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Old 05-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Peppers birth/transformation

Ok I've posted plenty of pictures of my car on this site but there all spread out everywhere so i figured i might as well make a build thread for my car. To start off the inspiration came from my dad, he had a 1974 Z28 in black. that was the first car he was able to purchase on his own. One day he was walking back to find someone had broken into it and stollen it. Now I wanted to get a just to continue the tradition but hopefully keep this one for a very long time. I call her Pepper she's a '12 2SS/RS Convertible, I had the opportunity to build and order the car just the way I wanted (with every option) lol and i cant be more pleased. I thank god every day for allowing me to be as blessed as I am. Here are some pics of the day i picked her up...

After about a month and a half and countless hours on this website I decided it was time to mod her. So the first thing i purchased was a K&N Typhoon cold air intake system. My other options were CAI and Spectre systems but eventually I preferred this one...



definitely felt a change in horsepower and loved the whopping sound at about 4500rpm's. after the installation, one weekend i decided to paint the engine, and the tail light bezels blacked out along with tail lights tints. Also decided to do 20% tint all the way around, makes the car look very mean and unique.



Next on the list of mods was the Classic Designs Concepts Sports bar, this was purchased by RPI, which has fast shipping and great customer service. I installed it myself (very nervous because i wasnt much of a machanic) but all in all it took me about 4 hours by myself, in my garage. most frightening part of the whole install was measuring the holes correctly, but by the end of the day i followed each direction very carefully and it came out great! also some vinyl by big worms graphics for the blackout panel, gills, and tinted headlights and fog lights.



Now it was time for some noise, because this car frankly isnt to loud with the stock exhaust set up. So i picked up some OBX longtube headers with high flow cats. Now contrary to popular belief these headers are very well made and definitely add nice looks and alot of horsepower without breaking the bank. Definitely would recommend these to whomever doesnt have a load of cash to drop.



also made this little video with the headers with stock catback

http://youtu.be/deb1-4KLpzA

after the headers i purchased some plasma p13w amber fog led's and also some victory red bumper plugs and a show 'n go license plate. (dealer refused to not install the licence plate bracket and drill into the bumper but now thats all taken care of and car looks amazingly better imo.



stay tuned more mods to come!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Awesome build!

How do your halos look with your tinted headlights?
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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Very nice I want to get headers but people always say it throws the CEL and you have to get a tune with them but I don't want to void my warranty just yet.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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Very nice I want to get headers but people always say it throws the CEL and you have to get a tune with them but I don't want to void my warranty just yet.
yeah i actually bought a SCT X3 tuner and had ted from jannetty racing send me a tune and holly crap the car just opened up! def recommend headers
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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Awesome build!

How do your halos look with your tinted headlights?
here you go
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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yeah i actually bought a SCT X3 tuner and had ted from jannetty racing send me a tune and holly crap the car just opened up! def recommend headers
Where did you get yours from?
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #7
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I was fortunate enough to buy the tuner by a former member for a good price
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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I was fortunate enough to buy the tuner by a former member for a good price
O very nice, i also forgot to ask where did you buy the headers from
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:38 PM   #9
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O very nice, i also forgot to ask where did you buy the headers from
From racingpartsdepot.com
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #10
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Ok thank you very much. Good luck with your mods
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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Thanks you too
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:37 AM   #12
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finally did another small/loud mod just to make summer a little bit more exciting!
so this morning i did a muffler delete, because i have the gfx i decided to just dump it the car sounds awesome, demonic rather
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:47 PM   #13
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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Car looks killer man ,I love it.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #15
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Transformation looking really sharp!
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #16
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thanks for the compliments!!
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #17
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painted the rims black came out flawless thanks to my up and coming painter more photos coming in the daylight

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #18
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UPDATE

hi all its been a while since i updated peppers transformation so here is the update on my progress. so far ive debadged the rear bowtie and ss emblems, painted the steering wheel bezel, blacked out the "camaro" lettering on the fenders, added some killer rims they are forgestars cf-10's textured gunmetal. the specs are 20" front are 8.5 and the rear are 12.5 with 315 nitto invo's! enjoy the pics and let me know what you think.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:49 AM   #19
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:52 AM   #20
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #21
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I know I haven't posted in a while but since the last time I got the lip fixed by my friend and sprayed the two fenders over again. I purchased a set of 20" forgestar cf-10's and painted the strut bar. Also added the v-maxx ported throttle body. Looking foward to next spring to detail the car and hopefully get a nice cam in there.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:32 PM   #22
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #23
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nice mods so far
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:41 AM   #24
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:14 PM   #25
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That rear quarter pannel shot is money!!!!! keep it coming man, I was rereading your thread again and was thinking to myself that we are a lot a like we both started modding our cars because of this site haha. Imagine how much money we would have saved haha
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