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Old 10-16-2017, 12:29 PM   #121
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Old 10-16-2017, 12:44 PM   #122
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If you're going to be snarky then how about answering my original question? Do you have sticky tires for all corners to actually use that thing? Cause if not it's just a park bench at this point and is doing more harm than good. If you want a mix of street/track that's well and good and all but there's no reason to leave that thing on when you drive around on the streets. Doesn't take all that much to dismount it.

The C5/C6 is more than capable out of the box, spend the money on tires/brakes LONG before areo.
Are you kidding me with this?!?! So you're telling Erik how he should mod his car? Besides that, downforce is not a waste without race tires. It's going to improve the grip of whatever tires he's running thank you very much. So first "it's not functional ", Erik provides proof that it is, now "it won't work without the correct tires " gimme a break....
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Yeah, but I do what I want is really what it is. I buy things when they come up for sale; like the one that went for $1200 shipped WITH THE SILVER HATCH that I missed I was already saving for that wing before someone finally snatched it, and then I discovered that Southern Carp Parts had it for cheaper than anywhere else, so I just spent the money then. And, no harm no foul, I was just poking a little fun I like track cars, but right now I still need at least a cage, bigger brakes, etc, etc. Still working on it all.

I have pieced together my front brake set, which will probably be the next thing I buy. I'm gonna do the Wilwood Aero6 front calipers, with AFX 2-piece slotted rotors. I will lose around 8lbs per wheel in unsprung weight, and rotating mass going that route Then I have to decide if I'm going to invest in a dewitts radiator, and lay it out so I can finish the front aero, or if I will do Pfadt featherlight coilovers, and sway bars...everything costs a lot of money from here

It took me a while to piece together 2 pair of 18" Z06 factory wheels, but I did it finally late last summer, and got some cheap A7 scrubs from a speed shop I used to work for (left on good terms, so the owner still likes me lol). They aren't real pretty, but they were cheap. I need to get one more though because one of them doesn't hold air even switched the tires. The Z06 wheels are about the lightest you can get, so that is my track set. The bronze Forgestar's are too big an heavy, and they have been known to crack on the track, so they are just street wheels.
Aren't the magnesium thin spoke lighter than the Z06 wheels? They are hard to find but don't seem very expensive when people do sell them.
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:00 PM   #124
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Even a "cheap" ebay wing will work at the track, as long as down force is generated. The wing is not wasted. That being said, some people will like it, and some will hate it. As for me, I like it since it represents a sport I love and doing HPDE in these cars is just awesome.
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I like it! Looks badass and should work well for you. I'm curious how the decklid will hold up over time. I've heard of some people having issues with cracks and warping around the struts. They were C6s and C7s, so I'm curious how the C5s hold up.

Of course, you probably should have taken that money and invested it on better and more popular mods like tail light louvers and underhood chrome......
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Are you kidding me with this?!?! So you're telling Erik how he should mod his car? Besides that, downforce is not a waste without race tires. It's going to improve the grip of whatever tires he's running thank you very much. So first "it's not functional ", Erik provides proof that it is, now "it won't work without the correct tires " gimme a break....
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All this talk about track use etc, and nobody mentions the fact he's got a 4spd auto which is very anti-track unless you're at a drag strip at which point the wing is a hinderance.
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All this talk about track use etc, and nobody mentions the fact he's got a 4spd auto which is very anti-track unless you're at a drag strip at which point the wing is a hinderance.
Well, it started out as a drag car so....
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I wonder how folks will feel about wings when the new ZR1 comes
out with a big wing???? A factory wing..................
It will be awesome!! But they also will have a wind tunnel to test it and mount it accordingly. (proper reinforcement)
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Here's your thousands of hours of wind tunnel, and Computational fluid data on the APR GTC 300. Also, a few pictures of proper race cars that run this wing, so as you can see; not just a pretty piece. If that is all I wanted, I would not have dropped $1500 for it lol. Ebay ones are like $300.



Man look at all those rubish, ruined Corvettes I guess ST2 TT2 events just aren't for real sports cars :/
Nice pictures, now ask LG Motorsports, JDP Motorsports, Phoenix Performance, GSpeed, how they mount wings on their cars. And, I bet those race car pics you posted have extra bracing for the wing that go to the frame. The wing itself is not the problem.

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I love this wing. I want to get a second trunk lid and mount a spoiler like this to it... and of course at the same time throw in a cam and a 150 shot .. because you have to be able to back up that wing with some serious power.

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Congratulations, you have accomplished your purpose by getting the attention you want. Can we move to the next threat or keep modding this one ?
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