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Old 08-10-2011, 01:58 PM   #69
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ZL1 rear sway and rear suspension at Martinrea Plant. Cast iron housing, 14 bolt. They dare you to break this axle.
i see they are still using those cheap, soft cradle mount bushings
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:04 PM   #70
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i see they are still using those cheap, soft cradle mount bushings
They changed them from the initial production pieces not that long ago, but I'm affraid you're correct. Fortunately, it's easy enough to rectify There are many options for us to consider, but at least we know that 14-bolt will take a lot more abuse than the one that's in SS now. Still, if we can't control that rear, that's just more potential with more traction and power to break something...
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:15 PM   #71
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Yup. Strongest link in that car needs to be the rear end first then the tranny....
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:17 PM   #72
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Yup. Strongest link in that car needs to be the rear end first then the tranny....
I keep forgetting that's about the first major mod' I want to do. Once I get the bushings replaced (front to back), I'll feel a lot more better about some spirited driving.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:27 PM   #73
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I've read about the rear bushing replacement in GM hi tech. It looks like the stock bushings are a bear to get out! (cutting, drilling and a hammer) I wounder if a press would work? I have one sitting in my shop collecting dust, it might make for a little project while I wait for the snow to melt
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #74
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I've read about the rear bushing replacement in GM hi tech. It looks like the stock bushings are a bear to get out! (cutting, drilling and a hammer) I wounder if a press would work? I have one sitting in my shop collecting dust, it might make for a little project while I wait for the snow to melt
I'm following that series like stink on sh1t. I like how they're really starting with the foundation of that car, and building up. Many of those mods' are exactly what I'm thinking and I'm glad they're showing us how to do them with mostly common garage tools. I'm not sure how many others have popped those out, aside from the tools, but it's giving me a great idea what this work is going to take. If you can get the cradle on the bench and up to the press I'm sure it'l work, but that's a big mamba-jamba. If you don't extract the 14-bolt, it's only going to be even more difficult.
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:07 PM   #75
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This isn't really a pic, just a computer rendering, but it's ZL1 with the ******* Grill from **********.

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Old 08-19-2011, 02:33 AM   #76
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Ok so I have found two videos on fellow Camaro5 member rtcat600man.


( the ZL1 shows up around the 2:40 mark )



I know many people will be at the woodward cruise tomorrow so I expect more pics and vids to be popping up.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:36 AM   #77
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WOW..........that was fast. I just loaded those videos last night and was having trouble with the photos part of the load. I was going to start a thread just for these today. Low and behold. I was beaten to it with my own videos.........LOL

Here are the ZL1 photos.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:55 PM   #78
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At the Chevy Display today.

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Old 08-19-2011, 10:40 PM   #79
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At the Chevy Display today.

Awesome pic! Any more???
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:01 PM   #80
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I read somewhere that Rtcat600man has about 200 photos to sort through. We will keep this open for you!! I'm really excited to see some new pics of the it in different surroundings!
No new photos of the ZL1 from the Dream Cruise. I have over 200 photos still to sort and post from Friday. I have another 700 to sort and see what I will post from Saturday. None of the ZL1.

However I can offer the following video taken from a good friend of mine (THANK - YOU JOE.....) I could not be in all places and he made it to the display.




I do have some photos from a couple events I was at this year. So I will re-post those here for all to see.



Milford Camaro Show 2011 (Milford Michgian)

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Camaro Superfest 201 (Ypsilanti, Michigan)
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:29 AM   #81
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Here are a few my friend Joe and his son took from the cruise.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:54 AM   #82
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Thanks for adding the pics!
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:43 PM   #83
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I found this today, I think it was filmed in 3d or something.



It sounds awesome!!!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:14 AM   #84
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Thanks guys and gals for all of the pictures and videos. I am leaning more towards buying the optional polished wheels after seeing everything on this thread.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:49 AM   #85
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Thanks guys and gals for all of the pictures and videos. I am leaning more towards buying the optional polished wheels after seeing everything on this thread.
Ya, when I first saw the rims in the debut pics and videos, I wasn't really excited about the rims.... after seeing them in person....I now like them a lot
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