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Old 04-15-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Dirishboy's 2012 ZL1

Never kept a journal with my 2010 VR 2SS/RS so I'm not going to make that mistake again.
This will be a slow build with minimal performance changes planned for the moment.

Stock Condition
Ashen Gray 6M
B92 exposed Carbon Fiber hood insert
Suede Wheel and Shifter Option
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Nice looking ZL1....long time comin'...
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:34 PM   #4
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Awesome looking!! Congrats
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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Ok first mod was with the wheels.
Not the wheels themselves but with some of the other details.
From the start I didn't understand why the standard black wheel had the same silver lug nuts as the polished wheel soooo I purchased Gorilla Lock nuts.
The best thread I found on Black Lug nuts is here http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149430
I also added a black valve stem cover with a small bowtie on it and added Carbon Fiber Bowtie Vinyl on the center caps

Here's a side by side I showed in another thread of before and after
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215987
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:59 PM   #7
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Next up was the removal/hiding of the Gold Bowties on the car.
As I have the CF insert I went for CF vinyl on all of them.
I used 3M Dinoc Wrap Film CA-421

Here is it on the Front and as you can see it matches the Insert quite well.
Also there is a view of it on the steering wheel

FYI: I tried Matte Black Gill Vent inserts but they didn't really work :(
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:14 PM   #8
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Yesterday I finally got a chance to give it a good wash and wax so here are the results.......................it will probably never look this unblemished again
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #9
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Wow! I would love to have that color ZL1
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #10
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looks great i love it
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #11
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Where did you get the gray vinyl for the front and steering wheel?


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Old 04-15-2012, 02:23 PM   #12
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First off, Mark, congratulations. I know you've waited long enough, and it's probably like a dream come true, so please sit back and enjoy your BEAUTIFUL ZL1!!!

Now, first off, I'ver never seen AG before, neither in person and I haven't seen much of it in pictures. But wow does it look great! In daylight I can't believe it. CFM on my camaro shines and is more metallic-y, and AG kinda does the same, but in slight shade it just looks downright mean, better than black!!

Carbon Fiber package is definitely a must after seeing yours. It goes so well with AG, I can't imagine it another way. And the carbon fiber vinyl matches well too.

I can't wait to see the interior in person. That suede has got to be incredible!


And the rims, you literally never could have gone wrong. In my opinion, the black rims are the ONLY choice on a ZL1. Again, just my opinion, but the chrome rims are too flashy and I don't like them at all. The black rims go perfectly with AG, of course.

I have so much more to say, but I'll save it 'till I see the car in person!


P.S.: You have to change your "drives" descriptions from "2010 Camaro SS/RS" to "hightower's favorite camaro".

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Old 04-15-2012, 02:26 PM   #13
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Thanks all. I am very happy with how it looks AND performs

Ryan: I'll send you a PM since I don't think they are a forum sponsor
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:40 PM   #14
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P.S.: You have to change your "drives" descriptions from "2010 Camaro SS/RS" to "hightower's favorite camaro".
Oops! fixing it now
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:54 PM   #15
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Something I forgot to ask, how does the ride compare to a regular camaro? With the MR and all.
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #16
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Something I forgot to ask, how does the ride compare to a regular camaro? With the MR and all.
Haven't had a chance to really push it (break-in period :( ). I had the Pfadt Sports Suspension on the SS so I cornered quite well before.

Now however bumps in the road are a breeze. The car isn't unsettled by little bumps and they feel like rumble strips. On Exit 90 into Covington from I-20 East (30mph advisory) I could go 55mph at the end of the exit and all 4 tires were squealing. Tried it today and at 55mph it is fine and has more to give
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #17
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Sounds like fun! And even more fun when the break-in is over!

I'll have to ride in it sometime if I get a chance!


Glad to hear it takes bumps very well. There's no shortage of feeling them in a stock camaro.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:41 PM   #18
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That's hot!
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:46 PM   #19
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Very nice, I love the front fascia on the zl1s
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:53 AM   #20
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something that bugs me, and it's probably just OCD but, the carbon fiber on the bowtie goes in the opposite direction as the insert. other than that, it looks great! can't wait to get mine.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:07 AM   #21
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car looks awesome bro congrats.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #22
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:21 AM   #23
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beautiful car! congrats!
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:14 PM   #24
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beautiful car! congrats!
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something that bugs me, and it's probably just OCD but, the carbon fiber on the bowtie goes in the opposite direction as the insert. other than that, it looks great! can't wait to get mine.
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Very nice, I love the front fascia on the zl1s
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That's hot!
Thanks guys. Really appreciate it.
@Uneducated I know :(
I have more film on order as I am sadly a little OCD too, so it will be fixed
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:19 PM   #25
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NICE RIDE!!
Were twins!! and only 5 cars apart!!

How did you go about doing the bowtie? did you take it off or just lay it on there?
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