Wheels: Speedline 18x10.5 square setup
Tires: NT01 315/30/18
Suspension: I've been recommended to look at the Penskee 7500/8300 series coilovers. Though they're $4500-5500. Anything else more budget friendly you recommend? I've heard the factory leaf springs dont cut it for track use. Any options on this?
LG G2 coils are a great buy if you aren't dropping the money for Penskee's
Seat: Cobra Suzuka seat with AMT billet floor mount. Should give me enough head space at 6'3".
I don't know that specific seat, just make sure it is narrow enough, there are a couple of good threads at the corvette forums that show seats that fit well.
Steering wheel: Sparco R383. Factory steering wheel is too big.
Coolers: Need to look into all the necessary coolers (coolant, trans, engine, diff, brakes). Any suggessions?
Doug Rippie oil cooler kit, brake duct coolers, and transmission/diff cooler kit. Ron Davis radiator. You will never worry about cooling issues again.
LG also has a full suite of cooling options that are a little less than the DRM stuff, worth a look for sure.
Oil Pan: Not sure if a baffeled oil pan is necessary for 100-200 TW tires.
Not sure but it couldn't hurt but you have the "Batwing" pan, and it's pretty solid from the factory. Check out Improved Racing for parts.
Additional: I've been reading that its highly recommended to upgrade the valve springs as they're known to crack and drop in the cylinder.
This *IIRC* is for the C6 Z06 LS7, you shouldn't have this issue.
This "honest chance" its going to be a pretty expensive one, but I'm thinking if I can have it decently setup, I can atleast hold back the urge to sell this for another toy. If there are any other parts you would recommend, please share.
You'll want an AP Racing brake kit or something as well. That square set-up with sticky tires are going to blow the OEM brakes pretty quick.