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2006 Corvette
« on: June 21, 2018, 05:53:12 PM »
Have been MIA for awhile and missed some updates haha. I've had this one since April and plan to keep it for awhile until I'm bored of it which I don't forsee happening for at least a year. I'm kind of at a point where I don't know what else I could get in the price range that I'd rather have haha.

As is the norm I've been through a few cars.
After I sold my TA last year I really haven't been able to figure out what I wanted. I really wanted a C6 after driving my buddy's but decided I didn't want to be 20k+ into one as that's the best that pops up around here.
I picked up an 01 firehawk formula 6 speed car in February for a good deal, bought it just to flip it though. Then picked up a '00 C5 with a vortech blower kit on it and stock motor/trans. It was a lot of fun but I found a lot of hackjobs and issues from neglected maintenance. Also felt like I had overpaid for the miles (80k) I had some buyers remorse and posted it for sale and to my surprise it sold for my asking price a couple days later.  Was either going to push myself to work on my talon I got back last year some more or find a good third gen to cruise. Well my buddy who has a built/blown 2011 C6 vette found this one for sale for me and i went and picked it up. It's only an 06 so it's an LS2 but at 16k with only 47k and in nice shape with good set of mods already I couldn't pass it up.
Only bad thing was it was in Arkansas so I drove 16 hours in one day through a shitty storm to get it.

Current mod list:
BTR Stage 3 NA cam - same one I put in my TA
BTR .660 Valve Springs
7.4" Pushrods
TSP Longtubes
TSP X-Pipe
SLP Loudmouth 1 Axleback - basically all same exhaust as my TA too haha, I like it obnoxious
Kenne Bell Boost-A-Pump
LNC2000 for 2 step and timing controller for spray
NOS Sniper Wet Kit - spraying 100shot
Monster Stage 3 clutch
tuned on 91



I don't have any huge goals with the car besides to run a 10 second pass. I should be there off my 1/8th mile passes from last weekend in 90*+ weather and HORRIBLE humidity, it ran equivalent of a 11.0x.
But I do want to go back to a blower setup. So soon as I find a decent deal I'll be selling my nitrous setup and the current NA cam for a blower cam. Ideally would love to run another A&A kit.

Buddy's car is much more insane than mine with a TSP built 370 shortblock, aftermarket heads, tsp longtubes/xpipe/factory dual mode exhaust, P1SC, tick stage 2 built TR6060, RPM built torque tube, RPM Level 4 Diff, McLeod 1200 Twin Disc, RPM DSS axles, and tuned on E85. His setup is very choked by the P1SC and would take advantage of a bigger blower. So if I don't find anything soon I might end up buying the P1SC off him even though it's considered one of the least efficient blowers compared to the A&A and ECS kits out there.
Then I plan to do a black wrap on the targa top and the "halo" as they call the wrap around panel behind the top.

Pretty much it for now. Start a new job finally on the 2nd so will start feeling like I can spend some extra funds on cars again.
Here's video from the track last weekend and then some pictures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMisjpCWV_0









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Re: 2006 Corvette
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 12:07:41 PM »
Gorgeous car, man!

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Re: 2006 Corvette
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 04:39:50 PM »
Appreciate it!

Might pull the trigger on trying to wrap the top and halo myself - no places around here do it.
Goal to go for this look, although not those wheels. Thinking keeping it simple with some black c6 ZR1 replicas
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Re: 2006 Corvette
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 07:31:07 PM »
Oh damn, that is sharp! Nice car dude.

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Re: 2006 Corvette
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 07:02:44 PM »
NICE!  I didn't know a C6 would do that well with just those mods.   I bet it's a blast!

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Re: 2006 Corvette
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 11:32:31 AM »
yeah my 1/8th mile converted to 1/4 mile on motor should be around 11.7 and on 100 shot 11.0. That's all with the nasty humid weather and I was still learning to launch the car when i was still on motor. I'd like to think I could pull a 11.4 in a good motor run and a 10.8-10.9 on the nitrous.
Goal really isnt to make much more power than I have now when I go to a blower - just to have the consistent power.

Theres a cam only LS2 c6 that has went 10.9 but I don't think I have that driver mod or as good of tuning ability lol. I'll be happy soon as I get a 10 second pass on nitrous and then when I get a blower on it. They say that a man who drag races a corvette is asking to lose money. Especially the manuals they just aren't consistent and are very tricky cars to launch and unless you do the insanely costly turbo 400 conversion setup - you're always more at risk to break shit.

It's ridiculously fun though to drive. I'm a bit over the attention it gets already and the corvette tax of some stuff. When I put the exhaust on I had a hard time getting it perfectly straight out the back on my garage floor so I figured I'd take it to an exhaust shop here in town and pay them to actually line it up on the lift and throw a few tack welds on it. They wanted like $300 for it lol and really exhaust on this is easier than messing with an fbody for example which they did for $50 for me years ago. So I just did the best I could on jackstands and that's how it is for now. But yeah I'm noticing fast the "corvette tax" out there- when people don't realize you can get these things for 14-17k, less than most spend on their daily drivers. Girlfriend's family goes "where you getting all your money?!" and I just have to point them to my rusty old 97 k1500 and my $1400 civic while they're  paying on their 20k malibu or whatever.
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Re: 2006 Corvette
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 01:55:22 PM »
That crap used to happen to me. I would buy used well taken care of cars. Break out the polisher and detail it for 5-6 hours. Everyone thought I had money. When in reality, their car payment was twice mine if I even had a payment at all. lol. Not only that, but they used to assume that I was trying to put them down or something. I mean really, a 94 V6 Camaro? I didn't buy that thing to show off to anyone. lol. And that 98 Cadillac STS I had, which was flawless, I used to get all the old man jokes about, was cheap as well. I think with the trade off the Camaro it was like $12k lol.

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Re: 2006 Corvette
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2018, 10:46:46 PM »
Just been beating on this thing a bunch but finally spent some money on some new parts!

A&A V3 T-Trim blower kit
Tial Bov
Siemens 60lb Injectors
EPP Brutespeed Blower Cam
then also have all the hardware/gaskets/balancer/etc on the way.

Also blower cam with alky meth setup and some ls9 injectors I'll sell for about $650 or so to recoup some $. Still got a good deal considering the kit is complete and came with the alky meth all for 2800.

Hopefully will find a good weekend to get it all done this month. Goal is nothing too crazy at first. On the 3.8 pulley i'm guessing maybe 8psi with the larger EPP cam it might make 580-600whp on 91 pump gas. I'd like to stay on 91 even if I have to take a hit to power and not deal with any meth setup. Then build the finances a bit over winter and buy a bigger fuel system to support E85 and also to have some money on the side for whatever part of the drivetrain I grenade with the new power haha.




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Re: 2006 Corvette
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2018, 09:42:19 AM »
Still gonna be slow.

I'm jealous that you have E85 so available - I would love to switch.

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Re: 2006 Corvette
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2018, 11:29:42 AM »
compared to other cars here it definitely still will be! My buddy in his C6 just ran 9.8 with his P1SC heads/cam/e85 setup. One of fastest 6 speed c6's cars on such a small blower we believe.
I'll be happy to see 10.5x at some point. I'll be happy at that point as I don't want to have to immediately put 10k+ into a trans/torque tube/diff/axles like he did haha.

E85 here is definitely a blessing!
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Re: 2006 Corvette
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2018, 11:05:52 AM »
I'm jealous that you have E85 so available - I would love to switch.

That's a switch, you have more ethanol free stations and I have plenty of E85 around here. Kinda weird since you live almost in the city and I live in the Pennsyltucky backwoods :lol:
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Re: 2006 Corvette
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2018, 06:58:44 PM »
That's a switch, you have more ethanol free stations and I have plenty of E85 around here. Kinda weird since you live almost in the city and I live in the Pennsyltucky backwoods :lol:

Apparently the Lehigh Valley service station on the turnpike has E85 but that's kind of silly to pay a toll on and off just to get fuel. The next nearest station is 25 miles.

I suppose since the car isn't driven much, paying a couple bucks in tolls to refuel once a month (or less) isn't that big of a deal.

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