Homepage Garage Wiki Register Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
#Camaro6
Go Back   CAMARO6 > CAMARO6.com General Forums > ZL1 Discussions


BeckyD @ James Martin Chevy


Post Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-27-2021, 07:19 PM   #15
gtfoxy
Account Suspended
 
Drives: '21 Wild Cherry ZL1
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: WI
Posts: 2,082
Have them ship it perhaps?
gtfoxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 07:24 PM   #16
Revalot
 
Drives: ZL1/1LE parts added
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Somewhere around Texas pines tress and smooth asphalt
Posts: 489
Pay for it/ approved etc, can you stay a day over if the rain is over? Or simply take a trailer and bring it back. Myself I would purchase and tell them to locked up the keys fobs(picture of mileage), and no one is to drive it, then pick up later. Just because your safe on a wet road doesn't mean the other person will be.
Revalot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 08:09 PM   #17
RamAir02
Shadow Gray '19 ZLE M6
 
RamAir02's Avatar
 
Drives: '19 ZL1 1LE M6
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 627
I've driven on the SC3Rs in some pretty bad downpours. Hydroplaned one time and scared the shit outta me. It's sketchy, but if I chill in the right lane, 50-55 mph, smooth acceleration and smooth braking, it's doable. You need to be SUPER attentive, no distractions if you do it.

We can't determine your risk tolerance, but I would do it personally. I also like the idea of having new tires shipped to the dealer. You're gonna swap out the SC3Rs for PS4Ss anyway. Might be able to get the dealer to mount & balance for free. 3 tires will fit in the back seat and one in the trunk. Put down one of those harbor freight moving blankets over the back seat.
__________________
2019 ZL1 1LE | M6 | Shadow Gray Metallic | PDR | CF Instrument Panel | Nav | Wheel Locks
PPF | Paint Correction | ZL1 Addons Rock Guards | ZL1 Addons Lift Pads | ZL1 Addons Feather Lite Tow Hook | JWM Smoked Sidemarkers | Wildhammer Smoked Rear Reflectors | JWM License Plate LEDs | RotoFab CAI | ADM IC Reservoir v2 | BC Forged RZ05
.
Previous Cars: 1999 Trans Am (bolt-ons & cam) | 2000 WS6 (bolt-ons, heads, cam, 12 bolt) | 2005 CTS-V (bolt-ons, short throw) | 2010 SS/RS M6 (Barton Short Throw, Halltech Yellow Jacket, BC Racing Coilovers, Dynatech LTs, SLP PowerFlo Axleback, JRE tune)
RamAir02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 08:32 PM   #18
gtfoxy
Account Suspended
 
Drives: '21 Wild Cherry ZL1
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: WI
Posts: 2,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by RamAir02 View Post
I've driven on the SC3Rs in some pretty bad downpours. Hydroplaned one time and scared the shit outta me. It's sketchy, but if I chill in the right lane, 50-55 mph, smooth acceleration and smooth braking, it's doable. You need to be SUPER attentive, no distractions if you do it.

We can't determine your risk tolerance, but I would do it personally. I also like the idea of having new tires shipped to the dealer. You're gonna swap out the SC3Rs for PS4Ss anyway. Might be able to get the dealer to mount & balance for free. 3 tires will fit in the back seat and one in the trunk. Put down one of those harbor freight moving blankets over the back seat.
I was caught in a pretty bad downpour in my SS. Got stuck behind an 18 wheeler. Between the back spray & the rutted highway there was no way I’d pass. I had back down to like 50 on a 70mph highway.

A light rain is one thing. An all out torrential rain, where you have an inch of or more of standing water, is a TOTALLY different scenario.

If I encounter that in my ZL1 I’m finding the closest off ramp & waiting for it to pass if at all possible.

I will say the PS4’s are very good in wet.
gtfoxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 09:54 PM   #19
18SS1LE
 
Drives: Black 2021 ZLE 10AT
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: VA
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtfoxy View Post
Have them ship it perhaps?
I don’t want to have to shipped due to my prior experiences of dealing with them

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMCB1001 View Post
Between the trunk and back seat (and even front seat if you're doing the trek alone), you'll be good. Personally, I'd just take it slower and drive with what's on there.
I’m pretty much set on driving back with the 3Rs, as the ps4s are out of stock until 9/10

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evansa22 View Post
Something that also helps me when I drive in the rain is put ptm in wet. Put it in track, double tap the tc button, it'll show the options on the dash, use the rocker switch next to the tc button to select wet. Then hit ok on the steering wheel.
i would not have thought to do that, really appreciate the input, definitely going to do that.
18SS1LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 11:47 PM   #20
Vigilante375

 
Drives: 2018 Camaro ZL1
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Georgia
Posts: 758
Don't know if you have a truck but you can rent a uhaul trailer, get some 2x4s so that both front tires can sit on so the front of the car clears the front of the trailer and to use them to load the car onto the trailer.

I've used a uhaul trailer before with my ZL1, as have others, doing that with no issues. A 1LE shouldn't be an issue either. I would suggest to remove the front plates on the trailer to help with the front of the car clearing as well. Just a couple of bolts to remove, nothing crazy.

I'm not sure if PTM wet mode is any better than snow/ice mode. I know snow/ice mode makes the throttle input slightly delayed and with the A10, shifts are more smooth.

And as an FYI, the ZL1 will fit 1 tire in the trunk and then 1 in each passenger seat. I did that when I got my new tires years ago. That is with the non 1LE sizes. I don't think I could get the 305 to fit in the tiny trunk opening so the 1LE tires might not be able to fit in the car. If they do, it'll be tight.
Vigilante375 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 05:30 AM   #21
Zl1+911
 
Drives: 997 GTS, ZL1 A10, ZLEM6, ZLEA10
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: NYC/NJ
Posts: 509
OP - where are u driving from and to? A
Zl1+911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 12:07 PM   #22
18SS1LE
 
Drives: Black 2021 ZLE 10AT
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: VA
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vigilante375 View Post
Don't know if you have a truck but you can rent a uhaul trailer, get some 2x4s so that both front tires can sit on so the front of the car clears the front of the trailer and to use them to load the car onto the trailer.

I've used a uhaul trailer before with my ZL1, as have others, doing that with no issues. A 1LE shouldn't be an issue either. I would suggest to remove the front plates on the trailer to help with the front of the car clearing as well. Just a couple of bolts to remove, nothing crazy.

I'm not sure if PTM wet mode is any better than snow/ice mode. I know snow/ice mode makes the throttle input slightly delayed and with the A10, shifts are more smooth.

And as an FYI, the ZL1 will fit 1 tire in the trunk and then 1 in each passenger seat. I did that when I got my new tires years ago. That is with the non 1LE sizes. I don't think I could get the 305 to fit in the tiny trunk opening so the 1LE tires might not be able to fit in the car. If they do, it'll be tight.

The other car I have is a 18 brz TS supercharged with 400 whp to the wheels, could it be done? probably... but too much hassle so im just going to try my luck and take it easy If I do come across rain

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zl1+911 View Post
OP - where are u driving from and to? A
PM'd
18SS1LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 12:43 PM   #23
18SS1LE
 
Drives: Black 2021 ZLE 10AT
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: VA
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zl1+911 View Post
OP - where are u driving from and to? A
Also, I see that you have a m6 zle and wanting to trade for the a10, what makes you wanna do that? I test drove both before deciding on the A10 ZLE but I'm afraid that A10 initial excitement is gonna wear off and eventually I would want a m6 perhaps..
18SS1LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 03:22 PM   #24
pauly1119

 
pauly1119's Avatar
 
Drives: 2018 ZLE
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Palm City Fl
Posts: 1,114
Be carful it happens this fast.
pauly1119 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 06:27 PM   #25
18SS1LE
 
Drives: Black 2021 ZLE 10AT
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: VA
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauly1119 View Post
Be carful it happens this fast.
holy shit... thats brutal.. but from the video it looks like driver was not prepared to catch the slide and only counter steered near the end? also its hard to judge how fast he was going..
18SS1LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 07:00 PM   #26
Stephen12ZL1


 
Stephen12ZL1's Avatar
 
Drives: '21 ZLE A10
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Mechanicsville, VA
Posts: 6,640
find a friend with a car trailer so there are no worries!
__________________
'21 ZLE A10 Wild Cherry PDR 2:00.78 VIR Full
'17 ZL1 A10 Mosaic Black PDR/Nav 2:03.08 VIR Full 11.003@129.2 1.75 (sold)
'15 Z/28 #325 Black a/c & stereo. 2:10.1 VIR Full (sold)
'12 ZL1 A6 Black 10.52@131 1.55 60' 2:13 VIR Full (sold)
Stephen12ZL1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 07:04 PM   #27
18SS1LE
 
Drives: Black 2021 ZLE 10AT
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: VA
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephen12ZL1 View Post
find a friend with a car trailer so there are no worries!
unfortunately I dont have a friend with car trailer : <
18SS1LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 07:20 PM   #28
Apexslayer
 
Drives: Zl1 1le
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Midwest
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by 18SS1LE View Post
Hey guys, got a quick question.

I found a 2021 ZLE A10 thats selling for MSRP (dealers near me wanted 10-20k over MSRP), but the problem is that its 550 miles away from me. On my day of pickup there appears to be a bit of rain. will it be a problem if I take it easy on wet highways?

I have driven an e92 m3 in snowing conditions on PSS tires with traction control off (it wouldnt go anywhere with it on) with no issues except going side ways all the time. Would driving on the F1 3Rs be a pretty similar experience to that?

Thanks in advance
It wont be a problem if you take it easy - but make sure you take it easy!
Apexslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Post Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.