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Old 04-24-2013, 12:34 AM   #51
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Definitely appearance mods first. Performance mods are all well and fine, but i prefer to make my cars look bad@$$ before i touch the mechanics.
Yeah..... What he said. Lol !
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:51 AM   #52
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I'm in the same boat. Just got my Camaro on Saturday and not sure what to do first. Well for one I got it tinted already to 20% and got OEM sunroof installed on LS. Was thinking CAI next but really like the Razzing V6 kit. I did black out the emblems as well. I'm torn.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:07 AM   #53
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I bought a few cosmetics for under the hood for car shows, but also bought CAI w/scoop and washer bottle relocator and also just intalled American Racing Headers. So, yeah I have gone in tandum too. Next on my list is Clear Bra, Tune and PTB.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:22 AM   #54
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I'm in the same boat. Just got my Camaro on Saturday and not sure what to do first. Well for one I got it tinted already to 20% and got OEM sunroof installed on LS. Was thinking CAI next but really like the Razzing V6 kit. I did black out the emblems as well. I'm torn.
You put a sunroof in your car and didn't post a thread on it?
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:53 AM   #55
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You put a sunroof in your car and didn't post a thread on it?



Awesome, chuckled for a few mins.......
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:40 AM   #56
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #57
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Performance first. Anything can be made to LOOK fast. For example :
Lol what he said. The car looks clean from the outside without any mods, but you are really going to appreciate your car even more with performance mods. Or you can do both in parallel depending on your cash flow.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:10 AM   #58
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You put a sunroof in your car and didn't post a thread on it?
He sent me a photo of phase one on his sun roof project.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:27 AM   #59
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Performance, performance, performance. I personally bought a factory "custom" and have no desire to cosmetically change anything on this car. I've always been a minimalist in regard to cosmetic mods anyway.
Says the person with a wing...
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:47 PM   #60
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You put a sunroof in your car and didn't post a thread on it?
Yeah !! Shame on you for not sharing with us. Are there atleast any pics to show? Before/after
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:48 PM   #61
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:31 PM   #62
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you dont have presence if you dont have performance
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:33 PM   #63
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Was having a debate with my wife last night and thought I would bring it to you lot.

I have a laundry list of mods I still want to do on the car. Some cosmetic (rockers, splitter etc) and some performance based (CAI, exhaust etc). Now, I am trying to do them simultaniously, a little here and a little there, but my wife asked, "If you don't intend to race, why wouldn't you do the cosmetic stuff first and make the car look the way you want before worrying about performance mods? People SEE those, no one will know about the performance mods except you?" I replied with, "The car speaks for itself visually, I am looking forward to the little extra performance, better sound in my exhaust note etc."

We went back and forth with this for a while. I still intend to do them both in tandum, but I am curious about you guys. Did or do you place more emphasis on aesthetics or performance? Hypothetically, would you prefer to have a BEAST running 9's that looked like crap (Not that any camaro could look like crap, this is hypothetical) or a showpiece that barely edges out a prius? (Again hyperbole used for effect lol)..

now, that ive read your post, cars that run 9s NEVER look like crap. They look like racecars
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:53 PM   #64
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That, sir, is a factory wing as installed from the factory. Hence my statement, "factory custom".

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:48 PM   #65
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I chose performance over presence because I don't want to look good in someone's rear view mirror.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:50 PM   #66
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:49 PM   #67
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And the is me ducking from all the women Camaro drivers throwing their high heels at me
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #68
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I went for the looks first. First I modded the interior and now I am onto the the exterior. For me, there are TONS of camaros where i live, but not many that look modded, and so I want to make mine stand out from the 20 others that I see on any given day. But after I got my CAI, and I am eager to add some more performance mods
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:00 PM   #69
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You will turn more heads with a loud exhuast over a lot of cosmetic mods
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:08 PM   #70
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Performance is presence. The other crap is extra weight.
Agreed! I do like to look at other cars that have been done up. But to me, that money could have been spent on making the car faster. That said, I just bought a painted engine cover because it was a great price. Otherwise, I wouldn't have even considered it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:23 PM   #71
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A balance is good to help keep things in perspective.
If you concentrate on visual mods too long you may end up overdoing it without really taking the time to step back and evaluate all the changes you've made.

And if you put the blinders on and go 110% performance you may wind up with a 9 second car that is almost unstreetable and a huge hole in your wallet.

We are actually in a good place with these cars right from the start, they look great and are faster than 90% of the other stuff on the road.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:36 AM   #72
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Performance! The Camaro has enough presence as is.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:02 AM   #73
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I say basic performance at least (exhaust, CAI,) then looks and maybe go back to put (TB, Headers, maybe tune)
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:33 AM   #74
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A balance is good to help keep things in perspective.
Even better is to have a reasonably firm plan before you start and stick to it. Then just enjoy driving it.


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Old 05-02-2013, 11:29 AM   #75
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I dont know about some of you, but Im having a tough time with the appearance mods. I have a victory red 2013 2lt. I was going to put a sinergy decal on it but then once I got it I fell in love with its simplicity. I think the only appearance mods will be the small gill strips, headlights and maybe a new smooth exhaust panel with matching paint... the rest i could do without. It just looks so hot with all red I dont think I could improve on it.
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