Congrats! Nice color too!
The matching brembos in your cars color is off the chart gorgeous !!Car rolled right up to 3,000 miles on it so naturally she went up in the air and we started throwing some mods at her. More pics to come but we also unfortunately ran into our first issues too.
Pulled the wheels off and noticed the rear driver's side wheel had what looked like grease inside of it. A further inspection showed grease slung all over the rear suspension and brake lines. Looks like there's a split in the outer CV boot. Some forum investigation shows that this isn't an isolated issue and that other have had to have their axles replaced, including one poor soul who received a replacement unit that already was torn before it even made it onto the car. Seems as though there's a manufacturing issue here. Taking the car into the dealer after the first of the year to have this looked at and repaired.
Next it was time to remove the front bumper and the undertray. While doing so I noticed an oily stain under the oil filter access hatch. After pulling the entire undertray off and finding the oil filter cartridge housing to be bone dry it appears as though the car has a leaky oil pressure sending unit. Again this is a semi-common issue due to the vibrations inherent with the Voodoo engine and a little permatex high temp thread sealant will fix the issue here.
Now onto why the car was being worked on in the first place.
Diode Dynamics interior LED light upgrade - much cleaner and brighter than the factory yellow incandescent bulbs. The center housing was a complete pain in the ass to remove as the clips just didn't want to unclip. I was certain I was going to break something and in the end the one clip stayed clipped in but pulled free from the friction fitment it had with the housing itself. Had to pop it out and then re-attach it but all is good now.
I also picked up an order of custom color matched G2 caliper paint. This isn't just paint, but rather a two part epoxy. I started with brushing it on to get a decent base coat and to get into all the crevices. Then slowly worked my way up to about the 5th coat by brush before switching over to a Preval paint spraying system that lets you aerosol spray any custom paint you'd like. The epoxy is weird in that it seems really runny, but over the layers it builds up and actually self levels pretty decently. I'm sure I could have done this better by tearing the calipers completely apart and having them powder coated, but this was a much easier process with acceptable results. Paint is still curing and then the new black brembo logos will be going on.
I also grabbed a set of ZL1 Addons front rock guards as these perfectly pair with the rear rock guards to help keep the sides of the car free from unexpected damage. You can just make them out in the first photo
The reason the front bumper was coming off the car was to remove the headlights entirely. I'm shipping them up to South Carolina to a good friend of mine who builds custom headlights for show cars. I'm not getting anything too crazy, but he's hooking me up with orange trim inside the housing, some blacked out features like the projector surround and corner marker lights, and etching the reflector with the GT350 specific snake emblem. In the end mine will look just like the red car's but in true tri-coat Orange Fury.
Agreed, I often find myself cruising around 3,000 rpm in the car just to keep it closer to being "on-song" when you want to squeeze it. Still good power there, just a different driving style compared to the 500 for sure.Nice color combo.
Now you know what they hype was about. The car is fantastic
doesn't have the low end grunt like the 13/14 gt500, but I have no problems burning up the tires, and just love winding it out
Thanks. No consumption yet. Just added the JLT oil catch can on the passenger side yesterday so we'll see what that grabs.The matching brembos in your cars color is off the chart gorgeous !!
Car looks great,
Any oil consumption yet ?