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Old 01-02-2013, 11:18 PM   #1
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Free $2k for mods

Long story short, I have a 1LE coming and I underestimated how much I would save. I filled out my loan papers and now have a check for $2k over the price of my car. I already expected the payment but I could save ~$40/month if I get a new check for the actual car price. But there is no fun in that! If you had a new 1LE coming and $2k, what would you buy?

My planned mod list goes as follows...
Heritage grill
Grill area blackout
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Tuner (i have someone to tune via email)
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ZL1 side skirts
Possibly a ZL1 diffuser
RX catch can
Small subwoofer upgrade (nothing too crazy)

That's about it. The really long term list is a Vortec SC and cam with supporting mods, but that is really long term. Thoughts?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:24 PM   #2
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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I would order the heritage grill and side skirts on the car!!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:27 PM   #4
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Congrats on the purchase.

I will say, the rockers should have came with this car. The Dusk/ZL1/HW come with it, why not the 1LE. It was even on the Concept 1LE. I plan on getting the rockers sometime in the very near future. I'll be doing the tint, sub install and minor things first.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:33 PM   #5
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Congrats on the purchase.

I will say, the rockers should have came with this car. The Dusk/ZL1/HW come with it, why not the 1LE. It was even on the Concept 1LE. I plan on getting the rockers sometime in the very near future. I'll be doing the tint, sub install and minor things first.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:52 PM   #6
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Long story short, I have a 1LE coming and I underestimated how much I would save. I filled out my loan papers and now have a check for $2k over the price of my car. I already expected the payment but I could save ~$40/month if I get a new check for the actual car price. But there is no fun in that! If you had a new 1LE coming and $2k, what would you buy?

My planned mod list goes as follows...
Heritage grill
Grill area blackout
LTs
Tuner (i have someone to tune via email)
CAI
ZL1 side skirts
Possibly a ZL1 splitter
RX catch can
Small subwoofer upgrade (nothing too crazy)

That's about it. The really long term list is a Vortec SC and cam with supporting mods, but that is really long term. Thoughts?
I'd skip all the exterior and audio mods except for the ZL1 side skirts. What do you mean by ZL1 splitter?
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:07 AM   #7
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Ha! I meant rear diffuser!

I am apprehensive about the LTs and tune right away because I would like to keep the warranty for a little while...
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:24 AM   #8
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your ending up financing your mods over the length of your loan, this isn't normally a good idea, do the math and see what it really costs you. I don't understand how you can apply this money to mods either. loans checks are normally made out to the dealer as the lender will have a lien on your title
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:34 AM   #9
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Premium LT's will set you back about 1500 and a good cai about 4 bills. Then you'll need a tune, which as you know will void your warranty, but I'm sure you're ok with that. you could go with some JBA headers - $700, ZL1 rockers - $310, Heritage Grill - $350, Rotofab cai - $350-450 and enough left over for a remote tune.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:37 AM   #10
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Ha! I meant rear diffuser!

I am apprehensive about the LTs and tune right away because I would like to keep the warranty for a little while...
I'd go with exterior/interior mods then.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:23 AM   #13
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Probably the most thought out answer I have ever gotten to a forum question... Lol
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:39 AM   #15
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Thanks for the advice but not even close. Way smarter than that. Even with gap insurance that isn't a smart move. Total the car and you have nothing. . No car, no equity. Thanks for the financial advice but I'm just looking for mod advice.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:41 AM   #18
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Did you get the dual mode exhaust? Personally, I would keep the '1LE' diffuser but get the ZL1 trunk spoiler with the side rockers. I would basically go for this look:



Other than that, I would get a good catch can and call it a day. The 1LE is already kickass as-is. Maybe a dryflow air filter replacement as well. At least drive the car first!
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #19
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I would get a nice helmet, $300, some nice racing shoes, $100, some neck protection, $600, a CG lock or harness bar with harnesses, $600, get a set of track pads as back up, $500, racing brake fluid Castrol SRF, $80, buy a clutch reservoir with bracket from JDP motorsports, $80, get a tran skip shift eliminator, $30, black out the turn signals and reverse light from phastekperformance.com, $60, buy a oil catch can, $200

....and you are at around $2000 (if you get harness bar, get hans device, if no harness bar, get the body strap one, hybrid).

Now you are fully ready to go and enjoy that bad car of yours.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #20
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Only problem with that, no tracks in Hawaii... And I have several helmets already. But I like your train of thought. As a motorcycle enthusiast who enjoys track days more than street time, I would love to hit the track.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #21
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Did you get the dual mode exhaust? Personally, I would keep the '1LE' diffuser but get the ZL1 trunk spoiler with the side rockers. I would basically go for this look:


Other than that, I would get a good catch can and call it a day. The 1LE is already kickass as-is. Maybe a dryflow air filter replacement as well. At least drive the car first!
I got the NPP but I still like the look of the more aggressive diffuser. And that is somewhat the look I had in mind. Just not changing the spoiler.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:25 AM   #22
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I'd change all the bulbs to LEDs, install the drl harness, depending upon where you live, get another set of wheels and tires for bad weather? Upgrade exhaust, and maybe get it tuned.
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Newb, good starting list I wouldn't waste the money on subs...honestly, I wound up turning the radio down and opening the windows when I was driving
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #25
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Newb, good starting list I wouldn't waste the money on subs...honestly, I wound up turning the radio down and opening the windows when I was driving
I could see myself doing that. I do in my truck sometimes. Nothing like the music played by eight cylinders.


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