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Old 12-27-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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427 LSX engine - short block assembled by ERL Performance
All Pro six-bolt cylinder heads
All Pro Intake Manifold
All Pro Valve covers
Callies LS1 ultrabillet center-balanced crank shaft
Comp Cam - custom spec
Ross Pistons
T&D rockers
solid roller lifters
IPS Motorsports Twin Turbo Kit with GT3794R Billet Turbos
RPM Turbo 400 Transmission
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2012 heater hoses
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Aeromotive 16306 - BILLET FUEL PUMP SPEED CONTROLLER
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Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro tires P275/60R15
Street wheels:
  • Forgeline SP3S wheels 20x9.5 (front) and 20x11 (rear)
  • Nitto 555-R Drag Radials 305/35-20 (rear)
  • Nitto Invo 275/40-20 (front)

Custom painted brake calipers (ZR1 blue - Showstopper)
Slotted/dimpled brake rotors
Stainless brake lines (IPS Motorsports)
BilletAnything Black Billet Race Pedals
Backup camera system with Gentex GNTX-657 mirror (GM part number 25794381), backup camera (Sony XA-R800C), and plug-and-play harness from 2SSRS (thanks, Ofer!)
Heritage grill (from Rodger's Chevrolet)
Street Scene Lower Valence Grill - black billet, cutout style (Part Number: 950-85228) purchased from Stillen.com
SS emblems for grill and trunk from Sparks Restorations
Roto-Fab Radiator Shroud
Showstopper Premium Underhood Package
Showstopper concept LED sidemarker lights
MPD1 spoiler
Custom painted taillight bezels by Showstopper Accessories
Custom painted rear license plate frame from RPI
Body Color XM Antenna (thanks to BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet)
Custom painted hood spears by First Impressions
Custom-made trunk mat with sound-dampening by The Carpet Workshop of Ohio
3M Clear Bra by Clear Bra Ohio
Lloyds Mats
Matte black "CAMARO" fender badges from overhaulengines
Custom embroidered headrests by Embroidery Plus Quick Print
Custom dyed interior stitching
Custom Dash Plaque by EmblemPros
Ghost Armor radio face protection
Window Tint (35%)
Taillight, Reverse Lights tint (by Chauffe Performance)
Afterburner Taillight LED Kit (SMD) by AAC Style
Plasma P13W Plasma LED bulbs DRLs from AAC Style[/URL]
Interior LED Conversion Kit (dome and trunk light, soft blue ABL color) from AAC Style
License plate LEDs from AAC Style
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:14 PM   #2
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Table of Contents (under construction)

Air Scoop
Antenna
Cold air intakes
Backup camera system
Brakes
Cage 4679, 4774
Cam 4197
Clear bra
DSS 9" Rear Conversion Kit 4195
Dyno sheets 122, 3172, 5688
Emblems and badges 74, 3198,
Engine bay bling
Exhaust
Exhaust cutouts
Fuel Pump 4159, 4197, Pro Series fuel pump 5559
Gauges - Race Pak 5708
Grills
Head rests
Headers
Helmet 3302
Intake manifoldsIntercoolers 5250
Lifters (solid roller) 5545
Lighting
  • cup holders 3198,
  • daytime running lights
  • dome
  • footwell
  • reverse lights
  • sidemarker lights
  • taillights
Lugs 5545
Parachute 5546
Rear end - Strange 9" with 389 Pro Gear (spool) 5671
Rockers (T&D) 5545
Seat - Kirkey Pro street drag aluminum seat with cover 5479
Shifter 110
Spoiler
Steering wheel
Subwoofers
Supercharger
Suspension upgrades
  • bushings - subframe, differential
  • coilovers Penske 5635
  • sway bars 81
  • trailing arms
Tint 72
Tires: Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro tires P275/60R15 5566
Torque converter
Transmission - Turbo 400 5604
Trunk mat
Turbos 4784
Valve covers 4151, All Pro 5531
Videos:Washer bottle
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  • Forgeline
  • Savini 87, 125
IPS Motorsports 2010+ Camaro SS 15" Rear Wheel Conversion Package 5172
Weld Racing 15x10 rear 566, 5170 , Weld front skinnies 5203
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:14 PM   #3
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I ordered my car on November 9, 2009. The dealer said it would take about 5 weeks and I might get it before Christmas. I thought he meant Christmas of this year.

The TPW was set at 12/21, but that week has come and gone and my car is still listed as "order broadcast" on the tracking site.

I have been very thankful to those who have posted pictures of their Camaros especially while I've been waiting for my car to arrive. I never get tired of looking at Camaros and reading others' stories about their cars.

So, I'm starting this thread to begin telling the saga of a car I don't yet have. When I get it, I promise to post pictures and share mods too.

I have ordered a 2SS/RS in CGM. Automatic. I can drive a stick, but I really just prefer automatics. Some might think that's not cool to drive an automatic Camaro. That's okay. You get what you like, I'm getting what I like. To each their own. I also ordered a trunk mat for it. I heard that it helps to dampen road noise (I do not plan on putting anything "messy" in my car).

The interior is black leather. Sweet.

So, that's what it will come with "stock." Here is what I am planning to do with my Camaro after I get it:

Hood spears, glossy black with "SS" stenciled on them with the CGM peaking through. I know that the black won't stand out against the CGM. I want it to be subtle and classy.

Paint the strip between the tail lights glossy black (the trunk strip).

Black out the bow ties.

My brother and a buddy of his do high-quality custom paint on cars. I may have them to the paint work, but he lives 400 miles from me. If they can do it over a long weekend, that might work.

Purchased a set of blue LED lights to replace the dome light. I bought a set of 2 so I can do the trunk light too if I want to.

I've already purchased a set of Lloyds mats with "Camaro SS" embroidered on them in black. Funny how much stuff I have purchased for a car I don't even have yet.

I bought a "no drill" front license plate bracket on ebay. I'll take pictures and report on that too.

Window tinting - think I'll go 35% sides and back. Ohio law says the front sides shouldn't be lower than 50%. I'm hoping I can get away with 35%.

Debating on doing the following:

I may black out the tail lights, backup lights, and side marker lights. I need to find a material to do this that will not wear out. I don't want to do it again and I want it to look good for a long long time. When I'm convinced that such a material exists, I'll do the lights.

Blue LED footwell lighting.

Have Subthump put in 2 10" subs in the trunk with an amp. Going to wait to hear what the sound system sounds like first.

Powder coat the wheels to a charcoal gray.

Gill fades.

LEDs for the daytime running lights.

Okay, that's enough for a first post. Please feel free to comment on this work in progress. I'm counting on it.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:36 PM   #4
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Have you tried spastic squirrel website to try and find your car? What dealer did you order from? I hope your car is built but I bet it is lost in the holiday shuffle.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:38 PM   #5
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Yeah, I tried spastic squirrel. It doesn't show up. My dealer promised he'd call me as soon as he has a VIN and he is checking every morning (he said they get updates around mid morning). We want to do the paperwork before Jan. 1 if possible so I can take advantage of the tax break for 2009. But, no word yet.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:06 PM   #6
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I got my VIN today! Thanks to BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet. She pm'd me this morning to tell me. My dealer also sent me an email around mid day to tell me I have a VIN. So, he was able to put my car into his computer system and check on the USAA rebate to see if I qualify and he said that I do. Ya me! I get an extra $750 off the price of the car. That's cool. He also mentioned that he thought the car should arrive sometime during the last week of January.

I ordered a dash plaque from dragonZ28 today too. The thread about those is here:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32234

Also, I have been pm'ing with steve at subthump as to what kind of subsystem to install in the trunk and how to install it.

So, I made some progress today.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:08 PM   #7
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She's almost HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I remember so well what you are feeling right now. Enjoy this, seriously. The wait is an exciting part of the process.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:56 PM   #8
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I found the tint shop I'm going to use today. There is a shop in Columbus and they have a great reputation with the local shops that do tunes and mods. Mr. Tint. I called him and got a quote of $229 using the best "film" he has.

I also got the name of a custom paint shop for my spears and I sent them an email.

Car update from the tracker says: "Status: Available to Ship from Rail Yard."

It's getting close!
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:06 PM   #9
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Got another update this weekend. My car has been trucked to Dearborn, MI and is awaiting a truck to my dealer here in Ohio. I think I may get my car this week!

I've been spending my time reading the Junkman's threads on cleaning and maintaining the finish on my new car. Looks like Adam's polishes will be getting some of my money soon!

Here are the 2 threads that link you to his videos (well worth watching all of them!):
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59171
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:47 PM   #10
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Got the news today I have been waiting for. My car has been DISPATCHED from the rail yard in Dearborn, MI and is on its way to Ohio. w00t! I'm so psyched. Not sure I'll get much sleep tonight. The camera batteries are all charged up!
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Am I going to be seeing another CGM on campus soon?
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:57 PM   #13
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I'll stop the truck, grab the car and drive it there myself SOOOO close. Can't wait to see all the pics. Post a bunch cause that's what we all like, lots of pics.
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The dealer just called. The car has arrived. They need to do the PDI and clean it up a bit. I will be picking it up on Saturday! Woohoo!
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:32 PM   #17
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Very cool! I got the news a couple of days before my pick-up date as well. It was very hard to sleep those nights! But when you see it all shiny and ready to go, you will melt even more than you did seeing it today!
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:47 PM   #18
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Cool! But please get rid of those footprints :-)
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Good for you - that stretch from Christmas to the 11th seemed like it took forever for you to hear! I can't wait to see it cleaned up - congrats!
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I think all the footprints and water spots will be gone tomorrow. It had just come off the truck when I saw it today. I debated on whether to post those pics because it was pretty dirty. Tomorrow it will be shiny new! More pics to follow! Thanks for the nice comments.
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Hope you get some sleep tonight. Kind of like Christmas and you can't open your presents yet.
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