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Old 04-15-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation 2014 Corvette Stingray C7 Order Guide

Here is the 2014 Corvette Stingray ordering guide.

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Nice to have the guide, but pricing sure would be handy to have also.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:00 PM   #2
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What does the A1 mean for the 2.56 rear axle ratio? I know the A means available. So what is standard if 2.56 is available?

I had the 2.56 on my 2007 Corvette and it renders 6th gear very nonresponsive. I put in a 3.15 in my 08 Z51 that had the 2.73 and 6th was so much better. Pulled very good and only lost 1-1/2 mpg.
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What does the A1 mean for the 2.56 rear axle ratio? I know the A means available. So what is standard if 2.56 is available?

I had the 2.56 on my 2007 Corvette and it renders 6th gear very nonresponsive. I put in a 3.15 in my 08 Z51 that had the 2.73 and 6th was so much better. Pulled very good and only lost 1-1/2 mpg.
Correct that A = Available/Optional. Code GU6 (3.42) is the standard rear across the board... unless you get an Automatic. 2.56 on non-Z51 autos, while 2.73 with the Z51 option on autos.
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What is the 1 at the upper corner of the A?

If 2.56 is all that's available the I won't be buying a C7 unless I can work a deal with the dealer to swap out for a 3.15 and still retain the 5 year warranty. 2.56 is the worse gear! I could not stand it in my 2007 Corvette. 2.73 being not much better in the Z51 and I do not want the 19/20" tires nor the larger rotors that come standard with the Z51.
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What is the 1 at the upper corner of the A?

If 2.56 is all that's available the I won't be buying a C7 unless I can work a deal with the dealer to swap out for a 3.15 and still retain the 5 year warranty. 2.56 is the worse gear! I could not stand it in my 2007 Corvette. 2.73 being not much better in the Z51 and I do not want the 19/20" tires nor the larger rotors that come standard with the Z51.
then it doesn't look like you'll be buying a c7.


it's interesting how much better the fuel economy on the m7 is than the a6 if they're limiting the rear to a 2.56 on the autos.
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What is the 1 at the upper corner of the A?

If 2.56 is all that's available the I won't be buying a C7 unless I can work a deal with the dealer to swap out for a 3.15 and still retain the 5 year warranty. 2.56 is the worse gear! I could not stand it in my 2007 Corvette. 2.73 being not much better in the Z51 and I do not want the 19/20" tires nor the larger rotors that come standard with the Z51.
The "1" denotes the legend within the RPO Code row. For example: Since an Automatic trans is optional, then if you choose a non-Z51 Automatic Stingray Coupe (1YY07) it will automatically include the 2.56 limited slip rear diff. If you choose an Automatic Z51-equipped Stingray Coupe (1YX07), then it will automatically come with the 2.73 ltd slip rear instead of the 2.56 rear. Perhaps the Auto trany's close gear ratios does not necessitate the need for such a low (numerically high) rear axle ratio.

If you stay with a manual Stingray Coupe (whether 1YY07 or 1YX07), they all come with the standard 3.42 ltd slip rear axle.

So far the order guide only lists these three rear ratios... I recommend to wait until you can test drive an Automatic Stingray, both with and w/o the Z51, before deciding to opt out from buying a C7.

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it's interesting how much better the fuel economy on the m7 is than the a6 if they're limiting the rear to a 2.56 on the autos.
Yes it is. Personally, I'd want a manual tranny C7 anyway...
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The "1" denotes the legend within the RPO Code row. For example: Since an Automatic trans is optional, then if you choose a non-Z51 Automatic Stingray Coupe (1YY07) it will automatically include the 2.56 limited slip rear diff. If you choose an Automatic Z51-equipped Stingray Coupe (1YX07), then it will automatically come with the 2.73 ltd slip rear instead of the 2.56 rear. Perhaps the Auto trany's close gear ratios does not necessitate the need for such a low (numerically high) rear axle ratio.

If you stay with a manual Stingray Coupe (whether 1YY07 or 1YZ07), they all come with the standard 3.42 ltd slip rear axle.

So far the order guide only lists these three rear ratios... I recommend to wait until you can test drive an Automatic Stingray, both with and w/o the Z51, before deciding to opt out from buying a C7.


Yes it is. Personally, I'd want a manual tranny C7 anyway...
that 7th gear is going to be a clunker... unless your on the freeway; in which case it should be amazing mpg's.


7spd all the way.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:34 PM   #9
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The "1" denotes the legend within the RPO Code row. For example: Since an Automatic trans is optional, then if you choose a non-Z51 Automatic Stingray Coupe (1YY07) it will automatically include the 2.56 limited slip rear diff. If you choose an Automatic Z51-equipped Stingray Coupe (1YX07), then it will automatically come with the 2.73 ltd slip rear instead of the 2.56 rear. Perhaps the Auto trany's close gear ratios does not necessitate the need for such a low (numerically high) rear axle ratio.

If you stay with a manual Stingray Coupe (whether 1YY07 or 1YZ07), they all come with the standard 3.42 ltd slip rear axle.

So far the order guide only lists these three rear ratios... I recommend to wait until you can test drive an Automatic Stingray, both with and w/o the Z51, before deciding to opt out from buying a C7.


Yes it is. Personally, I'd want a manual tranny C7 anyway...
Thanks Stingray! Makes sense now.

My 08 Z51 came with a 2.73 as noted above. There really is a need for a 3.15 based on my own driving experience. After driving the lower geared car you just don't want a 2.56 or 2.73 gear car. And no manual tranny for me. An automatic with a loose converter will beat a manual every time and also much more consistent for ET racing. Don't want to be holding down a heavy clutch in this Houston traffic either!
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Thanks Stingray! Makes sense now.

My 08 Z51 came with a 2.73 as noted above. There really is a need for a 3.15 based on my own driving experience. After driving the lower geared car you just don't want a 2.56 or 2.73 gear car. And no manual tranny for me. An automatic with a loose converter will beat a manual every time and also much more consistent for ET racing. Don't want to be holding down a heavy clutch in this Houston traffic either!
technically your best bet would be a dual clutch manual.

cause that will beat an automatic every time...
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technically your best bet would be a dual clutch manual.

cause that will beat an automatic every time...
Yep, but what car are is one offered in for less than $100K?
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:50 AM   #12
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Order Guide w/ Wheel Images

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Here is the 2014 Corvette Stingray ordering guide.

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Nice to have the guide, but pricing sure would be handy to have also.
Here is a guide with a few more pages including images of the wheels.
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Yep, but what car are is one offered in for less than $100K?
bmw m3... just sayin. ;-)


then there's also always the emco dv46 dog-clutch 6spd.


but that's a pricey mod...
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bmw m3... just sayin. ;-)


then there's also always the emco dv46 dog-clutch 6spd.


but that's a pricey mod...
BMW 3 I don't consider a performance car with only just over 400 hp. It's less than $100K but still pretty expensive for the performance it gives.
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BMW 3 I don't consider a performance car with only just over 400 hp. It's less than $100K but still pretty expensive for the performance it gives.
not everything is to do with raw hp figures...

it may have had only 419hp and a paltry 290lbs of tq but it put that to much better use than my 550hp gt500 did.


again, just experiences from someone whos' had both. truth be told for 56k base price; the transmission was almost worth it alone.

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side note, then you don't consider the current vette a performance car either?
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2.76 does seem pretty wimpy for the 'performance' option. 3.42 is just over the top for a street car IMHO (not to mention it'll probably cost you a tenth in ET from having to go to 4th by the time you hit the trap versus maxing out in 3rd with a taller ratio). Never ridden in or driven 3.15s.
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2.76 does seem pretty wimpy for the 'performance' option. 3.42 is just over the top for a street car IMHO (not to mention it'll probably cost you a tenth in ET from having to go to 4th by the time you hit the trap versus maxing out in 3rd with a taller ratio). Never ridden in or driven 3.15s.
gearing from the c6 is being carried over plus the addition of the 7th grear... what was the stock rear on the m6 c6?
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gearing from the c6 is being carried over plus the addition of the 7th grear... what was the stock rear on the m6 c6?
3.42 for the M6, on the GS. C7 will be the same gearing as the GS along with the same 3.42 rear end. Just add a very tall 0.46 overdrive in there for 7th gear.

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I read this earlier online and is a good brief summary...
According to Chevy’s order guide for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, three trims will be offered to customers, namely 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. Some of the special options customers can add include Competition Sport bucket seats, which comes as an option for all three trims, Color Combination Override, which allows buyers to “override” preexisting limitations on interior, exterior and convertible top color choices and Magnetic Selective Ride Control, a Z51 exclusive option for vehicle stability control. The default transmission will be a seven-speed manual, with a six-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission available as an option. The latter transmission would change axle ratios on both base and Z51 versions of the Stingray coupe. In addition, the order guide doesn’t contain any information on pricing. This, however, should be rectified on April 25, as Chevy may be announcing pricing details at the National Corvette Museum’s yearly “Bash.”
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3.42 for the M6, on the GS. C7 will be the same gearing as the GS along with the same 3.42 rear end. Just add a very tall 0.46 overdrive in there for 7th gear.
If they didn't make first gear lower than they have done nothing IMO. That 2.66 with a 3.42 is too tall. The .50 current is plenty tall.
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Here is a guide with a few more pages including images of the wheels.
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I read this earlier online and is a good brief summary...
According to Chevy’s order guide for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, three trims will be offered to customers, namely 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. Some of the special options customers can add include Competition Sport bucket seats, which comes as an option for all three trims, Color Combination Override, which allows buyers to “override” preexisting limitations on interior, exterior and convertible top color choices and Magnetic Selective Ride Control, a Z51 exclusive option for vehicle stability control. The default transmission will be a seven-speed manual, with a six-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission available as an option. The latter transmission would change axle ratios on both base and Z51 versions of the Stingray coupe. In addition, the order guide doesn’t contain any information on pricing. This, however, should be rectified on April 25, as Chevy may be announcing pricing details at the National Corvette Museum’s yearly “Bash.”
I can't wait! A few more days
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Another version of the Order Guide including additional wheels, convertible top colors and more.
Pages 15-19 is a good guide to ordering!
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Looks like a 1LT is all I would need!
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