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Old 08-21-2014, 08:12 PM   #1
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G5 Carbon - SLP575 Bumble Bee [COTW 12/8/14]

I've been hanging around Camaro 5 for several years now and I've finally decided to start a build thread on my car.

Way back in 2010 I acquired a new SLP575 from the gentleman who purchased my Sema project. The plan was to put it in the trailer to get it home but it was 2" to long. So I said good-bye to Kenny and I jumped in the Camaro with 17 miles on the clock and 1,732 miles later I was home.

The first 1,000 miles was a blast but the last 732 were a bit exhausting. But none the less I made it home in a day & half just in time to grab my daughter and take her to her final diving meet. Looking back I am happy I drove it home which makes it easy to drive it when I want now. I even haul my mountain bike with it from time to time.





Saying Goodbye to my 5 year project Syborg TT



John saying goodbye to one of his Camaro's






This was my first stop with the car for fuel and food.




Grabbing my daughters to head out to the diving meet




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Old 08-21-2014, 08:15 PM   #2
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Very Nice !
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:17 AM   #3
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Nice! Damn I followed that Syborg build when I had my s10!
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:44 AM   #4
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Nice! Damn I followed that Syborg build when I had my s10!
Thank you - This one won't be as crazy since I drive this one all summer.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:29 PM   #5
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Finally Starting the Build Thread

When ever I start a build I work with a graphics guy to do a few renderings of what the car may look like when it's complete.

This time I worked with Victor Fulton and I can really excited to show off his work.



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Old 11-23-2014, 07:41 PM   #6
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Some of you may have already seen the completed rendering as I think I posted it in the new MRR Design Model 228 Wheels thread.

When I saw these wheels I new I wanted a set for the car since I had finally talked myself out of buying a new Z28. Since we only have
two drivers in my house and 5 cars & a trailer. I decided it was time to thin the herd down to one daily driver each and my 1970 & the 2010.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=383648

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Old 11-24-2014, 10:27 AM   #7
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The first modification was the most important.

I needed a trailer hitch so I could haul my mountain bike to the trail. What I like the most about this hitch is you don't have to cut up the car in any way shape or form. Bolts on in about 20 minutes.













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The second modification I did was to swap out the wheels & tires.

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Then my Dad & my brother-n-law both were pulled over for no front plate so I added this cool little mount.







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and yes I actually use the hitch for it's main purpose

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Old 11-24-2014, 11:50 AM   #11
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Okay so now it's time for the fun to begin on the car and try to get rid on the sloppy ride and handling.

After talking with the guys at LG Motorsports and explaining to them that I wanted a very simple brain dead get in it an drive suspension I began collecting
parts for the suspension. Due to the fact that Pfadt had just gone out of business I needed to source the parts from various vendors.

The fist upgrade was going to be be wheels & tires which I ordered from LG Motorsports. I picked up a staggered set of there ZR28 wheels.



I had them mounted with the Goodyear Eagle F1 which are standard on the ZL1.



You can see the difference from the Goodyears to the Nittos






difference in the front tires can be seen here.






okay I have learned that swapping wheels on a 4 post sucks. I really need to get the sliding jack.

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Old 11-24-2014, 11:58 AM   #12
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I almost forgot the guys at Apex Motosports supplied the Gorrilla locks for the wheels.

Old vs New





and this time I swapped the lugs on the ground using this little tool from the guys at ZL1 Add-Ons. Sure did make life easier this time around.



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Old 11-24-2014, 06:44 PM   #13
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Great build so far cant wait to see the rest of it
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:24 PM   #14
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Great build so far cant wait to see the rest of it
Thank you very much.
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One of things that has driven me crazy since I acquired the car was the mis-matched calipers.

Bobby at LG Motorsports was able to get me the matching rear caliper and mounting bracket for the rear so this was
one of the first modifications that I planned to do.





This is the front brake kit that was installed on the car as part of the SLP Package.

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Old 11-24-2014, 11:56 PM   #16
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Your car looks sweet. How much did those rims from LG weigh and I noticed you have all that powa and stock cradle bushings.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:35 AM   #17
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:42 AM   #18
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Your car looks sweet. How much did those rims from LG weigh and I noticed you have all that powa and stock cradle bushings.
Thank you

as for the weight of the wheels I will shoot Bobby an email to ask him about the weight.

Cradle bushing - Ha !! that was the main reason for me tearing the car apart.
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Since the front tires are so sticky I needed to add a set of splash guards to the front fenders. I picked these up from Showtime and install took about 5 minutes.





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Old 11-26-2014, 12:16 PM   #20
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Car looks great. I need a set of those guards as I just added 285-35-20's PSS's on 20x10+23 ZL1 replicas all around. Any reason you didn't go with PSS's for better wet traction and longevity?
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Car looks great. I need a set of those guards as I just added 285-35-20's PSS's on 20x10+23 ZL1 replicas all around. Any reason you didn't go with PSS's for better wet traction and longevity?
I'm not sure why people complain about the Goodyears. It's funny after I bought them and heard all the comments from people about how bad they are in the rain I was really nervous. Then I drove for 4 hours straight in a downpour and the tires worked great. Didn't seem to be a problem however I am from Chicago and I am used to driving on Snow & Ice.
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The next step was to start collecting all the parts needed for the suspension modifications. Pfadt had just closed there doors when I started collecting the parts so I had to get all the parts from various vendors. I want to thank all of them for helping because if they didn't have the part they said to try one of the other guys and I was able to get all the parts I needed.

Chassis Bushings
1. Pfadt # 1410112 - Pfadt Rear Trailing Arm Bushings -- mst504 Camaro5
2. Pfadt # 1410113 - Front Lower control arm bushings -- Summit Racing
3. GM # 22845487 - 1le Toe Rod -- Camaro5 Member
4. Pfadt # 1410115 - Rear Lower control arm bushing -- Summit Racing
5. Pfadt # 1410116 - Rear upper control arm bushing -- JDP Motorsports
6. Pfadt # 1410117 - Front Trailing Arm bushings -- JDP Motorsports
7. Pfadt # 1410101 - Racing Sway Bars - Super Car Performance
8. Pfadt # 1410196 - Solid Body Bushings -- Camaro5 Member
9. BMR # BK046 - Differential Bushings -- Apex Speed

Chassis Modifications to include
LG Motorsports Subframe Connectors
LG Motorsports Coil-Over Conversion


JDP Remote Clutch Slave Cylinder
Motul 600 Brake/clutch fluid

Rear Brembo Red Calipers













and then I scored this nice Suede 1le Steering Wheel with Airbag



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Old 11-30-2014, 08:19 AM   #23
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:23 PM   #24
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Next up was to locate a set of Recaro seats for the car and lucky me a set of seats became available on this forum.

They are basically brand new as the passenger seat was only sat in few times and the drivers seat had a new hyde installed
as well as a seat cushion prior to them being shipped to me.



Here is what they actually look like. (not actual seat factory photo)

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I accidentally bought a 1le front Splitter from G5 Carbon for the car.







Still not sure how it happened but I am really happy I have it.
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