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Old 12-31-2008, 08:20 PM   #545
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I can't believe you didn't tell me about this. It was at the Chevy dealer right across the street from my office, and I even drove my 69 in that day. You're killing me.
Sorry I was out of town and did not get to see it either. Boob Taylor even called me to tell me it was going to be there but did not make it back in time.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:40 PM   #546
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Heather thank you for taking the time to post all of this! I just have one question, how does the Camaro feel compaired to the corvette as far as acceleration?
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:51 AM   #547
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For your questions on "skip-shift" I have not found it to be bothersome at all, but we do have it on a Corvette of ours so I am just be used to it From what I gather it is easy/affordable to bypass, so if you find it bothersome once you drive it a bit you can change it.
So are you saying you normally go from 1st to 4th? Or are you saying you have a heavy foot and are not force to skip 2nd and 3rd?

If it is the latter I doubt I will have a problem, I think?, people tell me I have a heavy foot.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:51 AM   #548
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So are you saying you normally go from 1st to 4th? Or are you saying you have a heavy foot and are not force to skip 2nd and 3rd?

If it is the latter I doubt I will have a problem, I think?, people tell me I have a heavy foot.
You have to be at around 25% throttle or less for CAGS to operate.

Engine coolant temp must be warmed up, etc.

So if you have a heavy foot, you may rarely notice it.

The CAGS eliminator is cheap and easy to install.
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:46 AM   #549
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Does anybody know if the camaro will have the Gas Guzzler Tax? I just received February issue of Motortrend and they tested the pontiac g8 gxp which ran 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and the 1/4 13.0 (auto and manual same times). This car has a similiar weight to the camaro 3969 to 3860 manual and 4043 to 3913 auto. I can see the auto with AFM not having the GG tax. I'm hoping the manual won't have the GG Tax. Thanks Pat
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:03 PM   #550
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Does anybody know if the camaro will have the Gas Guzzler Tax? I just received February issue of Motortrend and they tested the pontiac g8 gxp which ran 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and the 1/4 13.0 (auto and manual same times). This car has a similiar weight to the camaro 3969 to 3860 manual and 4043 to 3913 auto. I can see the auto with AFM not having the GG tax. I'm hoping the manual won't have the GG Tax. Thanks Pat
To the best of my knowledge, NEITHER will have that tax. If anything, under normal circumstances, it would be the auto that would have it and not the manual (as with the GTO). Of course, then they charged you $800 to get the GTO with a manual transmission instead...
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:07 PM   #551
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Sorry I was out of town and did not get to see it either. Boob Taylor even called me to tell me it was going to be there but did not make it back in time.
Now there's a dealer that I would like to work with.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:08 PM   #552
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Whith the CAGS say you are forced from 1st to 4th, so you put it into 4th, can you then immediatly down shift to 2nd if you needed to?
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:17 PM   #553
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Whith the CAGS say you are forced from 1st to 4th, so you put it into 4th, can you then immediatly down shift to 2nd if you needed to?
Yes

And if you drive like I do, you will rarely be forced from 1st - 4th. I had that feature on my 6 speed and didn't even know it was there. lol
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:19 PM   #554
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Whith the CAGS say you are forced from 1st to 4th, so you put it into 4th, can you then immediatly down shift to 2nd if you needed to?
There is no immediately from 4th to 2nd (up over and back down isn't exactly immediate IMO). But to answer your question, yes- it's only a very temporary "lockout". Get the skip-shift eliminator from SLP when available; that's what I had on last Camaro and GTO.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:26 PM   #555
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There is no immediately from 4th to 2nd (up over and back down isn't exactly immediate IMO). But to answer your question, yes- it's only a very temporary "lockout". Get the skip-shift eliminator from SLP when available; that's what I had on last Camaro and GTO.
That is what I plan to do, but just curious how it works. I imagine we will get our cars before the product is available and I probably won't put it in on the 1st day I get my Camaro. I was just concerned that say during the break in period of the car, I will be driving it soft and if it made me shift to 4th and I was merging on a freeway would I be able to throw it back down to 2nd or would I have to go from 4th to 3rd to 2nd?
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:54 PM   #556
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I've driven a lot of C5/C6s with the 1 to 4. 1st, on a hard accel. it does not impede you from going 1 - 2 (sorry if that was covered). But if on light throttle, you hold your shift until about 3,000 rpm or so, you can go straight to 2nd. But as you drive the car normally, you can learn to let the shifter just ever so slightly pop into the neutral gate on your way to 2nd and you will also be able to slide it easily into 2nd gear. Takes a littel practive and feel. But the gate only works when you are on light throttle and low rpm to maximize city mpg. The V6 manual doesn't have this "feature", btw.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:00 PM   #557
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Now there's a dealer that I would like to work with.
Hey... sorry I don'y know how to type. That's BOB TAYLOR.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:22 PM   #558
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Yeah lets just say i would not buy mine form Bob Taylor
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:20 PM   #559
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Whith the CAGS say you are forced from 1st to 4th, so you put it into 4th, can you then immediatly down shift to 2nd if you needed to?
So if try to shift 2nd when CAGS wants you to go to 4th, Will the shifter stop in the middle or will it shift into 2nd and just spin the engine when you dump the clutch?

Adding purchase of a bypass to my List of things to do with my SS Camaro.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:26 PM   #560
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So if try to shift 2nd when CAGS wants you to go to 4th, Will the shifter stop in the middle or will it shift into 2nd and just spin the engine when you dump the clutch?

Adding purchase of a bypass to my List of things to do with my SS Camaro.
It locks the gear out, you will not be able to move the shifter down into second if it is engaged.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:28 PM   #561
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When cags activates and your pulling the shifter back towards second the shifter will move(gate) into fourth.
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