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06-22-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Bill Dearborn

The cars are shipped with the L2 front splitter...

The cars are shipped with the L2 front splitter end caps and the dealer has the option of installing the L3 end caps. The OM clearly states you should have both because the L3 are only recommended...
06-22-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bill Dearborn

The lemon thing isn't as bad as you might think....

The lemon thing isn't as bad as you might think. Just because a dealer doesn't price the car as low as you think that doesn't mean you can't negotiate a better price, especially if you have the lemon...
06-20-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,668
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Once you have the correct tires on the car the...

Once you have the correct tires on the car the only real problem is ground clearance. I drove my 69 BB through 4 winters and my 71 BB through another 5 winters with no issues other than ground...
06-20-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bill Dearborn

The Cup2s aren't that bad of a street tire when...

The Cup2s aren't that bad of a street tire when new. However, after a few track days the tread gets pretty thin and you have to be more careful when driving in heavy rain. Light rain isn't a...
06-19-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Bill Dearborn

GM recommends both the 15W50 and the ESP 0W40 for...

GM recommends both the 15W50 and the ESP 0W40 for the track in all but the ZR1. With the ZR1 they only recommend the 15W50 oil for the track. The problem with using the 15W50 oil on the street is it...
06-18-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,444
Posted By Bill Dearborn

If the car is as you say it is then arrange...

If the car is as you say it is then arrange financing ahead of time, give the dealer a call, give them a price and say call me by xxx.xxxx if interested. As for what the car is worth you are haggling...
06-18-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Bill Dearborn

OP, you don't need to be particularly careful...

OP, you don't need to be particularly careful with the tire as it is corded. You can probably drive a long time on the tire before it falls apart. It is a run flat and will run without air for a very...
06-17-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Bill Dearborn

It will soften the harshness of the ride when...

It will soften the harshness of the ride when going over bumps if you haven't lowered the car so far that it is actually hitting the bump stops when you go over bumps. If you are bottoming the car...
06-17-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,041
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Both bars work with the Competition Seat....

Both bars work with the Competition Seat. However, the shark bar is too low to use with a regular race seat which has pass through holes that are about 4 inches higher than the Comp Seat holes. That...
06-16-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,835
Posted By Bill Dearborn

To get more sound go to the center console screen...

To get more sound go to the center console screen and choose the settings icon and then select Engine Sound Management and set the exhaust in Track Mode. If you have an M7 the exhaust will be wide...
06-16-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Bill Dearborn

I had the Wilwoods on my C6Z and liked them....

I had the Wilwoods on my C6Z and liked them. There was only one troublesome spot and that was with the hat used for the rear kit that placed the rotor too close to the tie rod end. I think that came...
06-16-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,055
Posted By Bill Dearborn

I wouldn't worry about plugging the gas cap lock....

I wouldn't worry about plugging the gas cap lock. There have been a few people with issues but the vast majority don't have any issues with the way the cap works. Not sure why you would disable...
06-16-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,685
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Just to clarify terms a little what I call short...

Just to clarify terms a little what I call short shifting is not running the car all the way to the rev limit. I am not saying to do that. I am just saying to limit the number of gears chosen just as...
06-14-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,685
Posted By Bill Dearborn

I had my first ride in an C7 A8 car at the Glen...

I had my first ride in an C7 A8 car at the Glen on Tuesday. The car was a GS and the driver was pushing it hard with the trans in Auto Mode. I saw how it was holding the engine in the higher rpm...
06-14-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Other than the codes I don't know what Track...

Other than the codes I don't know what Track Addict will do for you the PDR doesn't already do. Take a look at some of the analyses done by Poor-Sha using the PDR data file and the tools from...
06-14-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Bill Dearborn

See TSB for part number: ...

See TSB for part number:
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The place to purchase the tool is:...
06-13-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By Bill Dearborn

That statement only applies to tires that can...

That statement only applies to tires that can still be repaired if punctured. If they can't be repaired you could drive them until the tread wears through and the two sidewalls are separated from...
06-04-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Those are factory paint marks. If somebody marked...

Those are factory paint marks. If somebody marked their alignment settings the marks would be on the cam and the cradle. The bolt head with the paint mark turns with the cam so those marks don't show...
06-03-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Bill Dearborn

The Feb 2016 TSB (TSB #16-NA-056) telling how to...

The Feb 2016 TSB (TSB #16-NA-056) telling how to do the track alignment did have different instructions about removing the spacers on the Z51 and Z06. For the Z51 the instructions said to remove one...
06-03-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,190
Posted By Bill Dearborn

You may not use the PDR but it does have an...

You may not use the PDR but it does have an impact on resale. A certain percentage of people looking at used Corvettes will be interested in using the car on track. The PDR is just about the best...
06-02-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Yes, since 2017 Stage 1 Aero cars come with the...

Yes, since 2017 Stage 1 Aero cars come with the 3/4 side skirts.

Bill
06-01-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Basic OnStar doesn't include navigation. You...

Basic OnStar doesn't include navigation. You have to have the directions plan to get navigation download from onstar.
06-01-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Just putt putting around town or on a road trip...

Just putt putting around town or on a road trip you shouldn't have any problems. Coolant temp doesn't get to over heat level until temp is 262 degrees and the oil temp doesn't hit over temp until 320...
05-30-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,375
Posted By Bill Dearborn

Yes, it also helps to select having the oldest...

Yes, it also helps to select having the oldest post in a thread displayed first so you can immediately see how old the thread is.

Bill
05-30-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,363
Posted By Bill Dearborn

The most likely time for a product to fail is...

The most likely time for a product to fail is early in its life cycle or very late in its life cycle. Infant mortality is why new cars have warranties. They are more likely to fail than one that has...
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