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Old 08-02-2014, 09:51 AM   #1
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What sort of preparations did you make for the arrival of your new baby? (our Z51 is due mid Sept)
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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made a clean spot in the garage
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:04 AM   #3
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The best prep is to read the infotainment guide and the onwer's manual cover to cover - that way you wont have to waste time having a sales guy fumble thru all the features you won't remember anyway...it'll give oyu more time to INSPECT the car - which is far more important than understanding bluetooth at the dealer....

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Old 08-02-2014, 10:05 AM   #4
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Mine is also due in September. Here is what I am doing.

1. Deciding what parts of the car I want to have X-pel installed.
2. This is the hard one, deciding on what skirts I want and if I want to go with the front splitter. Color will be carbon flash.
3. Already purchased Lloyd mats front and cargo.
4. Going to purchase the GM splash guards front and rear.
5. Decided on buying the front grill carbon vinyl wrap from Vettex

Plus, I will be at Carlisle looking to see all these parts installed and knowing me adding more items to the list. Either way, its a fun thing to do.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:16 AM   #5
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Watch the videos here. Be sure to click Load more to see all that are available.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:24 AM   #6
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What Glen said. Best time spent!
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:01 PM   #7
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Read the manuals. You will then have an idea of what your purchasing. Have mine three months and still discovering.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:14 PM   #8
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Make a list of road trips you want to do with the new car. You'll want to drive it non-stop.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:16 PM   #9
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Watch as many videos as you can. There are a lot of very informative ones. It helps greatly.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:19 PM   #10
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bought:
1) black out tint for the reflectors
2) plastidip for the emblems
3) CFM paint for other odds and ends
4) black lugs for the wheels
5) LED lights for the license plate and cargo area
6) griot's polisher and machine polish
7) optimum no rinse (ONR)
8) optimum spray wax (OSW)
9) SD card for music
10) extra usb cable to charge my phone in the car
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:06 PM   #11
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If you have a wife, be sure to tell her what you're doing before you do it.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:29 PM   #12
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As long as this isn't the kind of preparation you'll need, you're good to go

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Old 08-02-2014, 09:58 PM   #13
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Transfer funds into the checking account.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:17 PM   #14
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Thanks Guys! Good advice.
I thought I had seen most of the C7 videos, but I hadn't, and I guess I'm weird - I will read the manuals.
Garage space is almost clear - my C5 was there.
Wife and I are going to re-run some of our C5 trips and hopefully a lot of new ones.
I plan on getting out and walking around enough so I won't need the Preparation H.

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Old 08-02-2014, 10:24 PM   #15
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Work on those smile muscles. You'll be wearing them out when your car arrives!
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:12 PM   #16
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I sold some bonds for the down payment.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:15 PM   #17
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The night before I flew to Richmond, Virginia, for a long-planned trip to see my old friends in the Corvette club there, I told my wife that I might not fly back but instead drive a "new Corvette" back. She said she that was fine. When I got home with a 2014 Corvette, it took her a couple of weeks to get over the fact that it was a brand spankin' new Corvette. Maybe I should have defined "new" a little better.
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