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Old 09-25-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Soon to be a Proud owner of my 1st Camaro!

I have been looking for a long time and will be pulling the trigger on a 2010 1LT manual Black. I can't explain how excited I am to know that I will be getting my dream car soon!

My only concern is maintaince, possible issues that will come up, and winter handling (I live in MN). This will be my daily driver. My commute 40-60 minutes to and from work in my truck right now isn't cutting it gas wise.

What do I need to know/ look for when I'm about to buy it. It has 50,000 miles. Looks very clean inside and out.

I think premagrin has already started just thinking about!
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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Thank you for the welcome.

I'm also wondering what are some good first Mods that I could start prepping (saving)for?
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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Thank you for the welcome.

I'm also wondering what are some good first Mods that I could start prepping (saving)for?
Snow Tires and rims
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #5
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Well winter is coming, get winter tires and wheels for it. I run 18" wheels (heritage wheels) with Hankook Studded winter tires and boy it makes a difference, Im from Alaska so it makes me smile to see trucks get stuck while my camaro just drive by lol
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:35 PM   #6
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I can only imagine what those people in the trucks that are stuck and see a camaro go scooting by without a problem. ha

I have been looking to blizzack tires. If the snow is ever to bad I can use my GMC Sierra with Goodyear Duratracs to get me anywhere I need to go. But it would be nice if I didn't have to use the gas.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:59 PM   #7
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #8
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Blizzaks are AMAZING on my son's Mustang. I did not think there would be that much of a difference, but there was!
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:41 PM   #9
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Thank you for the welcome.

I'm also wondering what are some good first Mods that I could start prepping (saving)for?
Welcome and congrats!

The best thing you can do is get a good set of snow tires and some cheap wheels to mount them on to get you through the winter. If you don't have traction, nothing else matters.

From there, The first thing I would suggest is getting a catch can on there. These direct injection engines have a big problems with carbon build up on the valves and most of the issue is from the PCV system recirculation gasses into the intake side to be burnt. By using a catch can you can effectively prolong the periods you can go without doing an upper induction cleaning (pretty costly service from the dealer) and keep your engine clean and running strong for years to come. We offer and recommend the Elite Engineering catch cans.

Please feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions.

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:56 AM   #10
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Thanks for the great advise. I would have never know about this catch can.

sorry I'm a little new to forums and I couldn't figure out how to PM you. Could you provide a breif run down on what this catch can does? How come GM doesn't put these in the car during production?
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Thanks for the great advise. I would have never know about this catch can.

sorry I'm a little new to forums and I couldn't figure out how to PM you. Could you provide a breif run down on what this catch can does? How come GM doesn't put these in the car during production?
A PM is heading your way!

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Old 09-29-2013, 03:26 PM   #13
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Use the truck in the snow, gas is nothing compared to an idiot hitting you.....
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:34 PM   #14
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Welcome and Congrats on the 1LS ! ! ! !

I agree with Camaro Jim above.. !
Use the truck in the snow, can always
drive the camaro once the streets are
cleared.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:17 PM   #15
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I drove from Pittsburgh to Cleveland 5x/week for entire winter(270 miles roundtrip)..had to for work and it was a time sensitive trip. I run blizzak dm-v1 245/50/20 all around and I was as surefooted as a mountain goat. On snow and ice I was almost always the fastest on the turnpike without feeling reckless. Pittsburgh has tons of hills, and I easily motored up those hills, quickly leaving SUV's spinning their all seasons in vain. The tires are pretty soft through the turns on dry roads, as you might expect, and dry braking is also longer than the summer tires. That difference is most noticeable as soon as you put them on before your mind has adjusted to the difference. Oh and my car would sometimes activate stability control during the first few weeks with the tire on..I would guess that it interprets the blizzak sidewall roll/flex as an actual loss of traction. Eventually the car learns the new handling characteristics. Oh and the best part about running the blizzaks all winter, is when you switch them out in the spring...feels like hand of God stopping you when you brake and holding you through the turns

Oh one other thing...if you run the 245/50/20(which I did because they were cheaper and i wanted a higher sidewall) your speedo will be off a wee bit. I use gps speedo app on my phone and when I was going 71 on cruise...actual speed would be 73-74.
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