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Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By purpleRac3r
At least it's a wrap that can easily be removed....

At least it's a wrap that can easily be removed. There's no accounting for some people's lack of taste. :yikes::yikes::der::der:
Forum: Z06 Discussions 12-15-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By purpleRac3r
There is some word floating around the internet...

There is some word floating around the internet stating the Z06's LT4 intentionally reduces power for the first 500 miles. Once the engine has been broken in, the power increases. This has apparently...
Forum: C7 Ordering, Pricing, Order Tracking Discussions 12-14-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12,568
Views: 542,312
Posted By purpleRac3r
Becky, happy 500th! Pages of personal attention,...

Becky, happy 500th! Pages of personal attention, that is! Quite a milestone. And a heck of a lot of time and effort whose only return is the joy experienced by fellow Corvette enthusiasts. Three...
Forum: In Car Electronics (NAV, Audio, Entertainment, Gauges, etc.) 12-13-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By purpleRac3r
I used iTunes to rip my CDs to my computer. I was...

I used iTunes to rip my CDs to my computer. I was then able to just copy & paste the song files I wanted to the SD card. You should also be able to make up play lists in iTunes and copy those to the...
Forum: Cosmetic Modifications 12-13-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By purpleRac3r
The side skirts look great! I like the canards on...

The side skirts look great! I like the canards on them. However, the rear fascia not so much. It pretty much eliminates what little rear visibility we have. And I don't know about other states, but...
Forum: Z06 Discussions 12-11-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By purpleRac3r
Or stopping it. And the Z06 is way more...

Or stopping it. And the Z06 is way more comfortable to drive - the Viper TA is basically a street legal race car. The Z06 is a race-capable street car. Just remember, any car can be made to go fast...
Forum: Stingray Photos, Videos, Media 12-07-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,831
Posted By purpleRac3r
Bulos, all are present and accounted for - I just...

Bulos, all are present and accounted for - I just watched them. Perhaps your computer changed a setting in a recent update that is now blocking you from seeing them.

The PDR video takes you to...
Forum: C7 Ordering, Pricing, Order Tracking Discussions 12-06-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12,568
Views: 542,312
Posted By purpleRac3r
Becky, that's amazing! You have 16 cars in a...

Becky, that's amazing! You have 16 cars in a 2-car garage! 😆 But I don't see room for your future Z06....
Forum: Stingray Photos, Videos, Media 12-04-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By purpleRac3r
Wait....you guys actually LEAVE your car?! I've...

Wait....you guys actually LEAVE your car?! I've practically lived in mine for over a year now! :D
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 12-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By purpleRac3r
I think I need a lottery win....:D

I think I need a lottery win....:D
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 12-04-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,760
Posted By purpleRac3r
I received today not one but TWO Stingray pins...

I received today not one but TWO Stingray pins from Becky, and a Christmas card too! Even in something as small as a holiday freebie, her service & enthusiasm excels! If only all sales and service...
Forum: C7 Ordering, Pricing, Order Tracking Discussions 12-04-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By purpleRac3r
You will need to post the request in the thread...

You will need to post the request in the thread stickied at the very top of this category. While Becky might see it here, she certainly will in that one. It was created specifically for that purpose...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 12-01-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By purpleRac3r
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathies go...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathies go out to you and your family.

I, too, had a weekend of mixed feelings. I spent it visiting my parents, which was very good, but my father is...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 11-28-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,760
Posted By purpleRac3r
Becky, thank you for all the service you've done...

Becky, thank you for all the service you've done for the Corvette community! It's so rare to see it these days. I certainly appreciated it while my '14 was in production.

Here's mine alongside my...
Forum: LT1 (6.2L V8) Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions 11-26-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By purpleRac3r
Wow, 3rd failure in 7 months? Shamrock, I would...

Wow, 3rd failure in 7 months? Shamrock, I would ask the dealer to look into possibly other issues causing the failures. You're the only one I know of who has had torque tube failure after the first...
Forum: C7 Ordering, Pricing, Order Tracking Discussions 11-25-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By purpleRac3r
Based on what I've seen and heard while on plant...

Based on what I've seen and heard while on plant tours, it takes about 2-1/2 days from the time the frame starts assembly to the time the completed car rolls off the line. That time can vary somewhat...
Forum: Z06 Discussions 11-25-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By purpleRac3r
A great video, very fun to watch! Now I need a...

A great video, very fun to watch! Now I need a bigger bank account so my Z51 can have a bigger brother!
Forum: Stingray Photos, Videos, Media 11-25-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By purpleRac3r
Those are headlight washers. If you look close,...

Those are headlight washers. If you look close, you'll also note the side mirrors are a slightly different shape and have turn signals built in. The car is an export model. Many European, Middle...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 11-25-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By purpleRac3r
Ah, that makes sense - I was looking up the 2014...

Ah, that makes sense - I was looking up the 2014 manuals. But as Goldbug says, I won't trust any dates posted until I can actually place my order.

And in Helm's defense, they cannot start sales...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 11-24-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By purpleRac3r
I intend to purchase a set whenever they become...

I intend to purchase a set whenever they become available. I don't know about the May release you mention, though. Helm Inc has had them listed with various dates of release for over a year now. Each...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 11-21-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By purpleRac3r
Glen, that's great info to know! Helps with costs...

Glen, that's great info to know! Helps with costs too I imagine. This gives me some ideas....
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 11-21-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By purpleRac3r
I can see it. I think what happens is once a car...

I can see it. I think what happens is once a car reaches a certain performance point, it will become similar to other cars of the same performance point due to aerodynamic considerations. Air flows...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 11-21-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By purpleRac3r
I think you're right - they would have to be bare...

I think you're right - they would have to be bare metal before powder coating. I doubt the factory paint would stand up to the heat during baking, making a huge mess of things.
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 11-20-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By purpleRac3r
Out of curiosity, is the powder coat applied over...

Out of curiosity, is the powder coat applied over the factory paint, or do the wheels get stripped bare first? It's a given the tires and pressure sensors are demounted for the coating process.
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Forum: Stingray Photos, Videos, Media 11-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By purpleRac3r
Nate, perhaps in future contests you accept only...

Nate, perhaps in future contests you accept only the first 10 photos submitted, and use those regardless of "quality". Let the votes decide from there. Anyone who misses the first 10 is just SOL...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 11-19-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By purpleRac3r
I had the infotainment screen fail, and needed a...

I had the infotainment screen fail, and needed a reflash of the BCM for a communications issue. Both were very minor issues in my opinion, and the car has been trouble free since. I wouldn't worry...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 11-19-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By purpleRac3r
In general, I don't think cars become truly...

In general, I don't think cars become truly collectible for many years, and certainly not this early in production. You didn't mention if yours is a '14 or a '15, but I guess its a '14. I would be...
Forum: Stingray Photos, Videos, Media 11-14-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By purpleRac3r
That's really sweet! I especially like the...

That's really sweet! I especially like the machine face wheels with it. They'd also look good on my Cyber Gray Z51 (I can't post pix of it here). Shark Gray is definitely my first choice for the '15s...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 11-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By purpleRac3r
I think part if the issue with the cable barriers...

I think part if the issue with the cable barriers is so many are not set in the middle of the median but up against one traffic lane, at least around my area (and apparently where this Z06 crashed)....
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 11-12-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By purpleRac3r
I think the driver was VERY fortunate the cable...

I think the driver was VERY fortunate the cable didn't go just a little farther. I never have been a fan of the cable barriers for this very reason. Several in my area have been replaced with...
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