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Old 05-15-2018, 10:05 PM
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The anticipation is keeping me up at night

Looking forward to hearing the oil and water temps the beast runs at on a hot track day.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:07 PM
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Tomorrow it begins...
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:09 PM
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:42 AM
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Can you guys explain what this exhaust cooling plate is? Is it not already there?
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:50 AM
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Can you guys explain what this exhaust cooling plate is? Is it not already there?
The plate you see is the tunnel plate which is there on all C7s to stiffen the chassis. The extra cooling bits appear to be designed to funnel more air in to the tunnel to help cool the exhaust.

I pick my car up today so I'll try to install them this evening and snap some pictures.
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Two circular discs cover the front two holes on the plate... two deflectors appear to guide air up into the rear half of the tunnel.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Poor-sha View Post
I pick my car up today so I'll try to install them this evening and snap some pictures.
But... but... it's RAINING! You're going to drive your car in the RAIN!? All the way from Gaithersburg?!

Won't it melt?
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Poor-sha View Post
The plate you see is the tunnel plate which is there on all C7s to stiffen the chassis. The extra cooling bits appear to be designed to funnel more air in to the tunnel to help cool the exhaust.

I pick my car up today so I'll try to install them this evening and snap some pictures.
Congrats and enjoy.

I'm loving mine... definite differences from the Z06, even just cruising around getting my break-in miles put on.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:31 PM
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Then we go to the track. At this point I am shooting to have the car at the NCM event at VIR the end of June. The event typically is pretty full so I doubt I'll set any record laps but at least I can get initial impressions on a track I know well.
Congrats on the car! Looking forward to seeing your vids at VIR, any chance you'll be taking it to NCM Motorsport Park at the end of July? I'd love to see what a good driver could do with this in person!
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Poor-sha View Post
I pick my car up today so I'll try to install them this evening and snap some pictures.
Very exciting for you.
Congratulations on the delivery.
Enjoy!

Look forward to your reviews.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:37 PM
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I have photographic evidence that the car didn't melt due to the rain. Amazing.

It's still.... orange..
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jvp View Post
But... but... it's RAINING! You're going to drive your car in the RAIN!? All the way from Gaithersburg?!

Won't it melt?
Indeed it did not melt and I did not get in to a fiery crash driving back to the office or home. I'm going to start a new thread with initial impressions.

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Congrats on the car! Looking forward to seeing your vids at VIR, any chance you'll be taking it to NCM Motorsport Park at the end of July? I'd love to see what a good driver could do with this in person!
I'm sorry but likely the next time I get to NCM MSP will be next April.
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Old 05-20-2018, 03:06 PM
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Day 5 of ownership. Reached 500 miles today and completed the first oil change. Best 25 mile fuel economy so far is 23.7 MPG cruising at 78 MPH. At this rate I might be able to get her on track at Summit Point on June 12.
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Poor-sha View Post
Day 5 of ownership. Reached 500 miles today and completed the first oil change. Best 25 mile fuel economy so far is 23.7 MPG cruising at 78 MPH. At this rate I might be able to get her on track at Summit Point on June 12.
23.7 mpg is pretty good for 755hp and all that aero!
How do you compare the normal street driving compared to your Z06?
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23.7 mpg is pretty good for 755hp and all that aero!
How do you compare the normal street driving compared to your Z06?
Pretty similar. I posted impressions of street driving over here: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...pressions.html
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Poor-sha View Post
Pretty similar. I posted impressions of street driving over here: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...pressions.html
Got it!
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:32 PM
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At TPC Racing today for the track alignment. We also lowered the front three turns on the adjusters.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:37 PM
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At TPC Racing today for the track alignment. We also lowered the front three turns on the adjusters.
I can't like that color enough
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Poor-sha View Post
At TPC Racing today for the track alignment. We also lowered the front three turns on the adjusters.
What does your factory rear caster look like? Do you plan on installing the AMT camber and toe kit?

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Old 05-24-2018, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by RoketRdr View Post
What does your factory rear caster look like? Do you plan on installing the AMT camber and toe kit?
I failed to write it down but one was at 0 and the other was canted forward.
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