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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-12-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By dougmac
Car was brand new with less than 10 miles on the...

Car was brand new with less than 10 miles on the odo. We knew for sure the Arkansas dealer had no hand in the upgrades (he saw it moments after it came off the truck), so I was guessing the dealer...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-12-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By dougmac
Is this a "Factory" or "Dealer" Package ??

Brother in law bought a new Camaro back in March. It is a bare bones Cyber Grey LS with manual trans ... the only options on it are the compact spare and satin black hood & deck lid stripes.
...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-09-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,662
Posted By dougmac
Plan on ordering next Spring, however of the TWO...

Plan on ordering next Spring, however of the TWO combinations I'm considering NEITHER have been built yet ...

2LT / MT
ABM / Black int.
N65 ... Spare Tire
B7X ... Cyber Gray Rally Stripes

11...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-06-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 16,013
Posted By dougmac
Today there are 106 V6 MT's listed, more than...

Today there are 106 V6 MT's listed, more than doubled in 2 days ...
11) 1LS
37) 1LT
58) 2LT
... now more 2LT's than 1LS & 1LT combined !!

Still none heading to Wisconsin though.

Doug
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-05-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 16,013
Posted By dougmac
A 1LT w/ RS but w/o C & C pkg ... I think...

A 1LT w/ RS but w/o C & C pkg ...

I think that is the 1st non-leather steering wheel & manual shift knob I've seen !!

I'm also patiently waiting to hear what you think of it !!

Doug
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-04-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 16,013
Posted By dougmac
49) V6 MT's on Spasticsquirel right now ... there...

49) V6 MT's on Spasticsquirel right now ... there were only 9 last I checked on the 31st.

7) 1LS
18) 1LT
24) 2LT

Surprised to finally see 1LS (MT anyway) and even more surprised to see the...
Forum: USA - Great Lakes 06-04-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By dougmac
Just as I was about even with the Camaro on the...

Just as I was about even with the Camaro on the oposite side of road, I caught the low roofline in the corner of my eye and quick turned my head and sure enough it was a Camaro.

But as quick of...
Forum: USA - Great Lakes 06-04-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By dougmac
I realize this, but this was at night on a 65 MPH...

I realize this, but this was at night on a 65 MPH Interstate ... not in broad daylight in stop n go traffic.

The unusual thing is it was right near the exit leading to the town where Camaro...
Forum: USA - Great Lakes 06-04-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By dougmac
Cam5 pulled over on WI I43 SB tonight ??

Saw my 1st 2010 Camaro "out on the road" tonight at around 10 PM. I was heading NB towards home and it was pulled over by a cop on the SB lane of Wisconsin I43 just south of the Cedarburg exit !! ...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-31-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,017
Posted By dougmac
I read it somewhere back when the '05 Mustang...

I read it somewhere back when the '05 Mustang came out (1st Mustang with gas tank & muffler locations swapped).

Also looking at the pics of that guys 2010 Camaro that got rear-ended a while...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-30-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,017
Posted By dougmac
Since you welded on "Aluminized Steel" pipes to...

Since you welded on "Aluminized Steel" pipes to the factory 409 S.S. pipes, those muffler eliminator pipes will rot out twice as fast as the factory 409 S.S. mufflers due to attaching dis-similar...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 05-25-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,545
Posted By dougmac
V6 cars DO NOT HAVE skip-shift, only the V8's ......

V6 cars DO NOT HAVE skip-shift, only the V8's ... per many previous posts on this subject.

As far as what is "SKIP-SHIFT", it is an electrically operated "mechanical gate" that forces you to shift...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-25-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,968
Posted By dougmac
Ford does not make a minivan anymore ... they...

Ford does not make a minivan anymore ... they were "nice" but no match to the king Mopar.

The Windstar shared the basic 3.8L V6 that the Mustang used up through 2004, but no Ford minivan ever came...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-25-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,160
Posted By dougmac
I've read 2 other "detailed" write ups on the US...

I've read 2 other "detailed" write ups on the US spec version, neither of which were as detailed as this ... EXCELLENT FIND !!

Anyone else catch the lower performance output ??
190kw = 255 HP...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-21-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,996
Posted By dougmac
Besides the RS package, there is another way to...

Besides the RS package, there is another way to get the higher speed rated tires on a 1LT ... the "Q9B" option ... polished 19" wheels give you the same tires as the 2LT.

Doug
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-18-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By dougmac
You also got to realize that the Camaro has tires...

You also got to realize that the Camaro has tires with a 28-5/8" o/a rolling diameter ... this is HUGE, compared to most other cars on the road. With the 20's, you still have 4.331" of rubber...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-16-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,520
Posted By dougmac
Note that regular Back-Up lamps were also in the...

Note that regular Back-Up lamps were also in the tail lights of these Pontiacs ... GM wanted to be double sure you can see while backing up !!

Doug
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-16-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,145
Posted By dougmac
A few different people that I know that have E85...

A few different people that I know that have E85 capable cars have tried "E85" and ALL have said that the lower price DID NOT make up the difference in lost MPG.

Bottom line is they were...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-16-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,911
Posted By dougmac
The spare tire option IS NOT A "FULL SIZE" spare,...

The spare tire option IS NOT A "FULL SIZE" spare, it is your typical "temporary" mini doughnut type.

Also to clear the V6 brakes, it has got to be at least a 17" size rim, so it is not as...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-12-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By dougmac
Welding or clamping mild steel (or aluminized...

Welding or clamping mild steel (or aluminized steel) to 409 S.S. actually causes the steel at the connection to corode faster than normal due to dis-similar metals.

I went thru 2 Pacesetter H-Pipe...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-12-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By dougmac
So you actually believe that an Aluminized...

So you actually believe that an Aluminized exhaust system is actually made of "Aluminum" pipe rather than steel pipe with an "Aluminized" coating.

Look at the wiki in fdjizm's post.

However...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-12-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By dougmac
Everthing from the exhaust manifolds back should...

Everthing from the exhaust manifolds back should be 409 S.S., like all O.E. exhaust systems for the past 15 to 20 years. The tips should be polished 304 S.S.

409 S.S. is one of the cheapest...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-11-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,334
Posted By dougmac
Thanks holycow, Flat is good ... now I know...

Thanks holycow,

Flat is good ... now I know for sure I'll be able to dog the MT 6th gear down to 1000 RPM (~34 MPH) or so when rolling along with traffic like I've done the past 15 years in V6...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-11-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,334
Posted By dougmac
I see that you are right ... but actually not...

I see that you are right ... but actually not much of a difference, however the Gen hits it's max torque at a lower RPM (4700 vs. 5200) and this could be more of a factor too.

Anyone seen HP &...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-06-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,174
Posted By dougmac
The polished 19" wheels come with Ultra High...

The polished 19" wheels come with Ultra High Perfomance All Season tires (same as 2LT) so YES you should get the 155 MPH speed govenor.

Doug
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-06-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,174
Posted By dougmac
The reason why anyone should want higher speed...

The reason why anyone should want higher speed rated tires is the car will be more stable and capable of emergency evasive manuvers at real highway speeds (75~85 MPH) with a 130+ MPH rated...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-05-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 16,696
Posted By dougmac
As tempting as it is to take a FUN car out at...

As tempting as it is to take a FUN car out at night when going out to dinner, you are much better off taking something boring and low-key if you have that option. Just never know who you will run...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-05-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,334
Posted By dougmac
IF YOU WOULD GO AND LOOK AT MY SPREADSHEET (link...

IF YOU WOULD GO AND LOOK AT MY SPREADSHEET (link right above your post) you would know the gearing differences. And YES the Genesis has overdrive ... I've seen 5-speeds with a 1:1 final drive but...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-03-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,334
Posted By dougmac
Genesis vs. Camaro @ 30 MPH: MT in O.D. @ 1379...

Genesis vs. Camaro @ 30 MPH:
MT in O.D. @ 1379 vs. 890 RPM
and for reference:
AT in O.D. @ 1264 vs. 796 RPM

Genesis vs. Camaro @ 50 MPH:
MT in O.D. @ 2298 vs. 1483 RPM
and for reference:
AT...
Forum: Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 05-01-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By dougmac
There is a reason Chevy's put the mufflers BEHIND...

There is a reason Chevy's put the mufflers BEHIND the differential ... there is NO place to put them IN FRONT of it !!

However, this was the same argument as far as "no side pipes" for '05-up...
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