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Finally! My Z06 in full dress. (HRE's are on!)

1818 Views 13 Replies 13 Participants Last post by  Craigk
Well, after all the wait with HRE, about a year of dreaming, and some work, it is finally finished (at least to the point of getting it to its final stage of aesthetics anyway). THE WHEELS ARE ON!!!! And we are not using photoshop this time. It looks spectacular. The pics don't quite do the car justice in person, but I included a bunch anyway.

Here is the finished product:

The front wheel (HRE 545, fully polished 18x9.5 on a 265/35 Pirelli):

And the rear wheel (HRE 545, fully polished 19x10.5 on a 295/30 Pirelli):

And again, the rear, emphasizing the Baer rotors:

Here are a few more pics in front of my office:

In town:

At home:

And at a BBQ for my old Firebird club buddies, they especially freaked when they saw it:

If you can't already tell this thing is in the weeds!!!! I lowered the front from 27 11/16" to 26 3/16", 1 1/2" total by trimming two layers of bushings off in front, and the rear from 29 5/16" to 27 5/16", 2" total with the lowering bolts in the rear! And if you really want to see the difference check it out next to my friend's factory ride height Z06:

I can only fit a fist underneath the rocker panels, three fingers under the air dam, and two fingers in the wheel wells all around, I have the rocker rails and skid plate protectors on but haven't used them yet, believe it or not, I have been careful enough not to scrape anything but the very corner undersides of the black plastic air dam, I expected mush worse, and I am extremely happy with the result. Here is the front gap with a little visual help:

And just in case you come up from behind, the vanity plate, rolled C5 plate, and quad round B&B PRT's remind you that this car means business:

Hope everyone enjoys the pics as much as I enjoy this car. People can't help but stare so far, and a ton of questions. At long last, I have my dream car!!!!!

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Congrats bwhitmore! Your car looks hella sick! Can't wait for my HRE's any longer!!!
Your car is awesome! Have always liked HRE wheels, and they really work nice with your Silver Z!!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Zippy /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
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Congrats!! That puppy looks GREAT!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif
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That is absofuckinlutely beautiful!!! Its gotta be the "best of show" on any of the Corvette web sites.
Your car looks great /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif One question... how did lowering it the way you did affect the ride? Big difference or not?
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It looks awsome!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
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Looking Gooooood!!! I'm so glad the HRE wheels weren't as readily available when I bought my Fikse's. What a decision that would have been for me to make!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

The Urge for the 'Z' has got to be in 2003!!

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WoW Brian. Just WoW
Hey guys, Thanks for the replies, I am really happy too. I thought and thought and thought for over a year, trying to decide between the many different set ups, talking to people, and looking at pictures. I never even had any real cars to look at, and I can't believe I actually got it to come out this good.

I really wanted a car that looked as good as No Mercy's, SW's, Nasty C5's and Shawn DFW's, and I think I finally accomplished my goal. Even if there are nicer cars out there, when I am all alone in my garage, drooling, I think it is the baddest thing on four wheels!

Thanks again,


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2001 Quicksilver Z06 w/ Solid Black Trimmed Leather Interior
CA Plates: "NZTY Z06"
Delivered: 4/09/01

  • RM Racing Twin Flow Intake
  • B&B TriFlow PRT Exhaust (3.5" Quad Round Tips)
  • Exit 28 Motorsports C5 Rolled Tip Exhaust Plate
  • Xtreme X-Pipe
  • B&M Ripper Short Shifter
  • RK Sport Lowering Bolts and Bushings
  • Baer Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotors
  • HRE 545's, 18x9.5 Front 19x10.5 Rear, Fully Polished & Clear Coated Finish w/ Domed Etched Center Caps
  • Pirelli P-Zero's, 265/35/18 Front 295/30/19 Rear
  • A&A Rocker Rails
  • C5 Corvette Performance Center Skid Plate Stiffeners
  • Ported Throttle Body (Coming Soon!)
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Your car looks great! I would have to say that is the best QS I have seen to date.

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