Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE

3. From Muscle Car to Sports Car

Any issues with handling that may be present with the Camaro SS are quickly erased once the 1LE package is equipped. More than just cosmetic changes, the 1LE begins by stripping over 100 lbs. Then the suspension is modified with monotube rear dampers replacing the dual tubes, a strut tower brace is added and larger stabilizer bars, 27 mm up front and 28 mm in the rear are attached. The 1LE also receives the Camaro ZL1’s track ready wheel bearings and 20-inch wheels complete with ZL1 Spec 285/35ZR20 Goodyear Eagle Supercar tires all around.

These changes can be felt behind the wheel immediately. All body roll and ponderous responses from the SS are eliminated. The Camaro becomes a grip monster, but is still willing to kick the tail-out if the accelerator is stomped on mid-corner. Brake modulation and steering feel are great for a big car and the Camaro suddenly wants to head to the local road course instead of the drag strip.


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