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BowtieBelle 08-15-2011 10:11 AM

Sarah and her 2011 Imperial Blue LT/RS
Hey all! As you may or may not know, I finally took the plunge and bought my first new car-- the car I've always wanted, a new Camaro!-- about a month ago. Since finding this forum I've been coming up with all sorts of things to modify on her, so I figured I'd throw pictures up so everyone could see how she has been coming along.

I'll start out with the photos of her at the dealer and the first day I bought her so you can see the progress:

EDITED 10/2/12:

I thought I'd put a list of all the mods I have up to this point here. :D

OK! An updated list of mods (I also put this on the front page of this build thread):

IBM Heritage Grille
20% Window Tint
5% Brow Tint
Silver Gill Accents
Aqua blue bowties
Imperial Blue Wheel Bowties
RS Fender Badging
RPI designs "stealth" splash guards
"L8RBOYS" Vanity License Plate
Sidemarker Blackouts
Aqua Blue Hash Marks
P13W plasma DRL bulbs
GM GFX Rear Diffuser with Square Exhaust

Hand-painted custom engine cover and fuse box (ABM)
Custom engine cover lettering ("CAMARO" fender lettering on engine cover, custom decals)
BBK Cold Air Intake
MRT V2.0 Exhaust
Ported Throttle Body
V-MAX Black ICE-Olator
GM Aluminum Strut Tower Brace

Aqua blue dome and trunk lighting
Aqua blue footwell LED lighting strips
Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/controls upgrade
Custom dash lettering
GM "CHEVROLET" factory-style door sill protectors
Radio Face Ghost Armor
Custom-Painted Aqua Blue Interior Door & Dash Panels
GM Factory black SS leather
Seat Warmers
PDIM (iPod Reader; my car didn't come with the USB)
Remote Start
Custom "Camaro" Floor Mats
ZL1 Accelerator and Brake Pedal

SS Springs
SS Sway Bars
SS Struts/Shocks
Brembo SS Brake setup (calipers, pads, rotors, lines, etc)

BowtieBelle 08-15-2011 10:14 AM

So the first thing I did was 20% window tint and a 5% brow stripe on the windshield. I'm not a huge fan of after-market tint, but she needed it! After tinting the windows, I ordered some RS badges and threw them on the fenders, then tinted the side markers with some 5% window tint so they wouldn't stand out so much against the paint.

This last pic is with everything done I have mentioned so far-- at a car show where I placed in the top 125 out of 500 + a couple weekends ago :)

Drew10 08-15-2011 10:17 AM

Looking good. I went with the exact same window tint set up as you and I love it.
Great color by the way.:D

BowtieBelle 08-15-2011 10:20 AM

Next, I ordered a body-color (IBM) heritage grille for her and some of the fender lettering, which I put on the engine cover and on the dash. I also picked up some ridiculously expensive but very pretty door sill protectors. See below. This is as far as I've gotten... stay tuned for more as I can afford it! LOL

BowtieBelle 08-15-2011 10:20 AM

Thank you, Drew!! :)

BowtieBelle 08-15-2011 10:57 AM

And here are a few more pics with everything done that I took this morning. She is just so photogenic, I can't stop taking pictures of her :)

BowtieBelle 08-15-2011 12:40 PM

That's all for now. I'm coming up with more stuff I want to do every day. Pressing, I want the illuminated bow tie for the back. However I hear the 2011s have no hole in the trunk like the '10s do? If anyone knows if this is true and how to get around it without having to drill a hole in my baby please let me know.

ajp 08-15-2011 01:33 PM

Welcome to the IBM club!

Also welcome to the MAA (mod addictions anonymous).

r1concepts 08-15-2011 02:00 PM

She is looking real good out there! have fun modding!

BowtieBelle 08-19-2011 11:45 PM

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New mods! I custom-painted and lettered the fuse box and engine cover. I posted a thread about it in cosmetics but wanted to add it here. I went with ABM instead of IBM because I'm doing aqua lighting under the hood and I wanted it to stand out from the black engine parts more. Plus... I love aqua :)

SamHouseIII 08-20-2011 01:52 AM

Very Nice and love the color.

bi11ymc 08-20-2011 09:07 AM

Very nice! You are very talented.

1BADZL1 08-31-2011 04:17 PM

Looks good! Glad to see you removed the gawdy dealer badge...
Just looked bad IMHO. If mine has one anything like that it will come off too!
I think advertisements for dealers should stay on the license plate frame...
again JMHO.

BowtieBelle 08-31-2011 04:20 PM

Oh I agree, 68. I hated the tramp stamp. One day when it was 110* out I went and tugged on it; came right off, no gunk left over. Win.

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