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Old 05-25-2016, 11:24 AM   #43
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Look at track numbers, mpg, excel number...the numbers and consider the other things it has, not a big difference. Just get a suspension package with the cash.
has there ever been a side-by-side comparison between the standard car and the R version?
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Old 05-25-2016, 11:38 AM   #44
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has there ever been a side-by-side comparison between the standard car and the R version?
The only one I know of was the one with the Z28 on motor trend head to head. I believe the R beat the regular 350 by 2 seconds or so. Edit it was 3 seconds. I'm sure it was other factor like more aero on the R and such. But the carbon wheels do make a difference.
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Old 05-25-2016, 11:40 AM   #45
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I do not believe side by side on the same track at the same time...but look at their
0-60
1/4
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MPG
And the other basic #s

I think those can sum it up for the most part. Or am I missing something?
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:09 PM   #46
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Carbon vs Aluminum wheel comparison - Pretty serious difference. I can guarantee without the CF wheels the GT350R would not have bested the 5Gen Z/28.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/tested-...-fiber-wheels/



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Old 05-25-2016, 12:24 PM   #47
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I do not believe side by side on the same track at the same time...but look at their
0-60
1/4
60-0
MPG
And the other basic #s

I think those can sum it up for the most part. Or am I missing something?
You're missing the side by side at the same track at the same time.

CF wheels eliminate much of the rolling mass of the car, and that has a significant effect on a vehicle's ability to accelerate, brake, and turn at speed.

See below.

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The only one I know of was the one with the Z28 on motor trend head to head. I believe the R beat the regular 350 by 2 seconds or so. Edit it was 3 seconds. I'm sure it was other factor like more aero on the R and such. But the carbon wheels do make a difference.
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Carbon vs Aluminum wheel comparison - Pretty serious difference. I can guarantee without the CF wheels the GT350R would not have bested the 5Gen Z/28.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/tested-...-fiber-wheels/



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Old 05-25-2016, 03:31 PM   #48
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Remember when DVD players were over $400?
I sold electronics in the 80's. You could get a single play cd player, that loaded vertically, and skipped like crazy, if you had a wood floor and walked by it. The price $2000.
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I sold electronics in the 80's. You could get a single play cd player, that loaded vertically, and skipped like crazy, if you had a wood floor and walked by it. The price $2000.
Good times.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:22 PM   #50
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I sold electronics in the 80's. You could get a single play cd player, that loaded vertically, and skipped like crazy, if you had a wood floor and walked by it. The price $2000.


Further reinforcing the fact that all things eventually become affordable.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:48 PM   #51
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What would be the weight difference between, say, a 20x10 forged wheel vs carbon wheel?
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:19 PM   #52
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Interesting concept for camaro. Definitely see the benefits. My concern is the complete incompetence of the dealer to change tires on such a high dollar item. Especially since id guess any tire factory premounted on a cf wheel would have an 8000 mile realistic tread life.
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:30 AM   #53
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Interesting concept for camaro. Definitely see the benefits. My concern is the complete incompetence of the dealer to change tires on such a high dollar item. Especially since id guess any tire factory premounted on a cf wheel would have an 8000 mile realistic tread life.
This ^^^^ The dealer has completely butchered the wheels on my 1LE and they are the "experts". They didn't even know the back wheels differed from the front. I had to tell them and they argued with me.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:44 AM   #54
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What would be the weight difference between, say, a 20x10 forged wheel vs carbon wheel?
Not sure for that specific size, but the GT350 supossedly saved 14-15 lbs per wheel. I think the total weight savings was 58 lbs.

The carbon brakes on the Z/28 saved about 21 lbs total for comparison.
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Interesting concept for camaro. Definitely see the benefits. My concern is the complete incompetence of the dealer to change tires on such a high dollar item. Especially since id guess any tire factory premounted on a cf wheel would have an 8000 mile realistic tread life.
I would find out who at the dealer would be performing the work. A lot of times, they just have the lube techs or apprentices mount/balance tires. Usually because they don't want to pay enough flat rate time for the experienced techs to make it worth their while. I would bet that any dealer wouldnt let the "kids" touch a set of CF wheels though, due to their high cost if they screw something up.
They should also be using a tire machine like this one. There is one at my shop, works great!
https://youtu.be/QTiIjfhpcIE
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