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Old 01-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #1501
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I like it too, but I think it would look much better without the mail slot in front of it.
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yep! but then how would we know the sixes from eights?
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #1502
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yep! but then how would we know the sixes from eights?
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:12 PM   #1503
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I like it too, but I think it would look much better without the mail slot in front of it.
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:54 PM   #1504
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189933

Lowdown and Pete (OK probably everyone in this section) I think you might find this interesting.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:49 PM   #1505
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I've never heard the ZL1 suspension referred to as FE5, would be nice if that was for a new model. If it is then that's one heck of a slip up.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #1506
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Lowdown and Pete (OK probably everyone in this section) I think you might find this interesting.
Hmmmm, nice...special FE5 suspension....service/parts literature recently released...
...and please...don't bring back the mailslot<unless they can plumb cold air induction, which I highly doubt>. I think that was a design mistake of the past, all show and no go aspect of unfunctional aesthetics.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:26 PM   #1507
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #1508
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http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...2_laguna_seca/

Interesting read. How would the 1LE do in this test? Any guesses?
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:20 AM   #1509
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The same question could be asked of a Base BOSS vs. the LS...

I think a 1LE, with an LS3 and 3.73 gears, would give a Base BOSS all it could handle (pun intended) and more. I think the upgrades given the BOSS LS means "something more" than an LS3 is required for a non-ZL1 to match/better the LS...

Any ideas as to what THAT might be?!
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:29 AM   #1510
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Interesting read. How would the 1LE do in this test? Any guesses?
More of the same, just a narrower margin. A 1LE would have an even more decisive advantage in the corners but it would lose a bit on the straights.

One thing I'd like to point out: the ZL1 out handled the Mustang largely because of the stiffer chassis, better weight distribution, and an independent rear suspension. I'm sure the MR shocks played a role too. Hmm ... where have I seen that before? That a lot of the mechanical stuff that makes the Camaro heavy, also improves its handling? That the Camaro is a better platform than the Mustang to make a great handling car? I'm not sure, but I think it some moderator on a Camaro website that has been saying that stuff for quite some time now.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:43 AM   #1511
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OK OK, we hear ya'.
And that is why is posed the question. It was as much the chassis and suspension as it was the 580 hp. The Boss LS was only marginally slower than the ZL1 in 1/4 mile numbers. That having been said would the 1LE with less weight and less power even come close on the road course?
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YES!

As I mentioned, take these two to Waterford Hills or any other tight track, where monster power is of little/no benefit, and watch the MRC'd Camaro WITH EQUAL POWER-TO-WEIGHT AND CLOSER CURB WEIGHT dance the BOSS right into the grass...

A 1LE with more juice (or a ZEE) would do that.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:12 PM   #1513
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Maybe 2014, new "Vette slated to come out with a DI, <hopefully shared with a Camaro in a HP upgrade like in days of old> Question, will the "Z" get it's return then? I'm starting to think so....<or speculate so>
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:53 PM   #1515
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http://www.chevyhardcore.com/news/vi...nifold-on-dyno

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Old 01-23-2012, 09:08 AM   #1516
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They're the same folks that developed the wet-sump "conversion" available from GMPP...

They KNOW their LS7z! IIRC, they built the LS7 for the all-conquering Solstice featured in Hot Rod Magazine...
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:00 AM   #1517
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:04 PM   #1518
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Any of you Z/28 nuts getting on any "list" to order your Z/28 yet?
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Ches, here...me 'n my brother Wal, 'n 'r cousin Pea, 'n his buddy from Hickory...why, we's ALL got us some room on our plas-tick for a de-po$it...

I's purdy sure, if'n we spread a lil 'shine around, why we could fill 'n order bank in NO time...or is that a sperm bank?!
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That hurt my head to read......
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More of the same, just a narrower margin. A 1LE would have an even more decisive advantage in the corners but it would lose a bit on the straights.

One thing I'd like to point out: the ZL1 out handled the Mustang largely because of the stiffer chassis, better weight distribution, and an independent rear suspension. I'm sure the MR shocks played a role too. Hmm ... where have I seen that before? That a lot of the mechanical stuff that makes the Camaro heavy, also improves its handling? That the Camaro is a better platform than the Mustang to make a great handling car? I'm not sure, but I think it some moderator on a Camaro website that has been saying that stuff for quite some time now.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:59 AM   #1523
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Hey Pete, any news on the Pedders/MRC integration?
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Would the clutch be upgraded on the 1LE? I've heard the one in the SS can be an issue.
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