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Old 03-14-2019, 10:37 AM
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Iíve been building a 01 Trans Am and trying to see if itís worth continuing to building it or saving the money and getting a C7 Zo6. The TA has a built LQ9 with forged internals and 799 heads. A built 4L60e which is going to be swapped out for a 4L80e. Ford 9 inch with 35 spine and 3:40 gears. It has the a torquer maxx stage 3 cam and full exhaust. If I can continue to build it, the route Iím going is procharger and meth. Just donít know if itís worth putting the extra money into it if I could be putting it on a corvette.
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Depends what you are looking to do with it. Procharged, the T/A will run circles around a C7Z. But if you want something that can go around turns, then the C7 would be the way to go.
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Get the C7 hands down better platform
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This is even a debate really... C7 Z06
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Get a C6Z that already has FI for cheaper then the C7Z, win win and a lighter car! Seen plenty of fast C6Z's sell for about $40k, heck most heads/cam C6Z's run with a C7Z for $30k. Not sure what your goals are with the C7Z? Personally the stock blower on the C7Z doesn't do anything for me, so I had to factor that into the price of upgrading it immediately so I decided C6 was better fit for me as it checked all the boxes.
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They are different animals but I'd prefer the C7 even if not a Z06 if driving a decent amount of miles a year. I don't have one mostly because I refuse to give insurance companies more than I do already. My Formula also fulfills me need to always be messing with something.

I've even considered selling a couple of mine and getting an ATS-V so I understand.

You won't spend entirely insane hours doing this kind of stuff with the new one though, that can be considered a plus or a minus.

Test fitting phase still underway
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C7Z....I have two friends with them. They are nice a quite and smooth and fast. My c5z slaps choke holds on them in a race, but other than that.....no competition.
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How fast do you want to go?

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Originally Posted by SLOW SEDAN View Post
Get a C6Z that already has FI for cheaper then the C7Z, win win and a lighter car! Seen plenty of fast C6Z's sell for about $40k, heck most heads/cam C6Z's run with a C7Z for $30k. Not sure what your goals are with the C7Z? Personally the stock blower on the C7Z doesn't do anything for me, so I had to factor that into the price of upgrading it immediately so I decided C6 was better fit for me as it checked all the boxes.
If I get a C7, Iíll be building it also. Probably the same with the procharger. Iíve been thinking about a C6 also just like the body style of the C7 a little better. A C6 with the LS3 wonít be a bad build.
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Depends what you are looking to do with it. Procharged, the T/A will run circles around a C7Z. But if you want something that can go around turns, then the C7 would be the way to go.
Iím not worried about going around turns. I go to the track in run sometimes but we drive a lot on the street. My wife and I might even take a 2 hour drive and the car. I want to be able to run 9s and still drive the car with no problems.
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They are different animals but I'd prefer the C7 even if not a Z06 if driving a decent amount of miles a year. I don't have one mostly because I refuse to give insurance companies more than I do already. My Formula also fulfills me need to always be messing with something.

I've even considered selling a couple of mine and getting an ATS-V so I understand.

You won't spend entirely insane hours doing this kind of stuff with the new one though, that can be considered a plus or a minus.

Test fitting phase still underway
Yeah I know what you mean itís always something you got to do next with the T/A. Itís fun and stressful at the same time. Iím to the point now I want something where I can get in and donít have to think about it twice. Gear box doesnít look bad at all by the way. What kind of set up you running?
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C7Z....I have two friends with them. They are nice a quite and smooth and fast. My c5z slaps choke holds on them in a race, but other than that.....no competition.
Iím kinda in the same boat. I got a friend with a hellcat, another with a 14 Roush, and another with a 2012 5.0 but is making roughly 650 at the tire. So I got a couple guys that I got to keep up with. But on the other end I got a brother and cousin and we all got T/As. Theyíre running nitrous so right now Iím odd ball out. Thatís why Iím trying to come up with this plan to sneak up on them
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Yeah I know what you mean itís always something you got to do next with the T/A. Itís fun and stressful at the same time. Iím to the point now I want something where I can get in and donít have to think about it twice. Gear box doesnít look bad at all by the way. What kind of set up you running?
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Converting my T56 and F1C setup to a pretty much over killed Precision 76/75 CEA Billet / 4L80 conversion.

G1Pro Garrett Cored Intercooler, ID1000s, Dougherty Turbo Cam, AMS 500 2-Stage Boost Controller, Huron T4 AC V3 Kit with a QTP Oval Dump off the down pipe, AEM AQ1, Jakes D1, Circle D 258 Triple, Alky Control, and a bunch of other stuff.
Nice!! Sounds like itís going to be a strong set up
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As much as I hate to say it, I would go with the zo6 higher resale and overall a lot more fun to drive.
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As much as I hate to say it, I would go with the zo6 higher resale and overall a lot more fun to drive.
And youíre talking the C7 or C6 right?
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you wanna build a full race car t/a

u want something good smooth new and dont have to do much depend on ur goals. c7z
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you wanna build a full race car t/a

u want something good smooth new and dont have to do much depend on ur goals. c7z
I can agree with you on that. I want something thatís mainly a street car but will see a little track time.
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I LOVE F-bodies, but they can't compete with the comfort and tech of a new C7 ZO6.
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I LOVE F-bodies, but they can't compete with the comfort and tech of a new C7 ZO6.
i agree. Thatís what make the decision so tough. Iím to the point Iíll be happy with a c6 also. That piece of mind is also big in this.

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