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Old 01-05-2019, 11:51 PM
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Ya, living in an area that's wet 85% of the time doesn't help either!
LOL. You in Oregon as well ?😄
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:52 PM
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If "some" is good and
"More" is better
than "too much" is just enough!
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:55 PM
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LOL. You in Oregon as well ?😄
Washington!! But he's on the west side and I'm on the east. Like different continents almost! Lol!
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:58 PM
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Washington!! But he's on the west side and I'm on the east. Like different continents almost! Lol!
Well it rain quite a bit here in Portland. The in-laws live over in the Tri Cities and it seems drier that direction.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by saleen556 View Post

Well it rain quite a bit here in Portland. The in-laws live over in the Tri Cities and it seems drier that direction.
Small world! I'm from OR originally. Lived in Portland for a summer. Graduated from OSU and live in Tri-Cities now!
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:15 AM
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Small world! I'm from OR originally. Lived in Portland for a summer. Graduated from OSU and live in Tri-Cities now!
Small indeed. My 2 Bestfriends went the OSU. Partied there quite a bit in the early 90s.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:29 AM
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Small indeed. My 2 Bestfriends went the OSU. Partied there quite a bit in the early 90s.
Nice! I was there about 99-02. My husband was a Phi Sigma Kappa.

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Old 01-06-2019, 12:29 AM
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I seem to read daily about someone saying that the Z06 and ZR1 is just for bragging rights. This seems to come from base car owners as well as GS owners. Why the jealousy? These same people will brag that they own a C7 to a mustang owner. Since when is 460 HP the perfect amount of power for anyone?
Go to a race track, turn everything off, see for yourself. I haven't tried a zr1 on track, but I had to be rreeaalllyyy careful rolling into the throttle on corner exit in my friends Z. There is no such thing as too much power if a chasis can handle it... But I don't think a c7 should have much more than 500. I see Z owners loop their cars more frequently than GS drivers.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:29 AM
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All you guys going to make it to Olympia in a month for the Corvette meet ? I am only 3 hours north.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:36 AM
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All you guys going to make it to Olympia in a month for the Corvette meet ? I am only 3 hours north.
When exactly is this meet?
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by theplatinumog View Post
Go to a race track, turn everything off, see for yourself. I haven't tried a zr1 on track, but I had to be rreeaalllyyy careful rolling into the throttle on corner exit in my friends Z. There is no such thing as too much power if a chasis can handle it... But I don't think a c7 should have much more than 500. I see Z owners loop their cars more frequently than GS drivers.
Hoping to get it to our local track this summer👍🏻 Was just discussing it with a neighbor at our Xmas party. But I agree with you there at the limits the car isnít as easy to drive as the GS. But on the street under 5k RPMS all that torque is available making it a blast to drive. The best part is you donít have to wind it out to get there. Yes Iíve had the *** end kick out at 30 in 3rd gear going through a roundabout. Just need to respect the power.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:39 AM
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When exactly is this meet?
https://www.facebook.com/events/5310...5D%7D%5D%22%7D
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:41 AM
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Thanks! Might go if the pass isn't closed.

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Old 01-06-2019, 12:46 AM
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Thanks. Depending on weather this could be fun.
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:02 AM
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I totally regret buying a 460 HP rig. I should have bought the Z06. My son has a Z06. He left it with me for two months and told me to drive it. I did to the tune of about 2,500 miles. Now I want to throw rocks at my Stingray. It's not just the HP. The torque feels so good. And another thing. You can pass other cars significantly faster with that extra 190 HP. A lot safer.
I agree with you 110% It's not just the HP it's the overall feeling of the whole car. So many people say the Z is to much for the street and I couldn't disagree more
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Originally Posted by Sconn View Post
OK, maybe I misunderstood your original post then? It seemed to me you were saying that people with lower hp cars are "jealous" of those with higher powered cars. The fact that you threw that term in there, told me you had a little chip on your shoulder maybe?

I don't even care if my car is faster than most. I say let the others get the tickets.
In fact, before I got my GS, I was torn between that and a Mazda MX-5. That's how little I care about beating people off the line. Lol!! There always more to a car than HP.

Edit: After re-reading your original post, I'm still not sure I understand what you're getting at?
but you didn’t get the Mx5

i too don’t get where the oP is getting the jealousy posts (but I did trade up to a Z from C7GS).

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Old 01-06-2019, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Parcival View Post

but you didnít get the Mx5

i too donít get where the oP is getting the jealousy posts (but I did trade up to a Z from C7GS).
You're right... After driving our Scat Pack Charger for 6 months, I just wasn't sure I'd be 100% happy with a little Miata. Just the exhaust sound alone is addictive!
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:01 AM
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I haven't seen any rants. Maybe a few comments here and there. No different than other forums.

Seems most guys can't just say "I couldn't afford model "X" or "I couldn't afford trim level "Y". So instead they say things like "Oh, the wide body is too fat" and "The Z06 is too powerful" and other silly stuff that sounds like they are defensive and/or jealous.

I flat out admit I never could have afforded a new Z06 so I was going to 'settle' for a new GS. I got lucky and found my lightly used Z for less than a new GS would have cost and it was a no-brainer.

But when I bought my other car, a 2016 Dodge Charger SRT 392, I flat out could not justify spending $30k more to get the Hellcat, which other than some 200+ horsepower more is the exact same car. But I never try to tell HC owners they have too much horsepower or anything like that. The only reason I didn't get one is because my pockets weren't deep enough at the time. And I can admit that.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
Cant have enough HP!... Funny though I wonder as most members on this site are over 65 and do "they" use such power and where (or is it an ego thing)? Like I said can't have enough HP, but can you please drive in the right lane if you don't use that power?
Don't get me started on left lane drivers. Had one last week I was coming up on a slower car in right lane. Guy in left see's me coming and gets alongside of other car. I move to left lane and he starts brake checking me. I don't get the driving in the left lane mentality. Oh well.

Anyway back on topic of too much power. I was searching for an older Camaro, Chevelle, or Nova and my goal was around the 800 hp range with 671 or 871. Found a few, one really nice 2nd gen Camaro. In the end I went with the C7 as I was wanting one from the beginning of the release. I'm sure this will keep me happy. HURRY UP SPRING !!
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Sconn View Post
Even Randy Pobst thought the Z had too much power for its' own good.
Motortrend never ever tested any Z06 (stock or Z07) with its revised track MRC calibration that started with 2017+, and also got shock temperature compensation tables in 2019 (this is the $350 MRC update). The Grand Sport model that was so admired comes with this calibration. It's a pity that they've never tested the Z06 with it.

On that note, it's also strange that MT had same conclusions for ZR1 as well, while other media reviewers seemed to be much more impressed with it.

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