2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

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2001 Z28 Leather interior
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2001 Camaro z28 ls1 engine
2001 camaro z28 in parking garage
310 Horsepower LS1 engine ( TTS headers would be nice)
Parked out of the elements in the garage where I keep it every night
Mr. Goodwrench car cover
Keeping it out of the elements in style!
Passenger side - I love this thing!
2001 ls1 engine with Hotchkis strut tower brace
MTI Clear Lid with K&N filter. I get lots of Oooh's and Ahhh's when people see this. Front view with new Hotchkis strut tower brace. Big picture 1024x768.
Mobil 1 decal to make it look factory like a Corvette Close up of Hotchkis stb
I used this until I discovered Amsoil. Oil cap - synthetic oil from the factory!
Random Technology torque arm and lower control arms
Tom Cody's house in Florrisant, Missouri
Factory 3.23 gears
Putting in the gears
2001 Z28 and 1997 z28

First we put the car on blocks and level make sure the car is level. You put a shim under each tire until the car is just right.

Car on blocks
Global West Sub frame connector

After that, you use a grinding tool and take off the powder coat on the ends of each sub frame connector where they contact the car at the weld points.

Removing the paint

It should look like this when you're done.

Next you do the same thing under the car. You mark off where the sub frame connector will be touching and then use a tool to grind off the paint until you see the bare metal

Removing more paint

After everything is prepped, somebody holds the sub frame connector up in place while another person welds each end.


When you go around corners, the car will be much flatter. It will almost feel like you installed new sway bars. The Global West sub frame connectors fit absolutely PERFECTLY (scroll down and see part #905 on their page). I highly recommend them. The car has a similar feeling that of a Corvette now. Everything feels so much more solid.

Here's why I chose the Random Tech Exchaust:

Random Technology stainless steel cat-backRandom Technology stainless steel cat-back

As you can see from the picture, it's almost like just having a straight pipe with a fake muffler welded around it. No baffles for the air to have to go around. No plates to adjust or fool with. Mandrel bent stainless steel. Many people have gained 16 to 20 horsepower on the dyno from adding this exhaust. It's all stainless steel so that it doesn't rust out after a year. On an LT1 Z28 or Trans Am, this exhaust sounds even better than on an LS1 engine. I had this identical exhaust on my '97 Z28 and it sounded absolutely wicked, especially at wide open throttle going under an Interstate overpass. You can order one of these exhaust systems from Random Technology. Cheaper than a Borla, it's fully stainless steel and puts out a tiny bit more horsepower on the dyno compared to the Borla. The one thing I love most about it is that it doesn't attract the cops the way a wide open Borla or cut-out does. At idle and low RPM's it's pretty quiet. At 60 MPH on the highway, I can actually hear the 4.10 gear whine louder than the exhaust system. It's a shame that the Z28's don't come with an exhaust system like this from the factory. My factory exhaust was actually rusting while the car was only 1 month old! The invoice said, "Stainless steel exhaust." Yeah... right. Maybe the baffle inside was. The pipes sure were not.