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New C8 LPO Accessories Appear To Be Coming

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  • New C8 LPO Accessories Appear To Be Coming

    This is a surprise after we earlier saw on video Tadge’s comment that the use of grille guards was not recommended due to reduced airflow/cooling, with your installing them if you had later overheating problems, that could actually effect your C8 warranty. His exact words, taken from the below NCM video are listed below, yet it now appears that at least one set of grille guards could become a GM official LPO accessory option starting on some 2022’s — but when in writing from GM as this is 100% confirmed, we do not yet know. .

    Might separately the Scrape Armor splitter guards become another, a second, new LPO official GM accessory option?

    Starting with your 2023 Stingray and Z06 orders, could you actually check the box for one or both of them — again while you check off your other new Corvette initial orders when your allocation comes in???



    [Quote=Tadge [email protected] Bash from above video]We’re going for maximum cooling. We wanted to make sure the car runs robustly in all weather conditions and also on the track. The DCT transmission operates in a relatively narrow range of temperature. The lube inside the DCT needs to be held to very specific temperature windows – it’s not very tolerant of very high temperatures.” So we are trying to explore to see if there’s anything else we might do that doesn’t, you know, in an undesirable way they reduce the cooling performance.”

    Warranty jeopardy mention by Tadge in his response to the Q&A question during that April, 2021 virtual Bash event.

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    Now today as a quote in CorvetteBlogger, we get a different second chapter to this story.

    Originally posted by CorvetteBlogger
    Scrape Armor is providing full front-end protection packages for the school’s entire Corvette fleet. Scrape Armor’s patented skid plates and new C8 radiator guards will help preserve the school’s fleet while providing OEM caliber protection with zero impact on performance.

    For the past few months Scrape Armor has been testing their new C8 Radiator Guards at Spring Mountain which have just been approved by GM as an official GM Accessory. Expected to begin shipping in early 2022.
    [Source: CorvetteBlogger email: 12/28.2021]

    As the world turns… Guessing that GM’s testing at Spring has alleviated GM’s overheating concerns at least with this one brand.





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    John, It also appears to have an "Official GM Part Number" 19433251. Nice looking, but fairly expensive for what it is.
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    • #3
      Thank you “hamta” for digging that out. With an official GM part number, that seals the first half of this question.

      Will it become a LPO accessory one can order when a new C8 order, matched with an allocation, officially goes in? If so when? Is this another late April Bash official new-for-2023 announcement, or as we’re hoping, shared earlier than that when the 2023 Fleet Order Guide comes out (we are thinking probably in February or early March)?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by hamta View Post
        Nice looking, but fairly expensive for what it is.
        $400 for them.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hamta View Post
          John, It also appears to have an "Official GM Part Number" 19433251. Nice looking, but fairly expensive for what it is.
          Pricey.. but a good ROI if you consider these are LPO and thus if you have any cooling related issues there won’t be any pushback from GM

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          • #6
            This pretty much proves (to me) that there NEVER was a cooling issue related to these screens which is why this was the very first mod I did to my car. And I did it for less than half the price with great results.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by C8Driving View Post

              $400 for them.
              Holy Corvette tax, Batman! Enough miles have been put on aftermarket screens to prove no cooling issues with any of the standard designs.

              Glad to have so many options when I order my next C8.



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              • #8
                Originally posted by jackfrostpdx View Post

                Holy Corvette tax, Batman! Enough miles have been put on aftermarket screens to prove no cooling issues with any of the standard designs.

                Glad to have so many options when I order my next C8.


                I usually don't talk about aftermarket products and the Corvette tax. But here goes -- Scrape Armor sells the Z51 front-splitter guard for $549, but you can get the plastic set of Z51 front-splitter for $150-200 or so. You will need to scratch up 3.5 sets of the Z51 splitter to make up for the price of Scrape Armor...

                To quote TheCorvetteMechanic Paul -- everyone wants to sell you something in the Corvette industry, reason it out if you need it first!
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                • #9
                  Way too expensive! Perhaps the dealers will be able to sell at a lower price, (some will discount parts), but even $300 is too steep for me.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hamta View Post
                    John, It also appears to have an "Official GM Part Number" 19433251. Nice looking, but fairly expensive for what it is.
                    Do you have a link? Nothing in Canada for that part number.
                    Murray - Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
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                    • #11
                      Gm 19433251

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                      • #12
                        Are GM shock tower covers next!!!!

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                        • #13
                          The splitter protector is already available when you configure your car. Just did it a few weeks ago.
                          There is a madness to my method!
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                          • #14
                            For $400 I would hope that includes installation and not just thrown in the trunk in a plastic bag for the owner to install!

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                            • #15
                              I should have my car in late January. I first thought I would need this item, however, I read in a Post awhile back that if you do not tailgate other vehicles, it should not be a major issue. This made a lot of sense to me. I do not tailgate in my driving and my current vehicles do not show any traces of stone chips anywhere on the front fascia.

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