Corvette Performance - Im Thinking About Going From C5 To Ws6...




LSWON_WS6
02-16-2007, 01:04 AM
well yes you have read it, i thinking about going back to a ws6. i currently have a 98 c5. i think the major reason would be the TA feels like more of a muscle car and the hood just sets the car off. but im just stuck, the vette feels like an exotic, you cant beat the looks of the interior or the exterior, the handling, and many other things. but for some reason i really miss my old ws6...i dont know what i want to do so i come to all of you. tell my why you picked a vette, and if you have had an f-body why did you choose a c5 and the big question...who has considered selling their c5 for a very famaliar f-body?? jeeeez i just turned 21, am i going through an 'early' life breakdown; im going crazy i want a c5 so bad and i get one and not even a year later i miss my TA....HeLp mE!!!


mdhmi
02-16-2007, 01:19 AM
i dont know what i want to do so i come to all of

The only opinion that matters is yours. It's your ride. Do what makes you happy.

As for me I could see adding an F-body to the fleet at some point, but definitely not a replacement for my Vette.

CySevans
02-16-2007, 09:57 AM
If you must do it, get this car before it's gone:

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655376

That's about the cleanest and most lovingly maintained WS6 you will ever find.


lionelc-5
02-16-2007, 09:57 AM
I sold my 98 f body , and bought an 04 vet. I realy miss the camero! But i would never ever give up my vett to have the camero back! I am thinking about buying another camero but there is just no way in hell i would do it if it ment giving up my vet. If i had to choose one, witch it sounds like thats what you have to do, i choose the vett.

BUT, i could see how you migh choose the f-body. They are cheaper, they are cheaper to mod, they are beatiful cars.

Dont worry about what your buddies might say, just do what makes you happy, because when it comes right down to it, thats all these cars are about.

Lionelc-5

BitViper
02-16-2007, 10:43 AM
I feel your pain....I wish I could have kept my Camaro....

For me my intrest has always been road cars Vs drag cars..so teh Corvette is a natural step for me. Sounds liek your possiably a drag guy stuck in a road car..

Tuff decission....

WADDISME
02-16-2007, 12:09 PM
I chose the WS6 over the vette because I needed a backseat. Now I wished I had gotten the vette. Still might in the near future!

Fastbird93
02-16-2007, 12:46 PM
well yes you have read it, i thinking about going back to a ws6. i currently have a 98 c5. i think the major reason would be the TA feels like more of a muscle car and the hood just sets the car off. but im just stuck, the vette feels like an exotic, you cant beat the looks of the interior or the exterior, the handling, and many other things. but for some reason i really miss my old ws6...i dont know what i want to do so i come to all of you. tell my why you picked a vette, and if you have had an f-body why did you choose a c5 and the big question...who has considered selling their c5 for a very famaliar f-body?? jeeeez i just turned 21, am i going through an 'early' life breakdown; im going crazy i want a c5 so bad and i get one and not even a year later i miss my TA....HeLp mE!!!

Sounds like you went through what I did. Wanted a C5 for a very long time, finally got one, and was less than enamored with it. The "Unicorn" factor. You enjoyed the lust for it more than the actual ownership.

I'm keeping my C5 though because I still have one of my LT1 Trans Am's. :D

To answer your question, I stepped up to a C5 because it's a Vette, plain and simple. I love the way the car feels, the design, the performance, and the people that share the same enjoyment. But a part of me will always be more at home behind the more raw and muscle car feeling of the F-body. Always.

99FRC
02-16-2007, 08:49 PM
I had the same issues, which is why I went more pure muscle car look with this 'vette. My '98 vert was too pretty and I paid too much for it to do any mods, so this time I got one for pure sport. I had three f-bodies before this (Camaro's and T/A's) and this is the best.

Good luck either way.

99 FRC

santiago
02-16-2007, 08:54 PM
i got rid of this http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v683/adamsantiago/AdamsSSTheBeast.jpg

for this
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v683/adamsantiago/Picture010.jpg
the handles of the ss vs the vette dont even compare.

Genesis_26317
02-17-2007, 07:23 AM
Here is my view on the subject!

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=623590

dixonk
02-18-2007, 01:21 AM
Do whatever makes you happy I just think thats sort of going backwards almost like demodding a car you know. Unless you do nothing but hang out at the track I really don't see the point of getting rid of the vette to go back to a WS6 and I've had one too!

Adnectere
02-18-2007, 09:21 AM
Boils down to your nostalgia versus your progress

T-maxx
02-18-2007, 03:30 PM
Why not have both?

LSWON_WS6
02-18-2007, 09:07 PM
theres just something special about seeing a FRC black on black vette with chrome zo6 wheels, then when the car is turned on you hear a bump stick that sounds hungry enough to eat a cobra hmmmm blop blop blop blop wow, i normally think of a z28 or ws6 to sound like this but when it comes from a c5 i break down in ahhh. in my opinion having a c5 is like having an exotic; rollerblading girls look and smile, the guy in his yukon is looking down at you and thinking to himself ' im dropin my yuker off and taking my vette out when i get home,' and going through lets say taco bell and the guy you give your money to says 'wow, nice car' all of a sudden youve been talkin to him for 10 min and youve got a line of cars thinking 'what did this guy order everything off the menu?' just within the last few days i have completely detiled my entire car to the point where it is so perfect you dont want to lay a finger on it. i open my garage and pace around it in silence admiring the chrome wheels and a perfectly flawless corvette want to be taken out on the street and burn off last years tires......having a vette is bliss except for the a$$holes who hate you just because you have one and your stupid friends that just dont get 'not to touch the paint when you get in and out' but like i said earlier having a giant hood that could eat a squirrel in a gulp might be just as good...WS6

dixonk
02-19-2007, 02:22 AM
The way it sounds to me is you really don't want to get rid of the vette. Keep it and get some money together and then buy another trans am they are getting cheaper everyday no big hurry on that.

LSWON_WS6
02-19-2007, 11:25 PM
good point

BitViper
02-19-2007, 11:36 PM
Why not have both?

I Oh I wish....so I settled for this
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/BitViper187th/NewVette/StartingRoadTrip.jpg

LSWON_WS6
02-19-2007, 11:55 PM
looks famaliar, i found one at a local dealership that only buys wrecked cars. they came across a yellow 04 with 30k on it and they wanted 19 grand, this zo6 was nuts it had all your favorite bolt-ons and was clean as hell, the damage was so minimal (rear bumper) i needed to have it but he said he didnt want to downgrade to a non zo6 car! DAMMIT... but hey it happens

BitViper
02-20-2007, 09:51 AM
right now mine's completele stock except for a few small changes ..CAGS and wheels...You gotta hear this thing....it just purrs....If you wanted a road car..this is it..if you wanted a luxury road car then I bet the C5 coupe would fit..

The C5 is only 10" shorter that the camaro and the same width

93transam
02-20-2007, 10:23 AM
You guys are making me hesitate on buying a Vette now myself!! ARGGGHHH!!!!! To be honest I am wavering on getting a MkIV Supra instead for the easy power and exclusivity. I have seen maybe three or four turbo Supra's here in Austin my whole life and that includes going to local meetup spots. Maybe I'll just keep the TA!!!!!! :bang:

n2oJOE
02-20-2007, 08:24 PM
just get a early ls1 f-body and build that too!!! thats what i am doing cant have to many toys!

LSWON_WS6
02-20-2007, 11:00 PM
i want mean ws6 muscle with a giant hood that wants to eat everything, but i want the smooth excellerating c5 with awesome looks that reminds me of an exotic! to top it off whats better than a c5 starting up that has a huge cam--blup blup blup--wow, exactly...but a ws6 that sounds like that.....dammit im loosing my mind and i have to make a decision now! i could go on and on, i think i just need to buy a ss silverado...or not

Nine Ball
02-20-2007, 11:09 PM
To be honest, I enjoy driving my f-bodies just as much as I did my C6 Vette. Like you said, the f-bodies feel like a musclecar, the Corvette feels more like a smaller exotic/sportscar. The Corvette definitely handles better, but the drivetrain is kind of weak compared to a nice 12-bolt in an f-body that doesn't wheelhop.

My sunset orange Firehawk turns just as many heads as my black C6 did, both stand out on their own just fine.

If you must do it, get this car before it's gone:

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655376

That's about the cleanest and most lovingly maintained WS6 you will ever find.

I agree with this guy!! :cheers:

Bad Habit Bird
02-21-2007, 08:20 AM
I went through the same thing as you. I ended up just finding another f-body to play with.

ScottF
02-21-2007, 03:23 PM
I'm going through the same thing right now. I've got a Black 2000 WS6 that I was thinking about selling to get a C5. I've just always wanted one. Tough decision. In the back of my mind I think I will regret selling the WS6. If it were me I would keep the Vette!

GhettoTy
02-23-2007, 09:29 PM
If you want more of the muscle car feel, then go for the ZO6 or FRC. Then you'll be a bit more exclusive than a coupe or vert. I love my FRC and it makes a great DD. You could always just get a hood for the vette too. But you'd need a blower to stick under the hood of course, it's only logical.

Adnectere
03-01-2007, 12:06 PM
I say don't bother - I haven't looked back. I thought I would be very nostalgic and in reality when I think about my car, I have memories and events that happened around it, but the car itself -- blatantly the vette is a vette and the camaro is a camaro. My girlfriend once told me before I got the vette when I said I wanted to keep the camaro that it was young and rebellious - I told her I wanted young and rebellious. She countered with the fact that no one who drives a corvette is not at some point in them young and rebellious. You're getting the best of all worlds with it : aggressive looks, gorgeous looks, performance out the yin yang and class.

530transam
03-06-2007, 09:01 PM
i have a 99 trans am right now. Im buying a 2000 c5 tomorrow. I cant afford both right now. I have to sell my trans am quick. ill sell it for pay off on a side note wink wink. BUT. I know on the very near future i will be saying. Why? what advantages did i see? i could have built my trans am to be better than the vette. The main difference n the two car ( in my view) is that since i can remember ive been obsessed with trans ams. I just started liking vettes. Thats a lot of heritage and a lot of soul to give up. So im going to wait till im in a better financial situation and buy the fbod i always wanted but never could afford. A 10th anniversary black/gold firehawk 6 speed. i know you like the ls1 ws6 style a lot but have you considered an lt1? you can pick them up cheap now i mean really cheap. I can find them all day long on craigslist modded in good condition for like $4,000- $7,000. find one that needs a clutch and its $2,500. Something to think about

LSWON_WS6
03-16-2007, 01:25 AM
i dont know dammit!! i want a nice truck, and in order to get one i need to down grade to the TA, but i think i can handle drivin a SS silverado and a WS6...

Pewtavert
03-16-2007, 02:54 PM
I actually sold my T/A to my uncle when I bought the C5 and actually bought it back from him since I missed the low end grunt and aggressive looks. Circumstances forced me to sell it though for good not too long after that. I love my vette to death but I definitely do miss this: In fact she is the reason that I modded my vette so heavily.


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jbusmc1986
03-16-2007, 09:50 PM
I sold my 98 f body , and bought an 04 vet. I realy miss the camero! But i would never ever give up my vett to have the camero back! I am thinking about buying another camero but there is just no way in hell i would do it if it ment giving up my vet. If i had to choose one, witch it sounds like thats what you have to do, i choose the vett.

BUT, i could see how you migh choose the f-body. They are cheaper, they are cheaper to mod, they are beatiful cars.

Dont worry about what your buddies might say, just do what makes you happy, because when it comes right down to it, thats all these cars are about.

Lionelc-5

That is my exact situation... except I have a 99 FRC, I still love and miss my f bod... my dad actually owns it now, but he is about to sell it for a bike and I am thinking of buying it back from him, but I will never give up the vette for it. :drive: :chug:

droid
03-17-2007, 11:12 AM
After this sweet and exact dissertation why would you want anything else. My sentiments exactly

DROID

theres just something special about seeing a FRC black on black vette with chrome zo6 wheels, then when the car is turned on you hear a bump stick that sounds hungry enough to eat a cobra hmmmm blop blop blop blop wow, i normally think of a z28 or ws6 to sound like this but when it comes from a c5 i break down in ahhh. in my opinion having a c5 is like having an exotic; rollerblading girls look and smile, the guy in his yukon is looking down at you and thinking to himself ' im dropin my yuker off and taking my vette out when i get home,' and going through lets say taco bell and the guy you give your money to says 'wow, nice car' all of a sudden youve been talkin to him for 10 min and youve got a line of cars thinking 'what did this guy order everything off the menu?' just within the last few days i have completely detiled my entire car to the point where it is so perfect you dont want to lay a finger on it. i open my garage and pace around it in silence admiring the chrome wheels and a perfectly flawless corvette want to be taken out on the street and burn off last years tires......having a vette is bliss except for the a$$holes who hate you just because you have one and your stupid friends that just dont get 'not to touch the paint when you get in and out' but like i said earlier having a giant hood that could eat a squirrel in a gulp might be just as good...WS6

Pewtavert
03-17-2007, 01:24 PM
i have a 99 trans am right now. Im buying a 2000 c5 tomorrow. I cant afford both right now. I have to sell my trans am quick. ill sell it for pay off on a side note wink wink. BUT. I know on the very near future i will be saying. Why? what advantages did i see? i could have built my trans am to be better than the vette. The main difference n the two car ( in my view) is that since i can remember ive been obsessed with trans ams. I just started liking vettes. Thats a lot of heritage and a lot of soul to give up. So im going to wait till im in a better financial situation and buy the fbod i always wanted but never could afford. A 10th anniversary black/gold firehawk 6 speed. i know you like the ls1 ws6 style a lot but have you considered an lt1? you can pick them up cheap now i mean really cheap. I can find them all day long on craigslist modded in good condition for like $4,000- $7,000. find one that needs a clutch and its $2,500. Something to think about

Find me an automatic equipped WS6 T/A in my neck of the woods for this price, I'm buying.