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Old 03-25-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
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SSeric's 2010 SIM Camaro SS

Love reading everyone's build threads so I've decided making one of my own is long overdue. Kind of a rough build journal for now but I'll clean it up to make it more user friendly when things slow down. But for now, here goes...

This is my daily driver so the mods come steadily as funds/time allows. My overall goal is to have a fun, capable daily that stands out and gives people an appreciation for not just Camaros, but for the automotive enthusiasts community as a whole. What makes this special to me is that up to this point I've been able to do all the work myself in the garage with nothing more than some Craftsman tools, a couple of good friends, and a few beers. By cranking away the old fashioned way, it's my hope that this can be a positive platform for present & future generations of enthusiasts to see what's possible with dedication, patience, and a little bit of work.

I bought my Camaro in May 2012 with just a click over 11k miles. Gas prices were ridiculous at the time and it had been on the lot for about 3 months already so the dealership made it worth my while to take it off their hands.

2010 Camaro 2SS/RS

Current Mod List (7/1/14)

Performance
Roto-Fab CAI
MGW shifter
ARH 1 7/8" LT headers w/ high flow cats
Stainless Works Retro exhaust
ADM Performance dyno tune

Suspension & brakes
BC Racing Coilovers
ZR1 blue powdercoated calipers
Granatelli Slotted/Dimpled rotors
Goodridge SS brake lines
Motul 600 DOT 4 brake fluid
Stock rotors/pads

Misc bling
ZL1 front grille
Blacked out front bowtie
Blacked out taillight bezels
Big Worm Graphix rear blackout
Sparks trunk emblem, custom painted in ZR1 blue
OEM blue ABL footwell lighting
P13W Plasma foglights
DRL harness

Wheels/Tires
Forgestar F14 wheels - Gloss Gunmetal, Deep Concave 20x9.5F/20x11R
Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta F:275/40-20, R:315/35-20

Upcoming
FE4 upgrade
Upgrade suspension components (wheel hop is the devil!)
VMax Throttle Body
3.91 Gears
Mild Cam

Here's a couple pics of where it's at today as well as from the day I brought her home.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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Couldn't stand the front license plate so that was one of the first things to go. I replaced the front bumper & installed BC coilovers to give her a more aggressive stance.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:18 AM   #3
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At this point I loved the stance but I needed a little more *oomph*. I got a great deal on a set of ARH headers that I had ceramic coated locally. Once they were done my friend & I installed the headers along with the Roto-Fab intake. Even untuned at that point....what a difference!
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:36 AM   #4
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Took the car on a roadtrip to Austin for my other half's bday last December. Got drunk and had street pizza down on 6th Street when we got there Friday night & then got up super early Saturday morning with a hangover to do a Color Me Rad 5k...horrible idea. BUUUUT since Saturday was her actual bday, we couldn't be tacos so that night we right back down to 6th Street all over again. What can I say....we're troopers

Note: These were brand new tshirts we bought that morning. She thought she'd be funny and bust me with one of those color bombs right upside the head (which you can see on the right side in the first pic of me)...I was pulling pink powder shite outta my ear for a week! *smh*
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:58 AM   #5
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Now that everything I've ordered is starting to come in, my mailbox is starting to become my new best friend! Here's what came for me yesterday. Needs a few touchups but overall I'm happy with it. The color has a way of changing based on the lighting, which looks killer in person. Keep an eye out for a review on it in a separate thread.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:17 AM   #6
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Now that everything I've ordered is starting to come in, my mailbox is starting to become my new best friend! Here's what came for me yesterday. Needs a few touchups but overall I'm happy with it. The color has a way of changing based on the lighting, which looks killer in person. Keep an eye out for a review on it in a separate thread.
I likey that!! They did an outstanding job on the headers..

Have fun with your ride and enjoy each other....

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Old 03-27-2014, 12:39 PM   #7
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Yeah they did a stellar job on the powdercoating! They were extremely thorough, answered all my questions, & gave me a quick turnaround. ADM Performance referred me over there & they didn't disappoint.

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:20 PM   #8
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Weekend updates. Ordered Big Worm Graphix blackout for the rear on Thursday at 1:57pm and it was on my doorstep before I got home on Friday. Wowzers! Installed it Friday night and mounted the new Sparks trunk emblem on Saturday morning.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:09 AM   #9
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Thanks for posting the pic! Those are some nice headers, what are you using from the cats and back?
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:54 PM   #10
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So far it's just OEM behind the cats. My next big purchase is going to be the Stainless Works Retro catback. May take a few months though. The wheels and tires put a pretty decent dent in the budget
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:05 PM   #11
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nice wheels thou
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:53 PM   #12
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Managed to limit myself to just one mod in Baytown. The footwell lighting came out AWESOME!
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:56 PM   #13
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Turns out C5Fest corrupted me. Lots more stuff coming in the mail over the next couple weeks, including a catback exhaust, powdercoated calipers, stainless steel brake lines, new pads, and (crossing my fingers) Forgestar F14 wheels. Stay tuned!
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:48 PM   #14
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Looking good SSeric!!! Can't wait to see the new mods!!
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:55 PM   #15
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If you're coming out to Quakerstate tomorrow you'll see the exhaust. No more giant cans in the rear!

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Old 05-28-2014, 03:59 PM   #16
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Post C5Fest parts have arrived! Really dig Forgestar's presentation and extra swag. Even got a microfiber cloth for the wheels...how cool is that?! And the tips on the Stainless Works exhaust...ginormous!
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:09 PM   #17
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Wheels are on. It was raining so no fancy shots yet, but here's a couple quick shots along w/ a sneak peek at my next mod
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Those F14 are SWEEEEEEET!!!!!
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:16 PM   #19
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Ran into a issues with the brake upgrade but finally got it squared away. Put on Goodridge lines, powdercoated calipers, slotted/dimpled rotors, and DOT4 fluid. After being down about a week, here's the end result. The calipers match up pretty good with the SS Sparks emblem. Those paired up with the sound from the Stainless Works Retro exhaust...starting to finally stand out!
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Car is looking good bro! Diggin this pic! LMAO!!!



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HAHA thanks man! Not sure if hungry...or just functionally retarded :P
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Great build man!
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:43 AM   #23
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Ok I'm itching for more stuff...thinking the suspension is going to be next on the list. Maybe a new rear spoiler? Thinking RKSport has the look I'm going for:



Also thinking of making a couple changes to the front grill. Going to get the front blackout kit from Big Worm Graphix. After that maybe get the OEM SS emblem up front & have it painted in the same ZR1 blue. Also thought about changing the look of the bowtie up front but not too sure on that one yet. Thoughts?

Side note: Here's a pic after a local cruise we went on this weekend and also a youtube vid here: http://youtu.be/gxbxDwRQurQ?list=UUg...PaSU-fOXu1MWtA. 35+ Camaros rolling through the countryside. Good times!
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