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View Poll Results: Should the V6 auto get a LSD?
Yes, it should be a standard feature. 38 51.35%
Yes, it should be an option. 24 32.43%
No, the stability control is enough. 14 18.92%
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:31 PM   #18
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No I think you guys need to realize that they have a low price goal for the entry lvl Camaro. It's marketed to daily drivers.

So no they don't need it. It's got traction control so that helps if your slipping.

If you want the uber performance you need the SS or you wait to upgrade the powertrain later.

All these things people want on entry Camaro are a disaster. If GM can't move the LS in good numbers the car won't be produced for very long.
The cheapest camaro ($900 cheaper manual version) has it. So there goes your argument.

You live in Texas where it never snows. You guys don't need it.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:15 PM   #19
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The cheapest camaro ($900 cheaper manual version) has it. So there goes your argument.

You live in Texas where it never snows. You guys don't need it.
Well there is a good deal of bad weather (ice/rain/a little snow) in Dallas and everywhere north, which is quite a few places. And we are not just wanting this for ourselves in Texas, but for everyone and considering it does snow in most other places besides Texas I think it should be included in the $900.
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I know this is a little different. But with the Cobalt SS Turbocharged a viscous LSD is a separate option and costs $495.00 Chevy should at least offer it as a option for around that price...
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I don't want it because it will help in bad weather, I want it because I plan on heavily modding my camaro and I'd like to have power to both rear wheels... (>.<)
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:59 AM   #22
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It would be nice if it was at least an option. Then I could order a base V6 version with an AUTO and buy the LS7 for an engine swap. It would be an awesome car for under 40k
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:38 AM   #23
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NO. the performance gap is already close enough between the V6 and V8
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:13 AM   #24
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I actually didn't pay attention to any of the other posts so I don't even know if any of the V6 camaros (auto or stick) are getting LSD...

But if you plan on doing doing some serious mods to your V6 .... as in converting to F.I. chances are if you're making 400-500hp you're better off just buying an aftermarket LSD.... Which could run you $800-$1100. There's also different types of LSD, Viscous, Quaife, one way, two way, so you'll need to see what's right for you.

That's going to depend on if it's going to be primarily street driven, or taken to the drag strip, or a road course....

Then if you don't know what you are doing it's going to cost you some $$$ for labor, because you have to remove the rear axle then you have to open it up tear out the differential, replace it, seal it back up.... get what I'm saying?

Then it'll probably take some time for the aftermarket industry to even offer LSD's for the Camaro...
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NO. the performance gap is already close enough between the V6 and V8
I thought it was pretty big, considering the SS has the FE3 suspension, Brembo's, and way better track times.

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That's going to depend on if it's going to be primarily street driven, or taken to the drag strip, or a road course...
Considering the majority of buyers will not be competetively drag racing their Camaros I think a LSD geared mainly towards a street driver (or rather an aggressive street driver!) should be standard, and hopefully it will be durable enough to handle a good deal of mods for buyers like Shadowsong.
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I didn't want to throw out the performance argument since the SS is supposed to be the performance model. I'm not spending $8k just to get things I should have available to me at the very least as an option. I would get LSD and Brembos for sure.


GM tries to cut too many corners. They love to completely abandon and ignore the V6 after market crowd. Just make the engine the only difference. Just like it was in the 4th gens. They are forcing me to either look elsewhere or consider a 1y used SS(will probably drop $8k in the first year).
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I didn't want to throw out the performance argument since the SS is supposed to be the performance model. I'm not spending $8k just to get things I should have available to me at the very least as an option. I would get LSD and Brembos for sure.


GM tries to cut too many corners. They love to completely abandon and ignore the V6 after market crowd. Just make the engine the only difference. Just like it was in the 4th gens. They are forcing me to either look elsewhere or consider a 1y used SS(will probably drop $8k in the first year).
Good observation. If Dragoneye sees this post he's going to have my head... but I think while there will be some aftermarket support out there for the V6 Camaro, I think it's going to be largely overlooked sorta with the V6 Mustang. I mean yeah there are turbo and supercharger kits out there for the V6 Mustang, but there's not as much out there like there is for the Mustang GT. If anyone here is planning on getting the V6 Camaro, and has performance in mind, and thinks they are saving themselves some cash by not getting the SS, and then using that money to upgrade their V6's are going to be making big mistakes...
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V6 mustangs actually have huge after market support. Not as much as GTs but huge compared to what little fbody V6 cars have. It took forever to even get headers for the 3.8 V6. Only custom converters were offered.
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V6 mustangs actually have huge after market support. Not as much as GTs but huge compared to what little fbody V6 cars have. It took forever to even get headers for the 3.8 V6. Only custom converters were offered.
Yeah, I just meant in comparison to the Mustang GT, when talking engine wise...
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I didn't want to throw out the performance argument since the SS is supposed to be the performance model. I'm not spending $8k just to get things I should have available to me at the very least as an option. I would get LSD and Brembos for sure.


GM tries to cut too many corners. They love to completely abandon and ignore the V6 after market crowd. Just make the engine the only difference. Just like it was in the 4th gens. They are forcing me to either look elsewhere or consider a 1y used SS(will probably drop $8k in the first year).
Yeah I have to agree with you, which is why I had started a poll a while ago for GM to offer Brembo's on the V6, but not enough people wanted them so I guess the dealer can install them if you have big enough rims.
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Good observation. If Dragoneye sees this post he's going to have my head... but I think while there will be some aftermarket support out there for the V6 Camaro, I think it's going to be largely overlooked sorta with the V6 Mustang. I mean yeah there are turbo and supercharger kits out there for the V6 Mustang, but there's not as much out there like there is for the Mustang GT. If anyone here is planning on getting the V6 Camaro, and has performance in mind, and thinks they are saving themselves some cash by not getting the SS, and then using that money to upgrade their V6's are going to be making big mistakes...
I speak from experience here, the v6 mustang has HUGE aftermarket support for not being the 'performance' model. The cool thing about it is it is STILL growing, this long into the car's life, and the v6 aftermarket gets bigger every day. Cams, heads, headers, anything you can think of and you can find it.

I'd be happy if the v6 camaro's after market support was even half of what the current 4.0 has.
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Here's a better question. Why would you buy an automatic sports car? I mean unless one of your arms and/or legs are crippled and/or missing?
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Here's a better question. Why would you buy an automatic sports car? I mean unless one of your arms and/or legs are crippled and/or missing?
The convenience. There are (believe it or not) those who like the feel of automatics over a manual. Some people don't like manuals or can't drive them due to patience.

Then there's uber-autos like the one in the Camaro...when you live in a questionable area...where manual might be a pain through the city or around hills...the ability for a shiftable automatic tends to win people over...like me.
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