Grats to Scott on COTM:
In the begining...
2010 Camaro 1SS, L99 (auto), Cyber Metallic Grey, Sunroof.
I bought the car off the showroom floorin late Sept at Bowman Chevrolet (small plug). The car had only 72 miles on it. The car was great in its stock form but I got the 1SS with the idea to mod the car but didn't know how far it was going to go. The first week or so I had the car I drove it to Traverse City (wine tasting) and back just to put it through its paces and see if anything fell off. All was good and solid and the trip surpassed the 500 mile break-in, so let the modding begin.
The plan is to end up with a powerful, solid, reliable street car that is also track worthy. I don't intend on racing but want the car to be able to handle the task. I don't need to be top of the food chain but don't want to be easy prey either.
I decided to start with a simple mod, a K&N Typhoon Cold Air Intake coupled with a Jet Performance Mass Airflow Sensor. (had heard of weak sensors coming out of the factory) The Dealer sweetened the sale by throwing in a heritage grill and a GMPP Axle Back Exhaust. I scored a set of SLP Longtube Headers w/ Hi-flo Cats and decided to keep the stock mid-pipes for the time being. I augmented the Cold Air Kit with a Racing Air Scoop from ADM and a washer bottle relocation from APEX, then installed Lower Grill Air Ducts from Street Scene. After some small modification (shaving) the Air Duct and the Air Scoop mate up perfectly. (IAT's near ambient)
I also installed a FAST 102mm Intake Manifold and billet fuel rails with custom fuel lines and a 102 mm throttle body with drive by wire from Williams. (very nice) I also did some house cleaning by doing a heater hose relocation and a SLP 160 degree Thermostat. Amsoil at the first oil change. I also replaced the fluid in the rear diff, just for good measure.
I dropped the transmission and installed a 3200 stall torque convertor from Yank and replaced the trans fluid, filter and gasket then painted the whole thing Chevy Orange. I installed an external transcooler from ADM. I did by all new bolt and hardware as much of it is torque to yeild and I don't feel like doing the work again because I saved 40 buck on bolts. I had the engine and trans customed tuned using HP Tuners and the tune was done by Shawn at Collins Auto. I also replaced the stock shiftplate and stick with a unit from Hurst.
I bolstered the suspension by swapping out the stock swaybars with competition grade swaybars andendlinksfrom Pfadt. I also replaced the stock rear trailing arm and rear toe arms with units from Pfadt. I also did drop springs from Pfadt but just did the fronts only just to get that raked look. ( just for sh!ts and giggles)
I replaced the brake hoses with steel belted brake hoses and flushed the stock brake fluid and replaced it with Wilwood Hi-Temp Dot 3.
To monitor all the systems I snagged a Four Gauge Cluster as seen in the 2SS and also did an Air/Fuel Ratio gauge and a Vac/Boost gauge in a door pillar pod. I put a Go Pro Hi-Def dashcam near the rear view to get a driver prospective recording.
I did put snow tires on the stock rims and the stock rubber on some aftermarket rims, just in case I needed to move it during the winter.
After some window tinting and some badges the cars is as you see it...(feel free to see pics at the photo album entitled Ol' Grey Mare)
BUT NOT FOR LONG......
This post was edited by[url="http://detroit5thgen.com/profile/GreyMareSS"]Scott Fowler[/url]at July 9, 2012 5:44:06 PM EDT
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