Making this more for a reference for me than anything else.
After blowing up my 06 sti at the track, building and selling the miata because it was too small, building and selling the 95 impreza coupe because I blew it up at the track-- I decided its time to buy a car pre-built and save some money.
I picked up a 2003 50th anniv. z06 in electron blue back at the end of feb. Drove it home from Atlanta when we had that run of nice weather.
Copied from the FS ad
Power: Car made 458/410 before head work was done (street tuned for head work)
OEM C5 Z06 Wheels 18.5” Square
295/35 Nitto NT-05 tires
Ported 243 heads
• Professional Valve job
• New 2.04 intake valves
• New 1.60 exhaust valves
• New powdered metal guides
• New springs
• New pushrods
• Titanium retainers
FAST 90 Intake
LS2 90mm Ported Throttle Body
235/238 112+4 Comp Cam
BTR dual valve springs
Trunnion Upgraded Rockers
Monster LT1S Twin Disk Clutch (pedal feels stock, never any issue like OEM LS6 unit)
Zero balanced clutch assembly and flywheel
New master cylinder
Rebuilt Torque Tube while clutch was being put in
Delrin Shift knob
Remote Clutch Bleeder
C6 Z06 BRAKES
Stainless Brake lines
DRM front brake ducting
Wide band O2 sensor and gauge
Skid bar on radiator supports
Full exhaust Modded Ti Mufflers
Hotchkis Sway bars front and rear
LG Quiet Adjustable End Links
04 Z06 Shocks
Delrin ride height adjusters on front
Poly Control Arm Bushings
Camber Plate kit
MOOG HD tie rod ends on all four corners
OEM SKF Hubs on all four corners
160 Thermostat Custom Front mount oil cooler
DUAL Catch Can Setup
Wolfe Racecraft 4*Point Roll Bar
Rear tow hook
Custom front center mount hidden tow strap
New clear/black corner lenses
Rear deck assist
Double Din Head unit CTD Door speakers 12" Kenwood Shallow Sub Custom drop in box – easily removable
Got it home and watched it out my window for the following month and a half. We are going One Lap of America again this year, and we have not yet decided which car we are taking. This car is more heavily modified, but mods create increased chance of failure. Also, this car is an unknown since I havent had it to the track yet.
I had issues with the service active handling/abs/trac control message on the dash. C5 corvettes have really bad electrical systems. I re-did the grounds in the engine bay and the lights turned off.
Since purchasing, I have bought and/or installed from the other car:
— 275/35 Dunlop Direzza z2 star specs (same width as a 295 nt-05)
— Raybestos st-43 pads for all 4 corners. Bunch of blank rotors.
— LMC5 column lock bypass module
— Sparco evo 2 US. Apparently needs to be shipped from italy. How they don’t have one in the US is beyond me. I have a sparco evo 2 for the other seat.
— Custom making aluminum seat mounts (refuse to pay $350 a side for some aluminum angle with holes in it)
— G-force 5 point harnesses
— Redline synthetic PS fluid.
—Ebay projector headlights (stock headlights SUCK ASSHOLE. Don’t know how they are even legal). I did not upgrade to HID’s yet. Still a significant upgrade over stock with just halogen bulbs.
— Sparco 383 Steering wheel with NRG short hub and NRG 2.5 quick release. Let me tell you-- getting the steering wheel off of this car was a pain in the dick. GM, obviously, has a special GM steering wheel puller. Some people reported that you could get the wheel off with a 3 arm gear puller.
Thus, I decided to drill and tap holes for a traditional steering wheel puller into the frame of the wheel.
Success! Even with these holes, I still bent the shit out of one of the bolts. I thought the bolt snapped with the amount of noise that was made when the wheel finally let go.
In my infinite wisdom, I forgot to take a pic of the wheel installed. Derp. I need to take it off again to wire in the horn. Initially, didnt think the horn could be wired in. Now that I have it together, I realize how to do it. Installed a 3ohm resistor for the airbag, so no lights.