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Old 02-27-2013, 11:56 AM   #26
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Funny I just drive away normally and it disenges as soon as I move forward...

As far as how it knows someone is close behind you The same sensors that tell you when something is close when you are backing up... Pay close attention next time it engages on slight incline someone was very close behind you.

Hill start isn't voodo once you actually figure out how it works.


And back to the op question, yes the 1le is a very fun car for a daily driver
You're right it's not voodoo. But I don't think the sensors are linked to it. My driveway is really steep and it will activate at any point I stop there as I'm going in or out of the garage, even when I've got just the rear out of the garage (so it's only a slight angle at that point). There's never anything behind me then.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:29 PM   #27
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I have over 6,000 miles on my 1LE. The biggest thng you will notice from the SS is the big lack of grip the Goodyears have when cold on the 1LE. They are the worst tires I have ever had on a car. And if there is snow on the road, start walking.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #28
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I agree on the tire grip when cold. These tires are rediculously sticky once warmed up but even here in Hawaii, where it is always 70+ degrees, you have to be careful on cold tires. I have had the rear step out plenty of times on cold tires. Rarely once warm. You have to be trying to once the tire temp comes up.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:22 PM   #29
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I have over 6,000 miles on my 1LE. The biggest thng you will notice from the SS is the big lack of grip the Goodyears have when cold on the 1LE. They are the worst tires I have ever had on a car. And if there is snow on the road, start walking.
Hence the reason GM put the warning on the window sticker and in the owners manual. They are excellent tires when used as intended and I would hope you would know you need snow or all season if you intend to drive in a colder winter climate.

Now if that was a sarcastic post, I missed it.

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:05 PM   #30
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I agree on the tires cold weather and or rain and you have to be very careful.

They are very nice at the track thou
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:25 PM   #31
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I put Continental DWS tires on for the winter months, works just fine.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:40 PM   #32
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I THINK THERE'S A BYPASS MODULE FOR THE HILL ASSIST SO THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DOESN'T COME ON
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:49 PM   #33
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Can you not turn off Hill Assist??
I THINK THEY MAKE A BYPASS MODULE FOR THE HILL ASSIST WHEN IT'S DISCONNECTED FROM THE TRAINS SO THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DOESN'T COME ON
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:06 PM   #34
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If there is some magic box no one but you knows about it. Can you provide some more information? And also maybe unlock the caps key?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #35
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Tram, I think he's referring to the skip shift eliminator.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:14 PM   #36
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....must be. Good catch.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #37
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:03 PM   #38
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My ZL1 is my DD.
We have ZL1's here, but no 1LE's. I am thinking bitting the bullet and getting the ZL1.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:28 PM   #39
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FWIW, my 1LE is my DD, and I like the hill assist. I don't feel like I have any delay with it or anything like that. I know you have 2 seconds to do something before it disengages itself.

Also, my driveway is really steep, had to fix the driveway some so I don't scrape up the car, and I haven't had any issues with hill assist when going in, going out, whatever... the only way I know of to engage it when going in and out, is if you're stopping. When I back up, I keep the clutch in and just use the brake to control the speed. Easy. The backup camera stays on as long as you're in reverse, doesn't matter if you keep the clutch down.

I suppose if you've been driving standard for a while, it may take some adjustment. I've been driving automatics for a really long time so I find hill assist to be pretty convenient, modern... advanced? For me it's a win. To each his own though.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:27 PM   #40
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No 1LE as DD, if your DD is bumper to bumper both ways.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #41
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I agree. Anyway, for clutch longevity, you better keep your foot off the clutch pedal when waiting in traffic.
Even with it pressed to the floor? I normally shift to N at lights, but with some stuff like toll boths or if I know the light will turn green, I just press the clutch to the floor. Are these new clutches ever fully open?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:47 PM   #42
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We've had it 9 months and the wife drives it daily. It's great Except for the tires. These things are amazing dry but even lite rain makes it white knuckle driving. Different tires and its a great DD car. No complaints.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:25 PM   #43
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I use mine as a DD. I actually just transported a ladder in mine and I'm sure that would make some people cringe.

Not a bad DD and it will be mine for some time. The suspension is more stiff than a SS but personally it does not bother me. Also the stock tires are not good in cold or wet conditions so they will have to be replaced when the time comes.

As for hill assist. Maybe it is where I live, but so far I have not had it engage. Maybe I need to be on a steep hill? I am able to roll back on small inclines and haven't seen hill assist.

Is your current SS a manual? The manual on camaro's is not easy to drive. I thought it was me being out of practice not driving for years, but the clutch is unlike any other car. I don't feel bad as since I have let others drive the car. One that claimed to drive stick for 7 years, another that claimed to drive 5 years in Europe, and the last that currently drives a stick Audi and each did poorly and stalled with the current stick Audi driver doing the best, but saying it's the hardest stick car he's driven.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:36 AM   #44
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Simple response

If you don't have another car and you can deal with or avoid the cold weather(I did not find the wet weather to be a problem), get the car. It is totally awesome in almost everway. The engine is more responsive than a stock SS, the car outhandles all Camaros except a ZL1. With dual mode and close ratio gearbox, 3.90 gears and its light wheels and those incredible warm weather tires, ---- wow. This car begs to be driven daily. A fast car that also handles and with most all the chassis and axle upgrades needed to allow increasing the HP dramatically what else do you need. Get the dual mode exhaust,well worth it.


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Old 07-10-2013, 10:09 AM   #45
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there is a fairly simple fix for HSA if you don't like it
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300649

thx to SSRS1LE for the post

back to the OP: without a doubt, 1LE works very well as a DD
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:42 AM   #46
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I plan on using my 1LE as a DD and only car (for now). I'm strongly considering buying a set of standard SS wheels and tires to use on the street and save the stockers for the track.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #47
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Daily driver here. Love it. Then again, I loved having a 60's muscle car as a DD. This is much more comfortable than a 60's muscle car, but I agree with cbass on the transmission/shifter. I was pleasantly surprised when I felt the stiffer, heavier clutch, and the sometimes not super smooth shifter. It was a win-win for me. Modern reliability and technology combined with the feel of a car that you actually had to drive.

Haven't dealt with any tire issues yet as the temps haven't been below 100 and it hasn't rained while I've been driving it.

Still, I have nothing but praise for my 1LE.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:09 PM   #48
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I plan on using my 1LE as a DD and only car (for now). I'm strongly considering buying a set of standard SS wheels and tires to use on the street and save the stockers for the track.
But Mark, the black wheels look so gooooood! I don't think I could ever take mine off. Understandable if you have bad road conditions tho...
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:24 PM   #49
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8000 miles of use and abuse - most fun for the money in my book, HSA not a big issue just annoying, doesn't really get cold in Houston so tires not an issue - just do it
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #50
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Mine is my DD, with 13000kms I have worn through my 1st set of rear tires and even during the flooding in Calgary and torrential down pours with almost bald tires it handled better than expected. Due to early cold weather here i do have a set of stock SS rims which I've pasti dipped black and put on my old set of General Gmax's on them. great for early spring and fall. Although I drove my last SS year round the 1LE will spend its winters in the garage. the 3.90 rear end I believe will send just a bit too much torque to the rear wheels to be all that fun during our winters.
I would trade my old SS again in a second absolutely love my 1LE as a Daily Driver
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