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post #1 of 98 Old 06-23-2011, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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Come on in, grab a cold one, have fun and welcome to my lounge.

2010 L99 is a 2010 2SS/RS L99 RJT born Dec 21st, 2009 (#79949)

with black interior, sunroof and polished wheels.

Just a friendly announcement up front.
1. A friendly reminder that rules of the ModernCamaro forum apply here and everywhere.
2. Be Respectful (see Rule 1).
3. Have fun while you're here!

One caveat - this will not be a $50k-$100k, $30k-$50k drivetrain, drag-only car or 600hp+ build. I actually drive my car daily, except for rain and snow, and don't leave it with builders for months for a $30k upgrade. I say that because I don't want to waste anyone's time for those only looking for journals with those kinds of builds.

Current Mod List:

Appearance
Tint
Nano-Fusion paint protection
Billet Front Speaker Rings
Custom Underhood Bowtie
Custom Dash plate
MPD1 Spoiler
RJT Painted Heritage Grille with Billet SS
Street Scene ducted lower grille
Rear decklid Billet SS
RJT Painted engine cover
Lloyd's Premium Front and Trunk SS Mats
SRP Billet Pedals
Fieldgoal DRL Harness
CoverKing Satin Stretch Car Cover and Storage Bag

Performance
439rwhp/392rwtq
Custom VVT II2 RPM Motorsports Cam
AFM/DOD Delete with LS7 lifters, PRC dual valve springs, new pushrods and ported LS6 oil pump by RPM Motorsports
CNC ported and milled heads by TEA
QTP Electric Cutouts
Kooks LT 1 7/8 coated headers
Kooks HF Cats
Kooks Street Sleeper exhaust
CAI silver cai
Elite Engineering Catch Can
Elite Engineering Billet Tunnel Brace
Yank SS3200 Torque Converter
B&M Transmission Cooler
Metco Driveshaft Loop
RPM Motorsports Tuned

Suspension
BC Racing Coilovers
BMR Front radius rod bushings
BMR Rear Differential Bushing Kit, Pro Version
BMR Full Cradle Bushing Kit, Pro Version
BMR Trailing Arms

Wheels and Tires
Forgeline S03 with Silver Center, Polished Lip, Hidden Hardware - Step Lip Series
20x9.5
20x11
27540ZR20 Nitto Invo
31535ZR20 Nitto Invo

Future Mods
Driveshaft Shop One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft
Racing Brake Slotted Rotors and Pads
3.91 posi


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post #2 of 98 Old 06-23-2011, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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When the fifth Gen's were announced five years ago I liked their look but didn't really give much thought of owning one. After looking at the marketing information I knew that if I ever got one I'd get a 2SS and hopefully it would be an ABM. I'd already owned a 69 RS that was a garage queen and used to have a 1977 silver one that I took to Iceland when I was stationed there but I wasn't what you'd call a Camaro fanatic by any stretch like so many here.

In fact, after the initial announcement in 2006, I didn't think about them much other than when I started seeing them on the roads a couple of years ago. My family accused me of having 2010 Camaro radar because I could see one coming and going way before they did. That all changed earlier this year thanks to an email from Chevrolet announcing the ZL1.

That email piqued my interest so I looked at the ZL marketing information and then began looking on the 2010 and 2011 models. The more I looked the more I was hooked and my research began. I knew the ZL1 would be much more car than I needed or wanted to spend. The same for the convertible since I'd never owned a ragtop. Regardless, I was immediately disappointed to learn the ABM wasn't offered anymore (I've been a Dolfan since Shula arrived in 1970). I looked for used ABMs but wasn't willing to pay the $5k markup for the few I found were being offered for. I love the color but when it comes down to it it's still just another color so it wasn't worth $5k to me.

My research continued for several more weeks as I began narrowing my choices to car color and options. I wasn't attached to a certain color but I've never owned a white painted car and knew I wasn't going to buy white or an LS3. There's too much stop and go traffic for my downtown commute and VA hills isn't like driving in FL where I grew up. Yellow and Green just weren't colors that fit my personality and it seemed everyone owned Orange or Black. It was either going to be Silver, Cyber Grey or RJT.

Mar 7th, 2011 - Since there were only a few 2010s around here that were either white or LS3's or both, I emailed several dealers within 150 miles of here about their remaining 2010s and made them what I considered reasonable offers. After several emails I finally agreed to purchase the L99 RJT (for $5200 under sticker) located at Easton Chevy, MD.

Mar 11th, 2011 - Drove to Easton, MD and picked up the car and brought her home.


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post #3 of 98 Old 06-23-2011, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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At Dealer

3-11-11 - When I picked her up.
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post #4 of 98 Old 06-23-2011, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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First Time Home

3-11-11 - Some initial cell phone pics.
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post #5 of 98 Old 06-23-2011, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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March 18th - After researching various headers and exhaust and listening to dozens of clips I decided on the Kooks 1 7/8, Kooks Street Sleeper catback and CAI intake and placed my order. Everything arrived March 22nd except for the headers which were still at JetHot getting coated.


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post #6 of 98 Old 06-23-2011, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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March 26th - First official upgrade is VA legal window tint by The Tint Doctor -Richmond's Window Tinting Specialist
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April 1st - Nano-Fusion paint protection installed by Car Pretty Web Page Title: Automotive stripes, graphics, and accessories for cars and trucks

You can't see it except for very up close. When I first looked the car over when picking it up she (installer) had to point out where the lines were.
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April 6th - Kooks headers arrived from Jet Hot.
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4-15-11 Bolt-ons installed...Kooks headers, Kooks Highflow Catalytic Converters, Kooks Street Sleeper Exhaust, CAI Cold Air Intake, and Elite Engineering Catch Can. Here's the DYNO results--361rwhp and 379rwtq at Performance Autosport and tuned by Steve Williams at TunedByFrost.com - Professional Tuning For Your LSx Powered Car or Truck
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Pics of the bolt-ons.
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