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  • Reused parts on C8

    OK, I know GM says they only used 1 part from the C7, but they are using parts from the warehouse. The dial's on the steering wheel for the cruise and radio is exactly the same as the ones on my Malibu for example. Just wanted to point that out.

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    Murray - Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
    Torch red coupe, Adrenaline red 2LT Q8Q E60 NPP

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    ** I'd need a side by side high resolution to tell.

    ** If "they are using parts from the warehouse", the parts aren't being "reused".

    ** If its the best application, no prob.
    Last edited by Boomer; 11-28-2019, 06:22 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Murray20c8 View Post
      OK, I know GM says they only used 1 part from the C7, but they are using parts from the warehouse. The dial's on the steering wheel for the cruise and radio is exactly the same as the ones on my Malibu for example. Just wanted to point that out.

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      IIRC I think the comment was more along the lines of “one single part front the C7. Tadge was very transparent during the Leno interview that they were able to leverage GM’s global supply chain to accomplish economies of scale. This is turn allowed the C8 to become the incredible bargain.

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      • #4
        Corvette, and all other GM cars, have always used shared corporate parts ... it is a piece of how they keep costs down. As long as they do not distract from what make the car "special" I am good with it ...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Murray20c8 View Post
          OK, I know GM says they only used 1 part from the C7, but they are using parts from the warehouse. The dial's on the steering wheel for the cruise and radio is exactly the same as the ones on my Malibu for example. Just wanted to point that out.

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          Sorry, but they are not the same parts. 2015 Malibu and 2020 Corvette Pics

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          • #6
            For every part on the C8 that you may recognize, there are hidden systems from GM cars and trucks, all of which make it possible to build the C8 reliably and affordably. Whether it's the cruise control, the ventilation system, the electronics behind the dashboard, or the engine itself, this car would not be possible if it did not utilize parts and systems common to General Motors.
            Torch red 1LT, no options

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jagamajajaran View Post
              Sorry, but they are not the same parts. 2015 Malibu and 2020 Corvette Pics
              Rumor control otherwise known as MECF. Thanks Jag.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jagamajajaran View Post


                Sorry, but they are not the same parts. 2015 Malibu and 2020 Corvette Pics
                I should have clarified 2014 Malibu.
                Murray - Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
                Torch red coupe, Adrenaline red 2LT Q8Q E60 NPP

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SnakeSlayer View Post
                  Tadge was very transparent during the Leno interview that they were able to leverage GM’s global supply chain to accomplish economies of scale. This is turn allowed the C8 to become the incredible bargain.
                  Ya, I had forgotten that. But my point was who really cares whether they reused parts. All the sales guys (techs who demo the cars?) seem to be proud of that fact, but in reality they do use parts from the bin where they can, like you said, it saves.

                  Murray - Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
                  Torch red coupe, Adrenaline red 2LT Q8Q E60 NPP

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                  • #10
                    Among the pick up truck crowd, there used to be a joke that the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra were not identical under the skin. The GMC used thicker washers.

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                    • #11
                      Technically GM can say it’s a new part, if it has a different mounting point. You are correct that they do use parts from other models no different than other large brands, they use the same parts to reduce cost.

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                      • #12
                        Repurposed. Clever. Efficient. $59K. Thank you Corvette. A totally new car.

                        Reused?
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                        Reimagined
                        Reconfigured
                        Reapplied
                        Reinvented
                        Redundant
                        Redone
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                        Last edited by SheepDog; 11-29-2019, 10:10 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Would not surprise me to learn that some fastener used on a Ferrari is also used on a Fiat 500

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                          • #14
                            Tadge’s example of GM corporate volume pricing, in his great HTC video with Jay Leno, was buying the C8’s anti-freeze in bulk. For those who missed that BIG FUN video:

                            https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eno’s-garage
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Murray20c8 View Post
                              I should have clarified 2014 Malibu.
                              2014 and 2015 Malibu steering wheels are the same.

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