5927 E Belknap St , 1718 Eden Avenue , and 4201 E Belknap st, Haltom city, TX 76117
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Price : $14,995

2003 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Cpe

So the people in charge of planning the Corvette's 50th-Anniversary Special Edition picked a shade of what is currently the most oft-selected Corvette color-red. Not just any bright Porsche Guards Red, mind you, and not the purple-red that proved unexpectedly popular on the 40th-anniversary model. No, this new, one-year-only Anniversary Red is a lustrous burgundy with Xirallic aluminum-oxide flakes floating under a special tinted clear-coat and complemented by special Shale interior trim with anniversary badges and cockpit embroidery.

Yes, this new Vette is positively magnetic, but more than you realize. All 50th-Anniversary models-of which as many as 10,000 will be built if demanded-along with all 2003 hatches and convertibles optioned with the F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension, will feature a novel variable-damper-rate technology that puts the "shock" in shock absorber (a similar system went into production on the Cadillac STS a few months ago).

The dampers are filled not with standard oil but with magnetorheological (MR) fluid. This is a synthetic oil with millions of tiny iron balls suspended in it. These iron balls have a proprietary coating to make them less abrasive and help them float evenly within the shock fluid.

More important, they react to a magnetic field generated by an electric coil on the shock piston, thereby changing the fluid's viscosity. Imagine changing your shock fluid from 5W to 100W by simply varying the current in the coil.
"It can go from no damping to solid almost instantly," says Tadge Juechter, assistant chief engineer for Corvette. "The only question is, do you have the computational power to keep up?"

A dual-processor computer adjusts the current about 1000 times per second based on wheel travel and speed, vehicle speed, steering-wheel angle, lateral acceleration, brake application, and also temperature. At 60 mph, that's an adjustment with every inch of the Corvette's forward travel. The goal of these adjustments is to keep the Corvette on a smooth, even keel while maximizing the contact of the tires with the pavement.

The current C5 is already quite capable in those departments, but compared with the base setup and the Z51 option, this F55 suspension represents a great leap forward. Perhaps the greatest improvement involves travel over large bumps and dips, where the conventional suspensions hit the bump stops. In contrast, the F55 system senses the magnitude of the bump or dip as it is deflecting the tire and immediately adjusts the appropriate shock to stay within the available wheel travel. As a result, a humpbacked railroad grade crossing over which a Z51 gets airborne at 80 mph becomes nothing but a medium bump with the F55.

Smaller pavement pockmarks, which the conventional suspension absorbs nicely, virtually disappear on the F55. Yet there is no sense of disconnection with the road. If anything, road feel is even purer because it is polluted by fewer extraneous suspension wiggles.

Severe chatter bumps remain vexing, even with the F55 setup. But the new system provides the Corvette with a major improvement in ride comfort, while enhancing its overall stability.

Those who insist on maximum road feel can rotate a console switch from Tour to Sport mode. This shifts the programming so the car's body tries to follow the road surface more closely rather than remain stable and tranquil. Based on our brief drive, this mode will be useful primarily when hot-lapping at a proper racetrack.

The tariff for the F55 hasn't been finalized, but we expect it to be close to the $1695 charged for the 2002 F45 equivalent. It won't be offered on the Z06 model in part because the F55 adds 13.2 pounds, according to Juechter.


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Transmission, 6-speed Manual

Original Cost: $915

    Magnetic Selective Ride Control

    Original Cost: $1,695
    • Active Suspension System


    • Engine, 5.7L LS1 V8 SFI (350 HP [261.0 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 375 lb.-ft. [506.2 N-m] @ 4000 rpm for manual transmission, 360 lb.-ft. [486.0 N-m] @ 4000 rpm for automatic transmission)
    • Axle, 2.73 ratio, limited slip
    • Rear wheel drive
    • Engine access, rear opening hood-inc: underhood lamp
    • Suspension, 4-wheel independent-inc: transverse fiberglass leaf springs
    • Tires, front P245/45ZR17, extended mobility, Eagle F1
    • Tires, rear P275/40ZR18, extended mobility, Eagle F1
    • 18.0 gallon fuel tank
    • Exhaust, stainless-steel, aluminized stainless-steel at rear of catalytic converter
    • Exhaust outlets, chrome-plated tips


    • Frame, uniframe-inc: corrosion-resistant coating
    • Paint, basecoat/clearcoat
    • Induction system, outside air
    • Hatch, rear, full-framed w/interior remote release
    • Headlamps, halogen, power-operated retractable
    • Fog lamps, front, integral in fascia
    • Mirrors, outside rearview, power, heated, body-color
    • Glass, Solar-Ray light tinted
    • Wipers, intermittent, front


    • Console, floor, lockable-inc: integral cupholder, ashtray, coin holder, auxiliary power outlet & cassette/CD storage
    • Floormats, carpeted
    • Instrumentation, analog, electronic-inc: Driver Information Center
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System
    • Windows, power-inc: driver & passenger express-down
    • Cruise control, electronic w/set & resume speed-inc: telltale in instrument panel cluster
    • Theft-deterrent system, PASS-Key II
    • Theft-deterrent alarm system
    • Keyless entry, remote-inc: panic button & trunk/hatch release
    • Defogger, rear-window, electric-inc: front & side window outlets, driver & front passenger
    • Air conditioning, dual-zone, automatic-inc: individual climate settings for driver & right front passenger, automatic climate control & outside temperature display
    • Sound system feature, Bose speaker & amplifier system
    • Antenna, integral, front & rear
    • Mirror, inside rearview, manual day/night-inc: dual reading lights
    • Visors, illuminated vanity mirrors, driver & front passenger
    • Lighting, interior, courtesy, cargo console & glovebox
    • Storage-inc: lockable glovebox, center console & 3 rear compartments w/covers
    • Luggage shade-inc: cargo convenience net


    • Air bags, frontal, driver & right front passenger
    • Air bag, shut-off switch, front passenger


    4 Locations to serve you..
    1609 West Euless Blvd Euless TX 76040 817-358-1001-
    5927 E Belknap St Haltom City TX 76117 817-420-9147
    1718 Eden Avenue Haltom City TX 76117 817-945-2515
    4201 E Belknap st Haltom City TX 76117 817-720-6767

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