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well i just got back to work after driving an LS2 power V. don't know how i can work now. I also drove a used 2005 they had on the lot. i got 0 wheel hop in the 06 on hard shifts, just broke the tires loose (this car had eagle RSA's on it). my first impression was that the LS2 and LS6 felt about the same in terms of performance, LS6 owned the top end and LS2 jumped off the line. though it could me being more confident when i drove the 05 last. sign me up for an 2006 just don't know color yet. as for the eagle rsa's i really didn't think i gave up much with them only a difference 40 treadwear rating and it does ice every now and then so i need all season. i plan to buy a second set of wheels if i decide to head to the track. also shifting doesn't feel any improved.

here is a couple of cool things people may not know
1. there is now volume and radio channel button on the steering wheel
2. a much larger strut brace on the engine compartment
3. black crest caddie logos on the wheels look dumb
4. as predicted mileage improved 1 mpg, 16 city 25 highway
5. $1750 cash back on a smart buy...

that is all i have to say for now, except i want really bad now. all i need to do is find a sucker for the current ride...
 

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I wish the steering wheel did have the controls. I always feel like I'm reaching for the radio. Also, my friend who owns a GTO always bust my balls for "only" having a 5.7L, compared to his 6.0L. He backs off though when I ask how are we both @ 400 hp if you have the bigger motor? Something must be wrong I tell him..... cool info though.
 

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What's a "smart buy" and how do you identify it to the salesman. Mine should be in the dealership tomorrow.
 

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Haven't we seen that tires that don't grip as well mean that the wheel hop is less? I haven't heard good things about the RSA's so if that's true and they grip less then wouldn't that explain the lack of wheel hop rather than some other fix?
 

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SwampFox said:
What's a "smart buy" and how do you identify it to the salesman. Mine should be in the dealership tomorrow.
I am Pretty sure that it is a lease, only that all liablility is on your back if you are to injure or kill something. The payments are less because their liability insurance goes down.
 

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Haven't we seen that tires that don't grip as well mean that the wheel hop is less? I haven't heard good things about the RSA's so if that's true and they grip less then wouldn't that explain the lack of wheel hop rather than some other fix?

Yep. The Dunlop wintersport runflats that I have just spin, spin, spin - no hop at all. The GSD3's and F1's hop like crazy (traction!).
 

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smart buy is a baloon payment at the end of the term. i am only looking at it cause i am paying cash and i care neither way and i would gladly take another $750 off the car. though it is not a route you want to take if you plan on keeping the car. the interest on it is killer...
 

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neither will i. but i will float the miniscule amount of interest for a month (around $100 due to large downpayment) and take their $1750. also nothing to stop you going this route and then converting it to a note a month later or so if you are financing...
 

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Put the RS-As in the trash where they belong. Put some performance tires on for 3 seasons and some dedicate snows for the winter. With as much money as these cars cost go ahead and spend some on good rubber. The neck you save may be your own.
 
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