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Old 05-11-2013, 10:00 PM   #51
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Yea but I wanna know why if the ZL1 can come with auto why not a 1LE? Well the reason is "if" I jump into a brand new V8 I'd like the 1LE package (for the handling and rims) but I like using the tap shift. Yea I'm lazy when it comes to manual shifting anymore, lol... Manual shifting is fun to bang gears for a little while or for just a weekend play toy but then the novelty wears off on a daily driver and it becomes tiresome...
35 years of manual transmissions and I never noticed that
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:20 PM   #52
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Just a bit of perspective here from an autox and occasional track day veteran.
Tires and wheels make all the difference in the world. No other mod on a car makes as much impact as tires and wheels in that order.
If I were serious about tracking a car I'd have a set of Hoosiers on it. Hoosiers on a stock SS would walk a stock 1LE on a road course. Just my opinion but if I've seen 6 second improvements on an autox course with hoosiers vs street tires it would (and has been my experience) that the gains would be much greater on a road course.
That said, I'd love to have a 1LE but am happy with my 13SS. I may look into a 14 or 15 1LE at some point but not yet.
Lastly, there were some suspension updates on the SS from 10' to 13 also. My 13' feels much better than my 11' did. It also gets the same EPS as the 1LE and all the 13' model LS3 have been, according to reports on this forum, putting down a bit more power in stock form than years past. Just food for thought.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:25 PM   #53
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Just a bit of perspective here from an autox and occasional track day veteran.
Tires and wheels make all the difference in the world. No other mod on a car makes as much impact as tires and wheels in that order.
If I were serious about tracking a car I'd have a set of Hoosiers on it. Hoosiers on a stock SS would walk a stock 1LE on a road course. Just my opinion but if I've seen 6 second improvements on an autox course with hoosiers vs street tires it would (and has been my experience) that the gains would be much greater on a road course.
That said, I'd love to have a 1LE but am happy with my 13SS. I may look into a 14 or 15 1LE at some point but not yet.
Lastly, there were some suspension updates on the SS from 10' to 13 also. My 13' feels much better than my 11' did. It also gets the same EPS as the 1LE and all the 13' model LS3 have been, according to reports on this forum, putting down a bit more power in stock form than years past. Just food for thought.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:16 PM   #54
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I wonder how the 1LE would perform with Hoosier tires. Professional racer Randy Probst would probalbly say "I would race this Camaro right now, frankly." Oh, wait, he already said that about the 1LE with stock tires.

Woot. Whatever that means.

OK, I looked it up. Woot means "Want One Of Those".

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:40 AM   #55
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Agreed, and since we are going after Ford here, it beat the Boss 302 Laguna Seca at the Streets of Willow track by 3 seconds, and that car cost $12K more!
If you are talking about the Motor Trend test, it was a Mustang GT Track Pack, not a Boss 302 Laguna Seca.

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:26 AM   #56
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I think one of the main reasons the 1LE is M6 only has to do with the different gearing in the transmission itself. It's not so easy to do specific gearing with an A6.

That being said the gearing in the 1LE makes a DRAMATIC improvement in the feel/behavior of the SS. The suspension is markedly better. All in all the 1LE package was the best option choice on my 2013 2SS/RS 1LE with Nav and NPP.

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Old 05-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #57
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And it's amazingly only $3500. You will spend more on just buying the wheels. Gm knocked that package out of the ballpark.
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