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Old 10-24-2011, 12:01 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
Rear park assist

USB port
PDIM (Preferred Device Interface Module)

XM Satellite with 3 trial months

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:07 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, 12:08 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, 12:19 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, 12:22 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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Old 10-24-2011, 12:24 PM   #1308
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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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Old 10-24-2011, 12:25 PM   #1309
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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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Old 10-24-2011, 12:29 PM   #1310
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That would be true of you, me and even those that have worked inside for 30 years.


It is a forever evolving business!
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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, 12:32 PM   #1312
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Those "check lists" have a way of e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g as the finale arrives...last minute changes, "forgot about that/those", ad nauseum...
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:42 PM   #1313
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Mac, some projects don't even see the "green light" until a few weeks/month or two before SEMA. What you will see @ SEMA '12 in unkown, for the most part, today. And what may be "planned" has a way of changing in the "unforeseeable future". GM, as a rule, does NOT commit all of their Show cars to the Aftermarket until (often) June or July and, as Pete has found out even at the 11th hour, suddenly something else arrives at your door that you bend over backwards to accommodate, if possible. That's when the 36-hour day would come in handy...
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Mac, some projects don't even see the "green light" until a few weeks/month or two before SEMA. What you will see @ SEMA '12 in unkown, for the most part, today. And what may be "planned" has a way of changing in the "unforeseeable future". GM, as a rule, does NOT commit all of their Show cars to the Aftermarket until (often) June or July and, as Pete has found out even at the 11th hour, suddenly something else arrives at your door that you bend over backwards to accommodate, if possible. That's when the 36-hour day would come in handy...
I was hoping for the 48 hour day
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I was hoping for the 48 hour day
...but you ARE mighty grateful, aren't you?!
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...but you ARE mighty grateful, aren't you?!
Absolutely!
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