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Old 05-22-2007, 11:04 PM   #35
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Ride height.

Hello, I am a new Camaro5.com Register, yes...a noob so please do not give me a hard time. I am seriously considering waiting and purchasing one of these new Camaros when they are released. I love the way they look in these concept pictures and photos...but...one of the main reasons they look great to me is because they are very low in these pictures..lower ride height always adds more attractive and aggressive feelings in the visual sense of the car. I am worried though because the mustang originally had pictures that looked low as well, but then it came on the market and was lifted to SUV height like it is now. Very annoying, I know muscles cars are usually not super low but I really like the way it looks in the pics where the tire is almost RIGHT under the fender, no lame fender gaps. So, anyone here know anything about the height when actually released? Would save me money from buying springs.

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Old 05-22-2007, 11:05 PM   #36
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:08 PM   #37
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:21 PM   #38
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Welcome Bait8

First, no reason to worry about abuse because you're a newbie. Everyone here is respectful, and a good group. Those that weren't didn't last long.

As for ride height; the rims on the concepts are larger than what will be offered on the production version. Consequently, on the production version, there will be more of a gap between the tire and fender. But I'm confident that it won't be that bad. I've also heard rumors that there may be the option of getting larger rims through the dealer.

Time will tell, but I'm certain we'll love what GM has done with the production version.
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:21 PM   #39
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Don't be deceived because those are 22's out back and 21's in the front if i recall... some HUGE tires for a car.

Don't worry though a set of springs will be easily had and changed to give you any ride height you want for about $300 in parts.
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Old 05-23-2007, 02:42 AM   #40
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Ok, well it sounds great anyways. Rims and lowering suspension mods are usually not to bad on the price. I really hope these cars come out great.

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hehe, I noticed. Everyone seems well informed about these cars here. I don't have a Camaro myself yet, but it will be my sports car when released. All I have is a daily driver now lol. I am very anxious to see what versions and styles of this car hit the market...I also hope they will be a thorn in the butt of the mustang...lol no offense to those that like them..I don't mind them.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:35 AM   #41
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How ya doin, Bait8...nice to have you here. I'd say something about ride height, but they seemed to have covered it all!
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:01 AM   #42
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Wasn't there a picture online some time ago that showed the silver concept in the presence of a 4th Gen? I remember it, but don't remember where to find it.

And the 5th Gen rode quite a bit higher than the 4th.

So if you're happy with the ride height of the 5th Gen, I doubt it'll get any higher. Possibly slightly lower.
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:01 AM   #43
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I haven't been to see this car as of yet, I SOOOO Want to, though. But I digress, a friend of mine told me that the fiberglass shell he saw was "huge", but I know he doesn't drive or have any F-bodys.
So I was wondering (and this is probably directed towards those who own 4th gens) how big is the 5th Generation compared to the 4th? in terms of anything that strikes you as important...hieght, width, lenght...overall impressions, thanks
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Wasn't there a picture online some time ago that showed the silver concept in the presence of a 4th Gen? I remember it, but don't remember where to find it.

And the 5th Gen rode quite a bit higher than the 4th.

So if you're happy with the ride height of the 5th Gen, I doubt it'll get any higher. Possibly slightly lower.
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:25 AM   #45
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nope, sorry friend, but that's a first gen...
A fourth Generation is like in TAG's or Moose's signature...
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I haven't been to see this car as of yet, I SOOOO Want to, though. But I digress, a friend of mine told me that the fiberglass shell he saw was "huge", but I know he doesn't drive or have any F-bodys.
So I was wondering (and this is probably directed towards those who own 4th gens) how big is the 5th Generation compared to the 4th? in terms of anything that strikes you as important...hieght, width, lenght...overall impressions, thanks
It seems a little wider. Seems to be about the same height. Doesn't seem to be longer or shorter. I think it's tough to say unless you can put them side by side. It did appear that the 5th Gen had more room inside than the 4th Gen. Sorry...but it doesn't seem huge to me. It just seems like a new musclecar in it's own design.
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nope, sorry friend, but that's a first gen...
A fourth Generation is like in TAG's or Moose's signature...
Sorry I don't remember ANY picture of the concept and a 4th Gen camaro. I don't think there was one. Why.. or for that matter compare the Concept with a 4th Gen camaro? That would be the proverbial apples and oranges.
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:52 PM   #48
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I think they will lift it a bit. The entire car is sitting to low for general motors not to be worried about people coming back with damage and wanting a fix on the warranty. I will live with lowering it myself. That is a sweet picture.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:10 PM   #49
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I'm confident also that it will have quite a bit of wheel gap in it. Like has already been said, the wheels on the concept are rediculously oversized, and they can afford to have it sit aggressively on them, the car is not driven per se.

But I'm excited about the little things like this...it makes it that much easier to stand out with one without doing something rediculously expensive. Throw some mild springs under her to get the ride height down to something more aggressive and it will look that much better compared to the neighbor's stocker.

Assuming it doesn't void the warranty. :P
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:19 PM   #50
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I agree MerF, I am going to invest in larger wheels though with much smaller tire profile and lower it. Hopefully I will not have any problems.
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I'm confident also that it will have quite a bit of wheel gap in it. Like has already been said, the wheels on the concept are rediculously oversized, and they can afford to have it sit aggressively on them, the car is not driven per se.

But I'm excited about the little things like this...it makes it that much easier to stand out with one without doing something rediculously expensive. Throw some mild springs under her to get the ride height down to something more aggressive and it will look that much better compared to the neighbor's stocker.

Assuming it doesn't void the warranty. :P
It's hard to say what they will do in the production versions. In first gen. Camaros, all of them had 14" rims except the Z/28 which had 15" rims, yet the Z/28 sat two inches lower than other Camaros. So there is a history of doing some different things on different versions of the same car.
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