It's hot in here!

I remember long road trips all over the western states and up into Canada. That was about 40 years ago in my '65 Stingray. I was young and adventurous
and thought nothing of driving a day and night straight to get somewhere I thought might be better, bigger, higher, lower.......
Loved it all, lived out of that car for weeks on end, camping and exploring, and lots of fishing. Great memories of three summers, including some of cooking my feet and legs from the build up of exhaust heat inside the car. That wasn't so good.
I am now retired (finally) and want to recapture some of those feelings in a long trip in my new C6 coupe. Coast to coast. I am wondering if that heat thing is still a problem in these new Vettes when driving 6-8+ hours at a time?
If cabin heat soak is still a problem, what can be done to help reduce the affect? Insulating under floor mats, or between engine/trans (auto) and the body, or even directly wrapping the exhaust? Or?
Is it going to be an issue? If so what to do?
brian
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On Mon, 08 May 2006 20:12:48 -0700, Old & in the way....

I don't recall ever having a problem, driving round Phoenix in my 99 C5. My afternoon commute is 1-1.5 hours at about 4pm. In early September 2004, I drove up to Yellowstone. Drove down to San Diego last year OK.
I've always found the a/c mighty powerful - the floor vents aren't as good as the upper vents, but still OK. But I don't recall hot feet being a problem - but then......I live in Phoenix - I'm used to the heat :-)
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Rufio wrote:

Here are some 'desert-rat' comparisons: The A/C in my white topped C4 (well maintained R-12 system) just keeps up with 85 degrees on the desert. At 90+ degrees it gets behind the eight ball in about 20 minutes. With the glass top (with perf shade) on the car, the A/C is barely equal to 80 degrees OAT and there's 'noticeable' radiant heat and conducted 'warmth' from the headers and CAT.
My C4 is cooler though than any C3 coupe I've been in on the desert save for a car with side pipes.
In comparison, I've run a couple of rental '98s, a '99 and my '02 across the same roads and not felt uncomfortable at 90+ degrees. C5 is a much nicer ride in the heat. The C6 should be better since, I think, that the cabin volume and 'sun wetted' area are a tad smaller. Hey Dad -- is that true??
Drink lots of water, move slowly, sweat nothing ... (old Conch saying from Key West) -- PJ '89 Hookercar '02 e-blu 6-spd coupe
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I have an C5 '04 Z06. Since the Z06 is a coupe, there's less glass than the hatchback. The a/c is awesome. Here in Fresno, where it hits 100 degrees for weeks at a time, it cools great. Just better park it in the shade with the black leather interior.
Ed
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The only issue I had when I drove my '04 coast to coast was the right seat wanted to stop at night and sleep. No heat problems, just rain all the way through Oregon and Washington. Hard snow storm in Yellowstone and that added to the sloppy crap we drove through where they were rebuilding the road. Over 100 degrees through Utah and Wyoming that year with just a little let up in the plains of Nebraska and Kansas. Back in the days of my travel in the '61 hot feet, and back pain was expected after a 16 hour drive to the south to see my wife's folks. The '63 I had wouldn't run that far without major repairs so it went for a '64 that wasn't any better so it went for an Impala to accommodate the upcoming child. Travel in the C5 and C6 is not much different than doing it in the Cadillac, just wish there was some way a woman could pack like you were traveling and not moving.
My God, that's it, those 3 suitcases soaked up the heat, I pack a soft side so I can use the cracks left over.
As for the C6, it has only been to 14 states so far but just a touch better than the C5 for creature comfort. I've only seen 104 degrees on the outside thermometer and as a side note it ran 33 miles to the gallon that day.
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Dad wrote: Travel in the C5 and C6 is

There's hope Dad. This is a rare part of the aging process that yields improvement. I found that mine started leaving the kitchen sink and train case, with a five year supply of cosmetics and Cleopatra's oils, at home when she turned ??. (probably about 10-12 years senior to your bride.)
Nowdays, I can suggest a trip to Santa Barbara when we get up and she's packed and raring to go within 45 minutes. Nearly as fast as when we were dating.

-- PJ
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Not much chance I'm married to an 80 year old woman and if she took 45 minutes to get ready she stays home.
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Dad wrote:

trumps me LOL
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We were driving thru Oklahoma 3-4 years ago in the C5, temperature got to 111 degrees and the wife was feeling too warm. So we stopped and put the top up to keep the A/C in. ;-)
Old & in the way.... wrote:

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'and want to recapture some of those feelings in a long trip in my new C6 coupe. Coast to coast. I am wondering if that heat thing is still a problem in these new Vettes when driving 6-8+ hours at a time? If cabin heat soak is still a problem, what can be done to help reduce the affect? '
REPLY: Brian, Im in the process right now of insulating the heck out of my C6 . Already there is a noticable difference and im not done. So far, ive pulled out the rear cargo area carpetting and added mat insulation with aluminum foil backing in addition to stuffing the cavities just to the front of the rear wheel wells by the speakers. Big difference especially on sound levels. I also pulled the rear wheels and the plastic wheel well liners and got 1/2" mat insulation behind the liners in addition to stuffing the cavities before and after the wheel wells.
Next im going to insulate the tunnel from underneath and add insulation under the front carpetting. Havent looked at the front wheel well liners yet, but, its probably do-able .
I took the C6 on a 9 hour trip a few weeks back to the NCM in KY, and it was very enjoyable to drive . Was not as tired as i thought i would be and i drove straight thru.
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Ah shit.... just drive it! Thers is NO problem with heat now. I have an LT4 .. 383 and run the Nevada open road race.... at high sustained rpms and there is no probs.... Maybe you should look into this.... May 21st! www.sscc.us...... get yer shit together and join us!

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Terry wrote:

What class & speed are you declaring for?
-- PJ '89 Hookercar '02 e-blu 6-spd coupe
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