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02-19-2019, 10:33 PM
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Posted By fatbillybob

That is very sound advice.

That is very sound advice.
02-19-2019, 09:20 PM
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Views: 1,532
Posted By TrackAire

NoradIV, You're not really having a shit...

NoradIV,

You're not really having a shit day....you know what a shit day is? Having a Corvette C5 as a daily driver and blowing the motor on a $52k salary. That is a shit day and a reality check....
Forum: C5 Tech
10-01-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By TastyBacon

I got the Eckler's rear the rod ends, and I am...

I got the Eckler's rear the rod ends, and I am not very impressed with them. They seem to be parts from/for another car that have been adapted to work with the C5. The stud taper is correct, but the...
08-19-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,061
Posted By Sox-Fan

I have no idea what the exchange rate is but it's...

I have no idea what the exchange rate is but it's not incredibly significant, I don't think.

http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetails.php?PartID=1261&CategoryID=273&ModelID=11

Not sure if Sam...
08-08-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,744
Posted By Soloontario

Norad, I too am Canadian and on a budget (can't...

Norad, I too am Canadian and on a budget (can't afford the divorce) but reasonably experienced with a C5Z and track use. I would love to have a bigger brake kit but have been happy enough with home...
07-25-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,744
Posted By 96GS#007

Hard to tell without data, but based on engine...

Hard to tell without data, but based on engine noise and perceived decel, it looks like you're early on the brakes and tend to ride them. That'll cook them every time. Need to be fast on / fast off...
07-24-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,744
Posted By Fulton 1

Cost is subjective, but IMO the Essex/AP kits...

Cost is subjective, but IMO the Essex/AP kits actually represent a hell of a value considering what you get in the process. Sure, you're paying a bit more than some other options, but you're getting...
07-20-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,744
Posted By mikehimself

To check the disks you'll need temperature paint....

To check the disks you'll need temperature paint. The IR gun will work on the caliper as long as you shoot 3-4" from the fluid filled side. Most IR guns will read the hottest point, which if you're...
04-24-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By Bill Dearborn

On my two C5s I installed a Doug Rippie sold Ron...

On my two C5s I installed a Doug Rippie sold Ron Davis Racing Radiator setup. The radiator had a lot more cooling capacity than the stock radiator and also had a built in engine oil cooler. The one I...
04-09-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By GT Racing Tires

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Go with the 18" x 10.5" on all four. Give me a call I have the TSW...
03-16-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 31,409

The "Will This Seat Fit In My Car?" thread

Folks,

An often asked question when it comes to installing a race seat in one's car is "will this damn thing fit?" or "how do I make this damn thing fit?" You often don't want to be the first guy...
08-21-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 291,676
Posted By Zenak

Track Side Tool Box & What to Bring: 3 Brake...

Track Side Tool Box & What to Bring:
3 Brake Fluid Bottles & Bleeder Hose \ Bottle
2 quarts of extra oil in the proper grade
1 Extra Serpentine Belt (AC not necessary, but not bad idea)
4 Extra...
08-21-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 291,676
Posted By Zenak

Plugs, Wires & Coil Packs: Get the NGKs TR55 ...

Plugs, Wires & Coil Packs:
Get the NGKs TR55 or TR55 - IX (irridium) plugs (http://www.texas-speed.com/SHOP/categoryM.asp?MID=3&catid=11), they will hold the higher engine temps for a N/A car with...
08-21-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 291,676
Posted By Zenak

Safety Gear - Helmets & Hans (harnesses, seats &...

Safety Gear - Helmets & Hans (harnesses, seats & bars are later on):
It’s all about helmet weight. Buy the lightest helmet you can afford. The stock seat belt will hold up ok for most people until...
08-21-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 291,676
Posted By Zenak

Rims & Tires: Again this is a very very...

Rims & Tires:
Again this is a very very subjective moment. Form vs Function. CCW & Fiske make great racing rims and both sponsor the CF. There are many more out there, these seem to be the most...
08-21-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 291,676
Posted By Zenak

Brake Rotors: First to understand the brake...

Brake Rotors:
First to understand the brake Rotor, its dynamics, bedding, steel types what it does etc a great stop to check out is here: (http://www.racecars360.com/Corvette_Tech/Brake_Rotors.html)...
08-21-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 291,676
Posted By Zenak

Suspension: - or as I call it the single best...

Suspension:
- or as I call it the single best bang for your buck to improve your performance... If you want to go faster in corners, besides stickier tires nothing will make the time come down as...
08-21-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 291,676
Posted By Zenak

C5 Track Car \ HPDE Conversion: What I have learned!

Ok, after several attempts... blunders… and LOT$ of wasted money. This is what I have learned so far, and hopefully it saves others money in the process. Of course it’s just my opinions, please do...
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