shaft

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16 hours ago, JohnC said:

I'm in love with the new Raptors! :love:

What's the mpg's like? Make a good daily driver?

 

I drive mine daily.  I’ve put about 18K miles on it in the past 12 months.  I’m averaging about 16mpg, but can pull down 21-22mpg on the interstate.

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14 hours ago, JohnC said:

I'm in love with the new Raptors! :love:

What's the mpg's like? Make a good daily driver?

 

you don't buy a truck like that and be concerned with mpg. just assume bad.

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Got the Tony Mamo TB coming along with ZL1 1LE taillights and brakelights (OEM smoked - look really good)

De-badging this weekend.  Got tint for the reflectors.  Probably will get that Rotofab on the way soon.

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Just got a quote in on Forgelines.  GA1R in Graphite.  About $5500 all in.  I may just do it.  They look SO good.  I already have the tires (off a ZL1 1LE - 325/30/19 and 305/30/19 Goodyear Supercar 3R )Here are the wheels I would be getting in a transparent finish - I am looking at Graphite which is a medium shade of grey.

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Was that you at the Hill last night...if so...you were ROLLING.  Wasnt a fan of the Silver ZL1 with the giant wing but when I saw yours I got to drooling.  Sounds amazing too.

Matt

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3 hours ago, 66sprint6 said:

Was that you at the Hill last night...if so...you were ROLLING.  Wasnt a fan of the Silver ZL1 with the giant wing but when I saw yours I got to drooling.  Sounds amazing too.

Matt

It was me.  Thank you!  Black is my favorite for sure.

I only ran once - 7.61 @ 97 - there was a breakage and that huge oildown that screwed up the night for everyone.  Par for the course at the dragstrip I guess.

The other guy's ZL1 1LE - some people like the wing and some don't.  It's a track car and the aero pieces on that car do well for it at high speeds.  I love the look of the ZL1 1LE.  He didn't get a good launch, but it's hard to on cold R tires with a manual. 

I hope to get there earlier next time and get a few more passes in.  I really wish Tuesday was TNT only.  Brackets are :ghey:

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I thought so.  Didnt put two and two together till you were getting in the car and I thought you looked familiar.  I was standing in the grass a little behind where you two were parked during the oildown holding the baby (Luke's first time at the track!!)  I like the more subtle (if you can even call a ZL1 subtle lol) look of your ZL1 vs the 1LE.  Yours just has a mean look that doesnt need anything to be perfect.  His first run was a lower 8 at 90, next pass he was 7.9's and found 5 mph.  You still ran 97 to his 95 which is awesome!  I agree, I HATE the bracket BS.  Do test n tune all night!  Last week we went and were lucky to get two runs in before they started the program.  The oil down was unlucky or else you woulda got a couple more runs in.  We were there when it opened and my buddy still only got 3 runs in.

Matt

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PM me before you go next time!  I'll try to go the next nice Tuesday after next week.

haha, I noticed you with the baby now that you say where you were! 

Thanks for the comments on the car.  I like it a shitload.

3 runs is good for a Tuesday! 

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You want to dyno that car with us?

We're shooting for Saturday the 12th up here in Hermitage at 5th gear.

5+ cars and we get $75 for 3 pulls.

I plan to head up to Beech Bend Raceway afterwards for some 1/4 mile action.

Would love it if you came out with us!

 

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I would love to but I'm out of town that weekend!  I do want to get it on a dyno.

 

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I pointed you out to my wife but was tryin not to be rude and walk away from the guy i was talkin to and hadnt seen since last season.  Then we went up to my buddy's ecoboost car a couple ahead of you and talked about what he was gonna do that pass.  He's hooked so I believe we will be goin every Tues that its nice enough to do so!!!  Im hoping to have some decent tires here soon so I can try to make some decent passes, would love to see that ZL1 out again for sure and check it out a little closer!!!

Matt

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15 hours ago, Disney said:

Where TF you gotta be?!!

He need to travel to dynoville and then raceville with us!

Dyno and track outing is where it's at!

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I would love to go, don't get me wrong!  I already had a trip planned, though.  I will go the next nice Saturday if there is a group going.  I liked that Ecoboost car.  They are cool. 

Just ordered some Pilot Sport 4S in the factory sizes for it - 305/30/20 285/30/20.  I really do love these Goodyears, but as much as I want to drive the car around, I don't want to get caught out in the rain with the Goodyears.  They just don't have the tread design for it.  Also, as bad as I want the Forgelines, I just can't justify buying them right now.  Maybe within the next year.

Matt, thanks for all the kind words about the car!  I try to keep it looking fantastic.  I actually finally discovered and started using Zaino which absolutely lives up to its reputation.  The stuff is more addictive with each layer that goes on.

Anyway I hope yall have a good time that Saturday!

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Im gonna have to check out the Zaino stuff cause my car looks like ass from DDing it and not taking the time to keep it wiped down!  Im a HUGE fan of Chadwick's products which usually helps but again, Ive been spending less and less time on the cars that Ide like lately.

Matt

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On 5/3/2018 at 9:03 AM, shaft said:

I would love to go, don't get me wrong!  I already had a trip planned, though.  I will go the next nice Saturday if there is a group going.  I liked that Ecoboost car.  They are cool. 

Just ordered some Pilot Sport 4S in the factory sizes for it - 305/30/20 285/30/20.  I really do love these Goodyears, but as much as I want to drive the car around, I don't want to get caught out in the rain with the Goodyears.  They just don't have the tread design for it.  Also, as bad as I want the Forgelines, I just can't justify buying them right now.  Maybe within the next year.

Matt, thanks for all the kind words about the car!  I try to keep it looking fantastic.  I actually finally discovered and started using Zaino which absolutely lives up to its reputation.  The stuff is more addictive with each layer that goes on.

Anyway I hope yall have a good time that Saturday!

Ceramic coat that bish... :yes:


 

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1 hour ago, bigmike83 said:

Great looking car for sure 

Thank you, Mike!  Good to hear from you - hope everything is well with yall!

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