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This is a discussion on Latest Road & Track within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Does anyone else find it funny that in the latest R&T they test Hennessey's, SLP's and LPE's blown Camaro's and ...

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    Does anyone else find it funny that in the latest R&T they test Hennessey's, SLP's and LPE's blown Camaro's and not a single one of them can crack 11's. Hennessey claimes 700+ crank HP/torque. I know 30 series 20" tires aren't great for drag racing but still. SLP's version was in bolt on 4th gen with a stall territory. Lame.

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    plus the fact that they are fat pigs doesnt help either

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    I might get tared and feathered for this but I am not a fan of the 5th gens. Just think that they are to big looking and the styling isn't my favorite either. With the seven years GM had to design them I was not impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro Loco View Post
    plus the fact that they are fat pigs doesnt help either
    fat pigs..they weight in at about the same as every other retro car design but they are definitely no featherweights

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    i'm not a huge fan of them either plus i think they are overpriced

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    700hp+ street suspension setup and tires= no traction. The hennesey 650hpe has trapped mid 120s with no traction. Thats a 10 second car if setup to hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro Loco View Post
    i'm not a huge fan of them either plus i think they are overpriced
    Not that badly overpriced... you can still get an SS for $30k

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Not that badly overpriced... you can still get an SS for $30k
    Seriously. Pretty good deal considering the 4th gen SS's and WS6's/Firehawk's were around the same price range...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinergy View Post
    700hp+ street suspension setup and tires= no traction. The hennesey 650hpe has trapped mid 120s with no traction. Thats a 10 second car if setup to hook.
    Exactly. People need to pay more attention to trap speeds, as that is a better indicator of HP.
    Just because the car can't get out of the 12's is simply a result of 60 foot times. It has no real bearing on the potential of the car. It just shows the tires and suspension are not there to support the power it's making.

    Mid 120's trap speed is an easy 10 second ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingc8r View Post
    Seriously. Pretty good deal considering the 4th gen SS's and WS6's/Firehawk's were around the same price range...
    Yep, and that was almost 10 years ago. 30K now is nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Yep, and that was almost 10 years ago. 30K now is nothing.
    In that case... can I possibly have $30k?!?!?! I just checked GM's site, a base model SS is going for $30,945.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    In that case... can I possibly have $30k?!?!?! I just checked GM's site, a base model SS is going for $30,945.
    Sure Ya that's about the price of an SS or WS6 in 1998. My buddy bought one of the first 98 WS6's with a 6 speed. He paid just over 30K for that 12 years ago.

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    I got mine off of my dad for 32g's and i dont have to pay interest heck yeah lol and i know i wish i held off and bought the corvette i wanted but hey its not bad having two camaros in the garage

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    I don't think the price is bad just think that GM could have done a better job on the styling. That's just my opinion though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinergy View Post
    700hp+ street suspension setup and tires= no traction. The hennesey 650hpe has trapped mid 120s with no traction. Thats a 10 second car if setup to hook.
    For $125000, it should hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10spokess View Post
    I got mine off of my dad for 32g's and i dont have to pay interest heck yeah lol and i know i wish i held off and bought the corvette i wanted but hey its not bad having two camaros in the garage
    wait you bought a used 02 for 32g???? what year ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tremiles View Post
    For $125000, it should hook.
    It's more of the "pro touring" type of car. Which aren't setup to hook in a straight line. Seems to be the theme nowadays for some reason.
    Besides with IRS and goofy ass wheels you can't expect much in that department.
    If you want to buy something that hooks right off the bat, look at Fords Cobra Jet drag package, or Chryslers Charger drag package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    look at Fords Cobra Jet drag package, or Chryslers Charger drag package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    Ya I know what ya mean. I sure wish GM would get on the ball and come out with something. This is Fords and Chryslers second year of production, seems they all sell before they are built. Tells ya something eh??

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    wait you bought a used 02 for 32g???? what year ?
    no i had the 02 i bought a used 2SS 2010 off my dad it only had 4XXX miles on it

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