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Old 09-08-2009, 08:27 AM   #1
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Hi all,


I added some new mods to my 2008 Coupe. Some I created and did myself because they are not available for sale. Others I purchased. Please let me know what you think.
Thanks..

Steve

My painted Calipers:

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C6 Logo for A6 Shift handle (Done myself with my printer)

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Driver Side Armrest (DSV)
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Oil dipstick painted (Done myself with paint bought at Pep Boys)

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LS3 (436HP) Fender Badge (Done by Austin) Unfortunately, alot of people ask me what a L53 means

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Driver Side FRC
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Storage Bag (West Coast Vettes)
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Center Cap Chrome Piece (Replaces painted on Gumby Polished Wheel) From Gene at Corvette Parts
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LS3 Engine ID Plate (Created by me on my Computer,because GM won't make it)..
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Two-Tone Hand Brake Handle- Matches my inside (DSV)
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:30 AM   #2
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How much did it cost to convert to the L-53 engine? I hear they got gobs of torque. Will the trans hold up?
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:29 PM   #3
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How much did it cost to convert to the L-53 engine? I hear they got gobs of torque. Will the trans hold up?
That was quite an expensive conversion. Had too upgrade the trans lol
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:47 PM   #4
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Now you just have to get rid of the fake leather shift and E-brake boots.

The DSV boots will make a major difference inside.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:15 PM   #5
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The storage bag seems like a good idea

the e-brake handle looks great..............
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #6
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Nice mods, looks good, and nice job on the DIY.
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Thanks Guys. I am very happy with the additions.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:24 PM   #8
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Now you just have to get rid of the fake leather shift and E-brake boots.

The DSV boots will make a major difference inside.
I recently switched to DSV's handles and boots and the boots are definitely first-rate.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:24 PM   #9
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Can I see pics of your seats. They appear to have ebony on edges and cashmere in center, correct? Where did you get them? Are those factory or aftermarket?
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:43 PM   #10
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Good that you made it yours!
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:47 PM   #11
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Good that you made it yours!
I couldnt have said it better myself sir. Good to see people modding there cars and making i there own. Calipers look great as do the rest.
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nice job
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Can I see pics of your seats. They appear to have ebony on edges and cashmere in center, correct? Where did you get them? Are those factory or aftermarket?
Those are the stock factory seats that come with the two-tone interior cashmer/ebony.... That is correct, ebony edges; cashmer in center.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:34 AM   #14
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Glad to see the DIY'er alive and well in Corvette land.
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