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Old 06-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #26
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What's the rear axle ratio with the automatic transmission ZL1 ?
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:37 PM   #27
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3:23 FINAL RATIO, but the 1st gear in the auto is LOWER than in the stick!
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:00 PM   #28
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My dealer quickly admitted they had tossed the spacers, but ordered them today for direct shipping via UPS to me by next Monday. Nice recovery.

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Old 06-25-2012, 03:57 PM   #29
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Spacers arrived this AM as promised by my dealer. Made a copy of the note and pic from first page of this thread, packed in a ziplock bag with the spacers and a pair of surgical gloves. Now we need to buy a light weight scissors jack so we can expand the springs to get the spacers in for a tow. If prepared, we'll never need this gear.

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Old 06-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #30
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Good job. When I picked up my car I told the salesman about the spacers and he went back to service to get them. He said the tech was about to toss them. I told him if he had I would need a set ordered. In the future my car may be trailed to track days to save on tires and allow for the recommended track alignment.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #31
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Found a 12VDC electric scissors jack on eBay.......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-V-Electri...item4d0242f820

.......so now we're ready to spacer the springs and tow.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #32
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Great thread, looking at a 2013 ZL1 and am learning alot from this thread. Thx for all the great information.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #33
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Also cost for one 285/35 - 20 front tire was $384 shipped to my front door.

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Old 08-15-2012, 11:09 AM   #34
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WANTED!!!!! A BLACK SS FRONT BUMPER

Somebody cracked my 2010 black bumper and I need to get a new one and I know a lot of SS guys are getting the ZL1 front end. I just wanna buy the front end that comes off of it. Thanks a lot. PM if anybody can help me out or at least point me in the right direction. Thanks again.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:07 PM   #35
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Thanks for the information it's greatly appreciated. Mine is do in next week.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:35 AM   #36
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I took delivery before I read this post and quickly went out to see if the spacers were in the springs. They were. I took it back and the dealer removed them. When I got home, it no longer had the clearance I needed to get into my driveway. It's in the garage and haven't had it out since (almost 2-weeks ago.) I'm ripping out the driveway and replacing it this week to change the grade. I can't get it out until I fix the approach and it's killing me! I put 100-miles on it and it's been sitting since. But if I hadn't seen this post with the bulletin, I would not have known about the spacers or the break-in instructions! Thanks for the crucial info! Luckily I had planned on a similar break-in to the bulletin and had been taking it easy.
A couple of 2x12's and i'd have that thing out for some fun!
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:03 AM   #37
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My delearship got it right! They put the spacers in the glove box and installed the two valance. There is hope...
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #38
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What are those outer valence panels for? I assume they're for aerodynamics, but are they that important? I'm thinking those things won't last a week.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #39
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What are those outer valence panels for? I assume they're for aerodynamics, but are they that important? I'm thinking those things won't last a week.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #40
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My dealer left the spacers in the glove compartment as they should have, but the valance panels were still sitting in the trunk. Took just a couple of minutes to install myself, but still...
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #41
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Yes. I've owned cars with low front valences (SRT Dodges) and one way you approach inclines is from an angle because there is less overhang. These little guys might take a beating, but that's better than damaging the front splitter.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #42
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Yes. I've owned cars with low front valences (SRT Dodges) and one way you approach inclines is from an angle because there is less overhang. These little guys might take a beating, but that's better than damaging the front splitter.
So far mine are doing well.

...they are quite literally right in front of the tires. If you look closely at the angle of approach required to hit them straight-on, you'd have already torn off the front facia.

It's kinda neat, because of the angular shape of the front of the Camaro, driving at an angle allows for a much steeper approach than most other low cars.

(and yes.......I have scraped once or twice...)


EDIT: But to answer your original question: Yes, they are functional. They divert air around the tires to help improve high-speed stability.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:04 AM   #43
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ZL 1 question

This may have already been asked somewhere, but are there any differences in the 2012 model and the 2013 model other than the radio/nav option? I passed up a early 2012 model and held out for #779 of the 2013 models. Any info would be appreciated.
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This may have already been asked somewhere, but are there any differences in the 2012 model and the 2013 model other than the radio/nav option? I passed up a early 2012 model and held out for #779 of the 2013 models. Any info would be appreciated.
This is what I have listed as changes in regards to what's new and deleted.
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(GAP) Imperial Blue Metallic exterior color

(H45) 45th Anniversary Package (including [GAR] Carbon Flash Metallic exterior color)

(RQH) 18" painted aluminum wheels

(R3Z) 20" painted aluminum wheels

(R40) 20" polished aluminum wheels

(DRG) Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with rear camera display

(SRJ) Convenience and Connectivity Package (content now standard on 1LT and 1SS models)

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New ZL1 Convertible model (1EY67)

(GXH) Blue Ray Metallic exterior color

(BRH) Mojave leather interior

(UFU) Color Touch radio with 7" diagonal color touch-screen display (Standard on all LT, SS and ZL1 models) plus (UP9) Chevrolet MyLink, with Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; Hands-Free smartphone integration

(UHQ) Adds Navigation to radio (Available on all LT, SS and ZL1 models)

(DBX) Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, frameless

(USR) USB port and (KTB) PDIM now standard on 1LT and 1SS models

(B34) Floor mats now standard on LS models

(N34) Leather-wrapped steering wheel and (VY7) leather-wrapped shift knob now standard on 1LT models

(MX0) Automatic transmission on 1LT and 1SS models now includes (BTV) remote vehicle starter system

Windshield wiper stalk changes: replace symbols with words "off", "int", "lo" and "hi"

(SGE) 18" painted aluminum wheels

(R42) 20" painted aluminum wheels

(RUY) 20" polished aluminum wheels

(1LE) SS Performance Package (1SS and 2SS Coupe model only requires manual transmission) includes (RSK) 20" Black-painted wheels, (RKC) 20" tires, (GW1) 3.91 axle ratio, (FE6) Performance Ride and Handling suspension, and Black hood wrap


(NPP) Dual mode exhaust available on SS models equipped with the (LS3) 6.2L V8 engine


(NV9) Electric power steering standard on all SS models


Hill Start Assist on all manual transmissions (no button)

Changes


All manual transmission shift knobs will have new design (like 2012 model year ZL1)


Frameless inside rearview mirrors on all models

(SRU) Rear Vision Package no longer includes (DRG) auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with rear camera display; display is now in radio

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #45
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So far mine are doing well.

...they are quite literally right in front of the tires. If you look closely at the angle of approach required to hit them straight-on, you'd have already torn off the front facia.

It's kinda neat, because of the angular shape of the front of the Camaro, driving at an angle allows for a much steeper approach than most other low cars.

(and yes.......I have scraped once or twice...)


EDIT: But to answer your original question: Yes, they are functional. They divert air around the tires to help improve high-speed stability.
Beside the obvious slow and at an angle technique, are there any other tricks/stratigies for avoiding the scrapes? Twice today I carefully made it through two gutters sparing the front end only to grind the back corner.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:59 PM   #46
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back in to parking spots so you don't hit the tall curbs with splitter, if the grade looks to steep DON'T GO THERE!!!!!!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:40 PM   #47
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Just Took Delivery of mine and the info was more than helpful they had told of the spacers and I have them. But wanted to just have all info I could. Considering I traded my 2012 Grand Sport and bought this Camaro ZL1. It is scary torque and accel just from the feel of it. Wanted to have all my t's crossed.
Great 1st post.

Can't wait to see pics of this one.

Here's your thread...
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=256006


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Old 01-22-2013, 01:04 PM   #48
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Does anybody know how many 2013 ZL1 Convertibles will be produced?
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #49
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Does anybody know how many 2013 ZL1 Convertibles will be produced?


going to have to wait till there done make'in them!
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I know this info reguarding the Goodyear Eagle F1 tires in cold weather has been posted before, but GM has just sent a reminder to it's dealers, so I thought it would be a good idea to add it to this thread.


The Camaro ZL1 and 1LE vehicles come standard equipped with 285/35ZR20 & 305/35ZR20 Goodyear F1 Supercar G2 D.O.T. approved ultra high performance summer tires with track capability.

Goodyear F1 Supercar Performance tires are a summer season tire and are not intended to be driven on snow, ice, or road surfaces below -7° C (20° F).

If the ambient temperature in your location is at or below -7° C (20° F), DO NOT MOVE THIS VEHICLE. The rubber used in these tires loses flexibility and may develop surface cracks in the tire tread/shoulder area at colder temperatures. Tire movement, when the temperature is below -7° C (20° F), may result in surface crack in the tread area of the tire. A surface crack on a tire is cosmetic and will not result in a loss of air

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Special tread and compound used on these performance tires will cause a decrease in performance in cold climates, heavy rain, and standing water.

Driving on wet roads, in heavy rain, or through standing water with Summer Season Performance tires may result in hydroplaning and loss of vehicle control.

Driving with Summer Season Performance Tires on snow, ice, or cold road surfaces can cause loss of control or an accident

Refer to service bulletin 04-03-10-013G: Driving Characteristics of Rear Wheel Drive Vehicles and Available Winter Tires for further information on available winter tires.

Tire Storage

It is recommended for these tires to be stored indoors at temperatures above 20 deg F (-7 deg C) when not in use. If the tires have been subject to 20 deg F (-7 deg C) or less, let them warm up in a heated space to at least 40 deg F for 24 hours or more before installation or driving the vehicle. Inflate the tires only after they have been warmed above 40 deg F (5 deg C). Do not place tires near heaters or heating devices used to warm the room where the tires are stored. Do not apply heat or blow heated air directly on the tires. Always inspect tires before use after storage periods.
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