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This is a non z51 2LT cyber gray/red lthr
1. body color paint chrome front strip-DONE
2. body color paint the taillight frames to eliminate the "mascara tear" look- DONE
3. Take off all chrome badges except the flags (but maybe a surprise here)-DONE
4. Lower the car via the lowering bolts 1 inch-DONE
5. completely polish and seal the car-DONE
6. change the oil due to 1200 mile trip home-DONE
7. Change out cargo mat-DONE
8. 20% tint all around-DONE
9. add gorilla 20 pc wheel locks-DONE
10. Cut a 3M 1080 gloss vinyl stinger stripe-DONE
11. opti-coat headlights, mirrors, front end and wheels-DONE
12. Side and rear marker blackouts -RPI-DONE
13. add RPI jacking pucks under car-DONE
14. xpel hatch closing area-DONE
15. xpel door sills - DONE
16. Carbon flash door kick panels - RPI - DONE
17. LED replacements for license plate and cargo area-DONE
18. Brushed exhaust plate - painted flat black-DONE
19. Flags tinted using Plastidip "Smoke" - DONE
20. OEM wing spoiler - with Opti Coat 2.0 coating
21. add read deck partition - DONE
22. Add OEM splash guards - DONE
23. Painted center console in Carbon Flash - DONE
24. Remove entire front air dam-DONE
25. entire car wet sanded/polished to reduce orange peel- CQuartz applied
26. paint in carbon flash center console, steering bezel and door alum trims - DONE
27. Cray Brickyard wheels mounted
27 Forgeline AR-1's being mounted.

the whole mission statement of this car is to mod it heavily, but no mod will be overwhelming and be apparent to the normal public as a "mod" - i.e juvenile - ricer...

A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:
What I do to my car is not the norm, and certainly I am not pushing for anyone else to do it. But it's been thought out, and experts consulted. I post here to just show what is possible. No need for you to post your opin, but if you have questions, please ask...

only Vette enthusiasts will be able to pick out what's done....in a year, the car has gone thru many permutations...and will continue.




 

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Thanks to travisnd, here is your answer: The process is simple and similar to what one does on both the C5's/C6's.

"In the front you turn the bolt counter-clockwise to move the adjuster closer to the spring. This closes the gap between the lower control-arm and spring thereby lowering the car. In the rear the spring hangs below the a-arm. You back off the nut to where only a couple of threads show on the bolt this widens the distance between the spring and lower control-arm thus pushing the suspension higher up in the car and allowing the car to sit lower. To go farther than OEM adjustments you can cut the spring adjuster pad in the front and out back you can get longer bolts. However, going farther than OEM will negatively alter suspension geometry and the shocks will be bottoming out. For best performance lower the car 1/2-3/4" from OEM height and leave it there. Those that go more are just looking for a "slammed" look and are actually hurting the handling capabilities of the car. Lowering the car changes camber and toe so you'll want to get it realigned."

For lowering bolt pictures, and other suspension pictures and info:
http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/track-tests/2014-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-z51-suspension-walkaround.html
 

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Thanks for sharing.I have been reading most of your post Glen E.I have on order 2LT,Z51,MRC cybergrey with kalahari.(Wife wants a white with red interior...so might change the order).Order was almost a month ago n still with the dealer,not moving at all. No rush,got more cars than I can drive. I normally don't post anything but having read alot of Glen's post, I thought I have to join to thank Glen for his very interesting,insightful and informative posts. Laborsmith comments n posts are also very insightful. Thanks to all that have posted or commented.
 

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Thanks for sharing.I have been reading most of your post Glen E.I have on order 2LT,Z51,MRC cybergrey with kalahari.(Wife wants a white with red interior...so might change the order).Order was almost a month ago n still with the dealer,not moving at all. No rush,got more cars than I can drive. I normally don't post anything but having read alot of Glen's post, I thought I have to join to thank Glen for his very interesting,insightful and informative posts. Laborsmith comments n posts are also very insightful. Thanks to all that have posted or commented.
thanks!

so nobody else has a mod list?
 

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OK - no matter if you like the spoiler or not - here is how it mounts (or dismounts). It comes with a template that you drill NINE holes into the rear of your car to mount. The spoiler came in perfect shape, perfect paint and shipped nicely. The instructions just tell you to see the service system bulletins to install, but it's a no brainer as they give you a durable plastic template to drill. From GMpartsdirect.com

Update - I am returning it...you have to take off the bumper to get it done...I can do that, but along with the work and the wider look you get when you don't have it, I'm not doing it...gmpartshouse was great in accepting it back (bur with std 20% return)








 

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Got this in today for my 1200 mile trip home from Coughlin near the end of the month. I'm not a fan of bras staying on the car, but for occasional trip, they have always worked for me. This is a nice bra, two snaps mount under the hood and the rest inserts into the seams and has J hooks under the car...outer skin is nice cordura, and inside is a soft low nap felt.
 

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Looking good! My only concern with the vinyl "bra" is the potential damage to the paint if it comes loose or you get heavy rain. I think the temporary clear "tape" is a better solution.
 

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Looking good! My only concern with the vinyl "bra" is the potential damage to the paint if it comes loose or you get heavy rain. I think the temporary clear "tape" is a better solution.
I don't disagree and this will come off anytime the weather turns terrible...but for love bugs, this beats the clear tape which also has a detriment; - depending on how things are prepped, it CAN tear off clear...Before anything goes on, I'll Opti Coat 2.0 the front end...
 

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I was thinking of taking off the back corvette badge for a cleaner look. What is the best way to do this? I did it once before on another car and I could see the outline of where it once was? Any insight?
 

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I was thinking of taking off the back corvette badge for a cleaner look. What is the best way to do this? I did it once before on another car and I could see the outline of where it once was? Any insight?
Like an adhesive outline, or shadow from "less sun bleached" paint?
 

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My car was bayed today so I should see it at Coughlin this week. Let the mods begin! So here's a teaser.

The corvette and fish are coming off but I'm not adverse to badges, just not chrome or the the ones chev has...

So this is going on in place of the fish - made to OEM stds by GM licensed emblempros.com:


and this will replace the corvette on the back - carbon flash lettering from RPIdesigns.com



Should look good on the Cyber paint. - about 20 more mods planned... stay tuned...I'll tell you how I did it, and where I got it.....
 

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sweet I cant wait ... I am thinking of what I am going to do, and there is not a lot of performance parts now... what is opti coat 2.0 is that the best clear coat protection? thanx
 
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