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Old 02-11-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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arkentect's Build Thread! (Thus Far)

So to celebrate my 1 year Camaro5 bday I decided to start a build thread from my 2010 SGM Camaro. The first year as brought some small mods, however, it has not been without its drama.
After Grad School I decided I deserved something fun after spending some many years working my ass off with no time for myself. Not a bad Present to myself haha.
1/5/15 Finally picking her from the dealer!





Ignore the Dirty seats, It was January in Upstate NY

Got Her in the Garage!
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:29 AM   #2
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Very First Mod about a week after I picked the car up.
Tint! Gotta get rid of the Fish Bowl Look.
20% all the way around.


Much Better!
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:37 AM   #3
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About a month after the tint came my very first issue with the car. Driving along on the highway when I begin to hear a ticking tffft sound. First thought: Exhaust leak. Take her to the dealer and they hear it as well and diagnose it as such. NBD. Unfortunately After they fix her they leave her outside and it snows its ass off.
So after my nightshift at 5am I clean her off in their lot lol
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:40 AM   #4
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After picking up the car from the dealer I realize the noise is still present and getting worse. Take the car back to the dealer and long story short... It had spun the #4 rod bearing yayyy.



Hurt seeing the car in pieces a mere 2 months after buying it.
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:49 AM   #5
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After arguing with GM and the dealer I finally split the cost of a Crate motor in which GM covered 70% under warranty. They wanted to just repair it but I wasnt comfortable with that.


After the 6 week nightmare she was finally back home.

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Old 02-11-2016, 10:59 AM   #6
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Next Mod after the new motor break in period was to get rid of the Godawful stock exhaust. Bought a new resonated x-pipe and set up the appointment at my exhaust shop. Custom 2.5" exhaust from the catback, eliminated all stock resonators and mufflers: straight pipe from the catback and added the resonated x-pipe for drone issues.

Waiting her turn in the shop lot


The final product!!
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:06 AM   #7
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Love that color, one of my favorites! That's rough with the issues, it's good though you got it fixed and now can focus on having fun! Exhaust sounds good too.
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Next was a visual mod. Bought black 3m vinyl wrap and blacked out the emblems, camaro badges, tinted the taillights, and plasti-dipped the rims





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Love that color, one of my favorites! That's rough with the issues, it's good though you got it fixed and now can focus on having fun! Exhaust sounds good too.
Thanks man! Yeah the motor issue wasnt fun but the way I look at it, it cost me like $2600 for a motor with no miles on it. Practically a brand new car! The color was the thing that drew me to the car more than anything.
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:10 AM   #10
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Sounds very good. Great start on the build. But yet a long ways to go. But it is fun to mod.
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The final mod for the 2015 year was the BMR 1.2" drop springs. Love the aggressive stance they gave the car and the tightened steering!



Here is the only good side pic I have. A rare moment where the two women in my life are getting along lol
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:14 AM   #12
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Stay tuned for updates coming in march when she goes into the shop for some paint work, and possibly some new shoes!
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The final mod for the 2015 year was the BMR 1.2" drop springs. Love the aggressive stance they gave the car and the tightened steering!



Here is the only good side pic I have. A rare moment where the two women in my life are getting along lol
Have to admit they both have good lines.
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Have to admit they both have good lines.
Lol I have to agree with that statement!
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