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Old 06-28-2013, 01:07 AM   #51
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Yep...while I'd want a supercharged ZL1, I'd probably go for the 1LE myself. SO much potential to do even more stuff later on the down the line while still getting a hell of a car at DECENT monthly payments.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:34 AM   #52
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I check this thread at least three times a day for updates lol...

I'm excited to see what you're going to get
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:00 PM   #53
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I did Kelly, thank you much.

The members of Camaro5 were able to raise $2,143.78. I was honestly amazed by the messages that people sent me along with the donations. Some of the messages I got were absolutely amazing, where the only response I could manage was to smile - even when someone only donated a dollar, the message they sent me going along with it helped me more than they could ever have imagined.

Everyone who donated - thank you. Most of you I've never even met in person, but yet you didn't hesitate to help. I owe all of you a round come Fest. OK, maybe two rounds.


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Old 06-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #54
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You can donate on Gen5Diy's website. www.gen5diy.com

The link is in the top right corner of that page.


RJ, Can't wait to see what you end up getting. I'm pumped for ya.


You know, half the fun of these cars is the ride. I don't mean driving them (which is also obviously a blast)

What I mean is the planning, the searching of the web or scouring over people's build threads for ideas. The ordering process. Choosing the car that you will soon make your own. Waiting for it to arrive, waiting for parts to come in the mail. Watching it slowly transform from your standard run of the mill car, that thousands of others have, into YOUR car. The car that YOU'VE always wanted. Having a vision of something special and watching it become reality. It's one hell of a ride. Some of us are on our first trip, others have built car after car. Each one special to them in their own way.

By the sounds of it, you're about to go on a great journey.

I cannot wait to see what you come up with
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #55
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RJ get a 1LE and follow the path of the Blue Angel...... I wish you lived closer I'd let you drive mine; you wouldn't believe the difference the proper kind of weight reduction and suspension upgrades can make. The $15k+ extra you pay for a ZL1 can buy some uber fun for a 1LE that will let you outgun a ZL1. And you can do it slowly over time as your budget allows instead of struggling under a killer car payment.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:45 AM   #56
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RJ get a 1LE and follow the path of the Blue Angel...... I wish you lived closer I'd let you drive mine; you wouldn't believe the difference the proper kind of weight reduction and suspension upgrades can make. The $15k+ extra you pay for a ZL1 can buy some uber fun for a 1LE that will let you outgun a ZL1. And you can do it slowly over time as your budget allows instead of struggling under a killer car payment.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:49 AM   #57
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RJ get a 1LE and follow the path of the Blue Angel...... I wish you lived closer I'd let you drive mine; you wouldn't believe the difference the proper kind of weight reduction and suspension upgrades can make. The $15k+ extra you pay for a ZL1 can buy some uber fun for a 1LE that will let you outgun a ZL1. And you can do it slowly over time as your budget allows instead of struggling under a killer car payment.

Doc I am 100% with you! Your thinking a mine our in line!!! I didn't want to say this to RJ because I don't want to talk him out of what he wants to get but Justin and I were talking and thought he be crazy not to get a 1le.

Also as the budget allows, he can always add additional power if he'd like.

He'll just have to stay focused and keep away from the Du-dad modification that suck up all your money but don't do anything for the "fun factor" in the driving experience. Stay away from the " Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions" forum section and you'll be alright, LOL. All those are economical mods but when you add them up they end up costing you a bunch. It's just that they don't do anything for the fun factor in the driving experience. I heard someone say one time that if you spend your fortune a penny at a time, you'll end up with trinkets but if you save your dollars you could end up with treasures. I have found it better to focus on performance mods as they will give you the biggest per-ma-grin for the $. All that other stuff is a bunch of BS............

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Old 06-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #58
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Doc I am 100% with you! Your thinking a mine our in line!!! I didn't want to say this to RJ because I don't want to talk him out of what he wants to get but Justin and I were talking and thought he be crazy not to get a 1le.

Also as the budget allows, he can always add additional power if he'd like.

He'll just have to stay focused and keep away from the Du-dad modification that suck up all your money but don't do anything for the "fun factor" in the driving experience. Stay away from the " Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions" forum section and you'll be alright, LOL. All those are economical mods but when you add them up they end up costing you a bunch. It's just that they don't do anything for the fun factor in the driving experience. I heard someone say one time that if you spend your fortune a penny at a time, you'll end up with trinkets but if you save your dollars you could end up with treasures. I have found it better to focus on performance mods as they will give you the biggest per-ma-grin for the $. All that other stuff is a bunch of BS............
While I don't agree at all with not doing cosmetic mods. I do agree with a 1 Le with recaros + weight reduction + aftermarket suspension + cam or S/C
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:39 AM   #59
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:10 AM   #60
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Non-ZL1 owners will tell you to get a 1LE. ZL1 owners will tell you to get a ZL1 if it is a financially sound idea.

Get whatever model serves you best and fulfills your needs/purposes/wants, that way you'll be happy in whatever you decide.

I'm excited for you and looking forward to your next build!
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:27 PM   #61
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Non-ZL1 owners will tell you to get a 1LE. ZL1 owners will tell you to get a ZL1 if it is a financially sound idea.

Get whatever model serves you best and fulfills your needs/purposes/wants, that way you'll be happy in whatever you decide.

I'm excited for you and looking forward to your next build!
If the extra $20,000 isn't a big deal, go with the ZL1. If it is, than the 1LE is a more rational purchase. Nothing to do with what we drive.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:53 PM   #62
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....I'd say keep an open mind entirely about what to buy...last car/truck of mine that was totaled I was in a rush to replace it with the same thing...glad I didn't...ended up with my new Camaro instead...

...Just sayin' it's an opportunity to look at everything....Dodge, Ford (gulp), Corvette, whatever...

...maybe even wait for the 6th Gen Camaros...
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #63
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Get the ZL1 and dont look back, i think you will work it out, save for 2-3 mouths and get what you wanted, best of luck with the new car what ever it turns out to be.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #64
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Stig, if you can swing it buy a ZL1. If you are not able to afford it the 1LE all the way.

If I could have swung it more comfortably I would have gone ZL1. IMHO the 1LE is about 85%-90% of what I wanted in a Camaro. I figure the ZL1 is about 95% there. Some drop springs and headers/pulley/tune... there you go.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:52 PM   #65
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Stig I would go with the 1LE package, I'd get it if I could. But you have to decide what you want to get, so don't keep us in suspense whatcha getting??? lol
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:59 PM   #66
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:46 PM   #67
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:59 AM   #68
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RJ get a 1LE and follow the path of the Blue Angel...... I wish you lived closer I'd let you drive mine; you wouldn't believe the difference the proper kind of weight reduction and suspension upgrades can make. The $15k+ extra you pay for a ZL1 can buy some uber fun for a 1LE that will let you outgun a ZL1. And you can do it slowly over time as your budget allows instead of struggling under a killer car payment.
Doc, you jus revealed my top secret build plan

But after I did the math out of what mods I'd need to put on a 1LE I'd be pretty much at the same price as a ZL1, and I'd still be missing things like the magnetic ride suspension, etc. So I figured I'd save up, get my monthly payments to a more comfortable number, and then just focus on weight reduction as the ZL1 already has enough power. It'll be weird driving a car that still has a factory powertrain warranty, but I think I could get used to it

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Get the ZL1 and dont look back, i think you will work it out, save for 2-3 mouths and get what you wanted, best of luck with the new car what ever it turns out to be.
Ofer hit the nail on the head as to what I'm planning.

Talked with Becky, and she said she's willing to delay my order a bit so that I can save up a bit more.

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Got them from AAC. I still have them actually, if you want them I'm more than happy to PIF them to you. Just let me know and I'll get them out to you this week.
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Good deal RJ. Glad to see you've got a plan and will be back into a great Camaro soon.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:57 AM   #70
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RJ, good luck with what ever decision you make. Keep in mind going ZL1 means 72 months of payments, insurance, etc. Since you're having some 2nd thoughts now, that's an awful long commitment and a lot of money for a long time. Also you're still going to want to mod, cutting your finances tight will leave you little room.

Don't fall into peer pressure, its your money and your future. Think things through long and hard, then do it again before you commit to such a large dollar amount, thats what I did. Surprisingly even though a ZL1 easily fit in my budget now (and my wife wanted me to get one), I still decided on an SS, which is now paid off. In the end it will feel much worse to give up a ZL1 due to financial constants then it will feel to never have had one.

Sorry if I seem to be going against most, but for me being financial stable is more important then putting myself in a position to be financial stressed.

My advise, get whatever you'll feel comfortable paying on, no matter what it is, you'll love it. Good luck with your decision!

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RJ, good luck with what ever decision you make. Keep in mind going ZL1 means 72 months of payments, insurance, etc. Since you're having some 2nd thoughts now, that's and awful long commitment and a lot of money for a long time. Also you're still going to want to mod, cutting your finances tight will leave you little room.

Don't fall into peer pressure, its your money and your future. Think things through long and hard, then do it again before you commit to such a large dollar amount, thats what I did. Surprisingly even a though ZL1 easily fit in my budget now (and my wife wanted me to get one), I still decided on an SS, which is now paid off. In the end it will feel much worse to give up a ZL1 due to financial constants then it will feel to never have had one.

Sorry if I seem to be going against most, but for me being financial stable is more important then putting myself in a position to be financial stressed.

My advise, get whatever you'll feel comfortable paying on, no matter what it is, you'll love it. Good luck with your decision!

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Felix there's no need to apologize, you bring up very good, as well as valid points - and I do tend to agree with you that it's better to play it financially safe.

It's kind of funny, not like in a "haha" way but rather in a "hmm interesting" kind of way. Yesterday I got a call from work saying they needed me to take on a couple more contracts because the POC for them was transferring. So financially I should be fine.
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Definitively? No, only way to know for sure would to pay for someone to run a chemical analysis of the engine bay to see if/what accelerants were present.
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Wait... Wut? I just assumed it was something electrical. Are you saying it is possible that someone torched your car? I ask because of the mention of accelerants? Or am I reading too far onto the statement?!??!?

If someone torched it I say we get a C5 posse together...
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