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Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 705
Posted By raptor5244
If I had to pick I would go with the white car. ...

If I had to pick I would go with the white car. Nothing against yellow but the white with all the black accents looks really good to me. The new c7 stingray vette has the same effect in white. ...
Forum: Chevy Camaro vs... Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By raptor5244
It was a good thing you didn't race because I saw...

It was a good thing you didn't race because I saw some videos posted on this site of how mustang drivers drive. :fear: They are losing control, almost crashing into mobs of people, etc.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 705
Posted By raptor5244
For me it depends if you really plan to track it....

For me it depends if you really plan to track it. If you just love the extra handing performance and looks of the 1LE on it is a daily street car then the sunroof is kind of nice since these...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By raptor5244
From the outside maybe, but is great from the...

From the outside maybe, but is great from the inside. Lets a lot of light into the bat cave.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By raptor5244
yeah, they let these engines runs hot. I recall...

yeah, they let these engines runs hot. I recall the first vette I owned I thought it was overheating when it got to 226 before any fans came on. I think they run them hot so they burn cleaner or...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 09:06 AM
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Views: 295
Posted By raptor5244
Fuse Pull Observations

So, I purchased my 2013 SS 1LE about a year ago and I had read up on the fuse pull since I knew the dealer did not give me a free fill up of Premium when I took delivery. Anyway, I ran through a...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By raptor5244
I have one of those in my Gran Turismo garage.

I have one of those in my Gran Turismo garage.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 08-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By raptor5244
I agree with you that it is very difficult to...

I agree with you that it is very difficult to have a nice ride when you constantly have to worry about crap like this happening. I know accidents happen but it is frustrating when you take a lot of...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By raptor5244
Ahh so it must not have AFM hence the $1300 gas...

Ahh so it must not have AFM hence the $1300 gas guzzler tax.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By raptor5244
Chevy SS Sedan Engine

Does the new chevy ss use an LS3 or L99? I assumed it would be an L99 like auto camaros. Wondering why it is rated at 415 horsepower? What is different to account for the extra 15 hp?
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 08-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By raptor5244
Agreed. I went with US Bank since they were...

Agreed. I went with US Bank since they were offering the highest residual and lowest money factor at the time. I was quite surprised when I learned the residual. Usually, american sports/muscle cars...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-17-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,331
Posted By raptor5244
I haven't seen a factory battery last more than 3...

I haven't seen a factory battery last more than 3 years anymore. They used to, but no more... I have seen them start failing now in just 18 months. Change it out for a good one and it will last...
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 08-17-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By raptor5244
Be careful with long leases. Financially, it...

Be careful with long leases. Financially, it makes more sense to just buy the car if you plan to lease it so long. Otherwise, you lose some of the benefits of leasing such as lower maintenance...
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 08-17-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By raptor5244
Well, you can. The makings of an attractive...

Well, you can. The makings of an attractive lease is with a car with a high residual value, low money factor and nice negotiated discount off of MSRP. For example, I bought a 2013 2SS 1LE with...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-15-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By raptor5244
No difference between the 2013 and 2014 1LE...

No difference between the 2013 and 2014 1LE shifters. They are both short throw from the zl1. The standard SS in 2013 had an option for the Hurst short throw shifter, but that has been replaced by a...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,120
Posted By raptor5244
I have a 2013 1le with nav. Just went to look if...

I have a 2013 1le with nav. Just went to look if there was some option to turn them on in the MyLink. Only the symbols option. On star is not active on my car.

I would like them as well since I...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-10-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,230
Posted By raptor5244
Also, remember if you are trading in you only pay...

Also, remember if you are trading in you only pay tax on the balance of the car after the trade. So, if the trade is worth 15k and the new car is 32k you only pay tax on 17k. This assumes you buy...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 08-08-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By raptor5244
Agreed. You need to get a good understanding of...

Agreed. You need to get a good understanding of all the tables and what they are used for. You start off simple by turning off CAGS or AFM, then disable your rear O2 sensor errors for when you add...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,230
Posted By raptor5244
If you can sell your car more for than the...

If you can sell your car more for than the residual value then do that. Then pay the lease company their residual and take the profit and put it down on another car. Otherwise, the lease company...
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 08-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By raptor5244
I paid $38k last year for a 2013 2SS 1LE with the...

I paid $38k last year for a 2013 2SS 1LE with the same options, which was a good deal. I would probably pay around $35-36k for the same car with 1SS, which means cloth seats, no HUD and no aux...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 08-06-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By raptor5244
Years ago I did this...start the car and warm the...

Years ago I did this...start the car and warm the engine/exhaust a bit, turn off the engine. Soak the threads with PB blaster. Let it cool for about 30 min. repeat again and then try to loosen it. ...
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 08-06-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By raptor5244
Is it an automatic or manual? Also, I am...

Is it an automatic or manual? Also, I am surprised to see recaros in a 1ss without the 1le package. Normally, if a dealer orders them they are likely going on a track version 1le, unless a customer...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-05-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,336
Posted By raptor5244
Well, yeah I guess it still weighs 4400lbs:nod:. ...

Well, yeah I guess it still weighs 4400lbs:nod:. What I meant was with that much horsepower and torque it shouldn't feel so heavy.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 08-05-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,013
Posted By raptor5244
That is around 580 at the crank assuming 20%...

That is around 580 at the crank assuming 20% drivetrain loss on auto. Sounds about right. Probably what a ZL1 with auto trans makes? I would figure the LT headers would get around 20-25hp more...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-05-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,336
Posted By raptor5244
What's not to like? Yes, the Hellcat is very...

What's not to like? Yes, the Hellcat is very heavy at 4400lbs but they were clear about overcoming it with sheer horsepower and it appears they have done so. The styling is still very cool. The...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By raptor5244
Sure. They are in damage control mode now. ...

Sure. They are in damage control mode now. Small price to pay to keep the owner quiet.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-04-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By raptor5244
Well, even if that is the case you can see they...

Well, even if that is the case you can see they were not treating this car with any respect. If that was the recommended procedure they could have told the owner to do this. Then, he could have...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-04-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By raptor5244
I owned an 2007 is350 for a couple years. Not the...

I owned an 2007 is350 for a couple years. Not the fastest car I ever owned but definitely the most refined. It just did everything well. I wonder how fun the is-f is to drive.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-04-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By raptor5244
Doesn't sound worth it to me. I would rather...

Doesn't sound worth it to me. I would rather have a Lexus and have piece of mind.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By raptor5244
Unreal. and yet another example of why...

Unreal. and yet another example of why dealerships/stealerships have such a bad reputation. This is one guy with a dash cam. Imagine how much of this crap happens and nobody knows.
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