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Old 07-25-2007, 07:23 PM   #26
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I'd cruise to Santana Row near San Jose, CA and watch as heads turn from the common everyday lambo or ferrari to this new Topless beast I have.

I don't really have a plan. Just plan on spending about 300 dollars in gas the first few days. I'm hoping I don't have to spend 500+ dollars on new tires in that time too.


If you only spend $500 on tires, you buy some pretty crappy tires.....I spent almost $600 on tires for my Tahoe...and they are only 17" low budget tires (since I'm planning on getting rid of it here soon).
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:31 PM   #27
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Probably just drive it over to my parents houses to show it off. My dad wants one of his own, and my mom has always liked Camaro's (she had a '70).

I'm sure I'll stop at my brothers grave with it since this was supposed to be the first car I owned that was faster than his...

Most of the people I'd show it off to work with me, so I'll just wait 'til the next day to show it to most people.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:01 PM   #28
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500 on tires.... i think he's just talking about 2 tires
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:39 PM   #29
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First stop; Home. I'll park it in the garage, next to the SS, and spend a few days detailing and 'Zainoing' him.

Once that's done, it doesn't matter. Just hop in, keep the radio turned off, and just enjoy a long, aimless, cruise listening to that great American V8 rumble in one of my favorite "friends" of all time.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:51 PM   #30
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If you only spend $500 on tires, you buy some pretty crappy tires.....I spent almost $600 on tires for my Tahoe...and they are only 17" low budget tires (since I'm planning on getting rid of it here soon).
I run on 14" rims now (1997 eclipse rs). I figured 250 per rear tire.

Guess I was wrong. What are they? around $450 per tire?
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:01 PM   #31
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If you only spend $500 on tires, you buy some pretty crappy tires.....I spent almost $600 on tires for my Tahoe...and they are only 17" low budget tires (since I'm planning on getting rid of it here soon).
damn were are u buying tires i could hook it up for all 4 fot that price
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:03 PM   #32
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I'm sure I'll stop at my brothers grave with it since this was supposed to be the first car I owned that was faster than his...
im sorry to hear that man.....
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:19 AM   #33
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:28 AM   #34
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ummm

gonna drive around.....get the engine used to my driving (i love going fast) and then maybe a month after i get it.......race people cuz theres this one guy who has a saturn and i cant stand him...thinks he can beat anyone...and he will have that by the time i get my camaro...well i show him who owns with 500 hp under the hood...ME!
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:49 AM   #35
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since i'll probably end up getting it on a weekend, i'll drive up to beach blvd. on sat night where all the ricers hang out, and stop in the middle of the parking lot, then burnout and drive off.
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Old 07-26-2007, 03:14 AM   #36
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I'm sure I'll stop at my brothers grave with it since this was supposed to be the first car I owned that was faster than his....
Sorry to hear about your loss.
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:37 AM   #37
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I've bought 2 new cars from my GM dealership, both have come with full tanks. so gas station is out for me.

Tires for this beast will be expensive they will be 17 or 18's high performance is a must, probabally looking at $200 per tire. I'll probabally put a set of nitto drag radials on my rears asap.
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:20 AM   #38
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damn were are u buying tires i could hook it up for all 4 fot that price
That was for all 4....



I was figuring on running at least 18's, probably 20's on the Camaro and they'd be high performance tires, so they will probably run more than $500....
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:34 AM   #39
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I have two scenarios:

1. If I am still here in Chicago when this car is released, I am going to find my my buddy, who owns a 2007 Mustang GT vert, and do a burnout in front of his house to call him out! Then we'll head to Doty Ave on the southside by I-94 East to drag race, where I will shut him up once and for all!

2. If I have relocated to Charlotte,NC; I will drive off the showroom floor probably with my family(provided my wife can stand the rumble of the exhaust) and go cruisin'....and do some burnouts! Hopefully I will be well acquinted with some folks in Charlotte; I probably will run across some NASCAR guys who are "Bow-tie guys" and cruise with them.

Wherever I am I'll be in my car for a while.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:29 PM   #40
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First, I'd to the detailer, and have my guy wash/wax the newest member of the family until she shines like liquid metal!

Next, I'd spend some time making sure the iPod adaptor is neatly installed and out of the way... gotta have the right tunes (whenever the radio is finally turned on).

Next, I'd take it to the parking lot by the beach and get some good sunset photos of her with some good light! I'd make sure my wife's got her auto-show outfit on... yeah, THAT one

Then we'd go for a cruise up the coast, cruising by all the expensive mansions in Manchester by the Sea, letting all the Porsche-loving-green-tooth'd-cheese-eating-surrendor-monkey-Euro-trash drivers know the King is back in town... Boy I'd let that big LS engine roar down some of those little lanes! Maybe a couple of burnouts (short ones) just for grins... those tires are going to be expensive!

Finally, we'd drive back home (taking the long way) and maybe just get some ice cream at the local spot where the bikers and hot-rods hang out... just to show off a bit. :-)

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Old 07-26-2007, 12:46 PM   #41
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I'm taking mine to some industrial areas for some sick night shots. Car photography is my hobby and I can't wait to add this car to my collection.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:53 PM   #42
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This is a very good question! I think i'm gonna be to busy staring at the car and drooling....so until someone slaps me back into reality i have no idea where i'm gonna go at first.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:11 PM   #43
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Sorry to hear about your loss.
Thanks (to ponykilla also). All is well. It's been nearly a year since he passed. So while there are still times it doesn't seem possible my 'little' brother (he was 9 years younger than me, 23 when he died) isn't here anymore, it's no longer as bad as it was. We still have his son (well, that's a story unto itself since only a few months before he died he'd found out his 3 year old son wasn't really his) to spoil. As far as we (his family) are concerned, it takes more to be a 'daddy' than a sperm doner... And my brother WAS his daddy in every way that mattered.

Though I still have no idea how I'll react if I run into the idiot girl that just walked away and left him, taking both her cell phone AND his. (Long story, short version they decided to take a bunch of high blood pressure pills as a 'joint suicide'. But a lot more too it.) Unfortunately I still have to work with the girls mother (who was equally guilty of stupidity that day by waiting nearly an hour to call 911, and that wasn't even until my mother frantically asked the woman if she'd called 911). Just a lot of things that never added up. And the person with the answers will never tell...

Ok, back to more pleasant thoughts. LOL
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:21 PM   #44
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:33 PM   #45
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This is a very good question! I think i'm gonna be to busy staring at the car and drooling....so until someone slaps me back into reality i have no idea where i'm gonna go at first.
I'm like that with my current car. I may just set up a cot in my garage with the Camaro.
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:48 PM   #46
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since i'll probably end up getting it on a weekend, i'll drive up to beach blvd. on sat night where all the ricers hang out, and stop in the middle of the parking lot, then burnout and drive off.


I love that idea! It does the job without saying anything.
There are tons of ricers around here, mainly civics with giant mufflers i cant stand and a spoiler thats big enough to use in formula 1.
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Ksmithers88 and AirGoya, I have to agree, good idea. I still plan on hanging out with my Civic buddies, but I just can't wait to see their reaction when I pull up to the line with 3 times the motor I had the last time they saw me. Oh, the joy.
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:49 PM   #48
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First I would go pick up my girlfriend, and maybe try out the back seat then go show my friends afterwords take it to the detailer.

Later Im gonna take off and drive to arkansas (stopping in Houston to show some friends) and show my family up there, they all outlaw dragrace.
Then I would drive back and start with the burnouts. Ima want to break it in before I start any stunts dont want anything breaking.. plus i want to break the exhaust in.. mmmm
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SSlick, make sure you dont mess up your interior.
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