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Old 06-01-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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Speedometer on LT vs SS

OK so I finally got to test drive the new Camaro - it was a 2LT. The interior is so-so, but what is up with the speedometer? I know they're going for the retro thing, but man that thing is hard to read! The numbers are too thin and too close together for me. I knew I was going somewhere between 40 and 60 mph, but I couldn't easily tell the actual speed.

Then I noticed in some photos that the speedometer in the 2SS is way different, and much easier to read! I'm guessing there is no way to "switch out" the speedometers between the two models, right?

I was leaning towards the 2LT since it would be my daily driver, and I already have a 2002 SS that I'm keeping as my fun car. But this speedometer thing is a major problem for me.

Am I just nuts here, or does anyone feel the same way?
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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Eh...I never once looked at the speedometer when I drove...I was too entertained by the hood...but I knew I was going speed limit all the time

I just tried to enjoy it as much as I could.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:05 PM   #3
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I've been using the DIC speedometer instead.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:17 PM   #4
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:26 PM   #5
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so there's a digital speedometer in the DIC??
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:54 PM   #6
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so there's a digital speedometer in the DIC??
Yes. Scroll through and you should see it. As far as I know, the DIC is not different between LT and SS.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:04 PM   #7
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Am I just nuts here, or does anyone feel the same way?

NUTS

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Old 06-03-2009, 12:32 AM   #8
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just use the digital read if you have trouble reading the speedometer. i rarely use the normal speedometer, mostly cause cops here in Buena Vista, VA, are CRAZY..............
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:42 AM   #9
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if you are having trouble reading it, then just use the digital speedometer in the DIC
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:41 AM   #10
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thought they were both the same. thats the problem with sports car and their spedoos the ones I have always had they are hard to read, dont know why
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:48 AM   #11
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its funny how they squeezed in an extra 20mph but the v6 with 19" wheels and the ss both top out at 155mph.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:41 AM   #12
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Still wish the Camaro had the HUD.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:48 AM   #13
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Yea, on the left stalk, where you check your tire pressures, oil life, driving directions, etc, you can set it to show a digital speedo. It's awesome.

As far as not being able to read the regular one properly goes...have you considered glasses?
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:49 PM   #14
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Thanks! I never noticed that...it don't matter to me really...I'm gonna be driving with cruise control alot anyways...
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:32 PM   #15
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its funny how they squeezed in an extra 20mph but the v6 with 19" wheels and the ss both top out at 155mph.
I don't think this is true I read the SS does not have a cut off
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:38 PM   #16
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I don't think this is true I read the SS does not have a cut off
It is governed at 155mph, but I am sure it would go much faster.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:41 AM   #17
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Changing speedometer

Is it possible to put the SS speedometer in a v6 camaro. I just like the look of the SS speedometer more.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:48 PM   #18
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are you kidding me with this that is what you are crying about. wow people cry over every littel thing. here is a idea GO BUY A MUSTANG.
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