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Old 04-18-2014, 10:28 AM   #1
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:52 AM   #2
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Love the spool valve dampers illustration.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:01 AM   #3
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Anybody else note how the Cats are hooked up?

Looks like they could be removed in 30 minutes.

Just for diagnostic purposes of course.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:17 AM   #4
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Love the spool valve dampers illustration.
This was pulled from the PopMech iPad app. Because it's interactive, you can only pull up a description of one section at a time. So, here's a composite diagram, with all three (A, B, C) sections:

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Old 04-19-2014, 02:29 PM   #5
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I knew what they meant, but V6 1LE? No. lol.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:28 PM   #6
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Beautiful! Didn't realize they would be $75,000 though! WOW! The hollow bow tie looks cool and is oddly functional which is neat. The lack of fog lights is just silly. Weight savings? How much can a fog light seriously weigh?

Should have just removed the housing all together and made them an air scoop. They're resistance either way...
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:29 PM   #7
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I knew what they meant, but V6 1LE? No. lol.
Mine will be a 1LE someday lol with enough parts.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:08 PM   #8
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Be cool if for C5 Fest 5 they would have a z-28 on the rotisserie/turner (under view) like they did on the ZL1 at C5 Fest 4.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:32 PM   #9
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If I hear about the "flowtie" actually keeping the engine cooler again I'm going to throw up! It's a cool story and the emblem looks cool, but the few sqare inches makes zero difference in the real world. Otherwise prove it. Its a marketing gimmick, and the automotive press is eating it up. It really was genius because its generating buzz about the car, every press write up has mentioned it.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:40 PM   #10
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If I hear about the "flowtie" actually keeping the engine cooler again I'm going to throw up! It's a cool story and the emblem looks cool, but the few sqare inches makes zero difference in the real world. Otherwise prove it. Its a marketing gimmick, and the automotive press is eating it up. It really was genius because its generating buzz about the car, every press write up has mentioned it.
Agreed. But surely every new review will mention it.

Should make for a nice 'flow tie' aftermarket for non Z's.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:50 PM   #11
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I don't think the FlowTie on its own is such a huge deal -- except for the fact that it represents the level of detail the Z/28 team focused on in an effort to improve the car. It feels like no stone was left unturned, and sometimes little things add up...
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:35 PM   #12
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If I hear about the "flowtie" actually keeping the engine cooler again I'm going to throw up! It's a cool story and the emblem looks cool, but the few sqare inches makes zero difference in the real world. Otherwise prove it. Its a marketing gimmick, and the automotive press is eating it up. It really was genius because its generating buzz about the car, every press write up has mentioned it.
It reduces engine temperature by 2 degrees.


and... Camaro V6 1LE? Somebody typoed lol.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:45 PM   #13
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The Z28 is an amazing piece of machinery, I think Chevy went above and beyond when it came to this version. I think each Camaro has a strong point from the LT to the z28, I never really enjoyed driving that much until I bought a Camaro, now I have an extra hobby and each trip to the store is now an adventure. Its all about memories, now we can tell kids about our Camaros when we are 99+ years old . By then cars will drive there selves and burnout will be unheard of.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:01 AM   #14
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Anybody else note how the Cats are hooked up?

Looks like they could be removed in 30 minutes.

Just for diagnostic purposes of course.
Looks like the same way the cats came off my SS.

I replaced them of course.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:02 AM   #15
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I didnt know you can get a 1LE on a V6.......LOL
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:12 PM   #16
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They write about the Z and short us 1LE guys 2 cylinders? BLASPHEMY
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