Took the 02 SS Convertable to the scales today
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03-12-2007, 10:43 AM #21
When you start modding, get rid of the AIR pump and the EGR. This means purchasing race style headers and LS6 intake without EGR provisions. Or you can still get rid of the EGR and AIR with the block off plates on your stock stuff. That AIR pump looks heavy imo. There's a really good write up with pics on getting rid of the AIR on the "other" web site. In the External Engine catergory.
03-12-2007, 12:36 PM #22
I will have to look at the AIR pump, I have Hp tuners coming tomorrow so deleting that stuff should be a breeze now that I can tune it out.
Mine has the LS6 intake factory so there is not EGR provision on it.
I just thought of some things to eliminate weight, since I have never been a safety freak and I have the air bags unplugged already,,,why not remove those? I think the passenger side would be a breeze but not sure how to remove the one in the steering wheel while still keeping the stock wheel,,I don't want to replace the steering wheel. I would like to remove them in such a way that they could be reinstalled,,no hacking or butchering.
Also the ABS brakes are something that does not interest me,,,they are just too damn expensive to repair when something goes wrong, with wheel speed sensors etc...
I am not interested in removing them as long as they are working, but one of these days something will go wrong with them, at that point I will remove it. Is there a write up somewhere on ABS removal for an F body? I know when I had my Typhoon this was a popular mod, due to the seperate computer controlling the brakes going bad, and new ones were $1,000,,,,so it all just came off. Not sure if an 02 Fbody has a separate control module for the brakes or not? Larry.
03-12-2007, 12:47 PM #23
I had my jaw wired shut for a month and a half and could only eat liquid through a straw because my jaw slammed the steering wheel.
Try to cut out weight in different areas.
03-12-2007, 01:08 PM #24
Sorry to hear that, but I don't like the idea of something blowing up in my face. Every car I have owned with air bags, the first thing I have done is unplug those things. My aunt had her jaw wired shut as well,,,because a shopping car bump her car and deployed the bag,,,sheeesh smacked her right in the face and broke her jaw,,,,,,no thanks.
I have relied on seat belts for over 30 years and I'm still kickin' Thats all I need. Larry.
03-12-2007, 01:09 PM #25
03-12-2007, 01:11 PM #26
Ya probably a freak thing, but she has been scared to death of air bags ever since. My wife was sitting in the back seat until I disabled them,,,lol.
03-15-2007, 06:51 AM #27
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03-15-2007, 07:39 AM #31
That is correct, my 97 has fiberglass door, hood, and front fenders. The only thing metal are the rear quarter panels.
My 02 also is all fiberglass, including the hood (it's an SS model) So both cars are on the same playing field as far as fiberglass goes. Still the 97 is considerably lighter than my 02.
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03-15-2007, 04:47 PM #35
I would't know, I never go into corners that uncontrolled that my wheels lock up, Unless it is an emergency and which I already made it through 2 near T-bones when people cut me off, with out ABS. For some people it will be better, for others that know the limits of their vehicle and aren't afraid to push it might be ok without computer assistance.
03-15-2007, 04:57 PM #36
Just the other day, I was going through a posted 40m.p.h. turn at 30m.p.h.
A deer ran out in front of me. There was no time to regulate break control. I stood on it as hard as I could. No lock-up. Only ABS can do that.
I have heard it before, and I have said it in the past, (it will not happen to me cause I am better than that, I know the limits of my vehicle). Well guess what, it happens to everyone. Chances are you will be in that situation one day. Its not that if you put yourself in the situation, its that someone else will. We all think were race car drivers, but we all can benefit from ABS, even though we all think we have perfect reaction time!
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03-15-2007, 07:32 PM #37
Ya, it was never about whether ABS was better or not for me. I don't claim to be an expert driver,,,I just don't like ABS and prefer to do without.
03-15-2007, 07:34 PM #38
03-15-2007, 08:39 PM #39
I'm not full of myself I just have confidence in non asisted brakes, more power to you if you use ABS I have nothing against it at all. I just don't use it.
03-16-2007, 01:27 AM #40
Don't worry about my post,,,I get off subject all the time with other people. No problem, it's all interesting conversation to me Larry.
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