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Old 07-25-2012, 12:13 PM   #1115
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Drives: 2007 Cobalt SS/SC
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Originally Posted by cbass View Post
We shall see. I think it will be hard to beat the boss down 18 hp and being heavier 250 lbs, but maybe the 1LE can pull it off. I am hoping it does, but I am not all that optimistic.

The gearing isn't as big as an adavantage as you think becuase the internal ratios in the 1LE transmission were changed. Essentially there is only 1 or 2 gears that end up being lower than a SS. The direct drive gear if affected the most.
True. Good point.

Hopefully the torque advantage of the 1LE 420 lb-ft vs the Boss's 380 lb-ft will help out in terms of the Camaros heavier curb weight.

GM is notorious for under rating their cars.

My 2007 Cobalt SS/SC was rated at 205bhp when in fact they were dyno'ing
210-215whp bone stock. That would indicated a bhp rating of around 230hp vs. their 205bhp rating. I'm willing to bet the 1LE will be more around 430-435bhp (w/ NPP exhaust).
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