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post #1 of 21 Old 03-20-2009, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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MotorTrend's review is up on theer website now...

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...est/index.html

I liked it (but was reminded of how lousy their acceleration numbers always look!)
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MotorTrend's review is up on theer website now...

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...est/index.html

I liked it (but was reminded of how lousy their acceleration numbers always look!)

It was a good write-up...1/4 mile in 13 @ 111. Add a few bolt-ons, headers and a tune = yummy.

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i like it... yeah we can hit 12's with something as simple as an aftermarket muffler

i was suprised to see the SS only hit .90g's though
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How do they screw up so ****ed bad even just basic info? I mean honestly, WTF? The L99 DOES NOT come from the vette AND they call all of the V6s "RSs" on the last chart of the article.

Then again, theres the fact that when their version of a "performance" car shootout is released, it will undoubtedly do one of two things:

1) include a requisite foreign POS that performs mediocre in every test but somehow becomes rated #1 because in a "performance shootout" its not always about recordable numbers (you know, like that big phat check nobody reported that came from VW rating the most mediocre car of the group their #1 over the complete surprise that was the Chevy)

2) They will only include the American muscle (as it should be), but will once again name the car of the year on some intangible (like that phat check from Ford for last years truck of the year when the Dodge performed better in every test)

Me? Bitter? Nah...At least not to the point where I would spend way too much f'n time to type this crap one handed since my other arm is f'n broken. Not bitter at all...
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How do they screw up so ****ed bad even just basic info? I mean honestly, WTF? The L99 DOES NOT come from the vette AND they call all of the V6s "RSs" on the last chart of the article.


It is motor trend...what do you expect? I'm just happy they finally figured out it's not a 2009 and it's not an LS2.


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overall a great review much better than jalopniks. As far as the jalopy review goes the car is a muslce car not really a sports car at least thats what I want and always thought i was buying. I didnt really think the audi and the Camaro were in the same realm, anyway I think my order is going in this week 1SS l99 b acostic sun roof and black with white stripes. The car is going to be ,er already is a smash for GM

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It was a good write-up...1/4 mile in 13 @ 111. Add a few bolt-ons, headers and a tune = yummy.
That should do it.
Took our trailblazer ss to the track bone stock and ran 14:70's all day.
Put on some long tubes, CAI and had it tuned.....ran 13:60's all day after that. Had a little traction problem coming off the line. A tune really works wonders on an auto. could of been a little better with some drag radials.

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That should do it.
Took our trailblazer ss to the track bone stock and ran 14:70's all day.
Put on some long tubes, CAI and had it tuned.....ran 13:60's all day after that. Had a little traction problem coming off the line. A tune really works wonders on an auto. could of been a little better with some drag radials.
thats pretty nuts our TB SS serves as baby hauler/grocerygetter I wonder if I can convince the wife to get a tune,,, hmmm

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111 mph trap speed = 12.6 - 12.7 in the 1/4 mile with a good launch.

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I have a TBSS as well.. had it tuned and CAI.. in 50* weather she runs 13.6 to 13.7 all day....I do love these trucks, but the Camaro is where it is at for me!!
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