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Old 06-15-2019, 10:14 PM
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What would you do first other than drive it and enjoy it ? Already have a Range waiting .!
Gas door plug ,alignment for street as I will not track it , turn off passive lock ? Looks like a lot of things to read about and to learn !!
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:16 PM
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Pull exhaust fuse, install catlesss x-pipe, tint windows, mgw shifter if manual...
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I removed the gas door lock from inside the left rear 1/4 panel, put on low dust brake pads, put michelin pilot sport AS3 tires on the front, remove front splitter and air deflectors that hang down in front of the front tires. Remove NPP exhaust valve fuse. Do not have a 8 speed auto so the range device not needed. Get the factory splash guards,same accessory dealer item fits on all C7's. Oh yeah, I stripped the flat grey paint off the barrels on my chrome wheels, can do this on painted silver wheels also. So easy to clean the barrels know and do the things you mentioned also. I am doing the alignment soon, and putting expel on the front bumper cover.

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Get the front end wrapped in Xpel. Sure does protect the paint.

Get some Michelin PS A/S 3+ tires on it too.
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Low dust pads and window tint
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IMO, about easy 5 things you CAN/COULD do. The 1 thing you MUST do is get rid of the stock brake pads!!!!
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:43 PM
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Check it out very closely at the dealership to insure it doesn't have any of the typical new C7 defects prior to completing the deal.

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Check it out very close at the dealership prior to completing the deal.
Bought from Kerbeck and having it trucked to me . Told the salesman he was my eyes . Kerbeck is the biggest so hopefully it is ok !
Those of you that have changed pads ,do you do it yourself ? I did on my c5 but this is under warranty so I don't know if I should do it myself.
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Originally Posted by 1FINE99 View Post
Bought from Kerbeck and having it trucked to me . Told the salesman he was my eyes . Kerbeck is the biggest so hopefully it is ok !
Those of you that have changed pads ,do you do it yourself ? I did on my c5 but this is under warranty so I don't know if I should do it myself.
Yep, hopefully and most likely it will be Ok, however purchasing a Corvette (any year) without a personal inspection is generally not a good idea.
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Change pads to low dust, wash and clay then wax and seal it. Tint windows and buy a good indoor cover.
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Everyone has their own ideas. But, you were right to begin with... DRIVE it for a while. THEN decide for yourself! ENJOY!
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I drove mine 45 minutes to the best xpel shop in DC area. Left it there 2 days for ppf and tint. Picked it up and took a 3200 mile road trip with a stop at 500 miles at the 3rd best corvette dealer in the country for an oil change. No gas door plug (whatever that is), alignment, brake pads, etc. In other words, drive it.

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All good suggestions but here is ABSOLUTELY the first thing you should do... Sit in your car with your owners manual and set the car up (memory) and learn all the features and controls and then drive it and learn all the little idiosyncrasies the car has (Ackerman effect) (throttle lag) and then you won't have to get on here and ask questions and have some of the meaner people ridicule you!

Seriously, it is a magnificent car and a blast to drive, it brakes and handles like nothing I've ever driven. My old car was a C6 ZO6 and the GS is way more road friendly and manageable. Touring mode is so nice. Congrats and enjoy, I know I do!
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Inspect it for paint and other defects, pop the hold and listen to the motor when it’s still cold for any odd noises. They can make ticking sounds when cold but the ticking should go away after being driven a short distance. Drive it for a few days and at least 500 miles before you do anything to it or spend any money modifying it in case has problems and you have to return it. After that lower it on the stock bolts, tint the windows if you like that look and whatever else you want to do. Good luck and congratulations!
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Just wondering -- why remove the passive door lock??
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Originally Posted by 1FINE99 View Post
Bought from Kerbeck and having it trucked to me . Told the salesman he was my eyes . Kerbeck is the biggest so hopefully it is ok !
Those of you that have changed pads ,do you do it yourself ? I did on my c5 but this is under warranty so I don't know if I should do it myself.
What color? Do you know if it was on the lot or in the showroom? I was there on Tuesday and they had 3 or 4 in the showroom believe GS and they all
looked real good.
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Originally Posted by 1FINE99 View Post
Bought from Kerbeck and having it trucked to me . Told the salesman he was my eyes . Kerbeck is the biggest so hopefully it is ok !
Those of you that have changed pads ,do you do it yourself ? I did on my c5 but this is under warranty so I don't know if I should do it myself.
Brake pads are soooo easy to do and will not effect your warranty, do them and dont think twice about it.
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Cags delete and alignment were the first two things I did. X pipe and tint are on deck.
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I wouldn't worry about plugging the gas cap lock. There have been a few people with issues but the vast majority don't have any issues with the way the cap works. Not sure why you would disable passive lock either. Keep the FOB in your pants pocket and the door will always open when you walk up to the car. You can't stop the door from locking while driving as it becomes a safety issue when the car is moving. Unlike the days when you had to turn/pull a handle to open a car door from inside accidentally hitting the door opening button/s with an arm could cause a door to open at an inopportune time.

Despite all of the comments from the unknowledgeable the car does come with a street alignment Vs a track alignment. A -1.0 to -1.1 camber setting at all 4 wheels which is how the cars are set when delivered is not a track setting. You will see in your Owner's Manual that track settings run in the -2.0 camber range. To reduce the chance of inner tire wear just have the dealer ensure the front toe is set to +0.01 or +0.02 of toe in Vs 0 toe or toe out.

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Just wondering -- why remove the passive door lock??
I should have said turn it off . I like to lock,unlock cars myself .
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