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Finally getting around to joining a forum. My wife and I bought a used 2012 2SS back in May of last year, and now that I'm getting ready to start modifying things a good forum is a must.
Little background: I had a 2009 Sky Redline, and that got me into autocrossing/drag racing, and hooked up with a great group of folks. (Any other former kappaperformance.com folks on here?
That car pissed me off with its overly complicated DI/turbo motor. The water pump failed at 60k miles, which was a common failure and thankfully covered under warranty. Still, since its replacement was fairly involved (it was driven by the timing chain) I opted to sell the car then and not worry about replacing it at 120k when the warranty was gone. The pendulum swung completely the other way, and I ended up getting an 05 Silverado with the LM7 motor. That got me started on LS engines, and when my wife and I started shopping for another sports car a LS motor was a requirement. Yes, some engines may have newer/"better" tech, but there's a lot to be said for simplicity. Something that was definitely lacking with the LNF in the Saturn.
To cut a long story short, we just got the car back on the road after hitting a deer last year. Prior to that I'd been debating if I wanted to keep the Camaro stock and get another car to be a project, or just tear into the Camaro...well now that it's got an accident in its history I don't feel bad about making a project out of it.
Planned upgrades for this year will be pretty light, I work full time/go to school part time, so that cuts into the performance budget. Goal is to get HP Tuners and a wideband O2 gauge before the year is out to support future mods. Down the road I have plans for headers and a cam, breaks, probably new shocks/swaybars/springs as well. Going to stick NA, working to build a car that'll see the drag strip mostly, but will still see some autocross work from time to time.
2005 Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
2" Rough Country Leveling Kit, K&N Intake, custom Flowmaster 40 Series exhaust, Alpine sound system.
2012 Camaro 2SS
K&N Intake, Flowmaster Outlaw catback exhaust.
I'm not brand loyal, I'm pushrod loyal.