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Tran 11-18-2013 12:09 PM

1LE/ ZL1 production temporary suspension effective Nov 21
 
Effective Thursday, November 21, 2013, Chevrolet will temporarily suspend order processing for the 2014 Camaro ZL1 model and the SS Performance Package (RPO: 1LE) due to the effect of cold weather on the performance tires for these models. Again, it is only a temporary suspension that does not impact the Camaro LS, LT and SS models ordered without 1LE.

Order processing for the 2014 Camaro ZL1 and the SS Performance Package (RPO: 1LE) will resume on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

The suspension of ordering will impact Camaro production from January 2014 to March 2014. It is expected any ZL1 or SS models with the Performance Package (RPO: 1LE) produced through December 2013 will be shipped to dealers.

The other ordering issue involves the 2014 Camaro Convertible beige top (RPO: 67T). The beige convertible top will end production for the 2014 model year during the month of January 2014 -- due to our Camaro Spring Edition Package that will go into production then. The last opportunity for dealers to submit orders for convertibles with the beige top (RPO: 67T) will be the Dealer Order Submission Process (DOSP) cycle that starts Thursday, December 5, 2013 and concludes Tuesday, December 10. 2013 -- therefore -- if you desire a 2014 Camaro with a Beige convertible top - you need to visit your dealer immediately to place your order.

The end of beige top production does not impact the availability of the black top (RPO: 19T). As a reminder, the recently announced 2014 Camaro Spring Special edition, when ordered with a convertible model, will include a blue convertible top.

San2cci 11-18-2013 12:18 PM

Dang I should probably order a 1LE today

Buffman 11-18-2013 12:36 PM

This has already been posted in 1LE forum as well

Apex Motorsports 11-18-2013 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tran (Post 7196310)
Effective Thursday, November 21, 2013, Chevrolet will temporarily suspend order processing for the 2014 Camaro ZL1 model and the SS Performance Package (RPO: 1LE) due to the effect of cold weather on the performance tires for these models.

Say what? :twitch:

nyrfan 11-18-2013 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Apex Chase (Post 7196414)
Say what? :twitch:

Yea it's been discussed in length already, guessing you did not see the other posts. GM is doing this instead of having holds on orders (already placed) like they did last winter.

Have a look here:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328054

NJBourne23 11-18-2013 02:17 PM

Why not just ship them with "basic" tires and have the dealer switch them out? Then you can have a disclaimer signed explaining that the tires are not good in the snow/cold and recommend switching tires or winterizing the vehicle until Spring. What about those in warmer climates

Sikoriko 11-18-2013 02:22 PM

Say they don't have all whell drive? haha

DavidW 11-18-2013 02:26 PM

The tires cannot even be exposed to below 20F according to goodyear, it would be a big hassle to have separate tires/wheels just for shipping how would it even work?

One way could be reg wheels/tires bolted on car, zl1/1le wheels shipped in heated transport, dealer swaps them out and ships them back to the factory for reuse? that would be the best way imo since your zl1 wheels havent been touched more than necessary and youre not stuck with technically used tires/wheels to sell, but also very costly, 2x shipping bills.

Probably the most economical way would be ship the car with the rear ss pirellis all around on the 1le/zl1 rims, the dealer gets the goodyears separate, and swap them out. The problems with that are the dealer now has 4 tires that could probably be sold as new, but they technically wouldn't be new, and your brand new car has now had tires unmounted/remounted an additional time, even if they didn't balance the original tires(so you dont have weights added/removed) at the factory you would still have the chance of marks on the rim lip.

That is why they do this, you have just under 3 months of no orders for these cars, with enough notice that you can place a few extra orders (if your allocations allow) to hold you over until march.

vroomapunk 11-18-2013 02:39 PM

Maybe also cause every car has to be driven by a service person (PDI), and the tires may not be suitable for the conditions at the time?

DavidW 11-18-2013 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by vroomapunk (Post 7196717)
Maybe also cause every car has to be driven by a service person (PDI), and the tires may not be suitable for the conditions at the time?

The PDI is at the dealer, so there is no reason this couldn't be done at the dealerships in the southern united states, obviously the dealers in the northern states and canada wouldnt be able to do this

NorthTex45thSS 11-18-2013 04:25 PM

What a joke! Because of the tires? I drive on drag radials year round snow rain or shine! Its a shame this is probably due to all the frivolous lawsuits these days! All it takes is some idiot with more dollars then common sense to wreck a zl1 or 1le and sue because it was the tires fault they lost control! SMH

OperativeXIV 11-18-2013 04:45 PM

This does seem rather silly, especially for the southern states where we don't even flirt with 20 degrees. It's a sunny 80 degrees outside right now! :/

el ess A 11-18-2013 05:03 PM

If you're not ordering a 1LE or ZL1, don't worry about it, it does not affect you. It certainly isn't affecting me. I got mine.

Doesn't matter if YOU can drive year round. The cars don't sit in climate controlled comfort in Oshawa. They're OUTSIDE...and in Oshawa, if you haven't got the memo yet...gets COLD. So cold it can affect the tire situation.

GM is not going to play musical chairs with tires. If you don't like it, then wait until spring and put in your order. You can probably place an order with your dealer now and in February, they'll make yours.

It's out of your hands, and if you think you can change it, don't. Because you can't. The word has come down from the mountain. Get over it, get on with life. Go find a cure for cancer or something. It's a higher priority than ZL1/1LE orders.

The Blue Angel 11-18-2013 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by el ess A (Post 7197126)
If you're not ordering a 1LE or ZL1, don't worry about it, it does not affect you. It certainly isn't affecting me. I got mine.

Doesn't matter if YOU can drive year round. The cars don't sit in climate controlled comfort in Oshawa. They're OUTSIDE...and in Oshawa, if you haven't got the memo yet...gets COLD. So cold it can affect the tire situation.

GM is not going to play musical chairs with tires. If you don't like it, then wait until spring and put in your order. You can probably place an order with your dealer now and in February, they'll make yours.

It's out of your hands, and if you think you can change it, don't. Because you can't. The word has come down from the mountain. Get over it, get on with life. Go find a cure for cancer or something. It's a higher priority than ZL1/1LE orders.

Exactly!! And thus is why I laugh when I here someone say they don't drive in rain. Our Camaros sit outside in ALL kinds of weather before we buy them.


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