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02 Z06, do they have the Z51 suspension?

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    02 Z06, do they have the Z51 suspension?

    Im a Noob to vettes. Do the Z06's have the Z51 suspension package or is the Z06 an upgrade to teh Z51? a little confused here.

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    There was no Z51 in '02 that I know of, as far as I know its only been available on the C6's.

    However, to answer your question, the Z06 package would be better than the Z51 anyway.

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    The Z06 has better suspension than the Z51 package. The Z51 package was available on the C5. I think it was started on the C4 actually.
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    Old: 00 WS6, 02 Z06, 79TA
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    AFter a little research on wiki

    "The Z06 came standard with the second generation "Active Handling" system"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    There was no Z51 in '02 that I know of, as far as I know its only been available on the C6's.
    My '02 has Z51. All non Z06 C5's had the option to get Z51 and the '99 and 2000 FRC's came with Z51. The C5's just dont put the Z51 badge on the side of the car, well most of us dont.

    To the OP, like others said, the Z06 does not come with Z51, it actually has a better suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisZ06 View Post
    My '02 has Z51. All non Z06 C5's had the option to get Z51 and the '99 and 2000 FRC's came with Z51. The C5's just dont put the Z51 badge on the side of the car, well most of us dont.

    To the OP, like others said, the Z06 does not come with Z51, it actually has a better suspension.
    Ok thats why I didn't know the Z51 came on the C5's

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    C5 Z06's came with the FE4 suspension and it was the only one available. It was tuned a bit more than the Z51 and was considered better for road racing.

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    If i remeber correctly (as a former Z-51 owner) the only difference is stiffer springs in the back on the Z06... I might be forgetting sway bars and i think Z06's might have had better swaybar links, but there really isn't as much difference as you might think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    If i remeber correctly (as a former Z-51 owner) the only difference is stiffer springs in the back on the Z06... I might be forgetting sway bars and i think Z06's might have had better swaybar links, but there really isn't as much difference as you might think...

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    You are correct, I replaced my Z51 springs on my FRC with Z06 low mileage take offs and the front springs have the same part number.
    Combined with my Hotchkis bars, it handles great!

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    Thanks for all the info guys.

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