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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 12:20 PM
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I'm putting any future mods on hold until I save up enough to buy a house. Not many left for me to get anyways lol.
You got to do what you got to do. Just enjoy the car as it is for now, many miles...many smiles.


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I am sure that I would never buy an intake, add tint, or the LED thing.

My old stock Z06 is still good after 14 years:

Much wisdom there. Comes with age!
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Re: What should my first mod be?

I've put 600 miles on it in the 2 months I've owned it. Oh and it's not my DD. I've been doing a 50/50 share between my usual DD and the z06. Take a guess as to which I prefer to drive .

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Hey, if the weather and roads are good - drive that thang!

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Hey, if the weather and roads are good - drive that thang!
I understand.

Nonetheless, I tend to keep my car semi-stored in the cold 40-50 degrees of the winter months. The tires work better in the warmer months.

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IMO, the best money spent on mods would be on YOU - seat time with an instructor on a track. Most important part of the car and for the majority of people in the world, the one that needs most attention.
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No modifications. I have a bone stock 02 Z06 and have decided to keep it that way for maximum value when I get ready to move up to a C6 Z06. I am often tempted though. Good luck which ever way you go. It's a great car.
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IMO, the best money spent on mods would be on YOU - seat time with an instructor on a track.
That depends on what instructor that you hire.

I've seen many instructors that were promoted simply because they made it through a few HPDE's without hitting anything.

Bob Bondurant had a good program a few years ago. I have no idea about his programs now.

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No modifications.
Good choice. I think the return on investment in modifications is around $0.10 on the dollar. It may lower the value of the car.

I just lost $100,000 on the sale of a race car.

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Re: What should my first mod be?

I am getting an itch for mods lol. Might snag SLP Loudmouth and Borla X pipe in the next year. Smaller mods will be short shifter, small hood stripes and tinted light covers.

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There are some really good factory pieces on our C5 Z06. The intake manifold is one. The camshaft is another as are the wheels. Headers are the best single power adder, bar none.
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Had a leaking rear main seal and a leaking transmission seal. Thought as long as I had the drive line out, would check trans and dif, upgrade to a slightly heavier duty clutch, and upgrade to urethane couplers. AND, I added the remote clutch slave flush line.

These checks were the best decision I ever made. Although the transmission was working satisfactorily, It needed a few minor items:
2nd gear
Reverse gear
All three slider assemblies
Tailhousing

In addition, my 3/4 shift fork, which, on pre 2004 C5's is aluminum, was replaced with an '04 (steel) item (no charge)

I also opted for the "Stage 1" build package:
Carbon Kevlar synchro rings
Keys and springs
Fork pad kit
Seals
Labor

The differential (a 3.73:1 rebuild in an '04 case) was in perfect shape

The torque tube needed a complete rebuild to include three bearings at $50/ea,

My previous factory clutch (installed in 2009) was in good shape except for some burn marks on the flywheel. The disc looked brand new, I'm proud to say, as did the pressure plate. I replaced it with an aftermarket version rated at 690 hp. When replacing the clutch, my service provider commented that the previous clutch installer failed to lubricate the roller pilot bearing which, if not serviced, would eventually nibble off the tip of the torque tube input shaft. Email me for details.

My driveline should now accommodate slightly over 600 hp. With my stock 107,000 mile LS6, I am "good to go."

Dr. Driveline (not his real name) advised that I have my transmission checked every 75,000 miles. Thought I'd share this.

$6k and not one visible upgrade. I even hid the clutch flush line.

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Re: What should my first mod be?

I am good to go with my old stock C5Z06.

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Re: What should my first mod be?

Is there a way to change the subject of this thread? Just curious. I'm planning on a year or two down the road to do some LT's with an xpipe, but not sure if I wanna do offroad or catted. Price difference on the Texas Speed is about $250. I've read that the stock Ti sounds great with it but I'm diggin the SLP Loudmouth lol.

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Is there a way to change the subject of this thread? Just curious.
No, just start another thread if you have further questions on modding.

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1. Change rear end ratio to 3:73-1. Much quicker and less loss in mileage and smooth idle than a camshaft.
FYI, this is confusing. I had to read it three times to make sure you didn't think that a rear-end swap affected the idle...

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