[VIDEO] Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner On Verifying C7 Magnetic Ride Control Upgrades


[VIDEO] Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner On Verifying C7 Magnetic Ride Control Upgrades

Back at the end of 2017, Chevrolet introduced a software upgrade for the C7 Corvette’s Magnetic Ride Control Shocks. The new calibrations improved performance and handling while also improving ride quality.

The Magnetic Ride Control Calibration upgrades are performed at your Chevrolet dealer at a cost of $350, and most of the reviews we’ve read on the upgrades have been very positive.

But now that more and more C7 Corvettes are being sold on the secondary market, one of the questions we’ve heard more than a couple times is how to tell if the new calibrations have been installed on the Corvette.

Lucky for us, we have a friend who knows that very answer! Let’s turn over the discussion to GM World Class Technician Paul Koerner of Key Chevrolet in Middletown, CT.

In this recent video posted to his Corvette Mechanic facebook page, Paul discusses the new calibrations and shows the paperwork that is generated which includes the new part number and two separate confirmations. Paul says that anything they do via programming to a GM vehicle can be validated and printed out.

Paul also says that if you have a C7 Corvette equipped with the magnetic shocks and don’t know if the new calibrations were previously installed, you can visit your local Chevrolet dealer who can scan the car’s system. If the new calibrations exist on the car, the scan will show the new part number.

Hopefully, Paul has answered your questions about verifying whether a C7 Corvette has the magnetic ride control calibrations installed.

And speaking of Paul Koerner, Key Chevrolet will be hosting a C8 Corvette seminar on Sunday morning, July 21st at 9:00 am. You must RSVP to attend by emailing [email protected] no later than July 12th. Paul will break down all the information released by GM on the 2020 Corvette.

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  1. Rick Hendrick In Buford GA tried to rip me off by charging $350 for the upgrade and an additional $350 for the “labor to install the upgrade.” Took a year of fighting to get the additional $350 back. Think that says a lot about them, don’t you think?

  2. yes, that is a common practice as there are good aftermarket replacements as the ceramic rotors wear out.
    New ceramics are super costly

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