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Old 07-29-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Okay, so I'm looking at the chevy site right now (which they still haven't updated for 2013 ) and I would like to know what the extra 7k dollars for the 2SS gives you. Besides 100hp and a mail slot what else do you get ? 7K seems a bit steep for a V8. However I don't want this to turn into a V6 vs V8 thread. Thanks everyone!
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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That's basically it. They are basically the same model except for the engine. There are other things u can get but u don't get them just cause its a 2SS or 2_LT. U want 100 more ponies you gotta pay the price.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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2lt get brembo's?
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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Oh wait, breaks are different, chasis, rear end. As for as accessories go they both have em. Now when u get technical a v8 cannot have the same exact components as a v6.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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Oh wait, breaks are different, chasis, rear end
I forgot about the brakes as well... Is the chassis and rear end stiffer? or are there more major differences?
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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The SS gives you a stiffer ride. It's also heavier. Some folks like the stiffness and these types of cars.
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I believe that the suspension, brakes, transmission, and exhaust are all different. I myself went with a 2LT because I don't race on or off a track and I live in a town that you really can't open up a V8 for more than getting on and off the express way. The price for the upgrade just did no have any benefit for me.

Also I bought the car for the looks and not necessarily the power. Though the V6 is plenty of fun to drive and still has a lot of get up and go.
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Thanks for the replies everyone. It will be a tough decision choosing between the two. Either way it's a great car.
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2SS gets a suspension upgrade, unless your 2LT is a manual it gets different gearing in the rear end, Brembo brakes, different trans, mail slot and slightly different rear diffuser. Interior is the same, aside from the SS embroidered headrests.
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Then there's the extra torque from the V8. Everybody talks hp hp hp, as if it's the only thing worth looking at
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Thanks for the replies everyone. It will be a tough decision choosing between the two. Either way it's a great car.
You should drive both. They really are two different cars.

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Then there's the extra torque from the V8. Everybody talks hp hp hp, as if it's the only thing worth looking at
Besides a stiffer suspension, larger brakes, a much louder, free-flowing exhaust, stronger transmission, additional ~100hp etc, yes--the torque is incredible but you have to drive it to feel it....
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I agree with 1BADLS3.
Drive both and see if it is worth the difference. I went from a C5 Corvette into my 2LT 2011 Camaro and am fine with my choice. You might want the extra horsepower of the V8. The fuel mileage isn't that different but I am sure the extra umphhhh is. Just get what you can be happy with for most of the term of your payments and or the factory warranty.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #13
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I agree with 1BADLS3.
Drive both and see if it is worth the difference. I went from a C5 Corvette into my 2LT 2011 Camaro and am fine with my choice. You might want the extra horsepower of the V8. The fuel mileage isn't that different but I am sure the extra umphhhh is. Just get what you can be happy with for most of the term of your payments and or the factory warranty.
I guess I have to drive both. The choice isn't as easy aa I thought.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:42 PM   #14
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Totally different ride from the 2LT to the 2SS. I have owned both, now have the SS and would NEVER go back to the RS. I like the SS that much better. Gas milage is hardly noticible. Insurance is less for the SS, that seems wrong but is true... Save money that way!
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