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Old 01-19-2012, 08:47 PM   #151
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I would really love to have a Z/28 but I am getting tired of waiting. I am seriously toying with the idea of creating my own track star.
You have me thinking...maybe a slighty used SS to start with...oh yeah make a phone call to Pete.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:55 AM   #152
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You have me thinking...maybe a slighty used SS to start with...oh yeah make a phone call to Pete.
NOt a bad idea to be honest. You could get a killer deal on the car and make a truly nice car you'd be wildly happy with!!
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You have me thinking...maybe a slighty used SS to start with...oh yeah make a phone call to Pete.
I feel for you bro, have contemplated that as well. However, my case in point is Gen 5 used SS's are not that old or used enough IMHO to actually get something affordble enough to tear apart and tinker with yet. 4-5 years down the road they will be at the point where they have plenty of life left in them, and will be cost effective enough to modify where it will be more cost effective. However, by that point a 1LE/Z28 may be introduced, or a suitable Camaro product model may be factory available that will meet the criteria without having to wrench it oneself. It's a tough decision no doubt. Also take into consideration CAFE regs and the impending cost increases surrounding factory hotrods in 2015. Based on those factors I won't opt for the used SS until I wait it out a few more years to see how the tea leaves pan out.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:58 AM   #154
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I feel for you bro, have contemplated that as well. However, my case in point is Gen 5 used SS's are not that old or used enough IMHO to actually get something affordble enough to tear apart and tinker with yet. 4-5 years down the road they will be at the point where they have plenty of life left in them, and will be cost effective enough to modify where it will be more cost effective. However, by that point a 1LE/Z28 may be introduced, or a suitable Camaro product model may be factory available that will meet the criteria without having to wrench it oneself. It's a tough decision no doubt. Also take into consideration CAFE regs and the impending cost increases surrounding factory hotrods in 2015. Based on those factors I won't opt for the used SS until I wait it out a few more years to see how the tea leaves pan out.
A used 1SS for $25-$27K?
Pedders $3K
LS7 crate $ouch
Bigger/lighter wheels/tires $3.5K
6 Piston front brakes $2.5K
Racing front buckets $1K+

What am I missing?

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Anyone wanna add to my list on a used 1SS?
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:23 PM   #156
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Hate to say it (I really do!), but with a used SS, build a stroker/billet LS3...dollar$ ahead, after the fact...and don't forget the diff "enhancements"... Might wanna get friendly with a Tremec tech too.

RE: LS3, if you wanna dry-sump GS block, let me know. A friend just bought a written-off '11 GS-MN6 chassis, complete, Thursday.
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Interesting.
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A used 1SS for $25-$27K?
Pedders $3K
LS7 crate $ouch
Bigger/lighter wheels/tires $3.5K
6 Piston front brakes $2.5K
Racing front buckets $1K+

What am I missing?
Half Shafts
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