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Old 06-29-2014, 06:25 PM   #51
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:53 PM   #52
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I cant see them on my phone, but when I look from a laptop they are there??
fix itttttt im dieing to see large photos of this car with the wheel installed ahah!!
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:21 PM   #53
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:24 PM   #54
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Im in love with everything you've done and that trailer
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:08 AM   #55
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Sorry guys....I took a little vaca/hiatus. All pictures on page two have been reloaded for you viewing pleasure!



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Im in love with everything you've done and that trailer
Thank you!..... The trailer (rig) belongs to Rodgers Chevrolet here in Woodhaven MI.

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Old 07-11-2014, 10:06 PM   #56
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I would love to put those on my 1LE
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:45 PM   #57
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This is mine with the TSW 19x10.5" 305s. I want a 11" on the rear though.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:09 PM   #58
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Looks good. I looked at other wheels, but when the Z/28 became available I jump on them.

You may be too young to remember the heavy metal parody movie in the 80s called spinal tap...but you comment about wanting an 11" made me think of this:I'm 39. Yes I heard of that movie. I only want 11x19 because of the lack of the fender flares in the rear.

I'm 39. I only want 11x19" because of the lack of rear fender flares.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:05 AM   #59
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1LE to Z/28 Wheel Specs
I acquired a set of used Z/28 wheels that I am going to run on the car with a set of Hankook RS3 (140 treadwear). I figured out the following information for 1LE owners looking to changed to a 305/30/19 tire for the track. ( No, I cant get anymore Z/28 wheels for you ) Note: I have a set of used 305/30/19 Bridgestones on the car in the pictures while I was test fitting them and deciding what tire to try....

Stock 1LE
  • F 20x10ET23
  • R 20x11ET43
  • 285/35/20
  • Tire OD: 27.85"
  • Gear ratio: 3.91
1LE Top Speed in 1st - 4th gear
  • 53mph
  • 79mph
  • 108mph
  • 140mph
1LE with Z/28 wheels and 305/30/19 tires
  • F 19x11ET11 (25mm further out than 1LE wheels)
  • R 19x11.5ET26 (23mm further out than 1LE wheels)
  • Tire OD: 26.2"
  • Effective Gear Ratio with 305/30/19 tire: 4.1562
1LE Top Speed in 1st - 4th gear with 305/30/19
  • 46mph
  • 69mph
  • 95mph
  • 124mph
Misc: If using 305/30/19 tires on 1LE

  • Tire OD is 1.65" shorter
  • Car will sit .825" lower than stock.
  • Speedo Error at 60mph: +3.8mph
  • Speedo Error at 100mph: +6.3mph
I did look at using CTS-V Coupe Rear Rim on all 4 corners for daily driving: (must be a coupe rear to get the 10" width)

  • 19x10ET40
  • F 17mm inward from a stock 1LE
  • R 10mm inward from a stock 1LE
  • 285/35/19: 26.85" OD
  • 295/35/19: 27.12" OD
Please let me know if my math is off.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:27 PM   #60
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Picture taken at Camaro Superfest 2014 at the Start-Finish line of Michigan International Speedway on July 4th, 2014.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:32 PM   #61
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The fact that you got your hands on a set of those is very impressive and they look AWESOME by the way
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:35 PM   #62
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The fact that you got your hands on a set of those is very impressive and they look AWESOME by the way
Thanks....Living in the Detroit area has its advantages!
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:55 PM   #63
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Good day.

Are you considering any flaps or the Z28 flares up front for your new extending Z28 wheels?

Thanks,
Tim
I have a set of RPI ZL1 splash guards I am about 10 minutes away from installing....Looking for other flare options but not the Z/28 as they require the complete ground effect package to work and they are for the 2014+.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:29 AM   #64
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I wasn't going to post these until after they were installed.....But, with the recent release of the Camaro specific Recaro seats combined with the fabrication and wiring that needs to be completed to get these in the car the project is a No-Go!

I picked up a set of brand new Recaro from a CTS-V, blk/blk leather/Antarctica that I wanted to install as I have nothing good to say about the stock SS seats on track. I did not want a full race seat as the car spends enough time on the street that I would like to keep the airbags.

At this time seat are up for sale. $2500 OBO for the pair, ($3400 option in car, public must purchase in pieces) Pick up only OR buyer can pay in full and I will drop them at a location within 30 miles that will palatalize and ship them for the buyer. (I will drop them off only, buyer works out all details for logistics)

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Old 08-16-2014, 07:35 AM   #65
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Thank you for documenting everything, the data is great and speaks volumes.

What are your future plans for the car?
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:01 AM   #66
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One of my good friends has a V, and the seat frame feels much more narrow than the Camaro specific Recaros. Am I imagining that?
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:41 PM   #67
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Thank you for documenting everything, the data is great and speaks volumes.

What are your future plans for the car?
Thank you.

Future plans include:
  • Helical rear diff
  • Seats
  • Long tube headers with high flow cats
  • Tune
  • Z/28 Dampers, springs and swaybars.
  • 14 model hood with vent
  • Maybe a Zl1 rear wing



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One of my good friends has a V, and the seat frame feels much more narrow than the Camaro specific Recaros. Am I imagining that?
I don't know as I have never compared them side by side
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:04 PM   #68
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Do you have pictures of the tire bead area on the z28 wheels? They are supposed to be blasted to minimize rotation
Have you noticed the tires sliding/rotating on the rims? I would expect a balance problem, but I am losing a lot of rubber each day so not sure if the balance issues are from rubber loss or tire/wheel slippage.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:18 AM   #69
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Do you have pictures of the tire bead area on the z28 wheels? They are supposed to be blasted to minimize rotation
Have you noticed the tires sliding/rotating on the rims? I would expect a balance problem, but I am losing a lot of rubber each day so not sure if the balance issues are from rubber loss or tire/wheel slippage.
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EDIT: h018871, Did you buy the set or two from MI that were refinished??? I wonder if when there where refinished they didn't paint/coat over the blasted area???

I didn't take any pictures, but the area is indeed blasted there from the factory.

No, I have not noticed any issues with sliding or rotating, but I also don't have the Carbon Ceramic brakes. I have the CTS-V 6-pistons.

I ran the car very hard at private retail at Gingerman this past Monday and even had a 40 minute session that I burned a 1/2 tank of gas. The front calipers are now a gold color (because of the bunk clear coat reacting to the excessive heat).....But tires are still in balance as I drove the car home instead of towing it.

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I don't know if you sold the CTS-V Recaro seats or not yet, but if you haven't I would suggest putting them on ctsvowners.com I'm sure you would get a lot more interest there.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:19 AM   #71
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I don't know if you sold the CTS-V Recaro seats or not yet, but if you haven't I would suggest putting them on ctsvowners.com I'm sure you would get a lot more interest there.
I did join about 2 weeks ago..Rules state I need to be there 30 days and have 50 posts so I am in the waiting period. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Old 08-29-2014, 11:29 AM   #72
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EDIT: h018871, Did you buy the set or two from MI that were refinished??? I wonder if when there where refinished they didn't paint/coat over the blasted area???

I didn't take any pictures, but the area is indeed blasted there from the factory.

No, I have not noticed any issues with sliding or rotating, but I also don't have the Carbon Ceramic brakes. I have the CTS-V 6-pistons.

I ran the car very hard at private retail at Gingerman this past Monday and even had a 40 minute session that I burned a 1/2 tank of gas. The front calipers are now a gold color (because of the bunk clear coat reacting to the excessive heat).....But tires are still in balance as I drove the car home instead of towing it.

-Matt
Hey Matt,
So if you have now had the car on the track with the Z/28 wheels do you have any thoughts/notes to summarize the differences after the wheels were added? I'm very curious to hear your results!
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:21 PM   #73
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EDIT: h018871, Did you buy the set or two from MI that were refinished??? I wonder if when there where refinished they didn't paint/coat over the blasted area???

I didn't take any pictures, but the area is indeed blasted there from the factory.

No, I have not noticed any issues with sliding or rotating, but I also don't have the Carbon Ceramic brakes. I have the CTS-V 6-pistons.

I ran the car very hard at private retail at Gingerman this past Monday and even had a 40 minute session that I burned a 1/2 tank of gas. The front calipers are now a gold color (because of the bunk clear coat reacting to the excessive heat).....But tires are still in balance as I drove the car home instead of towing it.

-Matt
convoluted, but here goes:
I have the forged ZL1/1LE wheels that I have street tires mounted on (DSW)
I run the GY F1 285 on FR 10x20 (allows me to be able to swap front to back easily)

I was thinking about blasting the bead area on the FRs the next time I change the GYs out. a couple of things:
not sure if tire slipping on the rim is really an issue for me (I too added the CTS-V calipers and 2 piece rotors)
I marked the tires at the stem location and they moved, but not sure if they moved several rotations or just a little.
the FRs are very smooth in the bead area, I would think once they got hot they would really stick to the rim......
the tires do shake a bit after running them for a weekend, but not excessively
if it was easy and I do not "over blast" the bead areas on the rims (do not want to make it so rough that they do not seal)
I might give it a go just because I can

do you recall what the surface looked and felt like? 120, 220, 400 grit sandpaper as a reference? this would help decide what media to blast with.

oh BTW, I am running between 33/35 psi hot in the GYs
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:49 PM   #74
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