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Old 07-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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Teamradrz1's 2012 2SS/RS 6MT mod thread

I have a mod page started on the local area forums and I was told I should create a build thread. I have lots of pictures So I will create this in chronological order according to what I have done so far.

I purchased my Camaro in mid January as a 2SS/RS with Hurst short throw 6MT. I wanted to purchase a synergy edition car (edition not the color) I was told there was non available throughout the country and I would have to order one. Well that wasn't an option for me so they worked with me to build one with the features that were most important to me. So I bought the car and ordered the extras from the dealer.

2012 2SS/RS
LS3 with 6MT

Exterior Mods:
Window Tint 20% - Tommy's tinting
Headlights and tail lights tinted - Tommy's
Blacked out chevy logos front and rear
Clear bra installed on front, mirrors, door handles, shark gills and rear bumper - Tommy's
Foose Legend 104 Black w/silver lip 20X8.5 Fronts & 20X10 Rears - Les Schwab made me a Hell of a deal!
Billet engine dress up knob kit
Heritage Grille - Black
GM synergy series silver strip pkg
GM GFX Rear Diffuser
GM GFX Sideskirts
GM GFX Front Splitter
GM Dove tail spoiler
GM Strut tower brace painted to match hood stripes - Thanks to Allen @ Ron Tonkin Chevrolet
DRL fieldgoal Harness
GTS rear qtr window louvers, Thanks to Allen @ Ron Tonkin Chevrolet
GT styling rear window spoiler
AAC Red LED scanner bar
AAC Red LED grill lighting
AAC P13W Plasma DRL Replacement Bulbs
Showstopper tinted and painted body color
Hydrodipped engine cover
Hydrodipped carbon fiber fuse box cover, battery terminal and rear trunk tail light covers - Premier Hydrographics
hydrodipped 3D skulls radiator shroud and wiper valance - Premier Hydrographics
Technostalgia Tail Lights With Rapid Fire and Sequential Turn Signals
underbody LED light kit with sound response
Sound FX system added to play Night Rider sound clips


Interior Mods:
Factory Hurst short throw shifter
Carbon fiber door panel inserts
Lloyd's Camaro SS Embroidered Floor Mats Front & Rears
GM ambient light kit
Billet cup holder trim
AAC Dome & Trunk Bulbs - blue
LED's License Plate Lights - super white
Phoenix Gold iAMP-GM1 - Full system amplification and sub package - Special thanks to Phoenix Gold and KingPin car audio


Performance Mods:
CAI brand intake
MBRP catback exhaust
MBRP GFX Tips
RX catch can (not installed yet)


Future Mods:

hide away headlight covers form Pro Custum Products
Painted calipers
billet trim for interior
new pedals
after warranty expires we'll talk superchargers!
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Mods: Synergy series edition added by dealer(GFX, striping, hertiage grill, dove tail spoiler, ambient light kit, Hurst short throw shifter)
Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.

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Old 07-03-2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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Sorry wife came home had to get off the PC spend some quality time.
Any way here is delivery day of my stock 2SS/RS


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Mods: Synergy series edition added by dealer(GFX, striping, hertiage grill, dove tail spoiler, ambient light kit, Hurst short throw shifter)
Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:56 AM   #3
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After 2 weeks the dealer parts arrived...
Synergy stripe pkg
GFX kit
Dovetail spoiler
heritage grill
interior ambient light kit


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Mods: Synergy series edition added by dealer(GFX, striping, hertiage grill, dove tail spoiler, ambient light kit, Hurst short throw shifter)
Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:04 AM   #4
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I didn't wait more than a week to take it in to get the windows tinted and the clear bra installed to protect that beautiful black paint! When I showed up at Tommy's Window tinting here in Portland Tommy looked at the car and asked for some leeway for him to be creative, I said go for it!
When I picked it up he had tinted the headlights, tail Lights and third brake light in the spoiler. He also blacked out the front and rear emblems, I know this isn't anything new but was unexpected and it looks awesome!


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Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:12 AM   #5
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By this time I was in full mod mode looking to make sure my car didn't look like any other Camaro in the area. I found on the forums the Showstopper sidemarkers which I had to have and are still one of my favorite mods! I also Installed my MBRP catback exhaust at this time too which made installing the rear side markers much easier.

here is before - after -lit up






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Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:21 AM   #6
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I also installed the Phoenix Gold Camaro amp/sub package which really made the system come alive increasing the mids and highs and of course adding BASS!!!


Also purchased carbon fiber door panel inserts
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Mods: Synergy series edition added by dealer(GFX, striping, hertiage grill, dove tail spoiler, ambient light kit, Hurst short throw shifter)
Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:29 AM   #7
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I also added some factory pieces like the trunk cargo net and trunk mat and the Lloyd Camaro SS in red mats all these from Camaro5 forums members

I also installed the red LED scanner bar from AAC, did this myself and pretty nerve racking cutting holes in my $40K plus car. Very happy with the results and I know these aren't for everybody but my family and I love it and honestly that is what matter to me. I also added red LEDs to the front bumper to illuminate the radiator to make the front glow red, just wish I could use it more than the occasion daytime car show.
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Mods: Synergy series edition added by dealer(GFX, striping, hertiage grill, dove tail spoiler, ambient light kit, Hurst short throw shifter)
Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:51 AM   #8
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Now the engine bay...

Found a black CAI intake from the forums and installed that.


Purchased hydro dipped engine cover off the forums and before it could even arrive found a local shop Premier Hydrographics to dip a few parts in carbon fiber and the radiator shroud cover with 3D skulls and wow what a hit! Took the car in for an oil change at the dealer and all the guys were "inspecting" my car and were full of compliments so went back for round two and had the wiper valance done in skulls and the trunk corners dipped in carbon fiber.






Then found out about the convertible strut tower brace, so I rushed down and saw Allen at the parts dept for Ron Tonkin and had him order me one. Then I painted it to match the stripe pattern on my hood.


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Mods: Synergy series edition added by dealer(GFX, striping, hertiage grill, dove tail spoiler, ambient light kit, Hurst short throw shifter)
Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:56 AM   #9
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Here is one of my favorite pictures so far, picture taken at Modern Muscle Night at PIR wednesday night cruise in. I just added the Plasma DRLs from AAC and a field goal harness from a forum member (reoccurring theme isn't it, THANK YOU FORUM MEMBERS!!!)


but since then I have recieved and installed my new Technostalgia tail lights.
I have my underbody LED light kit (not installed yet)
I also purchased a sound system for under the hood and added knight rider sound effects and theme song. (installing this week)
Also just purchased a billet cup holder trim piece on the forums as well.
I don't have any pictures for this stuff yet once I get everything installed I'll post up more.
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Mods: Synergy series edition added by dealer(GFX, striping, hertiage grill, dove tail spoiler, ambient light kit, Hurst short throw shifter)
Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:01 AM   #10
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Almost forgot! my Wife helped me pick out new wheels. As much as I love the stock wheels I can't stand seeing 95% of all new camaros with the same wheel, goes back to when I said I don't want my car looking like everyone else's. So we went through some books and I really wanted the Axis Zero concave staggered set, but I listlened to my wife and bought the Foose Legends gloss black with silver lip and it really does fit the car perfectly with my silver stripes. Don't have any good pictures yet because it's been raining the last couple days so when I get a chance to wash her up I'll take some new photos of her.
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Mods: Synergy series edition added by dealer(GFX, striping, hertiage grill, dove tail spoiler, ambient light kit, Hurst short throw shifter)
Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.

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Old 07-03-2012, 12:20 PM   #11
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Thinking about the GT styling rear window spoiler, thoughts?
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Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #12
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:38 PM   #13
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Wish we had a hrydro graphics shop near me, i have been holding off painting my Wiper Cowl for this reason, i still might paint it or get a stainless cover they sell?
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:14 AM   #14
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quick wash job to show off the new wheels, got a little dark on me but they are visable.




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Mods: Synergy series edition added by dealer(GFX, striping, hertiage grill, dove tail spoiler, ambient light kit, Hurst short throw shifter)
Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:36 AM   #15
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Oh and by the way this Camaro is my daily driver not a garage queen like Red my 71 K5 pavement pounder.
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Mods: Synergy series edition added by dealer(GFX, striping, hertiage grill, dove tail spoiler, ambient light kit, Hurst short throw shifter)
Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:21 AM   #16
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #17
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I can't wait to get off this rig and get to a decent computer to see this car... No pics are showing up out here... Oh well... Less than two weeks and I'll be home and get to see the pics...


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Looks real good man! Great job!
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:06 PM   #19
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #20
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Thanks guys, I love that fact that there is an american car you can do so many upgrades with!
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Mods: Synergy series edition added by dealer(GFX, striping, hertiage grill, dove tail spoiler, ambient light kit, Hurst short throw shifter)
Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:47 AM   #21
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Had the LED underbody light kit installed. Well I was happy untill I saw the rear section they screwed clamps into the deffuser to mount the strip and looks terrible I can't believe they did that with talking to me first, if it's hidden thats one thing but this is clearly visible.
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Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:44 AM   #22
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:24 AM   #23
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Sweet ride you got there brotha.

Thanks for the compliment!

I moved the LED off the diffuser and mounted where it should have been from the start.

I also added my sound FX, plays Night Rider theme music (no words) the scanner sound and a few KITT catch phrases remote controlled. Little childish but you should have seens the crowds flocked to my car to check it out, it was a huge hit at the cruise-in tonight. it was like prairy dogs when I turned it on everyone's heads popped up to look and see who/what it was.
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Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:00 AM   #24
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DYNO DAY!!!
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Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:06 AM   #25
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dyno results and black Camaros


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Showstopper side markers, Phoenix Gold system, MBRP Catback exhaust, Factory Strut tower brace, CAI intake, Hydro graphics, carbon fiber door panel inserts, 20% tint, clear bra, Plasma DRL, AAC scanner bar & Grill LEDs, int-trunk-license plate swapped for LEDs.

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