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  • No suspension mode setting without mag ride.

    Just got a confirmation from the Corvette concierge that there is no suspension setting adjustments without mag ride. They should’ve made the mag ride a standalone option instead of requiring Z51.
    2LT coupe, ELB, GT2, Sky Cool Gray, two-tone, front lift, body color accents, NPP, body color roof, black seat belts, Spectra Gray wheels, black calipers, battery protection.

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    Originally posted by joehebertiii View Post
    Just got a confirmation from the Corvette concierge that there is no suspension setting adjustments without mag ride. They should’ve made the mag ride a standalone option instead of requiring Z51.
    GM added it as a standalone option in later C7 models, and they likely will do the same with the C8.
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    • #3
      In the C7 generation, they added it as a stand alone option in the 3rd model year. I think it is, in part, a factor of the limited time and resources to calibrate it for two different sets of springs. And probably in part to push people into buying the more expensive Z51. I'm hoping they add it as a stand alone in the 2nd model year this time around.
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      • #4
        If the C8 rides anything like my C7, I don't need mag ride.

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        • #5
          The Concierge is available on Sunday?

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          • #6
            Must be trying to catch up on old emails. They were extremely busy last week.
            2LT coupe, ELB, GT2, Sky Cool Gray, two-tone, front lift, body color accents, NPP, body color roof, black seat belts, Spectra Gray wheels, black calipers, battery protection.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
              In the C7 generation, they added it as a stand alone option in the 3rd model year. I think it is, in part, a factor of the limited time and resources to calibrate it for two different sets of springs. And probably in part to push people into buying the more expensive Z51. I'm hoping they add it as a stand alone in the 2nd model year this time around.
              On the C7 the FE3 suspension (Z51) had stiffer springs than the base FE1 suspension. However, when you added MSRC (FE4) the spring rate was lowered to almost the same as the FE1 (actually lowered to slightly less than the FE1 spring rate). I don't know what the spring rate was for the non-Z51 MSRC (FE2).
              Initially on the C7 you would get the Z51 tires and wheels when you got the MSRC without Z51. This went away when they made the base wheels and tires the same size as the Z51. This may have had something to do with why it took so long to get a FE2 suspension option. Since the C8 tire and wheel size is the same for the base and Z51 a non-Z51 MSRC option may come sooner.
              Having said that I'd still probably get the Z51 even if FE2 suspension was offered separately since I'd still get NPP and now you are only $3800 away from the full Z51 package.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by joehebertiii View Post
                Just got a confirmation from the Corvette concierge that there is no suspension setting adjustments without mag ride. They should’ve made the mag ride a standalone option instead of requiring Z51.
                I have a different perspective. Creating three suspension options in year one was an amazing feat considering the truly minuscule size of the Corvette team and also considering that massive task of developing their first mid engine Corvette (5,000 parts), e.g., understandable to that they did not bring it out this first ME year, and commendable that they did not just stop at two suspensions for 2020.

                There is an old saying that, the best year of a Corvette generation is the last one. It has the best quality and the most options. Doubt any of us are able to wait that long.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John View Post
                  There is an old saying that, the best year of a Corvette generation is the last one. It has the best quality and the most options. Doubt any of us are able to wait that long.
                  And if you did, then you'd be grumbling to yourself about all the things the next generation has that you're missing out on.

                  By buying a 2015 instead of waiting 6 months and ordering a 2016, I missed out on Android Auto and MSRC. But I had an entire extra summer and fall to enjoy driving my 2015 top down.
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                  >36,000 miles

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by joehebertiii View Post
                    Must be trying to catch up on old emails. They were extremely busy last week.
                    I got an email from them around 4PM yesterday (Sat) confirming I've been moved from an April 20 TPW to March 30. So I guess they are now working weekends.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by joehebertiii View Post
                      Just got a confirmation from the Corvette concierge that there is no suspension setting adjustments without mag ride...
                      Well yes, it’s the Mag Shocks that make the ride adjustable. Increasing/decreasing the voltage applied to the ElectroMagnet portion of the Mag Shocks changes the viscosity of the Magnetorheological fluid which in turns affects the firmness of the shock.

                      More info can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MagneRide
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Boomer View Post

                        I got an email from them around 4PM yesterday (Sat) confirming I've been moved from an April 20 TPW to March 30. So I guess they are now working weekends.
                        Great news Boomer. It is also nice to see some TPW’s moving forward.
                        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by John View Post

                          Great news Boomer. It is also nice to see some TPW’s moving forward.
                          Yes! All the ones I've seen move further out. Care to speculate why mine moved closer?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Boomer View Post

                            Yes! All the ones I've seen move further out. Care to speculate why mine moved closer?
                            What is your build? It's likely colour or an option they want to group together.
                            Murray - Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Murray20c8 View Post

                              What is your build? It's likely colour or an option they want to group together.
                              "Base", Blade Silver, Transparent roof, 2lt, carbon flash wheels, NPP, splash guards. $70,730.

                              Maybe they wanted to group the Blade Silver with the Transparent roof?
                              Last edited by Boomer; 02-02-2020, 03:06 PM.

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