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post #1 of 33 Old 11-25-2009, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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I been looking around the forums and decided that I am going to buy a 2010 Camaro SS if I can sell my truck. Now, I will be leaving to boot on December 7th and I want to buy it right after that. How long does it take to get it if I gotta order it? Also, does the engine have any restrictions or power management that I should know? Thanks
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Welcome... Where r u from? Which branch are U going into? The L99 has cylinder shut down to save gas. I dont think the LS3 does. Can U drive a manual or do u need an auto? My friend just ordered last week and they said 3 - 4 months..

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Welcome... Where r u from? Which branch are U going into? The L99 has cylinder shut down to save gas. I dont think the LS3 does. Can U drive a manual or do u need an auto? My friend just ordered last week and they said 3 - 4 months..
I am from Yuma, AZ going into the Marine corp. I am getting manual for sure. A sports car isnt a sports car with auto transmission IMO, no offense to anyone. I just got back from the local Chevy dealer and said 8 weeks. But I found one in the Phoenix area with a 95% match
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The L99 engine does have Active Fuel Management. Depending on the conditions, it can be V8, V6 or V4 and comes with an auto trans. The LS3 is a straight V8 and straight drive. You get 26 more horses with the LS3. The all have torque management in the PCM but that can be taken care of by a competent tuner. I agree with you, a sports car should have a manual trans. The L99 engine is no slouch though. Whatever you buy, you can't be wrong. Welcome to the site. I won't hold the Marine thing against you, even though I'm ex Army. Thanks you for your service and good luck.

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The L99 engine does have Active Fuel Management. Depending on the conditions, it can be V8, V6 or V4 and comes with an auto trans. The LS3 is a straight V8 and straight drive. You get 26 more horses with the LS3. The all have torque management in the PCM but that can be taken care of by a competent tuner. I agree with you, a sports car should have a manual trans. The L99 engine is no slouch though. Whatever you buy, you can't be wrong. Welcome to the site. I won't hold the Marine thing against you, even though I'm ex Army. Thanks you for your service and good luck.
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I am from Yuma, AZ going into the Marine corp. I am getting manual for sure. A sports car isnt a sports car with auto transmission IMO, no offense to anyone. I just got back from the local Chevy dealer and said 8 weeks. But I found one in the Phoenix area with a 95% match
Great Semper fi brother.. USMC 94' Good luck.. Any idea which way you want to go. How did you score on your entry exams? Thats cool. If you can swing it now.. My friend bought a manual and I have been showing him how to drive for a couple of weeks so he doesnt blow it up. I went with him to pick up his 1SS. And he was killing it going out the door of the dealership. Hes better now..

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Welcome to the site...best of luck in boot-camp/Semper Fi

The M6/LS3 has "skip-shift" instead of the AFM...but is easily de-activated.

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The L99 engine does have Active Fuel Management. Depending on the conditions, it can be V8, V6 or V4 and comes with an auto trans. The LS3 is a straight V8 and straight drive. You get 26 more horses with the LS3. The all have torque management in the PCM but that can be taken care of by a competent tuner. I agree with you, a sports car should have a manual trans. The L99 engine is no slouch though. Whatever you buy, you can't be wrong. Welcome to the site. I won't hold the Marine thing against you, even though I'm ex Army. Thanks you for your service and good luck.
Yeah, that is exactly what I was talking about. I know for my Titan, I dont get WOT till 40 MPH. I was wondering if the Camaros had something like that. Thanks
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Yeah, that is exactly what I was talking about. I know for my Titan, I dont get WOT till 40 MPH. I was wondering if the Camaros had something like that. Thanks
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Great Semper fi brother.. USMC 94' Good luck.. Any idea which way you want to go. How did you score on your entry exams? Thats cool. If you can swing it now.. My friend bought a manual and I have been showing him how to drive for a couple of weeks so he doesnt blow it up. I went with him to pick up his 1SS. And he was killing it going out the door of the dealership. Hes better now..
I was gonna do Infantry and I wanted it badly but it wasnt open for my shipping date. I got Aviation Operations. I scored 61 on ASVAB. I can somewhat drive a manual, enough not to blow it up LOL
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