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  • Front lift with no Z51

    Is it really necessary without the Z51 package?

  • #2
    I will be getting it on a non-Z51 because my driveway is crazy steep and I think it is cool tech for the price. I am big in to scraping the soft parts here in Rocky Top land. If you don't have to go mountain climbing like me, you probably don't need it. Will be interesting to hear from others driving it compared to their C7 for scraping the air dam, etc.
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    • #3
      There's a post on here somewhere saying a Corvette team member said the angle of attack on the C8 is the same as the C7, so if you don't feel you need it on that car you probably won't need it on the C8.
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      • #4
        Thanks... it is a cool feature and I DO have speed bumps in the hood, but I'm soooo using to slowing WAY down after years and the 2 inch lift doesn't seem like that much.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Garabaldi View Post
          Is it really necessary without the Z51 package?
          Is it really necessary with the Z51?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by vettekat View Post

            Is it really necessary with the Z51?
            The splitter on the Z51 reduces ground clearance a little. Whether it's "necessary," depends a lot on your local conditions. Never have to deal with driveway entrances with a sharp angle? Maybe not necessary. Frequently scrape your C7? Maybe it is. In the end, everyone gets to decide for themselves.
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            • #7
              Questions:

              Are there places you would routinely like to go to that you can not in your Corvette?

              Are there times where you had plans/places to got to, but that you had to turn around to avoid damage?

              Would you have lowered your Corvette some, or more, but did not due to fearing splitter or other potential damage?

              Do you go longer distances to go to gas stations, restaurants or similar because those close to you are literally unaccessible to your Corvette?

              Answers to those four above questions are/were a definite “yes” for us, though in fairness, our Z06 traveled not just locally but to 28 states.


              And additional questions for others to consider

              Do you make detours around some local streets due to speed bumps and/or road dips?

              Did you experience damage to your Corvette’s splitter?

              As you drive your Corvette, would you be more relaxed if it had a front axle lift system?


              If answers to any of the above questions were or are a “yes,” probably a good idea to consider the advantages of buying the front axle lift option.




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              • #8
                Excellent post John. I'm one of the unfortunates who answers "yes" to those questions. Speed bumps are not the issue. But every do-it-yourself car wash near me has culverts that I can't cross so all washing is done in my driveway. There is a parking garage that I use with that I can't exit unless I use one specific exit lane. I visit friends and offices with driveways or parking lots so steep that I have to park elsewhere and walk. I park almost two feet from curbs because the car doesn't clear any of them. While I'm used to dealing with all this, it would be nice not to have to. Plus the lift option is cheaper than replacing a carbon fiber splitter.
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                • #9
                  Has anyone measured the normal ground clearance of the Z51 front splitter?

                  My current car is low and I have to be careful to avoid splitter hits. It would be very helpful to compare.
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                  • #10
                    Not that measurement per se, but the car is officially listed as 5.3” ground clearance and we were told that that is both for the entry and the Z51 versions.
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                    • #11
                      OK that's useful. My car measures 5.0" to the front splitter, and then less to the air dam. So with that extra 0.3" I'll have no problems
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                      • #12
                        Thanks John.... for confirming that BOTH versions are the same height. I also agree with most of your "ask yourself" questions and have opted for the front lift. I guess the "1.6 inches" will be just enough to clear most issues, but I wish it would raise a bit more than that small amount.

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                        • #13
                          Is that 1.6 inches at the suspension, or at the very front of the car? If it's at the suspension, the front will go up a bit more.
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                          • #14
                            Good point. I'm only going by this for reference.
                            https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2...nt-lift-video/
                            In the video animation... it looks to go up much higher than just 1.6 < that looks at least 3 inches in that video but hard to really tell >

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bikerjulio View Post
                              Has anyone measured the normal ground clearance of the Z51 front splitter?

                              My current car is low and I have to be careful to avoid splitter hits. It would be very helpful to compare.
                              When I saw the ELB Z51 display car I physically measured the front end to the floor height with the unpainted spliter on it. It measured exactly 5"?
                              I was told by the reps that that did not include the lift measurement of 2".

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