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Old 01-09-2019, 10:48 PM
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Modded. But very lightly. Mostly upgraded-stock; or exaggerated, factory-ish looking.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcho Polo View Post
I really like mine the way it is, so I'll leave it.


i am with polo on this subject..I got stripes..ground effects and a wing..Iím set.....

But wait may play around with some vinyl too wrap..naw..roof got stripes too while I ponder this subject!
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by V Vette
^^^ Wow! Nice, that was stock?
Yes .... completely stock! Literally the poster car for the GS when launched.

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Old 01-10-2019, 01:56 AM
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Ok folks. Today I saw something that cannot be unseen. A silver C7 with an old school black vinyl top. It followed the roof line almost back to the rear spoiler.

But wait! There is more ! The bottom of said vinyl top was trimmed with stick on chrome moulding.

Poor car.

No pics I was trying to keep my vomit in my mouth and not on my seats.

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Old 01-10-2019, 05:25 AM
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I mod it a little. Not to difficult to return to stock.

Tinted all windows except windshield 30%
Tinted side markers and rear reflectors.
Distressed American Flaq on on Quarter windows.

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Old 01-10-2019, 06:34 AM
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Mod it, make it yours. Who cares what other people think.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:44 AM
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Tinted windows and 2019 ZR1 carbon black wheels. Also some tension blue vinyl lettering on the door sill plates and a carbon fiber license plate frame with Grand Sport with tension blue lettering. Nothing major but enough to make my 2017 Collectors Edition GS a little unique..
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:05 AM
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This is my 5th Corvette and I can honestly say that the car is perfect for me the way it rolled off the assembly line. I have no desire to ďimproveĒ this car at all.

Plus with it being one of the Premier Edition cars, I feel obligated to keep her stock.



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Old 01-10-2019, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
Will you keep Vette EXTERIOR factory look or to Mod it? - Factory meaning all types base, Z06, Z51, and leaving it Factory. (not even light black outs)..NOTE: Last choice should say: NO, I may venture later.
Certainly nothing wrong with personalizing a car as long as itís tastefully done IMO.

Originally Posted by Marcho Polo View Post
Yes .... completely stock! Literally the poster car for the GS when launched.

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Always liked that pic, but too bad that its stances are not representative of factory...
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by jdk541 View Post
This is my 5th Corvette and I can honestly say that the car is perfect for me the way it rolled off the assembly line. I have no desire to ďimproveĒ this car at all.

Plus with it being one of the Premier Edition cars, I feel obligated to keep her stock.



So clean and simple. Nice!
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:12 AM
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In my opinion, these cars are a work of art when they come off the assembly line. Changing them, to me would be like drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa!
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:18 AM
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Had more external mods on my 2014 Z51, i.e. All carbon fiber, matching the OEM CF roof; side skirts, splitter with winglets, hood vent, chrome grill cover.

Ordered the Stage 2 Aero Option for the Grand Sport that has CF side skirts and splitter (mine are painted carbon flash.) Added a rear diffuser, again CF painted carbon flash matching the lower rear bumbler and Stage 3 winglets replacing the small Stage 2 winglets. Also need some "Jakes" so externally added these plastic ones painted carbon flash as well as wheel hub inserts and valve caps for the machined faced aluminum wheels. Have more inside.



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Old 01-10-2019, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Marcho Polo View Post
Yes .... completely stock! Literally the poster car for the GS when launched.
It looks like it's been lowered. Maybe stock bolts?
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by sTz View Post


Certainly nothing wrong with personalizing a car as long as itís tastefully done IMO.



Always liked that pic, but too bad that its stances are not representative of factory...
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Had more external mods on my 2014 Z51, i.e. All carbon fiber, matching the OEM CF roof; side skirts, splitter with winglets, hood vent, chrome grill cover.

Ordered the Stage 2 Aero Option for the Grand Sport that has CF side skirts and splitter (mine are painted carbon flash.) Added a rear diffuser, again CF painted carbon flash matching the lower rear bumbler and Stage 3 winglets replacing the small Stage 2 winglets. Also need some "Jakes" so externally added these plastic ones painted carbon flash as well as wheel hub inserts and valve caps for the machined faced aluminum wheels. Have more inside.


I like the valve caps!
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:36 AM
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I selected the 3rd option, but now that I think about it, I did change the lug nuts. I ordered my GS with carbon flash accents and Stage 2 Aero. I may add some stripes in the future to emulate the C7R look, but these things look pretty trick out of the box.


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Old 01-10-2019, 11:40 AM
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Of all the mods I have seen, the best are only acceptable, not improvements. The only cosmetic change I have made is blackout covers on the sun visor warning labels. Mechanically, just MGW shifter and skip-shift eliminator.

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Old 01-10-2019, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by V Vette View Post
I like the valve caps!
Yep, have 12 Jakes! The one's on the body came about because when I ordered the Carbon Flash Badge option, thought the top fender vents would be carbon flash. When they came in white thought it needed something from the full length carbon flash side skirts to the carbon flash rear spoiler. Found those Jakes- once you start! The Jake wheel centers come in a gray or black background. They gray matched the gray in the OEM machine faced aluminum wheels.

I've moded every car I've owned, from my 1st that I nosed, decked, filled grill etc '41 coupe and stuffed in an Olds engine when I was 17. Understand those that want to keep them 100% stock, which is fine.

To Each Their Own!



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Old 01-10-2019, 12:12 PM
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I realized that while I chose NO MOD, that in fact I had done several minor, easily removable mods to the car.

Rim Tape on the wheels; Homemade extended front Splash Guards; (aftermarket) C7 Carbon GTX carbon fiber side skirts and front splitter; 3rd Brake light "Grand Sport"; interior LED red floor lights; LED Cup Holder lights; sound deadening material and probably a few other things I can't recall......






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Old 01-10-2019, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Strake View Post
I realized that while I chose NO MOD, that in fact I had done several minor, easily removable mods to the car.

Rim Tape on the wheels; Homemade extended front Splash Guards; (aftermarket) C7 Carbon GTX carbon fiber side skirts and front splitter; 3rd Brake light "Grand Sport"; interior LED red floor lights; LED Cup Holder lights; sound deadening material and probably a few other things I can't recall......





The interior mods are sweet!
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:28 PM
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It's still brand new so I'll wait a while.
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