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Old 05-07-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
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New ZL1 Day!!!!!!

Never thought I would be typing that title!!!!! Picked up my dream car today.....ashen grey M6. Traded my trusty 2010 IOM 2SS for it without even thinking twice (as well as selling one of my beloved Les Pauls for down payment funds). The car is a beast.....I always thought my SS was a beast of a car but the ZL1 just feels angry and pissed off at the world and ready to prove it. My buddy has a 2012 GT500 which is an amazing car in its own right (which I have driven) but the ZL1 has twice the feel and feedback plus the blower sings it's sweet music at a much more audible level than the Mustangs.

So with that being said any advice to a new owner?
Things to watch out for?

The only option my car didn't include which I regret not having is the exposed carbon fiber hood insert. First mod will be blacked out emblems and a RotoFab intake.

Thanks and super happy to be a member of the ZL1 club!!!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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Pics pics pics!!! Congrats and enjoy
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:06 AM   #3
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:28 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! Gonna try and get some pics up tomorrow.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:29 AM   #5
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:45 AM   #6
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I had to do the same thing..lol traded my 2SS for the zl1 and sold my PRS custom 24 as holding payment... kept my tom murphy 59 les paul though...lol Congrats on the car...post some pics when you get the chance...
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:06 AM   #7
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Get the exposed insert man it makes the car!
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:11 AM   #8
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(as well as selling one of my beloved Les Pauls for down payment funds).
Totally know what you mean, I want to do some mods so bad and I'm looking around to see which other toys I can sell to do that.

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Get the exposed insert man it makes the car!
I'd say eye of the beholder, I bet that painted insert looks sweet on that color of car....


Which brings me to my next point, will not be as bad as my black, but your car is going to be eat up down the sides with rock chips because of that wide rubber she wears. I highly, highly, highly recommend before you take her all over town showing her off that you get some sort of clear bra on the sides. Either the whole side or at least from the "break" down from wheel well to wheel well to combat it. I didn't because I didn't know about it or the chips.

As for me, I've decided the paint being chipped like that is a badge of honor since these cars are so bada$$ they have to have that wide rubber.

Welcome to the club, congrats, I recommend a strict minimum of one Mustang a day diet to keep her fit and trim.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:55 AM   #9
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Congrats! I remember the feeling the day I picked mine up, awesome, close to the feeling everyday I get to pull her out of the garage for a drive! Enjoy! Do need pics though.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:14 AM   #10
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You think that blower whines now? Install the Roto-Fab. Easy install, good sound, great look and adds 25-30 RWHP! Congrats on the new ride. Listen to this:
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:21 AM   #11
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Congrats and enjoy. I remember the same day like it was yesterday!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #12
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:49 AM   #13
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Congrats and enjoy the car. When I first started up my ZL1 at the dealer, the sound sold me.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:07 AM   #14
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:34 AM   #15
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Congratulations! I honestly can not think of a thing to "look out" for. Roto-Fab CAI is a great mod IMO. Enjoy and Welcome to your ZL1 !!!
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:43 AM   #16
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:04 AM   #17
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Congrats! make yourself a set of front rock guards (checkout the diy section) asap and you will be thanking yourself. These tires pick up every little spec of sand, pebbles, and rocks on the road
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:16 AM   #18
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Ashen Gray Metallic, Great Color! And a Manual to Boot! Now that's gana be some FUN to drive. Like previously mentioned, the Clear Bra is Very Very important to protect the paint. I'd get the Rock/Splash Guards to protect the sides/gills/paint as well. The tires (front) are so wide they grab all the road debris and fling it back. Lots of folks on here sell them, I got mine from One-Bad-ZL1, he has the Best Price going and they take ten minutes a piece to install. Lastly, lots highly recommend a Catch Can, I've got one on order and next the Roto Fab! Good luck and I know you're going to be having some serious fun!
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #19
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Congrats on the ZL1! I replied to your PM about the Roto-Fab. Please feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions.

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:30 PM   #20
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Hopefully this works.....just your standard run of the mill ashen grey ZL1 : )
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:32 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the responses everyone....glad to be here!
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:49 PM   #22
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Awesome, congrats!
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:25 PM   #23
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Never thought I would be typing that title!!!!! Picked up my dream car today.....ashen grey M6. Traded my trusty 2010 IOM 2SS for it without even thinking twice (as well as selling one of my beloved Les Pauls for down payment funds). The car is a beast.....I always thought my SS was a beast of a car but the ZL1 just feels angry and pissed off at the world and ready to prove it. My buddy has a 2012 GT500 which is an amazing car in its own right (which I have driven) but the ZL1 has twice the feel and feedback plus the blower sings it's sweet music at a much more audible level than the Mustangs.

So with that being said any advice to a new owner?
Things to watch out for?

The only option my car didn't include which I regret not having is the exposed carbon fiber hood insert. First mod will be blacked out emblems and a RotoFab intake.

Thanks and super happy to be a member of the ZL1 club!!!!
Michael
Congratulations Michael!

That's a superb looking vehicle you picked up there! Great choice with the ZL1. Drive safe out there and don't hesitate to contact us with any concerns.

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Old 05-10-2013, 02:31 PM   #24
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You think that blower whines now? Install the Roto-Fab. Easy install, good sound, great look and adds 25-30 RWHP! Congrats on the new ride. Listen to this:
Awesome glad people have my vid as a referrence !!! I'll have to post another vid with the new goodies!! and congrats on an awesome car enjoy!!
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:25 PM   #25
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Hopefully this works.....just your standard run of the mill ashen grey ZL1 : )
Do you miss the IOM??? How did you decide to make the transition?
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