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Old 01-18-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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Wink First mod to your new Z/28

So what are some of the mods you guys are going to be purchasing a Z/28 thinking of doing
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Not thinking of purchasing anything, but I might remove the bow tie on the rear.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:47 AM   #3
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STAGE ONE:
• Roll-bar or roll-cage
• Harness bar & harnesses
• Extra set of wheels/tires for street use
• Remove rear seat and install "parcel shelf" for hauling gear to track

STAGE TWO: [if I drive it and decide "I gotta fever and the only prescription is... more cowbell!!"]
• Katech engine mods
• Pfadt suspension mod
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:53 AM   #4
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STAGE ONE:
• Roll-bar or roll-cage
• Harness bar & harnesses
• Extra set of wheels/tires for street use
• Remove rear seat and install "parcel shelf" for hauling gear to track

STAGE TWO: [if I drive it and decide "I gotta fever and the only prescription is... more cowbell!!"]
• Katech engine mods
• Pfadt suspension mod
For me the first thing is better cold air intake headers intake manifold in a second set of rims for street tires.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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I know the last thing I would touch is the suspension and brakes. As much noise that has been made over these parts in the car, there better not be a better suspension or braking system on the planet.

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Old 01-18-2014, 04:48 PM   #6
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I would lean towards new heads. I don't want to drop a valve on my new $75k car.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:35 PM   #7
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:14 AM   #9
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Not thinking of purchasing anything, but I might remove the bow tie on the rear.
This reminds me; I need to remove the bow tie and add the Nurburgring sticker…

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Old 01-19-2014, 12:17 AM   #10
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I know the last thing I would touch is the suspension and brakes. As much noise that has been made over these parts in the car, there better not be a better suspension or braking system on the planet.
I agree, even though I listed Pfadt mods as a possibility down the road. I don't believe there's much they can do to improve the Z/28 suspension, but I'll be interested to see. I think any improvements they might come up with will result in slight gains, at the sacrifice of drivability on the street -- and I'd like to be able to drive my Z/28 to the track without getting pummeled...
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:18 PM   #11
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This reminds me; I need to remove the bow tie and add the Nurburgring sticker…

Nice touch!

It's good to see someone planning to use the car the way it was intended. If I were getting a Z/28, I'd keep it simple:

4 point roll bar
6 point harness (always with a HANS type device, I use a Necksgen)
Extra set of wheels for track tires
If the Recaros don't work well with a 6 point harness, I'd put in a pair of 1 piece racing seats. Sparco Evos are being installed in my 1LE this week.
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I would lean towards new heads. I don't want to drop a valve on my new $75k car.
Is this still a problem with the LS7?

I sold my C6 Z06 because of this issue being a possibility.
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Is this still a problem with the LS7?

I sold my C6 Z06 because of this issue being a possibility.
I have no idea. I know GM finally copped to it being an issue but I never heard if there was an update to the heads to fix it.
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Yes there was an update but I've heard mixed answers as to whether it 100% addressed the problem.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:22 PM   #19
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I sold my C6 Z06 because of this issue being a possibility.
what year was your Z06?
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Yes there was an update but I've heard mixed answers as to whether it 100% addressed the problem.
What was the update?
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:31 PM   #23
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funny they said the 2006 did not have that.
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I have no idea. I know GM finally copped to it being an issue but I never heard if there was an update to the heads to fix it.
The issue was with the 07-08 and early 09 LS7s.

To my knowledge it has been corrected and no further head issues have arisen. But we have a 2013 Corvette 427 with the LS7 so the head issue has been monitored ever since we bought the car in 2012.
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The issue was with the 07-08 and early 09 LS7s.

To my knowledge it has been corrected and no further head issues have arisen. But we have a 2013 Corvette 427 with the LS7 so the head issue has been monitored ever since we bought the car in 2012.
06' had the two piece Valves also that had the issue. 09' is when GM revised the valves, BUT I read were they also were having issues.
07 had another issue on top of the valve issue but I can't remember what it was as I didn't own an 07' and didn't worry about it.
I could have had the heads rebuilt and not have to worry but felt it was best to get away from it all together as they are a $15,000 engine.
I made my decision before GM admitted the issues with the heads.
My thought was this, who would pay $50-60 thousand for a known $15,000 engine that likely would blow?
I sold my Z for more than I paid for it.
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