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Old 05-28-2014, 11:30 AM   #1
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Am I The Only One?

I find myself annoyed at the fact that non-ZL1 Camaros can make their car look just like a real ZL1. I feel like we paid up for a ZL1 and there should not be any fakes driving around. Now I'm not saying the ZL1 is an exotic, but it is certainly an upper echelon sports car. I don't like that GM sells these parts that dilute the semi-exclusivity of the ZL1.

When I had my BMW M3's BMW used to protect the M cars by not selling M equipment to non-M owners. I know they have since changed this policy, selling "M-Sport" items. When I had my Pontiac Firehawk, SLP would not sell their upgrades or graphics to non-Firehawk owners, as you had to give them your VIN and car #.

Am I just a baby, or does anyone else get annoyed at the ease at which someone could counterfeit our car?

On the other end, I would be embarrassed to make my car appear to be something it is not. I would never try to pass my car off as a Z/28, now that it is considered the top dog in the Camaro line. It just brings back memories of the 80's when 4-cylinder Mustang owners would put 5.0 badges on their cars.

This post is not meant to piss anyone off who bought ZL1 parts for their already potent SS cars.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:34 AM   #2
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I personally don't let it get to me, anyone who really looks at the car is going to know it is a knock-off, and then the owner of the car is going to feel cheap. Also try to take it as a compliment, these people want to own your car.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:39 AM   #3
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:40 AM   #4
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First get over yourself, Second that is what hot rodding is all about.
I've no problem with someone putting a ZL1 front end, Hood or Parts on the're V6/V8 Camaro, But do not put a ZL1 emblem on but a ZL1. Don't put a SS emblem on a V6, it's not right. And for god sake a Z28 emblem should really stay on a Z28, but of course the parts they are going to make it to the rest of the group.

either way it's the're car they can do what they will.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:41 AM   #5
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To answer your question, yes you are being a baby lol

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Old 05-28-2014, 11:55 AM   #7
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You sir, are being a baby. Who cares what other people do to THEIR car. Unless you make my car payments, you surely don't have a say on what I do to my car. I also wouldn't call it an upper echelon sports car......
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:09 PM   #9
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I have yet have someone come up to me and ask if it is a ZL1. I am not trying to replicate a ZL1 with my car. I hit a raccoon last fall and with what it was going to cost to replace my front end with the V6 splitter and street scene ducts and grill. I went with a cheaper option of getting the ZL1 grille. That allowed me to get some side rockers also with the extra money. ZL1 rockers were the natural choice. I have the blade spoiler because I didn't like the looks of the ZL1 spoiler. I'm going with Hex Vents because I want the look of the 69' Camaro vents. Anyone who knows Camaros knows instantly that I have a V6 with upgrades. It is a work in progress that I bought solely for color in 2010. Upgrading your Camaro is one thing and badging it is a whole different ballgame in my book. When the time comes for new wheels, I may go the ZL1 route with the 5 spokes as I really like them. Then I will be able to complete my brake upgrade and will be going with CTS-v or SS brakes like I have on the rears. Had Chevy still made cars like they did when I was younger, where you ordered the car ala carte with what you wanted it would be like what I will end up with.
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I saw a SS with the ZL1 badge on his stock hood. I was annoyed.
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I noticed a trend here, where most of the "your being a baby" folks don't own a ZL1. Maybe if they paid $65K for a car they may think a little different.
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I noticed a trend here, where most of the "your being a baby" folks don't own a ZL1. Maybe if they paid $65K for a car they may think a little different.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:16 PM   #13
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:21 PM   #14
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I noticed a trend here, where most of the "your being a baby" folks don't own a ZL1. Maybe if they paid $65K for a car they may think a little different.
With the mods I have done to my SS, I have spent considerably more than you did on your ZL1. And my SS will out perform your ZL1 in every respect.

Plus, I have all my original badges, but painted. I don't want people to think I have a ZL1.

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