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C5 Control Arms vs C6 Control Arms offset with c6 craddle. Pics wanted!

 
Old 01-28-2019, 02:05 PM
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C6z cradle, diff, Tubular control arms to get them centered. Bret saw how my control arms worked out and decided to improve them. When I was at his shop the other night, he had at least one control done. The tubular stuff will require coilovers though.

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Who makes the tubular control arms? Brett?

will they clear an inner bead lock?
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Who makes the tubular control arms? Brett?

will they clear an inner bead lock?
Yes, Brett makes them and I want them in my life.

Not sure on the bead lock but I'm gonna text him and I'll follow up.
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Who makes the tubular control arms? Brett?

will they clear an inner bead lock?
Bret was working on my car and we ordered mine from another company but then learned that they will not clear all 15" wheels. So Bret decided to make his own that will clear 15" wheels much better. I know he has at least one done and maybe a set by now. No doubt that his design will clear 15" wheels better than mine do but no idea about inner bead locks or if it was something he considered in his design. You will have to shoot him a PM about it.
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I know he has a set of double bead locked 15" weld's sitting over there so if the current design won't clear then it shouldn't be a problem for him to make small tweaks to accomodate
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I just sent him a text. Thanks.
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I just sent him a text. Thanks.
I'm slightly interested as well
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Are some of you guys using upper and lower C5 control arms on the C6 cradle?
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:58 PM
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Also, will any c6z t56 fit any year c6z06 diff?
Like a 2007 c6z t56 into a 2009 c6z diff?

I had a complete rear end with cradle. Burned out on cars and sold it. Ran a 10sec 1/4 and now I'm hooked again.

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Are some of you guys using upper and lower C5 control arms on the C6 cradle?
I am, I have coilovers so I kept everything else from the c5 and only used the c6 cradle and conversion mounts
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I am, I have coilovers so I kept everything else from the c5 and only used the c6 cradle and conversion mounts
Cool, I got coilovers too so good there. Any idea on the other question about mixing years with diff and tranny?
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Also, will any c6z t56 fit any year c6z06 diff?
Like a 2007 c6z t56 into a 2009 c6z diff?

I had a complete rear end with cradle. Burned out on cars and sold it. Ran a 10sec 1/4 and now I'm hooked again.
You don't want the T56 from the 2005-2007 models, you want the TR6060 from the 2009-2013 models. The TR6060 trans will bolt up to any diff from those same years and maybe the ones between 2005-2007 as well but I'm not positive about that.

I ended up with a 2009 C6Z diff and a 2012 ZR1 trans and it all worked fine. I also use both C5 control arms and coilovers.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:29 AM
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Just bought the diff. Hard to find a 6060 but I'll pick that up later whether it be a 6060 or t56. I was researching on them trying to find out if they were both 30 spline and pretty good arguments about if one is better. Rick at rkt said in one thread plenty of cars running 10s with the t56 no problems. He said for drag racers it's not so much the tranny but the C6Z diff that you want.
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I wouldn’t worry too much about the trans either. Certainly, if a 6060 comes available, it would be a good option.

That said, my buddy is running low 9s with his sights on an 8 second pass this year with a bone stock T56/C6Z setup in his 377”/YSi powered C5Z. He’s got to have 200+ passes on it by now.
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:10 PM
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With work I'm only able to get to the track 2 maybe 3 times a year. So as long as the tranny can shift hard for 3 runs each trip out there I'll be ok lol.
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My mindset is to always upgrade if I'm going to be doing the labor to replace something. Definitely an expensive way to think but I always build thinking my goals will grow.
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While the t56 uses lesser quality synchro and thinner gears the one thing to note is that they seem to hold up almost better to crashing the gears a bit based on the bulkier blockers etc. I think a t56 with spray/cooler will hold up to a good bit more power than say regular c5 stuff.
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