Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
JUICEDMOTORSPORTS
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics > Engine | Exhaust | Bolt-On | Drivetrain Modifications

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-17-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
Sesiom Summers
 
Drives: Camaro Z-28 2001
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winter Park /Orlando - FL
Posts: 217
Send a message via MSN to Sesiom Summers
Talking You would modify the ZL1?

I have a discussion with a friend, he showed me a site that sells (ZL1 Supercharger System Upgrade - 630HP) for something a bit more expensive than 2k, I said that I wouldn`t like to make modifications to a car like the Camaro ZL1 that is already is made ​​to run.

http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...-zl1-630hp.htm

I have 2 questions
1) would make any modification to your ZL1
2) driving the Camaro ZL1, gently and slowly in a city, how much gas could consume?
Sesiom Summers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 03:18 PM   #2
toilets

 
Drives: 2010 camaro
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southeast,
Posts: 842
1) yes
2) why on earth would you drive this car gently and slowly?
toilets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 03:21 PM   #3
Uneducated Guess
'12 ZL1 #742
 
Uneducated Guess's Avatar
 
Drives: his wife crazy
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wilson, NC
Posts: 1,067
Quote:
Originally Posted by toilets View Post
why on earth would you drive this car gently and slowly?
Uneducated Guess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 03:22 PM   #4
adamgl
 
adamgl's Avatar
 
Drives: '98 Camaro Z28, '06 Z06
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 533
Cold Air intake, long tube headers, tune, pulley upgrade at least.
__________________
'10 Camaro 2SS/RS A6 Sold :( ARH, FM Super 44's, K&N CAI, ADM scoop, Diablo Tune, RX catch can.
'98 Camaro Z28 M6 TSP headers, true duals, AIR/EGR/AC/muffler delete, CAI, Subframe con.,
shock tower brace, Stg. 2 T56 rebuild. Monster Clutch Stg. 2, Electric Water Pump, TT2 wheels, 315 NT555's
'06 Z06 2LZ, Cam, P/P/M Heads, FAST Intake/TB, ARH, CAI, HP Clutch/FW, C5 Axles,
Pfadt Coilovers/Poly Bushings, Carbon Fiber: Everything, lol. HID's, 360 Forged Spec 5's/Invo's, Custom Interior. 550 RWHP
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=235911
adamgl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 04:37 PM   #5
Sesiom Summers
 
Drives: Camaro Z-28 2001
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winter Park /Orlando - FL
Posts: 217
Send a message via MSN to Sesiom Summers
Quote:
Originally Posted by toilets View Post
2) why on earth would you drive this car gently and slowly?

long story...
Sesiom Summers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 04:42 PM   #6
radz28
Petro-sexual
 
radz28's Avatar
 
Drives: Ultra-Grin
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Crapramento, Crapifornia
Posts: 13,039
I recommend visiting our Sponsor's websites and seeing what they have available soon.

The easiest mods' are going to be bolt-ons (i.e. headers, CAI, pulleys, tune, etc.).

I think it will be tough to manage better than 18 MPG, average, aroung town just tickling the throttle.
__________________
"...What IS true: We anticipated that this would happen - we are never finished - and yes, Ford DOES deserve to win now and then. To think that GM can come out with a car to make ford throw in the towel is simply foolhardy..." - fbodfather
radz28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 08:17 PM   #7
htron50


 
htron50's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SC
Posts: 2,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by radz28 View Post
I recommend visiting our Sponsor's websites and seeing what they have available soon.

The easiest mods' are going to be bolt-ons (i.e. headers, CAI, pulleys, tune, etc.).

I think it will be tough to manage better than 18 MPG, average, aroung town just tickling the throttle.
I can see gaining an easy 70-100 HP with low cost add ons. Not sure it's worth it to lose the warranty, but still, for those who don't give a rip, it would complete "their" Masterpiece.
__________________
2012 CAMARO-ZL1
Sincere Thanks to City Chevrolet, Charlotte, NC http://www.citychevrolet.com/blog/ca...et-camaro-zl1/
htron50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 02:20 AM   #8
Pappa Joe

 
Pappa Joe's Avatar
 
Drives: Charger/TL1000R/Cobalt/ZL1
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 1,208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sesiom Summers View Post
I have a discussion with a friend, he showed me a site that sells (ZL1 Supercharger System Upgrade - 630HP) for something a bit more expensive than 2k, I said that I wouldn`t like to make modifications to a car like the Camaro ZL1 that is already is made ​​to run.

http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...-zl1-630hp.htm

I have 2 questions
1) would make any modification to your ZL1
2) driving the Camaro ZL1, gently and slowly in a city, how much gas could consume?

Cool, All the guys that want to pretend they have a ZL1,can buy the hood extractor
Pappa Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 07:23 AM   #9
KLR ZL1
H-Town Camaro Club Member
 
KLR ZL1's Avatar
 
Drives: #708 Summit White ZL1 Del. 5/17
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Pearland Tx.
Posts: 896
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sesiom Summers View Post
I have a discussion with a friend, he showed me a site that sells (ZL1 Supercharger System Upgrade - 630HP) for something a bit more expensive than 2k, I said that I wouldn`t like to make modifications to a car like the Camaro ZL1 that is already is made ​​to run.

http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...-zl1-630hp.htm

I have 2 questions
1) would make any modification to your ZL1
2) driving the Camaro ZL1, gently and slowly in a city, how much gas could consume?
Those upgrades if you notice are from the 550 HP and TQ, so actually the HP is going to be even more than what they are claiming.
__________________
Sometimes dreams do come true. #708
KLR ZL1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 07:34 AM   #10
Rice Killer
Cooter
 
Rice Killer's Avatar
 
Drives: my wife crazy
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SW WI
Posts: 572
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamgl View Post
Cold Air intake, long tube headers, tune, pulley upgrade at least.


Plus a cam.

Won't do anything right away but will definitely do these items in time.
__________________
#1451 - 2012 ZL1 - White, Black Wheels, Manual, Suede Package, and Exposed Hood Insert. Delivered on 6/20/12. Thanks to Jason from Symdon Motors in Evansville, WI.
Rice Killer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 08:27 AM   #11
ZL WON
 
ZL WON's Avatar
 
Drives: too many to list
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: austin
Posts: 151
Just like I did to my ZR1, I will put the same parts on my ZL1. CNC'd LS3 heads, cam, long tube headers, upper and lower pulley, heat exchanger, thermal dispersant coating on the after cooler, TR7 spark plugs (colder spark plug), CAI and some other tricks. I have all the parts ready to go for when I receive the car minus the HEX (heat exchanger), I still have to design that, and the CAI. I'll baseline dyno the car then start adding parts to see what each part will make in power, then advertise here.
__________________
ZL WON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 04:01 PM   #12
Blown355
 
Blown355's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 Black M6
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 665
A Kenny Bell 2.3, longtubes and a tune.
__________________
2012 ZL1 #1092
Black on Black
10 spoke
M6
ECF

Mods: 8.6" lower pulley, Kooks LT w/cats, Hx, Tune
560 rwhp

11.73@122, 1.91 60ft. "DA 1529"
Blown355 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #13
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by toilets View Post
2) why on earth would you drive this car gently and slowly?
Because some might use it every day...and trying to take full advantage of the 580 hp in the city or around town will make the driver look like an irresponsible idiot? Just a thought.

In all seriousness...streets can be tight, and perhaps the OP isn't in a rush that day? Legitimate question. I imagine it could return anywhere from 14-16 mpg city.
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2011, 10:56 AM   #14
REAPER SS
 
REAPER SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 CAMARO BLK 2SS/L99
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Birmingham,Al
Posts: 454
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamgl View Post
Cold Air intake, long tube headers, tune, pulley upgrade at least.
Yep, what he said.
REAPER SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2011, 11:26 AM   #15
snapp32e
 
snapp32e's Avatar
 
Drives: '81-Z28/'07-Tundra/'12-ZL1/'13-Jeep
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 518
So is it best to do bolt on's after a break in period is complete or is it something you can do immediately?
snapp32e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2011, 12:49 PM   #16
sed34
 
Drives: a
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sesiom Summers View Post
I have a discussion with a friend, he showed me a site that sells (ZL1 Supercharger System Upgrade - 630HP) for something a bit more expensive than 2k, I said that I wouldn`t like to make modifications to a car like the Camaro ZL1 that is already is made ​​to run.

http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...-zl1-630hp.htm

I have 2 questions
1) would make any modification to your ZL1
2) driving the Camaro ZL1, gently and slowly in a city, how much gas could consume?
1. yes. My upgrades initially won't void the warranty.
sed34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 12:01 AM   #17
Ice Demon

 
Ice Demon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,072
Yes x1000 if I had a zl1 I would upgrade it. What is the point of buying a muscle especially a zl1 and leaving it stock.
Ice Demon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 12:05 AM   #18
Harley1
 
Harley1's Avatar
 
Drives: Ahh....DCB F29
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SoCal & LHC....
Posts: 520
If I bought one I honestly dont know if I would/could mod it. Its a phenominal car the way it sits, but thats just me.
Harley1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 12:08 AM   #19
2SSJIM

 
2SSJIM's Avatar
 
Drives: CRT ZL1 #1400
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: AZ.
Posts: 896
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harley1 View Post
If I bought one I honestly dont know if I would/could mod it. Its a phenominal car the way it sits, but thats just me.


However, I might put a sign on the front that say "Move Over" backwards so the car in front can read it in their mirror or would "get the hell outta the way be better"! LOL
2SSJIM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 12:17 AM   #20
Harley1
 
Harley1's Avatar
 
Drives: Ahh....DCB F29
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SoCal & LHC....
Posts: 520
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2SSJIM View Post
However, I might put a sign on the front that say "Move Over" backwards so the car in front can read it in their mirror or would "get the hell outta the way be better"! LOL
That'll work!
Harley1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 12:39 AM   #21
goval
Anderson B.
 
goval's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Chevy Camaro 2SS RS
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 583
I think if you can afford a ZL1, 2k on a supercharger should be fairly cheap.
__________________
2011 IOM SS/RS
goval is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shno's House of Z Number 3 Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 14914 Yesterday 04:25 PM
Need help with order please zfuzz Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 7 11-22-2011 06:40 AM
Were Initial ZL1 Production Expectations Properly Managed? GoldenBear Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 31 10-26-2011 12:52 AM
ZL1 vs Corvette- Why do people insist this doesnt exist? Impacts on pricing/perf? Arachnyd Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 60 09-19-2011 04:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.