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Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can go to get my '02 Z06 upgraded?

I'm looking for a Corvette specialist who can lower/align my car for fast road/track.

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gwelland said:
Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can go to get my '02 Z06 upgraded?

I'm looking for a Corvette specialist who can lower/align my car for fast road/track.

Thanks
Welcome to the Z06 forum. Hey guys....another NW Z06!! :guiness:

Mark Chase Automotive in Clackamas OR (503-655-2540) can probably lower the car but he will recommend an alignment shop to put it right (also in Clackamas) 2 miles from his shop. How far do you want to lower the car?? The factory lowering bolts may be enough for you. If so, that can be done in your driveway in an hour. :cheers:

As far as upgrades...depends on what you want.
 

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Thanks!

gwelland,

Thanks for starting this thread. It's been burning in the back of my mind for a while now. :)

--pdx_Z

PS: Any Portland Z bruthas with a hardbar shift knob? I'd really like to take a look at it in real life before I order one.
 

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gwelland; welcome to the forum and welcome to the Northwest Z contingent.

I have also been thinking of lowering my 02 by the factory bolts, but haven't crawled under to see what all is involved as yet.

4vettes has already lowered his Z and it looks cool.

Pat :cheers:
 

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Re: Thanks!

--pdx_Z

PS: Any Portland Z bruthas with a hardbar shift knob? I'd really like to take a look at it in real life before I order one. [/B][/QUOTE]


I'm up in Everett so not real handy to Portland, but I have the Hardbar Delrin knob and am very happy with it.

Pat :)
 

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Re: Re: Performance Shop Needed in Portland/Vancouver area. (OR/WA)

4vettes said:


Welcome to the Z06 forum. Hey guys....another NW Z06!! :guiness:

Mark Chase Automotive in Clackamas OR (503-655-2540) can probably lower the car but he will recommend an alignment shop to put it right (also in Clackamas) 2 miles from his shop. How far do you want to lower the car??
Glad to see that I'm not the only one here ....

I visited Mark Chase Automotive a while ago when I had my C5 'vert but didn't need to use him in the end as everything I did to that car was relatively minor. Now I recall they were recommended by the local Corvette store. I'll drop by and see them again this week ...

What I want to do is to tame the lift/squirly tail behaviour under full throttle. The car is great but not that stable under real power, plus it kind of floats over 100mph (ahem). I figure that if I lower & re-align to the track specs then perhaps this will help sort this out. All my other cars respond in the opposite way under power/speed and basically become more stable rather than less. I think the Corvette needs a bit of ground-effect!

I'm not worried about the ride performance too much as the car feels on tippy-toes at the moment anyway. A bit too loose for my liking so hopefully tightening things up won't result in too much bump/thump.

I'll let you know how I get on.
 

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gwelland and pdx z; as a side note we post our local happenings in the Upcoming Events section under Northwest. We will become more active as spring approaches.

Welcome !

Pat :cheers:
 

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P-town Z bro's

I havnt personally used Mark Chase but have heard that he is pretty good. I know a few people that do use him regularly. I can recomend NW performance on 11th and Division. I'm good friends w/the owner and his son. They do good work and do mostly chevy stuff. As far as making the car more stable under hard acceleration try some toe in on the rear tires. This should make the car bite better back there, and get better traction. Hope to see ya around. Perhaps at a track day or at a RCC meeting.:cheers:
 
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