1999 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Convertible Driving Impressions and Review
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I drive the '99 C5 and give my take on it. This was my first "review", so
to speak, so cut me some slack on the "umms" and "you knows" and things
like that. This C5 is equipped with an LS1 V8 and a 6 speed B&W T-56
manual transaxle transmission. 3.42 rear end, OEM Magnesium wheels with
Pirelli P-Zero tires (275's in the back). Stock Exhaust with Corsa tips. There's a
half-throttle 3rd gear pull to 65 and a half-throttle through 1st, 2nd, and
2002 Corvette C5 Z06 Owners Manual VHS Tape
This video, on VHS, was provided to new owners and specifically focuses on
The VHS is labeled "2002 Corvette Z06" but as you may know, the 2002-2004
Z06's had a virtually identical drive train. I personally own a 2004 Z06
and found the video very informative.
The video addresses issues that customers were concerned about such as
noises (clunking sound on 6-Speed Z06's), HVAC controls (why the A/C
compressor turns on when you press the front defrost button, undercarriage
noises, and more.
It also provides suggestions and tips on how to prep your Z06 for racing:
How to adjust your Z06's front/rear camber and vehicle height (lowering a
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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