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Old 05-15-2014, 09:09 PM   #18
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Nathan,

How about for us pre-2014 owners? I'd be interested in a front splitter, front and rear fender flares and rockers. This is for a track car, so function is more important than cosmetic, so the stuff would need to hold up to high speeds and be rigid enough to not deflect significantly from downforce.

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Hey Orange! Love your car man. This might be a longer answer than you bargained for but it will also help out other folks at the same time. When it comes to making other niche parts, unfortunately Justin and I don't have the time as we are full time engineering students at UCSD and fellow enthusiasts. Our primarily goal was just to do these pieces for our personal project. Original plan was to have the ZL1 rear spoiler, diffuser and rockers and the 1LE front splitter made for G5.R which was going to debut at SEMA 2013. Well, the car got stuck in paint and we missed 2013.

With GM introducing the Z/28 we decided to scrap the original idea and do the Z/28 style parts instead especially since G5.R is primarily a track car.

We decided to make available the parts we were having made for us to help out the community after getting requests from other members. Quite frankly this is a lot of work and we appreciate the challenge but we just don't have time to do any additional parts other than what we are already doing for G5.R. We did make an exception to help out the ZL1 guys since they requested the splitter, fog light pods and engine cover (currently the only option for a carbon fiber engine cover available is $1,500, OUCH!!!) to have a complete package. For the 1LE crowd we also did the 2014 splitter so that they could also have a complete package.

These parts are going to be limited in number as you can only pull so many pieces from a mold before you have to make another one. Which means additional financial commitment. And lets just say we probably wont even come close to breaking even! In the meantime for those interested, I would recommend not procrastinating as you might miss out.

Again more than you bargained for but you asked, LOL. Hope that helps!

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i want that 2012-2014 wheel right now lol. when will it be available?
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:50 PM   #19
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Nathan,

As usual, my only response to your work is "OMG!". Just beautiful...

However, as gorgeous as these are, I would NEVER use CF on the front of the car, especially the splitter. My last track car had CF front splitter, front canards, side rockers, rear diffuser, and rear wing. Even though I'd covered them with ClearBra, I was not happy that the OEM decided to use CF in some of the highest wear areas on the car. You cannot respray the clear on CF parts -- I've had one or two guys who claim they can do this, but I doubt it. For track usage, having these parts in CF just adds to the worry -- which is the opposite of what I need these days (maximum track time with minimum worry).

So for track usage, I decided the Z/28 -- and its black plastic/fiberglass route -- was by far the best approach for me. Even though I greatly admire the craftsmanship and beauty on these parts, the only one I'd consider would be the rear spoiler -- but even that is ruled out once I start thinking about drilling it for the wicker bill extension...

The CF roof, hood, and trunk, though, are mighty tempting...
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Nathan- gorgeous stuff in that thread. Wow.

I'd be interested in a dry carbon hood, deck lid and f/r bumper covers. And would be willing to pay for quality vs most of the nasty stuff out there. I share my friend brt3's concern on the front stuff...but I can't resist the lure...lol!

No way I'd do carbon rockers though, they'd be destroyed in short order (I'll be using the car 90% on track).


We have gotten a lot of PM's asking the difference between Dry Carbon and standard carbon (which is technically Wet Carbon)

I apologize in advance if we haven't gotten back to everybody's PM's quicker as we have three finals next week, so we are cramming!!! I figure I post a reply on here since the Z/28 community is probably the ones interest in the difference between the two being more track oriented. Hopefully this will help with the PM load.

There is a very large difference between the two, and it comes as a result of the way in which they're constructed to offer differences in the final integrity and weight. Standard carbon fiber is constructed by using a wet lay-up structure, which is very similar to the way fiberglass is laid. In the process the resins, which structurally bonds the carbon fibers, are laid in separately from the carbon fibers so that they are not distributed completely evenly throughout the carbon fiber product. With Dry Carbon, the resins are pre-impregnated so that fewer are used but are distributed more evenly throughout the product. Because of this a much higher heat and vacuum are necessary for proper curing, but once cured this Dry Carbon has a natural outer coating, another way in which it saves weight over its Wet Carbon brethren. In all, Dry Carbon weights around 75% less as well as much greater structural strength and integrity, making it vastly superior product on an already great vehicle upgrade.

[SIZE=3]I also created a Q & A session in the buy thread as we are taking order for these pieces along with prices.

Here is the link: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=356583

Here is a dry carbon trunk for a GTR for comparison to our prices

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Old 05-18-2014, 09:25 PM   #20
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Nathan- gorgeous stuff in that thread. Wow.

I'd be interested in a dry carbon hood, deck lid and f/r bumper covers. And would be willing to pay for quality vs most of the nasty stuff out there. I share my friend brt3's concern on the front stuff...but I can't resist the lure...lol!

No way I'd do carbon rockers though, they'd be destroyed in short order (I'll be using the car 90% on track).
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:45 PM   #21
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Hey guys just thought I'd share a few pictures of Sven59 beautiful ZL1 with our rear spoiler. I can't wait till the first Z/28 spoiler comes off the mold.

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Old 05-25-2014, 06:55 PM   #22
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:13 PM   #23
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That interior is awesome, Great work!
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That interior is awesome, Great work!
Thanks, here is the second rendition we were contemplating.

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Old 05-26-2014, 11:31 AM   #26
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Thanks, here is the second rendition we were contemplating.

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Dude's that looks sexy as it gets
Love that interior
What would that look like in Inferior Orange?
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This thread is real alluring with the rendering and what not, but I am not sure how actual production/delivery of the products will go.
I contacted you guys about buying a diffuser and was asked for my contact info so I could be given a call.
Two weeks later, no call yet. Worst part is that is just the order process, which is normally always the easiest part in a transaction as people don't normally turn down money.
Anyways, needless to say, I ordered it elsewhere.
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This thread is real alluring with the rendering and what not, but I am not sure how actual production/delivery of the products will go.
I contacted you guys about buying a diffuser and was asked for my contact info so I could be given a call.
Two weeks later, no call yet. Worst part is that is just the order process, which is normally always the easiest part in a transaction as people don't normally turn down money.
Anyways, needless to say, I ordered it elsewhere.
Hey BreedaAS, first off let me start by apologizing as it appears we must have dropped the ball. I just went through all my PMs and for whatever the reason, I don't have your reply. That doesn't mean I couldn't have deleted it by accident. So if I did, again I apologize as thats not our intent. Just for my own mental psyche, if you can forward your reply PM I would greatly appreciate it as I'm stumped.

BTW, I understand not everybody knows us personally as individuals. What we do on this board comes from the desire to help other members out.

Our " Engine Bay" thread is over 2 years old and has over 310,000 views. In that time we've tried our best to help other members with their projects. We have even helped vendors bring to market stuff we've developed just to help everybody out.

Just this past week we have received PMs requesting help on sourcing a hard line to replace a broken line on PS rack, where to source the aftermarket connectors we used for the injectors harness, if we can ask my buddy who did our front crash bar to replicate another one, etc..... all which have nothing to do with CF. This is just our normal MO.

We are just enthusiast just like everybody on here. We took on this CF venture after receiving multiple requests from members. They wanted us to make the parts we were doing for our project available to them. We do this more from a passion for the hobby than for any financial gain.
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Thanks guys!

Got give props to our residence Z/28 fellow motor head "Joeyrotorhead" as he was instrumental in us acquiring the rest of the Z/28 parts we needed. We couldn't have done it without him! Thanks again Bro

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What would the expected weight difference be over the factory plastic parts? Did you guys already get the Z/28 spoiler?
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What would the expected weight difference be over the factory plastic parts? Did you guys already get the Z/28 spoiler?
If these component were made from steel or even aluminum, the difference would be substantial but plastic weights next to nothing. The main difference is just visually it's more appealing IMO. The other benefit for non Z/28 owners is the fact the parts are restricted and they can now have another option.

We do have the rear spoiler and diffuser.
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