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Old 12-24-2012, 12:37 PM   #491
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Actually, the 1997-only SLP-produced-for-GM LT4s were as follows:

SS/LT4 (US-bound) = 100

SS/LT4 (Canadian-bound) = 6 (denoted Czerozero1 thru C006 by SLP)

Firehawk LT4 = 26 in total

All LT4 engines used in the F-cars were hand-assembled AND dyno-tested by Zeke's Automotive in Lasalle QC (dyno sheet shipped with every car!), a shop formerly owned by SLP-Canada's then-President Terry "Zeke" Maxwell...who owns LT4 Czerozero1, which has a GM VIN earlier than Rick Hendrick's "Serial Number 1" LT4...

By the way, Zeke also owns the original Red '96 SS engineering mule (LT1/MX0), used as a media car. Zeke also drove a '97 SS-LT4 into the '12s on stock tires, a feat covered in one of the buff-books of the day.



Brembo 6-piston front brakes (ala ZL1) and (in my mind) the mandatory HD ZL1 diff. will add some weight to the 1SS/1LE Base. However, depending on what hood/aero mods/seats are utilized, the final Curb could be 3925...or less...or about the same (roughly) as a GT500...



Should be a lot closer to the 1LE than the ZL1 is...with better "balance" than the ZL1, particularly with the HD rear diff...which is necessary for TWO reasons:

1) Durability - this car WILL see track duty - both straight-line AND road course - and, with 50 ft/lb extra torque on hand, it makes no sense to put what might be a "marginal" diff. in a vehicle with upgraded "sticky" tires. Build it once, RIGHT, and customer satisfaction will ensue.

2) The aforementioned extra weight, although unsprung, will move the chassis closer to the engineering-ideal 50/50, fr/rr.

"If you build it, they will come". "They"...are HERE!
I can't see the 6 pot fronts being much more than the 4's due to the 2 piece rotor.
The rear of the SS is holding up to the extra power that many have thrown at it, ie. superchargers. I think the 1LE rear is substantial enough. I don't want the extra cost or weight unless absolutely necessary.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:38 PM   #492
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Is it just me or is it just a coincidence that GM files a trade mark back in Sept. 2012 for the Z28 name and this additional news about the LS7 comes out. Very interesting.
It is a lot of people, but they also filed for 'El Camino', 'Nomad', 'Turbo Jet', etc.

Does this mean the UTE is on it the way to the US and we are going to get a station wagon too?

I do like the idea of an LS7 factory option in the Camaro, they can call it what ever they want.

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Old 12-24-2012, 12:39 PM   #493
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I was planning to wait on the 6th gen to buy another Camaro, but if this is true the LS7 will get me to bite on another 5th gen.
This is why it should/will happen.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:52 PM   #494
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I was planning to wait on the 6th gen to buy another Camaro, but if this is true the LS7 will get me to bite on another 5th gen.
Could be the excuse I need to own 2 5th gens.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:33 PM   #495
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Z28 was the base V8 coupe and SS had all the performance goodies.
I'm going to start calling my LS a Z26 then! Sounds more exotic!
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #496
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Does anyone think it might be a mistake?
I'm willing to bet its a mistake or hoax.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:02 PM   #497
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I'm willing to bet its a mistake or hoax.
Quit raining on our parade damnit!




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Old 12-24-2012, 02:07 PM   #498
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Actually, the 1997-only SLP-produced-for-GM LT4s were as follows:

SS/LT4 (US-bound) = 100

SS/LT4 (Canadian-bound) = 6 (denoted Czerozero1 thru C006 by SLP)

Firehawk LT4 = 26 in total
I remembered the LT4 Firehawk's,just didn't mention them because we were talking about Camaro's specifically.
I did however forget all about the Canadian LT4 SS's,probably because most magazines don't mention anything about them for whatever reason
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:51 PM   #499
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I remembered the LT4 Firehawk's,just didn't mention them because we were talking about Camaro's specifically.
I did however forget all about the Canadian LT4 SS's,probably because most magazines don't mention anything about them for whatever reason
Quite a few people don't give that LT4 engine much credit.

It is a very respectable engine, especially in the lighter weight '96 Corvette.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:11 PM   #500
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I kind of hope it is like the motor trend concept picture or the design picture of the Z28 when GM was first introducing the 5th gen. A mix between the SS and ZL1.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:46 PM   #501
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My racing friend has a Z06 and he's had nothing but problems with the LS7 motor. During track events, he has to shut down early due to over oil temperatures. He even had his original motor blow on him while on a track. He fought GM tooth and nail and finally got an out of court settlement. Then guess what? GM issues a voluntary recall on the LS7 and the issue it covers is exactly the one that caused his motor to blow in the first place.

I'd wonder how well the LS7 would hold up for those of us who track our cars hard.
Would like to know more about the recall you are referring to. I'm not aware of any...but therea re quite a bit of problems with the LS7.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:58 PM   #502
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:03 PM   #503
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Quite a few people don't give that LT4 engine much credit.

It is a very respectable engine, especially in the lighter weight '96 Corvette.

Traded mine for a 5th gen after owning it for a decade. I had ALOT of fun in that car. LT headers, 4:10 gears and a hotcam helped too. 116mph trap speeds with that tiny cam was pretty good I thought.
I just want my SS to trap at the same mph or higher.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:16 PM   #504
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Nice, this might get me back into a 5th gen again
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