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Title: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on November 20, 2012, 04:57:38 AM
What do getbiggers who have owned Corvettes think of them? Please comment on any year, I'm itching to get one. Not sure which year maybe a mid 90s?


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on November 20, 2012, 07:52:28 AM
What do getbiggers who have owned Corvettes think of them? Please comment on any year, I'm itching to get one. Not sure which year maybe a mid 90s?
C1-C2 (1950's to 1972) or C5 or C6 (1998-up)
Wouldn't bother with the mid 90's.



Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Kim Jong Bob on November 20, 2012, 07:54:48 AM
C1-C2 (1950's to 1972) or C5 or C6 (1998-up)
Wouldn't bother with the mid 90's.


+1 on that

my brother had a c5 and sold it for a c6. the c6 is miles ahead of the c5. handles 100x better in the curves


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on November 20, 2012, 07:56:06 AM
+1 on that

my brother had a c5 and sold it for a c6. the c6 is miles ahead of the c5. handles 100x better in the curves
The c6's are truly a world class car.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on November 20, 2012, 09:24:14 AM
C6 and above are where things get interesting :) Can't wait for the new vette to come out!


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Option D on November 20, 2012, 09:53:10 AM
What do getbiggers who have owned Corvettes think of them? Please comment on any year, I'm itching to get one. Not sure which year maybe a mid 90s?

get a 79.. much cooler... Sting Ray... you can get it cheap and restore it


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Knooger on November 20, 2012, 03:00:31 PM
C6's should get really cheap when the C7 comes out. I think it's due for the 2014 model year.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on November 20, 2012, 03:19:56 PM
jan 13th is where everything will spill.. until then only stupid teasers


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on November 20, 2012, 03:46:56 PM
get a 79.. much cooler... Sting Ray... you can get it cheap and restore it

When I was a kid my dad had a red '77. That car got lots of attention.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: tu_holmes on November 20, 2012, 05:08:00 PM
My Uncle Collects Vettes... He has like 6 or 7 I think.

My favorite is the 1982 Stingray... That was just a gorgeous piece of machinery.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on November 20, 2012, 05:10:12 PM
My Uncle Collects Vettes... He has like 6 or 7 I think.

My favorite is the 1982 Stingray... That was just a gorgeous piece of machinery.

Pacecar that year correct?


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on November 20, 2012, 05:13:18 PM
68 Corvette ZL1 - 427ci all aluminum big block that was supposed to make over 650hp. Some say it may have made over 700.
(http://www.modernracer.com/classics/images/chevroletcorvettezl1.jpg)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: tu_holmes on November 20, 2012, 05:15:16 PM
Pacecar that year correct?

I believe it was... Crossfire Injection was shit, but the the rest of the car was tip top.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on November 20, 2012, 05:16:50 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3650/3677156352_2681b8058c.jpg)
(http://audiblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/1968-Corvette-coupe-Edmunds.jpg)
(http://photos.aaca.org/files/6/0/3/3/4/1968_corvette_stingray_roadster_-_black_with_top_up_-_fvr.jpg)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on November 20, 2012, 05:17:47 PM
68 Corvette ZL1 - 427ci all aluminum big block that was supposed to make over 650hp. Some say it may have made over 700.
(http://www.modernracer.com/classics/images/chevroletcorvettezl1.jpg)

Yeah I heard they underestimated the horsepower on many Vettes for insurance purposes.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on November 20, 2012, 05:19:45 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3650/3677156352_2681b8058c.jpg)
(http://audiblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/1968-Corvette-coupe-Edmunds.jpg)
(http://photos.aaca.org/files/6/0/3/3/4/1968_corvette_stingray_roadster_-_black_with_top_up_-_fvr.jpg)

The '68-'72 models are my favorite.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on November 20, 2012, 05:21:44 PM
The '68-'72 models are my favorite.
Mine too. Can't compete with the C5-6's in the performance aspect, but they are hands down the best looking IMHO.
When they went away from the chrome bumpers and accents is when they started going downhill IMHO.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Parker on November 20, 2012, 06:32:33 PM
Mine too. Can't compete with the C5-6's in the performance aspect, but they are hands down the best looking IMHO.
When they went away from the chrome bumpers and accents is when they started going downhill IMHO.
X2


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: mass243 on November 23, 2012, 08:04:50 AM

Corvettes are a bit small for my taste.

Can be sexy though when done right:
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_En-sxfOkXP8/SjKAnHNMxsI/AAAAAAAACAc/oHEFf4ezRFs/s400/Steregushchy.jpg)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: pluck on November 24, 2012, 08:30:07 AM
I'll be picking up a c6 in 2 months when the sports car market is at the lowest.

Heads + cam + headers & exhaust.



Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: funk51 on November 24, 2012, 09:00:44 AM
What do getbiggers who have owned Corvettes think of them? Please comment on any year, I'm itching to get one. Not sure which year maybe a mid 90s?
;D real men drive zimmers.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on November 24, 2012, 11:02:49 AM
i frickin love how chevy blocks pick up power with simple mods... <B


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: magikusar on November 24, 2012, 01:03:37 PM
Corvettes are a bit small for my taste.

Can be sexy though when done right:
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_En-sxfOkXP8/SjKAnHNMxsI/AAAAAAAACAc/oHEFf4ezRFs/s400/Steregushchy.jpg)

x2

feel small like go cart


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: HDPhysiques on November 26, 2012, 06:46:44 AM
c5 & c6 = good stuff.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: big_pauly on November 26, 2012, 02:38:01 PM
I have an 09 zo6 I bought new..was a showroom car...nothing can beat the corvettes performance compared to their price..I do like the 64 and the 58 with the teeth and side coves...every year corvette looks nice..for the rare exception of the early 80's..not too hot looking...


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on November 26, 2012, 03:34:56 PM
I wish I'd get a ZR1 :) Beautiful :D

(http://fancytuning.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/chevrolet-corvette-zr1-wide-body-kit-conversion.jpg)


This is a widebody ZR1 :) Sooo sexxxy!

More here: http://fancytuning.com/2010/10/chevrolet-corvette-zr1-wide-body-kit-conversion/


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: HockeyFightFan on November 28, 2012, 12:25:30 PM
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Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: JBGRAY on December 03, 2012, 02:30:41 AM
I have a yellow '77.  It'll get a LOT more looks than any C5 or C6 around town.  Obviously, as with any other older car, you don't get much in the way of the performance aspect of a modified C5 or C6, but it is a lot cooler.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: BILL ANVIL on December 10, 2012, 06:20:50 PM
68 Corvette ZL1 - 427ci all aluminum big block that was supposed to make over 650hp. Some say it may have made over 700.
(http://www.modernracer.com/classics/images/chevroletcorvettezl1.jpg)

i think the big block models had problems with frame strength and twisting you, heard anything about this?


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on December 10, 2012, 08:58:27 PM
i think the big block models had problems with frame strength and twisting you, heard anything about this?
I have not, haven't been around a lot of the early Vette's. Anymore I think they're mostly driven back and forth to car shows and rarely ever get the power put to the ground.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: BILL ANVIL on December 11, 2012, 05:22:50 PM
I have not, haven't been around a lot of the early Vette's. Anymore I think they're mostly driven back and forth to car shows and rarely ever get the power put to the ground.

maybe just folklore from old car dealer buddies


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on December 11, 2012, 05:34:07 PM
maybe just folklore from old car dealer buddies
Well I do know that you couldn't get the big 427 in convertible Camaro's because of that fear, aside from COPO orders... so it's definitely a possibility. I believe the Vette in 68 was a full frame car, I can't imagine GM would do a fiberglass unibodied car with a big block, seems like asking for trouble.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: BILL ANVIL on December 12, 2012, 02:59:26 PM
I wish I'd get a ZR1 :) Beautiful :D

(http://fancytuning.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/chevrolet-corvette-zr1-wide-body-kit-conversion.jpg)


This is a widebody ZR1 :) Sooo sexxxy!

More here: http://fancytuning.com/2010/10/chevrolet-corvette-zr1-wide-body-kit-conversion/

wow! thats incredible


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Jadeveon Clowney on December 13, 2012, 06:38:58 PM
I'll be picking up a c6 in 2 months when the sports car market is at the lowest.

Heads + cam + headers & exhaust.



aren't you the guy with the porsche?


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on December 15, 2012, 08:47:03 AM
Car ear porn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_qoDDGPxnA

Awesome build :)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on December 15, 2012, 08:48:54 AM
:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHjhxkCk384


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on December 17, 2012, 04:53:55 PM
I have a 2009 c6 jetstream blue corvette..
Bought it new.. almost paid off.. have 14 months to go..
only 18000 miles on it..
Best car I ever purchased .. worth every penny.

I looked at other sport cars..
corvette is the best..

Saving up some money to purchase the C7 coming out in 2015  ;D


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: HDPhysiques on December 21, 2012, 11:55:30 AM
I have a 2009 c6 jetstream blue corvette..
Bought it new.. almost paid off.. have 14 months to go..
only 18000 miles on it..
Best car I ever purchased .. worth every penny.

I looked at other sport cars..
corvette is the best..

Saving up some money to purchase the C7 coming out in 2015  ;D

c7 is actually coming out fall 2013 or early 2014 (we will find out the details on Jan 13th, 2013).  I'm saving my pennies too. :)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on December 22, 2012, 08:33:14 PM
Only three or four of those ZL1 Corvettes were produced. I use to work with a GM Engineer that worked at the Corvette plant when the ZL1 was produced. The yellow one pictured was a Company Driven vehicle. He said noone wanted to drive it because of constant overheating. They finally spun the speedo with a drill to get enough mileage on the Vette to get it out of the program and auctioned off.

My 2 Vettes
1994 LT1 6 speed.
(http://cobaltss.net/gallery/files/1/5/4/6/6/img_0020__medium.jpg)
2001 Lingenfelter Twin Turbo (700 hp).
(http://cobaltss.net/gallery/files/1/5/4/6/6/img_0027__medium.jpg)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on December 23, 2012, 10:54:27 AM
 :o
Very nice...


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on December 23, 2012, 05:48:29 PM
My friend Marie's C5 Z06 at the track.

(http://cobaltss.net/gallery/files/1/5/4/6/6/marieii.jpg)(http://cobaltss.net/gallery/files/1/5/4/6/6/marie.jpg)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: usmcdevildoc on January 06, 2013, 03:25:44 AM

Nice car. Had 2. Wait 'till the electrical system goes and no one knows how to fix it. The most undependable
car I ever owned x 2.

DOC
Lift, fuck, make money 


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 06, 2013, 03:46:57 PM
I love that black vette looking awesome :)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: WOOO on January 06, 2013, 05:47:48 PM
vettes are gorgeous but i'm not a car guy


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on January 07, 2013, 05:02:27 PM
3 Vettes

(http://cobaltss.net/gallery/files/1/5/4/6/6/reversed_oreo__medium.jpg)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 07, 2013, 05:05:58 PM
Two C5 and C4 on right?


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on January 07, 2013, 05:17:04 PM
^^ Yep!


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 07, 2013, 05:28:55 PM
I was wondering if LS block prices would drop with new gen motor coming out.

I was pleasently surprised to find LS3 complete engine going for 5g~ complete crate motor reman around 5g~ and complete new crate motor around 6.5g very impressive!

I am looking at getting an L33 5.3 though for my project car with a t56 from a gto (front engine rwd config vs the vette ones which are mounted in the rear)

Even googled up some ls3s for 4k~ on sale... very nice... would hope they drpo more :)

An LS3 with some quality boltons, header, exhaust, cam, tune, would be sick in my 2300lbs track car :)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on January 07, 2013, 05:34:24 PM
LS engines are fairly cheap to buy and modify. With the next generation engine using direct injection and cylinder deactivation it will up the price of mods.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: ARMZ on January 07, 2013, 06:21:56 PM
Nice car. Had 2. Wait 'till the electrical system goes and no one knows how to fix it. The most undependable
car I ever owned x 2.

DOC
Lift, fuck, make money 




Same story for me.. Had 2 and both were crap.. Always had a problem with both.. Worst cars I ever owned..


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on January 08, 2013, 07:56:19 AM
ARMZ and usmcdevildoc, the only electrical issues I've had is replacing the distributor/opti on the C4. What electrical problems did you have?






Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on January 08, 2013, 08:18:36 PM
ARMZ and usmcdevildoc, the only electrical issues I've had is replacing the distributor/opti on the C4. What electrical problems did you have?





I've never heard of anyone having electrical problems with the C5/C6 Vette's, besides these two.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Parker on January 08, 2013, 11:39:57 PM
Jan 13th New Vette, and it will be with Beyonce at Superbowl Half time...she will recieve her own at the 50 yard line.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on January 09, 2013, 07:33:13 AM
^^ Nice!!


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on January 11, 2013, 10:13:04 AM
Any pics of the new C7  ???


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: hazbin on January 11, 2013, 08:42:48 PM
i've had four.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 12, 2013, 05:52:38 PM
i dont feel like pasting pix but google but c7 pix have been leaked.

tomorrow is the official day though!!!


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 13, 2013, 09:21:46 AM
Bigbobs just told me the release life at 7pm est is going to be on youtube. I might be at the gym, hopefully someone records if i miss it by chance. Training back tonight.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 13, 2013, 09:28:01 AM
This is the link he provided me, 6.5hrs remaining for all to see live:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsQGcD0TJvw


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 13, 2013, 06:45:10 PM
IT LOOKS PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 13, 2013, 06:46:16 PM
(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/8377674953_13eee02867_z-580x328.jpg)

(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/8378616338_8cccdc8440_o-580x386.jpg)

I love the corvette <B !!!!!! Win win win!

http://www.slashgear.com/chevrolet-officially-unveils-2014-corvette-c7-13265091/


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 13, 2013, 06:47:07 PM
(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/8377723789_18843c670f_b.jpg)

(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/8377540569_470fa22d3b_o.jpg)

(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/8378788198_a1ceb35867_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on January 13, 2013, 06:53:20 PM
Love the front and side, meh about the rear.... Not a big fan.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: hazbin on January 13, 2013, 06:56:18 PM
(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/8377723789_18843c670f_b.jpg)

(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/8377540569_470fa22d3b_o.jpg)

(http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/8378788198_a1ceb35867_b.jpg)

fugggg!!!   pretty sure i'm gonna have to get one of these.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on January 13, 2013, 07:04:16 PM
Looks very Ferrari-ish from the side. I mostly dig it... there's just something that doesn't sit right with me. Gotta be the rear.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 13, 2013, 07:13:06 PM
amazing from every side but the rear ya it cheapens the overall appearance, too camaroish, its cool BUT... something alternate woulda looked better than the squareish lights... every other side angle looks very very exotic i love it


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: tu_holmes on January 13, 2013, 07:22:19 PM
amazing from every side but the rear ya it cheapens the overall appearance, too camaroish, its cool BUT... something alternate woulda looked better than the squareish lights... every other side angle looks very very exotic i love it

I think it has some Ferrari / Viper qualities to it.

It's much prettier in the red than in other colors I've seen it in.

I may have to get one.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 13, 2013, 07:26:20 PM
More here:

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/2014-chevrolet-corvette-c7-stingray-debuts-in-detroit-photo-gallery-53861.html


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 13, 2013, 07:27:04 PM
I think it has some Ferrari / Viper qualities to it.

It's much prettier in the red than in other colors I've seen it in.

I may have to get one.


I agree but i believe it looks better than the new viper imo

(http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/chevrolet/corvette/2014/as/13/de/2014_chevrolet_corvette_f34_13-de-as_113137_600.jpg)

http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/features/revealed-2014-chevrolet-corvette-c7.html


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 13, 2013, 07:28:28 PM
They definitely have made a winner


http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2014-chevrolet-c7-corvette-stingray-z51-photos-and-info-news

More beautiful red.

What sets it apart is the ferrari ish 599/fxx type red and black wheels. Makes me wana paint and style my track car like this but wife hates red.

(http://o.aolcdn.com/os/autos/photos/20130114_c7-corvette_612mz.jpg)[


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: tu_holmes on January 13, 2013, 07:42:01 PM
They definitely have made a winner


http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2014-chevrolet-c7-corvette-stingray-z51-photos-and-info-news

More beautiful red.

What sets it apart is the ferrari ish 599/fxx type red and black wheels. Makes me wana paint and style my track car like this but wife hates red.

(http://o.aolcdn.com/os/autos/photos/20130114_c7-corvette_612mz.jpg)[
Don't you let a woman tell you what to do.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: hazbin on January 13, 2013, 07:46:10 PM
Looks very Ferrari-ish from the side. I mostly dig it... there's just something that doesn't sit right with me. Gotta be the rear.

alot like the Ferrari California


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: BILL ANVIL on January 13, 2013, 07:57:58 PM
Looks very Ferrari-ish from the side. I mostly dig it... there's just something that doesn't sit right with me. Gotta be the rear.

yeah, its way too camaroish


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on January 14, 2013, 09:37:35 AM
alot like the Ferrari California

QFT

Even though I'm not too crazy about the rear, overall I'm impressed.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 14, 2013, 05:14:02 PM
from some angles also looks like a gtr (especially the sides, the side vent from a 3rd perspective). Especially if you see the car in silver grey!

The front does kiiiind of look like the new viper.. however overall it is such a good blend of styling. I am pleased with the design


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on January 14, 2013, 09:38:25 PM
Love the sting ray


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: wild willie on January 15, 2013, 06:36:33 PM
I just saw the new $126,000 Vette.......They wouldn't let anyone sit in it.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: JBGRAY on January 15, 2013, 10:09:17 PM
Gorgeous car.  The rear looks too squarish in comparison with the rest of the car and the black A-pillars clash with the color of the roofline.  Also, the round exhaust tips are not in line with the squared-out rear.  I'm surprised the next gen engine was a 6.2, I had read it was going to be a 5.0ish size motor with high compression. 

Interior looks to be a massive upgrade.  Corvette is all about performance-to dollar, which to this day remains virtually untouched.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on January 16, 2013, 08:17:11 AM
^^ From what I've read the reasoning for the 6.2l engine was cylinder deactivation. Once it reduces to 4 cylinders it will still be 3.1l powerplant and have decent cruising power. At 5.0l it would reduce to 2.5l. In the past the GM engineers said they didn't go with cylinder deactivation because they didn't think the Corvette owners would like the change in exhaust tone. Wonder what they did anything with the exhaust to change this issue.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: tu_holmes on January 16, 2013, 08:31:32 AM
^^ From what I've read the reasoning for the 6.2l engine was cylinder deactivation. Once it reduces to 4 cylinders it will still be 3.1l powerplant and have decent cruising power. At 5.0l it would reduce to 2.5l. In the past the GM engineers said they didn't go with cylinder deactivation because they didn't think the Corvette owners would like the change in exhaust tone. Wonder what they did anything with the exhaust to change this issue.

I doubt anyone will be particularly interested in the exhaust tone when they are not putting the hammer down.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on January 16, 2013, 12:13:16 PM
I doubt anyone will be particularly interested in the exhaust tone when they are not putting the hammer down.

You don't know Corvette owners. None want there car to sound like a V6 Camaro when cruising down the highway.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on January 16, 2013, 01:15:19 PM
^  ::)

Well, I was thinking they may do a small v8 with a twin turbo setup, far more efficient fuel usage and power but I guess not! There was the rumor I kept hearing about a 5.0 to 5.5 liter v8 with a turbo but i guess not!


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on January 16, 2013, 01:26:03 PM
I heard the C6 ZR1 started out as a twin turbo. The first test mule burned to the groung and the head of the Corvette team said no more turbos. Having said that I think there still is a possibilty for a smaller ci/turbo engine in the future. Maybe the next top of the line performance Vette.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on January 23, 2013, 07:36:26 PM
i hear the lt1 have some waterpump location issues.

but damn, the lingenfelter is badass, very much one of the best rides ever made.is it somewhat streetable?
LT1's are notorious for ignition issues, the Optispark is a piece of shit.

It has a reverse rotation waterpump, never really heard anyone bitch about them. The ignition issue was HUGE however.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on January 26, 2013, 10:53:32 AM
i hear the lt1 have some waterpump location issues.

but damn, the lingenfelter is badass, very much one of the best rides ever made.is it somewhat streetable?

The LT1 waterpump isn't the issue, it's in the normal small block Chevy location. But, for some reason the engineers placed the ignition distributor/optispark between the waterpump and the block. With this placement if the waterpump leaks it will take out the distibutor. To me the optispark was a great idea, just bad placement.

The Lingenfelter TT drives just like a normal C5, even gets ~28 mpg on the highway. But when you hit the gas hold on, it has gone almost sideways at 70 mph!!

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e215/Makai2200/Mike%20Lingenfelter/mikesHREs020.jpg)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on November 02, 2013, 09:00:56 PM
UPDATE ON CORVETTES:  I now think I'm more interested in a C5. Please provide inputs and experiences.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on November 02, 2013, 09:02:37 PM
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Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on November 08, 2013, 05:07:34 AM
BUMP for more info and opinions on the c5.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Knooger on November 08, 2013, 11:27:37 AM
BUMP for more info and opinions on the c5.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-general-103/


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: galeniko on November 08, 2013, 12:13:10 PM
The LT1 waterpump isn't the issue, it's in the normal small block Chevy location. But, for some reason the engineers placed the ignition distributor/optispark between the waterpump and the block. With this placement if the waterpump leaks it will take out the distibutor. To me the optispark was a great idea, just bad placement.



exactly.


as for the c5, they start to have electronical issues at medium mileage already.



Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on November 16, 2013, 05:50:55 PM
BUMP for more info and opinions on the c5.

IMHO: For the price, the C5 Z06 is the best performance car on the market.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: a_ahmed on November 16, 2013, 07:02:22 PM
Too bad in Canada for some dumb reason Vettes are double the prices they are in the states.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: tu_holmes on November 16, 2013, 08:38:45 PM
Too bad in Canada for some dumb reason Vettes are double the prices they are in the states.

Import Tariffs. Same reason BMWs are so expensive when you can buy one in Germany for 1/2 the price.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on December 16, 2013, 04:31:08 AM
A C6 Z06 is the way to go...


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on December 16, 2013, 04:34:02 AM
A C6 Z06 is the way to go...
Best of the current Vette bodies.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on December 16, 2013, 04:47:24 AM
I agree..
a buddy of mine was selling a 2007 in mint condition
Only 9000 miles
$45,000
Black on black


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on December 16, 2013, 04:50:25 AM
Just found this great site to order parts..
Cheaper than the dealership..
Corvettecentral.com

I broke the  >:( for the 2nd time
the right air dam..
damn car is to low  :-\


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on December 16, 2013, 05:28:39 AM
gmflex, are you on the corvetteforum?


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: hrspwr1 on December 16, 2013, 07:30:10 AM
I always liked the styling but was never comfortable in one, always felt cramped. I have never been in a newer model so maybe they have made them a bit more comfortable.

 They look neat and you do get a lot of performance for your $$.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on December 16, 2013, 08:27:40 PM
gmflex, are you on the corvetteforum?



I go from time to time to read the threads .. but haven't created a profile..

Corvetteblog.com
is a good site for everything corvette...


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: hazbin on December 16, 2013, 10:26:00 PM
I agree..
a buddy of mine was selling a 2007 in mint condition
Only 9000 miles
$45,000
Black on black

I sold two 2007 corvette c6's two years ago for 32 and 30k Canadian.   still haven't seen one for sale that cheap since. >:(


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on January 01, 2014, 07:09:38 AM
The engine package in my C5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXW13ebEdbc


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: jillymayr on January 02, 2014, 06:39:40 AM
The engine package in my C5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXW13ebEdbc

that engine is bad-ass!! have to show this to my car-obsessed guy


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on February 15, 2014, 07:42:12 PM
calfzilla if you can afford a c5 I'd say try getting a 2005 (first year of c6). The price nowdays isn't much different but its a 400 vs 345 horsepower difference and a newer body for maybe just an extra few K.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on February 15, 2014, 07:43:37 PM
linking my new C7 pics that I posted in the G&O, yellow is the fastest colour!

(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=517924.0;attach=554814;image)
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=517924.0;attach=554815;image)
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=517924.0;attach=554816;image)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on February 15, 2014, 07:50:06 PM
yeah, its way too camaroish

I disagee, traditional round tail lights would not have gone well with the rest of this car's angles.  Someone photoshopped round lights on a c7 and it looks horrible!

Not saying this is your demographic - but I think the majority of people who still prefer round over angular taillights on the Vette are the older traditionalist vette fans. 


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on February 15, 2014, 07:51:36 PM
You don't know Corvette owners. None want there car to sound like a V6 Camaro when cruising down the highway.

lol I don't think I'll ever drive mine in eco or tour mode after hearing the difference in exhaust note.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on February 15, 2014, 07:53:45 PM
Too bad in Canada for some dumb reason Vettes are double the prices they are in the states.

They actually fixed it this year, the C7 starting price in Canada dropped a chunk from the outgoing C6 in Canada.  Actually right now with the exchange rate I think it might even be cheaper in Canada than the U.S. by a tad!  They will probably re-adjust next MY, but it serves GM Canada right for gouging Canadians for years while the exchange rate was near par.  Lucky for me this is my first Corvette so I never got screwed over with pricing different in Canada for the previous MYs.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on February 15, 2014, 07:56:49 PM
I sold two 2007 corvette c6's two years ago for 32 and 30k Canadian.   still haven't seen one for sale that cheap since. >:(

Hey what do you drive nowdays hazbin?

Are you interested in that upcoming c7 z06?

I'm in Calgary right now but it was just a short trip about 24 hours, going to some place on 17th street called buon giorno.

Do you still own the gym?


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on February 15, 2014, 09:49:01 PM
Yellow really looks good on the C7. Are the black stripes factory painted?


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on February 16, 2014, 12:21:55 AM
Yellow works on corvettes not on most cars.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on February 16, 2014, 11:44:19 AM
Yellow really looks good on the C7. Are the black stripes factory painted?

Thanks, everything is right from the factory. They offered a "stinger stripe" which is a thicker half-stripe on the upper part of the hood as well as the dual stripes that mine has.

The only few touches I might do are to blacken out that thin chrome strip in the front, blacken the chrome stingray emblem on the sides, and add a few small black Jake skulls


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: US MUSL on February 16, 2014, 11:54:21 AM
Very nice!! The C7 is really starting to gow on me. I might see a Z06 in my future.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on February 16, 2014, 11:59:31 AM
I have a yellow '77.  It'll get a LOT more looks than any C5 or C6 around town.  Obviously, as with any other older car, you don't get much in the way of the performance aspect of a modified C5 or C6, but it is a lot cooler.

Lol let's be real, the C3 is cool but its not getting more looks than a C6 widebody like the ZR1, Z06 or Grand Sport, especially comparing yellow to yellow


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on February 17, 2014, 10:12:26 AM
Very nice!! The C7 is really starting to gow on me. I might see a Z06 in my future.

Thanks!  It will grow on you, especially when you see them in person..pics just don't do them justice.  Attaching a few more.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on February 17, 2014, 10:13:40 AM
 8)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on March 13, 2014, 05:56:23 AM
My buddy ordered a C7 which arrived yesterday.  He posts on getbig as ag2.  So I guess that's the second getbig C7 owner.  He went with all black - personally I prefer the brighter, louder colours.  The car had just arrived so they hadn't even detailed it yet, so it doesn't show that shiny wow factor that a clean black C7 would show



Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: BIG AL MCKECHNIE on March 13, 2014, 06:31:25 AM
68 Corvette ZL1 - 427ci all aluminum big block that was supposed to make over 650hp. Some say it may have made over 700.
(http://www.modernracer.com/classics/images/chevroletcorvettezl1.jpg)


Holy shit, it's amazing how dumb some c.unts are.

The fuckin ZL1 was tested by road and track on a rolling road dyno back in the day and made 342 DIN hp.
This equates to around 400 SAE crank HP which is just a bit short of the claimed 430 SAE HP.

YOU heard it made 650HP ???????????????

And some said it made over 700??????   The c.unts who said that are as thick as fuck.






 


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: tu_holmes on March 13, 2014, 12:30:41 PM
Thanks!  It will grow on you, especially when you see them in person..pics just don't do them justice.  Attaching a few more.

I agree. I hadn't seen one up close and when I finally did it definitely became the next car to buy.

Pics look shitty. But in person that car is a head turner.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on March 13, 2014, 08:10:13 PM
I agree. I hadn't seen one up close and when I finally did it definitely became the next car to buy.

Pics look shitty. But in person that car is a head turner.

Cool, what colour combo was the one you saw? 

There's quite a few ways you can personalize them since, besides there being a whole bunch of exterior colours, there's various wheel options, different types of stripes and then stripes are also offered in various colours.  I would be surprised if even 1 out of 100 Stingrays on average have the same yellow and black stripes/wheels/etc. combo that I got.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on March 13, 2014, 08:12:36 PM
Can't wait till I get a c5. Should have enough saved within this year, will post pics ASAP when I get one.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: tu_holmes on March 14, 2014, 04:49:17 PM
Cool, what colour combo was the one you saw? 

There's quite a few ways you can personalize them since, besides there being a whole bunch of exterior colours, there's various wheel options, different types of stripes and then stripes are also offered in various colours.  I would be surprised if even 1 out of 100 Stingrays on average have the same yellow and black stripes/wheels/etc. combo that I got.

I have seen the yellow and black and a white and orange.... Both are pretty sexy.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Shockwave on March 14, 2014, 06:04:21 PM

Holy shit, it's amazing how dumb some c.unts are.

The fuckin ZL1 was tested by road and track on a rolling road dyno back in the day and made 342 DIN hp.
This equates to around 400 SAE crank HP which is just a bit short of the claimed 430 SAE HP.

YOU heard it made 650HP ???????????????

And some said it made over 700??????   The c.unts who said that are as thick as fuck.






 

They had a Can-Am ZL1 that made well over 600. If you think it's hard for a BBC with rectangle port heads to make over 600 you know literally NOTHING about the motors. And there were only 2 of the Vettes made with the ZL1, the Camaro was a different animal.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: BIG AL MCKECHNIE on March 14, 2014, 06:42:58 PM
They had a Can-Am ZL1 that made well over 600. If you think it's hard for a BBC with rectangle port heads to make over 600 you know literally NOTHING about the motors. And there were only 2 of the Vettes made with the ZL1, the Camaro was a different animal.

Sorry about my harsh comment. I didn't think you weren't talking about the Can-Am race tuned engine which I'll admit was in line with your figures but was a racing engine. You were talking about the 68 ZL1 in your original post. I guess my comment was more aimed at the bozo who said that they pretended the engines were lower powered for "insurance purposes".







Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on March 15, 2014, 02:55:21 PM
Can't wait till I get a c5. Should have enough saved within this year, will post pics ASAP when I get one.

What colour and transmission choice would you prefer?  You obviously can't always get the exact combo you want when getting used but you sometimes you can if its a common combo or if you check around enough.

How long have you wanted a c5 for?  I think you'll be ecstatic when you finally get it.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on March 15, 2014, 02:59:29 PM
I have seen the yellow and black and a white and orange.... Both are pretty sexy.


cool maybe its not such a rare combo after all LOL.

I was told that of the 30+ C7's sold in my city this year I was the only one who choose yellow.  And only a few of the 30+ even ordered the dual stripes of any colour.

Before mine arrived I was frequently googling my colour combo to try to view examples of actual photographs of it rather than just the configurator's sketches, and had a very hard time finding pics of it, even though there were tons of red, white, black, gray, etc. examples.

My second choice was actually white (or silver) with orange stripes.  I liked the idea of orange stripes but wasn't sure which colour they would go best on.  In the end I'm glad I chose yellow with black stripes though, had I not I think I would have regretted it every time I saw a yellow C7, whereas I doubt I'll regret it if/when I see a white or silver with orange stripes.

I took my car out of my garage today for the first time as there's no more snow or ice on my driveway, it let me take pics at a few angles which I wasn't able to previously.



Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: NightTrain on March 15, 2014, 04:29:11 PM
I prefer the black over the yellow, but they are both 10 out of 10 crazy nice. Good for you bobs.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on March 15, 2014, 09:25:57 PM
What colour and transmission choice would you prefer?  You obviously can't always get the exact combo you want when getting used but you sometimes you can if its a common combo or if you check around enough.

How long have you wanted a c5 for?  I think you'll be ecstatic when you finally get it.

Well been a big corvette can for a long time. My dad has owned several but i never have. I don't care too much about transmission but I want a black c5. I did want a c4 because they are cheaper but I like that the c5 has more curves so I would be willing to pay more.

Color for me depends on the year. C5 I like black. C4 black or yellow. To back to the 70s and I like the bright colors; red, blue, green and even orange.

'70-'72 is my favorite.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: King Shizzo on March 16, 2014, 12:15:20 AM
Yeah those new Corvettes are beautiful. They have the look of a supercar, with a modest price tag in comparison.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on March 16, 2014, 08:08:17 AM
linking my new C7 pics that I posted in the G&O, yellow is the fastest colour!

(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=517924.0;attach=554814;image)
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=517924.0;attach=554815;image)
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=517924.0;attach=554816;image)




Wow.. very nice..

Is that your car?  :o

What did you pay for it?


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: wild willie on March 16, 2014, 09:48:47 AM
dig vettes big time!!!


my dad had a 76, 81 and 2000.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on March 17, 2014, 01:45:40 AM
Yeah those new Corvettes are beautiful. They have the look of a supercar, with a modest price tag in comparison.

x2 - performance of a 911S, looks of a Ferrari, and pricetag of a Boxter

I prefer the black over the yellow, but they are both 10 out of 10 crazy nice. Good for you bobs.

Thanks man!


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Parker on March 21, 2014, 03:01:00 PM
I've said that all it needed was different wheels
 http://m.corvetteforum.com/c7-general-discussion/3415616-my-torch-red-c7-and-hre-p101s.html?styleid=140 (http://m.corvetteforum.com/c7-general-discussion/3415616-my-torch-red-c7-and-hre-p101s.html?styleid=140)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on March 23, 2014, 04:55:54 AM
http://www.chevrolet.com/2015-corvette-stingray-z06-supercar.html
 (http://www.chevrolet.com/2015-corvette-stingray-z06-supercar.html)


IM saving $$ for this one.... :o


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on March 23, 2014, 05:03:37 AM
http://www.corvetteblog.com/ (http://www.corvetteblog.com/)




 http://www.matickchevy.com/VehicleSearchResults?model=Corvette%20Stingray&make=Chevrolet&pageNumber=1&visitedVD=true
 (http://www.matickchevy.com/VehicleSearchResults?model=Corvette%20Stingray&make=Chevrolet&pageNumber=1&visitedVD=true)





This where I bought my C6 2009
they have the best price around  :o
saved $8,000.00 vs. What I would payed anywhere in Texas
Only $1,000 to ship from Illinois. To South Texas ;)


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: gmflex on March 23, 2014, 05:15:25 AM
http://store.corvettemuseum.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=30 (http://store.corvettemuseum.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=30)

For any getbigger than wants to take chance at luck .. might win a vette


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on March 23, 2014, 10:14:58 AM
I've said that all it needed was different wheels
 http://m.corvetteforum.com/c7-general-discussion/3415616-my-torch-red-c7-and-hre-p101s.html?styleid=140 (http://m.corvetteforum.com/c7-general-discussion/3415616-my-torch-red-c7-and-hre-p101s.html?styleid=140)

It would be pretty sad if aftermarket wheels that cost upwards of $10k did not make a C7 look a bit better lol.  

IMO the factory wheels are fine.



Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: bigbobs on April 21, 2014, 01:24:37 PM
Starting to see them out and about in my area now that the snow has melted.

First two pics are a comparo with another C7 that's black, then I just took another two with a yellow C6 convertible...shows the differences nicely.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: hazbin on April 21, 2014, 03:50:28 PM
Starting to see them out and about in my area now that the snow has melted.

First two pics are a comparo with another C7 that's black, then I just took another two with a yellow C6 convertible...shows the differences nicely.

looks awesome Bob,   nice car!!  have fun with it!!


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: LiftEaTsLeEpRePeAt on April 21, 2014, 07:23:39 PM
What do getbiggers who have owned Corvettes think of them? Please comment on any year, I'm itching to get one. Not sure which year maybe a mid 90s?
I had a 03 zo6   great car.    silver on black leather


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on July 13, 2017, 06:51:19 PM
Better Corvette color, black or silver?


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on February 18, 2018, 06:43:59 PM
I had a 03 zo6   great car.    silver on black leather

I'm now leaning towards that. C5 preferably Silver.


Any updates on your corvette Big Bobbs?


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Agnostic007 on February 20, 2018, 06:34:55 PM
I've always been a corvette fan since the The Magician tv show with the 74 corvette. They lost me in the 90's but their latest models won me over again. First time I saw one I was driving IH35 northbound in Austin Tx. I saw a red sports car ahead of me I couldn't identify. I thought it was an exotic import until I caught up to it and realized it was the new body style. They did an outstanding job!


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Agnostic007 on February 20, 2018, 08:58:48 PM
It would be pretty sad if aftermarket wheels that cost upwards of $10k did not make a C7 look a bit better lol.  

IMO the factory wheels are fine.



That would be my color. I appreciate all the options, and the yellow with blacks is kick ass. I had a 03 mach 1 in Torch Red with the black stripes and this would be what I bought. I see a few people asking what is better, this color or that color and my advice would be buy what YOU like, you are paying the bills, and you have to live with it. I currently have a 2013 Grabber Blue Mustang with Black Racing Stripes and Shelby spoiler and I think it is the best color combo. Its all about what you like


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: calfzilla on February 20, 2018, 09:09:15 PM
That would be my color. I appreciate all the options, and the yellow with blacks is kick ass. I had a 03 mach 1 in Torch Red with the black stripes and this would be what I bought. I see a few people asking what is better, this color or that color and my advice would be buy what YOU like, you are paying the bills, and you have to live with it. I currently have a 2013 Grabber Blue Mustang with Black Racing Stripes and Shelby spoiler and I think it is the best color combo. Its all about what you like

I love black corvettes but it so hard to keep clean and swirl marks show, so I'm leaning towards silver.


Title: Re: Corvettes
Post by: Agnostic007 on February 20, 2018, 09:19:26 PM
I love black corvettes but it so hard to keep clean and swirl marks show, so I'm leaning towards silver.

Man I don't blame you I have had a number ofblack cars, currently my wife's BMW X3 is black and it shows EVERYTHING. Looks great but never again. Silver would be a better choice in MY opinion but it really is what you like