Story and photos by Chris Petris The Brock Yates’ One Lap of America endurance race, formerly known as “The Cannonball,” consists of a variety of challenges on the dry skid pad, drag strip, and racetrack. It is the equivalent of the Hot Rod Power Tour with track challenges at each stop. However, it is grueling… Read more »
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By Chris Petris Before an alignment is done, it is important to make sure all suspension components are in good shape. For example, loose wheel bearings on the front or rear will affect alignment and worn components front and rear will alter the alignment over time. Tire wear will indicate how the suspension and… Read more »
Brake pad bedding defined Brake pad bedding involves heating a brake rotor and pad, through braking, to a specified temperature in order to allow the formation of a transfer layer. In order to maximize braking performance, brake pads must be bedded-in with their brake rotors. Following the bed-in procedures provided by the manufacturer will… Read more »
By Chris Petris Let’s face it: summer has officially arrived. If you have not already done so, now is the time to make sure that your Corvette is ready for vacation travel, car shows, and everyday commuting in extreme temperatures. Use this brief guide to ensure that you address all of the major summer maintenance… Read more »
For your convenience, below are the published OEM front and rear tire sizes and speed ratings for every Corvette produced between 1984 and 2013.
Information courtesy of Vette Brakes and Products. Buying new wheels? Also check out our wheel offset calculator.
By Chris Petris For your convenience, below is a list of all C6 Factory Bulletins to date.
Unless you live in the deep south or southwest, it’s that time of year to put your Pride and Joy into hibernation. Putting your Corvette in the garage for a while does have some benefits: you can clean it well and check out the condition of the drivetrain. Leaving your Corvette in an unheated garage… Read more »