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Old 10-27-2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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2015 ZL1 - 15 Hour Drive and 1100 Miles Later...

Well, I finally got some time off this weekend and flew out to Grand Prairie, TX to pick up my ZL1. I got to the dealer around 11 AM CST and after "shooting the crap" with the on-site security officer (whom gave me the keys since they are closed on Sundays) hit the road at around 1 PM CST. I drove about 10 hours yesterday and finished the trip off this morning to get back home to Hilton Head, SC around 5 PM EST. I have to say that the car drives surprising smooth for a muscle car. I have the Recaro seats in mine and I have to say they were quite comfortable. I could have had the car shipped for $600 but I figured what the hell. It needs to be broken in anyway and I hardly put 600 miles/month on my current car so what's 1100 miles?! I receive my Roto-Fab CAI tomorrow and have my T1000 coming in by Friday. And for the time being I went ahead and pulled the F8 Fuse to get a bit more growl out of the exhaust! Also, for those of you who didn't see my previous post this car was purchaed "used" with 950 miles and I bought it sight unseen. The car is immaculate and fully loaded! It's probably in better condition then those bought new thanks to the dealer I bought it from with their recon process. I had planned on tinting the windows as well as covering the car wtih Xpel film but to my surprise the previous owner had already did both! On top of these two "perks" I also snagged the car for only $53,500 which isn't too shabby considering the add-ons not to mention a 2015! Did I mention that my state sales tax is capped at $300?!

I'm loving this car so far!
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:49 PM   #2
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Congratulations!!! Definitely a great price.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:37 PM   #3
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Very nice! Congrats. Great color! Lol
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:21 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! Just got back from another unneeded drive, lol.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:23 PM   #5
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wow. nice deal! only $300 in taxes? what kind of gas mileage did you get? i am curious. congrats!
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:03 PM   #6
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wow. nice deal! only $300 in taxes? what kind of gas mileage did you get? i am curious. congrats!
Interstate/Highway all the way at about 78-80 MPH yielded 19.2 MPG.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:20 PM   #7
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Congrats! You paid the same that i did for my 2014 ZL1 that was also used. Though mine is black which is usually a bit more expensive than the white ones as I figured while looking around for mine before buying it!

It's a great car and you will loooove it!

How much does that F8 fuse increase the sound in the exhaust on low idle? Is there a big difference? Where is the fuse located? I wanna try that too before deciding on changing it out to an aftermarket system
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:38 PM   #8
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Congrats! You paid the same that i did for my 2014 ZL1 that was also used. Though mine is black which is usually a bit more expensive than the white ones as I figured while looking around for mine before buying it!

It's a great car and you will loooove it!

How much does that F8 fuse increase the sound in the exhaust on low idle? Is there a big difference? Where is the fuse located? I wanna try that too before deciding on changing it out to an aftermarket system
It definitely increases the overall sound but I don't think it does much at idle. The flaps usually open at around 3000 RPMs but w/ the fuse taken out the flaps are open regardless of RPMs when accelerating which gives that nice "growl" all the time! I'm not looking to replace the stock exhaust so this works for me. The fuse is located in the trunk on the passenger side of the car. You can easily find directions if you do a Google search for ZL1 fuse pull.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:03 PM   #9
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It definitely increases the overall sound but I don't think it does much at idle. The flaps usually open at around 3000 RPMs but w/ the fuse taken out the flaps are open regardless of RPMs when accelerating which gives that nice "growl" all the time! I'm not looking to replace the stock exhaust so this works for me. The fuse is located in the trunk on the passenger side of the car. You can easily find directions if you do a Google search for ZL1 fuse pull.
Doesn't the flapper stays In open position until the RPMs pass a certain number ?
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:07 PM   #10
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Just read up on it and it seems like it does not do really what I want. So I think I'll go with the Borla Attak system! Thanks and once again! Congrats to your great ride! ENJOY

(dont want to ruin your thread with my shit lol)
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:23 PM   #11
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Glade that your happy with your purchase and welcome to the club. Enjoy!

Since your just across the river, I'm sure to see you in the future around the way. Also we meet up every 1st Sunday of the month for brunch and a cruise with guys from the area to include the low country. We are the Savannah region on the Southeast region section of the forum and we would love to have you join us.

In or around Savannah GA on the first Sunday of the month? Come meet with us at D1 Sports Training facility's parking lot around 11 am! https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q...classic&dg=brw
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:48 AM   #12
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:45 AM   #13
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:29 AM   #14
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That's a win, win. Congrats on the new ride and welcome to the club!
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:54 AM   #15
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Did I mention that my state sales tax is capped at $300?!
Congrats! But keep in mind, although it's only 300 in sales tax, it's going to be a little bit of a shock when you get your first personal property tax bill.
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The flaps are opened from idle to 1000 rpm then close and reopen again at 3000 rpm. The idea is that when cruising you will not get exhaust drone and that is why they close. You will get some drone on the highway with the fuse pulled. So just turn up the radio.
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:19 PM   #17
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Congrats! But keep in mind, although it's only 300 in sales tax, it's going to be a little bit of a shock when you get your first personal property tax bill.
Yeah, in the end I suppose you're still paying the same amount the first year (property tax vs sales tax). I'm moving to Orlando, FL at the start of December, however so I wonder if I should even bother registering the vehicle here in SC. I have 45 days to register it which takes me up to 12/24 which by that time I'll be in Orlando. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:21 PM   #18
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Glade that your happy with your purchase and welcome to the club. Enjoy!

Since your just across the river, I'm sure to see you in the future around the way. Also we meet up every 1st Sunday of the month for brunch and a cruise with guys from the area to include the low country. We are the Savannah region on the Southeast region section of the forum and we would love to have you join us.

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Sounds like a great time, thanks for the invite and I'll keep that in mind. I'll definitely meet up before making the move back to O'town in December!
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Thanks guys! Just got back from another unneeded drive, lol.
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:47 PM   #20
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Yeah, in the end I suppose you're still paying the same amount the first year (property tax vs sales tax). I'm moving to Orlando, FL at the start of December, however so I wonder if I should even bother registering the vehicle here in SC. I have 45 days to register it which takes me up to 12/24 which by that time I'll be in Orlando. Any ideas or suggestions?
Title the vehicle in FL why pay taxes twice?
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The best way to do it is if you have another set of plates that you can TRANSFER, then you can pay the 12-15 dollars or whatever it is to transfer the plates WITHOUT paying any extra property taxes until the registration needs to be renewed.

If you're going with a new registration, then dig deep. Although, it's not even close as much as any sales taxes you'd have paid for the full amount in TX. IIRC, my "renewal" property tax on my 2013 convertible was only like 730 or somewhere around there for 2014. It ramps down the older the car gets.

But without a doubt, register it in SC first, because if you wait and register it in Florida before you register it in SC, you'll likely owe a lot more than $300. But I'm not 100% familiar with title transfers from SC to FL, so check first.
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:24 PM   #22
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The best way to do it is if you have another set of plates that you can TRANSFER, then you can pay the 12-15 dollars or whatever it is to transfer the plates WITHOUT paying any extra property taxes until the registration needs to be renewed.

If you're going with a new registration, then dig deep. Although, it's not even close as much as any sales taxes you'd have paid for the full amount in TX. IIRC, my "renewal" property tax on my 2013 convertible was only like 730 or somewhere around there for 2014. It ramps down the older the car gets.

But without a doubt, register it in SC first, because if you wait and register it in Florida before you register it in SC, you'll likely owe a lot more than $300. But I'm not 100% familiar with title transfers from SC to FL, so check first.
Well, I moved from Florida a few years back but still have Florida tags as I have a place in Florida, too. I wonder how it would work if I were to transfer my existing Florida tag to my new car when I'm back in Florida in a few weeks. I'm assuming I'd have to show a bill of sale and they would know that I had only paid $300 and would attempt to collect the rest? If I register the car here in SC the property tax is like $2500 but the rule of thumb is if I've owned the car for 6+ months then I don't have to pay the taxes again in Florida so I could just keep my SC tag on the car (I know that's not what you're SUPPOSE to do) and then just register it in Florida thereafter. Trying to figure out the best/cheapest way to accomplish the task of registering the car. Ugh.
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