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Old 07-21-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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SS engine

422 horsepowas

The high-performance Camaro SS is equipped with a powerful 6.2L V8, with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The standard manual transmission-equipped models receive the LS3 engine, rated a projected 422 horsepower and 408 lb.-ft. of torque. The LS3 debuted on the 2008 Corvette and uses high-flow cylinder heads based on the Corvette Z06 LS7 engine to enable great low-end torque and high-rpm power. It is paired with a TR6060 six-speed manual transmission.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:50 PM   #2
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O.k is this typing error or what? 422 at 5000 rpm ? Isn't max. power of ls3 in corvette at 5900 rpm or something like that. Or will this be something like 422 at 5000 rpm but 440 + at 5900 rpm.
I'm still waiting for engine where we "can forget anything we know about engines" or something like that...just kidding.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:12 PM   #3
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The two cars have different intake and exhaust combinations that probably have some impact on final power. I'm not suggesting there isn't a possibility they are low-balling, however, two different platforms - two different power levels.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:22 AM   #4
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The two cars have different intake and exhaust combinations that probably have some impact on final power. I'm not suggesting there isn't a possibility they are low-balling, however, two different platforms - two different power levels.
Or it is just misprint...
if you use this formula http://www.vettenet.org/torquehp.html you will get that a max. torque at 5000 rpm is 443 yet GM claims max torque of 408 at 4500 rpm. If max.power was at 5900 you will get torque of 375 at that rpm..so smaller than 408 which it should be.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:13 AM   #5
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people have told me chevy always low balls there numbers. i don't know if that is true or not but that is what i have been told.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:31 AM   #6
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O.k is this typing error or what? 422 at 5000 rpm ? Isn't max. power of ls3 in corvette at 5900 rpm or something like that. Or will this be something like 422 at 5000 rpm but 440 + at 5900 rpm.
I'm still waiting for engine where we "can forget anything we know about engines" or something like that...just kidding.
Hmm..Interesting.. I'd like to have some more information about this as well out of curiosity.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:08 AM   #7
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people have told me chevy always low balls there numbers. i don't know if that is true or not but that is what i have been told.
Generally speaking, they do. And it is also said that they don't actually take power away from Corvette engines when they are put into Camaros.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:11 AM   #8
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the easiest explanation I can think of is intake, headers/exhaust. Slow down the air into the engine and use a less free-flowing exhaust system to create a bit more back pressure and push down the HP.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:39 PM   #9
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So like, are you guys as happy as I said you would be?
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:03 PM   #11
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:13 PM   #12
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So like, are you guys as happy as I said you would be?
I'll be 550hp happier sometime nex.... mmfmfmwmfmwamfmewmma

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Generally speaking, they do. And it is also said that they don't actually take power away from Corvette engines when they are put into Camaros.
All it takes is a high-profile tune to make this new Camaro match Corvette numbers. It wouldn't hurt to supplement that with a new exhaust, headers, and intake.
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ROTFL!!! I almost fell out of my chair laughing!!! You better hope 'Father doesn't come in here, LOL!
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:24 PM   #15
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So like, are you guys as happy as I said you would be?
Just the man I was wanting to talk to!!!!! Have you done any work on the L99???? If so, thoughts or comments??? I'm assuming you speak freely now.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:48 PM   #16
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So like, are you guys as happy as I said you would be?
Actually, probably HAPPIER!!!!
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:32 AM   #18
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Hey!!! I can finish that sentence!!! I know the answer!!! *raises hand*

he was trying to say next
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:43 AM   #19
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Hey!!! I can finish that sentence!!! I know the answer!!! *raises hand*

he was trying to say next
yea teasing all the ones that aren't in the know. . .lol
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:39 PM   #20
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people have told me chevy always low balls there numbers. i don't know if that is true or not but that is what i have been told.
Didn't the 1999 z/28 advertise like 305 and and wound up having 325 at the wheels? It was a head to head with the Mustang GT and it was killing it. I can't wait to see what the SS does on a dyno. I don't think however, that the RIS will allow for such an improvement.

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Old 08-10-2008, 01:31 PM   #21
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Bottom line guys, we all know the 6.2 with basic mods and a tune is well capable of putting down 400rwhp. If you need more than that, buy a Z06
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:54 PM   #22
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Bottom line guys, we all know the 6.2 with basic mods and a tune is well capable of putting down 400rwhp. If you need more than that, buy a Z06

or put together a 415 LS3 stroker engine with some cnc L92/LS3 heads and have it ready to drop in to replace the L99 engine when you get your new camaro,, well thats my plan anyways
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Bottom line guys, we all know the 6.2 with basic mods and a tune is well capable of putting down 400rwhp. If you need more than that, buy a Z06
But I want a back seat, 11 seconds in the 1/4, and 20 mpg.. If Ford can do it why can't GM?? Starting to piss me off.. I've been a Chevy fan forever but have recently been taken in by the darkside.. Hoping the new Camaro will bring me back!:seesaw:
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But I want a back seat, 11 seconds in the 1/4, and 20 mpg.. If Ford can do it why can't GM?? Starting to piss me off.. I've been a Chevy fan forever but have recently been taken in by the darkside.. Hoping the new Camaro will bring me back!:seesaw:
I can understand man, speed makes you do awful things sometimes!
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or put together a 415 LS3 stroker engine with some cnc L92/LS3 heads and have it ready to drop in to replace the L99 engine when you get your new camaro,, well thats my plan anyways
Ummm....why? The L99 IS the LS3, just with AFM. A cap/lifter swap and you would have an LS3.
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