New C5 Tech Book - We Need Your Input!
Hib Halverson, Technical Writer for Internet & Print Media, is thinking about writing a new C5 Tech book that would be aimed mostly at do-it-yourselfers interested in improving the performance of their street high-performance, street/track or street/strip 1997-2004 Corvettes. The book would have little or no material on race-only cars.
Hib is interested to know what kinds of modifications, parts or other coverage the C5 gearheads on the CAC would like to see covered in such a book. Please, confine your suggestions or comments to the above general guidelines.
Please see A C5 techie book...Maybe? and let Hib know what you think!
Wow. I can't believe that you are offering to write what could be a massive undertaking but having read other things you have written in CAC and in other forums I can believe that you can pull it off. Some suggestions below.
Where do you start?
Bolt in modifications; level of expertise - beginner to moderate mechanical skills/experience. Mostly hand tools.
Internal engine modificates; moderate to experienced mechanical skills with access to machine shop. Specialized tools, engine lifts
- suspension lowering
Elaborate suspension/body work requiring at a minimum access to a lift and specialized tools. Experience mechanical skills
There are probably a lot more catagories and levels of expertise one can get into. Thanks
- spring, shock changes
Might as well add the electronic performance gains:
- Diablo Tuners
- other tuners
Originally Posted by napacruzerC5
Also might want to discuss getting more horsepower by lowering the temperature of the car: programming the fans, lower thermostat temp, etc.
Originally Posted by Z06ADCT
Some of us want to upgrade our steering wheels. I am about to install a Momo, without an airbag. It took a bit of research to get all the info to do the job, including the process to 'fool' the computer into thinking the airbag is in place, so the car will run without a warning light, and the passenger side bag will still work just fine. I will be documenting the actual process with text and photos, and would be happy to share the process with the authors.
Another subject would be the installing of street a grade roll bar, such as a 4 point Autopower. The bar installation will require cutting through fiberglass at certain places and either drilling/bolting or welding to the frame, and then replacement of the interior trim to fit.
Another subject of great importance to me is ssociated with the roll bar, that is installation of 5 point racing type harnesses. I will be doing the harness and roll bar in my C5 in the coming few months, This is NOT being done for any racing purpose, but rather for enhaced street safety.
Most of my other vehicles have full harnesses. Having survived crashes with both DOT 3 point retracable, and 5 point full harnesses, I can tell you from direct experince that DOT harness suck...I have a permanent disability from injuries suffered due to the poor performance of the 3 point harness system, and earlier in life walked away unhurt from a far. FAR, more serious event where I was held in by a Simpson racing harness. Schroth now offers DOT legal pushbutton actuator 5 point racing harnesses in their Profi 3 series of harnesses, just perfect for the street driver looking for the safety associated with the racing world, and still comlying with all Federal DOT requirements. This safety related stuff is probably more important than HP increases, and should be included in any comprehensive book on C5 performance mods.
Hib's THE MAN. I love reading his stuff. I sent him my list of goodies from Z06Vette.com.
/Black '02 Z06 "DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!!"
Vortech V-2 SQ T-Trim Aftercooled Supercharger, AFR 205's, Custom Grind "Blower" Cam, SPEC Clutch, Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel, Hardened Output Shaft, 3:73 Rear Gears And A Bunch Of Other Cool Junk.
Hib you rock. I would luv to see aftermarket comparisons. There is endless seas of junk out there and I would like to see what is actually going to improve my car and what is $ waste. My example would be your run flat article.
By warren s in forum C5 General Discussion
Last Post: 11-30-09, 03:33 PM
By Hib Halverson in forum C5 Technical and Performance
Last Post: 12-16-06, 08:09 AM
By Rob in forum Wheelspin
Last Post: 11-23-06, 02:07 PM
By Runge_Kutta in forum C6 Technical and Performance
Last Post: 10-05-04, 04:29 PM
Owned and Operated by © 2000-2013 Corvette Action Center | |
© CORVETTE is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation & Chevrolet Motor Division. Neither Chevrolet Motor Division nor any subsidiaries of GM© shall bear any responsibility for CorvetteActionCenter.com content, comments, or advertising. CorvetteActionCenter.com is independent from GM© and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM©. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied. All Rights Reserved