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Old 01-21-2010, 8:44pm   #1
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Default Painted front license surround came in...

Ordered from MidAmerica, but the part is indeed from Kewl as there was product documentation in the package from them. The paint match is 100% spot on and it's good quality. Any perceived color variation in the pics is from fresh clear against 7 year old clear w/ a few swirls. There was some marring on the very front center, but paint cleaner took care of it.




Also installed the hood seal that came with the Halltech Venom I bought awhile back.



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Old 01-21-2010, 8:53pm   #2
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Lookin' good Brian - I like mine too.
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Looks good, congrats! I have the same deal except it's the bestest color (Yellow) and I think they are the best solution I have seen.
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Old 01-22-2010, 6:34am   #4
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License plate frame?

Hood seal?

Come on Brian, you said you weren't going to Mod this car?
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Very nice Brain it hard not to do anything to them....
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License plate frame?

Hood seal?

Come on Brian, you said you weren't going to Mod this car?
Haha... very serious mods. Car feels way faster w/ the performance hood seal installed Car is getting the halltech off my Z06 and the Corsa Extremes I purchased for the Z but never installed. OTher than that's also getting the gauge bezels and C6Z shifter out of the Z.

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Very nice Brain it hard not to do anything to them....
Yep... have to do some mile customizations here and there
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This is a tad off topic, but why the switch to a Vert, anyhow? I have been thinking about a switch from my Vert to a Z06, strictly for performance reasons. I do however, think I'd miss dropping the top immensely. I'm curious your decision to switch from a higher performance car that you have a lot of blood, sweat and tears in, and actually added the open air experience.
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This is a tad off topic, but why the switch to a Vert, anyhow? I have been thinking about a switch from my Vert to a Z06, strictly for performance reasons. I do however, think I'd miss dropping the top immensely. I'm curious your decision to switch from a higher performance car that you have a lot of blood, sweat and tears in, and actually added the open air experience.
I'm tired of yellow... so I decided I would re-do the Z06 as a Grand Sport... admiral blue w/ a white center stripe, red guts, and full polished CCW Classics. Then I started totalling it all up and that would cost $13k.

My Z06 "needed" new headers as I sold off my Kooks in early 2009 when I was going to sell it and get a C6vert. Also I sold my CCWs so it "needed" new CCWs etc. etc.

Most of the mods I've done to my car were for HPDE use. Now that I have access to the Panoz race car I don't need a trackable Corvette. The Z06's increased performance is only usable on a race track... period.

So for the kind of driving I do in a Corvette the vert was/is the better option. I will be able to get nearly enough to pay for the cost of the vert by parting out some Z06 mods then selling the car whole. Sure I pissed away a bunch of money on the targa/repaint, but at the end of the day I've had the car for 7 years and am ready for something new.

I had considered a Viper and Porsche, but C5s fit me better (I'm 6'4" 235) and they're cheaper (to buy, own, insure, maintain, and mod), and I know the cars so well.

I really enjoy top down driving... I like the Z06 targa and it's very unique, but at the end of the day I still wanted a vert.
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I understand what you're saying about the track, but I made the mistake of driving my BIL's '03 Z06, and it really left an impression on me. The ride just felt better, great acceleration, we have the same B&B Bullets - but his sounds so much meaner, etc. . . I'm just not sure it pays to mod what I have to get closer to a Z06, or just unload and start over.

Unfortunately I settled for an A4 when I was searching out my car, so I'm afraid putting in 3:42 gears will make hwy driving suck, and 3:15's won't be worth all the trouble. Then there's the motor, not to mention I really want a manual trans - and there's NO WAY I'm going through the swap process. I don't know - part of me says just hold out and wait for a used C6 GS.
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Ahhh.... it's not so much the power, but the gearing/suspension. The Z06s MN12 gearbox is equivalent to sticking 3.90s in a standard MN6 and both are years ahead of an auto in terms of street fun and acceleration feel etc.

I would say just mod your vert, but if you want a stick then I'd sell and get a stick. A few companies like RPMtransmissions do the swaps though.

With a car like I have now I could put Z06 suspension pieces on it, LS6 heads/cam, Z06 wheels/tires and 3.90 gears and effectively have a Z06 vert.
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