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Old 12-30-2009, 12:12 PM   #71
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Forget HP. Horsepower isn't measured. It's CALCULATED, an imaginary number, effectively. Torque is measurable and what moves the vehicle. 272lb/ft is good, a few mods to get it up to around 300+lb/ft and some rear gears will get this heavy car feeling like what you'd expect a big, quick car to feel like. My 85 Regal T-type was only rated at 200hp but had 300lb/ft. A few years ago my then gf who knew nothing about cars said it scared her when she would gently hit the gas and the tires would chirp without her trying.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:13 PM   #72
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Forget HP. Horsepower isn't measured. It's CALCULATED, an imaginary number, effectively. Torque is measurable and what moves the vehicle. 272lb/ft is good, a few mods to get it up to around 300+lb/ft and some rear gears will get this heavy car feeling like what you'd expect a big, quick car to feel like. My 85 Regal T-type was only rated at 200hp but had 300lb/ft. A few years ago my then gf who knew nothing about cars said it scared her when she would gently hit the gas and the tires would chirp without her trying.
How far can you go with the upgrades without compromising the reliability of the engine/transmission and without voiding the warranty?
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:30 PM   #73
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I have heard that it depends on the dealer you will be going to, to get it serviced.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:35 PM   #74
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I have heard that it depends on the dealer you will be going to, to get it serviced.
Yes, having a mod friendly dealership is definitely a BIG PLUS for minor issues. But for big ticket items like a blown motor, I think the dealership is going to have to call GM to get the warranty claim approved... They don't want to get stuck with the bill... Could be wrong..
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:38 PM   #75
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I look at it this way, My Saturn Sky had a 2.4 Inline 4 that had 170 HP and 160Ft lbs of torque. It weighed 2900 lbs. and it got 27 MPG on the highway. so the Camaro is going to have 134 more horsepower and 100 ft lbs more torque it weighs 3900lbs and get around 29 MPG on the hwy... I was perfectly happy with the power of the Sky, I think I will be with the Camaro also.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:47 PM   #76
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:18 PM   #77
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Unless you are towing a large boat, I'd say the V6 has enough power.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:09 PM   #78
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It has good power. It feels pretty comparable to the early 90s z28 to me. With a stick its a blast. Cant wait to throw on some mods and see what it can do! A little gearing would help it out alot!

My only complaint so far is how stiff the tranny feels (esp 1 and 2). Does anyone think a short throw would help loosen it up or does it just need more time to break in.
Hey brjray what's up! reading the Barton Industries threads on the short throws sure seem to sound like getting through the gears is a breeze. Another wish list item for me!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...es+short+throw

Of course there is a ton of info in the V8,V6 tranny threads.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:55 PM   #79
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No, and neither does the SS, the HPE with the LS9, Titian VI's gimme enough time I sure I can tweak the sun a bit and I bet the galaxy could spin faster.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:11 PM   #80
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We picked up our 1LT this evening, and all I can say is ..OH YEAH!!!
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:12 PM   #81
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It has good power. It feels pretty comparable to the early 90s z28 to me. With a stick its a blast. Cant wait to throw on some mods and see what it can do! A little gearing would help it out alot!

My only complaint so far is how stiff the tranny feels (esp 1 and 2). Does anyone think a short throw would help loosen it up or does it just need more time to break in.
I believe it loosens up in time. 1-2 used to be "clunky"; lotta posts about it. I've got 5k miles and it's pretty slick now.
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We picked up our 1LT this evening, and all I can say is ..OH YEAH!!!
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:26 PM   #83
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Congrats!
Thanks!
I hate it was dark and drizzling rain when we picked it up, I would have loved to get some pictures of it at delivery...
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