Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
JUICEDMOTORSPORTS
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Member Car Journals

Member Car Journals Want to keep a long term Camaro project journal to share with the community? Use this forum to create a single thread which you can update over time to document the progress.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
DJ A
 
DJ A's Avatar
 
Drives: Cammed 2010 SS
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 209
Project Ally

Been on the forums for a while and I have finally decided to make a build thread, it will be a slow one since I'm about to head out to college but it's still a build thread right? It all started when I bought my first Camaro last summer. It was an IBM 2011 SS Auto and it was fun for a while but I knew in my heart I really wanted a manual so I went out and bought one back in March and a lot has changed since. Her name is Ally and she is a black 2010 LS3 and a hell of a lot more fun to drive! Here's a few pics of the day she came home with me!

Name:  photo.JPG
Views: 128
Size:  176.5 KB

Name:  photo (1).JPG
Views: 127
Size:  143.7 KB

Name:  photo (2).JPG
Views: 122
Size:  141.1 KB

So far to date this is what I have done

- Plasti-Dipped rims
- Oracle Concept Sidemarkers
- BMR 1.4" drop springs all around
- CAI Intake
- Dynatech 1 7/8" LT Headers w/cat-delete
- ZL1 Grille
- ZL1 Suede shift boot & knob
- Removed all badges
- Hurst Short throw shifter
- Magnaflow Competition Axle-back w/x-pipe

Here's what she looks like now:

Name:  IMG_1476.jpg
Views: 126
Size:  64.5 KB

Name:  photo (4).JPG
Views: 127
Size:  166.3 KB

Name:  photo (3).JPG
Views: 128
Size:  254.4 KB

And a pic of the two beauties together:

Name:  IMG_1318.jpg
Views: 123
Size:  253.6 KB
__________________
2010 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3
- TSP 231/236 Cam
- Dynatech 1 7/8" LT Headers
- Dynatech Offroad Pipes
- CAI Intake
- BMR 1.4" Drop Springs
- Hurst Short Throw
- Magnaflow Street Series Axle-Back w/X-pipe

Last edited by DJ A; 09-13-2014 at 08:18 PM.
DJ A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 01:14 PM   #2
ModBargains

 
ModBargains's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro RS/SS, 996TT, E90 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: 1721 E. Lambert Rd. Unit C, La Habra, Ca 90631
Posts: 434
Looks good!
__________________

Sales | Sales@Modbargains.com | (714) 582-3330
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM-6:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM (PST) | Our Blog
ModBargains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 11:14 PM   #3
DJ A
 
DJ A's Avatar
 
Drives: Cammed 2010 SS
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 209
Cam Install

So did my TSP 231/236 cam install and it's an awesome cam to say the least! And I can't get enough of that chop

Ordered the TSP cam kit with
- PRC .650" Spring Kit
- TSP 231/236 Cam 112 LSA
- 3 Bolt Cam Gear w/ARP bolts

Also ordered a C5R Timing Chain and a Melling HV Oil Pump. All together I spent about $1500 and did my own work so I didn't have to pay a shop.

Here are pics during the install:

Cam Kit

Name:  photo (9).JPG
Views: 121
Size:  178.3 KB

Tearing into the engine

Name:  photo (10).JPG
Views: 124
Size:  186.0 KB

Name:  photo (13).JPG
Views: 122
Size:  210.3 KB

Name:  photo (7).JPG
Views: 121
Size:  223.5 KB

Spring Install

Name:  photo (11).JPG
Views: 119
Size:  203.7 KB

Name:  photo (12).JPG
Views: 117
Size:  212.9 KB

Sorry forgot to take pics of the actual cam install but here are a couple of pics of it put back together

Name:  photo (5).JPG
Views: 121
Size:  198.0 KB

Name:  photo (8).JPG
Views: 121
Size:  196.5 KB

Then after I finished and started, I found out I had misfires on cylinders #1 and #6 Here's a link to the misfire:

So I had to go back into tearing apart the engine and found this...

Name:  photo (6).JPG
Views: 118
Size:  155.4 KB

...So I had to wait another week to receive my new valves and put everything back together and today I finally finished my cam install! Turned the car on aaaannnnddd

__________________
2010 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3
- TSP 231/236 Cam
- Dynatech 1 7/8" LT Headers
- Dynatech Offroad Pipes
- CAI Intake
- BMR 1.4" Drop Springs
- Hurst Short Throw
- Magnaflow Street Series Axle-Back w/X-pipe

Last edited by DJ A; 08-31-2014 at 09:39 AM.
DJ A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 11:42 PM   #4
DJ A
 
DJ A's Avatar
 
Drives: Cammed 2010 SS
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 209
I am very happy with this cam and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good cam. I can definitely feel the power difference and who doesn't love a good lope?
__________________
2010 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3
- TSP 231/236 Cam
- Dynatech 1 7/8" LT Headers
- Dynatech Offroad Pipes
- CAI Intake
- BMR 1.4" Drop Springs
- Hurst Short Throw
- Magnaflow Street Series Axle-Back w/X-pipe
DJ A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 12:16 PM   #5
Behic2320
SoCal HT5 COTW 4/21/13
 
Behic2320's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 SS/RS Supercharged LS3
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sandy Eggo
Posts: 2,411
Congrats on your second SS and youre only in college, Pretty lucky. The cam sounds great and its awesome that you did all of your own wrenching
__________________
Behic2320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 12:54 PM   #6
DJ A
 
DJ A's Avatar
 
Drives: Cammed 2010 SS
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Behic2320 View Post
Congrats on your second SS and youre only in college, Pretty lucky. The cam sounds great and its awesome that you did all of your own wrenching
Thanks! Ya my dad's a mechanic so I learned a lot from him!
__________________
2010 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3
- TSP 231/236 Cam
- Dynatech 1 7/8" LT Headers
- Dynatech Offroad Pipes
- CAI Intake
- BMR 1.4" Drop Springs
- Hurst Short Throw
- Magnaflow Street Series Axle-Back w/X-pipe
DJ A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 12:06 PM   #7
ModBargains

 
ModBargains's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro RS/SS, 996TT, E90 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: 1721 E. Lambert Rd. Unit C, La Habra, Ca 90631
Posts: 434
Ouch that misfire sounds rough. Glad you got it all! Great work
__________________

Sales | Sales@Modbargains.com | (714) 582-3330
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM-6:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM (PST) | Our Blog
ModBargains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2014, 09:18 PM   #8
DJ A
 
DJ A's Avatar
 
Drives: Cammed 2010 SS
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 209
Did a small mod today. I put a matte black vinyl on the bumper and trunk panel, then added my fender "CAMARO" emblem to the trunk panel. I think it looks pretty good, but I might buy a black set from emblempros.

Name:  photo (14).JPG
Views: 66
Size:  183.5 KB

Name:  photo (15).JPG
Views: 65
Size:  156.5 KB
__________________
2010 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3
- TSP 231/236 Cam
- Dynatech 1 7/8" LT Headers
- Dynatech Offroad Pipes
- CAI Intake
- BMR 1.4" Drop Springs
- Hurst Short Throw
- Magnaflow Street Series Axle-Back w/X-pipe
DJ A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 08:45 PM   #9
DJ A
 
DJ A's Avatar
 
Drives: Cammed 2010 SS
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 209
Got my new LED fogs put in and they look great! Also installed a hydrodipped carbon fiber door trim that I bought from a member on here but not quite sure how I am feeling it. I might just have them vinyl wrapped in carbon fiber.

Name:  photo (2).JPG
Views: 34
Size:  131.6 KB

Name:  photo (1).JPG
Views: 35
Size:  106.1 KB
__________________
2010 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3
- TSP 231/236 Cam
- Dynatech 1 7/8" LT Headers
- Dynatech Offroad Pipes
- CAI Intake
- BMR 1.4" Drop Springs
- Hurst Short Throw
- Magnaflow Street Series Axle-Back w/X-pipe
DJ A is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.