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Old 08-02-2009, 02:58 PM   #18
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Good point, I imagine you are referring to the insurance rates?
Yes, and even the pennies with gas. Money saved will help him with a used/new SS with mods with a lower ins after the age of 25. I cant remember his age but remember reading his post awhile ago ( was it in the ibm thread) and the impression left was that he is still a young one.

The low end tq from V8s can be addicting ( some people hate it...noticably they where all women) and its definately missing from the LT/LS. Ontheotherhand, i've realized i drive more responsibly from take offs. The low end torque brings out the devil in many driver..including me. The LT/RS does need a little more tq for a proper fit ( 20's).
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:15 PM   #19
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It goes zero to 60 in 6 seconds and runs a mid-14 quarter mile. What did you guys think you were buying? If you wanted the torque of the SS, you needed to buy the SS.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:36 PM   #20
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For the non-muscle car fans I am sure the v6 has enough..it's an excellent cross over vehicle in that aspect
oh really?? so i must not be a muscle car fan since i drive a v6?

come on.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:56 PM   #21
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It's more the driver son. But it will not compare to the v8. I on the other hand think its more than enough, especially out of a v6. You have to think about it a new mustang gt only packs about 315hp vs the 2010 Camaro which is packing a whoppin' 304hp!
Yep, you definitely can't compare it to a V8... Yes, while the V6 Camaro make a 304 HP it only makes 273 ft/lbs of torque compared to the Mustang GT's 325 ftlbs!!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:58 PM   #22
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Yes, and even the pennies with gas. Money saved will help him with a used/new SS with mods with a lower ins after the age of 25. I cant remember his age but remember reading his post awhile ago ( was it in the ibm thread) and the impression left was that he is still a young one.

The low end tq from V8s can be addicting ( some people hate it...noticably they where all women) and its definately missing from the LT/LS. Ontheotherhand, i've realized i drive more responsibly from take offs. The low end torque brings out the devil in many driver..including me. The LT/RS does need a little more tq for a proper fit ( 20's).
Think with a littler rear gear change, it would definitely make for a little more fun... with the 6 speed, i wonder how much fun 4.10s would be! LOL!
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:17 AM   #23
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oh really?? so i must not be a muscle car fan since i drive a v6?

come on.
Where we going?
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:06 AM   #24
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If guys have plans of tuning the snot out of this motor so they can race it with the big dogs stop torturing yourself get the V8 and be done with it. If u just want a cool looking car with a bit of kick that use's cheap gas and lower costs over-all then you have the right car for you. Just have realistic goals about the V6. Its an amazing motor for a V6 but there are a ton of cars more faster and powerful then it.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:39 AM   #25
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Have you considered the manual transmission?
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:46 AM   #26
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IMHO - if you're starting with a car that is only a few ticks slower than LT1 cars were from the days of yore, I don't feel that's a bad thing one bit. It should be all about what you want, and not what others think. Obviously, that plays a little role (otherwise - why do many people spend so much time and money going faster and looking better ) but if you like how the car felt, and it fits your needs, then go for it, IMHO. If you have no intention on having a little safe fun at the occational stoplight, and don't plan on going to a track, and just want a great car that runs really good, then get the V6. It's less expensive and you can equip it, trim-wise, with everything the SS has.

IMHO - get what's going to fit you, and no one else. It's your $$$.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:17 PM   #27
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If guys have plans of tuning the snot out of this motor so they can race it with the big dogs stop torturing yourself get the V8 and be done with it. If u just want a cool looking car with a bit of kick that use's cheap gas and lower costs over-all then you have the right car for you. Just have realistic goals about the V6. Its an amazing motor for a V6 but there are a ton of cars more faster and powerful then it.
and there are a ton of cars that are a lot faster and powerful than the SS...... so what's your point?
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:40 PM   #28
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and there are a ton of cars that are a lot faster and powerful than the SS...... so what's your point?
And... for the money, what's much quicker than the V6 at it's price, and also for the V8, at it's? Pound for pound for nearly the last 20 years the Camaro has offered some of, if not THE most, hp per dollar than anything on earth. In fact that was definitely the truth of the 4th gen V8 cars. Now it can certainly be said for any trim of the Camaro today.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #29
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In the end it comes down to each driver. If I didn't have my 405 rwhp 00 Z28 in my garage I doubt the 2LT/RS I have would have enough power. Since this is a daily driver for me, the 304HP is great. Enough power to safely pass and still have fun with the car.

I'll likely only do minor mods on this one and may even leave it stock.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:56 PM   #30
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Thanks for all of your help. Im sorry I wasnt able to reply sooner but my internet has been messing up. Anyways alot of you have convinced me that it has enough power but im still a little iffy. I know that with a couple mods ill be able to beat the genesis coupe which i was disappointed that it beat the camaro in some things. The only thing more I want in the v6 is more lower end torque.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:57 PM   #31
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I am happy with my V6 although a dealer nearby finally got in the same car in a V8. However, that would of costed me another $$175 a month as it would be about $10,000 more compared to the lucky price I got on the V6. I am just getting a little tired of the fixed up mustangs on the road growling at me when I turn off the road. They like reving their engines. Maybe they are scrared or jealous.
you know I've noticed that too , why do so many Mustangs out there just seem like all muffler growl and add on plastic parts they look a little toyish to me sometimes
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:09 PM   #32
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My V-6 (304HP) Camaro is more than enough. I actually had a V-8 1997 Camaro Z-28 but my new 2010 V-6 seems to have more power than the V-8!
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:15 PM   #33
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Yes, I've also noticed this about the Mustangs too or as I call the Pootangs. They all pull up next to me and have to make their mufflers growl. I just give them a like whatever look! I think their intimidated by my Camaro.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:41 PM   #34
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There are so many mustangs on the road that sometimes I feel like we are in some type of communist country that issues these rides out to everyone. I do love the growl of the Gts though (runs and hides!).
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