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Old 01-26-2019, 02:43 AM
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Hi Everyone,
Id like to start off by introducing myself. My name is Dallace and recently have got my hands on a 2005 z51. Im from the general socal area, and have about 7 years drifting several different chassis. Nissan's to Toyota's. This time around i wanted to switch it up and go with a dedicated sports car. I decided to get a more expensive sports car and throw a few grand at it VS buying a cheap car and throwing MANY THOUSANDS at it.
This time around I'd like to keep the car fairly simple. ( last car was way to over built.... will miss the 4speed dogbox. to bad i couldnt reuse it here...)

Ive chosen to find a decently clean z51 as it came with the additional oil cooler, power steering cooler and shorter gearing. Id like to get a few things done before i actually take it out to the track. ( most of which I've placed orders for already. )
Coming into the weekend i would like a few bits of criticism from some of you guys so i can try to nudge myself in the correct direction. Im a firm believer in quality, and buying things once and would like to ask for some assistance in choices on some things.
So first , ill list things i have planned and then ill list things that i'd like some proven performance / things that have been shown to actually work so that i can reduce the time i spend actually working on the car and driving it instead.

Things i've got planned / already purchased.
- Full coilover conversion
- Modified Spindle/knuckle ( for more steering angle)
- Hydraulic Inline Handbrake ( temporary until dual rear caliper Modified spindle/knuckle is released)
- Steering wheel ( something nice and smaller than OEM)

Things i'd like some input on that are proven within the community
-Upgraded power steering coolers
-Upgraded Oil coolers
-Upgraded radiator / expansion tanks/ swirl pots.
- ( if there is any fuel slosh issues i should worry about)
- Chassis / suspension rigidity bushings
- Clutch setups ( car will be seeing a decent amount of clutch use and repeated kicking/ slipping purposefully )

Thank you guys, i know its been a drag to read this far and post may be super NOOBISH, but i havent Forum'd in YEARS. Its refreshing to see a community still exist on the WEB.

Here is a Link to my Friends Youtube account where we will be modifying and getting this thing ready for a track event SOON. Vids are usually cringy. Thanks!


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Old 01-26-2019, 01:34 PM
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Old 01-26-2019, 02:27 PM
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There are plenty of Vettes running around the drift circuit. They do well, and so should you.
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Handbrake and Front knuckles came in. Looking forward to installing these after the coilovers. Plan to drive around on the coilovers for a short time then come back and install the knuckles.
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I can't think of better car for it, yours, not mine.
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Its a fantastic platform for drifting. Funnily enough, I used to own a 1998 Nissan 240sx (with a few mods ) and now I also own a LeMans Blue Z51 C6.
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Plenty of people are drifting Corvettes...I'm seeing more and more jump in as the prices come down.

Make it happen, make vids about it, and other will too. I find it crazy that it's taken the drift scene so long to justify going to Corvette vs LS swapping FD's or S13,14's or evos or whatever....these cars are balanced, ready to go and NOT unibody which makes them easier to fix and replace panels. Even the tub itself is cake to fix and has clear cut lines. Seems like a no brainer.
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Originally Posted by Dallace Seiuli View Post
Things i'd like some input on that are proven within the community
-Upgraded power steering coolers
-Upgraded Oil coolers
-Upgraded radiator / expansion tanks/ swirl pots.
- ( if there is any fuel slosh issues i should worry about)
- Chassis / suspension rigidity bushings
- Clutch setups ( car will be seeing a decent amount of clutch use and repeated kicking/ slipping purposefully )
The Roadrace/Autocross forum is a great resource for these things. There aren't a lot of drift-Corvette guys on the forums here but they are around.
Improved Racing has a lot of stuff you may be interested in regarding oil cooling. Rond Davis or DeWitts for your radiator needs. Lots of bushing options as well.
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This looks like great fun! Wish I was younger and had deeper pockets. LOL
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No - not blasphemy.

Unless you sacrifice the OEM front suspension geometry.
I'd anticipate the C6 is an awesome handling drift car.

Good luck.
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Blu808 did a very nice build thread on this forum a few years ago.
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Originally Posted by Kenny94945 View Post
No - not blasphemy.

Unless you sacrifice the OEM front suspension geometry.
I'd anticipate the C6 is an awesome handling drift car.

Good luck.
I heard this to late. LOL.

But This is what we've done so far.

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Originally Posted by mellojoe View Post
Its a fantastic platform for drifting. Funnily enough, I used to own a 1998 Nissan 240sx (with a few mods ) and now I also own a LeMans Blue Z51 C6.
Nice. I love the transition. The corvette feels amazing in comparison to even a highly modified Schassis.
Picture of my old S14.

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Originally Posted by Dallace Seiuli View Post
Nice. I love the transition. The corvette feels amazing in comparison to even a highly modified Schassis.
Picture of my old S14.
I had a modded s13 in high school. It was an absolute blast to drive.

I went from an Eclipse GSX to the s13 so I could drift the rear wheel Nissan.
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There's a few of us out here that went from S-chassis nissans into the Corvette it seems. <3
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I had a modded s13 in high school. It was an absolute blast to drive.

I went from an Eclipse GSX to the s13 so I could drift the rear wheel Nissan.
Nice. Ive had a First Gen GSX. And also went S13 to drift. ( ive had waaaaaay to many s chassis. )

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There's a few of us out here that went from S-chassis nissans into the Corvette it seems. <3
I love it. I know ill end up with another one down the road. But ill probably end up just keeping one really clean and daily driving it. ( i say this everytime then i modify it to much)
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Originally Posted by mellojoe View Post
Its a fantastic platform for drifting. Funnily enough, I used to own a 1998 Nissan 240sx (with a few mods ) and now I also own a LeMans Blue Z51 C6.
ok, this is getting weird. I had an LS swapped s14, and am now shopping for a Z06.

dallace, im on the same page. why put 20k into an s-chassis (and never get it back) when a stock vette is better with just a few mods. good luck man.
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