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RedRyder 04-03-2010 08:06 PM

RedRyder's 2010 416ci Supercharged VR 2SS/RS M6 Camaro
Update 2/11/18 -

It's been 2+ years and the camaro has been through a lot.

Long story short- After 5 years in the car, my Comp cam just kind of ate itself to the point where I was having oil pressure issues, metal in the oil, etc. Upon discovering the damage, I decided to rebuild in a big way. Out came the engine and in went a 416ci stroker from Thompson Motorsports paired with a Cam Motion cam and a Whipple Supercharger! All work and tuning was done by Spartan LSX.

Additionally, I added on ported heads, FIC 127lb injectors, ZL1 fuel pump, DSX aux fuel pump, Mighty Mouse catch can, Mcleod RXT clutch, and a Magnaflow 3" resonated x-pipe. Check out the mod list for more details but it just hits 13psi and pulls hard.

No numbers yet but I should be hitting up a dyno soon. I got rid of a few unnecessary things like the Vitesse throttle controller, my front hash marks, and old hood badges.

Additionally, I upgraded my stereo with a 2nd gen Scosche dash kit and a Dasaita 7" Android 8.0 head unit. Very pleased with this pairing!

I'll be looking to upgrade my rearend and up the boost with a 10-rib setup and E85 in the future. For now, it's still a constant battle for traction and I'm loving it :biggrin:

Other Updates:

4/6/2010 - Painted Interior/LEDs/GPS/Radar

4/10/2010 - Bowties/Tail Light Bezels/Tint/Light Blackouts

4/20/2010 - LED Mirrors

6/2/2010 - Sidemarkers

6/19/2010 - Hash Marks/Gills

12/2/2010 - Bowties/Badges/Interior Mods/Pedals/Cat-back/

4/20/2011 - CAI/Catch Can/Ported TB/Sub/Amp

6/1/2011 - Underhood Acc./Fuel Rails/Chasis Brace

7/1/2011 - Race Scoop/UD Pulley/Headers/Tune

7/14/2011 - Plug Wires

1/25/2013 - BMR Suspension/Sidemarkers/Cam/Rotors/Pads/Head Unit/Amp/HUD/Dash ABL

10/10/2015 - PlastiDip/Metra/Push Button AdvancedKeys/Dashlogic


Here is a running modifications list:

  • Whipple 2.9L Twin Screw Supercharger @ 13psi
  • 416ci LS3 Short Block
  • 10:1 Compression
  • K1 Crankshaft
  • Diamond Pistons
  • Moly Rings
  • K1 H-beam Connecting Rods
  • King Racing Bearings
  • Spartan LSX Ported Heads
  • Spartan LSX PD Blower Cam
  • Lunati Voodoo .660 Spring Kit
  • Trickflow Hardened Pushrods
  • Melling Hi-Volume Oil Pump
  • LS7 Lifter Kit
  • LS7 Timing Gear
  • ARP Bolts
  • ATI 8" OD Balancer
  • FIC 127lb Injectors
  • ZL1 Fuel Pump
  • DSX Aux Fuel Pump
  • NGK Iridium IX TR7IX Spark Plugs
  • Red Taylor 409 Pro Race Spark Plug Wires
  • Black VMAX CNC Ported Throttle Body
  • Halltech Yellow Jacket Cold Air Intake
  • Texas Speed & Performance 1-7/8" Long Tube Headers
  • Catless Mids
  • Magnaflow 3" Resonated X-Pipe
  • Flowmaster 3" American Thunder Mufflers
  • McLeod RXT Twin Disk Clutch
  • Barton Industries Short Throw Shifter
  • Spartan LSX Tune

  • BMR Suspension Front & Rear Sway Bars
  • BMR Suspension Sway Bar End Links
  • BMR Suspension 1" Lowering Springs
  • BMR Suspension Trailing Arms
  • BMR Suspension Outer Trailing Arm Bushings
  • BMR Suspension Toe Rods
  • BMR Suspension Driveshaft Safety Loop
  • Hotchkis Chassis Max Brace
  • DBA 5000 Series Slotted Front Rotors
  • DBA 4000 Series Slotted Rear Rotors
  • Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads
  • Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  • Nitto Motivo 245/45-20 Front Tires
  • Nitto NT555R 275/40-20 Rear Tires


  • OEM HUD Retrofit
  • Scosche 2nd Gen Dash Kit
  • Dasaita 7" Android 8.0 Head Unit
  • JL Audio XD400/4 4-Channel Amplifier
  • Kicker ZX400.1 Mono Amplifier
  • Kicker 12" CompVR Sub-woofer
  • Sub Thump Integrated Amp/Sub/Stealth Enclosure
  • Palmer Performance DashLogic
  • AEM Inline Wideband
  • Advanced Keys Smart Entry & Push Button Start System
  • XpressKit DBALL2 Bypass
  • TK104 GPS Tracker
  • VIOFO A118C Dash Cam

Engine Bay Accessories
  • Mighty Mouse PCV Oil Catch Can
  • Showstopper Accessories Premium Under Hood Bowtie
  • Showstopper Accessories Premium ABS Controller Cover
  • Showstopper Accessories Premium Master Cylinder Cover
  • Showstopper Accessories Premium Fuse Box Cover
  • Showstopper Accessories Black Wire Harness Cover
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Oil Dip Stick Cover
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet AC Fittings
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Master Brake Cylinder Cap
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Battery Post Cover
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Radiator Cap
  • Billet Custom Black Anodized Billet Radiator Overflow Cap
  • LSR Performance Black Anodized Billet Strut Tower Caps

  • 20% Sides and Rear Tint
  • Halos Always On Mod
  • Gary's Custom Bumblebee Style Bowties
  • Black Painted Tail Light Bezel
  • Blacked Out Reverse Lights
  • Blacked Out LED Turn Signals
  • Blacked Out Daytime Running Lights
  • LED License Plate Lights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Showstopper Accessories Tinted LED Side Mirrors
  • Showstopper Accessories Tinted LED Side Markers
  • Plastidip Trunk Panel Black Out
  • Plastidip Lower Lip Black Out
  • EmblemPros Gill Inserts
  • EmblemPros Black 'CAMARO' Fender Badges
  • EmblemPros Black '416' Hood Badges
  • Custom SS Badges
  • SS Tire Stem Caps

  • Victory Red Painted Interior Trim
  • White LED Interior Lighting
  • Custom Dash ABL
  • Custom SS Embroidered Headrests
  • EmblemPros Black Shift Pattern Overlay
  • DSV Customs Leather E-Brake Boot
  • BilletAnything Black Billet Pedals
  • Lloyd Mats Ultimat Embroidered Trunk Mat

RedRyder 04-06-2010 01:04 PM

Well I thought I'd start a journal page to log my beloved camaro. I'll try to keep this updated as things are added to the car. It's going to be a slow process but a fun one.

So.. in February 2010 I ordered this beautiful camaro and just picked it up a couple days ago.

Some completely stock photos:

I love this thing, there's always a huge smile on my face when I drive it :)

So here's what I've done so far. I added a radar detector that was from my last car and I decided to mount it using BlendMount's mount. Well worth the money because it rocks! So clean:

Hardwired my Garmin nuvi. I actually used a separate cigarette lighter plug and wired it into the one by the 4 pack gauge cluster and plugged the nuvi into there. That way I'd be able to use the FM traffic. I used the ProClips Mounts and it is wonderful, a clean install :)

I also got some LEDs from, 1. Front Turn Signals, 2. Dome/Trunk Lights, 3. License Plate Lights. They are much brighter and better.

Lastly, I painted a bunch of interior plastics:

1. Front strip
2. Speedometer trim
3. Random top vents
4. Steering Wheel Trim
5. Trim around gauges and shifter

That's all I got for now. Future mods include black tail light trim and a bunch of stickers :laugh:

Leave some comments and/or suggestions for my ride! :chevy:

ljustin293 04-06-2010 01:08 PM

wow....PM coming about the painted interior...

RedRyder 04-06-2010 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by ljustin293 (Post 1682416)
wow....PM coming about the painted interior...

2 coats of adhesion promoter
3 coats of Victory Red from
3 coats of high gloss clear coat

Pretty simple and looks amazing


adub4185 04-06-2010 02:21 PM

looks great! did you take apart the steering wheel to do the silver piece on there? I'd like to do this myself in black. I wonder if I have the patience...

Mojave 04-06-2010 04:05 PM

Looks great ! Love the idea of painting those pieces? How did you keep them dust free while painting and drying?

RedRyder 04-06-2010 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by adub4185 (Post 1682819)
looks great! did you take apart the steering wheel to do the silver piece on there? I'd like to do this myself in black. I wonder if I have the patience...

Just have to pop off the airbag and the trim will come off with a flat-head screw driver


Originally Posted by Mojave (Post 1683384)
Looks great ! Love the idea of painting those pieces? How did you keep them dust free while painting and drying?

I didn't go that intense. Just did it in my screened off pool area lol

RedRyder 04-10-2010 02:59 PM

I was able to install some blackout stuff as well as paint my tail light bezels black :w00t: I did mess up on trying to put the gills on though :( so I suppose I'm going to have to order another set lol here's how they turned out. I also bought a 160GB iPod Classic for the car since my iPod Touch doesn't seem to work great with the stock iPod integration.

Blacked out bowties, tail light bezels, reverse lights, turn signals and DRLs:

Showstopper LED mirrors should be in sometime soon. Also my AAC LED sidemarkers will ship out according to them next week. Probably going to buy another set of gills :facepalm: Afterwards I'll be getting a Roto-Fab CAI and probably going to lower it with some nice Pfadt lowering springs. That'll be fun :thumbup:

showstopper 04-11-2010 05:11 PM

We will be shipping your LED mirrors out this week. You will be very happy.

RedRyder 04-12-2010 11:21 AM


tgdtown 04-12-2010 04:49 PM

How did you hide the power to the Beltronics, show pics please...

RedRyder 04-12-2010 06:09 PM

I used this DIY thread:

DIY - V-1 Radar Detector Installed to Rear View Mirror

Best way to mount a radar in these cars imo :chevy:

RedRyder 04-20-2010 04:01 PM

Got my ShowStopper LED Mirrors on! They're pretty sweeet, thanks to Pete at Showstopper for an awesome product :thumbup:

Almost done with the exterior stuff, I'm thinking about going to a local shop and getting the trunk blacked out. I'm weighing the idea.

RedRyder 06-02-2010 07:19 AM

It's been a little while but I have a new addition! AAC Painted LED Side Markers!

Decided to leave the gills out, at least for now. Also I'm putting the springs on hold because I'm slowly remembering how driving a lowered car in Atlanta can be a huge pain (Although could be worth it).

Next up when funds allow will be either a trunk blackout or the Rotofab CAI. But first, I gotta pay for a big dent I put in the side of the camaro :facepalm:

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