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Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-11-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By DGthe3
Thats ignoring the fact that vehicles in...

Thats ignoring the fact that vehicles in different market segments appeal to different customers. Does the Malibu eliminate the need for the Cruze? Does the Cruze eliminate the need for the Sonic?...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By DGthe3
You do realize that American engines are actually...

You do realize that American engines are actually over represented in that list, right? There are 3 American car companies but they are up against there are at least 10 other automakers from the rest...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-09-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By DGthe3
But the small block architecture is already...

But the small block architecture is already smaller than just about any other production V8 out there, if not all of them. And while it could be made smaller, by using a smaller block then maxing out...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-08-2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
GM has made a 500+ hp NA engine, they did it a...

GM has made a 500+ hp NA engine, they did it a decade ago. Its called the LS7. It currently powers the Z/28. The problem with the C7 is, if you have a power to weight target of something like 5.5...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-06-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
The Z06 went into production nearly a month ago.

The Z06 went into production nearly a month ago.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-06-2014, 01:30 AM
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Posted By DGthe3
Yep, put me down for #3 as well. I am naturally...

Yep, put me down for #3 as well. I am naturally skeptical of dyno results that come from a source trying to sell you something. If they test on a happy dyno, they can claim that their intake or...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-03-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,041
Posted By DGthe3
Cool I bet you aren't nearly as surprised as...

Cool

I bet you aren't nearly as surprised as the folks at Ford are.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-03-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By DGthe3
That would be pricing it right on top of a Camaro...

That would be pricing it right on top of a Camaro SS, for a car of roughly similar performance yet with more features (it is still a Buick afterall). Not. Going. To. Happen. If the ATS-V were to come...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-03-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 70
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Posted By DGthe3
http://gmpowertrain.com/PowertrainOverview.aspx ...

http://gmpowertrain.com/PowertrainOverview.aspx

Bookmark it. Its very handy



But to answer your question, it looks to be roughly 390 ft-lbs at 2000 rpm
678285

Probably because they want...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-02-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By DGthe3
I like the idea of a new GNX, but to do it right...

I like the idea of a new GNX, but to do it right it would essentially need to be an ATS-V. And since GM wants to avoid building direct competitors with itself (GMC not withstanding), I don't see it...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-24-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By DGthe3
B.Eng in mechanical with a specialization in...

B.Eng in mechanical with a specialization in mechatronics. I know where you're coming from.


Anywhoo ... like I said, I haven't found any books that fit what you (we) are looking for, but...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,057
Posted By DGthe3
Platform? Yes. Engine? Maybe, but highly...

Platform? Yes. Engine? Maybe, but highly unlikely. I would expect the LT1 V8 instead
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-23-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By DGthe3
I think something needs to be cleared up before...

I think something needs to be cleared up before we progress much further here.

You say you're interested in the mechanics of a car. Thats fine, great even. But since you don't seem interested in...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-23-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By DGthe3
Depends on the type of dyno & whether it (and the...

Depends on the type of dyno & whether it (and the operator) is accurate, conservative, or optimistic. Those factors can cause a car like yours to have about a 50 hp swing between two shops down the...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 11-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By DGthe3
moved to the suspension sub forum

moved to the suspension sub forum
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 11-23-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By DGthe3
Personally, I'd rather they wait as long as...

Personally, I'd rather they wait as long as possible to show the car. Its not as if showing it now is going to get it into showrooms any sooner. I find it infuriating when GM (or anyone else, but GM...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-22-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,057
Posted By DGthe3
The days of swaping fascias & calling them...

The days of swaping fascias & calling them different cars are essentially over at GM (main exceptions are cars that aren't sold in the same region, like Buicks & Opels)

Don't think of a platform...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-22-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,057
Posted By DGthe3
The CTS-V will be more similar in terms of size &...

The CTS-V will be more similar in terms of size & performance, but it still isn't really a competitor in any way, shape, or form. One is a mass market sedan, the other is a luxury car. Only a handful...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 11-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,436
Posted By DGthe3
Its physics. For wheels that are otherwise...

Its physics. For wheels that are otherwise identical, a smaller diameter wheel will weigh less (which improves handling) & has less rotating inertia (which is beneficial for acceleration & braking). ...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-21-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By DGthe3
The problem is chemistry. When you break the bond...

The problem is chemistry. When you break the bond between hydrogen & carbon (or oxygen if you're intent on using electrolysis), it takes a certain amount of energy. When you make a hydrogen bond with...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-21-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By DGthe3
Not really. Geothermal electricity may be cheap,...

Not really. Geothermal electricity may be cheap, but electrolysis is about the most expensive way to create hydrogen gas. Cheapest way to do it is to make it from methane. Additionally, it is a royal...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-20-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,057
Posted By DGthe3
Consistently? Absolutely no chance. But a hero...

Consistently? Absolutely no chance. But a hero run in perfect conditions? Its possible enough that I wouldn't just dismiss the idea outright.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-20-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By DGthe3
You never know, maybe it does use a battery...

You never know, maybe it does use a battery powered laser to generate 900 hp ... somehow.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 11-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,436
Posted By DGthe3
The ratio of each individual gear is pretty...

The ratio of each individual gear is pretty meaningless on its own without taking into account the final drive ratio. For the C7 manual, this is 3.42:1 and on the CTS-Vsport its 2.85:1. That gives an...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-20-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,061
Posted By DGthe3
Yeah, the diesel strikes me as an odd choice for...

Yeah, the diesel strikes me as an odd choice for this kind of truck. Would have thought they'd at least put the V6 in there, if not something a little crazy like the 5.3 from the Silverado or even...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-19-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,061
Posted By DGthe3
I'd believe that. If it were a 'lets just throw...

I'd believe that. If it were a 'lets just throw this out there' concept, I'd figure it would be more radical & have a name like 'Desert Runner' rather than 'Colorado ZR2'
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 124,811
Posted By DGthe3
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385264 (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385264)


Fen's got a thread for it ...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-19-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,061
Posted By DGthe3
I almost had you beat ...

I almost had you beat ...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 124,811
Posted By DGthe3
You were 45 minutes early for the press conference

You were 45 minutes early for the press conference
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,057
Posted By DGthe3
Luxury & value don't really go all that well...

Luxury & value don't really go all that well together. And I hardly see how its better to be the 'value' (low MSRP) luxury brand over being the 'discounted' (incentivized) luxury brand. If anything,...
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