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Old 12-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #18
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GM is selling the ZL1 as an upgrade kit and you do not have to change the sub-frame.




I would suggest installing Pedders EP1201HD sub-frame bushes and EP1167HD differential bushes with the ZL1 driveline upgrade.
Nice! Is anyone selling as a complete kit?
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #19
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Nice! Is anyone selling as a complete kit?
I'll Get with Maureen at Rodgers Chevrolet to setup a kt
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:00 PM   #20
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Hmmmmm. Might be looking for a kit too in the future.

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #21
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What kind of power can this kit handle?
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:51 PM   #22
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What kind of power can this kit handle?
I know that Dr. Jamie Meyers wanted a 1,000 HP rear end in the stock cars some time ago...
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #23
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I know that Dr. Jamie Meyers wanted a 1,000 HP rear end in the stock cars some time ago...
Awesome!
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:05 PM   #24
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Can't wait to see the price of this kit! I have a feeling that the other 2 drivetrain vendors are not going to be happy...
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #25
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GM is selling the ZL1 as an upgrade kit and you do not have to change the sub-frame.




I would suggest installing Pedders EP1201HD sub-frame bushes and EP1167HD differential bushes with the ZL1 driveline upgrade.
So if one were to buy (when available) and install this kit, what would be the weak link a 2010 "SS"? The transmission?

And there are those AWESOME machine/black face rims with what looks like a 275/40/20 Pirelli tire. Why won't GM offer this version rim :(?
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #26
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Does anyone know what gears the GM kit will have?
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:24 PM   #27
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Here's what I don't get. You can already purchase the ZL1 parts here online (ie, drivetrain). What is the difficult part of swapping the two out?
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #28
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Its no more difficult than any other 9". Its just that people are scared to piece something together from what I've seen. They'd rather pay double than do their homework like with the CTS-V brake kits.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #29
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I'm asking because the ZL1 seems like a more affordable and street friendly alternative to a 9" and people are making seem like it a whole project to install.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #30
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I can't say its fun doing this kind of thing on jack stands but its not difficult. Just somewhat back breaking and time consuming. Depends on what you define as a "whole project" and your skill level.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #31
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These gen5 camaros have to be some of the easiest cars I have worked on. Doing a rear swap as long as you have the right tools should about 2 - 3 hours to R&R everything using jack stands while taking your time doing that project. I can't wait to see the pricing on the ZL1 differential swap kit.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #32
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"whole project", meaning I've been reading rumors that the Zl1 rear diff won't fir into the cradle of the SS. Is that a true statement or is just a simple swap out?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #33
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"whole project", meaning I've been reading rumors that the Zl1 rear diff won't fir into the cradle of the SS. Is that a true statement or is just a simple swap out?
You actually believe something you found on the internet There is a lot of stuff that floats around and it simply isn't true. GM is seling the ZL1 upgrade as a BOLT in Kit.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:41 PM   #34
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Any guesses on the price? I'll throw out a "guesstimate" of around $2700. I just don't like the 2-piece driveshaft, I rather sport a 1-piece aluminum or carbon shaft.

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I'd guess more. The ZL1 diff by itself has a retail list price of about $2500, D/S about $700, axles about $600 ea, nuts/bolts about $100.... That ZL1 stuff is pricey, compared to SS driveline parts. $4K ish would be my retail guess, hopefully though a lot less, and discounted by some dealers. Then you have tuning for the speedo error...
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