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Old 03-01-2012, 08:39 AM   #76
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Nice job Joe. I know you were doubting yourself prior to going, but you did a better job with this than most of the "pro's" that were there.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:54 AM   #77
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Just jaw dropping, thank you for sharing your experience with this beauty. I would love to own the ZL1 if only I could afford one right now.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:11 AM   #78
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wow. that is all I can say.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #79
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:20 AM   #80
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Great writeup. Incredibly jealous and now, more than ever, wishing I could afford the trade-up even though I love my SS.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:22 AM   #81
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Awesome write-up, thank you! It's a great time to be a Camaro fan.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:27 AM   #82
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Wonderful pictures. Wow. What an experience!
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:50 AM   #83
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I must say, I absolutely love my Avalanche, but this write-up and those pictures are making me miss Camaro that much more, and I'm REALLY wishing I could afford a ZL1!! At least they're not making it in IBM or Blue Topaz Metallic, or I'd be crying...

I still snoop on this site all the time, looking for updates on this amazing vehicle, and this thread has been the best yet! Thanks for such a detailed, exciting write-up. I feel like I was there, and I certainly would've enjoyed it!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:54 AM   #84
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Excellent write-up, Joe!!! I'm so happy you were given this opportunity. Getting someone from our Community to share their thoughts really drives home a lot of what we've already read; and that most of that was true!

Congrats' and thanks for all the comments
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:00 AM   #85
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Note to users: Performance Traction Management is aware that the car was designed with Eagle F1:G2 supercar tires. These means it expects a certain contact patch, deformation under load, and traction values (among other things) to be present when it adjusts power delivery and MR stiffness. Replacing these tires with a different brand won’t hurt anything, and may increase available traction for skilled drivers with the nannies off – but PTM won’t work as effectively as it does with the Goodyears.
This is what I would have expected from PTM and the MR suspension in relationship to the tires.

I wonder if the same can be said for the MR when lowering the car.. may not be as effective?
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:02 AM   #86
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Thank's Joe for sharing your fantasic experience. Your write-up is the best ever.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:13 AM   #87
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Thank's Joe for sharing your fantasic experience. Your write-up is the best ever.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:13 AM   #88
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Thank you Joe, it's the best write up so far and the amount of great pictures is amazing!
The ZL1 is a truly great car. It make me feel like 2009 again, going through the emotional roller coaster of ordering, buying and getting my SS.

Although now, reading this makes me a bit sad knowing that I no longer have the best Camaro ever... I love my 2010 SS too much to trade it but the desire to get this one is there and growing every time I read an article or see it. I’m fighting everyday with myself not to think too much about it nor to modify mine to make it close to what ZL1 is.

It’s like my wife, I felt in love with her and even doe they are a lot of hot new chicks out there, I’m not letting her go or trading her for the younger model but I’m seriously thinking of that boob job! Hahaha
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Fantastic write up! Thanks for sharing your experience with us! Love the pics!
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #90
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:24 AM   #91
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Is it just me or the pics but the IOM look more solid orange with all the black accents than the SS? I was never a big fan after seeing IOM in person on an SS but with the ZL1 black wheels etc..looks good
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I have always liked the color when the light present makes the color to appear more orange, but when I see them on the streets, the IOM cars just don't do it for me. I think the black cuases it to contrast more, making it appear a little brighter. The IOM ZL1 looks good in almost every pic, but I still want to see one in person.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:35 AM   #92
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This is what I would have expected from PTM and the MR suspension in relationship to the tires.

I wonder if the same can be said for the MR when lowering the car.. may not be as effective?
I'm thinking I wouldn't mod it, seems like everything was designed to work together for a purpose. I'm not the type to shy away from mods but don't think I would mess with this work of art from some of the best engineers in the business.
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I'm thinking I wouldn't mod it, seems like everything was designed to work together for a purpose. I'm not the type to shy away from mods but don't think I would mess with this work of art from some of the best engineers in the business.
I completely agree, just wondering for those who have asked in the past and are considering lowering the car.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #94
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What is the name of those sweet black rims?
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #95
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I got chills reading this. I really wish I could get myself into a ZL1 but the SS was almost pushing the budget.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #96
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Absolutely phenomenal work! Really enjoyed reading this and the thorough photo shoot. Great job Joe.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:43 AM   #97
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Yeah, i believe if i was getting one,i would be gettin another IOM with suede,m/t,exposed c/f insert,
just think,all you lucky soon to be ZL1 owners will be posting up pics.in the 'owners garage" for the rest of us to drool over,i know ya'll are excited,i would be just like i was 3 years ago when i got my "SS"
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:45 AM   #98
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What can I say. That is just flat-out awesome! The only thing I think they should have done is put the manual mode shifting on the console. My new Cruze has this feature. Just pull the stick over and you can shift up or down. If the Camaro had that, it would almost want me to get an auto with the autostick. Well, probably not, but it sure is damn nice. Would have been SWEET on this ZL1.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:46 AM   #99
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A great write up by a talented writer and an amazing car. Thanks for your work Dragoneye!
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I kind of get the idea he liked it

Great write-up
He thought it was ok.

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That was a great writeup Joe! The entire media event was an awesome experience to be a part of. I can't wait to receive my car even more than before!

It was great to meet and hang out with you on the trip. We most definitely have to do it again!
You're just out to boost your growing post count here.

Congrats to you too. You guys are a couple lucky dawgs.

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What can I say. That is just flat-out awesome! The only thing I think they should have done is put the manual mode shifting on the console. My new Cruze has this feature. Just pull the stick over and you can shift up or down. If the Camaro had that, it would almost want me to get an auto with the autostick. Well, probably not, but it sure is damn nice. Would have been SWEET on this ZL1.
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