1989 Camaro Restoration Information

1989 Camaro Specifications

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In 1989, Chevrolet brought back the Rally Sport (RS) namesake. The RS replaced the base Camaro in 1989, with ground effects similar to those on the IROC-Z, and was powered by the 173ci V6 in standard form with the 305ci LG4 V8 as an available option.

A new dual exhaust option was added to the IROC-Z coupe’s list of goodies (standard with the G92 package) but could only be had with 305/5-speed manual and 350/TH700-R4 combinations.

As in the past, the G92 package was the upgraded suspension/handling package, which included 4-wheel disc brakes, P245/50ZR16 Goodyear Eagle tires, a tachometer, 145mph speedometer, engine oil cooler, and dual exhaust for 1989. It also bumped the standard 2.77:1 rear end gear ratio up to a 3.27:1 for the 350ci TPI V8-equipped IROC-Z models, and 3.45:1 for the 305ci TPI V8-equipped IROC-Zs with manual transmissions. Just over 1,400 IROC-Zs were equipped with the G92 option.

If you wanted even more performance options, you ordered an IROC-Z with the G92 Performance Axle Option but without air conditioning. This created the well-known 1LE cars, which were equipped with upgraded 11.65-inch rotors, 2-piston PBR calipers, an aluminum driveshaft, stiffer suspension bushings, baffled gas tank and upgraded shocks. Only 111 1LE cars were produced in 1989, mainly because it was more of a lucky option combination rather than a promoted upgrade to the IROC-Z.


1989 Camaro OEM Brochure


1989 Camaro Model Options:


Sub-Models: (all 2-door models, convertibles now available)

  • Camaro RS
  • IROC-Z
  • 1LE (not really a sub-model but a car produced based on a specific group of options)


Engine Options:

  • 173ci  V6  135hp
  • 305ci  V8 170hp
  • 305ci  TPI V8– up to 230hp with a manual transmission and dual exhaust
  • 350ci L98 TPI V8 240hp with dual exhaust


Transmission Options:

  • Borg-Warner 5-speed manual
  • TH700-R4 4-speed automatic with overdrive

1989 Camaro Production:
  • 42,729 V6
  • 68,010 V8
  • 110,739 Total


Vehicle Identification Example:
1G1FP21SXKL100001 thru 1G1FP21SXKL210739

  • 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 (L03) F=305ci V8 (LB9) S=173ci V6 (LB8) 8=350ci V8 (L98)
  • Ninth digit is check digit and varies.
  • Tenth digit is model year: K=1989
  • Eleventh digit is assembly plant code: L=Van Nuys
  • Last six digits increased one for each car built.

Dimensions:
  • Length: 192.00″
  • Height: 50.3″
  • Width: 72.8″
  • Wheelbase” 110″

1989 Camaro Model Option Breakout

IROC-Z Special Performance Package

Modified McPhearson Strut, Special chassis bracing. Full Instrumentation. Special front fascia with integral airdam. Ground effects rockers.


Engine:

Base engine was the L03 305 w/ throttle body injection. Dual exhaust.


Transmission:

No Information Provided.


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.

1989 Camaro Engine Codes & Specs

Available Engine Specifications

Type

Size

Fuel Injection

RPO

Horsepower

Torque

Compression Ratio

Application

V6

173 cid / 2.8L

MFI

LB8

135 hp @ 4900 RPM

160 lb-ft @ 3900 RPM

8.9:1

Rally Sport (base engine)

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

TBI

L03

170 hp @ 4400 RPM

255 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM

9.3:1

Rally Sport, IROC-Z (Base engine)

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

TPI

LB9

195 hp @ 4000 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM

9.3:1

IROC-Z (auto)

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

TPI

LB9

225 hp @ 4400 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

9.3:1

IROC-Z (manual)

V8

350 cid / 5.7L

TPI

L98

240 hp @ 4400 RPM

345 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

9.3:1

IROC-Z (auto only)

6-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size

RPO

Note

AAD

173 cid MFI

LB8

Uncertain Usage

AAF

173 cid MFI

LB8

Uncertain Usage

ABL

173 cid MFI

LB8

Uncertain Usage

AXY

173 cid MFI

LB8

Uncertain Usage

8-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size

RPO

Transmission

AKH

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

AKJ

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

ATA

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

ATB

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

ATF

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

ATM

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

AWA

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

AWK

350 cid TPI

L98

Automatic Transmission

ZRA

350 cid TPI

L98

Manual Transmission

ZRB

350 cid TPI

L98

Automatic Transmission

ZRC

350 cid TPI

L98

Automatic Transmission

1989 Camaro Transmission Codes

Warner 5-Speed Manual Codes

Chevrolet #

RPO

Type

10079857

MB1

Borg-Warner 5-Speed Manual

10079855

MK6

Borg-Warner 5-Speed Manual

10079856

M39

Borg-Warner 5-Speed Manual

Turbo Hydramatic 700-R4 Codes

Code

Engine Size

Note

YX

173 cid

MD8

YP

305 cid

MD8

YW

305 cid

MD8

YZ

305 cid

MD8

FK

350 cid

MD8

FX

350 cid

MD8

1989 Camaro Manual Transmission Ratios

LB8

L03

LB9

L98

C.I.

173

305

305

350

First Gear

4.03:1

2.95:1

2.95:1

-

Second Gear

2.37:1

1.94:1

1.94:1

-

Third Gear

1.50:1

1.34:1

1.34:1

-

Fourth Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

-

Fifth Gear

0.76:1

0.63:1

0.73:1

-

Reverse

3.76:1

2.76:1

2.76:1

-

Clutch Dia.

9.12

10.00

10.34

-

Axle Ratio S

3.42:1

3.08:1

3.45:1*

-

Axle Ratio P

-

-

-

-

1989 Camaro 700-R4 Automatic Transmission Ratios

LB8

L03

LB9

L98

First Gear

3.06:1

3.06:1

3.06:1

3.06:1

Second Gear

1.63:1

1.63:1

1.63:1

1.63:1

Third Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

Fourth Gear

0.70:1

0.70:1

0.70:1

0.70:1

Reverse

2.29:1

2.29:1

2.29:1

2.29:1

Torque Converter Dia.

9.65

11.75

11.75

11.75

Axle Ratio S

3.42:1

2.73:1

2.73:1

3.27:1*

Axle Ratio P

-

-

3.23:1

-

1989 Camaro Rear Axle Codes

Code

Axle Ratio

Note

6HB

3.08:1

-

6HE

2.73:1

-

6HF

3.08:1

-

6HK

3.08:1

-

6HL

3.42:1

-

6HP

2.73:1

-

6HT

2.73:1

-

8ET

2.77:1

-

8ET

2.77:1

-

8EU

3.27:1

-

8EW

3.45:1

-

9ER

3.45:1

Locking

9EQ

3.27:1

Locking

9ET

2.77:1

Locking

1989 Camaro Factory Options

Regular Production Option (RPO)

RPODescriptionQuantity1989 PriceEst. Current Price
1FP87Camaro RS Convertible3,245$16,995.00$35,470.21
1FP87Camaro IROC-Z Coupe20,067$14,145.00$29,521.98
1FP87Camaro IROC-Z Convertible3,940$18,945.00$39,540.05
1LESpecial Performance Components Package111n/an/a
AG9Power Seat, Driver Side19,750n/an/a
AM9Seat Back, Split Folding Rear33,743$50.00$104.35
AU3Power Door Locks99,385$145.00$302.63
A01Tinted Glass, All Windows110,502n/an/a
A31Power Windows61,704n/an/a
A90Power Hatch Release60,744$50.00$104.35
B2LEngine, 350 ci, 230 hp V8 (IROC-Z Coupe Only)12,370$1,045.00$2,181.02
B34Floor Mats, Carpet Insert, Two Front99,638n/an/a
B35Floor Mats, Carpet Insert, Two Rear99,638n/an/a
B48Luggage Compartment Trim23,150$164.00$342.28
B84Moldings, Body Side110,500n/an/a
B91Moldings, Door Edge (Black)22,801$15.00$31.31
CC1Roof Panels, Removable Glass44,595$866.00$1,807.43
CD4Windshield Wipers, Intermittent99,531n/an/a
C49Defogger, Rear Window59,559$145.00$302.63
C60Air Conditioning104,642$775.00$1,617.50
DX3Decal and Stripe Delete (credit)88,144-$60.00-$125.23
D27Cover, Locking Rear Storage17,912$80.00$166.97
D42Cover, Rear Compartment Cargo Area55,250n/an/a
G80Rear Axle, Limited Slip30,856$100.00$208.71
G92Rear Axle, Performance Ratio (IROC-Z Coupe Only)1,426n/an/a
J65Brakes, Power Front Disc and Rear Disc12,895$179.00$373.59
KC4Cooler, Engine Oil (IROC-Z Coupe Only)1,428$110.00$229.58
K05Heater, Engine Block4,070$20.00$41.74
K34Speed Control, w/ Resume98,741n/an/a
LB9Engine, 305 ci, 195 hp V8 (IROC-Z Only)8,925$745.00$1,554.89
L03Engine, 305 ci, 170 hp V8 (Sport Coupe)46,715$400.00$834.84
MX0Transmission, Automatic w/ Overdrive87,857$490.00$1,022.68
N33Tilt Steering Column99,531n/an/a
N96Aluminum Wheels, 16 Inch16,449$468.00$976.76
QDZTires, P245/50VR16 Blackwall1,263n/an/a
QLCTires, P245/50ZR16 Blackwall15,186n/an/a
QPHTires, P215/65R15 All Season Blackwall86,726n/an/a
QYZTires, P215/65R15 Blackwall7,564n/an/a
TR9Lighting, Auxiliary103,112n/an/a
TT4Headlamps, Halogen (4)62,262n/an/a
UA1Battery, Heavy Duty98,118n/an/a
UL5Radio, Delete 43-$165.00-$344.37
UM6Radio, Stereo, Cassette, Clock, Seek/Scan73,338n/an/a
UM7Radio, Stereo, Clock, Seek/Scan6,076n/an/a
UU8Radio, Stereo, Delco Bose, Clock, Seek/Scan4,532n/an/a
UX1Radio, Stereo, Cassette, Clock, S/S, EQ24,153n/an/a
UC1Radio, Compact Disc System w/ Clock2,597n/an/a
U75Antenna, Power13,075$70.00$146.10
YF5Emission Equipment, Required for California17,757$100.00$208.71
FCABRS Coupe Base Group 1n/an/cn/c
FCA1RS Coupe Group 1n/a$255.00$532.21
FCA2RS Coupe Group 2n/a$1,687.00$3,520.93
FCA3RS Coupe Group 3n/a$2,014.00$4,203.41
CCABRS Convertible Base Group 1n/an/cn/c
CCA1RS Convertible Group 1n/a$206.00$429.94
CCA2RS Convertible Group 2n/a$1,638.00$3,418.66
CCA3RS Convertible Group 3n/a$1,873.00$3,909.13
FZABIROC-Z Coupe Base Group 1n/an/cn/c
FZA1IROC-Z Coupe Group 1n/a$255.00$532.21
FZA2IROC-Z Coupe Group 2n/a$1,737.00$3,625.29
FZA3IROC-Z Coupe Group 3n/a$2,545.00$5,311.66
CZABIROC-Z Convertible Base Group 1n/an/cn/c
CZA1IROC-Z Convertible Group 1n/a$206.00$429.94
CZA2IROC-Z Convertible Group 2n/a$1,638.00$3,418.66
CZA3IROC-Z Convertible Group 3n/a$2,354.00$4,913.03

1989 Camaro Paint Codes

Exterior Paint Codes

Paint / WA Code

Color

Quantity

Model

Interior Availability

23 / 9537

Medium Maui Blue (Light)

7,269

Rs-Rsc

Bk-G

40 / 8554

White

18,440

I-Ic-Rs-Rsc

Bk-Br-G-R

41 / 8555

Black

17,600

I-Ic-Rs-Rsc

Bk-Br-G-R

74 / 9535

Flame Red (Dark Red)

16,627

I-Ic-Rs-Rsc

Bk-Br-G-R

81 / 8774

Bright Red

26,509

I-Ic-Rs-Rsc

Bk-Br-G-R

87 / 9243

Gunmetal (Medium Gray)

7,906

Rs-Rsc

Bk-G-R

98 / 9591

Bright Blue

16,316

I-Ic-Rs-Rsc

Bk-Br-G

Interior Trim Codes

Color Code

Interior Style

19B

Black Standard Cloth

19C

Black Custom Cloth

66B

Light Brown Standard Cloth

66C

Light Brown Custom Cloth

662

Light Brown Leather

72B

Red Standard Cloth

72C

Red Custom Cloth

722

Red Leather

82B

Gray Standard Cloth

82C

Gray Custom Cloth

822

Gray Leather

Abbreviations: Bk = Black, Br = Light Brown, cc = Custom Cloth, G = Gray, I = IROC Coupe, Ic = IROC Convertible, le = Leather, R = Red, RS = RS Coupe, Rsc = RS Convertible, sc = Standard Cloth

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