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Ekliptix
08-27-2011, 02:18 PM
I've been living in Houston 2 months now (work), and my gf and I have been sharing the Chevy Cruze Eco I bought for her (40mpg is easy).

Corvettes of Houston tracked this one down for me (2LT with Nav, 5,000miles).

Some comments since picking it up yesterday:
- It's way quieter inside and outside then my C5Z.
- At first I didn't think it felt as quick as the C5Z, but I think it's just the quietness that makes it deceptively fast. I plan on taking it to the drag strip, hoping for 11.xx at 12xmph.
- The long gears are great. 100km/h in 1st is cool:).
- It feels more solid then my C5Z. Accelerating and cornering just feel way smoother.
- To color is....just...wow.
- Can't wait to put some more miles on it.

I'll be taking the front plate mount off. I already bought a mild to wild kit to install, and I have some aftermarket lowering bolts.

I'm signed up for a 2 day driver education coruse a Texas World Speedway for Sept. I can't wait!!!! 3 mile road course.

On to the pics:

Lowered in PS
http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/Z06_1_lowered.jpg

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/Z06_2.jpg

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/Z06_3.jpg

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/Z06_4.jpg

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/Z06_5.jpg

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/Z06_6.jpg

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/Z06_7.jpg

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/Z06_8.jpg

7L NA & 1.4L turbo.
http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/Z06_9.jpg

GOnSHO
08-27-2011, 02:31 PM
:drool:

this is why i want my work to transfer me to houston!! ha

PulsePro
08-27-2011, 02:33 PM
NICE

Team_Mclaren
08-27-2011, 02:33 PM
FUCKING SICKKK!!!!!!!

man i love vettes:drool:

jibber
08-27-2011, 02:34 PM
Fantastic color choice!

jsn
08-27-2011, 02:39 PM
Congrats! not bad for a DD:bigpimp:

beyond_ban
08-27-2011, 02:42 PM
At first glance i thought it was a ZR1, but that is sick regardless. Congrats on the new ride!

Disoblige
08-27-2011, 02:46 PM
Nice! Looks like a lot of fun.

At first pic I was like wtf that's so low but then realized it's PS hah.

jutes
08-27-2011, 03:02 PM
Sick! I've been thinking about trading the STi for a C6Z06 next spring. Makes more sense for a weekend/autox car.

Hamann
08-27-2011, 04:49 PM
:drool:

Love the Color :thumbsup:

corsvette
08-27-2011, 05:59 PM
Very nice! Sweet colour too.

Shlade
08-27-2011, 06:36 PM
very nice man.

Dream to move to Texas. Enjoy driving it almost every day of the year. Youll get that odd snow fall but itll be gone within minutes haha

PS: is that first photo photoshopped to drop the car? It looks hella slammed. Maybe just the angle?

bruceod
08-27-2011, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by Team_Mclaren
FUCKING SICKKK!!!!!!!

man i love vettes:drool:


:hitit:

Kloubek
08-28-2011, 12:06 AM
I'll be the first to say I'm not fond of the colour - but that's personal choice. Gorgeous car regardless....

bastardchild
08-28-2011, 12:21 AM
Good choice. The only corvette I would consider owning is a Z06 or ZR1, they are just completely different cars when comparing to the regular vettes.

dj_rice
08-28-2011, 12:27 AM
Since you moved to Houston, was the house you bought way cheaper and MORE square footage than in Calgary?

Masked Bandit
08-28-2011, 08:06 AM
:drool:

Man I wish I lived somewhere that weather wasn't a factor in vehicle choice. Beautiful car man.

forced_eg
08-28-2011, 09:09 AM
Finally scored the Johnson account?? Good man!! Gorgeous car!

leftwing
08-28-2011, 09:20 AM
Nice car! Congrats. You gotta take off those little square "GM" badges that are right under the side scoops on both sides, they are sooooo tacky. Personally i think its way to low in the first pic that was photoshopped. Stock ride height is pretty nice. Again, congrats!

m10-power
08-28-2011, 09:27 AM
Nice colour, if you're not a big guy I'd highly recommend a harness bar and a good harness or a race seat for the track. That stock seat is a couch and you'll spend much energy and focus staying in it on the road course.

Twin_Cam_Turbo
08-28-2011, 09:52 AM
:drool:

Kardon
08-28-2011, 10:31 AM
I think its the last 3 pics that are the best, huge fan of the colour.

max_boost
08-28-2011, 10:47 AM
Simply beautiful car!

CMW403
08-28-2011, 11:07 AM
Congratulations man, beautiful car.

I'm hoping I will be in a position to move to Texas at some point in my life, I love it there.

94boosted
08-29-2011, 01:42 PM
:thumbsup:

Awesome car, looks incredible and in Houston you should be actually able to enjoy the car (I imagine that the roads are much better then the crap we have in Calgary). The JSB is a wicked color for the Corvettes good choice.

Sorath
08-29-2011, 01:57 PM
so jealous :( ive always wanted a c6z06. great colour!

JRSC00LUDE
08-29-2011, 02:11 PM
I would personally never consider such a colour if asked but I have to admit, it looks surprisingly nice on that car. :thumbsup:

BigShow
08-29-2011, 02:23 PM
Way to go! Throw on the CF ZR1 aero package..:drool:

08-29-2011, 03:09 PM
very nice!:thumbsup:

Jlude
08-29-2011, 03:18 PM
:drool: :drool:

Ekliptix
08-29-2011, 09:28 PM
Thanks y'all. Yep, my Houston home is brand new, 3,700', and I paid less then my 1,100' Bridlewood house sold for. Home and auto insurance is 3x as expensive though.

I had a family friend down here who road-races his Porsche and has seat time in Z06's take me for a run through some windy roads he knows. It was insane. I now have some idea of what the car is capable of. I can't wait to get it on the 3 mile road course next month.


Originally posted by BigShow
Way to go! Throw on the CF ZR1 aero package..:drool:

Fuck yes. I want it the CF lip and skirts. Inspiration:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/attachments/c6-corvette-general-discussion/47665221d1294920361-i-guess-its-time-for-wheels-c6-z-adv5.jpg
http://www.adv1wheels.com/promo/photo%20shoots/CORVETTE%20Z06%20JSB%20ADV5/LOW/3963840210_8c96a0b536_b.jpg

Cos
08-29-2011, 09:40 PM
Damn dude..... so the new job is working out!

Very very nice.

freshprince1
08-30-2011, 08:51 AM
Congrats Bro. That's a great car for the Houston highways...and you can drive it year-round down there! I recently bought my dream car for DD as well...although I don't take delivery of it till next week.

What part of Houston are you in? Spent 8 months there last year for work and would move there in a second if the wife ever jumps on board.

heavyD
08-30-2011, 11:25 AM
Boy that's a sharp color. Congratulations on a very nice find.

davidI
08-30-2011, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by bastardchild
Good choice. The only corvette I would consider owning is a Z06 or ZR1, they are just completely different cars when comparing to the regular vettes.

From what I understand the C6 > C5 Z06...so you've got one hell of a car no matter what!

Pimp car for sure Eliptix! My boss just picked one up in Calgary as well, same colour. At least I think it's the same...it looks darker blue in his photos but I think that's just the light.

Ekliptix
08-30-2011, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by davidI


From what I understand the C6 > C5 Z06...so you've got one hell of a car no matter what!

Pimp car for sure Eliptix! My boss just picked one up in Calgary as well, same colour. At least I think it's the same...it looks darker blue in his photos but I think that's just the light.

Regarding the C6 > C5 Z06 comment, I don't agree totally. I think the C5 coupe is a classic design, and the C5Z has a raw feel that no other vette since has replicated. Also, I think normal C6 vette's look really bland. imo.

davidI
08-30-2011, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by Ekliptix


Regarding the C6 > C5 Z06 comment, I don't agree totally. I think the C5 coupe is a classic design, and the C5Z has a raw feel that no other vette since has replicated. Also, I think normal C6 vette's look really bland. imo.

That's fair - I just don't agree with the comment that it's not worth considering a non-Z06 / ZR1 model. The base C6 is still one helluva car.

kaput
08-30-2011, 10:17 PM
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Jlude
08-30-2011, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by kaput
Stupid question but what kind of mileage does that get?

hahaha you're right.

Decent if he's driving normal... terrible if he's putting his foot down

Ekliptix
08-30-2011, 11:38 PM
27-28mpg on the highway. 6th gear is 1500 rpm at 115km/h.
14-18mpg in the city, but I need more seat time to get a reliable #.
8mpg on the road race track (I'm told).

CompletelyNumb
08-31-2011, 06:59 AM
:hitit:

InRich
08-31-2011, 11:34 AM
shes a beauty, welcome to the club ;)

bastardchild
08-31-2011, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by InRich
shes a beauty, welcome to the club ;)

Not really your club, you have a regular corvette. Z06 is completely different.

Jlude
08-31-2011, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by bastardchild


Not really your club, you have a regular corvette. Z06 is completely different.

You're gonna give him a complex...

Mibz
08-31-2011, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by bastardchild


Not really your club, you have a regular corvette. Z06 is completely different. At first I thought "What a dick thing to say". Then I saw it was at InRich and fucking LOLed.

Disoblige
08-31-2011, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by Mibz
At first I thought "What a dick thing to say". Then I saw it was at InRich and fucking LOLed.
:rofl:

vengie
08-31-2011, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by bastardchild


Not really your club, you have a regular corvette. Z06 is completely different.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Kloubek
08-31-2011, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by kaput
Stupid question but what kind of mileage does that get?

This is the one thing that really surprised me when I owned my C5, and surprised everyone I told... as long as you drive it moderately, the Corvette actually provides exceptional mileage; especially on the highway.

slinkie
08-31-2011, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by bastardchild


Not really your club, you have a regular corvette. Z06 is completely different.

~*^tHe CaLLoUt*#~-

94boosted
09-01-2011, 08:47 AM
Originally posted by bastardchild


Not really your club, you have a regular corvette. Z06 is completely different.

:rofl: Ouch that was harsh

asp integra
09-02-2011, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by Kloubek


This is the one thing that really surprised me when I owned my C5, and surprised everyone I told... as long as you drive it moderately, the Corvette actually provides exceptional mileage; especially on the highway.

my dad averages around 8 L/100km highway in his C5, pretty damn impressive for a V8 i would say

kaput
09-02-2011, 02:48 PM
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InRich
09-02-2011, 10:40 PM
how are they so differant? the z06 is like a 3.9 sec car... mines 4.5... not much of a differance.

kamakurakid
09-02-2011, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by InRich
how are they so differant? the z06 is like a 3.9 sec car... mines 4.5... not much of a differance.

A cuntcatcher* is a cuntcatcher, I would take either one in a heartbeat.

Ekliptix
09-03-2011, 10:29 AM
I went to the track last night. It was 32C but being near sea level helped.
My 60' was getting better each run. After the 12.16 run below, I had what felt like my best launch but the timers didn't work. It felt like a 1.9x and may have been the 11 I'm looking for. Totally stock, no tune, stock tires at 24psi hot.

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/dragraceSept2011.jpg

max_boost
09-03-2011, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by InRich
how are they so differant? the z06 is like a 3.9 sec car... mines 4.5... not much of a differance. That is a huge difference lol :burnout:

Shlade
09-03-2011, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by Ekliptix
but the timers didn't work.http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/dragraceSept2011.jpg

Arent you just lucky... Sounds like you found another Race City lol

Toilet_D
09-03-2011, 11:08 AM
oh get over yourself vette-boy!!



... ... im jel :(

A3GTiVR6SC
09-03-2011, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by bastardchild


Not really your club, you have a regular corvette. Z06 is completely different.




Originally posted by Mibz
At first I thought "What a dick thing to say". Then I saw it was at InRich and fucking LOLed.


:rofl: :rofl: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

M.alex
09-03-2011, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by InRich
how are they so differant? the z06 is like a 3.9 sec car... mines 4.5... not much of a differance.


:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

If it's not a Z06/ZR1 then it's not worth talking about

:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

D'z Nutz
09-04-2011, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by InRich
how are they so differant? the z06 is like a 3.9 sec car... mines 4.5... not much of a differance.

About as different as your bank charging you 3.9% vs 4.5%.

bastardchild
09-04-2011, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by D'z Nutz


About as different as your bank charging you 3.9% vs 4.5%.

Okay. I just busted a gut to this.... :rofl:

Ekliptix
09-05-2011, 03:18 PM
Some pics from the track.

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/drag-1.jpg

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/drag-2.jpg

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l613/Houstadian/drag-3.jpg

Ekliptix
10-06-2011, 08:12 PM
Got a MGW short shift kit and race knob. Also a Halltech Superbee CAI, to be installed. The shifter feels great, but it's noisier then I want. Hopefully it'll quiet down with time.

Oh boy
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/2008%20Z06/IMG_0106.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/2008%20Z06/IMG_0107.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/2008%20Z06/IMG_0109.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/2008%20Z06/IMG_0110.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/2008%20Z06/IMG_0113.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/2008%20Z06/IMG_0116.jpg

Stock
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/2008%20Z06/IMG_0119.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/2008%20Z06/IMG_0121.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/2008%20Z06/IMG_0129.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/2008%20Z06/IMG_0134.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/2008%20Z06/IMG_0131.jpg

funkedelic2
10-06-2011, 08:17 PM
sick car buddy

zachattack54
10-08-2011, 12:50 PM
Loving the shifter. Congrats on the car!

Chantastic
10-16-2011, 06:36 PM
What is that shifter made out of? Can't tell if it's plastic or some kind of textured fabric. Either way, looks good and very ergonomic

Ekliptix
10-21-2011, 12:33 PM
It feels like sand paper on metal, but according to the manf: "polymer blend handle".

I installed the Halltech CAI Halltech email tune. The SOTP feel was good so I went back to the track.


All my runs were 120-121. My 3rd run (last) was 11.82 at 120, so I'm finally in the 11's on the stock goodyear tires. I thought the cooler temps, halltech CAI, and tune would have yielded a better mph. I was doing 120mph with the stock intake on a much warmer night. I'm going to contact Halltech and get their imput as the improved ET is due to the better 60'.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/timeslip.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/Ekliptix/drive.jpg

Shlade
10-21-2011, 01:17 PM
its your 60ft time... I wouldnt worry about calling them to see what you could do better... theyll just tell you the same thing.

What PSI are you running the stocks one?? Id drop em a bit and slip the clutch right out of the hole. with a good 1.8-1.9 60ft time you should be low 11`s and about 124-128mph

Ekliptix
10-21-2011, 01:27 PM
My 60' time is not the cause of the low mph. People typically lose a little mph when they get a good (1.8 or less) launch actually, although I don't know why.

With my 2002 Z06, it trapped 110-112 with the stock cam. With the aftermarket cam and 40whp more (dyno'ed before and after) it trapped 115-116mph. Back at the track on street tires with the new cam, the ET dropped 0.4 seconds with same 60' as when I raced with the stock cam. In the case of my 2002 Z, 40whp more gave me +4mph and -0.4 seconds ET with the same 60', which is what I expected.

With the documented 33whp increase from the intake and tune others have had on my 2008 Z, plus the cooler air I had, the mph should have improved to about 124. That's my opinion at least.