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Old 02-20-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Camaro Disciple looking for input

The Camaro Disciples will be meeting in a few weeks & I would like your input.

I do NOT want any OLD complaints. The Camaro Team are well aware of problems & take your complaints very seriously.

I am looking for your wishes, dreams and any changes you would like. Remember that most changes come with trade offs, $ cost or weight. What would you like me to present to the Camaro Team?

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Old 02-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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A Z28 built off a 1ss with an LS7. Or just use this link to show what we mean. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149090
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #3
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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I took a look at this thread...but not all 60+ pages. You want an LS7, not an LSA correct? No MR suspension? Coilovers. Exhaust was different from the Z06 & ZL1, what did you decide on? Someone give me the final version in a nutshell.

I knew that this forum would be the most interesting.

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I took a look at this thread...but not all 60+ pages. You want an LS7, not an LSA correct? No MR suspension? Coilovers. Exhaust was different from the Z06 & ZL1, what did you decide on? Someone give me the final version in a nutshell.

I knew that this forum would be the most interesting.

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LS7, converted to wet sump, with ZL1 wheels/tires = 1SS Curb Weight.

As Production-ready, currently, LS3 = 426hp, while LS7 = 505hp...maybe 500 with Camaro exhaust (remember, Vette LS3 = 430, Base...).

Co$t$? Priced as crate engines from GM PP, LS7 is LE$$ than LSA, even after purchasing the necessary controller and harness. Partial credit for deleted LS3, so...

1SS + LS7 + HD MN6 + Forged 20s + FE4 = low-$40s (BOSS money).

But ya gotta wanna do it...
We also decided on a beefed up drive train.... For me personally I would rather see Pedders suspension bit's thrown in from the factory. I'm sure JP would like to see that as well.....

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Old 02-20-2012, 02:03 PM   #6
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I know that everyone is going to be putting their input about weight, the Z28, suspension, so I'm going to go a different direction. I have a few concerns about the audio part of the Camaro. I myself have a 2010 2SS so I am not sure if any of these fixes have occurred but I'm going to throw them out their.

1.) A solution to the audio interface:
The connectivity of the USB to the iPod in my eye is very piss poor in selecting your options. I do not enjoy having to do this quick scroll of my selection knob in hopes that some random RPM of it will finally allow me to choose artists by Alphabetical order. A selection in the menu needs to be installed so that we could go to menu>Artists>Alpabetical Selection and I can go to my 'P' section of artists instead of quickly turning the knob in hopes that I can get to Pennywise/

2.) Rattling of rear speakers:
I know that there's a rattle from the truck that I have simply fixed by just putting a thin strip of weatherstripping on the edge of the trunk, but I am still getting a rattle from the rear speaker panels. I've heard that GM provides a fix of installing a new lower wattage amp from the original but I would rather like to see a better secured paneling in case of future aftermarket use.

These are just little ticks on my end about the Camaro that I believe should be looked more into, but not over the performance end of considerations.
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I know that everyone is going to be putting their input about weight, the Z28, suspension, so I'm going to go a different direction. I have a few concerns about the audio part of the Camaro. I myself have a 2010 2SS so I am not sure if any of these fixes have occurred but I'm going to throw them out their.

1.) A solution to the audio interface:
The connectivity of the USB to the iPod in my eye is very piss poor in selecting your options. I do not enjoy having to do this quick scroll of my selection knob in hopes that some random RPM of it will finally allow me to choose artists by Alphabetical order. A selection in the menu needs to be installed so that we could go to menu>Artists>Alpabetical Selection and I can go to my 'P' section of artists instead of quickly turning the knob in hopes that I can get to Pennywise/

2.) Rattling of rear speakers:
I know that there's a rattle from the truck that I have simply fixed by just putting a thin strip of weatherstripping on the edge of the trunk, but I am still getting a rattle from the rear speaker panels. I've heard that GM provides a fix of installing a new lower wattage amp from the original but I would rather like to see a better secured paneling in case of future aftermarket use.

These are just little ticks on my end about the Camaro that I believe should be looked more into, but not over the performance end of considerations.


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The Camaro Disciples will be meeting in a few weeks & I would like your input.

I do NOT want any OLD complaints. The Camaro Team are well aware of problems & take your complaints very seriously.

I am looking for your wishes, dreams and any changes you would like. Remember that most changes come with trade offs, $ cost or weight. What would you like me to present to the Camaro Team?

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Janet -- ask the team to give these guys their Z28!!
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:15 PM   #9
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Janet -- ask the team to give these guys their Z28!!
In a 5th gen. please!
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #10
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Thanks, I've got the Z28, if you have more info, just let me know & I will add it. Char1ieone, I've added your info, thanks.

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1 A V6 Performance package - force inducted V6 with Brembo brakes and handling upgrade, a lighter wheel upgrade. This would be a simple deal to implement on the line.
Top out at $31k

2 The Z28 package mentioned above sounds like a beautiful thing. (1SS + LS7 + HD MN6 + Forged 20s + FE4 = low-$40s (BOSS money).)
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1 A V6 Performance package - force inducted V6 with Brembo brakes and handling upgrade, a lighter wheel upgrade. This would be a simple deal to implement on the line.
Top out at $31k

2 The Z28 package mentioned above sounds like a beautiful thing. (1SS + LS7 + HD MN6 + Forged 20s + FE4 = low-$40s (BOSS money).)
but dump the fake mail slot on the Z. Use the V6 or ZL1 front fascia.
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JP, care to chime in?
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Whatever you are going to be shown had better not be an "instead of" the Z/28. We do not want a poor man's ZL1, we want a Z/28.
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I've got your notes & will pass them on to the team. Keep posting them.

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Wow!!! Been busy today and missed this.

I can make it real simple. Fbodfather asked if we would like the 1LE as shown. The answer is YES (we assume it has the ZL1 drivetrain)! it would compete well with the boss (that means it beats it). That being said quite a number of faithfuls to this section of the forum (self definately included) want a 5th Gen Z28, "Real" bad. Take the 1LE and transplant the LS7 in it and you have a boss LS competitor (killer). What a way to end the 5th Gen. If possible we would like to have a dealer installed Pedders Supercars system optional to the MRC. (did I say that right Pete?)

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Wow!!! Been busy today and missed this.

I can make it real simple. Fbodfather asked if we would like the 1LE as shown. The answer is YES (we assume it has the ZL1 drivetrain)! it would compete well with the boss (that means it beats it). That being said quite a number of faithfuls to this section of the forum (self definately included) want a 5th Gen Z28, "Real" bad. Take the 1LE and transplant the LS7 in it and you have a boss LS competitor (killer). What a way to end the 5th Gen. If possible we would like to have a dealer installed Pedders Supercars system optional to the MRC. (did I say that right Pete?)

Thank you for your support.

I was wondering when you and Lowdown would appear........
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Yeah I can't believe everyone started without us.

Been traveling for business most of today. BTW Pete owes me $5.00 if you see him.
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Wow!!! Been busy today and missed this.

I can make it real simple. Fbodfather asked if we would like the 1LE as shown. The answer is YES (we assume it has the ZL1 drivetrain)! it would compete well with the boss (that means it beats it). That being said quite a number of faithfuls to this section of the forum (self definately included) want a 5th Gen Z28, "Real" bad. Take the 1LE and transplant the LS7 in it and you have a boss LS competitor (killer). What a way to end the 5th Gen. If possible we would like to have a dealer installed Pedders Supercars system optional to the MRC. (did I say that right Pete?)

Thank you for your support.
"(we assume it has the ZL1 drivetrain)!"- just to clarify, that would be ZL1 drivetrain minus the LSA engine.
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Yeah I can't believe everyone started without us.

Been traveling for business most of today. BTW Pete owes me $5.00 if you see him.
Im hoping he will show up in this thread and participate. You can get your money then.....
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Im hoping he will show up in this thread and participate. You can get your money then.....
He'd better.
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The disciples may also want to remind GM/Chevy that there are a lot of Z/28 diehards that have been waiting for a loooooooong time. The following photoshop was done at my request at least four or five years ago.
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Hello Janet,

We have spent countless hours discussing the 5th Gen Z/28 with our friends here on Camaro5. The wheel and tire package should be square -- the same size front and rear. While many would really like to see our 305/30/19 package or something close to it would be good.

Please let all the disciples know how much we appreciate their work on the 5th Gen and look forward to the results of you hard work on the 6th Gen.
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