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Old 08-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #15
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As far as lowering, I understand that majority of performance folks are amazed as to why GM doesn't lower it more etc. but keep in mind these OEM's have to consider the people that will never hit the track, ride on rough roads, with their familiy inside and still have a safe enough car in a bad road situation. However, I am certain that the ride is a huge deal and I am certain no lowered camaro will ever drive as nice as a stock one. Lower = stiffer, it has to or else you will start bottoming out.
They have models for that... They're not called ZL1 or 1LE.. It's a shame that many people will try to force MFGs in to babying down a track car to suit people that will never actually track it..
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #16
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I have done pretty much that aside from the gears and axles, I believe my current setup would out-handle a stock 1LE, not even close. GM should have lowered both the ZL1 and 1LE. I lined up with a ZL1 yesterday and sitting in my car I was looking up at him. That's the kind of stuff that shows even though GM made improvements, the aftermarket is there to make it even better.

I was looking at a new Mustang GT at the track too. He had a track package in it that came with Ricaro seats. Now why doesn't GM offer something like that in the 1LE package. Our stock seats aren't good for hard cornering.

On your last statement. When I was at the Camaro fest a couple weeks ago I was talking to a couple of GM engineers About things that would be cool for our cars. One of them started talking about the cts and how even with the V6 you can basically get a track pack with recaro seats as an option. I looked him square in the eye and said you mean to tell me you can get recaro seats in aV6 luxo sedan, but you've built 2 track ready Camaros and can't get recaros in those, WTF. He looked at me like I had 2 heads or it had never occurred to him. The other guy had a weird smirk
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:00 PM   #17
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On your last statement. When I was at the Camaro fest a couple weeks ago I was talking to a couple of GM engineers About things that would be cool for our cars. One of them started talking about the cts and how even with the V6 you can basically get a track pack with recaro seats as an option. I looked him square in the eye and said you mean to tell me you can get recaro seats in aV6 luxo sedan, but you've built 2 track ready Camaros and can't get recaros in those, WTF. He looked at me like I had 2 heads or it had never occurred to him. The other guy had a weird smirk
Haha, wtf indeed
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #18
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I have done pretty much that aside from the gears and axles, I believe my current setup would out-handle a stock 1LE, not even close. GM should have lowered both the ZL1 and 1LE. I lined up with a ZL1 yesterday and sitting in my car I was looking up at him. That's the kind of stuff that shows even though GM made improvements, the aftermarket is there to make it even better.

I was looking at a new Mustang GT at the track too. He had a track package in it that came with Ricaro seats. Now why doesn't GM offer something like that in the 1LE package. Our stock seats aren't good for hard cornering.

No offense but the new rear swaybar setup is actually superior to your swaybar Fe3 setup I know I had tons of sway bars till now so honestly I don't think you will out corner the 1LE. My FE4 setup especially with the Pedders 32mm rear ZL-1 rear bar added like 12+ mph cornering speed. And that is still without cradle bushings upgrade, compared to my L99 2011ss with full cradle bush and Pedders FE3 solution C bar package. Beautiful car btw, my 2012 SS is also VR. I see you have TSWs 20x10 all 4 corners, I will do this as well since you have no fitment issues.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #19
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The Recarro seats in the V offer a tremendous amount of lateral support but at a $3,400 premium. Surely there are aftermarket seats for the Camaro that cost less than that??
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The Recarro seats in the V offer a tremendous amount of lateral support but at a $3,400 premium. Surely there are aftermarket seats for the Camaro that cost less than that??
Yeah but some of us still want to retain our seat mounted airbags. Is it possible to put the CTS-V Recaros in our cars.
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