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AhmadHasib

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About AhmadHasib

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  • Birthday 12/27/1986

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  • Location
    Sugar Land, Texas
  • Track Vehicle
    1995 Mazda Miata

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  1. Took the Corvette out to MSR Houston today. The car is a ton of fun, but I think I've been spoiled by the Miata! Street tires, factory suspension, and factory leather seats gave me no grip inside or outside the car. I'm no where near used to the amount if power the Corvette makes. I spent most of my sessions locked in 4th gear just figuring out the new braking zones. I didn't want to dump too much more into this car, but looks like I'll need a fixed seat, square wheels and tires, and at minimum shocks from the C6 to give me a bit more confidence. Or I can buy my Miata back 😂 Down the rabbit hole I go!
  2. Been researching on the best pads to get for the C5 Z06. Most of the recent posts on forums have been suggesting Raybestos ST-43 as a good option. Others have suggested Carbotech XP10/XP8, but I had terrible experience with Carbotechs on my Miata leaving transfer material on the rotors after a few laps. The Corvette will mostly be used as an HPDE toy. If I drive it on the street, it'll maybe be once a month. Any help from fellow C5 drivers would be great! An event at MSR Houston coming up next Saturday so trying to see if I can get pads and brake fluid flush before then.
  3. I recently sold my track duty Miata for a C5 Z06. I had an aluminum Ultrashield seat in the Miata only because I needed headroom clearance. I never liked the seat. Found it too hard and uncomfortable. Always wanted a softer, more cushiony seat instead, but space was limited. Now that I have the extra cabin space, I'd like to see if I can get away with mounting a more comfortable seat in the C5. Being about 6'3 and 180lbs, is there a seat and seat mounted you recommend that would place the seat at the lowest position possible? Seat mount can be non sliders as I'll be the only driver. I fit in a 15 inch seat from Ultrashield, so a seat on the thinner side would be great.
  4. Great news. The car came with an MGW short throw shifter, but the top half was the MGW, and bottom half was the stock box plate. Mixing and matching was making it really hard to shift. They threw a factory C6 shifter in and its shifting like butter now. Thanks for the reference Lobster. On a side note, I've been driving the Vette around to work and home. The amount of power this car has compared to the lawn mower Miata is ridiculous. I feel like I'm going to have to relearn how to drive.
  5. They were the closest to my office. Gave him a call, sounds like a very friendly guy. Dropping it off to him today.
  6. The car comes with an MGW short throw shifter. Its REALLY stiff, both with left and right movements, and into gear. I might have pulled my neck throwing it into 1st. Is there a reputable corvette shop in Houston anyone would recommend? I'd like to have someone take a look at it and see if this could be a quick fix.
  7. Took some time but ended up finding something I'm happy with! 2003 C5 Z06 with 78k miles. Replaced the little Miata with a big Miata. Going to enjoy it as a daily for a bit and then start researching on what should be fixed/replaced to have it ready for track use. The valve springs is the only thing I've come across so far. Any help on this would be appreciated!
  8. Cant find this forum on Tapatalk anymore. Any plans on making it compatible with it again?
  9. Hmn never considered the E92. Always assumed it would be out of budget. I'll look into it. What do you think about the E90 M3 sedan? Thinking it could serve as great dual purpose.
  10. Running costs and consumables are definitely something in my list to help consider. I night be getting steered towards the E36 based on what I'm reading. Given that, I'll take the advice from BRZ4Science and look into them as well.
  11. I recently sold my NA Miata many because I was looking for something I can drive to the track instead of trailer, and wanted to have more cabin room so I didn't have to sit on an uncomfortable aluminum seat. I've been looking into the C5 Z06 lately, but some how came across the E36 and E46 M3's. They seem to be priced lower than the C5's and have a fair amount of aftermarket support for track day use. Read a lot of good reviews on them. Most of the online community prefers the E36 chassis over the E46. Wanted hear from the guys on this forum that actually drive one of the two. If you have any pros or cons to share, that would be great. Any information will help.
  12. Looking at some C6 Corvettes 2005-2009 - Z51 option 2010-2013 got rid of the Z51 option and replaced it with the Grand Sport. It looks like the major difference between this and the Z51 is the dry sump oil system. Question is, how manditory is the dry sump oil system for the LS3?
  13. I might have found a C5, but would like to have a mechanic do a preowned car inspection to make sure everything looks straight. Is there any mechanic who specializes in Corvettes in the Houston area you'd recommend?
  14. 6'3" - hence why I'm looking for something more comfortable I can drive to the track
  15. It's official, the Miata is sold! Buyer came by and picked it up today. Have mixed feelings about it. It was the first project car of many that actually served a purpose. Put a lot of time, and even more money into it. It introduced to the track world and you lovely folks. It's served it's purpose for 3 years, and now it's time to move on to the next toy. And the search begins! If anyone comes across a C5 Z06, keep me in mind.
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