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Z and SS Difference?

This is a discussion on Z and SS Difference? within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I might be a little slow sometimes and I think this is one of them. What is the differences between ...

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    I might be a little slow sometimes and I think this is one of them. What is the differences between Z28s and SS? Which one is more practical to buid to race?

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    same car...apperance and limited editioness makes it different

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    Not really a difference in the performance then.

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    SS has free flowing exhaust that gives it 5-10 more hp over Z28, otherwise they're pretty much identical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteSS View Post
    SS has free flowing exhaust that gives it 5-10 more hp over Z28, otherwise they're pretty much identical.
    Says who? My 2000 SS had the same system as my 98 Z28 had.
    The only difference in exhaust that I can see, is the outlet/tips. The muffler and pipes are the same.
    Unless the SS had the SLP installed exhaust.
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    Says Motor Trend.
    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...olet_camaro_ss
    Read the info my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteSS View Post
    Says Motor Trend.
    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...olet_camaro_ss
    Read the info my friend.
    Do you believe everything you read? Take a que from Blackhawk01's post.

    I don't care how many magazines tested these car's the differences between an SS and Z28 are mainly superficial, i.e., rims, suspension and exhaust. Tuner cars (Berger, Nickey, etc) are another matter
    Last edited by 67CamaroRSSS; 11-24-2007 at 10:35 AM.

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    SS has a power steering cooler, a z28 does not I believe. Not that thats a huge deal, but I know my fluid won't come puking out when it gets hot.

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    its basically the differance like a WS6 and a ref T/A

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerojt View Post
    SS has a power steering cooler, a z28 does not I believe. Not that thats a huge deal, but I know my fluid won't come puking out when it gets hot.
    z28's also have a power steering cooler. the difference is hood, wheels, spoiler, exhaust TIPS, and some suspension goodies

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerojt View Post
    SS has a power steering cooler, a z28 does not I believe. Not that thats a huge deal, but I know my fluid won't come puking out when it gets hot.
    PS cooler was an option prior to 2001. All 2001 & 2 Z28 and SS (basically all V8 cars) have PS cooler standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    the fastest f-bodies out there are stripper optioned Z/28s
    For the obvious reason - less weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    Do you believe everything you read? Take a que from Blackhawk01's post.

    I don't care how many magazines tested these car's the differences between an SS and Z28 are mainly superficial, i.e., rims, suspension and exhaust. Tuner cars (Berger, Nickey, etc) are another matter
    Very true 67camarorsss..These are superficial differences, but being a little young an uneducated in the automotive field, i thought motortrend was more credible..

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    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
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    Don't get me wrong. I wasn't trying to be demeaning or belittle you in my statement. It's just that IMHO the (original) cost of the SS vs a Z28 could be easily made up for in mods that would make the Z equal to or (more than likely) better than an SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteSS View Post
    Says Motor Trend.
    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...olet_camaro_ss
    Read the info my friend.
    Ok, the article says......Adding the SS Performance/Appearance package to a Z28 delivers fiberglass cold-air induction hood, low-restriction dual exhaust system with 2-inch tailpipes..........

    Everybody knows that the camaros don't have dual exhaust, right?
    And the advertised 305 hp of the Z28 is underated. The 320 hp of the SS is probably true to both the Z28, and the SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigger1166 View Post
    Ok, the article says......Adding the SS Performance/Appearance package to a Z28 delivers fiberglass cold-air induction hood, low-restriction dual exhaust system with 2-inch tailpipes..........

    Everybody knows that the camaros don't have dual exhaust, right?
    And the advertised 305 hp of the Z28 is underated. The 320 hp of the SS is probably true to both the Z28, and the SS.
    that is why stock for stock, they both dyno like 310 at the wheels, both were underrated, had basically the same power output as a vette b ut gm didnt want peeps to know that. the ss just had a better induction

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    I always wondered why there was a advertised HP difference. Since both the SS and the z28 have the same identical drive train.

    So now I know that was true GM advertising garbage.

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