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Old 08-04-2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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Why the L99? The Vette uses a LS3 with Auto 6-sp! Why cant the SS Have this option?

Why the L99? The Vette uses a LS3 with Auto 6-sp PADDLE SHIFTERS! Why cant the SS Have this option?
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:56 AM   #2
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cost is a factor. MPG is another.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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The L99 is basically a LS3 with AFM. Helps get the millage up and avoid a gas guzzler tax. The L99 comes with a 6 speed auto with "TAPshift."
Does anybody know if the Camaro's "TAPshift" is paddles or a slapstick?
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:26 PM   #4
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So, are you saying the Vette does not have AFM with it's Auto?
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:34 PM   #5
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So, are you saying the Vette does not have AFM with it's Auto?
Nope, not on the Vette....
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:56 PM   #6
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Does anybody know if the Camaro's "TAPshift" is paddles or a slapstick?
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Available with 3.6L DI VVT V6 and 6.2L V8 engine (L99) One of the most technologically advanced in the industry. Incorporates TAPshift® with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for clutch-free six-speed automatic transmission shifting
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:05 PM   #7
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Found my answer:
so whats the difference between them?
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:40 PM   #8
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If it says "Steering Wheel Mounted" does that mean it's similar to the ones on the Steering Wheel of the Malibu, which people have expressed negative feelings about?

I think if it said "Steering Column Mounted Paddles" then it would be a lot clearer what they were.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:42 PM   #9
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Paddle shift is on the steering wheel, the other is usually with the shifter. Both are fairly slow in responding. I found Corvette buyers to find them more as a novelty than for functionality.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:44 PM   #10
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DougHoulihan: The V6 and V8 automatics have paddle-shifters on the back side of the steering wheel to allow the customer complete control of their shift points.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:53 PM   #11
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If it says "Steering Wheel Mounted" does that mean it's similar to the ones on the Steering Wheel of the Malibu, which people have expressed negative feelings about?

I think if it said "Steering Column Mounted Paddles" then it would be a lot clearer what they were.
This is the best pic i can find that shows the way they are configured... NOTE this is not the actual wheel/buttons. BUT they are basically the same and NOT like the malibus...


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Malibu shift buttons...

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Old 08-04-2008, 01:56 PM   #12
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This is the best pic i can find that shows the way they are configured... NOTE this is not the actual wheel/buttons. BUT they are basically the same and NOT like the malibus...


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Malibu shift buttons...


Great stuff, thanks...The ones on the Malibu are the same ones on my wife's Saturn Aura, not a surprise...I like the Camaro ones better....
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:02 PM   #13
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I was hoping someone would post pics!! THANK YOU!!

Those are much better than the malibu's!
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:10 PM   #14
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Its been confirmed that the z51 vette with paddle shifters is faster than the manual.........
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Thanks for the pics. That helps a LOT.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:45 PM   #16
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Its been confirmed that the z51 vette with paddle shifters is faster than the manual.........
Really? Where? Have seen that it is the quickest auto yet, but not that it can beat the manual. Not picking on you, just trying to see where you saw it. Everything I have read says the other way, but it could easily come down to the driver. This is about the 08 Vette.

http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Overvie...-Corvette.html

"The reworked standard six-speed manual (a competition six-speed manual exists) shifts lighter and more precisely. And the reprogrammed six-speed automatic paddle-shifted transmission upshifts 30% quicker and downshifts 50-75% faster with throttle blips - how Euro! The fastest automatic transmission production Corvette ever rips through 0-60 regimen in 4.3 seconds. The manual can turn it in 4-seconds flat, topping out at 190 mph. The Vette boys have also revised the steering to be lighter and more precise. One review claims it now approaches BWM territory."

We have been told by FBodfather that the auto and manual Camaro will be very close to each other due to tuning on the auto.....
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:44 PM   #17
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GREAT! I've often wondered when GM would go for those-style shifters...Go firgure which vehicle I'm introduced to them on!
One more reason to praise the Camaro!
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:54 AM   #18
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M6 vs A6 ( Corvette source )

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Really? Where? Have seen that it is the quickest auto yet, but not that it can beat the manual. Not picking on you, just trying to see where you saw it. Everything I have read says the other way, but it could easily come down to the driver. This is about the 08 Vette.

http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Overvie...-Corvette.html

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We have been told by FBodfather that the auto and manual Camaro will be very close to each other due to tuning on the auto.....

I’d say ( based on the list below ) that “in the real world”, the A6 is roughly as quick as the M6 – as configured in the Corvette.

#2, #4, #6, #8, and #10 – of the top ten are A6.

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THE LIST

Regarding correction factors:
Times are received from all over the country and are not corrected. Because track and weather conditions vary, this list ranking does not, and can not, identify the fastest cars or drivers in any particular order. It only lists the recorded times, regardless of conditions, in order from quickest to slowest. In cases where ET is the same, the higher MPH determines list order.
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NEW or IMPROVED ELASPED TIMES


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1 - 11.71 @ 119.94 - AndrewZPSU - 08 M6 - (2590)
2 - 12.16 @ 116.54 - Vinsane112 - 08 A6 2.73 - (2744)
3 - 12.18 @ 117.72 - Hardhattg - 08 Z51 M6 - (2690)
4 - 12.21 @ 115.45 - LS1LT1 - 06 A6 - (1282)
5 - 12.23 @ 115.58 - 06C6FVR - 06 Z51 M6 - (337)
6 - 12.23 @ 112.86 - 940CACC - 08 Z51 A6 - (2880)
7 - 12.31 @ 114.82 - CYA Vett - 05 F55 M6 - (679)
8 - 12.35 @ 117.47 - Bain - 08 A6 2.73 npp - (2759)
9 - 12.40 @ 114.70 - Jschindler - 08 Z51 M6 NPP - (2138)
10 - 12.41 @ 115.38 - HOXXOH - 08 A6 F55 - (2486)

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Old 08-05-2008, 07:48 AM   #19
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I’d say ( based on the list below ) that “in the real world”, the A6 is roughly as quick as the M6 – as configured in the Corvette.
I agree, it is close enough that it comes down to the driver and his/her ability to launch it. As I said, I expect that the Camaro will be the same way, which ever is quicker in any particular set of published numbers. It comes down to the driver.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:29 PM   #20
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I have a 2SS A6 on order, I think! The dealer took my $1,000 dollars, but I never got anything saying my order is in any exact place on the list of pre-orders. Like number 13,000 or what have you. Anyhow, I keep going back and forth between the two engines and hope I am making the right choice. Is there anything that says one is better than the other or more valuable in the future? Or does it come down to personal preference?
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It come down to personal preference.

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Why the L99? The Vette uses a LS3 with Auto 6-sp PADDLE SHIFTERS! Why cant the SS Have this option?
Active fuel management works more efficiently on a auto trans equipped engine. Corvette does not offer AFM.

I don't personally like the execturion of tap shift gear selection on the automatic transmission equipped Corvette in comparison to the choice that has been made for Camaro. The Camaro automatic has the right side wheel button selector for upshift and left side button for downshift.
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