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Old 10-27-2016, 01:47 PM
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If the OP has made it this far into the thread...

I'd ask, how much power is too much? Do you like a kick in the pants, of the pucker-inducing variety? Most of the Z owners are going to say the power is fine, though most will advise care with mashing the velocitator. For me, the LT-1 is just fine, I like the 460 horses and I feel it's perfect for this platform.

Therefore, the Z is worth it if you want the insane power, otherwise, it may very well be a waste, since you're not likely to use most of that potential. If you've had a chance to test drive them, let us know your thoughts.
Also, if he purchases the GS with the LT1, and later on he feels he needs more kick in the pants, he can put an aftermarket supercharger(using the money he saved by purchasing a GS instead of a Z06) on his GS and get all the acceleration of the Z06 with the LT4.
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:52 PM
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Also, if he purchases the GS with the LT1, and later on he feels he needs more kick in the pants, he can put an aftermarket supercharger(using the money he saved by purchasing a GS instead of a Z06) on his GS and get all the acceleration of the Z06 with the LT4.
and void the warranty or he can get the LT4 with a warranty
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:17 PM
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I believe this was answered before, but just for the sake of argument... Let's assume the warranty is up and you want to throw, say a Procharger on there, what do you need, besides the blower, and what is the total cost, including labor? How much HP can you expect from a low boost setup?

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Old 10-27-2016, 02:20 PM
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With the current discounts on 16' Z06's it's a no brainer. Do one WOT pull in the Z06 starting at around 40MPH and you'll forget the GS even exists
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:23 PM
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With the current discounts on 16' Z06's it's a no brainer. Do one WOT pull in the Z06 starting at around 40MPH and you'll forget the GS even exists
Until you put it in a ditch.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:24 PM
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Until you put it in a ditch.
Yeah sure, if you can't drive I guess.


Never had that problem
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rti35 View Post
With the current discounts on 16' Z06's it's a no brainer. Do one WOT pull in the Z06 starting at around 40MPH and you'll forget the GS even exists
GM recognizes the fact that there is a problem with the 2015 and 2016 Z06's, so they redesigned the supercharger for the 2017 models.

Yes, you can get a killer discount on a left over 2016, but what will it cost to upgrade the 2016 with the new for 2017 supercharger, and will that void the warranty?

GM didn't spend the time and money to redesign the 2017's supercharger just for the fun of it, and we don't know if the problems are completely resolved.

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Old 10-27-2016, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by nunii View Post
Gs=fake z06
Gs=BMW 550 with m package
And of course the 550 is several hundred pounds heavier, and drives like it.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:38 PM
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Yes. One WOT pull. It's all you'll be able to do after it overheats and goes into limp mode.
GS owners must be really digging the clear tail lights of the Z06 since that would be their primary view if they lined up against one.

And I'm willing to bet that you could never get a Z06 to overheat.

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GM recognizes the fact that there is a problem with the 2015 and 2016 Z06's, so they redesigned the supercharger for the 2017 models.

Yes, you can get a killer discount on a left over 2016, but what will it cost to upgrade the 2016 to the new for 2017 supercharger, and will that void the warranty?

GM didn't spend the time and money to redesign the 2017's supercharger just for the fun of it, and we don't know if the problems are completely resolved.
There is no cooling problem with the 15/16 Z06s. They upgraded the cooling for the 2% of SERIOUS track enthusiasts who are buying the car to use primarily as a TRACK car. These are people that use the car to compete and actually know how to drive the car at or near it's limit.


What don't people understand about this? Z06s aren't overheating on the street. They're not overheating on track with novice and intermediate drivers. They overheat when near-professional drivers do hot laps with them in Texas during the summer.


But trolls are gonna troll..

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Old 10-27-2016, 02:43 PM
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Grand Sport...great performance and design package at great price. Z06 is the big daddy right now though not for long (ZR1 coming) and do you really need that much power on the street.
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rti35 View Post
With the current discounts on 16' Z06's it's a no brainer. Do one WOT pull in the Z06 starting at around 40MPH and you'll forget the GS even exists
Where can you do this and not get pulled over, or worse go to jail?
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by rti35 View Post
GS owners must be really digging the clear tail lights of the Z06 since that would be their primary view if they lined up against one.

And I'm willing to bet that you could never get a Z06 to overheat.



There is no cooling problem with the 15/16 Z06s. They upgraded the cooling for the 2% of SERIOUS track enthusiasts who are buying the car to use primarily as a TRACK car. These are people that use the car to compete and actually know how to drive the car at or near it's limit.


What don't people understand about this? Z06s aren't overheating on the street. They're not overheating on track with novice and intermediate drivers. They overheat when near-professional drivers do hot laps with them in Texas during the summer.


But trolls are gonna troll..
...And I agree with you completely. Psychologically, there is a need for some people to justify their beliefs and actions on a Forum, such as this. For them to simply say they "didn't want to spend the money" or "that much horsepower is more than I need or want" or any other statement that is simply a comment and not a wise crack about another purchaser's decision, they just can't do it. It's very obvious, with the comments being thrown out about overheating and cooling system issues, these posters really haven't a clue as to what they are talking about. Beyond that, it infers a tinge of jealousy against the Z06 crowd for buying the premier model of the Corvette line. It's a real shame these guys act so childish. If you like the GS, just buy it, forget the Z06. Heck, besides the simple side badging markers these 2 cars have, there is principally no exterior difference between the two vehicles....one has a bigger engine and some other drivetrain differences. And believe it or not, neither one has a cooling system problem for the typical end user profile which accounts for 75%+ of the Corvettes sold. Lighten up guys, if you want a GS, just buy it and enjoy it.
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:44 PM
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The Z07 package is great, but wait until the first brake job at $6K... Most track guys I know pull the CCB and replace with Iron rotors. I got the GS, and love it.. Its what I wanted, not what everyone thinks I should get... I have driven base to Z06 models, and the GS is a perfect blend of balance and power, especially on the track
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 2016_Z06 View Post
How can anyone take this troll seriously with your avatar
Thanks.

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it does champ it puts a smile in my face every time.

if you want a car to drive on a racetrack buy a racecar dumbass.

Gs and Z are cars to drive on the street that can go on a track I'm guessing your car has a licence plate

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Old 10-27-2016, 03:54 PM
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Thanks.




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Yup go crying to the mods since your ignorant
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I saw that one coming.
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Yup go crying to the mods since your ignorant
saying someone is ignorant and you don't even know basic grammar .................priceless!
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Autocorrect lolz
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