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Old 03-28-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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If you think the new z/28 could be a DD, think again

Some people on here have said sure it can be a daily, just add this or just add that. Wrong! IMHO the z/28 will be a pure track only/weekend only garage queen because of one very important upgrade. Brakes! We don't know what the maintance cost will run on the carbon ceramics for the z/28, but if they run anywhere near what the zr1s you better be prepared to pony up some well earned dollars just for parts. Running around 1700 for just pads and another 2400 a piece for ceramics your could very well be looking at over 10k for a full rotor and brake job.

GM made an awesome track car and I can't wait to see them at the track!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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I'm soooo glad I bought my ZL1. it's the perfect all around package.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:29 AM   #4
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I would swap them to SS brakes, and drive the piss out of it! Seems like this car will not be had by normal folk though! Makes me sad because i love the new look and ls7.. Would be nice if we can use the new body parts, I love the changes! Ill by this car used at some point if possible, I have a bad feeling were talking big coin even years down the road :(
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:35 AM   #5
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90% of people will buy a z28 and not take it to the track..... id buy one...not use it as an everyday car, but I would do more street driving than track. although it would go to the track..... but it is a very streetable car. there should be nothing keeping it from not being able to be an every day(no snow) weather car.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:41 AM   #6
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I would swap them to SS brakes, and drive the piss out of it! Seems like this car will not be had by normal folk though! Makes me sad because i love the new look and ls7.. Would be nice if we can use the new body parts, I love the changes! Ill by this car used at some point if possible, I have a bad feeling were talking big coin even years down the road :(
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:01 PM   #7
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only 1 speaker, A/C optional - it'd be a good DD.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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In addition to the brakes, don't forget how cheap the tires are to replace....I mean they are only 60 treadwear, so they are gonna last a long time right? They are only about $2500 for a set.....
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:15 PM   #9
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:35 PM   #10
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Why the hell not? Easy to swap back for track days and not wast them on street driving! Thats just me though, Id put headers and a cam in it too and never look back! With thinking like that yours would sit in the garage and wast away.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:39 PM   #11
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Why the hell not? Easy to swap back for track days and not wast them on street driving! Thats just me though, Id put headers and a cam in it too and never look back! With thinking like that yours would sit in the garage and wast away.
Nooo he can go sit in the garage and sip on coffee admiring it
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:42 PM   #12
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Just ask a zr1 owner how many times they have to replace their rotors and you'll get your answer.

Here's a hint: You're overreacting. If GM classifies the car as a streetcar then you can be assured those brakes have been tested for road abuse from us abusive owners.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:48 PM   #13
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My point is for as much as I would drive it, I would rather wear down a set of SS brakes and not worry about a 4k brake job in 3 years! Either way, good chance if this car is 75k I wont have one for a long time.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:48 PM   #14
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Nooo he can go sit in the garage and sip on coffee admiring it
...lol...Not uncommon...Hell, I been doing that all morning with my lowly little SS...lol
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for those of you complaining about brakes and the cost of maintenance and ownership....this car probably isn't for you. you may want to stick to a modded SS. for those intending to drive the car at track days and not worry about brakes and tires.....its the perfect car.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:02 PM   #16
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:03 PM   #17
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for those of you complaining about brakes and the cost of maintenance and ownership....this car probably isn't for you. you may want to stick to a modded SS. for those intending to drive the car at track days and not worry about brakes and tires.....its the perfect car.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:05 PM   #18
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I won't have any worries, none of my Camaros are daily drivers.
I wont either. ive had my SS for 4 years and I only have 7900 on it...... drive the shit out of it...just don't do it every day. and if I needed a daily driver, I would pick a Z28. id get something that suited my lifestyle more. id get a z28 as a toy car.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #19
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I can't wait to see the 5 year true cost of ownership on the KBB website.
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oh because that's accurate for a car built for the track......
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #21
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for those of you complaining about brakes and the cost of maintenance and ownership....this car probably isn't for you. you may want to stick to a modded SS. for those intending to drive the car at track days and not worry about brakes and tires.....its the perfect car.

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The 1le does not wiegh 300lbs less and come with an ls7! Really just depends on what the car is gonna go for anyway. The 1le or Zl1 just does not make me feel like I would ever want to trade up. This does, buts its a pipe dream if its a 75k car anyway. 50k I can see myself doing on a used one in a few years, but Only time will tell were this is truely gonna go when it hits the street!
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #23
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The 1le does not wiegh 300lbs less and come with an ls7! Really just depends on what the car is gonna go for anyway. The 1le or Zl1 just does not make me feel like I would ever want to trade up. This does, buts its a pipe dream if its a 75k car anyway. 50k I can see myself doing on a used one in a few years, but Only time will tell were this is truely gonna go when it hits the street!
the Z28 weighs 300 pounds less than a ZL1. 4120 lbs - 300 = 3820 lbs... dont get too excited
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The 1le does not wiegh 300lbs less and come with an ls7! Really just depends on what the car is gonna go for anyway. The 1le or Zl1 just does not make me feel like I would ever want to trade up. This does, buts its a pipe dream if its a 75k car anyway. 50k I can see myself doing on a used one in a few years, but Only time will tell were this is truely gonna go when it hits the street!

ur wrong bout the weight..


PERFORMANCE
CAMARO Z/28
CAMARO ZL1
CAMARO SS WITH 1LE PERFORMANCE PACKAGE

CURB WEIGHT
300 lbs. less than ZL1
4,120 lbs. (Coupe) 4,380 lbs. (Convertible)
3,875 lbs.

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:38 PM   #25
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the Z28 weighs 300 pounds less than a ZL1. 4120 lbs - 300 = 3820 lbs... dont get too excited
I like a lot of people are missing the little important piece of information.


I don't care about the brakes. The biggest concern I have is busting up that splitter as low as it is.
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