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Old 07-22-2008, 08:45 PM   #18
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The V6 is actually starting to look pretty attractive, especially given the fact that it's going to have more hp than the mustang's GT.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:50 PM   #19
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/\/\ You've got to be kidding me, that DI V6 is already at 11.3 CR, there's no way in hell you're gonna be able to push any appreciable amounts of boost on pump gas. The LS3 has tons of potential left in it, those heads match or outflow the best the aftermarket units available. Cam only C6 guys are putting down some ridiculous numbers with LS3's.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:30 PM   #20
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Well, you have to consider that its DI - its an entirely different ball game. DI engines seem to hold higher CR's on lower octane ratings. Similarly to how fuel injection can hold higher CR's on lower octanes than carbed can. So, I have a feeling it will be able to hold more boost than you think. Especially with VVT. I may be wrong. I just think it has the potential.
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P.S. - And I wasn't trying to say potential meaning more power than the V8 period, I mean more % improvement. Example - you mod the V8 to 600 hp. You mod the V6 to 600 hp. Which one has more improvement? The 50% gain on the v8, or the 100% gain on the V6? And as far as high boost, I was referring to the block in that sentence. Maybe you should reread it. You can drop the CR without buying a new block.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:03 PM   #21
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Yeah, I think we can agree the V6 is going to be a great buy and it's going show up GT owners, just wish some DI technology would have made it over into some LS variant.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:25 PM   #22
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lol i know is not the right topic ..................... i bet 90 percent of you have never been in a v8 smal block chevy lol real camaro got a v8inside , anyway as long as you help keeping the camaro alive thanks, go buy that v6
My dad had a 96 vette that I learned to drive in...when I wasn't learning in the Avalanche.

Ok, so the vette was only a 'special occasion' car.... meaning I only drove it twice but it was still an LS1. Making me one of the 10% I suppose.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:28 AM   #23
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I think that more will be buying the V6 now, not many though. I'm still set on an SS though
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:29 AM   #24
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I think once gas gets higher in price in the future I may start to care less about the fuel economy of an 8 cylinder. For now I'm sticking with the 6, personally.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:40 AM   #25
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It's sounds like a great V6, one that may sway me away from the V8. The mustang's V6 isn't even in the same ballpark.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:50 AM   #26
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It's sounds like a great V6, one that may sway me away from the V8. The mustang's V6 isn't even in the same ballpark.
Someone finally seems to share my angle on this!

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Old 07-23-2008, 10:03 AM   #27
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lol i know is not the right topic ..................... i bet 90 percent of you have never been in a v8 smal block chevy lol real camaro got a v8inside , anyway as long as you help keeping the camaro alive thanks, go buy that v6
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:27 AM   #28
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I was all about a V8 when i joined these forums and gas prices were still in the low $2.00 range. By the time this thing hits the streets it is not unlikely that we will be paying $4.50/gal and by the time I would actually buy one $5.00/gal. Add on the fact that the LS3 takes premium and the V-6 is looking like a sure thing.
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I was all about a V8 when i joined these forums and gas prices were still in the low $2.00 range. By the time this thing hits the streets it is not unlikely that we will be paying $4.50/gal and by the time I would actually buy one $5.00/gal. Add on the fact that the LS3 takes premium and the V-6 is looking like a sure thing.
I this rate, I may even take the time to try and make mine E85 compatible. Use more fuel that way, but you could still go 500 miles on one tank, and it would cost like 20-25 dollars less to fill up.
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Add on the fact that the LS3 takes premium and the V-6 is looking like a sure thing.
Actually it says 'Premium Recommended'. It apparently will run just fine on Regular grade gas with only a slight dip in power/performance.
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I this rate, I may even take the time to try and make mine E85 compatible. Use more fuel that way, but you could still go 500 miles on one tank, and it would cost like 20-25 dollars less to fill up.
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I hope you are joking, right? The average decrease in fuel economy with E85 is around 25% but it only costs approximately 5% less than regular unleaded. So you are essentially willing to pay 20% more to drive the same distance just because psychologically it feels better to fill up at $60 as opposed to $80?

EDIT: That is fine if your main objective is to be more environmentally friendly or to do your part to ease our reliance on foreign oil, but it doesn't make sense if you are just trying to save a few bucks.
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Actually it says 'Premium Recommended'. It apparently will run just fine on Regular grade gas with only a slight dip in power/performance.
Ahhhh... I can handle 415HP as opposed to 420.
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I hope you are joking, right? The average decrease in fuel economy with E85 is around 25% but it only costs approximately 5% less than regular unleaded. So you are essentially willing to pay 20% more to drive the same distance.
Not to spin this into another Ethanol thread. But it depends entirely where you live. In some places, E85 costs significantly less than 'normal' gasoline (much more than 5%). In those places, the price difference makes the mileage decrease worth it.
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Not to spin this into another Ethanol thread. But it depends entirely where you live. In some places, E85 costs significantly less than 'normal' gasoline (much more than 5%). In those places, the price difference makes the mileage decrease worth it.
Unless you are able to find a place that sells it (or make your own) for around $3.00/gal, then it is not cost justified. Perhaps these places exist, but I have not heard of E85 going for $3.00 - 3.20/gal while regular unleaded is at $4.00/gal; not to belabor the point, I am just saying....

Either way, a 300HP V6 sounds pretty appealing and I would have to think that with those numbers these things will be selling like hotcakes!
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