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Old 08-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Arrow 2013 ZL1 #2419 BUILD [COTW 11/10/14]

Well I finally decided to start a build thread for my 2013 ZL1.

The day I brought her home telling my wife that it was perfect & didn't need any mods, lol isn't that what we all say!?

Since I told my wife I wasn't going to mod the car for a while I decided to do some vinyl work using carbon fiber 1080 scotch-print to give it a different look than anyone else, as well as tinted taillights & side marker lamps.

After the vinyl work was finished I went on to do some paint work! I paint matched the Engine cover, strut brace ends, & the GFX. Needles to say she was beginning to look like a totally different car IMO.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Well i was only content with the cosmetic work and the STOCK HP for about 6 months..... I then decided to jump deep into the modding after saving up a decent amount of mod money! So I then went down to American Intense Racing in Arvada, Co to talk to the owner Clint Baxstrom and see what we could do with the money I had saved. Needless to say we came of with a plan that was a little scary to me at first considering the car only had 3500 miles on the clock. But after some thought I decided it would be worth while and dove right in.

We decided to build a complete forged motor!! With a few extra goodies to set it up for some big boost later down the road! Here is the mod list to date and a few pics for Candy!

1. METCO PULLEYS: 2.5 UPPER, 100MM IDLER, EXTREME DOUBLE BEARING TENSIONER, & SOLID ISOLATOR COUPLING

2. HEADERS: STAINLESS POWER 1 7/8 PRIMARIES & HIGH FLOW CATS W/ 1700* MATTE BLACK COATING

3. CAMSHAFT: AIR CUSTOM GRIND COMP CAM E-MAX, 3 BOLT CAM SPROCKET, W/ UPGRADED TIMING CHAIN

4. VALVE SPRING KIT: COMP CAMS DUAL VALVE SPRING KIT W/ TITANIUM RETAINERS, COMP CAMS CHROMOLY PUSH RODS

5. HEADS: PORT & POLISHED W/ 5 ANGLE VALVE JOB & ARP HEAD STUDS
ORIGINAL CFM WAS 308 NEW CFM IS 340

6. INJECTORS: FAST 90LB/HR INJECTORS

7. COOLING: 160* THERMOSTAT

8. BELT: GATES K080653HD GREENBACK

9. OIL PUMP: MELLING HIGH VOLUME OIL PUMP

10. RX CATCH CAN

11. PISTONS: WISECO FORGED RACE PISTONS

12. RODS: LUNATTI FORGED RACE RODS

13. CRANKSHAFT: STOCK GM FORGED CRANK

14. COMPRESSION: 10.2:1

15. COLD AIR INDUCTIONS CAI ON ORDER

It is being tuned on 91 Octane for now until I get the Squash fuel system then will be tuned for E-85 as well!

Numbers will be posted soon!
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #3
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Very nice!!

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Old 08-15-2013, 07:39 PM   #4
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Thank you! She is my pride and joy right behind My wife and baby boy!
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:41 PM   #5
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I'm in love with this build, Especially all the carbon fiber you've done! Excellent job!
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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everything you have done looks absolutely awesome, great job
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
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I'm in love with this build, Especially all the carbon fiber you've done! Excellent job!
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everything you have done looks absolutely awesome, great job
Very much appreciated! I have put in over 30 hrs of meticulous labor getting every detail right with the Carbon fiber vinyl!
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #8
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You have given me more ideas for more carbon fiber. I was going to pull the parts this winter and have them hydro dipped. Great build, keep it coming!
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:57 PM   #9
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You have given me more ideas for more carbon fiber. I was going to pull the parts this winter and have them hydro dipped. Great build, keep it coming!
Glad I can help! I thought about going with hydrodipping but decided to just go with vinyl since I do it myself! Tons more to come!
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:04 PM   #10
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How easy was that Carbon Fiber install? That looks amazing!! Also, how is holding up with time?
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:16 PM   #11
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How easy was that Carbon Fiber install? That looks amazing!! Also, how is holding up with time?
It's fairly simple, it just takes patience and and lots of time! I run a Vinyl wrapping & plastidipping business and like I tell all my customers vinyl will last as long as you want to take care of it properly! On average though you're looking at about 5-7 years for exterior and 7-10 for interior!
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It's fairly simple, it just takes patience and and lots of time! I run a Vinyl wrapping & plastidipping business and like I tell all my customers vinyl will last as long as you want to take care of it properly! On average though you're looking at about 5-7 years for exterior and 7-10 for interior!
Man! I wish I was going to be in Colorado longer, I would love to have my interior wrapped like that. Oh well! Going to either do it myself or find a good place in Arizona.
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looks awesome!
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:16 AM   #14
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Man! I wish I was going to be in Colorado longer, I would love to have my interior wrapped like that. Oh well! Going to either do it myself or find a good place in Arizona.
That is too bad, as I would definitely hook you up! If you're ever back up this way feel free to let me know if you can't find anyone back home or don't feel comfortable with the DIY!

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Thank you! She is my pride and joy right behind My wife and baby boy!
Great color choice too!
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Did you pull the interior parts off to wrap them or just wrap them while they where still installed? I know that center dash vent is a pain to pull off, while everything else is fairly easy!
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:49 AM   #17
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all that wrapping looks great! way to go!
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:01 AM   #18
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Did you pull the interior parts off to wrap them or just wrap them while they where still installed? I know that center dash vent is a pain to pull off, while everything else is fairly easy!
I pulled everything off to make sure I could get the best wrap possible! That middle vent piece is really not too bad! The two round vents on the sides were a bigger PITA for me!

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all that wrapping looks great! way to go!
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:53 PM   #19
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well that was quick haha, the best part was I was going through your build and i was like carbon, carbon, carbon and then......HOLY crap this guy just stepped up his game haha
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:09 PM   #20
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well that was quick haha, the best part was I was going through your build and i was like carbon, carbon, carbon and then......HOLY crap this guy just stepped up his game haha
Lol... I have slowly been adding more and more mods as I can sneak them by the wife! Then all the sudden dove in head first with no end in sight! Hahaha!
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Lol... I have slowly been adding more and more mods as I can sneak them by the wife! Then all the sudden dove in head first with no end in sight! Hahaha!
Yea thats where I was at haha and now were paying for a wedding which is awesome and shitty all at the same time. Awesome because shes an awesome girl and I couldn't be happier but shitty because every extra dollar i mean EVERY single one goes towards the wedding haha
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:00 PM   #22
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Yea thats where I was at haha and now were paying for a wedding which is awesome and shitty all at the same time. Awesome because shes an awesome girl and I couldn't be happier but shitty because every extra dollar i mean EVERY single one goes towards the wedding haha
I know where your coming from except me and my wife just had our first kid so that's where 95% of my mod money goes. Hahaha but at the same time my kid and wife are my life!
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I know where your coming from except me and my wife just had our first kid so that's where 95% of my mod money goes. Hahaha but at the same time my kid and wife are my life!
Amen to that my man, My car is definitely second in line though
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Amen to that my man, My car is definitely second in line though
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:49 AM   #25
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MORE PICS......


Forged A.I.R. 376ci ZL1 Aluminum Block (piston cooling capability)
Stock ZL1-ZR1 Forged Crank
Lunati H Beam Rods w/ARP 2000 bolts
Wiseco Forged Pistons Total compression 10.1 to 1
H Race Bearings Main and Rods GM Cam Bearings
Coppercoated LS9 7 Layer MLS Head gaskets
Stock ZL1 - ZR1 Heads with Stage 1 Hand Ported, 5 Angle Valve Job, Heads Superflow tested 346 CFM Intake @.650 lift Dual Springs .675+ lift capable w/Titanium retainers
AIR E-Max Custom Grind Camshaft LS7 GM Lifters Chrome Molly pushrods LS3 Rockers

Thats about it right now. Let me know what you think.
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