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Old 10-14-2009, 01:02 AM   #1
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I'm not a camaro owner yet but I'm saving up some money for a 69 camaro just wanted to know whats better a z28, SS, or rs? which is has more hp and torque, I guess is what I'm asking.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:15 AM   #2
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ehh....from the factory with the right boxes checked the SS would have the most hp and tq.
But so few are stock these days it almost doesn't matter what you buy unless you want an original collector type car
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:23 AM   #3
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My plan is to modify it some but try to keep it as stock as possible
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:20 PM   #4
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If you go by the numbers, the SS had more HP and Touque, but the Z28 was under rated at 290 hp. Whichever choice you make you cant lose, both are great models that offer alot, the SS is alittle more refined car and the Z is more race car like with the heavy duty suspension, and high revving 302 solid cam motor.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:25 PM   #5
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How much $$ do you plan on spending? that's gonna dictate a lot.

It's gonna be hard to find a Z/28 unless you want to spend big bucks...and you wont want to modify it.

The RS is more of an appearance package.

If you don't care if it's original, keep an eye out for one that's already been modified...you'll probably save a lot of $$, just make sure it's a solid car and not hacked up.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:43 PM   #6
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I don't know how much I'm gonna spend on it, but I do know that I'm planning on getting a 502 big block engine and upgrade the paint to silver w/ black racing strips
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:50 PM   #7
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I don't know how much I'm gonna spend on it, but I do know that I'm planning on getting a 502 big block engine and upgrade the paint to silver w/ black racing strips
well if that's the case, just try and find one without a motor, why are you worried about which model came with the most power?
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:25 PM   #8
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i just wanted to know when one would add more to the 502 big block
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:44 PM   #9
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i just wanted to know when one would add more to the 502 big block
add more how? mmmmm...power-wise it makes no difference which model, if you're putting the motor in. If you can find one that was originally a bigblock, chances are it'll have a 12 bolt rear and the correct front springs/motor mounts (as well as front disc brakes if I remember correctly).
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:55 PM   #10
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thanks man
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #11
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thanks man
no problem...good luck in your search.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:53 PM   #12
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Don't waste your time on a Z, SS or RS if your planning on a engine swap. Once the engine is removed (in my opinion) it becomes just a Camaro don't pay extra for something that will not benifit you later. I Paid just under $10,000.00 for my #'s matching 69' SS in 1992. I ran into a guy at the gas station the other day he paid $10,000.00 for a rolling chasis in the last couple of months.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:09 AM   #13
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I agree that you should not waste the extra bucks on the Z/28 or the SS if you plan to modify. In fact, some of us stock Z/28 fans out here would hunt you down if you did.

I would, however, recommend finding an RS if you like the RS hideaway headlights. The only issue with them is that they take up some engine compartment space and are hard to keep working (if you care about that).
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:13 PM   #14
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if ur gonna stick with the engine u get with the car, go with the SS. tht was the top-end engine class, then the z28. but if ur gonna swap the motor or mod it too much, just get the cheapest one u can find thts in decent condition, dont waste the money on the nicer model if ur not gonna use it
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