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PQ 01-24-2012 05:23 PM

I'll be leaving the aftermarket hoods to you guys.

I've seen many Camaros with aftermarket hoods, and no offense to any of you who's cars are in this group, but I've still yet to see one that matches up all the way around. The gap problems are always there.

SSE 4 2SS 01-24-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 4369947)
I'll be leaving the aftermarket hoods to you guys.

I've seen many Camaros with aftermarket hoods, and no offense to any of you who's cars are in this group, but I've still yet to see one that matches up all the way around. The gap problems are always there.

They ought to fit right in with them slab sided wheels...

Darth_Emma 01-24-2012 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 4369947)
I'll be leaving the aftermarket hoods to you guys.

I've seen many Camaros with aftermarket hoods, and no offense to any of you who's cars are in this group, but I've still yet to see one that matches up all the way around. The gap problems are always there.

I agree, but Showstopper is advertising that hood as having perfect fit and finish. If anyone can do it, they can.

I'm going to wait and see.

PQ 01-24-2012 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by SSE 4 2SS (Post 4369997)
They ought to fit right in with them slab sided wheels...

:laugh:

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Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 4370005)
I agree, but Showstopper is advertising that hood as having perfect fit and finish. If anyone can do it, they can.

I'm going to wait and see.

I hope someone does. I do want one that can extract heat. If nobody had a fitting one then I'll just get a ZL1 hood.

I might want to do that anyway. I don't want to chance ordering and paying and getting one that isn't right.

Darth_Emma 01-24-2012 06:03 PM

I'm now thinking about the ZL1 hood and facia.

PQ 01-24-2012 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 4370110)
I'm now thinking about the ZL1 hood and facia.

I really like the ZL1 hood and fascia. I do worry a little about the perception that I'm trying to pose. I know the real deal and I know it's all that matters but it is something to consider. Hood first for heat extraction.

Fascia is cosmetic. I'll leave those to Chris.

Darth_Emma 01-24-2012 06:19 PM

The hood and facia match though. The cowl is wider on the ZL1 and that line comes down (just a little) onto the facia. Also the hood has a bit steeper profile at the nose of the car that is continued onto the facia. It's subtle, but I would notice those things every time I look at the car. Yes, a good body shop could doctor the cowl lines on the facia, but eventually any putty work would show up and start to look bad.

Oh, as far as the facia being cosmetic, that's mostly true, but I think that largeer lower grill on the ZL1 may let in more air than the SS. (I'm speculating there.)

garcmol 01-24-2012 06:37 PM

....and me. Let's face it, I can't get the performance from my car that you all can get.

But that ZL1 fascia is just awesome. Not only will the lower grill allow more air in, it's angled to allow cooling to the front brakes. I've got the foglights already and I'm debating about leaving the ZL1 fascia bottom holes (smaller foglights) open to hit my Injen cold air intake head on and mounting a GoPro on the passenger side. The side pieces that fit in the front wheel well deflect air around the side of the car (saw this in wind tunnel testing) and I'm hoping that will save the rear gills from some chips.

The only downside I see is with the car lowered, I'm going to lose some more approach angle. We'll have to see how pans out.

You won't see a ZL1 badge on my grill.
I figure I'm bypassing the V6 guys getting an SS fascia and jumping right to the big dog.
The options for splitters are crap for the V6 fascia.
This fascia is just the bee's knees!

GTAHVIT 01-24-2012 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth_Emma (Post 4369932)
I've also had my eye on that hood for a while... It looks like the final hood isn't going to look like that AND it's not going to be aluminum - it's going to be fiberglass. They released new info this week. Here are the recent pics.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10...h/bigchin1.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10...th/bigchin.jpg

Here is the thread: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85029

:D Emma...
hey that thread looks familiar... OH!!! I know... that's the same thread I got my quoted post from... :D


;) just playin... :respekt: :laugh:

zebra 01-24-2012 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by IRPQ (Post 4369947)
I'll be leaving the aftermarket hoods to you guys.

I've seen many Camaros with aftermarket hoods, and no offense to any of you who's cars are in this group, but I've still yet to see one that matches up all the way around. The gap problems are always there.

:rolleyes: says the guy with the caboose from Rudolph
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7008/6...5efa8a69_m.jpg

pretty much every aftermarket body panel is gonna have to have some glassing done to make the gaps perfect.

TAG UR IT 01-25-2012 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PQ (Post 4369947)
I'll be leaving the aftermarket hoods to you guys.

I've seen many Camaros with aftermarket hoods, and no offense to any of you who's cars are in this group, but I've still yet to see one that matches up all the way around. The gap problems are always there.

Exactly...not that I can get one anytime soon. But, I LOVE that hood!

JusticePete 01-25-2012 01:13 AM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 4360523)
:laugh:

OK my feeble attempt to bring this back to something like a build thread :D

Pete probably won't like this, but I had some time today so I finally installed my painted rear diffuser...

It needed to be wet sanded and polished, (part of the deal I worked out with my painter, Jason). So I hit it with 1500 twice then 2000 once to get rid of the orange peel.

Then I used the 4" green pad and severe swirl and haze remover on my PC to get it all polished out. I pretty much throttled the pad as there are a ton of nooks and crannies that were hard to reach.

I wasn't sure how much difference it was gonna make on the IBM but I'm pretty happy with it.

I like it so much I think I'll paint mine. Oh wait, maybe I did paint mine...

http://forums.peddersusa.com/imageho...5ab7430b54.gif

over two years ago :sm0:

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Originally Posted by garcmol (Post 4370309)
....and me. Let's face it, I can't get the performance from my car that you all can get.

But that ZL1 fascia is just awesome. Not only will the lower grill allow more air in, it's angled to allow cooling to the front brakes. I've got the foglights already and I'm debating about leaving the ZL1 fascia bottom holes (smaller foglights) open to hit my Injen cold air intake head on and mounting a GoPro on the passenger side. The side pieces that fit in the front wheel well deflect air around the side of the car (saw this in wind tunnel testing) and I'm hoping that will save the rear gills from some chips.

The only downside I see is with the car lowered, I'm going to lose some more approach angle. We'll have to see how pans out.

You won't see a ZL1 badge on my grill.
I figure I'm bypassing the V6 guys getting an SS fascia and jumping right to the big dog.
The options for splitters are crap for the V6 fascia.
This fascia is just the bee's knees!

:w00t:

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Originally Posted by TAG UR IT (Post 4372304)
Exactly...not that I can get one anytime soon. But, I LOVE that hood!

Calling the Good Taste Police. You can never find a cop when you need one :mad0259:

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 4360523)

No, Pete :facepalm: I still didn't do my Radius Rod bushes... the guy who painted the diffuser had been bugging me for weeks to get it installed. Bushes are next :facepalm:

I did radius bushes for GM for SEMA in September of 2008 ;)

Darth_Emma 01-25-2012 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 4371139)
:D Emma...
hey that thread looks familiar... OH!!! I know... that's the same thread I got my quoted post from... :D


;) just playin... :respekt: :laugh:


Just wanted to make sure you saw this week's update from showstopper on it. What do you think of the new look of the hood?

garcmol 01-25-2012 09:15 AM

und mit diesem ZL1 fascia;

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1323982317


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