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Old 01-18-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Wink First mod to your new Z/28

So what are some of the mods you guys are going to be purchasing a Z/28 thinking of doing
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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Not thinking of purchasing anything, but I might remove the bow tie on the rear.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:47 PM   #3
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STAGE ONE:
• Roll-bar or roll-cage
• Harness bar & harnesses
• Extra set of wheels/tires for street use
• Remove rear seat and install "parcel shelf" for hauling gear to track

STAGE TWO: [if I drive it and decide "I gotta fever and the only prescription is... more cowbell!!"]
• Katech engine mods
• Pfadt suspension mod
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:53 PM   #4
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STAGE ONE:
• Roll-bar or roll-cage
• Harness bar & harnesses
• Extra set of wheels/tires for street use
• Remove rear seat and install "parcel shelf" for hauling gear to track

STAGE TWO: [if I drive it and decide "I gotta fever and the only prescription is... more cowbell!!"]
• Katech engine mods
• Pfadt suspension mod
For me the first thing is better cold air intake headers intake manifold in a second set of rims for street tires.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:43 PM   #5
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I know the last thing I would touch is the suspension and brakes. As much noise that has been made over these parts in the car, there better not be a better suspension or braking system on the planet.

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Old 01-18-2014, 05:48 PM   #6
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I would lean towards new heads. I don't want to drop a valve on my new $75k car.
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #7
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:14 AM   #9
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Not thinking of purchasing anything, but I might remove the bow tie on the rear.
This reminds me; I need to remove the bow tie and add the Nurburgring sticker…

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Old 01-19-2014, 01:17 AM   #10
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I know the last thing I would touch is the suspension and brakes. As much noise that has been made over these parts in the car, there better not be a better suspension or braking system on the planet.
I agree, even though I listed Pfadt mods as a possibility down the road. I don't believe there's much they can do to improve the Z/28 suspension, but I'll be interested to see. I think any improvements they might come up with will result in slight gains, at the sacrifice of drivability on the street -- and I'd like to be able to drive my Z/28 to the track without getting pummeled...
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This reminds me; I need to remove the bow tie and add the Nurburgring sticker…

Nice touch!

It's good to see someone planning to use the car the way it was intended. If I were getting a Z/28, I'd keep it simple:

4 point roll bar
6 point harness (always with a HANS type device, I use a Necksgen)
Extra set of wheels for track tires
If the Recaros don't work well with a 6 point harness, I'd put in a pair of 1 piece racing seats. Sparco Evos are being installed in my 1LE this week.
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I would lean towards new heads. I don't want to drop a valve on my new $75k car.
Is this still a problem with the LS7?

I sold my C6 Z06 because of this issue being a possibility.
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Is this still a problem with the LS7?

I sold my C6 Z06 because of this issue being a possibility.
I have no idea. I know GM finally copped to it being an issue but I never heard if there was an update to the heads to fix it.
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I have no idea. I know GM finally copped to it being an issue but I never heard if there was an update to the heads to fix it.
Yes there was an update but I've heard mixed answers as to whether it 100% addressed the problem.
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