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Old 03-25-2009, 10:39 AM   #18
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What I'm wondering is if I can take it up to the shop and "under warranty" swap the gearing on the rear end in '11 for a factory 3.73. It should just be a matter of pulling one transfer case and plugging the new one in.

I think GM should try something like this too. Do a "Factory recall" on the 3:42s they have now as a "production error" and make all the '10s eat some '11 Mustangs like their younger Camaro brethren will be doing.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:33 PM   #19
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It's my opinion that won't be possible... They'd replace a warranty part with the exact same replacement, unless it was discontinued. Broken 3.42s equal replacement 3.42s. That would be cool though
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:01 PM   #20
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Car and Driver reported 0-60 in 4.7 sec for the G8 GXP.

That's the exact same as reported for the Camaro in many reviews.

Same exact engine - same exact platform - the numbers are almost exactly the same.

(I realize weight is diff but so is gearing)...

To me it's a wash!!

Oh and the Camaro LOOKS about a BILLION times better than any G8 ever could...
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:06 PM   #21
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The G8 GXP only gets 20mpg highway and is rewarded with a GG tax for it. Yeah, there's a rebate, but who is to say the Camaro won't get a rebate in a year. I'll take the Camaro with its 24 or 25mpg with almost exact performance.
Exactly. And did I mention the Camaro looks about a billion times better?

Sorry I honestly just don't like the G8... I don't like how it looks..

And don't forget the GXP is MORE money than the Camaro....although slightly more.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:41 PM   #22
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i'm not dissapointed with the camaro's numbers at all, i'm just a little bothered that the GXP guys are faster. but it's still a drivers race and i'm sure a few bolt ons can fix this.



i'm happy that i'm waiting until 2011. we not only get more color options, ABL, and better pricing, but we might get a faster SS.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:43 PM   #23
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I don't care if it was a purple pig that tapdances. G8 is a luxury 4 door sedan.

If you want a 4 Door Sedan be my guest..

Otherwise Enjoy Camaro.. have a coke and a smile...
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:03 PM   #24
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I don't care if it was a purple pig that tapdances. G8 is a luxury 4 door sedan.

If you want a 4 Door Sedan be my guest..

Otherwise Enjoy Camaro.. have a coke and a smile...
G8 is not really a luxury 4 door. That's the CTSV.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:17 PM   #25
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GXP for the wife Camaro for me. Perfect combo.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:20 PM   #26
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I was looking at the G8 V8 for my next car - until I found out they were coming out with the Camaro!!!
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:31 PM   #27
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WEll here's something else to think about; The Cobalt ss has a faster top speed then the Camaro. 160mph
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:53 PM   #28
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:08 PM   #29
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WEll here's something else to think about; The Cobalt ss has a faster top speed then the Camaro. 160mph
WTF? How? THe gearing must be way shorter and lower final drive on cobalt. Is it just bc governer on ss? I know someone with an ls2 gto that hit 165 on before easily.

Also.. why would they put a crappy ratio on camaro ss this year and put better 3.73 on it next year? whats that even mean though? is that its final drive?
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:16 PM   #30
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WTF? How? THe gearing must be way shorter and lower final drive on cobalt. Is it just bc governer on ss? I know someone with an ls2 gto that hit 165 on before easily.

Also.. why would they put a crappy ratio on camaro ss this year and put better 3.73 on it next year? whats that even mean though? is that its final drive?

Yes, the SS's top speed will be electronically limited. With tuning (to remove the limiter) the SS should top out somewhere over 170mph.

Stock (yet tuned to remove the limiter) LS2 GTO's have been known to hit speeds over 170mph.

I know my stock 05 M6 GTO could hit 155-160mph like it was nothing.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:18 PM   #31
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WTF? How? THe gearing must be way shorter and lower final drive on cobalt. Is it just bc governer on ss? I know someone with an ls2 gto that hit 165 on before easily.

Also.. why would they put a crappy ratio on camaro ss this year and put better 3.73 on it next year? whats that even mean though? is that its final drive?
I know the Camaro is electronically limited to 155mph. Maybe GM was worried about mpg, so they went with taller gears. But why the change to 3.73, maybe they found that it would'nt change the mpg all that much, or the trans gears are going to change as well.
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Yes, the SS's top speed will be electronically limited. With tuning (to remove the limiter) the SS should top out somewhere over 170mph.

Stock (yet tuned to remove the limiter) LS2 GTO's have been known to hit speeds over 170mph.

I know my stock 05 M6 GTO could hit 155-160mph like it was nothing.
same, my friend could be driving like 80 one minute, then(on an empty road) floor it fourth, and seemingly a few seconds later you'd already be going well over 150 easily. Then you could slow back down momentarily like it was nothing and do it all again if you want. That is a fast ****in car. I can't believe the stock camaro will be even faster. I can't wait to get mine and put a hot cam on it!!!
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I don't care if it was a purple pig that tapdances. G8 is a luxury 4 door sedan.

If you want a 4 Door Sedan be my guest..

Otherwise Enjoy Camaro.. have a coke and a smile...
Hahahah. Amen Vash.
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Lol yeah. Dont worry so much about the G8. Who gives? Its a pontiac, you wont see too many. Stick to schooling stangs and challengers for the moment
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