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Old 01-13-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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Couple of observations re: Camaro @ Detroit Show

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Wow...I'm assuming this one is pretty close to production. Interior is outstanding. By my estimation, just about everything appears top notch. I would even venture to suggest the seat design outdoes the vette...I can wait to see how it 'fits'. It may sound silly, but one thing that disappoints me about the vette is the steering wheel (same design shared with G6, etc...blech). The Camaro (while not perfect IMO) is outstanding..unique design, nice and tight, fat, and looks like it will feel fantastic in the hands. We've seen this for awhile, but I've been holding my breath hoping it would remain unchanged. If I owned a vette...I'd be swapping out my pontiac style wheel pretty quickly.


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WHAT IS UP WITH THE PLACEMENT OF THE HOOD LIFT???? SCOTT SETTLEMIRE!!!!! As much attention to detail as was paid to this car and you mount it on the INSIDE of the strut tower?!??!?!?!?!? The 'cheap' strut tower brace upgrade is now not such an easy proposition. No a big huge hairy deal...but still... :( (and PS...thanks for everything else )

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:15 AM   #2
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Hood Lift?
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:30 AM   #3
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The gas shock to hold the hoof up im guessing.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:33 AM   #4
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Hold the hoof up? Do we need a farrier for our pony car?
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:26 AM   #5
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:27 AM   #6
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I could care less where the hood support mounts. My surprise is in seeing only one support, allowing the hood to possibly rest at an awkward slant when open.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:53 AM   #7
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I could care less where the hood support mounts. My surprise is in seeing only one support, allowing the hood to possibly rest at an awkward slant when open.
Its an alloy (aluminum) hood so it won't be too heavy. And how long do you plan on having your hood open at any given time?
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:02 AM   #8
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^^^You're right, of course, with such a light hood it should be just fine. Hadn't thought of that. Thanks!
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Its an alloy (aluminum) hood so it won't be too heavy. And how long do you plan on having your hood open at any given time?
i wish it was a little heavier so it won't fly away as easily. i plan on driving with the hood up, so i would prefer having two shocks to hold it level. you get more even downforce that way!

to be a little more serious, i believe the GS car has a tower brace that fits fine... let me check



come to look at it, you'd think a race car would have something a little better than the stock air box
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i wish it was a little heavier so it won't fly away as easily. i plan on driving with the hood up, so i would prefer having two shocks to hold it level. you get more even downforce that way!

to be a little more serious, i believe the GS car has a tower brace that fits fine... let me check
come to look at it, you'd think a race car would have something a little better than the stock air box

Your version of CAI or is it just for downforce?

And since you brought it up, just what is the purpose of the strut tower brace? Does it have something to do with the engine torque or does it act as a sway bar for handling?
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Your version of CAI or is it just for downforce?

And since you brought it up, just what is the purpose of the strut tower brace? Does it have something to do with the engine torque or does it act as a sway bar for handling?
Decreases chassis flex...
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i wish it was a little heavier so it won't fly away as easily. i plan on driving with the hood up, so i would prefer having two shocks to hold it level. you get more even downforce that way!

to be a little more serious, i believe the GS car has a tower brace that fits fine... let me check



come to look at it, you'd think a race car would have something a little better than the stock air box
Don't see any hood lift (or whatever you want to call it) on that one...
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Don't see any hood lift (or whatever you want to call it) on that one...
this is the only other hood-up picture i've been able to find, and it don't look like there's any place for a prop bar, so i imagine it's gotta be held up somehow.

and before anyone says it, i know this ain't a production hood (or car, for that matter), but this is the only one with a strut tower brace, so we have to work with what we're given.
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I could care less where the hood support mounts. My surprise is in seeing only one support, allowing the hood to possibly rest at an awkward slant when open.
If i'm not mistaken, the hood is aluminum in order to achieve the 52/48 weight distribution. One strut is probably plenty.

At leat we won't have to worry about the hood rusting through.
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