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Old 04-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #169
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In order to sell as many cars as possible, manufacturers avoid purpose built auto's. They serve the needs of a few, not many. Ala carte cars dissapeared decades ago. Accessories and packages are now bundled together into only a few choices/trim levels. Chevy has broke new ground, actually that's a misnomer. They are revisiting history, and bringing a stripper back. Purpose built, like the true COPO car, or factory racers.. as in the glory days. It's kind of cool to think about. It's a modern one off in my mind...like the ZL1,....oh yes you did!!! Chevy did it again...awesome Chevy!
Well stated. Many not experienced in that saga of history don't understand. They have built a model now for just about ANY niche. ANY. A nice way to end the Gen 5 Icon. 2012-2014 will be looked at almost like 1968-1970. Now if 2015 and Gen 6 brings more to the table, it's icing on the cake. Drag strip and Track Ready cars were rare "back when"... Suspensions back then were primitive compared to what we have today. The Z/28 and ZL1 names certainly live up to the historical expectations. Thank you Chevy. Thank you.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:28 PM   #170
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The Hummer, although a Monster Jam sized vehicle, was an expensive toy, and impractical for street use, was bought by some of those who could for the look at me factor I would agree with. But, it did have the comfort ammenties as well I believe. The Z/28 I predict may be a purchased by a few with the expendable income to show off, but it's gonna be very harsh to drive on cruize nights, to car shows, or little circuit tours around the bling bling rides. This won't be like the ZL1...at all. Daily driver does not fit in the Z/28 lexicon.
Most Hummers were bought with jacked up house appraisals and second mortgages or refi's .... the Hummers disappeared along with the demise of the housing scam. I don't predict how few or many have "expendable income", but there are opportunities that remain for those with vision and drive who may reward themselves with a Z/28. Street practicality to me, on this new car, is based solely on how low it is to the ground more than anything else. Creature comforts.... unnecessary for Friday night cruises or track days. But those unexpected little road bumps and things could kill that joy without a second thought. A ZL1, of course, is more friendly on the street, but properly setup will still will hold its own against a Z/28 or 99% of anything else on a Friday night!
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:52 PM   #171
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IMHO there seems to be more weight loss that can be done to the Z/28 but i would imagine that they (GM) thought any more than what they have presented would be a little bit too far. If you don't get why there are less features in this car, or care what your friends will think, or some random person your dating about the price and lack of features,


DON'T BUY ONE.

to eliminate those features would require new components - many of which would have to be validated one way or another -- which is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


Someone said they'd rather have the 454 -- well -- you can do that! I suggest a 1LE and then put the crate engine in it!
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #172
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I'd much rather have an 18" wheel option. Better and more R comp tire options, which are cheaper in 18" as well.
IF 18" is enough to clear the calipers.
Generally speaking, rotor OD + 3.5", rounded to the next bigger whole inch is as tight as you can fit any wheel that isn't intended for mounting drag-race skinnies on.


FWIW, I'd rather have the 1LE's balance than the ZL1's forced induction.


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Old 04-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #173
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FWIW, I'd rather have the 1LE's balance than the ZL1's forced induction.
Once again, agree with you.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:20 PM   #174
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I agree. I was thinking about not getting the AC, but I live in central Florida and if its going to be my daily driver that would be a mistake for me.
Yeah, but it's a dry heat.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #175
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Yeah, but it's a dry heat.
Pshhh, yeah, I wish it was a dry heat. We had 98% humidity today. I walked from my truck to my house and back and was drenched lol
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #176
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Pshhh, yeah, I wish it was a dry heat. We had 98% humidity today. I walked from my truck to my house and back and was drenched lol
That's why I left Florida 4 years ago. I was done. Spent 22 years there.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:26 PM   #177
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That's why I left Florida 4 years ago. I was done. Spent 22 years there.
I hear ya.

Only other place I've ever wanted to live is Tennessee lol. Other than the weather, Florida is my favorite state
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #178
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I lived in Destin for 7 years. It was great, but I'd rather live near the mountains (better weather) and vacation at the beach.
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Z/28 should be able to be had with no radio, no power anything, no heater, no a/c, no carpet, no sound deadening, and lexan windows

In my opinion
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Seriously is it really that hard to have an aftermarket stereo added? I hear it happens all the time.
And is it that difficult to check the box that says AC?

Besides those 2 things what else does anyone need?
That's true Chance, and the bluetooth stuff, cruise control, and OnStar amenities can be 86'd from the car as well I feel. The steering wheel on the proto Z/28 still has the stock ZL1 with those control switches. We need one cleaned up sans the switches. No time, or need, to have those things when wheeling the Z/28 around. Don't need directions, cruise control, or hands free calling pulling 1.OMG G hot laps.....
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:08 AM   #181
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Z/28 should be able to be had with no radio, no power anything, no heater, no a/c, no carpet, no sound deadening, and lexan windows

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I don't think lexan windows are street legal.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:36 AM   #182
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Chances are that to get the weight down far enough to where no power assists was realistic, the car wouldn't have a VIN for several reasons.

Never mind that without at least some thin carpeting you wouldn't want to drive it very far unless you were wearing a helmet anyway.


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