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Old 01-28-2015, 10:07 PM   #1
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My 2013 AGM 2SS/RS

Been meaning to get this journal started for some time now (have had the car for about 14 months). Better late than never, so here it goes!

In November 2013 I started looking for a new car, as my previous car (2006 Mustang GT) was unfortunately put to a premature ending while I was stopped at a red light. I was at a full-stop, and a Mercedes SUV decided not to stop behind me and plowed into me, pushing me into another SUV in front of me, who was also at the red light. Thank g-d I seemed to be fine, but my beloved Mustang (with bolt-ons and tune) was done.

When looking for a new ride, the 5th gen Camaro was first on my list to consider. My dad had a fourth gen Camaro that I loved, and despite my affinity for my Mustang, I had always been a GM-person.

After a searching inventory in the area, I found a 9-month old, used 2013 AGM 2013 2SS/RS (L99) at Chevy of Irvine. After driving down, and a few hours of my wife haggling the sales people for a better price, the car was mine!

Here it is, bone stock:





It was quite loaded: navigation, moonroof, and all the features of the 2SS and RS packages. Was a great and fun drive back to LA! I wasn't initially a fan of the rally stripes, and was quite set on removing them. But over time they really grew on me, so I've kept them.

While I loved the car as it was, I knew it was just a matter of time before the mods started. Next chapter to come soon!
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SLP TVS2300, 3" Magnaflow catback, GM STB, BMR front and rear sway bars and toe links, Prothane subframe bushings and front control arm inserts, JDP rear upper control arm bushings, Elite Engineering catch can, white factory rally stripes. Tuned by Cunningham Motorsports.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:30 PM   #2
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After enjoying the car for a few months, it was finally time to add some more power! Did plenty of research here on Camaro5.com, and decided on add an SLP TVS2300 and a 3" Magnaflow catback. Why go straight to an SC and not bolt-ons? Well, I wanted to keep my car smog legal here in CA, so most bolt-ons were already eliminated. Secondly, after months of haggling, I convinced the insurance company of the person who hit my Mustang to send me a check for my mods that were scrapped with car. So once the check arrived for a few years worth of older mods, it made the sting of buying an SC much easier to bare.

Brought my parts and car over to Kevin at Guldstand Motorsports in Burbank, formerly of Haddad Motorsports. Was in good SS company when I arrived in the parking lot:



Left the car with Kevin overnight, and received this exciting photo via text from him the next morning:



Headed over to pick up the car that day, and it felt great! Kevin did a great job on the install, and I am very happy with the way the car drives and sounds.

At this point, I was quite "done for this year" in terms of spending money on mods. Well, at least that's what I thought then...

More to come!
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SLP TVS2300, 3" Magnaflow catback, GM STB, BMR front and rear sway bars and toe links, Prothane subframe bushings and front control arm inserts, JDP rear upper control arm bushings, Elite Engineering catch can, white factory rally stripes. Tuned by Cunningham Motorsports.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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Next set of modifications was to clean up the look of the engine bay. Didn't really feel like paying $500 for fuel rail covers, so I ended up hacking up my original engine cover to fit over the supercharger. Here's what it looked like post-cutting:



Next step was to spray paint it black, and add some vinyl "Chevrolet" stickers. Also at this point bought a 1LE STB, and had it painted gloss black in the middle and ashen grey where it bolted to the strut towers. Also painted the fuse panel cover gloss black. Lastly, I had already removed the red SS badges from the front and rear and replaced them with old-school white SS badges from SLP. I placed one of the red badges in the engine bay as well. Here's how it all turned out:



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SLP TVS2300, 3" Magnaflow catback, GM STB, BMR front and rear sway bars and toe links, Prothane subframe bushings and front control arm inserts, JDP rear upper control arm bushings, Elite Engineering catch can, white factory rally stripes. Tuned by Cunningham Motorsports.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:32 PM   #4
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