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Old 06-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #29
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Spacers arrived this AM as promised by my dealer. Made a copy of the note and pic from first page of this thread, packed in a ziplock bag with the spacers and a pair of surgical gloves. Now we need to buy a light weight scissors jack so we can expand the springs to get the spacers in for a tow. If prepared, we'll never need this gear.

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Old 06-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #30
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Good job. When I picked up my car I told the salesman about the spacers and he went back to service to get them. He said the tech was about to toss them. I told him if he had I would need a set ordered. In the future my car may be trailed to track days to save on tires and allow for the recommended track alignment.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #31
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Found a 12VDC electric scissors jack on eBay.......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-V-Electri...item4d0242f820

.......so now we're ready to spacer the springs and tow.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #32
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Great thread, looking at a 2013 ZL1 and am learning alot from this thread. Thx for all the great information.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:24 PM   #33
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:09 AM   #34
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WANTED!!!!! A BLACK SS FRONT BUMPER

Somebody cracked my 2010 black bumper and I need to get a new one and I know a lot of SS guys are getting the ZL1 front end. I just wanna buy the front end that comes off of it. Thanks a lot. PM if anybody can help me out or at least point me in the right direction. Thanks again.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #35
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Thanks for the information it's greatly appreciated. Mine is do in next week.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:35 AM   #36
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I took delivery before I read this post and quickly went out to see if the spacers were in the springs. They were. I took it back and the dealer removed them. When I got home, it no longer had the clearance I needed to get into my driveway. It's in the garage and haven't had it out since (almost 2-weeks ago.) I'm ripping out the driveway and replacing it this week to change the grade. I can't get it out until I fix the approach and it's killing me! I put 100-miles on it and it's been sitting since. But if I hadn't seen this post with the bulletin, I would not have known about the spacers or the break-in instructions! Thanks for the crucial info! Luckily I had planned on a similar break-in to the bulletin and had been taking it easy.
A couple of 2x12's and i'd have that thing out for some fun!
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:03 AM   #37
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My delearship got it right! They put the spacers in the glove box and installed the two valance. There is hope...
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:47 PM   #38
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What are those outer valence panels for? I assume they're for aerodynamics, but are they that important? I'm thinking those things won't last a week.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:42 PM   #39
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What are those outer valence panels for? I assume they're for aerodynamics, but are they that important? I'm thinking those things won't last a week.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #40
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My dealer left the spacers in the glove compartment as they should have, but the valance panels were still sitting in the trunk. Took just a couple of minutes to install myself, but still...
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #41
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Yes. I've owned cars with low front valences (SRT Dodges) and one way you approach inclines is from an angle because there is less overhang. These little guys might take a beating, but that's better than damaging the front splitter.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:41 PM   #42
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Yes. I've owned cars with low front valences (SRT Dodges) and one way you approach inclines is from an angle because there is less overhang. These little guys might take a beating, but that's better than damaging the front splitter.
So far mine are doing well.

...they are quite literally right in front of the tires. If you look closely at the angle of approach required to hit them straight-on, you'd have already torn off the front facia.

It's kinda neat, because of the angular shape of the front of the Camaro, driving at an angle allows for a much steeper approach than most other low cars.

(and yes.......I have scraped once or twice...)


EDIT: But to answer your original question: Yes, they are functional. They divert air around the tires to help improve high-speed stability.
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