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    Basic tune up for 98 Trans Am WS6-newbie

    Just bought my WS6 a couple of weeks ago and I would like to begin tuning it up. What would you guys recommend as a basic tune up? Definately want the best spark wires and plugs. What else should i replace?

    The car has 109k miles on it. Should I replace the wheel bearings?
    I would also like to replace the rotors, calipers and pads. Any recommendations?

    thanks.

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    Replaced the oil with Mobil 1 synthetic.
    Added a strut tower brace.
    Exhaust is: Exhaust System, 1998-02 Camaro/Firebird "Loud Mouth" LS1 w/Dual/Dual Tips
    http://www.slponline.com/view_produc...42&BIG=31042-1
    Last edited by brian98ws6; 02-15-2007 at 11:19 AM.

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    first off what if anything has been done to the car? A4 or M6? Good idea to change the oil, check all fluids, replace plugs and wires like you said. check your serpentine belt for cracks as well...

    no need to replace the rotors if they have not been turned yet. good idea to change the pads. calipers should be fine along with wheel bearings. i have not heard of people having issues with wheel bearings...

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    do you still have the single exhaust

    98 WS6 stock for now

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    No A4 or M6 that I am aware of.
    I have replaced the oil and went with Mobil 1. I added a strut tower brace.
    It has the SLP exhaust:Exhaust System, 1998-02 Camaro/Firebird "Loud Mouth" LS1 w/Dual/Dual Tips
    http://www.slponline.com/view_produc...42&BIG=31042-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian98ws6 View Post
    No A4 or M6 that I am aware of.
    I have replaced the oil and went with Mobil 1. I added a strut tower brace.
    It has the SLP exhaust:Exhaust System, 1998-02 Camaro/Firebird "Loud Mouth" LS1 w/Dual/Dual Tips
    http://www.slponline.com/view_produc...42&BIG=31042-1
    A4 mean 4speed automatic transmision, and M6 means 6 speed manual transmission.

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    that might help you to know that

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    Darn, beat me to it Hutch.

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    hey i thought id be nice today and help someone out

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    A4..
    sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian98ws6 View Post
    A4..
    sorry
    it's all good, you're learning. wouldn't hurt to have the transmission flushed/serviced.

    btw, check your 'new member' thread. there's going to be a Dallas GTG of some of us on March 10th it looks like...

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    have all your fluids changed and flushed, that means engine oil, tranny fluid, coolant, and the rear end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian98ws6 View Post
    Just bought my WS6 a couple of weeks ago and I would like to begin tuning it up. What would you guys recommend as a basic tune up? Definately want the best spark wires and plugs. What else should i replace?

    The car has 109k miles on it. Should I replace the wheel bearings?
    I would also like to replace the rotors, calipers and pads. Any recommendations?

    thanks.

    A4
    Replaced the oil with Mobil 1 synthetic.
    Added a strut tower brace.
    Exhaust is: Exhaust System, 1998-02 Camaro/Firebird "Loud Mouth" LS1 w/Dual/Dual Tips
    http://www.slponline.com/view_produc...42&BIG=31042-1
    If you can, add Sub Frame Connectors asap, this will prevent any more twist from happening. I didn't drive mine hard until I had them installed. That was my first mod. SLP's or any other Double-Diamond style are the best way to go...unless you have a convertible...I don't think you can use them on a convertble...and the convertible is more reinforced anyway from what I can recall.

    Check out my install at http://www.2002firehawk.com/SFC%20Install.htm

    It's a reasonable DIY job if you want a Sunday afternoon project.

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    Where can I get the sub frame connectors at a good price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian98ws6 View Post
    Where can I get the sub frame connectors at a good price?
    I bought mine direct from SLP Canada. I'm not sure if any of the LS1.com board sponsors offer them, but try either www.tbyrne.com or www.slponline.com for starters. You may be able to find a local shop for SLP parts as well. I don't recall who else makes Double-Diamond style, but am quite happy with the SLP ones anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian98ws6 View Post
    Where can I get the sub frame connectors at a good price?
    contact GMS Fleet send them a pm or something they were having a group purchase sale recently, selling weld in SFC for around $100 or something in that area. hell of a deal.
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