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I did a thing.. '19 ZL1 1LE Build

Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by Matts96HB, Feb 3, 2019.

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    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    There are a ton of GTRs in DFW, too. I really enjoyed owning that car but it was time for something new. I'm currently on the hunt for a church with that deep, deep south vibe..

    So as mentioned previously, the NT01s lasted about 3 track days and 1700 street miles before they wound up looking like this:
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    No bueno. I got a set of used Goodyear Supercar 3Rs for a decent price, so I'm going to run those for my next two events (hopefully) and a few street miles. I've got it up on jack stands for a bunch of maintenance:
    • Flush rear differential
    • Change transmission fluid (going to RP Synchromax)
    • Change oil & filter (going to run Mobil 1 15w50 full time because Texas)
    • Bleed brakes with new Castrol SRF
    • Install brake cooling ducts
    I'll hopefully have everything buttoned up tonight. I'll try to remember to snap some pics.
     
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    Here's a finished production photo of the new wheels! They should arrive in a week or so. Fronts are 18x11 +8 and rears are 18x12 +41.
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    color is nice as well :)
     
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    I figured you'd like it! I think it should look nice against the grey/black camo. I am going to get rid of the red calipers, though.
     
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    So, talk to us about the wrap. What/How much/When/Who/etc?
     
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    I had the wrap done in March by a shop called WrapMastersTX. The pattern is called "Jumbo Shadow Black Camo" and is printed on 3M vinyl. The guy who runs it is a friend of mine and usually cuts me a decent deal on any vinyl work. Total cost was $2,500 for this wrap (note my GTR was ~$1,800) because it's a patterned wrap and it's kind of a bitch to line the sides up. It took him about a week to get it done.

    If you want to go the DIY route, the materials alone were ~$1,100 and it is a time consuming process to lay it down by yourself. If you're looking for a cheap alternative to paint, there's also this: http://www.autoflexcoatings.com/. It is sprayed on like paint (which means you don't have to remove a bunch of panels, lights, etc.) but peels off like a wrap. I have a friend that sprayed his GTR and I think the cost of material was about the same as a wrap.
     
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    The color looks even better in person! I'm applying ceramic coating tonight, then will have the slicks mounted later this week.
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    I can't wait to see those on the car. Should look pretty nice.
     
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    Slicks are mounted and the preliminary fit test went well. I've got about a finger width between the tire and the strut, which I'm happy with. 20190710_173636.jpg
     
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    WTF is a "church" in car-speak?
     
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    It's a dilboskate thing...

    Bested my PB by 1.1s this weekend, not bad for a 37s lap lol
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    Buuuut the passenger side shock is doing GM things
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    Good thing it's got a warranty
     
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