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Old 08-10-2012, 04:47 AM   #1
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Talking ZL1 #271 Rubeus XIII (aka Silent Thunder) and her quest to be a single digit DD

I'm not the best with words and all post will be VIA my IPhone (its my only internet ) so forgive me for favoring pictures over words. I'll be having a local performance shop, 510 Race Engineering to turn my not so mild mannered 2013 ZL1 I've affectionately dubbed Rubeus XIII into a daily driver that when out fitted with some sticky shoes can turn single digit quarter mile times. I will be taking her to work every day as I have done since the day I took delivery (as long as it wasn't raining) do if you're in the area and feel like catching a movie at the drive-in Rubeus and I will be there to greet you

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:55 AM   #2
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Here are a few shots of Rubeus with her first add on, a factory black stripe (I'm using mod loosely since its a ZL1 item I just couldn't get it as I wanted from the factory) I think the black sets off the exposed weave pretty well.Name:  mLgXf.jpg
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:08 AM   #3
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niiiiiice looks awesome ,CONGRATS.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:29 AM   #4
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Thank you, I was just checkin out your build, you've got an awesome ride my friend!
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:39 AM   #5
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Body color heritage grille installed. Not everyone is hip on changing from the stock grille but I've always been partial to it myself. Name:  yf8Ki.jpg
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:11 AM   #6
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Beautiful car, congrats on the ZL1
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:29 PM   #7
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I appreciate it, she's an amazing car, seems better every day I drive lol
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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JusT cut a check to my friend Randy at 510 Race Engineering for a laundry list of parts for both Rubeus and her older sister Nox. Hopefully if nothing is on back order I'll get my pre modification dyno and then get started on the build next week Very excited.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:35 PM   #9
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:17 PM   #10
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Thanks buddy, it's a car and a half and I'm not talking about her weight lol
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #11
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Nice rides man! Can't wait to see what you've got in store!
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #12
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That Z is amazing. I think I found a new favorite color.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #13
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awesome looking ZL1, congrats
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:41 PM   #14
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Nice rides man! Can't wait to see what you've got in store!
I Appreciate it buddy, it should be fun. Will hopefully be posting up the more in depth modifications soon. I'm told there will be a fairly involved video being done of the build by hightechcorvette so as soon as that gets under way I'll have to figure out how to link videos in the thread. They have a short vid up of the Z06 I sold to order and build my ZL1, I'll see if I can post it up if anyone's interested in the car I gave up to finance this little venture. Though I will be with the great guys at 510 Race Engineering so that I can take many pics of the build, the head and blower work, Cam, fuel pump upgrade, exhaust etc, etc. few more cosmetic things as well.


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Old 08-10-2012, 10:44 PM   #15
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That Z is amazing. I think I found a new favorite color.
Thank you! It's really hard to capture the CRT in a picture (even using something much better than my phone) but I love it. It's a very deep color and the candy red it makes it pop in the sunlight.

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Not sure if this will work but I'm trying to post a short vid by hightechcorvette showing my corvette I sold to fund Rubeus XIII's build getting work done at 510 Race Engineering.

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Your Z06 was awesome. Curious as to why you sold it to get the ZL1.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #19
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Your Z06 was awesome. Curious as to why you sold it to get the ZL1.
The Carbon was a fantastic car, I liked everything about it and I do miss it but I'd sold my 2ss vert and my 1lt RS (which is what my wife drove) to help buy it. In the end I had one of the best cars I've ever owned but I'd sold all my Camaros. I love Corvettes but deep down I'm a camaro guy, I've owned over a dozen f-body's and a 5th gen for every year they've been in production, I need a camaro in my life lol.
So I sold the vet even though it pained me, placed an order for a ZL1 as the platform for what I decided to make (in my eyes) the ultimate Camaro. A 9 sec daily driver that drives smooth as factory. Oh and I bought the wife a 2ss 45th vert. The gentleman that now owns my Carbon gets all his work done at 510 Race Engineering so I still get to see it at least. Of course I gave my friend Randy specific instructions that Rubeus is to walk away from my old Carbon when we go out to track days
Of course I'll be first in line to place an order for a C7 ZR1(or the equivalant if the trim were to change) when they become available. It'll be beautiful parked next to my fast car jk. But I won't be selling Rubeus XIII to pay for it, I need to have a Camaro and besides I do rather prefer the camaro when I put in around 60 or miles on it a day.

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Old 08-14-2012, 05:41 PM   #20
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Small update, all my parts are on the way but I was just notified that my larger intercooler from Livernoise is two weeks out. It's a popular item right now so they are jammin to fill the orders. My other parts should be in by next week but I'll be playing the waiting game for the intercooler. So in the mean time I'm going to do a couple more aesthetic things and hell just enjoy this awesome piece of GM engineering. Just broke 1000 miles on the odometer, think I'm actually going to make it through break in before the tear down, will still have paper plates though lol.

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Love the stripe mod. Great build and great thread. Keep those pics coming.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #22
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Thanks buddy, getting my pre build dyno numbers later this week then starting the tear down first thing next week. Should be a lot more activity in here soon, so amped!

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:02 PM   #23
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Wow very nice ride...congrats
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:21 AM   #24
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Wow very nice ride...congrats
Thank you very much,
I just checked out your thread. Can't say enough good things about your car! That hood, stripe, interior, spoiler, engine bay...redicoulus, just awesome.

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