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Old 06-17-2013, 12:36 PM   #35
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The throttle response is from the torque management that gm has in the tune for the v8s. If you get a tune that "lack" of low end torque disappears. The factory tune limits the amount of torque at lower rpms.

Night and day difference before and after a tune.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #36
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i went from a 6 to the 1le. not feeling what you saw. I hit the gas, it goes. like a bat.
granted my 6 was a auto and this a stick.

for me the cost of the upgrade was way worth it. it took the pain of skipping the zl1 easier.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:58 PM   #37
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Nothing wrong with the v6...its a great motor...but.....i feed my v8 regular, and average 22 mpg. Im getting 26 on hwy, and 18 city
You put 87 octane in your SS? Man, you're killing the entire experience.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #38
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Getting around 18 mpg in the city and up to 30 mpg on the freeway
U are getting 30 mpg from the SS? At what speed, I assume not at freeway speeds
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:12 PM   #39
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You put 87 octane in your SS? Man, you're killing the entire experience.
Its fine with me...people over exaggerate the effects of 87...not to mention..everyone is gonna get 87 instead of the 93 they are paying for....trust me...it happens everywhere...all the time.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:20 AM   #40
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Its fine with me...people over exaggerate the effects of 87...not to mention..everyone is gonna get 87 instead of the 93 they are paying for....trust me...it happens everywhere...all the time.
So all the talk of the fuse pull on here is just a myth? Unlikely. I'm not causing a fight or anything , I just don't understand why you'd buy an SS and run 87 in it all the time. If you're trying to save money, there are better alternatives. Why not just buy the V6 and save yourself a Hell of a lot more money there? Anyone else want to chime in here?
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:18 AM   #41
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I think he's saying that the gas stations are giving you 87 even though you're paying for 93. Could be...
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #42
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I think he's saying that the gas stations are giving you 87 even though you're paying for 93. Could be...
That is quite the conspiracy theory.
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That is quite the conspiracy theory.
Uhh...no its not. You would be surprised at how OFTEN it happens. And I didn't want a camaro with a v6....my v8 with regular makes me smile every time I step on the gas
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:01 AM   #44
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So all the talk of the fuse pull on here is just a myth? Unlikely. I'm not causing a fight or anything , I just don't understand why you'd buy an SS and run 87 in it all the time. If you're trying to save money, there are better alternatives. Why not just buy the V6 and save yourself a Hell of a lot more money there? Anyone else want to chime in here?
Nope...not a myth...just over exaggerated as far as the power is concerned. Its NOT 40 OR 50 HP.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:06 AM   #45
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Not sure about the power losses, but I know that the engine will run better and make more power on 93, so that's what I use. Why risk harming the engine for an extra 30 cents/gallon? To each their own, I guess.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:14 AM   #46
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:31 AM   #47
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Uhh...no its not. You would be surprised at how OFTEN it happens. And I didn't want a camaro with a v6....my v8 with regular makes me smile every time I step on the gas
I have no idea just how often it happens, but it does happen. There's a guy in my area that owns a chain of convenience stores who is famous for putting 87 in all three tanks. His logic was that very few cars actually needed high octane, most driver will never know the difference anyway and it maximized his profits. He did this for years and every time the state spot-checked one of his stations, he got fined. He didn't care about the fines because the higher profits more than paid the fines. He finally had to clean his act up after the state threatened to shut him down. Like I said in another post, If you're hung up on a particular brand or octane, you'd better make friends with the fuel truck driver, because only he knows what he actually loaded on the truck and what he dumped in each tank.
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That's why you don't get gas from 7-eleven
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:16 PM   #49
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I love my v6. I couldn't justify paying 10k more for under a 2 second difference 0-60.

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:47 PM   #50
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That's why you don't get gas from 7-eleven
Not just 7 Eleven, Around 20+ yrs ago I was a general manager of several gas stations that sold a national brand. And our truck driver would always try to estimate how much 87 he could get in the underground tanks. Quite often he would over estimate and dump the extra 87 in the Premium tank (it would be in the hundreds of gallons). The owner didn't mind because of extra profits. In the end it ended up coming back on the owner when the driver dumped some extra diesel fuel in one of our out of town stations 87 octane tanks. Wow I will never forget all the calls we got from car owners on that one. Not to mention how much of a loss it was to the owner for customer car repairs but mostly the cost of getting rid of 10,000 + gallons of contaminated fuel.
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