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Old 07-18-2014, 03:37 AM   #1
Lio Martinez
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Talking 2013 IOM turbo Camaro 1LE " Hot Cheetos" [COTW 8/4/14]

Hello Everyone!!!

First off all I wanted to thank you all for taking your time to view my build.

Thanks to the help of my father who may rest in peace (passed away 5/4/14) love you dad.

I started with a 2011 V6 Camaro RS Inferno Metallic Orange. That was until the Camaro 1LE was announced and i instantly knew I had to own that car. I worked two jobs back to back for 9 months in order to save enough for the 1LE .

From 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in a pediatric clinic as a back office medical assistant. And had only exactly 30 mins after getting out to make it to my other job in a private county club from 5:30 to hours that ranged from 10:00 pm to 2:00am. It was hell but it was worth it. All of those savings plus the trade in money I got from my 2011 RS. I placed the order in the same Chevy dealership in Santa Paula CA where I bought the first one, that's also where I sold the first camaro.

This is how the car looked before I sold it

The car was order to my specs. This is what I order. 2013 Camaro 2SS/RS IOM with Navigation System and NPP exhaust. Don't know the day I order but the day of delivery was 12/09/2012.

I took very little for the car being stock because I had already a huge list of parts here in my house that I bought while the car was being made .

This is a picture the day I bought the first camaro . Alongside with my father.

Here is the list of the parts that create my dream car.

"Performance Mods"
-Turbonetics T76 Kit with Spearco Intercooler. 2 Evolution Wastegates 35 mm.
CAI filter. 5.5 PSI. Diablosport hand held tune. The car made 515 RWHP while still being 50 state legal. The car was used by Turbonetics as a "R&D" in order to check if the kit fit the 2013 model due to the change in engine bay by switching to electrical power steering.

My car at Turbonetics car show in "R&D" department to shot the kit installed and the kit on a LS3 engine next to it to show parts.

Spearco Intercooler and Duo 35 Bov

You can use stock air box and filter but I decided to upgrade to a CAI filter

My car along side the Turbonetics Camaro

The honor to be the R&D for Turbonetics

Here is a video of my good friend who works at Turbonetics driving my car and letting the bov do it's job and spool like a beauty.

Here is the Website to Turbonetics in case atone wants to get more info , or wants to buy a kit. Ask for Reggie he is the Lead Sales Manager great person

•"Brake Upgrades"
-Wilwood Engineering Big Brake kit. All four rotors drilled and slotted. Front rotors 14.25 inch in diameter and 1.25 inch in width with 6 Piston Calipers; painted red with Wilwood logo in silver.

Rear rotors also drilled and slotted with 14.25 inch in diameter and 1.1 Inch width.
4 piston caliper painted red with silver Wilwod logo. Also steel braided performance brake lines also from Wilwood.

Front Brake upgrade

Rear brake Upgrade

Here is the website in case anyone wants to buy a kit or check more about the specs

I know with more RWHP comes the responsibility to not only upgrade brakes but also suspension. Now the 1LE is a great car, but it can always be made better.

Most of my suspension upgrade were Pfadt part that I collected after they went out if business making it a mission impossible.

•"Suspension Upgrades"
-Pfadt Featherlight Coilovers 2.5 Springs
-Pfadt Camber plates 2.5
-Pfadt Tie Rods
-Pfadt Trailing Arms
-Pfadt ZL-1 Spec Sway bars
-Pfadt Rear Cradle Solid bushings
-Pfadt Front Trailing arms, rear lower and
upper control arms bushings.
-Pfadt Front sway adjustable end links
-Hotchkis Max subframe brace.

Front Coilover

Rear Pfadt Coilovers

Pfadt Front Trailing arm Bushings

All the bushings that went into the upgrade

Pfadt ZL-1 Spec sway bars

Pfadt Camber plates

Got very lucky finding one last set

Pfadt Coilovers and Front sway end links

Pfadt Front Endlinks

Hotchkis max subframe brace

Front Suspension Upgrade

Adjusting Camber plates

Pfadt Trailing arms and Tie rods

Rear Suspension Components

•"Interior Upgrades and mods"
Initially the car came with black leather from factory. But I was lucky enough to get a hood of a semi new set of Inferno Orange OEM full set of leather covers taken off from a 2012 Convertible. Also got a oem set of the inferno dash trim kit. Then I upgraded my seats to sparco. This are my Uogrades.

- Inferno Orange OEM leather kit
- Inferno Orange OEM dash trim kit
- Transformers Edition embroided Arm rest
- Lloyd Custom Mats with Red Camaro Logo
- Camaro collection cup holder trim with camaro logo
- Emblem Pros Custom Dash badge
- Emblem Pro "1LE" badge
- Cobalt Wideband & Boost/ Vacuum gauges
- Camaro Collection interior accesories kit "RED"
- Defenderworx Bilateral Polished Chevy logo speaker covers
- Defenderworx Main Dash speaker trim polish with Chevy logo
-Defenderworx Polished door kick trims
-OEM red "SS" logo between speedometer and tachometer .
- 2 Sparco Evo 2 Seats in red
- 2 Sparco 6 point harness
- 2 Tank Plates
- 2 Sets of Sparco Sliders, seat base and installation kit.
- RPM custom Red 4 point Rollbar with crossed brace. NHRA/SCCA legal
- H3R performance 2.5 Lb Helguard Fire extinguisher
- Red billet racing pedals

•"Engine Bay Mods"
- Powder coated red Turbonetics Tubbing
- West Coast Camaro Carbon fiber engine cover
- Emblem Pros custom " 1LE Turbocharged" emblem
- Red RX Dual oil catch can with braided lines
- Red RX oil breather
- Pfadt Camber plates
- Showstopper black and red covers for Fuse box, ABS and clutch/brake reservoir.
-Turbonetics Windshield reservoir

•"Exterior Mods"
-OEM ZL1 Rear diffuser with heat shields
- OEM ZL1 side skirt painted IOM at dealership
- OEM ZL1 Rear spoiler painted flat black
-Trunk blackout trim
-Rear "1LE" emblem by Emblem Pros
- AAC Oracle Tail lights afterburners 2.0 Plasma
- DIY Camaro fog light harness
- Bilateral "1LE" hood emblems
- Hex Hood vents
- Inferno Orange Heritage Grill
- Custom "1LE Turbocharged" carbon fiber badge my emblem pros for grill
- Transformers Edition Front Bumper Vinyl trim with Autobot graphics
- Proven Wicked Red Frontal Tow Hook eye.
-Bigwormx Black out light kit for turning, fog, tail lights.
- Black Defenderworx Lockable fuel door

Canyon run down the Snake

NewBury Park Collectors car show MB2

Super Car Sunday at Woodland Hills CA

Here are some pictures of my car making friends with other camaros. The black one is my friends also Turbocharged

I'm very proud of my car. It's bee a long journey. A lot of time invested to search for the best parts as well as money. I would also like to take some some time to give credit where is due to those that have supported me. First my father because he also had a passion for Camaros he owned a 1st gen RS. My brother for always being there for me and supporting me with this project anyways he can. My good friend Rodolfo for taking time and patience to not only explain how everything works but also installing my parts and being a great friend . At Reggie at Turbonetics for being polite and working with me so that I got the kit installed, Brian and Ray from "FTK" Full Throttle Kustomz for the install if seats and roll bar. Thanks everyone this car is the way it is thanks to all of you!!!!

Slowly but surely all the hard work is paying off in several things. Here are some examples

Not only was my car used for "R&D" at Turbonetics it's also featured in the new Brochure of Turbonetics now that their Stage 2 kit is coming out.

It was also featured in one of their videos

The car also came out in a commercial by Krafts Velveeta

Here is the video of the commercial

All my hard work paid of on 08/04/2014 The car was picked to be Camaro of the week (COTW). Thanks for that opportunity it means a lot to me. Specially the picture that was Chosen, me with my father buying the first camaro.

Video of Super Car Sunday

Turbocharged and proud of it.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:48 AM   #2
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Looks great! Love that pic of you and your father...don't forget those special moments.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:02 AM   #3
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finally you started a build thread haha
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:09 AM   #4
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I had no idea you had this much time in your build dude, looks great we are definately going to have some thinigs to talk about in the coming weeks
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:09 AM   #5
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that's a nice journey and you've worked really hard ... much respect!
2010 2SS - CAI Intake, ADM Scoop, RotoFab Washer relo. LT Headers and off-road pipes, X-pipe, Muffler Deletes, ZL1 Spoiler, Technostalgia Tail-lights
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:13 AM   #6
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WoW... that is one hell of an OP.... Love it..

Guarantee this will be COTW sometime soon.

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Old 07-18-2014, 10:32 AM   #7
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Great build thread. I'm also going to be looking into the Turbonetics kit in the future. How is the lag? Do you do an spirited driving on the corners or on a road course? Also wonder if the 3.91 gears aid in getting the car going on the low end and then the turbo kicks in? Just curious how the power feels when it comes. Any future plans?
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:03 PM   #8

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Awesome build bro. I've seen it in person a few times at car shows but I've yet to see it run, looking forward to it.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:23 PM   #9
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Stunning!! I can't wait to see this up close! Great job and great build!
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:28 PM   #10

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That there is some sweet *hit Lio!
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:46 PM   #11
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Ummmm, WOW!!!! I am either a slacker or having kids in college has taken a bigger toll on my disposable income than I thought. Really impressive. Congrats on a kick @$$ project.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:21 PM   #12
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Congratulations Lio!

You have indeed 1 of a kind Camaro.
We at Turbonetics admire and often talk about your car, and all the effort you have put in it.
As a friend it brings me great pride to say I've helped build your car.
looking forward to helping you once more in upgrading your kit to stage 2.

Lio is a great guy, completely and utterly lost in the addiction of customization lol
can wait to see what you do next!!
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:26 PM   #13
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Quite an inspiring story, and a great motivator. I will hopefully have a similar story to tell in the future as I plan on turning my SS into a Shelby killer, lol.

Thanx Lio
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:44 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Calikenn View Post
Looks great! Love that pic of you and your father...don't forget those special moments.
Thanks I be sure I won't. This whole project is now I'm his memory.
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