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Old 11-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #18
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At Quirk dealership getting my drivers front tire replaced. Will have them replace all the lug nuts w/my new gorilla black locking ones. Also getting an oil change and putting in my new Dimple Magnetic Drain Plug. No other issues. Checking out the ZL1 inventory here in the showroom. Three ZL1's: a 2012 Victory Red, 2013 IOM, both automatics, and a 2013 Black vert 6 speed manual. It has the carbon fiber hood insert, but unlike mine it's not the weave pattern. Haven't seen this hood insert before, only the aluminum painted and the CFWHI. Must be something new. I'll get a picture of it and post.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:18 PM   #19
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At Quirk dealership getting my drivers front tire replaced. Will have them replace all the lug nuts w/my new gorilla black locking ones. Also getting an oil change and putting in my new Dimple Magnetic Drain Plug. No other issues. Checking out the ZL1 inventory here in the showroom. Three ZL1's: a 2012 Victory Red, 2013 IOM, both automatics, and a 2013 Black vert 6 speed manual. It has the carbon fiber hood insert, but unlike mine it's not the weave pattern. Haven't seen this hood insert before, only the aluminum painted and the CFWHI. Must be something new. I'll get a picture of it and post.

All the inserts are CF, either painted or cleared and there are no aluminum inserts.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #20
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My mistake, I meant aluminum hood, with painted carbon fiber hood. The 2013 Black vert has a carbon fiber hood insert, not painted and not the weave pattern. Got a picture of the hood and the window sticker. Will post when I get home. Thanks. Very sharp looking!
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #21
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Another mistake I made, said the 2013 vert was black, sorry had my sunglasses on, it's Blue Ray Metallic, and it's STUNNING! What a beauty! I'll post a picture.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:09 PM   #22
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Did you get it fixed?

As long as it's in the tread you're usually fine, anything within about an inch and a half of the sidewall or on the sidewall will be an issue though.

I used to work in tires, just make sure you take it to a reputable shop so you don't have to worry about the patch shooting out if you start beating on the car lol
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:13 PM   #23
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Just throw some "Fix-a-Flat" in there and call it a day. That's what GM supplies instead of a spare, riiiiigggghhhhhtt???
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:59 PM   #24
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Just throw some "Fix-a-Flat" in there and call it a day. That's what GM supplies instead of a spare, riiiiigggghhhhhtt???
Haha so true. I have had a nail in my rear tire (dead center and in tread so I had it patched. I also had a sidewall blowout on my front right tire. Low speeds luckily but I was pretty pissed it happened from a small rock in the road. Ended up with a $450 bill for that one. I never take the tire protection either. Damn!
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #25
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I had a screw in mine :(
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #26
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What a Day!?.... Here goes, when they went to replace the tire, believe it or not, the rim slipped and SCRATCHED/SCRAPED along the edge. So now they have a new rim on order, I'm driving with the old tire and rim, they patched/plugged the tire and I'll have to go back when it comes in. At least it will be mounted/balanced and ready to install next time I go, shouldn't be more than a week. The poor kid who was mounting the tire felt so bad, it's costing them over a grand for the rim. $414.39 for the tire installed and the rim cost $1,038.37 plus tax and another $50 core exchange. The free camaro car cover ($365) they are doing an even swap for the outdoor ZL1 car cover ($405). So I can't complain. I'll post a picture tomorrow, too dark now, but it's pretty minor damage, I would still demand a replacement, but they gave me the bad news and told me "it's on order". That's pretty honest of them, what if I hadn't even noticed and drove off?

Anyway, here's the inventory: 2012 Victory Red/auto, 2013 IOM auto w/carbon fiber weave hood insert, and a 2013 Blue Ray Metallic M6 w/carbon fiber hood (not the weave pattern). Check out the pictures.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:46 PM   #27
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I just got my rear repaired and it had a 5 inch 12 penny nail bent half way over.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:26 PM   #28
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Don't know why I put the Blue Ray Metallic as a M6, it's an automatic. All three ZL1's at Quirk are all automatics. The 2012 you should easily get for 3 or 4 thousand below MSRP. The 13's at dealer cost. If you're looking, you can PM and ill get you my salesman's name/number. He'll get you the best deal possible. That blue vert is stunning with all the bells and whistles. Nav, remote start, and that carbon hood insert. The metallic paint job is awesome.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:36 PM   #29
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Is the CFI standard equipment on this car?
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:51 PM   #30
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Sorry,was confused with ECF hood insert.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:35 PM   #31
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Here's the damage to the rim caused by the tech installing the new tire. Looks bad, but even worse if they hadn't taken a sharpie to it. At least blacking the scrap makes it less visible. Still sticks out like a sore thumb. Be glad when the new rim and tire are installed. Waiting patiently.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:36 PM   #32
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The end of January, Black Rim was ordered on November 12th, so it took two and a half months to get my new rim. Just got an e-mail yesterday letting me know my rim has arrived. Going tomorrow to get the new tire and rim installed. Long wait, but what can you do. The car has been in the garage for at least two weeks now. Last time out we were making donuts. Temps in the 50's tomorrow with snow still on the ground today. Can't wait to get behind the wheel!

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That's the damage. Doesn't look like much, but I'm glad they are replacing it. I'll checkout the showroom and post an update on any new ZL1's Also looking forward to checking out the ZR1's, they had two last time I was there.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #33
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SPEED. RATING NO LONGER APPLES AFTER IT IS PUNCTURED. FREE REPAIR OR NOT GET A NEW TIRE! !
WHAT'S YOUR LIFE WORTH. ..AT 100 MPH BLOW OUT! !
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #34
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Got a nail in my tire the day after I picked up the car :(
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