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Old 01-16-2003, 11:36 PM
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Okay... on the camaro board people are arguing whether the 4th or 3rd gen handle better... but since a couple friends of mine and neil read the 1980 handles the best out of all the camaros I was wondering if anyone could give their opinion and info to back it up...

Oh yeah as 3rd gen we are talking 85 and up (Apparently the iroc had upgrades for handling but I would put my 85 z against any iroc handling wise, at least after I get new struts and I am pretty sure it wouldn't be a noticeable difference between the iroc and z28)

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The problem with doing a test like this today is that most of these cars are nearing 20 years old (I know it's hard to believe). Parts have worn out, been replaced, been cobbled together from a half dozen other camaros/birds. Etc. But one way is to go to the local library and check out a few old car magazines that test the new cars. You know stuff like car and driver. Look at the skidpad results. I'm sure alot of these Camaros passed the respectable mark of 0.80 g's.

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I'm gonna pull a number out of my ***** and say probably mid-90's like 97-98 or so. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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i think it depends on how you define handling, but if its a G-force measurement on a skidpad ive read in an article when they tested the aniversity model that the gen 4 has the highest rateing of all the produced camaros. But i dont believe there ever was an american car designed for handling like european sportscars are. so any of the models, even the Gen 1 can be modified to out-dice all the others with relatively easy means, i mean basically they are all designed somewhat simmilarly, IRS, stiff rearend, no independent rearsuspension and so on.

so polyurethan bushings, stiff springs, (carbon fibre leafs), BIG front and rear sway bars, gas shocks in any vintage camaro and i think you will have handling to out drive every model ever made.
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Yeah I was thinking the g-force measurements on the skidpad... I read on the other board that the 3rd gens and the 4th gens had only .1 g difference on the skidpad when there were new
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