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Old 03-26-2012, 10:55 PM   #43
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I see this as a compromise from GM for all the Z28 complainers. I think this is as close to a RPO z28 that will be seen any time soon. Now lets see if any will see the compromise, and put their money where their mouth is, or just come up with another excuse not to get a 5th Gen. Face it your day of RPO z28 may never come.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:59 PM   #44
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I hate to agree but.... Given the cost of R&D, profit margins and the many trims available on the Camaro now, I just don't see them producing a Z/28 this generation. I think until 2017 and the 50th anniversary, the 1LE is as close as we will get. And I'm fine with it! I already have a 5th so I'll wait for the 50th. But I hope the people who wanted this step up and buy it so GM keeps listening to us when we ask for things. However I have the feeling this may be a very rare car. I have owned Z's and they are great but I don't get why people get so stuck on a name. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet


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Old 03-26-2012, 11:03 PM   #45
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I'm curious, please explain to me what in the 1LE SS option (which it appears to be) makes it so different than simply buying an SS and doing a few mods? While I do see some upgrades, I don't see an overwhelming difference, I don't like the silly looking slash marks on the fender, I don't like the black hood, so what am I missing?
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That's what it appears to be to me as well, an option for the SS. I Respect what they've done, however I would rather mod a 1SS my way. And that's what I may do, begrudgingly.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:09 PM   #46
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You'd be better off modding your SS the way YOU want it, instead of paying double to just get the same thing from the factory. Get some PFADT suspension parts and put them on your SS...boom there's your 1LE haha, except a few vinyl wrapped panels, and the wheels. I don't think a Z/28 is coming either, just wouldn't make sense from GM's point of view in my opinion.

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Old 03-26-2012, 11:11 PM   #47
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I'm curious, please explain to me what in the 1LE SS option (which it appears to be) makes it so different than simply buying an SS and doing a few mods? While I do see some upgrades, I don't see an overwhelming difference, I don't like the silly looking slash marks on the fender, I don't like the black hood, so what am I missing?
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:19 PM   #48
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I still believe we will have a 5th gen. Z/28 before it's over.
I'm feeling better about it after Fbods comment in the 1LE/SS thread.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:19 PM   #49
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The deciding thing here is that screen finally.... But all 2013s are Gunnar get it, so if price is more than 4000 for the le package it is kind of redundant and assuming such....


It will probably be more then 4k for that minor swap, not upgrade (Canadian dollars)
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Not that my singular opinion will buy anyone much (including, unfortunately, ME!), but I see this as a worthy SS upgrade for (hopefully!) NOT a huge amount of dough.

Increased gription? Check. FE4, beefed anti-sway bars, wheels/tires, some bushings upgrades...
Increased performance? Check. 3.91s will liven up the LS3; HD trans/axles will harness it.
Distinct appearance? Check. Not just any SS...and for some that's mighty important.
Build it your way? Check. Options for those who seek them.

Call this one ZEE Lite. And there's nothing wrong with that AT ALL...for those who want "that".

So, what was missed? Or, better yet, what "opportunity" exists for a jenn-you-wine ZEE?

More power (as opposed to Mopar!)
6-pot front brakes...which, until substantially more steam arrives, are not yet necessary
HD diff...see above
Eye-straining (as opposed to bone-jarring) suspension upgrade...Coilovers...or MRC...

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:18 AM   #51
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I think that's the key question, how much will this option cost? It could be a bargain or it could be over priced, we'll just have to wait and see.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:24 AM   #53
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I think that's the key question, how much will this option cost? It could be a bargain or it could be over priced, we'll just have to wait and see.
They said under $40K in the official GM press release.
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I hate to agree but.... Given the cost of R&D, profit margins and the many trims available on the Camaro now, I just don't see them producing a Z/28 this generation. I think until 2017 and the 50th anniversary, the 1LE is as close as we will get. And I'm fine with it! I already have a 5th so I'll wait for the 50th. But I hope the people who wanted this step up and buy it so GM keeps listening to us when we ask for things. However I have the feeling this may be a very rare car. I have owned Z's and they are great but I don't get why people get so stuck on a name. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet


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I'm curious, please explain to me what in the 1LE SS option (which it appears to be) makes it so different than simply buying an SS and doing a few mods? While I do see some upgrades, I don't see an overwhelming difference, I don't like the silly looking slash marks on the fender, I don't like the black hood, so what am I missing?
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That's what it appears to be to me as well, an option for the SS. I Respect what they've done, however I would rather mod a 1SS my way. And that's what I may do, begrudgingly.
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They said under $40K in the official GM press release.
Key being "starting at" under $40,000. I'm guessing the 1LE with the same options as a 2SS will end up being about $2000-$3000 more, which is pretty good for what you're getting.
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