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Old 08-13-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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Didn't get Magnetic Ride Control, big mistake?

When I was placing my order for my Stingray last month, I asked about the MRC option, but the dealer told me it wasn't necessary. After reading through some of these threads, I feel like I made a big mistake. I did get the Z51 package and upgraded performance exhaust, though. Will there be that big of a difference? It's too late to change my order, but I'm trying to make myself feel better here!
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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Wish I could lye to you but if you are going to performance drive or track at all you will be pissed. By getting the mag ride you also get the Performance traction Management which is synced to work together. Having both a Z06 without mag ride and a Zr1 with mag ride there is a noticeable difference in the way the car will handle under power.

If you are strictly street driving than don't sweat it wont be a issue.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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I probably won't be taking it to the track too often. I'm in Ohio, and for 3/4 the year it's winter!
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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If you decide you want the MRC suspension after driving for a while then just trade in your "14 C7 for a MRC susepnsion equipped C7 next year. Although the MRC C7 can be marginally lowered, I would expect the C7 w/o could be more effectively (performance and appearance) lowered.

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Old 08-13-2013, 10:41 PM   #6
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I have a 2012 ZL1 with 3rd Gen Magnetic Ride, the same as the new Vette. It is a fantastic system. Firms up for the track and softens up for cruising on rough roads. It is one of the reasons Ferrari uses the same system on their cars. It is still two months before actual production starts, are you sure you can't change your order?
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:39 PM   #7
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Agreed. Until it gets queued for production I believe you can change your order. Check with your dealer. or ask Becky on here.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:15 AM   #8
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Whats your status code? I have seen others on CF get their orders changed as long as the code is not above 3000.
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Whats your status code? I have seen others on CF get their orders changed as long as the code is not above 3000.
Only the dealer can request a change at 3000 and even then such a request is often not allowed. The dealer still has the allocation but one may bounce back to 2000.

If not tracking and especially if planning on lowering the MRC suspension may not be the best choice. Don't get me wrong, I had it on my C6 and loved it, but it does limit or make prohibitively expensive some after market suspension choices.

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Old 08-14-2013, 05:22 PM   #10
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I am in the same boat as you as I ordered the same configuration (Z51 without the MRC). From what I have read so far I don't think it will matter so much if you do not take your car to the tracks. Also since I plan on keeping my car for a long time, maintenance cost was another consideration that influenced by decision (most electronic sensors seem to fail sooner or later).

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Old 08-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #11
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Messed up too...got the Z51 w/out MRC.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:40 PM   #12
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I'd buy MRC primarily for street use as it tames Z51 for daily driver usage. MRC also has many benefits on the track, but I wouldn't want Z51 without MRC unless I'm a pro driver (I'm not) and only using the vehicle on the track. Get ready for an awesome handling vehicle with a REALLY rough ride.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:46 PM   #13
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I am in the same boat as you as I ordered the same configuration (Z51 without the MRC). From what I have read so far I don't think it will matter so much if you do not take your car to the tracks. Also since I plan on keeping my car for a long time, maintenance cost was another consideration that influenced by decision (most electronic sensors seem to fail sooner or later).
I too plan on keeping the car for decades, so this was a consideration. I figure if the ride is just so rough I can't stand it (unlikely), I'll just go aftermarket with it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #14
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I'd buy MRC primarily for street use as it tames Z51 for daily driver usage. MRC also has many benefits on the track, but I wouldn't want Z51 without MRC unless I'm a pro driver (I'm not) and only using the vehicle on the track. Get ready for an awesome handling vehicle with a REALLY rough ride.
CNET did a test with the C7 Z51 without the MRC Option:

"However, most of the models I drove lacked this option, and just had the fixed suspension, which felt surprisingly soft. Given the stiff body, the suspension tuning made the ride feel like a down-filled mattress top strapped over an airplane wing. Chevrolet encouraged me to drive the Stingray over some very roughly paved roads, and I was impressed with the level of comfort. However, I felt cornering suffered a little, as the car leaned a little in each turn.
Taking up any cornering slack from the suspension, Chevrolet fits the Stingray Z51 with an electronic limited slip differential, a bit of technology that improves on the mechanical limited slip diff used in the standard Stingray."

http://reviews.cnet.com/coupe-hatchb...-35826211.html
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