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01-24-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 26,134
Posted By davepl

Sure, that's great an all, but wealth alone...

Sure, that's great an all, but wealth alone doesn't entitle you to perfection from a mass market brand. It's still a Chev. Let the dealer fix it, next time buy something a little higher end in line...
01-19-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,578
Posted By davepl

Same reason new houses are all eggshell white...

Same reason new houses are all eggshell white inside. People have no imagination and can't picture things that are not.

Black is boring as hell but people buy it. I've had the same dozen everyone...
01-19-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,074
Posted By davepl

Well, I can try. Why absorb literally $60,000 in...

Well, I can try. Why absorb literally $60,000 in depreciation cost (that's what GM is offering me by mail right on to go from my 2015 I think) to avoid a $600 or even $6,000 potential repair bill? ...
01-18-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,074
Posted By davepl

Why do people trade in on essentially the same car?

I have a 2015 Z convertible. There's not much in the current car I miss, except maybe Carplay and the speed of the center stack, etc.

I see others that had a 2015 have already traded up to 2017...
01-15-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,018
Posted By davepl

Without cats the car gets a LOT louder and a LOT...

Without cats the car gets a LOT louder and a LOT smellier. But not a lot faster. The cats these days, particularly on the Corvette, flow well. They have to in order to make 650hp with them in...
01-12-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,186
Posted By davepl

Never buy the weaker trans whether its manual or...

Never buy the weaker trans whether its manual or standard. If you go with the Z instead of the base car, you get the upgraded A8 which does NOT have the TC issues, so far as I'm aware. And the manual...
01-10-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By davepl

That spring isn't what your leg is working...

That spring isn't what your leg is working against, it's not more than a simple pedal return spring. The leg workout you're referring to is from the pressure plate, not the pedal spring.
01-10-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By davepl

NIcely done! I think they're a very nice upgrade...

NIcely done! I think they're a very nice upgrade over the factor plastic bits. Should be a factory option.

I prefer the spats, and in fact I like that look better than the ZR, but the cheap...
01-08-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By davepl

No, I don't think it's got anything to do with...

No, I don't think it's got anything to do with tire chatter, unless you're driving in circles over and over like that.
01-02-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,375
Posted By davepl

I've got a Mohawk A7. I went Mohawk because it's...

I've got a Mohawk A7. I went Mohawk because it's made in America (not China) and OSHA certified. I'm much too good looking to be crushed under a car!
01-01-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By davepl

20 year members?

Are there any yet? What's the oldest? I'm closing in on 19 but BillD and many, many others predate me by a long shot (in part because I stuck with the old L-Server or Majordomo email list for a...
12-30-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By davepl

I would say not for one big reason: torque demand...

I would say not for one big reason: torque demand tables.

Let say at 4000rpm your motor made 400lb-ft of torque. Add a blower and now it makes 650lb-ft at 4000... guess what the computer will do?...
12-29-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By davepl

Nittos fit well. MT ET S/S hook the best and fit...

Nittos fit well. MT ET S/S hook the best and fit perfect but are squirrelly without dedicated proper fronts too, and maybe even then. They discontinued them, so if they're available again, might be...
12-25-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,958
Posted By davepl

Why is that? Given a plate I can trivially get...

Why is that? Given a plate I can trivially get your name, address, VIN number, and so on. Granted, both your plate and your VIN are publicly posted on the outside of your car, so neither is a big...
12-25-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,603
Posted By davepl

Yes, the Z06 is worth it, UNLESS you plan to...

Yes, the Z06 is worth it, UNLESS you plan to track the car, ironically. If you want to track it, get the GS. For the street, absolutely get the Z. The massive amount of low-end torque is meant for...
12-20-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,630
Posted By davepl

Just so we're all on the same page, it MIGHT...

Just so we're all on the same page, it MIGHT help, but that's well outside the range of what it claims to be able to do (one year). I'd imagine the aromatic hydrocarbons are all destabilized a...
12-20-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By davepl

Is this as simple as "swipe up with your finger...

Is this as simple as "swipe up with your finger starting at the BOTTOM of the screen"? Or are you not talking about your presets?
12-19-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,822
Posted By davepl

You will NEVER get all the monitors up and ready...

You will NEVER get all the monitors up and ready in a hurry. But most states allow "all but one" or "all but two". I'd get a scaner, drive around until that number are ready, then head in and get it...
12-16-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 12,303
Posted By davepl

My first car was also my Dad's first new car, and...

My first car was also my Dad's first new car, and I still have it. It turned 50 in Oct! If you actually watch it, I recommend skipping through the carb linkage stuff unless you car about progressive...
12-16-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,630
Posted By davepl

Why so cranky? I figured my fuel storage and...

Why so cranky? I figured my fuel storage and whether I should burn that 5 gallons mixed into my C7Z Vette seemed apropos for a Vette forum. I mean what if you mix 5 gallons of "expired" 92 into 15...
12-10-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By davepl

How to turn transport mode on and off (steps inside)

Transport mode was suggested to me in a battery tender thread but not actually documented here on CF anywhere that I could find, so I looked into it and thought this summary might be useful for...
12-09-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,597
Posted By davepl

I have ten cars in my garage, and the Z06...

I have ten cars in my garage, and the Z06 convertible is pretty low on the list of "things to drive today" on a rainy December in Seattle. It's my DD in June, not so much in the winter.

Never can...
11-29-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,624
Posted By davepl

You said the first item was your fault, so...

You said the first item was your fault, so shouldn't it be you that eats the cost of the shipping on it? It would seem unfair to have him absorb a cost that is due to your mistake. Perhaps I'm...
11-28-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,000
Posted By davepl

I doubt this will make a substantive difference...

I doubt this will make a substantive difference in track cooling as we already have a fairly large heat extractor, though shared with the fan shroud. Can't hurt though, that's for sure!

I do like...
11-26-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,630
Posted By davepl

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/2017...

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/2017-2/070817_1b.jpg
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