Z06 of the Month

Z06 Of the Month – November

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Wess Cruz
 821 WHP 751 TQ Built and Tuned by (Lou Gigliotti) LG Motorsports 
Engine Mods 
Procharger D1X Direct Drive Supercharger Kit- 8 Rib
Race Intercooler
Race BOV
Alky Methanol Injection System
American Racing Longtube Headers
Kooks High flow cats with Xpipe
Full Borla Stinger Exhaust System
LG CNCd ported Heads
Bronze guides
LG G7XB Forced Induction Boosted Cam
Morel Lifters/Valvesprings
LG Rockers/Trunion upgrade
Injector Dynamics ID1050X Fuel Injector upgrade
ARP Head Bolts/Cam Bolts
LG 160 Thermostat
NGK TR6 spark-plugs 
NW TB 102
Mantic 9000 twin disk clutch
Custom Tuned for Boost
Exterior Mods
Custom Wide Fenders
ZR1 side splitters
Custom Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler 
Custom Carbon Fiber front ZR1 splitters and rods
Custom Lower air ram
Rear glass/hatch side covers
Wheels & Tires
Ferrada FR4 20×10 Front & 20×11.5 Rear ET:30
285/25/20 Sport Cup & 335/25/20 Sport Cup 2
 Favorite Mod
Procharger D1X with Methanol injection
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The Widebooty Files – Adding Wider Fenders to your C5 Corvette

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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. 





vette pic





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 vette

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

Corvette Creationz CF Fenders

-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)

the boys being wide

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


ZVO Giveaways

MGW-HINSON Short Shifter Giveaway! – Ends July 18 @ midnight

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Every $5.00 spent HERE automatically enters your name for a chance to win.

Unlimited amount of entries are allowed. (Example : Buying a ZVO T Shirt enters you 4 times)

Entries are recorded each time and names will be pulled at random. (More entries the higher your chances)

Winners will be drawn and announced on our closed group and feature page on FB



Drawing one : MGW’s latest “standard” short shifter kit complete with lower box  (C5/C6/C7 Corvette)

(Stock outdated image pictured, dont want to tear open the box for a picture)
















Drawing two : Hinson Motorsports short shifter (utilizes stock lowerbox)






















Drawing Three: National Corvette Museum license plate cover (for that daily driver) 

rather vette


Drawing Four : Z06 Vette Owners T Shirt and Koozie package (View in store)













Drawing Five : Z06 Vette Owners engraved beer glass