Hello from Chicagoland
Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:37 AM
Anyways, I heard this was the best place on the web for ZR2 info so I had to join up. Here's a pic of my Z.
Bought it in May of last year, and so far haven't really done any mods, just added my stereo and bedlinered the lower portion, front bumper and wheel arches. Blew up the trans twice so I haven't really had any spare cash for mods just yet!
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:18 PM
I bought the truck and knew the trans was on it's way out. Had a SEL that was the 1-2 shift solenoid, so I swapped that out hoping it'd fix the issue. It didn't, so it went in for rebuild #1. Had the truck back two weeks and went to a fun tiny little mud pit I'd found near my work and had a blast. My fuel pump was going bad so I could only go 1/2 throttle before it started bogging down, so no way in hell could I have "beat on it" too badly. The next day I had a date and on my way to meet the girl...the trans stopped going forward. Reverse was just fine though. Had it towed back to the shop, and they claim I must have beat the everloving snot out of it and wouldn't warranty the whole thing. They agreed to pay labor if i paid parts, but ONLY if I bought the "upgraded, bulletproof" trans rebuild. Cost me 1200 the first time, and an even grand the second time. Needless to say, if it blows up again, I'm making them pay for me to go to another shop, haha.
Pics of the fun I had, how they knew I went offroading, and the inside of the trans are below:
Actually, here's a video of some of the fun:
Note, couldn't go more than 1/2 throttle there and I paused to let everything stop before shifting gears... no "beating" there.
Apparently there was a little mud in the bellhousing...
Inside of the trans, apparently the clutches let go and were digging into the case?
Edited by TheRandom1, 22 January 2012 - 12:19 PM.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:26 PM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:35 PM
Once I get my finances straightened back out, I have some more maintenance stuff to do (leaking radiator, cracked mounting flange on the oil filter housing, loose steering, rust repair in front of the rear wheelwells) but I'd like a lift. Not sure if I want to go SAS or just keep with an IFS lift. Looks like I can do a SAS for only a little more than the IFS lift I was looking at, so I may just go that route so I don't have to deal with IFS breaking so seemingly often.
So, lift, tires, wheels, rearranging my stereo, some side steps, front bumper (maybe with winch?) the usual stuff, I suppose. I keep thinking of a V8 swap, but that seems way out of my range any time soon.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:37 PM
Welcome on board from Derby, KS.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:39 PM
Thanks for the welcomes guys!
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:43 PM
I have had a ton of problems with my ZR2. But never a trans problem.. Hope you got it all worked out.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:50 PM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:00 PM
That sucks,, I know that I have had more mud in the bell housing then that. Its too bad you couldn't hold out and fight back..
Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:08 PM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:28 PM
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:01 PM
haha I knew it was only a matter of time until you did! I think there's a few members right down in your area there. I was down in Kankakee right before xmas actually getting a set of tires from a member here
Edited by ReDnekZ, 22 January 2012 - 09:01 PM.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:04 PM
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