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How To Disable The Manual Skip Shift (CAGS) In Corvettes And Camaros For As Little As $7

By   November 12, 2015

Corvette C7 Z06 Interior

Corvette C7 Z06

If you own a newer Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro or some other V8 powered GM models equipped with a manual transmission then you have probably noticed that annoying skip shift “feature” (the official name is Computer Aided Gear Selection a.k.a. CAGS). For those unfamiliar with the feature, it causes the car to force you to shift from first gear all the way to fourth gear by locking you out of second and third gear. By having drivers skip gears when the engine isn’t pushed, it helps the vehicle get better fuel economy ratings by the EPA.

But, hey you bought a car with a big V8 and you want to go through all the gears like God intended. So, just how do you deactivate the skip shift “feature”? Well, for as little as $7 you can do a hack that will make an environmentalist near you cringe.

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Video: C6 Corvette Walkaround

By   July 31, 2014

Chevrolet Corvette C6

Chevrolet Corvette C6

The new C7 Corvette is a very fast car, especially once the Z06 comes out. With us all focused on the latest model, sometimes it is good to take a look at how we got to this point.

This video captures a C6 Corvette that was parked outside of our office. The red car is in very good condition and its owner always keeps his ride looking good.

The Corvette is an affordable high horsepower sports car. With the C7s coming out, the C6 has become a bargain for the amount of power to the cost. You can find them for under $35,000 in very good condition very easily and if you look hard we’ve seen a few well maintained examples in the $25,000 range.

Of course the interiors on these cars leave much to be desired, but for the price it is hard to compete with that powerful V8. The new Corvette is the best yet, but the last generation was no slouch, at least in the pure performance department.

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Video: Upgrading Brakes, Wheels And Spark Plugs On A C6 Corvette

By   September 30, 2013

Upgrading Corvette Brakes, Wheels and Spark Plugs

Upgrading Corvette Brakes, Wheels and Spark Plugs

In this installment of Sports Car U we are posting a video about brake, wheel and spark plugs upgrades on a C6 Corvette.

With the new C7 Corvette Stingray about to go on sale, the C6 will soon become a more affordable option. These are great sports cars that provide a lot of power. Even with all the power already available you can add a supercharger or turbocharger to the V8 monster and give it true supercar performance.

If you decide to tune your Corvette there are a couple of things that need to be remembered, but are often forgotten. With more power you will need to upgrade the brakes. This includes using better brake discs as well as better brake calipers and pads. This will help you stop safely if you put your foot down hard on the gas.

Once you upgrade your brakes, you’ll also want to make sure you have plenty of grip and have tires that can handle high speeds (especially if you want to take it on the track). This is also a good time to upgrade your rims, if you want a look other than stock.

Lastly, you want to make sure that the engine gets the best spark available, so a spark plug upgrade is a good idea. Modern spark plug’s advanced design offer advantages over traditional plugs and help ensure your fuel is burned fully.

In this video Stacey David show you how to upgrade your brakes, wheels and spark plugs. Check out the video and then let use know of any questions in the comments.

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Video: See The Corvette Stingray Go From ’60s Model To 2014 Model

By   July 22, 2013

Corvette Stingray

From Corvette Stingray to Corvette Stingray

The new 2014 Corvette Stingray offers incredible performance and great gas mileage for a big V8. The new car puts out 455 horsepower and can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. It can do all of this while being able to get 29 mpg on the highway.

The Stingray name is one of the most coveted names for a Corvette model. The nameplate first appeared in the ’60s and now this newest incarnation of the American sports car has been deemed worthy to wear the name. This video takes you from the early Stingray cars and takes it all the way to the new Corvette. It also features some great footage of each model in between the early car and the newest car.

Checkout the video and then let us know which of the generations is your favorite in the comments below.

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