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    Let the fun begin...

    Ordered 1.22.2019, arrived at dealer 03.13.2019.

    Picking up this Friday, heading directly to Esoteric for full STEK DynoShield application, window tinting (Windshield 75%, all other glass 55%) and wheel removal/cleaning/prep/coating.

    Should be at shop for 2 weeks or so then back home to NE Ohio.

    Next challenge is dealing with BMV to get BGT PLAN license plates from old Corvette transferred to new.

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    Re: Let the fun begin...

    Soooooo, cool congratulations, you deserve it and of course need full reviews of all done and of course drive reviews too.
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    Re: Let the fun begin...

    Hope you have a blast with that!
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    Re: Let the fun begin...

    Very Cool!
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    Re: Let the fun begin...

    Awesome car Budgetplan! The wife will be happy to drive this awesome car. IIRC it`s the wifes summer DD?

    Looking forward to see it after the Esoteric has put their work on it.

    Congrats to you and your wife!

    / Tony
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    Re: Let the fun begin...

    Congrats. Looks like a nice test subject with one of the new PPF coatings (Carpro Skin/GTechniq Halo).
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    Re: Let the fun begin...

    Quote Originally Posted by atgonzales View Post
    Soooooo, cool congratulations, you deserve it and of course need full reviews of all done and of course drive reviews too.
    Thanks...will be having many photos documenting process. If my schedule allows (actually getting busy at work, pool season is not far away) will head down to Esoteric for a bit and get up close and personal look at the work as it progresses, see how it`s done firsthand.
    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Hope you have a blast with that!
    `Tis my wifes summer toy, my interaction will mostly be pulling it out of garage, washing it, pulling back in garage. Had 65k miles on the 2004, I maybe put about 3k of those miles on it.

    If`n I was getting a toy, would likely be some iteration of new Mustang but I fear I will be rockin` my 2017 Accord for the foreseeable future. Doh!

    It will probably make a pass or 2 down the 1/4 mile but no guarantee I`ll be behind the wheel for that either.

    Quote Originally Posted by SWETM View Post
    Awesome car Budgetplan! The wife will be happy to drive this awesome car. IIRC it`s the wifes summer DD?

    Looking forward to see it after the Esoteric has put their work on it.

    Congrats to you and your wife!

    / Tony
    Yep...happy wife, happy life!
    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Congrats. Looks like a nice test subject with one of the new PPF coatings (Carpro Skin/GTechniq Halo).
    Likely won`t be doing anything much on top of the film aside from one of my favorite toppers/boosters. The STEK DynoShield has claimed hydrophobic/self healing properties built in. Only time will tell.
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    Re: Let the fun begin...

    Congrats ! ..........Black, Nice

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    A Vette??? What were you thinking. Congrats on another career.( black)




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    Congrats!

    I hope you start putting some serious miles on that car as soon as you get it back from Esoteric! Too many Vettes out there rarely see the open road.

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    NICE ! What a ride !!

    Just in time for summer.

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    Congrats! Looks awesome! Specs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    If`n I was getting a toy, would likely be some iteration of new Mustang but I fear I will be rockin` my 2017 Accord for the foreseeable future. Doh!

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    You know in a year the gt500 will be calling....



    Love the wife’s car though.... the vettes are beautiful!


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    Jesus, it’s legal to tint the windshield where you are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 340mopars View Post
    Congrats ! ..........Black, Nice
    My addiction continues...I`m my own worst enemy. We considered a variety of other colors but in the end, wife really digs the black w chrome wheels. Shiny things and all.

    Bet if I showed her a pic of what a polished supercharger would look like on her engine, she`d beat me to the checkbook to get one ordered.
    Quote Originally Posted by yamabob View Post
    A Vette??? What were you thinking. Congrats on another career.( black)



    While I`m more of a Ford guy, wife is a Vette Girl, thru and thru. She`s happy, the household is happy!
    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post
    Congrats!

    I hope you start putting some serious miles on that car as soon as you get it back from Esoteric! Too many Vettes out there rarely see the open road.
    Spring, Summer and Fall this car will be driven like a regular `ol commuter car, no special care aside from obvious Autopian-ism. It`ll see rain, grocery store parking lots, dusty roads, drag strips and everything in between.

    No need to save it for the next owner. Won`t beat it up, will get the best of care I can give it but certainly wont be strictly a garage-kept monument. I get that kind `lifestyle` too but for me/us, driving it is the whole point. I own the car, it doesnt own me...I think
    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    Congrats! Looks awesome! Specs?
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    460hp/465tq

    Should be enough to get her to work on time...
    Quote Originally Posted by Coatings=crack View Post
    You know in a year the gt500 will be calling....



    Love the wife’s car though.... the vettes are beautiful!


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    Would love to but did the whole winter/summer car for both of us for a few years a while back.

    4 cars, 2 car garage just got to be too much trouble; moving cars, cars parked on lawn...and keeping 4 cars clean. I`m too lazy for that silliness any more
    Quote Originally Posted by wristymanchego View Post
    Jesus, it’s legal to tint the windshield where you are?
    Yup, 75% is legal for windshield. It`s very, very light but does help to cut down glare both day and night and keeps interior cooler. Even the 55% that`ll go on side windows ain`t very dark, more of a smoked look as opposed to blacked out.

    Worst case, we have it removed if we dont like it but just like car care products, ya just never know how it`ll really work for you unless ya give it a go.

    This is 55% on sides:

 

 
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