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Old 10-05-2014, 12:45 PM   #1
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Revo's 2013 JDP 850 ZL1

Just picked up a 2013 blue ray metallic.. dealer had it leftover from a year ago.. new with 32 miles.. I scored it for $48k out the door since they were looking to unload it before winter. I plan to store it over the winter but hoping to get another month or so to drive before snow flies.

This is my first muscle car of any kind. I am coming for 4 cylinder turbos, specifically the Mitsu Evo platform. I was about to get a new GTR before realizing I am really only looking for straight line speed and getting on it from a roll. No need for the advanced AWD systems.. that and GTR was twice the price of course. I will get some pics up soon.

PS.. any must have upgrades or mods I should look into right away? Thanks all.

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Roto-fab CAI (Carbon fiber dipped)
Roto-fab Fuse cover (Carbon fiber dipped)
Roto-fab Strut bar (Carbon fiber dipped)
Roto-fab Engine cover (Carbon fiber dipped)
Roto-fab oil cap (Carbon fiber dipped)
Roto-Fab Big Gulp
Roto-Fab Windsheld Washer reservoir relocation kit*
Roto-Fab Misc engine bay pieces (Carbon fiber dipped)
D3 Performance heat exchanger
D3 Performance SC reservoir
Metco 2.50" supercharger pulley with hub and solid isolator
Metco 100mm dual bearing supercharger idler pulley
JDP Spec 1050 Billet Stage III Positive Displacement 3-bolt camshaft*
JDP Motorsports 3-bolt cam conversion kit
KOOKS 1-7/8" long tube headers (catless)
Injector Dynamics ID-1000 injectors
VMAX 87mm CNC ported throttle body
ATI damper with 10% overdriven pulley and balancer bolt
Lingenfelter 160 degree thermostat
Goodyear 8-Rib gatorback Belt
Yank 2800 Multi Disk TQ Converter*
Elite Engineering E2 catch can w/Black AN fittings & Black nylon braided line kit
Katech C5-R timing chain
Brian Tooley Racing LSx .660" lift platinum valve spring kit with titanium retainers
Comp Cams LSx trunion Upgrade and trend 1-Piece pushrods
GM gaskets and seals - front cover gasket/seal, water pump gaskets, balancer bolt
Melling LS series oil pump
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CF hood wrap
CF bowties
CF taillight bezels
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Tinted tails
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Old 10-05-2014, 03:38 PM   #2
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Just picked up a 2013 blue ray metallic.. dealer had it leftover from a year ago.. new with 32 miles.. I scored it for $48k out the door since they were looking to unload it before winter. I plan to store it over the winter but hoping to get another month or so to drive before snow flies.

This is my first muscle car of any kind. I am coming for 4 cylinder turbos, specifically the Mitsu Evo platform. I was about to get a new GTR before realizing I am really only looking for straight line speed and getting on it from a roll. No need for the advanced AWD systems.. that and GTR was twice the price of course. I will get some pics up soon.

PS.. any must have upgrades or mods I should look into right away? Thanks all.
Well, I think the Goodyears don't work worth a crap unless temps are over 80 degrees so if I was living in Minnesota I would put on a different set of tires. If I was in Minnesota I would try the Continental DSWs. If it is only a summer car then Michelin Pilot super sports.

Put on an intake, a pulley and a tune and the thing will run awesome. If you got a 2013 check and see if it ever had the supercharger isolator changed under warranty, since it only has 23 miles probably not. If not have the tuner do the 2.55 upper pulley and isolator at the same time. If the supercharger has had "warranty" work then just do the lower pulley. 18% lower is the same as the 2.55 upper. I think you do need to change injectors with the pulley but I have had so many sets of injectors in my car I can't remember.... Someone else that is around that power level will refresh my memory I'm sure.

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Old 10-05-2014, 03:50 PM   #3
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Old 10-05-2014, 03:51 PM   #4
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Welcome. What part of MN? As mentioned above; the stock tires are terrible in cold weather even on a day like today.
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:56 PM   #5
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Thanks guys.. I am in Blaine in the north metro. What kind of power can the stock engine\trans\clutch hold? Right now my only plans are a Robo-Fab intake.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:03 PM   #6
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Stock engine/trans/clutch can do 700whp easy. Some are throwing more at them. If you drag race the clutch will fail eventually but you have to spend a lot of money to get a clutch that is significantly better than the stock ZL1 unit. I have had a lot of work done to my transmission but that is just because I wanted to change the gear ratios. Stock trans will probably hold everything your motor can possibly make. The GM engineers really made the ZL1 stout.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:37 PM   #7
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Nice, need pics though.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:22 PM   #8
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Thanks guys.. couple pics.. also ordering a few things tomorrow

Also researching to mild to wild mod..

Roto-fab 2012-15 Camaro ZL1 Carbon Fiber Hydrographic Finish Eng Cover
Roto-fab CAI for 2012-15 Camaro ZL1- CAI w/carbon fiber finish/powderct air box
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:27 PM   #9
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:38 PM   #10
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taking delivery tomorrow.. hell I have not even driven it yet! lol

I wish it had the black wheels though.. might have to pickup some plastidip
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:46 PM   #11
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Thanks guys.. couple pics.. also ordering a few things tomorrow

Also researching to mild to wild mod..
Instead of the mild to wild, you should look at the palmer dash logic. It will give you complete control over the vacuum exhaust to leave it stock or open all the time or closed all the time. Mild to wild is open or stock and adm is closed or stock. Palmer gives you all options with just a plug into your OBD2 port and as a bonus you can read all of the information your car does not show you like intake temps etc. on the car DIC, HUD or Radio interface. I actualy have a new one I should sell because I have an extra gauge pod with the aero force gauges and I no longer have the stock mufflers.... I really don't need it at this point. I really need to do a big sale on all of the parts I no longer use that would be nice upgrades for other folks.
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:11 PM   #12
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Instead of the mild to wild, you should look at the palmer dash logic. It will give you complete control over the vacuum exhaust to leave it stock or open all the time or closed all the time. Mild to wild is open or stock and adm is closed or stock. Palmer gives you all options with just a plug into your OBD2 port and as a bonus you can read all of the information your car does not show you like intake temps etc. on the car DIC, HUD or Radio interface. I actualy have a new one I should sell because I have an extra gauge pod with the aero force gauges and I no longer have the stock mufflers.... I really don't need it at this point. I really need to do a big sale on all of the parts I no longer use that would be nice upgrades for other folks.

Nice! Very interested. Shoot me a pm
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:16 PM   #13
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:01 PM   #14
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Welcome to the ZL1 family, nice car! One of the first mods you need to do is get XPel installed on all the prone areas! Take care.
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:23 PM   #15
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Welcome to the ZL1 family, nice car! One of the first mods you need to do is get XPel installed on all the prone areas! Take care.
What are the prone areas?
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:21 AM   #16
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So to keep the exhaust in "wild" I simply just remove the fuse? Then later readd fuse to control via dash logic later?
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:32 AM   #17
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Awesome deal. Good luck with it! Edit: Xpel, 3m or any of the chip guard products that can be applied to the gill area in front of the rear wheels (very prone area), front bumper, and lower rear rocker area. Do a search on Xpel, 3m or "Rock Chips" and you will get a better idea of this issue.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:42 AM   #18
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Welcome and congrats! Let the fun and perma-grin begin!!!!
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:00 AM   #19
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Thanks guys.. couple pics.. also ordering a few things tomorrow

Also researching to mild to wild mod..

Roto-fab 2012-15 Camaro ZL1 Carbon Fiber Hydrographic Finish Eng Cover
Roto-fab CAI for 2012-15 Camaro ZL1- CAI w/carbon fiber finish/powderct air box
Roto-Fab Oil Cap
2012-15 Camaro ZL1 Strut Tower Brace with Carbon Fiber Finish
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OMG I hate U. You got the color I would die for at a GREAT price, unless that price included a trade in or money down. Enjoy your car. Too bad your in Minn.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:46 AM   #20
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OMG I hate U. You got the color I would die for at a GREAT price, unless that price included a trade in or money down. Enjoy your car. Too bad your in Minn.
HA! That was the price of that car out the door without money down or trade! Killer deal for sure.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:13 AM   #21
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So to keep the exhaust in "wild" I simply just remove the fuse? Then later readd fuse to control via dash logic later?
There is a fuse panel in the trunk that has a fuse you can pull. In the stock mode the exhaust is open at idle and anytime the throttle is opened up. It closes the exhaust valve and reduces noise when cruising down the highway at less than wide open throttle. There is no power gain with the fuse pull and in my opinion just makes the car a bit louder when cruising. The sound is exactly the same at idle and anytime you give it the gas. Unless people just love to terrorize their neighbors, I don't see a reason to pull the fuse. But that is just me... If you put long tube headers on the car and leave the cats off it gets stupid loud..... I have a set of freshly ceramic coated Stainless works long tubes with only 5000 total miles on them..... If you really want to terrorize the neighbors.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:41 AM   #22
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Don't waste time, get the clear bra/gills done ASAP!!
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:46 PM   #23
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Congrats. I'm in Blaine as well...I'll keep an eye out for you. Definitely clear bra the gills in front of the rear tires...MN road debris will eat them up.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:30 PM   #24
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Congrats. I'm in Blaine as well...I'll keep an eye out for you. Definitely clear bra the gills in front of the rear tires...MN road debris will eat them up.
Were you at Osaka a few weeks ago by chance? Also, can I see your car to check were you have bra installed?
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:53 PM   #25
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Not very good with MS paint, LOL
I did the mirrors, bumper and gill area. I had a 2010 so I knew the paint is pretty bad and chips like CRAZY! I have about 3k miles and I had to touch up about 12 chips on each side of the gills.
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