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Old 09-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 2013 ZL1 at Phastek - Hurst Short Shifter and Exhaust Commander install + dyno pics

Kelly stopped by yesterday with his nice 2013 ZL1 to check out some upgrade options.

While he was here we installed a Hurst Short Throw Shifter and Exhaust Commander Kit for him, check out some of the pictures below!





Quick and easy install for the Exhaust Commander, it mounts in the trunk area:





And in case you are interested, here is a dyno graph with a stock ZL1 manual transmission compared to a stock ZL1 with an automatic transmission:



And in case you don't know what we are all about here at Phastek, check out the video below:

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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Those numbers look somewhat low compared to other charts i've seen. Most M6 cars are at or very near 500rwhp..............hmmmm!
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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Those numbers look somewhat low compared to other charts i've seen. Most M6 cars are at or very near 500rwhp..............hmmmm!
100+ degree temps in the afternoons in our shop right now in Texas. Kind of kills a little power

Here's the info from the Dynojet run files:
101* last week when we made pulls in the Automatic car.
105* yesterday when we made the pulls on the Manual car.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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Yep..........heat killz!

Looking at your site now..........good prices!
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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do you have a video of the exhaust commander with the exhaust open?
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #6
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Just curious why anyone would need to replace a short throw shifter with another short throw shifter?
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #7
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I would like to get some feedback from the owner on the Hurst--looks killer but is it as good as the stock shifter, which is superb???
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:56 PM   #8
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Yep..........heat killz!

Looking at your site now..........good prices!
Thanks. The customer with the automatic ZL1 is thinking about doing the A/C mod to the heat exchanger, can't wait to see what the power numbers are on the stock engine setup when we put it back on the dyno. Because after just a couple of pulls on the dyno, power drops by about 20-30hp when it gets heat soaked!

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do you have a video of the exhaust commander with the exhaust open?
Didn't have time to grab any video clips, but we should have some soon I hope. We set the exhaust baffles to Open with the remote. It's a nice sound to start the car up with them open and get that little extra rumble

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Just curious why anyone would need to replace a short throw shifter with another short throw shifter?
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I would like to get some feedback from the owner on the Hurst--looks killer but is it as good as the stock shifter, which is superb???
Those were my thoughts too. The ZL1 has an upgraded shifter over the SS, but nothing compared to the aftermarket Hurst shifter. The customer actually called us back while he was driving home just to say he absolutely loves the difference, which is awesome
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:29 PM   #9
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Shifter

Please explain the advantage of the Hurst shifter over the one that came in my 2013 ZL1 that seems to work just fine. I will be interested in other mods soon.

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #10
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man i bet it sound sexy opened up.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:49 PM   #11
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Please explain the advantage of the Hurst shifter over the one that came in my 2013 ZL1 that seems to work just fine. I will be interested in other mods soon.

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Just spoke with the Customer again today, he said he feels about a 60% reduction in throw with the Hurst shifter, but most importantly, he said it really makes the car feel more Alive from the Feel of the engine/road/etc through the new shifter, "much more aggressive than stock". He also said the 2nd-to-3rd shift is Much quicker now with the Hurst shifter
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:10 PM   #12
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Just spoke with the Customer again today, he said he feels about a 60% reduction in throw with the Hurst shifter, but most importantly, he said it really makes the car feel more Alive from the Feel of the engine/road/etc through the new shifter, "much more aggressive than stock". He also said the 2nd-to-3rd shift is Much quicker now with the Hurst shifter

What is the part number of this shifter for a ZL1?
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:10 PM   #13
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that 2-3 shift in the ZL1 is kind of a pain, but I like the stock shifter.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #14
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What is the part number of this shifter for a ZL1?
Hurst #3916030 (same as the SS and V6 manual transmissions)
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #15
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The exhaust baffles are open at startup with or without the exhaust commander on the ZL1. I have one on my car and it only makes a difference above 1000 RPM when the baffles would be ordinarily closed.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #16
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The exhaust baffles are open at startup with or without the exhaust commander on the ZL1. I have one on my car and it only makes a difference above 1000 RPM when the baffles would be ordinarily closed.
Thanks for clarifying!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:03 AM   #17
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On the exhaust commander will that close the baffles for you when they should normally be open. The reason that I ask is there are times that I would like to have that function. I have modded my car and it can be a bit to loud and would like to tone it down some coming into the nieghberhood etc. I know the mild to wild only allows you to only open the valves but not the reverse function. Thx
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #18
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Z4Me - Only ADM offers a "stealth" setup at the moment that I am aware of. Others, including myself, are working on a DIY version.
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Thx Drew I asked Adam about his version and he responded that its all in house only. I look forward to see what you guys will come out with please pm with any updates.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:56 AM   #20
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I forgot, Sunset Orange Creations makes a custom exhaust controller that allows you to determine at what rpm the butterfly valves open. However, i think it costs a couple hundred bucks (note: im not talking about the "ZL1 Exhaust Commander")
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #21
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They may call the stock shifter a short throw shifter but it is still too long of a shift IMHO.I have the Hurst in mine and it is a much better and shorter throw than stock.
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