Bought the spousal unit a new grocery getter ( I bought Lugnut a ZR1.... ) a few weeks ago and can't keep my hands off of it. I installed some Corsa Sports 2 days after we got the car home and mod fever has now struck big time.
Today, I installed an Airaid CAI. Holy Chit!
Keep in mind, this is a 6sp manual station wagon.
Everything's normal as long as you don't go WFO. But when you do, you'd better be ready. The S/C whine is really noticeable above 7 lbs of boost. Sounds like 10,000 angry bees. The rev limiter is set at 6200 and it comes REALLY quick. The time between 4000 and 6000 is measured in nano-seconds no matter which gear you're in. It's amost impossible to not hit the rev limiter. Imagine trying to short shift a Z. There are "tracer lights" that follow the tach needle around the gauge and they begin to flash above 5500 and act as a shift light. You really need to pay attention here. The car weighs 4500 lbs and my butt dyno says it'd give my Z a run for it's life.
I gotta give Airaid credit. This is one super kit. When you look up quality in Websters, it says "See Airaid". There's not one flimsy piece in it and the instructions are first rate. Thanks, David.
Location: Montgomery, AL Z06 Fest 8/9/10 participant
Re: Update on the CTS-V Wagon
Modding the wife's wagon makes perfect sense to me. I drive my wife's wagon too. A CTS-V wagon would be an awesome upgrade all by itself for me! At least the wife has a Volvo V70R AWD with a 6 speed. My Z06 has brake envy over her Brembos
(AKA Jon) 2002 EB Z06, LTPWS, K&N, CLB, T1 bars, Pfadt spherical bearings, DRM stainless brake pistons/brake ducts, Phoenix spindle adapters, Ron Davis radiator/EOC, Carbotech pads, Goodridge brake lines, Stainless Speedbleeders, Elite Engineering Heel-Toe pedal/oil catch can/radiator screen, TurnOne PS pump, Optima red top, C6 Z06 Shifter, Corbeau A4s, BK Harness bar and belt mounts, Simpson 5 pt harnesses, Amsoil. It all started with the CAGS eliminator...
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'04 MS/Blk - Z06Fest IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI - WinterFest I "Bus Driver",WinterFest IV
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