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2017 Camaro SS Redline Edition

Post By: Brendan Lee

Date: 10/06/2023

The Story

It all started when my grandfather left me a v6 Camaro in 2014... While the car was very sentimental to me, the itch to find a v8 pony car got to me and when the 2020 pandemic came around, I found a '17 Camaro SS Redline edition for a smoking deal. I've slowly been throwing mods at it as my warranty expired and have put almost 50k miles on it so far. Even though it's my daily, I recently started taking it to some autocross and drag race events and I'm hoping to start my journey into tracking it more. I've gotten the chance to truly wrench on this car all while taking it to some HPDE events and doing things like Motor Trends' Hot Rod Power Tour. I've mad this a daily that can withstand the abuse of some HPDE days while being able to take this thing on long cross country touring drives to places like Key West, Tail of the Dragon, Route 66 and back home in Wisco where my WCEC family is.

Current Setup

  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 285rear and 255front (one size wider all round)
  • Performance: GMPerformance strut tower brace
  • Performance: Mishimoto oil catch can
  • Performance: NGK iridium spark plugs with MSD spark plug boots
  • Performance: GMPerformance intake with GM tune/map reflash
  • Interior: Bunch GMPerformance interior upgrades... footwell ambient lighting, red OEM seatbelts etc etc.
  • Exterior: ZL1 side skirts and front lip splitter as well as GMPerformance banner on windshield
  • Exterior: Rear valence swap to quad tip with some small and not obnoxious vortex generators
  • Performance: track brake cooling ducts as well as Brembo RBF 600 plus fluid brake fluid
  • Performance: Velossa Tech air intake duct/snorkel
  • Performance: 6 Piston GMP Red Brembo kit, and I painted the rear calipers to match
  • Wheels: Stock Redline wheels
  • Performance: MRT 3" H pipe catback with Helmholtz Resonator flowing into a QTP screamer Axle back that can control quiet and loud modes.

Planned Upgrades

  • Suspension: GM Performance 1le (fe4) suspension (lowering kit and handling kit together = 1le suspension #forums are awesome)
  • Performance: FBO
  • Performance: I have some Kooks 1 7/8" headers laying in my garage, still need to find time and get some more components before I install. Need flex fuel kit and HP tuners before install

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Brendan Lee

I started with Hotwheels as a kid. Well I still buy hotwheels but now I own a 6th gen Camaro SS and my wife owns an FK8 Civic Type R. I got a heart for JDM and modern/classic muscle cars. I love how my hobbies got exponentially more expensive the older I get. But why not? Money comes back, good times don't.