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Exactly my point. Buy something that is already done. I could give two fucks about "built not bought".

Hell, the R is the first ca I've bought stock in a long while.
 

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Exactly my point. Buy something that is already done. I could give two fucks about "built not bought".

Hell, the R is the first ca I've bought stock in a long while.


Honestly the built not bought argument is dead and in my opinion has been for a long time. Most big time contenders you see at any local events have a shop behind them, or mechanics that work at those shops do these cars on the side etc.

Most people are not welding cages in their garage.... setting up 4 link cars.... gutting cars, dropping custom turbo kits on their cars.
 
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Honestly the built not bought argument is dead and in my opinion has been for a long time. Most big time contenders you see at any local events have a shop behind them, or mechanics that work at those shops do these cars on the side etc.

Most people are not welding cages in their garage.... setting up 4 link cars.... gutting cars, dropping custom turbo kits on their cars.
Well...I mean whos talking about those extremes? I'm talking a simple heads / cam combo.

Plenty of heavy hitters still do all the work out of their garage.
 

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Well...I mean whos talking about those extremes? I'm talking a simple heads / cam combo.



Plenty of heavy hitters still do all the work out of their garage.


Well simple heads cam stuff sure. That’s a good way to have a nice street car with some bite that you can build with your buddies.

I was referring to local no prep events and some of the larger known ones. Heads cam cars are not going to cut it there. Basically fully built 1200 hp is the minimum to really be a contender. (Full weight type car)
 
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..................why are we talking about no prep cars? :rofl:
 

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..................why are we talking about no prep cars? :rofl:


I was using that as my example for the built not bought argument and how it’s dead. Lol carry on.


Buy a Z. Do it. Do it now.
 
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What a terrible example and not at all what I was going for :rofl:
 
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GET IT TOGETHER, DAN
 

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I’m sorry!!! I just want my fun car back. I’m living through others builds right now. I’m a mess! Lol
 
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I thought you were selling yours?
 

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Was for sale as a roller. Had some bites but never a full commitment. We moved on to finishing the build. Last piece is the engine to arrive. Turbo400 custom converter, everything else is already on site.

So car will now be built from front to back and should roll out of the shop above 1000 whp.

Still for sale for the right price, but now that it will be complete it went up in price a lot. So I’ll sit on it until someone wants to pay top dollar for a quality build ready to rock car, that retains ac and heat and isn’t hacked or cut up.
 

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Well...I mean whos talking about those extremes? I'm talking a simple heads / cam combo.

Plenty of heavy hitters still do all the work out of their garage.
My 18YO is picking up a G35 in a few weeks, and we plan to LS swap it ourselves. Waiting on my co-worker to get the title in the mail. It's not extreme, but I don't want him to think he needs a shop to build it for him.
 
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:dunno: I'm not 18 anymore...I dont particularly like wrenching on cars and have no problem paying someone to do it.

Its awesome that you guys are going through the process together tho...I can think of few better teachers :)
 

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Save the money on buying/modding a C6Z. Go right to the C6 ZR1. Those are a great deal at the moment. Or were last year when I looked. I can only imagine they are an even better deal. And at least you have good power even if it is stock.
 

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I honestly just work on my own stuff to save money at this point, I have a hard time paying 100+ an hour if I can do it myself, I’ve learned so much just for digging in and giving it a try mainly through failures but it happens, I took the maintenance test at work an passed it just for the hell of it recently
 
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Save the money on buying/modding a C6Z. Go right to the C6 ZR1. Those are a great deal at the moment. Or were last year when I looked. I can only imagine they are an even better deal. And at least you have good power even if it is stock.
Dont ZRs go for 50+ still? Shit, at the point I may as well get a GTR.
 

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I can't do that to him. At least your car made it to the dyno. Mine still has the old motor and rear end and no trans in it.
 

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Dont ZRs go for 50+ still? Shit, at the point I may as well get a GTR.
Here I thought a ZR1 was stretching it. But if you got a 3rd job and GTR money I say go for it. lol

There are lots of sides to arguments on both cars. I'm not against a GTR. I think they cost more and will cost more to keep on the road. I just think the C6 ZR1 has to be one of the best deals on a used performance car with power right now. I am a fan of the right C6Z as well. I wouldn't hate seeing you in one of those as well.


You are also talking about getting rid of the R. I hope there is a DD in the works as well. haha
 
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I can't afford either.
 

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