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Thinking about moving from a C7 Z51 to C6 Z06.....thoughts?

Old 07-12-2019, 01:18 PM
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My 08 c6z06 was actually my 1st Corvette ever and at 12k miles 1 owner it was more than i could ever ask for! I swapped out the stock shifter for an MGW Flat stick, changed the headunit to a Pioneer NEX4200 Apple Car Play Android Auto as well as front and rear cameras and the car is a blast to drive anywhere! Never driven a c7 Corvette but the Raw power or this ls7 is a handful for the streets! I see myself keeping this car for a very long time! Its not my daily driver, but the more i drive it, the more i want to make it my daily! If i were to trade it in, it would have to be for a c7z06! Its hard to beat the wide body in both the c6/c7 z06 variants!

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Old 07-12-2019, 02:26 PM
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Not to be a debbie downer, but keep in mind the potential for added cost of ownership with the LS7; heads at a minimum, possibly more than once as fixed heads have gone out of spec. Granted, this isn't all that common, but I certainly wouldn't fix them and check that issue off the board as a done deal. And more and more lately we're seeing rods rubbing together, creating liquid sand paper that wreaks havoc on the bottom end. Those two together can add up real quick, and that's a lot of dough just to keep 505 hp and reliability.

Is it a beast and a blast to drive? A yup. But since you already have a C7, not sure that moving backwards is the right answer. Only you can truly decide that. If it's a weekend warrior street car, I'd keep what you have.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:55 PM
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Really depends on your objectives....if you want a nicer driving car with more creature comforts stay with your C7....for me, I sold my C7Z and bought my C6Z back because the high performance driving experience of the NA LS7 can't be beat by a supercharged C7 Corvette.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:37 PM
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My car got the liquid sandpaper probably and now I'm looking at $11.4K for the engine and 3.5-5.8K for the labor of replacing it. For the life of me I can't figure out how it would take 40hours to swap a motor in! But that is a stealership for you I guess.

C7 is a fat pig, like the choice of a bikini model or an obese wife who at least cooks well.

Both of their diffs suck totally. Clutch-type or Ediffs wear out, it's called planned obsolesence, they could have put a Torsen2 like Quaife or those in the Audis that works waaayyyy better, more responsive, and lasts forever! I know from my newest-model Rx7.

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Old 07-15-2019, 03:19 PM
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Thanks for all the input, guys. I took a C6Z out for a ride today. Its an animal, for sure. I can see where it might be a faster car over a C7 Stingray for the track....it makes instant power and pulls all the way to 7000 RPM....loads of torque and very consistent all the way across the power band. (Especially in the 4000 RPM to 7000 RPM range, where the LT1 just doesn't have as much meat) I wouldn't trade my Stingray for it though. Even though its 300 pounds fatter and down on power (sort of), the Stingray just seems to give a better overall driving experience.
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