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Old 01-18-2013, 03:40 AM   #15
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The Carbon Flash Metallic color is an add on too. Very cool I wish that color was available for the entire car.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:01 AM   #16
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Yeah have to get the Z51 with magnetic suspension. Wife wants it to be blue, I like red but could live with blue if that is what it takes for her to let me get one.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:10 PM   #17
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I think what it is, the vents are on all cars, all cars vent the brakes and radiator. But the Z51 adds the electronic limited slip diff, so to vent this on the passenger side they added a vent and then they probably added one on the driver's side to make it uniform. All cars still use vents, the Z51 pack just uses more. Either way the brake cooling and radiator cooling is the most important part, the rest is gravy.
I think the other vent is for the transmission cooler.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:14 PM   #18
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I think the other vent is for the transmission cooler.
What they said! Both are functional.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:15 PM   #19
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So, when washing this car. How much of a pita will these be? I would assume they would drain easily, or you just avoid getting water in them at all. I can imagine drying this thing. Ugh...
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #20
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So, when washing this car. How much of a pita will these be? I would assume they would drain easily, or you just avoid getting water in them at all. I can imagine drying this thing. Ugh...
A lot of tape, and these things have to make these things resistant to water for rain.
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A lot of tape, and these things have to make these things resistant to water for rain.
It will be a cold day in hell before I tape off a car just to wash it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:07 PM   #22
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It will be a cold day in hell before I tape off a car just to wash it.
If it got to that point I would just stare at it
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:30 PM   #23
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So if I read this right, the base model with auto has functional vents?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:24 PM   #24
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I can't imagine GM or Corvette would design this car not knowing water would evidently get water in the vents... :nono:
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I can't imagine GM or Corvette would design this car not knowing water would evidently get water in the vents... :nono:
But I've seen vettes with factory tires not fit to drive in a small drizzle.

I'm not worried about water as much as functionality. They've killed it on so many aspects; I highly doubt this was a wtf moment among them.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:09 AM   #26
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Every Stingray will have the vents, regardless of options.

They are primarily for aerodynamic function to reduce turbulence under the vehicle and provide downforce.

However, if you have an automatic transmission and/or the Z51 Performance Package, the vents will also function to direct airflow over the additional heat exchangers.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:10 AM   #27
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I'm sure the vents will drain themselves.
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Self-aware vents?!
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