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This is a discussion on For All Ls1 Owners within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Okay ive had my t/a for about a year now. Ive been driving it daily for about 5 months now. ...

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    Okay ive had my t/a for about a year now.
    Ive been driving it daily for about 5 months now.
    I remember when i first got it and how quick it was.
    Its a a4 stock with slp exhaust.
    Now i just feel like the performance level isnt there at all from when i first got it.
    Do any of yall ever feel that way or is it just me?

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    do you drive it hard all the time? cuz if you do then i could see the power as getting old and seeming like its lost some kick. i never drive mine hard so when i do it feels fresh and like a complete difference

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    You can definitely get "used to" how a car feels after a while. Are you having any actual drivability issues with the car? Is it studdering? Throwing any codes?

    Or does it just simply "feel" slower?

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    If you had a daily driver/beater, you wouldn't feel that way.

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    I`m having the same problem , almost stock power wise I think it`s time for some engine upgrades !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    If you had a daily driver/beater, you wouldn't feel that way.
    True I go through that every spring , when the hawk comes out from storage .

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    See the thing is that when i first got it i drove it hard but after my wreck i havent drove it hard in like 5 months. Its just sometimes i will kinda get on it and i just feel like its slower. There is one problem i am having. Everytime i get on it i feel like a click in the back where my rear end is. So im scared to get on it because it feels like soethings goin to break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmg93 View Post
    See the thing is that when i first got it i drove it hard but after my wreck i havent drove it hard in like 5 months. Its just sometimes i will kinda get on it and i just feel like its slower. There is one problem i am having. Everytime i get on it i feel like a click in the back where my rear end is. So im scared to get on it because it feels like soethings goin to break.
    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I think thats your diff going out. Get some of that special gm posi lube and put it in the rearend quick!

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    Damn. If it does go out how much do they cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmg93 View Post
    Damn. If it does go out how much do they cost?
    cheaper to buy the whole rear end from a junkyard.

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    I try to drive mine nicely
    Feels like its lost some, but i know its just me
    Thats what mods are for lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmg93 View Post
    Okay ive had my t/a for about a year now.
    Ive been driving it daily for about 5 months now.
    I remember when i first got it and how quick it was.
    Its a a4 stock with slp exhaust.
    Now i just feel like the performance level isnt there at all from when i first got it.
    Do any of yall ever feel that way or is it just me?
    You just get used to the power. It happens with any car, fast or slow. The difference is, when I put Too Fast in storage for a few weeks or month or so, before it goes into storage I feel just like you say, it doesn't feel as fast as it used to.


    When it comes out and I drive it the first several miles, it feels real fast again!

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    "For all ls1 owners"
    figures another firebird owner

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    "For all ls1 owners"
    figures another firebird owner
    where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    where?
    You haven't noticed more tech questions in here than in the actual tech sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    You haven't noticed more tech questions in here than in the actual tech sections.
    thought you meant another "V6 firebird" owner

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    Well i got the t/a with 58,000 miles on it and the guy said he always babied it and never drove it hard. And i only drove it hard the first month or two i had it. Theres no way my rear end should be going out by now. And i dont have that kind of money to get a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmg93 View Post
    Well i got the t/a with 58,000 miles on it and the guy said he always babied it and never drove it hard. And i only drove it hard the first month or two i had it. Theres no way my rear end should be going out by now. And i dont have that kind of money to get a new one.
    I call shenanigans

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    The only times my car has felt slow was due to a dirty MAF. I clean that out and the car feels better. No more worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    I call shenanigans


    People DO NOT buy fast cars to baby them.....

    See the irony in that statement?

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