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Old 01-26-2015, 01:46 PM   #1
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NCTiger 2012 1SS

I have been a community observer for years and the forum has provided a lot of information from which I could pull ideas, lessons learned, and DIY how-to's. I bought my 2012 1SS non-RS in July of 2012 and it is the first car I purchased myself. From the beginning I had a mod list for the car. It took about ten months before I purchased my first mods and it went from there. I finally got around to making my build thread. I hope it brings some interest.

Base Car: 2012 Camaro 1SS Non-RS. Summit White. Black interior. Satin Black Rally Stripes

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Performance Mods:
  • K&N Cold Air Intake
  • Corsa Cat-Back Exhaust
  • Hotchkis Track Pack
    • Chassis Brace
    • Lowering Springs
    • Front Sway Bar
    • Rear Sway Bar
  • BMR End Links (F&R)
Exterior Mods:
  • Bow-Tie Blackouts
  • Camaro Side Emblem Blackout
  • Tail Light Bezel Blackout
  • Havoc Diffuser
  • LED Fog Light Conversion
  • Switchback Turn Signal Conversion
  • Eagle Eye Headlight and HID Conversion
  • Plasti-Dip Wheels
  • ACS T4 Splitter
  • ACS T4 Rockers
Current Setup:

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Old 01-26-2015, 01:51 PM   #2
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CAI & Cat-Back Exhaust

The first two mods were a K&N CAI and Corsa Cat-back exhaust. Installed while I was living in Richmond, VA.

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Corsa Installation - It was a cold weather installation, so there are few photos.

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Old 01-26-2015, 01:58 PM   #3
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Hotckis Track Pack Stage 2

The first serious installation was the Hotchkis Track Pack that lowered the vehicle and added the chassis brace. It was immediately noticeable that the vehicle hooked up better and that speed bumps & pot holes were now my worst enemy.

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Old 01-26-2015, 02:09 PM   #4
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Headlight/Fog Light Conversion

I opted for not getting the RS package because I did not see the Halo headlights and HIDs being worth the $3k. I always had plans to switch out the halogen lamps, so I opted for the Eagle Eye headlight and when I was doing it I included an HID conversion. This was the first time I had taken off a major body panel, so it was a little anxiety-inducing. I think it all turned out well. The support of Diode Dynamics with the wiring diagrams was paramount and the many DIY's on the forum for removing the front bumper assisted greatly.

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Old 01-26-2015, 02:24 PM   #5
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Havoc Diffuser

One of the first body mods that I knew I wanted was the Havoc Diffuser. It is a perfect example, to me, of an improvement upon the existing diffuser. It keeps the same lines of the OEM, but makes the rear very unique. I know some people have had issues with fitment. So far, mine installed in 3 hours and fit within my expectations of aftermarket.

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Old 01-26-2015, 02:35 PM   #6
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Nice! What are your plans for future mods?
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:15 PM   #7
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Nice! What are your plans for future mods?
I have the ACS T4 splitter and rockers currently in shipment. I think they may be delayed to the snow storm hitting the Northeast USA. They last checked in at the Syracuse, NY FedEx facility.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:52 PM   #8
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ACS T4 Splitter and Rockers

Well, the parts arrived a full week ago but I have been too busy to get them installed. Doing some test fitting, they are going to do just fine. Great packing for painted parts resulted in no scratches and I couldn't be happier.

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It will be another week before I can get them installed. The anticipation is killing me.

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Old 02-05-2015, 07:17 PM   #9
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Nice eagle eyes!!!!
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:40 AM   #10
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Great build thread. Keep up the good work. keep the pics and mods coming
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:27 PM   #11
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I'm liking those ACS parts! Good choice!
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:54 AM   #12
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Splitter and Rocker Install

I took some time this weekend to get the splitter and rockers installed. I think they look great. The instructions were relatively clear. I purchased the undertray with the splitter and it came as one piece. This seemed like a good thing until I started to mount the splitter. Getting the bolts lined up required extreme dexterity and patience. Luckily the rockers were very straight forward and easily installed.

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