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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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Wheel Replacement And Restoration On A Porsche 911 (964)

By   July 10, 2013

Porsche 911 (964) Wheels

Porsche 911 (964) Wheels

Last week we shared a video about pre-purchase inspection tips that were used to purchase a Porsche 911 (964). Well, the car was good enough that Larry Kosilla decided to purchase it. The car does have a few minor issues and Larry is working on putting them right.

One cosmetic issue that he decides to correct right away was the rims and tires on the car. In this video he takes the 964 to a shop specializing in restoring and making rims. It talks about when you might decide to restore the existing rims and when it might make more sense to buy a new rims. It also talks about tires, including the best type of air to fill them with and how best to balance a tire.

Checkout the video and then let us know what you think of how the car looks with its new rims and tires in the comments below.

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