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Follow along as we upgrade Project Y2k with a new SSI intake manifold, 80mm throttle body, and high flow billet fuel rails from BBK… There’s a surprise at the end, too!

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We’ve got a C5 Corvette that’s slated to be an open track/autocross machine after receiving upgrades in the Power Automedia shop. Check out the first round of modifications inside!

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Follow along as we upgrade Project Y2k’s suspension with a coilover conversion and new anti-roll bars from Pfadt

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When a track day transmission failure took out the differential on our project C5 Corvette, we knew we had to go big or go home for the rebuild. See how LG and RPM built a bulletproof rear for our ‘Vette.

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In search of more than 400 horsepower to the wheels, we enlist Nitrous Express’ new “wet” system designed for 3-bolt LS throttle bodies…

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We’re currently cooking up a ’69 Camaro project car that we’re going to call “Blank Slate.” Basically, it’s going to be a no BS, hardcore, badass pro-touring car – and we’re not going to cut any corners for this girl. For power, we’ll be using a 502 ci. LS engine, built by our good friends over at RHS.

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So how do you top off a glass that’s already full to the brim? That’s the problem we faced with our 2011 Z06 Corvette. We had to find a few select upgrades that would boost performance without taking anything away from the car’s near-perfection in stock form…

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If you own it, you should drive it. We’ve fit into that group of enthusiasts for years and aim to get every ounce of driving pleasure out of our project cars. That’s why we recently set our “Y2K” project Corvette up with a C5 Line Loc Kit and a LNC-002 Launch Control system from Lingenfelter.

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Corvette Central Stage 1 through 4 upgrades have given Y2k 385 ponies to the rear wheels and a whopping 372 ft-lbs of torque to play with, but there’s no use in having power if you can’t take advantage of every ounce of it on the track. That’s why we decided to equip Y2k with a MSD LS 2-Step Launch Control.

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As we found out from our experience with the SCT SF3 handheld tuner, there’s really no safer, faster, cleaner way to upgrade a late-model Corvette. With the diagnostic features, on-line updates, and the ability to load custom tunes from a professional shop, it’s a tool that has amazing potential.

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Part 2 of our 2-part series wraps up Corvette Central Performance’s Stage 3 and 4 kits for the C5 Corvette, taking Project Y2k’s power to the next level with long tube headers and a cam swap, among other improvements. Check out how we’ve built our 2000 Corvette to outrun an LS3 C6!

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In Part 1 of our two-part series, we perform Stage 1 and Stage 2 upgrades from Corvette Central Performance on Project Y2k, our 2000 Corvette. Follow along as we free up trapped horsepower with improved intake and exhaust flow…

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As good as the LS7 is bone stock, with its 500 plus HP, there is plenty of untapped power potential just waiting to be unleashed. In this video, we walk you through the step-by-step install of a K&N intake system on our C6 Z06, and do a bit of dyno testing to see how much power the added airflow is worth…

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Our mission with Project Y2k – take America’s Sports Car and make it better on a blue collar budget, turning this decade-old platform into a car that’s good at a little bit of everything.

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Since the 1987 model year, Corvettes have come with tire pressure monitoring systems to keep tabs on the air pressure on all four corners. While it’s convenient (and a necessity for Corvettes equipped with run-flat tires but no spare), it’s easy to confuse the system when getting your tires changed.

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We wanted to know if the performance of an “out of the showroom” Corvette could be improved by adding one of the most common upgrades that engine builders start with: a new intake. After some research, we selected an intake from VaraRam. VaraRam’s VR-SCI Gen 2, better known as the “Snake Charmer.”

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Baer Brakes offers a great-looking and big stopping “EXTREME PLUS” brake system for late model C6 that has the race car technology and performance you need when “good enough” just isn’t good enough.

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We had a problem with our Corvette looking like every other single Corvette out there. So, we needed some more traction and a custom look. It as time for new shoes for our Vette. Enter Forgeline and Toyo Tires.

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Kooks Custom Headers offers a trick headers and X-pipe setup which would allow us to use a real 3-inch exhaust “Z06″ style, but not necked down to 2.5-inches like the original Z06. They did, and this is the story. We then capped off our installation on our Corvette with a Corsa 3-inch exhaust.

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This is the beginning of LSX TV’s 2008 C6 Project. Think of this project as a C6 build written by a guy experienced in Mustangs. That being said, I think I can bring a unique perspective to the vehicle for first time prospective Corvette buyers.

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