Fifth-gen Camaros are hot and if you have any doubt, just hit up your weekly grudge night sessions or any number of local autocross events. We think you’ll agree that The General’s latest addition to the muscle car wars has spawned a resurgence of Camaro enthusiasm, including a whole new generation of gearheads.
While most know that the fifth-gens are great rides right out of the box, let’s admit it; the fun factor goes up exponentially with the help of the aftermarket. So whatever your poison may be, from basic bolt-on items to a complete suspension install or engine upgrades, we’ve put together the ultimate fifth-gen product showcase to help customize your late-model hot rod. And once your ride is set up to your liking, be sure to take a drive and enjoy the ride. —Henry D.
TSW Alloy Wheels, an industry leader in the development of innovative and striking staggered aftermarket wheels, introduced a beautifully crafted forward five-spoke called the Rivage that pushes the limit of one-piece style. The Rivage emulates the sweeping down slope, Turn 8 curve at the Circuit de Spa Francorchamps in Belgium. The Rivage comes in two brilliant finishes: gloss black with milled spokes that encompass each spoke, and Hyper Silver.
The Rivage is available in an array of staggered sizes: 17x8, 18x8, 18x9.5, 19x8, 19x9.5, 20x8.5, and 20x10. The wheel is made for five-lug passenger cars and small SUVs. Both high and low offsets are available from 20 to 53 mm. As with all TSW wheels, the Rivage is hub-centric for a smooth, vibration-free ride. The Rivage is built to TSW’s strict manufacturing standards while maintaining the lightest possible weight.
The special look of the ultimate fifth-generation Nickey Super Camaro can be yours with a purchase of a Nickey Stinger hood. This exclusive hood borrows style and design elements from the muscle car era. One major enhancement Nickey Chicago has made is that the hood has fully functional Ram Air. The air is diverted right above the stock airbox location. They are built from high-quality RTM technology by ACS, an OEM supplier, and carry a three-year limited warranty. The hoods, which have been granted a U.S. patent, come primed not painted and add a vintage, retro/classic style to your modern muscle Camaro. They have several styles available, many of which will clear top-mount superchargers.
Circle D Transmission, still advancing with 36 years of experience in the transmission industry, is ready to turn your 6L80/90 into a performance beast. Their continued development in custom modifications and billet upgrades makes your choice an easy one.
Coming soon is a CDT custom output carrier with billet spline upgrade to eliminate the OE spline failure in high-horsepower vehicles. Other CDT modifications include Circle D’s custom billet 4-5-6 hub shaft assembly and HD clutch pack, upgraded 3-5-R and 2-6 clutch packs with nitride-treated steels and added clutch capacity. The pump and valvebody are also upgraded to exclusive CDT specs. Their fifth-generation shop Camaro is steadily used for R&D of parts and tunes so that they are able to push your vehicle to its peak performance. With their custom packaging, they ship worldwide with confidence.
Fifth-gen Camaros come in three high-tech flavors (LS3, L99, and LSA), but there’s only one flavor of scanning/tuning software that delivers maximum performance: the FlashScan V2 Rom EFILive. FlashScan allows you to monitor data log ECM and TCM activity, check and reset diagnostic trouble codes, and custom-program engine and transmission controllers. FlashScan’s integrated scanning and tuning software simplifies tuning with its overlay capabilities. Simply highlight an area in a data log created by the scanning program, and the cells containing the values that control the conditions being monitored are highlighted in the tuning program. FlashScan V2 controller allows “black box” scanning, tuning, and trouble-code reset without using a PC. You can find out more about FlashScan, and even download a free copy of the software, from their website.