How to get more performance out of a C6 Chevrolet Corvette

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By Staff Writer
Nov 15, 2023 | Chevrolet, Corvette, c6, Tech Tips, Buyer's Guide | Posted in Buyer's Guides | From the Feb. 2017 issue | Never miss an article

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Sam Strano
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The great thing about these cars is that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Chevy made a great starting point. Most of the improvements we make to our customers’ cars are intended to get the car behaving in a certain way, rather than putting Band-Aids on shoddy engineering. Think of us …

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Comments
Harvey
Harvey GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/7/17 3:00 p.m.

I'm using Strano's 1-5/16" front bar and some Konis I got from him on my C6 Z06. After that, tires and alignment and you're good to go for AS autocrossing.

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
4/7/17 3:04 p.m.

In reply to Harvey:

Nice! Yeah, Sam definitely knows his stuff.

Harvey
Harvey GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/7/17 3:08 p.m.

A bunch of guys have gone to the Penskes for AS, but I'm just feeling my way through it at this point. Maybe one day I'll be going, "Boy these Konis sure are limiting my driving!" but that day has not yet arrived.

You do have to remove a lot of shims to dial in the camber you want up front though. I have a drawer full. Once you do that though, -3 degrees is easy to get.

ShiftLess
ShiftLess New Reader
10/20/22 3:59 p.m.

How did you mount your Konis on your C6?  My Koni Shocks came with no top bushings for the front shocks and I couldn't get stock bushings separately... Also the sperical mount kit I tried only engaged a couple threads on the top studs which I didn't want to trust going over the curbing at the bus stop at Watkins Glen.

jfryjfry
jfryjfry UltraDork
11/15/23 4:13 p.m.

In reply to ShiftLess :

Do you have a z06?  I understand the upper mount up front is different on them. 
 

when I got my motons, I, too, had no upper mount so I cut up my old shocks and made a mount out of the washers and bushings.  It worked quite well. 

jfryjfry
jfryjfry UltraDork
11/15/23 4:14 p.m.

In reply to Harvey :

Do you have stock a-arm eccentric bolts or one of the hex kits? (To adjust camber)

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