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Old 01-20-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Rear suspension noise ?

i was reading the review on the camaro v6 by edmunds and i came across this

The only complaint we're willing to lodge after such a brief drive is that there's a whole bunch of noise coming from the rear suspension as it traipses over broken pavement. Houlihan says his team is considering a revised sound-deadening package for the rear, but, judging by the fact that he then launched into an explanation about keeping costs down, we're not sure it's likely to change.

We, too, would want to spend money on performance before comfort and sophistication. But if this car is to be a thoroughly modern sport coupe that just happens to have retro cues, then it would seem money well spent. Quelling excessive noise, it seems to us, is one way to increase the perceived quality of the vehicle. We'll see on that one.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:49 PM   #2
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psch it's probably just a pre production car that has like 200k miles on it already, i wouldn't be worried.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:51 PM   #3
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i doubt he could even tell what rear suspension noise souds like.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:51 PM   #4
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psch it's probably just a pre production car that has like 200k miles on it already, i wouldn't be worried.
Yeah I think it was one of the camo ones they tested, which had insane mileage and was mechanically 99% complete. The IRS noise softening is probably in that 1% left that they are or maybe already have fixed.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:56 PM   #5
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None of the other 5 mags even mentioned it...
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:01 PM   #6
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None of the other 5 mags even mentioned it...
yeah, these guys must of picked a bad road to test it on or something lol.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:15 PM   #7
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i have 4th gen camaro and my friend have also all of them have a lettel sound from the suspension and the Rear Differential but i think it is ok everyone was complain about it.
but it was not like it make all that noise after all because chevrolet quality not that much on these thing but all that matter for me is what is under the hood the speed the sound how it looks and the t top its worth it.
its like a monster on the streets and how much it cost i think none other car have what it takes to take the camaro down with the same cost range.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:30 PM   #8
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Maybe thats another reason why the 1 month delay, maybe they are fixing the little bugs.

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Old 01-20-2009, 11:34 PM   #9
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i have 4th gen camaro and my friend have also all of them have a lettel sound from the suspension and the Rear Differential but i think it is ok everyone was complain about it.
but it was not like it make all that noise after all because chevrolet quality not that much on these thing but all that matter for me is what is under the hood the speed the sound how it looks and the t top its worth it.
its like a monster on the streets and how much it cost i think none other car have what it takes to take the camaro down with the same cost range.
Thats a rough read right there
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:36 PM   #10
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I mean it probably was tested on a preproduction vehicle. Probably had a crap load of miles on it and there was some MINOR defect with the over used suspension.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:24 AM   #11
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Hell the tires could have been worn, when a Corvette's tires are near the end of their tread life the noise they transmit can drive you nuts.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:11 AM   #12
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I can say, without driving the car in the article, that Number 3 has no objectionable noises or sounds from the suspension. Super tight and solid all around. 7400 on the clock.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:18 AM   #13
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I can say, without driving the car in the article, that Number 3 has no objectionable noises or sounds from the suspension. Super tight and solid all around. 7400 on the clock.
I'm assuming you've changed the oil on it then? Did you do it yourself or did you have a service department do it? How hard was it to access the filter, if you did it yourself?

Sorry - just a random question because I changed the oil on my accent just a few days ago and the filter is a biatch to access in that car. Just wondering if I'll have the same problem with the V6 filter or if I'll be able to have some relief.

Oh, and I wouldn't worry about the suspension noise much. Probably just overworked and definitely the IVER wouldn't have as much sound dampening. Plus - what Number 3 said.
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Hopefully Edmunds and the mags will add some Camaros to their long term fleets and we can see how they hold up after a year. I'm not too concerned.
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