How to bulletproof a Chevy C5 Corvette for track duty

J.G.
By J.G. Pasterjak
Jan 13, 2022 | Chevrolet, Corvette, c5, GRM+, Project car | Posted in Shop Work , Suspension & Handling , Tires & Wheels , Features | From the Feb. 2022 issue | Never miss an article

Photography Credit: J.G. Pasterjak (insert), ABI Photo

More power is great. Until it starts breaking stuff. We added more than 75 wheel horsepower to our C5 Corvette Z06 when we swapped out the original LS6 for a crate LS3. But what are the ramifications of 560-plus crank horsepower for a drivetrain designed around a 405-horsepower V8? Weak links were …

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Willymakeit
Willymakeit
1/12/22 6:13 p.m.

Like the Z06 info

jv8
jv8 GRM+ Memberand Reader
1/13/22 1:13 p.m.

So starting with a bone stock C5Z, what is the budget to get where you are now?

zrtman
zrtman New Reader
1/13/22 3:54 p.m.

Huge oil cooler, trans cooler and diff cooler. And a real mechanical oil pressure gauge.. the stock gauge is dampened and will not show the oil pressure drops under hard braking..

jv8
jv8 GRM+ Memberand Reader
1/14/22 10:01 a.m.

JG - will you give us a budget breakdown for the upgrades currently on the GRM Z06?

 

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