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Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions Yesterday, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By purpleRac3r
Ordered February 11, 2013 (well, deposit placed...

Ordered February 11, 2013 (well, deposit placed at least!). Museum delivery October 4, 2013. VIN 196, right at 31600 miles. Only issue to speak of was infotainment screen was replaced last year in...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-21-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By purpleRac3r
I suspect its an issue with all tops, just...

I suspect its an issue with all tops, just dependent on how the top is installed. Any slight change in alignment of the pins and receivers could allow extra play in the panel causing noise. Even...
Forum: Cosmetic Modifications 04-19-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By purpleRac3r
Carbon Fiber Spoiler Install

I finally had time & decent weather to install my new spoiler. As with the splitter, I chose C7 Carbon’s GTX piece in exposed carbon fiber. The color & weave is a perfect match for the factory...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-16-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By purpleRac3r
At least not saucy red ones! :D

At least not saucy red ones! :D
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-16-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By purpleRac3r
While I haven't experienced any top noises, I...

While I haven't experienced any top noises, I have seen an interesting solution on another forum. Slip a small O-ring onto each of the front corner alignment pins. This acts as a small spacer/cusion,...
Forum: General Automotive Discussions 04-12-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By purpleRac3r
Hmm, probably not so much, unless there was...

Hmm, probably not so much, unless there was someone desperate for one.
Forum: General Automotive Discussions 04-11-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By purpleRac3r
I would think transmissions, drive axle...

I would think transmissions, drive axle assemblies, brake calipers, aluminum radiator, computers etc. would bring the most. If tires are decent might get something for those. Scrapping it as-is would...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-10-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By purpleRac3r
I have been driving my '14 since October 4, 2013...

I have been driving my '14 since October 4, 2013 with no Xpel or similar, and have over 30,500 miles. As my earlier post indicated, the places I see that really need the protection include the...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-08-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By purpleRac3r
Everyone I personally know who has Xpel had it...

Everyone I personally know who has Xpel had it installed immediately upon delivery. Some drive their car straight to our local installer, and a few have had him install it right at the dealership. No...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 04-05-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By purpleRac3r
Hmm, seems odd there's still a problem. I have...

Hmm, seems odd there's still a problem. I have over 30400 miles on my'14 now. Ran the A/C today: ice cold and quite as a church mouse! Perhaps a bearing vendor for the compressor manufacturer is...
Forum: Cosmetic Modifications 04-02-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By purpleRac3r
Yours looks sharp, too, REVVIC! I did start the...

Yours looks sharp, too, REVVIC! I did start the spoiler project a couple evenings ago. It took 3-1/2 hours to get the rear fascia off the car. I'm also tinting the taillights so it might be another...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 03-29-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By purpleRac3r
dlittle, here's my take on it I have over 30000...

dlittle, here's my take on it I have over 30000 real-world miles on my '14 Z51, and I do not have any protective film at all. This includes narrow 2-lane paved farm roads to 8-lane interstates,...
Forum: Cosmetic Modifications 03-28-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By purpleRac3r
Carbon Fiber Splitter Installed

I was bitten by the splitter bug like so many have, especially now the Z06s are out. Since I have the exposed carbon fiber roof panel on my Z51, I decided on a matching splitter and rear spoiler. ...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 03-28-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By purpleRac3r
Bulos, you are absolutely correct - it gets quite...

Bulos, you are absolutely correct - it gets quite cold here in the winter (zero and sometimes below!) and we can get a lot of snow. Last year the Stingray was my daily driver, and had to get around...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 03-28-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By purpleRac3r
Bulos, I have about 24000 miles on my factory...

Bulos, I have about 24000 miles on my factory tires, and there is plenty of life left in them. I expect to reach 35K-40K before they're done. That includes a lot of spirited driving, but no track...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 03-19-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By purpleRac3r
The two best ways to find out is either have your...

The two best ways to find out is either have your dealer's service department check your VIN for recalls, or you can do it yourself at https://recalls.gm.com. Just keep in mind the website may be a...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 03-19-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By purpleRac3r
It might be a challenge, as there are many places...

It might be a challenge, as there are many places a squeak can originate. It is usually the retaining clips at fault, by being a little loose in their sockets. You first need to determine where the...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 03-19-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By purpleRac3r
A friend in my Corvette club had the filler tube...

A friend in my Corvette club had the filler tube replaced last week, only took about 45 minutes. Even though the screen hadn't shifted, the dealership replaced the tube anyway to play it safe. It's...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 03-16-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,857
Posted By purpleRac3r
So far I have about 23000 miles on my factory...

So far I have about 23000 miles on my factory tires, with plenty of tread left on all 4; it may be a while before you need new ones - depending on driving habits of course! Really, tho, just carry a...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance - break-in, fluids, parts, servicing, etc. 03-16-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,722
Posted By purpleRac3r
Yes, however it may not work through the other...

Yes, however it may not work through the other car's power port, depends on how the electrical system is designed. You can get the C-Tek alligator clips from the manufacturer, and many local...
Forum: Cosmetic Modifications 03-16-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By purpleRac3r
Sometime in the next 2-3 weeks I'll have the rear...

Sometime in the next 2-3 weeks I'll have the rear fascia off my car to install a new rear spoiler. I'll look at the fender vents and see if there's any easier way to access the nuts than the factory...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance - break-in, fluids, parts, servicing, etc. 03-16-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By purpleRac3r
The company is Helm Inc. The set was only...

The company is Helm Inc. The set was only $200.00, plus $25.00 shipping. An interesting side note is while the manual is listed as for 2014s, there is information for 2015s such as the PDR and...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 03-15-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By purpleRac3r
The best description I've seen for blind spot and...

The best description I've seen for blind spot and how to adjust for it. Great find, Glen! Thanks for posting. Of course, it will only help if a person actually looks at the mirrors - too many people...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 03-15-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By purpleRac3r
Well, I confess to a small error on my part - I...

Well, I confess to a small error on my part - I realized today that mine stays in Eco mode as well after shutting off and restarting. It does still default to Tour from Weather and Track modes. Mine...
Forum: Cosmetic Modifications 03-15-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By purpleRac3r
According to my factory service manual, there are...

According to my factory service manual, there are 3 nuts accessed from the underside. This requires removal of the rear fenders, which in turn requires removal of the entire rear fascia.

It may...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 03-14-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By purpleRac3r
It will also default to Touring mode if you shut...

It will also default to Touring mode if you shut the car off in Weather and Eco modes. Sport does hold in my '14.
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 03-12-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,337
Posted By purpleRac3r
My understanding is many groups hosting track...

My understanding is many groups hosting track events will not allow convertibles without roll bars if speeds are anticipated past a certain point. It has to do with their insurance. If you stick to...
Forum: Z06 Discussions 03-12-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By purpleRac3r
To each his own. I wouldn't do it on my car, but...

To each his own. I wouldn't do it on my car, but if that makes him happy, cool.
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 03-10-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By purpleRac3r
I doubt it will a big problem. Considering the...

I doubt it will a big problem. Considering the article states there are two roof panel latches (we all know there's 3!) I suspect the writer missed the rear latch, allowing extra movement and squeaks.
Forum: C7 Ordering, Pricing, Order Tracking Discussions 03-10-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
Posted By purpleRac3r
Perhaps true. But mine was special ordered and I...

Perhaps true. But mine was special ordered and I took R8C Museum Delivery - a different car wasn't an option! And it was still in its shipping wrapper when I arrived to pick it up. I doubt very much...
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