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Yesterday 11:23 AM
NicD The new fappening...
07-26-2019 08:45 AM
Nothubertjfarnsworth tell them booger welds are popular among modders now. and then tell them to smurf off.

that's some nice work, though, seriously. i'd be proud.
07-26-2019 08:31 AM
MuhThugga Nice job.

There are plenty of armchair welders out there. Not every strong weld is pretty, and not every pretty weld is strong. If someone criticizes the appearance of your welds, just tell them to smurf off.
07-11-2019 08:51 AM
BAAD LS2 Everything welded up.



Painted with high temp bbq paint.



Installed on the car.









And here are a couple cell phone vids. Its probably 10% deeper than stock zr1 mufflers, and 30% louder. So on a H/C 750whp car it's racecar loud. Still has a bit of that tin can sound of the stock mufflers that I was hoping to get rid of. Still nice and quite when the valves are closed.


07-11-2019 08:50 AM
BAAD LS2 So the c6 zr1 exhaust is 3" all the way back to the mufflers, and then for some reason it necks down to less than 2.5" as it goes through the mufflers. Some guys have done a 3" bypass pipe and npp valves to allow 3" the whole way. I decided to tackle this project myself, with a few minor changes I wanted to try, including installing a small bullet resonator inside the muffler can and 4" tips. This was a ton of work, and I still have some slight adjusting to do to make everything line up perfectly, but overall I'm pretty happy.

Started with stock zr1 mufflers and my new HF welder. Feel free to talk shit about my welds if you can prove you can do better. I know they suck, but for a beginner they are good enough for work that can't be seen under the car.





Cut off existing tips and valves. You can see how small the stock stuff is, less than 2.5"!







3" Bypass pipe with bullet welded up.



3" Bypass pipe installed back in muffler can. Had to clearance the other pipes a bit.







One muffler had the baffles blown out, so had quite a bit of scabbing back together to do.

07-09-2019 04:34 AM
BAAD LS2 A rare sight to see 4 zr1's in 1 place, let alone a Carlisle Blue and a Centennial:















04-20-2019 04:07 PM
SK360 2 races into the 2019 AutoCross season. Car is still hilariously overpowered for this but god damn is it fun.

04-14-2019 04:37 PM
BAAD LS2 Haulin ass.
04-10-2019 08:28 AM
NicD We had a private track rental a few weekends ago so I could actually do some test and tune on the new combo. The video shows just a couple of the passes but being the first time out with the car where I could play with a few things and make some changes I would say it was a success. First pass in the video was done on 7 cylinders! Long story but a coil pack wasn't getting power at all, fixed the issue but go figure with more power I just spun the rest of the day. Need to tighten up the converter a bit from the looks of it but I'll take an 8.49 on 7 cylinders and 169 mph on all 8 spinning through 1st gear any day of the week.

427ci / F-1X / glide

04-04-2019 12:55 PM
oonothin
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Attachment 491623 Attachment 491627Sold the GTO a few weeks ago and just picked up its replacement last Saturday. It's a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Centennial. Only 13k miles, 408ci iron block, YSI, akrapovic, etc etc. Couldn't be happier with it as the car is in perfect condition and just a blast to drive.

Very nice! I see you have the same license plate. I got a c6 last april.
03-19-2019 06:09 AM
BAAD LS2
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Originally Posted by Cucky4...View Post
Attachment 491623 Attachment 491627Sold the GTO a few weeks ago and just picked up its replacement last Saturday. It's a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Centennial. Only 13k miles, 408ci iron block, YSI, akrapovic, etc etc. Couldn't be happier with it as the car is in perfect condition and just a blast to drive.

Sweet ride!
03-19-2019 03:54 AM
Cucky4 Attachment 491623 Attachment 491627Sold the GTO a few weeks ago and just picked up its replacement last Saturday. It's a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Centennial. Only 13k miles, 408ci iron block, YSI, akrapovic, etc etc. Couldn't be happier with it as the car is in perfect condition and just a blast to drive.
03-18-2019 08:06 AM
BAAD LS2
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So I had about 20 minutes to get it roughed in on the dyno before loading it up on a trailer for it's maiden voyage a few weekends ago. Having never even driven the car on the street afterwards with the blower/glide I had no idea how it was going to behave or anything on it's first pass so I just softly rolled into it and I'll be damned if it didn't run an 8 right off the trailer. Actually this was the first 1/4 mile pass for both Joe and I with the new combos so make that two 8 second passes right of the trailer. Then I found the blower belt was rubbing the water pump under sustained load so I didn't want to risk wrapping the belt up on an electrical harness or something if it broke so that was that for the night. Already put the electric water pump back on since it has tons of clearance. We originally removed the electric water pump and switched it back to mechanical because the bolts that held on the snout pulley backed out from the vibration, turns out Meziere only used teflon tape on the bolts instead of using loctite so we re-did that and will give it another go. If this soft first pass is where it begins I can't wait to see where it will end up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUVb2MsGvG0

Dang, thats scootin. You've got quite the collection of badass rides.
03-18-2019 08:03 AM
BAAD LS2
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Wondering will the c7 seats fit in our cars 2 and 3 lt's have the heated/cooled seats...hmmmm

I've seen them for sale a few times in the 2k range complete..

Yes they will, but there is some effort required to make them work 100%.
03-18-2019 07:57 AM
NicD So I had about 20 minutes to get it roughed in on the dyno before loading it up on a trailer for it's maiden voyage a few weekends ago. Having never even driven the car on the street afterwards with the blower/glide I had no idea how it was going to behave or anything on it's first pass so I just softly rolled into it and I'll be damned if it didn't run an 8 right off the trailer. Actually this was the first 1/4 mile pass for both Joe and I with the new combos so make that two 8 second passes right of the trailer. Then I found the blower belt was rubbing the water pump under sustained load so I didn't want to risk wrapping the belt up on an electrical harness or something if it broke so that was that for the night. Already put the electric water pump back on since it has tons of clearance. We originally removed the electric water pump and switched it back to mechanical because the bolts that held on the snout pulley backed out from the vibration, turns out Meziere only used teflon tape on the bolts instead of using loctite so we re-did that and will give it another go. If this soft first pass is where it begins I can't wait to see where it will end up.

03-13-2019 03:56 PM
Hawkgfr
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Braum seats are the jam, but yeah - it'd be nice to have scrotum coolers.



Wondering will the c7 seats fit in our cars 2 and 3 lt's have the heated/cooled seats...hmmmm

I've seen them for sale a few times in the 2k range complete..
02-07-2019 02:27 PM
Doric Braum seats are the jam, but yeah - it'd be nice to have scrotum coolers.
02-07-2019 10:38 AM
BAAD LS2
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See... That's the problem. Really good aftermarket seats are often less.

Still, the Comp seats are a fantastic upgrade.

I thought about going aftermarket, but really wanted the ventilation. And I wouldn't have been happy with aftermarket unless they were carbon fiber backed, which is $$$$.
02-07-2019 04:23 AM
Doric See... That's the problem. Really good aftermarket seats are often less.

Still, the Comp seats are a fantastic upgrade.
02-07-2019 04:15 AM
BAAD LS2
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Nice. This is on my wish list, too. What'd the seats set you back?

$2750 shipped. They are flawless, with only a couple thousand miles on them.
02-06-2019 04:58 PM
Hawkgfr
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Nice. This is on my wish list, too. What'd the seats set you back?




damn...It feel like dejavu all over again from years gone by?


weird.
02-06-2019 12:19 PM
Doric Nice. This is on my wish list, too. What'd the seats set you back?
02-06-2019 11:28 AM
BAAD LS2 Picked up some new seats for the ZR1. These are the c7 competition seats. Pretty excited to get them swapped, but might be a while to figure out all the wiring to make them fully functional (including the ventilation so i can cool ma balls).



01-23-2019 08:49 AM
Hawkgfr Rob, I basically decided to get back into the c6 as a small element of my retirement strategy lol. This would be my 5th c6 along with one c6. I was looking for a good buy in a c6 z (bucket list) but they are few and far between. I just happened to notice this car on autotrader and it was even listed with the wrong color. The dealer actually seemed to not know exactly what he had?? After a little more research and a 320 mile round trip visit I decided it was too good a deal to pass up. I mean they actually met my request with not a lot of negotiations lol which made me pause for a few days and study more about the car and I evenm spoke with my local dealer etc.. and looked at the autocheck etc...

Its a very low mileage car that was kept inside and appears almost flawless. I know my way around the c6 kind of and it is a very robust and simple design with lots of knowledge and support out there and is a very good foundation for a fun car as it sits. The ls3 is awesome and it weighs in at 3300 pund so lots of potential and fun just as it sits.

I also have a few parts still from corvettes past like a tuner, glass roof etc... so I decided this car would be a great car to tinker with and drive after I retire without breaking the bank...The upside is its almost new condition and a rare one year color that I've had before and liked a lot helped with that. I won't be sweating driving around in a 50 or 60 k car either..So insurance/taxes and such are also cheaper...so win win for retirement. lol.

later...and thanks.
01-22-2019 08:49 AM
Rob GTO ^That looks nice, what got you back into another c6?
01-20-2019 07:28 PM
Hawkgfr [IMG][/IMG]


A picture of my new to me 2012 Corvette base 6 speed I picked up recently with 1858 miles. Its almost new. I found it at a dealer in Tennessee...
11-21-2018 11:35 AM
BAAD LS2 Nice runs. Took mine to the road coarse on Monday, perfect cool weather for a track day. That was an amazing good time. Car ran great, no mishaps, and had a lot of fun for my first time on a track. I have a lot to learn but passing and trying to keep up with folks was the best part. I'll definitely be going back again in the spring.



11-21-2018 05:34 AM
NicD This car just continues to impress me, simple bolt ons in 4300 ft DA. Yes the TVS 2300 is a grey area by considering it a bolt on but since it literally just replaced the original blower and bolted on in less time than it took to bolt on headers, I'm calling it a bolt on. LOL

11-06-2018 04:42 AM
BAAD LS2 Finally cooled off and stopped raining. Loving boost weather.





10-25-2018 07:52 PM
AdamK
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