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Old 07-23-2019   #781
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

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If the clunking is in the front, have you tried moving some of the weight to the rear, like say the engine?
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Old 07-25-2019   #782
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

I got the car back from the Corvette shop last night after getting home from the afternoon in Sioux Falls for Julie's initial Lasik consultation appointment (I took the opportunity to make a Harbor Freight run!). I still hear some light suspension noise, but definitely seems diminished with an overall tighter feeling. Guess I need to come to terms with the fact the car is over 5 years old and won't be flawless forever. Their mechanic looked over everything along with taking it for a test-drive and said it all checked out with nothing appearing excessively worn or damaged.

Now that I have new swaybar bushings & end-links front & rear I'm just going to leave well enough alone and keep on enjoying it for the remainder of the summer! Hopefully next year comes and it won't need anything more since this year has been excessive in the replacement parts department. I can also reenable AFM with these angled o2 sensor sims installed

Local Corvette BBQ next weekend at this shop, then a Corvette picnic in northern Minnesota at my parents house the weekend after that (catered by Famous Dave's which should be awesome, especially with 25+ cars)!
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Old 07-25-2019   #783
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Good to hear, weird on the noise though. Car is getting old at 40k!

Cool on vettebbqsaus, wish it were closer haha. Dang 25 cars up north, did your dad discover the northern mn vetteclub? haha
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Old 07-25-2019   #784
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

I think I'm just being hyper sensitive/paranoid trying to hear a noise. Julie thinks I'm crazy and says she doesn't hear anything.

He did! Corvettes North Car Club is what it's called. They do an annual summer picnic and they're hosting it at their place this year.
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Old 08-07-2019   #785
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Another check engine light, more failed parts. Both rear o2 sensors went bad. New ones in and testing good. Let roadtrip season begin!
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Old 08-08-2019   #786
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Hopefully no more issues for awhile!
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Fingers crossed! 700 miles coming up this weekend so that will be a sure test.
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

O2 sensors seem like not a big deal. Good work and good luck on the trip.
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

Coming from the DSM world, you should have a tool box and jackstands in every vehicle and be ready to replace those O2 sensors on the side of the road.
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It was such a smooth effortless 5 years I've lost my inner DSMer
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Let's see... I might as well throw out a quick winter update:
The car's been sitting covered up and plugged in for 2+ months now with likely another 3+ to go. Fun!

I've been toying with the idea of adding a Callaway shifter to it since they get great reviews and honestly I just need something to tinker with. I'll proably get that ordered in the coming week. I also plan to have my front splitter repainted this spring; some dumbass drove it straight into a parking curb down in Houston. I'm not sure who it was so don't ask

I'm also going to replace the Big Daddies angled o2 sensor spacers with the straight ones to see if that adds a little exhaust flow back to the rear o2 sensors. They're still triggering a CEL, but because they aren't seeing enough dirty exhaust and the ECU thinks they're dead (which they're not, they're brand new). There's also a suspension clunk that developed over the summer that I need to get back to tracking down. The shocks are new, the end-links are new, the swaybar bushings are new, so I'm thinking it may be a ball joint. We'll see! I'm not overly impressed with the durability of suspension components considering the car has less than 50k miles on it (49k to be exact) and a lot of these issues started developing when it came out of storage last spring at 43k. At least most (shocks excluded) OEM ACDelco parts are cheap (maybe that's why they're failing so early on) to replace.
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Old 03-23-2020   #792
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Re: Meet GheyRay: Lower, Wider, Lighter!

I swapped on a new ported throttle body over the weekend to replace my nearly 6 year old ported unit from WeaponX. I sent a brand new OEM core to Soler Performance and had him machine it to spec. Long story short, its actually engineered with read R&D testing to back it up vs. just porting to make it smooth & pretty.

Plenty of actual data here: https://www.solerengineering.com/technical

We'll see how it feels once I fire the car up for spring, but figured for a net cost of $200 (after buying a new core and selling my WeaponX) it would scratch that mod itch a bit and give me a little wrenching time in the garage.

I doubt I do much else to the car this year besides the above post plus general maintenance/fluids and what not.

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TB mods! Seems a lot easier than the adapted Fox body stuff I was putting on my GSX back in the day.
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