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Old 08-08-2018, 08:40 PM
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....makes it feel more like a "4 door Vette".
And see that's why I love what this car is and what it stands for
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by projektvertx View Post
Love the chrome delete!! Have you thought about debadging the car?

I have one piece of advice to chip in, please drive it One of the biggest mistakes I realized I made after I totaled my Camry was this: I felt I drove the hell out of the Camry and for that I felt complete letting it go. And then I looked at the RL and I felt terrible for not driving it. Please don't let this beautiful piece of machinery sit!!

Random question, but what's the "T" tag in Ontario? I thought the tags were usually month and year of expiration??
Definitely going to be debadging the "CTS" & "GM" badges on the fenders, then eventually picking up some blacked out V badges.

As for driving the car, you don't have to worry about that at all. It's gonna be driven anywhere/everywhere just like the RL was, my wallet won't be thrilled but...

As for the "T", it's just a temp sticker till I get the car safetied & then get the annual sticker. Safety is already done, just need to get to the ministry in time before they close.

Here's some V motivation..





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I'm off next week and could drive it to the ministry for you...
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:34 PM
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There would be another V emerging shortly after..
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by teh CL View Post
This was wrapped. Not bad for my first ever attempt at wrapping anything, not 100% perfect but the perks of black..
Wrap is what I'm leaning toward. Looking around, it seems most have DIY'd the wrap for around $200 in tools/materials. Sourcing the Night Pkg bits from MB runs around $1k
For me, I'd want to do the door/window trim, front chin spoiler & trunk trim, maybe the side sill trim & door handles. I'd leave the mirror caps as is.
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Originally Posted by teh CL View Post
Definitely going to be debadging the "CTS" & "GM" badges on the fenders, then eventually picking up some blacked out V badges.

As for driving the car, you don't have to worry about that at all. It's gonna be driven anywhere/everywhere just like the RL was, my wallet won't be thrilled but...

As for the "T", it's just a temp sticker till I get the car safetied & then get the annual sticker. Safety is already done, just need to get to the ministry in time before they close.

Here's some V motivation..





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Old 08-13-2018, 05:49 PM
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Hey did you end up buying this one from Vancouver? I remember seeing a manual V pop up on craigslist. Congrats on the purchase!
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:16 PM
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Black Moon splitters ��
He's still using my old Wagon as his pic for the Wagon "Rockerblades" section. Funny thing is that's a cell phone pic. Guess it works out well that the Samsung cameras are good
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:31 PM
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That's odd, on the wagon the "V" is on the other side.
Also, did you just cover the "Cadillac" in the rear trim?
Looks cool!
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:00 PM
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The 09's have the V badge on the left side & no cadillac on the trunk trim.

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Hey did you end up buying this one from Vancouver? I remember seeing a manual V pop up on craigslist. Congrats on the purchase!
Thanks man & yea, it was from Prince George, BC.
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Few pics from the weekend..




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Paint looks super clean. You going to cut some springs or add spacers?
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Probably some spacers for now & found out last week that Ground Control finally has a setup for the V2 which retains the mag ride. Ideas are flowing..

As for the paint, except for some minor blemishes it is really clean. The one thing that drives me nuts is the body gaps & orange peel..
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Spacers really improve the stance on the V, make it look meaner. Do the fenders have lips that need rolling?
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:33 PM
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The rears more than likely do, haven't even looked into it yet though to be honest.

Been looking at different setups to see how aggressive I want to go. As always, hard to judge from pics.
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You can sit very flush by pulling the rear cradle out toward you to create positive camber.
Also, it'll save your tires. Do this before cutting anything as it lifts the rear visually substantially.
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Car looks fuckin hot, man...
very nice acquisition! I love that it's a Manuel too.
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
You can sit very flush by pulling the rear cradle out toward you to create positive camber.
Also, it'll save your tires. Do this before cutting anything as it lifts the rear visually substantially.
Do the Vs run a lot of negative camber stock?
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No sir, but as soon as you lower it tucks down pretty good...you can add some good camber to sit lower but it WILL eat up the inside of the tire with the toe out. I'm having that issue up front now, I need to adjust those cradles too.
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Few pics from the weekend..


Nice pic, I see you've been taking picture taking tips from rockstar....... You know because of the pic in the grass... LOL.

Seriously though, the car looks really good.. I'm so jealous of the 6MT...
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Thanks man & I couldn't imagine it without a 6MT.
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yeah, me either
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The MT V owners get roasted by the auto guys..
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I'm actually curious- how does the clutch and shifter feel in the V? Are they completely numb and void of feedback? Or is the shifter crisp and heavy feeling, like a Honda 6MT? what about the clutch?
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I'm actually curious- how does the clutch and shifter feel in the V? Are they completely numb and void of feedback? Or is the shifter crisp and heavy feeling, like a Honda 6MT? what about the clutch?
it's the exact same as a C6 vette. the only thing i hate is the damn clutch chatter...
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The fact that it is a Prince George car with no rust, and paint in near pristine condition, thats crazy f'in rare. Especially since PG has snow basically year round
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it's the exact same as a C6 vette. the only thing i hate is the damn clutch chatter...
And for those of us who've never driven a manual C6...
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I'm actually curious- how does the clutch and shifter feel in the V? Are they completely numb and void of feedback? Or is the shifter crisp and heavy feeling, like a Honda 6MT? what about the clutch?
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And for those of us who've never driven a manual C6...
I don't know about the 2G V, but I recall my dad saying the 1G Vs had a clutch that was either on or off. First car in a long time that he stalled the first time he drove it. Great once you were going, but can be tricky from a stop.

If the 2G is like a C6, then I'd say it's not Honda crisp, but not a sloppy shifter either.
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Originally Posted by TacoBello View Post
I'm actually curious- how does the clutch and shifter feel in the V? Are they completely numb and void of feedback? Or is the shifter crisp and heavy feeling, like a Honda 6MT? what about the clutch?
The clutch is stiffer than the TL's clutch, takes some getting use to. Drove the TL the day after I got home & almost put my foot through the floor..

As for the shifter, it's no where as smooth as the TL but not bad at all. Throws are pretty long though, a short shifter is on the list.

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The fact that it is a Prince George car with no rust, and paint in near pristine condition, thats crazy f'in rare. Especially since PG has snow basically year round
There's no way it was ever winter driven. Original owner was an older gentleman & barely put 10k KM on it per year. 2nd owner bought it in November of last year & only started driving it in May.

Needs a full polish but that's in due time.

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Manual would have been awesome, but...the deal at the time was if I paid the premium for the manual, I had to sell the S2000. I still would not take that deal today.
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I've driven a V with a 6MT and it felt about the same as when I had my 6MT C6 Grand Sport..

IMO the clutch never felt heavy and the shifter was pretty smooth, the skip shift sucked at first but then you get used to it,or you can buy a skip shift eliminator.. What I always liked about the 6MT in the Vette was you barely needed to lift your foot off the clutch and the car would move. IMO a very easy 6MT to live with, even in traffic..

Yeah the auto is faster, but does it really matter unless I'm bracket racing.. And while the auto is great as is, from what I've read a mild trans tune really kicks up the performance..

I love my V, but man I really miss the 6MT..
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Agreed...
I have 2 other manuals...but I sometimes do fantasize about what the V would feel like if it were manual.
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Agreed...
I have 2 other Manuels...but I sometimes do fantasize about what the V would feel like if it were Manuel.
That's kind of weird, dude. I guess stick shift is stick shift. I'll let it pass
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It's not that, it's just Manuel in my V would be fucking perfect and feel so good.
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