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Old 08-09-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Hey all. I should be receiving my 2014 camaro zl1 next week, its a black automatic with the 10 spokes rims. Having experienced v6 Camaro's only, what should I know about this beast prior to getting behind the wheel? Also, some tips on maintaining the black paint job and its carbon fiber weave insert would be much appreciated.

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Old 08-09-2014, 05:23 PM   #2
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Keep the rubber side down.

Totally different world from V6 to ZL1. Enjoy it.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:35 PM   #3
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Put on a diamond coat wax and use a trusted power polishing company to put it on. It looks great and protects the paint. (Dust is our enemy) Oh and about the difference from V6 - Supercharger....you'll find out right away. Nothing beats the sound, other than the power. Welcome to the ZL1 club.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:38 PM   #4
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:37 PM   #5
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Leave all nannies on until you get used to to the power. It can get away from you very easy if your not careful.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:50 PM   #6
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auto matic might automatically save you, but not if you play carelessly. hammer down could = tow.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:04 PM   #7
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auto matic might automatically save you, but not if you play carelessly. hammer down could = tow.
The ease of driving the automatics can be a gift and curse.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:09 PM   #8
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i could kick myself now for not asking the sales person to let me test drive a ZL1 vert they had in showroom. that car sat for months, and i am sure my salesman would have allowed me when i bought my 2LT vert. even though i was not in a position fincially or really wanted to buy a ZL1, i was curious to take it for a spin and at least be able to say i drove one. it was 62K and sat for a year before they sold it.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:38 PM   #9
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Thanks guys, words can't describe how excited I am to get this ZL1. BTW below what temperature would us zl1/1le guys start to experience loss of traction with these tires? You know, with fall approaching and what not..
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:42 AM   #10
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If your running with the F1's. I wouldn't recommend anything below +7. GM came out a notice/warning on how the rubber is to hard of a compound and will crack if driven below this temperature. Ask your dealership about it all. You'll defiantly loose traction/control with colder temps.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:18 AM   #11
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If your anal about it being clean, you can wash it, wax it, put it under a cover and never uncover it again.. Or you could wash it before you drive it and again right after you finish driving it. I think black is the most awesome color but is also a full time job. Enjoy the new beast, they are amazing
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