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Old 08-18-2012, 12:44 PM   #4976
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Braking is over-rated.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:51 PM   #4977
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does the carbon ceramic kit swap over to the camaro?
i know a guy put them on his C5 vette, but that's the same basic platform
From the ZR1?

early on guys were talking about doing it but there was something wrong with the ABS computer on the Camaro. From what the GM guys said (can't remember who it was now) the camaro abs computer doesn't work well with the ZR1 brakes. But Man that would be the ultimate setup for a camaro.. Talk about a budget way to get a full CS bake setup...

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Braking is over-rated.
too complicated for you auto guys huh? I guess you think the car should stop for you too.

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:58 PM   #4978
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too complicated for you auto guys huh? I guess you think the car should stop for you too.

STOPPING is over-rated.

Revers thrusters.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #4979
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #4980
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From the ZR1?

early on guys were talking about doing it but there was something wrong with the ABS computer on the Camaro. From what the GM guys said (can't remember who it was now) the camaro abs computer doesn't work well with the ZR1 brakes. But Man that would be the ultimate setup for a camaro.. Talk about a budget way to get a full CS bake setup...

They're great. For a car that weighs 3400 lbs. You're better with the CTS-V setup
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #4981
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They're great. For a car that weighs 3400 lbs. You're better with the CTS-V setup
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:05 PM   #4982
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There is a full system with GT-R Calipers and Carbon Ceramic Rotors we have spec'd out with Brembo specifically for the 5th Gen. They are incredible brakes, but they are incredibly expensive. I hope we find a client that is interested in this level of perfection... soon.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:18 PM   #4983
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They're great. For a car that weighs 3400 lbs. You're better with the CTS-V setup
Yep!

With the setup I have now, when I'm out goofing off, I keep pulling up short in the turns...

It's hard to make your self brake later then you are used to.



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There is a full system with GT-R Calipers and Carbon Ceramic Rotors we have spec'd out with Brembo specifically for the 5th Gen. They are incredible brakes, but they are incredibly expensive. I hope we find a client that is interested in this level of perfection... soon.
Maybe Speedster?
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:28 PM   #4984
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When you normally brake, just hover for a sec lol
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:32 PM   #4985
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From the ZR1?

early on guys were talking about doing it but there was something wrong with the ABS computer on the Camaro. From what the GM guys said (can't remember who it was now) the camaro abs computer doesn't work well with the ZR1 brakes. But Man that would be the ultimate setup for a camaro.. Talk about a budget way to get a full CS bake setup...
...
budget? well, if $8500 is your brake budget, i guess that's about right...
and i couldn't remember if the ABS was a problem or not. i ain't really had much time or reason to keep up with the camaro mods since i joined the AF. really nowadays, i just stick around to hang out with y'all

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They're great. For a car that weighs 3400 lbs. You're better with the CTS-V setup
that's what i was thinking - just seeing if anybody's tried it

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There is a full system with GT-R Calipers and Carbon Ceramic Rotors we have spec'd out with Brembo specifically for the 5th Gen. They are incredible brakes, but they are incredibly expensive. I hope we find a client that is interested in this level of perfection... soon.
oooohhhhhhh!!! good luck

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Yep!

With the setup I have now, when I'm out goofing off, I keep pulling up short in the turns...
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better than coming up short in life like some others we know...
like around 5' 3" short...








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Old 08-18-2012, 02:37 PM   #4986
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There are a number of Pro-Touring Builds running ZR1 brakes with an adjusted ABS cal. The issues you have with that setup are the limited selection of pads and the cost of replacing a SCRATCHED rotor. If you go off course and a pebble or two happen to scratch your brand new ZL1 rotor be prepared to chuck it in the garbage. Now the carbo rotors we have specd with Brembo are still good even with a scratch ;-)
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #4987
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There are a number of Pro-Touring Builds running ZR1 brakes with an adjusted ABS cal. The issues you have with that setup are the limited selection of pads and the cost of replacing a SCRATCHED rotor. If you go off course and a pebble or two happen to scratch your brand new ZL1 rotor be prepared to chuck it in the garbage. Now the carbo rotors we have specd with Brembo are still good even with a scratch ;-)
double-win if they're under $1200 a piece
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:22 AM   #4988
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better than coming up short in life like some others we know...
like around 5' 3" short...








naw, nothin but Randy!
Psh............... I'm WAY taller than that......









1 whole inch taller........
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:39 AM   #4989
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Psh............... I'm WAY taller than that......









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oh, i'm sorry. you're right - much taller than that.









in certain respects, 1" really makes a HUGE difference!
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:05 PM   #4990
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double-win if they're under $1200 a piece
I think retail is 2K
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #4991
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oh, i'm sorry. you're right - much taller than that.









in certain respects, 1" really makes a HUGE difference!
Like thottle position.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #4992
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I think retail is 2K
that was the number given by the guy who put them on his C5.
he bought his stuff through GM.

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Like thottle position.
certainly!
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #4993
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Dude. This thread could use more power.

You should get a cam and pulley down. Bigger injectors and a ZL1 fuel pump.

Just an idea.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:09 AM   #4994
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:52 AM   #4995
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Yep. I need to get in on that.

I still need to power up my fog lights.

OH what bulbs did you get for the fogs?
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:53 AM   #4996
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Yep. I need to get in on that.

I still need to power up my fog lights.

OH what bulbs did you get for the fogs?
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Thanks all for the well wishes and support. It's been a rough spell. I've still a ton of things that have to get done. But, at least I'm at the house to do it.

I received my sideskirts from Maureen on Monday after I had gotten the news. So those sat in the living room until today. Gary sent me my lights and those were waiting on me as well. So I took some time today and installed all of it. I like the look of the sideskirts in black.

I had to cut the plug off of my foglight wiring and wired in a H11 connector for the ZL1 foglights. Easy to do and works perfectly.
Now I know it's an H11 connector, so that would mean H11 bulb, correct?

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:35 PM   #4997
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Not much going on but I made some minor touchups to THR 22

New Tom Henry decal and put some brembo decals on the calipers.
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Dude.

That looks awesome.

Now THAT's a pic.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:49 PM   #4999
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Dude.

That looks awesome.

Now THAT's a pic.
Oh and BTW the calipers are red... just sayin...
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I don't know why you keep saying that.

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