628/540 N/A 746/700 Nitrous
Mod List :
-Ported and Milled LS7 Heads
-Race Proven Motorsports B3 cam
-Tony Mamo Ported MSD
-ARH 1 7/8’s headers 3” X no cats, Stock ZR1 mufflers
-Monster LT1 Triple Disk Clutch
-RPM Built level 7 Trans
-LG drag spindles
-Carlyle Racing 15” Rear Brake kit
-Nitrous Express plate kit
-Tuned by Fran Schatz at Race Proven Motorsports
One of the most head turning and noticeable exterior modifications available for the C5 Corvette is the installation of widened rear quarter panels. The extra 2 inches of flare completely alter the body lines of the already timeless fixed roof coupe design but we will just let the pictures do the talking.
To achieve the look above it takes the following recipe:
-1 set of widened quarter panels (Corvette Creationz pictured above)
-345/35/18 Mickey Thompson ET Streets
-C6Z OEM wheels in C5Z offsets (18X10.5 Front / 18×12 Rear)
-20mm Spacers with extended studs (Never ran into issues using them but also didnt 1/4 mile often.
This is by far the most important factor and concern for those ready to convert to a wider rear end. You are about to spend some serious coin on your obsession to be the widest on the road and the last thing anyone wants is a set of Corvette body panels that do not properly line up, or require a 50 gallon drum of body filler to smooth them out. You wont be happy and your body shop will laugh at you. Nobody wants that.
My Experience with duraflex
I ordered Corvette Creationz fenders and opted for them in Duraflex instead of Carbon Fiber. (If I could push a button and do it all over again I would have hands down ordered them in Carbon Fiber). They arrived looking semi decent to my virgin auto body eyes but I could tell they would need some smoothing. I dropped the car/fenders off at the bodyshop and a week later she was ready for pick up. The total bill came to $700.00 (test fit, smoothing, prep, paint and install) I paid MORE for bodywork then I did for the entire set of fenders. Thankfully they came out amazing and I was overall very happy with them but BE advised! You WILL pay significantly more for bodywork with duraflex then you will with painting and fitting the Carbon Fiber fenders.
Pike, owner of Pikes Body Shop did absolutely amazing work fitting and finishing the fenders. If you ever visit the Hot Rod town of Herington, KS make sure you stop by and talk LSX.
Trey Conner’s Widebooty C5Z06
-360 forged mesh 8 wheels (19×10 fronts 20×13 rears)
– Michelin Pilot sport Cup 2 Rears in 345/30/20
Andrew Akins C5Z with L5 Fenders- Left
Tommygun Joyners C5Z with Corvette Creationz Fenders – Right
(for comparison, I’ve been told that L5 fenders fit well but at a higher price)
Hopefully this article helps arm you with knowledge on your venture to widen your C5 Corvette. If you have ANY questions comments concerns etc please message us directly Z06VetteOwners@gmail.com OR find us on Facebook “Z06 Vette Owners” we have our main group, our buy sell trade, and our feature page.
the widened C5 Z06
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(Stock outdated image pictured, dont want to tear open the box for a picture)
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STREET CAR TAKE OVER – KS
If you haven’t yet heard of Street Car Takeover (SCT) then it’s safe to assume two things :
-You aren’t a car guy/gal.
-You haven’t the slightest clue what WHP stands for
If this is the case, you may find the nearest X on your screen and click it now. (Only kidding)
SCT is the nations largest traveling performance oriented automotive event and it’s attendance speaks for itself. Normally a 2 day event, things start off with a massive meet and greet car show complete with well known performance vendors and sponsor displays, high horsepower cars, food trucks, and of course the good ole dream crushing mobile dyno. If this isn’t enough to clear up your Friday night then Saturday at the racetrack will fix that. 14 different race classes are available to cater to all types of vehicles. For a complete list you can check out the website here.
Next stop ? Denver Colorado!
Anyways, moving onto the good stuff! Here are some photos we took!
ZVO Member: Louie Bdub
Victory Red, top painted Black
Date Purchased and location:
November 2014 as a birthday present to myself.
AHP Stage 4 heads 11.4:1,
BTR Platinum Valvetrain,
Custom BTR cam,
Kooks 1 7/8th Headers into a catless X pipe with modded GM mufflers.
Custom PMR 5 point Chromoly Bar,
Cobra Imola GT seat,
DJ 5 point harness,
Ryne Cunningham / CMS
Shift Sector 164.1mph
Mustang Dyno 561 RWHP / 512 WTQ
CCW D110 3 piece, custom setup made for the C6Z,
18X12.5 rears wrapped in Mickey SS
18X7.5 fronts wrapped in Hoosiers
Events Attended / Race History:
3 Shift Sector events, and many, many vacations to mexico…
The car is literally my daily driver, I know everyone says that, but I actually do drive it to work every single day, and all over town.
Instagram & YouTube: