Tag: C5

OPTIMA Presents Corvette of the Week: Diamond in the Rough at a Ford Dealership

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New Corvette Forum member “USMC_C5Z06” otherwise known as Nick from Naples, Florida, just picked up this fireball of fury. It’s a Torch Red 2001 Corvette Z06 with 22,000 miles on the clock. Some of the mods include a K&N AirCharger cold-air intake, Borla Stinger dual four-inch exhaust, ACI chin spoiler and black C6 Corvette wheels. […] More »

  Comments | By - February 28, 2014

Tech Thursday: C5 Interior

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  Interior Why Mod? While there really aren’t any performance benefits from modifying the interior (unless you strip it to reduce weight, or add a roll cage to increase safety) it’s a great way to customize the car and make it truly yours. The only drawbacks are the time and money you might spend. Oh […] More »

  Comments | By - December 26, 2013

Tech Thursday: C5 Brakes

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Brakes Why Mod? The answer to this should be obvious. Upgrading your brakes can allow you to stop more quickly, in a shorter distance and decrease fade in racing or heavy, continued use applications (ie canyon runs). The brake system is composed of the master cylinder, brake fluid, brake lines, discs (also called rotors), calipers, […] More »

  Comments | By - December 19, 2013

Corvette History through Ads: The C5R and Factory Racing, Part 3

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The Corvette’s assault on Le Mans was the all-consuming focus of the Corvette Racing Team and the marketing department wanted to  ensure that it was noticed by car buyers and enthusiasts. So aside from the informational advertisements run each month for the six months prior to the C5-R’s first appearance at the 24 hours of […] More »

  Comments | By - December 18, 2013

Corvette of the Week: a Black-on-Black C5

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CF member ktlocklear and his wife are bringing new meaning to the phrase “power couple” by tracking their 2004 black-on-black Z06.  I will not try to contain my jealousy over how much fun they must be having. In order to make the Corvette even more track capable, ktlocklear “pulled the painful trigger on a StopTech […] More »

  Comments | By - December 13, 2013

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