Congratulations to bhunter0830 on the July COTM win! First of all, thank you to those who voted. I have 2000 ...
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  • *** July COTM winner... bhunter0830 ***

    Congratulations to bhunter0830 on the July COTM win!


    First of all, thank you to those who voted.

    I have 2000 Trans Am that I have owned now for two years. When I was in high school I had a friend who owned a 98 Trans Am. I always wanted one but couldn't convince my parents to let me get one... So if you can't get a Trans Am, you end up with a Grand Am when your 18... All of you know that is not anywhere close to the same.

    After spending years and I mean years of looking for the right one I found this one in Northern Michigan. With my career I travel all over Michigan. I was on my way to an appointment in Petoskey. It was pouring down rain when I drove by. I told myself, if it was not raining when I got back to Traverse City I'll stop and take a look at it. Sure enough the sky cleared and I stopped and took it for a drive. Had 84,000 miles, 1 owner and unmolested. Wasn't perfect by any means, but it just seemed right. He was asking $7500 for it. As good as that sounds, I was not paying that price. I offered him $5000 cash, after a few moments of going back and forth I hung my head, got back in my truck and drove home. I literally pulled in my drive way when he called me and told me if I could get $500 more it was mine. Jumped in my truck and drove the hour and twenty minute drive back, and drove it home that night.

    Since then I have made the following updates and mods:

    Frost Tuned

    Founders Performance
    - Adjustable Pan Hard
    - Lower Control Arms
    - Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets
    - Strut Tower Brace
    - Sub Fram Connectors

    BMR
    - 1.25" Lowering Springs

    KYB
    - Gas Adjust Struts and Shocks

    SLP
    - Loud Mouth 2
    - Lid
    - Cold Air Induction
    - 160 Degree Thermostat
    - Manual Fan Switch

    AEM
    - Wide Band O2

    BBK
    - Long Tube Headers
    - Off Road Y-Pipe

    Wheels
    - American Racing Torq Thrust M's
    - 17x8.5 Front
    - 18x9.5 Rear

    Tires
    - BGF G-Force KDW's

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    - EGR
    - AIR
    - CAT's
    - Rear O2's

    2012 Top 5 Best In Class Winner - Hagerty Old Town Classic Car Show

    Since the photo was taken: WS6 Hood and respray in the next couple of weeks.



    This article was originally published in forum thread: *** July COTM winner... bhunter0830 *** started by KahanaReef View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. konigandy6's Avatar
      konigandy6 -
      Congratulations Ben!!! Fellow Michigander

      Beautiful car!
    1. Zapper2003's Avatar
      Zapper2003 -
      Maple Red Metallic?
    1. az gt eater's Avatar
      az gt eater -
      That is a sick color. Love the stance and rims, too.
    1. wileyCoyote's Avatar
      wileyCoyote -
      i'm digging that color too! nice car!
    1. KahanaReef's Avatar
      KahanaReef -
      I like that color too. I've only seen one before around here.
    1. tatertot91's Avatar
      tatertot91 -
      Congrats man, super clean bird
    1. yamahavmax1970's Avatar
      yamahavmax1970 -
      Great looking car man,love it
    1. jodmari's Avatar
      jodmari -
      hey dude nice car ,I was wondering does someone sell the bird logo and words trans am that go between the rear lens like you have on the back of your bird (look like silver) are they painted or a type graphic sticker.
    1. Strykerg8GT's Avatar
      Strykerg8GT -
      Awesome car. Congrats, and make sure you post up new pics with the WS6 hood when you get it.
    1. silverado18's Avatar
      silverado18 -
      Nice I've always wanted one myself I'm in the same boat though parents never would let me get one plus they're a lot of money too lol but all n all very very nice
    1. 35th-ANV-SS's Avatar
      35th-ANV-SS -
      Congrats!
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