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Old 07-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #1301
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Had my first speeding ticket the other day. 87 in a 70. It only felt like I was doing 70.

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Old 07-07-2012, 09:31 PM   #1302
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Had my first speeding ticket the other day. 87 in a 70. It only felt like I was doing 70.

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Ouch! Well it didn't beat my 160 in a 75. But then... I was dreaming! Just remember Bill the older we get the heavier our legs feel and the less we can feel! HA HA I feel sorry for you man! Really I do.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:58 PM   #1303
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Ouch! Well it didn't beat my 160 in a 75. But then... I was dreaming! Just remember Bill the older we get the heavier our legs feel and the less we can feel! HA HA I feel sorry for you man! Really I do.
Thanks. I am not sure what it is going to cost me but I am sure it is at least one mod.

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Old 07-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #1304
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Steve the shifter feels great! I have already received some good feedback on the shift ball from a few casual viewers. I was amazed at how heavy the stock ball was. I had no idea. I have a buddy that lives in Albertville, MN and works down in Rogers. He swears he has seen a Synergy green Camaro in your area on occasion. My guess is he has seen you on the highway there. I was in your neck of the woods in 1995 and would love to come back and check it out again. Happy 4th to you and all the 11/15 owners!
For me to get anywhere in the MPLS area I have to go through Rogers and down Hwy #94 so I'm sure it is me he has seen. There are quite a few 5th gens running around here, but in the last 18 months, since I bought mine, I have only seen one other Synergy Green Camaro. That one was not an SS and didn't have stripes. So I think at least for this area I have one of the rare ones. You would not believe the amount of attention my Camaro draws at car shows. Most people think I repainted it. They are surprised to hear it was a factory color.

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Old 07-17-2012, 07:40 PM   #1305
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Just need to share the good news. This last weekend I drove from Elk River, MN to the Road America races in Elkhart Lake WI. Total miles round trip was 837. On the way over on Friday I forgot to reset my average fuel economy so I was unable to get the mileage on that leg. On Sunday morning getting ready to head back I filled the tank, reset the average speed to zero and the average fuel economy to zero. The trip back was all highway at mostly 65, few spots down to 55, kept her in 6th gear most of the way (which means 1500 RPM at 65) and when I pulled into my garage the average speed readout was 57.9 and the average fuel economy was 26.7.
Gotta love having 426 HP at your beck and call and the luxury of 26 1/2 MPG on the highway. Owning this car just keeps getting better and better. My current odometer reading is 4072 so she is hardly broke in.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:05 PM   #1306
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That was great mileage. I have 20K on my baby but have never been on a long road trip. I think it is time.

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:13 PM   #1307
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same here 3400 and no road trip, will have to plan one before the summer is out.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:01 PM   #1308
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I am thinking of taking mine to TX. Since you live in TX maybe you should come to GA.

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:31 AM   #1309
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Hopes everyone has a great weekend.

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:56 PM   #1310
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Great hearing from you guys. Hope everything is well with everyone, and have a great weekend.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:25 AM   #1311
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I wonder how long we can keep this thread alive?
Hi everyone. Going to change my plugs and transmission fluid this weekend and maybe the Oil/filter.


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Old 08-22-2012, 08:56 PM   #1312
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[QUOTE=BowlingSS;5476720]I wonder how long we can keep this thread alive

I was wondering the same thing. I check for new posts every few days. We should keep this thread alive.
Took my car on a six hour round trip to the MN / IA border for a family reunion last weekend. Only got 24 MPG this time due to slower speeds from road construction. I have owned this car for just under two years and still just love to take her out for a cruise.
I have had no issues with my car so far; I hope everyone of you has had good luck also.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:01 PM   #1313
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I just went over 21k and have not had a problem. Running great.

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21K and no problems - that is great. Hope I have that good luck. I'm still below 5k
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:14 PM   #1315
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I wonder how long we can keep this thread alive? Hi everyone. Going to change my plugs and transmission fluid this weekend and maybe the Oil/filter. Bill
Hey Bill Good hearing from you. I am going to change my plug wires to some of the Granatelli Motor Sport variety. Joey Granatelli has a shop about 25 miles from my house and easy access to stop by and chat with him. He does good work. He built my buddy's Gen 5 that now has 850 HP! Joey posted a Youtube video on plugwires and I was SHOCKED at how poor most aftermarket wires are. Anyone in high performance should view that video.

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I was wondering the same thing. I check for new posts every few days. We should keep this thread alive.
Took my car on a six hour round trip to the MN / IA border for a family reunion last weekend. Only got 24 MPG this time due to slower speeds from road construction. I have owned this car for just under two years and still just love to take her out for a cruise. I have had no issues with my car so far; I hope everyone of you has had good luck also.
I took a drive with my wife up the coast and we got about 25 MPG. I think I have too much fun driving that I forget there are fuel and tire consequences for having TOO MUCH fun. LOL I know this thread was a very lively group. It would be nice if we could somehow all meet up for a real face to face meeting perhaps at Camfest IV next year!?!

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I just went over 21k and have not had a problem. Running great. Bill
I am getting ready to take a run up to Ventura area with Orange Krate to visit some relatives and have lunch with a cousin and one of my sisters. Orange Krate has about 12,500 miles now and I did have to have one warranty repair. It was a the coolant hose that runs from the drivers side of the engine to the oil pan. I didn't realize that there was a factory oil cooler line until I got under there and closely examined it. I also did the Royal Purple in the Trans and Rear Diff. WHAT A DIFFERENCE THAT MADE! I have done a few mods... new shift ball, chrome OEM wheels and Heritage Grille. Orange Krate is feeling good with the new mods.

Ya'll have fun and be safe out there! Vrrrrooooommmm!
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Just changed my oil and filter at 21,007 miles.

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Old 08-25-2012, 01:20 PM   #1317
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At 3547. Just added the new center console lid with the SS emblem on it. Got it from Maureen at Rodgers Chevrolet.
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At 3547. Just added the new center console lid with the SS emblem on it. Got it from Maureen at Rodgers Chevrolet.
I like it. How much was it?

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I like it. How much was it? Bill
+1... I think that along with the LED console and footwell lighting would be a nice interior OEM Upgrade. Its very worthy!
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Well it was alot. 190 shipped from Maureen.
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Some buddies in my Camaro club and I drove our Camaros over to Osceola, WI yesterday for "Wheels and Wings." It is a combination car show and airshow at the Oscelola airport. There was several hundred cars there; great car show. After the airshow was done they did an event called a "radar run" They marked off a section of runway that was 1/4 mile long and then placed a squad car at the end. He had his radar on and we got to see how much speed we could attain from a stop in that 1/4 mile strip. It was nothing official like you would get at a real drag strip, a guy at the start waved a flag and you hit the gas. I don't know if this is fast or slow, but I got to 104 MPH when I went past the squad. It was great fun. 100 cars paid the $25.00 fee to participate. One interesting fact about this - I was topping out in third gear when I past the squad car, meaning at 104 I still had 4th, 5th & 6th gears to go yet. I see why our Camaros are capable of 150+ MPH.
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Some buddies in my Camaro club and I drove our Camaros over to Osceola, WI yesterday for "Wheels and Wings." It is a combination car show and airshow at the Oscelola airport. There was several hundred cars there; great car show. After the airshow was done they did an event called a "radar run" They marked off a section of runway that was 1/4 mile long and then placed a squad car at the end. He had his radar on and we got to see how much speed we could attain from a stop in that 1/4 mile strip. It was nothing official like you would get at a real drag strip, a guy at the start waved a flag and you hit the gas. I don't know if this is fast or slow, but I got to 104 MPH when I went past the squad. It was great fun. 100 cars paid the $25.00 fee to participate. One interesting fact about this - I was topping out in third gear when I past the squad car, meaning at 104 I still had 4th, 5th & 6th gears to go yet. I see why our Camaros are capable of 150+ MPH.
Awesome! I want to try that myself. Your experience confirms and supports my thought that swapping out the gears alone would change the whole personality of the car in its bottom end pull. A set of 4:10s backed up to the Tremec 6 speed would make the Gen 5 even more radical out of the hole. That would really surprise the Mustangs.
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Changed my plugs today. I wanted one colder range. I went with the NGK TR6xi plugs.

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I want to try something like that, in a legal way.
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Some buddies in my Camaro club and I drove our Camaros over to Osceola, WI yesterday for "Wheels and Wings." It is a combination car show and airshow at the Oscelola airport. There was several hundred cars there; great car show. After the airshow was done they did an event called a "radar run" They marked off a section of runway that was 1/4 mile long and then placed a squad car at the end. He had his radar on and we got to see how much speed we could attain from a stop in that 1/4 mile strip. It was nothing official like you would get at a real drag strip, a guy at the start waved a flag and you hit the gas. I don't know if this is fast or slow, but I got to 104 MPH when I went past the squad. It was great fun. 100 cars paid the $25.00 fee to participate. One interesting fact about this - I was topping out in third gear when I past the squad car, meaning at 104 I still had 4th, 5th & 6th gears to go yet. I see why our Camaros are capable of 150+ MPH.
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Awesome! I want to try that myself. Your experience confirms and supports my thought that swapping out the gears alone would change the whole personality of the car in its bottom end pull. A set of 4:10s backed up to the Tremec 6 speed would make the Gen 5 even more radical out of the hole. That would really surprise the Mustangs.
I agree. A set of taller gears such as 4:10s would really make our cars jump off the line.
That radar run was a riot. They said they are going to do it every year at the Wheels & Wings event.
Next June 29th me and my car club buddies are going to drive out to Sturgis, SD. for the "2012 Sturgis Camaro rally". A whole weekend of events for Camaros including drag racing on Saturday. Here is a link; check it out:
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