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Old 12-13-2013, 11:27 AM
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^^^ I did send him an info brochure from a great local old age community you know....being helpful is not easy with him....

I did a lot of research before sending him that brochure....had to make sure they were nice, had younger ladies giving them a sponge bath, also made sure they dont allow old people to bring their corvettes there, so a lot of research went in....
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Honestly, Steven...at your pace of life, look into Sarasota for the West Coast and St Augustine for the East. Absolutely awesome gorgeous scenic places that'll have the type of areas you'd love near the beach and I have a feeling they'd be financially feasible.

And all jokes about you being OLD...seriously, we're kidding...I play pick up basketball twice a month and can't walk for 3 days. You play fkn hockey and live much more YOLO than most of us.
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Thanks Jeremy-I know you guys are giving me a hard time. Honestly, I feel like I'm the same age as you guys. So in a great way, you guys also help keep me young! And for that, I thank you and feel like you guys are family.

I'll have to look at the brochure again to see what the name of the development was.....and to also check on the sponge bath part too.......
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Chevy should offer the back black as an option. I love that look.
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Chevy should offer the back black as an option. I love that look.
Agreed. Carbon fiber would be extra slick!
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holy mother fk, that car sounds amazing. Steven. You are turbo'ing. Don't question us.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:15 PM
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^^^ LOL....there's plenty of room under the hood!
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No doubt...
You must, did you HEAR that thing?
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We love you and your C7 Steven
I like turbos from now on, if that thing was a turbo sound
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That sounds insane.

Also, kinda ProCharger-ish.
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
No doubt...
You must, did you HEAR that thing?


Yea......Krazy stuff !!!!!



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We love you and your C7 Steven
I like turbos from now on, if that thing was a turbo sound


I love you guys too, MEKO. It will be interesting to see what the cost is.
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That sounds absolutely freaking INSANE.

My neighbors would despise me if I owned that.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:07 PM
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Bob, I think MY neighbor does!


My next door neighbor and I were talking one day. I told him I'm considering getting a fun, sports car. He said, " I thought your Type S was that car....."


He hasn't spoken to me since the Corvette came home on October 15th.
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^^^^
He's just jelly.

BTW, I meant "INSANE" in a good way.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:46 PM
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I knew, Bob!

Hey guys, I'm a member of CorvetteForum.com. It is owned by the same people that own AcuraZine.

I found a Super Charger for the Stingray! Here are the details....



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Looks great Steve
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...are you really considering it? If so, if you think the wife was pissed about the $4K bump for the blue one, how will she react to the $9K you immediately spend on this one? Or will this be a type of deal?
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That sounds hot.
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I guess I'll be the first one to say don't do it

Wait until you are super bored with the car and then do something big like a supercharger or turbo to respark your interested in the car. Plus that gives more time for kits to be built by multiple companies and other suckers can see which kits are worth it and which aren't.

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Originally Posted by CLtotheTL32 View Post
I guess I'll be the first one to say don't do it

Wait until you are super bored with the car and then do something big like a supercharger or turbo to respark your interested in the car. Plus that gives more time for kits to be built by multiple companies and other suckers can see which kits are worth it and which aren't.

This. Give it time. Besides, it's a brand new model and some of these aftermarket folks who are rushing to market with these things are likely to have done so without good foundational engineering. I wouldn't want to make a major power modification on this car for a couple of years.
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to what Penguin and Tim said.
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Guys, I'm not considering it at all.

We were discussing it here, and I just happened to find info on it last night. So we know there is one now-I'm more than happy with 460 horsepower!


It was 60 degrees here in Kansas City today. I took her out during lunch. When I came back, I saw that an older relative found her.....


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That parking job..

Good photo though..
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I always try to find an endcap parking space and more outwards....no door dings. Notice how close the other car is to the older Corvette.

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shuddup Tyler....

Steven, do the turbo, do the CF front splitter, do the CF side and rear diffusers...so when I buy the car from ya (for cheap) it will be all good to go

Steven, we need to meet so we can take some shots of the car...these people have been patiently waiting....
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just giving you a hard time Steven

Shushh Anil.. go buy your own C7 and boost it.
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Hahaha

Nice photo Steven, both would look great with some pro shots at a nice spot
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Hey Steven...I've been giving that debate some thought lately too for all the people that complain of the S2000 being underpowered. Maybe, down the line I'll feel differently, but for now, the car is an absolute pleasure to drive and has enough get up and go in vtec to not leave you NEEDING more. I'm totally satisfied with it. Drove the dogs down to Mom's last night...35 miles each way...on the drive home, 60 degrees and top down and zero traffic on the turnpike with classic rock station going. I can't think of a time where I enjoyed the drive more, literal zen for me.

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Steven, regarding the pic, beautiful evolution the Corvette has had over the years. You can tell even with the C7, it still looks a part of the family.

Not generally a fan of red, but it really looks great on the C7.
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Jeremy I think power and fun to drive are often confused....

I am sure OEM S2K will take a new mustang on a nice tight track...even though it barely has half the power, the control, the agility and the DOHC motor that revs to 8K is just a blast...

Since its light, being "under powered" is totally cool....its not like a 4000lb car with 200HP....I for one, will take the S2K (even though I call it under powered) ANYDAY over a heavier and more powerful car....

and part of the process of calling the car yours is to mod it to YOUR need and YOUR desire....with S2K there are soooo many options....got bored of it, add a SC or Turbo....still want more, LS swap....begging for more, turbo the LS swap....top down, top up, hard top....I think its one car which you will never get bored of...



With the C7, I dont think I have driven anything that powerful before and something that puts down power sooo well....the ride was great, the steering, well behaved....the car was very predictable to place where you want it....and thats what made it fun...plus it has decent amount of ooomph to get you going "damn"....

now am eager to drive a GTR....am sure it will change my perception of a heavier more powerful and well balanced car....
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Very cool comparison shot! God the C7 just looks better and better each time I see it. You lucky, lucky man!
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SO, in essence, you're concurring?
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I never said differently LOL....

but yeah overall, I agree with your decision on getting the S2K
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Wasn't sure if you were agreeing, or letting me know that the S was fun
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you are sure now though, arent you?
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I'll just leave this right here...

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A couple of beauties on the showroom floor at the dealership today.....


LOVE the stripe!











I was also told that the flat-bottomed steering wheel should ship today.....fingers crossed.
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