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Old 05-24-2013, 06:23 AM   #401
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sick ride man looks fantastico.
Thanks guys - It's great to see all the positive feedback for this car. It's looking like I might be getting the car in Ohio (Cleveland Area) since I'll be there this weekend for memorial day, then driving it back home. Should be a nice drive. Hopefully everything is finalizing today and on schedule.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:22 PM   #402
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We have run into a SnaFu with the seats. 2012 models and up have a sensor in the drivers seat that can't seem to be bypassed like the passenger seat. So long story short, no airbag system. Which is ok for the track with this setup, but not good for daily driving. To be safe we are going to keep the stock seats in, so that all the safety mechanisms function properly. During track days, the race seats can be swapped in.

I'm driving back from Ohio with this car, it's wise to play it safe, and I'm a new father, so safe it is.

When I do sell the car the racing seats will be part of it as it's easy to sawap in and out, however, for now pics will have the stock seats inside.

The headrest still says ZL600, but will be changed out in the future.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #403
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Still looks great with the stock seats...



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Old 05-24-2013, 12:38 PM   #404
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Is the harness bar portion of that removable? It looks like it from the pics
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #405
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Is the harness bar portion of that removable? It looks like it from the pics
Not Luke, but yes Stig, those pins pull out and make it easy to get in & out
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:05 PM   #406
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Not Luke, but yes Stig, those pins pull out and make it easy to get in & out
Correct, in fact the harness bar, cross bar, and front side bars, are all easily removable for daily driving.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:26 PM   #407
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Correct, in fact the harness bar, cross bar, and front side bars, are all easily removable for daily driving.
so jealous. That's exactly the kind of cage set up I dream about.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:31 PM   #408
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so jealous. That's exactly the kind of cage set up I dream about.

Cipher Auto makes a really nice bolt on, simple one. I got it from Phastek

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Old 05-24-2013, 02:38 PM   #409
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Cipher Auto makes a really nice bolt on, simple one. I got it from Phastek

shiny - guessing it bolts into the OEM seat belt bolts right? How long to install/remove?
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:46 PM   #410
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The make in black & silver powder coat $199
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #411
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so jealous. That's exactly the kind of cage set up I dream about.
Thank you, it really is a nice setup.

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The make in black & silver powder coat $199
Installs and comes out in minutes
I almost went this route, and quite frankly it's a much cheaper avenue then a full setup like I have. The reason I went the RPM route is it hits all the right certs/compliance for the track with the HP its putting down. Thumbs up to Kronix for the info.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #412
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Folks... Tribute is finally done! Here are some finalized pics. I have to say this car looks incredible. These guys did an incredible job. Many thanks to the entire team at Alternative Automotive Tech!!

I can't wait to see it in person tomorrow, see how it feels and sounds. I don't have a vid right now, but will make one and post it sometime this weekend hopefully, if not next week.

Enjoy the pics... if only you could make COTW twice, this car seems like a good runner up. What do you think?


















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Old 05-24-2013, 08:22 PM   #413
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that looks great love the brakes
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #414
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:47 AM   #415
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:23 AM   #416
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:16 AM   #417
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One of the nicest 5th Gen, PERIOP! It deserves to be in the magazines.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:55 AM   #418
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Looks great Luke!!!! However don't hurt me here, but I actually prefer the old bot look better. This definitely looks aggressive, but something about old bot I miss. Don't get me wrong looks fantastic!! What happen to the seats. Did I miss a post on those?? After seeing pics excited to get my zl1 front put on next week and then stripes!!
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:24 PM   #419
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LOL, great compliments!! You guys are really great. I'm glad this has received such high praise. Thanks.

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Looks great Luke!!!! However don't hurt me here, but I actually prefer the old bot look better. This definitely looks aggressive, but something about old bot I miss. Don't get me wrong looks fantastic!! What happen to the seats. Did I miss a post on those?? After seeing pics excited to get my zl1 front put on next week and then stripes!!
Thanks - I hear ya, and completely understand. I'm proud of both builds, each are very different. Yes a couple posts back on the seats.

I have to say, seeing this beast in person, the pics don't do it justice. It's amazing, looks so sharp. They really did an amazing job with such attention to every detail.

For those of you that are going to be able to see it in person at the Camaro Nationals, you'll be shocked how this looks in person, the color really pops.

The car drives great and sounds incredible. I couldn't be more satisfied with it!
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:17 PM   #420
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Read about the seats. Wonder if they would work with a 2010?? :-). Thought I also saw a post with different rear seats that looked fantastic to go along with new fronts. Would love info on that
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:04 AM   #422
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Read about the seats. Wonder if they would work with a 2010?? :-). Thought I also saw a post with different rear seats that looked fantastic to go along with new fronts. Would love info on that
They will work with 2010-2011 model year. You would still need the bypass resistor. That's really the main issue. The seats fit perfectly but the airbag system on 2012+ can't properly be bypassed for the seat airbags turning off the entire system. With 2010-2011 the remaining airbag system will work fine with the resistors. So yes, these could be up for sale soon.

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Old 05-27-2013, 07:10 PM   #423
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This is the best build! Car is so amazing! There's no words to described! 100% deserve COTW!!!
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:04 AM   #425
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This is the best build! Car is so amazing! There's no words to described! 100% deserve COTW!!!
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