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Hot air=lousy performance???

This is a discussion on Hot air=lousy performance??? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I need a little advise from those out there... I own a 2000 Camaro SS convertible, (purchased it this spring). ...

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    Hot air=lousy performance???

    I need a little advise from those out there... I own a 2000 Camaro SS convertible, (purchased it this spring). I've never owned a car of this performance before, so I've never experienced this issue until now. I notice my car runs ALOT better when the outside temp. are in the 70's or cooler, at higher temps. (80's or 90's) it seems to "dog down" a bit. It's not slow, just does'nt run as smooth. Is this normal, or do I have some kind of engine troubles here? No check engine lights come on, and the car has been tuned up, as well as a coolant exchange within 10,000 miles ago. Appreciate help from anybody, not just LS1 owners. Thanks!

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    Sounds normal.
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    Heat is the enemy of engines, along with thin, poorly oxygenated air.... It's normal.

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    i dig that berger panel, did you do it yourself?

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    damn, I live in Michigan...don't know how you guys handle the south west desert, oh well, atleast you don't have to store your car in the winter!

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    FI cars are a lot worse than NA cars with the power loss in the heat.
    My Procharged SS lost near 60 HP in the heat of the summer.

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    Running my car here in Phoenix makes it seem slower (it probably is) compared to when I was in Los Angeles back in July. Better air (read: more dense) with colder temps made it seem as if it had 20-30 more hp. It FELT that much stronger anyway. No way to compare other than SOP feel.

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    if you think about it. it makes sense. thats the whole part of the "cold air intake" if the air is hot. you're not getting that cooler air. so that makes the air less dense. theoretically, equalling a lose of power.

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    yea. get a cold air intake

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    doubt they make one

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35thAnniZ28 View Post
    doubt they make one
    cai kit? ive seen multiple kits

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    you said intake...you know like the stupid tube they use for hondas

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35thAnniZ28 View Post
    you said intake...you know like the stupid tube they use for hondas
    huh? lol no i dont know

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    i think for the fbods...cai means cold air induction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35thAnniZ28 View Post
    i think for the fbods...cai means cold air induction?
    uhhhhhhh. actually... now that i think about it im confused haha. hopefully someone will set us straight

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    hey atcharming...im going to sell my camaro..wanna buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35thAnniZ28 View Post
    hey atcharming...im going to sell my camaro..wanna buy?
    pm me

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    hey lets trade..i wanna third gen

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