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Old 02-17-2018, 09:29 AM
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JacobVrrrm, Arizona. Off an old 330i ~ fit my C6 perfectly ~ the mental lapse referred to would be mine although tire shops and my local garagistes have been known not to notice a puck is needed.
Enjoy the heat. We've another couple of months before my cars are out of storage.

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Is that a serious question?
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Considering some of the answers that have been posted, I surely hope it was not serious...
dead serious!
corvettes are about performance. drag hinders that.
i've installed wheel skirts, more flat panels to cover undercarriage gaps, and i even installed high-power HIDs in the fogs so i can drive at night with the headlights down.

it saves a couple mpg on the street & picked up a few mph in the mile events
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:20 PM
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and maybe Phred should come model for my promo shots at the next track event, too.
so long as he's in his mini skirt
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:07 PM
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2,393 posts and thanked 7 times says more than enough.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:11 PM
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dead serious!
corvettes are about performance. drag hinders that.
i've installed wheel skirts, more flat panels to cover undercarriage gaps, and i even installed high-power HIDs in the fogs so i can drive at night with the headlights down.

it saves a couple mpg on the street & picked up a few mph in the mile events
Okay, a couple MPH in the flying mile is possible. That is probably around a 2% gain, which is significant. Congratulations.

But (BIG BUT), gaining "a couple mpg on the street" is impossible. Reducing overall drag at under 70mph on a vehicle that is already very well designed for that purpose is not going to yield even a "couple tenths MPG" at street speeds (35 to 70, or so).

I would like to see pics of your car and mods. That is a great idea, putting HID into the fogs ports.

I am curious to know what you got up to in the mile. Is it a base, Z, coupe, vert, etc?

Wish I could do a mile run, but there is no facility anywhere near here, as far as I know.

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Okay, a couple MPH in the flying mile is possible. That is probably around a 2% gain, which is significant. Congratulations.

But (BIG BUT), gaining "a couple mpg on the street" is impossible. Reducing overall drag at under 70mph on a vehicle that is already very well designed for that purpose is not going to yield even a "couple tenths MPG" at street speeds (35 to 70, or so).

I would like to see pics of your car and mods. That is a great idea, putting HID into the fogs ports.

I am curious to know what you got up to in the mile. Is it a base, Z, coupe, vert, etc?

Wish I could do a mile run, but there is no facility anywhere near here, as far as I know.
mods & (slightly old) pic in my signature... well, i forgot to mention the tune
24/33mpg in town/hwy based on the DIC averages reset every time i fill up
trapping the mile mid-way through 6th @ 183mph (about 4000rpm)

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2,393 posts and thanked 7 times says more than enough.
those're like facebook likes, right? i ain't got a facebook no more, but i get the gist.
i really don't use or pay attention to them.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:34 PM
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Haha, thx man!!

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JacobVrrrm, Arizona. Off an old 330i ~ fit my C6 perfectly ~ the mental lapse referred to would be mine although tire shops and my local garagistes have been known not to notice a puck is needed.
Enjoy the heat. We've another couple of months before my cars are out of storage.
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I'm interested to know if these stay in pucks fit for the font and rear of the C6 with no clearance issues? I've ran them on my C5 Corvette and they would fit fine in the front but the rears would hit the rocker panel slightly.

https://www.bavauto.com/catalogsearc...1+71+8+268+885

Yes, I've had four of them on my C6 for about 12 years. They work fine.

They stick down a little proud of the rockers. A couple times I've driven (slowly) over some questionable speedbumps and brushed the pucks. Better than scraping the bodywork.
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my round pucks protrude about 5/8" below the rockers. Maybe a problem on a GS, but not on my base.
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I installed them today and they fit perfect with zero clearance issues. They go on snug with no wobbling at all.....love them!!
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Originally Posted by buckmeister2 View Post
Okay, a couple MPH in the flying mile is possible. That is probably around a 2% gain, which is significant. Congratulations.

But (BIG BUT), gaining "a couple mpg on the street" is impossible. Reducing overall drag at under 70mph on a vehicle that is already very well designed for that purpose is not going to yield even a "couple tenths MPG" at street speeds (35 to 70, or so).

I would like to see pics of your car and mods. That is a great idea, putting HID into the fogs ports.

I am curious to know what you got up to in the mile. Is it a base, Z, coupe, vert, etc?

Wish I could do a mile run, but there is no facility anywhere near here, as far as I know.
There is a very long paved road in the direction towards area 51...WOT....
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:27 PM
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There is a very long paved road in the direction towards area 51...WOT....
I am familiar with that road, having received a citation along that stretch about 7 years ago. Fortunately, I was not in my Vette, and was only exceeding the limit by 14...he wrote me for 10...gee, thanks, occifer...
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BTY irok: Do you buy Kent Moore tools (Never heard of them) from GM?
I believe they're owned and distributed by Bosch now. When I couldn't find what I needed on eBay for a considerable savings, I have bought some tools directly from their web site:

https://gmtoolsandequipment.com/en-US/Pages/Home.aspx

Be warned: first you buy something and only later will they tell you how much they charged to ship it. There is apparently no way around this. They also like to ship small things in very large boxes, so the shipping charges can be a little high.
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:59 AM
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as I stated earlier buy your factory Kent Moore tools and tool kits on line.many dealers out there and good supply of used tools and kits.I bought the LS tool kits to work on these cars.there specialty tools and kits make a lot of jobs on these cars so much easier when you have the right tool
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