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Old 12-24-2007, 08:58 AM   #15
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i bet they will have some kind of special option suspension like the vette has. and if you have any problems with the suspension ....remember theres always after market. you can make it however you want it to be. dont let one little thing(that can be changed) turn you off to the camaro,especially if you dont even really know anything about it yet.
amen to that. i don't care how it handles, what suspension its got/dont got, as long as its got it in the looks dept and has an LS series engine under the hood, im golden. Suspension can always be changed, rather easily at that. the body and engine, not so much
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:46 AM   #16
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amen to that. i don't care how it handles, what suspension its got/dont got, as long as its got it in the looks dept and has an LS series engine under the hood, im golden. Suspension can always be changed, rather easily at that. the body and engine, not so much
I agree, but I'm sure the suspension will be perfectly fine anyways. GM wouldn't build up all this suspense about the Camaro then come out with a bad handling car. They know better.
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:02 PM   #17
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I believe the new camaro will be shorter and wider than the 4thgen. So that should improve handling along with the IRS and other parts.
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amen to that. i don't care how it handles, what suspension its got/dont got, as long as its got it in the looks dept and has an LS series engine under the hood, im golden. Suspension can always be changed, rather easily at that. the body and engine, not so much
True, but why pay for that and go through the hassle when it can come with a good suspension straight from the factory? I'm sure this thing will handle. The Zeta architecture is just great, and I don't think they'd give the current full size sedans built on it better handling than the Camaro, right? Fear not. :party0048:
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:18 AM   #19
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I have ZERO doubt in my mind that this will be the best handling Camaro EVER built. They've only said it a million times not to worry...that this will be the best one ever and that everyone will be happy. I can't wait to try out that IRS.
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Best handling Camaro ever built? Psh, I'm sure it will be one of the best handling cars ever built, period.
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Old 12-25-2007, 03:04 AM   #21
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This Camaro is gunna rock your girlfriends/wifes panties off around the corners in the passenger seat fella's.... not too worry about the handling.... I'm sure GM will put some real-good time into this area as it is a "sports car" they are selling.... and the "best Camaro yet".
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:30 AM   #22
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from wikipedia

duel ball joint front

The extra ball joint adds weight and cost. It also increases steering friction, and the parasitic friction in the suspension. The geometry has some undesirable characteristics that need careful management, such as returnability from full lock when parking

Well now my interest is peaked so I guess I'll have to spend a couple days looking into the chassis design and figure it out.

Here is a look at what the setup will look like

http://forums.peddersusa.com/imageho...27d7a88074.gif

and the full link
http://forums.peddersusa.com/showthread.php?p=1337
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i bet they will have some kind of special option suspension like the vette has. and if you have any problems with the suspension ....remember theres always after market. you can make it however you want it to be. dont let one little thing(that can be changed) turn you off to the camaro,especially if you dont even really know anything about it yet.
I believe that package would be known as Z28 . . . and aftermarket systems can give nearly any car 1g in the skidpad.

But from the factory, I would imagine that the Camaro will make better than 0.9g. The current Mustang GT makes something between 0.86 and 0.89 g's from what I've read.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:03 AM   #24
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I believe that package would be known as Z28 . . . and aftermarket systems can give nearly any car 1g in the skidpad.

But from the factory, I would imagine that the Camaro will make better than 0.9g. The current Mustang GT makes something between 0.86 and 0.89 g's from what I've read.
yeah i know the z28 is a special package , but i think they will offer a special package ,like the z51 for vette, for the regular v8 camaro's that arent the z28 models. like the vette has the regular vette and regular shocks, then theres the z06 with beefed up everything , but the middle of those 2 is the vette with the z51 package. vented rotors, different suspension components,tires, and the magnetice shocks. i think the base camaro will have some kind of suspension upgrade package ,that you can buy. and the z28 will have it,or something else, standard on it.
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I just wonder if Z28 is confirmed to be the "top dog" package. It seemed to me the latest SS was considered the top dog so I wonder if GM will stay with that concept.
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Nope, not confirmed. There have been several discussions on this so I won't go into things here, but search for them if you want to hear what we think so far
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I just wonder if Z28 is confirmed to be the "top dog" package. It seemed to me the latest SS was considered the top dog so I wonder if GM will stay with that concept.
trust me you dont want to get involved with that topic. there are die hard z28 fans who will murder over the z28 name even if you so much as mention the ss being in the group with the camaro.
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trust me you dont want to get involved with that topic. there are die hard z28 fans who will murder over the z28 name even if you so much as mention the ss being in the group with the camaro.
I don't think it's quite that bad. There's not a problem with there being an SS, the debate was which should be "top dog", SS or Z/28, and there were those that were quite outspoken on either side. To stay on topic, I do think that all versions will handle well, there will likely be optional handling packages, and the "top dog" should have an extremely good handling package.
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