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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    Quote Originally Posted by KMK454 View Post
    Wow, I missed this!

    Congrats on the purchase, Charlie! I was torn between two choices: 1. Sell my thirdgen and get an SS 6 speed or 2. Keep the thirdgen and get a Silverado. Transient lifestyle means any additional car had to tow. Sometimes I wonder if I made the right call, especially when my thirdgen's brakes catch fire as the b-pillar cracks and the TPI wheezes through the twisties... on a serious note, though, it would be nice to put a child's seat in the back of the cruise night car. Yes, thirdgens have backseats, but they are small and I'd like to keep the original cloth nice.

    I saw one just like yours at a dealership with a 6-speed. It felt really nice inside. The one thing that surprised me was it didn't feel as big inside as the exterior would suggest. In fact, it felt almost a hair tighter than the C6 I used to have. I'm not sure whether there's any truth to this or it's perception from the highly bolstered seats coupled with a more forward b-pillar common to sedans. I've driven a G8 GXP 6-speed and it was a lot of fun, so I imagine this is like an even better version of that.

    I like the looks, but I think that's because I envision them with a wedge spoiler on the high banks of an oval...

    Factory exhaust sounds great - heard one at a car show. But before you discredit the aftermarket, at least listen to a Corsa. They nail their exhausts for GM V8s.

    You mention the M5 as the only alternative... I wouldn't even put the M5 in the discussion. New BMWs exemplify the snowball of technological complexity that is the enemy of enthusiast-oriented cars. There may be a V8 and a 6 speed tucked somewhere underneath all that extra stuff, but can we be sure? M235i 6-speed seems really interesting, though, until you price one out!
    Thanks Kurt! I also considered an M2351 with a 6 speed. They are a bit pricey, but no more so than an SS. $3240 however, for a limited slip differential is kinda crazy. In the end though, I really wanted a V8 and a stick.
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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    Thanks for that comprehensive comparison with the CTS. The first gen CTS-V is such a nice, clean looking sport sedan. I still love them. If I could find one with ultra low miles, I'd probably pop for it, diff issues and engine mounts not withstanding.

    Are you satisfied with the feel and action of the shifter in the SS?

    Disappointing to hear about interior noises. That was my #2 complaint with my GTOs, after the differential problems. Creaks, squeaks, pops. That started at very low mileage (under 10,000). A nice looking/feeling interior that wasn't designed well in terms of mounting points, rub concerns, clearances.

    The SS is still on my short list for next year.
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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    Quote Originally Posted by briandors View Post
    Thanks for that comprehensive comparison with the CTS. The first gen CTS-V is such a nice, clean looking sport sedan. I still love them. If I could find one with ultra low miles, I'd probably pop for it, diff issues and engine mounts not withstanding.

    Are you satisfied with the feel and action of the shifter in the SS?

    Disappointing to hear about interior noises. That was my #2 complaint with my GTOs, after the differential problems. Creaks, squeaks, pops. That started at very low mileage (under 10,000). A nice looking/feeling interior that wasn't designed well in terms of mounting points, rub concerns, clearances.

    The SS is still on my short list for next year.
    You're welcome. Very satisfied with the shifter.
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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano View Post
    It IS silly that there's no Homelink! WTF?! And that left bolster issue sounds terrible. But I still love the car. If it had a little more power I'd actually be driving a Chevy. I haven't driven a Chevy since 1995.
    Sal, you could have them bolt on a ZR1 supercharger right onto this motor with warranty at your local and friendly Chevrolet dealer

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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    Did great Cort. I would have had a really tough time today, without the Sotozeros.
    Good ... figured as such. I'd hate to see that SS damaged!

    Course, now, with the warmer temps, that snow is mostly gone. I didn't get a chance to venture out at all in it ... lol.


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    I don't know if GM uses the same rearview mirror mounting hardware across all theire brands, but if they do, adding an autodimming rearview with homelink is easy. I retrofitted a Gentex Autodimming Homelink mirror into my GTP. It used the same mounting hardware as stock, so it was a simple replacement. Just had to splice the wiring harness in.

    If Gentex OEM is too much $$$, you can get get one of the aftermarket ones, for a 350Z for example, because Nissan uses the same mounting hardware as GM did for my Pontiac...

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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    Quote Originally Posted by a_v_s View Post
    I don't know if GM uses the same rearview mirror mounting hardware across all theire brands, but if they do, adding an autodimming rearview with homelink is easy. I retrofitted a Gentex Autodimming Homelink mirror into my GTP. It used the same mounting hardware as stock, so it was a simple replacement. Just had to splice the wiring harness in.

    If Gentex OEM is too much $$$, you can get get one of the aftermarket ones, for a 350Z for example, because Nissan uses the same mounting hardware as GM did for my Pontiac...
    Thanks. Good tip. Not really a big deal for me though, I was just surprised it didn't have one. I just took a remote out of one of my 3rd gen Camaros and open the garage door "old school" style.
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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    Since I rediscovered this thread, figured I'd update.

    Just put Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS all season tires on. I think I'll drive on them year round. The OEM summer Bridgestones were great....in the dry and when over 40 degrees. My Pirelli Sotozero winter tires were awesome in the cold and snow, but started getting less sure footed by this last, third winter.
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    I really wanted to avoid buying another 2 sets of very expensive tires if I could help it.
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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    Friggin tires have got outrageous lately. Surprised me how much they've jumped since I replaced them on my GTO.

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    Yeah, these Potenzas were over a thousand bucks, installed.
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    BTW, I still think whoever worked on the 2015 exhaust note, nailed it! I did hear the '16-'17 dual mode exhaust. Too quiet when it's quiet, too loud when it's loud.

    I'd rather have mine.
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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    Since I rediscovered this thread, figured I'd update.

    Just put Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS all season tires on. I think I'll drive on them year round. The OEM summer Bridgestones were great....in the dry and when over 40 degrees. My Pirelli Sotozero winter tires were awesome in the cold and snow, but started getting less sure footed by this last, third winter.
    Are those 19s or 20s? And staggered also, right?

    My BFG G-Force Comp2 A/S get pretty good winter ratings so I thought I'd ride on them once winter weather hit, and see how they did. They didn't.

    Once you're run winter tires you're--or at least I'm--ruined for all-seasons in winter. We never ran winter tires until we moved to the inland NW and the numerous unplowed roads got packed and turned to ice, and all-seasons were helpless.

    I bought some Bridgestone REVO1, those were the most amazing winter tires I've ever had. On any slick surface those were like driving on dry pavement. I ran them well into the summer because they also made my Impala ride like a Caddy. Or a Bentley. Whatever.

    I currently run 205.65.16 Bridgestone WS80 for winter.

    Good luck with the HP Bridgestones, we'll be waiting for your report come winter in Chicagoland.
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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    My RE050's are about shot now, 31k miles but I run blizzaks in the winter months so probably about 20k miles on them if that. Going to go with the new Pilot Super Sports to replace them.

    Also just put ARH longtubes on last weekend for some more aural bliss.
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    Re: My Chevy SS M6, Day Two.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Are those 19s or 20s? And staggered also, right?

    My BFG G-Force Comp2 A/S get pretty good winter ratings so I thought I'd ride on them once winter weather hit, and see how they did. They didn't.

    Once you're run winter tires you're--or at least I'm--ruined for all-seasons in winter. We never ran winter tires until we moved to the inland NW and the numerous unplowed roads got packed and turned to ice, and all-seasons were helpless.

    I bought some Bridgestone REVO1, those were the most amazing winter tires I've ever had. On any slick surface those were like driving on dry pavement. I ran them well into the summer because they also made my Impala ride like a Caddy. Or a Bentley. Whatever.

    I currently run 205.65.16 Bridgestone WS80 for winter.

    Good luck with the HP Bridgestones, we'll be waiting for your report come winter in Chicagoland.
    19's and staggered. The new tires are rated for light snow, so we'll see in about 6 months.
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