Before you even get started with this you need to decide on a well trusted and tested radar detector for your Corvette C8 to help give you a fair warning of a speed trap or police using radar around you.
As for radar detectors we recommend these two as they have proven testing, have high reviews and give you the best results for picking up laser. Even if the cops are shooting from miles away they can save you money on a speeding ticket or having to get a criminal defense attorney if it’s a criminal speeding ticket.
Here you will see why the Uniden R7 and the Escort Max360 are the two best radar detectors or the Corvette C8 and any car for that matter. They have the best long range laser and Ka band warnings to prevent you from getting a speeding ticket from the police.
Searching for ways to fix the paint chips especially on the front of your Corvette C8? In this video by NuHorizon C8 he provides a step by step solution.
In some cases Corvette C8 owners take the gamble and don’t add any paint protection film or PPF to their car. When this happens you can start acquiring paint chips along the way especially in high frequency impact points like your front bumper or front hood and fenders.
In this video NuHorizon C8 on YouTube provides a really good detailed video on the step by step process of how to fix and repair paint chips on his Corvette C8. He tests two different products and processes and once you watch the video you will see some great results and outcome.
How Bad is it? 28k Miles with No Paint Protection C8 Corvette!
Hello all. So its time to check out how the paint looks on the C8 Corvette after 28,000 Miles. I never installed Paint Protection Film, or PPF for short, and its time to see how many paint chips the C8 has collected and check out how effective two different paint chip repair kits can be at covering these up. Its a lot of good information and a good how a good paint chip repair kit can save your car from costly repaint work if you never installed PPF. Enjoy! TIMELINE:
0:00 Introduction 0:32 Paint Evaluation Post 28k Miles 1:39 Prepping Front Bumper Surface 2:08 AC Delco vs Dr Color Chip 2:18 AC Delco Apply How-to 3:39 Dr Colorchip Apply How-To 5:13 Best Paint Chip Repair Method to Use 5:54 Dr Color Chip Final Results 6:41 AC Delco Final Results 7:46 RESULTS SUMMARY
In this video Paragon Performance provides a step by step how to video of how to install a Tow Hook on a C8 Corvette.
They also sell these tow hooks along with rear tow hooks and many other aftermarket parts for the C8 Corvette on their website. Let them know you found their website this post on C8CorvetteBlog.com if you end up buying anything from them.
We have purchased many aftermarket parts for our C8 Corvette including the Girodisc brakes, ceramic brake pads, axels, vinyl for the taillights to tint them out and lowering springs.
In this video by Brink of Speed on YouTube he shares a step by step process of adding a ceramic coating or ceramic coat to your C8 Corvette.
They mostly use all of Chemical Guys products including Carbon Force ceramic coating. They share all of the products, tools, and the step by step guide on how to make your C8 Corvette look extremely clean and protected from dust, dirt, and water spots.
To ceramic coat a C8 Corvette professionally is anywhere from $1-2k but it does save you time and the cost of buying the products. They take about 3-4 hours to apply a ceramic coat on the C8 Corvette in this video. And the chemical guys package for what you need is usually in the $150 to $200 range and the ceramic kit is about $140 for 2-3 C8 Corvettes. If you didn’t own anything you would have to spend about $350 plus your time to get this done.
Step by Step Process for Applying Ceramic Coating to Car
Wash your car and get it cleaned as best as possible.
Then clay bar the car and use a detail spray or waterless wash
Use a LED light to see any imperfections
Use a wipeout or waterless spray again
C4 clear cut polish on the buffer from Chemical guys and their pad conditioner and keep the buffer on the lowest setting
Panel at a time and keep careful with the edges so you don’t burn any paint
Then switch to the Chemical guys P4 and take the same steps with buffing the car on a low speed.
Final step after two coats of paint correction go back and forth 3 times with the ceramic coating application on the applicator or bar they provide.
Take a clean cloth and wipe it off after a few minutes
In this video from Rick Corvette Conti with Coughlin Chevrolet of Pataskala discusses how to fix squeaky or squealing C8 Corvette brakes with his service corvette technician Chuck Metts.
Chuck mentions Chevrolet wants them to put a copper grease on the brake pads to stop them from chattering in the calipers. It’s Permatex Copper anti seize lubricant and to put a thick layer on the brake pads.
Another option is upgrading your brakes to Girodisc brake rotors and Carbotech Brake pads as we did after ordering the parts from Paragon Performance. We have a Z51 3LT C8 Corvette the J55 brakes are bigger so you have to take the brake calipers off.
There is a bulletin with Chevrolet not a recall that they will fix this issue as long as the C8 Corvette is still under warranty.
Most auto manufacturers recommend changing air filers at about 15,000 miles. With the C8 Corvette there will be a service light that says “Change Air Filter at Next Oil Change Service”.
The C8 Corvette also provides a percentage of what is left on the factory air filter. However, if you want to purchase an aftermarket air filter to increase the life of your air filter and not have to change it as often there are many C8 Corvette air filter options from AFE and Attack Blue.
Our choice would be the Attack Blue air filter since we used it on our C8 Corvette and has slightly better Horsepower and Torque gains then the others. It also is Dry and Washable with just soap and water so you can reuse it as well.
In this video from Paragon Performance they test 3 aftermarket air filters and they were all pretty much the same 6+ HP gain with Attack Blue edging the other two out slight in the HP/Torque numbers.
C8 Corvette Air Filter Shootout! aFe Dry vs aFe 5R vs Attack Blue! | Paragon Performance
Per Paragon Performance C8 Corvette Air Filter Dyno Testing
C8 Corvette drop in air filter showdown! aFe Power Dry VS. aFe Power 5R VS. Attack Blue! Who do you think will win?! We tested all the drop in options for the stock airbox on a bone stock C8 Corvette. Tested on our DynoJet Dynamoter in our enclosed dyno cell.
Check out this video from WRPDrive on YouTube where he adds 2 more quarts of DCT fluid to his C8 Corvette with the 13 degree method jacking the car up.
It does look higher than the 13 degrees (1 and half feet) and they had to jack it up pretty high so the transmission fluid wouldn’t leak. This is suppose to help reduce C8 Corvette transmission issues and for track use.
C8 Corvette gets 2 Liters of DCT fluid added through the side filler plug
This is the easier way of adding the 2 liters of DCT fluid. The side filler plug is easier accessed rather than taking out the airbox to access the top plug. Be careful not to drop the 17mm aluminum plug in the skid plating, it will be hard to find.
Check out this video from Rick Corvette Conti which shows you how to get into your C8 Corvette if your battery is dead.
First, you need to tap on the side button on your key to get to your emergency key. Then under the side rear quarter section of the door vent.
Then you can turn the key to the right to access the car and access a manual frunk release where the battery is. Then behind the brake pedal there is a loop you will notice and you need to pull that twice to gain access to the frunk and battery area.
Corvette C8 Vehicle Access with Dead Battery
Luke Pressel, Corvette Service Specialist at Criswell Automotive, demonstrates the process of gaining entry into a locked C8 when it has a dead battery and the door will not unlock without power. Use the manual key to access and unlock the vehicle. Remember to keep your trickle charger connected this winter.