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Vette Guys: C5 or C6

Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by RedVenom48, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. 08mojo

    08mojo ... Established Member

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    Another vote for C6. Based on your wishlist, go for a C6 GS. If you don't go widebody, you will regret the decision if you don't.

    If you think C6 interior is trash, you should spend some time in a C5.
     
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  2. Klaus

    Klaus Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Sorry to sidetrack but anyone have a rec for racing seats for c6z?
     
  3. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I think you are on the right track considering the LS3 C6, 08+....motor is damn near bullet proof. You can throw quite a bit of boost at a stock shortblock too. If its in the budget I'd look for a grandsport, has the C6Z looks, dry sump LS3 if you get the 6spd manual and try to get one with F55 optioned mag ride...
     
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  4. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Look at Sparco/Recaro...something FIA rated...
     
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  5. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Noooo havent bought yet. Will be a while and I gotta figure out how far I want to go with my GT500.

    The C6 LS3 Auto will be my goal, but I wont say no to an LS2 or 01+ C5 if it's a very attractively priced car.

    Just needs to be LS powered and can accept the GM flex fuel sensor.
     
  6. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    That flex sensor can be retrofitted to any of them.
     
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  7. nxhappy

    nxhappy Well-Known Member Established Member

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    TVS is titties. soooooo much instant boost. just screams and screams all the way to 6000. You ever think about a wet shot? nitrous is also #titties
     
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  8. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Just watched some install videos of how literally easy it is to install one. Honestly, Ford's an asshole. GM literally put into every Corvette the pin in the ECU for the Flex Sensor, and also provided the stoich tables on every ECU...

    Converting a 07-12 GT500 to ethanol is such an expensive pain in the ass its ridiculous.
     
  9. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Lol, I regret selling the blower I bought off you. Ive thought about nitrous a time or two. Probably stick with the take off 2.3 TVS and save the nitrous for the Vette if I get one. :D
     
  10. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    yup, my buddy steven helped me in hptuners with my camaro... he’s got a list of parts if you are interested.
     
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  11. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    We had a brand new c5 z06 off the lot in 2002... first year of the 405hp ls6.

    That mother ****er absolutely flew bone stock, was loud (minimal factory sound deadening and Ti mufflers) and had enough torque to flatten your chest. You could induce massive sweeping drifts in the middle of the city street just by lightly applying the throttle. Not joking. Car was insane and just a hair over 3000 lbs.

    Christ... I miss that car a lot and WILL have another.

    I’d imagine a c6z would take that experience to another level BUT

    for me... I’ll take a nicely worked over (heads/cam) ls6 c5z making around 475-500whp and call it a day. God damn that would be bad AF and enough power to runs easy 10s at 130.

    More subjective, but I love the look of the FRC too.


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  12. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    bingo... my full bolt on, cam only c5z was a ****ing blast! Abso****inglutely a hoon machine!
     
  13. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Whats more impressive is that it was still a 5.7L. I get it.. I totally get it too.
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    you see that ****ing smile!? That’s when my ex-wife knew my smile in our wedding pics was fake:D

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  15. 9397SVTs

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    I almost bought one like these, but got a CTS V instead.
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    I still think about it, though. I like the softer lines of this over the sharper/angular look of the newer ones.
     
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  16. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    @gimmie11s @03Sssnake @jeffh81 @nxhappy

    Turbo kit or Procharger/Vortec kit? And go.

    Also, I have found and have fallen for Texas Speed and Performance. I sure hope they dont suck, because they have a lot of nice parts for cheap.
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    TSP is legit, so are the A&A procharger kits... D1 that sumbitch!
     
  19. ShelbyGT5HUN

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    Being so light, makes these C5-7 cars great performers. I love my GT500, but she's a big girl. When it comes to performance, weight is more important than HP. Unless you are only a drag racer, racing on prepped tracks, on a slick, those 4000+ lbs really hold you back. Imagine a 3100 lb curb weight S197 GT500 with 650 rwhp ...
     
  20. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    My fav eye opening stat regarding Vettes has been people talking about boost. 700hp from 10 pounds of boost or something ridiculous.

    I look at my GT500 on 13 pounds of boost from my M122: "Come on little guy, you can get to 600whp!" Lmao
     

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