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Old 06-04-2011, 07:38 AM   #26
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Yeah. But, why do any of that when you can sell an overpriced product (in Canada anyway, Americans are getting great deal on these rides), make all kind of profits, make the new owner spend thousands on aftermarket mods so the vehicle performs the way it should, and now (GM) can dis-honour the warranty. Works great in their favour. Right?

Not sure about the US but I paid $53k for a Camaro SS / RS (stripes, IOM, GFX), plus $10k in engine / suspension upgrades (CAM, rods, dual springs, ceramic covered headers, complete new exhaust, rockers, cai, springs, end-links, swaybar, chassis & strut braces, labour, etc......). And, I got a fabulous deal on the car, parts and labour.

Would have been fabulous if GM engineers would have realized they could have given us 200+ additional HP's by putting on some good parts.
Hey, even throw in a Maggie SC (instead of the crappy one they'll provide with the Z28), boosta a'boost, fuel pumps, meth kit, and maybe some higher flowing headers, and stroked the engine all for another 175 - 250 more hps's.

Problem, is people will pay $80 - 100+k, for a BMW or Mercedes and have much less vehicle, but will complain if they had to pay $60-70k for a superior GM product with all the fixings.

I'm with you; People like to make dumb comments about how GM used the best parts and so on when in reality GM put the parts that would work at minimum spec. so they could make a substantial profit on these vehicles and still provide better value than most other vehicles in the same or higher price range, and people will realize that value and pay the price their asking. Really, in the case of the Camaro it's a win-win for everyone.

Currenlty, I have 470rwhp., add on a new pulley +10, new heads +20 - 40, new SC 150 - 200, new gears faster accelleration, et al. It all adds up, and if done properly with a good tuner, works just fine. So, for about $70; I'll have about 600rwhp., and no BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Jaguar, or any other EuroTrash overpriced tin can could even think about overperforming my car on the street or track; Um, okay, unless of course it costs $300k or more. Suckers. LOL

People won't pay $200 + labour for a new pulley, but they'll pay $120k for a Nissan GTR, and break the entire drive-train when taking off in launch mode.
You're going to need more than 600whp to take on a Porsche 911 gt2 RS buddy.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:50 PM   #27
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Anybody here have any experience with removing the power steering pump on the 5th gen?
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:00 AM   #28
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You're going to need more than 600whp to take on a Porsche 911 gt2 RS buddy.
Do you know what can be done to a Camaro SS with $200k (euros) in upgrades? Let's not even go there.
It's always been quite rediculous that euro's have to spend 5-10x more to get a eurotrash to compete with an inexpensive domestic musclecar, and they still break up on the track. Am I supposed to be impressed by that?
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:39 PM   #29
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Do you know what can be done to a Camaro SS with $200k (euros) in upgrades? Let's not even go there.
It's always been quite rediculous that euro's have to spend 5-10x more to get a eurotrash to compete with an inexpensive domestic musclecar, and they still break up on the track. Am I supposed to be impressed by that?
It appears that you missed the boat on this one buddy, once again 600whp Camaro SS vs. current 997 Gt2 Rs do your research and wake up.http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car...hotos_and_info. Also Porsche isn't Euro trash it is literally one of the very few best cars made hands down.

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:00 PM   #30
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It's still good to know our cars are fast for their weight per hp though.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:38 AM   #31
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Hmmmmm

It's strange that this thread would have turned into a pros and cons argument about the value of a pulley when in fact, the purpose of the thread was to describe the steps to install one (if you decided you wanted one!). I would assume that, if you didn't want to install one, you wouldn't even have read it. Just sayin'! Since the process isn't that difficult, I am considering installing one on my car. If there were problems as some have suggested, I'm sure you could reinstall your factory pulley...simple as that!
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:15 AM   #32
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anyone know where I can get on install tool? the one the local auto convenient store loans isn't long enough, nor does it have enough threads engaged. I've looked around for some all-thread, but all I can find is a 3-foot piece for $20. I'll gladly buy a tool fit for the job someone already made and/or used and resell.
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I had UDs for 7 years on my Camaro without any cooling problem/voltage/anything. One thing is well known though; stock LS1 car alternator were trash from GM. Upgrading them to a stock truck unit is a must. UDs are a must when you wanna squeeze out the most out of your car. Plus the price is hard to beat for a proven 5-9rwhp. Old post ..whatever!
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I'm installing one in the morning.. I must be stooopid! :-)
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #35
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I had UDs for 7 years on my Camaro without any cooling problem/voltage/anything. One thing is well known though; stock LS1 car alternator were trash from GM. Upgrading them to a stock truck unit is a must. UDs are a must when you wanna squeeze out the most out of your car. Plus the price is hard to beat for a proven 5-9rwhp. Old post ..whatever!
This is a must with an audio system. Such an easy fix.
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