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98 or 99?

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    98 or 99?

    I'm looking at several Camaros.

    In particular I'm looking at a 98 and a 99 both are LS1 with auto trans.

    My questions are what are the differences? Computer tunability trans features etc.

    Any feed back would be appreciated.

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    Can't go wrong with either one. Both have the exact same specs,
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    Differences between the f-body years

    Minor differences between the 98 LS1's and 99-02.
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    Thank you for the info.

    I heard the 98 ECM was not as tunable as the 99-02. Is there any truth to that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Performance View Post
    Thank you for the info.

    I heard the 98 ECM was not as tunable as the 99-02. Is there any truth to that?
    There are no issues with tuning the 98 ECM, its just a different plug in than the 99-02s have.

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    my friends have had a few 98's, some of the fastest stock f body's ive ever seen were 98's, i dont know what there is too that, but good luck on your decision,

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    I would get the 99. There are sutle differences if you plan to mod later down the road. IE: the '98 valve covers are different than the rest (You will have to get new ones if you plan on a H&C swap) , the cylinder walls are also thinner and cannot be bored as much.

    If I were you, I would look for a 01 or an 02. They have all the upgraded features (LS6 intake manifold, No air or EGR, Slightly better flowing heads, thicker cylinder walls) to name a few.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    I would get the 99. There are sutle differences if you plan to mod later down the road. IE: the valve covers are different than the rest (You will have to get new ones if you plan on a H&C swap) , the cylinder walls are also thinner and cannot be bored as much.

    If I were you, I would look for a 01 or an 02. They have all the upgraded features (LS6 intake manifold, No air or EGR, Slightly better flowing heads, thicker cylinder walls) to name a few.
    X2, go with the 99

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