One of the common nuisances to C6 coupe owners is the creaking of the removable roof panel. If you own a C6 coupe you know we’re talking about. If not, just think of a never ending series of popping and/or creaking sounds coming from each of the attachment points on your targa top while you drive. The topic was discussed ad nauseum throughout C6 production and even spawned a GM Technical Service Bulletin to address the issue.
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So you just took delivery of your new 2014 Corvette Stingray and now you got questions about how to properly break-in the 455/460 hp LT1 V8. With more Corvette Stingrays being delivered daily to their new owners, we’ve been asked the break-in procedure question more than a couple of times. So we’ve checked out the Owners Manual and have the recommended new vehicle break-in procedures straight from General Motors.
After reading this enthusiast’s informative but highly complex story on eBay, we can understand why so many Corvette owners don’t bother to wave anymore.
But in the interest of increasing the level of cooperation among our Corvette brethren, we bring you this essay called “How to properly execute a Corvette Wave 101.”
The oldest C4 Corvettes are more than 25 years old now, so it may be way past time to replace the top on your convertible.
If wind noise, water leaks, and poor appearance have left you “under the weather” a little too much, our friends at Corvette Central have just the ticket for you. They’ve got the parts available on their website along with a helpful how-to article on their CC Tech website to guide you through the installation if you’re so inclined to do it yourself.
It may seem hard to believe, but C4 Corvettes are quickly turning into classics as the 84 model turns 28 this year. Like other classic Corvettes from previous generations, one area of your Corvette that doesn’t age gracefully are your leather seats. If your early C4 leather seats have become worn, cracked or torn, check out this latest video from the interior experts at Corvette America who provided us with this in-depth look at just what it takes to recondition a set of 84-88 Corvettes seats.
The seats in your classic Corvette are one of the areas that tend to get worn down over the years. Worn seats not only affect the look of your Corvette, but a sagging seat with no support can also affect your driving experience. If you’re planning on restoring your seats, check out this great new 4-part video series from Corvette America on how to restore and recover seats for 1970-75 Corvettes.
Since the introduction of the dual mode performance exhaust on Z06 Corvettes back in 2006, owners have been doing this very simple mod to keep the NPP’s butterfly valves open so they can enjoy that deep exhaust rumble all the time. Since it’s such a popular and easy mod to do, we though we would make a quick video about the fuse and its location, as well as give you a couple of before and after sounds so you hear the difference.