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post #1 of 10 Old 11-26-2012, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Red face Sarah and her 2011 Imperial Blue LT/RS Build-- Meet Bella!

Hey y'all! So I'm a little late to this party, but I wanted to throw up a build thread to document the progress I've made on my car.

She started out as a bare bones 1LT/RS. Almost two years and 45,000 miles later, I'm really happy with the way she's coming along. Constant work in progress!! I've done a few dozen mods but I still have several things under my sleeve. A lot of people don't realize how much work I've put into the car because most of it is factory-ish upgrades or things you can't see, but I do have 8 trophies for her, which makes it all worth it! I've done 95% of these installs myself, including the leather-- which I will NEVER do again! And wrenching on a basically new engine was certainly nerve-wracking the first few times (I was freaked out the whole time I was installing the VMAX Black Ice-Olator) but now I've gotten used to it and don't mind tearing it apart to make improvements!

A little go and a lot of show, here are the mods currently on my girl. And then some pics of her in the next couple of posts.


EXTERIOR MODS:
IBM Heritage Grille
20% Window Tint
5% Brow Tint
Silver Gill Accents
"OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE LOSING" mirror decal
Aqua blue bowties
Imperial Blue Wheel Bowties
RS Fender Badging
RPI designs "stealth" splash guards
"L8RBOYS" Vanity License Plate
Sidemarker Blackouts
Aqua Blue Hash Marks
P13W plasma DRL bulbs
GM GFX Rear Diffuser with Square Exhaust

UNDER THE HOOD:
Hand-painted custom engine cover and fuse box (ABM)
Custom engine cover lettering ("CAMARO" fender lettering on engine cover, custom decals)
Vararam Cold Air Intake (BBK CAI was first; Vararam added 11/24/12)
MRT V2.0 Exhaust
Ported Throttle Body
V-MAX Black ICE-Olator
GM Aluminum Strut Tower Brace
Machined aluminum "Bella" show bowtie for hood liner

INTERIOR MODS:
Aqua blue dome and trunk lighting
Aqua blue footwell LED lighting strips
Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/controls upgrade
Custom dash lettering
GM "CHEVROLET" factory-style door sill protectors
Radio Face Ghost Armor
Custom-Painted Aqua Blue Interior Door & Dash Panels
GM Factory black SS leather
Seat Warmers
PDIM (iPod Reader; my car didn't come with the USB)
Remote Start
Custom "Camaro" Floor Mats
ZL1 Accelerator and Brake Pedal

SUSPENSION:
SS Springs
SS Sway Bars
SS Struts/Shocks
Brembo SS Brake setup (calipers, pads, rotors, lines, etc) (waiting for install)

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-26-2012, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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The day I bought the car. And a shot of her with just the tint, my first mod!
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Here's a shot with a few more mods-- heritage grille, RPI designs gill trim; the engine cover I painted, the first CAI, etc.
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And a few more! These are more recent, including the brochure I had signed from the amazing Mike Judge and build team at Oshawa, the leather, custom aqua blue stripes and door panels, new CAI, interior lighting, rear diffuser with square exhaust... and of course the license plate.

L8RBOYS.
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And here's the mod I installed this weekend-- the new Vararam intake! Loving it.
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Wow, you have been a busy Girl! Looks Awsome! Glad your here with us!


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Love the door panels. Well, the whole car, really, but those pop!

You need to Aqua Blue your calipers now!

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I found $80 in my jeans pocket. The kid in me said "buy nerf guns and candy!" But then the adult in me said "buy vodka, nerf guns and candy!"

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Wow, you have been a busy Girl! Looks Awsome! Glad your here with us!
thank you!!! Liking it here so far

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Lookin' Good! Welcome to..
thank you!

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Love the door panels. Well, the whole car, really, but those pop!

You need to Aqua Blue your calipers now!
Thanks!! On those, the car was in the body shop because my dad backed into it in his truck. I stripped the carpet off the stock panels and had the dealer spray them ABM and add it to the paint tab. Haha. Call it pain and suffering

And when I install the Brembo's I'm going to do just that!
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Gorgeous car. Looks like a lot of work but looks great!

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