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post #1 of 64 Old 02-04-2010, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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V6 or V8

I have a question. I do not know jack anything about engine, engine sizes or anything like that. My dad on the other hand, knows evrything and has been building his own engines since the age of 13. He says that for ensurance reason it would be smarter to get a V6 Camaro and but a cold air intake and supercharge it rather than to get the V8 and get just an intake. I am looking for a second opinion. So my question is that, which would be smarter? Is the V6 too little or not nearly as fast/[email protected] as the V8 would be? Remeber I am an idiot and just looking for some opinions/facts to help in this decision. Thanks fromWHO DAT NATION!
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Sounds like you would need to get the V-8 i dont the V-6 would have enough power for you

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Well the V6 Camaro gets much better gas Mileage then the V8 but if you would want to get the 2SS it would come in a V8... and the V6 is cheaper

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The V6 is cheaper, better on gas and would be less to insure. Not sure how much less, that depends on YOU.

The V6 has 300hp which by no means is slow. With a supercharger or turbo, you'll be up around V8 power...we've heard that SC and Turbo kits are in the works, but they're not readily available yet and when they are, expect to pay over $5-6,000+ for one (if not $7-8,000). AND, don't expect to have a drivetrain warranty once you've installed a SC or Turbo.

SO, this really all comes down to your preference and your wallet.

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Mod for mod, you're V6 won't ever be keeping up with the V8 -- just something keep in mind. Even with those modifications, you'll still have a V6.

I'm also not sure what WHO DAT NATION is.

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The v6 is slow and doesn't sound nearly as good. SS all the way...

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http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/22/t...-camaro-v6-rs/

You may find this article interesting. I was always one to buy the biggest and baddest...regardless of what it was, until now. I opted for the V6 Camaro for multiple reasons, but primarily the differnece on insurance and fuel economy. I'm 22 years old, so insurance is still at a premium for me. I'm paying the same on this car as I was on my 2006 2500hd LT truck, needless to say, it's pretty reasonable.

By no means is the V6 anything to spit at when it comes to performance. 304hp + rwd = a blast to drive.

I'll wrap this up by saying, if the money is burning a whole in your pocket, get the SS. If you want to save a few thousand up front and a few bucks each week on gas, I'd opt for the V6 with the RS package. I guarantee you wouldn't be dissapointed.

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Thanks for the responses, I have no idea what to do but if the power difference is that much I'd have to forego the SC and gert the SS. I will ahve to get behind te wheel on both to see. And WHO DAT NATION is the Saints
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Thanks for the responses, I have no idea what to do but if the power difference is that much I'd have to forego the SC and gert the SS. I will ahve to get behind te wheel on both to see. And WHO DAT NATION is the Saints
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I'm happy with my 6 cylinder. I used to be a SUV owner and I traded for the Camaro because I wanted better gas mileage and a more fun vehicle to drive. If your Dad is into building and modifying engines, why not take him along when you go Camaro shopping. Drive both the 6 and 8 cylinders and see for yourself. BTBW I only pay $512 per year for insurance. Yes, I'm over 50, have good credit, good driving record and multiline discount.


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