Mandatory OnStar

netsinah
Not sure I understand your question. OnStar is optional. I just purchased a new C8 so I start out with a "free" subscription with all the bells and whistles, then after that it's up to me whether I cancel or continue. Having said that, they have my credit card number so if I don't cancel when my free trial is over, I'll automatically get billed. Your $300 reference is a mystery to me (sorry). Have you called OnStar or talked to your dealer to get details?

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Black 03 Z06

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New user Mojoe

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Hi Everyone, new member here. My name is Mike and I am just some 57 year old guy that decided to buy a 1976 Stingray to tinker on. Wasn't my first choice, but it was cheap. Great shape all around. I am currently building a L98 with a 383 stroker kit, intake, roller rockers and lifters, aluminum heads, 750 Edlebrock carb, cam and whatnot. Sounds expensive, huh? Well, it wasn't. As luck would have it the ol' lady just upgraded to a newer Honda Crv and the dealership was only going to give her a grand for her 2010 Santa Fe, and I knew a guy who had all those parts for sale, new in box, plus other goodies like chrome alternator, chrome timing and valve covers...etc, so he could buy a good SUV. So, a trade was made. I almost fainted when he proposed an even trade. I was ready to dish out up to 3 or 4 grand. So ya, got lucky and this is going replace that guy 180 hp l48.

So, this is my story to date. I also have a th400 being built to replace the 350 with 120k miles on it.

I paint, so I will be changing the color. Don't ask me what color because my plan changes from day to day. Part of me wants to go modern with some of the nice new candy colors like a nice dark red candy, or even burnt orange, and then the other part of me is thinking old school, like black with flames or something like that. But I have until spring to think about that.

So there you go. I am the new guy and I am here to learn what I can, share what I can, and maybe someday meet and get to know some fellow Vette owners.

Now I will slip away and look for the right place to ask about an exhaust question. 🙂
Great intro Mike. Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have it all in control. Keep us up to date during your build. :thumbs:

Exhaust question

Mojoe
Hi guys, I need some help. I am trying to buy a set of Hooker ceramic coated side pipes for a 1976 Stingray, but the right part number is sold out everywhere.
However, I can find a set that will fit from 63 to 74. Would anyone know what the difference would be? They both have a 4 inch inlet. Could it be the spacing between the two mounting brackets? Does anyone have a 74 with side pipes that could maybe measure the distance for me? It would be greatly appreciated. These are the ones I am looinf at. Can anyone give me a reason why they wouldn't work?

New user Mojoe

Hi Everyone, new member here. My name is Mike and I am just some 57 year old guy that decided to buy a 1976 Stingray to tinker on. Wasn't my first choice, but it was cheap. Great shape all around. I am currently building a L98 with a 383 stroker kit, intake, roller rockers and lifters, aluminum heads, 750 Edlebrock carb, cam and whatnot. Sounds expensive, huh? Well, it wasn't. As luck would have it the ol' lady just upgraded to a newer Honda Crv and the dealership was only going to give her a grand for her 2010 Santa Fe, and I knew a guy who had all those parts for sale, new in box, plus other goodies like chrome alternator, chrome timing and valve covers...etc, so he could buy a good SUV. So, a trade was made. I almost fainted when he proposed an even trade. I was ready to dish out up to 3 or 4 grand. So ya, got lucky and this is going replace that guy 180 hp l48.

So, this is my story to date. I also have a th400 being built to replace the 350 with 120k miles on it.

I paint, so I will be changing the color. Don't ask me what color because my plan changes from day to day. Part of me wants to go modern with some of the nice new candy colors like a nice dark red candy, or even burnt orange, and then the other part of me is thinking old school, like black with flames or something like that. But I have until spring to think about that.

So there you go. I am the new guy and I am here to learn what I can, share what I can, and maybe someday meet and get to know some fellow Vette owners.

Now I will slip away and look for the right place to ask about an exhaust question. 🙂

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Black exhaust tips on the C8

netsinah
I've not heard them side by each but I had a 2020 with the "regular exhaust tips" and now own a 2023 with the black tips. Both with the same OEM performance exhaust system. They sound the same to me although my across the street neighbour thinks my 2023 sounds louder, with a cold start. He's not complaining: he actually likes the sound, since he's a "car person" although he's not into Corvettes.

But having said that, I'm still in the "break-in period" so I'm not hearing my exhaust note with high RPM's. Maybe (I doubt it) there will be a difference but the "start-up bark" sounds the same to me.

I'm interested to see your other responses.

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Either side you look at this sign first …
It’s a “going there / coming back”
Or a “been there, done it” kinda sign.
Too costly to do this at the CST-MDT line
because you’d have to move it
twice each year 😂

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Something like the sign outside of Thunder Bay on the way to Winnipeg.
One side says all river flow to Hudson Bay and the other all rivers flow south
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