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bob02Z06

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Hey everyone!

I purchased a 2002 Z06 in May. And I really love it.
I found the Corvette Action Center because I was looking for a forum for my best friend's 1972 Pontiac Ventura II, because he is trying find some proper motor mounts to fit a 1979 Chevrolet 350 into it.:cool!:

Anyways On to the story of me and my cars. :eyerole

I started off with a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix, I was the third owner, my dad's coworker was the original owner and wrecked, still had a clean title despite the frame damage, he fixed it up sold it to my dad. I got it as 16th birthday gift, and I got rid of all the stains in the interior, I loved the car despite all of the issues it had, such as leaking oil, leaking passenger door, leaky taillights, alignment issues, windows did not roll down, and my skeeter 1 speed a/c control to bypass the crappy computer. Sadly, The radiator developed a hole and the radio went out and needed a new reliable car and I sold it for $800 in July 2010. it had 189,000miles.

After ridding myself of my beloved Pontiac I was wanting to get a Chevrolet Colorado, but did not have the money, so I was looking for an S-10. My dad told me he would co-sign a loan, but it had to be a Mustang. So I was excited about getting a "sports" car. I got a red w/ white stripes 2007 V6 Mustang, at least it was a 5spd. My dad had to test drive it cause I had no clue how to drive manual. :BDH t was just as quick as my Pontiac minus the handling, but I got some weird Mustang fever and had to "Mod" it. I put 19 deep dish chrome wheels on it, dual exhaust, fog lights. I learned how to drive good in it though, but I wanted more power. Eventually, my tranny started slipping bad and it developed a weird noise. Do not buy them for sports car use! I sold it for $9000 with 76,000 miles. PS: I learned manual on it, blame the driver not the car.

What made me decide to sell my Mustang and buy a corvette? Beer. Lots of it. And seeing my Z06 on Craigslist while drunk made me fall in love :beer
So I went over to look at my vette, it was the best vehicle I ever drove. It only had 34,500 miles! Plus the transmission is smooth! My Vette is a 2002 Z06 405hp, factory lowered, according to another vette owner, I recently put on DBA 4000sx rotors with Adaptive One pads.

Do not regret getting a Vette, I love it so much, just wish I had more money to get a SCCA license. :D
PS: I am not going to put a bunch a "mods", rice, on my Vette like I did my Mustang. I just want to get into track racing someday!
 
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Congrats on your Vette - Welcome to the CAC...

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hoosierdaddy

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Welcome Aboard

New Z06 owner
Hey everyone!

I purchased a 2002 Z06 in May. And I really love it.
I found the Corvette Action Center because I was looking for a forum for my best friend's 1972 Pontiac Ventura II, because he is trying find some proper motor mounts to fit a 1979 Chevrolet 350 into it​


Welcome to CORVETTE ACTION CENTER we're glad you've joined us :happyanim:

-Bill :w
 

bill81vette

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Welcome to CAC!!!!
enjoy
 

Hib Halverson

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Welcome to the CAC, "bob02Z06" and...welcome to the C6 Z06 owners' community.
 

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Great story and Congrats on the Z06.
Welcome to the CAC.

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Mac

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Welcome aboard!!

I'm sure you will sort out how to drive a standard if you put your mind to it!!

Mac
 

Iroc2Vette

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Welcome, Z06 owner! I became one as well fall of last year. LOVE my Z06! Fantastic car no matter what the year!
 

bob02Z06

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Hey guys thanks for the comments. Sorry for the long wait time on the reply. My computer died, a month later I got another one and I just now remember about this website! Sorry! Update: I have taken my car drag racing and autocross. Its so fun! I put on new brake discs and new Moog tie rods, I painted those red to match my brakes.
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Welcome to Corvette Action Center

In the event I didn't before WELCOME ABOARD, we're glad you've joned us :happyanim:Sounds like your having fun with the Vette, that's what it's all about :thumb

-Bill :w
 
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YumaZ06

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Welcome and congrats on the C5 Z06...these cars do tend to put a grin on your face! :D
 

hoosierdaddy

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I'll second that :D a grin you can't wipe off either :eek:hnoes

-Bill
 

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Hey guys thanks for the comments. Sorry for the long wait time on the reply. My computer died, a month later I got another one and I just now remember about this website! Sorry! Update: I have taken my car drag racing and autocross. Its so fun! I put on new brake discs and new Moog tie rods, I painted those red to match my brakes.
Sorry about not having photos

Well welcome back!

Congrats on your Z06! How's the driving experience been?

William R.
Chevrolet Customer Care
 

bob02Z06

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Well welcome back!

Congrats on your Z06! How's the driving experience been?

William R.
Chevrolet Customer Care
The driving experience has been out of this world! I have a great appreciation and respect for the Z06, it is a whole different animal than any of my other cars! :beer My friend also pointed out that I always grin real big grin after accelerating. :D
 

Chevy Customer Service

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The driving experience has been out of this world! I have a great appreciation and respect for the Z06, it is a whole different animal than any of my other cars! :beer My friend also pointed out that I always grin real big grin after accelerating. :D

That's awesome!

I'm happy that you're enjoying it. Keep those "permagrins" rolling!

William R.
Chevrolet Customer Care
 

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