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Old 02-02-2013, 07:26 AM   #201
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Yeah I agree on color separation with the red calipers. I think IOM calipers would have been too much IOM. Red is a nice touch and gives some pop
Calipers are staying red.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:29 AM   #202
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Ok so I ordered a heritage grill. I went satin black to fit well with the blackout area. Should have new pics up this week. I'm also trying to get some new sound bytes.

I finally slapped on the ZL1 pedals as well.

Also since doing the ZL1 front end conversion, I'm running the liners and brake ducts. This should help out quite a bit on the track. I've also installed the rotofab big gulp to divert air to the CAI as well as the brakes.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:03 PM   #203
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I was at dealership yesterday and saw several zl front ends and must say wow
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:23 PM   #204
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:20 PM   #205
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Chapter II - ZL770 (Tribute)



Well my C5 brethren, its been a great ride with many tweaks here and there over the last year or so. It is now time to finally enter into Chapter II of this Ride's life, Tribute.

My car is being picked up soon, perhaps as early as late next week to be in the hands of SLP and their brother company Alternative Automotive Technologies in MI for the biggest overhaul I've ever had done before. This will be a fun journey.

Below is the list of the new build components for the ZL770.

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Exterior Mods
Custom Hugger Orange Color Change in PPG Paint
SLP ZL Rally Stripes in Gloss Black buried in Clear
SLP ZL Hockey Stripes in Gloss Black buried in Clear
SLP ZL Wing with Painted Stripes in Gloss Black buried in Clear
Trunk lid with painted stripes and painted blackout buried in Clear
Heritage Grille Painted Hugger Orange with Heritage SS Emblem
SLP Exhaust Diffuser with painted exhaust bezels in Gloss Black
Taillights painted to 30% Tint
Gen5Diy Afterburners
SLP Rear Quarter Panel Faded Gill Inserts
SLP front license plate removable bracket
Custom ZL770 Badging
Hood Cowl 770HP Supercharged buried in clear
ZL1 Front Fascia with custom paint on bottom lip
ZL1 rear splashguards
ZL1 Side Skirts
ZL Wheel Center Caps custom painted with ZL in Hugger Orange and Cap in Gloss Black
SLP RTM Hood with Functional Heat Extractor Scoop
Oracle Ghosted SMD side marker lights in Gloss Black
Oracle Tinted LED Reverse Lights


Interior Mods
SS kick plate guard
STATUS Ring GT-X Racing Seats with ZL770 embroidery and Custom Upholstery
RPM custom 6 point Rollbar with removable cross and shoulder bar painted in Hugger Orange
Custom Tank Plates for Harness
ZL770 Embroidered Floor mats custom cut for roll bar points
Autometer A Pillar Pod
ZL1 Pedals
SLP ZL Supercharged Specialty Vehicle Sequentially Numbered Dash Plaque #17
SLP ZL Supercharged Specialty Vehicle Sequentially Numbered Key Fobs #17
SLP Leather Bound Portfolio, Supplemental Owners Manual, Birth Certificate, Certificate of Origin
Custom ZL770 Orange Glow Door Sills (EmblemPros)

Under the Hood Appearance Mods
*All under the hood appearance mods will be painted hugger orange to match exterior.
Premium Fuse box Cover (Showstoppers)
Premium ABS Cover (Showstoppers)
Premium Master Cylinder Cover (Showstoppers)
Power Steering Cap (Billet Custom)
SS Radiator Cap (Billet Custom)
Battery Cap Cover (Billet Custom)
Dipstick Cover (Billet Custom)
Oil Cap Cover (Billet Custom)
SLP Supercharged Engine Covers

Performance Mods
SLP Built LS7 Aluminum Long Block
427-CID displacement
4.000 SLP/Manley 4340 forged steel crankshaft, balanced to rotating assembly
4.125" SLP/Manley 2618 forged alloy pistons
6.125" SLP/Manley 4340 forged steel H-beam rods
SLP TVS2300 Supercharger (w/custom pulley set to produce 10 psi of boost)
SLP 51018 Camshaft .654/.658-inch lift 214/230 duration @ 0.50 120° LSA
SLP/LS3 Cylinder Heads
SLP 1.85 Rockers
SLP Double Row Timing Chain Set
SLP Boost-A-Pump
SLP 85 lbs/hr Injectors
SLP 160° Thermostat
SLP 55001 Heavy-Duty Oil Pump
New GM Lifters and Lifter Guides
Hardened Pushrods
ARP Cylinder head studs
MLS Head Gaskets
10.82:1 compression ratio (nominal)
58 Tooth reluctor wheel
Canton 3 Qt Accusump
ZR1 Plugs
ZR1 Map Sensor
JRE Super Tensioner
CAI Intake
SLP LT Headers
Magnaflow Highflow Cats
SLP LMII Exhaust
SLP Skip Shift Eliminator
Moroso Catch Can
Be Cool Aluminum Radiator
10 Rib Rear Cog
Custom Dyno Tune (iTSX)

Drivetrain Mods
MGW Short throw shifter assembly with Retro Ball Shifter
DSS Level 4 Half Shafts 1000HP
DynoTech Driveshaft
JRE rebuilt rear diff (Detroit Eaton TruTrac Differential, GM 1LE 3.91 Gears, Posi Mod)
ZR1 Clutch

Suspension/Chassis Mods
Eibach Coil Over Spring/ Shock Package
SLP Adjustable Front and Rear Sway Bar Package
Hotchkis 4 point strut brace
BMR Safety Loop
BMR Rear Control Arms
BMR Rear Toe Rods
BMR Tunnel Brace
BMR Subframe Brace
BMR Full Pro Bushing Set

Brake Mods
Brembo GT Front Brake Package, 6-piston front caliper, Two-Piece 15" Drilled Rotors
Brembo GT Rear Two-Piece Drilled Rotors and 4 Piston Calipers (Painted Red to Match Fronts)
Granetelli Stainless Steel Brake Lines
SLP Line Lock
ATE Super Blue DOT4
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:34 AM   #206
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:48 PM   #207
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So here are a few pics and descriptions of some of the items being built for me and installed into the car. The beast gets a bit more beastly. Say hello to my little friend...



GM LS7 aluminum block
427-CID displacement
4.000 SLP/Manley 4340 forged steel crankshaft, balanced to rotating assembly
4.125" SLP/Manley 2618 forged alloy pistons
6.125" SLP/Manley 4340 forged steel H-beam rods
SLP 427 Camaro Supercharger (w/custom pulley set to produce 10 psi of boost)
SLP 51018 Camshaft .654/.658-inch lift 214/230 duration @ 0.50 120° LSA
SLP/LS3 Cylinder Heads
SLP 1.85 Rockers
SLP Double Row Timing Chain Set
SLP Boost-A-Pump
SLP 85 lbs/hr Injectors
SLP 160° Thermostat
SLP Custom Tune
SLP 55001 Heavy-Duty Oil Pump
New GM Lifters and Lifter Guides
Hardened Pushrods
ARP Cylinder head studs
MLS Head Gaskets
10.82:1 compression ratio (nominal)
58 Tooth reluctor wheel
ZR1 Plugs
ZR1 Map Sensor

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I am also throwing on some heavy duty half shafts and a new driveshaft.



New Clutch



And BMR Pro Set Bushings are going to be thrown on to marry up the rest of the BMR suspension installed.



There are also SLP LTs and Magnaflow mid pipes installed. Once this is all put together and custom dyno tuned we should be hitting some good HP/TQ numbers. I can't wait to here the rumble of the cam and the new insane exhaust tone. We are also trying to figure out the best ratio for the cog drive on this setup to keep boost happy and hearing that blower whine!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:02 PM   #208
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Also the car is going to be completely overhauled and I'm parting with IOM and welcoming Hugger Orange. Alternative Auto Tech does an incredible job at their huge facility in MI. Check out their site altautotech(dot)com. They will be using PPG paint and applying around 5-6 layers of base, adding the painted stripes, and then 6 or so layers of clear. Not only is it durable high quality paint, but lots of it. I wish it came from the factory this way. Also it will be great having the stripes buried in the clear.

They are also doing a handful of other custom work to the car to get it done just right.

Now I understand I'm changing a great thing that doesn't need to be changed. There are several factors that went into my decision and I think once I post pics after its complete you'll see why I went this route.

The ride is being picked up Thursday and will be at their facility for a while, probably 5-6 weeks. I've asked if pics can be taken a long the way for the purpose of this thread and they agreed to it. So stay tuned...
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:05 PM   #209
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Not for nothing bro, but why would sink that kind of money into all that?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:15 PM   #210
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Not for nothing bro, but why would sink that kind of money into all that?
Into the paint work? The built engine? Or Both?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:46 PM   #211
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Both!! The car look absolutely fantastic the way it is!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:03 PM   #212
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Into the paint work? The built engine? Or Both?
Well paint I can understand, but the engine build after you spent all that money sending to SLP the first time. Now I know I have NO ROOM to talk because when I add up my receipts it makes me sick at the money I've spent and if I could do it all over....well that's another story. And by no means don't take my comment negatively, we all do what makes us happy.

And you better add Differential to that list with the axles.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:51 PM   #213
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Well paint I can understand, but the engine build after you spent all that money sending to SLP the first time. Now I know I have NO ROOM to talk because when I add up my receipts it makes me sick at the money I've spent and if I could do it all over....well that's another story. And by no means don't take my comment negatively, we all do what makes us happy.

And you better add Differential to that list with the axles.
No worries man, I like all comments. I totally understand what you are saying. All of my initial ZL600 components and even some of my other mods outside of that are actually part of this build. I'm not paying the premium price for this upgrade. I wouldn't have done it if that were the case. I'm basically getting the additional components of the 770 package that I don't have. all of which is at at a nicely discounted rate since I'm a ZL owner. So it truly is an "upgrade". Also my playing field is a bit wider now.

Yes, I'm absolutely getting a built diff to go with this build!

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:58 PM   #214
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Both!! The car look absolutely fantastic the way it is!!
I hear ya CamaroI and I do appreciate all of the kind compliments and support.

With this new chapter I am doing a few things that I've always dreamed of having done with a car, especially of this caliber. I'm really excited about it. I'm hoping my new build out will still be as,if not more,impressive.

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The ride got picked up yesterday by AltAuto. Work begins next week and they have agreed to photo documenting the whole process. Stay tuned...







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Let the countdown begin brotha! Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Let the countdown begin brotha! Can't wait to see the finished product!
Thanks J - it of course will seem incredibly drawn out.
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wow !!!! looks amazing ! you've got an eye for detail
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Cars looking great luke
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Thanks man... Long time. See you at the nationals again this year?
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