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CALI OR BUST; Number 43 C7.R Edition Z06 begins its trip back home

 
Old 01-26-2019, 08:56 PM
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aim that car NW ,and get out of texas


good luck
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Are you in El Paso this morning?
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Steven Bell View Post
Liu, for all your trouble, they should be doing an oil change FREE instead of at cost!
Originally Posted by mdolandese View Post
Wow!!! What an adventure. I'm glad there making it right for you and I hope your journey home is a safe and AWESOME ride. Good Luck and I agree with Steven Bell about the free oil change.
I think so too, but I didn't want to make a big fuss over a small amount of money- even though it comes down to principality than anything else.
Having this large Corvette buying community know how everything went down between Corvette World and I is enough for me

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Wow, what an ordeal. You're a patient person. At least Corvette World is trying to make it right but like you said they shouldn't have ever sold the car to you with cracked wheels. We figured yesterday that they sold it to you that way because there was no way it cracked in the few miles you put on it between Houston & Ft. Stockton. I hope you don't have any further issues on your long journey home.

I have to know one thing, what does your spouse think about all of this? You said yesterday she already doesn't like the Vette and/or riding in it. I hope this hasn't added to her dislike of the car.
In my personal experience, patience and determination are the two virtues that have gotten me everything I've wanted in life thus far. I patiently waited 12 years, bided my time for this Corvette- I think that speaks for itself as to how patient I can be.
Having said that, 'I ain't a killer but don't push me'- at least they gave me the damn wheel. If they hadn't after the second crack discovery, you can bet my attitude towards them would've been far different.

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Just happened to have been able to "source" one matching wheel, with a yellow stripe, no less? I smell a rat.

My guess is that they discovered that cracked wheel before you bought the car, ordered the wheel and then forgot to install it. The worst part of this is that the error more than likely came to light after you called the dealer with your complaint. They probably didn't bother to inform you of their mistake lest you, not ask, but demand restitution for all of your expenses in addition to the nerve wracking experience.

Just my opinion.

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As much as I love a good conspiracy, I don't think that's the case. Being a large volume Corvette dealer I'm sure their reputation is worth far more than a single wheel

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Glad you are back on the road and headed in the proper direction this time. Keep us posted on your progress and keep the pictures coming.
Roger that!

Originally Posted by cyi1 View Post
OP - "CALI OR BUSTTTT"
Ft Stockton, TX - "hold my beer..."
My thoughts exactly...

Originally Posted by dmaxx3500 View Post
aim that car NW ,and get out of texas


good luck
That's exactly what I plan on doing. The nicest people I've ever met along with the shittiest roads I've ever driven on- That describes Texas in a nutshell if you ask me

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Are you in El Paso this morning?
Unfortunately no. There were multiple freeway shutdowns from Houston to San Antonio and due to our late departure from Houston, it was already nightfall by the time we reached San Antonio.
My lady advised against driving at night after seeing all the roadkill littered along that route plus the fact that there were less than 30 street lights between SA and Ft Stockton.
Plus we really like San Antonio so it was basically a no-brainer

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Old 01-27-2019, 12:14 PM
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Picture tiiiiime!!



San Antonio Riverwalk. Can't get enough of these views

Accidentally left the passenger window down all night last night at the parking garage.. Guess San Antonio is pretty safe because nothing was missing B) Plus it helped I Parked on a level with no cars



Sheraton Gunter Hotel lobby. pretty swanky, no? Got a lot of looks and compliments from the young valet kids ( I self parked) . It's nice to finally be on the other side of these interactions. I remember when I used to work shitty jobs..


Alamoooo!

Baby girl's first time up in the air since I got her!



and I thought the vette was a head turner! Atomic Dog by George Clinton blaring out his sound system




Pork Shoulder from Paesanos Riverwalk. The portions were ridiculously huge. Our waiter informed me in his 5 years working there he'd only seen 3 guys finish it

Parked along a rest area somewhere between San Antonio and Ft Stockton- before all the bullshit went down
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:41 PM
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Great pics. Look forward to the rest of them on your journey home.

That is one good looking car!
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Nice pics. Yeah, parking on a floor with no other cars was a good thing with the window down all night in SA.

It would have been nice if Corvette World would have offered to pick up your additional travel expenses but least you're headed in the right direction now with a functional car. I'm sure you'll be glad to get out of TX.

Now that the gov't has reopened maybe you two can stop at some the places you had originally wanted to see but couldn't since they were closed due to the shutdown. Though perhaps with the extra delays/travel time you might not have the time and/or desire to do so. Regardless, keep posting those travel pics.
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:34 PM
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When you get a chance, grab some cleaner for those exhaust tips!
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:17 PM
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OMG!! What a bad way to start a trip!! They could have been unaware of the situation. I wouldn't case that as a purposely mistake! Having said that, i would think about getting forged wheels right away, because that WILL happen again! Unfortunately, those wheels (Z06) are **** and will crack again. Best investment you could do is Forged wheels!!
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Originally Posted by timmyZ06 View Post
OMG!! What a bad way to start a trip!! They could have been unaware of the situation. I wouldn't case that as a purposely mistake! Having said that, i would think about getting forged wheels right away, because that WILL happen again! Unfortunately, those wheels (Z06) are **** and will crack again. Best investment you could do is Forged wheels!!

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Old 01-27-2019, 08:50 PM
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after that pic of it up in the air,,

you better think of new ''TIRES '' too

that LR is bald

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Old 01-27-2019, 09:10 PM
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So is this new Sport Cup 2, lol, which I'm guessing came on the car.


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Congrats on the purchase, I picked up my ZR1 from the same dealership back in November, Matt had it transferred to Dallas and I drove back to Phoenix. I thought driving home with a fever sucked!
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Originally Posted by dmaxx3500
after that pic of it up in the air,,

you better think of new ''TIRES '' too

that LR is bald
I think they are Cup2 tires and that's normal. OP can confirm.
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Originally Posted by Marcho Polo View Post
I think they are Cup2 tires and that's normal. OP can confirm.
Yes, those are Cup 2s on the OP's car & why BearZ06 posted the pic/LOL above.

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Order a tube or 3 of Simichrome from Amazon. It will shine those tips right up
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eagerly awaiting next set of pics on the ride home....
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Originally Posted by Marcho Polo View Post
eagerly awaiting next set of pics on the ride home....
Hmm. No updates for several days now. I wonder what happened?
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LR rim cracked at the grand canyon?
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LR rim cracked at the grand canyon?
I hope he didn't have more issues with the car. Or he might just push it over the edge & into the canyon.
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I am thinking that they lost so much time going back for repairs, that they are now having to just cover so much ground each day to get home and not much to post about.
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