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Old 04-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Question for the New ZL1 owners

First off let me say congrats to all of you. The ZL1 is a beautiful car and I wish you all the best.
The question I have is regarding the ZL1 active exhaust. In the next couple of weeks I will be ordering a 2013 2SS/RS and am looking for feedback on the ZL1 exhaust. As you know, this is a new option on the 2013 SS models and I was wondering if you have noticed any drone issues?
Perhaps the exhaust stays closed while cruising at "normal" highway speeds and drone is not an issue.

Thanks for the feedback...
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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I've read there's no drone but don't have practical experience :(

Good question - I'm interested, too
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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I understand that while cruising, the exhaust only uses one outlet.

I heard absolutly NO drone when Becky took me for a ride in her new ZL1.

I DID hear her giggling everytime she pressed the gas pedal tho.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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well i dont know about the zl1, but in my z06, i have the NPP exhaust, which is similar to the ZL1. when you are cruising around its fine, when you go passed 3000 rpm, is when the flaps open.

i added the mild to wild exhaust, which opens the flaps all the time. when i am on the highway with the flaps open it will drone, but i just close the flaps on the highway and the drone is gone.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:26 AM   #5
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No drone at all , I also have the automatic
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I understand that while cruising, the exhaust only uses one outlet.

I heard absolutly NO drone when Becky took me for a ride in her new ZL1.

I DID hear her giggling everytime she pressed the gas pedal tho.
So jealous you got a ride in Bella Diabla
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:57 AM   #7
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Bella Diabla's exhaust note is wonderful

No drone - nothing but wonderful throatly noise when you
want it!!
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How much does the option cost? I only ask because there may be quite a few take-offs for sale soon.
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Not an option - standard equipment for the ZL1.
We don't have any pricing yet for 2013 and probably
won't until closer to the June production.
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They are standard on the ZL1, and the pricing for the 2013's hasn't been announced yet.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #11
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well i dont know about the zl1, but in my z06, i have the NPP exhaust, which is similar to the ZL1. when you are cruising around its fine, when you go passed 3000 rpm, is when the flaps open.

i added the mild to wild exhaust, which opens the flaps all the time. when i am on the highway with the flaps open it will drone, but i just close the flaps on the highway and the drone is gone.

You traded your Z in for a SS
LOL,...... I did also

I had a 2006 Z06 it was scarey fast but i loved it. The SS is a lot nicer to drive.
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You traded your Z in for a SS
LOL,...... I did also

I had a 2006 Z06 it was scarey fast but i loved it. The SS is a lot nicer to drive.
no, the opposite, I traded my SS for a 2008 z06
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:18 AM   #13
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Now that many of you have had the chance to rack up some miles on your Awesome ZL1's . What is your impression so far of the Dual mode exhaust?

Loud enough when you want it to be and vice versa?

I've listened to many videos on-line but nothing in person.

No drone issues?

Thanks again......

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:39 AM   #14
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I have to say that the exhaust on the ZL1 exceeded my expectations. No drone at all. Loud when you want it to be, quiet when cruising. The idle is great, and after it warms up it ieven has a bit of a cam lope sound to it!
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #15
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The ZL1 exhaust is amazing! No drone while cruising. Step on it and above 3k is sounds like a NASCAR exhaust. Jeckyl and Hyde. The tone quality is just the perfect pitch as well. If the ZL1 active exhaust is ever an option on the SS, you will want that option.

BTW- Nice cruiser with your 94 Impala. I had a 96 for a while and still miss that car.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:53 AM   #16
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Haven't heard the exhaust on mine yet i am always to far ahead of it to hear it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #17
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Thanks for the info guys. I am in the process of ordering my 2013 2SS/RS thru Becky and based on your feedback, the active exhaust is a must have option .

My 94 impala with the 383/T-56 combo/longtubes used to be a bear on the highway with drone. Finally got it to where it is acceptable with bullet mufflers and insulated C-pillars. It is definitely a highway cruiser and pretty unique...

Thanks again guys.........
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