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Old 07-20-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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2013 ZL1 #7922

2013 ZL1 #7922 is home and resting comfortably in my garage.
I traded my 2011 SS in for it last week, and so far I'm loving it. It's an A6, sunroof, nav, and polished wheels.

I had a build thread going for the SS but very rarely ever kept it updated. I intend to keep this one updated.

The SS had gotten to a point that I was ready to start spending some significant money on it if I wanted to reliably achieve my goals of having a 10 second FI daily driver. After talking with Andy at ADM Performance, the decision was made that the ZL1 is a better platform for me and my goals. Plus....it's damn sexy!

I bought the ZL1 last thursday from the same dealer that I bought my SS from almost exactly 2 years ago. I was actually ready to go buy a new F150 for a daily and keep the SS as a toy, but when I saw the ZL1 I couldn't help myself.

Here's a shot of it still sitting at the dealership. I had gone back outside to look at it one more time, shot this picture, then walked in and signed the papers.

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Old 07-20-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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I took a few pictures once I got home from the dealership. The sun had already started to go down, and I was only in my driveway....but still wanted to take a few pics.

Cleaned up pics in the sun coming soon.











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Old 07-20-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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Pretty darn sweet!!

Congrats on the new ride..

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Old 07-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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Thanks Kurt!
If they made an aqua blue ZL1, that's what I would have bought. You've got the best color for these cars, IMO, by far!
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:40 PM   #5
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Thanks. I agree, but that white is by far the easiest color to coordinate with other colors there is...and it looks outstanding...

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Old 07-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #6
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I just can't stop looking at your ZL1!!

I drove a 2012 IOM ZL1. Our 2010 is fast, but when I got behind the wheel of the "IOM Land Rocket" that put a whole new meaning to the word..."thrust".

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Old 07-20-2013, 01:48 PM   #7
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Thanks, man! I appreciate that!

I've got some new pics that I need to get posted too.
1st set is 2 days after I brought it home, all cleaned up.
The 2nd set is with a few little exterior appearance mods, all cleaned up. Just took those this morning but haven't had a chance to get them uploaded to my photobucket.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:53 PM   #8
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Thanks, man! I appreciate that!

I've got some new pics that I need to get posted too.
1st set is 2 days after I brought it home, all cleaned up.
The 2nd set is with a few little exterior appearance mods, all cleaned up. Just took those this morning but haven't had a chance to get them uploaded to my photobucket.
What seems to be the holdup? lol

Let's get er dun.....

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Old 07-20-2013, 02:07 PM   #9
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I dunno. I'm sitting here on my butt watching The Open on my DVR. I should upload them!
I'll get it done here in a few. Promise.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #10
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Got the car all cleaned up last saturday morning, and took some more shots of the car....

Enjoy. I know I do.































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Old 07-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #11
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Did u sell ur car as is or de mod it, nice pics btw
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:43 PM   #12
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Okay if I edit one of these and post for you?

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Old 07-20-2013, 03:59 PM   #13
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Did u sell ur car as is or de mod it, nice pics btw
I pulled a few cosmetic things off, but that's it. There's a mid 11 second capable SS sitting at Chuck Fairbanks Chevy in Desoto Tx.

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Okay if I edit one of these and post for you?

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Old 07-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #14
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I went tuesday and had the windows tinted (I think 30%, whatever is legal here in Tx) all the way around.
I also pulled the white sidemarkers and tail light bezels off of my SS when I traded it in, and put them on the ZL1.




















I think this is my favorite so far...



Here's a semi-decent shot of the ECF hood.



And two shots of the engine bay. I think I want to have the engine cover and the strut bar painted black?



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Old 07-20-2013, 04:45 PM   #15
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I also made a couple of purchases from ZL1addons.com (who is a member here on the forum) and picked up his stainless splitter washers and jack pads.

Here's a shot straight from the front and you can see the stainless washers. I've also got a couple shots from the underside. Hopefully these things will provide even just a little bit of protection for how low that front end sits.










And his jack pads are pretty sweet too! I actually used them this morning to lift the car up and put it on some short 2x12's so that I can do some cleaning and sealing work on the tires.




And another forum member (sorry, can't remember where I saw this) put those magnets in the trunk and stuck them. This way they're always in the car. Pretty good idea really.

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how much trade they give since it was modded
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #17
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No different than if it was stock.
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White Hot

Here comes the White Hot ZL1

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I'm Hungry?

Someone say "Stangs" are on the menu?

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Old 07-20-2013, 08:54 PM   #20
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Those are awesome Kurt! Once I get some of the other things that I want done, I might have to ask you to make me a sig pic!
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Those are awesome Kurt! Once I get some of the other things that I want done, I might have to ask you to make me a sig pic!
Glad you like them....

I can try...won't promise the results.......

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Old 07-27-2013, 09:30 PM   #22
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Added a little bit more contrast to the white with some side gill vinyl and some ZL1 vinyl for the wheels.











I really like the way that the little ZL1 logo looks on the wheels now. And now that FR has the SSX style wheels, these polished wheels are going to be a little more.....unique, I guess.
Anyways, I like it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:14 PM   #23
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On to the first mod!
Ok, well.....not really.

After having an Elite Engineering catch can on my SS, I wanted to put one on the ZL1 too. After not liking any of the available mounts, I tried coming up with a bracket of my own. And I failed.
Thankfully, Steve from Elite Engineering helped me out with some additional hardware and a hockey stick bracket for me to cut up and try to mount on the passenger side off of the radiator.

And it worked!
Big thanks to Steve at Elite Engineering!!





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Wheels look awesome....love the look of the ZL1...

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