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Old 07-18-2009, 01:25 AM   #51
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Hey all, bombing around downtown today, saw some cool scenery, had the camera with me, and here's what came out of it. I think I took some pretty cool pics:









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Old 07-22-2009, 02:40 AM   #52
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My my my,

1000 posts. It seems like just yesterday I found this forum.

I want to thank all the awesome Camaro5 people for helping me make an informed decision about a car that wasn't even being made yet when I ordered it.
You guys helped me have an extremely pleasant and easy buying experience, and now I am having a blast driving my car around and turning heads everywhere I go with it.

I already have put on 2500 kms and they are the best miles I have ever had!

So from Lance (Me) and #9471, Thankyou Camaro5.com for being the most asskickingest 5th gen site on the net!
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:04 PM   #53
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Wow...that silver looks fantastic.
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:13 AM   #54
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Went to SIR (Local drag strip) tonight. Had a blast.

Never done a drag race before, certainly a learning experience. Fastest time I got was 14.2 @ 103.9 MPH. Kept blowing the 2-3 shift or my reaction time. Oh well, I will do better next time! I will post my time slips later, I have to go to bed.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:30 AM   #55
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Went to SIR (Local drag strip) tonight. Had a blast.

Never done a drag race before, certainly a learning experience. Fastest time I got was 14.2 @ 103.9 MPH. Kept blowing the 2-3 shift or my reaction time. Oh well, I will do better next time! I will post my time slips later, I have to go to bed.

I heard you had the car out to the SIR the first weekend you got the car? I was surprised you had taken it as was one of the first cars in Saskatoon along with mine and would have had no kms.

I had taken mine there a couple weeks ago (didn't race though). Still not too sure about taking it to the track, that same night I was there the Corvette Z06 owner nailed the wall! So that gave me some second thoughts!

See you around!
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:27 AM   #56
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I heard you had the car out to the SIR the first weekend you got the car? I was surprised you had taken it as was one of the first cars in Saskatoon along with mine and would have had no kms.

I had taken mine there a couple weeks ago (didn't race though). Still not too sure about taking it to the track, that same night I was there the Corvette Z06 owner nailed the wall! So that gave me some second thoughts!

See you around!

No that was someone else. I only took my car to SIR when it had 2600 kms on the clock. No way I would do that to a fresh car.

I had a fun time though. Keep an eye out for ya around town!
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:37 AM   #57
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Tiny update:

GMPP GFX Kit is FINALLY here. Gonna get it installed soon, working with the body shop right now on some small little touches I want on it. It will be going with my 'tastefully different' approach.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:55 PM   #58
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Stripes went on today, got them installed at Sharp Auto Trim, did a good job, a few bugs to work out, but VERY happy with the work they did. On to the pics:

Washing before 3M Clear Guard goes on


Putting on the 3M


Stripes Install:



Outside Pics: (Tried to get different angles and lighting)











Only thing we had a bit of mis-communication on was the side gills. I wanted a gradient, and he thought I meant the gradient spread over all 3 gills instead of resetting on each new gill. Doesn't look horrible, so I am thinking on it. Probably gonna get it redone though.

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I'm so glad you posted these pics! Was on the fence on stripe color with the CGM, now I'm sure! Finish placing my order tomorrow!
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:57 AM   #59
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Glad I could help! Even better that you don't live near me
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:41 PM   #60
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Hey guys, after a long weekend of working nightshifts, I picked up my car from the dealer today. (Got the GMPP GFX kit installed on Wednesday)

I got them color match painted, except the rear piece is 2 tone. I Left park of it the original Dark Argent color to be an homage to the stock rear facia. So without further ado, here's the pics!





here's one where I was trying to show the 2 tone rear facia. It looks quite good in person, if I do say so myself!



And then a "Family Portrait", my Daily Driver G5, and his little brother




That's all for now! As always, any comments or questions are welcome! I love hearing your input guys!
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:19 AM   #61
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Hey all! Got back on Wednesday from a 3000 KM (1800 or so miles I think) round trip from Saskatchewan to Yellowstone and back. No complaints about the trip at all, comfy ride. Legs got a little sore, but mostly from driving like 400 miles a day with minimal stops.

Few pics to post, but first I want to say WOW is Yellowstone park ever beautiful! Trip of a lifetime.








I think my wife likes the car


My Camaro hiding in the grass waiting to pounce on a Mustang



A picture of the Beartooth Highway. MAN is this drive interesting. Driving up one side of a mountain and then down the other with two way single lane traffic and no guardrails with a 7000 foot drop off the side.





Other than that, ordered my Borla Type S Cat Back from ZZCamaro, should be in before October, hope to get some miles out of her before I put her to bed for the winter.

Anyways, still having a blast with #9471!!

Peace out, Lance
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:55 PM   #62
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Nice pics...did the stripes go over or under the clear bra?
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:23 PM   #63
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Thanks for the compliments!
I put them over in case I wanted to change colors later or just take em off.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:58 AM   #64
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Tiny Update:

Snow is coming soon, but I ordered a Roto-Fab Intake and Borla Cat Back from ZZCamaro. Hopefully they will be here in time to get put on for a few miles before Old Man Winter comes. Other than that, My birthday was on Friday and the wifey got me the GM Camaro Car Cover. The silver one. It looks pretty bad ass!


Words cannot describe how much I hate the people who don't get snow and won't have to let their cars hibernate for 6 months. That is all, play safe out there!
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:18 PM   #65
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Roto Fab intake came in today! Ordered it from ZZCamaro, great guy, great customer service, great price! Wow what a great piece of work! Here's a little install diary:

Before I got to work, I disconnected the battery and did the 5/20 fuse pull, just so when I restarted, the ECU wouldn't get confused by all the new air ratios

Stock motor:


Roto-Fab box 'o' horsepower:


Opening the box: Packaging was great! Nothing was smashed, lots of foam pieces to stop stuff from rubbing together, and actually a foam piece in the bottom of the box, custom cut to fit all the parts into to help hold them in place. +100 points on great first impression!



Took off engine cover (don't forget to take off the oil filler cap first! and removed the stock unit: Also took the time to vaccuum out all the grasshoppers that collected in the old air box.


Here's where your air comes in from (The camera is in the stock air box area, pointing to the front of the car in this picture. That plug that is beneath the blue dot goes to the headlights)


Pic of the MAF in the new housing, lots of room for CFMS!


Heat shield/MAF housing getting mounted in. It mounts to stock mounting points and was a pretty easy fit.


Just a pic of how good of a seal the heat shield makes


elbow and filter on (I got a dry filter 'cause I have had problems with oil ones in the past, just my personal preference)


Just an example of nice extras that Roto Fab thinks up: They give you some wire loom to completely cover the MAF wires (just bare wires from factory) and also a piece of silicone hose to protect the air conditioner fill line from rubbing on the heat shield. Very good ideas, makes the final presentation that much nicer IMO


Done


Old parts:


Something you always want to see when you are done working on your car: No left over parts!


The sound of this thing at WOT is unreal! Don't know if the fuse pull amplified the gains, but most definately more power. Great sound at acceleration, yet cruising sounds completely stock, which is great.

I would wholeheartedly reccomend the Roto-Fab product!
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:26 PM   #66
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Great journal!
Really liking the CMG and the white stripes, especially the way they fade on the gills.
I know what you mean about winter. I live in Chi-town and winter is coming early this year. Hopefully I will get a few more weeks on driving in before I am shut out :(
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:16 AM   #67
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Great journal!
Really liking the CMG and the white stripes, especially the way they fade on the gills.
I know what you mean about winter. I live in Chi-town and winter is coming early this year. Hopefully I will get a few more weeks on driving in before I am shut out :(
Thanks for the compliments, everyone! I have gotten very few posted, so I must have done something right!

Bad part about this intake: My fuel economy is WAY down because I have the hammer down all the time to hear this puppy scream!

Also: Cold fall air + Intake + Lead Foot + Summer Tires = a tired Traction Control System
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Sweet looking car! I'm glad the Roto-fab CAI install went well and you are happy with the performance. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. It looks like the cardboard box took a little abuse on the way! It did start as a new one on this end!

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Old 10-21-2009, 01:11 AM   #69
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And new tires for next summer or not? lol
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:31 AM   #70
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And new tires for next summer or not? lol
Jeez I hope not, but if I drive it like I did THIS summer, then, yeah, probably :(
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lol, i made 34 000kms with my original stock pirelli tires on the Cobalt! I think you can do better!
And by better i mean less. lol
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:03 AM   #72
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lol, i made 34 000kms with my original stock pirelli tires on the Cobalt! I think you can do better!
And by better i mean less. lol
Says the guy that ISN'T paying the bill at Kal-Tire
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lol, SGI footed my bill! (I bought aftermarket rims [used] and totalled all four, SGI bought me new ones! And no hit to my points!) Then sold the car with the bald pirellis (and winter tires). Win win!
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:06 PM   #74
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Video is below, here's some pics of my Borla Touring Cat back. I ordered from ZZCamaro, and it is awesome!

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Borlas:




Sorry I know they aren't the best pics. I was in a hurry cause I was racing to the farm to beat the snow.

One piece of advice to Borla if they ever read this: Put instructions in the box! I am not an exhaust genius!
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Unhooking battery this weekend :(

Time for winter hibernation

Ordered some weathertech floor mats, they will join the pile of parts I am collecting for a spring install.

Maybe one or 2 more updates, but don't expect anything major till next May :(
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