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Old 07-18-2014, 03:58 AM   #1
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Help me spend my overtime check wisely.

Hi everyone. I'm new to these forums. I bought a 2014 bright yellow 1LT RS in May and have only made a few exterior appearance mods since I bought it. However, I've been lurking these forums since the purchase of my vehicle and have officially caught the "mod" disease. I worked 88 hours of overtime last month to fund my mod budget and finally got my check. Now, I'm looking at doing some more exterior and performance mods and want to spend this hard earned money wisely. I don't want to be one of those guys that buys something and then winds up selling it 2 months later because he found something better. Hopefully I can learn something from the wisdom of some of the posters here. I have 3800 dollars that I can spend on mods. First off, my friend gave me a K and N typhoon CAI after he upgraded his to a Rotofab unit so I already have that. Here's my list of what I would like to buy, any input would be greatly appreciated and please no "you should've got a V8 if you were going to spend that much money" comments. This is my daily driver. The V8 just was not practical from a gas and insurance standpoint.

1. VMAX ported throttle body $150 from JDP Motorsports
2. MRT V2 from Phastek $620 after 5% discount
3. Solo high flow cats from Phastek $664 after 5% discount
4. Oil catch can ????

Any other ideas as far as performance or exterior mods and prices? Any input would be helpful. Thank you all in advance.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:40 AM   #2
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Welcome to the club. Be sure to start a journal too. Post some pictures, and ENJOY.

Your list is a good start. I would contact APEX and work out a deal for all of the above items.

Take a look at my build thread, (link in my signature). All though I am a 2010 LLT, I offer many good suggestions in my list of mods.

Create a plan, balance it well between performance, handling and cosmetics. In the end you will have a GREAT performing, handling like it is on rails, AWESOME looking Camaro.

The MRT 2.0 axle back is the most popular set-up for our Camaro and you will not go wrong with that one. I get compliments daily on how great my set-up sounds.

There is a sticky thread at both the top of the LLT and LFX section that shows many of the mods and price ranges too. Be sure to check those out.

CATCH CAN, for sure you will want and need one. These are direct injected engines and no gasoline washes over the valves, so all the GUNK, that the closed system creates ends up in the intake manifold and on the valves. I have one and it collects approx. 1 oz of crap oil per 1000 miles. Think about 65 oz. of junk oil slowly pouring all over the inside of the intake and valves, what a sticky mess that would make.

Good Luck, keep us informed on what you do.
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:42 AM   #3
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umm the correct answer should be save it for a rainy day??
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:17 AM   #4
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umm the correct answer should be save it for a rainy day??
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:35 AM   #5
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Hi everyone. I'm new to these forums. I bought a 2014 bright yellow 1LT RS in May and have only made a few exterior appearance mods since I bought it. However, I've been lurking these forums since the purchase of my vehicle and have officially caught the "mod" disease. I worked 88 hours of overtime last month to fund my mod budget and finally got my check. Now, I'm looking at doing some more exterior and performance mods and want to spend this hard earned money wisely. I don't want to be one of those guys that buys something and then winds up selling it 2 months later because he found something better. Hopefully I can learn something from the wisdom of some of the posters here. I have 3800 dollars that I can spend on mods. First off, my friend gave me a K and N typhoon CAI after he upgraded his to a Rotofab unit so I already have that. Here's my list of what I would like to buy, any input would be greatly appreciated and please no "you should've got a V8 if you were going to spend that much money" comments. This is my daily driver. The V8 just was not practical from a gas and insurance standpoint.

1. VMAX ported throttle body $150 from JDP Motorsports
2. MRT V2 from Phastek $620 after 5% discount
3. Solo high flow cats from Phastek $664 after 5% discount
4. Oil catch can ????

Any other ideas as far as performance or exterior mods and prices? Any input would be helpful. Thank you all in advance.
You have the most basic mods listed which is a good start. Like rtcat said check out his build thread for ideas. You can see my mods listed below in my signature. I'm headed the 1LE route with 1LE suspension & IPF supercharger next. You need to mod the car to suite your needs. Track? Daily driver? Car shows? Only you can decide which way to go.

I track my car so I'm more on the performance side than the "looks good" side. But I do have a few exterior mods for show....
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:32 AM   #6
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Welcome to the club. Be sure to start a journal too. Post some pictures, and ENJOY.

Your list is a good start. I would contact APEX and work out a deal for all of the above items.

Take a look at my build thread, (link in my signature). All though I am a 2010 LLT, I offer many good suggestions in my list of mods.

Create a plan, balance it well between performance, handling and cosmetics. In the end you will have a GREAT performing, handling like it is on rails, AWESOME looking Camaro.

The MRT 2.0 axle back is the most popular set-up for our Camaro and you will not go wrong with that one. I get compliments daily on how great my set-up sounds.

There is a sticky thread at both the top of the LLT and LFX section that shows many of the mods and price ranges too. Be sure to check those out.

CATCH CAN, for sure you will want and need one. These are direct injected engines and no gasoline washes over the valves, so all the GUNK, that the closed system creates ends up in the intake manifold and on the valves. I have one and it collects approx. 1 oz of crap oil per 1000 miles. Think about 65 oz. of junk oil slowly pouring all over the inside of the intake and valves, what a sticky mess that would make.

Good Luck, keep us informed on what you do.
Thanks rtcat and kaboom. I had the chance to look at your build thread rtcat. You gave me a lot of great ideas. Thanks for the tip about Apex. Got my list pretty much set as far as what I want to do and the great part is I'm way under budget. Going to use some of the OT money to take the wife and kids out for a nice dinner. Thanks for all your input. You guys are awesome and yes, I'll post pictures when I get a chance.
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:38 AM   #7
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Thanks rtcat and kaboom. I had the chance to look at your build thread rtcat. You gave me a lot of great ideas. Thanks for the tip about Apex. Got my list pretty much set as far as what I want to do and the great part is I'm way under budget. Going to use some of the OT money to take the wife and kids out for a nice dinner. Thanks for all your input. You guys are awesome and yes, I'll post pictures when I get a chance.

AWESOME, you're .

Enjoy the mods, and please keep in mind once the mod bug bites, it can never be shaken.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:54 PM   #8
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After I finished all my bolt ons. And got rims and tires. I realized I spent about 6K. Shudve just supercharged it
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:32 PM   #9
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The Aftermath

The first picture is the aftermath of my handy work. Well, I finally did it. I had a string of 4 days off so I went to work installing all the items I ordered. Looks like I might be selling a few things that I no longer need. I installed the following:

1.) Removed K&N Typhoon intake and installed CAI cold air intake and VMAX ported Throttle body.
2.) Installed Apex Catch Can
3.) Installed Solo High Flow Cats
4.) Magnaflow Resonated X-pipe and deleted stock resonators
5.) Removed stock rear diffuser and installed ZL1 diffuser to accommodate quad tip exhausts. Thanks Jason@Jacfab for the tutorial on how to remove it. Took me 3 hours but I did it .
6.) Installed MRT V2 and then cut off the MRT tips and welded on quad tips.
7.) Installed HID Xenon Bulbs and ballasts to replace the stock amber fog lights. Now more closely resembles stock.
8.) Installed led lights to replace stock amber lights above license plate frame.
9.) Racing stripes from Chevy Graphics, fender stripes and gill stripes.

Did all of it under budget and on time. Thanks you to everyone on this forum for the wealth of information that allowed me to do this. The DIY section and tutorials were awesome. And yes, I searched and searched and searched until I found all the answers I needed. Camaro5 rocks!
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Congrats man , nice mods , keep slugging looks great , hard work builds character.
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:40 PM   #11
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Looks like a nice hall of parts! Great work!
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:52 PM   #12
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Woooo! Love that new part feel!
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:47 AM   #13
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Sorry to necro this thread guys but I just wanted to give an update. So I took a lot of the long time posters' advice on spending wisely on performance and appearance mods last month and I guess you can say it paid off. Yesterday, my Camaro got featured on Hillbank Motorsports Facebook page. I got a lot of compliments on the appearance and the choice of performance after market mods I had placed in my car. Here's the link, scroll down a bit and you'll see my bright yellow 2014 there.

https://www.facebook.com/HillbankMotorsports

.......And yes, I did get the IPF power tune while I was there to dial in all the after market mods that I did.
The car runs AWESOME now!!!
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:29 AM   #14
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The best advice I can give is listen to the experts on this forum and it looks like you are a smart guy and doing just that. Car looks killer BTW and I love the yellow with the additions you've made. Looking great!
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:44 AM   #15
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GREAT looking Camaro you have created for yourself. Glad it all worked out for you and received some recognition too.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:27 AM   #16
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Nice selfie, someone should starts a thread in the photo section making everyone take a selfie with their car lol
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:51 PM   #17
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Awesome! Didnt even have a chance to make suggestions, you're already done!
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