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Old 02-28-2018, 09:08 PM
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Hi, bought my first corvette (1994 white LT1 automatic 116,000 mi). Got it cheap - $6000. Looks pretty good, runs pretty hard. Can't go over 70mph cuz the car shakes. The tires are 13 years old but still have almost all tread. Neither the cruise control or the AC work. It's stupid: I was so excited test driving this car and the way it NAILS you to the door panel on 25mph interstate ramps at 65mph as well as accelerates w/ my memory of a BOSS 351 Mustang I had back in 1985 that I forgot to check if the cruise worked. Also, I bought it in February and it didn't occur to me to check the A/C. At this point it's OK cuz I didn't buy a Corvette to putz around with the cruise control on. I love summer nights w/ the top off.
It's my dream to have a Black/Black ZR1 or 93 Ruby ZR1. Then a silver split window coupe. Then a tri-power C3. Then a dual quad C1. Then ...
Anyway, I live in Omaha. NE. I drive OTR delivering food to Walmart stores from Texas to Canada with my wife as a co-driver and WE ARE STILL MARRIED!
Post something back to me. I want to get to know Corvette loving couples in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Thanks or reading my first post.
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with the car.

Once suggestion - buy yourself a new set of tires ASAP - 13 year old tires are just not safe.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:51 AM
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Congrats. on your C4!
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Hi!! Congrats and welcome to the forum!!

Replacing those tires should be priority #1.
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Welcome!
I'm one state over, manage to go through Omaha a few times a year though.
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your C4!
I agree with the others - replacing your tires is an immediate priority. Even though the tread looks good they can be rotting inside.
You may be able to find more information about other couples in your vicinity at the regional section of the forum: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...-discussion-9/
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Originally Posted by Vetteman Jack View Post
Welcome to the forum and good luck with the car.

Once suggestion - buy yourself a new set of tires ASAP - 13 year old tires are just not safe.
So I went to eBay and found 2 x 275/40ZR17XL and 2 x 255/45ZR17XL Nitto G2 tires for $555 delivered. These are the sizes that are on the car now. I think that's a pretty good deal. I want to get some new rims also. Maybe 5 spoke ZR1 style wheels. I want to keep the old tires for cookie-cutter smoke shows in abandoned parking lots. Seems a fitting fate for those old tires. I've had this car for over a year and have not been able to go over 70mph cuz the car starts shaking and I don't trust it.
So one of you help me ... What is the correct width (front & rear) for the 95 & 96 5 spoke LT1 rims on C4? (or what forum do I need to go to to ask stuff like that?
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Hi all. I made a reply to one of you regarding tires. Problem is when I post it, I can no longer see it. It goes away and I get a message telling me that as soon as a moderator reviews it, It will show up. How long does this usually take? I should make a copy of all my communications before I post them.
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Originally Posted by dvburkley View Post
Hi all. I made a reply to one of you regarding tires. Problem is when I post it, I can no longer see it. It goes away and I get a message telling me that as soon as a moderator reviews it, It will show up. How long does this usually take? I should make a copy of all my communications before I post them.
Welcome to forum. I live in Papillion, so maybe see your car when it warms up. Kevin
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Originally Posted by KMS88Cal#16 View Post
Welcome to forum. I live in Papillion, so maybe see your car when it warms up. Kevin
Thank you Kevin. Count on it. I'd like to see your vette too.
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