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Old 01-04-2017, 10:13 PM   #1
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Stormtrooper Camaro Fan Build

Welcome to the Dark Side of the wrench!

In this video build thread, I trade in my blaster for a wrench as I transform this everyday terran vehicle into a battle-ready Stormtrooper Imperial ground transport.

...cue the galactic music...

A short time ago, in a garage so, so near...

It is a period of turmoil in the galaxy. Death Star engineers felt their super weapon wasn't a true head-turner so a 2-meter wide exhaust port was installed to generate an aggressive exhaust tone that would strike fear on top of that already existing fear when you know your planet is about to blow up. Plus, it relieved some hella-backpressure.

Failing to realize there's no sound in space, this design flaw led to the battle station's demise. The Empire's economic reach and stocks plummeted and they were left scrambling to fulfill their fleet transport needs by scavenging and modifying vehicles from other, lesser-known planets with unfamiliar technology...


VEHICLE SPECS: 2013 Camaro SS Convertible

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Cat-back Exhaust | Corsa Performance
Quarter Panel Molding | Retro USA
Cold Air Intake | Cold Air Inductions

UP NEXT:

Sway Bars | Eibach
Lowering Springs | Eibach
Heritage Grille
Matte White Exterior | Plasti Dip

I'll update this list here so you don't have to scroll through all the pages. Like you, I find the lack of mods on this list disturbing so of course, there are many more performance and styling mods I plan on doing and I'll add them in as I get more ideas. If there's a mod you think would be a good fit I'd love to hear about it! Post your ideas below!

Also, it seems like you all like photos so I'll start taking before and after shots with each video.
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:23 PM   #2
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EPISODE I: THE EXHAUST STRIKES BACK!



In order to protect myself from Jedi mind tricks during my mission on Earth, I install a new sport cat-back exhaust system from Corsa Performance to not only improve engine performance but help form a barrier against the Force using a more aggressive exhaust tone which is rumored to dispel it.

There's a sound comparison between stock and the new system towards the end of the video!
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:55 PM   #3
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EPISODE 2: THE RETURN OF THE QUARTER PANEL MOLDING



In order to get my Stormtrooper Camaro closer to passing Imperial ground transport code during my mission on Earth, I install new quarter panel moldings from Retro USA to give one of the Camaro's most signature features a more aggressive look!
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:39 PM   #4
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Nice vid. Are you the "new girl" on AGG?
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:27 PM   #5
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Nice vid. Are you the "new girl" on AGG?
That is what I was thinking.
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:19 PM   #6
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Nice vid. Are you the "new girl" on AGG?
Yep, that would be me!
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:57 PM   #7
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EPISODE 3: ATTACK OF THE COLD AIR INTAKE



It can get hot under the helmet so I install a cold air intake from Cold Air Inductions.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:54 PM   #8
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This is kinda cool.

Never knew about all those extra braces under the convertible.
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