tooslow

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Hello.  Getting back on car forums since I finally have something that has somewhat decent performance.  I traded my '07 LS460 (luxury barge) for a '15 Chevy SS (aka: Holden Commodore.)  After the test drive, I knew this was going to be my next daily driver.  It's a larger mid-size 4 door, but it felt like driving my old C5 Z06.  Sure enough, I looked up lap times for stock vehicles and the SS beat out a '02 Z06 by 5 seconds on a 1.3mi road course (Willow Springs.)  It also outran the Hellcat Charger by a second, although I wouldn't stand a chance in a 1/4mi showdown.  It's not that quick in a straight line, but you would never guess the car would handle like it does.  GM doesn't market them, so they are low sellers (around 2500 a year since '14.)  Hope to get in on some dyno and track days soon.  Future plans will be to add a LSA once the warranty is gone.  :)  Only thing I've done so far is a tune, cold air setup, and deleted the resonators so you can better hear the V8.

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I wish it looked more sporty, but at least I don't have to worry about sticking out in a crowd or have anyone try to goad me into a street race.  Most people have no clue what it is.  It's easier to tell them I stuffed a LS3 into a new Impala/Malibu and converted it to RWD.  LOL

 

Pics?  It looks like a rental car.   LOL

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This was after removing the resonators.  Still doesn't sound as good as many cars on this site, but it's an improvement over the stock sound and much cheaper than a cat-back.  Next step will be cutting off the single tips and adding a pair of staggered dual tips to properly fill in the cutouts.

 

 

 

 

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Welcome from another GM powered sedan owner. Looks good.  Is it LTZ or what kind of package is it? 

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Just a Chevrolet SS. No package. The only options are a 6-speed manual, sunroof, and full size spare.  Mine has the roof and spare.  I opted for the autotragic since it's a daily.....  To cause further confusion, I removed the SS emblem from the back. I sprayed the front and rear gold bowtie with black plastidip.  Gold on silver isn't a good match. 

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No cam, but you're right about the other 2 items.  Unless I turn this into a weekend toy, I'll keep the mods mild. ;)  

Thanks for all the welcomes.  

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