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Ok. Weight of the Camaro. Up to this point we have LS2, LS3, and L92 as highly possible engines, we have a IRS that will compare to the G8,and we prolly going (hopefully)to have an interior and crash rating of the G8.

My question at hand is simple. What is the weight of the G8? If we have that info; couldnt we assume that the 5th gen will weigh a few lbs less than a G8 due to being a two door and shorter wheelbase.

Maybe our Aussie brothers can clue us in with some details.
 

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So an average V8 5th gen could weight in at 3800 lbs with like options of the G8. At least its lighter than an GT-500 or Chally. I just hope that they have bigger fenderwells than the GTOs did. I want some 315s on my 2 ton wonder.
 

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I bet 3700lbs. Sure it will be heavy, I actually bet it will handle REALLY well though. One thing is for certain, the power will be there.:D
 

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I hope for lighter 18'' wheel vs. G8's 20'' wheels, lighter hood and trunk, and smaller roof, smaller floorpan, smaller trunk, and 17 gallon tank.

Then maybe 3700 lbs.
 

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G8 base is around 3850.
Camaro will be some less than that.
If I had to guess I'd say 3650.
Do you mean 3650 for a V6, or 3650 for a V8?
A base G8 is a V6.
 

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I wish they would get lighter instead of heavier.

My Iron L98 '92 weighed 3150. It was not very loaded though and it was a police car.

WOW, 3700 lbs, boy I hope you guys are wrong. :)

Maybe we should ask Camaro Nation, I am sure he already knows! I should stop!
 

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Well i can live with below 4000 lbs as long as I have traction or can get it with wider wheels/tires. I was turned off by the GTO limitation to 295 tires on the rear (without rolling). i like to see 305s with good squat clearance on stock suspension on a camaro. A heavy car can be just as bad as light car when there is no tractions.

I want 1.5 60ft ETs (average time) on my camaro with cam/bolt-ons.
 

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I wish they would get lighter instead of heavier.

My Iron L98 '92 weighed 3150. It was not very loaded though and it was a police car.

WOW, 3700 lbs, boy I hope you guys are wrong. :)

Maybe we should ask Camaro Nation, I am sure he already knows! I should stop!
hahaha your bad. lol
but im good with under 4k for the weight ive got no problem with that.
 

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gettin this future lead sled down the road im sure won't be hard. i can still see it being nimble and able to do some nice powerslides.

everyone start eating your wheat cakes :) dry weight is different than having a driver in the car
 

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Yes, it always matters unless Slow is your game. The lighter it is to a point the better.

The less mods I have to o to it to run 11's and the more mods the competition has to do to catch up.

I think it is vital.

I am hoping on a power nothing, cloth interior, bells and whistles delete (B4C,1LE) that tips the scales at 3200 lbs.

Yeh I know I am dreaming!!!!

But if that happens, then I am 500 lbs ahead of the game. Add a cage, sub frame connectors, which will add back a few hundred lbs.

Fiberglass this, delete a few heat shields, add a Tubular K-member.....maybe loose another 100 lbs.......

You get the picture....
 

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So having lights turned on make the vehicle look bulbous and rough?
 

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I hope it will be under 3K:rotflmao:

I like the orange drl. What about halo drl.
 

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3700 is realistic and managable. If a stripper SS model can be available I may elect for that.
 
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