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C7 Z06 vs Hellcat Video

This video shows a C7 Z06 being challenged on the freeway by not one, but two Dodge Challenger Hellcats. The Z06 is driven by "Mr Z06" and one of the Hellcats is "FATT-CAT". Both of these are 8 speed automatics. These cars are monsters!

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C7 Corvette Z06 with 375 Rear Tires!


Wow! A customer of ours showed us this car today and we just had to share it. It's simply beautiful. We know it's a C7 Corvette Z06 with 375 width rear tires. The wheels are 20 inch in the front and 21 inch in the rear. It looks like it has some suspension work as it's a bit lowered, but it could also be the way the wheels fill up the fender, reducing the gap.


If anyone knows more information on the owner of this car, or it's modifications, please let us know!

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C7 Corvette Z06 Heat Soak or ECU Timing Being Pulled?

There have been a lot of people complaining lately that after a few track laps their 2015 C7 Corvette Z06 feels slower. Initially people though that the supercharger was getting too hot, and so it was heatsoaking, effectively making the air going through the supercharger to the engine too hot and not making as much power.

GM has made a statement on this topic and has said that the problem is that the car is designed to pull back timing after some use, which helps to prevent any powertrain damage. They believe that the majority of owners will never race their C7 Z06, so they will never have this problem, or they simply won't notice. GM has said that there are aftermarket products you can purchase that will allow for you to override this feature in the ECU.

Some have said that the reason the ECU pulls back timing is because of the heat soak. The ECU sees the supercharger getting too hot, so it pulls back timing to prevent any engine damage. The real reason is still unknown, but those who are getting their C7 Z06 Corvettes dyno'd will soon test to see if the ECU pulls back timing when the supercharger air temps reach a certain temperature to cause heat soak.

If anyone has any data to prove either of the above, please contact us and we can share it here, so we can get down to the bottom of the power loss in the new Z06.

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2015 Corvette Z06 (C7 Z07) Convertible Video – Listen to the 6.2L V8 engine!

Check out the sound of the new 2015 Corvette Z06 (with the Z07 package)!

Here you will hear the beastly sound of the new 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible starting up and driving up into a trailer. The 6.2L V8 is said to make 625hp and 635 torque, and it sounds every bit like it. The car sounds absolutely amazing!

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Matt’s Camaro: Lowered on Megan Racing Street Coilovers



Matt's Camaro is a perfect example of a car that's modified tastefully with the right combination of parts to bring out both performance and style. Matt's suspension of choice was the Megan Racing Street Coilovers which he used to lower the car 1.75".

Other mods include a MGW short shifter and tinted windows. Future plans include a Flowmaster Exhaust and RK Sport spoiler.

We'll bring you more updates on Matt's Camaro in future posts.


Supercharged Callaway Corvette C7 Stingray SC610


The aftermarket is quickly picking up steam for the all new 2014 Corvette Stingray. One of the biggest tuners for the Corvette has been Callaway, so when the C7 was released, Callaway wasted little time in getting ready to start releasing their performance packages. Recently revealed is the Corvette C7 SC610 package which develops 610 horsepower and 555 ft/lbs of torque.

The incredible thing about this SC610 package is that Callaway claims that even wth an extra 160 horsepower and 105 ft/lb torque, the C7 has the same fuel economy and CO2 emissions as a stock vehicle. Very impressive. They managed this feat by using an active fuel management system and modulated supercharged valving. The supercharger has a 4 lobe high helix rotor pack, but with a new housing and manifold to dramatically improve airflow and efficiency. To top it all off, Callaway offers a high flow intercooler to keep temps low and the car happy.

To add to some visual appeal, Callaway includes a carbon fiber hood with integrated air extractor to not only be good looking but also functional.

Pricing has not yet been announced, but we expect it to be a premium offering. It would be interesting to compare the price difference between the C7 Callaway SC610 package and the C7 Z06 which was recently released, since the C7 Z06 actually offers greater performance.

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2014 Corvette C7 Stingray Crash in Arizona


The new Corvette C7 Stingray hasn't even been released yet, and already there has been a crash. We don't have much details on this, but it looks like the C7 was being tested on some windy roads in Arizona and ended up a bit overzealous and in the side of a mountain after hitting a guardrail. The crash seems relatively minor so I don't think anyone was hurt, luckily.

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2014 Corvette C7 leaked front end – Z06 and ZR1 next


Chevrolet, or a designer for Chevrolet, leaked a front end drawing of a 2014 C7 Corvette on accident or on purpose. Chances are it will look somewhat like this, but what we do know is that this drawing shows many similarities of what the C6 currently looks like, but incorporates Nissan 350Z style headlights and an exaggerated front angle. This looks relatively plain, so it's likely a base model C7.

We'll wait see what the real C7 looks like, but I can't help but look at this and imagine a carbon fiber lip, canards, wide fenders and a few other pieces to give it an aftermarket or higher trim model look. I have a feeling a leaked C7 Z06 or ZR1 drawing isn't far out.

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Diesel Tug of War – Chevy Duramax vs VW Touareg V10 TDI

So what happens when a big bad Duramax Diesel truck plays tug of war with a soccer mom VW Touareg SUV with a V10 TDI diesel? In the video above, you can see that the Duramax diesel couldn't win in this tug of war towing match.

The VW Touareg (sometimes called the Velvet Hammer) has been known to pull as much of a 747 Boeing jet, so it's no surprise that this one was able to out-pull a big Chevy Duramax truck.

The Duramax truck might have had a better chance by reducing pressure in his rear tires a bit. The Chevy sounds like he broke something though it could be his 4WD locking.

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Donk – 10 of the biggest wheels we’ve seen on a car or a truck

We've seen some big rims in our time, but lately the style is to go-big-or-go-home. We've put together this collection of 10 of the biggest rims we have seen yet, and invite you to add your comments if you have seen bigger. Also, what do you think of this style? The practice of putting big wheels on an older car is called a "donk", but some newer models are getting the big wheel treatment as well.

Most times a donk is a car from the 70s, 80s or early 90s and is usually American built or a Lexus. You often need to lift the car to fit the large wheels, and many times you need to do also do heavy suspension work and fender work. Most wheels on a donk are from 22" to 30 inch but some do go bigger.

Above: Our first donk is a classic Chevy Caprice, which is a very popular car to lift and put huge wheels on. You'll notice that these big wheels are see through, a new style and trend we've noticed.

Above: Donk's aren't limited to sedans. This Corvette, with side exit headers was lifted and fitted with incredibly large wheels. We think this is a fake corvette, and they only used the body and put it over a different chassis.

Above: Looks like you can also turn a limo into a donk... why? why not! This limo has been lifted so the chassis sits above the wheels as the wheels are too large to fit into the fenders. My question is, how do they even get into this car?

Above: This donk might not have the biggest wheels, but it sure looks like one of the highest one's I've seen. If the limo above looked hard to get into, this one boggles my mind even further.

Above: Looking to have the biggest wheels on any vehicle ever? Check out this Toyota SUV with 40" wheels - absolutely incredible. I wonder how much each tire costs!

Above: Very unique. A Hummer H3 is fitted with wagon wheels. Not sure how it drives since it has almost no rubber on the tires, but I'd imagine it's more for show than for go.

Above: One of the most colorful donk Camaro's I've seen. The wheels look huge, likely over 34" rims on this one.

Above: The Chevy Avalanche has become a popular platform to convert into a donk. Check out this one with some of the biggest wheels we have seen. We'd love to take a peek at this truck's suspension!

Above: These are the biggest wheels we have seen on a Ford Explorer, even better than any Ford Expedition we've seen.

Above: The Chevy Impala used to be the classic low-rider, but now it's being converted into a donk with the biggest wheels around.

So what do you guys think? Is this trend here to stay or is it a dying fad? Any of you have a donk or want one? Leave your comments below!