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Old 02-14-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Zeta (Camaro/Commodore/G8) suspension details

Maybe this forum should be called "wheels, tires and suspension" ?

Found this in my trips around the internet. This is probably a G8 underbody, but the Camaro should be very similar if not identical.

http://forums.peddersusa.com/showthread.php?p=1337

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Seems pretty advanced according to these guys. I'm excited
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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No way....true duals?????!?!?

Nice find, Gatecrasher!
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:20 AM   #3
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Sweet.
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:09 AM   #4
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I dunno what type of car those pix came from, but agree. True duals would be a blessing! That and the IRS is going to make this one hell of a ride.
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I could swear I saw those under what was claimed to be a Camaro. I could be wrong but now I feel bad for not posting these images already because I thought they were already here.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:24 AM   #6
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wow, duals would be wicked. We can hope!
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Nice, looks like there might be room for dual electric cutouts right after those initial cats!
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:48 AM   #8
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Nice, looks like there might be room for dual electric cutouts right after those initial cats!
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:35 AM   #9
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I could swear I saw those under what was claimed to be a Camaro.
The description did seem a little ambiguous. But when you consider that there's maybe a dozen actual Camaros in existence, and it was only in the last couple weeks that the first cars hit US soil, and those cars are tightly controlled by GM....how could this guy even get a peek under the skirt of one, much less take it apart and have time to do all his research?
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:37 PM   #10
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I'm not so sure about true dual. I admit, Based on the pics there is no real need to cross the two since there is a cat a muffler on each side. But they pinch together in this photo. Obviously there's a reason for it. Maybe just more room for the exhaust that way? But it looks real promissing for true dauls.

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I'd love some true duals with cutouts. I'm not sure they would ever be closed.

I could've swore I saw those pictures right around the time the pics' showed up where they landed in the US, or a month-or-two before that. Oh well; we'll find out in a while.
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:51 PM   #12
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The description did seem a little ambiguous. But when you consider that there's maybe a dozen actual Camaros in existence, and it was only in the last couple weeks that the first cars hit US soil, and those cars are tightly controlled by GM....how could this guy even get a peek under the skirt of one, much less take it apart and have time to do all his research?
They also show the same pics in a G8 thread.

http://forums.peddersusa.com/showthread.php?t=121

I bet they are pics of a Commodore.
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man every time i see this IRS the first thing i think of is SNAP!!!! it just doesnt looks very solid to me.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:02 PM   #14
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man every time i see this IRS the first thing i think of is SNAP!!!! it just doesnt looks very solid to me.
Tell that to these guys!


The Vauxhall VXR8....otherwise known as GM's Europe-edition G8.
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i guess im just not use to it. im sure after taker her around the track a few times ill change my mind.
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well our 92 BMW has that kind of rear suspension and its good on the track
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I've noticed that muscle car/domestic fans just don't embrace new layouts, technologies, and the like as quickly as other car groups. I mean that as no disrespect to anyone here, because I am the same way myself. So I'm sure that over time the muscle car guys will grow to accept and trust IRS.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:51 AM   #18
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I could swear I saw those under what was claimed to be a Camaro. I could be wrong but now I feel bad for not posting these images already because I thought they were already here.
Only the first pic was already here.
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The Vauxhall VXR8....otherwise known as GM's Europe-edition G8.
ah, I love that clip. Thats the equivelent of the GXP version shown, it had 420 hp.
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I love the Top Gear guys. Sweet ride. I'm amazed at the true duals also. Sweet
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:03 AM   #21
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That narrowing just before the IRS/Diff area could be leading to an X-Pipe, that would be awesome, i love the mellower sound that you get with an X-Pipe. If it allrdy comes with one, and the exhaust is at lest 2.5 inches, i dont see anything that i'd need to do to the exhaust other then a set of Flowmaster 40's or some Magnaflows
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I can tell right now, changing the spark plugs on this one will probably not be easier than the Gen. IV. Same with the headers!
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I can't speak about the headers, but do you really think the plugs will be that bad? Half the engine isn't hiding under the cowl like the 4th gen. It looks pretty open under there.
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Let's cross our fingers!
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It can't be any worse then Dodge and having to take the tire off to change it, can it?
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