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Old 07-12-2017   #21
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Re: Another C6

Nice! Hopefully someday in the semi near future I can jump on the bandwagon.
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LS3 at least! Went the auto route because old man status?
Yep, LS3 was pretty important in case I want to build a stroker 427. The automatic is more about the deal in this case, but I just had shoulder surgery, so I wouldn't be able to drive a stick until next spring anyways. This is perfect for right now and everything I've read about the 6-speed auto is encouraging.
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The 6-speed auto (A6) is a nice transmission, especially once tuned.
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Yes, I'll be hitting you up for recommendations on all of that. Engine tune, TCM tune, throttle input tune. Lots of wizardry in these things.
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Well, dealing with the transport company was a pain, but it's in the garage. Wasn't sure about all the details because it was from an auction, but I lucked out and it's a Z51, and it runs perfect. It needs a headlight, fender, door control arm and knuckle and some clean up. Should have it on the road in a week or two, can't wait to see how it drives.
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Wow, those floor mats... :barf:



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Ha, I wasn't sure what you were talking about, now I know. Those clear plastic floor mats went right in the trash.
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Wow nice. That is almost exactly what I'd want too, perfect for wide body conversion!! Nice score man.
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Re: Another C6

Yeah, especially since it already needs a few body panels anyways. I'm keeping this one pretty stock though as I'm already thinking about a ZO6.
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Re: Another C6

Yea only 1 of 5 (exterior) widebody conversion pieces needs replaced, prob easier to keep stock. Sell for profit later and get that z06! Nice pick up, bet it was a steal at auction.
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Re: Another C6

Very nice on it being a Z51! Z06 shocks and swaybars are a direct bolt-on as well, and pretty dang cheap from RockAuto. The navi, HUD, and upgraded armrest are nice little bonuses too. My dad got the 2013 navi update disc for his 2006 and it made a nice improvement vs. the original maps. Looks like V.2016 is out for the C6 now: http://gmnavdisc.navigation.com/prod...en_US/GMNA/USD
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Re: Another C6

Nice! Cant wait to see it on the road!
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Very nice on it being a Z51! Z06 shocks and swaybars are a direct bolt-on as well, and pretty dang cheap from RockAuto. The navi, HUD, and upgraded armrest are nice little bonuses too. My dad got the 2013 navi update disc for his 2006 and it made a nice improvement vs. the original maps. Looks like V.2016 is out for the C6 now: http://gmnavdisc.navigation.com/prod...en_US/GMNA/USD
It actually has a JVC headunit with the latest stuff like bluetooth, Pandora, etc. JVC is not my favorite, but it actually works well so far and I can easily throw an amp and sub in since it needs some oomph. I might throw an Alpine in it since they still make really nice units.

It also has the NPP exhaust which I love. I'm guessing they pulled the fuse, because its on straight pipes all the time. I'll have to see what it sounds like outside the garage. It's loud AF inside.
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Re: Another C6

It might also have the mild-to-wild toggle switch hidden somewhere.
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It might also have the mild-to-wild toggle switch hidden somewhere.
True, it does have a few tasteful mods, and a lot of ugly non-factory badging.
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Re: Another C6

If you dont see the remote for mild to wild, try the homelink keys on the visor, thats how mine are programmed.

Factory nav is pretty crappy, so is the bose system in mine. lol Debated upgrading but engine sounds are good enough!
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Re: Another C6

Yeah, V8 soundz are intoxicating. Wife is already excited for a ride as well, I don't think she ever wanted to go in the GSX.
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Re: Another C6

I've been doing a few things like putting on the back bumper and tail lights, apparently, after the accident, it was gone through at a body shop so all the screws, bolts and tabs were all in the car. That was a real bonus as those stupid things are spendy at the dealer.

Last night I tackled the first fiberglass project. The inner wheel well was damaged and I'm using all OEM parts, but that piece was almost $800 with shipping and required a bunch of extra work, so I'm rebuilding it instead. Most of it was already there, so it's just repairing a few small spots and strengthening some cracks. The new headlight arrived yesterday, so I needed to get this mounting bracket put together.

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Re: Another C6

Made some progress over the last few weeks, things are going a little slow with the shoulder surgery but getting back to normal quickly.

Got the knuckle and upper control arm from Suburban Chevy installed and the fender splash shield all fiberglassed so it's ready to drive. Got the title yesterday, got new plates at the DMV and took it for its maiden street voyage today. All I can say is I'm completely hooked! Seat of the pants, it feels just as fast as the GSX ever did but it drives just like a normal stock car. Definitely needs trans tuning though.

Found the NPP fuse was pulled, so trying both modes to see which one I like. I'm definitely going to install a Mild2Wild switch, but it's too simple to buy one, I'll just hardwire my own instead.
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