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This is a discussion on For All Ls1 Owners within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I bought the car for looks. Yeah its fast and all but why drive them hard and race them? Your ...

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    I bought the car for looks. Yeah its fast and all but why drive them hard and race them? Your going to get in serious trouble on the streets or fuck something up on your car. I enjoy cruising and just watch everybody stare while yall are paying to fix yalls.

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    Just my two cents

    Well in my personal opinion and while I agree with everyone else's opinion on here that the more you drive it the more you get use to it and comfortable with it power level... if it is feeling slower, perhaps you have picked up some restriction somewhere?? Dirty Air Filter?? Fuel Filter Dirty?? Catalytic Converters starting to fuze together inside and not allow suffient flow... Just additional things to consider... Do tend to the rear end and take it real easy on the stock 10 bolt it wont forgive much!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmg93 View Post
    I bought the car for looks. Yeah its fast and all but why drive them hard and race them? Your going to get in serious trouble on the streets or fuck something up on your car. I enjoy cruising and just watch everybody stare while yall are paying to fix yalls.
    Breaking shit is what gives you bragging rights and a chance to upgrade though

    Why race? Because it's fun as shit, that's why. I am not talking about "street" racing. We don't condone that on this site
    It's on jackstands.

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    Yeah you must be made of money. This is my only car and i dont have the money to fix unnecessary problems i can easily avoid. Im all about saving money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmg93 View Post
    Yeah you must be made of money. This is my only car and i dont have the money to fix unnecessary problems i can easily avoid. Im all about saving money.
    then why not a V6?

    Not bashing you, but there is a reason most people buy fast cars
    Would even think twice buying an LS1 from grandma

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmg93 View Post
    Yeah you must be made of money. This is my only car and i dont have the money to fix unnecessary problems i can easily avoid. Im all about saving money.
    I'm all about saving money also, but I am also about having fun.

    Don't get me wrong, I love just driving around town cruising too (mostly what I do). Having people stare and give you compliments is a great feeling.

    I'm not talking about beating the living shit out of my car every chance I get buddy. I am talking about racing it here and there, and just enjoying it. I've only been to the track about a dozen times in the 8 years I've owned the car.

    I have 16K miles on mine and I do "baby" it compared to most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I have 16K miles on mine and I do "baby" it compared to most.

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    Dont get me wrong i love fast cars. Im just talking about those people who rev the shit out of their cars 24/7 and try and race everybody in town. Those are the people in my town who have fast cars. Not trying to show off but i probally have one of the nicer trans am in my city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    If you had a daily driver/beater, you wouldn't feel that way.
    This.

    I dd'd mine for about 1.5 years. it felt weak. got a beater and regained respect for the power quickly!

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    your just used to driving it. mine fells slow now after owning it for bit, but if you dont drive it for awhile. then hammer on it, you will be suprised

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    agree with others you might be getting used to it, however i also agree it wouldnt hurt to change the fuel filter ($15) and check the air filter

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmg93 View Post
    Dont get me wrong i love fast cars. Im just talking about those people who rev the shit out of their cars 24/7 and try and race everybody in town. Those are the people in my town who have fast cars. Not trying to show off but i probally have one of the nicer trans am in my city.
    You gotta remember. LS1 people don't look for trouble, it finds us.

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    Yeah i agree with all of yall. Thank you for all of yalls advice.

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    I beat the hell out of my TA....never broke down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    This.

    I dd'd mine for about 1.5 years. it felt weak. got a beater and regained respect for the power quickly!
    Have to completely agree, that's what makes spring time so much fun. I have enough time over the winter to forget how fast she is.

    (then that gets ruined when I get on the bike....)

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    aS they all said.

    u can pick up a nice cavy for under a grand rock that all week then drive hot rod on the weekend.as far as the noise u hear check everything in the rear..torqe arm, shocks,pull the diff cover and make sure its all ok!

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    That is a common feeling LS1 drivers develop, the only cure is to start modding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAGGIN View Post
    That is a common feeling LS1 drivers develop, the only cure is to start modding.

    Yep but now my H/C/I car feels slow........horsepower is like crack.....
    Last edited by SOMbitch; 12-18-2009 at 07:54 AM.

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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?
    its time for gears n headers

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    You want it fast again, on little cash, go rent a 4 cyl. automatic cobalt for a week, and your LS1 will be fast again.

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