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Old 02-27-2010, 01:47 PM   #99
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maybe a better question is, "is the V8 too powerful". Unless you are going on a track the extra power is pretty much useless for day to day driving and cruising.

the quarter mile time is useless as you can't legally go that fast on public roads, and if caught, 100 mph fines are pretty steep - you'll probably have a mandatory visit to the judge. The 0 to 60 second time is negligible when you factor in the human factor and having to watch cars in front, cars on your side (if merging on a highway), etc.

If you goal is to get your head snapped back harder, want deeper noise, get the v8. If you marvel engineering, look at the V6. It gets more power per liter, handles every bit as good as the V8, maybe a little better in steering. It does this without the more pricey brembos, premium fuel, more expensive oil, and better mileage. The V6 is a look at the future, the V8 will soon be the past.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:35 PM   #100
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I drove a LT1 V8, hard, for fifteen years. This V6 is very impressive, not quit as much torque, but still very quick. For me, it has to be a manaul transmission. Plenty of power, cheaper gas, cheaper insurance, I can fit 18" snow tires, I have a spair and I saved $10,000! The exhaust note does not compare to the V8 though, so I'm going to install a catback system to fix that issue.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:42 PM   #101
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The first car I was able to get my hands on to drive was the automatic 6cyl and after driving it, I still wanted the 8. Then I got a chance to drive the manual 6cyl and decided that I didn't need the 8. The manual feels more powerful, and in my opinion is more fun to drive. It also has the posi rear end where the auto does not. I LOVE my 6cyl it has plenty of power, everyone that has even ridden with me was impressed by the power it had, although I still want some 4.10 gears a more agressive exhaust note and possibly some sort of FI in the future, but it's great as it is for now.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:53 PM   #102
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My supervisor at work has a HEMI Ram, and had 2 older Trans-AMs (I wanna say 85ish, both?) And he's driven one of our coworker's older 350z (2005?)

Of them all, it's my car that he's most impressed with and wants...he just agrees that something definately needs to be done about the exhaust (stock, mrt v2 & JBA's on the way)
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:01 PM   #103
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The V6 is fast enough for me...304 HP!!! And Save Money....I didn't buy it to race...I bought it because it looks good!!!
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:18 PM   #104
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Funny when you look back and for example the '87 corvette was only 250hp and it wasn't until chevy came out with the LT1 that they hit 300hp. Now people are asking if 304hp is enough.

When the ZR-1 came out in '90 if was the hottest thing going and was 375hp.

Now we have the new ZR1 with over 600hp!!

How much is enough.....
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:41 AM   #105
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Never enough!

But the 304hp is a HELL of a starting point for under $24000 brand new
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:47 AM   #106
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maybe a better question is, "is the V8 too powerful". Unless you are going on a track the extra power is pretty much useless for day to day driving and cruising.

the quarter mile time is useless as you can't legally go that fast on public roads, and if caught, 100 mph fines are pretty steep - you'll probably have a mandatory visit to the judge. The 0 to 60 second time is negligible when you factor in the human factor and having to watch cars in front, cars on your side (if merging on a highway), etc.

If you goal is to get your head snapped back harder, want deeper noise, get the v8. If you marvel engineering, look at the V6. It gets more power per liter, handles every bit as good as the V8, maybe a little better in steering. It does this without the more pricey brembos, premium fuel, more expensive oil, and better mileage. The V6 is a look at the future, the V8 will soon be the past.

I Couldn't have stated it better. But then again, I'm all about technology.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:12 AM   #107
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The v6 is WAY more than enough to get you a Careless and & Imprudent, a speeding ticket, and a whole lotta trouble..

Lucky for me he only gave me an "Improper Turn" ticket when he saw the 41 year old fool with the clean record get out of the car...
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:22 AM   #108
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I can get a ticket just as fast as any SS owner so.........yup!
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:53 AM   #109
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I can get a ticket just as fast as any SS owner so.........yup!
lol tell me about it i got an 85 in a 65 this past week , and a failure to display license plate...lol..thank god for having a good lawyer..
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:35 PM   #110
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If the V6 Camaro isn't fast enough, the neither was the 1967 SS 350 Camaro
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...350/index.html
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The v6 is WAY more than enough to get you a Careless and & Imprudent, a speeding ticket, and a whole lotta trouble..

Lucky for me he only gave me an "Improper Turn" ticket when he saw the 41 year old fool with the clean record get out of the car...

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Old 03-02-2010, 04:37 PM   #112
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If the V6 Camaro isn't fast enough, the neither was the 1967 SS 350 Camaro
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...350/index.html
I had a '69 RS 350 Camaro back in High School and I thought it was pretty fast.

Times change and funny when my every day car is faster....
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