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Old 09-23-2012, 06:03 PM   #18
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A drop in AEM filter (already have it ) & SLP Blackwing Intake Tube. That's it.

The car is great how it is, and from experience I know once you start modding you can't stop, haha.
I had the SLP blackwing, not too much to sniff at, better getting a Haltech Yellow jacket if you don't want to tune.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:16 PM   #19
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On my previous car, instead of getting the braille battery, I went and bought the Deka one, same battery and it was significanty cheaper. Look into the Deka ones. However, keep in mind that if you don't daily drive, you do have to keep them on a charger. I drove the 15lbs Deka through all of Michigan winter (daily driver) but then as soon as I garaged it for weekend duty after three days it wouldn't start from sitting.

Really good weight mod though.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-t...a-battery.html
Does the Braille batter do the same if stored.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #20
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I am not sure and i may be wrong about my comment on the braille battery. I will try to link the thread i was reading if i can find it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:42 PM   #21
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Does the Braille batter do the same if stored.
All the lightweight ones aren't really recommended for occasional drivers unless you're willing to keep it on a trickle charger.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:45 PM   #22
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If I weren't intent on keeping my current one I'd add CTS-V/ZL1 brakes, pedders supercar or BC ER coilovers, and probably headers cause it needs to sound like a real car. Then I would race the crap out of it and proceed to find/break the weakest link and upgrade as necessary.

I think it should have had the brakes/coilovers from the factory although it would have driven cost up another $2k probably.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #23
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I had the SLP blackwing, not too much to sniff at, better getting a Haltech Yellow jacket if you don't want to tune.
I'm not looking for huge gains....

I just want to clean up the look of the intake by removing the stock elbow with the sound resonators. The SLP Blackwing looks oem, and it is a composite tube which is great for keep IAT's cooler.

Thanks for the input though. It's nice to hear peoples opinions who actually tried it out.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #24
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As said, all the leight weight batteries run out if not used. however a charger is like $30 to keep it.hooked up.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:01 PM   #25
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Think I'll skip the light weight battery, for now anyways
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #26
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Lots of great suggestions. I think first thing I'd do is add in some new power, maybe replace the seats as well to loose some weight. Some nice comfortable Recaro seats, maybe an exhaust would do the trick.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:11 PM   #27
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How could I forget about Recaro seats! I want some! What's best place to get them? I was thinking of replacing the seats' material with ZL1 "suede", but this is even better.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:05 AM   #28
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I was on the Recaro website and noticed that they don't make seats for Camaro. I think the closest you would have to go with is the Cadillac CTS-V Recaros.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:36 AM   #29
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I love the CTS-V seats also, but I don't like the price to make them work. Unless the price has come down.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:03 AM   #30
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The 1LE is no different than any other 5th Gen. Improved 1LE performance start with a solid foundation and on a 5th Gen that means we are talking about sub-frame and radius bushes. The coil rates and monotubes are an upgrade over the SS as are the sway bars, but you like your 1LE better when you replace the factory rear bar with a Pedders 32mm Z style bar. These foundational elements will allow you to get the most out of the mods already discussed in this thread.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:11 PM   #31
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Is there any word on springs that work with a lighter car yet dont require damper changes? Loosing lots of weight will increase the ride height with stock springs, so going shorter is a must. However, because the sprung mass is lower too now, is there a softer spring available?
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:19 PM   #32
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Is there any word on springs that work with a lighter car yet dont require damper changes? Loosing lots of weight will increase the ride height with stock springs, so going shorter is a must. However, because the sprung mass is lower too now, is there a softer spring available?
Let's say we got lucky and found a way to pull 600 pounds out of a 5th Gen and still have a street legal car. The difference per wheel is only 150 pounds. There would be a change in ride height with the loss of weight. That would be mostly offset by the change in vehicle weight to spring rate. One of the issues we have in controlling a 5th Gen is the amount of mass and the limited space in the wheel wells for larger rubber. Drop the weight, add 305/30/19s all around and we would have a much better performing car. If a 5th Gen owner were really serious about weight reduction and performance they would have ditched the 1LE monotubes and gone to coilovers as part of the process.
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