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Old 03-23-2018   #701
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

The bose speakers in my dad's 06 vette seem decent. Not amazing but above average for a stock speaker. That's a bummer they cheap out there on a 55k+ car.
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Bose seems like the Fram of speakers now a days. Made a name for themselves awhile back, and just riding that brand names wave while now manufacturing crap.
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The bose speakers in my dad's 06 vette seem decent. Not amazing but above average for a stock speaker. That's a bummer they cheap out there on a 55k+ car.
C6 stereo is quite a bit nicer sounding than the C7's. The Volt Premium's Bose is actually pretty decent.
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HA! If anything, Fram is superior quality to Bose! The only Fram product that really sucks is their low-end ExtraGuard oil filter.
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

Wait a second... Fram is Bose, Bose is Fram! OMG!! Laces out!
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

lmao. The Bose in my 06 is mid 90s sounding, no bass at all, really tinny trebble. My 04 Audi A4 with Bose was nicer by far. C7 should be great.. my 2010 Terrain has the Pioneer stock system and it sounds great.
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

I too am happy with the Terrain's optional Pioneer system.
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

Things not to do when parking at a hotel in Houston:
-run into concrete parking curb

Long story short, I misjudged how far to pull in and heard a nice CRUNCH/SCRAPE! I got out of the car and freaked out a bit...



After see that in the hotel parking lot I thought for sure the paint and splitter was ruined, cracked plastic, etc.

After doing some clean-up work and close inspection, turns out it's not so bad after all, luckily! No cracks in the plastic, just in the paint. I unbolted the splitter and adjusted it the best I could so it was flush after getting tweaked (it's held on with a combination of bolts and rivets). None of the fasteners were damaged and I didn't see any damage to the plastic splitter, again, only the cracked/scuffed paint.







Nevermind all the bugs on the bumper, after the drive to Houston and back the only cleaning I've done so far has been to the splitter. For now, I think I'm just going to leave well enough alone since it's bound to happen again with how low the car rides. Before drilling out the rivets to have it refinished I'll wait until the paint gets more damaged, starts chipping or flaking off, or gets smashed into a curb even worse.
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Not bad, hardly noticeable after you cleaned it up!
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I feel like that is a corvette staple, scraping things and hitting the splitter. I know that is a step up from previous corvettes but it was almost impossible not to scrape the front in my dads c6, but I think that was just the undertray deal.
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Not bad, hardly noticeable after you cleaned it up!
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I feel like that is a corvette staple, scraping things and hitting the splitter. I know that is a step up from previous corvettes but it was almost impossible not to scrape the front in my dads c6, but I think that was just the undertray deal.
The rubber air dams in front of the front tires scrape on damn near everything, including my relatively flat driveway apron. Those pieces are very flexible though and are even mentioned in the owners manual and being designed to flex and take an impact from the expected frequent contact. A little swipe with tire shine and they still look good as new, for the most part.
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

The factory stereo in my C6 is absolute junk. I ended up buying some decent 6.5 components and made adapter plates for them. But then again, the Bose system in my Tahoe sounds fantastic, so they do some of them right.
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Old 08-14-2018   #712
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

The itch was strong so I had to get something ordered up for the 'Vette before next weekend's annual Shreveport cruise!

I stumbled upon the TMC performance shifter box and knew it was something that fit my needs perfectly since it retains the factory components, just removes the slop (much like my prior stock shifter mods/tweaks did, this just takes it a step further) with a billet end-cap and metal bearings.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...ter-boxes.html

There are 3 bushing options: polyurethane, Delrin, & metal. I already have polyurethane in the car (replaced the squishy factory rubber) so I opted for the Delrin so I could compare the two. I want to keep noise and vibration down so I do not have any interest in the metal. It should be here on Thursday and I hope to have it installed this weekend.
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

Oh nice! Mine has lots of slop too, dont think anythings been done to it. Ill look into that too.
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

Peter I think you have the c6 z06 setup which is much better than the base. I believe it uses plastic instead of rubber bushings. But that was 6 years ago so I might be wrong haha.
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Hmm ill have to take a look, not sure the differences. Sure feels a bit looser than Id like. Twss haha

EDIT: looks like all C6 shifters are the same, some Z years had no rubber bushings between the torque tube and the shifter, so they vibrated more. That was revised to all rubber later years. Either way all the shifter seem to wear out and slop over time.

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Old 08-15-2018   #716
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

This shifter box is compatible with all years C5/6/7. I'll let you know my thoughts, but at $125 I think its a no-brainer! Peter is correct on all the shifter boxes being identical with only the bushings being different (early C6 Z06 came solid metal, but then were revised to rubber just like all the other C5/6/7 models).

I'm torn which bushings to use though, my currently installed polyurethane or the Delrin I'm getting with the box (he supplies your choice of polyurethane, Delrin, or metal). He says his favorite all-around is the Delrin, but I am slightly concerned with it being such a rigid material with minimal give of dampening.
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

Here are his 3 threads, all basically the same, but a little different info in each so I did find is beneficial to read through all of them.

C5: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...ter-boxes.html
C6: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...ter-boxes.html
C7: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...ter-boxes.html

These are the bushings I currently have: https://www.zip-corvette.com/97-19-s...-bushings.html
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I am old now, so my vote is for the one that gives the most rigidity without being annoying as hell. So might not be Delrin.

How big of a pain is it to swap the bushings if you don't like? If it's easy I'd say start with his recommendation and change if it sucks.
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Good info! I would think the delrin and poly would be very similar, they are both pretty dense but still have some dampening compared to solid metal mounts.
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

Peter can you go ahead and purchase/install those before you sell me the car?
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