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Old 12-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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I had a 2007 Z06 a few years back but had to sell it. After that I had another project car with an LS3 that I just sold. Just found this 2009 and it is a blast so far.

I am still trying to figure out what parts are going back to stock. It may be a little too "showy" for me. For now I will be driving it the way it is. In the future I will be selling the ZR1 splitter and also the rear spoiler. Will be picking up a OEM hood locally, so I will see how that looks on there compared to the Specter Werks CF one. ZR1 spoiler is on the way, then a complete detail.

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Nice!

Personally, I get what you're saying - I would swap out the hood for an OEM unit and then think on it for a while. I think it would look very clean as the splitters are essentially OEM options in later years.

I'm not a big fan of black, but this car looks good enough to change my mind with the wheels and 3LZ - really just a tastefully modded 2009 (less the aftermarket hood).
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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Looks good!! Maybe just ditch the hood and go from there
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
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I agree get ris of the hood the rest looks great.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #5
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Was your E36 for sale on M3F?

Congrats on the new ride!
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #6
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Sharp looking car, I would leave everything alone except for the hood and replacing the rear spoiler with what you have ordered. Hopefully there are no holes drilled where the current spoiler curves over welcome back and best of luck with it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:13 PM   #7
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Nice ride, looks just like my new Z.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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to OP...all,

why do you NOT like that hood?

I have been thinking about the OEM 427 hood for mine....I do see that one is really raised at the rear of it....I do like the vents though. That might certainly help w/temps in this Texas heat....

But, I do tend to like the raised look of the 427 Verts.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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For a track car, I agree the louvered hood is functional - it just looks too... Overdone for a street car IMHO (kind of like a GT wing).

But hey, op was just thinking out loud and I agreed with him.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:55 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the input guys.

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Was your E36 for sale on M3F?

Congrats on the new ride!
Yes, I sold it a few weeks ago. I do miss it but the Z06 it a totally different animal!

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to OP...all,

why do you NOT like that hood?

I have been thinking about the OEM 427 hood for mine....I do see that one is really raised at the rear of it....I do like the vents though. That might certainly help w/temps in this Texas heat....

But, I do tend to like the raised look of the 427 Verts.
Don't get me wrong, I do like the hood, and it think it goes with all the other add-ons. I guess part of me still likes the OEM Z06 look. Keep in mind I have only had the car 24 hours, and it is all still new to me. Now for track use, yes this hood would be great. I think I will get an OEM hood and go back and forth between the two depending on my mood!

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:57 PM   #11
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h3ll yeah....I LIKE it....

Add: after you get use to it and decide you want to sell it, let me know....I plan to pick one upo this next spring if I don't change my mind and decidse to leave mine stock....but I would not mind having that one too. enjoy...

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:59 PM   #12
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yeah ditch the hood and rear spoiler, but thats it. Apr carbon rear zr1 look great.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:25 PM   #13
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I like it the way it is.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #14
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I purchased a bone stock 09 VR Z this past June and I love it. Coming out of a highly modified H/C C5, I plan to keep this Z stock. That said, I think your car looks amazing. I am not sure I would change anything. Beautiful car. Good luck whatever you decide.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:57 PM   #15
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Congrats! I just bought a 2009 Z also. Bone stock for now but that won't last long!

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:14 PM   #16
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Nice - Z. My Z is bone stock. Will leave it that way. with the exception of improvements to the head with roller rockers and stainless steel valves once the GMPP expires.

All and all I am not a fan of aftermarket hoods on these cars, but the set up on yours is very nice.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #17
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Congrats on the Z06 and good choice putting it back close to stock. Love the color.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #18
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leave it alone for awhile. See how you like it. If you want to change the hood, then find you a Z07 hood. That would be a killer look! Congrats on your new car!
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #19
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Car looks great. I like the hood
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yeah ditch the hood and rear spoiler, but thats it. Apr carbon rear zr1 look great.
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