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Old 02-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #101
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Did you do the JL XD700/5 swap yet? I'm thinking of doing this then adding a couple of subs.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:39 PM   #102
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Did you do the JL XD700/5 swap yet? I'm thinking of doing this then adding a couple of subs.
I do have the JL XD700/5 installed. I put it in the stock location using Subthump's panel and FARK kit. It sounds way better than stock, but it needs some more bass. I am working with Dennis at Double D Mods to remedy that now. From talking to him, the XD700/5 will work nicely for 1 sub, but will struggle to push more than that. That works for me since I am only planning to run a single 10 or 12 back there. If you want more subs, you might be better off getting the XD400/4 and running a dedicated amp for the subs.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:44 PM   #103
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ive said it once, but ill say it again. Deke II is definitely my favorite ZL1 ive ever seen. it gives me great inspiration for my car. Now only if old man winter would cooperate!! haha
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:05 PM   #104
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Deke736's AGM ZL1 Journal [COTW 12/3/12]

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ive said it once, but ill say it again. Deke II is definitely my favorite ZL1 ive ever seen. it gives me great inspiration for my car. Now only if old man winter would cooperate!! haha
Thank you so much for the kind words! I can't wait until it warms up and I can start installing all the mods I have had piling up all winter! I hope to have some more updates soon!

Springtime may also bring some performance mods, but I just started restoring a 73 Corvette (building a resto-mod) and that is getting most of my mod money now. I just need to see if I can sneak some Camaro goodies past my wife!
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:29 AM   #105
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Hey Deke, just wanted to say that your car is absolutely hands down the best looking Gen5 Camaro I have seen to date! Simple yet menacing!
I am currently putting all of the ZL1 body parts on my 2013 AGM 2SS....your car sent me over the top.

As for your stereo mods I am running an HD900/5 in mine with a 12w6. it sounds amazing. If you went with a 12w3 on that xd700/5 im sure it would be a great setup.....just my .02 cents. Good luck on your rest-modded 73 sounds like a fun project....but dont leave DekeII out...hahahaha
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #106
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Hey Deke, just wanted to say that your car is absolutely hands down the best looking Gen5 Camaro I have seen to date! Simple yet menacing!
I am currently putting all of the ZL1 body parts on my 2013 AGM 2SS....your car sent me over the top.

As for your stereo mods I am running an HD900/5 in mine with a 12w6. it sounds amazing. If you went with a 12w3 on that xd700/5 im sure it would be a great setup.....just my .02 cents. Good luck on your rest-modded 73 sounds like a fun project....but dont leave DekeII out...hahahaha
Hey thanks man! I really appreciate the compliments. The understated look is exactly what I was going for! AGM is such an awesome color too. Please keep me posted on your build!

For the sub, I am leaning towards the JL 12w3. I think it should pair up perfectly with the amp.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:55 PM   #107
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that sir, is one kickass mother effing camaro
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:50 AM   #108
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You have pushed me over the top, I have been contemplating a type of ravens bluish/purple for mine. Your car is beautiful and I guess I know where my tax dollars are going.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:14 PM   #109
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I think this is my favorite car on here....wish my budget could've afforded the ZL1..haha. My car will have similar mods in the end. Thanks for the inspiration Deke.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:45 PM   #110
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Thanks for the comments and compliments guys! It really means a lot to me! Please keep checking back! Now that it's warming up a bit I can finally get to my new mods. I just need to find some time to do it!
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #111
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Lets see the rock guards installed, I want your input when you get a chance.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:49 PM   #112
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Lets see the rock guards installed, I want your input when you get a chance.
I'm out of town until Wednesday, but I'll take some pics for you then. They are really nice- quality and looks (which they should be for the price). Install was really easy and they match the rockers nicely. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you get them.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:54 PM   #113
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Lets see the rock guards installed, I want your input when you get a chance.
Here's a few pics of the Showstopper rock guards installed. Please don't pay any attention to the dirty car (it's been cold here and I haven't been able to wash it in a while):









They installed really easy and they look stock. Very nice quality product. For me, it was worth the price.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #114
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This car is sweet!
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:11 AM   #115
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Great build thread.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #116
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I haven't updated this thread in a while, so I thought I would take a second to share my Saturday's events. Ever since getting my ZL1 I wanted to figure out a way to install a LED scanner like most SS owners are putting in their mailslot. After much internal debating I figured out a way to do this and found the perfect product from AAC- their dual 15" LED V2.0 scanners. In order to mount them I needed a custom system, to which I designed my own. I don't want to divulge too much of the details yet on my mounting solution, but I will say that it is very stealth and looks awesome. Unfortunately, I cannot share pictures due to some issues I had with the scanner bar itself preventing me from installing a working unit.

To make a long story short though, I spent my Saturday morning removing my front fascia with the help of a friend, which is time-consuming due to the number of screws and bolts holding it all on there! After getting my mounting system installed and the wiring ran, I tested the scanners to make sure everything worked properly before putting the car back together. They did not. They had worked perfectly in all of my tests, but for some reason they did not work now that I had them ready to install. I did not have red on one bar and the colors did not match on the other. Needless to say I was frustrated!!

This was my second set of scanners to start with, with the first ones being replaced under warranty by AAC due to faulty LED's. In this case, it turned out that one of the wires had pulled out of the connector to the control box!! I contacted AAC and purchased another set, and I will be returning this one for a warranty claim again. My concern is that they will not replace it under warranty since I tried to fix it myself since I had the car apart. I would even pay to have it repaired since it seems like a simple fix. I guess we will see. Either way, I won't get my 4 hours back!

I was able to install my real carbon fiber bowties that i bought a few months ago from tjk_art and I got my stock tires and wheels back on the car. It was the first time I had seen the stock wheels on it since getting my calipers powdercoated red, so I was happy with final look! The stock black wheels just complete the car in my opinion.

I still have a bunch more mods coming, so please keep checking back! To give you a taste of what's coming next I will give you the following info-

New LED controllers & complete LED system upgrade
LED scanners (as mentioned above)
Carbon Fiber spoiler
Cold Air Intake
More engine bay painted goodies
Subwoofer Install

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have some new photos avaialble soon!
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #117
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Thought I would post up a pic of my engine bay with a few new mods:



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Old 04-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #118
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:37 PM   #119
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Thought I would post up a pic of my engine bay with a few new mods:



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Now thats hot....very nice
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:57 AM   #120
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:30 PM   #121
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Honestly the best looking camaro, in my opinion. I love the color so much that I wish they had it when I got my camaro. Every single mod that you have done to your car has come out absolutely awesome! Keep up the great work man
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:52 PM   #122
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You have any close up pics of the red calipers with the stock wheels?
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:43 PM   #123
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You have any close up pics of the red calipers with the stock wheels?
Here you go:

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:46 PM   #124
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I had a photo shoot last weekend with a friend of mine from work. He took about 400 pics at 4 different locations and just sent me the first one, so I thought I would share it here! I will be posting more, but i thought i would give you all a little sneak preview!

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #125
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Thanks man, looks good
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