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Old 12-29-2017, 08:35 AM   #15
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Congrats!! Nice color

They are awesome machines for sure!
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:44 AM   #16
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Hell of a ride! Enjoy it. Try to use the paint chip protection products, especially if you intend to drive daily.
Thank you! Is there any you recommend in particular?
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:47 AM   #17
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Love the car, just have one very small gripe, you can barely hear the SC, I sometimes forget its even there lol I've read a CAI helps but I live in California which don't allow them :[
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:24 AM   #18
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Love the car, just have one very small gripe, you can barely hear the SC, I sometimes forget its even there lol I've read a CAI helps but I live in California which don't allow them :[
I'm not sure but I think the z28 cia is allowed
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:15 PM   #19
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I'm not sure but I think the z28 cia is allowed
Looked into it and they are also not allowed in California. But even if it did allow them though it does not fit a ZL1 because of the SC the engine configuration is different. You could fit it on a SS though.
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:13 PM   #20
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Rotofab CAI and if it doesn't pass smog, you were wise enough to keep your OEM intake and replace it for 2yr smogs.
And not having the rotofab sticker on it so it looks more OEM and has a better chance of passing as is.
https://www.jreperformanceparts.com/...ld-air-intake/
If you only replace the CAI a re-tune isn't required and you will gain some hp.
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:15 PM   #21
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Cali must be a very difficult place to live
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:28 PM   #22
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Cali must be a very difficult place to live
It sure is, the gas tax that was past recently didn't help either
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:29 PM   #23
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Rotofab CAI and if it doesn't pass smog, you were wise enough to keep your OEM intake and replace it for 2yr smogs.
And not having the rotofab sticker on it so it looks more OEM and has a better chance of passing as is.
https://www.jreperformanceparts.com/...ld-air-intake/
If you only replace the CAI a re-tune isn't required and you will gain some hp.
Thanks for the tip, I will definitely look into it.
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:31 PM   #24
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Congrats.

Best Camaro year ever!

Your close to me so let me know.... I've got some great back roads near Yucaipa & Beaumont to "test" your ZL1 out on.
KaBoom1701, I see you have quite a few mods on your ZL1, any places you recommend here in SoCal for once I want to start mods on mine? Help appreciated.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:08 PM   #25
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KaBoom1701, I see you have quite a few mods on your ZL1, any places you recommend here in SoCal for once I want to start mods on mine? Help appreciated.
So not being in or around Cali (thank the lord ) if you are worried about passing smog w/ a CAI why/how are there any performance shops to do anything else (performance wise) to your car? Sorry, not trying to be dense, but the 2 comments don't add up for me and contradict each other
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:20 PM   #26
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So not being in or around Cali (thank the lord ) if you are worried about passing smog w/ a CAI why/how are there any performance shops to do anything else (performance wise) to your car? Sorry, not trying to be dense, but the 2 comments don't add up for me and contradict each other
There are a very few California Air Resources Board CARB approved mods IF the manufacturers want to spend $$$$$ to have them approved for 50 states smog approved sale.
Most things are not approved. A few mods got the approval including a supercharger kit are if you look hard enough to find them.
A person can't change out anything and pass smog. If the OBDII shows a bad code or visually there are mods during smog check you fail.
Any shop installing non approved mods could face big azz fines unless it was for Off road use only. I'm not a lawyer nor EPA so I can't say how to dance that line. Some things are not legal for sale in California despite that off road use only disclaimer like cat delete pipes. Starting tomorrow we could go down the block and buy marijuana but not a pipe. Go figure.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:14 PM   #27
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There are a very few California Air Resources Board CARB approved mods IF the manufacturers want to spend $$$$$ to have them approved for 50 states smog approved sale.
Most things are not approved. A few mods got the approval including a supercharger kit are if you look hard enough to find them.
A person can't change out anything and pass smog. If the OBDII shows a bad code or visually there are mods during smog check you fail.
Any shop installing non approved mods could face big azz fines unless it was for Off road use only. I'm not a lawyer nor EPA so I can't say how to dance that line. Some things are not legal for sale in California despite that off road use only disclaimer like cat delete pipes. Starting tomorrow we could go down the block and buy marijuana but not a pipe. Go figure.

... gotcha. Makes COMPLETE RATIONAL sense now . No offense to anyone that lives there, but damn glad I don't . Honestly though, that has to be frustrating to deal with. Not saying KY or IN don't come with there own problems, but luckily EPA and smog inspections are 2 of them; at least not currently.

Owning a sports car and living in CA ==>

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Old 01-01-2018, 08:07 PM   #28
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... gotcha. Makes COMPLETE RATIONAL sense now . No offense to anyone that lives there, but damn glad I don't . Honestly though, that has to be frustrating to deal with. Not saying KY or IN don't come with there own problems, but luckily EPA and smog inspections are 2 of them; at least not currently.

Owning a sports car and living in CA ==>

It is what it is, was already born here so you get used to it or learn to accept it lol still love my ZL1, great stock package.
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