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Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-19-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By gringo
The strut tower brace was not an option on the...

The strut tower brace was not an option on the convertibles. They had it as standard equipment to help stiffen up the body structure in the front. All convertibles had the strut tower brace.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-19-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By gringo
The V6 is not higher than the SS. When GM...

The V6 is not higher than the SS. When GM engineered the suspension for the 5th gen, they took great consideration in making both the V6 and the SS models the same ride height or with the same tire...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-19-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,831
Posted By gringo
You do know now that you've said that, you're...

You do know now that you've said that, you're gonna get a few more paint chips and perhaps even a nice parking lot dent.:fear:

I get compliments on mine all the time. I even try to qualify it by...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-19-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By gringo
Get some 3M 1080 vinyl wrap and cover them. ...

Get some 3M 1080 vinyl wrap and cover them. That's what I did to mine as a cheap alternative to having them painted. It came out perfect and looks great!
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-19-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By gringo
Well, at least the '68 didn't get hit. That...

Well, at least the '68 didn't get hit. That would be even worse.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-19-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,010
Posted By gringo
Yes, especially some of the SS guys on here. ...

Yes, especially some of the SS guys on here.

The funny thing is when I read the Mustang forums, the GT owners don't have the same disdain towards the V6 or Ecoboost Mustang owners that the SS...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-18-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,010
Posted By gringo
So, a low-end torquey engine will be...

So, a low-end torquey engine will be automatically faster because it feels good to the ole buttometer? I don't know about that. If that's the case, the old TPI L98 must be the fastest thing around....
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-18-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,010
Posted By gringo
I didn't know the 5th gen V6 Camaro was a slow...

I didn't know the 5th gen V6 Camaro was a slow POS until I came on here and was informed by some of the SS guys that it was.

It doesn't matter anyway, I guess. For some of the SS guys on here, a...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-10-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,682
Posted By gringo
No, you're not. I'm the gringo!

No, you're not. I'm the gringo!
Forum: Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 04-10-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By gringo
One thing I don't like about those stupid car...

One thing I don't like about those stupid car wash places is that you have to move the car out of the stall after you wash it. That's enough distance to get the tires filled with crud again and...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-10-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By gringo
You do realize there are some members on here who...

You do realize there are some members on here who believe V6's are not real Camaros. The only real Camaros are the V8 models. :facepalm:
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-09-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22,287
Views: 4,228,884
Posted By gringo
I changed my base polyurethane steering wheel...

I changed my base polyurethane steering wheel over to a new GM leather version.

I also changed out the shifter knob for an aftermarket matte charcoal gray ball. I can't
tell you how much...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-09-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,338
Posted By gringo
Yes, yes it can.:biggrin: However, I think we...

Yes, yes it can.:biggrin: However, I think we need to have "cams" to do it. Derek over on the old V6 forum was pulling 316 rwhp with just bolt ons and E85, but I don't think he had cams.

I...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-09-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,002
Posted By gringo
I'm going to be a devil's advocate here and say...

I'm going to be a devil's advocate here and say sell them. Sell them both. Then, use the funds plus whatever you can scrape up and get a Tesla Model S.

You'll have room for the kiddies and be...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 04-09-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,187
Views: 215,824
Posted By gringo
3,752 - 1LS 6M.

3,752 - 1LS 6M.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-28-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,066
Posted By gringo
Go to the local junkyard or search Copart and see...

Go to the local junkyard or search Copart and see if you can find one that might be in the same color.

You never know, you might get lucky and find the paint a pretty good match. It's better...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-28-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By gringo
The dash pad is leather, but it's a synthetic...

The dash pad is leather, but it's a synthetic type leather.

The material has some type of coating or surface treatment applied to make it dull or matte. If you try to rub or wipe it, it makes it...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-28-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By gringo
[/B] I don't see too many old lady's driving...

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I don't see too many old lady's driving 10 mph who can't see over the dash. However, I do hear lot of people with super loud exhausts speeding through the neighborhood and down the main...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 03-27-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By gringo
I did mine at the trunk as well. I have the...

I did mine at the trunk as well. I have the connector lead going through a rubber grommet under the trunk. You have to bend down near the rear bumper to disconnect it, but I'm still agile.

I...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 03-27-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,341
Posted By gringo
So, it's a lift and turn to clear the hump in the...

So, it's a lift and turn to clear the hump in the groove?

The problem is, when I try to lift the collar, the bottom of the shifter knob gets in the way. Not much clearance in there to lift it...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-27-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,071
Posted By gringo
Well, I don't understand how the 5th gen owners...

Well, I don't understand how the 5th gen owners in this thread are gushing away writing compliments on his purchase. As far as I know, this is still a 5th gen site.

A former 5th gen V6 owner...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-27-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,696
Posted By gringo
Yeah, the claim was 16HP not 26HP! Typo! ...

Yeah, the claim was 16HP not 26HP! Typo!

One members post about how it gave them 16HP and you use that as a baseline of what everyone would get.

Don't shoot the messenger. I'm just trying to...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 03-26-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,341
Posted By gringo
I have a 2015. That means I have the single torx...

I have a 2015. That means I have the single torx screw on the side securing the shifter to the shaft However, trying to remove the collar to access that screw is proving to be nearly impossible.
...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-26-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By gringo
So, when you installed the Ikon front lip on your...

So, when you installed the Ikon front lip on your car, did you drill any extra holes in the front bumper to secure it better?
Forum: Camaro V6 LFX Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 03-26-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By gringo
Pumping up the tires with a few more PSI would...

Pumping up the tires with a few more PSI would net you more gaIns in MPG than going to a higher octane fuel.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-26-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,696
Posted By gringo
I appreciate the follow up info. However, the...

I appreciate the follow up info. However, the dyno graph pics still tell me nothing. What was the "correction" factor? 10%? 15%?

We know it was 75* ambient, but what fuel quality, elevation,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-26-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By gringo
The LS3 has been proven to have problems with the...

The LS3 has been proven to have problems with the oil pump and lifters. Not the
most reliable engine. So, if you have that engine, I'd at least change out the oil pump since that sounds like the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-26-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By gringo
Looks normal to me for an engine with 60k miles...

Looks normal to me for an engine with 60k miles on it.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-26-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,696
Posted By gringo
2. Someone posting on a message forum they got...

2. Someone posting on a message forum they got 16hp from just a CAI is the "gospel" for you?

First, I would need to see the before and after dyno sheets. What type of dyno it was and the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 03-26-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,071
Posted By gringo
Direct injection is not that bad and once you put...

Direct injection is not that bad and once you put a catch can on it, you eliminate most of the carbon coking problems associated with it.

However, most people who lease or trade them in every 3...
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