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Old 07-29-2008, 08:49 AM   #1
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:40 AM   #3
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I'm no engineer but for the life of me I don't understand how the rear can be better, lighter, cheaper, simpler (pick whichever ones are supposed to apply) than the double A-arms under the back of our Solstice.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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i already see a need for beefier sway bars!

great pics though!

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Old 07-29-2008, 03:37 PM   #5
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:28 AM   #6
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That looks sick! Kinda weird not being able to see the rear differential from the back.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:39 AM   #8
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:13 PM   #9
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i already see a need for beefier sway bars!

great pics though!
Judging from the brake calipers, that's the V6 model.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:48 PM   #10
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That looks sick! Kinda weird not being able to see the rear differential from the back.
x2; so much for me changing my own fluids... that diff looks like a pain to get to.
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There is a drain and fill plug on the rear diff
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Cool; thanks for pointing that out...
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very cool. I love seeing the mechanical bits of cars exposed like that, or the disassembled LSA and LS9 from a few months ago
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Man those are some long links on the front sway bar! Is that a power steering cooler? Wonder how long after I get a 5th gen before that rear-end assembly is on the floor of my garage...I just cant leave well enough alone! lol Great pics!
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Man those are some long links on the front sway bar! Is that a power steering cooler? Wonder how long after I get a 5th gen before that rear-end assembly is on the floor of my garage...I just cant leave well enough alone! lol Great pics!
"it isn't truly yours until you take it apart and put it back together" now what show did i hear that on... (Gearz maybe can anyone answer that? i know but it's just bugging me)
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i already see a need for beefier sway bars!

great pics though!
Swat bars +1 but also gotta get rid of those stamped arms...
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:55 PM   #17
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Judging from the brake calipers, that's the V6 model.
good call, hopefully we get something like the z51 package the vettes get
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:24 PM   #18
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Swat bars +1 but also gotta get rid of those stamped arms...
The problem with replacing those arms is that, sometimes the stamped stock pieces are a LOT stronger than some tubular mass-manufactured part.

The new part may be a little lighter, but it might also be prone to failure in a high-stress road racing application. Or the stress of 100,000 street miles...
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I'm no engineer but for the life of me I don't understand how the rear can be better, lighter, cheaper, simpler (pick whichever ones are supposed to apply) than the double A-arms under the back of our Solstice.
cus this is based off the vette suspension. vette>camaro>solstice



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very cool. I love seeing the mechanical bits of cars exposed like that, or the disassembled LSA and LS9 from a few months ago
you mean this????

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Judging from the brake calipers, that's the V6 model.
yup sure is

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Swat bars +1 but also gotta get rid of those stamped arms...
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good call, hopefully we get something like the z51 package the vettes get
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The problem with replacing those arms is that, sometimes the stamped stock pieces are a LOT stronger than some tubular mass-manufactured part.

The new part may be a little lighter, but it might also be prone to failure in a high-stress road racing application. Or the stress of 100,000 street miles...

keyword being "sometimes" ive yet to see an application where stamped steel is better/stronger than a chromoly replacement.

especially when they are created for the sole purpose of racing use, whether that be road racing or drag racing
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WOW! I just noticed this thread and have to say: THANK YOU! These are a lot better images than I've seen so far.
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I'm no engineer but for the life of me I don't understand how the rear can be better, lighter, cheaper, simpler (pick whichever ones are supposed to apply) than the double A-arms under the back of our Solstice.
I think the double a-arms are simpler. But this one is a larger platform that's shared across a few models. If you're arguing that this is a waste of time considering the Solstice is better, I dunno about that. But I think their reasoning is a slightly larger coupe that'll fit a small block under the hood with no problem. I know the Solstice and Skye have had V8s stuffed in them, but this chassis was designed for it.


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How do you figure that it's based off the Vette suspension? The Vette uses transverse leaf springs which are nothing like a Macpherson strut/multi-link setup. Zeta is new to GM and the only car available here right now that uses the same setup is the G8. I'm sure you knew that, but I don't see how you got the Vette connection.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:27 PM   #22
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:07 AM   #23
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My SS set my ways 34-g I do agree about the swaybar needs to be beefier.
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What type of rear is this (open, LS, locker) how dose the power get to the pavyment.
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