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05-21-2019 01:40 PM
sab123
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Originally Posted by camoeto View Post
One thing you have to keep in mind if looking for a manual car - the Tremec TR-6060 in the SS shifts much smoother than the unit in the GXP, which is pretty clunky. I would get the SS just for this reason, the improvement in shifting action is very noticeable.

I think my GXP shifts fine, much better than the GTO and Camaro before then. One thing I've learned about the Gen4 Camaro is that the factory clutch for it didn't fully disengage, and that made shifting difficult, and GTO felt to have the exact same issue. Aftermarket RAM clutch was just as bad. But the clutch from S.P.E.C. was the good one, made the shifting easy. I've been quite happy with the GXP shifting, that only 25 years later they've finally managed to figure it out at the factory.


So, is there any chance that the GXP you've seen had an aftermarket clutch that still had this issue with incomplete disengagement?
05-08-2019 09:18 AM
G8GTLVR
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Originally Posted by komik View Post
Looking good. I like the color matched pairs you have going. Your avatar of the red G8 and GTO remind me of when my black G8 shared the garage with a black GTO.


That's a nice collection. My husband is looking to trade in his ATS on a Camaro SS. But I found a Chevy SS automatic for sale not far from us. Maybe I could talk him into that instead. I'm too partial to my Pontiac to trade it for an SS, but I would still like one around, even if it's an auto.
The SS is basically a Camaro SS but with a usable back seat, way better visibility, and better looks. Have him drive an SS.
05-08-2019 09:16 AM
MIEngineer
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Originally Posted by komik View Post
Looking good. I like the color matched pairs you have going. Your avatar of the red G8 and GTO remind me of when my black G8 shared the garage with a black GTO.


That's a nice collection. My husband is looking to trade in his ATS on a Camaro SS. But I found a Chevy SS automatic for sale not far from us. Maybe I could talk him into that instead. I'm too partial to my Pontiac to trade it for an SS, but I would still like one around, even if it's an auto.
As much as I like the Camaro [especially Gen 6], I really enjoy the SS as-is for a bit more versatility for our situation.

If I am getting a 2 door in addition to the SS - it will be a C6/7 GS or a 1LE SS
05-02-2019 09:25 PM
komik
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Originally Posted by G8GTLVR View Post
So I decided to get the SS. Just too many improvements over the previous G8 GXP. I got the auto trans. My other car is a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport with the manual trans so I am covered there.

Car has the full size spare and sunroof.

I have on order the VCM OTR intake, splashguards, and a replacement cruise control button module ( the previous owner wore down the wheel significantly).

Probably going to do a Diablew tune as well and then I will enjoy the hell out of the car.
Looking good. I like the color matched pairs you have going. Your avatar of the red G8 and GTO remind me of when my black G8 shared the garage with a black GTO.

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Originally Posted by MIEngineer View Post
Yeah. M6 GXP, M6 SS, my wife has an A6 SS which I actually enjoy equally...

Can't go wrong.
That's a nice collection. My husband is looking to trade in his ATS on a Camaro SS. But I found a Chevy SS automatic for sale not far from us. Maybe I could talk him into that instead. I'm too partial to my Pontiac to trade it for an SS, but I would still like one around, even if it's an auto.
05-02-2019 10:53 AM
MIEngineer
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Originally Posted by gmpontiacguy View Post
MIEngineer you have the gxp too ?
Yeah. M6 GXP, M6 SS, my wife has an A6 SS which I actually enjoy equally...

Can't go wrong.
05-02-2019 09:20 AM
G8GTLVR
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Originally Posted by gmpontiacguy View Post
16 or 17 ?
2016
05-02-2019 08:25 AM
gmpontiacguy 16 or 17 ?
05-01-2019 04:39 PM
G8GTLVR So I decided to get the SS. Just too many improvements over the previous G8 GXP. I got the auto trans. My other car is a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport with the manual trans so I am covered there.

Car has the full size spare and sunroof.

I have on order the VCM OTR intake, splashguards, and a replacement cruise control button module ( the previous owner wore down the wheel significantly).

Probably going to do a Diablew tune as well and then I will enjoy the hell out of the car.
05-01-2019 03:49 PM
MGMGXP
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Originally Posted by GXPaycheck View Post
You can purchase the new ones and have them installed. I was going to ship mine to Tick Performance and have them do a full rebuild.
RKT Performance | Corvette and LS Performance Parts & Installation | Frederick, Maryland
05-01-2019 01:53 PM
GXPaycheck
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Originally Posted by GXP25 View Post
Can they be retrofitted into a GXP?
You can purchase the new ones and have them installed. I was going to ship mine to Tick Performance and have them do a full rebuild.
04-30-2019 03:08 PM
GXP25
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Originally Posted by GXPaycheck View Post
Older Tremecs didn't have the newer syncros.
Can they be retrofitted into a GXP?
04-30-2019 01:53 PM
GXPaycheck
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Originally Posted by camoeto View Post
One thing you have to keep in mind if looking for a manual car - the Tremec TR-6060 in the SS shifts much smoother than the unit in the GXP, which is pretty clunky. I would get the SS just for this reason, the improvement in shifting action is very noticeable.

Older Tremecs didn't have the newer syncros.
04-30-2019 01:31 PM
camoeto One thing you have to keep in mind if looking for a manual car - the Tremec TR-6060 in the SS shifts much smoother than the unit in the GXP, which is pretty clunky. I would get the SS just for this reason, the improvement in shifting action is very noticeable.
04-28-2019 05:19 AM
GXPaycheck
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Originally Posted by RobH View Post
Eventually, yes. GM has an obligation to support their cars for a certain period of time after their production and sale. In the past, I've read eight years and more recently I've read ten years. So parts support for a 2013-2017 model should be available until later in time than for a 2008-2009 model car.

For things that are still in use or produced in large numbers, like the SL80 automatic transmission, industry support will be around for a long time. Body parts for a limited production vehicle, not so much. When GM no longer has a desired part, the salvage yards and Car-Part.com become one's friend.

According to Wikipedia, 28,159 G8's and 12,860 SS's were sold in the US. So there might be more G8's in the salvage yards. Also, a lot of G8 mechanical parts were shared with comparable year Camaro's.
I believe the total G8 production was around 48,000 total between sedans, GTs, and GXPs. More made than SS’S.

Edit! https://g8nation.com/showthread.php?t=7861
Don’t know if those numbers include Canadian cars.
04-28-2019 12:21 AM
RobH
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Originally Posted by froderick View Post
with the SS being discontinue, wouldnt parts be as difficult to find for that too?

i have thought about upgrading to an SS someday, but i would like to stay away from replacement part availability issues
Eventually, yes. GM has an obligation to support their cars for a certain period of time after their production and sale. In the past, I've read eight years and more recently I've read ten years. So parts support for a 2013-2017 model should be available until later in time than for a 2008-2009 model car.

For things that are still in use or produced in large numbers, like the SL80 automatic transmission, industry support will be around for a long time. Body parts for a limited production vehicle, not so much. When GM no longer has a desired part, the salvage yards and Car-Part.com become one's friend.

According to Wikipedia, 28,159 G8's and 12,860 SS's were sold in the US. So there might be more G8's in the salvage yards. Also, a lot of G8 mechanical parts were shared with comparable year Camaro's.
04-27-2019 07:56 PM
froderick with the SS being discontinue, wouldnt parts be as difficult to find for that too?

i have thought about upgrading to an SS someday, but i would like to stay away from replacement part availability issues
04-27-2019 12:55 PM
GXPaycheck I have both. You would have to drive both to see what you think. The SS is newer and will have more support. GXP is more collectible.
04-26-2019 07:53 AM
gmpontiacguy MIEngineer you have the gxp too ?
04-26-2019 07:43 AM
MIEngineer I have both, and they are not the same car

But with GXP values the SS is a great car for not much more money

You want a 2015+ for the MR suspension and visually - the rear brembos, first year of the manual, and different rear valance panel [14 was textured]

The 16/17 have the updated front clip, hood vents, bimodal, and the wheel change

If you want an auto, just like the GXP, expect to pay less.

But I enjoy driving my wifes A6 SS as much as my M6 SS anyway.
04-26-2019 06:42 AM
gmpontiacguy ss is def a better option newer car better tech features no way you going to find gxp for $25 k with less them 80 k miles. As for SS you can find a low miles one for around $30k. I have both 09 gt and 14 ss and i do love the g8 but SS is just superior car there a few members on hear that have both cars and they will tell you the same.
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