Tag: C5

Five Tips for Taking it to the Track 4

Don’t Forget the Nut Behind the Wheel You are the car’s most important component. So while excitement may make it tough, get plenty of rest the night before. It sounds boring, but don’t forget sunscreen, and bring a cooler full of water. When you’re baking in the sun, you’ll thank me. Some clubs may have […] More »

  Comments | By - September 1, 2010

Five Tips for Taking it to the Track 3

Channel Your Inner Boy Scout Yup, that means being prepared. If everything is is up-to-date, the chances of something going wrong should be minimal. But brakes get hot, rotors crack, and pads wear out. Sometimes brake fluid might even boil up through the master cylinder. So I carry a ?brake job in a bag.? All […] More »

  Comments | By - September 1, 2010

Five Tips for Taking it to the Track 2

Make Sure Your Car is Really Ready to Rock Is the fluid in the master cylinder reservoir clear and amber? Or does it resemble something sliding off a hill after a rainstorm? When was the last time the oil was changed? Are your tires in good condition, or do you need a dusty manuscript to […] More »

  Comments | By - September 1, 2010

Five Tips for Taking it to the Track 1

Moderation is the Key to Mods A hot cam, the stickiest R-compound tires and the latest trick suspension pieces aren’t going to do anything for a track neophyte. And since classes are mostly defined by the level of track prep, you might just wind up modding yourself out of your class.      Plus, there’s […] More »

  Comments | By - September 1, 2010

C5 Corvette: How to change the brake pads

Changing the brake pads in the C5 Corvettes is pretty simple, But here is a run through with a few tricks to make it as easy as possible. Tools Needed: 15mm box-end wrench 16mm open-end wrench 15mm socket wrench 2 large flat-head screw drivers Large C-Clamp First off, remove the wheel to get at the […] More »

  Comments | By - August 17, 2010

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