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Old 09-20-2014, 11:14 PM   #1
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Jake's RJT Build/ Project Thread

Just wanted to document my various upgrades cosmetic and performance to my RJT 2011 non-RS V6 Camaro...

Purchased my Camaro July 20th 2014. Looked like this...






I then Plasti-dipped my rear light bezels, the Camaro symbols on the side of the car and the wheels. I also vinyl wrapped the chevrolet bowties and added vinyl gills to the sides.




I then purchased and installed the Conversion kit for Camaros from Diode Dynamics.

My SMD12 Dome light-


My Trunk Flexlight...


My SMD2 Tag lights...


I also removed the factory exhaust and installed two glasspacks... worse decision ever, drone is horrible and they will be replaced with Solo Performance Catback setup soon...
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:31 PM   #2
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Future projects-

-Solo Performance Mach-X-LLT setup
-Long Tube Headers (not sure on who's...)
-some form of high flow cats that will work with the Long tube Headers.
-Cold Air Inductions CAI
-Headlight Retrofit with Bi-Xenon Morimoto Mini Stage III kit (H1)- 5000k hids
- 140mm halos from theretrofitsource.com
-5000k fog lights (led or hid...)
-leds from diode dynamics all the way around... including Switchback front blinkers.
-Stock Spoiler, not sure if RJT or Matte Black...
-I also want to get a PC and an immense array of products to bring my clearcoat back to perfect condition!

I should be ordering the Mach-X-LLT setup this thursday or friday... can't wait and I'll keep yall updated.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:03 PM   #3
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Solo Performance Mach X-LLT is ordered as of first thing this morning... can't wait!!!
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:03 PM   #4
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awesome congrats on the build
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:04 PM   #5
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thanks Behic2320

I got my Solo Performance Mach X-LLT cat back setup in today... Got it installed just one issue... there's a short piece of small diameter tubing on the passenger side about a foot behind where the solo pipes bolt up to the cats... It's rubbing the exhaust pipes and making vibrations... I'm hoping to be able to identify this tubing and come up with a fix where they are not touching anymore...

On a side note... The Solo Performance setup sounds amazing! Now the wait begins for CAI, long tube headers, and some sort of high flow cats and the exhaust and sound of the engine should be set!
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:01 PM   #6
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I found out today that the problem tubing is a pressure release for the transmission... I'll be getting back under the car probably saturday to see if i need to move the tube or if the exhaust needs to be moved... I'm not competely sure that the passenger side exhaust is fully seated into the cat... the fact that i'm the only one with this issue is making me doubt that it's seated correctly...
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:13 PM   #7
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I found out today that the problem tubing is a pressure release for the transmission... I'll be getting back under the car probably saturday to see if i need to move the tube or if the exhaust needs to be moved... I'm not competely sure that the passenger side exhaust is fully seated into the cat... the fact that i'm the only one with this issue is making me doubt that it's seated correctly...
good to know you found the issue, good luck fixing it let us know how it goes
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:16 PM   #8
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So I haven't been on in awhile... life has been absolutely crazy! despite the winter my lawn care business has flourished with yard cleanups and winter prunings... also have become a good bit more involved in my current full time profession aswell... amongst several other excuses for not being on much...

Anyway since my last post I quickly determined tubing vibrating on the exhaust was my tranny blowoff tubing and gently bent it out of the way a bit... no probs.

I also retrofitted my non-RS headlights with morimoto mini h1s and a pair of 140 mm halos... I'll try to post up some pics later of the retrofit even though their all pretty much the same...
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:27 PM   #9
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Hello from another RJT 1LT builder. Awaiting pics of the Halos. I got some RS ones installed but considering a change.
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:50 PM   #10
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I'll post a couple after work tonight... at first it was a much cheaper alternative... now I like that they are a little different than RS. but RS is still very nice lights... I also love the very crisp cutoff on these projectors
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:21 PM   #11
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Ok so it's been a rough evening and bed is calling my name... but this pic gets u the idea of the halos... well kinda..

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Old 02-20-2015, 09:01 PM   #12
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So here are a couple of the headlights I took today...


and halos on...


and a surprise I found in my tire this morning... I was so excited!!!
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:16 PM   #13
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Got home to see my products on the doorstep...

I can't wait to get to work on the camaro... so instead I taped off a section on my g 150 tonneau and am working on it...
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:18 PM   #14
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Are these pics showing up huge or is it just me? Not sure how to adjust them... I suppose I'll figure it out if so
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:19 PM   #15
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Another package on the door step... looks like I have work to do... think I'll remove dealership decal while I'm at it!

And yes... they will be painted flat black...
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:52 PM   #16
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So the process began tonight to remove the existing Camaro lettering on the front fenders... So far I'm happy with the results on the passenger side and have not began on the driver's side. I hope to tackle that tomorrow morning.

I've also removed and smoothed the back of the stainless and painstakingly cut out some 3m Super Strong Double sided Emblem tape to fit the back of the Emblems exactly... I'm looking forward to having these bad boys on sometime tomorrow!
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:34 PM   #17
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I finished removing both emblems/ adhesive then clay barred the area and because I don't have a PC I used some generic Mequire's Polish and hand polished both areas. I was quite surprised by the results. .. of course then I attached the "new" emblems...
Don't scrutinize these pics too much the car needs washing pretty bad!



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Old 03-08-2015, 05:38 PM   #18
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I was so surprised with the results of the hand polishing that I decided to try and hit a couple of problems spots... one on the hood looked like someone drug a text book off the car and another on the front passenger fender that looked like someone scrapped chewing gum off with their fingernail then wiped it down with a piece of sandpaper... now I cannot even tell these spots ever existed! Not that I recommend polishing this way as I only did about 1.5 square foot it took me about 45 minutes and my arms are absolutely killing me!
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:59 AM   #19
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Nice man, good looking car.
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:44 PM   #20
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Thanks bro it means alot
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:37 PM   #21
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So yall can look forward to seeing before and after polishing and detailing pictures... I just placed my order for...

-Porter Cable 7424XP
-3 pack Hex Logic pads- cutting pad, polishing pad, and fine polishing/ finishing pad
-16 oz. pad cleaner
-Meguiars M105
-Meguiars M205
-Clay
-Garry Deans Infinite Use Detail Juice
-some extra microfiber towels
-extra waffle weave towels
-wash bucket grit guard
-foam cannon


Can't wait!!
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:44 PM   #22
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Beautiful finish on that!
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:27 PM   #23
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Ok guys, I know I haven't updated, and honestly I doubt anyone has missed it..., but I got all of my polishing and washing and shining equipment about a week ago and have been polishing my ass off ever since... I've spent 4 days around 12 to 16 hours each day polishing on this thing and have almost got it to where I want it to be... 1 maybe 2 more days and I expect to be done and then you should fully expect an explosion of pictures to follow... but right now most of my off work and awake hours have been spent on the camaro!

I'm excited about the progress as it is looking MUCH better!
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