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Old 05-14-2015, 05:28 AM   #1
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2015 Silver Commemorative Edition 2SS M6 Vert

Hello all - I'm late to the Gen5 game, but I wanted to make sure I got my own new one before the model changout. Some will say that's crazy, but I like what I like and I took the opportunity to order the 2SS Commemorative Edition Vert with NPP and a short throw shifter.

I also ordered the custom LED interior lighting and metal cover set - maybe a little cheesy, but hey, why not?

I've followed Indydriver's thread with interest (featured COTW). He's specced his ride as what I've envisaged for mine and his thread has been tremendously helpful. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend you check it out.

Planned mods:
- Rx catch can
- ARH long tube headers w/high flow cats
- CAI
- Ported trottle body
- Throttle body controller
- Tune

I'm looking for a good installer in Houston (preferrably in the SW side if possible) - any recommendations would be appreciated!
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:29 AM   #2
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5/13 - car built and bayed!
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:40 PM   #3
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Car on the way (hopefully around 26-27 May)!

Ordered:
- Vitesse throttle controller
- CAI w/scoop and new windshield washer fluid tank
- Rx Catch Can w/Clean Side Separator & black braid hoses
- Windscreen (I heard this was a must for the Vert)

A shout out to Victoria Robbins, General Manager of Apex Motor Sports for extremely responsive customer service!
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:53 PM   #4
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I think I'm in love...

Car manufactured 5/8 and delivered late 5/25!

The red leather is simply awesome!
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:05 PM   #5
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Nice car

Welcome to the vert club


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Old 05-28-2015, 11:18 AM   #6
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My face is already sunburned! I've started keeping a hat in the car.

I just wish the tonneau cover was faster on/off - I find I'm already driving with the top up more than I like because of this.
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Old 05-28-2015, 03:10 PM   #7
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Keep using it you will get faster


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Old 05-30-2015, 02:45 PM   #8
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Awesome ride man! I've never seen a commemorative edition before but I am really liking it. And you can't go wrong with the NPP exhaust.

Also one question, d you plan on wet sanding it? I ask because the closeup pf the stripes, it looks like it could use a little wet sanding, or a nice clay bar!

But I am looking forward to seeing the build!
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:58 PM   #9
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Thanks! I can honestly say that I've never had a car that's put a grin on my face like this one.

Wet sand - hadn't even considered it. I'll look into that.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:04 PM   #10
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First mod!

Will do the catch can tomorrow when the engine is cool again.

Will install the scoop and washer bottle when I'm feeling adventurous enough to jack up the front wheel...
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:40 PM   #11
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Leave the washer bottle off weight reduction

I suggest using a dremel on the plastic




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Old 05-30-2015, 08:52 PM   #12
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Nice car!!!
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:48 PM   #13
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Congrats on your awesome ride! Love that adrenaline red interior!
Welcome to the perm-a-grin club!
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:53 PM   #14
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CAI makes a difference!

Went for a ride this morning that turned into a little cruise (about 50 miles). I was shocked at the noticeable difference with the CAI. I read what people have said "butt dyno" blah, blah, blah - but the feedback is legitimate. This mod is aweome and has my highest recommendation!
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:47 PM   #15
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Went for a ride this morning that turned into a little cruise (about 50 miles). I was shocked at the noticeable difference with the CAI. I read what people have said "butt dyno" blah, blah, blah - but the feedback is legitimate. This mod is aweome and has my highest recommendation!
Really like the car, great color choice. Curious about the CAI. Is the tube chrome or stainless? How "bright" would you say it is? I'm thinking of changing my Roto Fab over but the Roto Fab is chromed and I like the show look.
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Old 05-31-2015, 04:43 PM   #16
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Thanks BTRSS! The tube is painted silver with a clear coat over it. Shiny, but not quite as bright as chrome or polished SS.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:43 PM   #17
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Finally got around to installing the Vitesse throttle controller. Simply put: worth every dollar. Easy mod with discernible improvement!

I also installed a Quad Lock mount for my iPhone and ran a hard line through the center console (10 foot cord required with very surprisingly little length to spare). I'm pretty happy with how this came out.
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:29 AM   #18
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Looks great. With it being a convertible that side stripe look sharp.
I recognize that dealer plate frame. Who was your salesman?
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:35 AM   #19
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Looks great. With it being a convertible that side stripe look sharp.
I recognize that dealer plate frame. Who was your salesman?
Thanks CruisingSpeed. The stripe is a bit divisive; I think you love it or you hate it, but it gets noticed.

When I decided that I wanted this car (and how I wanted it specced out), I pretty quickly knew that it would have to be factory ordered. I reached out to three local dealerships and Classic were the first and most proactive in their response. The (internet) salesperson was Lisa Perez who was friendly and responsive, but because the car was ordered, I dealt directly with the dealership manager. There wasn't a lot of haggling, but they did make efforts to discount off of the MSRP and it helped that the company I work for is a supplier to GM (and made me eligible for a GM supplier discount). After the car was ordered, I interacted with Lisa frequently getting the updates of where the car was in the production process. I think that Lisa has subsequently moved to another dealership closer to where she lives.

The only negative in the buying experience was that the car actually arrived into the dealership on Memorial day so the place was a zoo! That said, the whole financing process took about 30 minutes and was very painless.

Overall, I had a good experience here. I haven't had it serviced yet (that will be soon) so we'll see how that goes. The throttle controller head unit is discretely mounted in the center console armrest. Not that there's anything to hide, but it should help avoid unwanted questions at the dealership.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:07 AM   #20
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Welcome, I must have missed this at our club meeting on Saturday.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:18 AM   #21
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Welcome, I must have missed this at our club meeting on Saturday.
I'll go to the next one (maybe it will be a little cooler than Saturday was!) - has the date and place been set?
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I'll go to the next one (maybe it will be a little cooler than Saturday was!) - has the date and place been set?
Not yet, will be mid-September on Saturday ~1800. We had a car cruise on Sunday to Freeport with a stop off at our favorite charity to drop off a ton of money. Meeting the ETX car club and a few Dallas folk this Saturday with another cruise and a few other meet and greets before September's club meeting.
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