C6 Corvette General Discussion General C6 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Anyone installing HUD for C6?

 
Old 04-11-2019, 08:52 AM
  #1  
d-rockRN
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
d-rockRN's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 52
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Anyone installing HUD for C6?

As the title states..... is there anyone installing HUD for the C6? Bought my first non HUD corvette and would like to have it added. Thanks
d-rockRN is offline  
Old 04-11-2019, 10:24 AM
  #2  
madsonp
CF Senior Member
 
madsonp's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2017
Location: Billings Montana
Posts: 688
Liked 129 Times in 91 Posts
Default

madsonp is offline  
Old 04-11-2019, 06:20 PM
  #3  
cgladish
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
cgladish's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2017
Location: CONCORD CA.
Posts: 752
Liked 114 Times in 97 Posts
Default

do you mind if I ask why you want one?
I'm assuming that you've at least driven a vehicle with this option.
for what's it's worth, I rarely use mine ( HUD ).
the only performance info that it provides different, than the standard gauges, is the G-meter.
for me it's more of a visual distraction. it is a neat gimmick, but for me, I find it redundant.
maybe it's my old school thinking.
make sure you really want. a fair amount of work to install. and with it being an after market install, will not add any value ( may even hurt it a bit ).
be sure you really want it.
cgladish is offline  
Old 04-11-2019, 09:18 PM
  #4  
K-Spaz
CF Senior Member
 
K-Spaz's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2012
Location: Central PA. My AR-15 identifies as a muzzleloader
Posts: 27,982
Liked 224 Times in 184 Posts
I believe in the Beer Fairy
Default

I love mine and I wouldn't be without it. I added one to my 98 C5. The job is not that big a deal in my opinion. Much easier actually on the C6 than on the C5.

Buy the HUD and install it. I would say it take about 3 hours if you've never had that part of the car apart before.
K-Spaz is offline  
The following users liked this post: K-Spaz
d-rockRN (04-11-2019)
Old 04-11-2019, 09:38 PM
  #5  
d-rockRN
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
d-rockRN's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 52
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I saw that already, I was looking for someone who has experience installing them
d-rockRN is offline  
Old 04-11-2019, 09:39 PM
  #6  
d-rockRN
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
d-rockRN's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 52
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

This is my 4th corvette and the last two I have owned had the HUD, I really like having it. I would prefer to have it but maybe I just need sometime without it
d-rockRN is offline  
Old 04-11-2019, 09:45 PM
  #7  
K-Spaz
CF Senior Member
 
K-Spaz's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2012
Location: Central PA. My AR-15 identifies as a muzzleloader
Posts: 27,982
Liked 224 Times in 184 Posts
I believe in the Beer Fairy
Default

Originally Posted by d-rockRN View Post
I saw that already, I was looking for someone who has experience installing them
I put one in the C5. Not much to it. You get a little nervous when you take a utility knife to the dash but you can't be a sissy.

Originally Posted by d-rockRN View Post
This is my 4th corvette and the last two I have owned had the HUD, I really like having it. I would prefer to have it but maybe I just need sometime without it
no, I would say it's time to get a HUD.
K-Spaz is offline  
Old 04-11-2019, 11:22 PM
  #8  
Dman302
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2017
Posts: 374
Likes: 0
Liked 45 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Installed in my 05, cut the duct, taped back together....good vent flow and HUD is a great addition. I wouldn’t call it tough, just a 2 hour standard issue crap a knuckle get it done job. Buy a good wire crimping tool and a volt meter to check continuity on the T-taps. Love mine.
Dman302 is online now  
Old 04-11-2019, 11:55 PM
  #9  
Mikelofty
CF Member
 
Mikelofty's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2017
Location: Coral Springs Florida
Posts: 78
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Excellent addition- did mine last week... about 2 hours with the “cut vent” method. Love it!
Mikelofty is offline  
Old 04-12-2019, 09:53 AM
  #10  
cgladish
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
cgladish's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2017
Location: CONCORD CA.
Posts: 752
Liked 114 Times in 97 Posts
Default

that is the main thing, that you like it. it's that I do not like mine, but I find that a rarely use it.
my use of the main gauges is limited too. I really only use the tach when I'm pushing it hard.
otherwise, just shifting by feel.
I may be in the minority on this, but I would be fine without.
the other issue I have is the distraction caused by, the reflection of the HUD opening, on the windshield.
great technology, but that in itself, doesn't always equate to great application.
in the end, that's why all of these options are offered, something for everyone!
enjoy whatever you have!
cgladish is offline  
Old 04-12-2019, 09:55 AM
  #11  
d-rockRN
CF Member
Thread Starter
 
d-rockRN's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 52
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

thanks for your input everyone
d-rockRN is offline  
Old 04-12-2019, 10:53 AM
  #12  
PCMusicGuy
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 3,272
Liked 94 Times in 73 Posts
Default

I can't imagine not having the HUD. It is the only way that I can keep an eye on every temperature at once in my car without having to fiddle with buttons.
PCMusicGuy is offline  
Old 04-12-2019, 11:15 AM
  #13  
cgladish
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
cgladish's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2017
Location: CONCORD CA.
Posts: 752
Liked 114 Times in 97 Posts
Default

how often has your temp been a problem? or oil pressure? oil temp?
again, I'm not knocking the purpose of a HUD, but its use is not necessary for daily driving.
along those lines, how often do you actually use the tach ( or any gauge for that matter )?
I can't imagine that you'd be constantly viewing these. occasionally while driving yes. but if you feel the need
to keep on top of things that much, you may have bigger issues to worry about.
if your car is running normal, what concerns do you have?
and again, if you enjoy using the HUD, that's great. all I'm saying is, that it isn't really necessary ( when combined with standard gauge).
cgladish is offline  
Old 04-12-2019, 12:05 PM
  #14  
K-Spaz
CF Senior Member
 
K-Spaz's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2012
Location: Central PA. My AR-15 identifies as a muzzleloader
Posts: 27,982
Liked 224 Times in 184 Posts
I believe in the Beer Fairy
Default

Originally Posted by cgladish View Post
how often has your temp been a problem? or oil pressure? oil temp?
again, I'm not knocking the purpose of a HUD, but its use is not necessary for daily driving.
along those lines, how often do you actually use the tach ( or any gauge for that matter )?
I can't imagine that you'd be constantly viewing these. occasionally while driving yes. but if you feel the need
to keep on top of things that much, you may have bigger issues to worry about.
if your car is running normal, what concerns do you have?
and again, if you enjoy using the HUD, that's great. all I'm saying is, that it isn't really necessary ( when combined with standard gauge).
For daily driving, I like it for speed and turn signals (since my wheel turns so little it often doesn't turn them off). The rest of it is fluff imo, there's no way I'd be looking at oil pressure for instance when I"m on it. I ain't got time for that crap. The gizmo discussed in the other thread here about the USB/OBD DIC and HUD re-programmer is the device for that. Have audible alarms set and now we're talking.
K-Spaz is offline  
Old 04-12-2019, 12:16 PM
  #15  
cgladish
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
cgladish's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2017
Location: CONCORD CA.
Posts: 752
Liked 114 Times in 97 Posts
Default

the HUD is an interesting option.
I guess my position would be, I'm not trying to talk someone out having a HUD but, I need someone to convince me of its actual value ( to the daily driver ).
on a difference thread, a retired corvette engineer is offering an upgrade to the mag ride suspension.
this sounds great, but I feel that the benefits may be beyond what the daily driver really needs or, would appreciate ( more of a track use ).
just like everyone who wants more power ( I'm guilty of this too ), for street use, how much is really needed?
cgladish is offline  
Old 04-12-2019, 12:27 PM
  #16  
steig
CF Senior Member
 
steig's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2011
Location: Pa
Posts: 718
Liked 39 Times in 37 Posts
Default

I am looking to add HUD on my C6.
Had HUD on 2 corvettes before this one. Really liked the HUD, i think its worth it.
I wanted a Corvette with HUD, but came across the one I bought. Now I would like to install HUD.

You can buy the parts from GM dealer for around 300, wire harness for 90.

Not bad for less than 400.

Last edited by steig; 04-12-2019 at 12:28 PM.
steig is online now  
Old 04-13-2019, 12:29 PM
  #17  
Landru
CF Senior Member
 
Landru's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2002
Location: Wayne Township WI
Posts: 8,562
Liked 412 Times in 366 Posts
Default

Love my HUD, 3rd Corvette w/ it.
Whenever driving truck or our CTS I'm constantly looking for it.

Any old timers remember years ago an outfit called Techtronics, was a forum sponsor?
TTs marketed a small box which plugged into OBDII port, radar detector plugged into box. $100.
RD alarms now projected on HUD w/ signal intensity, was supposed to project band type also, mine never did.
Still handy, w/ music blaring once I'd missed an alert & got tagged, contraption gets the attention visually.

HUD's a must.
Landru is offline  
Old 04-13-2019, 12:37 PM
  #18  
airmed2
CF Senior Member
 
airmed2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2014
Location: Worden Il
Posts: 1,781
Liked 208 Times in 148 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by cgladish View Post
how often has your temp been a problem? or oil pressure? oil temp?
again, I'm not knocking the purpose of a HUD, but its use is not necessary for daily driving.
along those lines, how often do you actually use the tach ( or any gauge for that matter )?
I can't imagine that you'd be constantly viewing these. occasionally while driving yes. but if you feel the need
to keep on top of things that much, you may have bigger issues to worry about.
if your car is running normal, what concerns do you have?
and again, if you enjoy using the HUD, that's great. all I'm saying is, that it isn't really necessary ( when combined with standard gauge).

Ok, we get that you don't care for it.
airmed2 is offline  
Old 04-13-2019, 01:49 PM
  #19  
h8snow
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2017
Location: Anchorage Alaska
Posts: 111
Liked 15 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by steig View Post
I am looking to add HUD on my C6.
Had HUD on 2 corvettes before this one. Really liked the HUD, i think its worth it.
I wanted a Corvette with HUD, but came across the one I bought. Now I would like to install HUD.

You can buy the parts from GM dealer for around 300, wire harness for 90.

Not bad for less than 400.
Can you imagine what these parts would cost if was for a Porsche, BMW, some Italian something $$$$$$. What makes Corvette fun to own.
h8snow is offline  
Old 04-14-2019, 08:55 AM
  #20  
steig
CF Senior Member
 
steig's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2011
Location: Pa
Posts: 718
Liked 39 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by h8snow View Post
Can you imagine what these parts would cost if was for a Porsche, BMW, some Italian something $$$$$$. What makes Corvette fun to own.
I agree.
steig is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: