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Old 04-21-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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DRIYAC'S Build Thread

***Update*** I have had my car for 1 year now! 20,000 miles later and I still love her everyday!

Just ordered the ZL1 grilled woohoo!

Weld drag wheels are next up 17x10 high pads

Hey guys been here a while, but I figured i would go ahead and start a build thread.

My story is not a very interesting one but it still is one. Out of College I got my first job and have been managing hotels ever since. IN august 2010 I was deciding between a silverado extended cab ltz black on 20"s and a camaro. I Chose the Silverado!!!! Well Come March 2012 I decided it was time to buy the Camaro. So I traded in the truck and got a 2012 Camaro 2SS 45th anniversary with everything but a sunroof. I love this car more than anything.

I finally have a name for my baby. Her name is MerMer.

Bought a 2012 Camaro 2ss 45th anniversary.


before.....

After





Exterior Mods
-Plasti dipped wheels
-Turn signal leds in side mirrors
- Tinted out to 15%
-PW13 Led DRLS
-ZL1 grille
-AAC Sidemarkers

***To Do***
Powder Coat Calipers Victory Red
Powder Coat Wheels Black
Dove tail Wing
Havoc Rear Diffuser


Performance Mods-

-CAI cold air intake
-Muffler delete
-Pacesetter 1-3/4 long tubes installed!!!
-Pacesetter gutted cats

***Scheduled for June 6th Cam install***
- lethal Racing night fury cam
- Brian Tooley Dual valve spring with titanium retainers
- Comp Cams 7.425" length pushrods
- ls2 sprocket
- C5-r timing chain
- Comp Cams Trunion upgrade
- all the ARP bolt upgrades for it
- slp 160 degree thermostat
- Texas speed LS3 cnc'd heads exchange


Suspensions mods
-Lowered 1.5" B&G
-BMR Trailing ARMS and Outer Trailing arm bushings
-PFadt Race Toe Arms.

***TO DO***

-BMR Bushings
-PFADT SubFrame Bushings
-Megan Coilovers
-BMR Sway Bars

THE BEGINNING


CURRENTLY



















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Old 04-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Just give in to your inner mod demons, it's just easier that way.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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Addiction??

If one has to be addicted to something....."this ain't bad". You have a real nice car to get started with...she looks super...Love the 45th...Congrats on the new car!!...
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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20% tint and plasti Dipped the wheels...

And for all of us that Love our Country! Here are the big guns and the American Flag.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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20% window tint and the plastidip more pics!

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Old 04-26-2012, 05:10 PM   #6
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black on black. Looking sweeeeet
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:11 PM   #7
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:12 PM   #8
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Carbon Metallic - Shes a 45th anniversary
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:12 PM   #9
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:13 PM   #10
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oh oops, Carbon Metallic on black, on black
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:44 PM   #12
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #13
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Here she is freshly detailed... I only Clay bared and waxed with Meguiers. Did not feel the need to polish as I have not seen swirls yet.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:12 PM   #16
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She's looking very sinister ok...I have to ask....how did you come up with the name?
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:28 PM   #17
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She's looking very sinister ok...I have to ask....how did you come up with the name?
MerMer is a nickname of an xgf.

Big boobs, small waist, great big ole ass.

Pretty much just like a Camaro. You could drive her as hard as you wanted and at the end of the day put her up wet.

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Old 04-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #18
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MerMer is a nickname of an xgf.

Big boobs, small waist, great big ole ass.

Pretty much just like a Camaro. You could drive her as hard as you wanted and at the end of the day put her up wet.

Sweet! If I had to name my car after an ex with similar traits it would be Katrina (no nickname for her) - she had a temper on her too!

About the plastidip on the wheels, how tough is that finish?
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #19
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Sweet! If I had to name my car after an ex with similar traits it would be Katrina (no nickname for her) - she had a temper on her too!
- that is the truth.

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About the plastidip on the wheels, how tough is that finish?
Its only been a few days, but so far so good. If you notice I actually installed the wheels and sprayed over the lug nuts after I tightened them. It really ties the car together instead of seeing aluminum lug nuts they are black.
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Its only been a few days, but so far so good. If you notice I actually installed the wheels and sprayed over the lug nuts after I tightened them. It really ties the car together instead of seeing aluminum lug nuts they are black.
Wow! you did those yourself? Looks great Yep, definitely looks better with the lugs blacked out too. How many cans did it take?
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #21
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Wow! you did those yourself? Looks great Yep, definitely looks better with the lugs blacked out too. How many cans did it take?
I went light and used the better parts of the cans. But I used all 4 cans, some have a little left in them. Its holding up so far.
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I went light and used the better parts of the cans. But I used all 4 cans, some have a little left in them. Its holding up so far.
Did you have to do any prep to the wheels?
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #23
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Did you have to do any prep to the wheels?
I did quite a lot, but I also did it because I had not cleaned the wheels off the car since I bought her in march.

Step 1. Took them off scrubbed down with wash and wax.
Step 2. Took a tooth brush and got scrubbing on all the nooks and crannys these 45th ann wheels have.
Step 2. Took them inside==> dried them off then used a microfiber on them.
Step 3. I Used alcohol to dry up the paint surface
Step 4. Taped off the rim
Step 5. I then Used PPG wax and grease remover just in case. This is the stuff that they use right before painting any car surface in any body shop, etc.

Then I plastidipped them! It took quite a while, but at the same time I was doing other things to my car so I would spray a coat, work on something else, spray a coat, work on something else.

I used 3 coats and about 4 cans in total.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #24
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Looks good! I really wanna plasti dip my wheels but I don't have the right equipment :(
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #25
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Looks good! I really wanna plasti dip my wheels but I don't have the right equipment :(
What do you mean???? All you need is some jack stands, jack, and a lugnut wrench.
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