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Old 07-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Brad's BEAST 2011 RS/LT1 CGM

Hey guys! I bought a CGM V6 camaro back in May. I LOVE this car; it makes commuting no big deal. Actually, Camaro5 convinced me to get a Camaro so thank you guys!

CURRENT LOOK




Before Splitter was ripped off



Current Mods

CGM painted Bow Ties & Tail light bezels
Big Worm Graphics smoke taillight tint.
Gill Stripes
Stillen Splitter - Ripped off by a tire in the road
Red Interior Trim Lining
AAC Afterburners
Blacked out all Chrome
Removed "Camaro" Lettering
V8 Bumper
ACC Sidemarkers
.05% Tint
Flowmasters
GM GFX Splitter
Red Caliper Covers

Future Mods

HAVOC Rear Diffuser
GM Dove Tail Spoiler
Orange Halos
Zl1 Grill









Well, lets get the pics goin!







On the mod side of things, I decided to start small. So i got some carbon fiber vinyl to put on the bow ties, added some gill stripes, and added some red trim to the interior.










Then i decided to put a Stillen Splitter on my baby to give it the more aggressive look it was lacking. It added a lot to the car. I was originally planning to buy an SS bumper cuz I don't really dig the v6 bumper, but i know how C5ers tend to look down on making a fake SS or ZL1. But it still might happen in the future.










And that's all i have done to her so far. I will be starting college at OU.... BOOMER in the next few weeks so i might not be able to mod until the holidays.

Also, im not really a "Car" person, so does anyone have advice on what kind of Exaust system i should get? I want her to rumble and scream when floored, but i dont want it too loud - not DB loud if you know what I mean.

Also, any advice on what mods I should do next?


Thanks guys for being my inspiration!

Looking forward to your comments,

Brad

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Old 07-30-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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Nice car! I see your from FT Worth, and I see Jim McNatt on your bumper. I am from the DFW area as well.

Great looking car, you're off to a great start!

One thing you'll learn here at C5 is to do what makes you happy. I did the SS bumper on my LS and love it. It is a HUGE impovement from the V6 bumper.

As for exhaust, check out the MRT V2 or the SLP loudmouth 2.0. Both will be an improvment in sound with a nice, deep mellow tone. The 1st version of both will be louder and more agressive.

I would also suggest you plastidip your wheels. It's a great mod that is cheap and has a huge impact on the looks of the car. I also think it looks awesome on CGM.

Good luck!
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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Looking good ,now time for modding get ready to empty your pockets
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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looking good so far. i just put a ss facia on my ls and it looks a ton better, as for exhaust i say go mrt 1 or if you want something a little more tame you should go for mrt 2. i got mrt 1 and love it.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #5
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Just wanted to show off the newest mod!









Hope yall like em! It was a pain to install in a dorm room lol!!!



Thanks for looking!


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Old 09-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #6
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Got any pics at night?

I'm a college sophomore and I must say I'm amazed you got that done in a dorm room. I understand how hard that must have been haha
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:15 PM   #7
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Got any pics at night?

I'm a college sophomore and I must say I'm amazed you got that done in a dorm room. I understand how hard that must have been haha
Haha bro i did it ALL in the bathroom and made a huge mess! I had to blare music to drown out the sound of the dremel hahah!! i don't have any night pics, but i will take em sometime soon.

As i was looking at the taillight bezels, i had te idea to paint em CGM to match the car. does anybody have any pics of that done??

Gotta say it has the potential to make it look sick!
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:19 PM   #8
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Painting the tail light bezels gives it a whole different look, trust me. I painted mine black
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #9
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Welcome!!

Really like the Red Interior Trim Lining. Looks great...keep up the nice work..and welcome to the club...

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #10
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Thanks Guys!

Here are some Night Shots!






Thanks for looking!


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Old 10-03-2012, 01:25 AM   #11
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your Camaro looks great, love the night shots
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:10 AM   #12
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Looks great so far, cant wait to see what else you do with it
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:45 AM   #13
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Quick update for you guys!

Blacked out all the chrome on my car except the RS Symbol.











And i hit a tire that took off my front splitter

Sooooo that gives me an excuce to upgrade to a v8 bumper!!!


Thanks for looking!!!


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Old 10-18-2012, 12:08 PM   #14
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Looks really good man I'm thinking of doing the same ,really like the fuel door looks awesome. Good work.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #15
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Hey thanks man! I really love the way the chrome complements the detail on your camaro! the way i see it, if you black out one thing, you gotta black out everything, or else it will look skewed.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:29 PM   #16
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Looks great Brad, but look into the MRT v2 Great sound, and not to obnoxious
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:41 PM   #17
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Yeah man i did. I still think the V1 is the one for me!


Upgraded to a V8 bumper this weekend... Thanks SlowSS for working with me to get it up to Oklahoma!!!

But in order to do so, my baby had to get a little dirty...












It makes a HUGE difference in the look



A pic of her backside.... DAAAAANNNNG!!



Thanks for looking!


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Old 10-21-2012, 09:55 PM   #18
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The V1 was the one for me too

Thinking about getting the ss bumper too, where did you happen to get yours?
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:36 AM   #19
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I got mine from someone who recently bought a ZL1 bumper. You might want to ask around the ZL1 bumper conversion thread!
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:42 AM   #20
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Well guys, i have done a BUNCH to my car in the past five months!

I have added...

AAC Sidemarkers
Flowmaster Exhaust
5% Tint
Front GFX Splitter
Caliper covers

Here are some pics!












Next mod should be powder coating mah wheels!




Thanks for lookin



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Old 04-09-2013, 12:50 AM   #21
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Looks awesome! Besides IBM, Cyber grey is my favorite color for a Camaro. Everything is coming along nicely though, great work
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:40 PM   #22
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Thanks so much!

I did a few things this week! First of all, i tinted my taillights, then i painted my front bowtie and the taillight bezels CGM to match the car. I also removed the rear bowtie.








I had some professional pics taken by a buddy of mine, they turned out FANTASTIC!





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Old 03-05-2014, 12:52 AM   #23
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bump, any new mods?
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