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Old 12-26-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
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torque vs convertible

I am wondering how much power I can put in my 2SS/RS 2011 convertible without twisting the body. I was thinking a sport bar would strengthen it but in now way gives me roll bar protection. Does anyone have an opinion or info on this? I'm hoping to be able to put a supercharger in it with a few other things to get it to 600hp or more.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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These are not the flimsy Camaros of yesteryear. I drag the hell out of my car and plan on being the fastest vert out there. I don't anticipate any body twisting problems.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:16 PM   #3
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I'm curious if any different/additional bracing will be used on the ZL1 convertible compared to the SS. I don't think you'll have to worry about the body before the driveline or suspension...
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:38 PM   #4
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You can go to 750+ no problem. Like sux2bu said these are not flimsy .
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:03 PM   #5
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The ZL1 will come in a vert and its got 680hp.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:10 PM   #6
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These are not the flimsy Camaros of yesteryear. I drag the hell out of my car and plan on being the fastest vert out there. I don't anticipate any body twisting problems.
^^^^He speaks the truth...
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:17 PM   #7
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The ZL1 will come in a vert and its got 680hp.
Try again, ZL1 has 580 hp at the crank not rear wheels!
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:37 PM   #8
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Try again, ZL1 has 580 hp at the crank not rear wheels!
Yeah, I should be at that much power after my cam install.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:44 PM   #9
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I ordered the SLP ZL600 - they do not put extra bracing as GM has already done this. I believe the vert's weight an extra 250 lbs due to the extra bracing. SLP also offered a ZL1 with 750 HP. So you are good to go up to at least 750 hp without extra bracing.
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Try again, ZL1 has 580 hp at the crank not rear wheels!
My finger slipped.. I know its 580!!
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:13 AM   #11
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You can go to 750+ no problem. Like sux2bu said these are not flimsy .
I hope you are talking at the crank... 750 on this block is too much...
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Try again, ZL1 has 580 hp at the crank not rear wheels!
He never said anything about rear wheels and the 680 was probably just a typo.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:48 AM   #12
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I heard the delay gm had on delivering the vert was due to the twisting issue. If they spent an extra year to develop the car to resist movement you should have no issues even on a heavy modded car. But if you are really concerned talk to ted jannetty. He has put the power in these cars and knows all issues
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:54 AM   #13
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Thanks alot guys and gals. I'm new to Camaro ownership and I am getting pretty damn obsessed, and am glad to see how all you guys help eachother out, Thanks again I will proceed as far as my overtime will let me.
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