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Old 09-19-2012, 12:56 AM   #2426
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oh yeah, by effectively reducing the mechanical load on the driveline, you'll be more inclined to keep your foot in it due to the new-found ease of acceleration, and therefore will start stressing your parts even more because they'll see more sustained "fun time"

i reckon that means no more warranty :(








or at least that's how i could see a worst-case rebuttal coming out...
Well...I emailed the shop foreman where I go and asked some questions. He has had quite a few requests to do this and doesn't want the warranty issues either. So, he's going to take his case to his GM guys using my warranty email. he wants a clear, defined answer so he can get to work.

It's not that much more stress...and these axles will do the job just fine. Just want to make sure that if GM does it and it's GM parts, that GM will warranty it and not jack with the main car warranty.
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Get a ZL1 diff, half shafts and hubs about $4,700 retail from GM. All GM parts ergo warranty unchanged. Maybe a slight dent to the wallet.
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If Doug's spending $4k+, I know exactly what he'll be buying...

...and it whines a lot....
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:27 PM   #2427
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If Doug's spending $4k+, I know exactly what he'll be buying...

...and it whines a lot....
Ha Ha... then he will need the rear end.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:42 PM   #2428
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Ha Ha... then he will need the rear end.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:56 PM   #2429
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Well...the old saying, "gotta pay to play" rang true this morning.

Sure, you can swap gears if you have a 2013. But, your shit outta luck if you have a 2010/11/12.

I've only got a year and a half on the drivetrain warranty. Maybe I'll just say screw it and finally tune this b***h. Tune it. Put in gears. Call it a day until I finally break down and buy that supercharger.
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But the final year is when stuff usually breaks...


You have one hell of a streak going there.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #2431
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But the final year is when stuff usually breaks...


You have one hell of a streak going there.
Ugh...don't tell me that!

but yeah...I have been lucky.

I just hit 38k miles and my drivers seat heater went out. Also, my speedo keeps jacking around....will say I'm doing 120 when I'm doing 70.

But...no transmission problems (which to me, is AMAZING). I had them go out in my last two 4th gens. I figured it'd happen by now.

No other issues. The car is SOLID. LOVE IT.

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Got over 6000 on now and happy to report ZERO issues... except for flat tires..
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:27 PM   #2433
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You have one hell of a streak going there.
Well, there were the LCAs.................

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...... my speedo keeps jacking around....will say I'm doing 120 when I'm doing 70.


Sorry, but I was just thinking about how many times you might have heard that exact thing after pulling a car over......

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Got over 6000 on now and happy to report ZERO issues... except for flat tires..
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:30 PM   #2434
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Well, there were the LCAs.................



Sorry, but I was just thinking about how many times you might have heard that exact thing after pulling a car over......

Tires?
Oh Yeah... the LCAs... that changes everything.

2 new tires in one month at the tune of 900 bucks. One my fault..curb. the other coming back from the fest something went through the sidewall.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:37 PM   #2435
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Umy speedo keeps jacking around....will say I'm doing 120 when I'm doing 70.
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Sorry, but I was just thinking about how many times you might have heard that exact thing after pulling a car over......


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Old 09-20-2012, 02:10 PM   #2436
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Well...the old saying, "gotta pay to play" rang true this morning.

Sure, you can swap gears if you have a 2013. But, your shit outta luck if you have a 2010/11/12.

I've only got a year and a half on the drivetrain warranty. Maybe I'll just say screw it and finally tune this b***h. Tune it. Put in gears. Call it a day until I finally break down and buy that supercharger.
yeah, that sucks.

one question, though... if you're still planning on a blower, why are you so intent on lower gears? after you go FI, you're gonna have more than enough torque to make up the acceleration on stock ratios, and with lower gearing, it'll be a bit harder to keep it from breaking loose.

not saying it can't or shouldn't be done - just after seeing a bunch of vette & truck guys keep the factory gearing or even go higher, i'd imagine that would be a nice trend to follow. just my 2¢

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Ugh...don't tell me that!

but yeah...I have been lucky.

I just hit 38k miles and my drivers seat heater went out. Also, my speedo keeps jacking around....will say I'm doing 120 when I'm doing 70.

But...no transmission problems (which to me, is AMAZING). I had them go out in my last two 4th gens. I figured it'd happen by now.

No other issues. The car is SOLID. LOVE IT.

maybe the metric switch keeps swapping on you... 70mph = 112kph

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Sorry, but I was just thinking about how many times you might have heard that exact thing after pulling a car over......
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... if you're still planning on a blower, why are you so intent on lower gears? after you go FI, you're gonna have more than enough torque to make up the acceleration on stock ratios, and with lower gearing, it'll be a bit harder to keep it from breaking loose.

not saying it can't or shouldn't be done - just after seeing a bunch of vette & truck guys keep the factory gearing or even go higher, i'd imagine that would be a nice trend to follow. just my 2¢
For me, I'd like to do gears but maybe keep the same ratio. I just want them for the strength over stock. But until I break them I'm not changing them.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:02 AM   #2438
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Oh Yeah... the LCAs... that changes everything.

2 new tires in one month at the tune of 900 bucks. One my fault..curb. the other coming back from the fest something went through the sidewall.
ouch! well that sucks...





Z... I want the gears now as that's more attainable than a supercharger. Just no way I can afford the SC as of now. Seems as though there is always something going on that takes up all the spare cash. Gears for me are only $210. Compare that to 4,5 or 5k.

tune...gears... I could be set again for a while.

oh, and the fact that we have a couple spare pumpkins lying around might help.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:38 PM   #2439
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What a great idea. Save your pumpkins for more Pedders.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:06 AM   #2440
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Mmm Hmm.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:56 PM   #2441
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Doug Got Camber....


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Old 10-15-2012, 11:41 PM   #2442
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:47 PM   #2443
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I had a GREAT time out at Pete's shop today. I walked in and it was like....parts HEAVEN.

We took out the old, installed the new, and took it for a spin to check it all out. PERFECT. The camber adjustment is simply awesome.

Now I can't wait for the next Retama track day. I'm going to turn these puppies full in for maximum camber and see what times I can put down.

Thanks again, Pete.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:09 AM   #2444
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Whoa... parts nirvana...
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:13 AM   #2445
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Whoa... parts nirvana...
Totally...

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Wonder how many pallets of pedders parts can fit in the trunk of a camaro?



Say that 3 times fast. Lol
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:20 AM   #2447
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Wonder how many pallets of pedders parts can fit in the trunk of a camaro?



Say that 3 times fast. Lol
Well, I was able to get about 1 1/2 into the bck of the trunk and then folded down the back seeeee......uhhhh....













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Wonder how many pallets of pedders parts can fit in the trunk of a camaro?



Say that 3 times fast. Lol
Have you seen Doug pack box's in his Camaro....

Lets see, carry one, add two, I figure he can get about 300,000 worth of inventory in his car pretty easily...
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Why am I reminded of the Goonies, when that kid dumped out his marbles and filled the bag with jewels? Red jewels iirc....

Pete, did you find a SS tire inflator kit? Easily pack a couple grand worth of parts in the spare tire well....
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Sweet!
All you need is a jack & allen wrench?
How much camber is that?
Is it infinite adjust or 3 or 4 settings? (I saw the extra threaded holes)
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