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    1. Member Dandbest's Avatar
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      11-20-2019 07:07 PM #1
      As some of you know, while trying to decide if snow tires are worth the trouble on my M3, I came across a 2008 Corvette, that is well priced. Yes, it does nothing to fix my issue, but, LS3. Here is the car in question https://longisland.craigslist.org/ct...009824840.html

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      11-20-2019 07:12 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Dandbest View Post
      As some of you know, while trying to decide if snow tires are worth the trouble on my M3, I came across a 2008 Corvette, that is well priced. Yes, it does nothing to fix my issue, but, LS3. Here is the car in question https://longisland.craigslist.org/ct...009824840.html
      A LS3 Z51 Corvette wikll be my next Corvette. I don't think this is a Z51 but still helluva street car. For the money how can you ****ing say no?
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      11-20-2019 07:13 PM #3
      I have nothing to add except make sure you own a Hawaiian shirt and a Jimmy Buffet CD

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      11-20-2019 07:24 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by CaleDeRoo View Post
      A LS3 Z51 Corvette wikll be my next Corvette. I don't think this is a Z51 but still helluva street car. For the money how can you ****ing say no?
      yeah, for the money its a ton of performance

      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      I have nothing to add except make sure you own a Hawaiian shirt and a Jimmy Buffet CD
      I've considered that. Also, if I did get it, I'd have to ask my cousin out for dinner and make some significant life changes...

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      11-20-2019 08:22 PM #5
      Good car.

      However if you plan on tracking the car, I'd look elsewhere.

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      11-20-2019 08:25 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      I have nothing to add except make sure you own a Hawaiian shirt and a Jimmy Buffet CD
      One of these is also mandatory


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      11-20-2019 08:26 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      I have nothing to add except make sure you own a Hawaiian shirt, a pair of New Balances and a Jimmy Buffet CD
      FTFY
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      11-20-2019 09:48 PM #8
      Prefer non Z51 gearing anyway.

      This is a great price.
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      11-21-2019 01:12 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      I have nothing to add except make sure you own a Hawaiian shirt and a Jimmy Buffet CD
      And a pair of double-knit sans-a-belt® slacks, white tassled loafers, a spiffy-looking set of golf clubs, and a pack of stale Pall Malls (no filter of course) in the front pocket of that Hawaiian shirt.

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      11-21-2019 02:26 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by KevinC View Post
      And a pair of double-knit sans-a-belt® slacks, white tassled loafers, a spiffy-looking set of golf clubs, and a pack of stale Pall Malls (no filter of course) in the front pocket of that Hawaiian shirt.
      The tasseled loafers really sell it. Didnt you have a pair in your Scirocco days Kev?

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      11-21-2019 08:08 AM #11
      seems I'm really going to love this new lifestyle if I buy this thing I mean, I'm in my early 40s, no better time like the present to have this mid life crisis

    13. 11-21-2019 08:20 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by silverxt View Post
      One of these is also mandatory

      and these


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      11-21-2019 08:37 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Dandbest View Post
      seems I'm really going to love this new lifestyle if I buy this thing I mean, I'm in my early 40s, no better time like the present to have this mid life crisis
      Don't forget to get a folding chair in the trunk so you can sit infront of your CORVETTE anytime anywhere.
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      11-21-2019 09:18 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      and these

      ...and these.

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      11-21-2019 12:45 PM #15
      Everything you read is pretty much true: reliable, fast and fun but also dated/depressingly black interior. The "leather" seats wear pretty poorly in the bolsters and butt area (notice there are no pics of them in that listing).

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      11-21-2019 12:49 PM #16
      Dont forget one of these for when you take it to cars & coffee


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      11-21-2019 01:54 PM #17
      Well, it's ~430HP, weighs ~3,200Lbs, gets to 60 around 4.1-4.3 seconds, and runs the quarter miles in 12's.... It only costs $16,000 and parts are plentiful, plus it's easy to work on.

      I'm not sure what decision there is to make?
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      11-21-2019 02:02 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Well, it's ~430HP, weighs ~3,200Lbs, gets to 60 around 4.1-4.3 seconds, and runs the quarter miles in 12's.... It only costs $16,000 and parts are plentiful, plus it's easy to work on.

      I'm not sure what decision there is to make?
      This.

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      11-21-2019 02:08 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      Good car.

      However if you plan on tracking the car, I'd look elsewhere.
      whys that?
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      11-21-2019 02:12 PM #20
      Personally not a fan of Silver cars, but other than that go for it

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      11-21-2019 02:14 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Dravenport View Post
      whys that?
      From my understanding, and I could very well be wrong here, under constant hard track use you'll experience oiling and cooling issues.

      I don't think the base C6 has a dry sump oiling system, and I believe the cooling for trans/oil/motor was lacking as well. The Z51 addresses most of this. *I think*
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    23. 11-21-2019 02:18 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      I have nothing to add except make sure you own a Hawaiian shirt and a Jimmy Buffet CD
      Quote Originally Posted by silverxt View Post
      One of these is also mandatory

      Quote Originally Posted by silverxt View Post
      ...and these.
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      and these

      Quote Originally Posted by KevinC View Post
      And a pair of double-knit sans-a-belt® slacks, white tassled loafers, a spiffy-looking set of golf clubs, and a pack of stale Pall Malls (no filter of course) in the front pocket of that Hawaiian shirt.
      Quote Originally Posted by CaleDeRoo View Post
      Don't forget to get a folding chair in the trunk so you can sit infront of your CORVETTE anytime anywhere.


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    24. 11-21-2019 02:32 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      From my understanding, and I could very well be wrong here, under constant hard track use you'll experience oiling and cooling issues.

      I don't think the base C6 has a dry sump oiling system, and I believe the cooling for trans/oil/motor was lacking as well. The Z51 addresses most of this. *I think*
      The base C6 does not have dry sump- you need a Z06/ZR1/GS manual to have dry sump. Cooling is lacking for track use but easily addressed with an oil cooler and a higher capacity radiator. You won't need dry sump unless you're running DOT R or real slicks and aero. If you're willing to invest a few $$$$, you can definitely make it track ready:

      External oil cooler- even the stock Z06 cooler isn't too bad, along with a higher capacity radiator (Ron Davis or Dewitts)
      SKF hubs- made for ZR1s but come with Delphi ABS for the pre-2011 cars, prevents wheel bearing issues
      Brakes- need AP Racing or Wilwood or whatever, depending on how much you track the car and how hard. For a novice/intermediate this is a waste of time, stock brakes will do okay
      Seats- you need real seats to hold you in- now that there are quick release brackets, no big deal to switch between one piece racing buckets and stock seats for street use
      Shocks- the stock shocks are terrible, wear out quickly- when the time comes, definitely invest in better dampers.

      I'd run the car stock, other than racing pads and fresh fluid, then adjust as needed. The stock C6 is plenty capable and most drivers are not capable of pushing its envelope. Better to invest in seats, harnesses, HANS, harness bar, data acquisition and professional instruction.

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      11-21-2019 02:35 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by t44tq View Post
      The base C6 does not have dry sump- you need a Z06/ZR1/GS manual to have dry sump. Cooling is lacking for track use but easily addressed with an oil cooler and a higher capacity radiator. You won't need dry sump unless you're running DOT R or real slicks and aero. If you're willing to invest a few $$$$, you can definitely make it track ready:

      External oil cooler- even the stock Z06 cooler isn't too bad, along with a higher capacity radiator (Ron Davis or Dewitts)
      SKF hubs- made for ZR1s but come with Delphi ABS for the pre-2011 cars, prevents wheel bearing issues
      Brakes- need AP Racing or Wilwood or whatever, depending on how much you track the car and how hard. For a novice/intermediate this is a waste of time, stock brakes will do okay
      Seats- you need real seats to hold you in- now that there are quick release brackets, no big deal to switch between one piece racing buckets and stock seats for street use
      Shocks- the stock shocks are terrible, wear out quickly- when the time comes, definitely invest in better dampers.

      I'd run the car stock, other than racing pads and fresh fluid, then adjust as needed. The stock C6 is plenty capable and most drivers are not capable of pushing its envelope. Better to invest in seats, harnesses, HANS, harness bar, data acquisition and professional instruction.
      Thank you.
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      11-21-2019 02:56 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by t44tq View Post
      The base C6 does not have dry sump- you need a Z06/ZR1/GS manual to have dry sump. Cooling is lacking for track use but easily addressed with an oil cooler and a higher capacity radiator. You won't need dry sump unless you're running DOT R or real slicks and aero. If you're willing to invest a few $$$$, you can definitely make it track ready:

      External oil cooler- even the stock Z06 cooler isn't too bad, along with a higher capacity radiator (Ron Davis or Dewitts)
      SKF hubs- made for ZR1s but come with Delphi ABS for the pre-2011 cars, prevents wheel bearing issues
      Brakes- need AP Racing or Wilwood or whatever, depending on how much you track the car and how hard. For a novice/intermediate this is a waste of time, stock brakes will do okay
      Seats- you need real seats to hold you in- now that there are quick release brackets, no big deal to switch between one piece racing buckets and stock seats for street use
      Shocks- the stock shocks are terrible, wear out quickly- when the time comes, definitely invest in better dampers.

      I'd run the car stock, other than racing pads and fresh fluid, then adjust as needed. The stock C6 is plenty capable and most drivers are not capable of pushing its envelope. Better to invest in seats, harnesses, HANS, harness bar, data acquisition and professional instruction.
      This is what I was looking for. Thanks

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