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Chevy SS or 1LE? Need details on the SS

Hello All,

I am looking for some information on the SS. I had my heart set on 2017 Camaro 1LE but the kicker is I would still need a winter car and I just found out that my wife is pregnant with our second child.

A little about me and my situation so you all can get the full picture of the situation and my needs.

I manage a private road course in New Hampshire. I will be using the car primarily as a daily driver and taking clients out on the road course for some hot laps etc. I would use the car in the winter with some snow tires but have a SUV for the deep stuff. My life would use whatever car I am not.

We both want something fun, with a V8 and manual transmission. Preferably powered to the rear. The 1LE was my golden ticket. I come from a german car background but that car is simply amazing! GM has really stepped up their game in the past 5-10 years.

Anyways, the appeal of the rear seats and being able to drive the SS year round has really made it a contender. I will probably still pick up a lightly used '17 1LE in a year or so but I think I would be happy with the SS too.


My questions to you.

What are the main differences between the 2015 and the 2016+ SS?

Do any of them come with the 6 piston front brakes or just the four?

Limited slip rear diff is standard I assume?

I know it has stabilitrack but does it have PTM too?

Is Apple CarPlay available on any of the SS?

Would the 1LE/ZL1 wheels fit on the SS? Any clearance or offset issues?

Any pictures with kids seats in the back on an SS?

Has anyone switch the rear gears to 3.90?

Also what model 6 speed manual do thee get? The same as the 1LE? TR6060?

I'm sure I will think of more as time goes on.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 09:45 PM
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SS, with kids or planning to put adults in the back it's a no brainer.

15-16 changes were red paint on the Brembos (all are 4 pot), the sweet sounding dual mode exhaust, different front fascia, a couple of color options and I believe that's it but others can chime in.

It does have a limited slip diff but not the new fancy electronic one.

Manual is the 6060, manual cars also get a 3.73 diff I think, I know 3.7x something

The brakes are pretty good, come with DOT4 already, but if you're planning heavy track use it is possible to do your own upgrade to something bigger in the GM parts bin.

No PTM but there is this tour, sport, performance and competition modes that adjust how much the nannies intervene, suspension firmness, steering weight, throttle response and torque vectoring

People have put the 5th gen ZL1/1LE wheels on but there are probably better options

It's a solid platform for what you are looking to do

No apple car play, the MyLink isn't too bad

Car seats fit very well, I have a three year old, plenty of room, not much else short of a Maybach has as much room, seriously.
Somebody has 3 car seats in theirs
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I had the same dilemma. I ended up with the SS Manual. And I don't even have kids. To me it seems like the build quality/ materials are better on the SS(not that the camaro is bad). I like the exclusiveness of the SS and I also don't like to draw attention, except for those "who know". The 20% deal I got didn't hurt the decision either.
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2016+ changes are dual mode exhaust with Bailie Tip for a more aggressive sound through the trunk, an intake "kazoo" tube for increased intake sound, different front fascia, functional hood vents, SS logo on the front bumper, no more fog lights but the LED strip stays on when the headlights come on, wheels are now cast aluminum instead of forged with a different design, no more CD player or aux port, Brembo brakes are now colored red, and then some color changes.

The other people answered the rest fully haha.
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SS is a must

But I agree the 1LE is incredible up close.

If I didn't forsee kids down the line...I'd have to be blind to ignore the 1LE
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Welcome Iron Oak!
Suggest you enroll in a speed reading course - much info to sift through related to your questions. LOL
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If you want a Camaro get a Z28. For everything else there's Chevy SS
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If you want a Camaro get a Z28. For everything else there's Chevy SS
That sounds like a cool slogan lol
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Welcome aboard & good luck! Much good info here by many helpful folks. A little something for ya below.

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