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Old 08-01-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
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Whats with the A6 L99 slow issues?

Ive been browsing the forums lately and i read a few times about some peoples automatic SS L99 isnt as fast as it should be ... one member said his best time on the 1.4 mile was about 14.2 which is LT status.... and others are saying that it doesnt feel as powerful as it should...

but another member got a 12.96 i believe on the 1/4 mile with it....

are some automatic SS's just made better then others?
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:36 AM   #2
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There have been some issues, but let's be sure to note that 30,000 Camaros are out there, and only a few have reported issues. Those threads have gotten a lot of traffic, but Camaro5 has kept its relative cool on this issue by recognizing that 2010 is the first model year of the Camaro's fifth generation, so there are bound to be some issues with production. Every first year of a new car has some kinks when it hits the assembly line, and the Camaro, even with the amazingly rigorous GM testing it endured, has some of those problems.
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:27 AM   #3
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got the stick and damn she runs
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:30 AM   #4
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I drove an Orange Auto and was disappointed in the power delivery. Received my 2SS/RS Manual 2 days ago and was shocked at the difference in the power feel. Is it the engine or tranny, we may never know, but there is a difference that is very noticeable.
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:59 AM   #5
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so basically ur saying that since its 1st year production... there will be problems, but the majority ... 95% or higher i guess have no problem and are therefore putting out the numbers that GM said they would put out... or atleast in the ballpark... and def not a 14.2 1.4 mile for the SS

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Old 08-01-2009, 09:42 AM   #6
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Camaro runs more than fine for me. I have heard more people have had more problems with the manuals, hence the recent recall which has been fixed of course.
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the select few were fixed, there was no recall persay.....
but i assumed that the autos would be slower, and they should be.
unless you mod.
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the select few were fixed, there was no recall persay.....
but i assumed that the autos would be slower, and they should be.
unless you mod.

technically speaking... according to al oppenheiser before the car was released in march... he stated that the v8 manual had 0-60 of 4.7 and the automatic v8 had a 0-60 time of 4.6 ...and in hte 1/4 mile, the manual was only .1 seconds faster

so they should be pretty much identical
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:54 AM   #9
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got the stick and damn she runs
So that would be the LS3. L99 doesn't come with a stick.......
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:31 AM   #11
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If you want an Automatic get the L99. I love mine and its been fast from day one.And everyday I get better with the tap shift and I'm really starting to like it a lot. Also, local guy ran low 13s in 90 degree heat in his stock L99, so they are fast.
It's a shame that there are some that aren't running well for whatever reason. But that shouldn't scare anyone away from getting one.

And before all the LS3 guys go crazy saying you should get an LS3, go to the complaint forum and read all the complaints from LS3 owners about their issues.
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:53 AM   #12
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Slow car? I'll take that over no brakes. 2007 Edge, not even 9000 miles before the Master cylinder/lines.. hell almost the whole damn system had to be gutted to correct a problem. At least us Camaro drivers have a safe car..

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Old 08-01-2009, 01:30 PM   #13
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There have been some issues, but let's be sure to note that 30,000 Camaros are out there, and only a few have reported issues. Those threads have gotten a lot of traffic, but Camaro5 has kept its relative cool on this issue by recognizing that 2010 is the first model year of the Camaro's fifth generation, so there are bound to be some issues with production. Every first year of a new car has some kinks when it hits the assembly line, and the Camaro, even with the amazingly rigorous GM testing it endured, has some of those problems.
Agree 100%

I knew I was taking a bit of a risk when I ordered this car site unseen before production. I took the gamble and came out a little on the short end. The car is great in EVERY way Except acceleration. As long as it gets fixed, I'm fine. If the gamble was to get the Camaro and if anything is wrong you're stuck with it, then I don't do it. But I figured, take the chance and if something is wrong it will be fixed under a warranty. So that's what I did. We'll see.

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That's great.

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I drove an Orange Auto and was disappointed in the power delivery. Received my 2SS/RS Manual 2 days ago and was shocked at the difference in the power feel. Is it the engine or tranny, we may never know, but there is a difference that is very noticeable.
Believe me. I know.

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so basically ur saying that since its 1st year production... there will be problems, but the majority ... 95% or higher i guess have no problem and are therefore putting out the numbers that GM said they would put out... or atleast in the ballpark... and def not a 14.2 1.4 mile for the SS

right?
If I could do 14.2 seconds in 1.4 miles I would be the fastest street car in the world.

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the select few were fixed, there was no recall persay.....
but i assumed that the autos would be slower, and they should be.
unless you mod.
Uh...No, they shouldn't. Not really sure why you say this.

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technically speaking... according to al oppenheiser before the car was released in march... he stated that the v8 manual had 0-60 of 4.7 and the automatic v8 had a 0-60 time of 4.6 ...and in hte 1/4 mile, the manual was only .1 seconds faster

so they should be pretty much identical


I would gladly trade my A6 for an M6 right now. I suspect there are a lot more having the 'slows' than are reallized, but I recognize that it is my own personal experience that has me saying this. Wish we had a way to get all L99 0-60 times in one spot. But that may be considered 'Think before you post' and be cannonfodder for the lurker publisists to down GM again.
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:50 AM   #15
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WE JUST CAME BACK THREE HOURS AGO FROM IRWINDALE SPEED WAY IN LA CA.

MY BUD HAS A 2010 2SS RS WITH AUTO TRANS.

FIRST OFF LET ME TELL YOUS GM MESS UP WITH THIS TRANNY WAY TOO MANY OPTIONS TO PUT THIS DAMN THING IN DRIVE.

WE RAN IT WITH TRACKTION CONTROLL ON USING M & D BEST TIME WAS 9.5 1/8 MILE.

THEN WE RAN IT AGAIN WITH COMP MODE ON USING M & D BEST TIME WAS 9.25 1/8 MILE.

THEN WE RAN IT AGAIN WITH THE TRACKTION CONTROLL OFF AND WE JUST KEPT SPINING AND SPINING WE RAN 10.6 I SWEAR I KNOW THAT SOUNDS CRAZY FOR 1/8 MILE BUT WE SPUN TOO MUCH.

after all this testing we found out that if you hold the button down for 5 second you can drive it in comp mode as well as the tracktion controll off so instead of choosing one you can drive it with both modes.

CAN SOMBODY TELL ME WHAT GM WAS THINKING DOING THIS !
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:56 AM   #16
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WE JUST CAME BACK THREE HOURS AGO FROM IRWINDALE SPEED WAY IN LA CA.

MY BUD HAS A 2010 2SS RS WITH AUTO TRANS.

FIRST OFF LET ME TELL YOUS GM MESS UP WITH THIS TRANNY WAY TOO MANY OPTIONS TO PUT THIS DAMN THING IN DRIVE.

WE RAN IT WITH TRACKTION CONTROLL ON USING M & D BEST TIME WAS 9.5 1/8 MILE.

THEN WE RAN IT AGAIN WITH COMP MODE ON USING M & D BEST TIME WAS 9.25 1/8 MILE.

THEN WE RAN IT AGAIN WITH THE TRACKTION CONTROLL OFF AND WE JUST KEPT SPINING AND SPINING WE RAN 10.6 I SWEAR I KNOW THAT SOUNDS CRAZY FOR 1/8 MILE BUT WE SPUN TOO MUCH.

after all this testing we found out that if you hold the button down for 5 second you can drive it in comp mode as well as the tracktion controll off so instead of choosing one you can drive it with both modes.

CAN SOMBODY TELL ME WHAT GM WAS THINKING DOING THIS !
GM wants the engine to outlast the warranty. However it also needs to get good MPG rating to avoid the gas guzzler tax.. However the advertised 0-60 time was the same for both the manual and the auto (slight edge supposedly to the auto) while the manual was quicker in the top end because of the greater horsepower. I guess many people are getting good times, but IRPQ, Scott, and a few others in this forum are not getting those times. Hence "the slows". But they are being looked at by GM and hopefully the problem gets fixed under warranty soon..
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:07 AM   #17
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the select few were fixed, there was no recall persay.....
but i assumed that the autos would be slower, and they should be.
unless you mod.
No they weren't there is no fix right now for those with the slows. Go the the V8 thread and read your heart out.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:27 AM   #18
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With just a few modifications the L99 will come alive......

It really needs to be tuned to get the lag out of it on the bottom end.....
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With just a few modifications the L99 will come alive......

It really needs to be tuned to get the lag out of it on the bottom end.....
Lag, that's a good word.

I went from saying "I can't get my tires to spin", to saying "I'm having traction problems" over night with a tune.
I now literally roast my tires all the way through 1st gear, if I just mash the gas from a dead stop.

Now I'm worried about how I'm going to get this car to hook up at the track.
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Lag, that's a good word.

I went from saying "I can't get my tires to spin", to saying "I'm having traction problems" over night with a tune.
I now literally roast my tires all the way through 1st gear, if I just mash the gas from a dead stop.

Now I'm worried about how I'm going to get this car to hook up at the track.
What did you have done on your tune? I'm trying to find out what most are doing because I'm having it done soon once I get my exhaust and OTR intake. Did you have it tuned so the tranny hits like it has a shift kit? What else?
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Lag, that's a good word.

I went from saying "I can't get my tires to spin", to saying "I'm having traction problems" over night with a tune.
I now literally roast my tires all the way through 1st gear, if I just mash the gas from a dead stop.

Now I'm worried about how I'm going to get this car to hook up at the track.
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Lag, that's a good word.

I went from saying "I can't get my tires to spin", to saying "I'm having traction problems" over night with a tune.
I now literally roast my tires all the way through 1st gear, if I just mash the gas from a dead stop.

Now I'm worried about how I'm going to get this car to hook up at the track.
no video = no proof! can we get some video of said roasting?
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no video = no proof! can we get some video of said roasting?
.................... "said roasting"
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Jeremy Formato of www.fasterproms.net tuned my car. And yes, from a dead stop it will literally roast the tires big time.

Yesterday I almost got in trouble testing this out. There's a vacant area near my house where they've put in some paved roads but they haven't started building yet. So its just a few empty streets out in the middle of a giant field (no houses, no construction, nothing). I actually shoot off rockets in the field sometimes.

Well after a couple practice launches (tons of wheel spin), I looked over my shoulder and out of no where a cop car starts coming towards my area. There's no cars, houses, or people for miles and here rolls up a cop car (go figure). So I slowly drove out of the area. The cop car got right behind me
(20ft behind me) and followed me out of the area. Lucky for me, he eventually went straight when I made a left turn.
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What did you have done on your tune? I'm trying to find out what most are doing because I'm having it done soon once I get my exhaust and OTR intake. Did you have it tuned so the tranny hits like it has a shift kit? What else?
Yes, my tranny feels like there's a shift kit on it. It even holds each gear in a good rpm for performance when I'm slowing down (like you would do driving a stick). He put a pretty aggressive tune in the transmission.
You could call Jeremy Formato at www.fastertunes.net and find out exactly what he did.
The shifts are firm, fast, and crisp. No more mushy, soft, slow shifts.
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