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Old 01-03-2020, 12:22 PM   #1
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Drives: 2011 SS Synergy Green Metallic
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Hello!
Dave from San Diego, just starting this thread as a placeholder. I just bought my 2011 2SS a few weeks ago, so no mods yet. It came factory with the factory Hurst, and has a MBRP exhaust (Cat Back), but thats about it. The hood has been replaced and repainted very badly, so i am getting ready to get that done.
I haven't really gotten a solid plan together on the build yet, but here are some ideas
Short Term:
-Black Out all Chrome on exterior (rims and badges)
-Skip-Shift Delete
-DRL controller
-Rally Stripes
-Cold Air Intake
-Grill replace
-Tasteful Badging with Old School Emblems
-Hurst Short Throw (Possibly)
-Throttle body/spacer

Long Term:
-Long Tube Headers
-High Flow Cats
-Full Exhaust
-Mild Street Cam
-Intake
-Suspension Upgrades

I will have to go a little bit at a time, so "Short" and "Long" are relative terms. I am a Camaro freak, the SS being my 23rd that I have owned. Currently own it and a '69 RS that i am restoring in NC.
Anyways, Any suggestions on where to get started, LMK. I am doing the Wheels and badging this weekend. I'll start keeping a picture journal. In the Mean Time, Here is a picture of my 2LT (On the Left) That i traded for my 2SS (Right with Bow) I wanted to keep the V6 as a daily, but the numbers didn't pay off.
Great to be here, been lurking for a long time, figured it was time to jump in
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Old 01-03-2020, 01:31 PM   #2
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Glad to have you onboard, and a local too!
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:41 PM   #3
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1st Project Complete!

Well, as the title says, first weekend project in the books.
Decided to black out all the badging using Dupli-Color Custom Wrap (Plasti-Dip)
Came out awesome, especially for the first time working with it. Few lessons learned, but overall, I am satisfied with the end result, and thats what counts most, right. I was going to buy black lugs, but I actually dig the bow-tie and lugs popping out.
I like the look so much that I think I will end up getting the rims powdercoated. I am not the best painter, and there are some drips, and uneven surfaces. I want to see how long this lasts tho.
Few More ideas that I am tossing around as far as badging, I want to put black Camaro emblems with the 69 Camaro Script on the front bumper and interior.

Lastly, I havent decided if I should black out the SS on the Grill and Deck Lid. Thoughts?

Anyways, tell me what ya think, and as always suggestions always welcome!

Happy Sunday, Happy New Year!!

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Old 01-05-2020, 10:45 PM   #4
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Glad to have you onboard, and a local too!
By Local, you mean SD or SoCal, because I would love to meet some Camaro folks in the area, for a nice drive, but I dont like to go near LA. Traffic with a 6 Speed is Garbage!!!
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:08 AM   #5
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In the Mean Time, Here is a picture of my 2LT (On the Left) That i traded for my 2SS (Right with Bow) I wanted to keep the V6 as a daily, but the numbers didn't pay off.
Great to be here, been lurking for a long time, figured it was time to jump in
1st off, welcome! Congrats on the upgrade, as it were. It just so happens that I went through the same experience last spring. Traded my RJT 2LT for the SS you see pictured. Both are 2010’s. Same as you, finances didn’t allow to keep them both.
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