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Old 11-07-2013, 04:23 PM
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Awesome new shots Steven! It looks like the call to Canon was worth it

How many miles are you up to now? Can you give us a review of what it's like so far? What's your fuel consumption like (not that you are worried about it )?
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Actually buddy, those are iPhone 5 pictures!

MPG is about 17 right now. The Stingray has ~700 miles on it (I got it 180 miles already on it).

Each time I drive it, it's SO much fun. It's such a kick to "get on it". I wish you lived closer-I'd take you for a ride.

I was at the bank today to deposit a check in the 24 hour ATM outside. 2 young guys from inside the bank saw me pull up and ran outside to see the car.

I also took it over to Jay Wolfe Acura yesterday so the Service Department guys could see it. You wouldn't believe the crowd around the car!
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17 mpg city? This thing is a beauty!!!
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:07 PM
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More Carbon Fiber is on the way!
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Sweet new pics!
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Nice shots Steven

17 is good
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17 mpg city? This thing is a beauty!!!
I wish I got 17 mpg city in my CTS-V. Jelly.

At least I can cart a family's worth of stuff and still go fast. Nyah, nyah!

Just kidding. Nice new shots. That car is going to turn heads for quite a while.
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why is Steven sounding like a certain Doc from Houston?
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More Carbon Fiber is on the way!
Carbon fiber lowering springs?
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why is Steven sounding like a certain Doc from Houston?
I haven't seen a Rolex in this thread yet
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by CLtotheTL32 View Post
I haven't seen a Rolex in this thread yet
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I was at the bank today to deposit a check in the 24 hour ATM outside. 2 young guys from inside the bank saw me pull up and ran outside to see the car.

I also took it over to Jay Wolfe Acura yesterday so the Service Department guys could see it. You wouldn't believe the crowd around the car!
he is getting there

but sounds like a gay-er version of Doc....Doc keeps saying cougars and Steven keeps says "guys crowded him and the car"....



I love you Steven....dont ban me



am in for 2 updates....1 which I might help Steven with on Sunday and Monday (depending on when I get time away from the kids...yes I said kids)....and the other when the shipment comes in
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Someone in my town just picked up a blue one. I saw it the other night heading home from the gym. It looked absolutely gorgeous, especially at night under the downtown streetlights. I think that the exterior design is on par with cars that are $100k more.
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does it feel weird driving 7 speed mt?

I don't know how am i going to downshift from 7 to 3rd without going to 5th.
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^^^ you will have to be in the real low rev range in 7th for that...not sure what the gearing ratio is on the C7 but a 7th to 3rd can/might result in an overrev....with the rev match, I am pretty sure you will over rev....

also in city, i dont think he goes over 4th or 5th....on the highway when you are just cruising is when you will get into 6th and finally 7th....I would just skip the 6th gear and go from 5th to 7th and back to 5th when downshifting...
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I am pretty sure you can cruise at 50 in 7th. or even slower. If it is like anything previous Corvette. you will be in low rev 90% of the time in 7th, even at 80mph.

So downshift to 3rd does happen.

What gear is above neutral? 3rd or 5th?

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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
I am pretty sure you can cruise at 50 in 7th. or even slower. If it is like anything previous Corvette. you will be in low rev 90% of the time in 7th, even at 80mph.

So downshift to 3rd does happen.

What gear is above neutral? 3rd or 5th?
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you will have to be in the real low rev range in 7th for that...
I did mention that

also you need to make sure about the rev match....even when going from 4th to 3rd, the rev match feature, bumps up the rev by 500rpm...3rd to 2nd, the revs go up by almost 1000rpm....

and I bet Steven is not gonna try that LOL...
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Fuel rails just arrived from Don at RPI Custom!

They look awesome in Torch Red. Plenum cover is due to arrive soon in Hydro Carbon Fiber.


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Awesome new shots Steven! It looks like the call to Canon was worth it
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Actually buddy, those are iPhone 5 pictures!
hahahahahaha
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Strong age to Corvette ratio. Nice car.
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I'm so happy to see how much you're enjoying this car, Steven. Absolutely awesome!
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Vette is looking great Steven.

You remind me of how excited I was when I got my 1st Vette. Like I said, you're going to be a vette fan for life.

And like I said, the mods are endless and you really can make "your vette your own." Enjoy and best of luck with her again SB
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Damn!! Nice ride yo. Hopefully I can afford one in the near future. Keep up with the pics!
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Pics don't do this car justice compared to what they look like on the road. Again, gatdamn.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:02 PM
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Thanks guys-honestly, pictures do not do this car justice. When I saw pictures of the car for the first time, I wasn't terribly excited about the front grill. Seeing it in person changes that.
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Just finished applying 22PLE to the Stingray. Interesting reflection shot-notice the reflection in the back.







Already started modding the engine compartment.....






22PLE shine.....


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I like the tri TL reflection
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Wow, Steven is serious about keeping this thread clean. Post deletions and all
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I like the carbon fiber look on the engine cover.

Nice job.
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Yep engine cover looks sick! Nice reflections indeed ha ha.
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Big time, engine cover is gorgeous!
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Nice ride.. but learn how to focus!!
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he owns an iphone so the camera is shitty there as well
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Any reason not to do real CF for the engine cover? Either way car looks awesome
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