1988 Camaro Specifications

1988 Camaro
Production: 42,820 V6, 53,455 V8, 96,275 total.
VIN Example:1G1FP21SXJL100001 thru 1G1FP21SXJL196275
* Fifth digit is model level: P=Camaro (all models).
* Sixth digit is body style: 2=Hatchback Coupe, 3=Convertible.
* Eighth digit is engine code: E=305ci V8 (LO3) F=305ci V8 (LB9) S=173ci V6 (LB8) 8=350ci V8 (B2L or L98)
* Ninth digit is a check digit and varies.
* Tenth digit is model year: J=1988.
* Eleventh digit is assembly plant code: L=Van Nuys
* Last six digits increased one for each car built.


Dimensions

Length: 192.0 inches Height: 50.3 inches Width: 72.8 inches Wheelbase: 101.0 inches

 


1988 Power Teams

RPO Config Bhp @ rpm Torque @ rpm Induction C/R CID/liters Applications
LB8 Ohv V6 135 @ 4900 160 @ 3900 MFI 8.9:1 173/2.8 SC*
LO3 Ohv V8 170 @ 4000 255 @ 2400 TBI 9.3:1 305/5.0 SC, IZ*
LB9 Ohv V8 195 @ 4000 295 @ 2800 TPI 9.3:1 305/5.0 IZ (w/a/t)
LB9 Ohv V8 220 @ 4400 290 @ 3200 TPI 9.3:1 305/5.0 IZ (w/man trans)
L98 Ohv V8 230 @ 4400 330 @ 3200 TPI 9.0:1 350/5.7 IZ (auto only)

* = base engine; TBI = throttle-body injection; TPI = tuned-port injection; MFI = multi-port fuel injection; SC = Sport Coupe; IZ = IROC-Z28.


 

Axle and Transmission Availability

 

Engine RPO:   LB8 LO3 LB9 LB9 L98
Clutch dia, In.   9.12 10.00 N/A 10.34 N/A
Manual Trans Ratios            
  1st 4.03 2.95 N/A 2.95 N/A
  2nd 2.37 1.94 N/A 1.94 N/A
  3rd 1.50 1.34 N/A 1.34 N/A
  4th 100 1.00 N/A 1.00 N/A
  5th 0.76 0.63 N/A 0.73 N/A
  Rev 3.76 2.76 N/A 2.76 N/A
Std. axle Ratio   3.42 3.08 N/A 3.08 N/A
Opt. axle (G92)   - - N/A 3.45+ N/A
Automatic Transmissions   700-R4 700-R4 700-R4 N/A 700-R4
  1st 3.06 3.06 3.06 N/A 3.06
  2nd 1.63 1.63 1.63 N/A 1.63
  3rd 1.00 1.00 1.00 N/A 1.00
  4th 0.70 0.70 0.70 N/A 0.70
  Rev 2.29 2.29 2.29 N/A 2.29
Torque Conv. dia, in.   9.65 11.75 11.75 N/A 11.75
Std. axle ratio   3.42 2.73 2.73 N/A 2.77+
Opt. axle (G92)   - - 3.23 N/A 3.27+

+Borg-Warner rear axle



Engine Suffix Codes

CBL: 173ci CHA: 305ci (MT) CJB: 305ci (MT)
CBM: 173ci CHB: 305ci (AT) CJC: 305ci (AT)
CFA: 173ci CHC: 305ci (AT) CUA: 350ci (AT)
CFB: 173ci CHP: 305ci (MT)  

Abbreviations: AT = automatic transmission, ci = cubic inch, MT = manual transmission



Transmission Codes

5 Speed Manual – Warner Gear   700-R4 Automatic
Chevy #   RPO
10079857   MB1
10079855   MK6
10079856   M39
 
CID   Comments   Code
173   MD8   YX
305   MD8   YP
305   MD8   YW
305   MD8   YZ
350   MD8   YM


Rear Axle Codes

4ET   2.77:1   6HF   3.08:1   6HT   2.73:1
4EU   3.27:1   6HK   3.08:1   7EW   2.73:1
4EW   3.45:1   6HL   2.77:1   8EU   3.08:1
6HB   3.08:1   6HP   3.27:1   8EW   3.23:1
6HE   2.73:1   6HQ   3.45:1        

 



1988 Factory Options

RPO Description Qty Retail ($)
1FP87 Camaro Sport Coupe 66,605 10,995.00
1FP87 Camaro Sport Coupe Convertible 1,859 16,255.00
1FP87 Camaro IROC-Z Coupe 24,050 13,490.00
1FP87 Camaro IROC-Z Convertible 3,761 18,015.00
AG9 Power Seat, driver side 16,176 *
AM9 Seat Back, split folding rear 19,546 50.00
AU3 Power Door Locks 44,019 145.00
A01 Tinted Glass, all windows 91,069 120.00
A31 Power Windows 60,622 210.00
A90 Power Hatch Release 55,852 *
B2L Engine, 350ci, 230hp V8 (IROC-Z coupe only) 12,116 1,045.00
B34 Floor Mats, carpet insert, two front 56,174 *
B35 Floor Mats, carpet insert, two rear 56,168 *
B48 Luggage Compartment Trim 16,185 164.00
B84 Moldings, body side 80,990 60.00
B91 Moldings, door edge (black) 16,097 15.00
CC1 Roof Panels, removable glass 41,005 866.00
CD4 Windshield Wipers, intermittent 59,402 *
C49 Defogger, rear window 59,907 145.00
C60 Air Conditioning 88,431 775.00
C95 Dome and Reading Lamp 22,392 *
DX3 Decal and Stripe Delete (credit) 1,895 -60.00
DE1 Louvers, rear window 5,966 210.00
DG7 Mirrors, electric twin remote 17,110 *
D27 Cover, locking rear Storage 9,941 80.00
D42 Cover, rear compartment cargo area 27,337 *
D80 Spoiler 31,383 *
D81 Spoiler, aerowing 59,271 *
G80 Rear Axle, limited slip 28,358 100.00
G92 Rear Axle, performance (IROC-Z coupe only) 5,252 21.00
J65 Brakes, power front disc and rear disc 13,388 179.00
KC4 Cooler, engine oil (IROC-Z coupe only) 14,963 110.00
K05 Heater, engine block 2,786 20.00
K34 Speed Control, with resume 56,692 *
LB9 Engine, 305ci, 195hp (IROC-Z only) 12,620 745.00
LO3 Engine, 305ci, 170hp (for Sport Coupe) 28,719 400.00
MX0 Transmission, automatic with overdrive 77,179 490.00
N33 Tilt Steering Column 59,403 *
N96 Aluminum Wheels, 16 inch 21,803 468.00
QDZ Tires, P245/50VR16 blackwall 21,803 *
QYZ Tires, P215/65R15 blackwall 74,466 *
TR9 Lighting, auxiliary 35,844 *
TT4 Headlamps, halogen (4) 26,885 *
UA1 Battery, heavy duty 15,608 26.00
UL5 Radio, delete 3,931 70.00
UM6 Radio, stereo, cassette, clock, seek/scan 52,824 *
UM7 Radio, stereo, clock, seek/scan 16,046 *
UU8 Radio, stereo, Delco Bose, clock, seek/scan 4,457 *
UX1 Radio, stereo, cassette, clock, s/s, equalizer 19,017 *
U75 Power Antenna 19,662 70.00
YF5 Emission Equipment, required for California 15,709 99,001
FCA1 Sport Coupe Base Group 1 - nc
FCA2 Sport Coupe Group 2 - 920.00
FCA3 Sport Coupe Group 3 - 1,555.00
FCA4 Sport Coupe Group 4 - 1,939.00
CCA1 Sport Convertible Base Group 1 - nc
CCA2 Sport Convertible Group 2 - 930.00
CCA3 Sport Coupe Convertible Group 3 - 1,505.00
CCA4 Sport Coupe Convertible Group 4 - 1,747.00
FZA1 IROC-Z Coupe Base Group 1 - nc
FZA2 IROC-Z Coupe Group 2 - 1,846.00
FZA3 IROC-Z Coupe Group 3 - 2,410.00
CZA1 IROC-Z Convertible Base Group 1 - nc
CZA2 IROC-Z Convertible Group 2 - 1,747.00
CZA3 IROC-Z Convertible Group 3 - 2,218.00

 



1988 Exterior & Interior Colors

Paint/WA Code Exterior Qty Models Interiors
13S / 9021 Silver 1,547 Spc-Spcc BK-G-R
23 / 9184 Med Maui Blue (Bright) 8,445 Spc-Spcc Bk
40 / 8554 White 15,864 I-Ic-Spc-Spcc Bk-Br-G-R
41 / 8555 Black 17,502 I-Ic-Spc-Spcc Bk-Br-G-R
51 / 8929 Yellow Gold 922 Spc-Spcc Bk-Br-G
63 / 9188 Medium Orange 3,010 I-Ic-Spc-Spcc Bk-Br
74 / 8748 Flame Red (Dark Red) 16,199 I-Ic-Spc-Spcc Bk-Br-G-R
81 / 8774 Bright Red 24,158 I-Ic-Spc-Spcc Bk-Br-G-R
87 / 9243 Gunmetal (Med Gray) 8,628 I-lc-Spc-Spcc BK-G-R

Interior Codes: 19B = Bk-sc, 19C = Bk-cc, 66B = Br-sc, 66C = Br-cc, 662 = Br-le, 72B = R-sc, 82B = G-sc, 82C = G-cc, 822 = G-le.
Abbreviations: Bk = Black, Br = Light Brown, cc = custom cloth, G = Gray, I = IROC-Z Coupe, Ic = IROC-Z Convertible, le = leather, R = Red, Spc = Sport Coupe, Spcc = Sport Coupe Convertible, sc = standard cloth.



1988 IROC-Z Special Performance Package

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Engine: Base engine was LG4 305 w/ 4 barrel Quadrajet. Dual exhaust.
Transmission:
Clutch: 10.34 inches
Rear Axle: Positraction (G80) mandatory when equipped with 4 wheel disc brakes.
Brakes: J65 4 wheel disc brakes available.
Suspension: Stiffer bracing and bushing material than base Camaro.
58/32 N/mm Front/Rear Spring Rate (SC = 58/18, F41 = 58/18)
31/21 mm Front/Rear Sway bar diameter (SC = 27/12, F41 = 29/12)
Steering: 7 ply-joint vs 4 ply in base Camaro improves rag joint stiffness and offers better angular deflection. Recirculating-ball power steering with fast 12.7:1 ratio, plus limited boost to improve road feel.
Wheels & Tires: 5 spoke aluminum 15 x 7 inch. Goodyear P215/65R-15 white letter, steel belted radials.
Other options, equipment, facts: Modified McPhearson Strut, Special chassis bracing. Full Instrumentation. Special front fascia with integral airdam. Ground effects rockers.
Total Production: 27,811


Last updated: 10/16/1998
Author: MadMike Maciolek
Email: iracez28@alltel.net


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5 Responses to “1988 Camaro Specifications”

  1. allen sweeden says:

    I have purchased a 1988 IROC Z sight unseen and am trying to determin if I have got a good deal, or paid to much for this vehicle. but am having trouble findingany imfo supposadly only 213 of these IROCS produced it looks strange from the photos IVE seen of it. unlike any camro that Ive ever seen. it has the normal ground effect pkg but where the large back glass is on all the camaros Ive seen,  there are  two large spoilers  . one on each side of the roof of the car, that go rom the roof to the tail lights, and in place of the big back glass, there is a small back window. lso on the front hood there is a small hoodscoop. it has a v6 motor. can anybody give e some information on this car? and also. its for sale camaro fans thanx aks
     
     
    thankyou  
          aks3818@yahoo .com  oklahoma

  2. tom woltanski says:

    does anybody know what the `88 iroc-z with 350 had for advertised fuel mileage?

  3. 88iroc z king says:

    They dont come with a v-6

  4. Dave Sizemore says:

    @1 I know this is a very old post, but it sounds like you are describing an 88 Fiero GT.

  5. Will Baird says:

    Sounds to me like you had the aftermarket ‘notchback’ hatch on your camaro and by the way the V6 has gotta go

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