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Old 05-23-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Newbie here

Actually havent purchased the car yet. Still debating. I have been looking and went for a test drive today. Salesman tossed me the keys and said have fun ill see you when you done. Took it for about a 20 minute ride. 2SS with leather, nav, sunroof, 6 speed with short throw shifter, pretty much every option. I quickly fell in love with the car and the power. Im coming out of a 2012 Jeep Wrangler lol. I will be looking to upgrade with some power adders soon just curious how hard it will be to get it in the 500rwhp range. Im not talking unlimited budget here either. How do they react to an air intake, tune, and cam basically. I wouldnt think 100+ HP would be hard to gain. I am just curious how happy everyone is with there camaros. Im new to the sports car realm (35 yrs old). PLease dont lynch for dumb questions. lol
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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Actually havent purchased the car yet. Still debating. I have been looking and went for a test drive today. Salesman tossed me the keys and said have fun ill see you when you done. Took it for about a 20 minute ride. 2SS with leather, nav, sunroof, 6 speed with short throw shifter, pretty much every option. I quickly fell in love with the car and the power. Im coming out of a 2012 Jeep Wrangler lol. I will be looking to upgrade with some power adders soon just curious how hard it will be to get it in the 500rwhp range. Im not talking unlimited budget here either. How do they react to an air intake, tune, and cam basically. I wouldnt think 100+ HP would be hard to gain. I am just curious how happy everyone is with there camaros. Im new to the sports car realm (35 yrs old). PLease dont lynch for dumb questions. lol
Getting to the 500 hp range with an SS will require a lot of mods and voiding of warranty...won't be cheap either...

I'd look at a ZL1 if I were you....
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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Getting to the 500 hp range with an SS will require a lot of mods and voiding of warranty...won't be cheap either...

I'd look at a ZL1 if I were you....
trust me you would not regret it. The ride is . so the easy way is a ZL1.
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Actually havent purchased the car yet. Still debating. I have been looking and went for a test drive today. Salesman tossed me the keys and said have fun ill see you when you done. Took it for about a 20 minute ride. 2SS with leather, nav, sunroof, 6 speed with short throw shifter, pretty much every option. I quickly fell in love with the car and the power. Im coming out of a 2012 Jeep Wrangler lol. I will be looking to upgrade with some power adders soon just curious how hard it will be to get it in the 500rwhp range. Im not talking unlimited budget here either. How do they react to an air intake, tune, and cam basically. I wouldnt think 100+ HP would be hard to gain. I am just curious how happy everyone is with there camaros. Im new to the sports car realm (35 yrs old). PLease dont lynch for dumb questions. lol
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Seems like you enjoyed your test ride! We're happy to see you exploring the world of Camaros. If you have any other inquiries, feel free to contact us anytime. Best of luck in your search.

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Old 05-23-2013, 10:23 PM   #5
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Sorry if the question sounds dumb lol. Never ventured passed the V6 in a jeep. The HP is rated at 426. What are the real world numbers to the wheels. I now for a fact I won't be jumping Into a ZL anytime soon. The 2SS is gonna have to do for now if I get it. And yes I loved the test drive!!
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #6
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wow.. they let you guys in TX test drive cars there with no salesperson?
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:44 PM   #7
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Sorry if the question sounds dumb lol. Never ventured passed the V6 in a jeep. The HP is rated at 426. What are the real world numbers to the wheels. I now for a fact I won't be jumping Into a ZL anytime soon. The 2SS is gonna have to do for now if I get it. And yes I loved the test drive!!
People say around 370 at the wheels for the LS3 (manual) and a bit less for the L99 (auto). Don't know too much about the auto since I don't have one but I am sure one of the L99 guys will chime in
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:45 PM   #8
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wow.. they let you guys in TX test drive cars there with no salesperson?
Depends on the dealership. I used to work for a Benz dealer back in the day and we'd let people take cars overnight if we knew they were "good" for it
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:06 AM   #9
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Depends on the dealership. I used to work for a Benz dealer back in the day and we'd let people take cars overnight if we knew they were "good" for it
Yeah, I remember a family friend on several occasions having an overnight test drive, my dad always had company cars, moot point on that one


OP, Don't forget, upgrade the horses, have to upgrade the drive train so you aren't ripping stuff out. Add that cost into what you're thinking
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