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Unread 01-05-2018, 11:30 AM
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Default Build thread: Honey Badger! C6 Centennial Z07

Hey guys, sorta new, been lurking and randomly posting but wanted to share my newest and latest project.

I've done my fair share of building cars in the past, here's a couple I've built and owned the last few years.


















But now, I own this 2012 Centennial Z06/Z07. I picked it up in AR and drove it all the way back home to Minnesota. Has 28k miles on it and needed one minor thing done to the steering column, otherwise was perfect inside and out.

Some work done by 21st Century Motorsports to fix the heads but otherwise, very very stock. It goes straight, stops great... but doesn't turn as well as I want it to so that needs to be fixed.

Here's a vid at the half way point of our journey back home from AR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_q7fVDVJIk



First things first... the previous owner had Weathertech floor mats smashed onto the original mats, what the hell?... Ehh.... no thanks. That had to go. Much better now with Jake floor mats.



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I didn't have a ton of time before winter hit so I cleaned it up as best I could and ceramic coated it, you can see the how-to here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbmvUMJyi4I





Had to get groceries...



and of course, drop the boy off at school in the new "hot rod".



After that, my plan is to upgrade the wheels, tires and suspension to handle better and be a fun weekend warrior/AutoX and maybe some big track stuff with maybe a HPDE here and there.

First things first... tires. They are in the basement away from -20* weather.





and got my number assignment from my local SCCA club for the year and had these made up by my buddy Montana Strait, cool guy who can make damn near anything!



Then yesterday, the mother load hit!

What I got was all new RideTech coil overs, sway bars and the delrin bushing kit, that should make quite a difference.

Here's a quick vid with close ups.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFQHh-QmQfI




Group photo!



That's kinda it for now. Waiting for the Forgeline wheels to show up, the Planted seat bracket for my OMP seat and the F55 sims to ditch the mag ride.

More when it happens!

Thanks for reading
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Before I get too far ahead of myself, I owe credit to Randy Johnson at D&Z Customs for all of his help, check his killer work out here... http://dandzcustoms.com/
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Cool build with nice parts. I had to do the video tho I just had to...
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HAH!! Right?!
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Just wondering why did you get rid of the mag ride setup?
I know a few company's like ridetech offer tuning solutions.
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Just wondering why did you get rid of the mag ride setup?
I know a few company's like ridetech offer tuning solutions.
They do for the C7's, but IIRC, Bret said they don't have one for the C6 because it's not that popular.

Going to the coil overs will give me better control over the suspension overall.
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New wheels have arrived!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prENlVQrTA8
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Nice job in the video, I laughed at the “hunting the UPS guy” portion.

Wheels look great too!
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Nice job in the video, I laughed at the “hunting the UPS guy” portion.

Wheels look great too!
It's a pain we all know too well.. LOL

More parts have arrived, almost ready to install the whole lot!

Its amazing to me how much nanny-state bull crap you have to 'engineer' out of a car these days. Blech!



New Planted seat bracket, fixed position. Why? Because I'm the only one who'll ever drive it. that's why.

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