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Old 10-14-2015, 03:57 PM
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Other than a little embarrassment that my car is naked (swaybar-less) in the rear, my Stingray does everything I will ever want it to do..
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I am thinking of adding the z51 sway bars, front and back to my base Stingray 2015. Would this make the car handle better for some hpde fun / beginner. Anybody done this? Is it a waste of time with stock suspension? Ger.
I think you contacted me on Ebay, they are a great deal on there. Such a cheap mod by comparison to other things.
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Thank you all for the referrals. Those are much appreciated. We get them often and they will continue.

I really appreciate another vendor trying to come in and copycat what we do, and accuse us in this thread of selling you the basics and trying to get by with enough to do the install.

Why would we sell you more than you need?

Also, I don't need to "study" any catalogs. We live, eat, breathe and sleep Corvette's and my knowledge of the product on the GM side is far superior.

Also, I'm not putting together kits with incorrect part numbers, selling kits that are supposed to be Z51 and they aren't etc.

Also, I'm not copying posts and webpages title for title, word for word, in hopes that I can steal a couple of sales from my competitor while not knowing at all what I'm selling.

So if you want to buy from someone who has all of the parts that are necessary to do the conversion, nothing more, nothing less, and not trying to beat someone by a couple of pennies just to do it, copying them and then being completely wrong... then come to CULTRAG Performance with a proven track record.

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Originally Posted by Gene Culley View Post
Thank you all for the referrals. Those are much appreciated. We get them often and they will continue.

I really appreciate another vendor trying to come in and copycat what we do, and accuse us in this thread of selling you the basics and trying to get by with enough to do the install.

Why would we sell you more than you need?

Also, I don't need to "study" any catalogs. We live, eat, breathe and sleep Corvette's and my knowledge of the product on the GM side is far superior.

Also, I'm not putting together kits with incorrect part numbers, selling kits that are supposed to be Z51 and they aren't etc.

Also, I'm not copying posts and webpages title for title, word for word, in hopes that I can steal a couple of sales from my competitor while not knowing at all what I'm selling.

So if you want to buy from someone who has all of the parts that are necessary to do the conversion, nothing more, nothing less, and not trying to beat someone by a couple of pennies just to do it, copying them and then being completely wrong... then come to CULTRAG Performance with a proven track record.

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Ok, so on a 2016 base car with the new magride option, what rearbar do you recommend with your kit? The Z51 magride bar or the standard Z51 bar? How much will it degrade the smoothness of the ride when the magride is in tour mode?
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No simple answer but here is a good article about the pros and cons of sway bars. I ride on very bumpy roads and have so far decided to not install a sway bar on my base C7. Better quality shocks, not just stiffer ones, are more likely in my future.

http://www.vikingspeedshop.com/the-t...out-sway-bars/

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Old 10-15-2015, 11:05 AM
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Old 10-15-2015, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by shakeydog View Post
Ok, so on a 2016 base car with the new magride option, what rearbar do you recommend with your kit? The Z51 magride bar or the standard Z51 bar? How much will it degrade the smoothness of the ride when the magride is in tour mode?


The Z51 performance sway bar and the Z51 Magride sway bar are the same.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by subchev View Post
The Z51 performance sway bar and the Z51 Magride sway bar are the same.
according to some earlier posts they are different. one 26mm, one 31mm. just curious.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by shakeydog View Post
according to some earlier posts they are different. one 26mm, one 31mm. just curious.



"Don't have the part numbers at hand but, the non-mag rear bar is 26mm while the much better mag bar is 31mm..."

I think this is what you are referencing..

2014-2016 Corvette C7 Z51 Sway Bar Add On Upgrade Kit



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Originally Posted by subchev
The Z51 performance sway bar and the Z51 Magride sway bar are the same.
"according to some earlier posts they are different. one 26mm, one 31mm. just curious. "


-----"The Z51 performance sway bar and the Z51 Magride sway bar are the same."-----




-The standard Z51 non-mag rear bar is 22936508 sport susp (FE3).


-The mag-ride (FE4), performance susp (FE6), and hvy duty susp (FE7) is 22936510.



2014-2016 Corvette C7 Z51 Sway Bar Add On Upgrade Kit





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Old 10-16-2015, 10:52 PM
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by subchev View Post
The Z51 performance sway bar and the Z51 Magride sway bar are the same.
Apparently not. 22936510 is the rear bar for the mag ride Z51 and Z06, and 22936508 is the bar for the non-Mag ride Z51.


Originally Posted by Gene Culley View Post
So if you want to buy from someone who has all of the parts that are necessary to do the conversion, nothing more, nothing less, and not trying to beat someone by a couple of pennies just to do it, copying them and then being completely wrong... then come to CULTRAG Performance with a proven track record.

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Gene, can you do a kit with the FE4 (part # 22936510) rear bar and matching bushings and other parts as necessary?

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I just installed Z51 Shocks and FE4 Rear and Front sway bars to my base and wow! I'm adding z51 brakes next weekend.
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by mariofromnewyork View Post
I just installed Z51 Shocks and FE4 Rear and Front sway bars to my base and wow! I'm adding z51 brakes next weekend.
Can't help but wonder why you didn't buy a Z51......
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
Can't help but wonder why you didn't buy a Z51......
Some of us didnt have the opportunity to. When I bought mine in April '14, there were two M7's available in the state of florida, TWO. (I called everywhere). my choices were base 1lt or base 2lt. I chose the 2lt. Would have killed for a Z51. Oh well, built my own Z51 and did all the upgrades Mario is in the process of doing.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:53 AM
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2014-2016 Corvette C7 Z51 Sway Bar Add On Upgrade Kit


Originally Posted by subchev
The Z51 performance sway bar and the Z51 Magride sway bar are the same.


[QUOTE=meyerweb;1590710162]Apparently not. 22936510 is the rear bar for the mag ride Z51 and Z06, and 22936508 is the bar for the non-Mag ride Z51.
QUOTE]

You quoted me saying that "The Z51 performance sway bar and the Z51 Magride sway bar are the same." They are.

The base Z51 non-mag has the 22936508 (FE3) sway bars like you said.




22936508 is the rear sway bar for the standard Z51. It is the FE3 sport suspension rear sway bar.


22936510 is the rear sway bar for the FE4 special ride suspension also known as magnetic ride, FE6 which is the performance suspension, and FE7 is the heavy duty suspension.

2014-2016 Corvette C7 Z51 Sway Bar Add On Upgrade Kit


I am a dealership, and I have this information at my fingertips, or it is a simple call away.


In an earlier post of mine I may have not been understood clearly. I was unsure what OTHER VENDORS were containing in their kits, because I was coming up with a different "total cost" or "MSRP"


NOT TO SAY, other vendors' kit's were not "complete" but simply questioning the difference.


We are offering the FE4,FE6,FE7 special ride/performance sway bars upgrade for base stingray and some base Z51 models that came with the FE3 suspension. Yes, base Z51 Corvette's cane have their sway bars upgraded (call us with VIN to guarantee fitment).


This kit includes all the end links, clamps, and insulators for the FE4,FE6,FE7 suspension
and all New hardware to complete the job.


2014-2016 Corvette C7 Z51 Sway Bar Add On Upgrade Kit

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Originally Posted by shakeydog View Post
according to some earlier posts they are different. one 26mm, one 31mm. just curious.
Stingray has a 26.7 mm diameter stabilizer bar


Stingray with Z51 has a 28 mm diameter stabilizer bar


Z06 has a 30.7 mm diameter stabilizer bar
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I would like to make some things clear.

We should not be referred to as "other vendors". If you're posting incorrect part numbers and stating and/or trying to give the impression to customers that we, CULTRAG Performance, (not other vendors), are just selling customers what they need to get by to do a sway bar conversion.

If you cannot figure out how we arrive at our price, MSRP, etc., and you don't have correct part numbers then I would simply ask you to perhaps think to yourself that maybe more research is needed, while copying us, instead of saying we're doing something wrong.

I was called about a year and a couple of months ago by a few customers to come up with a Z51 sway bar kit. I came up with a kit in 15 minutes. A couple months later it was brought to my attention that it should include a couple of more bolts. I gladly added the bolts to the kit and we have sold a couple of hundred kits and not one complaint.

Also, a couple of comments about us not being a dealership, etc., whatever this is supposed to mean.

Patrick and I left our previous positions a year ago and we started our own company. That means we own everything and I have a ton of my own funds invested in the company.

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Patrick and I have setup a dealer affiliation so that we can continue to get the best service we need for our customers. If our supporting dealer does not take care of our orders then we will replace the dealer.



In regards to me being hard to get a hold of? My PM box is not full. I have PM's turned off.

Why do you say? I have them turned off because I don't sit on the forum all day waiting for my next email. I am busy taking care of customers and making sure everything is flowing properly. So I prefer people to call or email.

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Has anyone upgraded to z51 sway bars and also done the magnetic ride performance upgrade on a base stingray ?
does that combination work well together ?
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Originally Posted by 2016stingray View Post
Has anyone upgraded to z51 sway bars and also done the magnetic ride performance upgrade on a base stingray ?
does that combination work well together ?
You cannot retrofit mag ride on a base model.
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