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Old 04-21-2016, 12:22 PM   #15
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To keep the price down? To keep traditionalists from having a meltdown? To keep the A10 exclusive to the top tier Camaro?
No, not that...Maybe the A8 auto isn't optimal for a track car, or would tend to have issues...They have the A10 coming up for the ZL-1, but as of yet I haven't heard of an automatic for the 1LE....

Perhaps it's A10 good for track, A8 not so much...
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:27 PM   #16
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No, not that...Maybe the A8 auto isn't optimal for a track car, or would tend to have issues...They have the A10 coming up for the ZL-1, but as of yet I haven't heard of an automatic for the 1LE....

Perhaps it's A10 good for track, A8 not so much...
You've tracked the A8? I'd love to hear about it. Been trying to get feedback from actual track guys. I'm really up in the air over what my next car will be and what trans.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:31 PM   #17
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You've tracked the A8? I'd love to hear about it. Been trying to get feedback from actual track guys. I'm really up in the air over what my next car will be and what trans.
No, I have not tracked an A8....and I don't think GM has showcased any A8 Camaros on the track either. But they did with the ZL-1 A10 video...
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:33 PM   #18
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I have commented on this is other areas so I will just say that the A8 struggles maintaining RPM through corners for a strong exit and downshifts are very slow when using the paddles. I am a fan of the A8 for straight line performance but not road course. I think that is why you will see M6's with the 1LE and no A8 with the ZL1.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:44 PM   #19
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The A6 in the current ZL1 has been a great tranny, the cooling has worked well as I have seen very few issues from either track guys or 1/4 mile. It is a higher performance than the other A6. I am guessing we will see the same thing with the A10 a higher performing tranny than base model autos. Mkorgan, have you driven the new A-8? How does it compare to the ZL1 A6?
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:49 PM   #20
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Has any one had the 16 SS camaro with a A-8 been on a road coarse yet ?
I had a 14 Z-51 C-7 with a A-6 at Willow Springs, Lasted five minutes, Trans over heated and went into limp mode. I now have a 16 SS with a A-8, This Trans seems much better than the A-6 and i want to take it to the track.
Will it over heat or be OK ? thanks for the input........
I have no experience with the Camaro6, but the A8 Z06 was fine in Nevada heat for many 2 hour rounds over the course of 2 days. I imagine there will be no problems at all with the better air flow over the coolers that the Camaro has. Just keep a few things in mind:

1) Use the paddle shifters, don't go full auto.
2) Don't use the engine to brake, use the brakes.
3) At the end of the brake zone downshift to the correct gear, then do your turn in (if you need to drop several gears, just hold the left paddle down).
4) Don't upshift until you have unwound coming out of the curve.

It takes a little practice getting the correct gear for each curve because of the close spacing, but after a couple of laps you'll be fine.
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The A6 in the current ZL1 has been a great tranny, the cooling has worked well as I have seen very few issues from either track guys or 1/4 mile. It is a higher performance than the other A6. I am guessing we will see the same thing with the A10 a higher performing tranny than base model autos. Mkorgan, have you driven the new A-8? How does it compare to the ZL1 A6?
The A10 will be replacing the A8 period at some point. CAFE was the main reason for it's existence, not to be a hi-po only option. That said the ZL1's could have optimized tuning over a version that will go in the LT and SS models in the next year or two. My guess the A10 won't turn up in the SS until MY2018.
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The A6 in the current ZL1 has been a great tranny, the cooling has worked well as I have seen very few issues from either track guys or 1/4 mile. It is a higher performance than the other A6. I am guessing we will see the same thing with the A10 a higher performing tranny than base model autos. Mkorgan, have you driven the new A-8? How does it compare to the ZL1 A6?
GM made 2 versions of the A6 in the 5th gen Camaro? I did not know that.
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GM made 2 versions of the A6 in the 5th gen Camaro? I did not know that.
Three, the LT has a 6L50, the SS a 6L80 and the ZL1 has a 6L90.
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Three, the LT has a 6L50, the SS a 6L80 and the ZL1 has a 6L90.
Thanks!

I guess I have to stop muther**&ing the A6 in general now and be more specific since it appears I had the 6L50 and have never even driven the other 2
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I guess I have to stop muther**&ing the A6 in general now and be more specific since it appears I had the 6L50 and have never even driven the other 2
I thought the 6L90 was great. The 8L90 is better and I bet the A10 (10L90???) will be even better.
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:24 PM   #26
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The A6 in the current ZL1 has been a great tranny, the cooling has worked well as I have seen very few issues from either track guys or 1/4 mile. It is a higher performance than the other A6. I am guessing we will see the same thing with the A10 a higher performing tranny than base model autos. Mkorgan, have you driven the new A-8? How does it compare to the ZL1 A6?
Yes, that is what I referencing....the A8. I never drove the A6 on a track so I can't comment on that.
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:28 PM   #27
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Why don't we wait for some reviews to come in from our track rats with the A8?
Why is it taking so long? People have had these for months.
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:30 PM   #28
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Why is it taking so long? People have had these for months.
A lot of tracks have just recently opened from their winter hiatus.

Or...it's also possible that..just maybe, more people like to talk a big game about 'tracking their car' than actually would ever do so.
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