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Old 03-06-2013, 01:48 AM   #1
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Krusial's 2013 SS/RS

So I just bought a 2013 2SS/RS a couple weeks ago. Friend of mine introduced me to this site and I have to say, I'm amazed at the following behind the 5th gen camaro. So here's my baby bone stock from the dealer. I've never owned a car I cared to mod until now.


First few things I plan to do is replace the grill with an "Unpainted Heritage Grill", already ordered. This weekend, I'm taking my rims in to get sand blasted and powder coated black. (any thoughts on this, please share) I really like darker (black) rims. After the rims are taken care of, I'll be getting a 35% tint on the windows. Going to swap out the chrome tail light trim with some matte black ones. Not going to do anything heavy on performance mods until I get her broke in...too early to void any warranties I will however throw in a cold air intake and a cat-back exhaust. I'm seriously considering the Borla 'S' system. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading.

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Old 03-06-2013, 01:48 AM   #2
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Most recent pic.


15 Mar 2013 @ 400 miles

Heritage Grill - Done
Wheels, powder coated black - Done
Window Tint - Done
Black Out Side Markers - Soon
Black Tail Light Trim - Soon
Exhaust - Eventually
CAI - Eventually
Black Camaro Badges - Eventually

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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Matte black NS-1 stripes!
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:04 AM   #4
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Matte black NS-1 stripes!
I definitely like the look. PM me a price. You're close enough, I may just bring it over and let you tint it too. After I get it back on wheels of course, haha.

My baby is on four jackstands while I get the wheels powdercoated. 3-5 day turn around...patience can be so difficult. I guess I'll spend the next few days cleaning it...hahaha. The 20" of snow we got is nearly melted away finally, so hopefully she'll stay clean for awhile this time.

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:31 AM   #5
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Heritage Grill should get in tomorrow, perfect timing while I have the wheels off. Also, I just ordered the black bezels for the rear lights as well as a black out kit for the side markers.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:20 AM   #6
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Krusial,
I can sense your excitement on your new Camaro. Congrats...it will be a beauty...

A tip....take your time and relish in the moment of every mod, no matter how small or big. Also remember to photograph them all..

We can hardly wait as well...

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Old 03-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #7
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Krusial,
I can sense your excitement on your new Camaro. Congrats...it will be a beauty...

A tip....take your time and relish in the moment of every mod, no matter how small or big. Also remember to photograph them all..

We can hardly wait as well...

Kurt ABL99...
Thanks Kurt! I get to pick up the wheels tomorrow morning , however, I won't get the tires back on them until Monday morning. No weekend cruising for me.

Edit: BTW...I checked out your ride....love the blue...you've done a great job with your mods. I LOVE how subtle a change can be and how drastic a difference they make...really great job man!
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:44 PM   #8
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I definitely like the look. PM me a price. You're close enough, I may just bring it over and let you tint it too. After I get it back on wheels of course, haha.

My baby is on four jackstands while I get the wheels powdercoated. 3-5 day turn around...patience can be so difficult. I guess I'll spend the next few days cleaning it...hahaha. The 20" of snow we got is nearly melted away finally, so hopefully she'll stay clean for awhile this time.





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Old 03-09-2013, 11:57 AM   #9
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Powder coating on the wheels and lugs are done. I'll get them mounted on Monday. Any suggestions for the center caps? The way I see it, I have three options...starting with the most expensive, have them color matched professionally, sand and spray paint myself, or try plastidip.

Here's some pics of the wheels unmounted.









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Old 03-09-2013, 03:55 PM   #10
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congrats on the ride, love the color! also welcome!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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Very nice work on the wheels, congrats! On the caps, makes some calls to your local automotive paint stores and find one that can color match and put it an a rattle can for you.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #12
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Very nice work on the wheels, congrats! On the caps, makes some calls to your local automotive paint stores and find one that can color match and put it an a rattle can for you.
Good idea, but I'm gonna try a cheaper route first...try and match it myself. They'd be impossible to ruin. If I can't match it, I'll just sand it and start over, haha.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:08 PM   #13
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Got the center caps sanded and sprayed. They are still drying. At this point, it looks very promising. I'll get some pics posted tomorrow with them installed.



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Old 03-11-2013, 12:30 PM   #14
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coated wheels installed finally...





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Old 03-11-2013, 12:46 PM   #15
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Congrats on the new car and welcome to the club!!! Let the modding begin
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:11 PM   #16
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Car looks great man!
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #17
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Thanks Kurt! I get to pick up the wheels tomorrow morning , however, I won't get the tires back on them until Monday morning. No weekend cruising for me.

Edit: BTW...I checked out your ride....love the blue...you've done a great job with your mods. I LOVE how subtle a change can be and how drastic a difference they make...really great job man!
Krusial,
Thanks for the nice compliments on our rides....Now for you...Man, I just got a peek at that ride with the new wheels and tires...

That is awesome!!! Love the look just the way she sits....

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Loving the wheels even more now that they are painted, looks great!
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:43 PM   #19
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Loving the wheels even more now that they are painted, looks great!
Powder coated :P ...should hold up better than the average paint, but thank you...I think it was quite the improvement myself.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:04 AM   #20
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Looking good, I think the mod bug has bitten this one!! Feel free to PM me with any questions you may have, I know you previously mentioned interest in a CAI. The wheels look great and I can't wait to see your other plans come into reality, great job!
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Welcome to C5....love how the wheels came out...really compliment your car nicely. Let the modding begin...I must warn you though that once you start, you cant stop lol.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:18 AM   #22
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Got this in today! Just finished the install...NEVER AGAIN! I'll get some pics of the car this weekend after I get her all cleaned up. Getting the window tint done Monday morning.
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Install didn't go so well?
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #24
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love love those 2013 wheels in black, awesome looking car!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:12 PM   #25
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Install didn't go so well?
Just took longer than I expected....had to lift the front end ...drop both wheels just to get to all the fasteners. Took a couple solid hours...haha. I could probably do it in an hour now though.
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