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Z06 Potential Patents

As we get ready for the Z06’s debut sometime in the next year, IMO time to brush up on the 23 GM C8 patents — many of which are Z06 potentials: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...alized-patents
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    Here is our thread for those who are planning to mod their C8. Of course, like everything else in life, it will be greatly subject to change after we learn from the reveal what is/is not standard, optional, or in our opinion, “still needs to be added” to the car.

    Here’s my mid engine modification list as of today. It’s a skinny list (usually I do 35+, plus), though as it will be with us for just a year or two when traded in on a Z06 version, I am going to be frugal on its mods.

    “Definite” Mods:

    High quality clear bra (brand not yet chosen); applied to all paint surfaces except not roof or rear fascia
    CQuartz Finest (after complete paint deep cleaning, polishing if needed; all professionally done)
    CQuart LLux (amateur application by me), for its wheels and exhaust tips
    Window tint (all @ 20 tint but nothing on windshield )
    Lloyd’s mats (including frunk)
    Rear license plate frame (carbon fiber or black)
    Add’l “front” license plate frame to place LP on top of center of dash, next to the base of the windshield
    Complete interior detailing, including deep clean, then treatment products (if/as necessary)
    Expanded front wheel splash guards (?)

    Maybe’s?

    Attractive rear deck spoiler
    Probably one thing on each side to make mine unique
    Probably one unique thing seen from the front
    Probably on unique thing seems from the rear

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    What things might become mods for your 2020+ Corvette???
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 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; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    # 1 for me will probably be a new x-pipe , I like the Borla sound a lot better than the stock pipe ...
    # 2 additional all season tires/wheels so I can drive it all year ....
    Last edited by Ssscooter66; 12-01-2018, 09:19 PM.
    A thought if I might ...

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    • #3
      There could well be no room for a x-pipe, for the back-of-motor to the front-of-muffler distance is going to be be very short, and with catalytic converters probably taking up a foot of that distance (each bank), possible that our exhaust choices/options are going to be slim — other than muffler changes.

      This is going to be a new and interesting area for us to learn about.
      GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 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; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      • #4
        Guess I'll just have to wait to find out how loud its going to be to really decide, but I do want the wheels/tires .....
        A thought if I might ...

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        • #5
          Aftermarket wheels, likely first. Followed by custom window tinting. Then wait for the aftermarket to generate “trick” items like engine dress up pieces.

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          • #6
            Going to be a while for the aftermarket to come out with the modifications I will be making all engine related performance modifications including full exhaust replacement with the headers. With the new motor this car will be a bigger challenge.... Imagine I will leave the outside alone.

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            • #7
              Thank you. was looking forward to your response Dave. I am also looking forward to watching your car progress after you get it. Headers will be a challenge as you noted — if nothing else due to space back there. Again, lots for us to learn, for in some ways modding the ME will be the same once the aftermarket parts come out, which you nailed is going to be a while, while in other ways, a whole new game.

              i always look forward to the modding process, though for reason in the OP, mine will be more watching this time, for saving up for the Z06 version (or whatever GM chooses to call it) will be paramount for me.
              GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 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; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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              • #8
                Yes may have the ZO6 or whatever the performance version will be for awhile waiting on development of aftermarket for performance never know how much room GM is leaving to add hp on the high hp variant! On Thursday had AMP my builder doing some maintenance on mine had a problem with a valve on the Borla and it was "tiged" in place and a new alki pump for the meth injection, mine had the seals die -they are doing good to last 2.5 years though!

                These things will take time to test and determined what is beneficial along with what power levels are safe with the DCT. I limited my current car not going all out with 1khp or a little more due to the reliability issue with the auto tranny with that much hp PLUS never will get it to hook up without huge drag radials destroying the agility of the car imho. Will be smart with what I ultimately do because to have a unreliable "BEAST" just to say look at me I have xxxxxxxx hp is not the way I operate.

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                • #9
                  I have convinced myself no mods this time. Plan is to wait for the ZO6 version. Tint and self-applied ceramic coating only.

                  For some reason, my bride finds this rather amusing and unbelievable.
                  Semper Fidelis,
                  Matt🇺🇸

                  Rapid Blue..2LT..Z51...born 11/17/20...delivered 11/28/20 with many thanks to Mike Furman.

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                  • #10
                    Matt, does your bride know something will take over you once you have your car, that “requires” another mod or two.

                    That is what usually happens to me.
                    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 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; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SgtMajUSMC View Post
                      I have convinced myself no mods this time. Plan is to wait for the ZO6 version. Tint and self-applied ceramic coating only.

                      For some reason, my bride finds this rather amusing and unbelievable.
                      That's what I usually say also but once I buy a car/bike it's normal for me to hear " why can't you leave that alone" .. She know"s after 32 years that I've got a problem ...
                      A thought if I might ...

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                      • #12
                        Yes, John. Exactly. Proven track record per signature and previous cars. She is actually aware of, and following, the inability of ZR1 to be tuned yet. She is convinced that is the only way no performance mods will happen.
                        Semper Fidelis,
                        Matt🇺🇸

                        Rapid Blue..2LT..Z51...born 11/17/20...delivered 11/28/20 with many thanks to Mike Furman.

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                        • #13
                          I was just communicating with a forum member who is getting his new GS next month, and he was listing the aftermarket accessories that are already sitting in his garage waiting for its arrival. Common disease among many of us.

                          The non-modders spend less than those of us who are afflicted LOL.
                          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 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; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                          • #14
                            Count me in as a happy modder. I truly care less if I get nothing in return when I later sell the car, for those mods make me happy day after day while I own it.

                            I hope I am a little more frugal in modding my ME than I have been on my last few cars (laughing at myself as I type that).
                            Looking forward to our ME arriving.

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                            • #15
                              My approach to mods will be the same as with my C7. None! I freely admit I don't have those kinda skills anyway. However, I'm always impressed with what folks like Busa Dave can do!

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