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Old 12-21-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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ls3 Perpetual city driving

Need to know.I want a 2ss etc etc,but this vehicle will get most of its driving done in and around town,does this stress any areas of what in the U.K is considered a monstrous size mill for town work,like i dunno excessive clutch,gearbox use etc.
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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Well you'll obviously shift more often in town than on a highway so there will be more wear on the clutch.
Are you trying to decide whether or not to get a V6 or V8?
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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If there is any worries .. you can still get the automatic SS .. it has the cylinder deactivation to help out around the city driving. If you want a manual, I think it has the 1st to 4th skip (which I will get rid of ...) which should help a bit .. I would say if you can afford it , don't let others make your decision .. get what you want I have only owned manuals and I don't think they will have any shorter life on parts than an automatic for around town driving ..

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Old 12-21-2008, 07:34 PM   #4
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If there is any worries .. you can still get the automatic SS .. it has the cylinder deactivation to help out around the city driving. If you want a manual, I think it has the 1st to 4th skip (which I will get rid of ...) which should help a bit .. I would say if you can afford it , don't let others make your decision .. get what you want I have only owned manuals and I don't think they will have any shorter life on parts than an automatic for around town driving ..

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what eactly is the 1st to forth skip?
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:37 PM   #5
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what eactly is the 1st to forth skip?
Skip shift. Google it and you can learn all about it and ways to eliminate it. There are also threads on here that discussed it.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:04 PM   #6
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what eactly is the 1st to forth skip?
Basicly if you keep the rpm's low enough when you shift it locks out 2nd gear and makes you go into 4th. They do it for mpg rating purposes. There are skip shift eliminator kits for $20-40 bucks you can buy to get around this on the 4th gens. It was the first thing I bought for my '00 Camaro SS, along with a traction control reversal kit.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:33 PM   #7
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If there is any worries .. you can still get the automatic SS .. it has the cylinder deactivation to help out around the city driving.
AFM will very rarely activate around town. It's primarily designed to save fuel at cruising speeds on the highway.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:32 PM   #8
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Thanks fellas,good info.My philosophy of 'why have less,when you can have the best' would indicate that i want 2ss rather than 1ss,even if it is OTT.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:55 PM   #9
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albion, 2SS is not necessarily the best, they both will have the same engine (mt/at respectively) You are just getting interior gadgets with the 2ss as well as leather, But if you want to call GM leather the best, I would think twice about that.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:58 AM   #10
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albion, 2SS is not necessarily the best, they both will have the same engine (mt/at respectively) You are just getting interior gadgets with the 2ss as well as leather, But if you want to call GM leather the best, I would think twice about that.
I'm sure it's at least an improvement on the 4th. Gen, in ALL ways. I'd say, with all that street driving, consider the auto'. You won't be loosing anything, really. You'll also not have one leg bigger than the other from rowing that clutch all day long
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:07 PM   #11
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Good point RADZ,think you could of made my decision easier.Its the sound and power of a V8 that is top of my list,practicality is probably last.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:18 PM   #12
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I'd go for the auto in the UK IMO. I've been there a long time ago, lots of slow driving and manual shifting where applicable. If you go manual you can avoid skip shift by starting in 2nd, LS3 should have more than enough power to launch you through a roundabout without the hassle of 1st gear. Cheers!
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:06 AM   #13
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i rented a vette from herts and it was an automatic transmission.it was VERY fun to drive.This camaro will be fun no matter what transmission it has,in respect to AT/MT thats offered
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:12 PM   #14
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Cheers guys,since this will be my first foray into Yank ownership,i value all input offered.
Auto it is then.
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