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Old 5/20/16, 01:10 AM
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I had to re-grease my front sway bar bushings last night. The squeaking was getting to be embarrassing. Grease gun didn't work. Had to take the darn brackets off.

Tried to fit a full day detail in to one night. I think it came out pretty good. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
I had to undo the front bolts; grease gun didn't work for mine either. Idk what my shop used for grease, but it obviously washed away in the rain we had the last few months. The synthetic grease is supposed to hold up to wet weather better. And BMR doesn't recommend anything for the spherical joint, which I found odd. Looking around online, I saw people say to spray with lithium grease - sure enough, I sprayed them both down and rotated them around until they were 100% silent. Let's see how long that lasts.

It was quite embarrassing being at the track, with my car sounding like a 1950s farm truck with 300k miles on it
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Old 5/20/16, 08:15 AM
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Last Sunday at the All ford show at Apple Ford Shokopee. 2016 Apple Ford Shakopee All Ford Show - YouTube
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Tuesday night went to the Highway 11 Cruisers season opener show and shine.



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I like it. It's fairly fast, the paddles kinda suck but the standard programming in just plain Drive is pretty **** good, it snaps shifts.
Quick trip to Mexico, got it up to about 115
Seats are uncomfortable though, and it squeaks in all kinds of places
All those squeaks even for a new Vette? That's bad eh?
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Old 5/20/16, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by FromZto5 View Post

All those squeaks even for a new Vette? That's bad eh?
12k miles on a 1-year old Corvette that has a broken traction-control-disable button.
This thing's been ridden hard and is getting put away wet every time.
The squeaks from the roof panel apparently is a nuisance that's affecting a lot of Vettes ... dealerships don't have a fix, which sucks cuz it's quite annoying.
I'm not getting tired of flooring it and having it snap shifts like crazy while bellowing out an awesome soundtrack from the exhaust pipes though

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Old 5/20/16, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
12k miles on a 1-year old Corvette that has a broken traction-control-disable button.
This thing's been ridden hard and is getting put away wet every time.
The squeaks from the roof panel apparently is a nuisance that's affecting a lot of Vettes ... dealerships don't have a fix, which sucks cuz it's quite annoying.
I'm not getting tired of flooring it and having it snap shifts like crazy while bellowing out an awesome soundtrack from the exhaust pipes though
Glad you're having fun though, Gabe. Enjoy your vacation and your new fiance. Congrats btw buddy.

Speaking of glorious sounds:

Ok... exhaust setup is complete. I just sat at the shop over lunch while they fabbed up the restrictor plates and put it in.

Omg... NOW my Kooks set up is done. She's perrrrrrrfect. We went with a 3/8" opening. That's the right amount. Growl from the sides, proper breathing front to back - headers to Corsas. It just sounds completely bad a**. Pics and vids this weekend I hope.
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Old 5/20/16, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by FromZto5

Ok... exhaust setup is complete. I just sat at the shop over lunch while they fabbed up the restrictor plates and put it in.

Omg... NOW my Kooks set up is done. She's perrrrrrrfect. We went with a 3/8" opening. That's the right amount. Growl from the sides, proper breathing front to back - headers to Corsas. It just sounds completely bad a**. Pics and vids this weekend I hope.
Looking forward to hearing it.
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Old 5/20/16, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
12k miles on a 1-year old Corvette that has a broken traction-control-disable button.
This thing's been ridden hard and is getting put away wet every time.
The squeaks from the roof panel apparently is a nuisance that's affecting a lot of Vettes ... dealerships don't have a fix, which sucks cuz it's quite annoying.
I'm not getting tired of flooring it and having it snap shifts like crazy while bellowing out an awesome soundtrack from the exhaust pipes though
HA HAAAAAAAAAA
That's awesome. And that's not even the supercharged version. LOL
I do believe there is a fix for the roof. I think I saw something on it on the corvette forum I belong to. It was a "sticky post". Enjoy your vacation!

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Ok... exhaust setup is complete. I just sat at the shop over lunch while they fabbed up the restrictor plates and put it in.
Omg... NOW my Kooks set up is done. She's perrrrrrrfect. We went with a 3/8" opening. That's the right amount. Growl from the sides, proper breathing front to back - headers to Corsas. It just sounds completely bad a**. Pics and vids this weekend I hope.
Cannot wait. I'm sure it sounds bad ***!
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Old 5/20/16, 03:32 PM
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Old 5/20/16, 06:50 PM
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HA HAAAAAAAAAA
That's awesome. And that's not even the supercharged version. LOL
I do believe there is a fix for the roof. I think I saw something on it on the corvette forum I belong to. It was a "sticky post". Enjoy your vacation!

I made 2 WOT videos just for you, lol.
They're on my camera so I'll upload them once we get back home, mid-week next week.
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Old 5/20/16, 08:07 PM
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I installed a MBRP 3" race catback exhaust on my 2016 GT. It really woke up this car, the stock resonator and exhaust is not only extremely heavy it also chokes allot of life out of the 5.0. Overall I'm happy with the purchase, I really wanted a Borla sport system but not at the $1300 but for under $600 I can't complain.
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Old 5/21/16, 04:53 AM
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Thursday afternoon drama with mine.

I was headed to a cruise, top down. Just before I got off Rt 80 I heard a loud noise over the blasting stereo and just knew something hit my windshield. Sho' 'nuff I got a BB type chip on the passenger side about half the size of a dime. No cracks and it can be repaired. Have an appointment today.

But it didn't end there. Several minutes later I was coming over Hackettstown Mountain. I decelerated to under 30 because the local police hide out at the bottom to catch speeders coming into town. I had just downshifted when a large bear cub, maybe 150 lbs, ran out into my lane. I slammed my brakes, missed him by a couple of yards, and he did a 180 and headed back to the woods. Scared the crap out of both of us.
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Old 5/21/16, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by TripleBlack14 View Post
Thursday afternoon drama with mine.

I was headed to a cruise, top down. Just before I got off Rt 80 I heard a loud noise over the blasting stereo and just knew something hit my windshield. Sho' 'nuff I got a BB type chip on the passenger side about half the size of a dime. No cracks and it can be repaired. Have an appointment today.

But it didn't end there. Several minutes later I was coming over Hackettstown Mountain. I decelerated to under 30 because the local police hide out at the bottom to catch speeders coming into town. I had just downshifted when a large bear cub, maybe 150 lbs, ran out into my lane. I slammed my brakes, missed him by a couple of yards, and he did a 180 and headed back to the woods. Scared the crap out of both of us.
Some days it seriously seems the world is out to get our cars.
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Old 5/21/16, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
I made 2 WOT videos just for you, lol.
They're on my camera so I'll upload them once we get back home, mid-week next week.
NICE!!!
Thanks bro!

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Thursday afternoon drama with mine.
I was headed to a cruise, top down. Just before I got off Rt 80 I heard a loud noise over the blasting stereo and just knew something hit my windshield. Sho' 'nuff I got a BB type chip on the passenger side about half the size of a dime. No cracks and it can be repaired. Have an appointment today.
But it didn't end there. Several minutes later I was coming over Hackettstown Mountain. I decelerated to under 30 because the local police hide out at the bottom to catch speeders coming into town. I had just downshifted when a large bear cub, maybe 150 lbs, ran out into my lane. I slammed my brakes, missed him by a couple of yards, and he did a 180 and headed back to the woods. Scared the crap out of both of us.
Always something Tom. Sorry about the windshield.
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Old 5/21/16, 10:06 AM
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Always something Tom. Sorry about the windshield.
Whatcha gonna do? Hit shappens.
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Old 5/21/16, 02:31 PM
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Whatcha gonna do? Hit shappens.
Very true sir.
A least you'll have a nice new windshield now.
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Old 5/21/16, 04:33 PM
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Very true sir.
A least you'll have a nice new windshield now.
Luckily they were able to repair it...it was a BB type impact (glass industry term) and they were able to inject resin into the area and preserve the structural integrity of the glass. You can still see the mark but it looks much better. Because it was a repair vs. replacement my insurance company paid and waived the deductible. And it's not within my vision range so I'm happy.

Had the glass required replacement I would have had to foot the whole bill since I have $1K deductible. OEM glass with the Mustang logo in the upper center (which is what I'd have gone for) is much more than aftermarket glass.
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Old 5/21/16, 04:37 PM
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Glad you were safe Tom I also have a windshield repair looming. I took a stone off of a construction vehicle.
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Old 5/21/16, 04:42 PM
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Glad you were safe Tom I also have a windshield repair looming. I took a stone off of a construction vehicle.
Catch it before it spreads. Like the clap.
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Old 5/21/16, 05:00 PM
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Been out for a while and you guys have posted some very nice shots!

Love the pics Darren!

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I took mine out for a scenic drive with my friends today.
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Woke up at 5am to go to Cars & Coffee this morning. This one's for you Coyote5-0.



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And a bunch of others. Thanks, very nice. What keeps me coming back!

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Old 5/21/16, 05:29 PM
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Been out for a while and you guys have posted some very nice shots!

And a bunch of others. Thanks, very nice. What keeps me coming back!
This^^^^^

There are some seriously righteous Mustangs on this forum. I wish I knew how to Photoshop. I'd put as many of our cars as possible into a nice background, kind of a virtual cruise nite.
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Old 5/21/16, 06:16 PM
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Went on my first mustang cruise. Was an absolute blast. This is all I've got now for pics. Have several hundred more on my camera to go through.
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