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Old 02-06-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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"mild to wild" ZL1 modification??

Does anyone know if there is a mild to wild kit for the ZL1? Does anyone know if there is easily accessible fuse as on the ZR1 to pull so exhaust is always "open". This will be my first mod so I want to be prepared.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
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I think 99.9 percent it will be the same. I hope it makes more of a difference than it did on my Z06 or it is borla hear I come for my first mod.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:31 AM   #3
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Does anyone know if there is a mild to wild kit for the ZL1? Does anyone know if there is easily accessible fuse as on the ZR1 to pull so exhaust is always "open". This will be my first mod so I want to be prepared.
Wow "mild" . I think back to some cars I have owned that I thought were bad ass from the factory. 68 Goat with a "standard" 350 HP, 01 Ws6 vert I think 330HP LS1, I honestly can't wait to experience 580! I will probably wait for a bit to go to the "wild".
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:54 AM   #4
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The ZL1 should include a mild to wild setting in my opinion. Its a great setting for the exhaust system.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:03 AM   #5
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The ZL1 should include a mild to wild setting in my opinion. Its a great setting for the exhaust system.
Lol I guess I did not realize all it meant was to open the bypass valve.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:46 AM   #6
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Does anyone know if there is a mild to wild kit for the ZL1? Does anyone know if there is easily accessible fuse as on the ZR1 to pull so exhaust is always "open". This will be my first mod so I want to be prepared.
I have a Sunset Creations Exhaust Commander in my ZR1 - it links with the garage door opener so you can open or close the exhaust with the push of a button and don't have to carry a remote - it is the best thing I did for enjoying the car because even at 638HP, it sounds pittiful at idle with the exhaust closed. I think that they have done the ZL1 right - the exhaust is open at idle and open when you are on it (over 3,000 rpm if I remember), but quiet when crusing on the highway. That may be just the perfect mix - if not, I will be pettitioning Sunset Creations to jump on the ZL1 bandwagon and program one.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #7
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I'm not sure that the Mild to Wild will be as simple on the ZL1 as it is on the Corvette's as the system has been slightly changed.

The following is the information that has been mentioned on the exhaust so far, and I have bolded the part that leads me to believe it will not be as straightfoward on the ZL1 as it is on the Corvette.

Thankfully they have also changed it to be open at idle to 1,000rpm - so the need for the Mild to Wild is probably less so in any case..

The dual-mode exhaust of the ZL1 provides refined tuning (optimal noise and vibration characteristics) at low engine speeds and a low-restriction exhaust (enabling peak horsepower performance) at high engine speeds in one exhaust system. It utilizes a vacuum system similar to Corvette, coupled with twin valves located at the exhaust tailpipes.

Although both Corvette and Camaro use vacuum actuated exhaust valves, there are differences. In the Camaro, the control software resides in the chassis control module that contains other software, to reduce the number of modules in the vehicle.

The Corvette is calibrated to open the exhaust valves only during aggressive driving, when engine rpm and throttle position exceed certain values. The Camaro is also calibrated to be open during aggressive driving. In addition, it is calibrated to open the valves at engine idle and up to 1,000 rpm.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:19 PM   #8
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It does appear to be different and more involved than the corvette that is done simply by relpacing the fuse with a module that sends a signal to keep it open all the time. From the sounds of it, there will really be no need for a modification on the ZL1 since it is open at idle and with acceleration. I think Chevy learned their lesson (and listened to customers) and realized that people with high performance engines don't want them to sound like a 6 cyl at idle!
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:06 PM   #9
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The fuse is F8 in the fuse box in the trunk according to page 10-53 in the owners manual. although what Modern07 is true, pulling the fuse should keep it open regardless of your RPMs...
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #10
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We are currently working closely with Leea customs (nakid parts) the creators of the origional mild to wild on the Corvettes to develop one for the ZL1's and also for anyone who wants to retrofit thier standard SS to the ZL1 setup. I will keep you all posted
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #11
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:20 AM   #12
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for the best price on the mild to wild kit please email me at patrick@gmpartshouse.com
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:45 PM   #14
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This says it will work with visor mounted home link, but not other visor mounted remotes. My remotes are not visor mounted. They are on the right side of the reading lights. Buttons are actually a pain compared to other Chevy products. Anyone know if there are different remotes on ZL1 And if this works on the type I describe?
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:52 PM   #15
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This says it will work with visor mounted home link, but not other visor mounted remotes. My remotes are not visor mounted. They are on the right side of the reading lights. Buttons are actually a pain compared to other Chevy products. Anyone know if there are different remotes on ZL1 And if this works on the type I describe?
The Homelink buttons have a "learn" function so you can hold one of the mild to wild remotes up near the buttons and learn the On and Off buttons. This takes up two of your homelink buttons leaving only one for the garage.

Not sure what visor mouted remote you could be talking about other than garage door opener and those don't have a learn function.

For the ZL1 it's open a great deal of the time anyway and the wild side isn't as noticeable as what you've probably heard on the vettes...
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Are your remotes on the visor or to the right of the light? I would assume they are all the same. I have the sunset orange version on my zr1 vette and it just uses one button and toggles back and forth. It works great, but they don't have a ZL1 version yet. I don't want to remove my fuse or use hand held remote, but would like to be able to open at will although I agree will not make as much difference as it does no the vette.
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Are your remotes on the visor or to the right of the light? I would assume they are all the same. I have the sunset orange version on my zr1 vette and it just uses one button and toggles back and forth. It works great, but they don't have a ZL1 version yet. I don't want to remove my fuse or use hand held remote, but would like to be able to open at will although I agree will not make as much difference as it does no the vette.
The Homelink buttons are to the right of the light on the Camaros... it would be better to just have one button to toggle on/off, but then you would have to listen close and remember which mode you are in. And at idle the Camaro is open so you don't hear ANY difference whether it's on or off.
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Wehn they talk of the visor buttons that only applies to the vettes which actually had 2 different versions, a homelink which works with the m2w and one by lear which does not. The Camaros roof console usues the homelink system so it will work for you
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Are your remotes on the visor or to the right of the light? I would assume they are all the same. I have the sunset orange version on my zr1 vette and it just uses one button and toggles back and forth. It works great, but they don't have a ZL1 version yet. I don't want to remove my fuse or use hand held remote, but would like to be able to open at will although I agree will not make as much difference as it does no the vette.
Sunset Orange does have the ZL1 version; it is on my ZL1 and you are correct I use only one button to open or close. It works really well.
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I don't see anywhere on the site the mild to wild is listed. The Camaro listings only go to 2011, and there is no ZL1.
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I don't see anywhere on the site the mild to wild is listed. The Camaro listings only go to 2011, and there is no ZL1.
Here is the Milt2 wild kit
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If you are looking for the kit to add the exhaust you would have to email me as they are not on the site yet
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