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Old 06-30-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Who should do my Mods?

Im looking to let one of these shops have at my ZL1. My mods will be billet 10% od pulley-ati damper -CAI-2.55 supercharger pulley w\solid isolator coupling-160 tstat-injectors-oil catch can-high capacity intercooler coolant reservoir -And the obvious would be a custom shop Tune.
Just wondering what you guys thoughts are?
The perspective shops right now are Livernois, Nickey-Chicago, and Modern Muscle
Also was wondering opinions on the Nickey serialized car premium value. Is it worth the $ Is there a good possibility on return value.

Thanks guys.

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Old 06-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #2
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Livernois is a great choice they do quality work. For my money I would call Finish Line Performance in Naperville IL and insist that Dan Bills tune your car.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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How far are you from the Lingenfelter shop?
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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about 3 hours. havent really talked with them yet. Stefano over at Nickey has been very informational so far...
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:30 AM   #5
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Yourself. All easy DIY's, take it in for the tune.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:28 AM   #6
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Lingenfelter. Great people to deal with
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:32 AM   #7
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" return value" is how you perceive it, if you sell the car, then no, but for permagrin, yes...
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #8
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:11 AM   #9
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:10 AM   #10
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Livernois is a great choice they do quality work.
Thank you for your recommendation! We definitely have everything at our disposal to make your ZL1 build something you are happy with. We have everything from the most basic, to most elaborate builds available for these cars, which has made us the #1 center for these cars in the region. At any given time in our shop there are almost as many ZL1's as regular camaro's, and if you have visited our shop, or seen pictures, you know that means there are numerous, not just 1 or 2. We increase the performance on more zl1's in a 2 week period than most dealerships sell in an entire year
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:31 PM   #11
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Thank you for your recommendation! We definitely have everything at our disposal to make your ZL1 build something you are happy with. We have everything from the most basic, to most elaborate builds available for these cars, which has made us the #1 center for these cars in the region. At any given time in our shop there are almost as many ZL1's as regular camaro's, and if you have visited our shop, or seen pictures, you know that means there are numerous, not just 1 or 2. We increase the performance on more zl1's in a 2 week period than most dealerships sell in an entire year
I can agree with u Andy great work and great people any time i had a question Andy always got back with me and the engine and clutch work was great and no issues with any work done ,,,,,,this car is the best, and so powerful i highly suggest talking to livernoise...
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:39 PM   #12
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I had a great experience with my car at Nickey. Stefano and Beth were great to work with and went above and beyond. Cory is an excellent tuner and will get you power along with reliability which was very important to me. There is nothing like the sound of a Nickey ZL1 screaming down the road!!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:57 PM   #13
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Couldn't be happier with my Lingenfelter 700+ rwhp ZL1....
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:35 PM   #14
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I appreciate everyones input, cant wait to wake this beast up.....
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:27 AM   #15
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I owned a Nickey for about a year and the experiance I had with them was awesome... stage 2 n/a... was able to sell the car and get top dollar, I didnt lose a dime on the thing. My Next car will most likely be a stage 2 ZL1 with Nickey... they are pushing about 850 HP at the crank... just insane
im not sure about the other shops, I have heard they are great to deal with, but I would recommend anyone to NIckey... awesome people to work with, Dennis Barker has camaro running through his veins... he was instrumental with the rollout of the 4th Gen Berger SS camaros with GMMG... a true camaro guy and just a great person to work with. I would at least contact him at Nickey and let him know what your plans with the car would be before you make a choice who will do the work on your car.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:33 AM   #16
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Compare price points for your performance mods and then compare performance shops with a proven track record for success.

I highly recommend LIVERNOIS MOTORSPORTS!
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:37 PM   #17
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I owned a Nickey for about a year and the experiance I had with them was awesome... stage 2 n/a... was able to sell the car and get top dollar, I didnt lose a dime on the thing. My Next car will most likely be a stage 2 ZL1 with Nickey... they are pushing about 850 HP at the crank... just insane
im not sure about the other shops, I have heard they are great to deal with, but I would recommend anyone to NIckey... awesome people to work with, Dennis Barker has camaro running through his veins... he was instrumental with the rollout of the 4th Gen Berger SS camaros with GMMG... a true camaro guy and just a great person to work with. I would at least contact him at Nickey and let him know what your plans with the car would be before you make a choice who will do the work on your car.
Thanks for the positive comments. #28 is one bad a$$ NicKey Camaro. We do strive to build special cars, which we believe are a great value to the end user.

I am very proud to say that we have no unanswered issues or complaints about the quality of our workmanship and / or functionality of any NicKey Camaro.

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Old 07-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #18
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I highly support Livernois work!
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:44 PM   #19
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Nickey built my first car in 2010. When it was time to upgrade, they also helped me find a buyer and I will tell you that the car held its value.

Then they built me a stage 2 ZL1. At 875 BHP, 733 RWHP, and 682 lbs of torque, the car is a beast. I had made 4 passes with my 2SS and this weekend, I made my very first pass in the ZL1 and got kicked out for running 11.07 without a roll bar and harness. You know that if I could have gotten a couple more passes to learn the car and make some adjustments, I would have been in the mid 10's. This is a 100% street legal car, 91 octane pump gas, manual transmission, and was driven by someone who doesn't have any experience. Imagine what kind of ET it could get with an experienced driver.

Obviously, I trust and appreciate Nickey Chicago and recommend them. These guys know Camaros and do things right. Best of all, they treat me like family, not a customer.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #20
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Been a firm believer in doing my own mods. That's my suggestion...
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:30 PM   #21
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Appearance mods are one thing, but mechanical mods are another. Most of these prior listed companies, to include Nickey, build their cars so that customers like me can pound the pi$$ out of them with confidence. The local mechanic for one; isn't going to have the experience specific to these cars, and two, sure the heck isn't going to offer a warranty. They are building these cars expecting you to drive them hard and to the limits. So that piece of mind is well worth it, not to mention that they are finding gains in the cars that no one else can, or at least with safety and reliability also in there.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:09 PM   #22
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Getting pumped.. I will be dropping my ZL1 off with Nickey next week for custom Stage1 package, would like to have done stage 2 right now but will wait till next year.. probably should get used to driving a car with 680hp first before i go straight to 750-800hp. thanks to everyone so far for your helpful input
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:04 PM   #23
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You made a great choice man, welcome to the Nickey family....they will make it a fun experience for you, I can't wait to get another one...enoy the extra power!
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:24 AM   #24
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Getting pumped.. I will be dropping my ZL1 off with Nickey next week for custom Stage1 package, would like to have done stage 2 right now but will wait till next year.. probably should get used to driving a car with 680hp first before i go straight to 750-800hp. thanks to everyone so far for your helpful input
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #25
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