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Old 05-06-2013, 02:17 AM   #1
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Thumbs up My ZL1 build at CMS Review

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Hey guys sorry for the long post, but trust me it’s worth the read….
So anyways,
After I bought my ZL1 I already knew I wanted a little more power. Note the word “little” haha. Part of me wanted to have as much power as a ’13 gt500 would have stock, and the other part of me said screw it, shoot for the moon. The problem for me was finding a reputable shop nearby, and after dealing with a few shops in my area before, the list was dwindling.
Low and behold, I came across Cunningham motorsports in the Corvette forums and I figured “hey, if the vette guys keep going to him, he must be doing something right.”
One thing I quickly noticed as well was that everyone I had talked to that was either a current or previous customer of Cunningham motorsports was more than happy with their results and wouldn’t hesitate going back for more.
So shortly after finding him on the Camaro5 forum and exploding his email box with questions, he quickly gave me his # and apparently he was ok with me exploding his phone with questions as well. I then said the heck with texting and stopped by his shop on a Saturday to discuss the build for my ZL1. After meeting Ryne and another mechanic at the shop I noticed their attention to detail which in my opinion is very important. After all my ZL1 is my dream car, and I wouldn’t want anyone working on it that didn’t have pride in their workmanship.
Anyways, we started out with a goal of 700hp at the crank in mind, which I felt was a reasonable start, and I put down a deposit and played the waiting game for my parts to arrive. A week later when I was in Vegas with my ZL1, a 5.0 mustang pulled up next to me with headers and no cats, and turned out to be louder than my car (still stock at the time). Nevertheless, I said that’s bullshit and unacceptable …my car needs to be loud haha. So still in Vegas, I texted Ryne late at night (a few too many drinks as well lol) and said we need to add some parts to the build.
After waiting another week or so, I finally dropped my car off with the idea of getting it back in about a week. Later that week on a Friday I got a text from Ryne saying, well, so far, we’re at 676RWHP! But unfortunately we’re maxed out on the stock fuel pump. At that point I didn’t know whether to be bummed because I wouldn’t get the car back for a little while longer, or to check for streaks because holy shit batman I’ve got 676hp to the wheel!
Long story short, we ended up installing the ADM dual pump, and settled on 699RWHP, and I still kept the dual mode exhaust, albeit with the mild to wild controller on my homelink (I.e. flaps always closed or open).

To sum it up, I couldn’t be happier with the guys at CMS. Both Ryne and Mike (aka Texas) are outstanding in their customer service, and I would without a doubt go back to have more work done to my car. In fact, I’ll be going back soon to talk about installing a larger s/c in the near future. (Can never have too much power)

And for those of you who are wondering, it’s an absolute blast to drive, and the power is addicting haha . Believe it or not, I still get around 18-20mpg on the hwy.

I'll post some driving videos in the future....

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CMS custom spec camshaft Package(.600" lift ,-1 degree of overlap @.050")
2.55" upper pulley
9.55" lower pulley
ATI balancer assembly
ADM heat exchanger
ADM twin fuel pump setup
ID850 injectors
Roto-fab air intake
Kooks long tube headers
Remote supercharger coolant Reservoir
tr7ix spark plugs
CMS tune on straight 91 octane
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:22 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:09 AM   #3
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Glad you found a shop your happy with. Ryne has been great to work with for the last few years and he has always there to help when I've had a question. I may not always like the answers, but he has never steered me in the wrong direction. Had I listened to him on more than one occasion, I wouldn't have had to replace my replacement parts. Its amazing how that works. lol
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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I am very glad you're happy Kyle! This project was exciting for us, as we wanted to show people what we could do with a zl1.. Your car is flat out a beast now, but it's awesome you want more lol!
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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Glad you found a shop your happy with. Ryne has been great to work with for the last few years and he has always there to help when I've had a question. I may not always like the answers, but he has never steered me in the wrong direction. Had I listened to him on more than one occasion, I wouldn't have had to replace my replacement parts. Its amazing how that works. lol
Lol sorry I am so opinionated at times..
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:23 AM   #6
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bummed no mention of cms' shop rat in the story

glad you like the car...glad you like cms...i was there every so often and saw the build move along a few times. Your car is amazing the power makes me flat out jealous. Goodluck dude feather that peddle and maybe we can see you out on a track day!
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:24 AM   #7
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Lol sorry I am so opinionated at times..
no way! you are a push over.
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no pics??? My ZL1 porn meter is low.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:31 AM   #9
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no pics??? My ZL1 porn meter is low.
I'm working on getting a few videos...isnt zl1 porn better with video? lol

I mean, I COULD post the dyno video...but that was on Ryne's old dyno haha.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:12 PM   #11
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Lol sorry I am so opinionated at times..
Your opinion is always welcome, it's the money that has to leave the wallet that is the problem. lol.

I'm very thankful you kept me from making a couple of the last purchases. I want 2ss's power on a PBR budget. lol


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what's pbr? lol peanut butter and rasberry? lol
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what's pbr? lol peanut butter and rasberry? lol
that is what i thought................
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:25 PM   #19
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well at least its not Budweiser lol
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I'm working on getting a few videos...isnt zl1 porn better with video? lol

I mean, I COULD post the dyno video...but that was on Ryne's old dyno haha.
videos work too.. Nice build and great numbers...
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videos work too.. Nice build and great numbers...
I do have a video of how it sounds in the car while casually rowing through the gears...but the camera is all over the place lol
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:24 PM   #23
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So I'm thinkin my mods should put me in the same ballpark as booya, but I haven't dyno'd yet.
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Too late...I'm getting the AGP tt kit in a week or so lol
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