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Old 07-12-2014, 12:17 AM   #26
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Thanks guys. Loving the car so far. I absolutely made the right decision to send the Z to a new owner. I've had a 700 mile round trip today and I'm kind of exhausted. This thing is wicked fast from a dig...and I didn't really beat on it. I will say that getting mobbed at every gas station gets time consuming . I'm in Nashville tonight with some friends. I'll try to find some cool spots tomorrow and snap some pictures of the beast.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:25 AM   #27
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I can't fault you for the trade. I would do the same. I'm holding out for a ZR1 in a few years, assuming we don't have another financial crisis.

Good luck!!

One question: What about it wasn't for you? I'm just curious. I'm not trying to sell you on it, as there are a few things about it (minor) that I don't like as well.
Thanks man. I need a back seat or I probably would own a ZR1.

I enjoyed the car, but I REALLY missed all wheel drive. I wanted a GTR when I bought the ZL1 and I've never been able to shake that feeling of "I settled" for a lower performing car. I also absolutely detest the fact that people can take a V6 and "clone" a ZL1. I got tired of people asking if it was a "real" ZL1. I also like the idea of running mid 10s with a tune
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:27 AM   #28
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BPG, just saw your PM and answered it. I guess it is a moot point now. I hope my lack of answer didn't cause you to switch camps.. JK Good luck with the new ride.
No man, you're good. For what it's worth... Those Falkens were/are great tires!
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:28 AM   #29
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I looked at the GTR when I was shopping for the Camaro. 4 page disclaimer (inside the car and separate from the owner's manual) indicating that the warranty would be voided if the car were taken to the track turned me off.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:34 AM   #30
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Gl with the Gtr, Idk why you didn't do a pulley change instead on the ZL, or take it to a good shop? You would be making way more HP and be faster than the Gtr? Plus less money for the kit than to trade in
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:37 AM   #31
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Congrats on the upgrade, post a review once you have driven in it for abit.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:41 AM   #32
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Ummm...do you think he made the power in his sig stock?




Huh? Why? There's a GTR here by me that runs mid 10's with some bolts ons and E85.
Pretty sure I could get damn close to him with my mods on E85 and I'm FAR from undrivable.



Subtle "you'll hate it after a few months" post.
I've heard that a few times.


A buddy of mine went mid 10s on winter tires in full weight and completely bone stock. The 13s and newer are no joke. Not a lot of other cars in the road keeping up in factory stock form.

I might, but I doubt it. I've done months and months of research on this prior to buying. I could always be wrong though. The good news is that I'm still not going to take much ( if any) of a hit on value. These things seriously hold their value
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:46 AM   #33
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Thanks man. I need a back seat or I probably would own a ZR1.

I enjoyed the car, but I REALLY missed all wheel drive. I wanted a GTR when I bought the ZL1 and I've never been able to shake that feeling of "I settled" for a lower performing car. I also absolutely detest the fact that people can take a V6 and "clone" a ZL1. I got tired of people asking if it was a "real" ZL1. I also like the idea of running mid 10s with a tune
I just got rid of my C6 so I could have a back seat again. I got tired of riding shotgun in my wife's 2500HD when we went somewhere as a family. I also just spotted my first cloned ZL1 the other day. It was hideous. I'm planning on debadging mine and letting the posers pose. I know what I drive and everyone else can piss off. As for turbo boost, I may remove my blower and do an AGP twin turbo kit eventually. They are only about a 60 mile drive from me. AWD is cool as hell though. I bought the WRX when it was first released and did the same for the Evo. They were very fun cars back in the day.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:11 AM   #34
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Thanks man. I need a back seat or I probably would own a ZR1.

I enjoyed the car, but I REALLY missed all wheel drive. I wanted a GTR when I bought the ZL1 and I've never been able to shake that feeling of "I settled" for a lower performing car. I also absolutely detest the fact that people can take a V6 and "clone" a ZL1. I got tired of people asking if it was a "real" ZL1. I also like the idea of running mid 10s with a tune
AWD is awesome. It gives such a planted feeling. I know it's not going to happen; but I wish GM would wake up and start putting AWD in some of their performance vehicles.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:08 AM   #35
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Few of you asked about an update, so here it is. I finally get a chance to track the car. Ran a best of 11.3@120 with no launch control and just a 93octane tune. I'll start modding soon... e85 and supporting mods should net low 10s.

Love this car soooooo much more than the ZL1. Much more of what I was looking for.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:38 PM   #36
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Awesome man! Glad you're digging it!
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:56 PM   #37
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Where are the pictures of this beast?
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:29 PM   #38
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Where are the pictures of this beast?
Forgot those...

First picked her up


Few easy mods (tint and matte black wheels)


Color is kind of odd. It's called Titanium Gray. Less than 120 made. It sort of changes from a gray to a bronze color.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:36 PM   #39
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Love that color, hopefully have one sitting next to my Sterling gray Shelby by next year.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:45 PM   #41
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Love that color, hopefully have one sitting next to my Sterling gray Shelby by next year.
Thanks! Would make a beautiful pair.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:53 PM   #43
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Too bad its automatic
Hmm. I actually agree that a manual GTR would be a nice option, but have you ever driven a GTR? The tranny isn't like any auto I've ever been in. Very "raw" feel to it. Hard to explain, but you should give it a shot if you get a chance
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I really dig that color. The tint and wheels make it look good!
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:55 PM   #45
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I really dig that color. The tint and wheels make it look good!
Thanks. I did a TON of searching before I found one. It's so much better than the typical colors you see all the time (black, silver and blue). Titanium is also rumored to be the fastest color
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:37 PM   #46
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Very nice car and yes they are wicked fast. Most important thing is that the owner has that absolute joy feeling every time they get in their car and it sounds like the GTR does this for you. Doesn't really matter what a persons drives as long as they love it. We'll be looking for some action shots/videos from your track days.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:48 PM   #47
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Very nice car and yes they are wicked fast. Most important thing is that the owner has that absolute joy feeling every time they get in their car and it sounds like the GTR does this for you. Doesn't really matter what a persons drives as long as they love it. We'll be looking for some action shots/videos from your track days.
Thanks, man. I seriously stop and look back every single time I park it. I think owners who look back at their ride after parking absolutely made the right purchase be it a GTR or a Kia.

I have a GoPro that I'll stick on at my next few runs. I'm also planning to get a "surprise" launch control of the wife in the near future. She hasn't experienced that yet and something about a sub 3 second launch makes people smile or scream
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:51 AM   #49
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I just went to the local Nissan dealer to check out their GTR's. I would love to get one but too much $$. They have six on the show room floor.
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Beware the auto bashing manual tranny lover.
Lol. My ZL1 was a bolt action. I just get tired of rowing gears and am actually happy the GTR is something in between a manual and an auto. I just like "fast", and because of technology, fast is now auto (especially DCT cars). Nobody is out shifting my computer....
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