Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Gen5DIY
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-06-2013, 12:05 PM   #29
gmg69
 
gmg69's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Twin Turbo SS, Summit White
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ventura, CA
Posts: 240
No... and what were they thinking with those taillights? Oh, I know... "let's make it look cheap and like everything else."

I'll take the LS7 though, anyday.
gmg69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 12:25 AM   #30
JR3
 
JR3's Avatar
 
Drives: Vette, Camaro
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southeast
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuskSS View Post
nope wont pay a premium price for a gutted car with no options other than race pedigree.

That seems to be the biggest complaint about the car.
JR3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 12:27 AM   #31
JR3
 
JR3's Avatar
 
Drives: Vette, Camaro
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southeast
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmg69 View Post
No... and what were they thinking with those taillights? Oh, I know... "let's make it look cheap and like everything else."

I'll take the LS7 though, anyday.

That seems to be the 2nd biggest complaint about the car.
JR3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 05:38 AM   #32
sho928
 
Drives: Porsche 928 S4, Mustang GT vert
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrystalRedTintcoat View Post
If it actually had a radio I'd consider it. It's odd to me that the radio weighed so much it had to be eliminated.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

I hope everyone understands that the weight saving is not the radio it's self but the 9-speakers with 20oz magnets + the sub amp (10lbs +/-)

If I wanted to hear music, I would drop down a few gears to make the LS7 sing.
sho928 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 07:19 AM   #33
360ss
ZL1 NIGHTMARES!!!
 
360ss's Avatar
 
Drives: LACS+CHEVYS
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NAWLINS
Posts: 143
Ls7 sing

Quote:
Originally Posted by sho928 View Post
I hope everyone understands that the weight saving is not the radio it's self but the 9-speakers with 20oz magnets + the sub amp (10lbs +/-)

If I wanted to hear music, I would drop down a few gears to make the LS7 sing.
Dammit boy!!^^^
__________________
13zl1 #251 NOTHING ELSE MATTER
360ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 09:29 AM   #34
*007
 
Drives: Getaway Special
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Globe Trotter - CIU
Posts: 359
Obviously if you put 305's and lighter rims of the Z/28 on the ZL1, (and maybe those brakes) what might happen to that 3 seconds? The lower splitter on the front of the /28, other stripped out items (radio, soundproofing, etc) won't make it or it's driver happy on the street. It is my belief the ZL1 still maintains the advantage over the Z/28 that the ZR1 has over the Z/28 if you added just a couple of mods to the ZL1. Advantages the Z/28 just wouldn't be able to overcome. Future ZL1's should have the better rotors and rim options and recaro's (nobody has mentioned that the recaros' are part of the 3 seconds due to driver control added).

The ZL1 remains the Most Street Capable Camaro Ever. Likely capable on the track as well with just a few mods mentioned above. Close enough anyway.
__________________
Sip:
*007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 09:42 AM   #35
gm_joe
 
Drives: 2002 Pontiac GP 40th GTP, 2012 ZL-1
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 172
Will not trade my ZL-1 for a Z/28. I think the Z/28 has filled the shoes of its older brother well, but I love to cruise and I feel the Z/28 will not fill that shoe like the ZL-1.
gm_joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 12:15 PM   #36
OldScoolCamaro


 
Drives: Camaro's, always have, always will.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Home of the brave
Posts: 4,851
Quote:
Originally Posted by sho928 View Post
I hope everyone understands that the weight saving is not the radio it's self but the 9-speakers with 20oz magnets + the sub amp (10lbs +/-)

If I wanted to hear music, I would drop down a few gears to make the LS7 sing.
....exactly, and BTW it plays our favorite song...

"1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3" by The LS7

__________________
In Scott We Trust...all others must show proof.
OldScoolCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #37
GoldenBear
Bear Backer
 
GoldenBear's Avatar
 
Drives: 69 Camaro Z/28, 69 Corvette Conv
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 1,490
Quote:
Originally Posted by gm_joe View Post
Will not trade my ZL-1 for a Z/28. I think the Z/28 has filled the shoes of its older brother well, but I love to cruise and I feel the Z/28 will not fill that shoe like the ZL-1.
I doubt that there will be many ZL1 owners who will trade their ZL1 for a new Z/28, but I think that there will be some who will add a new Z/28 to their stable.

I see the new Z/28 and ZL1 as two vehicles with different purposes. It's clear to me that the Z/28 is designed with one main focus and that is to be a track oriented car, and it has equipment that is appropriate for track focused use (CC brakes, high revving N/A engine, reduced weight, etc.) which also dictates the associated compromises that make it less suitable for everyday street use (no stereo, no magnetic ride, lack of sound deadening material, no trunk carpeting, no jack, etc.), and it is not recommended for drag racing (the new Z/28 doesn’t have the strengthened differential and half shafts of the ZL1). The ZL1, on the other hand, is designed to be an all around high performance vehicle which will perform well at the track and as a comfortable everyday driver right off of the showroom floor, and it can be relatively easily modified to add horsepower to perform very well at the drag strip.

It seems to me that the ZL1 and the Z/28 each have their place in the Camaro lineup, and there is not much reason based on their intended applications to make an either or choice between the two.
__________________
Current Chevrolets: 1969 Camaro Z/28 -- 1969 427/390 Corvette Convertible -- 1970 350/300 Corvette Convertible -- 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible -- CRT / Exposed CF Weave Hood Insert / Suede Package / Polished Wheels / MN6
GoldenBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #38
Iron Lung Jimmy
 
Drives: Iron Lung, Jimmy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 613
I'm going to put Z/28 badges on my SS and call it a day.































Iron Lung Jimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 04:57 AM   #39
jimmy5
 
jimmy5's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 #450
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Big Spring, TX
Posts: 479
I thought about it, because I thought the z28 was going to be less than the ZL1, but after seeing it's supposed to be MORE, with a lot less features, and not to mention I hate the new styling, there is no way. Keeping my ZL1 and going to love it even more.
jimmy5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 09:42 AM   #40
360ss
ZL1 NIGHTMARES!!!
 
360ss's Avatar
 
Drives: LACS+CHEVYS
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NAWLINS
Posts: 143
Z/28 and zl1

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenBear View Post
I doubt that there will be many ZL1 owners who will trade their ZL1 for a new Z/28, but I think that there will be some who will add a new Z/28 to their stable.

I see the new Z/28 and ZL1 as two vehicles with different purposes. It's clear to me that the Z/28 is designed with one main focus and that is to be a track oriented car, and it has equipment that is appropriate for track focused use (CC brakes, high revving N/A engine, reduced weight, etc.) which also dictates the associated compromises that make it less suitable for everyday street use (no stereo, no magnetic ride, lack of sound deadening material, no trunk carpeting, no jack, etc.), and it is not recommended for drag racing (the new Z/28 doesn’t have the strengthened differential and half shafts of the ZL1). The ZL1, on the other hand, is designed to be an all around high performance vehicle which will perform well at the track and as a comfortable everyday driver right off of the showroom floor, and it can be relatively easily modified to add horsepower to perform very well at the drag strip.

It seems to me that the ZL1 and the Z/28 each have their place in the Camaro lineup, and there is not much reason based on their intended applications to make an either or choice between the two.
I belive this is one of the best comparison comments I've read on the forum . Didn't discredit either car . Much respect to both vehicles
__________________
13zl1 #251 NOTHING ELSE MATTER
360ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 12:00 PM   #41
Z4me

 
Z4me's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ZL1 IOM Vin #169
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,952
GoldenBear has always been very informative on these forums and very unbiased.
As far as trading in my ZL1 for a Z28, nope its a keeper in my book, and its wife approved .
Now if the Z28 came as a convertible, I would be tempted to get a second camaro.
__________________
<img src=http://www.camaro5.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=36987&dateline=1334886195 border=0 alt= />
Z4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 01:41 PM   #42
Renegade
Banned
 
Drives: Camaro SS Edition
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 6,840
Send a message via AIM to Renegade Send a message via MSN to Renegade Send a message via Yahoo to Renegade Send a message via Skype™ to Renegade
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrystalRedTintcoat View Post
If it actually had a radio I'd consider it. It's odd to me that the radio weighed so much it had to be eliminated.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
You can always buy a radio.
Renegade is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.