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Corvette Today Podcast: Corvette News/Headlines

With the reveal of the new mid-engine C8 Z06 next week, this CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines episode is a “must listen-to” podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...OSfY9cINY1UxSw Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, teams up again with Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com to bring you the hottest headlines in the world of Corvette…including the latest on the C8 Z06 reveal on October 26th! Here are a few of the topics covered in this podcast:

1. The C8 Z06 will make public debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum on October 26
2. GM makes a change to 2022 Corvette ordered with Z51 and the high wing
3. C8 Corvette ranked 2nd on the list of the fastest selling cars in September 2021
4. C8 E-Rays are testing in Colorado and outside the Nurburgring in Germany
5. A 95 year old WWII veteran is moved to the head of the line to get his 2022 Corvette
6. Mazzanti to build a Corvette-powered Italian supercar with 761 horsepower
7. A truckload of C8’s goes up in flames
8. Watch a video of BGA building right-hand drive C8 Corvettes


You’ll know everything we know when you listen to this CORVETTE TODAY podcast!


Listen here: https://adori.page.link/corvette-today
Watch CORVETTE TODAY on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXC...lOPPQ/featured
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Does The Z06 Have Less Wheel Gap?

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  • Does The Z06 Have Less Wheel Gap?

    I talked with Chief Corvette Engineer Josh Holder at NCM at the end of the 2019 Caravan and he shared that there are a lot of factors effecting wheel gap, though his personal preference is “less is better.” But daily driving factors have to also be considered based on terrain, turning wheels sharply, etc.

    Are these pictures an indication that the Z06 will come from the factory with less wheel gap or is the reason they have a lesser amount is that they were taken when the car was under temporary suspension compression?

    But even if the latter, might we be so fortunate for the Z06 to come with standard less wheel gap than the Stingray?

    OR, if it doesn’t come OEM with reduced wheel gap, might like all C7’s there be a way to easily for the owner to reduce wheel gap even with front lift? We all hope so!!!

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    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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    Why do people insist in lowering the car to correct wheel gaps? Why not change the fender line and make it lower to close up the gap. ( TADGE ) You would still have the designed road clearance, full suspension travel as designed , but the wheel gap would be smaller .Yes , I know ,, body work, paint , new ceramic coat.,,,,,,,,,,,,, or possible body colored flare panels. Just askin....
    3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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    • #3
      Not sure, the one sitting at the stop sign looks about the same as the Stingray, no?
      2LT Coupe, Z51, Elkhart Lake Blue, GT2 seats, Edge Red Calipers and engine cover, Mag Ride, Front Lift, High Wing spoiler, R8C, American Hydrocarbon 5VM kit, museum delivery.

      2000 status 5/1, 3000 on 5/4, 3300 on 8/4, 3400 on 8/11, #18 off the line on 8/23, delivered 9/10.

      Well worth the wait, the car is amazing!

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      • #4
        This one of those topics that can start a family feud at an ice cream party. I do think they lowered it some. But who knows.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Racer86 View Post
          Why do people insist in lowering the car to correct wheel gaps? Why not change the fender line and make it lower to close up the gap. ( TADGE ) You would still have the designed road clearance, full suspension travel as designed , but the wheel gap would be smaller .Yes , I know ,, body work, paint , new ceramic coat.,,,,,,,,,,,,, or possible body colored flare panels. Just askin....
          It is the clearance to the inner fender liner at full lock and at the same time full compression suspension combined that is the limiter.
          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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ID:	312437 While it Certainly LOOKS Like there’s less wheel gap on the C8 ZO6 ( and I Hope there IS ! ) let’s remember these are pre-production models and look at This Pic of a Camo’ed C8 , definitely looks like Less Wheel Gap then the actual Production C8’s , so we shall see

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            • #7
              What's the overall diameter of the tires used in the Z06 vs the base? I'd wager that the OD has increased which will optically make the wheel well look fuller and the car lower.

              Edit: looked it up = 6" increase in OD
              Base Z/51 rear: 305/30/20 = 27.2"
              Z06 rear: 345/25/21 = 27.8"
              Last edited by smoove7410; 09-19-2021, 03:46 PM.

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              • #8
                And if you get the Z07 version with the Cup2’s, as we have seen those tires have close to a square edge, rather than the more gentle curved sidewall to treat radius of the PS4’s, it would aesthetically fill up the wheel gap even more. But of course what we do not know is comparative offsets. Here’s a good picture especially for all who are considering a Z07 but who have not seen that the outer half of its tread (whether Cup2 or Cup2R version) is close to essentially bald from the factory — any why so great on a dry track and close to a nightmare on a wet public road.

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                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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by smoove7410 View Post
                  What's the overall diameter of the tires used in the Z06 vs the base? I'd wager that the OD has increased which will optically make the wheel well look fuller and the car lower.

                  Edit: looked it up = 6" increase in OD
                  Base Z/51 rear: 305/30/20 = 27.2"
                  Z06 rear: 345/25/21 = 27.8"
                  Missing a decimal point.

                  That equates to just over a 1/4" reduced gap (other half of the total difference is below the axle)
                  2021 Red Mist HTC / Z51 /Mag Ride / Yellow Calipers / C-Flash Mirrors and Wing / Front Lift / Black 3LT / CF Interior Trim / Yellow Belts and Stitching

                  Atomic Orange C6. Plenty of engine and suspension mods. Gone, but not forgotten

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                  • #10
                    I love that lowered pic, same as my z51
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                    Currently have 2014 Z51, Have a deposit for 2022 C8 Z06 😁

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by smoove7410 View Post
                      What's the overall diameter of the tires used in the Z06 vs the base? I'd wager that the OD has increased which will optically make the wheel well look fuller and the car lower.

                      Edit: looked it up = 6" increase in OD
                      Base Z/51 rear: 305/30/20 = 27.2"
                      Z06 rear: 345/25/21 = 27.8"
                      You forgot the decimal point. Its a 0.6" increase which is almost 5/8". So yeah...5/8" is a huge increase and would definitely close up the wheel gap.

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                      • #12
                        If the wheels have less positive offset (moved outward). the car will settle a little thereby reducing the gap.
                        Save the wave.

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                        • #13
                          It wouldn’t surprise me if this car comes with active lowering for the suspension. Many supercars do offer this.

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                          • #14
                            That would be a dream!

                            Our 1959 Citroen DS-21 Pallas had manual lowering inside the cabin with a simple lever. It was from to adjust ground clearance less than 5” to 14.3” (to change a flat tire without a jack), great for deep snowy New England blizzard manoeuvering.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Seems a lot of people lower their cars and with the front lift, they're back to stock ride height when it's lifted. Doesn't make sense to me.

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