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    First Trans Am 1999 - some questions

    Im about to buy it this week - its selling for 13,000, Red, T-Top, V8, 6 speed, 54,000 miles, leather, sounds like a good deal?

    Questions I had

    Best Place to get a ram air hood? (Cheapest functional hood)
    What maintenance should I be looking for?
    Should I get the warranty with it?

    My gramps has his own auto shop - and is willing to help teach fix most of the things on my car - gets discounts and everything, but im going to buy it first then show it to him. Im in San Diego, Ca.

    Thanks in advanced!

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    I'm far from an expert, but rather than spending 700 on a hood and another x-amount on a ram air setup that makes the hood functional, go for the Flowpac induction kit by SLP, the intake setup acts as a ram air, good for 25hp they advertise....I just isntalled that plus a magnaflow exhaust on my 99 T/A 6spd, and it's a big difference.. though i gotta say the WS6 hood is perrrrty.


    SLP FLOWPAC around $275
    Magnaflow Exhaust around $420

    Install time 3-6 hours depending on skill level.

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    that seems like a good price, especially in southern california. you can get an ram air hood from some of the sponsors, or on Ebay, theres always a few there. I would get a professional auto inspector to check everything over on the car, or take it to a mechanic to make sure everything is sound in the engine.
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    check all the electronics. stupid shit you over look could be
    window motor
    interior lights/radio
    lock/unlock
    rear defrost
    exterior lights/flip up headlights

    listen/feel for smooth trannyshifts
    look for black rubber on the inside rear wells [indicative of previous owner doing major burn outs, posibbly causing other issues in the car]
    any clicking/knocking from the rear differential

    see if you can test it w/out the seller in the car so you can just listen to the car and not worry about the dealer chatting your ear off.

    sounds like a decent deal. try to get it for 12 if you can. I bought a 2000 ram air m6 for 14,500 that was 2 summers ago...so you should be able to get that sucker down.

    i think the warrenty is worth it if it is for a year. a lot can go wrong on 60k mile + car, but if the warrenty is only good for like 3,000miles, then tell them to shove it and save yourself some cash.

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    thank's guys! I've been reading up a lot on these cars, I hear there are a lot of people/groups to buy the hood from - but which fit best? What price ranges? Thanks again guys and im glad to be here

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    Hey i saw that one on autotrader.com its red regular Trans am with Greay leather imterior i called and talk to a salesmean named Raydar ya i know lame as name but n e ways hes been callin me atleast once a day trying to get me to buy it im sorry im just not a fan of gray leather but otherwise cool cari think the dealersship its @ is called auto finance somtin but ya let me know if im talin about the right one talk to u later.

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    yea i think that's the one - i was eventualy going to change the upholstery to two tone leather ~ the guy i talked to was ross or something - working things out w/ the bank right now -

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    ya i talked to a guy named Raydar but ya bro let me know if you get the ride i went up to la yesterday and bought an 01 Trans am good deals in your area man but ya let me know if u get it good luck see ya.

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    I would hold off and get the WS6 if that is what you want. By the time you start added wheels / tires, Hood (paint?), Air box, etc you will about 14-15k into the car (depending on new/used parts/tires.

    Gene

    PS Plus even if you have the parts people are still going to put it down and say it is a clone...but if that does not matter than no big deal
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    Borla, some induction mods, a little bit of this and a pinch of that, 2 Hookers, and a pipe.....

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