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Old 06-14-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Z/28 or a ZL1?

OK my 2012 SS is paid off and trying to decide between a ZL1 or the Z/28

Have it cleared with the wife
which would you get? and why?

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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I'd go with the z28 because I have a zl1
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You will get a ZL1 before a Z28!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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you mean delivery wise?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #5
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Z/28 no question.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:24 PM   #6
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OK my 2012 SS is paid off and trying to decide between a ZL1 or the Z/28

Have it cleared with the wife
which would you get? and why?
If you want a car that provides every comfort and performance feature that a Camaro can offer...go for the ZL1. Hands down winner, all tiime.
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I'd go with the z28 because I have a zl1
...and so it goes for I.....from a pureists standpoint on performance over comfort.
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You will get a ZL1 before a Z28!!
...this is true. The Z28 will be pricey, and low numbered. One has better get a hook somehow, or gain an inway with a dealer who will get an allocation and hope he is smiled upon by the Chevy deities to receive delivery. All bets are off
to obtain delivery. Expect any outcome.
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Z/28 no question.
And why, when the ZL1 is the Crown Royal all encompassing Camaro of all time?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:56 PM   #7
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And why, when the ZL1 is the Crown Royal all encompassing Camaro of all time?
Because the ZL1 wasn't good enough to be the Z/28. Check out a few of the parts on your car and you will see Z/28 stamped on them but GM made the right choice.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:19 PM   #8
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OK my 2012 SS is paid off and trying to decide between a ZL1 or the Z/28

Have it cleared with the wife
which would you get? and why?
ZL1
air conditioning , sound insulation and optional automatic
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The brilliant fitment of Pedders 305/30/19s on the Z/28 is the PERFECT choice for the 5th Gen.

CARBON CERAMIC BRAKES!

Dry sump system.

I'll take normally aspirated power over supercharged all day every day.

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Old 06-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #10
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Because the ZL1 wasn't good enough to be the Z/28. Check out a few of the parts on your car and you will see Z/28 stamped on them but GM made the right choice.
LOL!!!!! Nice try, Two different purposes....here we go again. .

Simply put...if you are going to spend 50%+ of your time on the track...buy the Z/28. If not, buy the ZL1. You can make the ZL1 as fast as the Z/28 on the road course if you want to strip and mod it but you will not likely get the Z/28 to ride as comfortably as the ZL1 with the Magnetic Ride. I am betting the ZL1 will be faster on the strip than the Z/28 (stock -vs- stock) but I could be wrong.

If you live where it gets hot in the summer, remember that air conditioning is an option (which add about 100+ to the Z/28). Want to listen to a radio with more than one speaker? Again, add a about 25lbs worth of speakers. See where I am going with this? Then add about $10K+ to the price of the ZL1 for the Z/28.

In my mind, unless you are a track guy, and by that I mean you are buying the car for the track, the Z/28 a little too specialized for my taste. But I get why they built it and I love the fact they did.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:22 AM   #11
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I was really hoping GM was gonna put the supercharger on the 427 in the ZL1. Then again, maybe in 2015 or something.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #12
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I was really hoping GM was gonna put the supercharger on the 427 in the ZL1. Then again, maybe in 2015 or something.

I think I read somewhere the ls7's dont hold up well to boost like the ls3's do, I could be wrong though
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:50 AM   #13
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LOL!!!!! Nice try, Two different purposes....here we go again. .

Simply put...if you are going to spend 50%+ of your time on the track...buy the Z/28. If not, buy the ZL1. You can make the ZL1 as fast as the Z/28 on the road course if you want to strip and mod it but you will not likely get the Z/28 to ride as comfortably as the ZL1 with the Magnetic Ride. I am betting the ZL1 will be faster on the strip than the Z/28 (stock -vs- stock) but I could be wrong.

If you live where it gets hot in the summer, remember that air conditioning is an option (which add about 100+ to the Z/28). Want to listen to a radio with more than one speaker? Again, add a about 25lbs worth of speakers. See where I am going with this? Then add about $10K+ to the price of the ZL1 for the Z/28.

In my mind, unless you are a track guy, and by that I mean you are buying the car for the track, the Z/28 a little too specialized for my taste. But I get why they built it and I love the fact they did.
100+ lbs?, for AC? and 25 lbs for speakers?
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:52 AM   #14
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It really should be a simple choice when you think about it. Even though they are both Camaros it is apples and oranges.
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