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Old 04-13-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default so, i know i probably sounded FOS when i sold my STI...

...back in february, but my replacement came in yesterday to make it all better. my boy joe (bulldog2277) knows about this and will most likely get to see it this week.

i got the 2LT Z51 in cyber grey metallic w/7MT, multi-mode performance exhaust, magnetic selective ride control, carbon fiber dash and competition seats. sweet, sweet fvcking ride, like 911S sweet. still have my 14 forester as my DD, so i'm still part of the subaru family.

don't ride my ass about the gap. needs to be dropped on the stock bolts ASAP, but i've only had it around 24 hours.









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Old 04-13-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:28 PM   #3
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Looks great!
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:29 PM   #4
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Wow... She's a beaut
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:46 PM   #5
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i bet she sounds beautiful
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:50 PM   #6
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sexy...
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thanks, man.

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luscious. i wanted a V8 this time and man, did i get it.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:53 PM   #7
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Oh hey i remember you! Car looks legit man. Whats gonna be your first mod? a little lower?
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:41 AM   #8
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How much did you get it for and how does it compare to the STI?
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:19 PM   #9
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How much did you get it for and how does it compare to the STI?
sticker was $69,540. i paid old sticker (prior to the $3200 price increase on 03/03)

you can't even begin to compare the two. RWD vs AWD, seats you sit in instead of on top of, the wrap-around cockpit, the size, the low-slung driving experience. i can't even begin to believe that this is a GM product. i love subaru and have had three STIs to date, but these two cars are not even remotely in the same class save for going fast.

i have zero regrets and i mean ZERO regrets. this is a garage queen/weekender and inclement weather is of no concern, so no, i do not miss AWD. i'm sick to my stomach sitting here at work instead of being out driving the son-of-a-bitch.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:35 PM   #10
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sticker was $69,540. i paid old sticker (prior to the $3200 price increase on 03/03)

you can't even begin to compare the two. RWD vs AWD, seats you sit in instead of on top of, the wrap-around cockpit, the size, the low-slung driving experience. i can't even begin to believe that this is a GM product. i love subaru and have had three STIs to date, but these two cars are not even remotely in the same class save for going fast.

i have zero regrets and i mean ZERO regrets. this is a garage queen/weekender and inclement weather is of no concern, so no, i do not miss AWD. i'm sick to my stomach sitting here at work instead of being out driving the son-of-a-bitch.
I want to check it out! What Camera/lens set up and settings are you using to take those shots? Pictures look amazing!

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Old 04-14-2014, 02:12 PM   #11
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Is traction control on? Better not.

Congrats man!
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:51 PM   #12
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The Corvettes started to dive in the 70's (IMHO) and it seems they just got them right again. I think this is the new car for your money, performance wise. It looks good.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:02 PM   #13
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Congratulations on the purchase!
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:30 AM   #14
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sweet.

Good job on not optioning a red convertable, non z51, with automatic and chrome wheels
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:16 PM   #15
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I want to check it out! What Camera/lens set up and settings are you using to take those shots? Pictures look amazing!
thanks, lee. that's a couple of cameras. nikon D7K w/a nikon 85MM 1.8G wide-open at F1.8. i shot the seats w/my fuji X100s, 23MM/F2, spot-metered.

my flickr stream has exif for almost all photos. some images are NSFW if you are a member, signed-in and able to see everything.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chunkomatic
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:18 PM   #16
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sweet.

Good job on not optioning a red convertable, non z51, with automatic and chrome wheels
no ****. i feel like i sometimes need an AARP membership just to post on vette forums.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:26 PM   #17
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Congrats man, she's a beauty. Are you going to do the fuse mod most of corvette owners do?
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:55 PM   #18
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Cyber grey is by far my favorite color. Glad to see it looks great on the C7. Congrats man and this is what GM is capable of doing.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:04 PM   #19
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does the c7 z51 have that odd brake setup with individual pads on each piston? I have heard they give issues for tracking. I talked to a few c6zo6 owners that changed out their brakes dispite have s seemingly huge stock system.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:13 AM   #20
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Congrats man!
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thanks, man. my sentiment exactly. this is the new bang for the buck performance car.

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thank you!

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Congrats man, she's a beauty. Are you going to do the fuse mod most of corvette owners do?
if you shift above 2K, it doesn't lock out 2nd. i may do it in the future, but it's not a priority right now.

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ha. i remember you from the SoD days when i had my '04 JBP STi. yes, this is definitely outside of what GM has shown before with the vette. i would NEVER have owned one before, but the upgrades to the interior make it livable. always respected the Z variants (especially at MSR), but could not deal with the ****ty interiors. not that subaru is any better, but for a $50K+ car, GM could have done much better with the C5Z and C6Z.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:19 AM   #21
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does the c7 z51 have that odd brake setup with individual pads on each piston? I have heard they give issues for tracking. I talked to a few c6zo6 owners that changed out their brakes dispite have s seemingly huge stock system.
i'm not sure what you're talking about. sounds weird and inconceivable. perhaps those owners are experiencing the effect of hard cornering and the rotors pushing (on the pads) the pistons back into the caliper which then required a little tap of the brakes in the straights to move the pistons forward and get them ready to go. if you didn't do this, it felt like you had no brakes and the pedal sinks to the floor. this happens on most fixed-caliper set ups and happened frequently (read: all of the time) on my STIs on track.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:16 PM   #22
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I had an 04 sti so I know how terrible brake knockback can be. I ended up going to the 05 hubs which was a fantastic upgrade.

Anyways the c6z06 brakes look like this. There are actually 6 pads per caliper. I heard from a couple owners they are not ideal for heavily tracked cars, despite there massive size. Im not sure if this is true though. Im not sure if these carry over anywhere to the c7 lineup
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:22 PM   #23
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I had an 04 sti so I know how terrible brake knockback can be. I ended up going to the 05 hubs which was a fantastic upgrade.

Anyways the c6z06 brakes look like this. There are actually 6 pads per caliper. I heard from a couple owners they are not ideal for heavily tracked cars, despite there massive size. Im not sure if this is true though. Im not sure if these carry over anywhere to the c7 lineup
LMAO. i had no idea. consider me ignorant to this. C7 brakes are brembos just like subarus, nissans, etc. come with one-piece pads. that Z06 set-up looks ridiculous.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:05 AM   #24
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I'd still rock a C5Z, bang/buck a great deal ... yank out the lasagna-noodle seats and put, -anything- else, in there... barcalounger/steel drum/milk-crate ... ALL better options.

But anyway... they're still stout track day cars. If I could swing it, I'd get the C6Z if only to own 'the last great nat.aspr. motor' Chevy will ever produce.

Having said that, I do like the new C7s, and this one looks great in this color. I still do the head-turn when I see one driving around... it hasn't 'worn' on me yet.


I disagree with the notion earlier that only just now are 'vettes 'back' ... I think the C5 really redeemed the line fully w/respect to the 60's cars (which, while super-cool and so on, weren't exactly "Ferrari refinement level" either). You could argue certain C4's were great cars too... ZR1, still a pretty neat car... way ahead of its time at launch.

The 70's for sure were the doldrums though... the early C4's were lightyears better, it wasn't even close. The worst C4 is better than any C3 from about '73 on to the end of the line. You have to keep in perspective though that -ALL- American 'performance' cars were crap at the time though
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:59 PM   #25
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if you take the awesomeness of the best c4 vette and divide it by the awesomeness of the worst c4 vette you get the only number provable to be more than infinity.

late c4 vettes and of course zr1s are cool, 84 auto or weird shift or whatever: unamused

If no c3s can surpass an early c4 vette, they must be tirrible
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