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Old 06-12-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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Who's holding out for the Supercharged LSA?

Or whatever version of the LS9, LSA, LS8 the 5th Gen Camaro will get???

And What are your plans. Leave it stock, bump it up, What's the hp numbers you ultimately want out of the beast?

Spill it!!


I said it in an earlier thread. I won't be getting many interior or exterior options. But I will have all the suspension and power upgrades I can afford. I'll probably order mine a year or so after they hit the streets.

Once I get it I am shooting for 600 rwhp by the time I'm done. Hopefully the bottom end will hold that much without putting LS9 internals into it.
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Or whatever version of the LS9, LSA, LS8 the 5th Gen Camaro will get???

And What are your plans. Leave it stock, bump it up, What's the hp numbers you ultimately want out of the beast?

Spill it!!


I said it in an earlier thread. I won't be getting many interior or exterior options. But I will have all the suspension and power upgrades I can afford. I'll probably order mine a year or so after they hit the streets.

Once I get it I am shooting for 600 rwhp by the time I'm done. Hopefully the bottom end will hold that much without putting LS9 internals into it.
I'm hopeful for an LSA. In that senario, I'm a little worried about the cast pistons, but I'm sure GM will make sure they'll suffice.

I'd like to stick with easy bolt-on power and stay within my crappy State's smog laws, which suck something aweful. That means a pulley, CAI, catback, and tune. I'd like to get around 550 RWHP and I think that shouldn't be too hard with this hardware and still be reliable. I think, I too, will go light on the options that don't give me performance. I'd really only like privacy glass, leather interior, a manual tranny, the shortest gears, biggest rubber, maybe a sunroof, and good climate control (dual zone if possible.) I might see about any GM ground effects or something, but I don't think this car really needs much in the appearance department.

I'll take mine in the darkest blue or black with black or dark gray interior. Before the end of 2011 is my timeframe
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:00 PM   #4
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Base V8, if i want it supercharged (which it probably will be eventually), I will go with a custom whipple kit.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:09 PM   #5
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I BET GM will have superchargers available through GMPP if they don't go with a supercharged model down the line. There was a TVS 1900 (the same one on the CTS-V) that was just made for 6.0L G8s that fit great. It made good power too. I'd be looking at that if I couldn't get, or afford, a top dog model.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:40 PM   #6
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I am sure I will not have the patience needed to wait the extra year for a S/C version. I think I will just go ahead and do it myself. I am hoping that SLP will step in, if not I will use LPE, they have an awesome package for the LS3 Corvettes.
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:01 PM   #7
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On one hand I would want a true monster of a Camaro, on the other hand I think supercharger on a V8 is sorta cheating...it all depends on what's avaiable when I can afford to buy the Camaro and what I think sounds the nicest.
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Emher, I don't know if you driven a supercharged car or not. I would HIGHLY recommend you test drive the blown version if you can... Just to be sure you don't like it... My guess is it will be a very lasting impression.

Not to start a blown vs turbo fight. But supercharges "feel" very different than turbos do when behind the wheel.
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:11 PM   #9
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I BET GM will have superchargers available through GMPP if they don't go with a supercharged model down the line. There was a TVS 1900 (the same one on the CTS-V) that was just made for 6.0L G8s that fit great. It made good power too. I'd be looking at that if I couldn't get, or afford, a top dog model.
I've alway done the aftermarket when it comes to performance parts. But I may keep this one all GM if I can get the numbers I want. Isn't GMPP stuff typically more expensive???
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:23 PM   #10
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Would I like the "demented" top end V8? You betcha. I think it's going to be out of the price range of a lot of people though, including myself.
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See I'm having a crisis. I want the super-charged Camaro worse than anything. I'll wait for it to come out. However, I love the way the V8 looked going around the track at Nurenburg(if that was the V8). I just like to get the best deal. According to some rumor, and I hate speculation, it seems that the SC V8 will not have AFM. The standard V8 will giving me a little more room to breath with the gas prices and I pray that some can be done about gas prices by the time this car is released or there will won't be much talk about owning a SC Camaro. With my Current income I'll be fine owning the SC V8 Camaro. But, if gas prices go up even more, I don't think I'll be getting the Top Dog. I'm really down about gas prices. Most guys in here at on average of 10 years younger than me. That puts you guys at about 19 to 21 years old. I've got a wife, kid, and mortgage. Every dollar counts. I'll be 30 when this car comes out. I want that SC V8! I thought I had this economy thing figured out. I need a pep talk guys!
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honestly.

i just want the car already.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:56 PM   #13
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See I'm having a crisis. I want the super-charged Camaro worse than anything. I'll wait for it to come out. However, I love the way the V8 looked going around the track at Nurenburg(if that was the V8). I just like to get the best deal. According to some rumor, and I hate speculation, it seems that the SC V8 will not have AFM. The standard V8 will giving me a little more room to breath with the gas prices and I pray that some can be done about gas prices by the time this car is released or there will won't be much talk about owning a SC Camaro. With my Current income I'll be fine owning the SC V8 Camaro. But, if gas prices go up even more, I don't think I'll be getting the Top Dog. I'm really down about gas prices. Most guys in here at on average of 10 years younger than me. That puts you guys at about 19 to 21 years old. I've got a wife, kid, and mortgage. Every dollar counts. I'll be 30 when this car comes out. I want that SC V8! I thought I had this economy thing figured out. I need a pep talk guys!

I'm right there with you. I'm 35 and in Oct I'll have two kids. and two daycare bills..Can you say $1600 a month!!! But, We'll be debt free except the house payment by the time the Top Dog is available and I will give it at least another 6 months after that before I buy.... I do know that AFM isn't available on manual transmissions but we haven't hear for sure it won't be in the S/C motors. My guess is it won't If the CTS-V doesn't have it then we wont. And that is a big bummer for me also. I really wanted AFM. Something else to think about. Maybe get the Base V8 with AFM and see if there is a aftermarket S/C that will integrate with that capability. Good news is you Can't do anything right now so just give it some time and we'll see.

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Old 06-12-2008, 06:56 PM   #14
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:17 PM   #15
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this all sounds great...but I've haven't seen where you will be able to pick and choose what options you want.Haven't seen that since the early 70's. Nowadays you just get a couple of trim levels with a few options. You have to take things you don't want to get the things you do want. You want leather, you have to get the trim package that also includes power everything and the CD changer. Everybody know something I don't or have they changed it since 2003?
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intake, exhaust headers, injectors, pulley down, maybe swap to a big bad twinscrew upgraded fuel will be there too. oh and hi lol
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:37 PM   #17
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Fandango and gtahvit I agree. I'll be 27 in a few months. I don't have any kids, but I'm also not a kid anymore. Before I would have been just like give me the best. But now I'm to the point that I'm looking at keeping this car for years to come and I still want to be able to drive it when gas is 7 dollars a gallon. If I go all out with mods (not that I don't want to) I'll only be getting about 10-14 miles a gallon. Even though this won't ever be a daily driver for me I have to be economical about the way I choose which trim level I go with. I don't want a Sunday drive to cost me 100 dollars. -DUNK-
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:48 PM   #18
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Depends on what upgrades come with it. If it's just a blower with the same engine as the base v8, I'd get the base and a STS remote location turbo kit. So Yes I will be holding out (for vert anyways), but I will be waiting for info as well.
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I'll be deploying hopefully next year for 8 months. that will pay off my truck and all my other debt and I should have a very nice down payment by the time the top dog comes out. hopefully I'll only finance half of whatever it's worth. but def exhaust will be done and possibly a pulley cai and a tune from my fav shop here in garner nc, RPM. I'll want at least 550 at the wheels but I'd love to have over 600. yep I'm aiming high. lol.
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For me it depends one the price of the top dog, (whether it is under 40 or not), and how long after it will come out. If anyone has ANY idea to these two questions please tell me.
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Emher, I don't know if you driven a supercharged car or not. I would HIGHLY recommend you test drive the blown version if you can... Just to be sure you don't like it... My guess is it will be a very lasting impression.

Not to start a blown vs turbo fight. But supercharges "feel" very different than turbos do when behind the wheel.
The cars I have driven are my Saab with it's 2.0t 4 cylinder, Some Focuses (not by choice), some vans and my buddies Audi A6 wagon. So that would be no to your question, lol! And yes I'll be sure to testdrive both if I haven't bought one by the point the supercharged comes out. I'm not the kind of guy that doesn't think a purchase trough, especially this big a purchase.

In any case going up to 8 cylinders from 4 from my Saab will be VERY different.
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Give me the biggest, baddest, nastiest, evil motor that GM cn throw into our beloved Camaro with a 6-speed manual tranny. Make my Camaro black with black leather interior. I'm going to tint my windows limo black. Put me some nice and fat tires on some chrome rims, change the exhaust, do a pulley swap, gear swap, CAI, tune, and eventually heads and cam. I'm looking for something like 600-700 rwhp. I want to be heard from nearly 2 miles away.
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See I'm having a crisis. I want the super-charged Camaro worse than anything. I'll wait for it to come out. However, I love the way the V8 looked going around the track at Nurenburg(if that was the V8). I just like to get the best deal. According to some rumor, and I hate speculation, it seems that the SC V8 will not have AFM. The standard V8 will giving me a little more room to breath with the gas prices and I pray that some can be done about gas prices by the time this car is released or there will won't be much talk about owning a SC Camaro. With my Current income I'll be fine owning the SC V8 Camaro. But, if gas prices go up even more, I don't think I'll be getting the Top Dog. I'm really down about gas prices. Most guys in here at on average of 10 years younger than me. That puts you guys at about 19 to 21 years old. I've got a wife, kid, and mortgage. Every dollar counts. I'll be 30 when this car comes out. I want that SC V8! I thought I had this economy thing figured out. I need a pep talk guys!
Im not trying to slip a bee in your bonnet,but when i was at the Dallas auto show i learned a little nugget of info which may be the same for the Camaro.The G8 GXP will not have AFM,so theres a chance that the regular LS3 in the camaro will not have it either.Maybe if they have a baby v8 like in the regular G8,but i dont think it will be in the LS versions.
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I've alway done the aftermarket when it comes to performance parts. But I may keep this one all GM if I can get the numbers I want. Isn't GMPP stuff typically more expensive???
I think they were more expensive some time ago, but I think the prices are becoming competitive. If the price is right, and it's comparable to aftermarket parts, all throw them into the financing. I'm sure there will be some wiggle room regarding the price of these parts if you order them with the car and negotiate hard. I know there wasn't a lot of markup back in the day I worked at the dealership though, so I'm not expecting to be able to haggle too much.
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