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Old 01-01-2012, 06:55 PM   #51
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Already discussed and dealt with, the new COPO is an NHRA drag race car and does not come anywhere close to being a proper Z/28. Clyde
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Yes thanks Clyde.
And yes OSC the LS7 is a much better platform for increasing NA power!
As I wrote earlier....
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OldSchoolCamaro, I think the output increase 2nd Chance was referring to was the production count at Wixom rather than HP. Oh, and Happy New Year everybody!!
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Happy New Year to you as well comrade, but I'm confused about your post....I am right on track and totally in line with Chance's thoughts and post to a "T"....
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Truth.

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As I wrote earlier....

Happy New Year to you as well comrade, but I'm confused about your post....I am right on track and totally in line with Chance's thoughts and post to a "T"....
I was just clarifying what 2nd Chance was talking about, you seemed to be referring strictly to engine output, he was also talking about the Wixom production numbers and not horsepower when he said "If output is increased maybe they'll come down in price". That's Wixom production output not HP output.

Originally Posted by 2cnd chance:
"The LS7 is expensive, but look what you get. It is a race motor for the street. Hmmm, wouldn't that make for a great Z28 engine?! If output is increased maybe they'll come down in price."

You said:"Output increase is for the consumer to do. Historically, Chevy engines are stout, and are given much room for opportunity in the cam, induction, and exhaust areas for improvement. IE...they are watered down. The LS3 and the LS7 as stand alone N/A motors have so much engineered to allow them to turn up the HP volume. But, with the internals designed they way there are, the LS7 is a straight in spades compared to the LS3."

It really was just a minor clarification, no big deal. It's all good!!
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I can tell you this... you guys have it nailed on what a Z28 should be. If I had the choice between a $60k ZL1 at 580HP or a $47K Z28 (505HP Z28) assuming excellent suspension I would lean towards Z28 as a daily driver. Just the idea of having a 427 Camaro (based on small block) would be phenomenal.

Can you imagine that a Gen6 comes out WITH the 427 on the ATS platform (Alpha)? It would be a total ANIMAL. Come to think of it.... that would be a nice plate for it.
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This thread is full of great suggestions and pointers of where we would like the Z/28 to be. Now that the ZL1 is nailed down and entering production, I would suggest that GM go ahead and throw out what their targets and broad ideas for the Z/28 are, along with a general idea of when it will hit the street. I think that the rabid hive mind on this here forum can handle it.

Also, I would love to see a slightly more tubbed rear. We need to be able to put at least some 325's back there.

More usage of aluminum and carbon fiber would not hurt anybody's feeling either. (roof, frame, floorpans?? )
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I was just clarifying what 2nd Chance was talking about, you seemed to be referring strictly to engine output, he was also talking about the Wixom production numbers and not horsepower when he said "If output is increased maybe they'll come down in price". That's Wixom production output not HP output.

Originally Posted by 2cnd chance:
"The LS7 is expensive, but look what you get. It is a race motor for the street. Hmmm, wouldn't that make for a great Z28 engine?! If output is increased maybe they'll come down in price."

You said:"Output increase is for the consumer to do. Historically, Chevy engines are stout, and are given much room for opportunity in the cam, induction, and exhaust areas for improvement. IE...they are watered down. The LS3 and the LS7 as stand alone N/A motors have so much engineered to allow them to turn up the HP volume. But, with the internals designed they way there are, the LS7 is a straight in spades compared to the LS3."

It really was just a minor clarification, no big deal. It's all good!!
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Semantics ....I did refer to the LS7 engine having much room for growth power wise, and that's up to the consumer, Wixom as stated previously is currently around 5K units having the capacity for 10 K. Room is available at the inn, the vacancy light is on. Let's build 'em and use 'em! It's all good comrade..agreed...
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Semantics ....I did refer to the LS7 engine having much room for growth power wise, and that's up to the consumer, Wixom as stated previously is currently around 5K units having the capacity for 10 K. Room is available at the inn, the vacancy light is on. Let's build 'em and use 'em! It's all good comrade..agreed...
If they build a new Z/28 with an LS7, I'm there and on it!!
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I tell you what, as much as I like a beautiful woman, no two are alike. I mean, it's not like I'm married to a ZL1! But then again, I don't know if I could cheat on her.
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I tell you what, as much as I like a beautiful woman, no two are alike. I mean, it's not like I'm married to a ZL1! But then again, I don't know if I could cheat on her.
...well, if a track pack 1LE AKA Z28 came along...then....maybe?
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Is there any downside for GM if they offered a Z28 as prescribed?
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Downside? Sniping a few SS and ZL1 sales...but RETAINING those sales, at the possible expense of them going elsewhere. Assuming a Margin >= an SS or ZL1, money stays with GM...and so does the Customer.

However, I believe there are many folks who, upon knowledge of the Package and its "proper" dynamics/results, will beat a path to the Chevy Store who may not otherwise show up...and those sales are known as CONQUESTS. The name Z/28 alone will draw "traffic", a test drive will confirm the legitimacy of the name, the pricepoint WILL be "competitive", relatively...

Net result? More Camaro sales, in total. And, as a traffic-builder, more potential sales, period.

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I don't think there's any downside. I believe it would only increase volume in sales for awhile. There are those who want the Z-28, not the SS, and don't want to purchase, or can't afford the ZL1. A large void will be made after the ZL1 is out, and voids need to be filled. It's all upside for the Z-28's return.
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I don't think there's any downside. I believe it would only increase volume in sales for awhile. There are those who want the Z-28, not the SS, and don't want to purchase, or can't afford the ZL1. A large void will be made made after the ZL1 is out, and voids need to be filled. It's all upside for the Z-28's return.
I totally agree with these thoughts, I think a "proper" Z/28 can only help Chevy sales.
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I totally agree with these thoughts, I think a "proper" Z/28 can only help Chevy sales.
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Agreed. Those of us here, especially Lowdown, Wykoff, and 2ndchance, have time and time again made a case point for a successfull return of the Z-28. You and I also see the light, it's a win win situation. I don't see any argument against it, other than Corporate being wishy washy, hesistant for whatever reason, or not willing to be bold and go forth with it against the advent of the ZL1. SAS motto: Who dares...Wins. Chevy wins...it's about winning, let's win on a grand scale, ZL1 and Z-28. Times running out. The CAFE clock's ticking Chevy. One two punch.
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...well, if a track pack 1LE AKA Z28 came along...then....maybe?
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Agreed. Those of us here, especially Lowdown, Wykoff, and 2ndchance, have time and time again made a case point for a successfull return of the Z-28. You and I also see the light, it's a win win situation. I don't see any argument against it, other than Corporate being wishy washy, hesistant for whatever reason, or not willing to be bold and go forth with it against the advent of the ZL1. SAS motto: Who dares...Wins. Chevy wins...it's about winning, let's win on a grand scale, ZL1 and Z-28. Times running out. The CAFE clock's ticking Chevy. One two punch.
It can only happen. And it will. We all know it will.
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It can only happen. And it will. We all know it will.
I trust you are right my friend. And I also trust they do it against the popular current trend that it must surpass this car or beat that car in one way shape or form. Those who buy cars based upon what rag mags say, or what manufacturers state what the performance numbers are based upon the competition aren't with it. They will be only chasing numbers down the road, and never be satisfied. We will be. I guess that what propels the hype, marketing and sales race anyway. It used to be what wins on Sunday sells on Monday. Now it's one upsmanship before cars even hit the street to be fully compared and validated. Just make the damn car and carry on.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #69
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How many would be disappointed if Chevy offered a Z28 that was just as Lowdown's signature describes, but came with a dry sump LS3 instead of an LS7? I know I wouldn't and would consider it the perfect balance between performance and affordability.
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The dry sump has been said not to fit in the Camaro's bay. I wouldn't want a Z28 to be any less of a performer than the Boss Mustang.
However it would make a nice 1LE.

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Body design exactly like the real Bumblebee car from TF3 packing a 427 LS7 w/ an interior of a 1LT or 1SS except with non-ABL ZL1 style painted interior trim package and Gauge Pack, and to some people's dismay only available in Automatic as well.
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and to some people's dismay only available in Automatic as well.
To each their own but I am curious about your reasoning? Care to elaborate?
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Everyone can drive an auto............. but a stick??
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