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LS3 129 70.11%
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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Post LS3 or L99

Just wondering everyones thoughts on the two SS models. And why they would get the LS3 or L99.~422 hp for me. I think
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:03 PM   #2
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Nothing to do with horse power, I miss driving stick shift, and an auto Camaro just doesn't seem right to me.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:10 PM   #3
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L99 for me because I can't drive a stick and because 75% of my driving is stop and go between red lights every 1/4 mile.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:11 PM   #4
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do a search... there's plenty of threads about this.

the reason the L99 comes with less hp is due to the AFM. and no im not going to explain how AFM works, you can do a search and find the info.
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I like how you make this poll and forget to mention anything of transmission choice as it's the main factor that will make people decide between the two.

And like the first response said. I wouldn't let HP decide which transmission you go with. If you want an automatic get an automatic. If you want a stick get a stick. If you think you'll hate driving a stick for whatever reason, don't let 22hp change your mind into getting one.

But as I've said before, if you've never driven a high performance stick shift car, learn to drive a stick, and test drive one to see if how you like it. If you ask me it's the only way to go.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:20 PM   #6
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Its going to come down to where I'm working when I order my Camaro. If I have a nasty commute, L99. If not, LS3. The $995 won't matter and neither will the 22 hp.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:48 PM   #7
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I'm sorry but i have a couple questions, yes ive searched but im really confused now..
1-Is launch control only available on the MT? im pretty sure this is a yes, but the new GT-R is paddle shift and it has launch control (doesnt have clutch pedal...i think)
2-Is the limited slip diff only for manual?
3-Can you get the 4 pack gauges in the automatic?
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I'm sorry but i have a couple questions, yes ive searched but im really confused now..
1-Is launch control only available on the MT? im pretty sure this is a yes, but the new GT-R is paddle shift and it has launch control (doesnt have clutch pedal...i think)
2-Is the limited slip diff only for manual?
3-Can you get the 4 pack gauges in the automatic?
thanks i really appreciate it!
I can answer number three with a resounding yes. The four pack gauges are standard on the 2LT and 2SS, for everything else they are a dealer install item. I think the limited slip is only for manual on the LT and LS, I believe (disclaimer could be wrong) it is available on all SS models. Don't have a clue about number one without doing some reading.
ps. I know launch control is available on the manual SS's for sure for the rest of the cars you got me.

By the way never apologise for asking questions I mean what are you Canadian?

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Old 10-13-2008, 10:02 PM   #9
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L99 for me

22 less HP, but faster times 0-60 and 1/4 mile due to efficiency of tapshift "shift points"

Plus, I'm handing this down to my son when he gets his license.
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L99 for me

22 less HP, but faster times 0-60 and 1/4 mile due to efficiency of tapshift "shift points"

Plus, I'm handing this down to my son when he gets his license.
There's a thread somewhere showing new numbers from GM testing the auto didn't beat the manual. But that really shouldn't come into it they are both very close in performance, it should come down to what you personally prefer.
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L99 for me

22 less HP, but faster times 0-60 and 1/4 mile due to efficiency of tapshift "shift points"

Plus, I'm handing this down to my son when he gets his license.
the manual is faster o-60 now...
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Anyone have a link or reference to the new 0-60 numbers?
What about 1/4 mile? Has that improved as well?
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well Big Al Oppenhieser said he personally drove it to 4.6 sec when we talked to him at indy he also said that with more tweaks it could be faster. also talking to john cox aka johnnycamaro I found out that Al had driven an ss with a hurst short throw installed, i dont know if thats how he did the faster time or not.
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Sounds like they are near dead on at this point and preference is the only deciding factor.

I have always believed that a sports car should be manual, but I ordered the MXO this time - -only time will tell.

If tapshift was not an option, I would have went with manual.

I guess the good thing about the L99 is that if less folks order it, the easier it will be for GM to fill the demand. (fingers crossed)

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fyi, if any of you caught that podcast this morning on Camaroz28.com, Cheryl made mention of the Tapshift controls. She said it'll let you go all the way to redline and leave it there (unlike the Challenger), it'll do what YOU want, and it'll do it fast!

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I guess the good thing about the L99 is that if less folks order it, the easier it will be for GM to fill the demand. (fingers crossed)
Not to burst your bubble but this is an enthusiast site so you'll probably see a higher proportion of manual transmission users here than in the general public.
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That's good news. I need to go check out that podcast.
I assumed once the pricing broke last night that the podcast was no longer worthwhile.

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Not to burst your bubble but this is an enthusiast site so you'll probably see a higher proportion of manual transmission users here than in the general public.
I agree, but like you said, enthusiasts........
is the general public pre-ordering????? Not many, I'm sure, especially not on the first few days.......

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By the way never apologise for asking questions I mean what are you Canadian?
haha no, American and proud of it:flag2:
And one more question, can you turn off traction control in the auto? and i'm gonna be super bummed if the limited slip diff. is only for the manual.
I want a stick so bad for performance, and so it will actually be me driving, not a computer, but there is a lot of traffic here...... i dont know what to do
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on the SS, the auto will have a limited-slip. On the V6 models, it won't....don't ask me why.

But the Traction control can be turned off, and in the SS, it can also be switched from full-on, to "sport-mode".
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haha no, American and proud of it:flag2:
And one more question, can you turn off traction control in the auto? and i'm gonna be super bummed if the limited slip diff. is only for the manual.
I want a stick so bad for performance, and so it will actually be me driving, not a computer, but there is a lot of traffic here...... i dont know what to do
Being that you get tap shift and from what someone stated above it gives you total control, it kind of makes up for not having a manual. So if the traffic is too stop and go for a stick it's not as much of a let down getting an auto as it was in the past.
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Well the Corvette auto they are using is nice and I would consider it if driving in bad traffic every day, but I don't have that much traffic to deal with right now and that means the $1k upcharge just isn't tempting.
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on the SS, the auto will have a limited-slip. On the V6 models, it won't....don't ask me why.

But the Traction control can be turned off, and in the SS, it can also be switched from full-on, to "sport-mode".
Concerning the traction control, your talking about the auto right? cause if you are, i'm ordering a Camaro tomorrow! I'm so happy the auto will have the limited slip diff, but will the auto have launch control? Like a similar set-up as the new GT-R.

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Concerning the traction control, your talking about the auto right? cause if you are, i'm ordering a Camaro tomorrow! I'm so happy the auto will have the limited slip diff, but will the auto have launch control? Like a similar set-up as the new GT-R.

-thanks for your guys' help!
You mean the press this button to void warrantee and kill gearbox launch control, no I don't think the Camaro will have anything like the GT-Rs launch control, it will come with a system that works, and has been used trouble free in the Corvette. But then again that's what happens when the GTRs sister car is the sentra and the Camaros big brother is the Corvette (I am sorry to any women on this site I have innadvertanlty offended).
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Launch control is launch control is launch control. the systems all work the same.
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END OF 2010 RUN

Anyone know when the 2010 production run ends and the 2011 run begins?
I assume the 2010 run will be lengthy due to the early release.
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