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Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-23-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By purpleRac3r
Borla has a similar looking tip listed on their...

Borla has a similar looking tip listed on their website. Corsa did too early in the year, but not now. All appear to be cast and likely will only fit that particular brand's exhaust. Custom...
Forum: LT1 (6.2L V8) Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions 07-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By purpleRac3r
Man, that sucks. At least they will rebuild it on...

Man, that sucks. At least they will rebuild it on their dime, not yours.
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-19-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 935
Posted By purpleRac3r
47 here. I've owned a '74 Stingray since I was...

47 here. I've owned a '74 Stingray since I was 26, and still have it. I had a couple of friends killed in car accidents in their 20s and decided to enjoy my life in the "now" as much as hard work...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 07-17-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,280
Posted By purpleRac3r
Changing tires won't affect the warranty for the...

Changing tires won't affect the warranty for the rest of the car at all, as long as you keep the sizes the same as the factory tires. The only thing affected would be the tires, and your new ones...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-17-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By purpleRac3r
Those tips are B & B Performance (Billy Boat...

Those tips are B & B Performance (Billy Boat exhaust) parts, their Speedway tips. They appear to be cast aluminum and polished. I did not see where someone could order them separate from the...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-17-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By purpleRac3r
Yeah, 85% or more of Z51 buyers opted for NPP...

Yeah, 85% or more of Z51 buyers opted for NPP also in '14. Totally made sense.

Just for comparison purposes, my 2LT Z51 manual coupe would be $3160 more for '15 than it listed for when I bought...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-17-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By purpleRac3r
Yep, they're shift lights. I'm not sure of the...

Yep, they're shift lights. I'm not sure of the rpms any pair of lights comes on at, but the first ones are green, then as you approach redline, the next couple are amber, and the inner most are red,...
Forum: LT1 (6.2L V8) Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions 07-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By purpleRac3r
Its always sad to hear of fellow Stingray owners...

Its always sad to hear of fellow Stingray owners having major issues. Keeping the motor problem in perspective, I doubt more than a handful of the over 32000 built so far have had problems to the...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-14-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By purpleRac3r
The foam cover is a shared part with European and...

The foam cover is a shared part with European and Asian export cars. Many of those countries require a tow hook or tow eye on-board the car at all times. The recess you refer to is for the tow eye....
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-14-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By purpleRac3r
Congratulations on the win! It's always fun to be...

Congratulations on the win! It's always fun to be chosen. Sorry to hear you've been ill, but glad you're on the mend!
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-12-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,092
Posted By purpleRac3r
It saddens me to hear some of you are having such...

It saddens me to hear some of you are having such problems. I've had mine since October 4, 2013, and now have over 16,000 miles. The only issue of note was my infotainment screen went screwy and was...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By purpleRac3r
Most of the high end detectors like Valentine 1...

Most of the high end detectors like Valentine 1 and some Escort model include laser detection as well as radar detction. No detector is capable of eliminating "false" alerts entirely. "False" alerts...
Forum: Cosmetic Modifications 07-11-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By purpleRac3r
Dada, I got mine from my dealer. I get supplier...

Dada, I got mine from my dealer. I get supplier pricing on parts and accessories since they also sponsor my Corvette club. Several online vendors also sell them, and you can get them color matched to...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-11-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By purpleRac3r
Or to be able to set it with seat/steering wheel...

Or to be able to set it with seat/steering wheel memory.
Forum: C7 Ordering, Pricing, Order Tracking Discussions 07-11-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By purpleRac3r
I skipped the glass roof (it's really acrylic...

I skipped the glass roof (it's really acrylic plastic) or those very reasons. My '02 had the transparent top and it was blistering hot inside whenever it was parked for 5 minutes in the sun. The a/c...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-11-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By purpleRac3r
Dada, the 2LT is perfect! Half the price of 3LT...

Dada, the 2LT is perfect! Half the price of 3LT and the only real difference is nav is standard and there is more color and leather on 3LT. That's it. The difference in the leather 3LT and vinyl 2LT...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-11-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By purpleRac3r
That will certainly help. I notice too that I can...

That will certainly help. I notice too that I can better feel the air flow when I myself am a little hot and sweaty, especially along my back. I wonder if seat color makes a difference, too. I have...
Forum: Cosmetic Modifications 07-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By purpleRac3r
I've had mine for several thousand miles and have...

I've had mine for several thousand miles and have no real complaints. Will they prevent every single rock from hitting the paint? No. The only way to prevent that is not drive the car. Do they help?...
Forum: Cosmetic Modifications 07-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By purpleRac3r
Huh. I picked up a pair of chrome Corvette letter...

Huh. I picked up a pair of chrome Corvette letter sets and they came set into a rigid foam holder that spaces the letters perfectly. All I would have to do is center the foam piece and keep it...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-08-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,008
Posted By purpleRac3r
The impression I got from Harlan Charles at the...

The impression I got from Harlan Charles at the Museum Bash in April was that nav would still be available by itself, but that if you wanted the data recorder you had to get the nav with it. They...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By purpleRac3r
Glen, I think that is referring to the subs in...

Glen, I think that is referring to the subs in the doors. In my 2LT there really is only one sub in the back, an 8" unit with the box (which really isn't box shaped at all). I have pulled the trim...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By purpleRac3r
Actually, the 2LT & 3LT only have one additional...

Actually, the 2LT & 3LT only have one additional subwoofer in the rear. I've had the trim panel off and know this first hand. It is amplified and has a rather convoluted enclosure to enhance the...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 07-06-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By purpleRac3r
You're not an imposter - merely an enthusiast...

You're not an imposter - merely an enthusiast without an opportunity! But, for a few days at least, the opportunity arises! You're still way ahead of all those kids out there who want one and have...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 07-02-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,280
Posted By purpleRac3r
The ride quality of the A/S Michelins is much...

The ride quality of the A/S Michelins is much softer than the factory tire. Chalk that up to the fact they are not run-flats. Any run-flat will by design be much firmer than an equivalent...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes 07-01-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,280
Posted By purpleRac3r
Regguy1, your idea does have merit. The A/S tires...

Regguy1, your idea does have merit. The A/S tires are maybe 10% quieter than the factory tire. I suspect this is due to softer sidewalls and different compound more than anything. The tread patterns...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 06-27-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By purpleRac3r
Big news today! GM has finally extended the...

Big news today! GM has finally extended the discount to our friends north of the border! Canadian owners now get to enjoy Spring Mountain at the same price as we in the US. Just saw it on...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 06-26-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By purpleRac3r
It should be in pairs: fronts and rears.

It should be in pairs: fronts and rears.
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 06-25-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By purpleRac3r
I too have the manual and can feel the...

I too have the manual and can feel the transition. Sometimes under light engine load conditions I don't really notice, at other times its quite evident by a momentary shudder in the car. This is...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 06-24-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By purpleRac3r
The splash guards replace the black plastic...

The splash guards replace the black plastic panels at the rear of each wheel opening. The factory pieces are flush with the outside of the fenders, the splash guards taper out to about 1" past the...
Forum: Corvette Stingray C7 General Discussions 06-24-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By purpleRac3r
Harbor Freight tools, Northern Tools, and even...

Harbor Freight tools, Northern Tools, and even some local auto parts stores sell the trim removal tools, not just Amazon. I got mine from a local Harbor Freight outlet.

If you get Xpel, add the...
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