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Old 09-13-2008, 03:54 PM   #51
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personally speaking, i just want a camaro with the name plate "Z/28", i dont care if its lighter, or flames come out of the tailpipe, cause for me to say "I onw a Camaro Z/28", thats like saying "I own you, now go get me a donut", but anyway no one else can associate their car name with Z/28 unless they have a camaro, and Z/28 is like the most unique title EVER

i wouldnt mind some fire breathing tailpipes though
I do agree with you here.

I personally believe that the reason GM opted to go with SS instead of Z/28 is due to their marketing department or lack thereof.

The Z/28 badge on what is now the SS would not be a mockery or degrading the herritage of the name. It has 390-422 hp and lots of torque. With the handling we are being promised and the option of 20" rims and Brembo brakes, theres nothing about what is now the SS that would be a slap in the face to the Z/28. But, since the current GM brain(less) trust seems to think every Chevy ever made should have an SS version, SS it is and Z/28 may be just a pipe dream now.
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:20 PM   #52
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How many threads is this guy going to create about the "Z28" that was never mentioned officially once? Talk about ridiculous. It's like watching the stages of grief after a death. Anger, Reckoning, Bargaining, Acceptance. He's on bargaining now. Trying to convince himself that there is another way to build his fantasy car. LOL HAHAAHHA

Dude, for your own sanity, here's your answer. Buy a damn SS when it comes out and shut up Convince yourself that you don't need to have more than 425 horses. Or if you do, bolt on a damn supercharger.

Preach it to him brother. Smack him on the back of the head and make him say it three times. I will build it, I will build it, I will build it. Here comes the farm hand whap.
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:37 PM   #53
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Power has almost always been cheaper for going fast than light parts (other than taking out back seats and spare tire), so I would look to extra HP v. less weight in the interest of keeping costs down.

How much does an LSA cost over an LS3? Maybe $6K at the most (the LS3 is ~$6K, while the LS7, the most expensive, is at $13K).

I put the price of an LS9 around $15K and the LSA at about $12k. Plus the cost of some stiffer springs, revalved shocks, bigger sway bars, better tires and different wheels. Plus about and extra 200 pounds, putting the Z28 at 4000 LBS and probably about 13-14 MPG in the City and probably close to 24-25 MPG on the HWY.

You are looking at about an extra $10-12K on top of an SS based at $35K(?)

So for $45K-50K you can have a S/C Camaro with excellent reliability and 550HP. And as fast as some VERY expensive cars (in a straight line).
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Old 09-15-2008, 02:08 AM   #54
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Well since it seems nothin is going right about a Z/28 coming out anytime soon...I plan to modify my SS to a custom Z/28 :-)!!! I will be getting a procharger supercharger when PC releases it! Get some new pistons, heads, valves/springs, block bored, lifters, rods, headers, pipes and mufflers, a new suspension, then I'll take it to Livernois Motorsports and have it proffessionally tuned maybe dyno'ed and whatever else I can do for more HP/tq numbers. IDK everything about performance yet so I won't be doing everything myself. Just some things. I'm gonna get some hideway lights maybe or an aftermarket grill/front fascia and all Z/28 trim/badges. If anyone knows some things I can do to make my car lighter inform me please!!!(I love the people on this site you all are so helpful!) I don't care about keeping the car orginal. I just want the car to be more powerful/agressive/nasty and more light than factory and look a little better. I wanna have my own self made Z/28 till they actually bring it out if they decide to do it.

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You dont know that as fact at all. They have admitted to having a couple of supercharged mules running around so this would seem to be the way they want to go. What the Z was in 69 has absolutely nothing to do with what it may or not be today.



No, the only way a Z/28 will be made is if GM decides they can make money off it and not screw their CAFE figures up. If they can they will, if they can't, they wont. Simple as that.
Good point...I really don't care if they do or don't but if they make the Z I'm getting it along with my SS that I'll already have! Anyway...VERY good point!!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:37 AM   #55
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same as you bro.

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Good point...I really don't care if they do or don't but if they make the Z I'm getting it along with my SS that I'll already have! Anyway...VERY good point!!!


Bro I am with you in that matter. I will be buying the SS and get the Z28 to add to the collection if it comes out. Those of you that want the Z28, get the SS and modify it, or still get the SS and when and if the Z28 comes out then just use the SS as trade in value and drive off in the Z28. The few people that keep saying they want a Z28 will not cause GM to build or release it any time soon. When GM revealed the Camaro concept back in 2006 there were over 2.5 million petitions sent in to ask that the car be built. Not to mention that people were also sending GM cashers check to place advanced orders. I don’t think it he Z28 has sparker that level of interest.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:55 AM   #56
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What I want everybody who can afford it to understand is that if you get any version of the CaMaRo that we FkN love so FkN much when it releases, wait it out see what happens for a Z/28 and then go from there. Check it from my POV...The Z/28 has always been my favorite edition of most CaMaRos over all these years! I would love it if they brought it back. But since they're not I'm gonna just get an SS and wait it out for the Z because I can't stand not having a 2010 CaMaRo for too much longer. I just gotta have one no matter what! Now if they bring out that Z/28 I'll trade my current 2010 CaMaRo in or SaLe it locally or on Ebay and go buy that brand new Z/28 CaMaRo that I've been wanting. Thats how I feel about this whole thing.
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