IMO it was more of an apperance package. All he cars started out as Z28 and are Z28 according to the VIN and insurance. Sure it had a handling package, but it wasn't much major.I am confused as to the differences between the SS and the Z28 in this generation, specifically in 99 onwards when they both had an LS1
IMO the Z was faster at the drag strip because you could get a Z that was light, but the SS was loaded up and heavier.The SS handled and drove noticeably better than the Z28. It also had 275 tires on front/back. the Z only got 245's.
definitely nothing major speed wise. maybe a tenth faster if anything.
My '01 Z also had the deCarbons....my Z for instance recieved the DeCarbon shocks from the factory.
There were some changes to the suspensions of the SS and WS6 cars in 2000. The 98 & 99 cars were a bit more aggressive than their 00-02 counterparts. My friend has a 99 WS6 and when I had my 00 SS, there was a very noticeable difference in ride and the actual height of the car.I do remember test driving a 99Z vs a 99SS and the handling was significantly different and the SS felt much better. I don't remember what options they had though.
Remember alot of the handling could have been from the tire combination alone. 245/55 16's feel a hell of alot different than a 275/45 17 going around a corner.your definitely right on the weight thing. A Z could certainly be faster at the track.
I do remember test driving a 99Z vs a 99SS and the handling was significantly different and the SS felt much better. I don't remember what options they had though.