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Old 11-25-2008, 09:37 PM   #26
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I would have serious doubts about the ability of the drivetrain to withstand that much horsepower.
If anybody has any supporting information on what the drivetrain went through during testing it would be appreaciated. I am seriously considering a procharger for mine and would like to feel confident in the drivetrain being able to handle even that increase confortably.
Didn't we hear a long time ago that the rear could take in the neighborhood of 600 horsepower?
I'm sure they'll put some heavy-duty stuff in there though, no worries.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:36 PM   #27
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I think the weak link will be the rear. Guys around my area racing the gto area busting them up. So with 700hp they better address the rear.
I beleive the rear in this car is a completely different set up compared to the GTO's..

I could be wrong, but I read the rear being put in this car can handle some big power :5thgenvert:
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:29 AM   #28
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at indy we were told 700ish hp and torque....so it could be pusing it to be really safe
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:32 AM   #29
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Here's a little clearer picture of Mcbride's killer rendering.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:17 AM   #30
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True. I believe the Tom Henry edition is still trying to get around that warranty void right now. I figure anyone building a 700HP car is going to be stuck with a voided warranty regardless of what you do.
I'm hoping and praying. I REALLY want that 500hp painted on the side of the cowl as I drive off. If GM won't warranty a cam swap, I'm hoping his dealership will at least.....get it serviced here in San Antonio (God forbid anything actually goes wrong), the dealer here sends the bill up there.

I want it bad....really bad....I just can't wait to see what Tom has in store
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:31 AM   #31
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at indy we were told 700ish hp and torque....so it could be pusing it to be really safe
I am sure that the Nickey car is 700 hp at the crank. Punter, did Al mean at the crank or at the wheels?
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:38 AM   #32
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Here's a little clearer picture of Mcbride's killer rendering.
I'd buy the hood as an aftermarket upgrade for my planned LT / RS, but that would be about it. I have no need for the 700+ HP.

Looks neat though!
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:56 AM   #33
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I would say they meant at the crank. i think they would've put 700hp on the hood if it was to the wheels. Giving that todays' market would say "put it on a Dyno and see what it puts out" That's what i would have done if i made a car with 700hp to the wheels. I'd be like screw the block size, check out the HP i make at the rear wheels. If they are making 700 to the wheels and putting the smaller number on the hood then more power to em for going with the heritage factor. either way it's a bad *ss car

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Old 11-26-2008, 08:29 AM   #34
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THAT is what the SS hood should look like. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif
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I would say they meant at the crank. i think they would've put 700hp on the hood if it was to the wheels.
I was referring to Chevrolets internal testing, not Nickey's option. I just want to know how tough that rear end really is.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:04 AM   #37
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I wonder what the Phase 1 or 2 cars will cost. I'm sure the Phase 3 will probably be 60K+. It would be nice if the Phase 2 was in the mid-low 40's, possible with more of the classic 1st gen colors also.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:38 AM   #39
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A little hard for that to be RWHP when they don't have a car to begin with yet
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:51 AM   #40
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So I assume that the stage I will at least have 500 HP?


500, 600, 700?
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:09 PM   #41
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I'm hoping and praying. I REALLY want that 500hp painted on the side of the cowl as I drive off. If GM won't warranty a cam swap, I'm hoping his dealership will at least.....get it serviced here in San Antonio (God forbid anything actually goes wrong), the dealer here sends the bill up there.

I want it bad....really bad....I just can't wait to see what Tom has in store
I don't know how many dealerships in this area would be down for that. Plus, if a local dealership does "warranty" work on the car, and sends the bill up North, who's to say the guys up North will just laugh and say there's no way they can warranty something another dealership did. But that's just a shot in the dark...

On a side note, were you at the Freedom Chevrolet "car show" they had a few weekends back? That's where I ordered my 2SS from and the sales guy (Ruben) said they were going to have a show with older Camaro's as well as other vehicles there, and when I showed up there were only two 4th Gen camaro's and a bunch of on-the-lot Corvette's with prices on the windshields.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:23 PM   #42
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I wonder what the Phase 1 or 2 cars will cost. I'm sure the Phase 3 will probably be 60K+. It would be nice if the Phase 2 was in the mid-low 40's, possible with more of the classic 1st gen colors also.
60k for stage 3? No way they will just be adding 20k for 300 more hp. For prices I see it more closer to stage 1 around 45-50k, stage 2 around 70k and stage 3 at least 100k.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:27 PM   #43
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60k for stage 3? No way they will just be adding 20k for 300 more hp. For prices I see it more closer to stage 1 around 45-50k, stage 2 around 70k and stage 3 at least 100k.
i think he was talking above the cost of the car. ain't that the way Lingenfelter and Callaway do it? you buy the car, have it sent to them, they hop it up, you pay them & enjoy
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i think he was talking above the cost of the car. ain't that the way Lingenfelter and Callaway do it? you buy the car, have it sent to them, they hop it up, you pay them & enjoy
Didn't think about it like that.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:36 PM   #45
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I don't know how many dealerships in this area would be down for that. Plus, if a local dealership does "warranty" work on the car, and sends the bill up North, who's to say the guys up North will just laugh and say there's no way they can warranty something another dealership did. But that's just a shot in the dark...

On a side note, were you at the Freedom Chevrolet "car show" they had a few weekends back? That's where I ordered my 2SS from and the sales guy (Ruben) said they were going to have a show with older Camaro's as well as other vehicles there, and when I showed up there were only two 4th Gen camaro's and a bunch of on-the-lot Corvette's with prices on the windshields.
I'm just brainstorming on the warranty issue. I really want that cam swap, but want to keep it under warranty. If they'll do it, I'll pay for the upgrade. Charging, if you think about it, isn't all that different from charging GM, or charging someone else who agrees to pay for it. Instead of sending the bill to one person, you send it to another.

Didn't go to Freedom Chevrolet. Their prices always seemed to be up there with all the work. Take, for example, a fully synthetic oil change. Ancira does it for $55 and Freedom charges $80. Call'em...I wanted to go to Freedom since it saves me about 20-25min round trip in driving. But, for $25, it's worth the drive.
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Man, all I'm saying is those wheels are MINE. I'd took that hood too but the mailslot on my SS would kinda kill it.
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Man, all I'm saying is those wheels are MINE. I'd took that hood too but the mailslot on my SS would kinda kill it.
Looks really good in your signature! Best set of wheels I've seen yet that compliments the LPO gas filler door!
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I'm tired of people bitching about not wanting their warranties to be voided.


You're buying a PERFORMANCE car. Shit WILL break. Have fun, upgrade it, and get over the warranty issue.
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I'm tired of people bitching about not wanting their warranties to be voided.


You're buying a PERFORMANCE car. Shit WILL break. Have fun, upgrade it, and get over the warranty issue.
I can relate. I'm going to put one summer one my virgin car and then pop that hot cam in and screw the warranty.
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