ATTENTION C8 Z51 CORVETTE OWNERS ~ IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!!
hey guys what i'm sorry what's that oh back up yeah there it is man more on that in today's vlog that is the 2020 rapid blue welcome to the channel it's all
corvettes on this channel we've got a lot to talk about we're going to have some fun with you guys today but i'm also going to be very serious i have an
importantcall to action for those of you that have or are about to get a z51 c8 mid-engine
corvettehi this is danielle in colorado and you're watching rick conti's
corvettevlog all right i'll stand back just a little bit that way you can enjoy the new rapid blue 2020
corvettehey we kind of use the tech tuesday thing as also a format for current c8 marketplace another update if you have a c8
corvettethat has not yet been built and has ordered with the high wing spoiler it will not be built with the high wing spoiler once again as we did with ground effects we're having a problem with the supplier so gm can't meet the demand they've pulled them off the orders this is very uncustomary you guys but the good news about this is that is an accessory so you can easily add it to your car later once it comes available all right now where'd he go well there was a yellow c5 that was driving through the lot going by real slow like a lot of folks that have
corvettedrive through here they go by really slow they're doing this looking out the window popping their head around because they're looking for a c8
many have not seen one in person yet you know what i mean you're like yeah you got one got a truck that should be coming in and get this guys gonna have our very first ah let me take a little breath here gonna have our very first rapid blue cars in stock thank goodness i flew to atlanta last october with my son ryan so i could see one in person which was probably a mistake because i loved it even more when i saw the person oh my gosh if you've not had a chance to see that color i'll have a couple sitting here for probably just a couple days one's going to utah let's see one's going to stay here in ohio and the other one is not shipped yet and it too is staying here in ohio trying to do this stuff off top of your head oh wait oh there goes chuck try to do this off the top of your head is almost impossible hey all right he saw me waving i just thought this was neat okay so here is a 94 zr1 thank you the dad lives in cincinnati has an o2 z06 this is the son that lives in cleveland they drove from cleveland and cincinnati here east of columbus they have chuck work on their cars that's pretty cool i don't know if you knew that i want to find out hey did you know these guys watched the vlog this guy right the kid right here is from cincinnati from cleveland rather and the dad's from cincinnati's got the o2 z06 they wanted nobody else to touch the car drove them here two and a half hours each way to meet in the middle of columbus to have you...
you bro work on a car how about that that's pretty cool well you know the zr1 i ended up having to put it on the drive on rack down there because my uh two post rack the pads have bars on each side that probably would have got into the fiberglass on the car oh no kidding yeah so i had to change racks and the guy was really really impressed yeah so some of the newer racks really aren't set up for these older cars yeah also i'm glad you did that i'd have been pissed off i said you i've been pissed off this is sweetheart man i love seeing this cr1 all right keep it under 100 please try it reminds me looking at the back of that car have you ever been to a car show and you see a c4
corvetteand somebody well he's gone now but i'll show you how you can find out if you're looking at a real zr1 because a lot of people don't know this so people will put to put like a little zr1 emblem here and you notice the taillights and the license plate bracket look at the license plate bracket if you have the license plate bracket on a c4 car and then immediately adjacent on the left and the right hand side if you see the reverse lights then that's just a regular
corvetteif there's a black spacer here then that is a zr1 a little tip for me buddy ring all right here we go you know what's funny though on my tracking page for the 2020
corvetteorders i say shipped this was uh in real time recording probably three days ago of course now all those...
people like hey is it there is it there guess forget when it says ship that means they actually have to drive it here for bowling green and they probably it looks like they did have other stops along the way the last four on the truck are the four for us and our first two rapid blue cars arriving oh and i think there's uh some ceramic gray or something like that sorry if you're like why did you say that so sarcastically rick well in case you missed it a couple of vlogs back a couple weeks back whatever it was uh greg had made a comment that he was upset because i was excited about rapid blue and he says hey when that car comes in it goes mine ceramic gray it's not going to get the
attentionand the love that it deserves and he's right hey greg you're awesome man i love talking to you thank you so much for your support and your advice and your friendship and your business and your car buddy is here once again chevy's knocked it out of the park on this generation no matter what the color the car is a rock star how you doing man yeah i'm walking the street i'm gonna get hit again sorry i'm really focused on these cars sorry thanks for not hitting me all right greg yours is up there buddy what's that oh i'm talking to my customer i'm sorry he's like what it's talking to you and that does yep there it is underneath ceramic gray that's gonna look really good with the black wheels nice choice of that man of course you know...
what again that color any wheel would look good on that like the machine facing wheel the silver triton wheels yeah they would look good too black wheel looks good got a little machine lip on that and nice accent to that car hey there we are the myway
corvetteclub from austria europe and you're watching rick conti's
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corvetteinformation in the world i was excited for you man even though it's ceramic gray yeah it's just ceramic grades like yeah whatever it's just a mid engine c8
corvetteain't no big deal i'm never gonna lift this down no no that's all right man that's right we just keep poking each other back and forth i can handle it i record these little segments i don't know how much actually hits the vlog but i'm always thinking about stuff to include you guys in my day so the next car coming off is gonna be rapid blue and if you watch this channel for any length of time that is um i do love them all i mean there's a lot of cars i mean the red i would love to own a red
corvettebut i don't know something about the rapid blue i just love that thing and my son ryan he's like dad you really like that color yeah i do wild crazy different in your face yeah that's me it's gonna be a little different this week it's gonna be different this week all right you guys uh this is our tech tuesday our q a segment and i appreciate all the questions that you guys send in whether it be...
something you're trying to fix you're trying to troubleshoot a problem maybe you're trying to figure out how to use something on your car continue to email those questions in we'll answer as many as we can each and every tuesday this tuesday we're not going to do any questions because i have a call to action
messageon something that he and i talked about a couple of weeks ago on this particular show and in an effort to entertain and inform you guys we're first uh and we'll first be silly and then we'll get very serious so i want you to pay
attentionif you have a c8 z51 or if you're about to get one of the show today is basically for you guys hey good a bit better most of the people watching right now are our age so you get the old school reprimand when you did something wrong in school you got swatted yeah okay or done that yeah i know i did too man i got i got hit so hard one time in seventh grade it was like at the end of class i'm going to the next class it's like my butt was burning baby i couldn't even sit down and of course the next teacher says uh mr conte can you please sit down and i'm like no i can't i did anyways my feet left the ground okay so a couple of weeks ago being guys that we are most of the people watching right now can relate to that um when you've done something a gazillion times do you read the instructions no not at all he's prepped countless new
corvettes so in regards to the c8...
corvetteyou guys probably know where i'm going with this when we asked you guys asked i figured what was it asked him anyways the point being well somebody had asked if those rear brake ducts on a z51 mid-engine
corvettego on at prep when he gets a new car arrival you just rip you get the package of stuff from chevy and just put the stuff on just like you've always done boom boom boom boom boom unfortunately that is not correct those are for track use only because even when you put them on which we didn't ever share on the vlog but we're going to now put them on what was it you said about them as far as how they were positioned though i thought yeah down in the way and dude these aren't these aren't any thicker than a milk carton i mean they're really just pieces of plastic to gauge some airflow and that kind of stuff so those are not supposed to be installed so before i get into the
messagei have for you guys we have to uh give chuck a little swat in here on the channel right there right there is good all right wow mr metz please do not advise these
corvettepeople wrong information ever again is that understood yes sir okay it's just an old ceiling tile and actually when i was practicing before i come over to see the guys sorry dude uh it was breaking all over the place okay we'll be back in just a second clean up your match hello everybody my name is stephen i'm a truck driver new orleans and you are watching the rick
county youtube channel all right we got a lot to cover with you guys today we're gonna have some fun doing it though but a very serious
messageto come hey before we get started uh frank in new york wants to say hi to him so could you just say hi to thank you yeah how you doing frank hey frank yeah what's up all right okay all cleaned up yeah sorry about that again attempt to entertain now to inform you guys and thanks to my friend pete in michigan that brought this to my
attentionthanks to the channel gmc rides they have the situation that has me a little concerned and why i'm doing a call to action today part of our tech tuesday and the only thing the only
messagethat i want to give you guys for today but it happened with gmc rides something got caught because like you said it hangs down low something got caught in that ductwork just driving around on the street not on the track and it caught on fire oh look that smoke that's what's causing this there's something on fire bro it looks like it's coming from that wheel so it has to be something in that wheel let me spray this yep that you you hit the spot you think so yeah because once you sprayed all that something came out of it and it looked like it came out of where though out of right there there's a little there's a little gap now i already know what you guys are thinking people that have these
corvettes you're probably going to be saying why do i have these brake ducts...
installed these are only meant for track use keep in mind when i took delivery of my
corvettethey came with the
corvettealready installed gmc rights thanks for letting us show that video and if you want to see the whole video the link to that is down below in the description don't chuck about that just minutes before we turn the camera on today that's pretty concerning isn't it oh absolutely definitely yeah i think well i don't know what you get instruction wise and now here all right we're going to jump in here again this is how you get that mixed
messageand this is in addition to the stuff we've already talked about how easy it is to mis well misinterpret what gm wants you to do and why he put those brake ducts on he's got here's the sheet right here comes in the package with those brake ducts yeah installation procedure and nowhere on there does it say not to put them on for a z51 nope now some of the other prep data somewhere in chevrolet we had seen that i don't know where it is right now at the time we're doing this but somewhere it did say that was for track use only but this comes in the car in the packet and it doesn't say that but i will tell you in the c7s right the stuff that they had that was for track use only in this part right in here in the very very first part of the sentence it would say for track use only right this instruction sheet does not this is why they're getting put on okay so in defense of chuck...
and other dealers out there that's right there that's how easy it is to screw that up now let this we're in a whole new territory with this car we want you guys to have a good
ownership experience got a good experience when you go to service whether it's with chuck or your other dealerships around the country and as he said in that video i don't even know if i played it for you but he said hey i know those ductwork they're supposed to be for z51 uh on the track only he goes i picked up the car from the dealership and they're already on there now i already know what you guys are thinking people that have these
corvettes you're probably going to be saying why do i have these brake ducts installed these are only meant for track use keep in mind when i took delivery of my
corvettethey came with the
corvettealready installed so chuck's not the only guy that's doing that you guys have had experience with
corvetteyou get the package of stuff and you put it on the car so it's an easy mistake to make i do apologize for that uh chuck was uh i told him off camera and his eyes just went what are you kidding me they can catch on fire so we want to let you guys know that right away i don't know if you have anything else to add you're welcome to whatever yeah yeah get them off yeah and here's what i want you to do uh hopefully by the time this airs i've already reached all of our customers so most of our people are out of state...
go to your local dealership make sure this is where it concerns me now too make sure the rack of the darn thing right and get those rear brake ducts off if you have a z51 now rust in california said uh now don't worry about it he goes you just drive on the track and go over a cone and they come off real easy sorry about that russ but seriously have your local dealerships wherever you're at take them off there's a cost involved give you the bill we'll get you reimbursed right away local customers we're going to get you in here with chuck as soon as possible so you don't have the situation that happened with gmc rides all right i think that's a best way to handle that immediate and that's why i wanted to focus only on that today i think that was the right thing to do for those people you know it's a new this whole car is a new discovery of everything it really is and we're excited and part of it too in addition to just being a guy and doing stuff on there you guys know you guys know the demands that we're under to get the car ready right now it's off the truck and how come it's not ready in 30 minutes right now i mean we're really under the gun to get these ready that fast so he's trying to work through it as best he can to accomplish what he's supposed to but me you guys have waited long enough maybe waiting just a little bit longer and i think he's probably from this today will slow down a little bit more you...
guys got to wait until she's ready man i i get it that you're excited but we don't want to screw anything up for you we really don't we take this so serious sorry did i talk too much i didn't i didn't really let you say anything oh yeah i know i was just here for moral support all right hang on one second before you start yelling at the screen one more thing we keep coming back just just hang out when we're done we'll let you know that we're done but he says you know what it's not in the bag brick he goes more likely it's on the pdi sheet there it is special inspection items yeah and are for trackies only should not be installed during the pdi okay so that's again in your defense you get the bag of stuff from chevy to put on the car yep you're trying to fix the car you're not trying to look at computers no so here it tells you that they're in the car not not there but yeah in c7s this would have said track use only okay so there's some confusion there it's easy to miss it is
importantonce again get those take those off thanks for watching you guys and thanks for understanding yeah so the pdi sheet would be after he's done prepping the card then he signs that turns it into chevrolet it's like i probably should know that before all this started right wow i told you that's why today was focused on that subject you can see just from the conversations in and out today how easy it is to get dizzy but...
you also can see how
importantit is as well what i guess we're not done yet hey these people just want to get to the ride segment they want to look at some beautiful cars what now okay well are we still on this now yeah we're still on there what now well because i've done a little more research and if you look here okay it tells you that the only thing that needs taking back off are the scoops here let me blow this up for you okay just the scoop parts if you go back and look how many parts is part of that rear brake duct area that you're doing well there are six total parts but these are only two together because these flip over and bolt together okay but if you look at this next picture which is right here they tell you to go ahead and put the front deflectors on during the pdi and go ahead and put the rear that bolts onto the knuckle so the only thing that's not these go on during pdi these are the rear that bolt to the knuckle so you just need the scoopy things taken off yes okay and the only thing that should have been left off that should not have been put on it says right here track only rear lower control arm ducts so the ducts are the only thing that needs taking off we're all done with this now wow wow yeah yeah yeah yeah it chucks like all right all right i really ruined his day today this bothered him as much as it bothered me that's why we wanted to share this with you guys um as real as what you've seen today nothing planned...
nothing scripted just discovering as we're telling you what we discovered so i hope you guys get the