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    Tires

    I went with the Conti's as the Goodyears were not available.
  2. LT 4 Rebuild

    That is certainly one way to approach this however your original goal was to have a car that is paid for. I have considered doing the same upgrading to an early C6 ZO6 as there are plenty of them for...
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    Lt-4

    Congrats on your find, silver over red is stunning...............

    Bought my base coupe in 2002 for $18k, only option on the car is the LT-4 making it quite rare. Arctic White over Saddle, still...
  4. LT-4 Rebuild

    $5K seems pretty reasonable for a complete rebuild considering the amount of labor involved in doing the work. I can understand your mechanic questioning why you would want to drop so much $ in it....
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    C4 Battery Removal

    I see how what you describe can happen. Appreciate your input and ECSS' link to video. Should be able to get it done now!
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    Battery Change Procedure 96 C4

    What is the procedure to remove front fender for access to change battery on a 96 C4? Have FSM but it is more confusing than helpful. There is a rear lower bolt that I see no way to get to, which...
  7. Z06/Z07 Tires

    Going forward whenever a tire needs repair or replacement you have to take it to a business with this special equipment? That is an absolute mindboggler...............
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    Poll: Sports Car or Muscle Car

    The hobbyist purist definition of a muscle car is an intermediate with a large motor, upgraded suspension, aggressive looks, etc. Think Pontiac GTO, Plymouth GTX, etc. Camaros, Mustangs, Cudas all...
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    LT4 Collectibility

    I understand what you mean regarding the weather as I have family in Salem. Judging by your user name are you a tool dealer? I agree it makes sense to draw a line in the sand at $20k for a pristine...
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    LT 4 Collectibility

    Good question, the car is somewhat rare as only 488 cars were Competition Yellow in 1996. Total production after adjusting for GS (1000) and CE (5412) is 15124 so that color is just over 3% of...
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    LT4 Collectibility

    Hey Ken,

    Typo on my part, have a coupe NOT a CE. Great buy on your car btw.................

    John
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    LT 4 Collectibility

    It will definately be interesting to see how the market develops for these cars going forward. I bought my CE in 02 paying $18k with 45k miles and only put an additional 4k since. Arctic white over...
  13. Thread: Zddp

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    L98 Roller Lifters

    Tuna is correct, factory converted to roller lifters back in 1987........................
  14. Thread: tires

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    Question: Tires

    I just put a set of the Conti's on my 96 LT4 about a month ago. Agree that our tire selection is dwindling, especially if your need is immediate. Many of the latest and greatest performance tires are...
  15. Question: Goodyear Availability

    I anticipate what we buy going forward will be determined by what is available at time of need. I have been a Goodyear fan for many years, I recently bought a set of Conti's for my 96 as they were...
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    Lt$ Oil Analysis

    Hib, I am not familiar with the Gibbs product line. Do you consider it superior to Amsoil or Redline and if so can you please share why?
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    Help! C4 Tires

    I recently purchased a set of Conti DW Extreme tires for my 96 LT4 CE. As you mentioned, Goodyear has had supply problems for quite some time. We can't buy something we can't get so i went with the...
  18. Gas Quality

    Here in the San Francisco Bay Area the best we can get is 91 octane at a cost of approximately $4.45 for a Top Tier brand. I believe gas quality is getting worse from a car enthusiasts standpoint....
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    Handling is very good to excellent. When you...

    Handling is very good to excellent. When you consider the pricing in my mind the Conti's are the best buy out there. In the 12 years I have owned this car I have always run Goodyears, had they been...
  20. Question: 275 40 17 Tire Availability

    Anticipate the C4 tire situation getting worse in the future, laws of supply and demand. Our sizes are not common in todays market, most of the latest high performance tires are not even offered in...
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    Dwindling Availability of Tires

    Absolutely true that tire selection is limited and availability can be a problem. You will find that many current performance tires are not even offered in 17 inch sizes. Demand driving all this...
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    Q Jet Desperation

    Q Jet will work well for your application when tuned correctly. Secondary operation is controlled mostly by the tension springs that hold the air valves closed. A significant bog as you describe can...
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    Question: Production Numbers

    Breaking production numbers down is always interesting. Using The Corvette Black Book as a reference we see that there were 5330 6 speeds built which is roughly 25% of production. Taking the 476...
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    Question: Tire Suggestions 96 LT4

    Time to replace my tires. Am interested in suggestions on which brand and model to buy for spirited driving. Maintaining stock sizes. Appreciate your input!
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    LT 4 Collectibility

    I own a 96 CE with the only option being the LT-4 motor. Arctic white over light beige saddle. It has a Bose cd installed that is not on the build sheet so it must have been dealer added? Third...
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