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Old 04-02-2015, 11:56 PM   #1
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Hey all,

Some of you might have seen me on the forums. I've been a member since 2009 and also an owner of a Camaro since 2009. It all started when I was a kid. My dad bought a 1989 Camaro Iroc-Z as his first car when coming to America. I fell in love with it as a kid.

Once I turned 16, I started to think about what I should get for myself. Me being me, I tend to go all out or not at all so I wanted to get a car that I actually like even if it meant having to sacrifice some time and lots of money, obviously. Well, one day I was search Chevy.com and bumped into the Camaro Concept. I immediately knew what I wanted to get from that point. That being said, I placed my order in October of 2008. After 8 long months, I received my 2010 Camaro SS as soon as I graduated high school. I worked 40 hours and attended 4 years at Saint Louis University--a private Jesuit university--to do what I had to do. (Side note: I worked at an exotic car dealership as the head marketer and I drove over 2,000 different Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, Porsche's, etc. in just over 2 years. It was quite an experience. Done bragging. ha. ) It has been a long 6 years of payments, but the sacrifice of time, money, pressure, and stress has been worth it. It has provided me with unforgettable memories and in this short life, that's priceless.

Anyways, after procrastinating for such a long time, I finally want to publish this build thread so that I can keep track of what I have done and will do to my car while sharing it with you all at the same time.

2010 Camaro SS
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Modifications:

Intake/Exhaust
- ADM Race Intake w/ Scoop
- ARH 1 7/8" Longtube Headers
- High-Flow Cats
- X-Pipe
- SLP Powerflo Axle-Back

Suspension
- Pedders Xa Coilovers
- Planned:
- Justice Pete 27mm front bar & 32mm rear bar
- Subframe bushings


Cosmetic
- 35% tint all around
- Fully painted in satin black:
- Rear bowtie
- SS badge
- Tail light bezels
- Camaro emblems
- Front bowtie (Chrome trim remaining)

- Planned:
- ZL1 upper grille
- 1LE front splitter
- ZL1 rocker panels
- ZL1 rear diffuser
- ZL1 rear spoiler (Painted satin black possibly)


Wheels
- Planned:
- Black ZL1 10 Spokes (I love the aggressive fitment)

Brakes
- Planned:
- CTS-V front brake swap (Will sell my fronts to anyone interested)
- Painting them orange with a single black Brembo decal (Should look nice behind the black wheels)

I'm just going to throw this post up here and will continue to add/edit this as I go.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:32 AM   #2
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I know it helps putting a face to an account/username so here I am. More pictures are better than one, right? haha. I'm Romanian and 23 years old. Feel free to follow me on instagram/twitter - @brianjoitescu.

1) Cruising by downtown Chicago in the summer. It's such a beautiful place when the temperature is right.
2) Walking up the famous red steps in Times Square in NYC this past November.
3) Overlooking my city - St. Louis. It's not huge, but it's home. Born and raised.
4) My lovely mother and I before church. God is great.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:42 AM   #3
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On the weekends, I drive around with a cool set-up that some of you may or may not use. I suction cup a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition to my passenger rear quarter window with an Audio-Technica audio mic plugged in, which is routed into my trunk. Don't mind the rattle as I was having an exhaust problem at the time. Also, the sky alone is a good reason to watch it in HD so make sure you adjust the resolution. Here's a little sound clip:

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Old 04-03-2015, 12:52 AM   #4
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Here are just a few pictures of the "side note" (exotic car experience) mentioned in my original post. I thought it'd be fun to share some of these. Hope you all don't mind!

1) Ducati 1199 Panigale R - Godfather's (scary bike)
2) Lamborghini LP670-4 Superveloce - This thing pulls like a train, but it's not something you want to try parking.
3) Ferrari F430 - Following my coworker, who was in a Lamborghini Murcielago, on the way to a charity event.
4) Ferrari F430 - Playing as "The Stig".
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Lastly, here are some pictures of my car. Let me know what you think!

Ps. - The first picture is of me and a GTR cruising down Lake Shore Drive in Chicago right before a Corvette Z06 and BMW M6 joined us. It was quite the scene. Talk about eargasm. Great night.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:19 AM   #6
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I'll update my original post tomorrow to include my upcoming/planned modifications.
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:25 AM   #7
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Loving your thread! Nice ride!

Great idea on including your beautiful Mother....and you are so right!!

God is Great!!

Kurt ABL99...
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:27 AM   #8
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Awesome post man! Pretty cool to see the side job or your main job! Pretty jealous of that experience you get to receive. Sounds like your pretty humble about it too. Car is beautiful and looks like you have some things I wanna do to my own car!
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:10 AM   #9
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Loving your thread! Nice ride!

Great idea on including your beautiful Mother....and you are so right!!

God is Great!!

Kurt ABL99...
Thank you for the support! We are nothing without God. I hope my thread will grow with time.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:11 AM   #10
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Awesome post man! Pretty cool to see the side job or your main job! Pretty jealous of that experience you get to receive. Sounds like your pretty humble about it too. Car is beautiful and looks like you have some things I wanna do to my own car!
Thank you for the comments. I try modifying my car as tastefully as possible.

To be honest, it's quite hard to be humble about all of my exotic experience, but I try. haha.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:20 AM   #11
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Nice thread. The picture of you driving the F430: Was that in Ladue? The road looks familiar. I am originally from the St. Louis area, but I move to CA for a job opportunity.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:34 AM   #12
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Nice thread. The picture of you driving the F430: Was that in Ladue? The road looks familiar. I am originally from the St. Louis area, but I move to CA for a job opportunity.
Yup, this was as close as you can get to Ladue. I was heading north on Elm towards 64/40 and then to 170 from Manchester (Rock Hill area). The charity event was held at Bar Napoli in Clayton.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:35 AM   #13
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All,

I've updated my original post with my planned modifications. Let me know what you think! Also, if you know where I can find any of those for the best price, let me know!



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Old 04-22-2015, 08:05 PM   #14
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I'm looking for a splitter. I have my heart set on a 1LE splitter (original design) with an APR carbon fiber extension (without the stainless steel support rods) to complete the look of the front. How would that look?

Correction: It's not APR. It's Aero Sport Concepts.
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