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Old 03-17-2012, 04:20 PM   #826
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doug just needs a blower. Or my wheels. Those make the car unbelievable fun...er fast. Yeah! I've actually considered selling them but dont know if i can give up the exclusivity. I could basically almost buy two sets of wheels for what mine are worth. Tires for the wheels are in short supply and I would like a set of 18s to take to the track so I wouldn't have to worry about traction issues when shifting from first to second or second to third.

Know anyone interested if i do decide to go through with it?
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:48 PM   #827
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Maybe the rear wheels only to head down the strip once or twice.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:11 PM   #828
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Two track videos from last night...




I spun for a full second or so when shifting to second gear for my second run (first eliminations run).



Anyone have leads on c6 Z06 wheel takeoffs?
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #829
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Nice! Looked like solid launches
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #830
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Let me know the next time you go out there! Maybe I can get Brian to go, too I miss running down that strip
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:27 PM   #831
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:35 PM   #832
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:39 PM   #833
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Nice runs J!!

Thanks guys!

The launches were just rolling into the power, hence the poor reaction times and 2.23 60' times.

Chuck, I'll give you a call when I'm going next. We're cruising out to Fuddruckers tonight if you want to join. =)
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So I'm running into a dilemma and I could use some help from everyone.

It's getting to the point in my life that my wife and I are going to be able to afford a house of our own to start a family. I'm planning on doing one last "package" of mods to my car before then. I have a bit of personal money saved up and will be putting some or all of that money towards the package depending on the cost. I'm trying to grab the attention of one more magazine for an article or cover if possible, so please keep that in mind.

I for sure will be getting these smaller mods: Color changing halos, 2-3 carbon fiber interior pieces for the interior (shift knob, 4-pack gauge bezel and possibly arm rest top), Pedders street I bush kit, and maybe a new grill (Heritage, ZL1, Sniper).

The packages that I need to decide between are the following:

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Package 1: Exterior
This package consists of exterior body panels and a new paint job to finish the exterior of my car where 100% of the people looking at the car see. This will be the most visually impacting package and will help out at the 5-10 car shows I will attend almsot every year.

Rideskinz Bumper
Vented fenders
Respray of my paint scheme to fix rock chips/allow for clear bra
Powder coating the brake calipers

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Package 2: Performance
This package will be a drag pack for when I go to Sacramento Raceway maybe 4-5 time a year. It should allow me to actually launch my car and go for low 11 ET's and actually drag race instead of having fun accelerating at an alarmingly fast rate. =)

Upgraded axles
Upgraded differential
17 or 18" Wheels
Drag Radials
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Package 3: Audio
This package consists of an audio/lighting and overall show factor to compete at the import dominated car shows who pretty much look at stance/audio/video for their awards. It will round out my car with having some show, some go and some sound.

Custom Fiberglass/plexi enclosure for the trunk
Rear seat removal
Strobes/general lighting
subwoofers
Amps

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Package 4: combination of exterior/performance. Updated option

Axles
Drag wheels
Drag tires
Powdercoated Caliper
Vented fenders
Painted front end and clear bra
The first two packages will be about the same price with the audio package costing about 2/3's of the other two. With package 1 or 2, I can sell my stock parts to help recuperate the cost but the performance package won't be as appealing to most magazines as the visually oriented packages. I'll be happy with all three packages, and might eventually be able to obtain all three, but there is only enough money for one of those packages for the time being.

What do you guys think I should go with and why??
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #835
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Are you happy with how fast you are?? Then go cosmetic brah.

If it were me, Id do the boring #2.....

Good luck either way sir!!
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Do what suites you, what you think flows with how you feel. Looks like you've been on the right track so far.
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I'm plenty happy with the power level of the car Ivan, but you can never have too much power.

Ryan, They all will flow with the car. I can't pick one over the other so I'm asking for outside perspectives. Thanks for the input.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #838
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I would do #3. Audio attracts attention of magazines!! the exterior is already great. The interior will draw more attention, and the sound will do the same.

But I would add the paint repair and calipers to clean up the entire package.

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A tough call between 1 & 2.... But I might have to say 2 mang. BR already has alot goin for her, she could use some intimidating timeslips to back up her bark.
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So I'm running into a dilemma and I could use some help from everyone.

It's getting to the point in my life that my wife and I are going to be able to afford a house of our own to start a family. I'm planning on doing one last "package" of mods to my car before then. I have a bit of personal money saved up and will be putting some or all of that money towards the package depending on the cost. I'm trying to grab the attention of one more magazine for an article or cover if possible, so please keep that in mind.

I for sure will be getting these smaller mods: Color changing halos, 2-3 carbon fiber interior pieces for the interior (shift knob, 4-pack gauge bezel and possibly arm rest top), Pedders street I bush kit, and maybe a new grill (Heritage, ZL1, Sniper).

The packages that I need to decide between are the following:








The first two packages will be about the same price with the audio package costing about 2/3's of the other two. With package 1 or 2, I can sell my stock parts to help recuperate the cost but the performance package won't be as appealing to most magazines as the visually oriented packages. I'll be happy with all three packages, and might eventually be able to obtain all three, but there is only enough money for one of those pacakages.

What do you guys think I should go with and why??
I personally think you should look at a combination of 1 and 2.

The car looks great as it sits, so I'd nix the bumper and fender cut outs. I'd have the front end repainted (I'm doing this as well), and leave everything else alone. That way your paint is good and ready for car shows.

You'll never get anywhere at the track without tires. I'd go with the wheels/tires and upgraded axles. Not sure if you'll need the differential, but with better traction there's always a chance.
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Do you want to make the car for the magazine? Are they driving it every day? (not being snotty, just hoping you thought about that a bit.)

I say make the car for you. If it was my car, I'd go for package #2... it's the "go" package.

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All three of them are what I would do DE. =) I'd be super happy with any of them. That's why this is such a tough decision. I'd like a little more bass for my sound system, I would like to launch the car when I do track it those handful of times, and I'd like a little more aggressive front end. I don't have a vibrant color like Russ's car so I feel the need to accentuate the body lines a little more so they're more visible.

Russ, see above comments. That is a good idea though, getting drag wheels/tires/axles and just clean up the paint. That may become option 4. lol
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Since you've already got such a monster I'd recommend getting the paint and whatnot all squared away... #1 Loving your ride.
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Since you've already got such a monster I'd recommend getting the paint and whatnot all squared away... #1 Loving your ride.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:22 PM   #845
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I've loved your car from day one, I keep the Camaro Now magazine in my classroom for my students to read and they're always drawn to the one with yours on the cover
But I've been watching the Rideskinz bumper thread and I've got to say as aggressive as your car is now, that would really bring it more attention! Plus, I'd love to see it in IBM so I might have ulterior motives here
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I voted for #1 Jay. If you're really wanting another magazine feature that's where you're going to need to invest in. Try to make your goal that when people go to a car show she's the first car they look at.
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I've loved your car from day one, I keep the Camaro Now magazine in my classroom for my students to read and they're always drawn to the one with yours on the cover
But I've been watching the Rideskinz bumper thread and I've got to say as aggressive as your car is now, that would really bring it more attention! Plus, I'd love to see it in IBM so I might have ulterior motives here
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Option 4. You have to be careful with 'too' many visual only mods. There is usually a law of diminishing returns or doing something and seeing later on that you liked the original modifications better.
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Option 4. You have to be careful with 'too' many visual only mods. There is usually a law of diminishing returns or doing something and seeing later on that you liked the original modifications better.
You don't want your Camaro to stop looking like a Camaro.
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