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C-5 or C-6

Bill S.

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Jensen Beach, FL
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2006 V, Raven Black with Shale interior
Hey

What is the answer? Is the XLR based on the C-5 or C-6 chassis ? Understand the X came out in '04 but was for all intents created in '03 and that the C-6 came out in '05. Is it a C-5 or did GM update things in '05 for the X. Have seen it stated both ways at different points on the inter-web. Just wondering. A guy at the gas station referenced C-6 today.

Bill
 
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long Tall Sally

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Aiken SC
My XLR/V(s)
2008 xlr dove gray
most of the parts I find that interchange are off of the c6 not sue about being based on c5 or c6
 

PLH

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Brentwood, Tn
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Black Excaliber
I read an article from GM that called it a C5.5 because of mods they have to make combined between the 2 chassis.
I put a set of rotors and brake pads on my 04 and they were C6 parts.
 

pure zen

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AZ
My XLR/V(s)
2005 Crimson Pearl XLR
C6 is the answer..... C5 Corvettes built on the automated assembly line, while the XLRs were assembled in a couple of large rooms at BG plant using next generation C6 Vette specs.

[ as per my visit to Bowling Green plant in '06 ]
 

Fireduck69

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Mar 21, 2015
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309
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NorthEast PA
My XLR/V(s)
2007 Black XLR-V
I maybe wrong but think I read somewhere that it’s a C5 frame with C6 suspension.
 

cubby558

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Oct 17, 2008
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IL
My XLR/V(s)
'16 Z06, "06 XLR-V Infra Red-Sold, RII, RIII & RIV survivor, Mdwst Maurader
From the Cadillac XLR book by John McCormick:

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C5, however there were alterations to accommodate the retractable hardtop not used in the Corvette.
 

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