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Old 05-01-2013, 05:26 PM   #12751
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I painted mine once.... looked great for a month or so.

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Old 05-01-2013, 05:26 PM   #12752
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I'd love to put a set of raised white letter tires on my current car...I've looked and looked...tire-rack forum..even called a tire-rack guy, nobody makes them...Am I wrong?...Are those photoshopped as well?
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:43 PM   #12753
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BF Goodrich Radial TAs. Of course I put those on my 87 Grand National.

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire-...a/tire-details

What's wrong with these? Just need a cool 15" wheel to go with them.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #12754
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BF Goodrich Radial TAs. Of course I put those on my 87 Grand National.

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire-...a/tire-details

What's wrong with these? Just need a cool 15" wheel to go with them.
lol...SS wheels are limited in sizes...No way a 15 would work...
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:23 PM   #12755
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #12756
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What paint did you use?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:27 AM   #12757
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Yes it was to sell a top brass guy on building the Z/28. He only drove verts. It worked as we know. I believe it was also an auto.
Actually the Z/28 had already been in production for a year or more when that one off '68 Z/28 was built. Here is a link to some pictures and a brief description, don't know if the car is still around or not.
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What paint did you use?
It came in a pen... a duplicolor product. Red , white and yellow were the choices.

There is also a true tire paint product. Cant remember the name.... I'll dig up my old thread if you need me to.

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:25 AM   #12759
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I'd love to put a set of raised white letter tires on my current car...I've looked and looked...tire-rack forum..even called a tire-rack guy, nobody makes them...Am I wrong?...Are those photoshopped as well?

Some options here:

http://ironcrossinnovations.com/

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/hotTires/

http://www.racelinedigital.com/store...ort=20a&page=2

http://tredwearletters.com/custom-tire-lettering-kits/
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #12760
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It came in a pen... a duplicolor product. Red , white and yellow were the choices.

There is also a true tire paint product. Cant remember the name.... I'll dig up my old thread if you need me to.

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Thanks!
Adding raised letters onto the tire would seem to throw the wheel out of balance???

Why did the pen style not last?
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:18 AM   #12761
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Actually the Z/28 had already been in production for a year or more when that one off '68 Z/28 was built. Here is a link to some pictures and a brief description, don't know if the car is still around or not.
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http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z...amaro-Z28.aspx
yes, it's still around. It was a no sale at Mecum not too long ago.
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After much thought I am bummed to say that the Z/28 will not be in my driveway. It's not because GM failed in any sort of way... It's because its actually more than I wanted. In all honesty it's a little to hardcore to be a DD.

Congrats to GM for creating this beast... I just wish it wasn't so beastly.

I can't believe what I just typed.....
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:43 PM   #12763
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After much thought I am bummed to say that the Z/28 will not be in my driveway. It's not because GM failed in any sort of way... It's because its actually more than I wanted. In all honesty it's a little to hardcore to be a DD.

Congrats to GM for creating this beast... I just wish it wasn't so beastly.

I can't believe what I just typed.....
The 1LE is a great car and could easily be made to have the Z/28 look.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:30 PM   #12764
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Go for it! What are you looking to do?
Just get one first... that photoshop looks great.

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After much thought I am bummed to say that the Z/28 will not be in my driveway. It's not because GM failed in any sort of way... It's because its actually more than I wanted. In all honesty it's a little to hardcore to be a DD.

Congrats to GM for creating this beast... I just wish it wasn't so beastly.

I can't believe what I just typed.....
Me either... I'll delete it for you.

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Yeah but then it would just be a Z28...
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #12765
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After much thought I am bummed to say that the Z/28 will not be in my driveway. It's not because GM failed in any sort of way... It's because its actually more than I wanted. In all honesty it's a little to hardcore to be a DD.

Congrats to GM for creating this beast... I just wish it wasn't so beastly.

I can't believe what I just typed.....
So will you go with the other Z ?
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #12766
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After much thought I am bummed to say that the Z/28 will not be in my driveway. It's not because GM failed in any sort of way... It's because its actually more than I wanted. In all honesty it's a little to hardcore to be a DD.

Congrats to GM for creating this beast... I just wish it wasn't so beastly.

I can't believe what I just typed.....
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:51 PM   #12767
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Just get one first... that photoshop looks great.

Me either... I'll delete it for you.

Yeah but then it would just be a Z28...
Thanks again!

True, but you could take a 1LE and add all the Z/28 goodies minus the LS7 & CCB reasonably. I'd call it a "1LZ" (just buy the ZL1 emblems and reverse them).
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True, but you could take a 1LE and add all the Z/28 goodies minus the LS7 & CCB reasonably. I'd call it a "1LZ" (just buy the ZL1 emblems and reverse them).
Minus the LS7 is where I jump off.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:23 PM   #12769
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Yeah and unfortunately it's the priciest piece.
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Shno, I know you have agonized over this, I'm sure everyone here would want you to get one. You state that it would be too beastly for you to DD, but like Pete said, you don't know for sure until you drive one, which still puts you in a quandry because that's still another year away and how will you be able to test drive one and then if you deem it is capable of DD will you be able to get on a list to get one and wait that much longer? You've waited a looooooooooooooooong time for this and now....IMO I think you should go for it, and let the cards fall as they may. It appears that if you are in a position to do so, it is an opportunity of a lifetime....
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After much thought I am bummed to say that the Z/28 will not be in my driveway. It's not because GM failed in any sort of way... It's because its actually more than I wanted. In all honesty it's a little to hardcore to be a DD.

Congrats to GM for creating this beast... I just wish it wasn't so beastly.

I can't believe what I just typed.....
Modern suspension design allows for soft(er) springing and better damping resulting in a not-so-bad daily driver. I daily drove a GT3RS and GT2RS, as long as the road is not full of patches and potholes, it's not bad. Your info shows WA so I'm thinking your roads are at least fairly good.

The NA engine should be a street driving joy with linear powerband and no need for a lot of gear shifts (tq).

Street driving doesn't eat up the Trofeos because they don't get hot enough to get gummy (like on track).

And you have some nice tracks within easy driving distance.

Don't count it out yet. It is entirely possible for the reviews to start coming in regards to a good street ride. You'll probably need some ear plugs though for anything more than a short ride. That's what I did.
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1LE may be the route I go....

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Shno, I know you have agonized over this, I'm sure everyone here would want you to get one. You state that it would be too beastly for you to DD, but like Pete said, you don't know for sure until you drive one, which still puts you in a quandry because that's still another year away and how will you be able to test drive one and then if you deem it is capable of DD will you be able to get on a list to get one and wait that much longer? You've waited a looooooooooooooooong time for this and now....IMO I think you should go for it, and let the cards fall as they may. It appears that if you are in a position to do so, it is an opportunity of a lifetime....
Thanks for the input...... It's a tough decision!
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We need to put on a show to put Shno in a Z!! I'll be Alfalfa... now who will be Darla?

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Yeah and unfortunately it's the priciest piece.
But it's not one of those creature comfort parts that's missing in a DD

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1LE may be the route I go....
You can't go wrong there. Best bang for your buck in the Camaro world right now.

I'm sold on the 1LE... just needs the LS7 in there.
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