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|Posted by: chucknasty Dec 23 2016, 07:25 PM|
new to the forum.
current cars are:
past cars were:
2001 eclipse gt
2004 eclipse gs
1997 camaro z28
1997 camaro rs
1998 camaro base
ill post pics of the vettes over the weekend. building my c4 for tight cornering and downhill, c6 for uphill/ highway cornering
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|Posted by: Shirogane Dec 24 2016, 12:35 AM|
|Good to see a nice machine once in a while and welcome! Normally, under these circumstances, we would like to see the usual "bread and milk" image - basically a bag of bread and a milk container with your name on a sheet of paper placed on the car as proof.|
|Posted by: chucknasty Dec 24 2016, 08:19 AM|
|this c5 i no longer have. also my fiance is lactose intolerant so no milk lol but i can take pics of my current c4 and c6 maybe later today if the weather turns around with a sign with my user name.|
|Posted by: Spaz Dec 25 2016, 03:34 PM|
|Corvettes are a good time, I'd be lying if I said I don't want to give one a proper go at the track. Hell, a C5/6 Z06 is on the shortlist if and when it comes time to replace the Evo.|
|Posted by: kyonpalm Dec 26 2016, 03:02 PM|
Spazvette or Corspaz?
|Posted by: Spaz Dec 26 2016, 08:14 PM|
Still has to beat out an S2k and an E46 M3 when I get down to making the decision, and that's if I ever decide to actually move on from the Evo.
|Posted by: chucknasty Dec 26 2016, 10:07 PM|
| Not sure why you would take either of those over a vette. They respond great to mods, incredibly cheap to insure (corvette museum will give you full coverage for $250/year if you have a garage and second car) regular insurance for me is $100/month with 500k and 100$ deductible.
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|Posted by: Spaz Dec 31 2016, 11:39 AM|
|Insurance isn't much of a concern to me. The big reason is that competition isn't just about power, and while the handling of a Z06 is certainly nothing to shake a stick at, the M3 and the S2k are simply better in that aspect.|
|Posted by: chucknasty Jan 1 2017, 12:37 PM|
|i would say an m3 is about equal, but s2k cannot handle that well. i have driven all 3 and the s2k was a let down.|
|Posted by: Spaz Jan 2 2017, 09:16 PM|
| The big thing to consider is tires, if they weren't all on same or at least a similar class of tire then you didn't get a fair comparison. Though I will admit, the stock alignment on the S2k isn't great, but dialing in max camber on the stock adjustments helps a ton. Also, the gen matters. The AP1 is decidedly better in that category, the AP2 is just uninspiring until you start messing with hard parts.
I was able to keep up with my car (on its previous coilovers) being driven by a friend at about 8/10ths on track while myself wheeling his S2k on lowering springs and blown shocks without braking a sweat. Was having a conversation with a passenger the whole session. Going fast in an S2k requires balls though. They don't handle in their truest form until you're at the limit trail braking and forcing them into some pre-apex slip angle and then reeling it back in for track-out.
I've driven 3 at various levels of prep, and was impressed with every single one at the limit, including the one that had complete neutrality dialed into it between the coilover settings and massive front bar.
But I think we'll leave the discussion from here, because I'm well aware of the strengths of the C5, having both competed myself and helped support guys competing against Danny Popp in the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car. If there's anyone who shows what those cars are really capable of in streetable trim, it's him.
|Posted by: chucknasty Mar 13 2017, 08:51 AM|
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