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    Quote Originally Posted by blueovalboy7
    Thanks for the compliment on the car, I absolutely love the car, it's pretty much my main concern outside of school and my gf. Yea they're replica bullitts, 17s all the way around
    Yeah, I have a ton of fun tinkering around with mine - currently on deck to do a cam (and support components) and in the middle of an HID retrofit. I track mine on occasion so that keep me on top of maintenance too (don't need any failures at 150 )

    Quote Originally Posted by blueovalboy7
    I could sit and talk cars for a long time, but that's what car forums are for right?
    Agreed. I spend enough time talking about cars on all my car forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by [DT]
    Yeah, I have a ton of fun tinkering around with mine - currently on deck to do a cam (and support components) and in the middle of an HID retrofit. I track mine on occasion so that keep me on top of maintenance too (don't need any failures at 150 )
    Yea, you definitely don't want failure at 150, that just wouldn't be good.

    Agreed. I spend enough time talking about cars on all my car forums
    What do you drive?

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    An '03 Z06 Vette - fun car, we bought it through the museum delivery option, picked it up in Bowling Green, drove it home to Florida! Most of my mods have been cosmetic or track enhancements (has custom seats,hood, rear fascia, 19" CCW's, etc, etc.) I've done some small boltons like headers/intake, tuning. I had thought about going FI on it but I told myself I would never get into another street car that was modded to the point it sacrificed "streetability".

    I had a highly modified Supra before the Vette, and it was fun at shows and the occasional weekend cruise, but wasn't something you'd take for long road trips. FI is fun, but not really usable on the street, not the best power option for road track use and it really does introduce a whole additional level of complexity.

    One reason I opted for a cam (and later heads) - NA is pretty much fire~n~forget once everything is dialed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [DT]
    An '03 Z06 Vette - fun car, we bought it through the museum delivery option, picked it up in Bowling Green, drove it home to Florida! Most of my mods have been cosmetic or track enhancements (has custom seats,hood, rear fascia, 19" CCW's, etc, etc.) I've done some small boltons like headers/intake, tuning. I had thought about going FI on it but I told myself I would never get into another street car that was modded to the point it sacrificed "streetability".
    Very nice, Z06 = Respect in my eyes, you don't need to do a lot to them to get a decent power increase, and F/I wouldn't be necessary IMO. There are a few guys on my Mustang forum that have C6 Z06s and one has a couple bolt ons, x-pipe, and a tune and dynoed 520 rwhp, 505 rwtq. Not too many have C5 Z06s, the one that has the C6 I was describing had one, but sold it when he got the new model. He says he has taken it up to 206 mph, I believe he was racing two other vettes flat out. (On an airstrip)

    I had a highly modified Supra before the Vette, and it was fun at shows and the occasional weekend cruise, but wasn't something you'd take for long road trips. FI is fun, but not really usable on the street, not the best power option for road track use and it really does introduce a whole additional level of complexity.
    I wish I knew the feeling of F/I. What all did you have done to the supra? I will eventually, but for now I'm content with my n/a 302. Much more pep than my dd, 91 cherokee sport.

    One reason I opted for a cam (and later heads) - NA is pretty much fire~n~forget once everything is dialed in.

    ~DT
    One major reason I love n/a is you don't have to worry about boost or any of that, and honestly I'm glad I don't have an ecu to deal with, it's just tweaking little things here and there.

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    It's probably easier to say what WASN'T done

    Custom paint (the first done in Graphite Grey Pearl), RM carbon wing, RH wheels, AP 6 piston brakes, T04R big single (~650RWHP), everything polished, all brand new interior, Sparco custom seats, Top Secret carbon hood, TS fascia, TRD bars, TEIN coilovers, custom 4-point, roll cage, custom radiator, oil coolers, Eclipse system, blah blah blah, heheheh.

    I had a new C6Z on order - finally got into the final build and my dealer called and said $5K over (we had a "gentlemens agree" for MSRP) - that would have been my 3rd Vette from them, lots of family business, etc., that they pretty much screwed themselves out of. I kind of got to a point where I didn't want to spend double over my existing ride which already has a good bit invested in aftermarket. Starting with a new Z, I'd still want better seating, aftermarket wheels, etc. The brakes are only so-so for track duty (the "padlets" are painfully thin). The main buying point was the 427, but I can do something close for much less (built L92 426CI for under a 1/3 of the price delta of the cars).

    I love to tinker around so I figured this was a great platform to stick with, we bought it right up front new in '03, never had the smallest issue. I'd rather drive a highly customized C5Z in the long run, and keep tweaking it for fun (for example, I'm on my 3rd set of aftermarket wheels!)

    Maybe I'll pic out my sig with some of my rides, seems like a good theme.

    ~DT

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueovalboy7
    Ssx blur? I heard that game wasn't very good, but I guess to each their own right?
    it's an extremely relaxing game. i dont really get into it too much but i like to sit down for a half hour and play it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by [DT]
    It's probably easier to say what WASN'T done

    Custom paint (the first done in Graphite Grey Pearl), RM carbon wing, RH wheels, AP 6 piston brakes, T04R big single (~650RWHP), everything polished, all brand new interior, Sparco custom seats, Top Secret carbon hood, TS fascia, TRD bars, TEIN coilovers, custom 4-point, roll cage, custom radiator, oil coolers, Eclipse system, blah blah blah, heheheh.

    I had a new C6Z on order - finally got into the final build and my dealer called and said $5K over (we had a "gentlemens agree" for MSRP) - that would have been my 3rd Vette from them, lots of family business, etc., that they pretty much screwed themselves out of. I kind of got to a point where I didn't want to spend double over my existing ride which already has a good bit invested in aftermarket. Starting with a new Z, I'd still want better seating, aftermarket wheels, etc. The brakes are only so-so for track duty (the "padlets" are painfully thin). The main buying point was the 427, but I can do something close for much less (built L92 426CI for under a 1/3 of the price delta of the cars).

    I love to tinker around so I figured this was a great platform to stick with, we bought it right up front new in '03, never had the smallest issue. I'd rather drive a highly customized C5Z in the long run, and keep tweaking it for fun (for example, I'm on my 3rd set of aftermarket wheels!)

    Maybe I'll pic out my sig with some of my rides, seems like a good theme.

    ~DT
    Sounds like one badass supra and the C5Z sounds just as fun, but in a different "American Muscle" kinda way. Those 427s are mean, but like you said it's more cost effective to go a different route. Also (I found the thread where he posted the race between the two other vettes, his competition was a procharged C5Z running 6 psi with a 30 shot of nitrous, and a C5 ls1 with a 150 shot) the C5Z had about a car on him til about 130 where he started to pull on the C5Z and by 185 he claims to have had 5-6 cars on him (ls1 with 150 shot was a non-factor). Also I agree with what you said about driving a highly modified C5Z because you can keep changing things so you never really get tired of it.

    BTW the sig idea, sounds good.

    Quote Originally Posted by SensesFail
    it's an extremely relaxing game. i dont really get into it too much but i like to sit down for a half hour and play it.
    Ah, that makes sense, I just heard the gameplay was "lackluster" and could've been better.

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