Thinking about buying a 2014 Camaro 2SS
This is a discussion on Thinking about buying a 2014 Camaro 2SS within the General Help forums, part of the 5th Generation Chevrolet Camaro 2010 - 2015 category; Originally Posted by Guerrillakilla13 test drove one of these babies at the dealership today. It was a 2014 2SS with ...
06-07-2014, 08:15 PM #41Lid, Throttle Body, LS6 Intake, Stage 1 Heads, Mild Cam, Magnaflow Cat-Back, LS7 Clutch, SFCs, STB, Panhard Bar, Strano Springs, Strano Sway Bars, LCAs, Konis (F), Bilstiens (R), MGW Shifter
06-07-2014, 08:49 PM #42
Naaman, there's no way I can afford a stingray or a 427 for under 40 grand. If anything, I may be able to afford a C5 z06; but that things now 2 generations behind!
Honestly I have my reasons for wanting a new car cammed goat. For one, my WS6 is a automatic, and that drives me nuts. two, the road noise is absolutely deafening, three the cars problems are really starting to come out (my drivers side door is slipping off its adhesive or something, cause when I open the door, the front part comes into contact, and sometimes gets stuck, with the front left fender.) and really, the car can't corner if my life depended on it. And the braking is equally as bad.
At least with a 2014 camaro, i'd look forward to that 6 speed, chevy mytouch, a 3 year warranty, and 420 horses to play with. And i love that new look. Did i mention the car would be brand new?
You guys really don't like it all that much?
06-08-2014, 07:31 AM #43
I'd get a Boss 302
06-08-2014, 08:06 AM #44
ooohh..them fightin words Jon. Convince me..
Remember the Chevy dealer is Willing to get me a camaro SS below the invoice price cause my dad bought a stingray through them2014 Camaro: Check. 2SS: Check. 1LE: Check. 6 Speed manual? CHECK
06-08-2014, 08:46 AM #45
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06-08-2014, 08:47 AM #46
You probably don't think its a big deal.
You would be wrong,these cars have 2 fuel/spark maps and will default to the lower table at the first sign of knock.
Mine ran a 14.1 on the crap map and after the 5/20 fuse pull it went 13.08.
BTW your convertible 4th would probably be close in weight to a 1SS 1LE2010 Camaro SIM 2SS/RS A6
1999 TA A4 NBM
12.265 at 110.52mph
06-08-2014, 08:57 AM #47
Around the 2.9 mile test loop, Chevy compared the Z/28 to some interesting benchmarks – its siblings, the 1LE and ZL1, and its arch enemies, the Mustang GT500 and Boss 302 Laguna Seca.
Interestingly, the car with the most power, the GT500, also posted the slowest lap time, clocking a 1:59.97. The Laguna Seca did a bit better, running a 1:59.05, followed by the 1LE at 1:58.85. Despite the intensely technical nature of the test track, the ZL1 was still able to use its superior horsepower compared to the 1LE to run a faster 1:56.58, but it was the Z/28 that delivered the best time at a mere 1:53.71
1LE vs ZL1 vs Z28 vs Laguna Seca vs GT500 - Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
I really don't understand all the 5th Gen hate,these are great cars not a rattle trap like the 3rd and 4th Gens(I have owned several of both 3x 3rd and 5x 4th also 2x 2nd).
This is the best Camaro ever.
06-08-2014, 11:10 AM #48
Will, I want a car I can keep for ages. I had my 4th gen camaro for 4 years, and my 4th gen WS6 for 4. I only got rid of them because they both weren't exactly what I wanted; the camaro was V6 and the ws6 automatic. I'm tired of 4th gen at this point, but I don't want no BS import that will charge me the same amount of money for less horses and less muscle. I can afford a new Camaro SS with a down payment, and pay the rest off in monthly payments, but I don't want to get too carried away with options I really don't need (like 1le. Why would I need 1le if i'm not zipping around a track?)
And to all of you suggesting I get a stingray, do you guys not notice how expensive those cars are?? They're going for well above 50k. And like I said, my dad bought a 2015 stingray, so why would I want one?
lol don't get me wrong gents, I like speed and maneuvers. But we don't get muscle cars to destroy the nurburgring I get them for the fun factor, the evil growling, the "road bully" look, and straight line performance.
06-08-2014, 11:36 AM #49
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Welp, if you get a 5th gen, get some performance mods like lightweight wheels, cold air intake, catback then get a lightweight hood and trunklid. Get yourself a lightweight driveshaft as well. Or buid a ZL1 clone.
06-08-2014, 11:44 AM #50
My friend, in due time my ultimate plans would be a Borla Atak Catback, Longtube headers, Cold air Intake, and lightweight wheels. Small stuff really, but in the long run i'd look into lighter parts or even a supercharger. The drivetrain can handle that right?
06-08-2014, 02:22 PM #51
I couldn't handle driving a car that you can see every block or so. I see so many of the new camaros out there that they just blend in. I drove past a ZL-1 in a parking garage for almost a month around four times a day before I noticed it was a ZL-1. I have been here in Dallas for a month and still haven't seen a WS6. I am in the heart of F-body country and still haven't seen one. As far as handling goes, I would rather spend some of that monthly payment money on upgrades. For the road noise, I have done something about it already. I dynamatted the interior. $150 and two days of work. The sound deadening that they put in the Trans Ams wouldn't be enough to make a handtowel out of. Pretty sad, but easily fixed. It looks like you have your mind made up already, and it is your decision after all, but don't be surprised when no one looks at your car anymore. It is just like the DD I bought my girl. There are a thousand of them on the road at anytime in the Valley.
06-08-2014, 03:04 PM #52
06-08-2014, 03:53 PM #53
Keith, I have already dynomatted the whole trunk and so of the vehicle. The guy before me put in a aftermarket bass system and a ton of other costly shit (which I couldn't care less about), making it 2X as hard than it should have been. The matts helped a little bit, but not all that much.
Don't get me wrong, I hated the 5th gen look when it came out. Too mainstream, too plastic looking, and I still hate those double tail lights. I love those subtle changes they made to 2014. The taillights and front fender are beautiful, and its a car that'll only be around for 2 years. In due time it'll be a more rare look.
I love my WS6 and the look, but it's time to move on. The only real positives are the LS1, and the visual appearance. It still can't handle or brake worth shit. I'm itching for something more modern and reliable, without having to give up my muscle car personality.
EDIT: PS Tom, the catback isn't a restriction? Cause if that's true, i could just skip on the catback system and get an axleback for cheaper..
06-09-2014, 12:42 AM #54
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06-09-2014, 08:51 AM #55
After the headers no tune with a home made CAI set up he ran 12.77 at 114mph through the stock CB both 60fts were 2.0x.
Most people changing the CB on a 5th Gen are looking for sound/noise.
06-09-2014, 08:52 AM #56
06-09-2014, 08:55 AM #57
06-09-2014, 10:45 AM #58
5th gens are really nice I think. I was just never in love with the corvette rip-off taillights. I was screwing around on ebay the other night, and i'm a little surprised that some 13 ZL1's are going for low 40s.. that would be nice.
06-09-2014, 06:57 PM #59
Yeah a ZL1 is my dream car and the new tails are ok its that damb dryer vent in the hood I don't like on the 14's.
06-10-2014, 10:19 AM #60
Nothing wrong with the vent I don't think. It's there to reduce drag, which I wholeheartedly agree with since they did the same thing with the C7. That being said, the only downfall I see from it is that a friend of mine suggested they have ram air kits for the 5th gen. If I was to do that instead of a cold air, the hood vent would probably be useless.
Amazing how more air can bring an engine that much more power.
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