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Old 01-20-2014, 03:14 PM   #26
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There are issues with 2010-2013 LS7 heads as well. No official fix. Just go on corvetteforum.com and see for yourself.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:00 PM   #27
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Some of the 1st mods
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:16 PM   #28
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Got the price to repaint the car not that bad at $5k.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:29 PM   #29
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:09 AM   #30
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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
Perhaps go straight to the Z/28.R and skip these stages altogether?

...and then affix the Nurburgring sticker at the back!
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:27 AM   #31
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Mod number 1 ...... tow hook.

Mod number 2 ...... CCW wheels and tires for the track.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:58 PM   #32
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For me the first thing is better cold air intake headers intake manifold in a second set of rims for street tires.
The Z28 will come with short headers and how do we know if there is a Better CAI?
Only one I will do, that would be the Hurst shifter, they look better.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:33 PM   #33
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The Z28 will come with short headers and how do we know if there is a Better CAI?
Only one I will do, that would be the Hurst shifter, they look better.
We know let me say that, K and N is not the best out there.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:53 PM   #34
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Looking at it, looks like just the filter is K&N so the rest may be GM.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:22 AM   #35
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Is this still a problem with the LS7?

I sold my C6 Z06 because of this issue being a possibility.

Trick Flow Gen X heads are on the way and will be buying a set ASAP

not sure if it is still an issue but Z06 owners were getting their engines replaced by GM

Kind of kills the numbers matching aspect though

But from my understanding - still the same problem exsists
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:12 PM   #36
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A 2nd mortgage...
Don't know how I missed this the first time; nicely played, Sir!
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:37 PM   #37
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Trick Flow Gen X heads are on the way and will be buying a set ASAP

not sure if it is still an issue but Z06 owners were getting their engines replaced by GM

Kind of kills the numbers matching aspect though

But from my understanding - still the same problem exsists
Thanks for the info. I'd love to have another Z. But not at the cost of a possible $15000 engine failure.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:19 PM   #38
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How about a lifetime pass to Bondurant high performance driver school......
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:22 PM   #39
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I'd appreciate input on the following mods for my incoming 2014. Again, I've not owned a Camaro before, so I fully acknowledge I'm not up to speed on all the details under the skin.

Here are the mods I want to make:

1. Lower driver's seat:
This is essential as I'm 6'7" and won't fit well with a helmet on. I'd really appreciate input from anyone as to whether or not the existing seat can be lowered. If not, I'll go with more of a racing shell. I'm assuming the Camaros have side airbags in the doors, not the seats -- can someone confirm that for me? I'm asking that because having them in the doors means no fault codes to worry about if I have to change the seats. Are there any other issues I need to be aware of?

2. Install harness bar & harnesses:
I'm really unaware of what's on the market that might be "plug & play" for this, or whether or not I'll need to have this fabricated.

3. Remove rear seat and install "parcel shelf":
I need this for hauling track gear and want to find a fabricator for this, as I'd like this to look as though it was planned all along by Al & Friends...

4. Order extra set of wheels/tires for street usage:
Any suggestions on street tires in the correct sizing? Lots of folks rave about the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s, but they didn't work well on my last car. I suspect they didn't like the negative camber...
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:36 PM   #40
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I'd appreciate input on the following mods for my incoming 2014. Again, I've not owned a Camaro before, so I fully acknowledge I'm not up to speed on all the details under the skin.

Here are the mods I want to make:

1. Lower driver's seat:
This is essential as I'm 6'7" and won't fit well with a helmet on. I'd really appreciate input from anyone as to whether or not the existing seat can be lowered. If not, I'll go with more of a racing shell. I'm assuming the Camaros have side airbags in the doors, not the seats -- can someone confirm that for me? I'm asking that because having them in the doors means no fault codes to worry about if I have to change the seats. Are there any other issues I need to be aware of?

2. Install harness bar & harnesses:
I'm really unaware of what's on the market that might be "plug & play" for this, or whether or not I'll need to have this fabricated.

3. Remove rear seat and install "parcel shelf":
I need this for hauling track gear and want to find a fabricator for this, as I'd like this to look as though it was planned all along by Al & Friends...

4. Order extra set of wheels/tires for street usage:
Any suggestions on street tires in the correct sizing? Lots of folks rave about the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s, but they didn't work well on my last car. I suspect they didn't like the negative camber...
Hey Brt,

1. air bags are in the seats. if you go aftermarket, you will need to wire in a resistor to bypass the airbag light. lowering the factory seats will require chopping out the factory seat mounts which are spot welded to the frame, and gabbing up a new mount. We are running aftermarket seats with a cage, and even with the cobra's we are lowering them 1.5 inches to get the driver/pass head away from the cage.

2. there are options for this. Cipher is a sponsor here and sells them. Speedware also came up in a quick search.

3. some have done DIY seat deletes with carpeting to give it the factory look. We are thinking of producing a trunk/cab divider panel in carbon to give the interior a nice look.

4. michilin Pilot super sport are the michilin's 'next gen' ps2, and they have received rave reviews. there is also toyo proxes 1, which are fairly new, so not too many reviews on those. for wheels go forgeline hands down. I say they are the best, bar none, will shed 3-4 lbs per wheel compared to the OE 19's, and will make whatever size and offset you want.

can't wait to see your Z!
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:50 PM   #41
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Hey Brt...can't wait to see your Z!
Justin -- thanks for the prompt response and great info! I appreciate you taking the time, as you seem to have your hands full with your present build. Which is a work of art, BTW...
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