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Old 07-20-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Hello, delayed intro here, I finally found the time to post up.

Bought one of the last remaining in the region, black on black, 1LE with 2SS package a few weeks ago. I'm very excited about this purchase, no regrets at all, it has exceeded my expectations!

Actually, this is the first time I bought an American car(if I don't count my wife's car), after 2 decades of European machinery. I felt that they finally "got it right" and went ahead and took the plunge with the Camaro 1LE.

Well, the ol' saying, pics or it didn't happen applies here, so here are a couple.


Two of the pics below were Sledge being prepared for the paint protection film installation. I decided to try this stuff out called Protex. They say it's better than the 3M product. Less orange peel, more shine, doesn't yellow over time, and easier to wash off dead insects if caked on from the heat of the sun. The less orange peel alone sold me on the Protex, mind you, it's a bit more expensive than the 3M film. This stuff also supposedly "self heals" from scratches when it sits in the sun .
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:51 PM   #3
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CONGRATS on the ride, and Welcome to our happy little corner of the net, and to Camaro5. There is a BIG fridge on the back porch with anything you can think of in it...help yourself...of course only take what you can LEGALLY have. Make yourself at home on one of the big fluffy couches, kick your shoes off, put your feet up on one of the tables, yes we are allowed to do that, mom's, wive's, husbands, girlfirends and boyfriends here don't care....and take it easy.



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Old 07-20-2013, 04:33 PM   #4
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:39 PM   #5
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #6
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:03 PM   #7
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:07 PM   #8
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #9
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Hi there. Were exactly are you living in the Province....We have a good bunch of owners in the Montréal (20 or so) area with regular meets in Laval or South Shore on friday nigths. This gang is know as the BBOMG (check Facebook) and we have a big annual meet from the 15 to 19 of next coming in august in Detroit (Woodward Dream Cruise) ( check You Tube for videos, biggest car show in the world....). I could arrange you a good hotel deal since my girlfriend decided not to come)....

Just answer or send me a PM for more détails. If you want to know more, do a search using the key word LAVAL and look for friday nites meet and greets.....our gang is fully bilangual also....

By the way, great looking car, that would be my firts 1LE live if ever we meet.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:31 AM   #10
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:24 PM   #11
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Hello, delayed intro here, I finally found the time to post up.

Bought one of the last remaining in the region, black on black, 1LE with 2SS package a few weeks ago. I'm very excited about this purchase, no regrets at all, it has exceeded my expectations!

Actually, this is the first time I bought an American car(if I don't count my wife's car), after 2 decades of European machinery. I felt that they finally "got it right" and went ahead and took the plunge with the Camaro 1LE.

Well, the ol' saying, pics or it didn't happen applies here, so here are a couple.


Two of the pics below were Sledge being prepared for the paint protection film installation. I decided to try this stuff out called Protex. They say it's better than the 3M product. Less orange peel, more shine, doesn't yellow over time, and easier to wash off dead insects if caked on from the heat of the sun. The less orange peel alone sold me on the Protex, mind you, it's a bit more expensive than the 3M film. This stuff also supposedly "self heals" from scratches when it sits in the sun .
Camaro Dude,

Welcome to Camaro5 and congratulations on your 2013 Camaro SS/1LE! It looks fantastic ! How are you enjoying it?

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Old 07-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #12
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Thanks for the warm welcome!

I look forward to learning more about this car from you guys, and sharing as well whatever it is I pick up over time.


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Hi there. Were exactly are you living in the Province....We have a good bunch of owners in the Montréal (20 or so) area with regular meets in Laval or South Shore on friday nigths. This gang is know as the BBOMG (check Facebook) and we have a big annual meet from the 15 to 19 of next coming in august in Detroit (Woodward Dream Cruise) ( check You Tube for videos, biggest car show in the world....). I could arrange you a good hotel deal since my girlfriend decided not to come)....

Just answer or send me a PM for more détails. If you want to know more, do a search using the key word LAVAL and look for friday nites meet and greets.....our gang is fully bilangual also....

By the way, great looking car, that would be my firts 1LE live if ever we meet.
I live in Laval!!!

I'll do my best to bring Sledge at the meet this Friday .

I'm still breaking the engine in, still at 500km on the odometer, so a long highway cruise with steady speeds to Detroit is still out of the question, as I'm a believer in the drive moderately with WOT, but keeping it under 4500 RPM for the first 800km, and then build it to 5500- to redline(but no rev limiter jumping) at WOT for the next 800km...
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:19 PM   #13
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Camaro Dude,

Welcome to Camaro5 and congratulations on your 2013 Camaro SS/1LE! It looks fantastic ! How are you enjoying it?

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I'm enjoying it a lot!
One of my favourite car purchases of all time.

Love everything about it, except for one thing, and I mean one thing only, and that would be the Boston Acoustics 9 speaker system. It sounds flatter and more sterile then I would have liked. I'm actually quite surprised to be honest. Hopefully, when I get around to installing the sub that I had in my previous car, it will spice it up a bit, but my instinct tells me that it will probably not be enough. Thinking more powerful amp here might be the ticket.

I'll search and read if you guys experienced the same observations as me, and what your solution was.

Not a priority though, thankfully, the soundtrack from the car itself overshadows any shortcomings from the 9 speaker system.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:44 PM   #14
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I'm enjoying it a lot!
One of my favourite car purchases of all time.

Love everything about it, except for one thing, and I mean one thing only, and that would be the Boston Acoustics 9 speaker system. It sounds flatter and more sterile then I would have liked. I'm actually quite surprised to be honest. Hopefully, when I get around to installing the sub that I had in my previous car, it will spice it up a bit, but my instinct tells me that it will probably not be enough. Thinking more powerful amp here might be the ticket.

I'll search and read if you guys experienced the same observations as me, and what your solution was.

Not a priority though, thankfully, the soundtrack from the car itself overshadows any shortcomings from the 9 speaker system.
Camaro Dude,

I appreciate your honesty and feedback. It is much appreciated! I certainly hope that you'll continue to enjoy it as much as possible. We're here for assistance if you ever need us.

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Old 07-21-2013, 02:51 PM   #16
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Congrats...welcome to the family. Beautiful car...I like the white SS badge up front.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:59 PM   #17
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Congrats...welcome to the family. Beautiful car...I like the white SS badge up front.
Interesting you wrote that. I was pondering the other day, if red SS would look better or not....Still on the fence on this one, but you now make me feel better about the white one.

Being new in the C5 world, does red SS badging mean RS package, or do I have that all wrong?

Mine has the 2SS options package, but sadly, there were no more RS equipped ones with the HID's, although looking at the positives here, the non-RS flat black shark fin, seems to compliment the rest of the flat black theme on the car, and the non-HID standard halogen lights look OK with the retro look of the Camaro.

I still do like the halo rings on the HID lights though , that might be my first official mod in a few weeks.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #18
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Interesting you wrote that. I was pondering the other day, if red SS would look better or not....Still on the fence on this one, but you now make me feel better about the white one.

Being new in the C5 world, does red SS badging mean RS package, or do I have that all wrong?
You are correct. Red means RS package.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:20 PM   #19
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Thank you October032009.

BTW Sir Nuke, looking at that fridge made me THIRSTY no joke!
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:41 PM   #20
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:33 PM   #21
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Thanks for the warm welcome!

I look forward to learning more about this car from you guys, and sharing as well whatever it is I pick up over time.


I live in Laval!!!

I'll do my best to bring Sledge at the meet this Friday .

I'm still breaking the engine in, still at 500km on the odometer, so a long highway cruise with steady speeds to Detroit is still out of the question, as I'm a believer in the drive moderately with WOT, but keeping it under 4500 RPM for the first 800km, and then build it to 5500- to redline(but no rev limiter jumping) at WOT for the next 800km...
Friday meet shold be in Laval. I'm in, RickRay fron St-Constant also + others to confirm.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #22
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #23
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