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Old 05-12-2010, 12:30 PM   #15
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but then they would have to reinforce it as well so it can handle the extra horsepower


It'll work just fine.

If a buyer wants a car to race regularly or competitively, they shouldn't be buying a vert. For the street and occasional racing, it's been done before and will be again. Buy an SS and power it up. It'll be fine.

Now the COST of a Z-28 vert might be up there a bit. lol
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:32 PM   #16
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i hope they dont make the Z a vert. kinda defeats the purpose of having a "race ready" car. not to mention how everyone already complains how over weight the car is. lets hope no vert. unless the car goes on a diet and can remain around the same weight or less than the ss.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:32 PM   #17
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I don't think they will come together from GM.

Send out the convertible to get "fixed" from a performance shop if that's what you are after...
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:17 AM   #18
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The Z28 has ment different things throughout the years but basically it means more hp and better handling. So who wouldn't want that, I know I would. All with the prestige of owning a Z28 and a full dealer warranty!!

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Old 05-14-2010, 04:02 PM   #19
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I can. It will be like 4500 pounds by the time they reinforce it enough to handle all that extra horsepower.

Just my feelings
in order to save my own ass ... thats why they wouldn't but I still don't know why they couldn't
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:36 PM   #20
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convertible is casual. Z28 is performance. i dont see those two going together well
I don't think that rule is 100% accurate:
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:59 PM   #21
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convertible is casual. Z28 is performance. i dont see those two going together well

Do your research, there have been Z/28 convertibles in the past...so i don't see how your point is valid?
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but then they would have to reinforce it as well so it can handle the extra horsepower
WTF are you talking about kid??? lol
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:30 PM   #23
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I don't think GM will make a Z28 convertible just from a liability standpoint.
After all, it was GM that would not put the dry sump LS3 engine in the Grand Sport convertible, even with the 6 speed, because they were afraid you might go racing without a roll bar like the coupe.

I had a '87 IROC with the 5.7L engine, and I think I am correct in saying that GM would not put the 5.7L engine in the convertible, and you could not get the wider, speed rated, tires.

The convertibles just have more body flex without the fixed roof to tie the car together.
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TEXHAWK RIGHT ABOUT BODY FLEX. FORD DID HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH HO rag top's. Sorry for all these capital letters. they still may have some issues and concern's.
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