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Old 03-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #69
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Holy cow Joe! that is an awesome writeup of your experience. I'm glad you got the chance to do this! Can't wait till you get your car!!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:36 AM   #70
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That black on might pursued me back into a 5th gen sometime in the future. If the bottom end was forged I would be ordering now, just saying.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:47 AM   #71
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Just read it all, terrific writeup. Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you for writing such a great article and reinforcing the knowledge that this car is definitely worth the wait. And the question again can Chevy build so much for such an amazing price?

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:58 AM   #73

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Can't say anything more that what the other members have already said.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:05 AM   #74
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What's interesting is that there would be some folks that would say this write-up is biased. I believe many of us recognize that it takes devotion and pure love to create such warm and visceral experience for the readers.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:25 AM   #75
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Oh boy.... here we go again.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:39 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, 09:54 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, 10:11 AM   #78
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wow. that is all I can say.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:20 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, 10:22 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, 10:27 AM   #82

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Wonderful pictures. Wow. What an experience!
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:50 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, 10:54 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!

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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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