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This is a discussion on G8 GXP vs. 02 WS6 within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Yeah the fbody can carry lots of stuff. Mine is a vert so the sky is the limit for me. ...

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    Yeah the fbody can carry lots of stuff. Mine is a vert so the sky is the limit for me. As long as I can stack it, I can fit anything in it I want. Heck I've even hauled 8 foot 2 by 4's in mine.

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    right but my point is that who cares about trunk space in a sports car? no one asks the capacity on a vette...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    right but my point is that who cares about trunk space in a sports car? no one asks the capacity on a vette...
    Oh, yeah I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    right but my point is that who cares about trunk space in a sports car? no one asks the capacity on a vette...
    True.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    ls2 is a far better motor? HA! not true. its discontinued from everything except gm sedans

    and who the hell cares if you can get "grocerys" in your sports car...?

    as far as the G8 goes, i love them. super sexy dd. however, they are no replacement for the TA. and for $30k id get a bmw
    Shows how much you really don't know about cars or motors. It's not an ls2, it's the L76 and Yes I will say it is a better motor for modding such as boost. Alot of people care about getting grocerys and taking the entire family with them. You have have all the room in the world and carry 4 adults comfortably while still being able to have your fun. If you going to have one car then it's a no brainer taking the G8 over the T/A. But for a weekend toy, then yes I would take the T/A over the G8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam3566 View Post
    Shows how much you really don't know about cars or motors. It's not an ls2, it's the L76 and Yes I will say it is a better motor for modding such as boost. Alot of people care about getting grocerys and taking the entire family with them. You have have all the room in the world and carry 4 adults comfortably while still being able to have your fun. If you going to have one car then it's a no brainer taking the G8 over the T/A. But for a weekend toy, then yes I would take the T/A over the G8.
    well whatever it is, its a 6.0L either way... they ran a 6.0L in the vette and it sucked, thats why they changed it. and GTO's 6.0L had "more hp" but didnt even out perform the LS1. regardless of the name, i personally dont care for a 6.0L unless its in a truck.

    and i guess thats where we can agree to disagree. i dont care about loading a ton of people and cargo into my sports car. hell if i could i would have a ferrari and no one would ride with me. i already said that the G8 is an awesome car, but its an awesome DD, no replacement for my TA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam3566 View Post
    Shows how much you really don't know about cars or motors. It's not an ls2, it's the L76 and Yes I will say it is a better motor for modding such as boost. Alot of people care about getting grocerys and taking the entire family with them. You have have all the room in the world and carry 4 adults comfortably while still being able to have your fun. If you going to have one car then it's a no brainer taking the G8 over the T/A. But for a weekend toy, then yes I would take the T/A over the G8.
    Are you saying that the 6.0L V8 in the GTO is not an LS2? Or are you talking about the 6.2L L76?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    well whatever it is, its a 6.0L either way... they ran a 6.0L in the vette and it sucked, thats why they changed it. and GTO's 6.0L had "more hp" but didnt even out perform the LS1. regardless of the name, i personally dont care for a 6.0L unless its in a truck.

    and i guess thats where we can agree to disagree. i dont care about loading a ton of people and cargo into my sports car. hell if i could i would have a ferrari and no one would ride with me. i already said that the G8 is an awesome car, but its an awesome DD, no replacement for my TA.
    Dude, WTH are you talking about. The LS2 in the GTO makes more power than the LS1. The GTO wieghs more. Thats why stock for stock they are stil a close race, usually a drivers race. The LS2 is still a great engine. Post some actual facts that make it a bad engine and you may have people agreeing with you.

    Not just, "they took it out of the Vette cause it sucked".

    They took it out of the vette and replaced it with the LS3 because the Corvette ALWAYS gets the latest and greatest. The Corvette is the gravy and taters of GM. GM did not take it out because it sucked, they took it out because they the Corvette always has the better engine over all the other models. First year vettes got the LS1. Then Camaro and Firebird got the LS1. Then they put the LS6. Because another line of thier sports cars had the LS1. By your logic, the LS1 sucks becuase they took it out of the vette. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Dude, WTH are you talking about. The LS2 in the GTO makes more power than the LS1. The GTO wieghs more. Thats why stock for stock they are stil a close race, usually a drivers race. The LS2 is still a great engine. Post some actual facts that make it a bad engine and you may have people agreeing with you.

    Not just, "they took it out of the Vette cause it sucked".

    They took it out of the vette and replaced it with the LS3 because the Corvette ALWAYS gets the latest and greatest. The Corvette is the gravy and taters of GM. GM did not take it out because it sucked, they took it out because they the Corvette always has the better engine over all the other models. First year vettes got the LS1. Then Camaro and Firebird got the LS1. Then they put the LS6. Because another line of thier sports cars had the LS1. By your logic, the LS1 sucks becuase they took it out of the vette. Right?

    The Corvette is a gravy train on biscuit wheels.

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    if you still have your rear seats you can carry four adults, i have, not the most comfortable but at least it aint a two seater coupe. I fit a 42' tv in mine so room is not a problem. Anything the g8 can do ours can, its a matter of comfort and preference, one is not better than the other, for as many pros their are cons. if you want a sleeper put firebird badging on and change the spoiler, lol. What are the main differenced between ls1 & 6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by egod View Post
    if you still have your rear seats you can carry four adults, i have, not the most comfortable but at least it aint a two seater coupe. I fit a 42' tv in mine so room is not a problem. Anything the g8 can do ours can, its a matter of comfort and preference, one is not better than the other, for as many pros their are cons. if you want a sleeper put firebird badging on and change the spoiler, lol. What are the main differenced between ls1 & 6?
    Differences between the LS1 and LS6:

    Camshaft
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    LS6 has higher max RPM

    LS1

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    I don't get the point though. The GXP has an L76.

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    they were discussing the latest and greatest in the vette, i was just curious, nice post though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egod View Post
    they were discussing the latest and greatest in the vette, i was just curious, nice post though.
    Oh thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Dude, WTH are you talking about. The LS2 in the GTO makes more power than the LS1. The GTO wieghs more. Thats why stock for stock they are stil a close race, usually a drivers race. The LS2 is still a great engine. Post some actual facts that make it a bad engine and you may have people agreeing with you.

    Not just, "they took it out of the Vette cause it sucked".

    They took it out of the vette and replaced it with the LS3 because the Corvette ALWAYS gets the latest and greatest. The Corvette is the gravy and taters of GM. GM did not take it out because it sucked, they took it out because they the Corvette always has the better engine over all the other models. First year vettes got the LS1. Then Camaro and Firebird got the LS1. Then they put the LS6. Because another line of thier sports cars had the LS1. By your logic, the LS1 sucks becuase they took it out of the vette. Right?
    i said i didnt care for it, not that it was a bad engine. all the lsx motors are good motors, but my personal opinion is that the ls2 is the worst of all of them. and no only the c5 z06 got the ls6, all other vettes got the ls1 with an ls6 intake. not the entire ls6. and the 5.7L 350 has been around for ever, some different workings, but the 350 is the most common american v8. thats why its a great motor. the bigger displacement doesnt always mean better motor. the ls6 was still a 350, and its a better motor than the ls2, that just my opinion.

    keep in mind this is just how i feel, if you disagree thats fine. i personally dont care for the ls2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    i said i didnt care for it, not that it was a bad engine. all the lsx motors are good motors, but my personal opinion is that the ls2 is the worst of all of them. and no only the c5 z06 got the ls6, all other vettes got the ls1 with an ls6 intake. not the entire ls6. and the 5.7L 350 has been around for ever, some different workings, but the 350 is the most common american v8. thats why its a great motor. the bigger displacement doesnt always mean better motor. the ls6 was still a 350, and its a better motor than the ls2, that just my opinion.

    keep in mind this is just how i feel, if you disagree thats fine. i personally dont care for the ls2.
    My favorite naturally aspirated engine is the LS7. More displacement, too, and better mileage than the LS1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    Are you saying that the 6.0L V8 in the GTO is not an LS2? Or are you talking about the 6.2L L76?
    this is what he means...

    GTO 6.0L = LS2

    G8 6.0L =L76

    G8 6.2L = LS3

    i didnt realize that the 6.0L in the G8 wasnt an LS2, however, that still doesnt change how i feel about it...
    Last edited by mpfranks; 03-09-2009 at 01:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    not sure if this is what he means...

    GTO 6.0L = LS2

    G8 6.0L =L76

    G8 6.2L = LS3
    These help sort it out

    http://forums.gmhightechperformance....ise/index.html

    http://www.gmhightechperformance.com..._g8/index.html

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    nice, so it is basically an LS2. hell of a motor for a sedan, but i still would rather have an ls1/3/6/7/9.
    Last edited by mpfranks; 03-09-2009 at 01:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfranks View Post
    nice, so it is basically an LS2. hell of a motor for a sedan, but i still would rather have an ls1/3/6/7/9.
    Pretty much, it's just got different heads and Active Fuel Management aka Variable Cylinder Management aka Multi-Displacement System aka Active Cylinder Control. I wish there were universal names for this shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    Are you saying that the 6.0L V8 in the GTO is not an LS2? Or are you talking about the 6.2L L76?
    No I am talking about the 6.0 in the G8 is not an LS2.

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