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Old 02-21-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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If or when you get your Corvette C7??

What do you plan on doing or what would you do if you got a Corvette C7?? Would it go faster or look good ?? What is everyone thinking about doing??
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:21 PM   #3
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Thank the Almighty.
Once it's home safe in my garage, I'd celebrate like it's 1999.

Slap myself or have someone slap me silly. :fish:

And eventually back to this... :ranger:

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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I think with a car like this...especially a new design, at least for me, it will be best to have the car for a little while before modifying. I want to enjoy the car for why I fell in love with it, both engine and the lines of the car. Then over time maybe tweak something here or there...cosmetically or performance wise. Maybe add CF where it makes sense and isn't offered by GM, like the rear diffuser or the rear spoiler. Performance wise, it will be plenty fast enough for me. I have owned exotics and never have touched engines, but tweaks to cosmetics...tastefully done is what I mainly go for.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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The first thing I thought about was those sexy LED/light pipe curves in the headlights. I'm really hoping those are driven by an externally-accessable bulb (no baking the headlights to get to etc etc) so I can replace them with even brighter RGB ones. I'd still run white most of the time, but I'm thinking red on red would look sick!
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #6
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Thank the Almighty.
Once it's home safe in my garage, I'd celebrate like it's 1999.

Slap myself or have someone slap me silly. :fish:

And eventually back to this... :ranger:

I can see this happening to many.

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I think with a car like this...especially a new design, at least for me, it will be best to have the car for a little while before modifying. I want to enjoy the car for why I fell in love with it, both engine and the lines of the car. Then over time maybe tweak something here or there...cosmetically or performance wise. Maybe add CF where it makes sense and isn't offered by GM, like the rear diffuser or the rear spoiler. Performance wise, it will be plenty fast enough for me. I have owned exotics and never have touched engines, but tweaks to cosmetics...tastefully done is what I mainly go for.
Some more carbon fiber touches would be a nice thing.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:04 PM   #7
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The first thing I thought about was those sexy LED/light pipe curves in the headlights. I'm really hoping those are driven by an externally-accessable bulb (no baking the headlights to get to etc etc) so I can replace them with even brighter RGB ones. I'd still run white most of the time, but I'm thinking red on red would look sick!
The RGB would be a good touch to the car, maybe run that into some grille lighting for that cool show effect.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #8
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First thing?

Clear bra-ing the front, then opti-coating it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:31 PM   #9
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Sleep in it the first night.
With this awesome car sitting in my garage i don't think i will sleep that first night. I'll just stare at it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #10
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With this awesome car sitting in my garage i don't think i will sleep that first night. I'll just stare at it.
Have your laptop, smartphone, or tablet with you... so you can be a :ranger: make many envious! :madgrin:
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:06 PM   #11
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:02 PM   #12
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Cold air intake, Ported TB, Exhaust, Agressive tune, skip shift eliminator, and other bolt ons. I want... I need 500RWHP/500RWTQ. And the Lt1 was built for boost... So... BLOWER! :sad:

And cosmetic mods too... It is after all... A space ship..
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:51 AM   #13
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CAI, Exhaust, (depending on what the stock system sounds like), Skip Shift, (if needed), AFM delete, (once again depending on my perception of need at the time).
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:51 AM   #14
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I'll just drive it until I get exhausted. Then sleep in it. Dragstrip for tune & test night the following day might be a good idea
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:13 AM   #15
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Stock. Enjoy it for what it has...
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #16
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CAI, Exhaust, (depending on what the stock system sounds like), Skip Shift, (if needed), AFM delete, (once again depending on my perception of need at the time).
I believe the AFM only activates during Eco/weather mode (and maybe tour), if so it might be nice to keep for any long drives.

Also, looking at how the throttle body pivots forward into that air vent that exits over the hood, does it sort of already have a CAI?
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:21 PM   #17
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for everyone's comments, they are all great ideas.

For the guys that are wanting to make it go faster, what is your goal for horsepower and times in the 1/4 mile?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:01 PM   #18
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for everyone's comments, they are all great ideas.

For the guys that are wanting to make it go faster, what is your goal for horsepower and times in the 1/4 mile?
I don't have a specific power level goal. I do a lot of work on sportbikes and know that, aside from making more power, a well done engine build will just plain run better, making for a more enjoyable ride.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:04 PM   #19
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I believe the AFM only activates during Eco/weather mode (and maybe tour), if so it might be nice to keep for any long drives.

Also, looking at how the throttle body pivots forward into that air vent that exits over the hood, does it sort of already have a CAI?
Regarding the AFM; I've never driven a car with it and would probably keep it to save a few bucks here and there as mine will be a daily driver but I've heard bad things about it on the Camaro forum so I'll just have to see for myself.

Concerning the CAI; I've never seen a stock intake system that I couldn't improve upon.
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I probably will not touch a thing. At least for the first year or two. If I keep it longer, I'm sure I'll start looking into power mods, or a newer version of it...
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I will be looking for the first opportunity to get on the track with it. Blackhawk Farms in South Beloit, IL looks like it has plenty of track days.
Take many driving trips with it, want to go to as many National Parks as we can.
Tires, brakes, oil changes but no modifications. The more you do the less you get. If you want more horsepower wait for the Z06.
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Regarding the AFM; I've never driven a car with it and would probably keep it to save a few bucks here and there as mine will be a daily driver but I've heard bad things about it on the Camaro forum so I'll just have to see for myself.

Concerning the CAI; I've never seen a stock intake system that I couldn't improve upon.
Gotcha. I'm sure the factory intake will be restricted somehow.

I sure do hope the new AFM is better than the 2010 Camaro's... I had AFM shut off in the tune because it was god-awful. Made highway driving kind of obnoxious with this skull-resonating drone, ran rough, and in general made the car more lathargic. V-8 only mode completely changed the car for me.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:41 PM   #23
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Sleep with it the first night.
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Thank the Almighty.
Once it's home safe in my garage, I'd celebrate like it's 1999.I give you my word i will do this in the parking lot after I sign the papers

Slap myself or have someone slap me silly. :fish:My pimp hand is strong

And eventually back to this... :ranger: Before I pull out for sure

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First thing?

Clear bra-ing the front, then opti-coating it.
100% I would murder.......

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I'll just drive it until I get exhausted. Then sleep in it. Dragstrip for tune & test night the following day might be a good idea
After break in I would haaaaave to:sad:

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Stock. Enjoy it for what it has...
Plenty enough for me. My big old camaro scares me enough:sad:

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Thank the Almighty.
Once it's home safe in my garage, I'd celebrate like it's 1999.I give you my word i will do this in the parking lot after I sign the papers

Slap myself or have someone slap me silly. :fish:My pimp hand is strong

And eventually back to this... :ranger: Before I pull out for sure

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First thing?

Clear bra-ing the front, then opti-coating it.
100% I would murder.......

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I'll just drive it until I get exhausted. Then sleep in it. Dragstrip for tune & test night the following day might be a good idea
After break in I would haaaaave to:sad:

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Stock. Enjoy it for what it has...
Plenty enough for me. My big old camaro scares me enough:sad:

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:24 PM   #25
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After pulling out the dealer lot... I would probably drive real slow... for all the world to gawk and admire (or despise, for you haters)... I'd be in shock I'd have to drive 10mph! :madgrin:
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