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The LS2 "felt" a little colder, slightly stand-offish...perhaps not as comfortable in a crowd as the LS6. It also may feel a little pimped-out as it is in many more vehicles than the LS6. I'm sure its nothing a little therapy can fix.
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I drove a 6 speed GTO with the LS2. It seemed a bit 'soft' compared with the LS6.
Most likely the 3.42 rear end gears vs. our 3.73's that you were feeling there.
 

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Why was there an engine change for 06? Is the LS6 more expensive to manufacture (limited production). Any advantages of the LS6 over the 2?? I asked the dealer the other day while getting my gas gauge problem fixed and they did not have the slighest clue.
 

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The LS6 is no more. It has been discontinued. Also economies of scale. The LS2 is in the GTO, Corvette, SSR and probably more vehicles that I'm forgetting.
 
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Yeah, it lacks character. No lumpy idle, no high strung nature...just efforless power of more displacement and 28 MPG with 3.42 gears. :)

The only place I miss the great topend LS6 RPMs compared to the LS2 is at a high speed track like VIR. Most tracks are not that long and the superior mid-range of LS2 is most rewarding on the short straights between the turns and daily driving.

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I'm sure a lot of us have driven it in things other than a V. Driving it in a V will be interesting because it eliminates the car differences. I think the fly by wire is more noticable. No cam shake, which some might like, but I like it.
 

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LS6 is unique and fun to drive. I love the lumpy idle. I can also live with the 23-25 mpg that it produces cruising at 80mph on the highway.

Like someone else mentioned, the LS2 is everywhere. It is a great motor but it is definitely not unique. I doubt the gas mileage will increase too much if it is geared the same. Maybe 1-2mpg on the highway. I'm sure it will have plenty of power but if anyone says the LS6 doesn't have enough power they should be locked up at the nearest looney farm.
 

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Most likely the 3.42 rear end gears vs. our 3.73's that you were feeling there.
I considered that, but it seemed like more of a difference than the gears would contribute. Especially since the LS2 is supposed to be have more torque...

Dunno, just my 2 cents.:duck:
 

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waiting on my salesman to call me. i am very curious to how the LS2 will perform i think it will be faster given the LS2 makes its power 400 rpm's lower then the LS6 for peak tq at least. as far as uniqueness, i think i want the improvements in the drivetrain, you may have a unique LS6 CTS-V vs an LS2 CTS-V but it won't matter for 20 years, and only gearheads will appreciate it. i look at as both cars are corvette powered, which is good enough for me. i think the fact that the V's are low production car speak more to there uniqueness.
 

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waiting on my salesman to call me. i am very curious to how the LS2 will perform i think it will be faster given the LS2 makes its power 400 rpm's lower then the LS6 for peak tq at least. as far as uniqueness, i think i want the improvements in the drivetrain, you may have a unique LS6 CTS-V vs an LS2 CTS-V but it won't matter for 20 years, and only gearheads will appreciate it. i look at as both cars are corvette powered, which is good enough for me. i think the fact that the V's are low production car speak more to there uniqueness.
I hear what you are saying however I don't think the tranny differences are that significant and most people(on this forum) will have the '06 diff and wheel hop correction in a short time anyway as they roast their '04 and '05 diffs.

I had to choose between a new '06 with an LS2 or an earlier LS6 equipped car. For me, the rough charachter of the LS6 got my money.

The LS2 while a truely great engine is under the hood of too many other cars to have any significance in terms of being unique.

What we really need is an LS7 V...nuff said!
 

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I prefer the LS6, but I'm definately biased. :yup:

With the suspension/tire/drivetrain issues our cars have, do we really need more low end torque? I prefer having a more robust top end, where I can apply the power without having to worry about hipity-hop-hop.

I also love the cam. It's just lopey enough that you notice it, but not enough that it is annoying.

From a complely egocentirc angle, many of us bought this car for it's uniqueness (low volume, Z06 engine). That has been diluted somewhat now, that the car will have the 'base' chevy V8 in it. I know this isn't a direct comparison, but would you rather have car with an LS1 in it or an LT5? Perfromance was very close (I know LT5 about 30 more HP). LT5 = sexy. LS1 = Pedestrian.


My $ 0.02,

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Regardless if you need more torque or not, the V is getting more.

I think the issues could be solved by reducing weight. Because I don't think their going to change much on the "suspension/tire/drivetrain" front.

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With the suspension/tire/drivetrain issues our cars have, do we really need more low end torque?
My $ 0.02,
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