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Old 07-30-2013, 10:34 AM   #26
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Don't get me started on Oracle. Went through their HOD bulbs and HID kit. WORST decision ever. Between melting wires and poor customer service, the whole thing ended in a report to the Better Business Bureau.

So, out of curiosity, how are the Eagle Eye headlights? Worth it?
Yes definitely. Plug and play for the most part except if you have issues with the halos not getting enough power off parking lights. Mine flickered at first but U basically have to get a 5 pin relay to supply more power it makes the halos brighter too. Lots of threads on the subject. I got the eagle eyes with the 8000k hid kit from eBay.

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:45 AM   #27
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The show n go license plate is another one. Very awesome when I freak people out at intersections. But regret it because I broke it the first time I bottomed out. Had to buy a replacement. just a matter of time before I break it again

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:49 AM   #28
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I'd love to see pics of those bad decisions!!
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #29
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My front splitter, I love the looks for only $165, but I feel Like it jynxed me. Two days after I installed it I ran over a duck in the road and damaged the spliter and my fender. What's the chances of running over a duck in California?
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #30
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My front splitter, I love the looks for only $165, but I feel Like it jynxed me. Two days after I installed it I ran over a duck in the road and damaged the spliter and my fender. What's the chances of running over a duck in California?
Wtf....I don't think I saw one duck in the 4 years I was out there hahaha
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:05 PM   #31
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Gill inserts from ebay, wheel pinstripes from ebay, LED lights from ebay.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:22 PM   #32
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I regret the street scene body kit. It doesn't hold on well, and the sideskirts look as if they are falling off. Disappointed. On the other hand I got lambo lights, gm gill inserts, and alot of stuff from phastek (lt headers, smaller things) and I am 100% happy.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:27 PM   #33
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:23 PM   #34
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I'd love to see pics of those bad decisions!!
I wish I had taken photos of mine (CarID dash kit), but I'm sort of thankful that I didn't because y'all would rip me for how lame it made my baby look.

But, yeah, if anyone has pics, fire away!
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:45 PM   #35
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Gill inserts from ebay, wheel pinstripes from ebay, LED lights from ebay.
Hmmmm noticing a trend.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:50 PM   #36
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Hurst short shifter. For the price there is no way they should have crappy bushings that allow that much play. the next day i have off, im putting the stock back in. cant believe they havent fixed this problem.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #37
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My only regret was the STUPID decision to sell my 17" Welds. Crap, I should have kept those!!! I think I'm going to have to get another set of them...they just look too bad-@$$!!!
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:23 AM   #38
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Does anyone regret dying the leather stitching? I'm wondering how well that holds up.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:30 AM   #39
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Just a reminder from the Camaro5 mods to keep it on topic.

That is all
I hope you guys know I was joking. Didn't think it derailed the thread in any way.

Anyway, to get on topic, my post talking about the trifecta tune would be my biggest regret. it really doesn't do much for the LLT manual. oh, and hurst short shifter gave me problems with 2nd gear grind.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:33 AM   #40
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I regret getting the knight rider mail slot light. I got one of the early versions, it died, so I sent it all the way back to England to get repaired (which they did free of charge, but shipping was expensive) and then it would never sit flush inside the mail slot again and I'm pretty sure it's broken again. So, instead of sending it back and paying for shipping again, I just wrapped it up, stuck it back in the tube it came in, and stored it away.

Maybe one day I'll decide to just throw it away, but I can't bring myself to do that just yet considering how much I've already spent on it...
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:08 AM   #41
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Hurst short shifter. For the price there is no way they should have crappy bushings that allow that much play. the next day i have off, im putting the stock back in. cant believe they havent fixed this problem.
Have you seen this? Might be worth a shot...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=226328
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:18 AM   #42
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Have you seen this? Might be worth a shot...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=226328
yea i read it but cant get ahold of NH-SS
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:47 AM   #43
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3D Carbon Spats, I like the look and it may have been installer error, but after they were on for a couple weeks, I get a text from my wife with picture attached that says...Ummm.... this doesn't look right. One "spat" was hanging by underneath bolt. Thankfully it happened while sitting in garage. I had my body shop install them.
I purchased more 3M tape, but haven't had the balls to try them again. I am afraid they will come loose while driving and get destroyed. I know others here have them, so I have hope. Just saying if I had to do again, I wouldn't have purchased them.
3dCarbon sends the cheapest grade 3m tape with their kit. Don't even bother using it. 3m makes several grades of their double sided tape, I myself wasn't comfortable using tape to have them hold exactly for the reason what happened to you. The fix, use windshield adhesive, it comes in a caulk like tube and just run a bead down the inside edge where you're supposed to put the tape, those babies will never come off unless you want to take them off.

As far as regrets, I have roughly $65,000 in receipts for mods I've done, and that doesn't include the $40K sticker price. But I did what I wanted to do, create a 1 off SLP ZL car, so my only regret is that I hope I don't take such a huge loss when I sell it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:55 AM   #44
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yea i read it but cant get ahold of NH-SS
I bought one of his bushings several months ago. It rocks!!! Tightened my Hurst up really nice. If he's still selling/making them....it's worth every penny!
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:55 AM   #45
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I bought gill inserts off ebay, havent used them since trying (POS) but got better ones from SLP i believe (They are nice once they are on!)

I bought 5000k bulbs that fit on our cars (Or so I thought) they burnt out one after the other, found out it burnt the whole inside of my headlight casing and had to be replaced, GM replaced them free of charge but it would have been a 800 dollar fix otherwise.

Those bulbs cost me like 120 dollars I think?

Besides that everything has been great so far.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:52 AM   #46
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I got some gill inserts, I think by SLP if I remember right. They were literally just stickers. I peeled them off right after install.
Me too. I knew they were stickers, but I gave them a shot anyway. It reassured me that I don't like stickers on my vehicles. From a distance and installed correctly, they can look OK... but they are still stickers.

On that note, when I was looking at Camaros, back in 2009, everyone that had rally stripes installed looked terrible. They either had bubbles, or holes, or just poorly installed stripes.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:44 AM   #47
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After building my TA I told myself I would never do that again.. Impulse buys and substituting quality for price only to do it the right way later.. It's so much nicer and cheaper in the long run to except no substitutions

no regrets so far from me but I spent a LONG time researching and planning before I let the mod bug kick in.

Cant stand vinyl anything but wanted pearl white stripes on my ABM. spent 3 months finding the perfect color and way to line it out. Even after figuring out the lines it was at the body shop for other exterior mods and paint for almost 2 months…I bet the body guy and I spent over forty hours trying to get the truck and spoiler line to get just right LOL

Granted 90% of my mods are exterior or appearance so far, tons of research, looking at other cars with similar setups taken alot of time but I wouldn't change any of them.

Now if I could only decide on a set of wheels and a suspension setup LOL
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:49 AM   #48
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Having My engine cover, Fuse Box Hydrocoated. Never did really like them.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:51 AM   #49
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3dCarbon sends the cheapest grade 3m tape with their kit. Don't even bother using it. 3m makes several grades of their double sided tape, I myself wasn't comfortable using tape to have them hold exactly for the reason what happened to you. The fix, use windshield adhesive, it comes in a caulk like tube and just run a bead down the inside edge where you're supposed to put the tape, those babies will never come off unless you want to take them off.
I agree it's all about the grade of tape/adhesive and good surface prep. I had an interior trim kit on my last car with several pieces in vulnerable areas, and all the pieces held tight and looked good after many years.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:05 PM   #50
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This isn't much of a mod, but it definitely didn't work out well. Despite buying my Camaro new, it had some scratches around the ignition from test drives. I had my friend mill an aluminum piece to cover up the scratches. I loved the way it looked installed but the car wouldn't start! Apparently the aluminum ring was blocking a signal coming out of the key fob. Go figure.
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