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Old 04-02-2015, 02:24 PM   #1
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Bye bye ZL1...sad to see it go

Just sold my ZL1 to a local dealer. I'm sad to see it go. Honestly, I love the way the car runs stock as I drove it stock for two days. It is so much more compliant than the Z/28. No regrets...time to hit the track in the Z/28!!!
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:27 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:29 PM   #3
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Wow! A ZL1 -> Z28 transition within the same generation car. I'll be very interested to hear the PROs/CONs once you've had a few miles on the Z28.

Congratulations -- no doubt the Z28 is going to be a fun car!
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:31 PM   #4
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Wow! A ZL1 -> Z28 transition within the same generation car. I'll be very interested to hear the PROs/CONs once you've had a few miles on the Z28.

Congratulations -- no doubt the Z28 is going to be a fun car!
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:39 PM   #6
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Bigtime53 did this and wished he had his ZL1 back. Look up his threads. Was some good reading. Hes actually looking into buying another ZL1
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:43 PM   #7
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Should we get a betting pool up to see if he comes back to the ZL1?
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:03 PM   #8
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I really enjoyed the ZL1 for the best all around everyday, road course, and drag strip car. But, I know what I have, and I will not go back to a ZL1. Honestly, if you never go to a road course there is no reason to own a Z/28.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:40 PM   #9
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Bigtime53 did this and wished he had his ZL1 back. Look up his threads. Was some good reading. Hes actually looking into buying another ZL1
From what I can tell from this forum is that Stephen has always been about the tract/s.
He has the right car for that if it has to be a Bowtie and not a Corvette.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:42 PM   #10
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From what I can tell from this forum is that Stephen has always been about the tract/s.
He has the right car for that if it has to be a Bowtie and not a Corvette.
Sorry,flunked English.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:44 PM   #11
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wait, you only drove the ZL1 2 days before trading it for a Z/28? how did you manage that?
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:31 PM   #12
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Ha....two days stock...after many mods. Purchased in 5/2012
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:15 PM   #13
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Hey Stephen hope to continue seeing your posts over here from time time even though your a troller now....lol. I learned pretty quickly that most of your comments were good advise. I hear you have a Hellcat in the works to run the 1/4 mile alongside your Z/28 to run the curves.... Very nice combo. Keep us posted on how things are going.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:16 PM   #14
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Just sold my ZL1 to a local dealer. I'm sad to see it go. Honestly, I love the way the car runs stock as I drove it stock for two days. It is so much more compliant than the Z/28. No regrets...time to hit the track in the Z/28!!!
Congrats on the ZL1 sale. I know you hated to see it go because its such a great car. I felt the same way when I traded my ZL1. But, I gotta tell ya, I don't miss it. I absolutely love my Z/28.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:35 PM   #15
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I wouldn't congratulate you ever on selling such an awesome car but good luck with the new one.
If track is what you do most I think you made the right choice. Anything else and BIG mistake, ha!

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Old 04-02-2015, 07:44 PM   #16
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Bigtime53 did this and wished he had his ZL1 back. Look up his threads. Was some good reading. Hes actually looking into buying another ZL1


I did go and buy a 13 ZL1 and still have the Z/28. I just parked the 28 and now drive the ZL1. I am keeping the 28 for awhile to see what they do price wise after the new camaros are reveled and with what power trains are going to be available. It is not eating anything so it is fine parked and we shall see what happens down the road.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:04 PM   #17
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Z/28 for track days
Hellcat for drag strip

Sounds like modern muscle car heaven to me!
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:14 PM   #18
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Ha....two days stock...after many mods. Purchased in 5/2012
That is too funny .
Love the way the Z28 looks .
Enjoy your new toy.
Is it modded yet? lol
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:23 PM   #19
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Nice man! Always enjoyed reading your posts. Keep it up with the Z28!

Curious, was the dealer pretty fair on the trade offer?
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:58 AM   #20
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Hey Stephen hope to continue seeing your posts over here from time time even though your a troller now....lol. I learned pretty quickly that most of your comments were good advise. I hear you have a Hellcat in the works to run the 1/4 mile alongside your Z/28 to run the curves.... Very nice combo. Keep us posted on how things are going.
I thought about a Hellcat, but did not go that route. The handling on the big kitty is not very good. A C7 Z06 was another potential.
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:50 AM   #21
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It was nice hanging out with you at the track rental last year, Stephen. Best of luck to you with the new car. Can't wait to see what she runs in the quarter, and your impressions of how it handles on the road course compared to the ZL1.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:12 AM   #22
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As you said, the ZL1 is good to drag, auto-cross, and road track. Do you plan on dragging the Z28 plus the auto cross and road racing? If so, I would be real interested in hearing how that goes and since I don't go to the Z28 forum, you'll have to keep us posted on this one.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:18 AM   #23
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I will take it to the drag strip just out of curiosity. Road course action will be my primary focus.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:10 AM   #24
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Stephen, did you trade it in for the Z28 or sell to the dealership after you bought a Z28?
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:25 AM   #25
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Sold it to the local dealer after I bought the Z/28 in Georgia. Caution to others wanting to do the same. They want "0" mods on these cars. I had been very careful to keep all of the stock fasteners, belts, and associated parts and my car was perfectly stock. The only thing my big mouth mentioned to them was the fact it had 1/2" lowering springs and they freaked out. "That is a suspension modification and is very dangerous." There was a '11 SS there in the lot that sat lower than my "modified" ZL1. They drove it and obviously found no issues. Just be aware that dealers in general do not want ANY modifications to the engine or suspension. If I had not mentioned the springs, they would have never noticed it.
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