What I figured out so far:
OPTIONS I KNOW I HAVE
86U Magnetic Red II Exterior (1026 made)
92I Pewter Interior (1210 made)
1SB Option 2 Package
AAB Memory Package
AG2 Passenger Side Power Seat
AQ9 Bucket Seats
B34 Floor Mats
CF7 Removable non-transparent roof
QF5 High Polish Wheels
T96 Fog Lamps
CJ2 A/C with auto sense control
UV6 Heads Up Display
XGG Front Tire P245/45R17-89Y
YGH Rear Tire P275/40R18-94Y
OPTIONS I HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT
F45 Real Time Damping?
FE1 Soft Ride Suspension
FE3 Sport Suspension
G90 Rear Axle 3.15
Z51 Performance Handling
GU2 Rear Axle 2.73
JL4 Active Brake Control
01 C5 Coupe Mettalic Red
was the only "options" offered that you have listed besides the Z51.
The sway bars are bigger on the Z51 about 1.18 diameter on the front
which would make a visual identification possible. For the F45 you
would have a control knob on the consul for it if it is equipped with
F45. You can't have both, so if you have the F45 it is not a Z51.
The A4 came as a 2:73, the "option" was 3:15, that's why it was in
quotes. You were asking how to identify "options" so that's what I was
dealing with. You could not get the 3:15 and a 6 speed so it was "auto
Yes, my '04 CE was a Z51 with an A4, if the front bar is about 1.19
versus .915 for the standard, the rear is .945 versus .770 diameter,
then you would have other items also, like heavier shocks, stiffer
spring rates, and an added oil cooler.
Would I figure out which one I have based on speed to RPM?
I don't think I can tell the difference between 1" and 3/4" by looking at
it. I went to National Corvette Registry; and ordered a build sheet.
It said wait 3 - 4 weeks. I'm guessing a build sheet says which options
are on the car; which is why I bought it. Interesting note is they said
there was already a build sheet built into my car; but it was inside a
piece of the frame somewhere and you had to take the nose off the car. I
think a great idea would be to have the build sheet built into the DIC. You
click on some sub-menu; and it lists all the option codes.
01 C5 Coupe Magnetic Red II
I believe mine was just under 1500 rpm at 55 but let me check the gear
ratios and put something up tonight, right now I've got to make a trip
tio Michigan. You can check on
http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/index.php which has an online tool
to calculate it for you. Good site, good people.
You can measure it with a wrench, it don't have to be that close
because of the spread between the two. You can see the cooler from the
hood opening down by the steering rack.
Well, I'm not a regular, but I hope you don't mind me responding.
You can't tell much of anything from the VIN on a C5. But, there
should be a list of RPO (Regular Production Order) Codes in the car.
These codes correspond to the options and regular items in the car.
97s and 98s have the RPO list under the driver's side cargo cover.
99s and later have the RPO list in the glovebox.
For a list of RPO codes and their meanings, check out Carmine 97's
The WA Paint Code is the code after BC/CC
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