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Forum: C5 Tech
06-22-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Spaggs

TrackSpec Hood Vents with some tips

This is probably the bravest thing I've ever done to this car. I'm a pretty good mechanic, the third time I do it. In this case, I have heard that old adage "cut once" so instead of measuring twice,...
Forum: C5 General
06-20-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By Spaggs

If you lower your car on stock bolts, I would go...

If you lower your car on stock bolts, I would go with the Bilstein Sport Shocks. From what I've read, the Sport Shocks are a little stiffer than the C6 Shocks. If you keep your car at stock height, I...
Forum: C5 General
06-09-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By Spaggs

I thought of a good category you did not list...

I thought of a good category you did not list that a lot of Vette owners fall into: the category of DUAL PURPOSE TRACK/STREET. A lot of us use our cars on the track, but also daily drive them. It is...
Forum: C5 General
06-09-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By Spaggs

Photos like this of a Red Corvette reminds me of...

Photos like this of a Red Corvette reminds me of what a great songwriter/singer once said that "nobody writes a song about Volvos."

Good looking car!

Spaggs:rock:
06-06-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By Spaggs

From previous experience racing in SCCA, be ready...

From previous experience racing in SCCA, be ready with a good story for the other guy after the race when he gets in your face, especially if you bumped and rubbed.

Personally, I like the fake to...
Forum: C5 Tech
06-01-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,518
Posted By Spaggs

Tell your friend to look at the ATI Harmonic...

Tell your friend to look at the ATI Harmonic Balancer. This one seems to be the most reliable. If you go with an OEM, you're going to have the same problem down the road. Also, consider pinning the...
Forum: C5 Tech
05-22-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Spaggs

I have an 03 Z with the same miles. I went with...

I have an 03 Z with the same miles. I went with the GM Blue Springs and Trunion Upgrade. I have pretty much the same mods and track the car a few times a year at Road Atlanta. Just my 2 cents.
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Forum: C5 Tech
05-01-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By Spaggs

Clean side oil separator. I did some searching...

Clean side oil separator. I did some searching around and it looks like there are ads and articles regarding C6 and C7 cars, but not any on the C5. There are also articles that talk about the oil...
Forum: C5 Tech
04-30-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By Spaggs

I have the Elite Engineering. I like it because...

I have the Elite Engineering. I like it because it unscrews from the bottom and is easy to empty and replace.

I have not heard about a clean side separator. I'll have to look into that.
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04-30-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By Spaggs

Awesome video. You have some real talent if...

Awesome video. You have some real talent if that's your first autocross.

Another addict is created! Welcome to the sickness.

Spaggs:steering:
Forum: C5 General
04-21-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,762
Posted By Spaggs

Late model 03 Zs went to an in the tank fuel...

Late model 03 Zs went to an in the tank fuel filter. I was lucky and got one of the early 03 models with the filter outside of the tank. Much easier, cheaper to replace.
Spaggs:steering:
Forum: C5 General
04-17-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,646
Posted By Spaggs

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/2000x1124/evo_ii_seats_db52e73031a667e5aa28b2750275daafea371448.jpg...
Forum: C5 General
04-16-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,438
Posted By Spaggs

You will love the MGW shifter. If you install a...

You will love the MGW shifter.
If you install a clutch, get a Katech remote bleeder. Also, consider a Tick master cylinder, a SAC City Corvette rear transmission mount and new O2 sensors. Replace...
Forum: C5 Tech
04-10-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Spaggs

You should, first, get some air to your calipers...

You should, first, get some air to your calipers by purchasing an kit to route the air directly to them. The stock system just lets air into the wheel well. Change the aluminum pistons to stainless...
Forum: C5 General
04-08-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,106
Posted By Spaggs

If you go with the C5, in the middle of the 03...

If you go with the C5, in the middle of the 03 year Chevy changed the fuel filter from outside the tank to inside. It's a lot easier to replace it when it's outside. So my vote goes with an early...
Forum: Off Topic
03-14-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,180
Posted By Spaggs

I second the reference to garage journal.com. ...

I second the reference to garage journal.com. You will as much info on garage heating and insulation as you can handle. That's where I got all my info to build mine. Good luck.
Spaggs
Forum: C5 General
03-11-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By Spaggs

Love your car! I like where you placed the...

Love your car! I like where you placed the Trackspec hood vents! Do you track it?
Spaggs
Forum: C5 General
03-06-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Spaggs

I've tried both the Continentals and Potenza...

I've tried both the Continentals and Potenza tires. The Continentals are very good in the rain, but have a softer sidewall. When I put them on I felt like my shocks went away. When I put the...
Forum: C5 Tech
02-22-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Spaggs

Fuel filter and O2 sensors. You might want to...

Fuel filter and O2 sensors. You might want to replace your exhaust manifold nuts with ARP and use a good copper antiseize lube. Also replace your exhaust gaskets where the mufflers connect. Check...
Forum: C5 General
02-18-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,651
Posted By Spaggs

If more good people would get INVOLVED and help...

If more good people would get INVOLVED and help support people uncapable of defending themselves, we would not have the crime we have. The areas of this country where there is more "gun control" the...
Forum: C5 Tech
12-27-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Spaggs

Before you install one, no matter what the brand,...

Before you install one, no matter what the brand, give your intake manifold a good cleaning. You will be amazed at the oil that is gunked up in that thing. I empty my catch can after every track...
Forum: C5 Tech
12-27-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Spaggs

I am horrible at diagnosis of problems. But,...

I am horrible at diagnosis of problems. But, since you narrowed down the possibilities to two parts, these two parts are parts that you replace, anyway, since "you are already in there." If you go...
Forum: C5 Tech
12-26-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By Spaggs

RPS BC-2 Install Suggestions

I'm installing an RPS BC-2 Clutch and have learned a couple of things that might help the next guy who a has to install one of these.
I found out that the easiest way to put this thing in is to...
Forum: C5 Tech
11-03-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Spaggs

With your inquiry of beehive springs, my...

With your inquiry of beehive springs, my assumption is that you don't plan on babying your new toy. If you are going with a hotter cam, by all means get the beehives. But if you going that route,...
Forum: C5 Tech
11-03-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Spaggs

Absolutely. I have an early model 03 Z, as well....

Absolutely. I have an early model 03 Z, as well. I just did mine. I changed my yellow valve springs to the GM blue ones. I also changed out my needle bearings for the solid brass trunnion upgrade. I...
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