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Blackhorse Zo6
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Exterior: Length: 179.7 in.
Width: 73.6 in.
Height: 47.7 in.
Weight: 3246 lbs.
Wheel Base: 104.5 in.
Ground Clearance: Unk
Maximum Seating: 2

Acceleration (0-60 mph): 5 sec.
Braking Distance: 115 ft.
Road Holding Index: 0.9 g
Base Number of Cylinders: 8
Base Engine Size: 5.7 liters
Base Engine Type: V8
Horsepower: 345hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 350ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm
Drive Type: RWD
Turning Circle: 40 ft.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-12-2009, 12:12 AM
C5 1997-2003
In 1997 along with the new generation came a new engine. The LS1. The LS1 in 1997 had 345hp, did 0-60 in 4.8 seconds and had a top speed of 170mph!
In 2000 the LS1 was raised to 350hp. In 1997, when the C5 first came out, guess what they did to celebrate? Yes, they made it the 4th Corvette Indianapolis pace car
In 2001, a legend was reborn! The Z06! This time is had another new engine called the LS6. The 2001 Z06 had 385hp, did 0-60mph in 4.0 sec, and had a top speed of 173mph!
In 2002 the Z06 was even better! This time it had 405hp, did 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds, and had a top speed of 175! This 2002 Z06 was the Quickest, Fastest, and the best Corvette ever built at the time!
2003 was be the Corvette 50th anniversary. It was made the 5th Corvette Indianapolis pace car.
2004 will marks the last year of the 5th generation Corvette (C5). Commemerative Edition Z06, Coupe, & Convertibles will be sold to commemorate the C5-Rs 2 24hour LeMans wins in the GTS class. The Commemerative editions will have a special paint color called "LeMans Blue". And the Commemerative Edition Z06 will have a carbon fiber hood.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-12-2009, 12:13 AM
1997 All new Corvette was introduced. Only Coupe was offered.
1998 Convertible came into markets
1999 Hard Top came alongside the coupe and convertible.
2000 New wheels and color -Millenium Yellow-

Blackhorse Zo6
06-12-2009, 12:19 AM
Model Model No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total Coupe 1Y Y07
2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger $39,475 3245 18,113 Hardtop 1Y Y37
2-dr. Hardtop - 2 passenger $38,900 3173 2,090 Convertible 1Y Y67
2-dr. Convertiple - 2 passenger $45,900 3248 13,479

Blackhorse Zo6
06-12-2009, 12:30 AM

Blackhorse Zo6
06-12-2009, 12:32 AM
Build Statistics
1997 Torch Red3,02631.01% Light Carmine Red Metallic3813.91% Total Built9,7521998 Torch Red8,76728.21% Light Carmine Red Metallic1,5675.04% Total Built31,0841999 Torch Red8,36125.13% Magnetic Red Metallic2,7338.21% Total Built33,2702000 Torch Red6,70019.89% Magnetic Red Metallic II2,9418.73% Total Built33,6822001 Torch Red7,19220.19% Magnetic Red Metallic II3,3229.32% Total Built35,6272002 Torch Red 19% Magnetic Red Metallic II 9% Total Built35,767

Blackhorse Zo6
06-12-2009, 12:46 AM (

Neon Clock - C5 Corvette ( C5 Corvette:patriot:

Blackhorse Zo6
06-12-2009, 12:48 AM
C5 Corvette Backlit Wall Clock
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Hang a classic Corvette C5 Clock on your wall and realize that it's the name itself that garners all the attention!

The C5 is arguably one of the more aggressively progressive automobiles and, if you can't get enough of suped up sports cars that go faster than the speed of sound, you're definitely already familiar with this make and model!

Just because the Corvette name typically stands for power and money doesn't mean you have to drive one to be a supporter.

Hang a classy backlit Corvette Clock on your wall and your friends will realize that your mentality alone rolls with the big leagues!

This Corvette clock bears the company's name, logo and colors and won't be mistaken for any other brand. If you have a need for speed then you'll love the drag racing flags and the clock's overall bold appearance.

If you can think of anywhere in your home or business that you need to know what time it is, grab one of these Corvette Clocks before they speed off into the distance.

C5 clock

Blackhorse Zo6
06-12-2009, 12:50 AM
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Blackhorse Zo6
06-12-2009, 12:55 AM
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Corvettes are the epitome of cool, and when you are a kid, there can seem like nothing better than cruising around in a fast, sleek car. Now your child can have the car of his dreams – the Kid Trax Le Mans Corvette C5 is an electric ride on toy that will fulfill your child’s need to speed and for fun. If your little one is a fan of cars, this is one of the best toys he could ever get.
The Kid Trax Le Mans Corvette C5 is an electric ride on toy that features many realistic sights, sounds, and equipment that will add to your child’s enjoyment. There are twin rear-wheel drive motors and a two – speed transmission, which allows your child to race from 2.5 miles per hour to 5 miles per hour and reverses up to 2.5 miles per hour (this will seem fast to him, but is really slow enough for your comfort!). Your child will feel like a grown-up driver with his retractable cup holder, working FM radio, and LED lit dashboard. The steering column features buttons that your child can press for passing, burnout, and horn noises. From its sleek yellow design and fun racing graphics, this ride on toy is perfect for any young racing enthusiast. He can even bring a friend along for the ride (combined weight cannot go over 130 pounds).
It is important that kids’ toys are made to last and keep your child safe. The Kid Trax Le Mans Corvette C5 is durable and able to withstand rough usage. The sturdy wheels have built-in traction to prevent slips and slides while your child is riding down sidewalks or driveways. The 12 volt battery will last through many hours of fun before it needs recharging. Kid Trax is so committed to the quality of this stellar ride on toy that it offers a great warranty on both the car and the battery. The Kid Trax Le Mans Corvette C5 also comes with battery and charger so the fun doesn’t have to end.
The top toys are those that interest your child, allow him to expand his imagination, and will still perform like new even after it’s been used and abused. The Kid Trax Le Mans Corvette C5 will be the pride of your child’s toy collection and certainly the best electric ride on toy he’ll ever have.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:00 PM C5 Seats (javascript:ssOpenCurrent();)

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Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:01 PM

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:04 PM ( ( ( ( our latest performance seat for C5-C6 Corvettes!
We believe it's a tremendous value for the following reasons: 1. Flexibility - The seat can be mounted directly to the power tracks retaining power functions or with its own manual brackets and sliders. The seat can be used with the stock seat belts or a racing harness. Our new bracket/slider combination provides additional headroom if needed and has provisions for a 4, 5 or 6 point racing harness AND the o/e seat belt buckle. Pictures of our new brackets will be available shortly.
2. Comfort - The lower side bolsters and radius of the back bolsters makes the seat more comfortable for daily driving while still providing excellent support during aggressive driving.

3. Increased Safety - We have raised the harness holes! Similar designed seats had a harness cutout location suitable for only shorter drivers. (Serious back injuries can be caused if the harness holes are below your shoulder height). A subbelt slot is also provided.
4. Made to Order - Your choice of cover color and stitching color. Two-tone leather or suede inserts are also available. The shells can be painted to match your car

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:11 PM
Interior Decorating

A Different Approach To A C5 Interior Makeover
By Bob Wallace
The cockpit of a Fifth-Gen Corvette is a very hospitable place, by far the most driver and occupant-friendly of all five decades of Vettes. Ingress and egress are simple and comfortable. There's plenty of leg, shoulder, and head room for almost anyone. The ergonomics are quite good and, overall, the quality of materials and workmanship is, at minimum, acceptable.
On the other hand, some C5 interiors, while tasteful, can be a little plain. This factor has led to a wealth of C5 interior accessories ranging from all sorts of pseudo wood and brushed alloy door, dash, and console overlays to both faux and genuine carbon fiber trim bits and pieces, to logo carpet mats, and items like white-face instrument cluster kits.
Custom upholstery is a different story. We've seen several types of slip-over seat "protectors" and that old standby from the '80s, sheepskin covers. But, we hadn't seen--outside of a couple complete reupholstery jobs--ready-made, tailored, "custom" seat upholstery. Then, recently, we were leafing through a new edition of the Mid America Designs catalog and spotted something described as "C5 Hot Seats!"--two-tone custom leather and vinyl, a la OEM, seat covers that replace the originals.
Interesting. There are three basic variations; two for Sport Seats and one for the standard seat, and five available color combinations in factory-correct hues (black with either Torch Red or Light Oak) or custom colors (black with Sebring Silver, Pewter Gray, or Millennium Yellow). To add a little extra sizzle to the steak, MAD offers matching Console Cushions, Wheelskins (steering wheel covers), Door Pulls, and Shift Boots in most of the color combos.
Some factory combos seem to be crying out for help, others (like our personal favorite, Magnetic Red outside with a Light Oak Sport Seat interior) need little or nothing done to look sharp. A black standard seat interior comes off as kinda dull, particularly when combined with an understated exterior color. Such was the case with our subject car (, a Light Pewter Metallic '00 coupe with just 36,000 miles. The black base interior, which was in almost perfect condition, just seemed too dark and foreboding, and at times just blah. Instead of the usual dash overlays, pedal covers, sill plates, and/or white-face gauges, the decision was made to change the look of the seats themselves and to bedeck the rejuvenated cockpit with MAD's complimenting trim pieces. A set of "modified" leather seat covers (PN 636-050), black on the outside with Pewter Gray inserts and matching Pewter stitching was ordered, along with a black and Pewter Gray Embroidered (a C5 logo) Console Cushion (PN 636-500), a pair of Pewter Gray Door Handle Accents (PN 636-060), and a black and Pewter Gray Two-Tone Shift Boot (PN 636-071, for automatic transmission). To finish off this C5 interior decorating project, a "double emblem" (C5 logo and Corvette script) Lloyd Mats Floor Mats & Cargo Mat Kit (PN 612-311) was ordered in Pewter Gray with black emblems.
C5 seats are fairly modular compared to the ones in earlier generations. The backrest cover is zippered in place and the seat base cover is positioned with a few hog rings and what looks a lot like a giant shoelace. Re-covering a pair of C5 seats could probably be done by most reasonably skilled driveway mechanics, but since Team VETTE was going to document the procedure, we decided to go with the pros, in this instance Westminster Auto Upholstery, a shop that specializes in street rod, custom rod, and restoration interior work. Re-covering a pair of C5 seats should be a cinch for a crew that was, while we were there, crafting a new interior for a '32 Ford sedan delivery street rod and refurbishing the insides of a vintage mild custom '57 Olds 98 hardtop--cool stuff. Tony at TLC Auto Detailing offered to help out with the balance of the redecorating project which, due to time and space constraints, will appear next month.
Pete Engel, owner of Westminster Auto Upholstery, examined the custom seat covers before work commenced and told us that the materials and workmanship were equal to and, for the most part. better than the original seat coverings. The new covers are quite well tailored and fit very great.
The seat re-covering procedure took around four hours. To do it right at home, you'd need hog rings and hog ring pliers, an aerosol can of automotive upholstery adhesive, and a hot air gun or high-output hair drier, plus the usual assortment of hand tools--and allow a full day to do the job. Tasks like repairing the damaged foam cushion in the driver's seat outer backrest bolster or adding additional cushioning in the backrest bolsters are things that few, if any, home mechanics would be prepared to do. Said repairs and enhancements will contribute to the re-covered seat holding up better in the future, as well as its being more comfortable and looking better right away.
The newly re-covered seats in the '00 coupe give its interior an uncluttered and roomier feel that it did not have before, as well as a sophisticated custom look that sets it apart from the herd--something that certainly could not be said about the same C5 coupe with its plain black standard upholstery.
When you consider that at the end of the '02 model year production last summer the number of C5s built since early 1997 was approaching 180,000 units, it ain't a bad thing to do something truly distinctive with one's Corvette, especially when it makes the driving environment more pleasant and appealing. We're looking forward to seeing how it looks next month when this interior decorating project is concluded.
Out with the old... Westminster Auto Upholstery's Albert Barella takes a logical and mandatory first step by removing both seats from the '00 coupe.
The procedure is essentially identical for both seats, so we'll follow Albert along as he re-covers the driver's seat.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:16 PM
Out with the old... Westminster Auto Upholstery's Albert Barella takes a logical and mandatory first step by removing both seats from the '00 coupe.
The procedure is essentially identical for both seats, so we'll follow Albert along as he re-covers the driver's seat.
First he takes off the seat adjuster switch panel from the outside of the seat. The recliner handle must be detached (it's retained by a "C" spring clip) before the switch panel can come off.

Next Albert clips apart the hog rings that hold the internal listing (a skirt off the back, i.e. tail, of the seat cushion cover that wraps around and under the seat frame)...
...then unties the drawstring that ties the seat cushion to the lower seat frame.

More hog rings hold the side and rear listings together.
These also must be clipped apart.

And finally Albert lifts away the seat cushion, complete with its stock, black leather cover.
Albert unzips the seat back cover, using a small hook tool, then carefully pops off the bezel for the seat back release, high on the backside of the seat back.

Now he can peel off the stock seat back cover. The cover is held in position in the contours of the formed foam cushion with a heavy duty grade Velcro(R) (the black strip visible between the back cushion and inside bolster). We discovered a couple unsettling but minor problems--the outer bolster was damaged
...the Velcro(TM) strips would rip off the foam very easily. The strips will be glued back onto the foam with contact cement.
Albert also elected to repair the damaged bolster. First he sprayed contact cement into the ripped area, all the way down to the cloth liner on the back side of the foam and, after allowing the cement to get slightly tacky, pressed the torn segments back together.

Considering how fragile this section (the outer seatback bolster) seems to be, Albert and shop owner Pete Engel decided that the bolster's repaired area should be reinforced. Albert began by spraying a light coating of contact cement onto the back side of a piece of 1/4-inch thick foam with liner, then onto the bolster.
Once the cement had begun to get tacky Albert carefully spread the lined foam reinforcement over the repair area, then trimmed it to fit around the edges.

At this point, and since this was no longer strictly a pull off the old covers and slap on the new ones, Albert suggested we build up the bolsters a little. After scrounging up some Dacron(TM) fill (similar to "batting" used in quilts) Albert sprayed some contact cement onto the bolsters and one side of the pieces of Dacron(TM) fill.
After fitting the pieces of Dacron (TM) fill to the bolsters, Albert rough-trimmed them to shape and test-fitted the back rest cover.

There was too much material on the bolsters so Albert peeled back the cover to trim and shape the bolster padding a little...
...and pulled the cover over once again.

The fit was perfect so Albert began working the cover into position. This includes pulling it tight in all directions ( and working the cover into the formed contours in the backrest foam cushion to affix the Velcro(R) strips on the foam to their corresponding strips sewn into the cover.

Satisfied with the fit, Albert zips up the cover and trims the foam ...
...padding from the seat back release control opening and refits the bezel.

The final step on the backrest was for Albert to fasten the plastic pinch track that holds the bottoms of the front and rear parts of the seatback cover together.
Albert then turns his attention to the seat base. Considering how easily the Velcros(R) on the backrest cushion ripped away from the foam, he takes extra care while removing the cover.

After lining up the Velcro(R) strips (arrows) on the seat "bun" and the cover, Albert carefully fits the cover over the bun. He pays special attention to forcing the cover Velcros(R) into the grooves in the foam and onto the corresponding Velcro(R) strips on the bun.
Then he fits the covered "bun" onto the seat frame and pulls the cover sides or listings over the sides of the seat bun.

With everything pulled up snug, Albert hog rings the side listings to the rear listing.
Then he ties the drawstring in the new cover tightly around the frame.

Now it's time to hog ring the seat tail flap to the frame, over (as well as covering and protecting) the drawstring.
Reassembly includes bolting the seatbelt receptacle back to the seat...

...and carefully cutting holes in the sides of the base for the recliner handle's splined shaft and for attaching the seat adjuster switch panel.
Here's a trick to remember if, and when you're working, with leather. One of the differences between a really nice looking upholstery job and a so-so one is how well the covers fit. To pull the leather surface taut, Albert first sprays them with distilled water...

...massages it into the leather and works the leather surfaces...
...then, after working the fit to his satisfaction, draws the leather tight by heating with a hi-temp hot-air gun. In case you didn't know, leather softens and stretches when wet and shrinks when dry--the wetting, massaging and shaping the wet leather, and heating it pulls the leather snugly onto the form it covers.

Is it worth the work? We'd say, "Yes!" The bolsters are slightly built up and the new covers fit over them beautifully. We can't wait to see the finished interior, which we'll highlight next month.
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Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:22 PM
Corvette C5 Emblem Billet Barseatz - (

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:23 PM
Corvette C5 Logo Canopy (

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:25 PM
Corvette C5 Emblem Folding Chair (

Blackhorse Zo6
Snug fitting seat protectors slip over your factory seat covers not only protect your seats but look good as well. Easy to care for brushed cotton material features an embroidered C5 logo in the headrest area, and a pocket on the backside for storage. Available in gray, tan and black. Install black seat protectors on dark colored seats only.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:34 PM C5"CROSS-BAR" mounts high like our C4 bar, with mounting brackets that prevent the bar from rotating and allows the bar to become an integral part of the car. There are anchor straps that run down to the seat mounting studs to insure that the bar does not rotate and makes the bar rock solid. The bar is high enough to insure that bracket flexing is not an issue, but low enough to keep a clear view in the rear mirror. There are no modifications to made to your car, and the "Cross-bar" can be removed in approximately 15 minutes. Also included with each bar is a center mounted camera mount that attaches to the bottom side of the bar. The design criteria of our C4 bar, carries over to the C5 units, in that the seats may be moved and reclined rearward as far as needed. This allows the driver and passenger to travel comfortably during the week and be ready to race on Saturday.
The "CROSS-BAR" is made from 1-1/2" square medium weight tubing and weighs approximately 14 lbs with brackets and hardware. ( ( ( ( (
The pictures above are from a 2001 Z06

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06-13-2009, 10:41 PM
Here is the R-D Camber brace for C4's that I installed on my 1994 383 stroker LT1, 6 speed Corvette.

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06-13-2009, 10:45 PM
Here is the R-D Cross bar that I installed in that same 94 Yellow coupe above...

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Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:46 PM you can open your doors during the show and not worry about the wind blowing them wide open or closed. Once the Door-bar is in place, simply lock your door to prevent anyone from getting into your car. Door-bars allow the judges to see every detail of your Corvette and will also allow those little future Corvette owners to see a Corvette from their level for a change.
Door-bars are available in black, red, and chrome.
Simple click on the pictures below to view the detail used in fabricating of Door-bars. ( ( ( ( ( (

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Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:48 PM
Corvette C6 and C5 Seat Towel (Seat Armour)

Here is a stylish way to protect your seats that is halfway between seat covers and no covers at all. You can still have the protection of full Corvette seat covers ( for a fraction of the cost and no time installing or removing. These new seat towels protect your seats from stains, odors, and perspiration. They slip right over the headrest and lay the full length of the back rest and completely cover the seat. Each seat towel comes with a GM Licensed Corvette C5 or C6 logos and colors choices of Black, Grey, or Tan. Give them a try, extremely easy way to protect your interior with short notice and then remove and store it when not needed.
Don't want a logo? We also offer them in the same colors but without the Corvette logo. Can be used in any car or truck. Just choose the "no logo" option.
Excellent for use after the beach, gym, or sports activities.....Also perfect to protect your seats from pets.
Machine washable, made with heavyweight cotton velour terry.....
Comes with one seat towel in each order.

06-13-2009, 10:50 PM
Smooth Power Ducts, they funtion much better without all the turbulent air flowing with the original accordian style plastic ones. This is what they look like stock...

And then this is what they look like when replaced with the pre-moulded rubber pieces that flow air much more efficently, and they look hell'a better as well...


Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 10:51 PM and Regular Windshields ( > > Corvette windshields (

Information and FAQs regarding the HUD windshield for the C5 Corvettes 1997 through 2004.
The factory had three basic models.
1. For the coupe, which is the hatchback where the rear glass lifts up, the HUD glass has an antenna wire in the top of the windshield. This is a small wire and not obvious from outside the car. There is a connection for the antenna by the windshield-mounted mirror.
2. For the convertibles and hardtops with an external radio antenna the HUD glass was made with out the antenna in the windshield.
3. The ZO6 which has a windshield that is thinner than the other C5 windshields. This makes the ZO6 glass lighter in weight and fits the race concept of this vehicle. The ZO6 glass weight is 6 to 10 pounds lighter than the standard C5 glass depending on who is quoting. The ZO6 also has an external mounted antenna.

4. Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

5. Why do you offer your HUD glass only with the antenna and do not offer a special lightweight version? Due to the expense of windshield molds and the relatively small Corvette production we had our HUD windshields made with the antenna installed. Our glass fits all C5s including ZO6. On ZO6 and convertibles you do not connect the antenna wire as they have fender mount antennas. Our glass weight is the same as the standard C5. For most Z06 owners the small weight difference is a non-issue for the money savings.
6. Can I use a non-HUD glass in my HUD Corvette? Yes, the non-HUD glass will fit perfectly as the block size is the same between all C5 Corvettes.
7. Will the HUD still function? Yes, the display will function, however, depending on the glass you may see a blur in the image. Other standard non-HUD glass may have a good display image at nighttime but typically will not be as crisp or as bright during the daylight.
8. What is the color of your windshield?
All of our windshields are tinted to be the same as new oem supplied windshields. All of our Corvette windshields are also SOLAR rated and DOT approved. The SOLAR rating is a ultraviolet light screen.
9. What makes the HUD glass different from standard glass?
All USA DOT approved windshield glass is a composite with a thin plastic layer between an inner and outer layer of glass. HUD glass has a special thin transparent laminate between the glass in the projection area. This laminate is manufactured specifically for the HUD and has different reflective properties and is more consistent in its density than the standard windshield laminate.
On some early factory HUD glass there is a rectangular area visible in the glass, at some point GM changed design and you can not see the HUD reflection area outlined in the glass with the car off.
Our aftermarket HUD glass is the same as the later GM design in which the outline of the HUD reflection area is not visable with the car off.

10. Where do I get my glass installed? Most body shops are pleased to handle the installation. While we have had several people report installations done by their dealer or a glass shop many people find these facilities want only to sell and install their own brand of glass at much higher prices.
11. Regarding insurance claims on glass. Some insurance companies also log glass claims as 'incidents' and can use those as a factor for raising your rates and or dropping your renewal option. It may be in your best interest to have your glass replaced at a wholesale level by purchasing your windshield through, this will save you money and premiums down the road.

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06-13-2009, 10:58 PM

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:01 PM
Upgrading your exhaust?

If you are changing or upgrading your exhaust, now is the time to install one of our Tunnel Reinforcement Plates.As you know, General Motors has done a fantastic job engineering the C5. It has

received the SAE award for Best
Engineered Car of the 20th Century.
However, even the Chevrolet Corvette could use a little improving!
> Since the first C5 rolled off the assembly line in 1997 it was built with an insufficient chassis stiffener (known as GM’s tunnel reinforcement)
as shown in the picture on the right. (
Made of thin sheet metal, weighing approx.
6 lbs, this original OEM part allows
too much chassis flex.

OEM factory plate >Stock OEM plate ( Tunnel Plate

> We have re-engineered the undercarriage plate with strength and performance in mind.

Our CAD designed and computer precision cut 300 series stainless steel stiffening plate
has been proven to reduce the flex in the chassis and significantly improve the overall
functionality of the C5 suspension.

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Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:06 PM
C5 Front Frame Rail Skid Plate

Protect your front radiator frame rails from damage with Custom Corvette Accessories Skid Plate. Our skid plate attaches directly to your radiator frame rails to deflect contact with low objects such as speed bumps and parking curbs. We have made two models for you to choose from. The first is Black Powder Coated and will match the painted surface of your frame rail. The second has been coated with black LineX for added protection. Both function well as a stand alone product or are a great addition to add further protection when installing the FattDaddy or FattMamma.
Made of 1/4 inch T6-6061 Aluminum, our Skid Plate will add :patriot: protection as well as reinforce the frame rail. The skid plate is mounted with 3 screws. The mounting points are counter sunk to avoid hanging or snagging on low obstacles.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:10 PM
Designed to fit C5 (1997-2004) and 2006+ C6 Z06 ( ( (

Purpose of your Stock PCV System:

The PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system is designed to regulate and
remove fumes from the engine crankcase, and to alleviate crankcase pressure which
could cause oil leaks or seal damage. The PCV system routes crankcase fumes into
the intake manifold where they can be burned to eliminate harmful emissions into
the atmosphere. The PCV valve controls the amount of crankcase flow volume
depending on the engine's load. With large throttle openings (high engine loads),
the more blow-by gases are produced, and the more the PCV system flows oil vapor
in to the intake manifold. The PCV valve also functions as a check valve to prevent
intake manifold flow from reversing back into the crankcase when there is a
backfire, or during periods of high manifold pressure (boost) during forced induction
by turbocharger or supercharger.
Negative Effects of your Stock PCV System: Many Corvette, Camaro, Firebird and GTO owners with LSX engines can
testify to the amount of oil residue that can accumulate inside the intake manifold,
throttle body, intake track and even the air filter during aggressive driving

There are various negative effects when excess oil vapor contaminates the intake
system from the stock PCV system - such as:

<LI style="COLOR: rgb(0,0,102); LINE-HEIGHT: 22px">*Throttle body and/or MAFS (Mass Air Flow Sensor) malfunction or failure.
<LI style="COLOR: rgb(0,0,102); LINE-HEIGHT: 22px">*Air filter, intercooler (if equipped) and intake ducting contamination if oil pools and run back out the intake system after engine shutdown.
<LI style="COLOR: rgb(0,0,102); LINE-HEIGHT: 22px">*Reduced octane of the air/fuel mixture, which can cause detonation and the ECM (Engine Control Module) to retard timing, thereby reducing engine power.

*Excessive carbon build-up on valves, piston crowns, combustion chambers and spark plugs. This also increases the chance of detonation and power loss.
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*Increased emissions & possible contamination of catalytic converters and oxygen sensors.Bottom line: Excessive amounts of oil vapor in the intake manifold is detrimental to
your engine! Solution: Install theE2 Elite Engineering PCV Oil Catch Can!
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The 2.6" diameter by 6.0" long body is machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum alloy,
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Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:22 PM
C5 Corvette Basics
Model Lineup
The C5 was introduced as a 1997 model (coupe only) in March, 1997. The C5 convertible followed in the fall of 1997 and debuted as a 1998 model. In the 1999 model year a fixed-roof hardtop model - the lightest, stiffest and quickest model in the Corvette family - came onto the scene. For 2001, the hardtop model becomes the Z06.
Sales & Market Penetration
Corvette has long been the leader in the U.S. High Sports market segment. The introduction of the C5 coupe, along with subsequent introductions of the convertible and hardtop models, has helped Corvette to maintain leadership, even in the face of strong recent competition. The following statistics, gathered from various sources by the Corvette Brand Team, serve to illustrate the battle that has been raging since 1995 in the U.S.

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Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:24 PM
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Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:25 PM
(1) Corvette C5 introduced in March, 1997
StylingWhen Chevy Studio designers redid the Corvette for 1997 they took great care to be sure that the car included several styling cues from the past, while giving it a fresh new look with much better aerodynamic characteristics.
Four almost-round taillights, a Corvette styling signature evocative of many previous models, grace the rear of the car.
The design of the instrument cluster, with analog-style instruments, is also reminiscent of early models. It includes unique black light illumination and a sophisticated electronic driver information center with readouts in four languages.
A passenger "grab handle", similar to that found in Corvettes of the mid-60's, is also included.
A stylized side "cove" in the bodywork behind the front wheels harkens back to the Corvettes of the 50's, and the famed Corvette "crossed-flags" emblem returned with a new, more modern look.
On the C5 convertible a sleek "waterfall" panel, another feature from the 50's, reappeared between the seats.
Last but not least, the Corvette's body is still made of fiberglass, albeit a much-improved variety that is highly crack-resistant and allows the Bowling Green plant to provide the smoothest, most blemish-free Corvette exterior finish ever. Structure
The C5 Corvette structure, consisting of a strong perimeter frame combined with a center backbone, provides an impressive level of rigidity. This robust design allows Corvette's independent suspension to be tuned precisely for driver control and freedom from impact harshness.
The C5 Corvette was designed to be a convertible, even though the convertible didn't actually debut until a year after the coupe. As a result, the C5 convertible has received accolades for its structural integrity, great noise isolation and relatively low level of wind buffeting during top-down operation.

In 1999 a fixed roof hardtop model was added to the lineup - becoming the stiffest, lightest and quickest Corvette available. It was offered only with the 6-speed manual transmission and the Z51 Performance suspension. The Corvette Team indicated right from the beginning that the hardtop would be further developed in the performance dimension, and with the introduction of the Z06 that promise has been kept.
Double Wishbone Suspension
An SLA (Short and Long-Arm) suspension with aluminum double wishbones and knuckles is used at each corner. This suspension design contributes to a compliant ride, while providing impressive response, especially during aggressive cornering. Control Technologies
Variable Effort Steering: All Corvettes come with Magna-Steer, a speed-sensitive, variable-effort power steering system. This computer-controlled system, combined with a rack-and-pinion steering gear, provides maximum steering assist for parking and precise steering feel at higher speeds.
ABS with Four-Wheel Discs: A premium four-wheel disc brake system with ABS is standard on all Corvette models. The brake rotors are large and well vented for powerful and robust braking performance. Premium non-metallic linings provide smooth, quiet braking.
Standard Traction Control: A full-function Traction Control system is also standard on every Corvette. It works in conjunction with ABS and electronic throttle control to optimize traction by reducing tire slip on many surfaces. An on-off switch is provided.
Active Handling: A sophisticated stability control system that utilizes special sensors to measure yaw, lateral acceleration and steering wheel position, then brings into play the combined power of Corvette's standard ABS and traction control system to smoothly assist the driver in maintaining vehicle control in oversteer or understeer situations.
Safety & Security
Many of Corvette's standard features are aimed at enhancing accident avoidance, occupant protection and security. A complete list of Corvettes standard & optional features may be found in the "Features & Specifications" section.
Central to the Corvette mystique over the past 47 years has been its ability to generate big horsepower and torque numbers. Thanks to Chevy's ongoing emphasis on providing exhilarating performance, the Corvette has filled well over a million sports car enthusiasts with awe and respect. Over time the original Chevy "Small Block" V-8 (first used in Corvette in 1955) was refined and enchanced, producing levels of power and torque that enthusiasts hungered for and couldn't get elsewhere. In the 60's and early 70's, several Big-Block engine variations (427 and 454 cubic-inch monsters) were offered, and they produced astounding horsepower and torque numbers. When fuel economy and emission compliance concerns finally killed the big-blocks development of the small-block shifted into a higher gear. In 1990, the most exotic small-block-to-date was introduced - the dual overhead-cam LT5 that provided the high-revving power for the Corvette ZR-1. It had little in common with previous small-block designs, and was the product of a joint venture between Chevrolet and Lotus Engineering. Mercury Marine, in Stillwater Oklahoma provided manufacturing expertise. In 1992, a GEN II small-block engine, the 5.7L LT1, was introduced, and it expanded the standard Corvette's performance envelope significantly. It was capable of much higher rpm limits than the L98 that it replaced, and delivered a much broader torque band. In the bargain it also delivered better fuel economy, reduced exhaust emissions and improved durability. Thousands of new Corvette buyers appreciated its considerable sweetness.
The sweetest small-block of all arrived in the new C5 in 1997. The GEN III LS1 was a clean-sheet design. Featuring an aluminum block, it enabled powertrain engineers to take advantage of inherent design strengths of the original small-block while eliminating virtually every one of its weaknesses. From top to bottom the new LS1 is new and different - the only commonality between it and the original Chevy Small-Block of 1955 being its 4-inch bore centers. ( (

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:28 PM
More Performance
5.7L LS1 V8
When current Corvette owners are asked what they'd most like to see in future Corvettes they inevitably say, "more power." So, 2001 Corvette coupe and convertible models with the standard LS1 engine got a healthy injection of just that. (http://javascript<b></b>:void(0))Horsepower is increased from 345 @ 5,600 rpm to 350 @ 5,600 rpm. Torque increases from 350 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm to 360 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm. (375 lb-ft for manuals)
Corvette engineers designed a new composite intake manifold with increased plenum volume and smoother-flowing intake runners. This increased volume of air, delivered to the combustion chamber with less turbulence, allows camshaft lift and overlap to be moderated. The result of the greater air volume is an immediate five-horsepower increase, and the modifications to the camshaft broaden the torque curve yielding a big boost in torque at the low end.
5.7L LS6 V8
At the heart of the new Z06 is an engine that delivers almost 12-percent more horsepower than the 2000 LS1. Called the LS6, it shares many components with the LS1, and would look the same externally were it not for its red engine covers.
The LS6 produces 385 hp @ 6,000 rpm, and torque of 385 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm. The engine is redlined at 6,500 rpm (versus the LS1's 6,000 rpm redline), and its torque curve is slightly biased toward the upper end where that power will be most appreciated on the track.
LS6 power output is achieved as the result of dozens of refinements to increase volumetric efficiency and maximum rpm. The most important of these refinements are detailed below:
2001 Z06 Performance Specifications

0-60 MPH in 4 Seconds Flat
1/4 Mile in 12.6 Seconds
The Z06 Corners at more than 1G of Lateral Acceleration
On Road Race Courses, the Z06 is 3-4 Seconds Quicker2001 Corvette Coupe/Convertible Acceleration
0-60 MPH
1/4 Mile
4.90 Sec
13.65 Sec
.25 Sec
4.75 Sec
13.50 Sec
.25 Sec
4.55 Sec
13.25 Sec
.15 Sec
Improved Bay-to-Bay Breathing
The aluminum block casting on the LS6 deletes machined holes in the LS1 bulkhead and adds cast in "windows" which allow better bay-to-bay breathing. On the downstroke, the pistons push air back toward the crankcase, creating backpressure or resistance, and that translates into parasitic horsepower loss because it resists piston motion. With the overtravel windows air is allowed to move more freely between crankcase bays thus relieving the unwanted pressure.
New Pistons
LS6 pistons are cast from high-strength M142 aluminum alloy and reshaped with a slightly different profile than those in the LS1. In side view, the LS6 pistons have a slight barrel shape, almost imperceptible to the naked eye. The new alloy increases engine durability at racetrack operating levels, while the shape reduces internal mechanical noise.
Increased Compression
The LS6's aluminum cylinder heads are cast with smaller pent-roof combustion chambers than the LS1. Compression ratio increases from 10.1:1 to 10.5:1, improving thermal efficiency and increasing horsepower. Intake and exhaust ports in the LS6 head are refined and more-precisely cast, contributing to the engine's overall increase in volumetric efficiency.
New High-Profile Camshaft
The LS6-specific, steel-billet camshaft contributes more than any single piece of hardware to the LS6's horsepower gain. In simple terms, the cam opens the valves quicker and allows more air to flow into the combustion chambers. Cam lift increases from the LS1's 12.7 to 13.3 mm.
Stronger Valve Springs
To accommodate valve operation with the high lift/high duration cam, the LS6's valve springs are stiffer and sturdier. They are made from the same steel wire as those in the LS1 but are wound tighter for a higher spring rate.
New Injectors
Additional air flowing into the LS6 heads would serve no purpose without an equivalent increase in the amount of fuel to take advantage of it. New injectors increase maximum fuel delivery from the LS1's 3.3 grams/sec to 3.6 grams/sec - a 10 percent improvement.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:29 PM
New Integral PCV System
The LS6's application on the Corvette Z06 creates additional demands on the crankcase ventilation system. The Z06 is capable of cornering at more than 1 lateral "g" requiring a special high-performance ventilation system.
To prepare the Z06 for full-on driving, the LS6's PCV system is moved into the engine's V, or valley. The unique aluminum valley cover has composite oil separating baffles and PCV plumbing incorporated. All of this reduces oil consumption during high-performance driving - and as an added benefit also reduces the amount of external plumbing, eliminating potential oil leak sources.
Other Powertrain Enhancements
In addition to providing more power and better fuel economy, Corvette engineers also upgraded the operation and durability of the rest of the Corvette powertrain in many areas.
New Thin-Wall Cast Iron Exhaust Manifolds
Thin-wall cast iron exhaust manifolds replace the previous stainless steel manifolds to improve durability - especially on the LS6 engine given its potential for being involved in sustained high-speed driving.
Stronger Driveshaft
The driveshaft is upgraded from a metal-matrix composite to aluminum alloy 6061, and it is increased in diameter from 55 to 63 mm. Driveshaft couplings have also been upgraded on manual-equipped models for additional strength and durability.
Lighter Automatic Transmission Case
By optimizing the design of the automatic transmission case Corvette engineers were able to trim some material and reduce thickness in some areas to reduce mass by 3.3 pounds.
New Clutch
All Corvettes, when equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission (optional on coupes and convertibles, standard on Z06) feature a revised clutch with greater clamping power to accommodate increased torque. This new clutch design also provides for lower pedal effort, making manual-equipped Corvettes more satisfying to drive.
New Synchronizers
Carbon blocker rings have been installed on all manual transmission forward gears to provide for smoother shifts and additional robustness.
In the case of the Z06, a car that begs to be driven hard on the racetrack, most of the other components in the drivetrain were optimized for durability and improved performance.
New M12 6-Speed Manual
This transmission is unique to the Z06, is the only transmission available for that model and is not available on coupe or convertible. It has more aggressive gearing to increase torque multiplication in most forward gears, allowing for more rapid acceleration and more usable torque at higher speeds. The following comparisons serve to illustrate the differences between the M12 and MM6 (which is optional on coupe and convertible models):
Gear Ratios

1st Gear2.66:1
2nd Gear1.78:1
3rd Gear1.30:1
4th Gear1.00:1
5th Gear0.74:1
6th Gear0.50:1
Vehicle Speed @ Redline

1st Gear51
2nd Gear76
3rd Gear104
4th Gear136
5th Gear175
6th GearN/A

Other M12 Modifications
A transmission temperature sensor was added to protect the M12 from higher thermal stresses. The sensor warns the driver via the Driver Information Center with a "trans over temp" light if thermal loads become excessive - meaning that the transmission could be damaged if not allowed to cool down.

Titanium Exhaust System
To further maximize the breathing capabilities of the LS6, and reduce vehicle mass significantly a new titanium exhaust system was developed for the Z06. This marks the first-ever use of titanium in the exhaust system of a mass-production vehicle. The titanium portion of the Z06's exhaust system starts just forward of the rear axle then goes over the top of the axle to the muffler. The entire muffler, all of its internal parts and exterior skin, the outlet pipes, including the exhaust tips, are constructed of titanium.
The Z06 muffler is a completely-new design, featuring larger diameter louver tubes inside the mufflers to reduce back pressure and provide less restriction for the exhaust gases flowing through the system. The exhaust tips are different too, with four 3.5-inch diameter tips to visually set the Z06 apart from the standard Corvette.
Titanium offers a lower density than steel, and higher strength than either magnesium or aluminum at all temperatures. It reduces the Z06's weight by 17.6 pounds - a whopping 50 percent reduction over the weight of the stainless steel exhaust system used on the Corvette coupe and convertible. In addition to easing exhaust gas restrictions, reducing mass and looking distinctive, this exhaust system sounds more "aggressive" than that of the standard Corvette. Considerable time and effort went into the design and tuning of the mufflers to ensure an exhaust note that would be unique to the Z06. ( (

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:30 PM
More Agility
Second-Generation Active Handling
For 2001 a Second-Generation Active Handling system, much enhanced over the original, becomes standard equipment on all Corvettes. Following is a summary of specific changes:
New Pressure Modulator
The original Bosch 5.0 hydraulic pressure modulator is replaced by an improved Bosch 5.3 modulator. It is reduced in size, transmits less noise, and works better at low temperatures. It weighs 3.5 pounds less than the previous modulator and provides better apply response at lower temperatures (-20 degrees Celsius), meaning that the system will become fully functional more quickly after a cold start-up.

Dynamic Rear Proportioning
The enhanced system has dynamic rear brake proportioning capability, electronically balancing rear brake pressure to prevent rear brake bias, or lockup. This new software feature eliminates the need for a rear brake circuit-proportioning valve, resulting in fewer assembly parts and fewer brake pipe connections. In addition, the master cylinder pressure sensor is now integrated into the new Bosch pressure modulator.
Sideslip Angle Rate Control
Another upgrade for 2001 is the addition of sideslip angle rate control to Active Handling's core software algorithm. It senses whether the driver has been too slow (or too fast) to react to changing vehicle dynamics during evasive handling maneuvers, then dials in just the right amount of control to help maintain vehicle balance.
Coefficient of Friction Estimation
Obviously, the rate at which a car tends to slip sideways is magnified on slippery road surfaces, so more sophisticated calibration algorithms have been developed to estimate the friction coefficient of the road surface and modify the second-generation active handling system's response accordingly.
Rear Brake Stability Control
One more software change results in better rear brake stability control. It assists the driver in maintaining control under light braking and high lateral acceleration conditions, such as might be encountered if a driver is caught off-guard by a decreasing radius turn. This new feature more precisely releases brake pressure on the inside rear wheel during high lateral acceleration maneuvers and allows for more predictable vehicle response so the driver doesn't have to work as hard to keep the vehicle on its intended path.
Better Coordination with Traction Control
As noted earlier, Active Handling works in conjunction with the traction control system, and for 2001 that part of the system has been much refined. A new control philosophy of targeting specific rear brake pressures and modulating engine torque around those points has resulted in fewer engine sags and superior vehicle acceleration when compared to the 2000 system. This new calibration allows drivers to enthusiastically experience Corvette's power and handling while still maintaining control over excessive wheelspin. Average drivers may now elect to leave the traction control system on when navigating autocross or gymkhana courses.
Competitive Mode
As alluded to in the previous paragraph, Corvette's Active Handling system has a unique feature called "Competitive Mode", which allows the driver to disengage the car's traction control feature without giving up Active Handling's other benefits. Holding down the Active Handling button on the center console for five seconds enables Competitive Mode. This feature recognizes that at the hands of a highly skilled driver a bit of rear wheelspin may actually be desirable in autocross or other racing events. In previous years it was necessary to bring the vehicle to a full stop to enable Competitive Mode, but for 2001 this requirement has been eliminated.
Taken as a whole, the Corvette's 2001 Second- Generation Active Handling system is smarter, less intrusive, and more adept at making the total driving experience precisely what Corvette owners have come to expect from their cars. It makes the car more agile, allows average drivers to perform better during spirited driving, and provides a new margin of safety in emergency situations.
Special FE4 Suspension for Z06
The Z06 features a suspension system all its own - the FE4 suspension. It's not available on other Corvette models, but is standard equipment on the Z06 and includes unique shock calibrations. It features a larger front stabilizer bar, a stiffer rear leaf spring and revised camber settings - all calibrated with a bias toward maximum control during high-speed operation.

Front stabilizer bar diameter (hollow): 30 mm with 4.5 mm thick walls
Rear transverse composite spring leaf: 125 N/mm versus 113 N/mm of the Z51
Camber, front and rear: Z06: -0.75º (Coupe/Convertible: -0.25º)
The Z06's negative camber helps to keep the tire flatter in relation to the road, and raises the tire contact patch for greater grip while cornering.When coupled with other special Z06 components, the combination above provides unparalleled racetrack performance ... what the Z06 is all about. Z06 Wheels
Wider wheels and tires increase the amount of contact with the road, essential to providing better grip. The standard wheels and tires on the coupes and convertible are quite satisfactory for the majority of Corvette customers, but for Z06 buyers the Corvette Team wanted more.
The new wheels are also one of the visual identifiers for the Z06, letting onlookers know that this car is something special. They are uniquely styled, and are the most mass-efficient aluminum wheels ever produced for Corvette. They are painted a light gray metallic, and show off the Z06's red brake calipers, especially when the car is in motion. Each wheel's center cap has a red Corvette crossed-flags emblem for added identification at rest.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:31 PM
More Refinement
Two new paint colors are available for 2001 - Speedway White replaces the former Arctic White, and Quicksilver replaces Sebring Silver.
Interior sound isolation has been improved on all Corvettes with the addition of expandable foam and/or new seals in strategic areas.
A new convertible top provides better sealing, better sound isolation and a smoother appearance.

Chrome-flashed tips to improve exhaust outlet appearance
Slimmer remote-function key fobs
New availability of electrochromic driver's-side and inside rear view mirrorsA new Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery, sometimes referred to as a "starve" battery, - which is lighter and more durable than the current Corvette battery - becomes the standard battery on all Corvette models.

In the AGM battery fiberglass mats are impregnated with electrolyte, then compressed along with the lead plates into a sealed and well-reinforced case. The resulting more-compact battery is capable of being run down and recharged more often than a common lead acid battery, has better heat resistance and is 5.7 pounds lighter than the battery it replaces.
On the Z06, both the windshield and backlight have been thinned to save weight, but resistance to stone chipping has been maintained. A total of 5.7 pounds was eliminated. There is some loss of interior noise isolation as a result, but in a car like the Z06 this may not prove to be a "turn-off" because the additional sound level inside tends to put driver and passenger more in tune with the machine. There are "good" noises and "bad" noises, and real enthusiasts know the difference.
Reducing the Z06's weight by more than 36 pounds overall, boosting its power output by 40 hp, and broadening its operating range, made a significant improvement in the car's power-to-weight ratio. The result puts it in some every good company, as indicated below:
Power-to-Weight Ratio Comparison

2000 BMW M2899


2000 Audi TT2655


2000 Porsche Boxster2855


1999 C5 Coupe3250


1995 Corvette ZR-13535


1999 Porsche GT32975


2000 Ferrari Modena3241


2000 Porsche Turbo3400


2001 Corvette Z063115


1999 Dodge Viper3380


Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:32 PM
Having the best of both worlds - reduced weight and increased power - the Corvette Z06 will be a force to be reckoned with, on or off the track.
"When you think about how fast we were with the C5 over the C4," Mike Neal says, "and how much faster the Z06 is than the C5, it's obvious that this isn't just a little tweak." Z06 Refinements
The Z06 receives several other refinements in addition to its unique engine, suspension, wheels and tires that either help it to be more functional or serve to differentiate its appearance -sometimes both.

Functional air inlets in the center of the front fascia that deliver cool air to the intake system.
New air scoops on the rear rocker panels funnel air to the rear brakes for better cooling. Z06 rear brake temperatures are reduced by as much as 10 percent under competition conditions. Brake fade and wear are greatly reduced.
Z06 emblems are placed on the front fenders.
Front and rear brake calipers on the Z06 are painted Red.Inside, the Z06 includes a different instrument cluster with stylized graphics imparting a greater sense of performance and speed, as well as signifying the car's new higher 6,500 rpm redline. The Z06's solid-black leather-trimmed seating surfaces include additional side bolstering to hold driver and passenger firmly in place during high lateral load maneuvers, and a Z06 logo is embroidered into the headrests. An optional interior with Torch Red accents on the seats, lower instrument panel and lower door panel is also available.
In the spacious glove box all Corvettes owners will find a portfolio and a video that explains how (and how not) to use the car. The Z06 comes with its own portfolio, covering the features that are unique to it.
The Z06 video features quotes from well-known enthusiasts and automotive writers, and it also provides valuable tips on how to drive the car, including an interview with John Heinricy
The video also provides technical information regarding special GM High-Performance service parts that have been released for the car - like special brake pads, additional chassis enhancements and a transmission oil cooler - plus other valuable competition information. There is even information on driving schools where owners can go to learn to race, or hone their existing skills.
Corvette Testing
Every GM car and truck is subjected to stringent durability test schedules, some of the toughest in the industry, and Corvettes go through all of them. Then the fun begins...
Corvette has a well-earned reputation for being a car that you can drive out of the showroom and onto the racetrack with little or no modification. To protect that reputation, Corvette engineers do things to the car that would probably curl the hair of the average (and frequently fussy) Corvette owner.
All test Corvettes, not just the Z06, undergo 250-miles of full-bore autocross testing, 24-hours of road course testing at competition speeds, and a grueling wide-open throttle test that has the car being run at its 175-mph top speed until the gas tank runs dry - about 30 minutes later.
During these added test procedures vehicle systems are carefully monitored for any signs of weakness. Following the testing the cars are disassembled and carefully inspected for signs of wear. None of these tests or procedures are required - unless you want to go on producing the world's finest high-performance sports car. ( (

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:33 PM
Titanium Exhaust
The Corvette Z06 Challenge: Make it lighter, make it faster
For GM, pushing the performance envelope on the 2001 Z06 was essential to that end, GM issued Arvin the challenge: Design and manufacture a new exhaust solution that is lighter weight than stainless steel systems, meets underbody packaging constraints and contributes to making this car the highest performance Corvette ever. Corporate Collaboration: A Titanium system
Arvin, the leading global designer and producer of original equipment exhaust systems, first began investigating the use of the titanium in 1993 for its light weight, strength and corrosion resistance. For years Arvin worked with TIMET, the largest titanium manufacturer and distributor in the world, on projects exploring titanium automotive applications. In response to the GM criteria, Arvin recognized an optimal new exhaust system could be made from Titanium and the firms partnered to deliver the solution.
The Aerospace Metal: Providing unique benefits
Titanium is a staple of aerospace due to its high strength-to-weight ratio and is essential in many industrial processes due to its natural corrosion resistance. It is the fourth most abundant structural element, occurring as rutile ore in common black beach sand, which is frequently mined in Australia. TIMET refines the ore and processes the metal at its manufacturing facilities in the United States.
The Remarkable Result: Racing Technology in a street car
The 26-pound titanium muffler and tailpipe assembly replaces a 44-pound stainless steel system. The 41% weight savings means improved performance: Faster acceleration, better handling, higher cornering speeds, shorter braking distances and increased fuel economy. In addition, titanium's natural corrosion resistance and durability give the system a virtually unlimited life span. The achievements in titanium manufacturing, exhaust design and testing will contribute to future advances in exhaust systems and a broader use of titanium on mass-produced vehicles.
Innovative Design - For Function And Fabrication
The Arvin design addresses the differences between titanium and stainless steel, including characteristics such as springback, vibration and resonance frequency. New muffler components were custom developed for titanium fabrication and a unique acoustic tone, to meet GM sound requirements.
A New Grade Of Titanium - For Mass Production
To meet both performance and production rate demands, TIMET and Arvin collaborated to develop a new exhaust grade of commercially pure titanium. Special surface conditioning allows efficient fabrication to help meet the cost criteria set by GM for using titanium on a performance car.
Lightweight and Strength - For Z06 Performance
The titanium system is as strong as steel, but weighs just 26 pounds - 41% less than a comparable stainless steel system. The reduced weigh translates to improved performance and increased fuel efficiency. Immunity and Durability - For Unlimited Life
Titanium has a natural oxide layer that provides immunity to external corrosion from road salts, as well as to internal corrosion from sulfur-rich engine exhaust. The system will experience no pitting or rusting, even at the welds. Corrosion immunity also means the exhaust is designed with no to the weight savings. In a production vehicle, the system will far outlast anything made of stainless, resulting in fewer warranty claims and increased customer satisfaction.
T-3 - Titanium, Technology and Testing
When titanium emerged as the solution to the GM performance challenges, the manufacturing technology to produce titanium mufflers in mass-market quantities didn't exist. Working with TIMET to optimize an exhaust grade of titanium, Arvin successfully adapted its stainless steel stamping, bending, cold forming and welding methods to accommodate the structure differences between stainless and titanium. New testing and computer models were also developed to ensure GM durability requirements were met, determine optimum proprietary process development technology under the name T-3 for titanium, technology and testing.
Aesthetic Appeal - For the Corvette Look and Sound
To create the distinctive Z06 exhaust outlet scoop, Arvin developed new technology to cut the metal on an angle and curl it on a tight radius. Further showcasing the unique look, titanium's oxide film takes on shimmering tones of blues, purples and golds as exhaust raises the temperature of the pipes. These colors evidence and enhance titanium's natural corrosion resistance. Finally, to generate the singular Corvette exhaust resonance, Arvin designed a new internal muffler configuration and used advanced acoustic techniques to tune the muffler.
Green Metal - For Environmental Responsibility
Titanium is environmentally sound. It is completely inert, non-toxic, 100% recyclable and its production leaves no harmful by-products. Titanium does not degrade or release anything into the air, water or ground. ( (

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:36 PM
2001 Corvette Features

5.7L V8 w/SFI, 350 hp

6000 rpm redline (LS1)S

5.7L V8 w/SFI, 385 hp

6500 rpm redline (LS6)N/A

National Low Emission Vehicle

(NLEV) complianceS


4-Speed automatic, rear mounted (MX0)S


6-Speed manual, rear mounted (MM6)O


6-Speed manual, rear mounted (M12)N/A


Transmission oil cooler (automatic only)S


Transmission oil temperature sensorN/A

Rear Axle Ratio

2.75 (automatic only)S


3.15 performance ratio (automatic only)O


3.42 (manual only)S

Suspension, Fully Independent F&R w/Transverse Leaf Springs

(FE1) SuspensionS


Selective Real Time Damping (F45)O


Performance Handling Package (Z51)O


Z06 High-Performance (FE4)N/A


Second-Generation Active Handling, stability control systemS


(ABS) Four-wheel anti-lock power disc brake systemS


Limited-slip differentialS


Steering, power rack & pinion, variable assist, speed-sensitiveS


Power steering oil coolerS


Traction Control systemS


Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:40 PM
Exhaust System

Stainless steel w/chrome-flashed quad outletsS


Titanium w/chrome-flashed 3.5" quad outletsN/A

17" X 8.5" front, 18" X 9.5" rear

Cast aluminum
Forged aluminum, high-polish
17" X 9.5" front, 18" X 10.5" rear

Forged aluminum, Lt-gray metallic
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS,

Front: P245/45ZR-17
Rear: P275/40ZR-18
Goodyear Eagle F1 SC (Super Car), Asymmetric

Front: P265/40ZR-17

Rear: P295/35ZR-18N/A


Tire inflator kitN/A


Tire pressure monitoring systemS


Base-coat/clear-coat paintS


Color-keyed body-side moldingsO


Daytime running lampsS


Dual halogen foglampsO


Front license plate frameO


Lamp, underhoodS


Mirrors, sport, dual folding electric remote control, heatedS


Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:41 PM
Manual convertible top w/heated

rear glassN/A

One-piece body-color removable

roof panelS

One-piece translucent removable

roof panelO


Roof package w/both body-color & translucent panelsO


Retractable halogen headlampsS


Reduced mass windshield & backlightN/A


Side guard door beamsS

Exterior Color Availability



Speedway White (new for 2001)X


Dark Bowling Green MetallicX


Light Pewter MetallicX


Magnetic Red II (1)X


Millennium Yellow (1)X


Navy Blue MetallicX


Quicksilver (new for 2001)X


Torch RedX


(1) Premium tint, additional chargeConvertible Top Color Availability



Light Oak-




(driver, passenger w/PSI R shutoff) (2)S


Air conditioningS

Dual zone A/C w/electronic

temperature controlO


Auxiliary power outletS


Battery saver featureS


Console, lockable w/integral cupholderS


Cruise control, electronicS


Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:45 PM
Dash-mounted ignition switchS

Day/night rear mirror w/integral

map lightsS


Defogger, electric rear windowS


Flash-to-pass featureS


Glove box, lockableS


Headlamps-on reminderS


Illuminated dual visor vanity mirrorsS


Electric, analog
Head-up display

Intermittent windshield wipersS


Lamps- console, door handle, glove boxS


Luggage shade & parcel netO


Memory package (outside mirrors, radio, heater, defroster, air conditioning, driver power seat, and telescoping steering column if equipped)O


Mirrors, electrochromic, inside and driver’s sideO


Oil level/oil life monitoring systemS


PASS-key II™ theft-deterrent system w/horn alarmS


Power door locksS


Power telescoping steering columnO

Power windows

w/Express-Down featureS

Remote Keyless Entry system

(2 key fob)S


Remote fuel filler door release, electricS


Remote rear hatch/convertible decklid release,electricS


Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:45 PM
(2) Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owner’s Manual for more safety information.Safety belts, driver & passenger, lap/shoulderS
Side window defoggersS
Starter saver featureS

Leather-trimmed seating surfacesS
Z06 Leather-trimmed w/dual
density side bolstersN/A
Z06 Leather-trimmed w/Torch Red accentsN/A
Sport, w/adjustable lumbarO
Power driver, 6-way adjustableS
Power passenger, 6-way adj.O
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped tiltS
Turn signal-on reminderS
Twilight Sentinel™ headlamp controlO
Interior Color Availability
Light grayX
Light OakX
Torch RedX
Black w/Torch Red seat inserts,
lower dash, lower doors (opt.)-
Delco Electronics Premium ETR Sound System
Electronically tuned extended-range AM/FM stereo radio
w/cassette player and digital clock
w/CD player and digital clockO
Bose™ speaker & amplifier systemS
Integral antenna, front & rear glassS
Power antennaN/A
Fixed-mast antennaN/A
12-disc CD changerO
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Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:47 PM
2001 Corvette Specifications




Body Style2-door

Hatchback Coupe
Fixed-Roof Coupe

Passenger Capacity2

EPA Vehicle ClassTwo-Seater

Primary StructureUnitized Steel

Body MaterialFiberglass

Curb Weight, est. auto trans (kg/lbs.) (1)1458/3214

Weight Distribution

(percent front/rear) (1)51/49


Assembly PlantBowling Green, Kentucky

Export AvailabilityEurope, Middle East, Africa, Japan, Canada, Mexico


(1) With automatic transmission on coup/convertible, manual on Z06Restraints

Air BagsStd. Driver & Passenger

Safety BeltsStd. Driver & Passenger

Suspension Package Availability

FE1 SuspensionStandard


F45 (w/Selective Real Time Dampening)Optional


Z51 Performance SuspensionOptional


FE4 Suspension (Z06 only)N/A

Suspension - Front

TypeShort/Long arm (SLA) double wishbone


Forged aluminum upper control arm
Cast aluminum upper control arm
Transverse-mounted composite leaf spring
Monotube shock absorbers (2)
Lubed-for-life ball joints
Individual wheel height adjusters

Stabilizer Bar diameter (mm/in)Std - 23.1 / .91

F45 - 23.1 / .91
Z51 - 28.6 / 1.13
30.0 / 1.18

Stabilizer Bar wall thickness (mm/in)Std - 3.81 / .15

F45 - 3.81 / .15
Z51 - 4.15 / .16
4.50 / .18

Shock Absorber dia. (mm/in)Std - 36.0 / 1.42

F45 - 54.0 / 2.13
Z51 - 45.0 / 1.42
45.0 / 1.77

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:50 PM
Hawk Performance HPS Street Brake Pads for C5 and Z06 Corvette
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Hawk Performance HPS pads offer 20-40% more stopping power and higher resistance to brake fade than most original equipment or standard replacement pads. This makes them more responsive and durable than most standard original brakes and makes Hawk Performance HPS pads the first and least expensive way to increase the stopping powpower of cars and light trucks.

As standard brake pads wear, brake dust is released as the friction material wears in everyday braking. Hawk Performance HPS brake pads are formulated to run cleaner and release extremely low levels of dust in normal street driving.

Key features and benefits of Hawk Performance HPS brake pads: high friction/torque hot or cold, gentle on rotors, very quiet, low noise, improved braking over OE pads, extended pad life.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:52 PM
Why a Racetronix Fuel System?
Walbro direct-fit HP Gerotor Jet Pump:
The GRJ420 pump is a direct-fit replacement for the factory Walbro jet-pump. Direct-fit means no modification to the fuel module is
required therefore the full functionality of the fill bucket is maintained. The fill-bucket allows the fuel pump to use its jet + venturi
function to keep the pump immersed in fuel at all times regardless of the tank fuel level. This aids in preventing fuel starvation under
hard cornering and acceleration. Keeping the pump immersed in fuel also helps prevent moisture damage which can shorten the pump's life.
GM type no-kink solvent resistant fuel tube:
This fuel tube is the same type used by GM from the factory. The fuel tube is kink-resistant thanks to its ribbed design. Its special composition makes it more resistant to the solvents in today's pump gas (i.e. toluene, Xylene, MTBE, Ethanol) as compared to
rubber / neoprene which dries out, swells and cracks.
Upgraded 14 gauge Teflon in-tank harness (C5-ITWH):
Racetronix has upgraded the factory Teflon wiring from 16 gauge to 14 gauge silver-plated multi-strand copper wire. This helps
reduce voltage drop and at the same time maintains the same level of resistance to fuel solvents as the factory wiring. Generic Walbro kits do not use Teflon wire but rather a much less expensive plastic type.
Direct-power pump wiring (no adapters / splices):
The Racetronix in-tank wiring harness is a one-piece assembly. One end has the Walbro connector and the other is fitted with GM type terminals which are installed directly into the factory connector making it true plug & play. Generic wiring harnesses require cutting and splicing of the factory wiring.
Redundant in-tank ground loop (solves factory problem):
The factory in-tank wiring has the ground from the pump and ground from the power connector split into two circuits which relies on push-lock terminals and the module's body as a ground junction source. We have seen these connectors lose and in some cases corroded. If one were to fail the pump would lose power. Racetronix has redesigned the grounding system with a daisy-chain / loop through circuit. This way there are three grounds all tied together thereby making circuit failure almost next to impossible. An extra ground is also provided via the external upgrade harness via a ground lug. This further enhances the fuel module's grounding system and eliminates the chance of a floating ground condition. A floating ground condition will cause a static buildup and potential fuel
ignition. All harnesses are assembled using our computerized crimp-quality monitoring system and then circuit checked for the utmost in reliability.
Fuel Screen / Silicon gasket seal:
A new replacement filter screen and silicon pump seal are provided
Alternator-direct power for maximum voltage / True PnP with GM type connectors:
The Racetronix PnP upgrade harness provides alternator direct power for maximum pump voltage. Racetronix has documented an
average 1.2-1.5V increase in pump voltage in the C5 which equates to a 15-18% increase in pump volume based on Walbro's
specifications and Racetronix field tests. A minor increase in fuel pressure will actually be experienced with the installation of this
harness. The harness is fully 'plug and play' and is installed without cutting into factory wiring. The entire harness is weatherproof
made with the same Delphi interconnect components used throughout your C5. The harness' operation is quite simple. The factory
power wire which was once used to power the fuel pump is used to trigger a 40 amp-rated relay which in turn supplies
power directly from the alternator with fused protection. The harness is ultra-reliable which is why Racetronix provides a lifetime
warranty on parts and labor. All harnesses are assembled using our computerized crimp-quality monitoring system and then circuit checked for the utmost in reliability. All wiring is protected by high-temperature-rated Nylon looming.
Redundant grounds = improved voltage & reliability:
A redundant ground is provided which loops into the harness. This loop enhances ground to the factory harness making a two-fold
improvement. A secondary ground for the fuel module is also provided. This enhances the ground at the pump's source and through the fuel module's body. (see above)
Pump-booster PnP ready:
The Racetronix harness is equipped with an intermediate high-current (30 amp) connector just after the relay. This allows for easy
plug & play addition of a pump voltage booster which can increase pump performance upwards of 30%. A spare connector
assembly set is included so that any booster can be adapted to plug into the Racetronix harness. The Racetronix harness further
enhances pump booster performance by eliminating voltage drop. The heavy 10 gauge power feed is more than capable of
handling the 15-20 amp loads generated by the pump at boosted voltages.
Fuel Pump Drain & Power System (optional C5-FDK)
A special wiring harness is included with this system which allows the in-tank pump to be powered up without the vehicle running.
This can be used to help drain much of the fuel from the tank before undergoing replacement of the factory pump or to drain race
fuel from the tank at the track. Simply install the Racetronix upgrade harness, unplug the intermediate pump booster connector and
plug this drain harness in. Attach the alligator clip to the back of the alternator + or battery + to supply power. The harness is fused
for your safety and is assembled with fuel resistant wire. A length of clear vinyl hose with gear clamp is included which is attached to the
fuel module's 'black' outlet port to aid in draining the tank.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:55 PM
Shield Your Corvette's Lenses For Safety & Avoid Costly Replacement
* Precision Cut, Heavy Duty Vinyl Installs In Seconds
Die-cut to fit 1997-2004 Corvettes, these Corvette Headlight Protectors & Turn Signal Shields deflect rocks, bugs and debris, even a pellet gun at close range! Adhesive-backed for easy installation, no trimming needed. Will not block any light or discolor with age. Instructions included.


Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:58 PM
By pressing the reset button twice, the "TIRE TRAINING" message appears and the sensors are ready to be reprogrammed.
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By holding a magnet on the valve stem, the sensors will reprogram when the horn sounds.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-13-2009, 11:59 PM
Tire pressure sensors are standard equipment on C5s and are an excellent safety feature, especially since the spare tire and jack were eliminated from Corvettes in 1997. When we added the Grand Sport wheels, we decided to leave our sensors on our original wheels. We ordered a new set from GM and gave them to Kauffman Tire to install. They fit perfectly. If you want to keep the sensors on your original wheels like we did, order the following part numbers: For '97-00 you'll need four each of the following: sensor PN 10438853, $126.25 each; retaining nut PN 10268439, $1.88 each; and O-ring washer PN 10268438, $1.88 each. These are the same for all four wheels. In 2001, GM went to an FM bandwidth sensor, with the following part numbers: sensor with O-ring PN 2571358, $80; and retaining nut PN 25708165, $3.68.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:02 AM Corvettes are wonderful, but not so wonderful they can't be improved. Here I have an assortment of goodies from Mid America Motorworks to make the C5 a more enjoyable car. First is the VaraRam induction system. It picks up cold air from down here and actually has a ram air effect at higher speeds that can add significantly to the horsepower of the C5. one thing that you may be confused about, you'll see ads that say you want to swirl the air that goes into the engine. Well, that's not true at all. Even things like these stock bellows on here can disturb the air flow as it goes into the engine, and that reduces performance. What you want is clean, smooth air going in, and this air coupler will do that because there are no wrinkles, no bellows, nothing like that. It will actually improve

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:03 AM speaking of performance, spark plug wires are always an issue. And here we have Cool Socks. They're a fiberglass sleeve that fits over the end of the spark plug wire. They're designed specifically for Corvette, but they'll work on any car, and they keep the heat away from the spark plug wire to make the wire last a lot longer.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:03 AM, there's a safety issue with C5s, and that's the steering column lock. Here we have a column lock bypass. Now what this is going to do is to prevent the steering column from locking when you don't want it to or unlocking when you don't want it to. Cars have been recalled, but they don't always work with the recall, so a good idea right here.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:04 AM if you have a 6-speed, well the computer in the car determines when it wants to shift your manual transmission. So it has one to four skip shift. Well, this is a skip shift eliminator to put the control back in your hands. Easy, inexpensive.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:05 AM if you have a C5 or a C6, be careful about jacking it up. It requires a special adaptor, actually a set of four of them, every time it goes up on the lift. So you or the repair shop must have these. What this does is fits up into holes in the frame of the vehicle. It extends down below the plastic so there isn't any damage to the body of your Corvette.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:06 AM
C5 Corvette skip-shift disabler, eliminates the 1-to-4 upshift program in manual transmissions.
C5 Corvette steering column lock bypass, fixes a safety issue regarding steering column locking while driving.
Koolsox plug wire hi-temp sleeves, shield plug wires from high heat near engine parts.
C5 Corvette Vari-Ram air induction system & smooth air coupler, allow more efficient air intake for better perf.
C5 Corvette jack/lift adapter pucks, prevent frame damage from floor jacks and service lifts.Universal jack adapter for unibody vehicles, allows use of a floor jack with unibody cars. Prevents body/frame damage.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:08 AM 2004 Corvette C5
ZO6 LeMans Edition

A ZO6 with attitude!

By now most car enthusiasts are familiar with the C5 Corvette and its high performance version the ZO6. Some say this exotic looking Vette gives the highest bang for the buck of all sports cars and there is a lot to substantiate that idea. Power rack and pinion steering, ABS brakes, traction control, active handling stability system, dual zone air conditioning, keyless entry, heads up display windshield all give this 170+ mph sports car the ability to cover lots of ground quickly and safely at the comfort level one used to reserve for the BMW / Mercedes crowd.
All C5s are manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This ZO6 is the last limited edition, designed to honor Corvette’s multiple wins in the GTS class at the 24 hours of LeMans. The LeMans special edition comes with polished lightweight wheels, carbon fiber hood –10.6 lbs over the standard ZO6 hood, electro chromatic mirror package and special paint / stripe package. The standard entertainment package for this car is the 10.5 to 1 compression ratio 5.7L LS6 all aluminum V8, delivering 405hp and 400ft/lbs of torque. Power is delivered to the rear mounted aluminum cased 6-speed transaxle with a 3.42-limited slip differential. Most of the front mounted engine resides behind the front axle. With both the trany and differential in the back the weight bias front to rear in stock form is excellent giving a very predictable handling car.
The CNC machined aluminum front and rear suspension mounting platforms are beauties visually and give the car the suspension rigidity required for many years of street life not to mention holding up well for those fun lap days at your favorite track.
The ZO6 comes in at about 3,100 lbs. with the very solid fiberglass body mounted on a steel framed structure with hydro formed side rails and a load carrying driveline tunnel with composite panels and floorboards. The air drag rating is an amazing 0.31 even with the wide body and fat F1 Supercar tires mounted on 17 x 9.5” front and 18 x 10.5” rims on the rear.
Stock performance times listed for this vehicle are typically in the range of:
0-60mph 4.3 seconds, 0-100mph 9.9 seconds, 1/4mile in 12.4 seconds at 116 mph. While on the 200-foot skid pad the car pulls an impressive 0.98g.
The owner of this low mileage ZO6 wanted his car to be better performing and even more exclusive. Autobahn has performed the following modifications to take this ZO6 sports car to an even higher level of overall performance. The ZO6 was fine polished and sealed with the Bilstein R-2000 paint sealant for extra depth and ease of maintenance. Next the chrome fender spears and mesh were installed in the front fenders. The brake calipers were painted with two-stage high temperature paint. These subtle changes give a smooth, dramatic side view to the car. The suspension was next. Factory shocks were replaced with special valved Bilstein shocks and both front and rear anti sway bars were replaced with the hollow Hotchkiss bars and their very strong heim joint end links. Next the car was lowered about ½”, corner weighted on the scales and load weight aligned. Granatelli's front bumper savers have been added to povide front protection when entering steep driveways. The already strong performance of the LS6 engine was complemented by adding Borla stainless headers and the Borla Stinger exhaust system. The intake system has a modified front cowl with Icebox and K&N filter feeding an oversized air bridge. Magnecor ignition wires help the coil packs deliver all they can to the spark plugs. Fuel system modifications are in the form of larger Bosch injectors. The engine was then tuned using the Ease software program along with LS logic and the very superb engineering skills of JR. The liquid acid battery was one of the first parts removed from the new ZO6 and was replaced with the Optima battery. As the ECU is located under the battery, if it leaks it is goodbye ECU and wire harness. The Optima cannot leak do to its design. Lubrication on all rotating assemblies is Redline synthetic oil. Engine, transmision and differential have been Xado metal treated for less friction and wear. For driver protection a Beltronics RX75+ concealed remote front and rear radar and laser system was installed. The front antennas are completely concealed in the fascia. This system also has the active laser blocking which is legal in most states. Finally a Viper anti theft system was added to give peace of mind when the car is out of site. The results of the performance modifications have yielded a very special ZO6 that is just a total grin to drive. The power comes on real strong and is a noticeable improvment over the stock ZO6. All of the standard safety systems such as traction control and torque management have been retained in the custom tune, this is not the case with other canned or custom tunes we have seen. The sound of the car is nothing short of glorious and you just want to blip the throttle all the time to hear the engine. Ride quality has actually improved and the car is much more sure-footed, particularly on washboard road surfaces. The car is very flat in the corners and so predictable one can hang the tail out for fun and steer with the throttle if you wish. Fuel economy is a little over 30mpg during 75mph highway cruising and the car is still emission legal

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:10 AM

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:13 AM
1997 - 2004
The Chevrolet Corvette C5 is a sports car which started in 1997 and ended with the 2004 model year. It is the fifth generation of Chevrolet Corvettes built and marketed by Chevrolet. The C5 was a radical change from the previous generation. Designed from the outset as a sturdy convertible (as opposed to a coupé that was subsequently weakened by the removal of the roof structure in order to accommodate demand for a convertible model), the car now had a hydroformed box frame. The transmission was moved to the rear of the car to form an integrated, rear-mounted transaxle assembly which was connected to the all-new LS1 engine via a torque tube; this engine/transmission arrangement helped facilitate a desirable 50-50 (percentage, front-rear) weight distribution for the vehicle. The LS1 engine initially produced 345 hp, but that was increased slightly in 2001 to 350 hp (261 kW). The 4L60E automatic transmission carried on from previous models, but the manual was replaced by a Borg-Warner T-56 6-speed. Gone were the squeaks and rattles of the C4[1], and in replacement was an incredibly strong frame that would last for at least two more generations. By all measures, the new C5 was better in every aspect than the C4 it replaced.
The styling of the C5 was also a departure from the trend set by the previous-generation Corvette. Whereas the styling of the C4 had largely been a simplification of the C3 hatchback design, straightening out the complex curves of the car to give it sleeker lines, the C5 reversed that somewhat. The vehicle now had a more rounded and graceful appearance that helped to recapture some of the aggressive looks of the C3 without compromising aerodynamics. In the inaugural model year (1997), only the hatchback coupé was offered, with the convertible — the first to offer a trunk since 1962 — following in 1998. 1998 also saw the C5 convertible pacing the Indianapolis 500, and a replica pace car edition was sold; C5 Corvettes subsequently paced the 2002 and 2004 Indianapolis 500 races, but no replica pace car versions were offered during those model years. In 1999, a third body style, the hardtop (also referred to as the "fixed-roof coupé" or "FRC"), was added to the lineup. This body style, as its name suggests, featured a fixed top (no removable targa top panel as with the hatchback coupé) with a roofline shape and trunk space similar to that of the convertible. The hardtop became the top-performance Z06 in 2001, but for two model years was offered as a variant of the base-model Corvette.
Aside from cosmetic differences (new rim styles, paint colors, pace car/commemorative editions in 1998, 2003, and 2004, etc.) and new offerings for optional equipment, there were few fundamental changes from one model year to the next within the production run of the C5. One of the more popular "high-tech" options introduced to the Corvette line was a head-up display or HUD, while another innovation was the Active Handling System (first available as an option in 1998, then standard on all models in 2001).
In contrast to the (largely deserved) reputation of high-performance vehicles for poor fuel economy, the C5 achieves comparatively high EPA ratings of 18/26 mpg (city/highway) with the automatic transmission, and 18/28 with the manual transmission, allowing it to avoid the "gas guzzler" tax that is levied against most other vehicles in the Corvette's class. Suspension choices for the base model C5 were limited to the standard suspension (RPO FE1), with options for either the autocross-inspired FE3 Sport Suspension (included with the Z51 Performance & Handling Package and standard on the 1999-2000 FRC); or the F45 Selective Ride Control Suspension, which permitted "on-the-fly" driver selection of different ride characteristics (sport or touring). Late in the production run (starting with the 2003 model year), the F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control Suspension replaced the F45 as the third suspension choice. The racing-inspired FE4 suspension used for the Z06 is stiffer again than any offered on the base model C5, and is unique to that model with no optional suspensions offered.
Factory performance figures give a 0-60 mph acceleration time for the C5 convertible (2004 model year with a 6-speed manual transmission) of 4.66 seconds; a standing quarter mile is quoted by Chevrolet as 12.98 seconds at 114 mph. With the automatic transmission, the performance figures are slightly poorer: 0-60 mph in 5.13 seconds, with a standing quarter mile in 13.63 seconds at 108 mph.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:25 AM
Corvette Clutch Hydraulics Safety Fix

At some of the longer NCCC autocross events (basically time-trial length) there were several cars (C5 Z06's and C5 LS1's with 6 speeds) that experienced shifting problems from 2nd to 3rd and some, found that their clutch pedal stayed on the floor, and had to be lifted up with the toe of their foot. This is very unsafe when you are trying to reign in 350-405 HP at 80 MPH and possibly find yourself stuck in neutral.
Many of us thought we damaged our clutches or overheated the brake fluid. Evidently this is a common problem Corvettes (C4, C5, C6) caused by the clutch hydraulic fluid not being able to flow as fast as it should because of a restriction put in the tubing by the factory which is supposed to smooth out the clutch operation by causing some slippage, delaying the full engagement of the clutch. When you try and do quick (banging) multiple shifts in succession, the fluid can't return fast enough and the pedal falls to the floor. Normally in a low-speed autocross, we launch in 1st and leave it in 2nd, so we have not seen this before. In drag racing and long autocross (time-trial) courses, like the Colorado State Patrol track, this is when it appears. I was blaming myself for miss-shifts and Becky was freaking out over the pedal, losing a lot of her concentration. If you slow the shifts down then you will not see the problem, but when you are fighting for 10th's of a second, you will not tend to restrain your shifting. Some folks on the Corvette and Z06 forums have removed the clutch pedal spring (about a 30 sec job) which normally helps to push the pedal IN, therefore allowing the pedal to return.
Most have success by simply keeping their brake fluid clean by replacing it often. This is easy to do as the clutch hyraulics are self bleeding, and only takes a few minutes. Suck out the reservoir, add new Dot 3 or non-synthetic Dot 4 (like Motul 600) in your C5. The C6's use Dot 4 (GM part# 88958860 (US) 889012440) exclusively. Pump the clutch pedal 20-50 times, suck it out again, add more, pump pedal, and continue to repeat until the fluid is clean and clear. You may need up to 9 passes. Don't get the fluid on any of your painted parts. Here's the kit (Courtesy of Ranger on the Z06 Forum - Keep in a one-gallon Zip-lock bag) you need :

Brake fluid for the clutch
Sealed can for storing spent fluid
Syringe for withdrawing the fluid (MixMizer)
Cup filled with paper towels to house the syringe
Funnel for use in filling the reservoir ( ( ( ( ( (
60cc Mix Mizer Oil Syringe
Autobarn $3.99 + $5.99 SH ( ( ( ( (

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:29 AM
C5 ... The "world-class" Corvettes...
| 1997 ( | 1998 ( | 1999 ( | 2000 ( | 2001 ( | 2002 ( | 2003 ( | 2004 ( | The 1997 Corvette features several first-time high tech innovations, such as black lights for the instrument panel and a "plastic" (composite) intake manifold. The first 200 production C5 Corvettes were painted red, not the traditional white color for the first production run. The 1997 Corvette is the first one designed from the ground up as a Corvette, with very little borrowing of parts from other cars. One of the few "Off the Shelf" parts are the exterior door handles which are the same ones used on the Oldsmobile Aurora. The first use of a transaxle in a production Corvette occurred in the '97. However, the first plans for one were in the Q-Corvette in 1958, planned for the 1960 model. Transaxles showed up in Corvette prototypes in the mid '60s in running models. The first 4 speed in a Corvette was built by Borg Warner in 1957. The first transaxle in a production Corvette was also built by Borg Warner, forty years later in 1997. Both were introduced late in the model year. Borg Warner has produced a transmission for each generation of Corvette: C1 - 1957 to 1962, C2 - 1963, C3 - 1980 to 1981, C4 - 1984 to 1988, and C5 - 1997 to 1998. The 1997 Corvette is the first Corvette to have windshield wipers that sweep in the same direction instead of opposing directions. The 1998 Corvette convertible is the first to offer the same sport suspension package as the coupe. Since the C5 was designed from the start as a convertible model, the ragtop is nearly identical in structural rigidity to the coupe. The first Corvette to sport a real trunk since 1962 again appeared with the 1998 Corvette convertible. November 4, 1997 - The 9752nd 1998 Corvette rolled down the assembly matching the total 1997 Model production run. The last "Fairway Green" C5 came down the assembly line as a '98 model on November 10, 1997. The color was discontinued due to poor sales. It takes 55 hours to build the new C5 Corvette, down from 70 hours for the previous C4 model. For the first time in history, the 1999 Corvette is available in three disctinct body styles... Coupe, Convertible, and Hardtop (aka, "Fixed Roof Coupe"). The performance axle ratio for C5 Corvettes with automatic transmission is 3.15:1 (the standard ratio is 2.73:1). The 2000 Corvette featured new color choices to celebrate Y2K... Millenium Yellow and Dark Bowling Green Metallic... plus a new Torch Red interior option. 2001 will forever be remembered as the year the Z06 performance hardtop was introduced with its 385HP LS6 engine and 6 speed manual transmission. Corvette's use of a titanium exhaust for the Z06 was the first ever for a mass production automobile. Active Handling became standard equipment in 2001. The 2002 Corvette featured a new color, Electron Blue Metallic, and an upgraded 405HP LS6 engine for the Z06. The 2002 Z06 windshield was thinner than that used in the coupe models, shaving 2.65 pounds per car. The lighter windshield was shared with convertibles equipped with the Heads Up Display (HUD) option, which was standard on 2002 Z06 models. The 2003 Corvette heralds the 50th anniversary with a special edition in Anniversary Red with Shale interior and a new, high-tech magnetic suspension option for all models but the Z06, which continues essentially unchanged from the 2002 model year. In addition to Anniversary Red, Medium Spiral Gray Metallic was a new color in 2003. The Magnetic Ride Option offered in 2003 uses a magnetic fluid which adjusts shock damping 1,000 times per second, roughly equivalent to reacting to each inch of road surface at 60 mph. 2004 marks the last of the extremely successful fifth generation Corvette and was celebrated with the special Commemorative Edition Corvettes in Lemans Blue with special badging, graphics and interior appointments.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:31 AM Corvettes have been assembled in three different cities. Flint, Michigan, St. Louis, Missouri, and Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:31 AM The Corvette was the first and last car with a true "wrap-around" windshield.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:32 AM Myron Scott, at the time Chevrolet's Chief photographer, is credited with coming up with the Corvette name, drawing from the small, fast warships of the "Corvette" class.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:33 AM
William Durant, the founder of GM, said a wallpaper pattern he saw in a Paris hotel in 1908 inspired the bow tie logo. Supposedly, he ripped off a small piece of it and brought it back to Detroit.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:41 AM
A special Commemorative Edition, recognizing the Le Mans successes, was available for 2004. It consisted of a LeMans blue paint with silver / red center striping, Commemorative badges on the front bumper and rear deck (above), a shale interior with seat embroidery, an emblem on the interior waterfall area of the convertibles and a shale convertible top. The Z06 Commemorative Edition came with polished aluminum wheels. Suspension tweaks improved handling of the Z06 without a sacrifice in ride quality.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:44 AM
C 5s Total Production: 34,064
Coupe: 16,165 (47.45%)
Convertible: 12,216 (35.86%)
Hardtop: 5,683 (16.68%)

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:45 AM
The C5-R record in the GTS class at Le Mans was impressive:

2000: 3rd and 4th
2001: 1st and 2nd
2002: 1st and 2nd
2003: 2nd and 3rd

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:57 AM
The Z06 weighs 128 pounds less than the C5 coupe, even though it offers similar creature comforts, including leather, air conditioning, carpeting, a premium sound system, traction control and stability control. Using thinner glass, a titanium exhaust system and less insulation saves the weight. Don't bother arguing that insulation is a creature comfort; with a car like this, noise and spiritual comfort level are intertwined. Ask anyone who's driven a

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:58 AM
The Z06 hardtop presents a different profile from the coupe. The hardtop roofline is actually more coupe-like than the coupe's, whose hatchback glass slopes more steeply. Other visible differences between the coupe and hardtop are subtle, including tidy Z06 emblems on each side of the hardtop. Modest mesh air intakes in the nose and wedge-shaped mesh brake cooling inlets are visible on the rocker panels just aft the doors. Four 3.5-inch exhaust tips under the center of the rear bumper hint at more power. Special five-spoke aluminum wheels afford a view of big red brake calipers and are fitted with massive Goodyear F1 Supercar rubber, P265/40ZR up front, P295/35ZR out back. There is no spare, nor are the tires run-flat units; instead, you get an emergency tire-inflator kit. So take your cell phone and try not to run over any nails.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-14-2009, 12:59 AM
The Z06 is more than a hopped-up model; it's a vastly different animal. It was intended as a street racer with track capabilities, Chevrolet's one-up response to Ford's Mustang Cobra R. The designation Z06 has a rich history, dating back to the 1963 split-window Sting Ray, when the Z06 was a pure road-racing package. (The Z comes from Zora Arkus-Duntov, the Corvette's famous first chief engineer.) Chevrolet has revived the Z06 designation for this more-than-worthy successor. Only now it's a separate model, not an option package.

06-14-2009, 07:26 PM
All factory available colors on the C5 Z06's were N/C (No Charge) except for the Millennium Yellow which cost an extra $600.00

Blackhorse Zo6
06-15-2009, 09:38 PM
Corvette Battery Saver - Start Me Up

Installing A PriorityStart Battery Saver
By Tom Benford

I opted to go with the PriorityStart Pro Max unit which provides some additional circuitry to protect the electrical system and battery from surges and spikes. The LED below the words "surge protection" is a status indicator to let you know the unit is doing its job properly. The little silver "Y" piece in the plastic bag is the negative connector tab, and the black rubber band is what holds the unit in place on the battery.

If you don't start or drive your Corvette frequently, there's a good chance the battery will run down and have insufficient power left to start the car ( when you do decide to fire her up. This is especially true if you have accessories or components that continually drain the battery, such as a clock or, in the later-model Corvettes, the security system, "memory" for the seats, stereo, and so on. When this occurs, you'll have to get out the jumper cables, the "hot box," or hook up a battery charger to rejuice the old girl.
There are several ways to prevent this from happening. The first is to install a simple battery-disconnect switch. While this is indeed an inexpensive and effective solution, it requires you to open the hood and turn the knob on the switch to disconnect the battery, then open the hood again to reconnect it when you want to use the car. The second option is to have a trickle charger, such as the Battery Tender, connected to the battery to keep it fully charged at all times. This also requires opening the hood to connect and disconnect the charger in addition to having an AC outlet to power the charger in close proximity to it. The third solution, and the one that I'm presenting here, is to install a PriorityStart module in your Corvette. It's a noninvasive installation that takes about 15 minutes to do and requires only a couple of wrenches
The PriorityStart is an electro-mechanical device that works with either top- or side-mount terminal batteries. What it does, essentially, is monitor the available battery voltage. If the voltage gets below 11.7 volts (11.9V in some older Corvettes) for a full minute, the unit automatically disconnects the battery, preventing any further drain. The PriorityStart then automatically reconnects the battery as soon as a light switch is activated (e.g., by opening the door), stepping on the brake pedal or turning the ignition key-no buttons or switches to fiddle with-just start the engine and away you go.

If you have a side-terminal battery as in the C5, you'll need to use a 7/8-inch wrench to remove the terminal post adapter from the PriorityStart unit. If you have an older Corvette with top-mount terminals, you can skip this step.

OK, so how does it do all this? Well, the PriorityStart has a bidirectional motor and a whole bunch of Mr. Wizard gears inside it that move a heavy-duty contact switch to the open position, which prevents further discharge from any draining devices (clock, CD-changer memory, and so on). As soon as a switch is activated (e.g., plunger-switch that turns on cabin light when the door is opened) the gear motor causes the contacts to re-engage, thus restoring battery power so the car can then be started, and it does all of this stuff instantaneously and automatically, so you don't have to open the hood to reconnect anything or do anything else to start the engine.
The PriorityStart ( ( is available in a Standard version and a Pro Max version, the latter of which also includes surge and spike protection circuitry that provides additional protection for your electrical system and your battery. I got my PriorityStart unit from Mid America Motorworks, and here's all it took to install it in my C5.

Under the hood, the first thing to do is to remove the negative cable from the battery, followed by the positive cable. Always remove the negative first. A 5/16-inch wrench does the trick for these side terminals.

Well, you're not quite finished yet if you just installed the PriorityStart on a C5. Anytime the battery is disconnected or totally dead, the keyfobs have to be reprogrammed, and that's what you'll have to do now. It's a simple process that takes only a few seconds to complete, and you'll have to do this for both key fobs. I should mention here that a lot of folks panic when their keyfobs don't work for some reason and totally forget that they can still use the key to unlock the door and start their Corvette normally. That being said, here's how to reprogram your keyfobs.
1. Stand at the rear of your Corvette (the radio receiver is located in the rear of the car near the taillights).
2. Press and hold both the "lock" and "unlock" buttons on the fob for about 7-10 seconds, "aiming" it at the rear of the car.

Mount the terminal post adapter you removed from the PriorityStart unit on the positive terminal of the battery.

3. Continue holding down both buttons until you hear the horn toot to confirm the Corvette is aware of and communicating with your keyfob. Repeat this exact same procedure with the second keyfob, and that's all there is to it.
If the voltage drops to a point where the PriorityStart kicks in and cuts the power, you'll have to reprogram the keyfobs and other accessory settings again. But then, if you use a battery cut-off switch or the battery goes dead on its own, you'd have to do that anyway, right? At least this way, however, you won't have to use a battery charger or jumper cables to get things going again. And you'll have to let her sit for quite a while before the voltage gets low enough for the PriorityStart to cut the power, so it's really a good choice when you compare all the other alternatives.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-15-2009, 09:41 PM
GM to Recall Certain Corvettes

GM to recall certain Corvettes to correct a condition affecting the electronic steering column lock failing to unlock.

General Motors will recall certain Chevrolet Corvettes to correct a condition in which the vehicle can operate when the electronic steering column lock fails to unlock. The vehicles ( included in this recall are:
* Model year 1997-2000 Corvettes with automatic transmissions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico;

* Model year 1997-2004 Corvettes with automatic transmissions in Europe and export countries;

* Model year 1997-2004 Corvettes with manual transmissions in North American, European, and export countries.
GM is still working to determine the recall population and the breakdowns by countries; however, the estimate is a total of about 127,000.
During the second quarter of 2004, owners of the affected vehicles will be notified, instructing them to bring them into their Chevrolet dealers. For the Corvettes with the automatic transmissions, dealers will remove the column lock plate. For the manual transmission vehicles, the dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module software. The repairs will be performed at no cost to the customers.
GM has not confirmed any occurrences of this condition in the field. There are no confirmed crashes, injuries, or fatalities related to the condition.
These vehicles may have a condition in which the electronic column fails to unlock when the driver starts the engine. When this happens, an electronic message is sent to shut off the fuel to the engine if the vehicle ( starts to move. If the power supply to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is interrupted or voltage is low, the PCM resets and the message is not processed. Fuel is not inhibited and the driver can move the vehicle with the steering column locked.
Until their vehicles are repaired, owners can easily verify that the column is unlocked by turning the steering wheel a full turn before shifting into gear. If drivers hear a racheting noise while turning the wheel or experience column lock after starting the engine, they should contact a dealer to arrange repair.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-15-2009, 10:43 PM
Chevrolet Corvette C5 RPO Code List "Keeper of the Codes & Cyphers" 154 Trim Combination, Leather, Shale (50th Anniversary)
193 Trim Combination, Leather, Black
194 Trim Combination, Leather, Yellow (Pace Car)
673 Trim Combination, Leather, Light Oak
703 Trim Combination, Leather, Torch Red
704 Trim Combination, Leather, Modified Torch Red(Z06)
923 Trim Combination, Leather, Light Gray/Pewter
943 Trim Combination, Leather, Firethorn Red

15I Interior Trim, Shale (50th Anniversary)
19I Interior Trim, Black
67I Interior Trim, Light Oak
70I Interior Trim, Torch Red
92I Interior Trim, Light Gray
94I Interior Trim, Firethorn Red

10T Top Color, Convertible, White
16T Top Color, Convertible, Bright White
41T Top Color, Convertible, Black
54T Top Color, Convertible, Shale (50th Anniversary)
67T Top Color, Convertible, Light Oak

10U Primary Color, Exterior, Artic White
11U Primary Color, Exterior, Light Pewter Metallic
12U Primary Color, Exterior, Quicksilver Metallic
13U Primary Color, Exterior, Sebring Silver Metallic
19U Primary Color, Exterior, LeMans Blue (1SC Commemorative Package only-2004)
21U Primary Color, Exterior, Pace Car Purple(Z4Z - MY1998 Only)
21U Primary Color, Exterior, Electron Blue (MY2002 - )
23U Primary Color, Exterior, Nassau Blue Metallic
28U Primary Color, Exterior, Navy Blue Metallic
40U Primary Color, Exterior, Speedway White
41U Primary Color, Exterior, Black
53U Primary Color, Exterior, Light Carmine Red Metallic (Listed on the Build Sheet as Toreador Red - My favorite!)
58U Primary Color, Exterior, Aztec Gold
64U Primary Color, Exterior, Light Auburn Metallic(?)
70U Primary Color, Exterior, Torch Red
79U Primary Color, Exterior, Millennium Yellow with Tint Coat
82U Primary Color, Exterior, Star Black Metallic
86U Primary Color, Exterior, Magnetic Red (1999)/ Magnetic Red II (2000- )
87U Primary Color, Exterior, Fairway Green Metallic
88U Primary Color, Exterior, Spiral Gray Metallic
91U Primary Color, Exterior, Dark Bowling Green Metallic
94U Primary Color, Exterior, Anniversary Red (50th Anniversary)
95U Primary Color, Exterior, Medium Purple Pearl Metallic
1AY Stock Order Processing Code(replaced by SLM, circa 2001)
1AZ Order Modification Orders Sold(replaced by SLL, circa 2001)
1SA Standard Package Option 01


06-16-2009, 07:07 AM
Damn Blackhorse!!!:rockon6rk: :rockon6rk: :rockon6rk: :rockon6rk: :rockon6rk:

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 01:06 PM
Corvette C5 DIC Codes

The "diagnostic display" mode is entered with the following procedure:
1) Turn on the ignition but don't start the engine.
2) Press the "reset" button to turn off any warning messages
3) Press and hold "options"
4) While holding "options", press "fuel" four times within a 10-second period.
When first engaged the on-board diagnostics go into an "automatic" mode which shows all parameters: PCM-TCS-RTD-BCM-IPC-radio-HVAC-LDCM-RDCM-SCM-RFA. If there are no problems, you will see "no more codes" on the ICP display

10-PCM - Powertrain Control Module
P0101 Mass Air Flow (MAF) System Performance
P0102 Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Circuit Low Frequency
P0103 Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Circuit High Frequency
P0107 Manifold Pressure (MAP) Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
P0108 Manifold Pressure (MAP) Sensor Circuit High Voltage
P0112 Intake Air Temp (IAT) Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
P0113 Intake Air Temp (IAT) Sensor Circuit High Voltage
P0117 Engine Coolant Temp (ECT) Sensor Low Voltage
P0118 Engine Coolant Temp (ECT) Sensor High Voltage
P0118 Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Excessive Time to Closed Loop Fuel Control
P0131 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1
P0132 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit High Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1
P0133 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1
P0134 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit Insufficient Activity Bank 1 Sensor 1
P0135 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1
P0137 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2
P0138 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit High Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2
P0140 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit Insufficient Activity Bank 1 Sensor 2
P0141 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2
P0151 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit Low Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 1
P0152 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit High Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 1
P0153 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Slow Response Bank 2 Sensor 1
P0154 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit Insufficient Activity Bank 2 Sensor 1
P0155 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1
P0157 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit Low Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 2
P0158 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit High Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 2
P0160 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Circuit Insufficient Activity Bank 2 Sensor 2
P0161 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 2
P0171 Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 1
P0172 Fuel Trim System Rich Bank 1
P0174 Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 2
P0175 Fuel Trim System Rich Bank 2
P0230 Fuel Pump Control Circuit
P0300 Engine Misfire Detected
P0325 Knock Sensor (KS) System
P0327 Knock Sensor (KS) Circuit Front
P0332 Knock Sensor (KS) Circuit Rear
P0335 CKP Sensor Circuit
P0336 CKP Sensor Circuit Performance
P0341 CMP Circuit Performance
P0342 CMP Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
P0343 CMP Sensor Circuit High Voltage
P0351 Ignition Control #1 Circuit
P0352 Ignition Control #2 Circuit
P0353 Ignition Control #3 Circuit
P0354 Ignition Control #4 Circuit
P0355 Ignition Control #5 Circuit
P0356 Ignition Control #6 Circuit
P0357 Ignition Control #7 Circuit
P0358 Ignition Control #8 Circuit
P0410 AIR System
P0412 AIR Solenoid Relay Control Circuit
P0418 AIR Pump Relay Control Circuit
P0420 TWC System Low Efficiency Bank 1
P0430 TWC System Low Efficiency Bank 2
P0441 EVAP System No Flow During Purge
P0461 Fuel Level Sensor 1 Circuit Performance
P0462 Fuel Level Sensor 1 Circuit Low Voltage
P0463 Fuel Level Sensor 1 Circuit High Voltage
P0480 FC Relay 1 Control Circuit
P0481 FC Relay 2 and 3 Control Circuit
P0500 VSS Circuit (M/T)
P0506 Idle Speed Low
P0507 Idle Speed High
P0522 Engine Oil Pressure Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
P0523 Engine Oil Pressure Sensor Circuit High Voltage
P0530 A/C Refrigerant Pressure Sensor Circuit
P0562 System Voltage Low
P0563 System Voltage High
P0567 Cruise Resume Circuit
P0568 Cruise Set Circuit
P0571 Cruise Brake Switch Circuit (M/T)
P0601 PCM Memory
P0602 PCM Not Programmed
P0604 PCM RAM Performance
P0606 PCM Internal Communication Interrupted
P0608 VSS Output Circuit
P0650 MIL Control Circuit
P0654 Engine Speed Output Circuit
P0704 Clutch Switch Circuit (M/T)
P0705 Transmission Range Switch Circuit (A/T)
P0706 Transmission Range Switch Performance (A/T)
P0801 Reverse Inhibit Solenoid Control Circuit (M/T)
P0803 1-4 Upshift Solenoid Control Circuit (M/T)
P0804 1-4 Upshift Lamp Control Circuit (M/T)
P1111 Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor Circuit Intermittent High Voltage
P1112 Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor Circuit Intermittent Low Voltage
P1114 ECT Sensor Circuit Intermittent Low Voltage
P1115 ECT Sensor Circuit Intermittent High Voltage
P1120 TP Sensor 1 Circuit
P1125 APP System
P1133 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Insufficient Switching Bank 1 Sensor 1
P1134 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Transition Time Ratio Bank 1 Sensor 1
P1153 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Insufficient Switching Bank 2 Sensor 1
P1154 Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Transition Time Ratio Bank 2 Sensor 1
P1220 TP Sensor 2 Circuit
P1221 TP Sensors 1, 2 Performance
P1258 Engine Coolant Over Temperature-Fuel Disabled
P1275 APP Sensor 1 Circuit
P1276 APP Sensor 1 Circuit Performance
P1280 APP Sensor 2 Circuit
P1281 APP Sensor 2 Circuit Performance
P1285 APP Sensor 3 Circuit
P1286 APP Sensor 3 Circuit Performance
P1380 EB (T) CM DTC Detected- Rough Road Data Unusable
P1381 Misfire Detected - No EB (T) CM/PCM Serial Data
P1415 AIR System Bank 1
P1416 AIR System Bank 2
P1431 Fuel Level Sensor 2 Circuit Performance
P1432 Fuel Level Sensor 2 Low Voltage
P1433 Fuel Level Sensor 2 High Voltage
P1441 Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) System Flow During Non-Purge
P1514 TAC System MAF Performance
P1515 Command vs Actual Throttle Position Performance (PCM Module)
P1516 Command vs Actual Throttle Position Performance (TAC Module)
P1517 TAC Module Processor
P1518 PCM to TAC Module Serial Data Circuit
P1539 A/C Clutch Status Circuit High Voltage
P1545 A/C Clutch Relay Control Circuit
P1546 A/C Clutch Status Circuit Low Voltage
P1571 ASR Desired Torque
P1574 Stop Lamp Control Circuit
P1575 Extended Travel Brake Switch Circuit High Voltage
P1626 Theft Deterrent System Fuel Enable Circuit
P1630 Theft Deterrent System PCM In Learn Mode
P1631 Theft Deterrent System Password Incorrect

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 01:07 PM
P1635 5 Volt Reference #1 Circuit
P1639 5 Volt Reference #2 Circuit
P1644 Delivered Torque Output Circuit
P1652 Powertrain Induced Chassis Pitch Output Circuit

28-TCS - Traction Control System
C1214 Sol Valve Relay Contact or Coil CKT Open
C1217 BPMV Pump Motor Relay Contact CKT Open
C1221 LF Wheel Speed Sensor Input Signal is 0
C1222 RF Wheel Speed Sensor Input Signal is 0
C1223 LR Wheel Speed Sensor Input Signal is 0
C1224 RR Wheel Speed Sensor Input Signal is 0
C1225 RF Excessive Wheel Speed Variation
C1226 LF Excessive Wheel Speed Variation
C1227 LR Excessive Wheel Speed Variation
C1228 RR Excessive Wheel Speed Variation
C1232 LF Wheel Speed Circuit Open or Shorted
C1233 RF Wheel Speed Circuit Open or Shorted
C1234 LR Wheel Speed Circuit Open or Shorted
C1235 RR Wheel Speed Circuit Open or Shorted
C1236 Low System Supply Voltage
C1237 High System Supply Voltage
C1241 Magna Steer Circuit Malfunction
C1242 BPMV Pump Motor Ground Circuit Open
C1243 BPMV Pump Motor Stalled
C1255 EBTCM Internal Malfunction
CEBCM Internal Malfunction
C1261 LF Inlet Valve Solenoid Malfunction
C1262 LF Outlet Valve Solenoid Malfunction
C1263 RF Inlet Valve Solenoid Malfunction
C1264 RF Outlet Valve Solenoid Malfunction
C1265 LR Inlet Valve Solenoid Malfunction
C1266 LR Outlet Valve Solenoid Malfunction
C1267 RR Inlet Valve Solenoid Malfunction
C1268 RR Outlet Valve Solenoid Malfunction
C1273 RF TCS Master Cyl Isolation Valve Malfunction
C1274 RF TCS Prime Valve Malfunction
C1276 Delivered Torque Signal CKT Malfunction
C1277 Requested Torque Signal CKT Malfunction
C1278 TCS Temporarily Inhibited By PCM
C1281 Steering Sensor Uncorrelated Malfunction
C1286 Steering Sensor Bias Malfunction
C1287 Steering Sensor Rate Malfunction
C1291 Open Brake Lamp Sw Contacts During Deccel
C1293 DTC C1291/C1292 Set Curnt/Prev Ign Cylce
C1294 Brake Lamp Switch Circuit Always Active
C1295 Brake Lamp Switch Circuit Open
U1016 Loss of Communications with PCM
U1255 Generic Loss Communications
U1300 Class 2 Circuit Shorted to Ground
U1301 Class 2 Circuit Shorted to Battery

38-RTD - Real Time Damping
C1650 ESC Module Malfunction
C1658 EEPROM Calibration Malfunction
C1710 LF Shock Absorber Solenoid (Short to Voltage)
C1711 LF Shock Absorber Solenoid (Short to GND)
C1712 LF Shock Absorber Solenoid (Open Circuit)
C1715 RF Shock Absorber Solenoid (Short to Voltage)
C1716 RF Shock Absorber Solenoid (Short to GND)
C1717 RF Shock Absorber Solenoid (Open Circuit)
C1720 LR Shock Absorber Solenoid (Short to Voltage)
C1721 LR Shock Absorber Solenoid (Short to GND)
C1722 LR Shock Absorber Solenoid (Open Circuit)
C1725 RR Shock Absorber Solenoid (Short to Voltage)
C1726 RR Shock Absorber Solenoid (Short to GND)
C1727 RR Shock Absorber Solenoid (Open Circuit)
C1743 Loss of Vehicle Speed Signal
C1760 LF Position Sensor (Out of Range)
C1761 RF Position Sensor (Out of Range)
C1762 LR Position Sensor (Out of Range)
C1763 RR Position Sensor (Out of Range)
C1768 Position Sensor Supply Malfunction (Overcurrent)
C1780 Loss of Steering Position Signal
C1786 RTD Control Relay Malfunction
C1787 RTD Control Relay Circuit (Open or Short to GND)
C1788 RTD Control Relay Circuit (Short to Voltage)
C1790 Ride Control Switch (Out of Range)
C1791 Ride Control Switch (Contact Malfunction)

40-BCM -Body Control Module
B0432 Rear Defogger Relay Circuit
B0433 Rear Defogger Relay Circuit
B0502 RH DRL Relay Circuit
B0503 RH DRL Relay Circuit
B0507 LH DRL Relay Circuit
B0508 LH DRL Relay Circuit
B0605 BCM Internal Memory Function
B0844 BCM Temporarily Inhibit ABS
B2403 Front Fog Lamp Switch Circuit
B2408 Rear Fog Lamp Switch Circuit
B2482 Backup Lamp Relay Circuit
B2483 Backup Lamp Relay Circuit
B2527 Horn Relay Circuit
B2528 Horn Relay Circuit
B2573 Hatch Release Switch Circuit (Short to Voltage)
B2578 RF Turn Signal Monitor Circuit (Short to Voltage)
B2583 LF Turn Signal Monitor Circuit (Short to Voltage)
B2587 Column Lock/Unlock Drive (A)
B2588 Column Lock/Unlock Drive (A)
B2592 Column Lock/Unlock Drive (B)
B2583 Column Lock/Unlock Drive (B)
B2597 Traction Control System Switch Circuit
B2721 PASS-Key Detection Circuit
B2722 PASS-Key Detection Circuit
B2723 PASS-Key Detection Circuit
B2735 PASS-Key Programming Mode Active
U1016 Loss of Communications with PCM
U1096 Loss of Communications with IPC
U1255 Serial Data Line Malfunction

60-IPC - Instrument Panel Cluster
B0516 Speedometer Signal Circuit Malfunction
B0521 Tachometer Signal Circuit Malfunction
B1512 DIC Switch 1 Signal Short to GND "FUEL"
B1517 DIC Switch 2 Signal Short to GND "GAGES"
B1522 DIC Switch 3 Signal Short to GND "TRIP"
B1527 DIC Switch 4 Signal Short to GND "OPTIONS"
B1532 DIC Switch 5 Signal Short to GND "E/M"
B1537 DIC Switch 6 Signal Short to GND "RESET"
B1542 Oil Temperature Circuit Short to GND
B1543 Oil Temperature Circuit Open
U1016 Loss of Communications with PCM
U1040 Loss of Communications with TCS
U1056 Loss of Communications with RTD
U1064 Loss of Communications with BCM
U1128 Loss of Communications with Radio
U1153 Loss of Communications with HVAC
U1160 Loss of Communications with LDCM
U1161 Loss of Communications with RDCM
U1166 Loss of Communications with SCM
U1176 Loss of Communications with RFA
U1255 Serial Data Line Malfunction

80-Radio - Radio Not Found

99-HVAC - Heater, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
B0332 Outside Air Temp Sensor Short to GND
B0333 Outside Air Temp Sensor Open
B0337 Inside Air Temp Sensor Short to GND
B0338 Inside Air Temp Sensor Open
B0348 Sunload Temperature Sensor Open
B0361 Left Actuator Feedback Short to GND
B0363 Left Actuator Feedback Open
B0365 Right Actuator Feedback Short to GND
B0367 Right Actuator Feedback Open
B0441 Left Actuator Out of Range
B0446 Right Actuator Out of Range
B1016 Loss of Communications with PCM
U1064 Loss of Communications with BCM
U1096 Loss of Communications with IPC
U1255 Serial Data Line Malfunction

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A0-LDCM - Left Door Control Module
B2202 Left Window Up Switch Fault
B2204 Left Window Down Switch Fault
B2206 Right Window Up Switch Fault
B2208 Right Window Down Switch Fault
B2222 LT Mirror Select Switch Fault
B2224 RT Mirror Select Switch Fault
B2226 Mirror Right Switch Fault
B2228 Mirror Left Switch Fault
B2232 Mirror Up Switch Fault
B2234 Mirror Down Switch Fault
B2236 Left Door Lock Switch Fault
B2238 Left Door UnLock Switch Fault
B2242 Memory 1 Switch Fault
B2244 Memory 2 Switch Fault
B2252 Key Cylinder Switch Fault
B2262 Horizontal Position Sensor Fit
B2264 Vertical Position Sensor Fault
B2272 Left Mirror Motor Fault
B2274 Window Motor Fault
B2276 Door Lock Motor/Mirror Heater Fit
B2282 Battery #1 Fault
B2284 Battery #2 Fault
B2286 +5V Reference Fault
U1064 Loss of Communications with BCM
U1096 Loss of Communications with IPC
U1255 Serial Data Line Malfunction

A1-RDCM - Right Door Control Module
B2203 Right Window Up Switch Fault
B2205 Right Window Down Switch Fault
B2237 Right Door Lock Switch Fault
B2239 Right Door Un-Lock Switch Fault
B2253 Key Cylinder Switch Fault
B2263 Horizontal Position Sensor Fit
B2265 Horizontal Position Sensor Fault
B2273 Right Mirror Motor Fault
B2275 Window Motor Fault
B2277 Door Lock Motor/Mirror Heater Fit
B2283 Battery #1 Fault
B2285 Battery #2 Fault
B2287 +5V Reference Fault
U1064 Loss of Communications with BCM
U1096 Loss of Communications with IPC
U1255 Serial Data Line Malfunction

A6-SCM - Seat Control Module
B0846 Battery 2 Out of Range
B0851 Battery 1 Out of Range
B2002 Fore/Aft Seat Motor Open or Short to GND
B2007 Front Vertical Seat Motor Open or Shorted
B2012 Rear Vertical Seat Motor Open or Shorted
B2172 Seat Front Up Switch Shorted to GND
B2177 Seat Front Down Switch Shorted to GND
B2182 Seat Rear Up Switch Shorted to GND
B2187 Seat Rear Down Switch Shorted to GND
B2192 Seat Forward Switch Shorted to GND
B2197 Seat Reverse Switch Shorted to GND
B2605 Seat Front Vertical Position Sensor Failure
B2606 Seat Rear Vertical Position Sensor Failure
B2607 Seat Horizontal Position Sensor Failure

B0-RFA - Remote Function Actuation
B0605 Receiver Internal Memory Malfunction
B2805 No Transmitters Programmed
C2100 Left Front TPM Sensor Malfunction
C2105 Right Front TPM Sensor Malfunction
C2110 Right Rear TPM Sensor Malfunction
C2115 Left Rear TPM Sensor Malfunction
C2120 TPM System Malfunction (No Sensors Received)
C2121 TPM System Programming Malfunction (No Sensors Programmed)
U1000 Loss of Communication Undetermined
U1016 Loss of Communication with PCM
U1064 Loss of Communication with BCM
U1096 Loss of Communication with IPC
U1255 Serial Data Line Malfunction

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06-16-2009, 01:17 PM
Years:1997 ( 1998 ( 1999 ( 2000 ( 2001 ( 2002 ( 2003 ( 2004 (
Available Motors:LS1 V8 (
LS6 V8 (Z06) (
Available Colors:Anniversary Red Pearl Tri-coat ( %2Dcoat)Arctic White ( Gold Metallic ( ( Blue Metallic ( Bowling Green Metallic ( ic)Electron Blue ( Green ( Silver ( Blue ( Carmine Red Metallic ( c)Light Toreador Metallic ( achine Silver ( Red Metallic ( . Amethyst Metallic ( Med Spiral Gray ( Purple Pearl Metallic ( lic)Nassau Blue Metallic ( Blue Metallic ( Car Purple ( Metallic ( Green ( Pearl Tri-coat ( Tint Tri-coat ( r Metallic ( Red ( ( (

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06-16-2009, 01:18 PM
Year to Year Changes:1997 Corvette ( engine is new; the hatchback coupé is the only body style offered1998 Corvette ( C5 debuts with the first trunk in a Corvette convertible since 1962;1999 Corvette ( hardtop coupé is offered as a base-model body style2000 Corvette ( alloy rims debut2001 Corvette ( coupé body style becomes top-performance Z06, utilizing the new LS6 engine and suspension improvements;2002 Corvette ( hp (14.9 kW) increase for the Z062003 Corvette ( Anniversary Edition package offered for base models;2004 Corvette ( Hours of Le Mans Commemorative Edition package offered for all models

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OEM CodeColorValspar Code ( Code ( CodeDuPont CodeRM CodeSW CodeAzko CodeWA Code10Arctic WhiteW243110054185B89491900540911GMA89:10956711Pew ter MetallicN1248380185377B98102801954690GMA98:11382E1 3Silver MetallicS057429993822D85902178735369GMA35:13S90212 1Radar Blue MetallicL3563454045386B98192808755292GMA98:21C245E 23Bright Blue MetallicL3182356725215B97732700154111GMA97:23348D4 1BlackK090110999700F02H1357233756GMA78:19855553Lig ht Toreador MetallicR2127356795219B97232700552974GMA97:53307D5 8Aztec Gold MetallicB2756427805509--56639GMA98:58170E70Torch RedR311111614230B90082000242027GMA91:70907587Fairw ay GreenG1992356855250B97292700053516GMA97:87309D95Ma j. Amethyst MetallicL15358555001B95432500950234GMA95:95111B
OEM CodeColorValspar Code ( Code ( CodeDuPont CodeRM CodeSW CodeAzko CodeWA Code10Arctic WhiteW243110054185B89491900540911GMA89:10956711Pew ter MetallicN1248380185377B98102801954690GMA98:11382E1 3Silver MetallicS057429993822D85902178735369GMA35:13S90212 3Bright Blue MetallicL3182356725215B97732700154111GMA97:23348D2 8Navy Blue MetallicL332523675381B9808-54695GMA98:28352E41BlackK090110999700F02H135723375 6GMA78:19855570Torch RedR311111614230B90082000242027GMA91:70907586Red Pearl Tri-coatL2161/62321944999/00B9542/49-50245/49762GMA95:86127B86Red Tint Tri-coatL2382/83436315402/03B9803/04-54703/49762GMA98:86379E95Maj. Amethyst MetallicL15358555001B95432500950234GMA95:95111B
2000 OEM CodeColorValspar Code ( Code ( CodeDuPont CodeRM CodeSW CodeAzko CodeWA Code10Arctic WhiteW243110054185B89491900540911GMA89:10956711Pew ter MetallicN1248380185377B98102801954690GMA98:11382E1 3Silver MetallicS057429993822D85902178735369GMA35:13S90212 3Bright Blue MetallicL3182356725215B97732700154111GMA97:23348D2 8Navy Blue MetallicL332523675381B9808-54695GMA98:28352E41BlackK090110999700F02H135723375 6GMA78:19855570Torch RedR311111614230B90082000242027GMA91:70907579Yello wY1272543815593MD413-58746GMA00:79423G86Red Pearl Tri-coatL2161/62321944999/00B9542/49-50245/49762GMA95:86127B86Red Tint Tri-coatL2382/83436315402/03B9803/04-54703/49762GMA98:86379E91Polo GreenG086112304235D8871-42595GMA90:919529

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06-16-2009, 01:25 PM
OEM CodeColorValspar Code ( Code ( CodeDuPont CodeRM CodeSW CodeAzko CodeWA Code11Pewter MetallicN1248380185377B98102801954690GMA98:11382E1 2Galaxy SilverS565427545451B9900-57059GMA99:12519F28Navy Blue MetallicL332523675381B9808-54695GMA98:28352E40WhiteW132110964318B8469-33755GMA84:40C855441BlackK090110999700F02H13572337 56GMA78:19855570Torch RedR311111614230B90082000242027GMA91:70907579Yello wY1272543815593MD413-58746GMA00:79423G86Red Tint Tri-coatL2382/83436315402/03B9803/04-54703/49762GMA98:86379E91Polo GreenG086112304235D8871-42595GMA90:919529
OEM CodeColorValspar Code ( Code ( CodeDuPont CodeRM CodeSW CodeAzko CodeWA Code11Pewter MetallicN1248380185377B98102801954690GMA98:11382E1 2Galaxy SilverS565427545451B9900-57059GMA99:12519F21Electron BlueL439655217195338P1953-63987GMA02:21779J28Navy Blue MetallicL332523675381B9808-54695GMA98:28352E40WhiteW132110964318B8469-33755GMA84:40C855441BlackK090110999700F02H13572337 56GMA78:19855570Torch RedR311111614230B90082000242027GMA91:70907579Yello wY1272543815593MD413-58746GMA00:79423G86Red Tint Tri-coatL2382/83436315402/03B9803/04-54703/49762GMA98:86379E91Polo GreenG086112304235D8871-42595GMA90:919529
OEM CodeColorValspar Code ( Code ( CodeDuPont CodeRM CodeSW CodeAzko CodeWA Code12Galaxy SilverS565427545451B9900-57059GMA99:12519F21Electron BlueL439655217195338P1953-63987GMA02:21779J40WhiteW132110964318B8469-33755GMA84:40C855441BlackK090110999700F02H13572337 56GMA78:19855570Torch RedR311111614230B90082000242027GMA91:70907579Yello wY1272543815593MD413-58746GMA00:79423G88Med Spiral GrayN1963585035945P4724-64595GMA03:88812K94Anniversary Red Pearl Tri-coatR3258/R3488581835948/5943P4727/28-64597GMA03:94820K
OEM CodeColorValspar Code ( Code ( CodeDuPont CodeRM CodeSW CodeAzko CodeWA Code10Arctic WhiteW243110054185B89491900540911GMA89:10956719LeM ans BlueL4998625966232--66850GMA04:19933L41BlackK090110999700F02H135723375 6GMA78:19855567Light Tarnished SilverS892626136229--66691GMA04:67994L70Torch RedR311111614230B90082000242027GMA91:70907579Yello wY1272543815593MD413-58746GMA00:79423G86Red Tint Tri-coatL2382/83436315402/03B9803/04-54703/49762GMA98:86379E88Med Spiral GrayN1963585035945P4724-64595GMA03:88812K

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 01:39 PM
Chevrolet Corvette C5 - C5 Solutions

Sensor NonSense
I recently purchased an '02 Z06 with 19,500 miles, and the check engine light stays on. The dealer said the code shows that the front left O2 sensor needed replacement, so I had them replace it. A half-hour later the check engine light came on again. I took it back to the dealer, and they said now all four O2 sensors needed to be replaced. I took it to another mechanic, who ordered all four sensors and replaced them. The check engine light still came on after about a half-hour of driving. I took it back to the shop that replaced all sensors, and they said the code still shows that the O2 sensors need to be replaced, so there is probably a problem with the main computer. Is this the likely cause, or do I need to take it to another dealer/mechanic for another diagnosis?
I wish you would have presented the actual codes pulled up when your Corvette was scanned since there are more than a dozen trouble codes that deal with the oxygen sensors. For what it's worth, modern oxygen sensors are very reliable, and the idea that all the sensors have failed and need replacement is nothing short of ludicrous. A real full diagnosis will require a technician who is willing to look for the root cause, such as poor grounds, injector or fuel system ( problems, exhaust leaks, or even vacuum leaks. Find an experienced Corvette facility before shelling out for replacing what are very reliable electronics.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 01:40 PM
More on Peeling Tint
In your July issue's C5 Solutions, a question was posed regarding what can be done to restore the degradation of the "peeling tint." Like the writer, I found that nothing short of painting it is the answer. Working with my favorite body/paint shop here in Kaneohe, Hawaii, the top was painted after a few experiments. The solution was a good sanding of various grits followed by a good buffing. A few coats of body matching paint (black in my case), a few more coats of clear, and the top was saved for $350. From the inside, the top looks like a black mirror (clear, clean, and shiny). This was a great save as opposed to spending anywhere from $850 to $1,300. It's now a Targa-top; if I want to see the sky I remove the top.

Thanks for sharing the information, DJ. It goes to show that some innovative ( problem solving can go a long way to handling a problem, and sometimes save some cash in the process.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 01:41 PM
Self-Locking Steering Wheel
Your column on C5 Solutions is the primary reason I have subscribed for so long. Now I have a crisis: The steering wheel in my '99 coupe (48,000 miles) has started to lock when the engine is running and transmission engaged-not a good experience. fortunately, I was just backing out of my driveway and not on the road. I let the car sit for two days and it unlocked itself. I called the Chevy dealer who handles Vettes, and they want me to bring it in. I'm afraid I'll get ripped on a major repair that may not be necessary, so please advise.

Problems with the column lock have plagued C5 Corvettes and are well known to GM. Naturally, this type of problem can be a serious safety issue, and there are numerous recalls and many technical service bulletins for the various production C5s. I would recommend going through the dealer and having the recall service procedure performed. For manual transmission C5s there are a few aftermarket firms making Column Lock Bypass kits, which may be worth investigating, but I would make an authorized dealer my first stop.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 01:42 PM
Mr. Clean
I own an '01 Corvette, white-over-red. I purchased it used in 2003 with 8,173 miles after I had retired in 2000. It is my first Vette and I love it. I put it to bed for the winter on November 10th. My question is: is there a good way to clean the inside of the aluminum wheels. Also what tools and products do you recommend?

A C5 Corvette is a beautiful car, and I understand your desire to keep it immaculately clean. Getting in between the tight spots of the wheels can be tough, and it is an area that naturally collects brake dust and general grime. It can be tempting to use some of the really aggressive wheel cleaners on the market, but it is crucial to be careful in selecting the correct product. Some wheel cleaners are based upon an acid solution, which can actually do permanent damage to the finish of the OEM wheels. Make sure the product is labeled as safe for all wheels.
You can use a spray-on cleaning product of the many brands available on most auto parts store shelves, again making sure the product is recommended for OEM finished wheels. What is really helpful in reaching those tight areas and getting to the grime is a specialty wheel brush. These brushes are shaped like oversized bottle brushes and are made for tight recesses and the area between spokes.
Another idea is to go with power tools rather than relying on your elbow grease and muscle. Mothers brand of polishing and cleaning products markets an item called the Powerball, which is a wadding that works with a power drill to save time and effort when attacking a set of grimy wheels. We have found this system to make cleaning and polishing wheels a snap.

06-16-2009, 01:50 PM
Cool Video

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They look great, especially in comparison to the orginal black plastic/rubber ones. A little work getting all the sticky off the paint to apply the new ones.

06-16-2009, 01:57 PM
Well I bought a new high quality chromed alternator (well the two halfs, the casing) and had my stock alt. internals swapped to the new chrome casings and then put it back in the Z....

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C5 Corvette Leather Toiletry Kit

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C5 Corvette Racing Checkered Bill Cap

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C5 Corvette Racing Two-Tone Lambskin Jacket Red/Black

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C5 Corvette Racing Two-Tone Lambskin Jacket Yellow/Black

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C5 Womens Embossed Handbag

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06-16-2009, 03:07 PM
C5 Z06 405HP Custom Duffle Bag

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Corvette athletic pants

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Corvette Baby Onesie

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06-16-2009, 03:22 PM
Corvette Golf Visor Combines Fit, Fashion & Protection

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Kit Includes

2 Grade 8 Rear Studs

4 Grade 8 Washers
2 Nylon Lock Nuts
2 Grade 8 Nuts Bolt Hardware

C5 Lowering
Bolt Kit

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 03:32 PM
Chevrolet Corvette C5 ( ( companyGeneral MotorsProduction1997–2004AssemblyBowling Green, KentuckyPredecessorChevrolet Corvette C4 ( Corvette C6 ( carLayoutFR layoutPlatformY-bodyWheelbase104.5 in (2654 mm)Length179.7 in (4564 mm)Width73.6 in (1869 mm)Height47.7 in (1212 mm)
Convertible: 47.8 in (1214 mm)Base model ( 7–2004Body style(s)2-door hatchback coupé (1997-2004)
2-door convertible
2-door hardtop coupé (1999-2000)Engine(s)5.7 L LS1 ( V8Transmission(s)4-speed automatic
6-speed manual

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06-16-2009, 03:33 PM
All race ready units from Rockland Standard Gear have steel 3-4 shift forks, Carbon fiber synchro rings, solid synchro keys, all components match-fitted, blue printed, Performance shimmed, and new OEM bearings.
C5 Corvette
Corvette (MM6) T56-023
Bullet-proof, Race-ready 6-SPD
with Carbon Fiber Synchronizer Rings, Steel 3-4 shift fork,
Ratios-2.66, 1.78, 1.30, 1.00, .74, .50
Bullet-proof, Race-ready 6-SPD
Drag-strip transmission for Corvette!

Unbreakable 9310 alloy output shaft
Z06 ratios-2.97,2.07, 1.43, 1.00, .84, .56
Race-ready with carbon fiber synchronizer rings Steel 3-4 shift fork a must-have for drag racing and Speed World Challenge.Corvette (MM12) Remanufactured Getrag Rear for Corvette
Bullet-proof, Race-ready 6-SPD
with Carbon Fiber Synchronizer Rings,
Steel 3-4 shift fork,
Z06 ratios-2.97,2.07, 1.43, 1.00, .84, .56
Available in 3:42, 3:73, 3.90, and 4:10 ratios
Blue-printed and

New heavy duty bearings throughout
Available on R&R basis onlyUnbreakable axle shaft for C-5 CorvetteShort Shaft Side GearC5GF-01 Getrag differentials manufactured of 300 moly steel
Stops twisted splines and broken shafts in road racing and drag racing competition!
Rockland Standard Gear can install this part on any C5 Getrag differential rebuild.
Mike to get me info

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06-16-2009, 03:39 PM

Base Corvette Sport Coupe
Before January 19, 1999

Base Corvette Sport Coupe After January 19, 1999$38,685.00


Base Corvette Sport Coupe After May 17, 1999$38,820.00

Base Corvette Convertible

Before January 19, 1999


Base Corvette Convertible After January 19, 1999$45,095.001YY67

Base Corvette Convertible After May 17, 1999$45,220.001YY37

Fixed Roof Coupe *


Fixed Roof Coupe After May 17, 1999$38,320.00Destination Charge

Preferred Equipment Group
Memory Package (Req. CJ2)

AG1Power 6-Way Driver Seat (HT Only)305AG2

Power Passenger Seat

AP9Parcel Net (HT Only)15AQ9

Sport Seats
Floor Mats
Body Side Moldings
Removable Roof Panel Blue Tint
Base Roof
Dual Removable Roof Panels
Dual Zone Air Conditioning
Manual A/C
Luggage Shade and Parcel Net
Base Suspension
Sport Suspension

(Included With Z51)
Federal Emissions
Selective Real Time Damping, Electronic
Performance Axle Ratio

3.15:1 MXO Auto

GU2Std. Axle Ratio 2.73:1 MXO Auto-GU6Std. Axle Ratio 3.42:1 Six Speed-JL4

Active Handling
Std. 5.7 Liter SFI Aluminum V8
Six Speed Manual Transmission
M30-Automatic Transmission

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06-16-2009, 03:40 PM
Massachusetts/New York Emissions

N37Steering Column;Pwr Telescope Man Tilt350N73Sport Magnesium Wheels (Late Production)3000R8C (

Customer Pickup at The NCM
Click on Option NumberClick on Option Number

QD4 ( Standard Wheel-QF3 ( Standard Wheel-T82Twilight Sentinel 60T96

Fog Lamps (Not Available On Hardtop)

TR9Lighting: Cargo, Underhood, Vanity (Hardtop)95UN0

Stereo System Delco-Bose with CD
Remote Compact Disk Changer (All Models)

UV6Head Up Display375UZ6Bose Speaker & Amplifer System (HT Only)820V49

Front License Plate Frame
Front Tire - P245/45ZR17 BW SBR

-YGHRear Tire - P275/40ZR18 BW SBR-YF5

California Emissions

Z19 ****Gymkhana/Autocross Pkg. Fixed Roof Coupe-Z49

Canadian Options
Performance Handling Package
(Included With FE3 Sports Suspension,
includes power steering fluid cooler)

*Early Production Fixed Roof Coupes Will Not Be Available For Export
**New for 1999 Options
***RPO NG1 is now required on all cars and trucks less or equal to 6,000 GVWR sold for
registration in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.
The C5 has NO CHARGE for this NG1 Option, effective with the start of 1999 Production.

**** GM Has Finalized the C5 Hardtop for production...

It Appears the C5 Hardtop will have all the same standard equipment as the Targa Coupe,
Except the Six-Speed Transmission is Standard, and the Performance Handling Package (Z19) is also Standard.
Optional Equipment will include, Cargo and Under hood lighting, lighted visors, and power driver seat.
Fixed Mast antenna only on the Fixed Roof, and no Automatic Transmission will be available for 1999.
Suffix LS1 Engine
ZAB: 345.69ci 345hp Automatic TransmissionZAA: 345.69ci 345hp Manual Transmission

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06-16-2009, 03:40 PM
CodeExterior WheelsInterior10UArctic White AlloyB-Lg-R 11ULight Pewter MetallicAlloyB-Lg-R-Lo13USebring Silver Metallic AlloyB-Lg-R 23UNassau Blue MetallicAlloyB-Lg-Lo28U
Navy Blue MetallicAlloyB-Lg-Lo41UBlack AlloyB-Lg-R 70UTorch Red AlloyB-Lg-R 86URed Metallic Clear Coat **AlloyB-Lg-R
*Fixed Roof Coupe Will be available in Five Colors: 10U White,
11U Lt. Pewter, 41U Black, 70U Torch Red, 23U Nassau Blue
**Color 86U Magnetic Red with Tint $500 Option
*** Fixed Roof Coupe Standard Interior Will be:
Black Leather - No Optional Interior Package will Be Available On the HT for 1999

Abbreviations: B=Black, Lg=Light Gray/Pewter, Lo=Light Oak,
R=Firethorn Red
Codes: 193=Black, 293=Light Gray/Pewter, 673 Light Oak, 943=Firethorn Red

Convertible Top Colors:
CodeColorLiner41TBlackBlack10TWhiteBlack67TLight OakBlack

Interior-exterior color combinations are recommended, but any color combination can be ordered.

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B&B Exhaust - Bullet System - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06

Available in 2-Tip and 4-Tip models!
Precision crafted of 100% T304 Stainless Steel and mandrel bending, this exhaust system is manufactured as a direct bolt-on replacement for the factory system. By utilizing the factory mounting locations this system requires absolutely no cutting, welding, or modifications for installation. Built to last and offering guaranteed customer satisfaction, all Billy Boat Performance Exhaust Products are backed by a factory written limited lifetime warranty. Weighs within 3lbs of a Z06 factory Titanium system! Perfect system for the enthusiast who loves and xtremely aggressive exhaust note!!!

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The B&B PRT Exhaust is B&B's most aggressive exhaust. The exterior sound is commanding, emitting a throaty idle and stout wide-open-throttle attitude while purging all resonant frequencies for a perfectly quiet interior. The B&B Route 66 Exhaust is the exhaust for the less aggressive enthusiast. B&B Fabrication has re-engineered its legendary 180-degree muffler design and given it a new name - Route 66. The B&B Route 66 muffler has a warm exhaust sound at idle and a robust full-throttle note.

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The B&B PRT Exhaust is B&B's most aggressive exhaust. The exterior sound is commanding, emitting a throaty idle and stout wide-open-throttle attitude while purging all resonant frequencies for a perfectly quiet interior. The B&B Route 66 Exhaust is the exhaust for the less aggressive enthusiast. B&B Fabrication has re-engineered its legendary 180-degree muffler design and given it a new name - Route 66. The B&B Route 66 muffler has a warm exhaust sound at idle and a robust full-throttle note.

B&B Exhaust - Quad Oval Tips - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06 (

The B&B PRT Exhaust is B&B's most aggressive exhaust. The exterior sound is commanding, emitting a throaty idle and stout wide-open-throttle attitude while purging all resonant frequencies for a perfectly quiet interior. The B&B Route 66 Exhaust is the exhaust for the less aggressive enthusiast. B&B Fabrication has re-engineered its legendary 180-degree muffler design and given it a new name - Route 66. The B&B Route 66 muffler has a warm exhaust sound at idle and a robust full-throttle note.

Bassani Cat-back Exhaust - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06 (

Made from 100% Stainless Steel, this system bolts on with no cutting or modifying. Deep throaty sound with no resonance at cruising speed. Up to 10 hp gain. Choose from two round tips, two oval tips, four round tips, or two polished tips.
For two tip polished system, add 3-4 additional weeks for delivery.

Bassani C5 Front Crossover (no cats)- 01-04 Corvette C5/Z06 (

Patented true X Pipe design by Bassini Mfg.. Stainless steel construction and lifetime warranty. Works with Bassani rear x-pipe and is an easy bolt on, slip fit install with no welding. No cats - offroad use only.

Bassani Rear C5 Crossover - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06

4-6hp and 10-12tq. gain with this patented true X Pipe design by Bassini Mfg.. Stainless steel construction and lifetime warranty. Works with any C5 exhaust system and is an easy bolt on, slip fit install with no welding.

Borla X-Pipe - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06 (

An X-Pipe is almost essential when upgrading to an aftermarket exhaust. Borla's C5/Z06 X-Pipe allows for more of a balanced exhaust flow for reduction of popping on deceleration. A cleaner tone is apparant without affecting volume.

Borla XR1 Exhaust - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06

This performance exhaust features one of the most aggressive sounds in C5 aftermarket exhausts. Features include two exhaust outlets, a deep throaty rumble at idle, and all out race sound a full throttle. An exhaust for the die-hard enthusiast.

Borla XR Stinger - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06 (

The Borla XR Stinger exhaust system is similar in sound to the XR-1 exhaust, but with little to no resonance. This system is loud! Choose from a two tip round, four tip round, or four tip oval system. All three exhausts have the same sound. Stainless steel construction. Easy bolt on installation. 34 lbs total weight!

Borla Straight Pipes! - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06 (

Borla Straight Pipes!... just what the hearing Doctor ordered! You want LOUD?! Borla delivers! Easy bolt on installation.

Corsa Exhaust - Tiger Shark Tips - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06 (

For your C5 choose from two, 2 1/2-inch systems, each designed to give you a different and unique sound, but each with the same whisper-quiet interior ride. The Touring Edition delivers a crisp, exotic exhaust note while the Pace Car Edition has a more aggressive sound, especially evident at full-throttle.

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For your C5 choose from two, 2 1/2-inch systems, each designed to give you a different and unique sound, but each with the same whisper-quiet interior ride. The Touring Edition delivers a crisp, exotic exhaust note while the Pace Car Edition has a more aggressive sound, especially evident at full-throttle.

Corsa Exhaust - Pro Series Tips - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06 (
For your C5 choose from two, 2 1/2-inch systems, each designed to give you a different and unique sound, but each with the same whisper-quiet interior ride. The Touring Edition delivers a crisp, exotic exhaust note while the Pace Car Edition has a more aggressive sound, especially evident at full-throttle.

Corsa Exhaust - Classic Tips - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06 (
For your C5 choose from two, 2 1/2-inch systems, each designed to give you a different and unique sound, but each with the same whisper-quiet interior ride. The Touring Edition delivers a crisp, exotic exhaust note while the Pace Car Edition has a more aggressive sound, especially evident at full-throttle.

Corsa C5 Crossover - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06 (
Corsa's crossover design provides improved, balanced side-to-side exhaust flow for increased power and eliminates the exhaust "idle burble" and popping on deceleration in most fifth generation Corvettes. CORSA's X-style Crossover PipeT improves exhaust flow, at the same time smoothing out the LS1 engine pulses for better throttle response and a cleaner sound. The perfect complement to CORSA's Pace Car Edition muffler system!

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([/URL] ( ( a 100% American made exhaust on your 97-04 C5/Z06 Corvette! Proudly hand made in Mesa, Arizona GHL Motorsports exhaust systems utilize 100% American made aircraft quality 304 Stainless Steel. The Magnum series exhaust have a throaty aggressive note and come in either 2 or 4 tip. The Magnum series exhaust are also PERFECT for the end user REQUIRING ultra high exhaust flow for twin turbo and supercharger applications. The Magnum Plus 2 tip system feautres the 6" bullet muffler for a slightly quieter sound, no interior resonance, but still exudes that American V8 sound that the factory exhaust just cannot compare to. Bullet series mufflers can also be had with 4 tips. Direct bolt on using factory mount locations. Each system is fully guaranteed for the time the original purchaser owns their car. GHL….Muscle Car Sound without the Drone. Choose your 100% American made exhaust below!

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Install a 100% American made 2.5 inch mandrel bent X-Pipe on your 97-04 C5/Z06 Corvette! Proudly hand made in Mesa, Arizona GHL Motorsports exhaust systems utilize 100% American made aircraft quality 304 Stainless Steel. Reduce the annoying popping/motorboat noises when you add an after market exhaust to your C5/Z06.

SLP "Loud Mouth" w/Quad 4.25" Rolled Tips - 97-04 Corvette C5/Z06 (
Give your 1997-2003 C5 Corvette a bark to match its bite with SLP's "Loud Mouth" exhaust system. Constructed from mandrel-bent 304 stainless steel, this bolt-on system offers up to a 15-hp gain and a 20-lb. weight savings over stock. It features 2.5" over-axle pipes and 2.25" electro-polished tailpipes terminating in 4.25" rolled tips. SLP’s exhaust system features easy bolt-on installation and includes all necessary hardware, detailed instructions and a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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06-16-2009, 03:51 PM
C5 Corvette Cleartastic Paint Protection ( | Print | ( User Rating: / 2

You know that sinking feeling. Your pride and joy is your Torch Red C5, and backing it out into the driveway for a washing is almost as much fun as taking the car for a joy ride through the mountains. But then, as you’re leaning over to soap up the expanse of red on the rear fender, you spot that chunk of missing paint, which quickly lures a dark cloud over your sunny day. It’s amazing how such a tiny speck of white can stand out so prominently, at least in your mind. Where’s that can of touch-up paint?
Thanks to Zip Corvette Parts (, 8067 Fast Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, 1-800-692-9632, you can avoid these afternoons of despair. Cleartastic paint protection is a clear, flexible, plastic film that is pre-cut for the areas that are most prone to stone chips and other road debris paint damage. It adheres to the paint via static cling, so there are no straps, bolts, glue, or other visible methods of attachment. When applied, the film is essentially invisible; you have to look closely to spot the edges. With care, you can leave the Cleartastic in place while washing the car, or you can remove them completely by simply peeling the film sections off and saving them for reuse later. As long as you make sure that the edges are securely in place, the Cleartastic pieces will stay on, even at high speeds.
For this article, we checked out the Cleartastic installation on Eric Stehle’s 1999 Corvette hardtop. For C5s, Cleartastic provides a 12-piece kit, six pieces for each side of the car, with the driver’s side pieces marked for identification. The larger sections are applied to the fenders right behind the wheel openings, while the thinner strips go inside the wheel openings. Following Cleartastic’s detailed instructions, we installed the film using water and a plastic squeegee. Getting the larger sections positioned properly was a little tricky at first because even with the wet paint the plastic adheres quickly and securely. But it can be easily peeled off and repositioned prior to using the squeegee (or a plastic credit card) to push out the water and air bubbles. Cleartastic recommends allowing the film to dry for at least nine hours before driving the car.
Cleartastic offers kits for 1963 to 2001 Corvettes, although some are not as extensive as the C5 kit. For example, the Cleartastic kit for 1963-67 Corvettes is simply a two-piece affair to protect the paint behind the rear wheel.
Clearly, Cleartastic is a fantastic product for protecting your Corvette’s paint from stone chips – and for keeping those dark clouds away. at ( With Cleartastic’s C5 Corvette kit, you get 12 pieces of clear film, six for each side. ( The driver’s side pieces are identified on the back, which makes it easy to distinguish one side from the other. ( In addition to the larger pieces for the actual outer fender areas, Cleartastic supplies these smaller pieces to protect the painted areas inside the wheelwell lips.s. ( The Cleartastic sheets are cut for a custom fit, as you can see by this bottom main section for the rear fender. Originally, Cleartastic provided a single sheet for the entire area, but now two sections are included so they can conform to the body crease instead of covering the crease. ( After making sure that the paint is clean, spray water onto the application area. A small drop of dish washing detergent (i.e. Joy) will assist with the proper positioning of the sheets. ( Peel the Cleartastic film off its backing sheet.s. ( Carefully apply the Cleartastic to the body of the car. The water makes it easier to slide the film around until it is positioned correctly. Excess water can be pushed out with your hand or a dry cloth ( Once the Cleartastic is positioned, use a squeegee (a plastic credit card will work too) to push out the water and any air bubbles. The film disappears almost like magic. ( With the water and air bubbles removed, the Cleartastic clings securely to the paint. You have to look closely to spot the edges. ( During long-term storage, Cleartastic recommends removing the film sheets and storing them on the original backing sheets for reuse later. (

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06-16-2009, 04:00 PM
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Like the C4, the suspension on the C5 used transverse composite leaf springs on both the front (above left) and rear (right) suspension. The C5 however featured an all new design; none of the suspension parts were carried over from the C4. The system was fully independent and used unequal length A-arms at all four corners, a common race car configuration. Both front and rear suspensions featured anti-sway bars. ( (
The C5 Corvette's floor is constructed using two layers of an aircraft type composite material wrapped around a balsa wood core. The balsa wood helps filter out noise and vibration, and makes the floor 10 times stiffer than the use of composites alone. Numerous "high tech" synthetic fillers were tried, but none matched the stiffness, light weight and damping performance of natural balsa wood.
The chassis side rails were shaped through a process called hydroforming, as opposed to the multiple stampings and welding of the C4 Corvette. The new design was part of the reason why the designers were able to lower the door sill by about four inches. Using seamless tubular steel contributed to the strength of the chassis. (
The long awaited introduction of the C5 gave new life to the Corvette that would make any car enthusiast envious. Check out Corvette Guys 1997 Corvette parts ( to keep your Bow Tie ahead of the pack. (
Of the many innovations of the C5, the rear transaxle was at the top of the list. With a transaxle design, the transmission and the differential are located in a combined case at the rear axle. This was the same layout used in the Porsche 944 and Ferrari Daytona. The goal was improved balance; with the weight shifted more to the rear a better front / rear weight distribution was possible. In the case of the C5, weight distribution was 51% front / 49% rear which is close to ideal and an excellent statistic for a front engine car. Another advantage of the rear transaxle was more space in the cockpit area, which resolved a complaint from C4 owners who felt that the footwell areas was too small. Note the torque tube in front of the transaxle and to the right in the above photo. It mechanically coupled the engine to the transaxle which improved handling response, delivering that wonderful and often elusive "sports car feel".

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06-16-2009, 04:01 PM
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The wheelbase for the C5 increased from 96.2" to 104.5" - more than eight inches. Yet the overall length of the car only increased about an inch, from 178.5" to 179.7". Pushing the wheels out further allowed the designers to come up with a more roomy passenger area. Weight was down by approximately 80 lbs. The new chassis was much more rigid than the C4, despite the fact that the door sill was almost four inches lower. A more rigid chassis makes for a more precise handling car with less potential for rattles and squeaks. This took care of two major complaints customers had with the previous generation 'vette.
Also improved was the aerodynamics. The coefficient of drag (Cd) was a mere .29, the best of any car sold at the time except for GMs own EV1, which could hardly be called a production car.

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RPO Description Production Price AAB Memory Package 6,186 (63.43%)$150 AG2 Power Passenger Seat 8,951 (91.79%)$305 AQ9 Sport Seats 6,711 (68.82%)$625 B34 Floor Mats 9,371 (96.09%)$25 B84 Body Side Moldings 4,366 (44.77%)$75 C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels 416 (4.27%)$950 CC3 Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe) 7,213 (73.96%)$650 CJ2 Electronic Dual Zone Air Conditioning 7,999 (82.02%)$365 D42 Luggage Shade and Parcel Net 8,315 (85.26%)$50 F45 Selective Real Time Damping, electronic 3,094 (31.73%)$1,695 G92 Performance Axle Ratio (Automatic only) 2,739 (28.09%)$100 MN6 6-Speed Manual Transmission 2,809 (28.80%)$815 NG1 Massachusetts / New York Emissions 677 (6.94%)$170 T96 Fog Lamps 8,829 (90.54%)$69 U1S Remote Compact 12-Disc Changer 4,496 (46.10%)$600 UN0 Delco Stereo System with CD 6,282 (64.42%)$100 V49 Front License Plate Frame 2,258 (23.15%)$15 YF5 California Emissions 885 (9.08%)$170 Z51 Performance Handling Package 1,077 (11.04%)$350 Total Production: 9,752
Coupe: 9,752 (100.00%)
Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 346 cu. in. 345 hp engine and four speed automatic transmission: $37,495.00.


Code Exterior Quantity Interior 10 Arctic White 1,341 (13.75%)Black / Light Gray / Red13 Sebring Silver Metallic 2,164 (22.19%)Black / Light Gray / Red23 Nassau Blue Metallic 292 (2.99%)Black / Light Gray / Red41 Black 2,393 (24.54%)Black / Light Gray / Red53 Light Carmine Red Metalli 381 (3.91%)Black / Light Gray70 Torch Red 3,026 (31.03%)Black / Light Gray / Red87 Fairway Green Metallic 155 (1.59%)Black / Light Gray / RedNotes: Listed are recommended color combinations but any combination was possible.

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The Cyclo Model 5 Electric (

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This my review of the Cyclo Model 5 with dual orbital heads.
For the record, I was considering selling the Cyclo Polisher on my Company web-site ( , so I thought I would first give a try on my 98 Corvette. Also, after receiving so many good comments about the Cyclo from the C5-6 Net, I just had to try it.
Yes it is fast, probably twice as fast, and for that matter, it is faster than any other polisher I have ever used. Now at my age, the time I must spend at polishing my Corvette means a lot. The balance of this unit was noticed and the reason is the Cyclo’s heads rotate in an overlapping circular motion, as seen by the photos showing the polish-Sealing on the car. I used the CTI ProPaint CareTM for this job because it is very mild and my paint is in very good shape.
I will say without hesitation, this Polisher did a fantastic job and I would recommend it highly. If you want or demand the best, you should consider the Cyclo. Sure, you can find a less expensive unit in the market, but I doubt you will find a better one.

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06-16-2009, 04:51 PM
C-Magic™ - The official detail product of the National Corvette Museum delivery program (

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The NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM and C-MAGIC have just announced C-MAGIC DETAIL PRODUCTS as “THE OFFICIAL DETAIL PRODUCTS OF THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM DELIVERY PROGRAM” The Museum is now utilizing C-MAGIC products in the preparation of deliveries made through the Museum’s Delivery Program. In addition, the Museum Store is store is now stocking these products as well as the “GM OFFICIAL DETAIL KITS” and the companion ” GM OFFICIAL FIRST AID AND ROADSIDE UTILITY KITS” These kits and other C-MAGIC items can be purchased throught the M2/1/2006
These C-Magic products are used in preparing every C6 through the R8C program and for appearance maintence of every Corvette on display at the Museum.
The C-Magic detail line of products was selected by the Museum PDI staff based upon it’s performance of the requirements for the appearance and application as it pertains to the daily delivery of new Corvettes delivered through the Museum.The Delivery Program continues to set new records for deliveries and the appearence and application requirements are extremely important items for both the Museum and the new Corvette owner.
C-MagicTM is proud to present our GM OFFICIAL DETAIL KIT * for the Corvette enthusiasts. Encased in a lockable polypropylene case with foam support, your detail supplies will be secure and easily transportable. Whether you are using them in the driveway or carrying them to your next Corvette show, you will be doing so in true Corvette style. There is no need to worry about hiding your supplies or storing them off site with this Official GM Corvette Kit *.
Emblazed with the OFFICIAL CORVETTE LOGO, you’ll never have to worry about your container getting wet, staining your interior, or just being difficult to transport.
Contained within are World ClassTM Wash , Wax, Detail Wax, Tire Finish and Leather, all formulated by a world leading chemical company. Nothing “off the shelf” or private labeled, you’ll “C” the difference and you can apply layer after layer without waiting, mixing or using separate products to achieve the appearance you’re looking for.

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Nice diecast (nearly 10" long) of the great Corvette Z06. Made by Maisto, this one has very good detail for the price.

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Your original C5 fuel pump was manufactured by Walbro. Doesn't it make sense to trust Walbro for your performance upgrade? The new Walbro GRJ420P is a direct drop-in, OE-match fuel pump with US-Made reliability for the 97-03 Corvette C5.
Using this Walbro direct-fit replacement means that you won't experience the fuel starvation issues that some replacement fuel pumps have when the fuel level gets low. And because the GRJ420P is a 255 liter-per-hour, high-pressure-capable fuel pump, that means this fuel pump can feed over 650 natually-aspirated horsepower, or over 525 turbocharged/supercharged horsepower (flywheel.) Finally, because it is made in the USA by Walbro, that means it does so quietly and with years of reliability.
(Does not fit the C5 Corvette built after October 2002)
It is common for the seal through which you will access your fuel pump to become brittle with time. We recommend replacing it at the same time you replace your fuel pump. We include these as an option.
Troubleshooting Corvette C5 Hard Starting Problems

As in many cars, the computer in the Corvette C5 turns the fuel pump on for about 2 seconds when the key is initially tured to the "on" position. The pump is then turned off by the computer until the car is started. This reduces battery drain and wear on the fuel pump. This short run is generally more than sufficient to return full pressure to the fuel line that has been kept full by a checkvalve.
C5 owners may experience a condition where the car is very difficult to start but then runs well. This is generally caused by the fuel system losing pressure while the engine is off. Basically, there are two potential causes: Either a dysfunctional checkvalve or pressure regulator allowing fuel to escape back into the tank.
In most C5 Corvettes, these are both located in the tank. The General Motors Service Bulletin on the Corvette and Cadillac XLR Fuel Tank System (reproduced on the link below and elsewhere on the Internet) provides full details. Replacing the fuel pump will not solve this problem.
Corvette Fuel System Service Bulletin (

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06-16-2009, 05:09 PM
HUD and Regular Windshields ( > > Corvette windshields (

Information and FAQs regarding the HUD windshield for the C5 Corvettes 1997 through 2004.
The factory had three basic models.
1. For the coupe, which is the hatchback where the rear glass lifts up, the HUD glass has an antenna wire in the top of the windshield. This is a small wire and not obvious from outside the car. There is a connection for the antenna by the windshield-mounted mirror.
2. For the convertibles and hardtops with an external radio antenna the HUD glass was made with out the antenna in the windshield.
3. The ZO6 which has a windshield that is thinner than the other C5 windshields. This makes the ZO6 glass lighter in weight and fits the race concept of this vehicle. The ZO6 glass weight is 6 to 10 pounds lighter than the standard C5 glass depending on who is quoting. The ZO6 also has an external mounted antenna.

4. Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

5. Why do you offer your HUD glass only with the antenna and do not offer a special lightweight version? Due to the expense of windshield molds and the relatively small Corvette production we had our HUD windshields made with the antenna installed. Our glass fits all C5s including ZO6. On ZO6 and convertibles you do not connect the antenna wire as they have fender mount antennas. Our glass weight is the same as the standard C5. For most Z06 owners the small weight difference is a non-issue for the money savings.
6. Can I use a non-HUD glass in my HUD Corvette? Yes, the non-HUD glass will fit perfectly as the block size is the same between all C5 Corvettes.
7. Will the HUD still function? Yes, the display will function, however, depending on the glass you may see a blur in the image. Other standard non-HUD glass may have a good display image at nighttime but typically will not be as crisp or as bright during the daylight.
8. What is the color of your windshield?
All of our windshields are tinted to be the same as new oem supplied windshields. All of our Corvette windshields are also SOLAR rated and DOT approved. The SOLAR rating is a ultraviolet light screen.
9. What makes the HUD glass different from standard glass?
All USA DOT approved windshield glass is a composite with a thin plastic layer between an inner and outer layer of glass. HUD glass has a special thin transparent laminate between the glass in the projection area. This laminate is manufactured specifically for the HUD and has different reflective properties and is more consistent in its density than the standard windshield laminate.
On some early factory HUD glass there is a rectangular area visible in the glass, at some point GM changed design and you can not see the HUD reflection area outlined in the glass with the car off.
Our aftermarket HUD glass is the same as the later GM design in which the outline of the HUD reflection area is not visable with the car off.

10. Where do I get my glass installed? Most body shops are pleased to handle the installation. While we have had several people report installations done by their dealer or a glass shop many people find these facilities want only to sell and install their own brand of glass at much higher prices.
11. Regarding insurance claims on glass. Some insurance companies also log glass claims as 'incidents' and can use those as a factor for raising your rates and or dropping your renewal option. It may be in your best interest to have your glass replaced at a wholesale level by purchasing your windshield through, this will save you money and premiums down the road.

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06-16-2009, 05:10 PM
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06-16-2009, 05:14 PM
1999 Lingenfelter LS7 Twin-Turbo Coupe
With 93 octane fuel, the 8.5:1 compression engine puts out 750 horsepower; with 109 octane fuel, the horsepower jumps to 905

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The name John Lingenfelter has become a legend in the world of performance engineering. For over 30 years, it has been synonymous with world-class performance, taking great cars and trucks and reinventing them.

Lingenfelter has twice worked his magic on this 1999 Corvette, adding twin turbochargers and beefy internals to its 346-ci LS1 and taking the car to 226 mph for a Motor Trend cover story, which called it “the fastest, meanest street-legal car we’ve ever tested.”

Now the Torch Red coupe, serial number 001 in that first series of Lingenfelter C5 Stage II twin turbos, is faster and meaner than ever, because the original LS1 has been replaced by another Lingenfelter-built powerhouse. Displacing 427 cubic inches, the specially prepared, all-aluminum LS7 is fitted with a 4340 forged steel crank, JE forged aluminum pistons on forged Manley rods, and the entire assembly computer-balanced. A custom Lingenfelter hydraulic roller camshaft works stainless steel intake and Inconel exhaust valves in CNC ported-and-polished heads.

The turbocharging system was developed by John Lingenfelter and has been proven in hundreds of reliable installations. Comprising two liquid cooled, engine-oil-lubricated Garrett true ball bearing turbochargers, Lingenfelter compressor, and exhaust housings with integral waste gates, twin high efficiency air-to-air intercoolers and 304 stainless steel 4-into-1 custom exhaust manifolds, the system generates over 905 fire-breathing rear-wheel horsepower.

Carefully considered upgrades were performed on the drivetrain, suspension and brakes to compensate for the increased power. A triple-disc carbon fiber clutch was installed, along with a hardened, high-strength driver’s side half shaft for durability and Hotchkiss sway bars for handling response. The original LPE-designed Lingenfelter Signature Series wheels were sent back to manufacturer HRE and reinforced with stronger hubs to handle higher torque loads, then fitted with the latest high-speed Michelin tires. Six-piston front and four-piston rear Baer calipers with vented and slotted rotors are capable of slowing the car from well over 200 mph in little more than a heartbeat. Occupant safety is thoroughly addressed with a bolt-in roll bar, safety harness, and fire extinguisher.

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06-16-2009, 05:22 PM
2003 Corvette Le Mans Safety Car
When the car sold for much less than a standard Anniversary coupe, my heart sank to the bottom of my wallet

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Corvette has a long history with racing and race events. Anyone with a passing familiarity with Corvette knows of the long association with the Indianapolis 500, as Corvette has paced the Memorial Day weekend event nine times, including the streak of four years from 2004 to 2007.

But Corvettes have long been associated with other races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, arguably the most storied, important, and indeed, sexiest race in the world.

window.google_render_ad(); The 24 Heures du Mans is not, nor has it ever been, a race where the fastest car finishes first; instead it is about endurance as well as performance. All cars are required to conform to rules set forth by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the race’s sanctioning body. Although the rules change from year to year, the race has been held annually (with a ten-year break surrounding WWII) since 1923 on public roads near the town of Sarthe, France.

While Corvettes, both close to stock and highly modified, have run the Le Mans circuit for years with various class wins and occasionally mixed results, the only domestic brand to have won overall at Le Mans is Ford with its GT40s.

A Safety Car serves many of the same functions in both Formula One and at Le Mans as a Pace Car does in domestic races. Similar to the F1 setup, the Corvette Safety Car has both yellow and green lights attached to the bar behind the T-tops. The green light allows the driver behind the Safety Car to pass. When the lead car is positioned behind the safety car, the yellow light is deployed and no passing is allowed. Le Mans also uses a Pace Car, but once the race is started, the Safety Cars are the ones to watch.

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06-16-2009, 05:30 PM
1998 Callaway C12 Coupe
This hairy beast is two meters wide, squats lower than GM stock shares, and it goes like the devil on meth

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Callaway has built a firm reputation for producing some of the most sophisticated and advanced Corvette-based automobiles ever to hit the road. Callaway’s C12, introduced in 1998, continued this legacy. Designed, developed, and constructed with the assistance of German engineering and development company IVM, the C12 was created from the outset to be a bespoke, high-performance car that offered its occupants a civilized interior and relaxed ride.

The Callaway C12 serial number is the same as a standard production Corvette, but the C12 is in no way standard. With aerodynamic bodywork fabricated from fiberglass, carbon fiber, and Kevlar, a massaged aluminum V8, heavily revised suspension, enormous disc brakes, and a thoughtfully upgraded interior, the Callaway C12 is a custom-built American supercar. It is so different from its Corvette base that cars sent to Europe were titled as Callaways. Very few of these exclusive cars were made, as most were built specifically to customers’ orders.

The striking Callaway C12 is the first example constructed. As such, it was featured in a number of road tests for automotive magazines. In 1998, it was on the cover of Road & Track and Motor Trend, both of which championed the car. After its press use, the car was delivered to Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler.

Nearly a decade later, this C12 appears like a new car inside and out. The performance offers a purported 0–60 mph time of 4.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of nearly 190 mph. Despite its performance, the C12 is luxuriously equipped and is docile around town. Rarity, provenance, history, and performance make this Callaway a distinctive alternative to today’s top-of-the-line Corvettes.

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06-16-2009, 05:32 PM
The Mallett C5 396 Conversion

Standard features include:
5.7 Liter (346 CID) 475 HP V8, with Custom Head / Cam Package (LS1 engines require LS6 ported head upgrade - see "options")
Custom calibration & dyno tuning
Body Emblems with "Mallett 396" Logo and Mallett Serial Number
Billet Aluminum Solid-Center Shifter with Mil-Spec Hardcoat (6-speed only)
Exclusive Mallett "D"-port stainless long-tube headers
Mallett/Penske Indy-Style Shock Absorbers (7500 series non-adjustable)
Mallett Chassis Number Assignment and Vehicle Registry
Leather Seats with "Mallett 396" Graphics on Headrest
Vehicle build-records archived at the National Corvette Museum
Available for both Coupe and Convertable, with automatic or manual transmission.
Standard 396 packages starts at $13,900
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HP475 @ 5,800 RPM Torque460 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM 0-60 MPH 4.4 seconds 1/4 Mile 12.00 @ 115 MPH Top Speed 185 MPH Skid Pad 0.9 g (

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06-16-2009, 05:33 PM
The following upgrades are applicable to all C5's undergoing a Mallett Conversion
NOTE: Labor prices are for cars already undergoing a conversion.
Wheels & Tires
Hoosier R3 racing tires, 275x35x18, specify 'R' for road-race or 'A' for autocross app. Each.$ Call
MICHELIN "PILOT SPORT" tire, 265x35x18. Each$ Call
Mallett TWIN 5-SPOKE 3-piece forged alloy wheels (9.5x18, 11x18).$4,200.00
Billet aluminum center cap for Mallett 1-pc, 5-spoke wheel.$250.00
Custom powdercoating color change for Mallett 1-pc, 5-spoke wheels.$850.00
DISCONTINUED Mallett 396 cast wheel. Avail. soon:1-pc FORGED for C5/C6.
Mallett TWIN 5-SPOKE, 3-piece forged alloy wheels (9.5x18, 12x18).$4,295.00
Mallett TWIN 5-SPOKE 3-piece forged alloy wheels (9.5x18, 11x19).$4,395.00
Mallett TWIN 5-SPOKE 3-piece forged alloy wheels (9.5x18, 12x19).$4,495.00
Fikse 3-piece forged alloy wheels. All styles available (9.5x18, 11x18).$4,200.00
Fikse 3-piece forged alloy wheels. All styles available (9.5x18, 12x18).$4,295.00
Custom polished finish for Mallett 1-pc, 5-spoke wheeels.$1,200.00
Z06 Style cast wheels, chrome, for OEM size tires (17"/18").$1,700.00
2000 Style cast wheels, chrome, for OEM size tires (17"/18").$1,500.00
MICHELIN "PILOT SPORT" tire, 275x35x18. Each$ Call
Hoosier R3 racing tire, 335x30x18, specify 'R' for road-race or 'A' for autocross app. Each.$ Call
MICHELIN "PILOT SPORT" tire, 295x35x18. Each$ Call
MICHELIN "PILOT SPORT" tire, 335x30x18. Each$ Call
MICHELIN "PILOT SPORT" tire, 345x30x19. Each$ Call
Mini-tub for rear wheel housing. Allows use of 18" 335/345 tires, and all 19" tires.$3,570.00
Upgrade existing 3pc rear wheel from 11" to 12" for 335mm tires.$1,260.00

Engine & Drivetrain
NEW 3.73 DIFFERENTAL$2,200.00
NEW 3.42 DIFFERENTIAL (upgrades existing 2.73/3.15 for auto.)$1,860.80
ENGINE OIL COOLER (req. 4-core rad.)$1,460.00
4-CORE HEAVY DUTY RADIATOR (6-speed)$647.95
Automatic transmission hi-performance rebuild w/ cryo treatment$2,625.00
372 CID, 500HP engine. Upgrades existing LS1/LS6 (add $2625 for auto)$7,500.00
427 CID, 575HP engine. For 396 or Hammer. (add $2625 for auto)$25,839.00
Supercharger upgrade for all conversions with 372 cid engine.$16,000.00
Supercharger upgrade for all conversions with 427 cid engine.$17,500.00
Ported LS6 head upgrade for 396/435 conversions with LS1-based engines.$2,590.00
Luk Pro-Gold clutch kit with lightweight flywheel$840.00

STAINLESS FLEXIBLE BRAKE LINES W/ A-N FITTINGS. (Price includes installation) $456.25
PFC "01" competition brake pad kit for OEM calipers.$623.55
EradiSpeed (by Baer) 2-piece drilled/slotted OEM-style performance rotor set.$1,181.15
Stainless OEM front brake pistons.$159.95
OEM brake caliper and bracket powdercoating. Includes caliper rebuild. Many colors avialable.$740.00
PFC "Carbon Metallic" brake pad kit for OEM calipers. 10pct better stopping torque than stock, resists fade.$232.69
PFC "Z-Rated" brake pad kit for OEM calipers. 15pct better stopping torque than stock with superior fade resistance.$397.59
Front brake duct kit. Routes cooling air directly at rotor for max effect.$450.00

High flow OEM 2002 Z06 catalytic converter.$1,670.10

Mallett-Penske lowered double-adjustable shocks (8100 series)$1,955.25
T1 spherical rod stabilizer bar endlinks. Recommended for competition use only.$357.00
Custom powdercoating for Mallett 3-pc, forged alloy wheels.$2,280.00
Preferred equipent Group 1: Mallett 1-pc 396 wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport 265/295x18 tires, front/rear swaybars, "Carbon Metallic" brake pads, documentation pkg.$3,999.00
Coil-over upgrade. Requires Mallett/Penske dbl. adj. shocks.$3,175.00
Front stabilizer bar (VIOLET), street/autocross/mild road-race, extra firm.$410.00
Rear stabilizer bar (BLUE), for competiton and large road-course use only.$285.62
Spring upgrade for non-Z51/Z06 cars. Choice of Z51 or Z06 springs.$1,565.00
Penske shock absorber fill gauge.$99.95
Relocate battery to rear of vehicle.$680.00

4-pt chassis stiffener. Gun-bluing/oil standard, colors extra.$4,620.00
8-pt chassis stiffener. Gun-bluing w/ oil standard, colors extra.$10,500.00
Simpson 5-point Camlock safety belts (driver/passenger). Requires shoulder harness attachment bar.$850.00
Simpson 5-point Camlock safety belts (driver/passenger) with short harness bar. BAR: black std., colors extra, BELTS: red, black or blue.$2,375.00
Lightweight racing seats (driver/passenger), black. Manual fore/aft adjustment. Requires 5-point safety belts.$3,511.56
Fire bottle, Halon, hand-held (2.5 lb). Mounts on floor by driver.$383.65
Central Halon fire suppression system (11 lb). Electric release.$1,575.00

Appearance, Body, & Interior
Lightweight 427-style hood, 100% carbon-fiber. 14 lb vs 36 lb OEM . Painting extra. Car must be at Mallett facility.$3,500.00
427-style hood, carbon-fiber/fiberglass. 24 lb vs 36 lb OEM . Painting extra. Car must be at Mallett facility.$2,500.00
Carbon-fiber valve covers$815.00
Carbon-fiber radiator support$625.00
World Challenge rear deck low-spoiler, painted to match vehicle.$1,195.00
Z06 front inlet screens and side brake scoops (rear ducts non-functional)$580.00
European tail lamp conversion$647.99
Sport seat upgrade. Changes your base seats to the OEM sport-style. Re-uses existing seat tracks.$3,465.00
NCM owners plaque anonymous.$no charge
Seat embroidery delete.$no charge
Exterior badging delete.$no charge

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06-16-2009, 05:44 PM ( DOOR STAKES: Item No 04011003 ( Door Sills: Item # SICDS C5 ( Rk5 Canards: Item No 04011001 ( RK5 Ram Air Hood: Item# 04011008 ( RK5 Rear Fascia: Item No 04011000 ( Corvette Rear Spoiler: Item# 04011115 ( Corvette High Rise Hood: Item # 04011110 ( Rocker Panel Extensions: Item # 04011002 ( RK5 Supercharger Hood: Item # 04011007 ( Supercharger Carbon Blister Hood: Item: 04011007CF

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06-16-2009, 05:55 PM
Ultimate Street Car Challenge 2007 - Contender

Love it or hate it, the C5 Corvette Z06 comes with a respectable list of features. It's lighter than many popular imports (such as the Evo, STi and 350Z), and benefits from a lower center of gravity, wider track, longer wheelbase, and better static weight distribution. You can fit ( nders/chevrolet_corvette_z06.html#) a ridiculous amount of rubber with no body modifications. And the race-ready, forged aluminum, double A-arm suspension is symmetrical, with identical front and rear components, allowing for fully adjustable alignment settings from the factory as well as corner weights.
Out of the box, early C5 Z06s made 385bhp, but the 2004 model year stepped that up to 405. The American icon is also ridiculously responsive and minor bolt-ons will churn out a daily driven, track-ready Evo, STi and GT-R killer-as long as you can live with the horrific GM interior.

When it comes to crazy, daily driven 'Vettes, tuned for domination on both street and track, few are as good as this 2004 Z06. It's an example of a project car thought out and built to a level we should all strive for. The car was purchased used two years ago, with only 3000 miles on the clock, by Steve Ruiz, head geek at StopTech. He had only one purpose in mind: to build the ultimate daily driven project car using readily available bolt-on parts. Oh, and it had to beat a Ferrari Enzo in pure performance.
Even with such lofty goals, the modification list remained short and simple. The 5.7-liter, all-aluminum, LS6 small-block V8 remains untouched internally. To push power output into the 500 to 550 ballpark (at the wheels), Ruiz added a high-efficiency ( nders/chevrolet_corvette_z06.html#) Magnuson air-to-liquid intercooled supercharger system. The blower pushes a peak boost of 7psi into the stock 10.5:1 compression engine and then out through LG Pro long-tube exhaust headers with high-flow cats and a crossover pipe.
The suspension consists of off-the-shelf pieces: Hotchkis anti-roll bars, stiffer composite transverse leaf springs with upgraded adjustable endlinks and custom re-valved Bilstein shocks. Simple enough. To make the car withstand this abusive amount of power and torque, Ruiz added a twin-plate Exedy clutch and flywheel, along with some robust ARP flywheel bolts. Being head geek at Stoptech also allowed Ruiz to install a set of carbon composite race brakes, originally developed for Speed World Challenge GT Corvettes.

One weakness discovered with the Magnuson supercharger system was its tendency to throw drive belts before eating them, which occurred several times during initial testing. Like any good engineer, instead of just sucking it up and buying another drive belt, Ruiz redesigned the belt tensioning system to incorporate a second OE tensioner. The car has been on the same belt since. A custom oil catch tank was fabricated to drain excess oil from the valve covers under hard cornering, instead of allowing it to be drawn into the intake through the breather.
Other details are invisible to the unknowing. To make sure the power was useable, Ruiz also customized a Racelogic aftermarket traction control system to rein in wheel spin without interrupting proper ABS function. The C5's OE wheel bearing assemblies (a known weak point) were replaced with GM Motorsport wheel bearings, as well as ARP wheel studs. In order to fit the massive 345/25/18 rear tires, the rear fender and liners were reworked with composites for a seamless OE fit and finish, instead of the usual fender rolling and gutted wells.

The interior received the same level of attention, with custom seat brackets for safe and proper mounting of Sparco race buckets. Ruiz even went as far as to design a removable speaker enclosure in the rear cargo ( nders/chevrolet_corvette_z06.html#) area specifically for the Theil-Small (acoustic) parameters of his Boston Acoustics subwoofer, then had it made out of carbon fiber.
However, what makes this Vette impressive enough to run alongside our other USCC contenders isn't the parts list. The attention to detail and time spent testing, dialing in and integrating all the parts is what makes it stand out. This car is the culmination of Ruiz's 30 years of racing knowledge and experience. This is how an ber-geek tunes a car

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06-16-2009, 06:18 PM
7 Piece Body Includes:

Nose - GTS Underwing or GT1 Flat Underpan
Hood - High Nose Split Line
Doors - RH & LH with Flat Ground Plane
Roof - With A & B Pillars
Deck - With Rear Window Frame
Tail/Under Tray - With Wheel Tub Flange
Available in Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber (

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06-16-2009, 06:35 PM
Why Change Gear Ratio?
A gear ratio swap is often one of the first mods for any Corvette owner. The ratio change increases torque and greatly improves overall driving experience. Changing your factory 3.42 ratio to 4.10s in a moderately modded car, (about 450 to 500 hp) will give a much quicker feel and will greatly increase torque to the wheels.

Upgrade factory 3.42 ratio to A cryo treated micro polished (
3.73, 3.90, or 4.10 ratio

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The fifth generation started in 1997 ( and ended with the 2004 ( model year. The C5 was a radical change from the previous generation. The car now had a hydroformed ( box frame, and the transmission was moved to the rear of the car and connected to the engine via a torque tube. Gone were the squeaks and rattles of the C4, and in replacement was an incredibly strong frame that would last for at least two more generations. The new C5 was better in every aspect than the C4 it replaced.
The Corvette's 50th Anniversary was celebrated June 20th ( and 21st, 2003 ( in Nashville, Tennessee ( The venue provided a bonanza of flawlessly restored Corvettes, a chronological display set up by the National Corvette Museum ( with every model year of the Corvette along with engineering and restoration seminars. The anniversary also brought some Chevrolet Concept Vehicles into focus including the approved-for-production Chevrolet SSR (, a combination pickup truck and roadster featuring styling cues from Chevrolet trucks of the late 1940s and early 1950s. Also on hand were several Corvette race cars, including the Corvette SS built by Zora Arkus-Duntov and the C5-R that won at Le Mans ( Among the many displays were examples of the 2003 50th Anniversary Edition as well as a few 2004 ( "Commemorative Edition" Corvettes.
Recently, the factory has expanded to build the Cadillac ( XLR ( roadster, which shares its platform ( with the sixth-generation Corvette. Bowling Green ( is also home to the Corvette Museum (, which celebrates this American automotive icon by displaying in chronological order the various regular production models as well as some unique one-off versions created by Chevrolet. The building in Flint in which the first cars were assembled was spun off with GM's Delphi Electronics division and later donated to GMI/Kettering University ( in the late 1990s ( The building has since been remodeled and is now the C.S. Mott ( Engineering and Science Center, housing the Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry programs. In the garage housing the school's Pontiac Firebird club is a plaque commemorating it as the place where the first Corvette was built.

A Corvette Z06 at an autocross event. Note the distinctive black brake duct in front of the rear wheel.

A successor to the ZR-1 made its debut in 2001 ( and was called the Z06. Instead of a heavy double-overhead cam engine like the ZR-1, the Z06 used a high-output (LS6 ( version of the conventional Corvette V8 (LS1 ( This engine produced 385 hp (287 kW) which was not much more than the old ZR-1, but since it was much lighter, the Z06 was a much faster car.
For 2002 ( onward, the Z06 produced 405 hp (302 kW). The Z06 also came with side mounted brake ducts and an rpm red-line raised by 500 rpm (to 6500 rpm). GM has stated that the 0-60 time on a 2002 Z06 is 3.9 seconds. The stock quarter mile time is 12.4 @ 115mph, but some car enthusiasts have been able to push their stock car into the high 11 seconds.
Other features of the Z06 include a stiffer hardtop body design, stiffer suspension, larger wheels and tires, a new six-speed manual transmission, and functional brake cooling ducts. The Z06 is 106 lb (48 kg) lighter than a standard C5 thanks to a titanium exhaust, thinner glass, lighter wheels, and a lighter battery.

Chevrolet Corvette C5-R's and their Team

The C5-R was a racecar built by GM Racing. It was based on the C5 road car but had an enlarged V8 and different bodywork with exposed headlamps. It is raced in the American Le Mans Series ( in the GTS Class and has been to four 24 Hours of Le Mans ( races.

The car's remarkable 2001 racing season produced eight victories in ten races, including an overall win in the Rolex 24 ( at Daytona and a one-two finish in the GTS class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Le Mans wins sparked off a rivalry with Prodrive ('s Ferrari 550 Maranellos (, and both teams have become fan favorites.

In 2002 the C5-R repeated its one-two victory at Le Mans and also dominated the GTS class in the American Le Mans Series. A new transaxle unit replaced the previous year's separate transmission and differential.

Chevrolet Corvette C5-R 2003 Paint Job

In 2003, additional restrictions were placed on the C5-R to limit power. At the 2003 season-opening 12 Hours of Sebring ( race, the C5-Rs remained in winning form, with one of them finishing first in class and eighth overall. Also in 2003 the yellow paint was dropped in favor of a special red, white, and blue color scheme to commemerate the Corvette's 50th anniversary. However, at Le Mans the Prodrive Ferraris spoiled the anniversary and hopes for a three-in-a-row victory by winning the GTS class.

In 2004 the yellow paint returned, and after being beaten by the Ferrari 550s at Le Mans in the previous year, the Corvette returned for another one-two finish.

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06-16-2009, 06:43 PM
C5 Corvette Roll Bar, Hardtop
Available in Mild Steel or 4130 Cromoly, in Bolt-in (shown) or Weld-in
Shown with optional Swing-out Door Bars ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (

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06-16-2009, 06:45 PM
C5 Corvette Roll Bar, Coupe
Available in Mild Steel or 4130 Cromoly, in Bolt-in (shown) or Weld-in
Shown with optional Straight rear bars & Removable door bars
Custom yellow done by customer ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( Shown is our standard bar with regulare door bars & standard bent rear bars
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C5 Corvette Convertible Roll Bar
Available in Mild Steel or 4130 Cromoly, in Bolt-in or Weld-in (shown with removable door bars) ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (

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C5 Corvette Swing Out Door Bars for Roll Bar ( ( ( ( ( (

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Modded Yellow Corvette (

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Modded Yellow Corvette (

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Modded Yellow Corvette (

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"C5.5" front bumper. Patent Pending (

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Cat-back Systems ( The Pypes Technical crew has been hard at work designing and producing this Cat-back Exhaust system for these popular Corvettes. They will feature a pair of uniquely designed mufflers that feature Pypes exclusive "Slingshot Technology".

These systems will be fully Stainless steel to last a lifetime. We are also currently designing and testing several exciting new exhaust tips specifically for this system.

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06-16-2009, 08:17 PM

This line lock kit includes everything needed to get your line lock installed and functional in your car. Components of the kit are as follows:

Pre Bent 1/4" Brake lines with appropriate fittings
Two Adapters for fitting the 1/4" line fittings into the Line Lock Solenoid
One Summit Racing Line Lock Solenoid
One black powder coated solenoid mounting bracket
Two Nut, Bolt, and Washer sets for mounting Solenoid to Bracket
Ten Feet each of Black and Red 16 gauge primary wire
One in-line fuse holder with a single 30A fuse
Four crimp and heat weatherproof 14-16 gauge wire connectors
One LED Indicator activation switch (style will vary with availability)
Three Male Spade connectors
One Ring Terminal
Detailed Instructions on CD
*Instructions Disclaimer -- There are a variety of ways to install the electrical side of your Line Lock. I wrote the instructions based off of how I installed mine though you may want to install yours differently.

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**Kit Notes -- I am always available for technical, installation, and trouble shooting support. If you have questions please contact me, my info is at the bottom of the page. Also, given variances between cars, the pre-bent lines may need a minor bit of tweaking to line up 100%. It's impossible to get an exact fit for every car, but when I say "tweak," I am meaning very minor hand bending and adjusting for better alignment. This is a normal part of the installation process.
Activation Switch Mounting Plate -- This is a small plate that replaces your ash tray in the center console, allowing an out of the way and hidden mounting of the activation switch. It is mounted to the center console using double sided 3M tape. It is available in either plain (pictured) or with a C5 or ZO6 logo in the lower left hand corner. THIS OPTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE FULL KITS. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED A KIT AND NEED JUST THE PLATE, PLEASE CONTACT ME.

The Line and Bracket Kit -- This kit is a bare bones kit and only includes the Pre Bent brake lines and fittings, two adapters, and solenoid mounting bracket. This was intentionally done for a more customized install as my solenoid mounting bracket will also fit the Hurst Roll Control solenoid. This kit also allows the use of any activation switch available on the market, whatever your hearts desire. This is definitely more for the DIYer.
For the most part, these kits will be made to order. Please allow a 7-10 day turnaround time for delivery of your line lock kit. Unfortunately, expedience of other vendors is something I can't match as I'm a one man shop and this is a side thing for me.
I warranty MY parts FOR LIFE. If a line ever cracks or leaks, or if the bracket ever breaks, I will make a new one for you at no cost. The Summit Racing Line Lock solenoid carries a 90 Day warranty from the date I purchase them, but I will personally warranty this part for 6 months from the date YOU purchase the kit. All I require is that the defective solenoid be sent back to me.
Lets get started then. If your car is a Late 1998 through 2000 model, there are a couple of different line setups that can be found. In the picture below, I have circled and identified the Combination Valve which is the difference between the two brake setups. This will have a direct impact on the kit and most specifically, the lines contained in the kit. If your car has this in the engine bay, MAKE SURE you order the kit that has "WITH the Combination Valve" in the title. I've conveniently located both of these on the top of the group below for ease of identification.

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06-16-2009, 08:28 PM
Chevy Corvette C5 Hat chrome

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C5 Corvette Adjustable Pedal Stop ( Available: 45
Manufacturer: Carolina Clutch C5 Corvette Adjustable Pedal Stop The C5 Corvette Adjustable Pedal Stop Allows You To Set The Amount Of Clutch Pedal Travel Required For Proper Release Without Having To Go To The Floor For Every Shift Also Reducing The Amount Of Abuse Absorbed By The Clutch During High Rpm Shifts. Part # SC266B

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Top Down Technologies' Window Valet
Top Down Tech has developed an aftermarket electronics convenience package for the Fifth Generation Corvette. Four Great features packed into this one unit!

1. Remote Control Power Windows !This is a must for any C5 convertible owner. No more climbing back into the car
to raise the windows after you put the top up.
<LI style="COLOR: #ff0000; LINE-HEIGHT: 22px">Let the windows down as you approach the car. The heat escapes before you get in. <LI style="COLOR: #ff0000; LINE-HEIGHT: 22px">
No need to get back into the car to let the windows up. Put the top up and walk away. Convertible
owners know all too well what this means.
<LI style="COLOR: #ff0000; LINE-HEIGHT: 22px">Don't leave the windows down just because the car is on a racing trailer. Climb out, raise the windows,
secure the car.

Tight garages are no longer a problem. It's much easier to get into the car after lowering the windows. both windows
from the key FOB!
2. Enhanced Accessory Power Modes<LI style="COLOR: #ff0000; LINE-HEIGHT: 22px">Have the stock radio power-up when you approach the car. Listen to music as you take the top
out, access the trunk, or let the heat escape. <LI style="COLOR: #ff0000; LINE-HEIGHT: 22px">
You pull the ignition key and open the door. There's no need for the radio to stop; you're still in
the car. The music stays on until you lock or unlock the doors with the remote. If you forget, the
Window Valet™ will shutdown the power for you.

The passenger is waiting in the car, but you need the keys to get into the house. No problem. The
passenger presses a few keys on the D.I.C. and viola! accessory is now available for the radio and
windows. on, no key; and you can do this with
both doors open. 3. Passenger Door Lock AssistEliminate passenger frustration when dropping someone off. Have the doors unlock before they pull the handle. Set the hand brake or put the transmission in park and the doors unlock. You pick the configuration or not at all. the door unlocks
when placed in park.
4. High Speed Report
<LI style="COLOR: #ff0000; LINE-HEIGHT: 22px">Record the vehicle high speed as you drive. Display it on the speedometer later with a few button
presses on the D.I.C.

You can finally find out how fast the Valet Guy drove your car; just be sure to clear the old high
speed before handing him the keys.
Installation of the Window Valet™The Window Valet™ uses the OBD-II port to communicate with your C5.
OK, how about installation? It must be tricky to get access to so many features.

It is tricky, but Top Down Tech has done all the work. The magic is in the software that runs inside the
Window Valet™. All you have to do is plug it in, choose your features, and enjoy the benefits! really is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1) Plug it in... 2) Choose the features.... buttons on the D.I.C. to configure the Window Valet™. 3) Enjoy the benefits...

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:29 PM
How to Find Your Job Number
Do you know what or where your job number is? Do you know have any idea why it's important? Here are several places you can locate your Job Number on your C5:
You can find your Job Number on the front frame wall (which is now hidden by front bumper and front support panel framework attached to car). It will be written in chalk. (There is an excellent picture of this in the March '97 issue of Corvette Fever, p.44)
Get under your car and look at the driver's side tail pipe. Follow it back to where flanges are bolted together. Your Job Number is laser-engraved on both flanges.
When your car is built, your Job Number will be a gold-colored four-digit number stamped on your tires. BUT, the first time you detail your tires, you will wash away the Job Number.
Now that you have climbed under your C5, looked at your front frame wall, and inspected your tires, we'll tell you the easiest location to find your Job Number!
Open your back hatch and pull up any of the three compartment covers. There you will see your Job Number on a sticker. The number will preceded by SEQ NBR . For instance, if the sticker reads SEQ NBR 6063, then 6063 would be the Job Number for your vehicle. Why is it important to know your Job Number? Remember, your Job Number will not match your VIN Number. The reason is that when prototype/pilot cars are built, even though they may be a 98 model being build in 97, they fall in sequential order with a job number.
If your car is ever stolen and the VIN Number altered, you can still provide a positive ID on your C5 by knowing the Job Number.
Knowing where to locate a Job Number can help you to identify original C5s. In 20 years, if you are approached about purchasing an original C5, you can use the Job Number information to identify true original parts. Z06 Job Number:
Photo credit: Member Tom Stout, Z5345 no lids for the three storage areas they have made finding the job number on a Z06 a little exciting. Now follow with me on this. An easy place that we have found to locate the job number for a Z06 is to open your hood. On the passenger side by the battery, there is a gap between the battery and the inner fender wall. If you look straight down you will find several groupings of wires that run slightly below the battery tray. What you're looking for, is the white tags that are wrapped around the wiring groups (there are several wiring groups, so you have to look at each one). Our experience shows that only TWO of the wiring groups have a white tag that starts with SEQ NBR and then a long number, usually starting with lots of 0000000's. But now that you've looked at every wiring harness, there may be even an easier location to look on and that is to look down on the small silver box below the wiring harnesses and you will see a white sticker with SEQ NBR and then followed by several numbers. These numbers are located on top of the silver ECM control module/computer. Also for a last ditch location, the JOB NUMBER is laser etched onto the flanges where your titanium exhaust bolts to the stainless steel pipe coming from the catalytic converters, but of course your C5 needs to be in the air to see this.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:34 PM
1998 C5 Corvette Recall April 2000
PR 17, 2000 | Recall ID# 67994
Recall ReasonSEAT BELTS:FRONTRecall DateAPR 17, 2000Model AffectedCORVETTEPotential Units Affected71569

Recall Summary




Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:38 PM
ATI Super Damper pics
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!
Here's a few quick pics of the balancer I installed. You will need different size belts to run this balancer. Your AC belt will be the equivalent of the Gatorback 4040410 and the main drive belt is the equivalent of a Dayco 5060790.

Pic of the crank pin.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:39 PM
PCM (Powertrain control module)
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!
If you need to remove the PCM for any reason, here is how you do it.

Important - In order to prevent internal PCM damage, the ignition must be OFF when you disconnect or reconnect the power to the PCM. In other words, disconnect the negative cable to the battery.

Important - When you diagnose or replace the PCM, remove any debris from the PCM connector surfaces before servicing the PCM module connector gaskets. Ensure that the gaskets are installed correctly. The gaskets prevent intrusion into the PCM.

Also, keep in mind if you are installing a new PCM it does need to be programmed unless you've already taken care of that.
Step 1:
Remove the eight (8)7mm fenderwell access screws from the passenger front fenderwell. There is also one (1) push pin. Pull out the fenderwell cover and the PCM will be staring you in the face. The PCM is the silver box.

Step 2:
Remove the TAC Module (Throttle Actuator Control) from the front of the PCM by pulling out the three (3) 7mm bolts. Two on the right and the PITA one on the left. I didn't try this when I took mine out but from doing the turbo install I've found out that if you take the quarter panel screw off to the rear the actual fender can be move out from the bottom some. The screw is on the bottom of the front quarter panel and towards the rocker panel. The may or may not work.
Step 3:
Disconnect the PCM electrical harness connectors. There is one bolt on each one. This bolt does not come all the way out. Loosen but do not remove the PCM rear retaining fastener. Use the rear retaining fastener as an anchor for the outer bracket. Remove the front retaining fastener from the PCM. Reposition the PCM outer bracket and remove the PCM from the bracket and from the vehicle.
Step 4:

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:40 PM
Fidanza Flywheel
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!
With the power I've added to the car I chose to go with the Fidanza Billet Steel Flywheel. Here are a couple of pics of the flywheel.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:42 PM
Engine Removal and Swap
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!
Alrighty then! You wanna talk about some fun sheeet. Well here it is! I was wondering if I could pull this off on jackstands and pull the motor from the top but, guess what, it is not bad at all. For my platform I chose a MTI built LS2 402. My engine specs are as follows:

9.5: 1 CR
Lunati 4340 4" crank shaft
Lunati 6.125 Pro Billet I Beam Rods
Wiseco pistons - polydyn ceramic coating on crowns and skirts
Comp Cams, XER Lobe, MTI G1 Camshaft (228/232, .588/.575 - 115 LSA)
MTI Stage 2R heads - flow sheet shows 313.2 Int and 214.7 exhaust
Ferrea intake and 1.57 exhaust valves
Ferrea dual springs
Total Seal rings
Clevite bearings
ARP main studs
ARP head studs
Comp Cams lifters
Melling ported oil pump
Manley 7.4 hardened push rodsThis was a fun project, period! A lift would probably make it a little easier garage slab won't support one so off I go. One think that made it a little easier to pull it out the top was the fact that I was also doing a clutch change at the same time so I pulled all of the driveline before I pulled the engine. THIS IS NOT NECESSARY though. It would certainly be quicker to NOT pull the driveline. But with all the power I am running I wanted to put in a Cartek clutch kit. I will give an alternative later in this how to on how to pull it without pulling the driveline. As I do with all of my installs, I packaged all the bolts and labeled them. I bought a bunch of small Tupperware containers from Wally World for this project. When I pulled the bolts from one part I bagged and tagged. I also put them in the corner of the garage and kept them in order of take off. That way when I reassembled I would just go backwards.
This is a pretty big project so I may not have written every single thing down to do this how to for ya'll. If I omitted something please forgive me. My tool list is probably incomplete as well but I will put everything down that I have written or that I remember. Please remember, use your head when doing a project of this magnitude. There are many many things that must be disconnected so before yanking anything make sure you pay attention to what's around it. Also, look at everything before you pull it. Don't just pull it because I said so, look at it and learn about it. Look how it is routed so you know how everything goes when you put the new engine in.
Tips: If you will be doing any major installs after your break in or during the same time as the engine swap, think ahead and adjust accordingly. For example, I knew I would be installing forced induction so I ran all I could while the driveline was out such as oil lines, wiring harnesses, etc. I was able to zip tie stuff like this to the fuel and brake lines in the tunnel area for a VERY clean install.
Dial up users, go drink some beer. I wanted these pics to be in a decent resolution so I only scaled them down to 900 pixels. Good Luck!!!!
Tools you will need:

Floor jacks, jack stands, engine hoist, engine stand, and whatever else you have. Can't hurt to have too much.
Wrenches: 8mm, 10mm, 15mm, 5/8", 3/4"
Sockets: 7mm, 8mm, 10mm deep well, 13mm, 15mm
Hex keys: 5mm
Torque wrench that goes to 250 ft. lbs.
Fuel line disconnects
Flat head screwdriversOptional stuff:

Intake gaskets - GM Part Number 12533587 (for LS6 intake)
Water pump gaskets - GM 12559271
Throttle body gasket - I didn't replace this one.
New drive belts - I used GatorbacksStep 1 (Optional Hood Removal and Protecting the car):
Jack your car up and open the hood. Disconnect your battery and unplug the hood light plug. I heard you don't have to remove the hood for this project but it is simple enough. Lining it up later can take a few tries but it is not hard and this project is MUCH easier without it, at least I think it would be. You'll notice that I marked where the hinges go in the picture but that was a waste of time. Just pull it off. To pull the hood off you must pull out the retaining clips at the top of the hood struts. Next, remove the 4 13mm nuts that hold the bracket to the chassis. Pop off the struts and remove the hood. I just set my hood on top of a cardboard box to protect the edge and leaned it against

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:43 PM

Now that your hood is off go ahead and protect the fenders and the nose of the car because you will be working around it a lot. I picked up a service bra to take care of this. It is a very nice tool to have.

Step 2 (Drain the coolants):
Grab a suitable container and place it under the radiator pet ****. It is located on the passenger side of the radiator. Using a 5mm hex key turn the drain counter clockwise about a half a turn and the coolant will start flowing. If you pull it all the way by accident (my hex key got stuck), don't worry, it will go back in. Now drain the oil. If you don't know how to do this go ahead and stop this project and well, do something else like weed the garden, there's too many weeds in there anyway. While the fluids are draining we can't start the disassembly.

Step 3 (Ripping up the engine, getting that intake off):
Remove your fuel rail covers. If you do not know how to do this, you DEFINITELY need to go get in that yard and start pullin' them weeds or something. Remove your airbridge. This should be self explanatory. If it is not, go to my tech page and look at the VaraRam install. Now remove your spark plug wires. Next I would suggest to remove your alternator. You can get more details and pics from my Line Lock install on the tech page but if I remember right you just need a 15mm socket to loosen the tensioner and remove the belt. Then the two bolts holding the radiator on. Now, let's remove the intake manifold.
Start by removing the two coolant lines at the bottom of the throttle body. Use some plies on the clamps and slide them down the hose. Remove the two hoses from the throttle body. Place a rag in the throttle body so no debris enters.

To get the hoses off you may need to pry a little with a screwdriver. Be careful not to slice the hoses. Next, disconnect the three (3) plugs, two to the throttle body and one (1) to the MAF. Disconnect the eight (8) plugs that go to the injectors from the main harness. These have little metal clips. If you push in on the metal clip (towards the injector) and pull up on the plug at the same time, it will come right off. When pulling the plugs make sure you don't loose any of the gaskets that keep the dirt out. Unplug the big white plugs that go to the coil packs as well.

Remove the brake booster vacuum hose by unclamping it by the booster. and then remove the hose in front that goes from the throttle body to the passenger side valve cover. Remove the hose on the passenger side of the throttle body.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:44 PM
Relieve the pressure of the fuel lines by pulling the cap off the front of the driver's side fuel rail and depressing the schraeder valve. Put a rag underneath it to catch the gas the will spill out. Now disconnect the main fuel feed using the appropriate fuel disconnect tool. The collared ones don't work easily. Just get a set of the cheapos from Sear's or an auto parts store and these will do the trick.

Disconnect the remaining hoses and plugs to the intake noting where they go.

Disconnect the four gray tabs that hold the injector plug harness up from there spots on the rails. Now remove the ten (10) 8mm bolts that bolt the intake down. Leave the back two in as they will not come all the way because they will hit the cowl. Keep this in mind when reinstalling. Slide the intake forward slightly and disconnect the EGR hose, the plug, and the vacuum hose from the back of the intake. Remove the intake from the engine compartment making sure you have everything disconnected.

Step 4 (Disconnect, disconnect, disconnect):
Unplug the coolant temperature sensor on the driver's side head. It is located just behind the alternator bracket. Go ahead and release the main drive belt by using a 15mm socket on the tensioner.

Pull the EGR hoses that connect the valve covers and the PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve on the rear of the driver's side valve cover. There is a ground wire on the back of the driver's head that is connected with a 10mm bolt.

Remove the coil packs by taking off the 10mm (deep well) bolts. There are five (5) on each side.

If you have long tube headers, now is a good time to pull those. The stock manifolds will probably come out with the engine since they are so small but I am not sure of that so don't hold me to it.

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Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:45 PM
Engine Removal and Swap
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!
Disconnect the oil sensor plug and the cam sensor plug that is located at the rear of the valley cover. Go ahead and remove the oil sending unit so it doesn't get broken during the actual removal of the engine. During reassembly you will want to reinstall this unit after the engine is in so you don't damage it. Ask me how I know that.

Disconnect the bracket that holds the EGR piping to the rear of the block. There is also a ground strap that needs to be disconnected. These are right next to each other. You might find it easier to remove the hose next to the bracket and pull the motor with the pass side hose still attached. Also, disconnect from side of the exposed metal portion of the pipe.

Step 5 (Front upper accessories):
You can remove the radiator support if you wish. I think it gives you the illusion of having more room so it make your life easier. Now, disconnect the two heater hoses, the upper radiator hose, the lower radiator hose, and the coolant crossover hose from the engine.

Remove the six (6) 10mm bolts that hold the water pump on and remove the water pump. Be careful with the gaskets or just buy some new ones. These are pretty cheap at the dealer.
Get a suitable container and disconnect the two hoses that go to the power steering box. There is also a hard line on the bottom that you need to loosen with a 5/8" wrench. Let the box drain. To remove the box you need to pull the alternator bracket, that is next. Remove the alternator bracket by loosening the four (4) 15mm bolts with a 15mm wrench.

Remove the coolant temperature sensor with a 3/4" wrench so it doesn't get broken when removing the engine. Do the same with the coolant crossover pipe which is done with a 10mm deep well socket.

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Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:46 PM
Engine Removal and Swap
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

Step 6 (Front lower accessories):
Disconnect the lower drive belt for the AC compressor by releasing tension on the lower tensioner using a 15mm socket. Note the routing of the belt. It is released by pulling the tensioner towards the balancer. Now disconnect the AC compressor. Two (2) bolts at the bottom and two (2) bolts at the top. There is a 7mm stud in one of the top bolts. Replace it when the main bolt is loose. Make sure you know which bolts go where because they are different sizes. The two bolts at the bottom will need to be accessed from the passenger side wheel well. You will need to take the tire off. Unplug the plug that goes to the compressor so it doesn't get broken during the engine removal.

Remove all the attachments that go to the block and around the block. Remember the ground on the drivers side head and the bracket. There are two wires that ground to each side of the block. Remove the oil level sensor on the passenger side of the block under the starter. This can be a little of a pain. You can get it with a small crescent wrench but it goes a little at a time since there is no room. Disconnect the plug above the starter Disconnect the starter wires with 8mm and 13mm. Unbolt the engine mounts. Do one more check EVERYWHERE to make sure nothing else is attached to the engine.

Step 7 (Pull that motor!):
If you have your driveline out you can pull the motor now. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK FOR ANY OTHER CONNECTIONS WHILE YOU ARE PULLING THE MOTOR! I could do this now since I had the driveline out by using a leveler on the engine hoist. With the leveler you can tilt the engine. The only clearance issues you will have is the power steering line on the rack. You can loosen the nut and move the line out the way so the balancer will clear. You may have to tilt and re-tilt the leveler a few times. It will come out eventually. Be careful of the cowl and the tops of the heads. I pulled the motor out with the heads still on.
If you do not have your driveline out you must do the following:

Remove the bolts on the bottom of the engine mounts under the car.
Remove the two bolts on each the sway bar brackets.
Remove the bellhousing inspection cover.
Loosen the bellhousing bolts.
Pull the upper front control arms from the top. ONE AT A TIME. There are shims under the brackets and they are not all the same. Count the shims and mark that number on the bracket so you know how many shims to put back in when you reassemble.
Pull the brake line bracket. You do not need to disconnect any brake lines. This will release the tension when you lower the cradle.
Remove the bottom bolts of the shock. Have a stand under the cradle as the rotor will drop fast.
Repeat this with other side.
Loosen the cradle bolts all the way and then tighten them back up just a little. You can have a jack under the cradle while you do this to make it a little easier.
Place a jackstand under the rear edge of the bellhousing.
Lower the cradle, it doesn't take much.
Wiggle and pull the motor while you are at the beginning of lifting to disconnect it from the bellhousing. Pry it if necessary.
Pull back on the radiator and the condenser for more clearance.
Take your time when pulling the engine! NOW ENJOY THE BIG HOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:47 PM
Engine Removal and Swap
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

Step 7 (Swapping over Parts to the New Engine):
You will need to swap over parts (unless you purchased ALL new parts) to the new engine. I chose an LS2 so I had to do some extra stuff. I opted to keep my stock rockers because everyone says they are already good to go. So, things to do, remove the bellhousing and replace the clutch and flywheel if you are doing so. Now is the easiest time you will ever have to do it.
I started on the passenger side of the engine and lubed up the new pushrods with oil and placed them in place. Make sure they fully seat. Now transfer the rockers over. First the pivot plate and then the rockers. If you are using your stock rockers with the LS2 you will need to shim under the plate. Your engine builder should give you these.

You can see the shims in the pic below where the pivot plate bolts to. I used a little silcone to hold them in place.

Now, put on the pivot plates and swap over your rockers. Do not tighten the arms down yet. You will also want to put a little silicone sealer on the upper threads. Make sure the arms are seated properly on the pushrods. Now it is time to find TDC (Top Dead Center).
Finding TDC. Rotate the crankshaft until the number one piston is at TDC of the compression stroke. In this position, cylinder number one rocker arms will be off lobe lift, an dthe crankshaft sprocket key will be at the 1:30 position. The engine firing order is 1, 8, 7, 2, 6, 5, 4, 3. Cylinders 1, 3, 5, and 7 ar left bank and cylinders 2, 4, 6, and 8 are right bank.
With the engine in the number one firing position, tighten the following valve rocker arm bolts: Tighten the exhaust valve rocker arm bolts 1, 2, 7, and 8 to 22 ft. lbs. Tighten the intake valve rocker arm bolts 1, 3, 4, and 5 to 22 ft. lbs.
Rotate the crankshaft 360 degrees. Now tighten the following valve rocker arm bolts: Tighten the exhaust valve rocker bolts 3, 4, 5, and 6 to 22 ft. lbs. Tighten the intake valve rocker arm bolts 2, 6, 7, and 8 to 22 ft. lbs. You should now be good to go.

Remove the starter and starter shields (black plastic) from the old motor. Swap the plug that is behind the starter to the new motor.
Swap over the plug on the passenger side head.

You get the idea, just start swapping over all the parts/sensors over. DON"T FORGET ABOUT THE TWO PLUGS ON THE BACK SIDES OF THE BLOCK. If you forget to put these on you will spill out all your coolant. Now is also a good time to put on the balancer. I opted for an ATI Super Dampner that is keyed. Just make sure you seat the balancer properly. Use the OLD BOLT to pull the balancer down and a new one to hold it down once it is fully seated. Never reuse the old stock bolt. Make sure it is fully seated. There should be no more than .094-.176" of clearance.
The knock sensors will need to be relocated to accomodate the LS2. You engine builder should have drilled and tapped spots on the sides of the block for this purpose. You will need to extend the knock sensor wires to reach the sensors. Make sure you fully wrap the wire and route it in a protected area so it is not damaged. Just pay attention to the colors and match accordingly. I also completely wrapped mine with electrical tape.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:49 PM
Engine Removal and Swap
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

BEFORE PULLING THE OIL PICK UP TUBE AND WINDAGE TRAY OFF, measure the distance of height from the bottom of the block to the top of the pick up tube. Modification will be required to adapt it to the LS2 engine. Swapping over the windage tray and oil pick up tube requires some modifications under certain conditions. For example, if you have ARP main studs, these are much beefier than the stockers. You will need to open up 2 or 3 holes. Just drill them out. You will know which ones by placing the windage tray the new motor.
Once the windage tray is on the new motor you are ready to install the oil pick up tube. Install it. Now measure the height. It will be higher (if using a LS2) than the LS1, so you need to take a wooden block and smash it down some. It doesn't take much to move it down. The little bucket will just smash in a little and seat more on the tube. This is necessary. You do not want the pickup to be jammed on the oil pan or you will not have any oil pressure. This would be BAD! To measure the height I cut a piece of 2X4 and put it on top of the pick up where it hung over the edge of the block and then used a digital caliper to measure the distance.

If you haven't already installed your clutch, do so now and follow the torque specs for the manufacturer. Install the oil pan and torque bolts to 18 ft. lbs. Install the plastic shields for the starter and also the one on the driver's side.

Now, if putting in an LS2, you will need to extend the cam sensor wires. On the LS1, the sensor is located behind the intake. The LS2 block comes with the sensor mounted on the front. It is the one with the black bracket. NOTE that the outer wires are reversed between the LS1 and the LS2. In other words, the colors will not match up so you need to swap these. I just bought the right color wire, as I did for the knock sensors, and cut the plug off of the car and put away in a drawer. I then cut the new plug off of the front location and extended the wires to it. That way there is no mistake on mixing the wires up. Solder and heat shrink all of your connections. I also ran the wires in a 1/4" taped up wire loom. If you will be reusing (you don't have to) the black bracket on the front, replace it now. I separated the metal a little to allow the loom to fit inside the channel. Once the engine was in and it was plugged in I wrapped tape around to trap the loom. You can see the plug and black bracket next to the balancer in this pic.

Step 8 (Drop in the Engine):
Before you do, if you want, put in your new spark plugs. I chose NGK TR6s since I knew I'd be installing turbos soon. Take your time with putting in the engine and make sure everything is out of the way and routed properly. Pay attention to the main harness and watch for any clearance issues. Also, make sure you put the AC compressor bolts back into the compressor bracket before putting the motor back in. I managed to get it back in without the leveler.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:50 PM
Engine Removal and Swap
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

Step 9 (Hooking Everything Back Up):
Please keep in mind that I may not have every single thing listed here. Double and triple check all your connections. I did.

If you didn't put in your plugs yet, do so now.
Put in your new oil filter as well.
Attach the ground and EGR bracket on the back side of the head.
Attach the AC compressor and tighten to 20 ft. lbs.
Connect the plug that goes by/behind the starter.
Install the starter and tighten to 37 ft. lbs.
Re-connect the starter wires.
Plug in the big white "dick" in the bottom of the engine and connect that plug.
Wrap up your wires if you need to. Since I run LGMs I wrapped most of the wires around them with Cool Tape.
Connect the grounds to the block on the passenger side and the driver's side.
Plug in your AC compressor plug if you haven't done so already.
Put on your AC compressor drive belt. If you are using an ATI 10% underdrive dampner you will need a different size. The Gatorback part number is 4040410. I think the normal part number with the regular balancer is 4040420, but double check that one.
Install your coolant temperature sensor on the driver's side head. Use teflon tape.
Install the coolant air bleed pipe (the crossover pipe). Tighten to 106 in. lbs.
Install the alternator bracket and connect the lines to the power steering reservoir.
Install the water pump and new gaskets if you bought them.
Connect upper radiator, lower radiator, and heater hoses.
Install you radiator support
Install your headers.
Replace you spark plug wires, EGR driver's side tubing and the air tubes to the headers.
Replace you valve covers.
Replace you oil sending unit. If you forgot to pull it off like I told you and you broke it like I did the part number is 12573107.
Install gaskets into intake if you bought new ones. Install your intake. Put the two back bolts in the holes before you slide it in place. Torque first pass to 44 in. lbs. and second to 89 in. lbs. See the pic below for the sequence. Recheck a third time as after the second pass they can come loose.
Reconnect your injector plugs. Keep in mind that new injectors require a new tune so don't put in 60#ers and not have a tune!
Plug in your coolant temp sensor.
Install your coil packs.
Plug in the plugs that go to the throttle body and MAF.
Install hose that goes from throttle body to crossover tube.
Install the heater tube to the throttle body.
Install the fuel line.
Install the brake booster line.
Install the alternator. 37 ft. lbs.
Install the dip stick.
Install your main drive belt. For a LS2 with the 10% underdrive balancer cross reference DAYCO part number 5060790.
Reconnect battery.
Install hood if you took it off.

Double check all your connections! Make sure you didn't leave anything out. When you are ready to start her up give the key a couple of turns without cranking it up to build up fuel pressure. If you replaced your fuel pump, go ahead and pull out the fuel pump relay and fuse located in the engine compartment fuse box and crank her over for a few secs. Then plug the relay and fuse back in.

Step 10 (Drink Lot's of Something Cuz You Are Done!):

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:51 PM
Output shaft Seal Replacement
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

The differential has two output shaft seals. One on the driver's side and one on the passenger side that seal the gap between the differential and the axle drive shafts. If these leak you may notice gear oil on your suspension or on the rear fascia of the car. One would think that this job is a real PITA but it isn't. Let's get started.
Tools you will need:

Floor jack, 2 jack stands
Wrenches: 5/8"
Sockets: 13mm, 18mm
Torque wrench
Plastic cups (that you will label) to separate the bolts you take out.Supplies:

Output shaft seal(s)Step 1:
Loosen the lugnuts on your rear wheels and jack up the vehicle. Place your pucks in and place jackstands underneath to support the vehicle. Pull your rear tires off and place under the vehicle as well for extra safety. Open your hood and remove negative battery cable.
Step 2:
Loosen your brake caliper bolts with a 15mm socket. There is one on the top and one on the bottom. Hold the caliper pin with a 5/8" wrench while turning the socket. After removing the two caliper bolts slide the caliper off. I place mine in the heat shield. This is a good way to get them out of your way. Place bolts in plastic cup and mark the cup as caliper bolts. Zip tie your pads in place so they don't fall out. Repeat with the other side of vehicle.

Step 3:
Undo the 13mm bolts a the top of the shock. Place bolts in plastic cup and mark cup as shock bolts.

Step 4:
Loosen the two 18mm bolts at the top of the upper control arm. Swing control arm free of its mounting brackets. Place bolts in cup and mark the cup as control arm bolts.

Step 5:
After you remove the above items you can now disengage the wheel drive shafts from the differential. Slightly move the rotors back and forth and give it a couple of good tugs. You will feel it start to pull out. Once it is disengaged, take a small flat head screwdriver and gently pry out the old seal. Gently tap in new seal. NO sealant is used here. Just tap it in. Tap taparoo.

Step 7:
Reassemble and have a beer! (Hints: To get the driveshaft to lineup you will need to pick up on the rotor and kind of wiggle it in. It will seat just about all of the way into the differential. It is easy to get the shock bolted back up if you place a jack under the spring and lift it up.)
Rear shocks - torque to 22 ft./lbs.
Upper control arms - torque to 81 ft./lbs.
Calipers - torque to 23 ft./lbs.
Lugnuts - torque to 100 ft./lbs.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:52 PM
Hurst Shifter
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

The Hurst short throw shifter is definitely another one of the top mods you can do to any car. The throw is reduced by 35% and it just gives you a feel of a race car. The stock shifter is way too light in my opinion and the throw is waaaaaay too long. There is definitely an increase in the shifting effort with a Hurst so make sure you don't mind this. I love it. This installation was done in my 02 Coupe. This is also an easy mod to do so lets get started.
Tools you will need:

T15 Torx head screwdriver, small flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver
Vice grips
Sockets: 3/8, 10mm
Hex key: 3/16"
Torque wrench, 9/16" wrenchStep 1:
Open up the console door and insert a small flatblade screwdriver into the recess of the factory control switch and gently pry it up pulling it up and out. Be careful, there will be some plugs you need to disconnect.

Step 2:
Now remove the plastic lids at the rear of the console to gain access to the 10mm retaining nuts. Remove the nuts in the front and the back and lift up the rear of the console and pull backwards to get out.

Step 3:
Pry up the shift pattern with a small screwdriver very carefully. Now, using a pair of Vice Grips, grip the retaining pin tightly and pull the retainer up and out of the knob. You may have to rock the Vice Grips back and forth a little to get it all the way out. Just be careful not to damage anything else. Once the pin is out you can unscrew the knob off of the shifter handle. Go ahead and remove it.

Step 4:
Place the shifter in neutral and grasp the sides of the boot at the base and gently press inward toward the shifter to release the boot. Try not to break any of the plastic tabs. Once the clips are disengaged lift the boot up and out of the way.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:53 PM
Hurst Shifter
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

Step 5:
Open the cigarette lighter door and remove the ashtray. Use the T15 Torx screwdriver to remove the screws adjacent to the cigarette lighter and behind the ashtray. I forgot to take a picture of the one behind the ashtray so don't forget this one. Carefully pull out the vented insert in the dash next to the ignition switch and remove the remaining Torx head screw.

Step 6:
Place the shifter into second gear and with the parking brake applied grasp the instrument panel trim plate near the curve at the base and pull rearward to release the locking tabs. Lift the rear of the trim plate for clearance. Disconnect the cigarette lighter plug and lift the trim plate up and out of the way.

Step 7:
Now it is time to remove the stock shifter. Remove the four 10mm nuts that retain the factory rubber boot. Carefully pry up the boot and pull up over the shifter. According to the Hurst instruction in which most of these instructions are from, if there is a rubber band present, toss it out.

Step 8:
Place the shifter in neutral and remove the four 3/8" bolts that hold the shifter in. Now pull up on the shifter and remove it from the vehicle. Grasp the alignment pin and make sure it comes up as well. Remove the factory rubber gasket and discard it as it will not be used. Carefully pry the plastic "cup" off the ball of the shifter.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:54 PM
Hurst Shifter
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

Step 9:
Now we are going to prep the Hurst shifter for install. Put a small amount of grease onto the ball of the Hurst shifter and place the cup you just took off of the stock shifter onto the Hurst shifter. It is easy to do this if you put the cup onto a workbench and push down on the cup with the shifter. It will snap into place.

Step 10:
Place your gasket that comes with the shifter onto the shifter housing. I sprayed a little Copper sealer on mine before I installed it. Install the shifter onto the housing making sure the cup goes into the selector properly. You must install the shifter with the notch in the shifter threads facing the rear of the vehicle. Use Loc-Tite blue on the bolts and tighten the shifter down with the four 3/16" hex key bolts and torque to 10 ft./lbs. Test out the shifter making sure it moves into every gear fully.

Step 11:
To adjust the stops you need to turn the stop screws all the way out until they are flush with the inside of the aluminum base. Pull the stick firmly into 2nd gear and hold securely. Turn rear stop screw in until head contacts stick, then back screw out 1/4 turn. Hold screw secure with a 3/16" hex key wrench and tighten jam nut using a 9/16" wrench. Repeat adjustment on forward stop screw. Push stick firmly into 3rd gear and hold securely. Turn front stop screw in until head contacts stick, then back screw out 1/4 turn. Hold screw secure with hex key wrench and tighten jam nut.

You're done! I like the factory spring settings so I did not change out the springs. If you want to change them there are detailed instructions that are provided with the shifter.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:55 PM
Differential R & R w/DTE Diff Brace
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

For DTE and other parts please visit: (
So you want to remove your differential huh, well get ready for some fun. This process is done when you want to swap out gears in your car to lower your ET times on the street or the track. This is one of the best mods you can do for your car. It is definitely one of my favorites. This work was done on my 2002 Coupe. The Getrag differential in the 2002 MN6 comes equipped with a 3.42 gear ratio from the factory which isn't too shabby but I wanted a little more pull so I went with the 4.10s.
Since I liked doing work myself I was able to save money and put that money elsewhere like into the components of the differential. I knew I would be running ET Streets so I decided to beef up my diff with the hardened performance parts from Dynotech Engineering ( These parts include both hardened output shafts, a billet pinion support, hardened pre-load springs, and the differential brace. I took the differential out and had Texas Auto Gear set the gears. This requires very precise tolerances not to mention some very expensive tools in order to properly set in the ring and pinion and the Getrag differential is an entirely different animal than other diffs. I did this job alone but some of the components are heavy so another person would be ideal. Ok, so let's get to work!
Tools you will need:

Couple of floor jack, 3 jack stands, transmission or motorcycle jack
Wrenches: 1/2, 5/8, 8mm, 14mm
Sockets: 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 13mm, 13mm deep well, 15mm, 15mm deep well, 17mm, 18mm, 21mm deep well
Hex keys: 10mm
Torque wrench
9 plastic cups or bags for bolts and nutsSupplies:

Gear Oil - I use Redline 75w90 with additive - 4 bottles
GM Additive - 2 bottles
Latex gloves - I like using these because it is much easier to clean hands later.
Transmission fluid (good time to change if you want) - 4 bottles of Redline D4 ATF for an MN6
Copper silicon sealerStep 1:
Loosen the lugnuts on your rear wheels and jack up the vehicle. The higher you get the rear end the better. I placed the front of my car on ramps and jacked the rear end up about 18-20 inches off the ground. Place your pucks in and place jackstands underneath to support the vehicle. You may need to jack up a couple of times to get your car high enoug. Pull your rear tires off and place under the vehicle as well for extra safety. Open your hood and remove negative battery cable.
Step 2:
Loosen your brake caliper bolts with a 15mm socket. There is one on the top and one on the bottom. Hold the caliper pin with a 5/8" wrench while turning the socket. After removing the two caliper bolts slide the caliper off. I place mine in the heat shield. This is a good way to get them out of your way. Place bolts in plastic cup and mark the cup as caliper bolts. Zip tie your pads in place so they don't fall out. Repeat with the other side of vehicle.

Step 3:
Open beer and repeat throughout process as often as needed.

Step 4:
Undo the 13mm bolts a the top of the shock. Repeat for other side. Place bolts in plastic cup and mark cup as shock bolts.

Step 5:
Loosen the two 18mm bolts at the top of the upper control arm. Swing control arm free of its mounting brackets. Place bolts in cup and mark the cup as control arm bolts. Repeat for other side.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:56 PM
Differential R & R w/DTE Diff Brace
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!
Step 6:
After you remove the above items you can now disengage the wheel drive shafts from the differential. Slightly move the rotors back and forth and give it a couple of good tugs. You will feel it start to pull out. Disengage the emergency brake cable from its place and diconnect the wiring harness. Remove the two 15mm bolts that hold the emergency cable bracket. I've heard of some people just pulling the cable out of its holder but I found it easier just to remove the bracket. Place the bolts in a cup and mark the cup as emergency cable bracket bolts. Repeat for other side.

Step 7:
Now for the exhaust system. Undo the the four 15mm bolts that hold the cat back system to the h-pipe. Place these in a cup and mark the cup as cat back to h-pipe bolts.
Next, loosen the 15mm bracket bolts the front middle of the exhaust system and also, using a 15mm deep well, remove the nuts that hold the h-pipe to the manifolds.
Pull the wire clips off that hold the oxygen sensors wires up. This will allow you to drop the h-pipe down without removing the oxygen sensors.
Now remove the two 13mm h-pipe spring/hang bolts and carefully lower the h-pipe down. I placed myself under the h-pipe and lifted up on it while removing the bolts. Once the bolts were out I gently lowered it down on top of me and slid to the side. You can place it on the ground and slide it forward quite a bit. My car was at the perfect height with regards to the oxygen sensor wires. I had plenty of slack to get the h-pipe out of the way without removing the oxygen sensors. Cup all of the bolts and nuts together and mark the cup h-pipe noting that the 13mm bolts are for the spring/hang.

Step 8:
Remove the 8mm bolts holding the tunnel cover up. This is where air tools would really come in handy! I don't have air tools so I chalked up a 1/4" extension in my 1/2" drill and removed the bolts that way. It only took me about 5 bolts before I figured that trick out. Remove the tunnel shield from the car and cup all the bolts marking the cup as tunnel shield bolts.

Step 9:
Using a 8mm socket, disconnect the intake from the throttle body to relieve stress when lowering the driveline later.

Now is a good time to take plenty of different pictures of the rear end so you can look at them later when putting the rear back together. I took plenty so I could tell which side of what wires and brake lines run.

Step 10:
Place your transmission jack under the rear crossmember. I didn't have a transmission jack but I used a motorcycle jack/lift and it worked out great! Now, using a deep well 21mm socket, remove the four nuts that hold the rear crossmember up.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:57 PM
Differential R & R w/DTE Diff Brace
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!
Step 10 continued :
Remove any clips that hold wires looms or brake line onto the rear crossmember. There are at least two on each side. Some are accessible from the wheel wells. Move all brake lines out of the way. You DO NOT need to disconnect any of the brake lines. Undo the plug from the top of the differential and remove the two 18mm nuts that hold the differential to the rear crossmember. Cup all of the nuts and bolts marking the cup as crossmember.
Some clips are easy to see...
...and some are hard.
Here is the plug on top of the differential:

Step 11:
Once you have made sure that all of the wires and brake lines are out of the way you can now start to lower the rear crossmember down. Before you start lowering you need to place another jack underneath the tranny to support the driveline when you remove the rear crossmember. I used a third jack stand under the tranny because I think this is more safe then a jack that could possibly come down on its own if it malfunctions which would cause some serious damage to your car. Once in the stand is in place you may lower the rear crossmember. Lower it real slow and look all over for brake lines and wires to make sure they are not still clips or hanging up on something. Remove the cradle from under the vehicle. You may also want to pull out the mufflers and pipes to give you more room. My car was high enough to completely remove them. Watch out because the can fall down on you! Ask me how I know that! Remove the cradle from under the vehicle. This is where another person would of come in handy because it is friggin' heavy. Now is a good time to clean if you've ever had that famous diff leak.

Step 12:
Now it is time to drain the differential so get an oil pan out and using a 10mm hex pull out the drain plug.

Step 13 (Differential Removal):
Remove the three 15mm nuts on the sides of the differential and the one hidden one on the bottom. Remove the two 13mm bolts at the top. Put these in a cup and label it diff to tranny.

Put your transmission jack/ATV jack underneath the differential and remove it. To remove it you must lower the drivetrain. Here is where you must be careful not to lower it too far or you might crack your firewall. BE VERY CAREFUL! I'M NOT EVEN SURE HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST TO FIX THIS BUT IT WOULD BE A LOT! There is a diagram on the torque tube showing you this. If you used a jack stand to hold your tranny you will now need to place a jack underneath the tranny and remove the stand. SLOWLY, lower your driveline constantly checking for clearance in the engine compartment. You do not want your engine to hit the firewall.

Watch all of this area for clearance issues:

Blackhorse Zo6
06-16-2009, 11:58 PM
Differential R & R w/DTE Diff Brace
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

Step 13 continued :
Once you have lowered the driveline enough you may slide the diff from the tranny and out of the vehicle. You may have to lower the driveline a little more than you think so once again, be very careful when doing this. After removing the differential from the vehicle jack the drivetrain back up and replace the jackstand.

Here is a picture of the cups I used to contain all the bolts just in case you were wondering.

Step 14 (DTE Differential Brace) :
If you are not installing the DTE brace skip to Step 15. Since my differential was going to be out I decided to install the DTE differential brace for even more protection. This install is A LOT easier when everything is apart. I'm so glad I did it at the same time. Anyway, I'll pretty much crib DTE's instructions but include my pictures and changes that make things a little easier.
Here are the components laid out:

Transmission Bracket Installation
1. Remove the four 13mm bolts on the passenger side of the transmission mounting flange where it attaches to the torque tube. New bolts are supplied with the DTE package for the install. I bagged and labeled all of the OEM bolts in case I ever take the brace off and want to sell it later for some reason. I probably will not do that but I would rather have those bolts instead of tracking more down later.
2. Remove the main wiring harness retaining clip from the stud on the upper mounting bolt and drill the original mounting hole out to 3/8". This is not quite enough so hog out the hole a little. You will reinstall this later.
3. Locate 24 large washers from your parts that are supplied with the kit and separate them into 8 stacks of 3 each. These are used as spacers between the differential strut transmission bracket and the O.E. transmission flange.
4. Using a little bit of super glue, glue the three washers together and and then glue them onto the transmission mounting brackets. Make sure they line up with the bracket holes exactly.
5. Place passenger side bracket up and thread bolts in. I had to hog out one of the hole on my passenger side bracket because they didn't quite line up correctly. To do this, just use a rat tail file. It take a little time but it is not that hard. Maybe about 10-15 minutes to get it where I needed. There isn't any room for the incorrect hole placement because the passenger side bracket fits behind two protrusions/tabs on the tranny so it is unable to move forwards and backwards. The driver's side is not like this. Install the bolts with a 17mm socket and use blue Loc-Tite on the bolts. Once the bolts are in tighten them down to 42 ft. lbs.
6. Perform these same steps for the driver's side. The driver's side will not have a wiring harness or the "tabs" described above. It is easier to do.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-17-2009, 12:00 AM
Differential R & R w/DTE Diff Brace
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

DTE Brace Install Continued...
Bracket Installation on Differential Housing
1. Locate the resonance suppression counterweight on the left side of the differential and remove by loosening the two 13mm bolts.
2. On the passenger side, remove all of the 10mm gold bolts except for the two lower ones at the 6 o'clock position near the lower "ear" tab on the cover. Again, I bagged and labeled all of these bolts in case I need them in the future.
3. Install the passenger side differential bracket as shown using the supplied bolts in the kit making sure to use a supplied washer under the head of the bolt. Use blue Loc-Tite on these as well and torque to 20 ft./lbs.
4. Now go to the driver's side of the differential and remove ALL of the gold 10mm bolts. Install the driver's side upper differential bracket onto the cover as shown using the supplied bolts in the kit making sure to use a supplied washer under the head of the bolt as well as Loc-Tite. Torque to 20 ft./lbs.
5. Install the driver's side lower differential strut bracket onto the differential cover as shown and follow the same fastener installation and instructions outlined in Step 4.
6. Re-install the resonance suppression counterweight back onto the left side of the differential cover as shown and torque to 25 ft./lbs.
7. With the 11mm bolts supplied, install the differential bracket cross-rod (the shortest of the five) between the two main upper differential brackets. Make sure you put a washer under each bolt head and use Loc-Tite. Torque to 15 ft./lbs.

Blackhorse Zo6
06-17-2009, 12:01 AM
Step 15:
Put your differential back in by using your tranny jack or ATV jack. Jack up the drivetrain and remove the jack stand. Lower the drivetrain back down enough to reinstall differential. Raise up differential and ready it for installation. Place a thin bead of Copper silicon around the o-ring on that seals the transmission and the differential. Slide differential back onto the tranny and secure it. Raise drivetrain back up and replace the jack stand under the tranny. Make sure your drain and fill plugs are nice and snug and fill up differential. The differential will hold almost two bottles of gear oil. Put the slip additive in first. Now is also a good time to change your tranny fluid. It will hold four bottles of transmission fluid. I use Redline D4 ATF in my MN6.

Strut Rod Installation for DTE brace (skip to Step 16 if you are not installing brace)
1. Locate the four main strut rods in your kit. You'll notice that two are of equal length and the other two are not. The two that are equal in length are right and left, TOP strut rods, the net is shorter in length and is for the RIGHT side and the shortest strut rod is for the LEFT side.
2. Your kit has four left handed thread Hiem joints with matching jam nuts and four right handed thread Hiem joints with matching jam nuts. Install the appropriate jam nut onto the Hiem joint stud and screw them all the way on until the nut bottoms out on the stud as shown. Do this procedure for all eight Hiem joints and studs.
3. Each main strut rod has a right handed and a left handed thread machined into the ends of them for which you'll screw the appropriate Hiem joint stud into equally on both ends.
4. Located one upper, (long) main strut rod and the second to the shortest lower main strut rod for the passenger side and put these next to each other. Locate the other upper, (long) main strut rod and the shortest main strut rod for the driver's side and put these two together. The strut rods will look like this when the Hiem joints and jam nuts are installed properly.
5. For the driver's side, be sure the machined hexs in both the upper and lower main strut rods are facing towards the front of the tranny, while the machined hexs on the passenger side for both the upper and lower main strut rod face towards the rear of the transmission. This is for ease of adjustment after the kit has been fully installed.
6. Install each respective assembled main strut rod onto the bracket mounting blocks using the supplied bolts in the kit. Use Loc-Tite on the bolts and torque to 37 ft./lbs.

Strut Rod Pre-Load Adjustment
1. Adjust all four strut rods to a static ZERO-lash first by HAND until they are JUST snub, making sure they are PULLING THEMSELVES TOGETHER during your adjustment procedure.
2. The proper adjustment sequence is as follows: passenger, upper right, driver's upper left, driver's lower left, and passenger lower right.
3. After ZERO lash adjustment is complete, tighten each respective strut rod IN SEQUENCE 1 (one) full turn past ZERO-lash in ∏-turn tightening increments, in sequence until 1 (one) full turn is reached.
DO NOT adjust the pre-load rods tighter than 1 (one) full turn pas ZERO-lash or differential damage/gear whine WILL occur. Once ZERO-lash has been completed for each rod, DO NOT further adjust to ZERO-lash as you proceed through the adjustment sequence even though pre-load rod may "feel" loose before final tightening is completed. These steps are ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL!
4. Lock down each respective pre-load rod jam nut at each Hiem joint stud.
Follow this step for all four main strut rods in prescribed sequence and when you are complete, each respective pre-load strut rod should have tightened up smoothly and evenly.

Step 16:
Place the rear crossmember under the car and position it for installation. If you removed the cat back re-install it now. Raise the cradle up to install. Watch all of your brake lines and wires. Now is a good time to look at the pictures I told you to take earlier. Finish raising the cradle and secure it. Torque the 21mm nuts to 81 ft./lbs. Replace the 18mm differential to cradle nuts and torque to 37 ft./lbs. Replace the brake line clips and wire clips into their holes on the rear crossmember.

Step 17:
Replace and secure your induction hose to the throttle body. - 8mm clamp

Step 18:
Replace your tunnel shield. Be careful not to strip out any of the bolts if you use a drill to put the bolts back in, and yes, I did write this before I put them back in and did not strip any! Torque to 89 in./lbs.

Step 19:
Replace your h-pipe. If you are on the ground like I was doing this, place the h-pipe on top of you. Push up to the manifolds and thread the nuts on. Push up the middle to the bellhousing and thread those bolts in. Slide down to the spring bolts and thread those bolts in. After the h-pipe is up torque the h-pipe to manifold nuts. The bellhousing bolts and the spring bolts should be torqued to 37 ft./lbs. You can reuse your old cat back/h-pipe gaskets. I just spayed some Copper on mine and have no leaks.

Step 20:
Replace the oxygen sensor wire clips back onto the shields.

Step 21:
Replace the emergency brake bracket with the 15mm bolts and secure. Replace plug.

Step 22:
Replace rear shocks and torque to 22 ft./lbs.

Step 23:
Replace rear upper control arms and torque to 81 ft./lbs.

Step 24:
Replace calipers and torque to 23 ft./lbs.

Step 25:
Replace wheels and torque to 100 ft./lbs. Crack open a bottle of something good because you are done!!!! Congratulations!


Blackhorse Zo6
06-17-2009, 12:03 AM
Here is the inside of the torque tube
All of these installations are to be performed at your own risk!!!!

Just in case you are wondering, here is what take the place of traditional u-joints in a C5. I just wanted to check mine and they still look new. I suspect these will break soon with the new power but I will just replace the shaft with one from ECS that has the traditional u-joints.