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Old 01-13-2018, 05:58 PM
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Happy New Years! If any of you need help with maintenance or modifications on your 14-18' Corvette let me know! It's my way of thanking the community for all the help and DIY guides. Below is a list of thing's I've done with my 17' Stingray, so if you need any help on these let me know!

MAINTENANCE / DRIVETRAIN:
oil change and filter
transmission fluid
differential fluid
clutch fluid (ranger method)
brake fluid (motive power bleeder)
skip shift eliminator
swaybars
shocks
brake pads
rotors
stainless steel brake lines
Big Brake Kit

INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS:
short shifter (MGW)
dash panel removal (OEM carbon fiber)
aluminum trim (OEM heritage trim)
armrest (OEM stingray embroidered)
steering wheel trim (OEM carbon fiber)
door panels (OEM 2LT/3LT)
competition seats (OEM seatbacks)

EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS:
emblems (OEM carbon flash)
front grille (OEM Z06)
front brake ducts (OEM Z06)
front splitter (OEM stage 1, ACS stage 2)
side skirts (OEM 3/4, OEM stage 2, ACS Zero7)
rear spoiler (OEM Z06, APR)










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That's super generous of you! Might have to take you up on that offer once I buy my c7

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Happy New Years! If any of you need help with maintenance or modifications on your 14-18' Corvette let me know! It's my way of thanking the community for all the help and DIY guides. No payment needed, maybe or if you're feeling generous. Below is a list of thing's I've done with my 17' Stingray, so if you need any help on these let me know!

MAINTENANCE:
oil change and filter
transmission fluid
differential fluid
clutch fluid (ranger method)
skip shift eliminator install

INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS:
dash panel removal (carbon fiber)
center console removal
aluminum trim removal (heritage trim)
armrest removal (stingray armrest)
steering wheel trim removal (carbon fiber)

EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS:
emblem removal (carbon flash)
front bumper removal (Z06 grille)
front splitter install; (stage 1)
side skirts install (ACS Zero7)
rear bumper removal (Z06 spoiler)





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Old 01-18-2018, 06:12 PM
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Could you help me with the removal and installation of the front fascia on a 1999 C5?
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:15 AM
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Could you help me with the removal and installation of the front fascia on a 1999 C5?
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:28 AM
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Wow! You are so awesome offering this. Iím next in line. 2014 Z51.
- oil and filter change
- diff fluid check only
- re-sit loose harness for driver side door tweeter. Door panel need to come off
- mild to wild install
- skip shift eliminator install

I provide oil, filter, mild to wild kit, skip shift eliminator kit, lunch or dinner and bottom-less beer.
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:41 AM
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Wow! You are so awesome offering this. Iím next in line. 2014 Z51.
- oil and filter change
- diff fluid check only
- re-sit loose harness for driver side door tweeter. Door panel need to come off
- mild to wild install
- skip shift eliminator install

I provide oil, filter, mild to wild kit, skip shift eliminator kit, lunch or dinner and bottom-less beer.
Sounds good to me! We should be able to finish everything in an afternoon, figure 4-5 hours max. Has your diff fluid ever been changed before? If itís still on the factory fill then it might be underfilled. We can do the diff fluid if you want, itíll take about 45 mins to do. Do you have a set of jacking pucks? If not, Iíd recommended getting a set since mine are mounted on my car.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:07 PM
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Sounds good to me! We should be able to finish everything in an afternoon, figure 4-5 hours max. Has your diff fluid ever been changed before? If itís still on the factory fill then it might be underfilled. We can do the diff fluid if you want, itíll take about 45 mins to do. Do you have a set of jacking pucks? If not, Iíd recommended getting a set since mine are mounted on my car.
You are so kind. I do not wish to take 4-5 hours of your time. I will be very happy if you help me in just one single item of above list. Your choice. I will do the rest. I appreciate your help
Original diff fluid. Never been checked. When GM recalled diff fluid underfill cars back in 2014, my VIN was not listed.
Yes, I have a set of jacking pucks that I made for my C6. Works great on C7.
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We could do oil change, check diff fluid (or change fluid) and the skip shift eliminator install. It’s more efficient to do all those at once since the car is jacked up. Afterwards if we have time we could could remove the driver side door panel and install mild to wild. I’d be fine with all that.
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Pick a day. I’ll come over and watch lol.
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We could do oil change, check diff fluid (or change fluid) and the skip shift eliminator install. Itís more efficient to do all those at once since the car is jacked up. Afterwards if we have time we could could remove the driver side door panel and install mild to wild. Iíd be fine with all that.
Sounds great! Thank you again in advance.
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Sounds great! Thank you again in advance.
Iím on a business trip right now so the soonest I could help you would be on the last weekend of Feb.
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Iím on a business trip right now so the soonest I could help you would be on the last weekend of Feb.
No rush. Please take your time. Last weekend of Feb works great for me.
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this is pretty cool. I wish there was C6 owners that are good at this. I wanna learn to do my own basic maintenance. but im not a big fish with c7. only a guppy with a c6 z06 lol. I been on quick jacks site every day for the last 3 months eye ballin it to buy so I can take my wheels off to clean better and get behind it. and also id love to learn to change my own brakes I need ceramic. a 5 mile drive my chrome rims look dirty lol.


but that's awesome. and I agree. I love being apart of this forum. everybody is cool
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No rush. Please take your time. Last weekend of Feb works great for me.
Just got back from a business trip, PM sent!
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this is pretty cool. I wish there was C6 owners that are good at this. I wanna learn to do my own basic maintenance. but im not a big fish with c7. only a guppy with a c6 z06 lol. I been on quick jacks site every day for the last 3 months eye ballin it to buy so I can take my wheels off to clean better and get behind it. and also id love to learn to change my own brakes I need ceramic. a 5 mile drive my chrome rims look dirty lol.


but that's awesome. and I agree. I love being apart of this forum. everybody is cool
Your C6Z is quite special IMO. That car has so much character, much more so than my C7. When is your car due for service? I could show how to do basic fluid (oil/filter, tranny, diff, clutch) if you'd like.
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Your C6Z is quite special IMO. That car has so much character, much more so than my C7. When is your car due for service? I could show how to do basic fluid (oil/filter, tranny, diff, clutch) if you'd like.

your awesome. I really appreciate that. Unfortunately. My 08 z has 6900 miles. So it rarely gets out. I just had heads and cam done in September when it had roughly 6500 miles. They did the coolant oil and all that. I just sucked out clutch fluid last weekend. The next thing is brake pads. I hate the squeak and dust. I want to put on carbotech single ceramic pads. I' probably gonna order the quickjack next week. To give me the opportunity to learn and do my own tinkering in future.
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Aaron and his friend David spent 10 hours working on my highly customized corvette front fascia due to my Procharger and Radioflyers lights. They installed a new set of DRL and my tow strap! It was not a easy install. Video to follow soon on the install.
They are great guys! Their workmanships are outstanding! They have excellent attention to details and great problem solving skills. We overcame many obstacles to install my items. My fascia was better aligned after their installation compared to before. They could work on my car any time they want. On to the next project!

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Aaron and his friend David spent 10 hours working on my highly customized corvette front fascia due to my Procharger and Radioflyers lights. They installed a new set of DRL and my tow strap! It was not a easy install. Video to follow soon on the install.
They are great guys! Their workmanships are outstanding! They have excellent attention to details and great problem solving skills. We overcame many obstacles to install my items. My fascia was better aligned after their installation compared to before. They could work on my car any time they want. On to the next project!
Thank you for the kind words! Yea, it took way longer due to all the custom mods you had. Not a standard bumper removal by any means but it was interesting to figure it out and more importantly it was fun! The new RadioFlyer DRL’s look amazing and I’m quite pleased with how the front tow hook install came out.

A few pictures from the install yesterday:






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I will post some pictures some time next week
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