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Old 03-01-2019, 09:26 PM
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So today as I was washing my z06 I noticed that the air inlet scoop on the front bumper there is a little black plastic piece that is removable. Do you guys notice that your's bows in in the middle? Or doesnt make contact with the bottom of your bumper? No matter which way I place it it doesnt seem to make a good fit. Either the base isn't contacting the bottom of the bumper or the top isn't touching the top of the bumper.

This is what I am talking about . See pic. Please check your corvettes and let me know. GS guys/gals are welcome to chime in too. And yes I know there is like 3M bonding tape on the base but if I replace that then it just sticks to the base and then the top is bowed even more.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:36 PM
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mine did the same thing after i had the nose off. it wasnt installed all the way in order to allow the clips to seat properly, i pushed it in until i heard a click, problem solved.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:38 PM
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So once u heard the click it made perfect contact with the top and bottom? I can make mine click but itíll either be clicked in at top or bottom. If I make it flush with the bottom then the top isnít and vice versa.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:07 PM
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Old 03-02-2019, 12:01 AM
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Its plastic and sags over time. Just put some double sided tape on the top.
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Old 03-02-2019, 12:53 AM
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Hardly noticeable if it’s installed properly
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Old 03-02-2019, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Apocolipse View Post
Its plastic and sags over time. Just put some double sided tape on the top.
Thanks for the suggestion however It will not reach both the top and the bottom if each is double sided taped.

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Hardly noticeable if itís installed properly
MTP I agree it is hardly noticeable. But do you see it on yours?
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So can you remove it to get cooling air into the engine bay?
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So can you remove it to get cooling air into the engine bay?
I mean I guess you could but it already has a few holes from the factory in the mesh behind it. I think removing it would add a host of water leak issues to the air intake assembly for minimal gains if any.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Z06_Bandit View Post
MTP I agree it is hardly noticeable. But do you see it on yours?
At eye level, a tiny gap at the top..
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:56 AM
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bros, some of you really need to let go of the idea these cars are perfect. or any car for that matter.

i know you paid "a lot of money" for it, but that does not change the fact these cars are essentially a big piece of aluminum with panels glued to it. hood, doors and hatch are bolted to the frame. basically everything else cosmetic is attached to a composite substructure glued to said frame.

i have seen the hov lane plastic poles rip a c6z apart to the extent of thirty thousand dollars of damage.

my perception is a little different for i am in the collision repair industry. all i am saying is do not sweat this little stuff. enjoy the car.
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:33 AM
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Interesting that you mention this...being new to these cars, my first impression was how nice the paint is, but how the whole car is like a kit-car (or, Lotus) and how it would just disintegrate if it was crashed. Perhaps not structurally and the passenger compartment is obviously protected and complies with requirements.

But, Iíve seen a couple ZO6 crashes at Watkins Glen (have the photos) and they were literally destroyed. One brought back in 2 pieces. I race in Champcar and WRL and we do some rubbing and yes, crashing...and that car survives some relatively big hits and gets bent back into shape. Yah, obviously not an aluminum frame or fiberglass/carbon panels.

I find my ZO6 really wide, compared to what Iíve been accustomed to...in a sports car, that is. Really taking up a full lane and that makes avoiding obstacles or potholes and such more awkward as well as carving more of a line on backroads during more spirited driving. Not an issue of course with my truck,so I donít even notice it then

So, point is, I find this width and Ďfragile buildí aspect more intimidating than an issue with, say, potentially breaking loose under power or the rate at which it can cover ground. I find that driving the car and actually using it for practical tasks, is like the proverbial ďbull in a china shopĒ type of experience.

oh yah, Iíve strayed/hijacked...I find the fit and finish on mine are pretty darn perfect, except for one clip which was broken, and replaced when I pulled the nose off to install brake ducts. I was pleasantly surprised how perfect the car was put together

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Originally Posted by MTPZ06 View Post
At eye level, a tiny gap at the top..
Any chance you could shoot a pic and post MTP?
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Originally Posted by Z06_Bandit View Post
Any chance you could shoot a pic and post MTP?
Its a black car and under the cover in my garage...I pulled the cover back and tried to take a picture, but it was pretty useless. If I pull the car out into some good light tomorrow, Iíll try again.
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by MTPZ06 View Post
Its a black car and under the cover in my garage...I pulled the cover back and tried to take a picture, but it was pretty useless. If I pull the car out into some good light tomorrow, Iíll try again.
Sounds good MTP. I appreciate it.
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