Next thing the car needed was some new rims. I killed myself looking for C5 Y2k rims, but couldn't find any. So I decided to go with something crazy. I f... Show moreound C6 18" rims, and decided to blow the ride up with them:
And now, time to get some clear corners to replace the ugly orange stock ones - this might be a small part, but it sure as hell makes a huge change!
Gettin' a full body wash ;)
The C6 rims were crazy and wild, but they were a bit too big and heavy and I felt the car was getting bogged down. Just in luck, I found someone willing to trade them for a set of 17" C5 Y2k rims! Just what I have always wanted! The car felt smooooooth with those light rims on!
Next, my biggest step, was a full repaint of the car. Now I was considering so many different colors for this, from black to crazy red/orange, to white, to different shades of silver etc etc. After almost 5 months of trying to decide, I settled on a darker shade of silver which isn't available for any car; its a custom paint. I wanted to keep the racing stripes, and at the same time wanted to remove them for a more classy look. So I decided to try a phantom stripe effect. I looked for a custom paint which is almost 1 degree lighter, that would show only at certain angles, and would seem like there are no stripes from other angles. Its a complicated custom paint job, and probably tough to get just right. But I decided to try it out anyway...
Took the car to the paint shop beginning of August; the shop said it would take 5 weeks. Perfect, because thats how long im supposed to be gone for my summer holiday to Boston. Now I was worried like hell while I was away, not knowing whether it would turn out right, or whether they would mess up the whole paint scheme etc...
Anyway... The car is finally out of the shop.. See the next page for what it looks like now... Show Less
Heres my baby now, GODDDDDDAAAAAAAAAMNNNNNNNNNN!!! BETTER THAN I THOUGHT!!! See if you can notice the stripes and the ghost effect... they show in some pix a... Show morend dissapear in others!
Some pix with my friend's (Nos4Ever) TransAm, infront of BIC (Bahrain International Circuit)
And theres still many more things to come in the next few months! Stay tuned!
I currently have these parts just waiting to be installed, but haven't gotten around to them yet:
- Dual gauge pods with Autometer Phantom gauges
- Whiteface dash gauges, with red LED backlights
- Full custom computer setup (more on this later)
Also coming soon:
- Brand new convertible top in grey to complement the new body color
- Completely redone interior from top to bottom - everything will change!
- New audio/dvd screen headunit to replace current headunit
- Maybe a one-inch drop
- More power mods !
- A new custom look for the headlights
- etc etc.!
Sign my guestbook before you leave & tell me what you think! Thanks! Show Less
1994 Silver Camaro Z28
Got this baby in January '06. She's an 8 Cylinder, 5.7 litre beast. Ready to be modded and pimped out!
When I first got her,... Show more she needed a few touch ups here and there. Back bumper was kinda beat, top was pretty worn out, scratches here and there, and a few engine fixes were needed. On to getting her back in top shape!
First step was working on getting all the mess out of the engine. Engine was in pretty good shape, but was neglected by the last owner, and needed a few tiny fixes:
Started cleaning up the whole engine, flushed the radiator, changed the oil, etc etc:
Now came the modding part; decided to start off with the basics, Moroso cold air intake and filter and TrickFlow cermaic Elbow:
That CAI and Elbow added some good zip to this power horse. Also got Taylor Red 8mm Spark plug wires and NGK spark plugs. The engine still needed a bit of bling though, so I went with a full BMR chrome radiator cover; that baby shines!
Also got a Flowmaster catback with 42exhaust tips. That thing sounds MEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! I really cant describe it. You have to hear it to understand. Guess i'll post an audio file with it soon..
Anyway, onto sorting out the crappy stock sound system. Show Less
Problem with camaro's is that they come with a crappy stock sound system. What makes this problem even bigger is the fact that this car is a convertible.... Show more Put the top down and suddenly all the sound disappears into the atmosphere. I love music so I decided I have to fix this:
Changed this stock head unit with a Sony 200W headunit with CD, which is temporary; ill be getting a different head unit pretty soon. A 250w Sony amp dropped under the passenger seat, and replaced the 4 stock speakers with 250w Sony 3 way speakers
Now, this was definately good work over and above the original system, but still, with the top down, there aint enough punch to get you moving, especially that im driving with the top down most of the time. Time to drop in a bigger amp and sub!
I decided to go with an 800w Soundstream Amp, and 1000w Boston Sub in the trunk with a custom enclosure:
Now, even though it sounded amazing, I still wasn't feeling it! I needed something MORE! I cant handle all that bass just hiding in the trunk... The problem with Camaros is the way theyre designed, theres not really much space to sort out everything you want. So I decided to design my own custom enclosure. Went to a shop with the desing, and got them to make it, moved the Sub closer to the front, and add 2 more speakers 250w boston speakers! Now I got all the sound and bass I want, top up or down!
Now with the system done, the car needed a bit of exterior work, and some new rims to replace the stock 16"s! Show Less