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Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 11-11-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,555
Posted By PistonsFan
I did a quick overlay in Photoshop, matched...

I did a quick overlay in Photoshop, matched scales, and changed the colors.

There was a quite a bit of difference in low-speed torque progression. With this engine, I hear it's better to roll...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-10-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,934
Posted By PistonsFan
Good choice! :thumbsup: And actually, there...

Good choice! :thumbsup:

And actually, there is no aftermarket suspension or track pack that can match the MRC. The MRC is soft around town, but rock hard when you need it stiff, whether you are...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-06-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,043
Posted By PistonsFan
Lots of mis-information here. It is fuel...

Lots of mis-information here.

It is fuel cut-off and overrun conditions (any condition that goes significantly lean). Gasoline engines generaly run rich at higher loads. The excess fuel gets...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-01-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,229
Posted By PistonsFan
Has a lot to do with the incentives. ...

Has a lot to do with the incentives.

$3,000 in incentives on the Mustangs vs $0 on the Camaro. That has a strong effect on sales. I'm surprised Ford has kept those incentives for so long this...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-01-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,418
Posted By PistonsFan
Inconvenient, but I wouldn't worry about it. ...

Inconvenient, but I wouldn't worry about it.

As for the paint difference - not a big deal in my opinion.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 07-31-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,876
Posted By PistonsFan
All true. Those Camaros also run solid metal...

All true.

Those Camaros also run solid metal bushings - very stiff suspension.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 07-30-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,876
Posted By PistonsFan
That's half the track. ZL1............ ...

That's half the track.

ZL1............ 1:41.3
Boss 302..... 1:43.7

A 3 minute lap is almost twice the track. That 2.4 second lap difference could be more like 4 seconds @ VIR. (I...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-28-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,548
Posted By PistonsFan
Many don't seem to understand this. If you...

Many don't seem to understand this.

If you overdrive the ZL1 blower too much, you'll run the supercharger off the edge of its efficiency map and make a LOT of heat. If you want more boost, get a...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-25-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 45,583
Posted By PistonsFan
It has nothing to do with the ZL1. The stock ZL1...

It has nothing to do with the ZL1. The stock ZL1 can control the heat on the track at stock boost levels.

They had heat soak because they were over-driving the supercharger. It was a modified...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-22-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,996
Posted By PistonsFan
:facepalm: Lots of angry Ford fans around...

:facepalm:

Lots of angry Ford fans around here lately.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-22-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 45,583
Posted By PistonsFan
Comparing a GT500 to a ZR1... that's good humor!

Comparing a GT500 to a ZR1... that's good humor!
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-20-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 42,151
Posted By PistonsFan
More images of original Dusk concept... ...

More images of original Dusk concept...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CNG-6YYXn8w/ToiwNrYx66I/AAAAAAAAM-s/WKREAOTo0Ss/s1600/Chevrolet+Camaro+Dusk+Car+Wallpapers+4.jpg
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Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-18-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By PistonsFan
Glad to see so many ZL1 owners getting out to the...

Glad to see so many ZL1 owners getting out to the track.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-17-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,421
Posted By PistonsFan
Mobil1 ONLY. Do not put conventional oil in...

Mobil1 ONLY.

Do not put conventional oil in your engine - there's no reason for that.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-17-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,340
Posted By PistonsFan
Heat soak is buit up to be a much bigger issue...

Heat soak is buit up to be a much bigger issue than it really is and some don't realize the difference between elevated IAT's and heat soak (not necessarily the same thing).

Heat soak is an issue...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-04-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,674
Posted By PistonsFan
Couldn't be further form the truth. There's...

Couldn't be further form the truth.

There's actual data that can be publicly found. Check out TrueCar

Quick search and you'll find this:

2012 Mustang GT Premium = average of $5,043 in...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-04-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,674
Posted By PistonsFan
Historically, that has been the case. But,...

Historically, that has been the case.

But, take a look at the new Alpha-based ATS that just launched. It's lighter than the competition at around 3300 lbs... for a 4 door luxury sports sedan.
...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-04-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,674
Posted By PistonsFan
Oh... trust me, I'm not overly-optimistic about...

Oh... trust me, I'm not overly-optimistic about the Pistons. They are terrible now. They had a great run from 2000-2008 though.

It is possible to be a fan of something and still be in touch with...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-04-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,674
Posted By PistonsFan
The sales have nothing to do with the 5.0. When...

The sales have nothing to do with the 5.0. When the new engines launched, the Ford-fans promised us that Mustang sales go through the roof. It never really happened.

The only reason for the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-04-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,674
Posted By PistonsFan
That's strange... the Camaro is even more...

That's strange... the Camaro is even more expensive from an MSRP perspective. You must have had every single option available on the Mustang (CS Special?).

2012 2SS starts at $35,880 (-1k =...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-03-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,674
Posted By PistonsFan
They don't care about who is leading sales. ...

They don't care about who is leading sales.

They use the incentives to keep factory production at a certain level.

It's a bad habit. Customers will start to expect discounts.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 07-03-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,674
Posted By PistonsFan
It has everything to do with incentives. There...

It has everything to do with incentives. There are a lot of great deals out there right now for the GT's... it's a good time to buy one.

2012 Mustang GT $3,000
2013 Mustang $1,000

2012 Camaro...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-02-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 73,769
Posted By PistonsFan
Yeah, shame on GM for giving us anything but...

Yeah, shame on GM for giving us anything but straight line performance.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-01-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,587
Posted By PistonsFan
Having a bad day or something? MRC makes...

Having a bad day or something?

MRC makes sense for ANY performance vehicle as it brakes the fundamental trade-off of ride harshness vs. handling performance.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-01-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,532
Posted By PistonsFan
Were you running high boost (more than stock)?

Were you running high boost (more than stock)?
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 07-01-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 43,951
Posted By PistonsFan
The more boost you run, the higher the...

The more boost you run, the higher the temperatures. Temperature is lot more to difficult to manage for overdrive pulleys and high boost applications. The GT500 will have more difficulty managing...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 06-30-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 43,951
Posted By PistonsFan
This is an internet myth. Supercharged cars...

This is an internet myth. Supercharged cars won't heat soak on the track - unless they are poorly designed. Look at this test. Thee laps and no degradation in the performance. There's plenty of...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 06-30-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 43,951
Posted By PistonsFan
You are right, they both create similar amount of...

You are right, they both create similar amount of heat through compression. The difference is that superchargers are usually directly mounted into the intake manifold and the heat exhchanger is in...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 06-29-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 43,951
Posted By PistonsFan
I said nothing of the sort. The braking issue...

I said nothing of the sort. The braking issue can be easily remedied.

The fact that GT500 corners poorly and has loads of understeer cannot be easily fixed. The ZL1 is far more neutral - which...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 06-29-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 43,951
Posted By PistonsFan
What he said was completely true. The ZL1 is a...

What he said was completely true. The ZL1 is a better track car.

Drag racing and performance driving are two completely different things. One is all about the time, the other isn't. The GT500...
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