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    Because you can't build an scca T2 car for under $20k soup to nuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamz14 View Post
    Pardon the ignorance, but if the current T2 rules are close to what you guys are doing with Spec Vette, why reinvent the wheel? Why not just run T2 and build that group?
    James, you know better than anyone the advantages of running a spec class, even if it is a spec class that has multiple chassis in it.

    Nobody likes being stuck behind a car that's heavier and more powerful.

    Also t2 means new hoosier a7s as often as you can I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamz14 View Post
    Pardon the ignorance, but if the current T2 rules are close to what you guys are doing with Spec Vette, why reinvent the wheel? Why not just run T2 and build that group?

    That is a really good question that we considered. Ultimately we decided we want to get away from the rubber A-arm bushings and the monoleafs the tend to delaminate with hard racing. Additionally, there are some other restrictions and allowances in T2 we don't want to deal with.

    Lastly, the most pragmatic reason is that we can't count on SCCA keeping a steady rule set. Much of the dissatisfaction comes from constant spec changes.
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    This is a really good idea! If I was still living back in the CA, I'd find a way to get involved. Instead, I'll just read the stories on here and tell myself I'd be faster.
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    This class seems like it has the potential to be the next big thing for grass roots guys. I was checking out the rules, and it's interesting that specific alignment settings have been specified. I did a quick gander for used C5's, and it seems that you need to go out of state (California) to find Vette's close to the price listed in the build sheet.
    1:46.3X @ BRP CW13 - 11/12/15 (400 whp, TD )
    1:26.82 @ WSIR - 10/12/14 (400whp, NT01)
    1:22.7X @ SOW CW - 7/31/14 (400whp, NT01)
    1:21.6X @ SOW CCW - 7/30/14 (400whp, Nt01)
    2:00.01 @ CVR CW - 9/28/13 (350whp, RS3)
    1:48.22 @ ACS - 11/23/13 (400whp, RS3)

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    3 of those 4 are automatic. What is the cost of a manual swap? Seems like it would be worth it to look longer and start with a manual..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns_EvoIXSE View Post
    This class seems like it has the potential to be the next big thing for grass roots guys. I was checking out the rules, and it's interesting that specific alignment settings have been specified. I did a quick gander for used C5's, and it seems that you need to go out of state (California) to find Vette's close to the price listed in the build sheet.

    Don't go by the advertised prices on Craigslist. They are all over-priced. This is how the cars get priced on Craigslist:
    1. Guy decides to sell his Corvette. He may or may not go to Kelly Bluebook to look up a reference price.
    2. He goes to Craigslist. All Corvette drivers are overly proud of their machines and over-price them. He looks at current advertisements and thinks. My car is a least as good as those so he prices the car with a bit of a premium because he is proud.
    3. This cycle repeats itself over and over on Craigslist with car being listed at inflated prices.
    4. The few properly priced ones will sell fast.
    5. The rest sit there for a long time. Look at the posting dates many are one or two months old.
    6. Eventually the owner tires of all the looky-loos coming by wasting his time with a bunch of questions and/or asking to joy ride the car.
    7. Even the properly priced ones can be negotiated downward by $1,000 or more in some cases.


    I bought a 2004 Z16 Lemans edition for $6,000 with 130,000 miles. It had some rear end damage, but totally repairable. It had a salvage title from the hit, but it was in really good shape. The guy wanted $8,900, but by the time I got there he was so tired of the looky-loos. I asked him, what will you take for the car. I was willing to pay $7,500. He said $6,000. I had to not stumble rushing to give him the money. I asked if he would throw in some of the spare parts he had and he said "yes."

    Christian bought this gem for $8,000. The seller was asking $10,000. He jumped on the phone the night it went up for sale and went out the following morning at 9 AM and bought it - https://www.facebook.com/ThorVette22...type=3&theater

    I bought my very tired 232k drive train base coupe for $3,700. The seller wanted $6,800. The engine and clutch are in bad shape, but I added up my rebuild costs assuming I need to rebuild the engine and upgrade to the LS6 spec, new clutch, rebuild the torque tube, rebuild the tranny and rebuild the diff. With all that new if I paid $4,500 for the car I have an all new drive train and engine car with LS6 spec of $11,000. I got it for $800 under that. And I still get to sell the interior and other parts for $2,000 plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns_EvoIXSE View Post
    This class seems like it has the potential to be the next big thing for grass roots guys. I was checking out the rules, and it's interesting that specific alignment settings have been specified. I did a quick gander for used C5's, and it seems that you need to go out of state (California) to find Vette's close to the price listed in the build sheet.
    Hey John,
    Not to beat a horse, but Oli and Carl nailed it. I just want to make sure the understanding is that the prices of these cars are low...even lower than the 8k on the build sheets. In fact, 8k has been on the high end of what all have bought. I bought my FRC with 115k on it for 6500$ and have been beating on it for the last 2 years. I thought my deal was the deal of the century but we found Christian's FRC just taking a quick look at craigslist on a thursday night and picked it up the next morning. 84k miles and in darn near mint condition. 8K. Almost felt bad when we took the interior out....almost. The deals are out there and most will let them go very very cheap. Just show up with cash and ready to throw down. Feel free to join the facebook page for SPEC CORVETTE as we post deals local to us for others to grab. Just picked up a set of 4 z06 GM wheels for 250$. They are going for 299$ each on ebay!

    There are a few on CL right now listed on the FB page for sale. Very cheap!

    Happy hunting!

    $6500 FRC below. Drove it to and from the track last weekend at autoclub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackspec_john View Post

    $6500 FRC below. Drove it to and from the track last weekend at autoclub.
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    Trackspec John does need to wash and wax his Corvette once in a while. He is on probation. He has had his gold chains and Hawaiian shirt revoked for 13 months until he can shape up.
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    Corvette pride is a thing? Do they think the car won LeMans 8 of 16 years or something? Thanks for the tips guys. I'll be keep these points in mind while looking for one. I sent a request to join the FB group as well. Awesome stuff here all around.
    1:46.3X @ BRP CW13 - 11/12/15 (400 whp, TD )
    1:26.82 @ WSIR - 10/12/14 (400whp, NT01)
    1:22.7X @ SOW CW - 7/31/14 (400whp, NT01)
    1:21.6X @ SOW CCW - 7/30/14 (400whp, Nt01)
    2:00.01 @ CVR CW - 9/28/13 (350whp, RS3)
    1:48.22 @ ACS - 11/23/13 (400whp, RS3)

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    Here are a few pics of Oli's finished cage. It came our great!
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    Default SPEC Suspension Packages arriving!

    It looks like Christmas hits on a Thursday in July this year...Our first SPEC Corvette suspension package from AFe control has arrived!!!!! Monoballs c-arm bushings are on back order but we will get them shortly!

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    Hey John,

    Were my T1 shocks good on the dyno? How does the new AFE valving compare to the T1 shock. How did you guys come up with the spring rates? Did you follow others before you or empirical calculations or?? Or did you use the T1 spring rates but just use coils?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    Hey John,

    Were my T1 shocks good on the dyno? How does the new AFE valving compare to the T1 shock. How did you guys come up with the spring rates? Did you follow others before you or empirical calculations or?? Or did you use the T1 spring rates but just use coils?
    Hey Carl- Thats a separate project from these.

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