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Old 02-11-2015, 06:40 PM   #1
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Keep my SS or get a ZL1

I have recently been pondering the question, should I keep my 2010 SS with 80k miles and put the money towards cam/heads/etc (keeping it naturally aspirated for now), but with the goal to get it to around 500rwhp?

Or buy a used 12' or 13' M6 ZL1? My current SS is a A6.

I love my car and am leaning towards just modding it, Im just not sure if its time to upgrade.. What are y'alls thoughts, what would yall do if you were in my situation?

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Old 02-11-2015, 07:22 PM   #2
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It's a no brainer. '13 ZL1 with all that power right out of the box AND the remainder of the factory warranty.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:24 PM   #3
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It's a no brainer. '13 ZL1 with all that power right out of the box AND the remainder of the factory warranty.
That is true.. but im not gonne be leaving the zl1 stock, so the warranting argument isn't as good.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:30 PM   #4
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it really comes down to if you're willing to get rid of that car and if you think you'll want to drive a manual everyday....I didn't make the same switch you might, but i went up(v6 auto to v8) for more power and a manual trans and I couldn't be happier.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:30 PM   #5
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with 80k miles on the odometer you need to ask yourself what the purpose will be for the car..... will the new car simply be to have one already built you rapidly put a lot of miles on ? And ask yourself if you would somewhere down the road just end up trading it off... as the gas mileage will be a lot less than your current ride and if you have never modded it you would be surprised how much more power you can get and still have real good mileage..... and what a beast it can become with a good torque converter and cam and headers with a tune..... You are in Texas by mast motorsports and TSP, mast was the first with aftermarket for the l99..... cam phasers and vvt stuff are old to them....
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:31 PM   #6
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I'd get the ZL1, throw CAI, headers, catback, and tune on it and call it a day.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:44 PM   #7
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I feel like if I were to get a zl1, there wouldn't be much competition because its in a whole different class when its stock for stock, in my mind I think it would be more enjoyable to have an SS that is as fast or faster than a zl1. But it would also be pretty sweet to have a zl1 with a better platform to start with. Im just not sure
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:49 PM   #8
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Get a Zl1 without thinking twice you will get newer car maybe 60-70k miles less then yours and you start off with a lot more hp
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:53 PM   #9
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My vote goes for ZL1.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:57 PM   #10
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Can you afford it is the question. If (and im assuming here) your car was paid off, and you wouldn't be worried about the payment, i'd say it is a no brainer. I would love to have a ZL1, but I don't want to be divorced... so pour money into my 10' SS it is!
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:58 PM   #11
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ZL1!!!
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:59 PM   #12
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M6 for sure. If your SS were a stick as well I'd vote for keeping it.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:04 PM   #13
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Wait until 2017, to get the anni ZL1. If you track a lot, auto. If you don't M6 is fun to drive.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:15 PM   #14
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If you have the extra cash to put down and can afford financially then I would go for the ZL1 for sure. If not stick with the SS, still a fun car to drive and eye catching hehe.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:42 PM   #15
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zl1 and never question the decision again.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:44 PM   #16
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If I bought a zl1 I would have payments on that, but I could use the cash saved up to get my ss on a ZL1's level as far as straight line speed. The zl1 would have to stay stock for awhile tho...
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:15 PM   #17
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If I bought a zl1 I would have payments on that, but I could use the cash saved up to get my ss on a ZL1's level as far as straight line speed. The zl1 would have to stay stock for awhile tho...
And the problem is?

You know how I would vote!
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:30 PM   #18
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Low mileage ZL1. Do it. YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:38 PM   #19
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Low mileage ZL1. Do it. YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!
I knowwwwww.... lol
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:50 PM   #20
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It really comes down to how much power are you looking... =S

If you are satisfied with a SS with as much power as the ZL1 after modding it, then keep the SS.

If you are looking for even more power, buy the ZL1, stay stock, pay the payments, and once the payment is paid, start modding it and there you go.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:09 PM   #21
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If I bought a zl1 I would have payments on that, but I could use the cash saved up to get my ss on a ZL1's level as far as straight line speed. The zl1 would have to stay stock for awhile tho...
Go drive one. Payments or not your opinion will change afterwards. I know, i have a 2010 i drive along with a zl1. The ss while it can be made to surpass a zl1 in straight line will never be what the zl is . Just a entirely different experience.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:22 PM   #22
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It's a no brainer. '13 ZL1 with all that power right out of the box AND the remainder of the factory warranty.
AND bells and whistles outside the power itself. Better rims, better suspension... etc. Personally, I have the polar opposite LLT v6 standard. I'm modding myself only cause I don't want to start a new loan with a higher pricetag. If you think you can be happy with your current car modded... then keep it. save yourself on the loan time. If you've got money to blow and aren't already somewhat content with your current vehicle... then trade up. ZL1's are amazing... But you can make your SS pretty sick all the same. Good luck either way.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:24 PM   #23
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You need to ask yourself.....

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Old 02-11-2015, 10:34 PM   #24
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:38 AM   #25
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I went with the mod the SS route, I wasn't thinking about a ZL1 at the time, but I do not regret my decision at all. Even with all my power, suspension, and cosmetic upgrades, I am still below the msrp on a Z, while throwing down alot more power. I don't track so mag ride isnt a big deal to me, I would only maybe run on the 1/4. The only reason I would opt for the ZL1 is for the warranty for a few years, but if you are going to void that soon after purchase anyways, then whats the point? Unless you get a crazy good deal on your trade and price for the Z, or have money to blow and just really want a ZL1!

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