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Old 11-07-2017, 02:51 AM   #43
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Oi vay, so you have a cam, but did you get a converter? I've heard the converter does wonder's on this car and is really the first major mod after bolt-ons that should be done. :P
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:56 AM   #44
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Add a blower?

Vette - different animal, not as practical for a dd
370z - I had one. Big fun to drive in the twisties as someone already mentioned. Power curve just starts to kick in at 3500 rpms with this car. Crappy ergonomics for any one over 5' 10".
L99 - I dumped mine for the 370z...hated it.
I love my ride today. Go figure...

Good luck with your quest.
My last toy was a 3370z. It was fun for a while. I had full bolt-ons, tune, plus a Quaife diff with 4.08 gears. It didn't have the pull I wanted. I thought about boosting it, but was concerned about it's durability.

So, I bought an LS3 and boosted it instead.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:39 AM   #45
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My last toy was a 3370z. It was fun for a while. I had full bolt-ons, tune, plus a Quaife diff with 4.08 gears. It didn't have the pull I wanted. I thought about boosting it, but was concerned about it's durability.

So, I bought an LS3 and boosted it instead.
Same here. Full bolt on's, thought about turbos (engine is very similar to the GTR's, but not quite), but the cost was more than the same on the Camaro. The 370's are also heavy cars, but handle very well. The synchro shift is great, but never felt it was getting out of it's own way very well. Fun to own for a while, absolutely no cargo space for even weekend travel. Suggest you find another alternative.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:50 AM   #46
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Maybe get a ZL1 or a Z06, that should make you happy for a while.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:00 AM   #47
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Beware of the CTS-V differential if you go that route.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:37 AM   #48
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Same here. Full bolt on's, thought about turbos (engine is very similar to the GTR's, but not quite), but the cost was more than the same on the Camaro. The 370's are also heavy cars, but handle very well. The synchro shift is great, but never felt it was getting out of it's own way very well. Fun to own for a while, absolutely no cargo space for even weekend travel. Suggest you find another alternative.
The best part of the Z car.. is if you open the trunk ( in a convertible)... It actually shows you with a picture.. how to fit a golf bag
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:41 AM   #49
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But I do love my manual better than the auto ; and know it could have been better as I had shift kitted trans with torque converters that would fry tires and sit you back in a seat like a stick but did not want to invest in the Convertible it was so hard to clean black and I have a cat that thinks its king of the car sitting on the roof sometimes...And well working outside a lot...sun on my head rarely with a bitchy wife and hair flying all over while already tanned ..

I could not see repeatedly treating it with Sunbrella forever every few months for water repellency (rainy here), and cleaning off cat hair waiting to see if someday it becomes a cat scratch pad also... Only you know what you want and if its the best on the lot and that's good enough or not quite up to snuff......
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:14 PM   #50
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Unless you're looking for a lighter more nimble car, mod what you have. I do think the manual leads to more long term enjoyment. It will always be nostalgic and old school in that way. The ceiling is pretty much unlimited in straight line power so maybe try forced induction. I would give a Corvette or even a Porsche a look of you just want a different driving experience. I would stay V8 whatever you choose. The sounds alone are worth it.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:47 PM   #51
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I was getting bored with my 2010 SS/RS about 3 or 4 years ago. At the time I had the basics like headers & CB, tuned, lowered, wheels, CAI and running about 430rwhp.

Then I wanted more. I debated selling the camaro and going for a ZL1 or a vette. I studied the next steps in going FI compared to going with another car and decided to get cammed and blown. Fell in love all over again. I still get excited when I get to drive the Camaro. Hearing the loud supercharger whine, feeling the car shake when idling at stop lights, keeping her looking good and clean.

Totally worth it. Go FI. You'll love it again.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:00 PM   #52
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Go FI or store it till spring. I bet you’ll be begging to back in the car before then because of not driving of you stored it. Took the car for granted now you feel bored with it. Don’t drive it for a while then you’ll start to miss the little things that made you happy. It’s only November and I want to drive mine but cold temps and summer tires don’t mix well.
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:23 AM   #53
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90k miles is acceptable for moving on IMO. my silverado had 96k when i traded it for this yellow chevrolet.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:53 PM   #54
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I was getting bored with my 2010 SS/RS about 3 or 4 years ago. At the time I had the basics like headers & CB, tuned, lowered, wheels, CAI and running about 430rwhp.

Then I wanted more. I debated selling the camaro and going for a ZL1 or a vette. I studied the next steps in going FI compared to going with another car and decided to get cammed and blown. Fell in love all over again. I still get excited when I get to drive the Camaro. Hearing the loud supercharger whine, feeling the car shake when idling at stop lights, keeping her looking good and clean.

Totally worth it. Go FI. You'll love it again.
430 rwhp.. with bolt ons? Wtf
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