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Old 08-15-2009, 09:15 AM   #1
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I really need help...

... I dont know if i should get the 2010 gt500 or the 2010 camaro ss. i know the gt500 is more expensive but i dont need to worry about that. to me the gt500 looks light and the camaro looks like a very heavy car. I know the all specs of both cars. if i get the gt500 im putting on a kenne bell supercharger kit that will make 1100hp+ if i get the camaro i will get a procharger f1a that will make about 1050hp+. right now i like the gt500 but what do you think?
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:17 AM   #2
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well i think most here will say camaro
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:18 AM   #3
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if your putting out that much power who cares which is 30 lbs lighter, get whatever you think looks the best
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if you go with the 'maro get a manual trans--- the autos are running pretty slow
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:29 AM   #5
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if your putting out that much power who cares which is 30 lbs lighter, get whatever you think looks the best
i guess i will get the gt500

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if you go with the 'maro get a manual trans--- the autos are running pretty slow
i would get a manual...that was my plan for the maro but know im getting the gt500... maybe
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:34 AM   #6
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:38 AM   #7
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some are running okay, but some are pretty lazy. the one i raced was very disappointing. wasn't even a challenge.
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some are running okay, but some are pretty lazy. the one i raced was very disappointing. wasn't even a challenge.
The Auto is faster out of the box from what I read, it really depends on the driver after that to maintain a good performance. I guess if someone really wanted the extra performance they could always get is supercharged. Myself, not looking to race anyone, just love the performance of my car and it gets up there in a hurry.
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The Auto is faster out of the box from what I read, it really depends on the driver after that to maintain a good performance. I guess if someone really wanted the extra performance they could always get is supercharged. Myself, not looking to race anyone, just love the performance of my car and it gets up there in a hurry.
you can what you've read, i can tell you what i've seen. when you have some "400" hp cars dynoing around 300 at the wheels, there is an issue. the one i raced ran like a 14 second car.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:50 AM   #11
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I can tell you that my husband bought a GT a couple months ago and is already talking about selling it for a Camaro. For me it is a very uncomfortable ride. The headrests are in a ridiculous postion and also the sound system is very tinny. I looks awesome outside and has plenty of muscle tho
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if your putting out that much power who cares which is 30 lbs lighter, get whatever you think looks the best



At 1,000 hp +, the weight question is academic. Get whatever you think looks the best. Although with a car that fast it will be hard to see which one you actually got....
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:01 AM   #13
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The Shelby will be more of a special car. I heard they are only going to make about 7000 of them for 2010 model year. GM makes more Camaros in a month. They both are great cars. If you can afford it, I would go with the GT500.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:56 PM   #14
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At 1,000 hp +, the weight question is academic. Get whatever you think looks the best. Although with a car that fast it will be hard to see which one you actually got....
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:09 PM   #15
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if you go with the 'maro get a manual trans--- the autos are running pretty slow
I would like to know if the autos that are running slow were broken in easy? If they were, it could be part of the problem as to why they are running slow.
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I can tell you that my husband bought a GT a couple months ago and is already talking about selling it for a Camaro. For me it is a very uncomfortable ride. The headrests are in a ridiculous postion and also the sound system is very tinny. I looks awesome outside and has plenty of muscle tho
Turn them around.
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:50 PM   #17
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You are on a Camaro forum so most members would say go with the Camaro. Im a die hard GM fan till the day I die so I say get the Camaro BUT its your choice on what to get. The GT500 does has some get up and go to it though. I was going to say compare costs but if that is not an issue to you then go with whatever will make you more happy in the end. Good luck!
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:53 PM   #18
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Well I did not baby my auto and with a catback and full tune my best ET was 12.5. The trans tune alone wiped off almost a second, as the factory tune was a joke. The car barks 2nd and 3rd and with the TC off its difficult to maintain traction during the launch. Before the tune it struggled to break the tires free. I'm hoping with the next mods and the perfect day/launch I could get into the 11'sIf I were trying to make 1000HP I would go with a manual, it could get pretty pricey making the 6L80E handle that power. Sorry, definitley go with the Camaro, the suspension and breaks alone are far superior to the stang. All test show the stang is very slopy with the slightest bump in the road. The stock Camaro already beats the Shelby off the line, unfortunately the extra HP catches up and gets the win in the end
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:51 PM   #19
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Get a GT500 and make it 1000+hp, then get the Camaro for a DD and just do some bolt-ons.
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Well I did not baby my auto and with a catback and full tune my best ET was 12.5. The trans tune alone wiped off almost a second, as the factory tune was a joke. The car barks 2nd and 3rd and with the TC off its difficult to maintain traction during the launch. Before the tune it struggled to break the tires free. I'm hoping with the next mods and the perfect day/launch I could get into the 11'sIf I were trying to make 1000HP I would go with a manual, it could get pretty pricey making the 6L80E handle that power. Sorry, definitley go with the Camaro, the suspension and breaks alone are far superior to the stang. All test show the stang is very slopy with the slightest bump in the road. The stock Camaro already beats the Shelby off the line, unfortunately the extra HP catches up and gets the win in the end
that's what i like to hear. i noticed the torque management in the tuning is just brutal. almost a second from just a tune is pretty damn good, or bad for gm
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Take a drive with both and see which one you feel more comfortable in. Have you sat in either? FYI, if you do get the GT500, you should probably change your user name. Also your sidebar says you drive a 2010 Camaro SS RS so I guess you already made a decision. Just messing with you.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:42 PM   #24
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Get a GT500 and make it 1000+hp, then get the Camaro for a DD and just do some bolt-ons.
i was actually thinking about that gt500 as a daily driver and then i can get a camaro to add to the collection... or ill wait for the Z28
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Well I did not baby my auto and with a catback and full tune my best ET was 12.5. The trans tune alone wiped off almost a second, as the factory tune was a joke. The car barks 2nd and 3rd and with the TC off its difficult to maintain traction during the launch. Before the tune it struggled to break the tires free. I'm hoping with the next mods and the perfect day/launch I could get into the 11'sIf I were trying to make 1000HP I would go with a manual, it could get pretty pricey making the 6L80E handle that power. Sorry, definitley go with the Camaro, the suspension and breaks alone are far superior to the stang. All test show the stang is very slopy with the slightest bump in the road. The stock Camaro already beats the Shelby off the line, unfortunately the extra HP catches up and gets the win in the end
Actually braking was the same. The GT brakes as well as a Camaro. it will fade faster though. The GT500 have Brembo's as well, and actually brakes better than the GT and will not fade. So I would say braking is even. The GT500 sufferes from grip. That is why a Camaro beats it off the line. If you are running them your going to have some stickies. So that is also a mute point.

THe gt500 has a live axle. Which is better for 1/4 mile racing. The Camaro IRS is holding up....but any racer will tell you they want a live axle back there...not a IRS. That is why so many Cobra owners who were racers, switched the IRS out for a live Axle.

Last the GT500 has a forge engine. The Camaro does not. So you have a better base to build from. If you are trying to make that power in the Camaro, you are basically going to need to rebuild that engine. The GT500 can take up to 800 in its stock form. So it will not need as much once you get into higher power levels.
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