Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Bigwormgraphix
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-12-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
LOWDOWN
Downright Upright
 
Drives: Daily
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cruisin'...
Posts: 4,145
Anyone Care For A Z/36?!

With all the performance concentration placed on V8-engined SS and ZL1 versions (and a possible Z/28?), my thoughts are the V6 market has been all but abandoned...

The V6 versions are important for CAFE

The V6 versions are le$$ expen$ive

The V6 versions are more modestly insured

The V6 versions could be a LOT of "bang for the buck"

So let's build one...and we'll call it the Z/36

* Base 1LS Model 1EE37
* LFX 3.6 V6, 323 hp.
* MN6, 6-speed manual
* FE4 Suspension
* SS Brembo Front Disc Brakes
* ZL1 20" Forged Wheels
* Summer-only "sticky" Tires
* GMPP CAI
* GMPP Stainless Cat-back
* ZL1 Splitter/Spoiler
* 350 hp. (a "magic" Camaro number!)
* 3750 lb. Curb Weight
* 13.90s in the 1/4 (compare that to '60s musclecars!)
* Surprizing road course times...
* Fun to DRIVE!
* Fun to PAY FOR!
* Fun to maintain!

OK, boys and girls, "have at it!"

What do YOU think?!

The all-new Z/36 for only $29,995
LOWDOWN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
PYROLYSIS
Remember the Charleston 9
 
PYROLYSIS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2004 KME PREDATOR, 2014 2SS/RS/1LE
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Summerv1LE SC
Posts: 5,154
I Like everything but the name. They really should offer some kind of performance upgrade package for the V-6. Our Z28 withdrawals have reduced us to considering V-6 options. That's ok, as long as it doesn't replace Z28.
__________________
BRING BACK THE B4C POLICE CAMARO!
2002 V-6 5 speed rally red (current camaro) Also driven:1992 Z-28 305 auto Red w/ black stripes (anniversary), 2001 V-6 auto light pewter metallic,1991 RS V-6 auto Black
PYROLYSIS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
midnighter
Account Suspended
 
Drives: nothing
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: a hole
Posts: 17,971
No thanks. But I am V8 bias so, sorry.
midnighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
GEEo
OKCamaros
 
GEEo's Avatar
 
Drives: 4 banger Diesel
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Philippines
Posts: 4,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by midnighter View Post
No thanks. But I am V8 bias so, sorry.
+1
GEEo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 09:47 PM   #5
right to travel

 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1SS 1LE SW
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Newport RI
Posts: 825
hell yea. we need to own the V6 world. and scare some of those weak v8's. ive already pushed some 4.6 mustangs to the limit and my buddys 5.0 (his skip shift screwed him)
right to travel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 09:50 PM   #6
right to travel

 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1SS 1LE SW
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Newport RI
Posts: 825
350hp-375 hp should fry alot of rice in the v6 world
right to travel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 10:12 PM   #7
Phantom.5SS
Hell yeah I'm Guilty.....
 
Phantom.5SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2-SS ABM NON-RS
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Colonie, NY
Posts: 1,233
They tried that once....it was called the Z/34 and it was a P.O.S Celebrity that I personally kicked to the curb and traded for a better car...a KIA!

Thank GM for the Camaro..I have my balls back!
__________________
Phantom.5SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 10:25 PM   #8
Camarowguy


 
Camarowguy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 imperial blue SS, black 92 RS
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Denham Springs
Posts: 2,573
Why not a z26?
__________________
2011 imperial blue SS/RS a6 12.43@112 vararam, tune, jba cats, magnaflow axle back, self ported tb, under drive pulley, NO headers, Stock tires. 1.87 60ft. Stock tires.
2000 1500 silverado extra cab
Camarowguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011, 11:09 PM   #9
right to travel

 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 1SS 1LE SW
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Newport RI
Posts: 825
as long as its a z/xx i dont care. and apparently nissan has been using the z/33 an z/34 names on the 350 and 370 z. a z/xx v6 camaro is defiantly in order.

perhaps a factory turbo option with the LFX??????
right to travel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 09:11 AM   #10
LOWDOWN
Downright Upright
 
Drives: Daily
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cruisin'...
Posts: 4,145
Z/36 is a reference to its metric engine displacement.

A turbo or two, in the current version, would have you back up to 1SS Curb Weight, essentially...with equivalent LS3 power in OEM tune (425 hp ala "Leno")...not a lighter-on-its-feet result.

I think a turbo'd V6 in the Gen-6 is a distinct possibility. Lighter car, better result.

Some background:

In 1992, two friends and I took an off-the-showroom-floor '92 Pontiac Grand Prix GT (Twin Cam 3.4, AT, no GTP cladding-doodads-weight), installed GTP 16 X 8" wheels with 4-P255/50ZR16 Potenzas, dialed in all the negative camber we could, added Hawk pads, and struck out for the '92 One Lap of America. 4416 miles later, we finished 2nd in Class, 19th Overall, against a very eclectic field of fast cars...in a dealership DEMO.

Don't underestimate the capabilities of W-cars with 3.4s, at least when new "back in the day"...

That result cemented a relationship with Pontiac Racing that lasted for a dozen years...
LOWDOWN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 10:48 AM   #11
DevilsReject97
Shadowboxin
 
DevilsReject97's Avatar
 
Drives: Toxic SS - 2011 SGM M6 LS3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Posts: 1,288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phantom.5SS View Post
They tried that once....it was called the Z/34 and it was a P.O.S Celebrity that I personally kicked to the curb and traded for a better car...a KIA!

Thank GM for the Camaro..I have my balls back!
Celebrity? I'm pretty sure the Z34 was a Lumina...

Z24 - Chevy Cavalier
Z26 - Chevy Beretta
Z28 - Camaro
Z34 - Chevy Lumina
Z71 - Silverado
__________________


DevilsReject97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 11:03 AM   #12
FenwickHockey65
General Motors Aficionado
 
FenwickHockey65's Avatar
 
Drives: 2003 GMC Envoy/2000 Ford Ranger
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 33,697
Send a message via AIM to FenwickHockey65
Z34 was a Lumina.
__________________
FenwickHockey65's GM Thread!

2003 GMC Envoy SLE - Airaid Cold Air Intake, Gibson Performance Catback Exhaust
2000 Ford Ranger XLT Regular Cab (State-issued)
FenwickHockey65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 11:10 AM   #13
Camaro_Corvette
36.833283,-76.021958
 
Camaro_Corvette's Avatar
 
Drives: Team 1LE
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 23,303
Hmm, I think it would be cool. But the Z(whatever) should definitely have a lot more to offer than a regular V6. A suspension package would be a must. It would be great if they could make that thing an agile streetfighter. A turbo would also be a nice addition making the car even better.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilsReject97 View Post
Celebrity? I'm pretty sure the Z34 was a Lumina...

Z24 - Chevy Cavalier
Z26 - Chevy Beretta
Z28 - Camaro
Z34 - Chevy Lumina
Z71 - Silverado
Wasn't there a Z85 somewhere in the mix as well?
__________________
I am seriously never serious vv V vv Next order of business
Camaro_Corvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 11:45 AM   #14
Supercamaro64
Right, right.
 
Supercamaro64's Avatar
 
Drives: 79 Z28, 86 Camaro, 94 Burb 4x4
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,351
Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilsReject97 View Post
Celebrity? I'm pretty sure the Z34 was a Lumina...

Z24 - Chevy Cavalier
Z26 - Chevy Beretta
Z28 - Camaro
Z34 - Chevy Lumina
Z71 - Silverado
correct, but the Z71 designation is just GMs offroad package. It is also on other models besides the silverado
__________________
"You wanna lay the fate of the world on the kids camaro? Thats cool."
"When reporters asked what it was, one official stated, 'It's a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.'"
The Creampuff Fleet-
Supercamaro64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 12:02 PM   #15
LOWDOWN
Downright Upright
 
Drives: Daily
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cruisin'...
Posts: 4,145
Z85 is a HD Rear Shocks package for C/K 1/2 Ton Pickups...

The new-for-'12 LFX V6 starts @ 323 hp. Add a CAI, Cat-Back, and GM tune to the BoschBox, and 350 hp could be your result. Add in a 3.45 or 3.73 rear gear (3.23 is Standard) and you'd have a lively lil gas-sippin' road-carvin' Camaro...

FE4 suspension is a V8-only upgrade currently, so add that to the V6..."Caution: Curves Ahead" will have you smiling!
LOWDOWN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 01:02 PM   #16
The IOM Ninja
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 10' IOM 2SS/RS, 13' GB Shelby GT500
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sherwood Park, AB
Posts: 2,181
Quote:
Originally Posted by right to travel View Post
as long as its a z/xx i dont care. and apparently nissan has been using the z/33 an z/34 names on the 350 and 370 z. a z/xx v6 camaro is defiantly in order.

perhaps a factory turbo option with the LFX??????
Umm yeah those are the model code names for example the 300ZX was code named Z31 and Z32. The Z cars are actually called Fairlady Z's in Japan. It's the same thing with the Skyline and GT-R R34 and R35 no actual relation to a performance package like the Z/28. Nissan using Z33 is no different than BMW using E92/F20 Etc...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Camarowguy View Post
Why not a z26?
Because name it something that isn't similar to Z/28. Just like a V6 SS would be stepping on the toes of heritage but most 5th gen owners don't care all that much.
The IOM Ninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 01:19 PM   #17
lil_red_v6
one wheelin
 
lil_red_v6's Avatar
 
Drives: 2004 yamaha r6
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: saginaw
Posts: 2,200
Send a message via Yahoo to lil_red_v6
Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilsReject97 View Post
Celebrity? I'm pretty sure the Z34 was a Lumina...

Z24 - Chevy Cavalier
Z26 - Chevy Beretta
Z28 - Camaro
Z34 - Chevy Lumina
Z71 - Silverado
Quote:
Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
Z34 was a Lumina.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camaro_Corvette View Post
Hmm, I think it would be cool. But the Z(whatever) should definitely have a lot more to offer than a regular V6. A suspension package would be a must. It would be great if they could make that thing an agile streetfighter. A turbo would also be a nice addition making the car even better.

Wasn't there a Z85 somewhere in the mix as well?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supercamaro64 View Post
correct, but the Z71 designation is just GMs offroad package. It is also on other models besides the silverado
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOWDOWN View Post
Z85 is a HD Rear Shocks package for C/K 1/2 Ton Pickups...

The new-for-'12 LFX V6 starts @ 323 hp. Add a CAI, Cat-Back, and GM tune to the BoschBox, and 350 hp could be your result. Add in a 3.45 or 3.73 rear gear (3.23 is Standard) and you'd have a lively lil gas-sippin' road-carvin' Camaro...

FE4 suspension is a V8-only upgrade currently, so add that to the V6..."Caution: Curves Ahead" will have you smiling!
there was a z66 for avalanche and i remember that the s10 had one also was zr2 z85 and zm6 http://shop.synergyoffroad.com/2-Bod...oma-PRF192.htm
lil_red_v6 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adam's Polish & Car care Products Charlie@STILLEN Wash/Wax/Detailing and Cosmetic Maintenance Parts 50 04-01-2010 04:28 PM
Optimum Car Care Products Come to ProperAutoCare.com Angelo@Autopia Wash/Wax/Detailing and Cosmetic Maintenance Parts 0 02-23-2010 12:58 PM
Lexol Premium 3-in-1 Leather Care Quick Wipes At ProperAutoCare.com Angelo@Autopia Wash/Wax/Detailing and Cosmetic Maintenance Parts 0 02-15-2010 12:30 PM
how you get your power, do the parts care? general23cmp Forced Induction - V8 6 10-06-2009 01:54 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.