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Old 11-24-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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Might trade up....I got the V8 bug!!!!!

Ok so you read the thread......may pull the trigger if the numbers are right!!! Allstate said $88 less per 6 mos. if I get a SS, what mods if any are compatible with the V8? CAI or catch can? the rest other than a few LED bulbs will have to get traded along with the car, but can i remove my catch can and CAI or should i give em to whoever gives me the most for my car?????? Thanks
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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I would keep your car you have now, with the cost of gas constantly going up you will wish you didn't sell it. There is member on here who has a v6 and a v8 and he drives his v6 more because the cost of fuel. Just my .02
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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Thanks bro, Im just thinkin if I can get this SS i found for the right price my payment will be about 20-50 more a mo. and gas.....well Idk????? Im just stuck, I want more power, and the only thing I can do is void my warranty or trade up!!!!! I've looked at gears and super chargers, and that would be $10000 or more......SS is 103 more horse, brembos and leather, just seems like a better option, I love my car no matter what.....! So for me its a win win no matter what......I just want you guys input...I value and respect the opions on this forum......Dealerships are morons and this is the best website online!
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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Getttt'r Duuuuuuuuuuuuunnn................. Keep us posted brah
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #5
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do it!!!! i did it couple months ago, dont regret it at all
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:07 AM   #6
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If you decide to trade-in, I recommend you return it back to stock as much as possible. Sell your aftermarket parts locally and online. The dealership will frown on mods and offer you less... particularly since they cannot resell it as 'pre-owned certified' because to do so it has to be 100% stock.

I believe that if you have a universal type PCV Catch Can for a Camaro, it can be used on either V6 or V8 2010+ Camaro models. As for your CAI, the elbows differ from V6 to V8, but contact the manufacturer, they may be able to sell you a la carte pieces you'll need. If not just sell it privately and buy yourself a new CAI once you have the SS.

Good luck! Whether you upgrade or not, you still have a Camaro... true & blue.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:10 AM   #7
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Enough of the intake is different that I would say you'd have to start over. The catch can will work on the new car.

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:13 AM   #8
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If you decide to trade-in, I recommend you return it back to stock as much as possible. Sell your aftermarket parts locally and online. The dealership will frown on mods and offer you less... particularly since they cannot resell it as 'pre-owned certified' because to do so it has to be 100% stock.

I believe that if you have a universal type PCV Catch Can for a Camaro, it can be used on either V6 or V8 2010+ Camaro models. As for your CAI, the elbows differ from V6 to V8, but contact the manufacturer, they may be able to sell you a la carte pieces you'll need. If not just sell it privately and buy yourself a new CAI once you have the SS.

Good luck! Whether you upgrade or not, you still have a Camaro... true & blue.
I agree with forty. Get you car back to stock. Sell all things that are not transferable to the v8. Also I believe that the CAI from the v6 will not work on the v8. You can pm APEX and they will know the answer but im pretty sure you cant. But go ahead and make the trade for the v8 you wont regret it. I spend about 20$ more on gas since ive upgraded to the v8 but the power is so worth it
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:34 AM   #9
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I wouldn't worry about the mods, sell as-is. I have traded in cars and they didn't even look under the hood nor drive it. Plus your V8 won't need a catch can (can't wait to hear all the vendors who sell them go off on me about that, again)

To me, there is nothing like a stock car equipped the way the engineers meant it to be. And the 2SS/RS Camaro is all the Camaro you need, that and a ragtop...
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:03 AM   #10
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Thanks ! We'll see if mr salesman wants to make a sale, I have the upper hand on this deal so if all go well its on.....if not well i'll be on here lookin for more mods!!!Thanks for your support !!
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #11
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Thanks bro, Im just thinkin if I can get this SS i found for the right price my payment will be about 20-50 more a mo. and gas.....!
Never purchase a car based on monthly payments. Always purchase based on the bottom line price.
It is easy for a dealer to hide $10,000 in the monthly payments to upgrade to a SS. If you look at it that way, the upgrade doesn't look so good.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:06 AM   #12
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You will love the SS.

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:28 AM   #13
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I agree with upflying - it seems we hear from quite a few folks who brag that they got their new SS for only a few bucks more a months but leave out that they now have 70 more months of payments. But then again we aren't here to babysit your bank account.

That said - if you can swing it then I say go for it! I will admit now that if life events weren't in my way I'd be there with you.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:37 AM   #14
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Take the mods off and sell privately. Your CAI will not work on a v8. It wont increase your trade in value to leave them on and you can make a few hundred bucks off of them gor new mods on the SS. I did the upgrade and love it!! Gas is worse tho so you have to consider that. Mines not a daily driver and my SS costs me more in gas per month then my daily driver so its def something to think about. I average about 16mpg in the SS. Buuuuut SO WORTH IT!! Nothing beats the power and fun in the V8.

Good luck!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:42 PM   #15
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Make sure you can afford it before you jump into a deal. Also....always remember you can walk away from any deal. There are thousands of SS Camaros for sale everywhere...the dealer needs you...you don't need them. Good luck.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:02 PM   #16
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Great info ! Thanks again ! I'm having my car appraised officially today after work so all this will come into play. And I have thought about all of the senarios you all have mentioned, I guess if its meant to be it will. I'm definately not gonna show them in any way I am excited or anxious, because I Have a Camaro! I'm jus tryn to a get a FASTER ONE!!!!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #17
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Great info ! Thanks again ! I'm having my car appraised officially today after work so all this will come into play. And I have thought about all of the senarios you all have mentioned, I guess if its meant to be it will. I'm definately not gonna show them in any way I am excited or anxious, because I Have a Camaro! I'm jus tryn to a get a FASTER ONE!!!!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:49 PM   #18
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looked in to it, was looking at used but can't afford it at this time, will probably wait a couple years and reconsider
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #19
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Soooo you're going to go with the 1LE when you DO trade up,...right?
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:16 PM   #20
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It is easy to get that V-8 "bug" coming on this site and reading what everyone has done to their cars, Screw it i got a ZL-1 bug . I am going to buy a powerball ticket!!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:32 PM   #21
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Im in the trade up club and I got a really good trade in for my LT. I had mods but they were all cosmetic.

At least take off the catch can. You dont want them to say that because you altered the PCV system that they low ball you for that (you know how stealerships can be).

Make sure you can afford the added costs though! If you cant swing it right now just wait a while, because afterall, you still have a badass ride! Keep us posted either way!
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:35 PM   #22
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So I'm just curious because I also have a 2012 V6 and would eventually want to trade up for an SS as well (Damn woman totaled my 2002 T/A and couldn't afford the SS at the time and needed a car).

What additional $$ are you planning on putting down when you upgrade? Are you looking at new/used SS? I wouldn't ask an exact number but how is your credit? I know that makes a big difference in the APR you can get...

If you don't want to post publicly wold you mind PMing me?
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:41 PM   #23
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I would take off the catch can. The next owner may not have a clue to what it is for or even that you have to drain it.
As for me I traded up, but not to a SS or ZL1, I went with a convertible this time with a few extras my 2010 didn't have. I love my V6...
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #24
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I also would like to trade up to an SS, but a new Camaro most likely coming out in 2-3 yrs is stopping me. Getting a used SS in 2013 when a new SS comes out in a few yrs doesn't make sense to me. Just rather wait and have the latest!
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:26 PM   #25
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dont let insurance stop you from getting a v-8. I has statefarm for 20 years, and just dumped them for Wawanesa in San Diego. they do nation wide....
anyways, i pay 638.00 a year, for a brand new 2013 2SS, has every option but sun roof. And freeway driving is not bad as long as you kinda stay off the gas pedal...but dont let insurance be the final in upgrading from a v6 to v8!
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