• Package tuned by legendary, Corvette racer, Johnny O'Connell
• CNC Bent, 4130 Chromoly 35MM Front Bar, and 29MM 3 Way Adjustable Rear Bar
• Includes Polyurethane bushings
• Heavy duty, ½” Rod end endlinks, and CNC machined articulation spacers
• Shocks feature revised dampening curve for smooth, performance handling
• Direct fit installation, requires no modifications.
aFe Control is proud to introduce the Johnny O'Connell Stage 1 Package for the 1997-2013 Chevrolet C5/C6 Corvette. Tuned by legendary 4 time Le Mans winner, Johnny O'Connell , this package features sway bars and shocks designed to provide your Corvette with racecar level road holding ability, and the street-ability you would expect from your daily driver. The 4130 Chromoly tubular sway bars, include polyurethane bushings, heavy duty end links, and come in Johnny O’s signature yellow. The rear bar is 3 way adjustable, allowing for fine tuning the suspension. Perfectly matched to the Johnny O'Connell shock absorbers, the Johnny O’Connell stage 1 Package will make for a complete transformation in your C5/C6 Corvette's performance, offering flatter, faster cornering, and added car control. Perfectly balanced, aFe products will have your Corvette handling just as good at the track as it will around town.
Tuned by Johnny O'Connell:
These shocks are a bolt-on solution for your Corvette and are tuned by Johnny O'Connell to the exact specifications needed for a perfect balance between performance and smooth ride.
O.E Style Fitment:
All O.E. mounting points have been retained for durability and a hassle-free installation.
Revised Damping Curve:
The damping curve has been completely revised, removing the harsh, high speed ride characteristics associated with OEM dampers, while offering increased "platform" to keep the car planted in turns or transition inputs like slalom or road courses.
aFe Control Suspension products are engineered and manufactured in our Corona, California manufacturing facility.
Posted by Scott Mason on 24th May 2015
First off, amazing customer service and communication. Probably the best I havr ever had with a parts manufacturer.
The car: c5 z51 with full bolt ons, lowered, 275s front, 295s rear, extreme contact dw tires.
Installed full stage 1 kit and had a chance to push it through the paces today. The kit installs perfectly, amazing fitment. On the road I immediately notice the smoother ride. The kit is confidence inspiring. I found it transitions better through corners and slalom. Peak traction is much easier to reliably attain and control. I also found I was comfortable driving it beyond the edge. Kicking it loose is much easier to control. I found I could reliably control drifts and effortlessly pull them back. A huge improvement over stock. I set the rear sway on medium and found I have light oversteer with my wheel/tire setup, which is perfect for how incredibly easy it is to control (with traction control off, no babysitting).
If you're a weekend warrior and still want to street the car this is the perfect setup.