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Old 06-18-2013, 12:18 PM   #26
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Thank you all for the kind words, I've come to enjoy this forum for the short time I've been a member.

Crystal Red is absolutely beautiful and would have been my choice had I ordered from the factory. In the end, I couldn't wrap myself around the '14 rear end and I went used instead. IOM was high on my list of colors, when I saw the interior, it was game over and I surrendered. The SS embroidery on the headrest is in red, as are the small emblems on the grille and rear.

I went for a nice, long drive last Thursday, the day after I bought it, and stopped in our small town for a burger. Clouds had been forming, but no big deal this time of year in this part of Arizona. After a nice visit and burger, it was time for the half hour drive home. But, the clouds had turned ugly and it wasn't a pleasant picture where I was driving to.

There was a significant amount of blowing dust across the road caused by the updraft and just before I entered a brown wall of rain/dirt. I made it home okay, (when I took the Cummins out later to run an errand, there were places I drove through with 4"-6" of mud plus standing water) but the previous day's detailing needs to be redone. But there's a silver lining in those clouds, a volunteer to help me wash the car if she can go for a ride.

Inde this September should be a great time to meet forum members and kick back and relax, I'm looking forward to it.

Also, I want to take more pictures of the SS at the Chiricahua National Monument with rhyolite <sp?> rock formations as a back drop, it should bring out the IOM.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:27 PM   #27
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congrats on the car. i got mine used with just under 8700 miles on it also. get in contact with ofer (2ssrs) so you can kick it up a few more hundred notches.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:56 PM   #28
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Sweet car, I am sure you will enjoy the heck out of it! I am also glad to hear you missed the majority of that storm.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:13 PM   #29
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Nice. I'm not saying this in a bad way, but the SS emblems the previous owner installed should be red and not white. White SS indicates a non RS. Red SS indicates an RS model. Check the trunk emblem on the passenger side to see if it is still there and if so, the color. There is red SS emblem by the driver's side hid headlight as well, in the grill. But may have been removed.
On a second look, I see part of the red SS grill emblem.
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Thank you all for the kind words, I've come to enjoy this forum for the short time I've been a member.

Crystal Red is absolutely beautiful and would have been my choice had I ordered from the factory. In the end, I couldn't wrap myself around the '14 rear end and I went used instead. IOM was high on my list of colors, when I saw the interior, it was game over and I surrendered. The SS embroidery on the headrest is in red, as are the small emblems on the grille and rear.

I went for a nice, long drive last Thursday, the day after I bought it, and stopped in our small town for a burger. Clouds had been forming, but no big deal this time of year in this part of Arizona. After a nice visit and burger, it was time for the half hour drive home. But, the clouds had turned ugly and it wasn't a pleasant picture where I was driving to.

There was a significant amount of blowing dust across the road caused by the updraft and just before I entered a brown wall of rain/dirt. I made it home okay, (when I took the Cummins out later to run an errand, there were places I drove through with 4"-6" of mud plus standing water) but the previous day's detailing needs to be redone. But there's a silver lining in those clouds, a volunteer to help me wash the car if she can go for a ride.

Inde this September should be a great time to meet forum members and kick back and relax, I'm looking forward to it.

Also, I want to take more pictures of the SS at the Chiricahua National Monument with rhyolite <sp?> rock formations as a back drop, it should bring out the IOM.

Congratulations SSeniorMoment on a great pick up! We're sure that you will have a great experience with this vehicle.

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Old 06-18-2013, 02:41 PM   #31
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I like the SS emblem in the front..mine has the same one..
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #32
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:51 PM   #33
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Came across a 2010 2SS RS in Inferno Orange that only had 8700 miles on the odometer and brought her home. With a 6-speed manual on the Cummins pickup, I can live with the L99 setup nicely.
Very nice find. Seems the previous owner did some nice mods.

I would remove the extra SS emblems. They always seem to bring out the punks.

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Old 06-18-2013, 06:06 PM   #34
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:38 PM   #35
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Thanks all, it's a great ride and the IOM seems to change color and look red as the sun sets. Shaded side looks red during a walk around and then transitions to orange on the bright side, still getting used to it. The top of the IOM door inserts are lit, narrow band of light along the top edge, my understanding is this is a '10 only feature.
That is a 2SS and 2LT thing. It's not limited to '10.


BTW: I suggest removing the OEM SS emblem in the front grill. The aftermarket one in the center is way better. Also, since he added white SS emblems under the CAMARO on the fender I would consider changing out the rear SS to white so they all match (even though you have an RS). Do a search on the rear SS because I think it's jut a red vinyl overlay on top of the white. I think I remember seeing some where that a little heat and you can peel them off to expose the white underneath.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:57 PM   #36
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looks like you may need tires...
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #37
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Thanks to you Chevy guys for the white/red SS emblem clarifications, there's also a white SS badge on the trunk. It's hard to make out the factory red SS badges, but the white badges seem to go well with IOM and can be deciphered at distance. The more I look at them the better I like them.

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Hopefully I can drive up in the mountains for better pics, soon.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:42 PM   #38
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I'm with you SSENIOR , the interior is very cool
I even wonder why GM doesn't carried it on to the ZL1 !
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:55 PM   #39
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Very nice!!!

And great color choice! Congrats.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:38 AM   #40
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'69 Hugger Orange SS/RS

Thanks for the kind words.

I was doing some background looking for info on a solid lifter 350 and learn if it was a '69 option. I came across this article about a restored '69 SS/RS with the 350 engine. Since we've been discussing the color of SS/RS emblems, I thought I'd post a link to the article; it has white SS badges front/back.

http://www.musclecarreport.com/muscl...Camaro.001.php

Time to go for a drive and enjoy the vistas.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:33 PM   #41
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Enjoy the ride. Looks great and a lot like mine! I will post up on the Tucson Camaros thread when Inde gets closer. You will have a blast!
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:44 PM   #42
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Looking forward to Inde.

Here's a few more pics at locations you may recognize.

Cochise Head in the background;



Near Faraway Ranch;




Coues deer grazing along the road;





Great ride and numerous comments in town, 22mpg on a day trip.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:07 PM   #43
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Nice ride... I'd ditch the smaller ss emblems on the deck lid since you have those nice retro ones... Seems like overkill having two on the front and two on the rear. Good find, sir. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine!
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:50 PM   #44
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Looking forward to Inde.

Here's a few more pics at locations you may recognize.

Cochise Head in the background;



Near Faraway Ranch;




Coues deer grazing along the road;





Great ride and numerous comments in town, 22mpg on a day trip.
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Beautiful!

Blow some fuel through that Camaro and burn up those P-Zeros
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:29 AM   #46
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Nice!

Car is IOM, for sure. It looks red until its next to a red one. And everyone commenting on the "red" leather... It's orange too.

Don't like the wheels but the car otherwise is nice.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:09 PM   #47
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The Foose wheels aren't bad looking, however, I prefer the looks of the ZL1 wheels and at some point in time will make the change. I'll need input on rim width, off set and tire size given planned, future mods.

Currently I'm looking at installing Pfadt headers + high flow cats as the first mod + the normal CAI. Monday I'll give a call on the headers to learn the introductory costs and then go from there.

In time, a future goal is to do a cam change. Haven' t completed an exhaustive research on the cam change, but something along the lines of a Lingenfelter, Comp Cams, installation complete with the nuances of the L99 motor. FWIW, I have a nephew in the SLC area who dropped an emissions compliant, crate 454 into a Gen2 Camaro, competitiveness has always been addictive.

This of course takes time and research, but this is a great website to learn from given its collective knowledge.

Thanks all.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:26 PM   #48
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Two week anniversary

I've had the Camaro for two weeks now, and five hundred miles if I've done the math correctly. Still get stoked with the driving experience, Chevy did their homework with the gen5 and designed a winner that keeps giving me a big smile.

Being the sentimental guy that I am, and I say this in all humility, I just ordered a set of Pfadt headers as an anniversary gift. Great pricing and free shipping during the promo, should be shipping in about two weeks. Also, a cat back exhaust should be on the market later this summer.

Must be time for another ride.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:39 PM   #49
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Nice looking car. Enjoy. Who says us more "mature" guys can't have fun cars.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:06 PM   #50
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Very nice. Like those emblems and wheels.
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