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Old 03-10-2019, 02:15 PM
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I bought a used 2018 Z06. It went in service 7-17. Some things I read say it should have the updated MRC. I see others that say there was another update. Can anyone clear this up for me?

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Old 03-10-2019, 08:16 PM
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Can anyone clear this up for me?
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:50 PM
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In the same boat as you......my VIN ends in 005** (don't remember the exact number) for my '18. From what I've read, as there are a couple of threads about this, the newer models, prior to the '19s, have the least to gain from the update. I'm looking into it, but not sure it's going to be worth the cost.
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Read the “Ask Tadge” thread about the MSRC Performance Parts upgrade. 2018s got most of the upgrade...
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I wasn't planning on changing it on my Z06, I didn't think it would make that much difference, but after getting my new ZR1 the Tour mode on it is as nice as a Cadillac. I'm not tracking my ZR1 and using my Z06 primarily as a drag car so I may not do it to it anyway, BUT if I were DD again I would, the ride is so much nicer.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TXshaggy View Post
Read the “Ask Tadge” thread about the MSRC Performance Parts upgrade. 2018s got most of the upgrade...
This is the best source of info so far.

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Old 03-13-2019, 09:33 PM
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Finally, finally I got to drive my new 2018 Z06 A8, today. My impression after reading everything I could get my hands on with regard to this MRC update is that the 2018 Z06's are a bit of half breed. Tadge was very clear to explain the 2017 models and back were all going to see fairly significant and clear results from this update or improvement, call it what you want. The 2018 models were only manufactured for a very short period of time...it looks like only 4 months if that's believable. What is believable is the production numbers of all the 2016 Z06's....2802 (see link below for statistics).

All of the 2019 models with MRC have the latest and greatest updated software. The 2018 models have all or most of the updates in the Tour and Sport modes, but the Track mode was never altered. The only other tid bit in this non scientific study is my driving impression.... I previously owned a 2016 Z06, M7 with MRC. I drove my new '18 on a number of the same curvy and uneven roads as I had driven the '16 on, numerous times. This '18 rode way much better than the '16 did, it was easy to come to that conclusion. For me and where, how and when I drive this 2018 car, I'm starting to believe I really won't discover any significant improvement in this update we all have heard about, since I'm hardly ever in the Track mode. The new Z06 felt great, by the way sorry to say good bye to the F type R, but the Z06 is fantastic and really good for me.

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Old 03-13-2019, 09:40 PM
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I'm picking up a new 18 Z06 on Monday, hopefully it has all the updates....
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I noticed with the Michelin tires the rubber gets harder after a year and it gives you firm ride. I bought new Michelin tires that were a year old, and the car rode hard over bumps. After complaining to Michelin they found some fresh tires and the ride really improved, after they were over a year old I had the same hard ride as the new year old tires. So when comparing the update be aware of the tire dates, the year old tires rode like I had 40psi in the tires.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:27 AM
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I'm wondering if getting the dsc is just a better buy over an update?
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Originally Posted by 2500 hd View Post
I'm picking up a new 18 Z06 on Monday, hopefully it has all the updates....
I wish you well, but it likely won't, unless getting the miracle MRC update for $350 was part of your deal. My car was made in late January, 2018 and the 2018 model year cars stopped being produced at the end of January, 2018, which shocked me! The '18's supposedly have some of the tweaks that the '19 MRC has. If you haven't experienced one of the prior year C7 Z06 rides it will be difficult for anyone to predict how you might feel about the '18's ride. I know for a fact that the '18 Z06 that I have now, rides way better than my '13 GT-R, the '16 Z06. the '95 Viper roadster and the '99 Viper GTS coupe ever did. I have a feeling you will be pleasantly surprised with what you are getting in your '18, either way
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:08 PM
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I had a 2016 with the DSC unit and their alignment done at their shop in MD. Made a HUGE difference in my 2016's handling. I was able to drive the 2016 back to back with my new 2019 for a week. I felt no difference. Now that's not to say that someone willing to use the DSC software couldn't dial in their car further wouldn't do better.
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