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Default C6 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

I have started a FAQ for myself, and thought I'd share it. I will keep updating it as an ongoing venture and hope it helps someone else:

There may be bad links due to some links being out of date. Drop me a PM if you find a dead link, and even better suggest a replacement link.

Quick word search: Press control F and you will get a search box. Type into the box whatever keyword you are looking for ie: "brakes" and you will find it quickly in the FAQ.

Last Update occurred on 03 JULY 2007
(2008 Pics)
(2007 Production numbers)

MUST WATCH before posting:
http://albinoblacksheep.com/flash/posting.php

Corvette Commandments
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=950762

C6 FAQ

2008 C6 Specs: http://www.corvettesbyrickdaniel.com/models_2008.html
2008 pics: http://www.corvettesbyrickdaniel.com/gallery.html
2008 Ordering Guide: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1702934
2008 Options: (PDF) http://www.corvettesbyrickdaniel.com/2008_options.pdf
2009 Blue Devilhttp://www.caranddriver.com/dailyaut...ing-phase.html

Pricing:
Base pricing all models & years http://www.caranddriver.com/carmodel...-corvette.html
Pricing and options calculator http://www.edmunds.com/new/2007/chev...te/index.html?

Background:
http://www.corvettesbyrickdaniel.com/C6OVERVIEW.html
http://corvetteactioncenter.com/specs/2005/intro.html

Independent Reviews:
2008 Review Car & Driver:http://www.caranddriver.com/carnews/...nvertible.html
Corvette 2007 "Ten Best":http://www.caranddriver.com/bestcars...-corvette.html
Corvette Action Center (12 page review!): http://corvetteactioncenter.com/specs/2005/sequel1.html
MSN auto review 10 of 10! :http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/je...Home&pos=Edit3
Autoweek: http://www.autoweek.com/article.cms?articleId=100528
Newcartestdrive.com: http://newcartestdrive.com/review-in...&ReviewID=1636
Gizmodo: http://www.gizmodo.com/archives/2005...wed-021120.php
Various authors: http://www.autoweb.com/content/resea...Action/Reviews
Bullz-eye: http://www.bullz-eye.com/carreviews/...te-preview.htm
Consumer Guide: http://auto.consumerguide.com/auto/n...x.cfm/id/38100
Autobytel: http://www.autobytel.com/content/res...l_vch/Corvette


A6 paddle shifter for 2006+ http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...82&forum_id=74
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...45&forum_id=74
Onstar FAQ: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=999840
Speed sensitive wipers: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=918689
Functional brake ducts: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=920087
Traction control: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=914660
Power assist trunk close: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=914810
Window indexing: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=896606
Selective ride control: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=865373
http://www.corvettesbyrickdaniel.com/F55.html
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927915
Customizable DIC display: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=895560
Custom interior: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=721011
NAV writeup: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=951160
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1055949
C6 vs. Z06 differentialshttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1586766

2008 Pics of exterior/interiorshttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1747131
Picture Gallery coupes and convertibles, all colors:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/phot...ry.php/cat/565
Picture gallery and wallpapers: http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-200...orvette-C6.htm
Undercarriage photos: http://photobucket.com/albums/v249/a...hotos/?start=0

Colors:
Some links may be dead...or pictures missing...
2008 Color chipshttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1675908
More colors: http://www.corvettesbyrickdaniel.com/colors.html
Atomic Orange: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1378130
Atomic Orange vs. Daytona Sunset: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1444898
Monterey Red: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1131860
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...00&forum_id=74
Victory Red vs. Torch Redhttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...28&forum_id=74
Velocity Yellow vs. Millenium Yellow: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1119959
Red comparisons: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=999364
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...00&forum_id=74
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=968854
Victory Red: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=882911
White (scroll down): http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=906617
DSOM (Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic):
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=896707
Silver: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=767329
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=929841
http://www.corvetteconti.com/catalog...8&Category=123
Yellow: http://www.autoweek.com/files/specia...ages/index.htm
Lemans Blue: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=949742
http://homepage.mac.com/bramwellt/PhotoAlbum115.html
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=770710
Black: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=929061

Search for your car in stock: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...00&forum_id=74

Owner's Manual
2005 http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=931361
2006 http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...51&forum_id=74
2007 https://www.mygmlink.com/pdf/go2cont...07corvette.pdf

NAV Manual: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1549431353
Voice Commands:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...31&forum_id=74

Service Manual:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927003

Forum Dealers:
https://www.corvetteforum.com/vendor/dealers.php

Order status/TPW:
Event Codes: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=862838
Event codes II: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...3&postcount=18
Event code timeline: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1548652423

Changing your order: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=925123
Getting a sequence #: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=916550
Event Codes: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=862838

Courtesy Delivery/Drop ship:
Allied shippers: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=925302
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=928541

Museum delivery:
Museum Web Cams: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/webcam/index.shtml
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=917362
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=913021
http://www.corvettesbyrickdaniel.com...mdelivery.html

2007 Production numbers: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1747749

GM "Welcome to Corvette" phone call: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=935139

"MyGMLink" login page: https://www.mygmlink.com/main/US/en/chevrolet/home

GM Tech articles: http://service.gm.com/gmtechlink/ima...me.html#story1

Dealer Prep:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=918349
Interior plastic and stickers: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1549444401

Breaking in motor:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=845004

Seating the brakes:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...reaking+brakes

Recalls/ Service Bulletins
Recall lists: http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/....php?catId=111
Roof delamination links:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...p?p=1555485017
Service Charging system warning: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1414082
Rear end chatter when cold: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1249546
Power steering hose: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...73&forum_id=74
Roof delamination: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...16&forum_id=74
Dash "hoot" "groan" from under dash: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1040150
Blocked first gear shift http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...1&forum_id=101
A/C blowing hot preliminatry information bulletin: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...78&forum_id=74
Brake Squeal bulletin and fix: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...14&forum_id=74
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...05&forum_id=74
Crank Pulley issue VIN numbers: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...47&forum_id=74
Fuel Sending Unit: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1060074
Crank pulley bolt TSB & info: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1038771
Crank pulley complaints: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1550146869
6-speed snap ring recall: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=930805
VINs in snap ring range: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=932613
Brake line safety recall: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...ghlight=recall
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=949354

Known issues (not experienced by all):
Airbag light illuminated intermittently:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1529443
Delamination top update for C6 and Z06:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1426785
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1432192
Convertible Wind noise top up: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1390008
Dead Battery Issue: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1553659708
Dead batteries: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...3&forum_id=101
CV boot leaks: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...90&forum_id=74
Rear Axle seal failures: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...46&forum_id=74
Brake line failures: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1113860 http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927500
Squeaks and rattles: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1045781
Trunk button sticking & repair link: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...00&forum_id=74
A/C blows hot air: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1117263
A/C fix: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...61&forum_id=74
Fuel Sending Unit / Fuel warning on DIC: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1060074
Fuel pump connector failure: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1116191
Convertible power top: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1055828
Cracking Z51 rotors: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1046511
Overfilling fuel tank gives Engine Light: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1042223
Cold Weather window indexing: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=973590
CD Changer bug: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=900908
Dead batteries - bad relay:
Dead batteries and manual tranny: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=928291
Intermittant electrical problemshttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=924597
Front License bracket: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=925949
Brake squeal after washing: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=922848
Aftermarket bracket: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=915341
Incorrect Air Filter # in manual: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=925171
Loose crank pulley: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=919069
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=940446
Water in rear view mirrors: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=924155
F55 suspension inoperable: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=903703
Manual tranny chattering: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=921011
NAV locking up: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=920242
Intermittent rear hatch open: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=917850
Brake squealing: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=916234
Missing HOMELINK: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=916057
Difficulty programming HOMELINK: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=956591
Window indexing prob: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=931055
Tire pressure discrepancy: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=915838
Orange peel: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=915802
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=807721
Loose plug wire: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=914975
Poor rear viz: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=913257
Wavy rear glass: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=911082
Squeaky roof: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=906606
Carpet fit’n’finish: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=913121
Locking seat belt: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=912562
Scraping: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=908448
Military time in radio: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=907312
Air Bag stickers: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=907815
Ticking soundhttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=923699
MISC problem list: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=913864
Door gaps and adjustments: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1548710868
Z51 directional rotors mounted on wrong side: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=939034
Hood Emblem Peeling: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=940588
Clicking noises while driving, troubleshooting tips: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=940930
Broken door buttonhttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=940738
Passenger door rattle: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1548775711

Radios / Electronics:
Radio FAQ thread: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...25&forum_id=20
Removing BOSE system and installing Pioneer AVIC System: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1518095
Adjusting DIC chime volumehttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...4&postcount=12
AVIC-Z1 install threadhttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1460156
Another Pioneer AVIC install: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...76&forum_id=74
New Speaker Mountshttp://nakidparts.com/id28.html
Neucleus iPod warning
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1437695
Kenwood DDX 6019 NAV/DVD/Stereo: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1419973
FM Static & MP3 fix/upgrade: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1254624
Car PC computershttp://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=51489
Center speaker grill removal: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...80&forum_id=74
NAV update DVD fixed MP3 and FM static: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...01&forum_id=74
"Clean Sweep" OEM aftermarket adapter: http://www.jlaudio.com/press/CleanSweep05.html
How to connect amp/SW to NAV: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...94&forum_id=20
AVN 5435 install DIY: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...23&forum_id=74
Add AUX to NAV... DIY! : http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...p?p=1551172269
[utl]http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=1121425&forum_id=74[/url]
Pioneer AVIC-D1 NAV / DVD / IPOD unit: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...05&forum_id=74
XM MP3 aux install on NAV unit -- DIY: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...0&forum_id=101
Console, door panel, dash removal DIY: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...09&forum_id=20
iPod / AUX adapter: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1550316149
Car Personal Computer: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=983973
AUX input mod: http://www.pqtsi.com/sedona/vetmp3.pdf
Stereo install pics: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1550149430
DVD NAV aftermarket install: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1041187
No sound from radiohttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=936157
Dead stereo: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=914846
Left channel cuts out when touching DIC buttons: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=940392
1SA radio and interface cables for aftermarket radios: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=926949
1SB stereo upgrade discussion: http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/foru...threadid=22753
Speaker replacement: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927166
iPod connection to radio: http://www.densionusa.com/x/index.ph...=375&Itemid=79
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1437695
MP3 hard drive changers: http://www.densionusa.com/x/index.ph...=365&Itemid=68
Making MP3s: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...39&forum_id=74
Speaker access: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=920191
CD FF/REV inoperative: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=916375
BOSE not sounding good:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=908365
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1551631698
BOSE sounding great!http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=929153
BOSE problems: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=908365
Bose systems: not much for the money? (Home system review) http://www.intellexual.net/bose.html
Poor radio reception: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=919073
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=945546
No radio sound: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=936157
Radio Speaker distortion: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1548341726
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...ight=distorted

Tips:
Tire Pressure Sensor tips and reset videos:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1495228
and http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1726733
A6 paddle shift tips & quirks: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...45&forum_id=74
SECRETS OF THE C6 http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=899134
Accessory Electrical access: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927370
DRL off: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927642
Disabling traction control for the track:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=914660

1SX seats: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=894699

NAV: likes and dislikes: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=880584
To NAV or not? http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=858648
Hacking the NAV.... http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...36&forum_id=74
Aftermarket NAV:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=919142
DVD NAV aftermarket install: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1041187

Keyless Entry operation: (Note: broken links below)
Access FAQ: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=899057
Passive mode use: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=926392
How to lock it in the car: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927688
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927229
Regular “key” use: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=921750
Opening the doors from the inside:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=917807
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=916653

Detailing the paint finish: http://autopia.org/kb/

Fluids/Maintenance:
Tire Pressure Sensor Monitoring / Reset videos http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1495228
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1726733
DIY Z51 rear toe-link lubrication http://nakidparts.com/id47.html
DIY computer removal pictorialhttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...0&postcount=10
DIY Tranny and rear axle oil changehttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1497063
OBD II connector locationhttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1507720
Transaxle service thread, fluids, etc.http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1474416
Maintenance guides/trouble codeshttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1553040854
Water Wetter (decr coolant temps): http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1431370
Z51 manual tranny fluid replacement tip:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...1&forum_id=101
C6 wheel alignment specs: http://www.corvetteforum.net/c5/toom...6alignment.htm
Oil Filter warning / discussion: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1117122
Four Point jacking safely: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...55&forum_id=74
Crossbeam Jack adapterhttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1329729
Jacking points: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1117639
Alignment data: http://www.corvetteforum.net/c5/toom...6alignment.htm
DIY oil change:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...61&forum_id=74
Battery chargers: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=749797
Tire Life: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=925531
Brake Fluid upgrade: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=968518
Speed Bleeders: www.speedbleeders.com
Jacking: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=922026
Oil capacity issue: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=922780
Oil filter rec’d: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=924216
2007+ Oil Filter LS2 & Z06 is PF48:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=1631192&highlight=PF48[/url]
More oil filter discussion: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...02&forum_id=74
Oil plug wrench and magnetic plug: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=930746
Royal Purple Syncromax upgrade: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=958433
Tie Down: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927908
Service Bulletins: http://corvetteactioncenter.com/kb/c....php?catId=111

Torque specs from David Farmer:
C6 Vette Torque Specs
for Automatic trans http://www.davidfarmerstuff.com/C6-Torque-Auto.PDF
for manual trans http://www.davidfarmerstuff.com/C6-Torque-Manual.PDF
diy alignment guide http://www.davidfarmerstuff.com/align.pdf
DTC (trouble codes) for C6 http://www.davidfarmerstuff.com/C6-DTC.PDF

Washing and paint maintenance: http://www.autopia.org/kb/index.php?...x_v2&id=6&c=16
Paint code location:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1507758
Zaino car protectant/polish:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=939113
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=917929
http://c5.techbottle.com/zainotips.htm
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=916688
Engine Detailing: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=966903
Clear paint protectant spray:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...25&forum_id=74

Octane Requirements and gasoline:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=925592
http://www.toptiergas.com/
Ethonal
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1385943

Pipedreams' DIY mods:
DIY grill / radiator protector; http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1346392
Gravel in Fender prevention modhttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...37&forum_id=74
Engine Dress Ideas: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...60&forum_id=74
Underhood custom light mod: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...15&forum_id=74
Blue interior LED dome/map light mod: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1280840
Exhaust tip polishing DIY: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1187061
Hood Liner Painting DIY : http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...71&forum_id=74
DIY side vent screens: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...1&page=1&pp=20
Trunk button sticking & repair link: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...00&forum_id=74
Z51 Rod End Grease DYI: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...2&page=1&pp=20
DIY Shifter Boot: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...11&forum_id=74
How to remove fender pins:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...53&forum_id=74

Mods:
Tail light and side light removal DIY: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1665253
EASY CAGS disable... pull #10 fuse!http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1682573
Wide Body/Z06 body
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1596078
Cam Swap:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1504656
Replacement top adjustmenthttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1489245
Alternator Cover: [http://www.nakidparts.com/id16.html
Rear Partition install: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1322450
Hear all different exhaust systems;http://content.madirect.com/offers/c...6iacchart.html
Priority Start install (for preventing dead batteries):http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1428748
Steering wheel swap 2006 wheel --> 2005 C6:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...00&forum_id=74
Door and mirror removal DIY: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1374404
Flowmaster "drone" reduction:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1554702320
Vararam air intake DIY:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...8&forum_id=101
Clear paint protectant spray:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...25&forum_id=74
Pipe's Splash Guards: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...88&forum_id=74
http://www.c6dreams.com/id6.html
DIY Cold Air box mod: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...0&page=1&pp=20
LS2 Computer Editing via Predator:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...1&forum_id=124
[url]http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58613[url]
Shifter Boot replacement modhttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...11&forum_id=74
LS2 Tuning notes: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...5&forum_id=101
Underhood custom light mod: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...15&forum_id=74
Blue interior LED dome/map light mod: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1280840
Blinking rear CHMSL mod: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...brid&t=1140299
Transmission strengthening strut: http://dynotech-eng.com/dte_c5_diff_strut.htm
Various mods rated 1 to 10: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...52&forum_id=74
Remote Window modhttp://www.topdowntech.com/
Another remote window producthttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1403229
Chrome grill mod: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...39&forum_id=74
Disc rotor phosphate coating, rust removal mod:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show..._id=101&arch=1
GM vent screen install: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...63&forum_id=74
DIY side vent screens: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...p?p=1550773548
Clutch pedal spring removal mod: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...6&forum_id=101
Clutch pedal spring removal WARNING:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...79&forum_id=74
Z51 Sway bar install DIY tips: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...09&forum_id=74
Lambo doors: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...07&forum_id=74
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...39&forum_id=74
Door Handle removal mod DIY: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...p?p=1552088988
Thermostat 160 degree DIY: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...8&forum_id=101
Brake Light flasher DIY (CHMSL Mod) http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...p?p=1551512916
Hood light on/off switch DIY: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...74&forum_id=74
Lambo door kit:http://www.motorsportimage.com/produ...lambo_door.htm
ECM re-programming chip: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...38&forum_id=74
"Mud Flap" Rock Guards DIY: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...41&forum_id=74
Hood Liner Painting DIY :http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...71&forum_id=74
Add AUX to NAV... DIY! : http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...p?p=1551172269
Painted door handles: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...30&forum_id=74
Hurst Shifter install DIY w/ pics:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1076419
DIY Painted fuel rails: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1099719
Painted fuel rail covers: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...p?p=1550871717
Lowering the C6: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...6&forum_id=101
Clear Bras and paint cuts: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...95&forum_id=74
Ceramic pads and part #'s: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...53&forum_id=74
Hurst Shifter Install: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...p?p=1550566936
Hood Liner paintjob: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...53&forum_id=74
Z51 Sway bar install: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1045925
Black floor mats with cashmere interiors: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1045716
Interior Color-matched Trim Kit: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1034867
Pricing: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1031191
Fender opening screens (install instructions): http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=999035
Brake Fluid upgrade: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=968518
Aligning center caps with air valve: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=963765
AUX input install/console removal steps: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=962253
11 second mods: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=952826
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=955777
Removing center console for upgrades: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=953023
Disable Daytime Running Lights (DRLs): http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=955260
Radio & speakers upgrade: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=948354
Subwoofer install: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=956063
another sub install thread with pics: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...19&forum_id=74
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=948354
3M clear bra: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=924079
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=937291
Lloyd’s Mats: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=923967
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927164
CAGS eliminator: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=922914
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1047348
CAGS eliminator SCAM on eBay:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=966997
CAGS install: http://www.vorshlag.com/tech_c6skipshift.asp Thanks, "Fair"!
XM antenna painting: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=914524
K&N filter (best fit non-C6 filters): http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=926614
Wheels: stripping and polishing: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=921794
Aftermarket license bracket: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=915341
High mounted brake light alternative: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=926046
Installing factory painted high light: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=925950
Window Tinting w/ pics http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=932768
Fog Lights, Door sills and Color matched door handles: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=934528
Valentine Radar detector: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=955901
Painting brake calipers: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=923043
Brake pad upgrades (less dust/squeal): http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=939863
Front Sensor: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927036
Installing side vent screens: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=940480

Exhaust:
Z06 "Exhaust on Demand" modhttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1457982
Flowmaster muffler kit 17416: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1431520
Flowmaster muffler kit with quad tips: 17427: http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/pr...oducts_id=4080
Exhaust tip polishing DIY: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1187061
$350 exhaust upgrade with Magnaflow mufflers #14335 or #14336: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1117265
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1104622
Magnaflow exhaust pics & video http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...43&forum_id=74
Magnaflow exhaust discussion threads: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/sear...earchid=306350
Flowmaster drone reduction DIY:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...2&forum_id=101
Borla: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=923594
B&B: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=908184
LG Pro Long Tube Headershttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=922795
Car Covers:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=919398

Clubs:
National Council of Corvette Clubs: http://www.corvettesnccc.org/
https://www.corvetteforum.com/corvet...ub_pages&cat=4

Racing:
Helmet ratingshttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1515552
Drag Racing Tipshttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1503892
Dragon's Tailhttp://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1444541
[b]Great AutoX links of all sorts:[b]http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...post1554201470[
SCCA National http://www.scca.org/
David Farmer C6R racing:http://www.davidfarmerracing.com/index.html
[b]Autocross and driving school links: [/]http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...26&forum_id=74
Drag Racing tips, launching: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...1&forum_id=101
Z51 drilled rotors cracking and racing : http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1046511
Brake tips/fluids/pads: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=968518
Brakes upgrading:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...fluid+silicone
Vs. other sports cars: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=922341
Autocross and racing tips: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=939151
Equipment and mods: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=941951
Road racing pics: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=912097

Custom Garages: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1054595

Vanity Plates of members: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=978737

How to park a corvette! http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...48&forum_id=74

Insurance Costs: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=928417

Save the Wave:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=916663

Accessory Links:
Corvette Forum Store: http://www.zip-products.com/CorvetteForum/
http://www.corvettesbyrickdaniel.com/C6ACCESSORIES.html
http://www.c6store.com
http://www.corvettecentral.com
http://www.breathlessperformance.com

Meta Links to other FAQs
http://www.idavette.net/techno.htm
http://www.smbuseng.com/corvette/links.htm
Everything I wanted to know about the C5 metafaq (good overall vette information: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1031191

What do all those STARS mean by my name?
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...93&forum_id=31

[Edit by MAJ Z06]
The C6 Z06 FAQ thread.
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...2&forum_id=100


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Chris, thank you for letting me take over your post.

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Originally Posted by scottsdalevette View Post
Over at Autoblog, there are lots of new '08 Corvette photos of a silver coupe, cutaways of a transmission and LS3 engine, color samples of paint and leather and more from what looks like a seminar to magazine writers and photographers that need a long-lead time for their 2008 new features of Corvettes.
Here it is:
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-chevrolet-corvette/
Enjoy!!
From AP:
As some of you know ... I get sweet access to GM's Media Site...

Well guess what popped up this morning???

2008 Media Pics: http://gallery.patel360.com/v/Corvette/2008+Corvette/
2008 Bash Pics from member "bub" http://gallery.patel360.com/v/Corvette/2008NCMBash/

I know that a mod is gonna come in an merge the threads ... but please keep this one separate as it is only in relation to the pics

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Originally Posted by Rick @ Les Stanford View Post
According to the GM Autobook program that has been updated for the 08 ordering info. The 4LT pkg. for the Cpe & Vert as well as the 3LZ pkg. for the Z will not be avilable for the start of production. We will need to wait and see how the constraints will look.
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
An Atomic Orange Z06 was waiting at the Nashville airport for us today. Why? That would be our ride to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to meet the refreshed 2008 Corvette and its new LS3 engine.

Everything inside and out has been breathed on, but the headlining story is the LS3 engine. The combination of "Corvette," "more displacement," and "more horsepower" is the kind of word play that makes everyone's heart sing, and GM hasn't disappointed. The previous 6.0-liter becomes 6.2, and those 376 cubic inches equate to 430 hp, with torque bumped up to 424 lb-ft. In addition, there's a new high-flow cylinder head, larger valves, an acoustically-tuned intake manifold, and new beauty covers that, of course, say LS3. If you need even more hp, a dual-stage exhaust system is available, half an inch smaller than the Z06 version, that utilizes butterflies in the two inner pipes. The exhaust adds another 6 hp and 4 lb-ft, but even better, it adds the kind of raucous, popping exhaust note -- even on the automatic -- that let's everyone know you mean business. With all the mods, the top speed of the base Corvette gets up to 190 mph.

Inside, the sport shift has been retuned for quicker shifts and a more sporting feel, and offers a 0-60 time in just 4.3 seconds. There are also two full interior leather options, in Sienna and Linen, that raise the bar in the Corvette interior to that appraoching its titular competition.

The full press release is after the jump. Stay tuned for more details on the car, the National Corvette Museum, and the Bowling Green factory tomorrow.




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Has anyone else seen this??? I found it surfing on the web this am, it claims to be from GM Media Center.

2008 Corvette: Iconic Sports Car Recieves Larger, More Powerful LS3 6.2L V-8 And Host Of Driving, Interior Refinements

FOR RELEASE: 2007-04-27
GM Media


New for 2008
All-new LS3 6.2L V-8 engine for Coupe and Convertible:
430 hp (321 kW)*
424 lb.-ft. of torque (575 Nm)*
436 hp / 428 lb.-ft. (325 kW / 580 Nm)* with new, optional dual-mode exhaust system
High-flow cylinder heads
Enhanced valvetrain
High-flow intake manifold
Larger-bore block with structural enhancements
Improved manual transmission shift effort
Quicker shift times on paddle-shift six-speed automatic
2.73 performance axle ratio available with six-speed paddle shift; included with Z51 package
Improved steering feel
Standard split-spoke cast aluminum wheel design for Coupe and Convertible (Competition Gray finish optional)
Available polished forged aluminum wheel design
New Keyless Access remote key fob with integrated key
Interior trim enhancements for all models, including wrapped center trim plate with Cyber pattern and new, brushed aluminum accents
Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package available for all models in exclusive, new Linen and Sienna colors
New sill plates
iPod/MP3 jack included on all sound systems except navigation (Personal Audio Link available as accessory for navigation system)
OnStar and XM Satellite Radio standard on all models
Auto-dimming mirrors with compass standard on all models
Two new premium exterior colors: Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat
2008 CORVETTE: ICONIC SPORTS CAR RECIEVES LARGER, MORE POWERFUL LS3 6.2L V-8 AND HOST OF DRIVING, INTERIOR REFINEMENTS

Get comfortable. There’s so much new and exciting with the 2008 Corvette that you’ll want to grab a hot drink, sidle up to your computer screen and absorb all the details.

The changes involve everything from an all-new, larger and more powerful V-8 engine to refinements in driving characteristics that solidify the Corvette’s position as the preeminent American sports car – and further the argument that it is one of the world’s best. There are also a host of exterior and interior refinements that raise the Corvette’s luxury status and enhance the feeling of craftsmanship.

“Corvette is an uncompromising sports car that rewards its owners with impeccable performance and great comfort,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. “The changes and enhancements to the 2008 Corvette reflect continual improvements that speak to Chevrolet’s unflagging commitment to building the best sports car – and with nearly 55 years of experience, the Corvette just keeps getting better and better.”
Also back again for ’08 is the 505-horsepower Corvette Z06, an American super car that has won over enthusiasts, journalists and racers around the world for its balance of racetrack-bred performance, daily-driving civility and value.

Here’s a look at the new and enhanced features for ’08 Corvette models:

Engine –
A new, 6.2L LS3 small-block V-8 is the standard engine in Coupe and Convertible models. It is rated at 430 horsepower (321 kW)* and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (586 Nm)* with the standard exhaust system; with the new, optional two-mode exhaust system, power ratings increase to 436 horses / 325 kW and 428 lb.-ft. / 592 Nm. As a result, the standard Corvette is true supercar, capable of 190 mph. The LS3 with the six-speed paddle-shift automatic is the fastest automatic-equipped Corvette ever, with 0-60 mph capability of 4.3 seconds.

This new iteration of the storied small-block family features a revised, larger-bore cylinder block – 4.06-inch / 103.25 mm vs. the previous 6.0L’s 4.00-inch / 101.62 mm bores – high-flow, LS7/L92-style cylinder heads; larger-diameter pistons; revised camshaft and camshaft timing; revised valvetrain with offset intake rocker arms; high-flow intake manifold; high-flow fuel injectors from the Z06’s LS7 engine; and a new engine beauty cover.

The LS3 features an aluminum cylinder block with cast iron cylinder liners. In addition to its larger bores, which help create a 376-cubic-inch displacement, the block casting also features revisions and machining in the bulkheads that enhance its strength and improved bay to bay breathing. But while the bore of the 6.2L engine is increased when compared with the previous 6.0L engine, the engine’s stroke remains at 3.62 inches (92 mm). The pistons for the larger 6.2L engine also are new and are designed for its high-rpm performance capability.

Breathing for the new 6.2L engine is accomplished via new, high-flow cylinder heads. They’re based on the large port/large valve design found on the LS7 engine and other GM L92 engines, with larger-capacity, straighter intake ports. The design optimizes intake flow to the combustion chamber and the exhaust ports are also designed for better flow.

Complementing the larger-port design of the heads are commensurately sized valves. The intake valve size alone increases from 2.00 inches (50.8 mm) to 2.16 inches (55 mm) – an increase of nearly 9 percent. The intake valves feature lightweight hollow stems, which enable the engine’s 6,600-rpm capability. The exhaust valves also are large, measuring 1.60 inches (40.4 mm) in diameter.

To accommodate the engine’s large valves and enable more direct intake port flow, the intake-side rocker arms are offset 6 mm between the valve tip and the push rod. Actuating the valves is a new camshaft, with intake-side lobes providing more than a 5-percent percent in increase in lift, from 0.521-inch to 0.551-inch (13.25 mm to 14 mm). Exhaust-valve lift remains unchanged from the LS2. The camshaft timing was revised to optimize performance with the higher-lift intake cam profile.

Ensuring the cylinder heads receive all the air they can handles falls to a new, acoustically tuned intake manifold. The composite design is manufactured with a “lost core” process that improves runner to runner variation and reduces airflow losses. An acoustic foam material is used to reduce radiated engine noise; it is sandwiched between the outer top of the manifold and an additional “skull cap” acoustic shell. Also new beauty covers atop the engine shield the rocker covers and also feature a noise-reducing, acoustically tuned insert to provide a more refined engine sound.

Exhaust system –
Optional on ’08 Coupe and Convertible models is a new, two-mode performance exhaust system. Similar in design and function to the system used on the Z06, the dual-mode exhaust uses vacuum-actuated outlet valves, which control engine noise during low-load operation, but open for maximum performance during high-load operation. It is not identical to the Z06 system; the Coupe/Convertible uses a 2.5-inch-diameter exhaust, while the Z06 uses a three-inch system.

With the new, dual-mode performance exhaust, power output for Coupe/Convertible rises from 430 horsepower (321 kW) and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (575 Nm) to 436 horses (325 kW) and 428 lb.-ft. (580 Nm). This system gives the Corvette a more aggressive exhaust sound character that will appeal to performance enthusiasts.

Transmissions and axle ratios –
The shifting efforts for both the six-speed manual transmission and paddle-shift six-speed automatic transmissions have been improved in ’08 Corvette models. The manual transmission shifting improvements include a more positive and direct feel during gear changes, with better gate-to-gate location.

The six-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission on Coupe and Convertible is improved with new hardware and a new controller calibration that deliver quicker shifts. This change bolsters the feeling of performance and driver control when using the shifting paddles.

Also new for ’08 models is the availability of the 2.73 performance axle ratio with the automatic transmission. It is included with the Z51 package.

Steering system –
The Corvette’s precise rack-and-pinion steering system is revised to provide improved feel at all speeds. The revisions are due to a new, premium machining process of the system’s internal components, a new, stiffer intermediate shaft and controller calibration changes.

Wheels –
Corvette Coupe and Convertible models come with a new split-spoke wheel design for ’08. The design was introduced on the limited-edition ’07 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car replicas with a Sterling Silver finish. The standard 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels feature a Sparkle Silver finish, with a Competition Gray version optional.

Also new is a distinctive, performance-oriented forged aluminum wheel for Coupe and Convertible. It comes in a polished finish.

Exterior colors –
There are two new premium exterior colors available with 2008 Corvette models: Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat; they replace Le Mans Blue Metallic and Monterey Red Metallic Tintcoat.

Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package –
Available on Coupe, Convertible and Z06 models, the new Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package offers a stylish, two-tone leather-appointed cabin with details that enhance the feeling of Corvette’s craftsmanship. Details include:
Two-tone, leather-wrapped upper and lower instrument panel, door pads and seats
Choice of new, exclusive colors: Linen or Sienna, with unique color breakup
Padded door panel armrests
“Corvette” embroidered on passenger-side dash pad
Embroidered crossed flags logo on headrests
Unique center trim plate with Bias pattern.
Interior enhancements – All models feature a new wrapped instrument panel center trim plate, with bright surrounds for the shifter and cupholder. There are also new metal-finish door sill plates that greet passengers as they step into the vehicle, as well as a new lighted control **** for the available Magnetic Selective Ride Control.
Feature changes and enhancements – All Corvette models now come standard with features that were previously optional or part of equipment packages. They include:
OnStar with available Turn-By-Turn Navigation
XM Satellite Radio
Auto-dimming rearview mirrors (with compass)
Audio input jack on all radio systems except navigation; Personal Audio Link is available as a dealer-installed item with the navigation system.
The ’08 Corvettes also come with a new Keyless Access fob, which features the key and remote-function controls integrated in a single unit.

Corvette design and interior details
Dramatic fender forms and exposed headlamps combine with the grille to create a strong visual identity for the Corvette, while the tapered rear deck and fascia improve high-speed performance. The lean rear design sports round taillamps and center-exit exhaust. The fixed Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps provide superior lighting performance. With a 0.286 coefficient of drag, the Coupe models are the most aerodynamic Corvettes ever.

The 2008 Corvette Convertible features a power-operated soft top with the 3LT package; an easy-to-operate manual top is standard. Both configurations use a five-layer fabric that conceals the underlying structure for a good top-up appearance, plus it helps preserve the car’s excellent aerodynamics and reduces road noise.

Corvette’s interior is inspired by the car’s dual-cockpit heritage. High-quality materials, craftsmanship and functionality help deliver premium quality meant to enhance performance driving. The instrument panel and doors are covered with cast-skin foam-in-place trim that looks like a leather-wrapped, padded panel. It is warm and inviting and has double the life of conventional trim materials.

An AM/FM/XM radio with CD player and audio input jack is standard. An optional Bose audio system with an in-dash six-disc changer adds to the choices available to the audiophile owner. Steering-wheel mounted audio controls – introduced in ’07 – are included with the Bose premium system.
A full-function OnStar system is standard and an onboard navigation system with voice recognition is available. Using a 6.5-inch (165 mm) color touch-screen display, the DVD-based system contains all the map data for the 48 contiguous states and most of Canada on one disc.

Driving dynamics
Corvette Coupe and Convertible have a hydroformed steel rail backbone structure, which features cored composite floors, an enclosed center tunnel, rear-mounted transmission and aluminum cockpit structure. Suspension cradles, control arms, knuckles, springs, dampers, bushings, stabilizer bars and steering gear have all been redesigned. New Goodyear Extended Mobility Tires (EMT) take advantage of the latest sidewall design and compound technology for run-flat capabilities.

Three suspension choices allow drivers to choose the setup that best suits their driving style. The standard suspension is tuned for a balance of ride comfort and precise handling. Corvette is now more poised at even higher handling levels, yet easier to drive.

The optional Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension features magneto-rheological dampers able to detect road surfaces and adjust the damping rates to those surfaces almost instantly for optimal ride control. Cross-dilled brake rotors are included when this feature is selected, allowing customers to combine the larger brakes from the Z51 performance package with the comfort of Magnetic Selective Ride Control.

The Z51 Performance Package brings Coupe and Convertible performance very close to the widely admired previous generation Z06. The Z51 offers more aggressive dampers and springs, larger stabilizer bars, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMT tires, enhanced cooling and larger cross-drilled brake rotors (13.4 inches / 340 mm in front and 13 inches / 330 mm in rear) for optimum track performance while still providing a comfortable ride.

With each suspension, three standard dynamic chassis control systems – anti-lock braking, traction control and Active Handling – operate in concert. In all, the dynamic chassis control systems are smarter, less intrusive and more adept at making the total driving experience precisely what drivers have come to expect from their Corvette.

Corvette Z06 details

As the fastest, most powerful and most technologically advanced production model in Corvette’s history, t he Corvette Z06 offers an unprecedented level of capability and technology, making it one of the best performance values on the market.

Design – The Z06 has an unmistakable and aggressive appearance, with design cues that include:
A wide front fascia with a large, forward-facing grille opening, a splitter along the bottom and wheel opening extensions along the sides to provide aerodynamic downforce
A cold air scoop in front of the hood that integrates an air inlet system for the engine
The trailing edge of the front wheel opening is radiused to achieve improved drag, but protects the body finish with a tough molding, and a large air extractor is located behind the wheel
A fixed-roof body style optimizes body rigidity and mass
Wider rear fenders with flares cover the massive rear tires and a brake cooling scoop in front of the wheels visually balances the fender extractor
A tall rear spoiler houses the CHMSL on the top of the rear fascia
10-spoke wheels (18-inch, front; 19-inch, rear)
Four large stainless steel exhaust outlets
Z06 badging on the carbon fiber front fenders
The aerodynamics of the Z06’s exterior were shaped by the experiences of the Corvette racing program, where high-speed stability and cornering capability are paramount. And while the race cars use large rear wings, the Z06’s elevated spoiler provides sufficient downforce to balance the road-worthy front splitter without adversely affecting aerodynamic drag. The Z06’s Cd is 0.34.

For all its race-inspired functionality, the Z06 is designed to be a daily-driveable high-performance vehicle. To that end, comfort and convenience are held to a very high standard. High-Intensity Discharge lighting, fog lamps, leather seating, dual-zone air conditioning, cabin air filtration and head-up display (HUD) with track mode and g-meter are standard.

The Z06 gauge cluster displays the Z06 logo on the 7000-redline tachometer and has a readout on the oil pressure gauge to reflect the higher standard pressure of the dry-sump oiling system. The seats feature two-tone leather surfaces, with Z06-logo embroidery and contrasting stitching.

Z06 options include a Bose audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer, polished, Competition Gray or chrome wheels, a telescoping steering wheel, heated seats, side-impact air bags, a navigation system with GPS and universal home remote.

LS7 engine –
The Z06’s LS7 7.0L engine delivers 505 horsepower (377 kW) in a 3,132-pound (1,421 kg) package – a combination that delivers 0-60 performance of 3.7 seconds in first gear, quarter-mile times of 11.7 seconds at 125 mph and a top speed of 198 mph (as recorded on Germany’s Autobahn). It also provides maximum lateral acceleration of 1.04 g and 60-0 braking in 111.3 feet; it also circuited Germany ’s famed N ü rburgring in a time of 7:43 .
The LS7 reintroduced the 427-cubic-inch engine to the Corvette lineup. It is easily identified under the hood by red engine covers with black lettering. The LS7 shares the same basic Gen IV V-8 architecture as the Corvette’s 6.0-liter LS2, but it uses a different cylinder block casting with pressed-in steel cylinder liners to accommodate the engine’s larger diameter, 4.125-inch (104.8 mm) cylinder bores.

Internally, the LS7’s reciprocating components make use of racing-derived lightweight technology, including titanium connecting rods and intake valves, to help boost horsepower and rpm capability. The rpm fuel shut-off limit is 7,100 rpm. The LS7’s details include:
Dry-sump oiling system
Unique cylinder block casting with large, 104.8-mm bores and pressed-in cylinder liners
Forged steel main bearing caps
Forged steel crankshaft
Titanium connecting rods with 101.6-mm stroke
Cast aluminum flat-top pistons
11.0:1 compression
High-lift camshaft
Racing-derived CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads with titanium intake valves and sodium-filled exhaust valves
Low-restriction air intake system
Hydroformed exhaust headers with unique “quad flow” collector flanges.
One of the clearest examples of the LS7’s race-bred technology is its use of titanium connecting rods. They weigh just 464 grams apiece and besides being lightweight, which enhances high-rpm performance and rpm range, titanium makes the rods extremely durable.

The LS7’s CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads are designed to meet the high airflow demands of the engine’s 7.0-liter displacement. A hydraulic roller camshaft with 0.588/0.593-inch valve lift is used to allow plenty of air to circulate in and out of the engine. To ensure optimal, uninterrupted airflow, the LS7’s heads have straight, tunnel-like intake runners. Very large by production-vehicle standards – even racing standards – they are designed to maintain fast airflow velocity, providing excellent torque at low rpm and exhilarating horsepower at high rpm. The heads feature 70-cc combustion chambers that are fed by huge, 56-mm-diameter titanium intake valves. They are complemented by 41-mm sodium-filled exhaust valves.

To accommodate the large valve face diameters, the heads’ valve seats are siamesed; and, taken from experience with the engines of C6.R racecars, the LS7’s valve angles are held at 12 degrees – vs. 15 degrees for the LS2 – to enhance airflow through the ports.

The LS7 has a dry-sump oiling system designed to keep the engine fully lubricated during the high cornering loads the Corvette Z06 is capable of producing. An engine compartment-mounted 8-quart reservoir delivers oil at a constant pressure to a conventional-style oil pump pick-up at the bottom of the engine. The pressurized oil feed keeps the oil pick-up continually immersed in oil at cornering loads exceeding 1 g.

Oil circulates through the engine and down to the oil pan, where it is sent back to the reservoir via a scavenge pump. The large-capacity reservoir, combined with a high efficiency air-to-oil cooler, provides necessary engine oil cooling under the demands of the engine’s power output. With the dry-sump system, oil is added to the engine via the reservoir tank – which includes the oil level dipstick.

Drivetrain –
The Corvette Z06’s powertrain and drivetrain systems are matched to the LS7’s performance capability. The light, four-into-one headers discharge into close-coupled catalytic converters and through two-mode mufflers. The mufflers each feature a vacuum-actuated outlet valve, which controls exhaust noise during low-load operation but opens for maximum power.

At the rear of the LS7 engine, a single-mass flywheel and lightweight, high-capacity clutch channel torque to the rear transaxle. The six-speed manual transmission has been strengthened to handle the LS7’s increased torque load. The transmission includes a pump that sends transmission fluid to the front radiator for cooling. Upon its return, the fluid removes additional heat from the differential lube before returning to the transmission. The six-speed transmission connects to a limited-slip differential, with enlarged ring and pinion gears. Stronger axle half-shafts with tougher universal joints transmit power to the rear wheels.

Structure – The Z06 has a unique aluminum body structure for optimum stiffness and light weight for the fixed-roof bodystyle. Perimeter rails are one-piece hydroformed aluminum members featuring cast suspension nodes, which replace many welded steel components on other Corvette models. Other castings, stampings and extrusions are combined into the innovative structure with state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies.
Advanced structural composites featuring carbon fiber are bonded to the aluminum structure. The wider front wheelhouses, for example, are carbon composites and the passenger compartment floors combine carbon-fiber skins with an ultra-lightweight balsa wood core.

The Z06 has a new magnesium cradle that serves as the attachment point for the engine and some front suspension components. Magnesium is lighter than aluminum yet incredibly strong. The magnesium cradle helps improve the front-to-rear weight distribution, as do carbon-fiber front fenders and wheelhouses. Engineers also moved the battery from underhood to a position in the rear cargo area, behind one of the rear wheels.

The mass reductions are offset by some added performance enablers, including dry-sump lubrication, exhaust system with outlet valves, larger wheels and tires, larger brakes and larger roll stabilizers.

Suspension and brakes – The Z06 retains the 105.7-inch (2686-mm) wheelbase of other Corvette models, as well as the short-long arm suspension and transverse leaf spring design, but it rides on all-new wheels, tires, brakes, as well as its own rear spring and roll stabilizer.

The firmer suspension works harmoniously with large 18 x 9.5-inch cast-spun aluminum wheels and 275/35ZR18 tires in the front, and 19 x 12-inch cast-spun aluminum wheels with 325/30ZR19 tires in the rear – the largest wheel-and-tire combination ever offered on a Corvette. The tires use the latest extended-mobility technology from Goodyear to provide a satisfactory ride, but still allow the vehicle to achieve lateral acceleration of more than 1 g. The extended-mobility tires eliminate the need – and weight – for a spare tire and jack or inflator kit, while also reducing the chance of a sudden loss of handling capability.

Complementing the suspension system and large rolling stock is an equally capable four-wheel disc brake system, consisting of 14-inch (355 mm) vented and cross-drilled front rotors and 13.4-inch (340 mm) vented and cross-drilled rear rotors.

The front rotors are acted upon by large, red-painted six-piston calipers that use six individual brake pads. Individual brake pads are used because they deliver more equalized wear compared to what would otherwise be a pair of very long single-piece pads. For the rear brakes, four-piston calipers with four individual brake pads are used. A Delphi four-channel ABS system is standard, as is a very competent active handling system – complete with a Competitive Driving mode.

* Horsepower and torque are SAE certified.

I'm surprised by a few facts, still no Bluetooth, all audio systems get an MP3 jack EXCEPT the Nav system which gets some other type of interface, HP is said to 430 and 436 with the optional two mode (Z06 style exhaust) but it appears the optional exhaust is available on ALL models and some new interior trim "upgrades".

I didn't see this on the CF so I thought I'd share it.

Tom
I hope this isn't a repost. Here is the 2008 Corvette Press Release:



Quote:
2008 Corvette: Iconic Sports Car Recieves Larger, More Powerful LS3 6.2L V-8 And Host Of Driving, Interior Refinements

Chevrolet Corvette & Corvette Z06

New for 2008

• All-new LS3 6.2L V-8 engine for Coupe and Convertible:
• 430 hp (321 kW)*
• 424 lb.-ft. of torque (575 Nm)*
• 436 hp / 428 lb.-ft. (325 kW / 580 Nm)* with new, optional dual-mode exhaust system
• High-flow cylinder heads
• Enhanced valvetrain
• High-flow intake manifold
• Larger-bore block with structural enhancements
• Improved manual transmission shift effort
• Quicker shift times on paddle-shift six-speed automatic
• 2.73 performance axle ratio available with six-speed paddle shift; included with Z51 package
• Improved steering feel
• Standard split-spoke cast aluminum wheel design for Coupe and Convertible (Competition Gray finish optional)
• Available polished forged aluminum wheel design
• New Keyless Access remote key fob with integrated key
• Interior trim enhancements for all models, including wrapped center trim plate with Cyber pattern and new, brushed aluminum accents
• Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package available for all models in exclusive, new Linen and Sienna colors
• New sill plates
• iPod/MP3 jack included on all sound systems except navigation (Personal Audio Link available as accessory for navigation system)
• OnStar and XM Satellite Radio standard on all models
• Auto-dimming mirrors with compass standard on all models
• Two new premium exterior colors: Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat

2008 CORVETTE: ICONIC SPORTS CAR RECIEVES LARGER, MORE POWERFUL LS3 6.2L V-8 AND HOST OF DRIVING, INTERIOR REFINEMENTS

Get comfortable. There's so much new and exciting with the 2008 Corvette that you'll want to grab a hot drink, sidle up to your computer screen and absorb all the details.

The changes involve everything from an all-new, larger and more powerful V-8 engine to refinements in driving characteristics that solidify the Corvette's position as the preeminent American sports car – and further the argument that it is one of the world's best. There are also a host of exterior and interior refinements that raise the Corvette's luxury status and enhance the feeling of craftsmanship.

"Corvette is an uncompromising sports car that rewards its owners with impeccable performance and great comfort," said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "The changes and enhancements to the 2008 Corvette reflect continual improvements that speak to Chevrolet's unflagging commitment to building the best sports car – and with nearly 55 years of experience, the Corvette just keeps getting better and better."

Also back again for '08 is the 505-horsepower Corvette Z06, an American super car that has won over enthusiasts, journalists and racers around the world for its balance of racetrack-bred performance, daily-driving civility and value.

Here's a look at the new and enhanced features for '08 Corvette models:

Engine – A new, 6.2L LS3 small-block V-8 is the standard engine in Coupe and Convertible models. It is rated at 430 horsepower (321 kW)* and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (586 Nm)* with the standard exhaust system; with the new, optional two-mode exhaust system, power ratings increase to 436 horses / 325 kW and 428 lb.-ft. / 592 Nm. As a result, the standard Corvette is true supercar, capable of 190 mph. The LS3 with the six-speed paddle-shift automatic is the fastest automatic-equipped Corvette ever, with 0-60 mph capability of 4.3 seconds.

This new iteration of the storied small-block family features a revised, larger-bore cylinder block – 4.06-inch / 103.25 mm vs. the previous 6.0L's 4.00-inch / 101.62 mm bores – high-flow, LS7/L92-style cylinder heads; larger-diameter pistons; revised camshaft and camshaft timing; revised valvetrain with offset intake rocker arms; high-flow intake manifold; high-flow fuel injectors from the Z06's LS7 engine; and a new engine beauty cover.

The LS3 features an aluminum cylinder block with cast iron cylinder liners. In addition to its larger bores, which help create a 376-cubic-inch displacement, the block casting also features revisions and machining in the bulkheads that enhance its strength and improved bay to bay breathing. But while the bore of the 6.2L engine is increased when compared with the previous 6.0L engine, the engine's stroke remains at 3.62 inches (92 mm). The pistons for the larger 6.2L engine also are new and are designed for its high-rpm performance capability.

Breathing for the new 6.2L engine is accomplished via new, high-flow cylinder heads. They're based on the large port/large valve design found on the LS7 engine and other GM L92 engines, with larger-capacity, straighter intake ports. The design optimizes intake flow to the combustion chamber and the exhaust ports are also designed for better flow.

Complementing the larger-port design of the heads are commensurately sized valves. The intake valve size alone increases from 2.00 inches (50.8 mm) to 2.16 inches (55 mm) – an increase of nearly 9 percent. The intake valves feature lightweight hollow stems, which enable the engine's 6,600-rpm capability. The exhaust valves also are large, measuring 1.60 inches (40.4 mm) in diameter.

To accommodate the engine's large valves and enable more direct intake port flow, the intake-side rocker arms are offset 6 mm between the valve tip and the push rod. Actuating the valves is a new camshaft, with intake-side lobes providing more than a 5-percent percent in increase in lift, from 0.521-inch to 0.551-inch (13.25 mm to 14 mm). Exhaust-valve lift remains unchanged from the LS2. The camshaft timing was revised to optimize performance with the higher-lift intake cam profile.

Ensuring the cylinder heads receive all the air they can handles falls to a new, acoustically tuned intake manifold. The composite design is manufactured with a "lost core" process that improves runner to runner variation and reduces airflow losses. An acoustic foam material is used to reduce radiated engine noise; it is sandwiched between the outer top of the manifold and an additional "skull cap" acoustic shell. Also new beauty covers atop the engine shield the rocker covers and also feature a noise-reducing, acoustically tuned insert to provide a more refined engine sound.

Exhaust system – Optional on '08 Coupe and Convertible models is a new, two-mode performance exhaust system. Similar in design and function to the system used on the Z06, the dual-mode exhaust uses vacuum-actuated outlet valves, which control engine noise during low-load operation, but open for maximum performance during high-load operation. It is not identical to the Z06 system; the Coupe/Convertible uses a 2.5-inch-diameter exhaust, while the Z06 uses a three-inch system.

With the new, dual-mode performance exhaust, power output for Coupe/Convertible rises from 430 horsepower (321 kW) and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (575 Nm) to 436 horses (325 kW) and 428 lb.-ft. (580 Nm). This system gives the Corvette a more aggressive exhaust sound character that will appeal to performance enthusiasts.

Transmissions and axle ratios – The shifting efforts for both the six-speed manual transmission and paddle-shift six-speed automatic transmissions have been improved in '08 Corvette models. The manual transmission shifting improvements include a more positive and direct feel during gear changes, with better gate-to-gate location.

The six-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission on Coupe and Convertible is improved with new hardware and a new controller calibration that deliver quicker shifts. This change bolsters the feeling of performance and driver control when using the shifting paddles.

Also new for '08 models is the availability of the 2.73 performance axle ratio with the automatic transmission. It is included with the Z51 package.

Steering system – The Corvette's precise rack-and-pinion steering system is revised to provide improved feel at all speeds. The revisions are due to a new, premium machining process of the system's internal components, a new, stiffer intermediate shaft and controller calibration changes.

Wheels – Corvette Coupe and Convertible models come with a new split-spoke wheel design for '08. The design was introduced on the limited-edition '07 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car replicas with a Sterling Silver finish. The standard 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels feature a Sparkle Silver finish, with a Competition Gray version optional.

Also new is a distinctive, performance-oriented forged aluminum wheel for Coupe and Convertible. It comes in a polished finish.

Exterior colors – There are two new premium exterior colors available with 2008 Corvette models: Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat; they replace Le Mans Blue Metallic and Monterey Red Metallic Tintcoat.

Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package – Available on Coupe, Convertible and Z06 models, the new Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package offers a stylish, two-tone leather-appointed cabin with details that enhance the feeling of Corvette's craftsmanship. Details include:

• Two-tone, leather-wrapped upper and lower instrument panel, door pads and seats
• Choice of new, exclusive colors: Linen or Sienna, with unique color breakup
• Padded door panel armrests
• "Corvette" embroidered on passenger-side dash pad
• Embroidered crossed flags logo on headrests
• Unique center trim plate with Bias pattern.

Interior enhancements – All models feature a new wrapped instrument panel center trim plate, with bright surrounds for the shifter and cupholder. There are also new metal-finish door sill plates that greet passengers as they step into the vehicle, as well as a new lighted control **** for the available Magnetic Selective Ride Control.

Feature changes and enhancements – All Corvette models now come standard with features that were previously optional or part of equipment packages. They include:

• OnStar with available Turn-By-Turn Navigation
• XM Satellite Radio
• Auto-dimming rearview mirrors (with compass)
• Audio input jack on all radio systems except navigation; Personal Audio Link is available as a dealer-installed item with the navigation system.

The '08 Corvettes also come with a new Keyless Access fob, which features the key and remote-function controls integrated in a single unit.

Corvette design and interior details

Dramatic fender forms and exposed headlamps combine with the grille to create a strong visual identity for the Corvette, while the tapered rear deck and fascia improve high-speed performance. The lean rear design sports round taillamps and center-exit exhaust. The fixed Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps provide superior lighting performance. With a 0.286 coefficient of drag, the Coupe models are the most aerodynamic Corvettes ever.

The 2008 Corvette Convertible features a power-operated soft top with the 3LT package; an easy-to-operate manual top is standard. Both configurations use a five-layer fabric that conceals the underlying structure for a good top-up appearance, plus it helps preserve the car's excellent aerodynamics and reduces road noise.

Corvette's interior is inspired by the car's dual-cockpit heritage. High-quality materials, craftsmanship and functionality help deliver premium quality meant to enhance performance driving. The instrument panel and doors are covered with cast-skin foam-in-place trim that looks like a leather-wrapped, padded panel. It is warm and inviting and has double the life of conventional trim materials.

An AM/FM/XM radio with CD player and audio input jack is standard. An optional Bose audio system with an in-dash six-disc changer adds to the choices available to the audiophile owner. Steering-wheel mounted audio controls – introduced in '07 – are included with the Bose premium system.

A full-function OnStar system is standard and an onboard navigation system with voice recognition is available. Using a 6.5-inch (165 mm) color touch-screen display, the DVD-based system contains all the map data for the 48 contiguous states and most of Canada on one disc.

Driving dynamics

Corvette Coupe and Convertible have a hydroformed steel rail backbone structure, which features cored composite floors, an enclosed center tunnel, rear-mounted transmission and aluminum cockpit structure. Suspension cradles, control arms, knuckles, springs, dampers, bushings, stabilizer bars and steering gear have all been redesigned. New Goodyear Extended Mobility Tires (EMT) take advantage of the latest sidewall design and compound technology for run-flat capabilities.

Three suspension choices allow drivers to choose the setup that best suits their driving style. The standard suspension is tuned for a balance of ride comfort and precise handling. Corvette is now more poised at even higher handling levels, yet easier to drive.

The optional Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension features magneto-rheological dampers able to detect road surfaces and adjust the damping rates to those surfaces almost instantly for optimal ride control. Cross-dilled brake rotors are included when this feature is selected, allowing customers to combine the larger brakes from the Z51 performance package with the comfort of Magnetic Selective Ride Control.

The Z51 Performance Package brings Coupe and Convertible performance very close to the widely admired previous generation Z06. The Z51 offers more aggressive dampers and springs, larger stabilizer bars, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMT tires, enhanced cooling and larger cross-drilled brake rotors (13.4 inches / 340 mm in front and 13 inches / 330 mm in rear) for optimum track performance while still providing a comfortable ride.

With each suspension, three standard dynamic chassis control systems – anti-lock braking, traction control and Active Handling – operate in concert. In all, the dynamic chassis control systems are smarter, less intrusive and more adept at making the total driving experience precisely what drivers have come to expect from their Corvette.

Corvette Z06 details

As the fastest, most powerful and most technologically advanced production model in Corvette's history, t he Corvette Z06 offers an unprecedented level of capability and technology, making it one of the best performance values on the market.

Design – The Z06 has an unmistakable and aggressive appearance, with design cues that include:

• A wide front fascia with a large, forward-facing grille opening, a splitter along the bottom and wheel opening extensions along the sides to provide aerodynamic downforce
• A cold air scoop in front of the hood that integrates an air inlet system for the engine
• The trailing edge of the front wheel opening is radiused to achieve improved drag, but protects the body finish with a tough molding, and a large air extractor is located behind the wheel
• A fixed-roof body style optimizes body rigidity and mass
• Wider rear fenders with flares cover the massive rear tires and a brake cooling scoop in front of the wheels visually balances the fender extractor
• A tall rear spoiler houses the CHMSL on the top of the rear fascia
• 10-spoke wheels (18-inch, front; 19-inch, rear)
• Four large stainless steel exhaust outlets
• Z06 badging on the carbon fiber front fenders

The aerodynamics of the Z06's exterior were shaped by the experiences of the Corvette racing program, where high-speed stability and cornering capability are paramount. And while the race cars use large rear wings, the Z06's elevated spoiler provides sufficient downforce to balance the road-worthy front splitter without adversely affecting aerodynamic drag. The Z06's Cd is 0.34.

For all its race-inspired functionality, the Z06 is designed to be a daily-driveable high-performance vehicle. To that end, comfort and convenience are held to a very high standard. High-Intensity Discharge lighting, fog lamps, leather seating, dual-zone air conditioning, cabin air filtration and head-up display (HUD) with track mode and g-meter are standard.

The Z06 gauge cluster displays the Z06 logo on the 7000-redline tachometer and has a readout on the oil pressure gauge to reflect the higher standard pressure of the dry-sump oiling system. The seats feature two-tone leather surfaces, with Z06-logo embroidery and contrasting stitching.

Z06 options include a Bose audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer, polished, Competition Gray or chrome wheels, a telescoping steering wheel, heated seats, side-impact air bags, a navigation system with GPS and universal home remote.

LS7 engine – The Z06's LS7 7.0L engine delivers 505 horsepower (377 kW) in a 3,132-pound (1,421 kg) package – a combination that delivers 0-60 performance of 3.7 seconds in first gear, quarter-mile times of 11.7 seconds at 125 mph and a top speed of 198 mph (as recorded on Germany's Autobahn). It also provides maximum lateral acceleration of 1.04 g and 60-0 braking in 111.3 feet; it also circuited Germany 's famed N ü rburgring in a time of 7:43 .

The LS7 reintroduced the 427-cubic-inch engine to the Corvette lineup. It is easily identified under the hood by red engine covers with black lettering. The LS7 shares the same basic Gen IV V-8 architecture as the Corvette's 6.0-liter LS2, but it uses a different cylinder block casting with pressed-in steel cylinder liners to accommodate the engine's larger diameter, 4.125-inch (104.8 mm) cylinder bores.

Internally, the LS7's reciprocating components make use of racing-derived lightweight technology, including titanium connecting rods and intake valves, to help boost horsepower and rpm capability. The rpm fuel shut-off limit is 7,100 rpm. The LS7's details include:

• Dry-sump oiling system
• Unique cylinder block casting with large, 104.8-mm bores and pressed-in cylinder liners
• Forged steel main bearing caps
• Forged steel crankshaft
• Titanium connecting rods with 101.6-mm stroke
• Cast aluminum flat-top pistons
• 11.0:1 compression
• High-lift camshaft
• Racing-derived CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads with titanium intake valves and sodium-filled exhaust valves
• Low-restriction air intake system
• Hydroformed exhaust headers with unique "quad flow" collector flanges.

One of the clearest examples of the LS7's race-bred technology is its use of titanium connecting rods. They weigh just 464 grams apiece and besides being lightweight, which enhances high-rpm performance and rpm range, titanium makes the rods extremely durable.

The LS7's CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads are designed to meet the high airflow demands of the engine's 7.0-liter displacement. A hydraulic roller camshaft with 0.588/0.593-inch valve lift is used to allow plenty of air to circulate in and out of the engine. To ensure optimal, uninterrupted airflow, the LS7's heads have straight, tunnel-like intake runners. Very large by production-vehicle standards – even racing standards – they are designed to maintain fast airflow velocity, providing excellent torque at low rpm and exhilarating horsepower at high rpm. The heads feature 70-cc combustion chambers that are fed by huge, 56-mm-diameter titanium intake valves. They are complemented by 41-mm sodium-filled exhaust valves.

To accommodate the large valve face diameters, the heads' valve seats are siamesed; and, taken from experience with the engines of C6.R racecars, the LS7's valve angles are held at 12 degrees – vs. 15 degrees for the LS2 – to enhance airflow through the ports.

The LS7 has a dry-sump oiling system designed to keep the engine fully lubricated during the high cornering loads the Corvette Z06 is capable of producing. An engine compartment-mounted 8-quart reservoir delivers oil at a constant pressure to a conventional-style oil pump pick-up at the bottom of the engine. The pressurized oil feed keeps the oil pick-up continually immersed in oil at cornering loads exceeding 1 g.

Oil circulates through the engine and down to the oil pan, where it is sent back to the reservoir via a scavenge pump. The large-capacity reservoir, combined with a high efficiency air-to-oil cooler, provides necessary engine oil cooling under the demands of the engine's power output. With the dry-sump system, oil is added to the engine via the reservoir tank – which includes the oil level dipstick.

Drivetrain – The Corvette Z06's powertrain and drivetrain systems are matched to the LS7's performance capability. The light, four-into-one headers discharge into close-coupled catalytic converters and through two-mode mufflers. The mufflers each feature a vacuum-actuated outlet valve, which controls exhaust noise during low-load operation but opens for maximum power.

At the rear of the LS7 engine, a single-mass flywheel and lightweight, high-capacity clutch channel torque to the rear transaxle. The six-speed manual transmission has been strengthened to handle the LS7's increased torque load. The transmission includes a pump that sends transmission fluid to the front radiator for cooling. Upon its return, the fluid removes additional heat from the differential lube before returning to the transmission. The six-speed transmission connects to a limited-slip differential, with enlarged ring and pinion gears. Stronger axle half-shafts with tougher universal joints transmit power to the rear wheels.

Structure – The Z06 has a unique aluminum body structure for optimum stiffness and light weight for the fixed-roof bodystyle. Perimeter rails are one-piece hydroformed aluminum members featuring cast suspension nodes, which replace many welded steel components on other Corvette models. Other castings, stampings and extrusions are combined into the innovative structure with state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies.

Advanced structural composites featuring carbon fiber are bonded to the aluminum structure. The wider front wheelhouses, for example, are carbon composites and the passenger compartment floors combine carbon-fiber skins with an ultra-lightweight balsa wood core.

The Z06 has a new magnesium cradle that serves as the attachment point for the engine and some front suspension components. Magnesium is lighter than aluminum yet incredibly strong. The magnesium cradle helps improve the front-to-rear weight distribution, as do carbon-fiber front fenders and wheelhouses. Engineers also moved the battery from underhood to a position in the rear cargo area, behind one of the rear wheels.

The mass reductions are offset by some added performance enablers, including dry-sump lubrication, exhaust system with outlet valves, larger wheels and tires, larger brakes and larger roll stabilizers.

Suspension and brakes – The Z06 retains the 105.7-inch (2686-mm) wheelbase of other Corvette models, as well as the short-long arm suspension and transverse leaf spring design, but it rides on all-new wheels, tires, brakes, as well as its own rear spring and roll stabilizer.

The firmer suspension works harmoniously with large 18 x 9.5-inch cast-spun aluminum wheels and 275/35ZR18 tires in the front, and 19 x 12-inch cast-spun aluminum wheels with 325/30ZR19 tires in the rear – the largest wheel-and-tire combination ever offered on a Corvette. The tires use the latest extended-mobility technology from Goodyear to provide a satisfactory ride, but still allow the vehicle to achieve lateral acceleration of more than 1 g. The extended-mobility tires eliminate the need – and weight – for a spare tire and jack or inflator kit, while also reducing the chance of a sudden loss of handling capability.

Complementing the suspension system and large rolling stock is an equally capable four-wheel disc brake system, consisting of 14-inch (355 mm) vented and cross-drilled front rotors and 13.4-inch (340 mm) vented and cross-drilled rear rotors.

The front rotors are acted upon by large, red-painted six-piston calipers that use six individual brake pads. Individual brake pads are used because they deliver more equalized wear compared to what would otherwise be a pair of very long single-piece pads. For the rear brakes, four-piston calipers with four individual brake pads are used. A Delphi four-channel ABS system is standard, as is a very competent active handling system – complete with a Competitive Driving mode.

* Horsepower and torque are SAE certified.
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Thanks to Runge_Kutta for this file ...

According to the attached file here:
http://www.patel360.com/forums/2008RPOInfo.pdf

Which was taken from a GM Site referenced in this link:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show....php?t=1690156

The 4LT option only contains 1 item ... only 1 item ... the custom Leather Interior ... that is all ... and from what I can tell ... it may not be worth it because the color combinations will be hard to match.

Thanks.

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Most excellent. A good start for anyone looking for info.
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What an excellent idea. Thank you for your input. I appreciate it.

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Maybe the moderators could put a sticky on this one! It would certainly at least partially make up for the fact that the search tool doesn't work, as I always find myself manually searching for these threads.

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This needs to be Sticky NOW!!! Excellent Work!
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Great work, Doc!!!! Many, many thanks for your efforts
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Actually I wish they had that jaw drop icon.

This may be the best thread I have seen in the last three years! I shudder to think how long this must have taken. It should certainly qualify for Sticky status. I hereby add my vote to the nomination.

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That is awesome!! Thanks for taking the time to do that...
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You need to fix some of your links. The ones with the dots in them don't work.
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You need to fix some of your links. The ones with the dots in them don't work.
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This is very cool. It will give newbies as well as long timers a good place for reference.
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[edit] Quote removed [/edit]

ANOTHER TIDBIT MIGHT BE THE CONSTRAINTS AND THE WEEK OF, FROM THE BEGINNING OF PRODUCTION
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To save a *little* room, please don't "quote" the faq... it's too huge!
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