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View Poll Results: Which color combo should I go with?
(Vert) White with Orange stripes (See chop below) 27 27.84%
(Vert) IBM with Cyber Gray stripes 4 4.12%
(Vert) Victory Red with Black stripes 5 5.15%
(coupe) White with Orange stripes (See chop below) 18 18.56%
(coupe) IBM with Cyber Gray stripes 13 13.40%
(coupe) Victory Red with Black stripes 21 21.65%
(Coupe) IBM with no stripes 9 9.28%
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Question Mindz Camaro Project...(recording how many times my decision will change)

Well here's my first post of many to come. You're welcome to follow my thoughts and decision making as I wait for my camaro convertible in March of 2011 (as well as watch me have nervous breakdowns and serioussly consider getting a hardtop instead.

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Current decision is in the quote below.


As I will no longer be getting a convertible, I've started exploring my bigger budget for modifications.

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  • 1SS with RS package
  • Edelbrock/Maggie 2300 kit or Twin Turbo kit
  • Tom Henry Long Tube Headers
  • Rear trunk lid by Seibon
  • Paint scheme

    To be added later:
  • DMH low profile cut-outs
  • Full dash ABL mod
  • DSV interior
  • Unrestricted rear diffuser

    Possibly
  • Vararam
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Diffuser:

http://www.unrestrictedmotorsports.c...er_exhaust.jpg
http://www.unrestrictedmotorsports.c...right_rear.jpg

Paint scheme:
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:32 PM   #2
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As it stands, right now, I'm aiming for a Convertible, ordering in October-ish of 2010.

Right now, my color choice is white with vibrant orange stripes, as well as grabbing the convertible concept wheels or something similar and having the spokes painted white to match. I still have an old chop of a picture Dragoneye and I worked on which is posted below...




Victory Red and Imperial Blue Metallic have a gnawing place in the back of my mind though. That IBM with CGM stripes and VR with gloss black stripes are super flashy...Plus I can track my car if I get a hardtop...Decisions, decisions...
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Awesome...Now the wait...

I don't think there is enough popcorn for this wait

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I even had a thread debating on if I want a vert/hardtop or another car, and the points made in the thread went against what the poll said, so that wasn't any help...
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:09 PM   #5
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Saw this post and definitely going to go with this set up when I finally get my car...I'm all for keeping the stock exhaust note, even while running straight pipes...

http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7027

Gonna be looking for a Turbo set up as well possibly. I'm thinking either Squires (STS) or Fastlane if they get a CARB cert for their system. So far STS is the only CARB certified turbo system legal for CA. Either way, I love the sound of a spool and blow off valve mixed with a roaring V8. Check out how I'm hoping my camaro will sound when I'm done with it.

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Well after seeing that GM filed for bankruptcy today, it brings my anxiety level up slightly. A small part of me is worried that the company won't keep the convertible on schedule (granted it's already delayed till 2011). This same part is telling me to get the hardtop at the end of this year instead of waiting for the convertible. My fiancee re-enforces this point as she still doesn't like the convertible and is very vocal about it. She's trying to convince me that I will track my car more than once and a hardtop is better for that, however her cousin has offered to install the rollbar for me should I get a convertible and want to track it.

Again, the scales are teetering and starting to sway from my resolute decision. The more I see hardtops, the more I start breaking. I am hoping that some news will surface publicly about the development of the convertible so I can rest 100% easy knowing that it's still going to be released.
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*cough*hardtop*cough*


Imagine all the waiting for the convertible...and what happens if last minute they delay it more or even cancel it..... ? and all that time (What, a year?) you could have been in a hardtop...

But i know how you feel about the convertible..... tough decision....
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Are you fiancee #2 now pink? lol
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http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25147

Sigh. Another story that makes me want a Camaro 5 minutes ago instead of waiting. Am I to be punished this way until I actually order?



http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22711 is the first story that got to me.
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One thing to think about, how many Panic du Jours will happen with the convertible the first little while? Hopefully none, but the idea gives me the heebie jeebies
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So far the hardtops haven't had much problems, and the reason the convertible is pushed back is that they just secured a new company to make the tops. I have been thinking about it though, and it's one of the reasons why the hardtop is appealing.

That and road/cabin noise...
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http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25147

Sigh. Another story that makes me want a Camaro 5 minutes ago instead of waiting. Am I to be punished this way until I actually order?



http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22711 is the first story that got to me.
That really is a cool story... The one about taking off the car cover.

Now....WAIT for that soft top!!!

The only part that worries me?....a vert that is 3k more than a hardtop....boooo
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Mindz, I do think you will be ok if you wait. It's what you always wanted, since before I became a member here. I know people can change their mindz... but dont' change it out of fear. In my opinion the worst case is you wait, they don't make it and you get a hard top a little later than you hoped.

Hang in there boss.
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That really is a cool story... The one about taking off the car cover.

Now....WAIT for that soft top!!!

The only part that worries me?....a vert that is 3k more than a hardtop....boooo
3k is doable, 5k is pushing the bar. It just means less money to go towards my turbo.

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Mindz, I do think you will be ok if you wait. It's what you always wanted, since before I became a member here. I know people can change their mindz... but dont' change it out of fear. In my opinion the worst case is you wait, they don't make it and you get a hard top a little later than you hoped.

Hang in there boss.
I'm trying . That's what this journal is for, so I can post my thoughts and then hopefully when I get my vert, I can come back and read all the posts of my thoughts and anguishes while waiting for the darn thing.
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Mindz, I do think you will be ok if you wait. It's what you always wanted, since before I became a member here. I know people can change their mindz... but dont' change it out of fear. In my opinion the worst case is you wait, they don't make it and you get a hard top a little later than you hoped.

Hang in there boss.


The vert WILL come out. And, when it does, if you have a coupe, you might be kicking yourself. You have waited a looooong time. Waiting a little longer just gives you that much more time to save up.
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After seeing some older convertible tops in rough shape, I've come to the realization that even some of the best maintained tops start to look drab and unappealing after so many years. I'm starting to have doubts (what else is new) about the convertible some years down the road. I certainly don't want the top to get stretched across the supports and look boxy and such like below.



Anyone have experience with convertibles over a length of time? Please respond.
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yeah i don't know much about the tops but my guess is there is nothing you can really do about it stretching like that,no matter how well you keep it conditioned.

you will most likely just have to get it replaced every 5 or so years would be my guess all depending on how often you use it
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The top will the definately deteriorate over time, there is no stoping that. So unless you plan on garage keeping it, the top will not look too great a couple of years down the road.

However, that's something that can be easily repaired, and having the ability to put down the top in your car is still a great perk.
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yeah i don't know much about the tops but my guess is there is nothing you can really do about it stretching like that,no matter how well you keep it conditioned.

you will most likely just have to get it replaced every 5 or so years would be my guess all depending on how often you use it
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My 'vert is 5 years old now and looks/works just fine, and the car is not garaged. Newer tops are made with much better material than the older cars. I would guess that most new cars will last at least 10yrs.
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Just making sure you saw this

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When will we see the Camaro convertible?
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Q1 of the 2011 calendar year.

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Is this confirmed 100% or is it an estimated date? We were supposed to see the vert in Summer of 2010...but it was pushed back. Thanks for the link.
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