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Old 11-25-2012, 02:33 AM   #1
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Planning to install the grill and headlamps myself. Should have ordered the RS initially! Thanks to all the helpful people I've met on these forums and especially to Becky and her service who's made this process just incredible!
  1. Sunset Orange's Zl1 Exhaust Commander (compatible with 1LE) - Attachment 458023
  2. K&N 63-3074 Performance Intake Kit
  3. Meguiars 105, 205 Polish and Meguiars 20 Sealant & claybars .... thanks Junkman
  4. Garry Dean's Infinite Use Detail Juice .... thanks Junkman
  5. Porter-Cable 7424XP 6-Inch Variable-Speed Polisher .... thanks Junkman
  6. Hex-logic 5.5" orange, white and black polish/sealant pads .... thanks Junkman
  7. SLP Performance Parts 21008 Skip Shift Eliminator ... thanks tramtwo
  8. Emblem Pro custom 1LE badges ... thanks 1LEE - Attachment 458022
  9. Heritage Grill unpainted without bow tiefrom Maureen at Rodgers Chevrolet ... thanks Maureen - Attachment 458020
  10. Phasetek polished white SS emblem for Heritage Grill - Attachment 458020
  11. Gen5DIY's non-RS to RS harness thanks tramtwo and 2SSRS
  12. Gen5DIY's RS Headlamps @ 6000k ... thanks tramtwo and 2SSRS
  13. RX Catch Can w/ Single Check Valve
  14. FOAM WASH GUN- FOAM BLASTER PROFESSIONAL
  15. De-badged Rear end - Attachment 458021
  16. Clutch Reservoir from JDP Motorsports - Attachment 458024

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Old 11-25-2012, 03:56 AM   #2
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Is the ZL1 exhaust commander hard to install..? I like the idea but don't want to mess up with wiring

Can we just game off the fuse like a lot of the Corvette Guys do ?
Clear my mind bro how do u install the skip shift eliminator and how does it work?
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:59 AM   #3
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Shift eliminator has instructors. Disconnect battery. Raise car. Pull existing limiter from transmission. Connect the SLP to transmission. Reconnect existing limiter to it. It overrides the connection I think.

The exhaust commander is seemingly simply. Unplug the fuse. Plug in the exhaust command. Use the FOB to switch open the butterfly valve.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:21 AM   #4
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Looks like a pretty good "starter" list and yes, the eliminator and m2w switch are two very easy mods according to everyone here...I was a bit surprised that the eliminator can prevent you from going into reverse if you put it in the wrong place tho, lol

CRT, these are things you've already bought? You've got me thinking about the refurbished hids from ofer, but that's still a good chunka change vs my retrofit idea...I'll have to think some more on that. In the meantime, I'm still waiting on my catch can! Apparently they're on back order (I ordered direct from rx on nov5)...I was told today I should be updated Monday...are you planning on getting one? Or are you going to use the separator they give us? I got the impression that its still not as good as a can...
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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CRT, thanks for posting the mods. I ordered the exhaust commander and shift eliminator kit right away. Only took 5 minutes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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Planning to install the grill and headlamps myself. Should have ordered the RS initially! Thanks to all the helpful people I've met on these forums and especially to Becky and her service who's made this process just incredible!
  1. Sunset Orange's Zl1 Exhaust Commander (compatible with 1LE)
  2. K&N 63-3074 Performance Intake Kit
  3. Meguiars 105, 205 Polish and Meguiars 20 Sealant & claybars .... thanks Junkman
  4. Garry Dean's Infinite Use Detail Juice .... thanks Junkman
  5. Porter-Cable 7424XP 6-Inch Variable-Speed Polisher .... thanks Junkman
  6. Hex-logic 5.5" orange, white and black polish/sealant pads .... thanks Junkman
  7. SLP Performance Parts 21008 Skip Shift Eliminator ... thanks tramtwo
  8. Emblem Pro custom 1LE badges ... thanks 1LEE
  9. Heritage Grill unpainted without bow tiefrom Maureen at Rodgers Chevrolet ... thanks Maureen
  10. Phasetek polished white SS emblem for Heritage Grill
  11. Gen5DIY's non-RS to RS harness thanks tramtwo and 2SSRS
  12. Gen5DIY's RS Headlamps @ 6000k ... thanks tramtwo and 2SSRS

I am SURE Ofer took car of ya, be careful that guy has a bunch of good ideas. With out RS you'll have the HID's AND Fogs!! You may want to get different fog bulbs to match the hid color.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:18 AM   #7
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I'm still waiting on my catch can! Apparently they're on back order (I ordered direct from rx on nov5)...I was told today I should be updated Monday...are you planning on getting one? Or are you going to use the separator they give us? I got the impression that its still not as good as a can...
Just read a thread about that last night about the clean vs dirty side and I must admit I don't quite understand. Can yo send a link of what you bought and explanation the clean vs dirty argument?

Oh, I already bought the stuff in the list. The lights and harness from Ofer are on Black Friday sale. I think with the 6000k option it came to just north of $800.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:21 AM   #8
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I am SURE Ofer took car of ya, be careful that guy has a bunch of good ideas. With out RS you'll have the HID's AND Fogs!! You may want to get different fog bulbs to match the hid color.
Oh no ..... When will it end!

You mean the 6000k and fog lamps won't be matched? Lucy, I have more shopping to do.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:31 AM   #9
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CRT, thanks for posting the mods. I ordered the exhaust commander and shift eliminator kit right away. Only took 5 minutes.
Excellent. He builds the exhaust commander to order apparently and already sent me a shipping notice. I ordered last night.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:19 PM   #10
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Just read a thread about that last night about the clean vs dirty side and I must admit I don't quite understand. Can yo send a link of what you bought and explanation the clean vs dirty argument?

Oh, I already bought the stuff in the list. The lights and harness from Ofer are on Black Friday sale. I think with the 6000k option it came to just north of $800.
Catch can is a must... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109416
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:37 PM   #11
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I ordered direct from revextreme, single valve can in yellow...nothing special. i don't plan on modding past 450 horseys anytime soon

sounds like you've likely read the same stuff i did, all my info comes from here lol...but it seems like the "clean side" accounts for <5% of oil ingestion, and only really has a chance of becoming dirty at high speed/high g situations, whereas the can will be catching "dirty side" blow-by at any/all times. and no, i can't tell you anything new about clean v. dirty, sorry :(
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:03 PM   #12
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Ok. Ordered the rx catch can. Anyone know how to install both the rx catch can AND the GM separator? Mgizzle did this. I have a PM into him.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:09 PM   #13
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Ok. Ordered the rx catch can. Anyone know how to install both the rx catch can AND the GM separator? Mgizzle did this. I have a PM into him.
nope, i'm the type that needs their head under the hood before i can tell you i probably won't bother with the GM separator, myself...
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:16 PM   #15
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nope, i'm the type that needs their head under the hood before i can tell you i probably won't bother with the GM separator, myself...
Why wouldnt you do both, they are two seperate thigs and this way u will catch more than with just the rx can. If you bought a rx can, then it makes no sense for you to not run the gm seperator too. They dont interfer with each other at all and clean two seperate parts of engine.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #16
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Why wouldnt you do both, they are two seperate thigs and this way u will catch more than with just the rx can. If you bought a rx can, then it makes no sense for you to not run the gm seperator too. They dont interfer with each other at all and clean two seperate parts of engine.
i guess i assumed that one would interfere with the other...i haven't had a chance to physically see either of them yet, or even look in a camaro's engine bay in a long time. not trying to threadjack, but was it ever decided why GM claimed their separator was for off-road use only??
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:47 PM   #17
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The catch can mod is maybe the easiest mod on these cars that require a wrench. Install it at the same time you do the CAI they'll be a little more room. It literally can be done in ten minutes. There are a few dyi threads....think even a video or two.

Did I mention the designated clutch reservoir?

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Old 11-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #18
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nope, i'm the type that needs their head under the hood before i can tell you i probably won't bother with the GM separator, myself...

Will look a lot like my current LS3...

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #19
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Will look a lot like my current LS3...

Clean and tight.

Do you keep the engine cover off?
Which CAI is that? I just bought a plain K&N.
saw your posts on the clutch reservoir but passed for now.
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Yep I keep the engine cover off. Most the time. I switched from a K&N to the Cold Air Inductions.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:06 AM   #21
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great photo what benefit does the clutch reservoir provide? i remember reading somewhere else you were getting it, but dismissed it for myself since it's going to be a long time before mine is able to see a track and figured i wouldn't need it for pleasure cruising out here
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:24 AM   #22
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From what I have seen the designated cluth reservoir is being added because the clutch and brakes share the same reservoir as it is from the factory, making it possible for them to contaminate eachother. Clutch dust in the brake lines etc.
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great photo what benefit does the clutch reservoir provide? i remember reading somewhere else you were getting it, but dismissed it for myself since it's going to be a long time before mine is able to see a track and figured i wouldn't need it for pleasure cruising out here
The mod is not just for the track. It is a way of keeping clutch dust from degrading the performance of the brakes clutch and transmission. Very cheep and easy mod.
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Is there a separate thread somewhere regarding the designated clutch reservoir? I've heard about the issue with contamination in the shared reservoir, but hadn't heard there was an easy fix.
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