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Old 02-24-2012, 05:15 PM   #69
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I love the looks of the Leno car and would like to see the Z28 with the LS7 or high reving modified LS3. I prefer the mag suspension over coilovers because it offers a great balance between street and track. I'm sure I'll have to lower it regarless but I like the idea of changing the settings with the push of a button. Some people argue that MR isn't race legal but those who need to worry about that are probably swapping out the stock Z28 coilovers for something like pedders supercar coilovers and thick monster sway bars. I also like everything that will reduce weight such as 2-piece rotors, racing seats, carbon fiber, etc.
Most of us who don't want MRC, would like pedders coilovers from the factory.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:27 PM   #71
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What would truly be nice would be any of the engine combo's mentioned above but packaged in a "low maintenance" method avoiding the expense of MRC, or tons of PTM.

Strong, simple, and course worthy at a low budget. VERY STRONG. Not ultra technologically advanced (let that remain the ZL1 domain)... And if the ZL1 rides off into the sunset and is no longer with us, then allow the Z28 to come in two packages. One budget, One OverKill.
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Janet, I believe everyone is in unison when I say that the Z28 has to be a very unique vehicle. It can certainly draw parts and information from ZL1 and Corvette but it needs to be its own car that can be marked as the best Z28 of all time.

The LS7 quite simply has to be the heart and soul of the Z28. Anything else will dilute the marque.

Use the performance parts that were developed for the ZL1:
Front spitter, Lower front bumper with brake cooling ducts, Shock tower cross brace, 6 Piston front/4 Piston rear Brembos with the 2 pc. rotors, beefed up suspension components BUT NOT the MR system, upgraded transmissions both TR6060 and Automatic, Short-Shift Shifter, Dual mode exhaust, Beefed up ZL1 rear end.

This car HAS to have better seats. The Recaros used in the Boss 302 are the best for a reason. Use them! Because the Magnetic Shocks are not race accepted, pull the Pedders coil overs off of the GMPP shelf and put them on the Z28.

Use the 19" wheels from the CTS-V and put 285 tires on all four corners. Put a heat extractor hood on the car, either a variant of the ZL1 or Jay Leno hood. Use the upgraded HUD from the ZL1. Change the gauge faces to red like the ones used on the Camaro Black edition, see below.

The hard part will be keeping the car in the $42,000 to $45,000 range with the above parts. But whatever you do, DO NOT dilute the name Z28 just to make a car. If the decision is made to build a Z28, then make it right and make it worthy of the name Z28.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:01 AM   #74
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Janet, I believe everyone is in unison when I say that the Z28 has to be a very unique vehicle. It can certainly draw parts and information from ZL1 and Corvette but it needs to be its own car that can be marked as the best Z28 of all time.

The LS7 quite simply has to be the heart and soul of the Z28. Anything else will dilute the marque.

Use the performance parts that were developed for the ZL1:
Front spitter, Lower front bumper with brake cooling ducts, Shock tower cross brace, 6 Piston front/4 Piston rear Brembos with the 2 pc. rotors, beefed up suspension components BUT NOT the MR system, upgraded transmissions both TR60606 and Automatic, Short-Shift Shifter, Dual mode exhaust, Beefed up ZL1 rear end.

This car HAS to have better seats. The Recaros used in the Boss 302 are the best for the reason. Use them! Because the Magnetic Shocks are not race accepted, pull the Pedders coil overs off of the GMPP shelf and put them on the Z28.

Use the 19" wheels from the CTS-V and put 285 tires on all four corners. Put a heat extractor hood on the car, either a variant of the ZL1 or Jay Leno hood. Use the upgraded HUD from the ZL1. Change the gauge faces to red like the ones used to Camaro Black edition.

The hard part will be keeping the car in the $42,000 to $45,000 range with the above parts. But whatever you do, DO NOT dilute the name Z28 just to make a car. If the decision is made to build a Z28, then make it right and make it worthy of the name Z28.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:05 AM   #75
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Thank you Sir. My ZL1 will be a car that I will keep forever but my heart will always want a Z28. Please GM, take the time and parts to build it right.
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I have something... I'm Deployed and have things I want to add to my 1SS but lots are on back order.. the interior Trim.. I think its terrible the 1SS has little to NO options available.. but my 1LT/RS had the Convenience/connectivity package that i wanted in my 1SS.. i also wanted Ambient lighting.. its like I cant even get these things cause its all back order.. help me out here.. im savin up cash cause i wanna turn my 1Ss into a 1 1/2 SS lol i just dont want leather seats.. but a BLUETOOTH module would be pretty nice!!!
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The hard part will be keeping the car in the $42,000 to $45,000 range with the above parts. But whatever you do, DO NOT dilute the name Z28 just to make a car. If the decision is made to build a Z28, then make it right and make it worthy of the name Z28.
I agree it has to be in this price range and on the low side if possible.

But I disagree with the talk on here about the Z28 name being so majestic as this was the standard V8 Camaro for many more years then being a special track version. IMO the 1LE was never used on any Camaro to my knowledge other than a track oriented version and has more cred if not more cache.

My vote would be use the 1LE here and keep it as cheap as possible with the good chassis bits and let the modders have at it.

Then later Chevy can build a really special hyper track car Z28 on the ATS platform. With this you would be restoring the name back to Gen 1 glory. If you use the name on a heavy compromised car not so much.

But then again don't do that, I would have to buy two more Camaros.
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Janet, I believe everyone is in unison when I say that the Z28 has to be a very unique vehicle. It can certainly draw parts and information from ZL1 and Corvette but it needs to be its own car that can be marked as the best Z28 of all time.

The LS7 quite simply has to be the heart and soul of the Z28. Anything else will dilute the marque.

Use the performance parts that were developed for the ZL1:
Front spitter, Lower front bumper with brake cooling ducts, Shock tower cross brace, 6 Piston front/4 Piston rear Brembos with the 2 pc. rotors, beefed up suspension components BUT NOT the MR system, upgraded transmissions both TR6060 and Automatic, Short-Shift Shifter, Dual mode exhaust, Beefed up ZL1 rear end.

This car HAS to have better seats. The Recaros used in the Boss 302 are the best for a reason. Use them! Because the Magnetic Shocks are not race accepted, pull the Pedders coil overs off of the GMPP shelf and put them on the Z28.

Use the 19" wheels from the CTS-V and put 285 tires on all four corners. Put a heat extractor hood on the car, either a variant of the ZL1 or Jay Leno hood. Use the upgraded HUD from the ZL1. Change the gauge faces to red like the ones used on the Camaro Black edition, see below.

The hard part will be keeping the car in the $42,000 to $45,000 range with the above parts. But whatever you do, DO NOT dilute the name Z28 just to make a car. If the decision is made to build a Z28, then make it right and make it worthy of the name Z28.
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1)Make it possible so it won't be so packaged, make it so that there are more options available, so It can be personalized. I wouldn't want leather seats, I live in the deep south, my seats would need AC's LOL,
2) Keep the option for the LS7, If not use some of it's technology on the other engines
3) Give it a strong automatic transmission for those who want that option.
4) Give an option for different levels of suspension packages. Give it at least 11" wide wheels on the rear
5)Put an AMPMETER Gauge,I want to see what my alternator is charging
6)Put a WATER TEMPERATURE gauge that actually has readings. I want to know what the reading is without going to a different menu.
7)Go totally digital on the gauges.The speedometer is practically useless
8)How about a warning for low washer fluid.
9)Build the Tapshift buttons somewhere that you can use when making a hard turn maybe on the shift lever.
10) Make the Visors extendable so that they are useful when the sun is coming from the side.
11) Put more interior lighting.
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Janet, I believe everyone is in unison when I say that the Z28 has to be a very unique vehicle. It can certainly draw parts and information from ZL1 and Corvette but it needs to be its own car that can be marked as the best Z28 of all time.

The LS7 quite simply has to be the heart and soul of the Z28. Anything else will dilute the marque.

Use the performance parts that were developed for the ZL1:
Front spitter, Lower front bumper with brake cooling ducts, Shock tower cross brace, 6 Piston front/4 Piston rear Brembos with the 2 pc. rotors, beefed up suspension components BUT NOT the MR system, upgraded transmissions both TR6060 and Automatic, Short-Shift Shifter, Dual mode exhaust, Beefed up ZL1 rear end.

This car HAS to have better seats. The Recaros used in the Boss 302 are the best for a reason. Use them! Because the Magnetic Shocks are not race accepted, pull the Pedders coil overs off of the GMPP shelf and put them on the Z28.

Use the 19" wheels from the CTS-V and put 285 tires on all four corners. Put a heat extractor hood on the car, either a variant of the ZL1 or Jay Leno hood. Use the upgraded HUD from the ZL1. Change the gauge faces to red like the ones used on the Camaro Black edition, see below.

The hard part will be keeping the car in the $42,000 to $45,000 range with the above parts. But whatever you do, DO NOT dilute the name Z28 just to make a car. If the decision is made to build a Z28, then make it right and make it worthy of the name Z28.


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Thank you everyone for all of your input. I am putting together everything this weekend. If you have anything you want to add, please do so now. Again, I really appreciate all of your help and input.
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Hi Janet: The convertible doesn't allow you to recline the Drivers seat all the way back. It would be nice For the ZL1 convertible, Z28 convertible to do so.
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