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kjkjr27 03-29-2012 12:26 PM

Kjkjr27's IOM Build [COTW 9/16/13]
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My story of getting my hands on a Camaro isn't as great as others that I have read. It first started in the early summer of '10 where I jokingly told my dad I wanted a Camaro and his response was "Yea, sure I will buy you a car model" Then towards the end of the summer my dad brought it up again that if I wanted one we would start looking into it. Fast forward to September '10 on my dad's birthday. My sister wanted to throw a surprise birthday for my dad and she wanted me to get him out of the house so she could set up. I didn't really know where to take my dad seeing how anywhere with food was out of the question since there would be a ton of food at the party. So once again jokingly I said "Let's go to the Chevy dealership". Surprisingly he agreed and we went. Two hours later we were walking out with a deposit down on an order for a very new 2011 2LT/RS IOM. I know it may seem wrong that I ended up with a new car on my dad's birthday but due to unfortunate family events I was able to pay for it outright myself, Thanks Ma love you and miss you everyday. Even though she passed before the 5th gen came out I know she would of loved these cars, she owned a couple firebirds. So fast forward to the Sunday after Thanksgiving Nov. 28th 2010 the day I picked up my beautiful IOM Camaro. It truly was love at first sight. Since then I have enjoyed her so much.

So there is my Camaro story, not the best one ever but a story none the less.

My goal for this build is to:

1. Increase performance (power,braking,handling)
2. Cosmetically make it one of a kind
3. Some Weight Reduction
4. Clean up the engine bay

Now to get on with the mods:

Current Mods
Apex Catch Can 654
Roto Fab CAI 46
APEX Air Scoop and w/w relocator 63
LS3 Midpipe with MRT V2 51
Black Ice-olator 55
Trifecta Tune 140
Ported Throttle Body 91 145
MACE Stage 3 Ported IM 204 304
Au Magnetic Drain Plug
Ceramic Coated BBK LTs with HFCs 483
17lb Braille Battery 641
Elite Engineering Clean Side Oil Separator
Vitesse Motorsports Throttle Controller
LFX intake manifold swap

R1 Sloted/Drilled Rotors Front and Rear 377 453
Hawk HPS Pads 453

Pfadt Trailing arms 526
Pfadt Outer Trailing Arm Bushings 535
LSR Front and Rear Sway Bars 589 , 598
LSR Billet Toe Rods 635
Megan Racing Coilovers 635
HM Racing Design custom front and rear bars 634
LSR Adjustable Rear Endlinks 667

GM 8.6" Rear End with 3.91 gears 656
SS Axles 656
BMR Differential Bushings656
DSS Al 1-piece Driveshaft


AAC Amber footwell lights 8 9
LED Dome Light 50
Custom Painted Interior 53 103 425
Chrome door speaker rings 66
Orange powdercoated Aluminum Pedals 77 286
Illuminated Cup Holder 135
Protective Radio Face Cover

Plasti-Dipped Tailight Bezels 35 36
Vinyl Rear Trunk Blackout 167 180
35% Tint on side quarter & rear windows 45
Gills 59
Custom Painted Bowties 390 432
Windshield Decal 102
Matte Black 20x10 Nurburgring with 275/40-20 General G-MAX AS-03 110
DRL Harness 160
Matte Black NS-1 401
Black Acorn Gorilla Wheel Locks 453
Hex Vents 524
2 18x9.5 Corvette C6 Z06 with MT ET Street Radial 2 265/40/18
2 Cadillac Spares with MT Sportsman S/R 26x6x18LT
Heritage Grill 651
Front Fascia Grill Blackout 654
IOM Painted 3D Fender Vents

Engine Bay
IOM Painted Fuze Box Cover 17
IOM Painted Throttle Body 145
IOM Painted Roto-fab CAI Box 46
IOM Painted Plenum Cover 290 304
IOM Painted Valve Covers 262 304
Custom Powdercoated Intake Manifold 273 304

Future Mods
Prothane Subframe Inserts
Trans Cooler

*All future mods I currently have just aren't installed at the moment, or I have ordered*

Some Car Details:

Dyno Numbers: 249.3 rwhp???

1/4 Mile Time:
10/12/13: 13.564 @ 102.51 (D.A 1186 Corrected: 13.396@103.8) Slip Mods: MRT v2, Roto fab CAI w/ air scoop, Rx Black Ice-olator, Ported TB, Trifecta Tune, Nurburgrings, General Gmax, Mace Stage 3 Ported IM, Rx Plenum Spacer, BBK Lts w/ HFC, Pfadt Trailing Arms and Outer Bushings, LSR Front and Rear Sway Bars, LSR Toe Rods, Megan Racing Coilovers, MT DRs with skinnies, Loss of ~250lbs



kjkjr27 03-29-2012 12:29 PM

I am gonna use this post to try and do an as accurate weight changes as I can with each mod that has been added or what has been removed. Some things may be pointless to weigh but this is more for me to get an idea of what is going on lol.

Red= weight loss Green=Weight Gain

Starting Weight: 3749 _________Estimated Weight: ~3469 --> 3600 with full tank
Weight Loss: 280.4lbs

Exhaust: Stock:48lbs MRT v2:19lbs --> 29lbs
Wheels: Stock:124.6lbs Nurburgrings 20x10: 98lbs --> 26.6lbs
Pirellis: Stock: 136lbs General G-Max 275/40/20: 120lbs --> 16lbs
Lug Nuts: Stock: 3.14lbs Al Lug Nuts: 0.94lbs --> 2.2lbs
Engine Cover: --> 2.5lbs
Washer Bottle: 2lbs (empty) Apex Scoop and W/W Relocator (empty) 4lbs -->2lbs
Spare Tire and Kit: --> 47.1lbs
Apex Catch Can --> 2.98lbs
Valve Covers (removing felt and oil extension tube) --> 1.19lbs
Misc. Engine Stuff: --> 1.54lbs
Stock Pedals: 0.15lbs Powdercoated Billet Pedals: 0.65lbs --> 0.5lbs
Stock Rotors (front and rear) : 76.83lbs R1 slotted/drilled Rotors (front and rear): 73.76lbs --> 3.14lbs
Remove Front Dash Speaker--> 0.68lbs
Stock Headers and Cats:39lbs Ceramic Coated BBK Lts w/ HFC: 28.38 -->11.62lbs
Stock Trailing arm and outer bushings: 6.06lbs Pfadt Trailing Arms and outer bushings: 5.12lbs --> 0.94lbs
Stock Sway Bars: 11.74lbs LSR Sway Bars: 15.58lbs --> 3.84lbs
Remove Rear Seat: --> -41.93lbs
Stock bars: 41.28lbs HMR Custom Bars: 19.01lbs --> -22.2lbs
Stock Toe Rods: 4.16lbs LSR Toe Rods: 2.5lbs --> 1.66lbs
Stock Struts/Springs: 61.74lbs Megan Racing Coilovers: 43.04lbs --> 18.72lbs
Stock Battery: 45.15lbs Braille 17lb Battery: 16.85lbs --> 28.3lbs
Stock Grill with Bowtie and RS badge: 2.75lbs Heritage Grill: 2.13lbs --> 0.63lbs

SS Rear Upgrade --> ???
Stock Drivehsaft: 23.15lbs DSS 1-piece Al Driveshaft: 24.94lbs -->1.79lbs
Stock LLT Intake Manifold: LFX Intake Manifold: --> 11lbs

angie7 03-29-2012 01:03 PM

Looks good!! Cant wait to see her with her mods :)

2010 SSRS 03-29-2012 01:11 PM

Love that IOM

kjkjr27 03-29-2012 02:48 PM

Thanks, I'll get more mods up as soon as the weather starts to be nice, according to the weather it is suppose to rain for the next couple days and I don't really have anywhere where I can work to get away from it.

SSTG 03-29-2012 08:27 PM

Congrats on getting a beautiful car.

kjkjr27 03-29-2012 08:56 PM

Thanks all. So apparently I messed something up when I hooked up the footwell lights because they are not bright at all I can barely see them in the dark. I may just end up hooking them up to the grey wire to go on with the dome light instead of the purple one I connected them to although it is going to be a pain in the ass to take apart that kick panel cover again. I wonder though if the connection with the t-tap isn't great which may be causeing them to be very dim.

kjkjr27 04-03-2012 03:57 PM

So finally the weather was cooperating so I was able to try and fix my footwell lighting. From advice from other members I was able to find a different wire to connect my footwell lights to and right now in the day they seem to be brighter, I will have to see how bright later tonight. I connected them to the yellow wire that goes to the 4 gauge pack instead of the purple wire in the passenger side kick panel, the only down side is the lights have to be on for the footwell lights to be on but I guess in the end thats alright since I won't be able to see the footwell lights during the day anyways.

Where I originally have the lights connected to which made them dim.

Where I connected them to

How the lights look now that they are attached to the 4 gauge pack wire.

Later tonight I will go out and take pictures of the lights when it is dark, I tired to take pictures of them when they were hooked up to the passenger kick panel wire but they were so dim they didn't show up when I took a picture.

Here is a great DIY Thread for the footwell lights:

kjkjr27 04-04-2012 01:05 PM

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Took a picture of my footwell lights at night, they came out much better than before, but still seem a little dim to me but its alright idc they work

pierre777 04-04-2012 02:23 PM

Looking good.

angie7 04-05-2012 10:34 PM

Looks good :thumbsup:

kjkjr27 04-09-2012 04:02 PM

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Now today I decided to paint my fuze box cover IOM and I am almost done I am just torn between two decisions. I need some help deciding so please tell me which is better...with the lettering or without (the letters arent permanelty attached so please dont tell me they are not straight i know). Ending up going without the letters.

queenz700xx 04-09-2012 04:11 PM

did you paint that yourself, if so can you tell me where you got the paint from? looks really good

kjkjr27 04-09-2012 04:14 PM

Thanks yea I did, I bought the orange paint from

and I got clear coat from Lowe's. The black paint is just flat black enamel paint that I use to do car models with.

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