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Old 04-08-2014, 11:01 PM   #26
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Nice start to your journal! Very detailed and it's obvious that your going to be really using the 1LE for what it was intended....the track! Congrats on a great build and I love the silver CTS-V calipers! Nice work! Can't wait to meet up at Gingerman in August! I'm doing Watkins Glen May 2nd & 3rd with the BMW club! Should be fun, especially passing all those Bimmers! lol!
Thank you!....I look forward to meeting you and others in August!
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:51 PM   #27
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Nice thread!

Will you be adding more power to keep up with the Z/28s? You can probably add 30 with no CELs or a tune with the right combo, if you are avoiding that. And your car is lighter than a Z/28. Should be interesting.

Awesome garage! I am so jealous.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:35 AM   #28
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Nice thread!

Will you be adding more power to keep up with the Z/28s? You can probably add 30 with no CELs or a tune with the right combo, if you are avoiding that. And your car is lighter than a Z/28. Should be interesting.

Awesome garage! I am so jealous.
Thanks. Yes I plan to add more power a little later down the road. Because I track the car so much I want to avoid any warranty hassle so it will most likely be similar to your combo. (LTs & HFC). My next mod will be a helical rear diff as I don't like the way the stock diff "opens" on the track on corner exit.

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Old 04-14-2014, 03:57 PM   #29
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awesome thread!
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:08 PM   #30
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awesome thread!
I just added another post on the first page about my Gingerman track weekend.

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Old 04-14-2014, 10:35 PM   #31
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Was that your car in the dirt Matt??!! If it was at least it looks like the car escaped any real damage other than some "Mud in the tires".

Also I see you are now using Stop Tech 660 brake fluid? I'm curious as to why you switched from the Motul 600? Or was it just a matter of what you had on hand when you did the CTS-V brake swap?
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:44 AM   #32
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Was that your car in the dirt Matt??!! If it was at least it looks like the car escaped any real damage other than some "Mud in the tires".

Also I see you are now using Stop Tech 660 brake fluid? I'm curious as to why you switched from the Motul 600? Or was it just a matter of what you had on hand when you did the CTS-V brake swap?
Yes...that was me. If you watch the incar video link in the post you can see the light spin and I backed it into the mud

The Stoptech was readily available and the 660 has very similar temp range as the Motul 600.

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Old 05-13-2014, 05:47 PM   #33
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How is your alignment working out? Both street and track? -1.6 fronts and -.6 rears right? This is also what I'm running but don't have the miles to see how the tires will wear. I'd like more camber if I could get away with it on the street without destroying the inside of the tires.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:40 AM   #34
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How is your alignment working out? Both street and track? -1.6 fronts and -.6 rears right? This is also what I'm running but don't have the miles to see how the tires will wear. I'd like more camber if I could get away with it on the street without destroying the inside of the tires.
Good question! For the front I wore the outside edges off at a tire abusive track (Gingerman) but never rolled them past the triangle indicator on the side. Temps across the tire were pretty even, but I will have two new front installed on Monday and then I will have it aligned to -1.9/2.0 and try that.
I will run the car at two different tracks Memorial Day weekend and will post my results.

I put 305s on the rear so that is why I stood up the tire (less camber) to try to help the car rotate. I am happy with the outer edge wear patter at this point so I am going to leave that where it is.

I am still trying to find the sweet spot.

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Old 05-15-2014, 08:43 AM   #35
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How is your alignment working out? Both street and track? -1.6 fronts and -.6 rears right? This is also what I'm running but don't have the miles to see how the tires will wear. I'd like more camber if I could get away with it on the street without destroying the inside of the tires.
Forgot to mention. My 1LE is not a daily driver so I can't speak about tire wear on the street as I am on my second set of rears and going on the 3rd set of front in 9000 miles. I don't wear the center treadout, only the outer and inner edges at the track.
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How did the car like the 305's?
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:03 AM   #37
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How did the car like the 305's?
It was OK/fine......I will be going with 285 in the rear if I keep the 285 on the front. I would prefer to go with a 305/305 so I may make some changes over the summer.

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Old 05-23-2014, 03:59 PM   #38
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Man that car is amazing. It is a very beautiful 1LE
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:10 PM   #39
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Enjoyed reading your build thread Matt.

One question, so how much did you lower your car front and back, and did you level it out?
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:10 AM   #40
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Enjoyed reading your build thread Matt.

One question, so how much did you lower your car front and back, and did you level it out?
Thanks John,

About 15mm in the front and 30/35mm in the rear. Yes it is level now. The most recent picture is below. that is a 285/305 combo so the rear tires are taller.




Ride heights: Measured in mm from the bottom wheel lip (not the ground) to the fender....If you want inches divide the number by 25.4 (25.4mm = 1")

Front Stock
LF: 672 RF: 668
Front Pedders
LF: 657 RF: 654
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LF: 15mm RF: 14mm

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LR: 690 RR:690
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LR: 660 RR:655
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LR: 30mm RR:35mm


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Old 05-28-2014, 12:50 PM   #41
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very cool start you have made some great headway on your build. Keep it up
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:04 PM   #42
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The first thing I did when I got my car was to remove the engine cover.
The primary purpose of the cover is to reduce intake and valve noise. But it also traps heat as well as adds weight while making the engine compartment more visually appealing to the masses.

For me, weight on top of the engine and it acting as a heat trap were enough to get rid of it for about a year......But I have been focused on the ugly coil packs and the though of what (minimal) protection it offers to the wiring, injectors, coil packs ect......

Below is my best of both worlds modification/compromise I made over the weekend. I removed the sound deadening material underneath, cut the center section out, fabed a quick bracket on drivers side and painted them flat black. I got the look I wanted, reduced the weight, removed the heat trap and got a little protection for the wires.

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How does it handle without the strut tower brace?
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:13 PM   #43
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Very Nice 1LE !!

Cool build. . . !
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:25 PM   #44
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Thank you.

It handles just fine as the brace is more for on center feel as well as appearance. The chassis is so stiff it is really not needed, but most people like it and it has a placebo effect. It was added weight up high over the front of the car I do not want.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:42 PM   #45
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:57 AM   #46
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Installed a rear tow strap:

I have a front tow hook and wanted a tow provision for the rear.

I did not want to cut the rear fascia where it would be visible but I wanted something permanently mounted to the rear (steel) bumper.

Sparco strap was about $21 on amazon...I am a pack rack so I have a bunch of grade 8 nuts, bolts, hardware so I just dug in the garage to find the right stuff. I did cut and trim as well as move some wiring. You need to be willing to do this to install the hook the way I did.

All mods, cuts, trimming is 100% hidden when the plate is secured including the tow strap.

Pictures speak 1000 words

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New 1/4 PB of 12.91 and new Waterford hills PB 1.20.88


I spent Saturday at Waterford Hills Raceway and then Sunday at Lapeer Dragway....I am going to combine both days here:

Waterford Hills: You can visit my signature to see my build thread and read other track days at Waterford (and other tracks) so I will just sum it up here:
  • Ran a new PB of 1:20.88. This is still on the Goodyear Eagle G2 tires, Pedders springs, Roto-Fab intake and CTS-V brakes.
  • I had to drive the car very very hard to get it there.
  • I hate the stock seats......I have never disliked them as much as I did this weekend and I don't like to be negative but I am done with them. Waterford is a short tight track and I was spending more time trying to stay in the seat than anything else. If GM doesn't release the Recaros soon (and price depended) they will most likely be swapped for a set of Sparco race seats soon.
Lapeer Dragway:


Ran up to Lapeer on Sunday just to see what the car would do....When it was 100% bone stock is ran 12.991 @ 108 on a nice 64f degree day. Yesterday was about 84f.
  • Ran a new PB of 12.918 @ 110.16. It is not much faster than last year, but it was warmer and I have only added a CAI
  • It was way harder to launch with the Pedders springs on the car. The stiffer rear springs doesn't allow as much weight transfer and the Goodyear G2 tires have no sidewall flex....Couldn't best a 2.1 60ft. (I have been drag racing for 20+ years. I know a set of DR would help a lot)
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:50 PM   #48
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1LE with Z/28 Wheels & 305/30/19

Let me just leave this here.....

A couple of quick items.

  • This was not what I had planned for my day today.....but stranger things have happened.
  • I did not use the Trofeo R tires...I have Zero patience and installed a set of Bridgestone RE050 that were take offs from the rear of two different Porsche 911....I will figure out what tires I really want to use later.
  • There do stick out, there is more fender to tire gap, it does look a little strange. Rocks are gonna fly everywhere.
  • Stock ZL1/1LE front wheel w/285/35/20 tire was about 60lbs on the digital bathroom scale
  • Stock Z/28 Front wheel with 305/30/19 tire came in at 55lbs on the same scale
  • 285/35/20 OD is 27.85"
  • 305/30/19 OD id 26.20"
  • This lowers the car about 20.5mm (or 1/2 of the 1.65")
  • The car is already on Pedders springs front and rear
Picture time: Z/28 on driver side: ZL1/1LE on pass side (285/305 combo)
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:22 PM   #50
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