has a similar set up as well as far as sway bars correct?(zl1 sway bars)
I would say that the 14 is a softer ride and the corners seem to absorb or load different. With my springs and sways on the 2011 seemed stiff. Not bad just different feel, it may be based on the shock design.
Funny I am not sure if the sways are like the ZL1 or not. I will need to look that one up.
I will know more as I get to track the car.
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Found this,

"ZL1 and 1LE have the same part number rear sway bar, and the 1LE front sway bar is only 1mm larger than the ZL1 front sway bar so really there is just a very small difference, we bought our zl1 sways long before the 1LE was even heard of but if I were you I would go 1LE for the 1mm larger front sway"
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:21 PM   #19
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Found this,

"ZL1 and 1LE have the same part number rear sway bar, and the 1LE front sway bar is only 1mm larger than the ZL1 front sway bar so really there is just a very small difference, we bought our zl1 sways long before the 1LE was even heard of but if I were you I would go 1LE for the 1mm larger front sway"
I thought the Pfadt Racing ZL-spec sways were the same as ZL1 and 1LE but after losing a bracket and having to search for a replacement since Pfadt has closed I measured the sways and they're are both 32mm front and back. Pedders also have the same set up, but unfortunately they're no longer around either. Glad i was able to get this setup before the closure of the two top suspension companies for theses cars… I hope others come out with similar parts and fulfill the demand.
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