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Old 04-22-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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Z28 weight

How much lighter did these end up if any? I really wanted these to end up 3600 or less, but that is asking allot.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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How much lighter did these end up if any? I really wanted these to end up 3600 or less, but that is asking allot.
What Z/28??

Nothing has been released about a Z/28.


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Old 04-22-2011, 02:58 PM   #3
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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I assumed they had a prototype that would let us know f they went on a much needed diet, at the current weight, they are good for cruisers and not bruisers to me, hard to fight over weight, but i bitch about my third gen weighing 3150, LOL.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:51 AM   #5
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I assumed they had a prototype that would let us know f they went on a much needed diet, at the current weight, they are good for cruisers and not bruisers to me, hard to fight over weight, but i bitch about my third gen weighing 3150, LOL.
Nothing has been released about the new Z/28 and it won't for another 6 months to a year in my opinion.

Don't bitch about the weight, my '69 weighs 3397 LBS and I'm happy.

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Old 04-23-2011, 12:25 PM   #6
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Guys...the Boss weighs more than the standard GT. Just some food for thought. However, I do think GM could fit some weight reduction in too- just don't expect hundreds of pounds.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:39 PM   #7
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:06 PM   #8
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I doubt they'd be able to pull more than 100 lbs out of an SS from the factory and still be able to sell it to any reasonable number of people...Which is a concern I have when I read the very high expectations many have for an as-yet mythical Z28.

I'm curious to watch how many people looking for a great handling Camaro stick on the Z28 train after the ZL1's released...I mean that in neither a good or bad way....just a thought.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:43 PM   #9
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I doubt they'd be able to pull more than 100 lbs out of an SS from the factory and still be able to sell it to any reasonable number of people...Which is a concern I have when I read the very high expectations many have for an as-yet mythical Z28.

I'm curious to watch how many people looking for a great handling Camaro stick on the Z28 train after the ZL1's released...I mean that in neither a good or bad way....just a thought.
With a few basic changes to a SS Chevrolet would have a Z/28 and it would out sell the ZL1. I myself have no interest in the ZL1 but would buy a Z/28.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:45 PM   #10
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With a few basic changes to a SS Chevrolet would have a Z/28 and it would out sell the ZL1. I myself have no interest in the ZL1, but would buy a Z/28.
I'm not so sure. But here's a question: would 'basic' changes justify the hallowed Z28 nameplate?
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:51 PM   #11
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hmm my first thought is alpha platform = Z28 for lighter weight along with a smaller lighter weight engine, and less comfort items to reduce wieght further, perhaps a turbo don't mind me just thinking out loud here. Oh while I'm thinking out loud target date 2014 now where's
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Weird how they would even release a Z28 out of sequence to be honest. . ZL1 SS Z28 is how it should have been ... You can't produce a Z28 thta will be more powerful than the SS..
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Weird how they would even release a Z28 out of sequence to be honest. . ZL1 SS Z28 is how it should have been ... You can't produce a Z28 thta will be more powerful than the SS..
Well they did in the fist gen Camaro's. The 302 was underated at 290HP. With a 2bbl it was closer to 360hp, and with a 4bbl it was well in the 400hp+ range. The 302 was a destroked high revving engine that made more power in the higher rpm band. The engine did lack low end torque though compared to the other engines.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:55 PM   #14
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Nothing has been released about the new Z/28 and it won't for another 6 months to a year in my opinion.

Don't bitch about the weight, my '69 weighs 3800 LBS and I'm happy.

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Hmmmm, what's different about your '69 Z/28, mine was around 3385 lb ready to go?
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