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Old 08-20-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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DaJags85 2013 Camaro 2LS

I purchased a black 2013 2LS less than 2 weeks ago. I'll post some pictures sometime this week. I plan on making a few changes and then leaving it alone for the most part. This is my first Camaro and the only new car I've ever owned. With that being said, I have limited car knowledge aside from anything gained while researching the Camaro before purchase. My purpose for creating this thread is to get some friendly advice and post updates on any modifications.

Here's what I'm looking to do:

1. Add new wheels and tires (20" or 22") that are not flashy but enhance the appearance of the car and add to performance.

2. Have PDIM/USB input installed and programmed so I can listen to streaming audio through my iphone.

3. New headlights (maybe halos?) and tail lights

4. Cold Air intake

5. Exhaust

I'll gladly accept any advice you guys can offer, tips on things to avoid and things I should consider adding to the list. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:47 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new car I would suggest getting an Elite Catch Can for your Camaro
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:51 AM   #3
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Congrats on the car, and stay away from 22" rimes they will not help in adding to performance.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:24 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I've read about the catch can. What is the best brand out there? I've combed through the forum and see that just about everyone recommends it.

On the rims, I was leaning more toward 20" anyway. I don't care for the heritage wheels at all, but I'm also not trying to make the car look outrageous. Can you recommend some reputable wheel brands for me to take a look at. I've never purchased aftermarket wheels and tires, so I'm experiencing some information overload.

On another note, which modifications will void the warranty?
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #5
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Most people use the RX-Catch Can

And about the wheels, check out TSW and giovanni kilis rims, I'd personally say they are the two wheels that fit the camaro neatly and look amazing as well

About the warranty I don't really know since I don't live in the states, sorry about that
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:34 AM   #6
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If you need more help please don't hesitate to PM me and congrats on the car
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:14 AM   #7
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:23 AM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestions Silver. I'll definitely take a look at the RX and Elite catch cans and those wheel brands as well.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #9
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i believe the rx CC is still on a 6-8 wait time according to their site but my guess its probably longer.... Elite is no wait.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #10
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Thanks for the info. Is the RX worth the wait, or is there not much difference between the two?
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:54 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info. Is the RX worth the wait, or is there not much difference between the two?
No problem, but even if there was no wait, Elite all day long....so much easier to drain.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #12
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@ Silver- I've read about staggered wheels. What are the pros/ cons of going staggered vs. the same all the way around?

@ Lil- How's the install on the Elite? Is it something a beginner can handle?
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:32 PM   #13
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@ Silver- I've read about staggered wheels. What are the pros/ cons of going staggered vs. the same all the way around?

@ Lil- How's the install on the Elite? Is it something a beginner can handle?
Yes, was one of my first mods, very simple to do.

Here's a good DIY.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271660
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #14
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Congrats on the ride.See ya around Jax.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #15
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@ Lil- I'm going to order the Elite catch can this weekend.

Thanks. See you around Bluetooth
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:58 PM   #16
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:24 PM   #17
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Hey guys. I noticed a scratch on the car just next to my driver's side headlight. Not sure how it happened. How do you all deal with scratches? I'll take a picture of it later today.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:12 AM   #18
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I'm on the hunt for some 20" matte black wheels and tires to match. I don't want to go staggered, because I'd like to be able to have them rotated like a normal set. I've looked in the wheels and tires section of the forum, but at this point I'm more lost than ever. I'd like to stay below $2000 for the wheels and tires. Any suggestions on quality brands near that price? I've searched and there's just too much out there for a beginner to sift through.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #19
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I'm on the hunt for some 20" matte black wheels and tires to match. I don't want to go staggered, because I'd like to be able to have them rotated like a normal set. I've looked in the wheels and tires section of the forum, but at this point I'm more lost than ever. I'd like to stay below $2000 for the wheels and tires. Any suggestions on quality brands near that price? I've searched and there's just too much out there for a beginner to sift through.
You can always get the ZL1 replicas and the tires shouldn't be as much.
Congratulations on the new car. Believe me that it is an amazing experience owning a new car. Especially if that car has been your dream car for years.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #20
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I was thinking about those. Wheres the best place to order?
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:51 PM   #21
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This thread hasn't been updated in a while... It's only because I can't pull the trigger on wheels. I can't decide whether to go black and the complete blacked-out look or go with silver or chrome wheels instead.

Also, for the cost of wheels and tires... I can do a number of other mods on my wish list.

Any advice?
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:34 PM   #22
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This thread hasn't been updated in a while... It's only because I can't pull the trigger on wheels. I can't decide whether to go black and the complete blacked-out look or go with silver or chrome wheels instead.

Also, for the cost of wheels and tires... I can do a number of other mods on my wish list.

Any advice?
Wheels are a must and I love the black on black look its just a pain in the ass to keep clean. but you cant beat the look. Get rid of those god awful ls wheels
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #23
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Wheels are a must and I love the black on black look its just a pain in the ass to keep clean. but you cant beat the look. Get rid of those god awful ls wheels
I will have to agree. I have a black 1LS and I sneeze and it gets dirty. I am going to get XO berlin wheels. One of my club members is getting them and I am going to powdercoat them gloss black. With the cash for new rims you can get a bunch of other exterior parts or even interior parts.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:13 PM   #24
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Welcome and Congrats on the '13 2LS
Good luck with your mods ! !

I ordered the catch can from Apex MotorSports.
Supposed to arrive today though, So i cant
say any thing bout it yet. ~
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #25
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I hear ya. The steel wheels look bad. I keep going back and forth, but will probably go with wheels/ tires first. I have looked through the wheels threads on the forum, but still don't see a set of black wheels that stand out (in my price range). I'm looking to stay near the $2,000 mark.
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