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Old 12-20-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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The 96 was traded for a 2003 Z06 with 28k miles on it a few days ago. I'm really enjoying the road manners of the Z, but will always miss the power of my ol' 96 383. My wife likes it because we can actually talk and hear each other in it. It is completely stock, except for paint and wheels. I have no plans for modifications, been there, done that...

And yes.... it is Atomic Orange....

Here are a few poor quality pictures. I'll get better pictures later. These pictures make the car look more orange than it really is.

















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Old 12-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Nice Ride! Welcome to the Z family
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #3
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Nice. i like the AO on the C5. Does it at least have a short shifter? I would think you might like that change..... If the LS6 isnt fast for you, you must have had one helluva an engine in the 96 eh?
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Nice. i like the AO on the C5. Does it at least have a short shifter? I would think you might like that change..... If the LS6 isnt fast for you, you must have had one helluva an engine in the 96 eh?
Maybe a short shifter as this is easy and can be changed at any time...

Yes, the 96 was a beast... forged, ported head and intake, very lumpy cam, N2O, etc.... I think that the road manners of the Z will make me forget about it!

Here is what the car sounded like...

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Maybe a short shifter as this is easy and can be changed at any time...

Yes, the 96 was a beast... forged, ported head and intake, very lumpy cam, N2O, etc.... I think that the road manners of the Z will make me forget about it!

Here is what the car sounded like...

Mean C4!
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #6
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Omg love Atomic orange on the c5z! Anyways congrats on your new car
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Love the color. Looks amazing IMO.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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I have no plans for modifications, been there, done that...
Where have we heard that before?....

Car looks immaculate - nice find! Looks like they didn't cut corners on the color change paint job either (door jambs done, engine bay, etc).
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #9
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Looks like they didn't cut corners on the color change paint job either (door jambs done, engine bay, etc).
Yep, everything was taken apart to be painted. Even the underside of the hood and truck lid looks as glossy as the upper side. I need to work on hood alignment a little more. The only thing that does not work is the passenger speaker, no buzzing, static, nothing. I think the connections need to be worked a bit...

I can tell you, this one will remain stock. The only thing I considered was a different exhaust, but the stock Z exhaust has a nice sound, so I'm sticking with what it has.

Thanks everyone, the color is at minimum a conversation piece!
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change the valve springs. i learned from experience.
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Wow! That looks amazing! Congrats on the Z. That paint job looks like it was done at the factory. Looking good man. Enjoy that ride!

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Old 12-20-2012, 05:57 PM   #12
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Color looks great - nice ride!
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Congrats. Saw that on autotrader when I was searching. Good looking car!
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:14 PM   #14
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Congrats, looks great!!!
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Interesting...nice, I like it. Congrats.
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I love that color on the Z06. It looks like someone did an outstanding custom paint job on your Z06 Corvette. Congratulations - great buy!
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I always wanted to see how a c5 z would look in AO. Congrats and have fun!!
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Nice color, definitely unique amongst c5's. Have fun modding!
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Looks like you have a one of a kind color combo there.......I'm glad I got to see this thread with the color........I like it...............
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very sharp! congrats!!
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