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Old 10-17-2011, 10:27 PM   #1293
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Pete,
L/28's 0-60, 1/4, skidpad, slalom? Real or guesstimate is fine.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:08 AM   #1294
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TSK TSK .....!
Sorry, I just don't believe all the marketing hype. I work for corporate N. American, and nothing is ever what they tell you.

I know a 427ci. can produce a huge amount of power, and doesn't take electronic trikery traction controls to keep it together.
So, give me a custom job anytime over the tame stock stuff.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:53 AM   #1295
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I suspect the groundwork laid by the L28 and its contributors will be closely scrutinized by the Team...and many others...and I suspect the results @ Pahrump will surprize/shock more than a few...

The cool thing will be, IF (capitals, italics) an LS7'd ZEE sees the light of an Oshawa day, the L28 is only "just beyond" for those so inclined...
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:50 PM   #1296
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I suspect the groundwork laid by the L28 and its contributors will be closely scrutinized by the Team...and many others...and I suspect the results @ Pahrump will surprize/shock more than a few...

The cool thing will be, IF (capitals, italics) an LS7'd ZEE sees the light of an Oshawa day, the L28 is only "just beyond" for those so inclined...
We know what we did the last time out at Spring Mountain and expect to be significantly better in every measurable performance category.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:13 PM   #1297
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We know what we did the last time out at Spring Mountain and expect to be significantly better in every measurable performance category.
Of that, I have NO doubt...

My "sig" is/was not the result of a recent dream/nightmare, and for those who scoff at the possibilities/capabilities of an LS7 Gen-5, OEM or otherwise "augmented", this lil example will clearly supply the answer:

"STFU"

It's not too late for Camaro Performers Magazine, a perennial observer of the Optima Challenge, to put together their own lil "Camaro Tuner Challenge"...in the same location...at the same time...as a "side bet" to the Optima deal... After all, all the "hitters" will have their prettied-up best @ SEMA...but are they "runners" or simply "angel hair'd damsels"?!

There's ONE sure way to find out...

Oh, and if they can pry the ZL1 mule out of Leno's mitts, bring it too...
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:17 PM   #1298
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Pete,
I hear another LS7 based car is going to the Optima Challenge. Goldbergs 70' TA. But it has only 636 HP. It's nice to see the LS7 is still very popular.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #1299
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It's nice to see the LS7 is still very popular.
I agree - and you know what ? SEMA & the Challenge can't come fast enough for me. Can't wait to see how this car performs !!
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:08 PM   #1300
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I agree - and you know what ? SEMA & the Challenge can't come fast enough for me. Can't wait to see how this car performs !!
Final track testing, final adjustments and then ship to SEMA. Working with LPE is just awesome because they are so professional. Create a plan and execute. It is LPE style. Then we have other companies that run differently. They are exceptionally creative, but a little more notice would be good. Phone call TODAY --

Hey Pete, you got a minute.

Sure. What's up.

I have FIVE SEMA bound vehicles in need of suspension. Can you help.

What have you got?

XXXXXX and nobody has suspension for it yet, but I figured you do.

We do have ONE last set of coilovers, but no lowering coils.

Pete, I HAVE to have five sets. One will be built before SEMA and FOUR at SEMA.

Uhhhhh, I'll figure something out for you.

Cool. I knew I could count on you guys.



Is SEMA over yet
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:21 PM   #1301
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Hey Pete, you got a minute.

Sure. What's up.

I have FIVE SEMA bound vehicles in need of suspension. Can you help.

What have you got?

XXXXXX and nobody has suspension for it yet, but I figured you do.

We do have ONE last set of coilovers, but no lowering coils.

Pete, I HAVE to have five sets. One will be built before SEMA and FOUR at SEMA.

Uhhhhh, I'll figure something out for you.

Cool. I knew I could count on you guys.



Is SEMA over yet
Just a little bit on the last minute side.........
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:27 PM   #1302
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Just a little bit on the last minute side.........
That would be Monday before SEMA opens on Tuesday One point of pride we have at Pedders is EVERY car we have taken to SEMA was a real car. Not a three dimensional full size model. Our cars are Track Ready when we show them.

There are so many stories about people building cars in trailers on the way to SEMA, finishing them at SEMA... the phrase fire drill doesn't begin to cover it.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:01 PM   #1303
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With the ZL1's Curb Weight announced @ 4120 (6-speed, no sunroof, roughly 2SS Trim), it would behoove the Team to make things like MR and aux. coolers OPTIONAL on a ZEE, to keep Base Curb Weight (with 1SS Trim equivalent) below 3900...

Of course, a few of these Features aren't mandatory, either...

OTHER DETAILS:
Four-pack auxiliary guages (with boost readout)

Also- Standard...

Alloy pedal covers
6-way power driver and passenger seats
Heated leather high-performance seats with microfiber suede inserts
ZL1 sill plates

Bluetooth for select phones
Boston Acoustics premium nine-speaker system
Rear camera display in mirror
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PDIM (Preferred Device Interface Module)

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Old 10-24-2011, 01:07 PM   #1304
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With the ZL1's Curb Weight announced @ 4120 (6-speed, no sunroof, roughly 2SS Trim), it would behoove the Team to make things like MR and aux. coolers OPTIONAL on a ZEE, to keep Base Curb Weight (with 1SS Trim equivalent) below 3900...
Or just lose the F/I and install a N/A LS7
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:08 PM   #1305
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There are so many stories about people building cars in trailers on the way to SEMA, finishing them at SEMA... the phrase fire drill doesn't begin to cover it.
I never understood the last minute rush that you always see from car builders.

I have a secret for everyone..... SEMA will be next year around the same time. Start planning now!
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:19 PM   #1306
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Or just lose the F/I and install a N/A LS7
That's a start, Pete, but 2 Power Seats, Backup Camera, and Boston Accoustics are not on the wish-list either... We'll let the LS7 supply the "symphony"...

As to the "last minute thrash", it has always been this way...and so shall it remain...
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:22 PM   #1307
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I never understood the last minute rush that you always see from car builders.

I have a secret for everyone..... SEMA will be next year around the same time. Start planning now!
Some shops are better than others at planning, but with brand new platforms many of the upgrades being installed are either early development or prototypes that don't quite fit or work. These variables can throw a HUGE monkey wrench into the most organized and structured businesses. Then there are last minute OEM changes as in we just decided to release a vehicle to your shop for a SEMA build because fill-in-the-blank. Sometimes the build is such a reach, is so over the top a shop of Supermen would struggle to get it done.
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Some shops are better than others at planning, but with brand new platforms many of the upgrades being installed are either early development or prototypes that don't quite fit or work. These variables can throw a HUGE monkey wrench into the most organized and structured businesses. Then there are last minute OEM changes as in we just decided to release a vehicle to your shop for a SEMA build because fill-in-the-blank. Sometimes the build is such a reach, is so over the top a shop of Supermen would struggle to get it done.
All good points! I will be the first to admit there is ALOT about the car business that I dont know
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All good points! I will be the first to admit there is ALOT about the car business that I dont know
That would be true of you, me and even those that have worked inside for 30 years.
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