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Old 12-04-2008, 06:26 PM   #15
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The car would of needed to be designed around it. They just revamped the Cobalt SS anyway with it's boosted 4 banger.

Hard to get past 27 hwy anyway unless you have gimpped performance.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:26 PM   #16
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:31 PM   #17
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GM's already done calculations, if not tried it. I remember Bob Lutz saying that there was barely any improvement in fuel economy, just a much more sluggish Camaro.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:43 PM   #18
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Efficiency vs size says to me anyway, not an option.

Several have said it...while the 2.0 Ecotec is an awesome engine, the weight of the Camaro will rule out any gains. The engine will be working harder and less efficient most of the time!

The V6 is the best option for a fuel saving Camaro.

Plus...a Camaro with a 4 banger just doesn't sound right at all...even one that has a turbo!

Hey, ya never know though..... it....*snicker* "worked" for the fox back mustang in the 80's HAHAHAH oh god hell yeah 4 banger with posi-traction...
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:59 PM   #19
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or......wait for it..........WAIT FOR IT..........CAMARO HYBRID!!!!!
Maybe a even better alternative then the 4 banger. If you can keep the weight down and the technology improves.
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:20 PM   #20
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V6 with AFM?

I think adding a 4 banger should drop the weight of the car. But I doubt it would make much difference in gas mileage. I cant picture a camaro w/o at least a V6. Do they have AFM for the V6? Drop down to 3 cylinders while cruising? Might bring up the gas mileage.
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I think adding a 4 banger should drop the weight of the car. But I doubt it would make much difference in gas mileage. I cant picture a camaro w/o at least a V6. Do they have AFM for the V6? Drop down to 3 cylinders while cruising? Might bring up the gas mileage.
it would be harder to balance the rotating assy deactivating 3 cyl on a v-6

id say you could do 2 at most
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I think adding a 4 banger should drop the weight of the car. But I doubt it would make much difference in gas mileage. I cant picture a camaro w/o at least a V6. Do they have AFM for the V6? Drop down to 3 cylinders while cruising? Might bring up the gas mileage.
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it would be harder to balance the rotating assy deactivating 3 cyl on a v-6

id say you could do 2 at most

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The Accord Sedan’s V-6 features the latest generation of Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM) technology. This system can activate and deactivate the engine’s cylinders as needed to meet the demands of both acceleration and fuel savings.

When maximum torque is required, all six cylinders are firing. During steady cruising speeds , VCM shuts down one bank of cylinders. In this mode, the audio system’s Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC) function generates out-of-phase sound waves to cancel out any undesirable noise that may be due to the harmonics of 3-cylinder operation.

As cruising speed increases the engine moves to a 4-cylinder mode for extra cruising power. To help keep engine vibration from reaching the cabin in every mode, active engine mounts automatically adjust their firmness to help absorb energy. The transition between the three operating modes is nearly seamless and goes unnoticed by the Accord’s passengers.
http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-...px?feature=vcm

That last sentence - "The transition between the three operating modes is nearly seamless and goes unnoticed by the Accord’s passengers."

Is pure BS! There are so many complaints about how horrible the VCM (AFM, DOD) is in customer reviews, you would not believe it.

Like all AFM applications, Honda only uses it on automatic trans cars.
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The LZ8 3900 V6 engine found in the Impala has AFM. I think it was discontinued for this model year though.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:35 PM   #26
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I own a 2008 HHR SS Turbo. It's a quick little car, but you have to beat the crap out of it to go. And it's only 3280 pounds. The V6 Camaro will be around 3800 pounds. I'm only getting 18mpg. I don't feel a 4cyl is a good idea for a Camaro. I think it would be disasterous!!
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y'all remember the Iron Duke Camaros don't ya? well other people sure will when they hear '4 cylinder'
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y'all remember the Iron Duke Camaros don't ya? well other people sure will when they hear '4 cylinder'
I have a special name for the Iron D.

The turbo 4 would not get mpg that much better than the V6, when you factor in the additional weight of a Camaro compared to a Solstice or Cobalt SS.

Don't expect to see the Iron D.
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