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Old 02-19-2014, 10:33 PM   #35
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How so?
electronic steering seems to help with drivetrain loss (at least that is what is being said). A few stock 1LE's have posted 390whp (as opposed to 360-370 on an SS).

Better stock suspension, shifter, wheels, gears, seats and a front splitter...

Just having all that upgraded on my car cost a ton...

oh and you get the ZL1 fuel pump too (well so do the 2014 SS Camaro's I think)..
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:57 PM   #36
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I just bought the car used last month. I thought it has a 8 speed automatic. Thank you very much for the info.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:15 PM   #37
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:48 PM   #38
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:14 PM   #39
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Yeah im not the sharpest knife in the drawer either,you want what you want.The reason for the thread is i put(lost)so much money throwing stuff in my 2011 1LT/RS I was wondering if i was the only one
That's the problem with modding. You "lose" money. I've owned 5 Harleys and heavily modded the first 4, and with the current one I said no more. I have made some mods to it for performance, but only stage 1 stuff with a few cosmetic mods. There are times when I ride with my buddies that I see things I would like to do. But after the ride is over and the bike is put away, the mod feelings go away too. Like you I've dropped way to much money in the Camaro, even upgrading previously upgraded parts. Modding is like crack, you want to stop but you can't. I bet you will be modding sooner than later. Just make wise decisions.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:32 PM   #40
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That's the problem with modding. You "lose" money. I've owned 5 Harleys and heavily modded the first 4, and with the current one I said no more. I have made some mods to it for performance, but only stage 1 stuff with a few cosmetic mods. There are times when I ride with my buddies that I see things I would like to do. But after the ride is over and the bike is put away, the mod feelings go away too. Like you I've dropped way to much money in the Camaro, even upgrading previously upgraded parts. Modding is like crack, you want to stop but you can't. I bet you will be modding sooner than later. Just make wise decisions.
Yes,the cam,headers,tune thing is just driving me crazy,but im alone and if something happened to my job,im screwed.So i unfortunately im waiting til i get her paid off,then i will do those things.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:20 AM   #41
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The way I look at it, if you get comfortably past the break in period and its all working fine, then you have a good car. If you get a lemon you'll start finding out real soon. So after 4500 miles I did the cam and headers thing. Only problem since then was oil pump failure and that was covered under warranty by my dealer, (minus the towing charge).

Then my clutch gave out, but that was my fault for drag racing it (poorly).

So basically, it all comes down to how bad do you want it and what that lovely lady of the street said, "How much money you got?"
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:06 AM   #42
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electronic steering seems to help with drivetrain loss (at least that is what is being said). A few stock 1LE's have posted 390whp (as opposed to 360-370 on an SS).

Better stock suspension, shifter, wheels, gears, seats and a front splitter...

Just having all that upgraded on my car cost a ton...

oh and you get the ZL1 fuel pump too (well so do the 2014 SS Camaro's I think)..
Agreed, about the base for modding, it was the drive train loss specific to 1LEs I was wondering about. Yes EPS will save a few HP. The different gearing also may have a slight impact on the dyno numbers. But sadly the 1LEs are no faster than any other stock LS3 on a drag strip. And perhaps a bit slower due to the tracking focus of the suspension and tires.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:45 PM   #43
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:36 AM   #44
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mod it...hell, i'm using mine to learn to tune
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