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Old 06-26-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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THE DEVIL'S NIGHTMARE

From when she first slithered off the dealers lot and into the depths of her new dungeon. From her initial mod to present day and on order mods with always more to come! Will it ever end???
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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The Trade-in, 2011 Red Jewel Tintcoat SS with Ground Effects Package
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The Devil's Nightmare Begins
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Order In, Five weeks, and three days, she on and off the dealers lot!
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Let the Mods Begin!
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Still waiting on my RX Dual Check Valve Catch Can, Noweeds, Fog Light Bulbs and DRL Harness. Also Color Halo Pkg and Grille LEDs. Under hood paint and soon to black out chrome exhaust pipe tips.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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...when my warranty is up....then the gloves come off..until then..I sit tight. I have to be cautious. It would be nice to have the cabbage to toss around, but.... Enjoy your ride! I must bide my time until then. I do enjoy watching those who take it to another level. Awesome!
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:59 AM   #5
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...when my warranty is up....then the gloves come off..until then..I sit tight. I have to be cautious. It would be nice to have the cabbage to toss around, but.... Enjoy your ride! I must bide my time until then. I do enjoy watching those who take it to another level. Awesome!
I hear ya. Haven't really put any big money into it yet, just small cosmetic things so far. The Clear-Bra was probably the biggest expense so far, and that was a must have, road rash is brutal. Also tinted the windows at the same time. Then the Roto Fab was next money wise. Now I'm waiting on my Noweeds Exhaust Diverter, and to be honest the thought of getting under her and cutting a section of pipe out and drilling a hole threw the body, oh yeah, I'm nervous. Definitely kinda freaks me out, but I'm certain it will be way worth the anxiety.

Love this Camaro5 Forum. You learn so much, and I'm amazed how brilliant some of the folks are, nerves of steel, from all out on the quarter mile dragstrip to balls to the wall on a road course. This is definitely what the ZL1 is all about! Then all the cosmetic mods people are doing from simple Plasti-dip blackouts to the outrageous light shows like Nite Owl!

It will never end, somebody always comes up with a new idea/innovation that just drops my jaw in amazement!
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:11 AM   #6
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:17 AM   #7
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:30 AM   #8
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looks good, very tasteful. im not a fan of chrome either
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:44 AM   #9
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Looking good, Normagene.... Some really cool pics, Keep it up, That's what I call making it your own.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #10
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Love what you are doing, got mine back from the wrapper last evening. Full body wrap of XPEL Utimate.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:05 PM   #11
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Looking pretty close to mine :-)
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:24 PM   #12
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The Devil's Nightmare: will it ever end?
Will there be an end to you modding your ZL1?
Apparently not unless someone holds an intervention.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:31 PM   #13
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It doesn't ever end! You know better than to ask that question!
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:42 PM   #14
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Will there be an end to you modding your ZL1?
Apparently not unless someone holds an intervention.
It never ends...................

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Old 06-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #15
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Makes me scared to start more, by the way I love your photos as well.
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Lookin good love the tail lamps
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:24 AM   #17
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Love what you are doing, got mine back from the wrapper last evening. Full body wrap of XPEL Utimate.
Gotta see! Post a pic for me, full body wrap, that's not cheap, but Wow that's the Best paint protection possible!
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:47 PM   #18
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Did the Strut Bar in Dark Gray, the Bolts and Fuse Box cover in Red. Returning the Reverse Light Bezels. Black aluminum look really nice, but were too shiny so I Plasti-dipped them matte black. But the fit was horrible. And they just won't stick, yes I properly prepped, but one corner would come off then the other side or the top then bottom. Opened the garage and the one on the passengers side was hanging off.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #20
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Received my RX Dual Check Valve Catch Can today! Hope to get it installed tomorrow. Still trying to work out a couple issues with the hose going to the Roto Fab CAI "T". Fitting is a different size, catch can is 3/8th and the CAI is 1/4. Anyway I'm getting closer.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:14 PM   #21
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Catch can install is Done! Received with the wrong bracket and not enough hose, but once I had all the parts on hand the install took about 15 minutes. Had to order from JEGs a hose Connector Reducer because the Roto Fab CAI "T" is 1/2 inch and the RX Catch Can is 3/8th. So I needed a foot of 1/2 inch hose to go from the CAI "T" to the Reducer and already had used all the supplied hose on the first two connections. So I bought an extra two feet of 3/8th which ended up being perfect. Here's a diagram of the connections I did and then some pictures of the install. I installed it on the threaded hole in the crossmember brace at the bottom of the radiator instead of to the radiator shroud. It just looks cleaner to me and doesn't stand out, sort of hidden. Used the upper most bracket position so I still have plenty of room to open/close the drain. Still need two Black Zip Ties, had to temporarily use white.

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Whose rock guards are those?

Where did you buy the valve stem caps?
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Two questions:

Whose rock guards are those?

Where did you buy the valve stem caps?
The Rock Guards I got from One-Bad-ZL1, I think it was like $40 and the stem caps I got from chevymall they were on sale , but I don't remember the price. The Rock Guards/Jay came up with clips that work really good, that plus the doublesided tape. I definitely recommend them, nice quality and great price.
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:20 PM   #24
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Yesterday my husband attempted to install the JDP Colored Halo Light Kit. Well that quickly turned into a Nightmare. Not being a "car guy" and not ever having really worked on cars before, that coupled with not having the proper equipment and tools, needless to say that when I went out to see how it was going I almost fainted. He had the front wheels up on all kinds of pieces of wood, then crawled under to remove the belly pan with the underbody pressing him down, no extra room whatsoever.

But when I saw him try to jack up the side and the jack Popped Out, down came the car right onto the body side molding which crushed, and luckily didn't have any permanent damage, I then said STOP. That's it your done, we don't have the proper place (outside in the driveway) or tools and equipment to do this job. Then I looked at the two jack stands he had that were definitely not meant to hold this kind of weight.

So the lights, which I would absolutely love to have installed, are on hold. Looked into getting a shop install, but the cheapest was just under $100 per hour, so that would make the lights way way too expensive. Couldn't find any shop that has experience in this install so shop time would easily be in the three to four hour range. Couldn't even find a shop that has removed the front fascia on a ZL1.

I did take a picture of my husbands idea of how to raise the car, but first I immediately went in and paid this months Life Insurance Bill. Not being a car guy he had absolutely no trouble installing the sequential taillights, side markers, Roto Fab Cold Air Intake, and even the Catch Can. But this install was too much for his/our novice skill level.

And wouldn't you know it, the Noweeds came in yesterday as well. He said that's going to be an easy install, just needs some good quality jack stands. I'm nervous about this one a lot because he will be underneath the car for almost the entire install. I've seen it come down once already. I'm worried, I may pay for the shop time on this one. A shop could get it cut and mounted in an hour or so and then we could run the wiring and finish the install.

Sure wish I knew some real "car guys" that could lend a hand. Anybody in the Plymouth Mass area! I almost feel like yelling HELP!

See if I can post a pic, my tapatalk isn't working so not sure I can post yesterday's "Death Defying" pic. Unable to post the picture, sorry.
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