Question C6 body options

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Hi guys new to the vette scene. I am currently looking for a c6 base model and I will be adding the wide body system to it. Has anybody done this and if so I would like some input as to what wheels would be needed and if any problems arise from doing this .

Thanks in advance

Bryan
 

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Agree with Derek about the different reasons for wanting to go the base and modofy way. @wide'05 has a base 2005 C6 and widebodied it. Items to realize are:
- Buy GM widebody parts for best fit.
- Even with the GM parts there will still be fitting and body work required to assure the bodylines follow correctly.
- With the widebody you will have to add rims and tires as the originals will not look correct.

More infomration and discussion is always agood thing as you get into what you want. Good luck in your search and others will also add thier information as well!
 

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Welcome Bryan.
Very interesting way to buy a corvette. Why a base and add a wide body? Why not buy the widebody Z06. Looking for something with a removable roof that was unavailable on the C6 Z06?
My 13 C6 Z06 was fantastic with all the ZR1 aero on it but I really missed the removable roof. So if that’s your reason I get it. As long as you know the chassis and engine is a lot different on the C6 between the base and Z06
Welcome aboard and I look forward to hear all about your quest. Plenty of great and knowledgeable guys here to help you out. 👍
 
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My intentions are to do the rims and tires anyways I’m a huge fan of the removable top section, this is swaying me to do the wide body. If I can get ahold of a z06 at a decent price i might jump on it. One upgrade for sure will be the c7 light upgrade. Then ZR1 brakes
 

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Ah yes, the Morimoto XB headlight upgrade. Looking at those myself. Love the updated look for the C6 and is badass! The exchange rate is tough to swallow though. Wonder if several are bought at once there would be a reduced price> Team buy? xb headlights.JPG
 

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Ah yes, the Morimoto XB headlight upgrade. Looking at those myself. Love the updated look for the C6 and is badass! The exchange rate is tough to swallow though. Wonder if several are bought at once there would be a reduced price> Team buy?
I was looking at those too. I thought they would look awesome on the car. Then my better half looked over my shoulder and spotted the price. I was told to not even try to ask for forgiveness unless I am asking the worms. :Angelsad2: :Arghh:
 

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My better half didn't see the price but would have the same response!!
Paul...Just tell Joanne you really need a headlight upgrade for safety purposes and there'sonly two ways to do it.... $1500.00 for the Morimotos or $ 90,000.00 for a new C7.... :angelic: She will totally understand... ;)
 

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If you are a fan of the wide body in the C6, would you consider a Grand Sport? Aren’t the roofs removable on those models?
I love those headlights. I’d jump on that. I spent more on mine just to get some decent light down the road so $1500 doesn’t seem too bad! :rofl: