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Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 05-24-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By racebum
if it's chattering you just have the no additive...

if it's chattering you just have the no additive fluid. as suggested above. just add the additive and do a bunch of figure 8s.

very easy to remedy
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 05-13-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By racebum
:iagree:

:iagree:
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 05-04-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,071
Posted By racebum
you may notice that was posted AFTER i said what...

you may notice that was posted AFTER i said what i did

even though what i said generally holds true. the aftermarket car part world sees consumers as wallets with legs

why so emotional?
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 05-01-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,071
Posted By racebum
i seriously hate this about the aftermarket car...

i seriously hate this about the aftermarket car world. not even singling out one company. a LOT of them do this. people are basically wallets with legs
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-30-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,071
Posted By racebum
i'm still waiting for the day any vendor says...

i'm still waiting for the day any vendor says "sorry about that, our mistake. here let us fix that for you"

past 10 years i have seen that....mmm zero times

too obsessed with profits i guess...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-30-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,503
Posted By racebum
nice car and a great comp. that's about what i...

nice car and a great comp. that's about what i expected price wise but with so few market comps it was a little hard to tell. as you know most the comps are sub 50k mile
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-29-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,503
Posted By racebum
how did you even find such high prices? like...

how did you even find such high prices? like that's an accomplishment all by itself

texas direct has been averaging 35k on a 20k mile 08-09z before negotiations. they had a couple on ebay just...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-26-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,784
Posted By racebum
same GTR is a beast, reliable, great resale....

same

GTR is a beast, reliable, great resale. easier to maintain than the 911 turbo. sweet spot on the GTR is 2014-2015 with 20k miles around 65-67k after haggling

c6 zr1 is not really a...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-23-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,241
Posted By racebum
use a shop that specializes in these cars. aren't...

use a shop that specializes in these cars. aren't you the guy who had issues with a build? while i would never bash a business without cause too many small town machine shops with egos have been...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-23-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,234
Posted By racebum
you may get lucky. this is a best case scenario...

you may get lucky. this is a best case scenario to drop a valve. it's possible you will just be sanding a few gouges out of the piston and be good to go. high rpm under load broken springs and...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-22-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By racebum
but you have a perfect car. that's worth the...

but you have a perfect car. that's worth the money

i've been around corvette since 2000 and it's always been this way. bottom of the market cars cost you more in the long run with repairs and they...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-21-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By racebum
i don't think you really want a 45k zr1. it's the...

i don't think you really want a 45k zr1. it's the bottom of the market. at the same time it's the top of the market in c6z06. take a guess on which vehicle you will get in better shape and have a...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-18-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,298
Posted By racebum
sorry that happened. it sounds very petty. people...

sorry that happened. it sounds very petty. people are entitled to their own options but not their own facts. some humans let emotions dictate their lives a little too much.

i'm going to share...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-17-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By racebum
main thing is not to leave gouges or scratches....

main thing is not to leave gouges or scratches. if you use any rotary tools use something soft that has more of a polishing effect than a scratching one
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-16-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By racebum
i had a ghost no start in my c5z., tried it all....

i had a ghost no start in my c5z., tried it all. looked at the diagram. found a couple relays in line that may or may not have been the problem. replaced both for $20 never had the problem again
...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-15-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By racebum
that's what i'm doing. just watching the market...

that's what i'm doing. just watching the market until a deal pops up. c5s often sell at nada avg to clean trade and it looks like the c6 isn't much different. an 08 with 30k miles is $31-33k bump...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-15-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By racebum
oh for sure. i pay for carfax pre purchase. it's...

oh for sure. i pay for carfax pre purchase. it's cheap when you consider what might be on there. when i sell cars i put the vin in the ad. always makes me wonder when people don't do this. i get some...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-15-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By racebum
a few years ago a group of people pitched in to...

a few years ago a group of people pitched in to have katech spintron test something like 5 combos. one of them is the stock springs, stock intake valve hollow ferrera f2042p exhaust valve combo. it...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-15-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By racebum
:thumbs: i know all about the beat cars...

:thumbs:

i know all about the beat cars people try and return to stock. when i was c5 shopping i would even inspect the exahust manifold bolts. it's usually pretty apparent from the socket marks...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-14-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By racebum
considering a c6z, couple questions

hey guys, long time member, first time c6z looker. had a c4 track car nearly 20 years ago. c5z fairly recent. sportscar-less for the past 2 years. had my heart set on a GTR but something clean and...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-12-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,177
Posted By racebum
high end bronze/mag is actually pretty hard....

high end bronze/mag is actually pretty hard. katech also recommends $3200 in valves they are very slippery via moly coated titanium. i think this is why they don't get a lot of speak on here. a set...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-12-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 12,138
Posted By racebum
couple thoughts i haven't seen anyone else...

couple thoughts i haven't seen anyone else mention. {or i missed it}

1. were the intake valves polished? bronze guides need to have a really smooth stem

2. what is bronze? the quality between...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-12-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,105
Posted By racebum
i agree on the cosmetics. i have no idea why they...

i agree on the cosmetics. i have no idea why they put a suitcase handle on the side. BUT, i thought those recaros were stellar seats to sit in. great support and great bolsters.

if i was going to...
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-11-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,343
Posted By racebum
challenge accepted :D

challenge accepted :D
Forum: C6 Corvette ZR1 & Z06 04-11-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By racebum
i think cost for performance is what got a lot of...

i think cost for performance is what got a lot of us into corvette. i had my first c4 in 2000, sold a few years later. c5z in 2012. eyeing a c6z now for the same reason as many of you. 35k gets you a...
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