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Old 04-27-2014, 11:16 PM   #76
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Congratulations on COTW! Welcome to the Club!!
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:28 PM   #77
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I appreciate all the work you have done to your car, Thanks for the links to Vvivid Vinyl. I am going to contact them to see I they will sell me a sample on the "4D" True R you used as I am going to wrap my rear diffuser, side skirts and lower portion of the front spoiler on my 2014 ZL1. It has the hood insert and these wheels...


They are one piece forged monoblock lexani's hydrodipped. I will be posting photos as soon as we get it done. We tried wrapping the plastic with 3M but it would not stick at all. I was told all the pieces would have to be painted first, what a drag... $1000.00, just to cover them. I can get your wheels dipped for you if your interested. Keep up the good work.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:22 PM   #78
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Congrats on everything you've achieved with this car. Looking at your build and the things you customized is very inspiring. That fire extinguisher mounting is awesome haha . Love the whole carbon fiber look around the car. I'm still really amazed how you installed your sound system and converted the trunk like that. Finally, the whole Cipher Auto business.. how did you mount them, have any pictures and what were the seat belts 4 point or?? Fantastic job, amazing car (l !

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Old 07-09-2014, 08:13 PM   #79
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Congrats on everything you've achieved with this car. Looking at your build and the things you customized is very inspiring. That fire extinguisher mounting is awesome haha . Love the whole carbon fiber look around the car. I'm still really amazed how you installed your sound system and converted the trunk like that. Finally, the whole Cipher Auto business.. how did you mount them, have any pictures and what were the seat belts 4 point or?? Fantastic job, amazing car (l !

Thanks! I know carbon fiber isn't for everyone but I think it's hard to beat that look when the sun hits it. The sound system surprised even me because I actually was able to pull it off lol.

I do have the Cipher Auto kit but I'll admit its purely there for looks. If you're looking to use it for actual autocross/road course, I'd go with Speedware or the setup Synner has. The belts are 4 point and there's no anti-submarine and I just used the factory mounting points for lower and rear seat mounting points for upper. I don't have a rear seat and I didn't feel comfortable cutting the belts and wrapping around the harness bar. You also have to be careful of the harness bar pinching the factory belts preventing them from retracting and tensioning properly. For the install, there is a DIY I'll try to dig up in the DIY section.

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So my rear tires were kind of toast and I explained to my wife they were so worn that it could be dangerous to drive in so she said for me to go ahead and get whatever tires I needed to make it safe again. I ended up going with some Michelin Pilot Super Sports and couldn't be happier. Before and Afters.

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I also received a set of the Stainless Works 3" ZL1 Retro Chambered Quad exhaust. Now all I'm waiting for is my G5R carbon fiber rear diffuser to come in.

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Over the fourth of July weekend I went to Camaro Superfest in Ypsilanti, Michigan and we did a few laps on Michigan International Speedway and our club did some pretty neat photos.

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Old 07-09-2014, 08:17 PM   #80
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I appreciate all the work you have done to your car, Thanks for the links to Vvivid Vinyl. I am going to contact them to see I they will sell me a sample on the "4D" True R you used as I am going to wrap my rear diffuser, side skirts and lower portion of the front spoiler on my 2014 ZL1. It has the hood insert and these wheels...


They are one piece forged monoblock lexani's hydrodipped. I will be posting photos as soon as we get it done. We tried wrapping the plastic with 3M but it would not stick at all. I was told all the pieces would have to be painted first, what a drag... $1000.00, just to cover them. I can get your wheels dipped for you if your interested. Keep up the good work.
Don't know how I missed this but that is pretty awesome! I was just at a car collection and one of the cars (Callaway Corvette) had carbon fiber rims. Yours look pretty sweet.

Did the vinyl wrap turn out?
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:32 PM   #81
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I was tired of the red Holley Big Block Coil Pack covers and decided to switch things up a bit and draw some inspiration from the Moreno brothers in terms of engine clean-up. I also worked on the coil pack harnesses and cleaned them up with some braided nylon. I still need to work on the injector harnesses and switch out to some billet fuel rails.

I purchased some coil pack covers and mounts from CFD and had them powder coated red. I will say that the quality, fit, and finish of these items was superb. Even with my limited knowledge of mechanical skills I was able to complete this task.

These are some pictures before the install with the big block covers removed.

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The kit was CNC machined from solid aluminum and it came with some nice stainless screws for the install.

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These pictures show how the pieces fit together seamlessly. It was recommended to do the install of the coil packs to the mounts on the bench then attach them back to the valve covers.

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The installed pictures. It was a little tight on the passengers side with the factory fuel lines but by loosening the bolt on the intake manifold I was able to slip them under and then refasten the line back down.

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I also purchased a manual pistol grip shifter in brushed aluminum with carbon fiber inserts from CFD. Also a great product, has a nice heavy, solid feel to it. I really dig it.

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