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This is a discussion on help me out within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; ok guys this is my first time buying an ls1 car and i came across this and it is in ...

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    ok guys this is my first time buying an ls1 car and i came across this and it is in my price range and it is local

    http://www.autotrader.com/dealers/dd...981&cardist=25
    any feedback would be great thanks guys
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    It looks pretty decent from the fotos... the decision will ultimately be yours though. take it for a test drive, get somone to go wth u that knows about cars and knows what to look for (problems) also be picky so u don't regret it later... good luck.

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    is thare anything i should look for in an 02 z28

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    looks like a nice car! It looks totally stock in the engine bay which is good. (but it could have been de-modded for the sale)

    Like davebowtie said take it for a drive. Just common sense stuff. If you can't drive manual very well - take someone who can. Make sure the trans goes into each gear pretty smooth- no grinding. Also listen for and loud noises from the rear end. And looks for scratches and dents that will help you agrue down the price.

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    o i forgot to add that it has a hurst shiftr factory im gessing and slp pipes
    thanks for the help guys

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    If you drive the car make sure you check to see if it doesn't pop out of gear. To test it put it in gear and go then let off the gas to see if it will pop out. If no other gear 3rd gear is the one to check. It is common for a 6spd car to pop out of 3rd gear if it has been rode hard and put up wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INIT2WIN View Post
    If you drive the car make sure you check to see if it doesn't pop out of gear. To test it put it in gear and go then let off the gas to see if it will pop out. If no other gear 3rd gear is the one to check. It is common for a 6spd car to pop out of 3rd gear if it has been rode hard and put up wet.
    thanks man is thare any comon problems with the ls1 cars i should b looking for

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    The 01 and 02 LS1 cars have been known to have faulty cats. I had one but I just gutted them!

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    ok ill keep that in mind thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by bender_god View Post
    thanks man is thare any comon problems with the ls1 cars
    Look for bubbles on the snail panel, also on cold start up some LS1's have piston slap (small knock, sounds like maybe lifters), but goes away after a few minuets. If its a big car lot they will try to go get the car for you and pull it around to you. Go with them to the car to see if its hard to start or if the battery is dead. Pick the car to death, even the smallest things point out and act like they are a big deal. If it has new tires ask the salesman why the last owner drove the car hard and burnt them off.

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    looks good to me bro, its a huge plus to see the stock air intake lid on there, thats usually the first mod people do, and its better to have a car with no mods

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    so if the car is all stock then thats the baest way to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bender_god View Post
    so if the car is all stock then thats the baest way to go?
    yep, casue when you see that a car with all these aftermarkeet performance parts on it, you know that it has been ragged on.

    but also ask the salesmen to do a CARFAX. there free expcially from a dealer.

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    another good tip to see if the person before tryd modding it is to see if there is a screen off the MAF.

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    all i have done was walk around it at the lot and ill i seen was a hurst shifter factory im gessing and slp exahust also factory im gessing

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    hurst maybe but definly not the exhaust would be factory its not a SS but still not a big deal. thats fine

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    so thares no way its factory?

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    exuast aint i big deal at all, if any it it helps the car breath better, and if that just it, you have a lil stepping stone to start mmodding it

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