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I recently just purchased my first corvette a 2001 yellow coupe 6 speed. She has 96k miles, but would never know it by looking. I still cant believe i own it. My previous car was a 2004 gto that i did heads and cam on. I plan on doing the same to the vette but maybe a smaller cam given it is an older ls1 (not quite sure how many changes occured before the better 03/04 motors).

I plan on getting a c6 z06 shifter, lowering the car, headers, and intake. Then id like to source some z06 243s and a nice cam with under .600 lift.

But for now, i can honestly say the car is great. I believe j have the 1SC package with the selective ride control which makes spirited driving that much better.

Any things i should keep an eye on with my new vette?

I recently installed the hyperflash harness and new metal headlight gears to address those problems before they became issues.
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Nice looking C5 coupe.

Be sure to check out the C5 General and C5 Tech/Performance areas for answers to your questions.
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Nice looking C5!! I know that you will enjoy it. Welcome to the forum!!


Originally Posted by Alaskansasquatch View Post
Hey everyone,

I recently just purchased my first corvette a 2001 yellow coupe 6 speed. She has 96k miles, but would never know it by looking. I still cant believe i own it. My previous car was a 2004 gto that i did heads and cam on. I plan on doing the same to the vette but maybe a smaller cam given it is an older ls1 (not quite sure how many changes occured before the better 03/04 motors).

I plan on getting a c6 z06 shifter, lowering the car, headers, and intake. Then id like to source some z06 243s and a nice cam with under .600 lift.

But for now, i can honestly say the car is great. I believe j have the 1SC package with the selective ride control which makes spirited driving that much better.
Any things i should keep an eye on with my new vette?

I recently installed the hyperflash harness and new metal headlight gears to address those problems before they became issues.
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Originally Posted by Alaskansasquatch View Post
Hey everyone,

I recently just purchased my first corvette a 2001 yellow coupe 6 speed. She has 96k miles, but would never know it by looking. I still cant believe i own it. My previous car was a 2004 gto that i did heads and cam on. I plan on doing the same to the vette but maybe a smaller cam given it is an older ls1 (not quite sure how many changes occured before the better 03/04 motors).

I plan on getting a c6 z06 shifter, lowering the car, headers, and intake. Then id like to source some z06 243s and a nice cam with under .600 lift.

But for now, i can honestly say the car is great. I believe j have the 1SC package with the selective ride control which makes spirited driving that much better.

Any things i should keep an eye on with my new vette?

I recently installed the hyperflash harness and new metal headlight gears to address those problems before they became issues.
I also installed the 4-ON headlight harness from Radioflyer. Worked excellent.
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Originally Posted by Alaskansasquatch View Post
Hey everyone,

I plan on doing the same to the vette but maybe a smaller cam given it is an older ls1 (not quite sure how many changes occured before the better 03/04 motors).



Is it true that the 03/04 motors were different/improved over the 01/02s? I thought 2001 and up included the latest and greatest.
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