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Old 01-30-2003, 05:17 PM
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Post what generation of camaro had the best handling?

I was told that second generation camaros were one of the best camaros for handling and corners.Is this true?

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Old 01-30-2003, 05:33 PM
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my bet would go to the newest generation, but i could be wrong.
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Yes but I have heard the 4th and 3rds are very close on the skidpad... I know that both second and third gen camaros have good enough handeling for guys like me and neil... hehe we had some good fun rippin around town
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Old 02-04-2003, 07:31 PM
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Oh boy those ones are fast too....

Too bad the only 2003 your ever gunna see is either gunna be some executive of GM who demanded it be custom made for him or in some movie
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ummmm... i saw 3 of them at a dealership in Tulsa, OK.... at once.
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Did you ever find any stats. on the camaros? How about the earily z-28's 1967/68 arn't they race ready?


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I was out looking one day.. couldn't find anything some skidpad tests between the 3rd and 4th gens had 3rd gens on top and others teh 4th gen... anywhere i have read they don't even bother to compare the second gens or even the first gens... I dunno apparently the 1980s camaros are supposed to have the best handling in one book but it is hard to judge by sitting in them... neils 1980 kinda rollls around the corner... like a bike that you would lean into... while mine slides around the corner... really throws your preception off
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When I worked at "Ferguson Pontiac,Buick and GMC" they had 8 of those yellow Firebirds that were the last ones to be made before switching the name to Firehawk with the custom crap all over 'em....They were 49 grand a piece. Steve
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I have owned three camaros(72Z,79Berl,86 IROC) my friend also has a fourth gen and owned a third gen before that. The 72 and 79 handled like a truck, but the 86 was smooth thru the curves. I have a wicked S curve by me that I entered at 80+ in fourth gear. The plus was the speedo was pinned. I droped into the curve at 60-70 and dropped to third. It held the curve and stayed in lane with no problems. The fourth gen did not come close it started to roll and slide out on the curve. I do feel the 16inch tires made a difference over his 15inch, but I doubt that much. I think the IROCs were built. This is my opinion at least.
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What about the first generation camaro's with the small block, i often wondered how those cars hanldled. I mean they were in all the Trans-am races
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Stereo: My wife and I had a 67' RS 327/375 4spd etc. She could not keep it straight when rounding corners. It was not the most streetable car that we had ever owned. Traded it in on a 68' Dodge Charger. That was a very nice ride.
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i would say the latest one probably is even though i don't like it.

But really any generation camaro handles good and can handle really good with modifications. i would say the later you go, the better they tend to handle.
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im unsure about the 5thgen, but previous to the 5thgen comming out the 3rdgeneration cars handled the best out of the box.
be aware there are a few different suspension packages on the 3rdgen cars
the best of them being the 1le or b4c packages followed by the ws6/z28 and last but not least is the rs/base model cars

the only thing that changes is when u have a rs v6 car they will out handle the 1le/b4c cars due to the much lighter front end, but will be out braked and accelerated by the 1le/b4c cars

but with all the aftermarket parts out there now u can make a 1le/b4c packaged car look like a base model in terms of handling
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When this thread started (2003), there was no 5th gen Camaro
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