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Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 02-17-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By happycamper
I have a brake shop flush my clutch & brake lines...

I have a brake shop flush my clutch & brake lines every 2 yes for $40. I'm a DIY guy but the LS3 clutch isnt easy to reach. BTW, at 30k miles, they said my pads were only 25% gone.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-22-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,601
Posted By happycamper
I've owned both, a 2LT/RS and now have a 2SS/RS. ...

I've owned both, a 2LT/RS and now have a 2SS/RS.

Tires: definitely wore out faster on the SS. Just replaced them at 29k.
Gas: Average fuel economy dropped ~1.5mpg with my SS
Insurance: SS is...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,511
Posted By happycamper
ZL1

ZL1
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-05-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By happycamper
Wow, you get 49k from your P-Zeros on an SS!...

Wow, you get 49k from your P-Zeros on an SS! That's impressive.

I only got 29k and I don't drive hard.

I studied the reviews and ordered the GMAX. Most reviews on tirerack said they were...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-03-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,824
Posted By happycamper
48K is outstanding, especially on an SS.

48K is outstanding, especially on an SS.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-03-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,824
Posted By happycamper
I only got 29k and I don't drive hard. My 2LT/RS...

I only got 29k and I don't drive hard. My 2LT/RS did much better with the same tires.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-03-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By happycamper
I've studied the tire reviews for the past year...

I've studied the tire reviews for the past year and the Firestone's are probably OK. For the price, I think you can't go wrong.

FWIW, I just ordered and received new GMAX AS-03's from tirerack....
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-08-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By happycamper
Just had my evap canister replaced with 2 months...

Just had my evap canister replaced with 2 months left on the 3yr warranty. It was a big job for them.. dropped the exhaust, diff, driveshaft, etc.

Hopefully your problem is under the hood.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 09-30-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By happycamper
I used CarMedic in the Springs. His name is Steve.

I used CarMedic in the Springs. His name is Steve.
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 09-29-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By happycamper
Yes, he's good and I've used him before for my...

Yes, he's good and I've used him before for my Silverado.

He had to remove the wheel & wheel liner to drill a hole to get the tools inside. After, the hole was sprayed with rust inhibitor &...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 09-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By happycamper
Successful PDR on Rear Quarter / Gills

A vanload of soccer kids parked next to me at a hotel. Should've moved the car because the next morning, the van was gone and my car had damage from their luggage.
Fortunately, I found a PDR guy...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 09-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By happycamper
RF Rattle when I hit bumps... fuse box?

I've had a rattle coming from the RF corner of the car since new, when I hit small bumps or drive on rough pavement. Can only be heard with windows down.

It looks like the underhood fuse box...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-14-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By happycamper
My LS3 also shows 1/2qt low with 8qt oil. Nothing...

My LS3 also shows 1/2qt low with 8qt oil. Nothing to worry about.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,112
Posted By happycamper
This was my experience too, except I'm getting...

This was my experience too, except I'm getting MUCH better than 18mpg (which some don't believe, but I don't don't care)
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,240
Posted By happycamper
2011 2LT/RS: $620/yr (sold) 2012 2SS/RS:...

2011 2LT/RS: $620/yr (sold)
2012 2SS/RS: $698/yr

both with $500 deductible and $3M liability
34yrs with no tickets or accidents for me
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-22-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,775
Posted By happycamper
I also got 30.0mpg round-trip from Denver to...

I also got 30.0mpg round-trip from Denver to Steamboat Springs, through the Eisenhower tunnel on I-70. That was actual for the 300+ mile trip. DIC showed 30.6mpg.

The mountains don't reduce my...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-21-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,775
Posted By happycamper
Same for me. Usually average ~27mpg ACTUAL...

Same for me. Usually average ~27mpg ACTUAL round-trip highway (DIC reads ~0.5mpg higher).

Not much city driving, so my overall average is around 24mpg.

Happy with my LS3 :drool:
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-12-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By happycamper
I like this idea!

I like this idea!
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By happycamper
yeah, I tried to enlarge it on their website, but...

yeah, I tried to enlarge it on their website, but couldn't. Using Google images, you can enlarge it, however (did that after opening the box).

Oh, well, neat poster anyway.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-12-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By happycamper
Disappointed with Camaro LS3 Poster

I ordered a 36' wide poster of the LS3 motor from the chevymall.com

The poster is a print of the LS3 motor drawing done by David Kimble and worthy of hanging on the wall. Unfortunately, it says...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 06-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By happycamper
Rear Quarter Panel / Gill Damage

Some inconsiderate fool hit my car in a parking lot and took off. The gills have a fairly deep dent and there's a crease above that.

The PDR guy says it's a difficult repair but thinks he can do...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-13-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,094
Posted By happycamper
I've owned both (see my sig). Averaged over...

I've owned both (see my sig).
Averaged over one full year for each car:
2SS (LS3) = 23.6mpg (avg)
2LT (LLT) = 25.5mpg (avg)

I think the payback for buying a V6 will be very long.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 04-25-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By happycamper
I changed mine with Mobil1 LS and needed the...

I changed mine with Mobil1 LS and needed the friction modifier, but yours may not need it. You'll know for sure within a couple days of changing if you need it... the sound is very noticeable when...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 03-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,847
Posted By happycamper
Like others have said, the gunk is normal. I...

Like others have said, the gunk is normal. I changed mine at 5k miles and it was very gray with metal shavings. It shouldn't be low, however.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-25-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By happycamper
Patching / plugging will be fine. I picked up a...

Patching / plugging will be fine. I picked up a big nail around 3k miles. Dealer plugged it and I'm now close to 22k miles w/o trouble.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-15-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,111
Posted By happycamper
Manual or automatic? I had a 2LT with the...

Manual or automatic?
I had a 2LT with the manual. Lots of fun to drive.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-06-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,493
Posted By happycamper
At 21k now; very little tread left. Planning to...

At 21k now; very little tread left.
Planning to replace with GMAX AS-03's.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-27-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By happycamper
I'm at 20k miles now, P-Zeros are almost gone....

I'm at 20k miles now, P-Zeros are almost gone. Plan to get General Gmax AS-03's since I need an all-season here.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-30-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,448
Posted By happycamper
Yes, 3rd gear on the V6/M6 is fun and it is a...

Yes, 3rd gear on the V6/M6 is fun and it is a quick car. 2nd gear on my SS has the same wild response and wide speed range.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-15-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,289
Posted By happycamper
14k miles: Rears are half gone (no burnouts). ...

14k miles:
Rears are half gone (no burnouts).
Fronts are still OK.

Plan to replace with General G-Max... no more summer tires for me.

FWIW, traded my 2LT/RS at 13k miles and the rears still...
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