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This is a discussion on modding a vette within the Corvette forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; from what i understand, modding on a vette costs about 30% more than it does for an f-body. True or ...

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    modding a vette

    from what i understand, modding on a vette costs about 30% more than it does for an f-body. True or false?

    What improvements are needed to make a vette stomp a modded fbody?

    Also, since vettes allready have true duals, is modding the exhasut worth it? or is it free flowing enough?

    From the factory, are they tuned up or tuned down? I get the feeling they are tuned down to accomedate older generation buyers not looking for thrills, just a cool car. True or False?

    Thanks guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    from what i understand, modding on a vette costs about 30% more than it does for an f-body. True or false?

    What improvements are needed to make a vette stomp a modded fbody?

    Also, since vettes allready have true duals, is modding the exhasut worth it? or is it free flowing enough?

    From the factory, are they tuned up or tuned down? I get the feeling they are tuned down to accomedate older generation buyers not looking for thrills, just a cool car. True or False?

    Thanks guys...
    It is expensive to modify a vette that I will give you! I do believe in modding the exhaust, if you do it with the right company ! I can't recall if my car was tuned down, but now it's tuned up!

    (Do I like f-bods as much as Vettes) I love them both !

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    from what i understand, modding on a vette costs about 30% more than it does for an f-body. True or false?

    What improvements are needed to make a vette stomp a modded fbody?

    Also, since vettes allready have true duals, is modding the exhasut worth it? or is it free flowing enough?

    From the factory, are they tuned up or tuned down? I get the feeling they are tuned down to accomedate older generation buyers not looking for thrills, just a cool car. True or False?

    Thanks guys...
    Get a mid america catalog. You will go nuts. There is stuff in there for a Vette you would never even think of. It is more expensive, but it is a more named car than a firebire/camaro/gto etc. I left my Vette completely stock as I plan to do on my new one. They are very quiet (I like stock cars). The car is definately not tuned down by much. I had my TA and Vette at the same time and they get up there about the same. Throw a curve in there and the f-bod is toast. I think that the TA has a much more "muscle feel" because of its exhaust tone with the raw torque but the Vette accelerates,handles and feels like a real sports car. Once you have a Vette, you will never want anything else but another one.

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    For you the one mod that is going to make the biggest difference costs nothing, nada zip. It's called.........................."The driver mod"











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    Replacing your F-Body with a Vette I take it? Or just looking for now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley711 View Post
    For you the one mod that is going to make the biggest difference costs nothing, nada zip. It's called.........................."The driver mod"











    J/K

    Replacing your F-Body with a Vette I take it? Or just looking for now?

    I talked to him on the phone earlier. He is looking at his options!
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    z06 is beyond my price range by about 10k

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    i just tested an 01 m6 vette...very VERY nice. so smooth, way better than the a4 i drove.

    is it possible to have the fog lights on, but not have the headlights flip up??? I thought that was kinda ghey. I liked rolling in the ws.6 with the fogs on and no headlights up

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    i just tested an 01 m6 vette...very VERY nice. so smooth, way better than the a4 i drove.

    is it possible to have the fog lights on, but not have the headlights flip up??? I thought that was kinda ghey. I liked rolling in the ws.6 with the fogs on and no headlights up
    You can do that as you did in your Trans Am.

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    thanks cujo. I didn't know my t/a did that? When i bought it they never flipped up, is that a computer thing or is there a toggle switch somewhere on the vette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    thanks cujo. I didn't know my t/a did that? When i bought it they never flipped up, is that a computer thing or is there a toggle switch somewhere on the vette?
    No toggle Jay!

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    so how is it done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
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    Don't know buddy!

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    so how is it done?
    Oh the turn signal shaft where you turn the headlamps on don't turn the knob all the way on, just click it forward once
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Oh the turn signal shaft where you turn the headlamps on don't turn the knob all the way on, just click it forward once
    i did that, and the fogs and DRLS come on, AND the headlights flip up, but don't come on until i move it to the top position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Oh the turn signal shaft where you turn the headlamps on don't turn the knob all the way on, just click it forward once
    Hmm...On the right hand side of the car there are 2 buttons, one for fogs and one for the trunk (i think). When the fogs are engaged, there should be a yellow light on the rubber button that will light up to let you know that your fogs are on. If that is on and by doing the single "turn" as frosty said, it should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    i did that, and the fogs and DRLS come on, AND the headlights flip up, but don't come on until i move it to the top position.
    Sounds like you have some wiring issues or the switch inside is bad then, something isn't right.

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