I think I must be having a midlife crisis or something.
I bought this:
I bought this:
6.2L LT1. GEN5 SBC. 455 BHP/455 lb-ft. You can make about 500 WHP with a typical cammed/bolton/intake/tuned LT1 on pump. If you go E85 550 WHP is very doable. If I wanted to boost something I'd rather go the Coyote route. The LT1 is capable of making good power boosted, but it's not a forged motor, and defeating the computers to get the DI system to work well at higher HP levels has been a PITA for tuners. They are starting to figure it out though. Coyote just shine when boosted though. I tell people that I prefer my Fords boosted and my Chevrolets N/A.Nice, what's under the hood?
I traded my 02 Camaro SS in on it. But seriously why I switched brand loyalty is two fold. First Ecoboost as a V8 replacement is gay and overrated. You want to force me to replace my V8's then give me a straight 6 and not a V6. Making the power a Ecoboost makes with the amount of boost and compression it runs is nothing special, it's expected.On a real note, what made you go Camaro?
Negative. The 1LE cars only come with manual transmissions. (GM just released a ZL1 1LE with an A10, but that's new) It's a very good manual though. But the auto is faster overall.LT1/10 speed?
They always neuter the automatics. The 4th Gen came with 2.73s and optional 3.23, while the T56 had 3.42. IIRC Ford does the same thing with the Mustang though. Best gears you can get are 3.55 and the manual can get 3.73. Mopar has always under geared theirs too. My 07 CSRT8 had I think 3.08 or something, and the regular Hemis had 2.82.Negative. The 1LE cars only come with manual transmissions. (GM just released a ZL1 1LE with an A10, but that's new) It's a very good manual though. But the auto is faster overall.
GM needs to quit with these 2.70'ish rear gears in their auto Camaros though. It really takes away from the overall performance. Mustang and Challenger use much more ideal rear gears in their auto cars. The GEN6 SS 1LE uses a 3.73 with an electronic LSD.
One thing I'll give GM props for compared to Ford is they run a Vipers .50 final overdrive gear in their M6 cars. This allows you to run something like a 4.10 without killing your highway driving. 4.10's with a .62 or .65 final overdrive can be a bitch on the highway. IDK how easy it is to change out the rear gears on these new IRS cars though. I'm pretty sure the Mustang still uses a 8.8" based housing, but IDK about GM. As long as it's not that 7.625" S10 BS the GEN4's had. I think some 3.91's (which the GEN5 SS1LE came with) would of been the best choice for this car. I know these newer auto transmissions are different, but can you throw a bigger stall in them like the older transmission? Many compensate for the crappy rear gearing with a bigger stall.They always neuter the automatics. The 4th Gen came with 2.73s and optional 3.23, while the T56 had 3.42. IIRC Ford does the same thing with the Mustang though. Best gears you can get are 3.55 and the manual can get 3.73. Mopar has always under geared theirs too. My 07 CSRT8 had I think 3.08 or something, and the regular Hemis had 2.82.
The sad part is, the automatics are quicker even with the taller gears, so just think of what they could do with the same gearing as the manuals.
Not important. At least it won't self immolate itself and burn your house to the ground. Or drive itself into a fire truck on the highway while on auto pilot. And more importantly, it makes noise. Don't know about you, but a silent vehicle is about as interesting as watching grass grow. Or like Kenny, watching paint dry. The battery fires are enough of an issue, that tesla did a software change which, funnily enough, reduces driving range considerably. Where's the nearest supercharger?? LMAO!!Just not in a straight line lol.
I spend a lot time force drying paint.. I use that time to read news, painter forums-groups and mostly lightning stuff. Music in the headphones ect.Or like Kenny, watching paint dry.