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    Exclamation Please help me decide which ls1 to buy!!

    Please help me decide on a LS1, remember I want a 10.99 Daily Driver NA, $10,000 mod budget
    http://www.compnine.com/vid.php

    Option 1:

    2001 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 / 110,000 Miles
    Price: $5,700
    Vin: 2g2fv22g812124698
    Problems:
    -Tie rod is broken (black ice accident), I cant test drive it, has to be towed, owner said hes too busy planning wedding and fixing house, and it also needs new paint on front bumper
    -He hasnít pay off his loan yet, so no title in hand

    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...088286078.html



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    1998 Pontiac Trans Am / 52,000 Miles
    Price: $5,900
    VIN: 2g2fv22g6w2224970

    Potential Problems: Mod: long tube headers and flow master exhaust, has title in hand

    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...082689833.html

    Also here is the thread the owner made a couple months ago, he took out most of his modifications to lower the price of the car

    http://www.houston-imports.com/forum...=581889&page=2




    Option 3:

    1999 Pontiac Trans Am / 73,655 Miles
    Price: $6,950
    Vin: 2G2FV22GXX2228019
    Problem: Buying from a dealer so prices/fees are high

    http://www.hhusedcars.com/vehicle_pa...op-Coupe.shtml











    2nd question,

    what body kit is this?

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/334804...ebird-coupe-2d

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    option 2
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    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnDragon533 View Post
    2nd question,

    what body kit is this?

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/334804...ebird-coupe-2d
    Under his list of exterior mods, it says SLP body kit. Hood and rear spoiler look terrible in my opinion. Says Firebird on the door which means its a V6.
    Some of that body kit isn't too bad though.

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    the body kit looks alot like the Firebird W68 appearance package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Under his list of exterior mods, it says SLP body kit. Hood and rear spoiler look terrible in my opinion. Says Firebird on the door which means its a V6.
    Some of that body kit isn't too bad though.
    Mann, thats a ton of money to throw into a V6, the hood does look a little off to me as well and the spoiler looks like pretty bad.

    Go with option 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnDragon533 View Post
    remember I want a 10.99 Daily Driver NA, $10,000 mod budget
    Good luck with that.

    Could buy my car....but total of $16K for the car. Will likely run 10's though. Although not DD type material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnDragon533 View Post

    2nd question,

    what body kit is this?

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/334804...ebird-coupe-2d
    its got the v6/formula bumper on the front, which looks mean with the extras on it....that plus the rear bumper are the pretty sweet lookin.

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    Here is a photo of my 98 Firebird with the W68 sport appearance package. You can see the similarities on the front and side skirts. The rear bumper is not the same though.

    http://s663.photobucket.com/albums/u...irebirdW68.jpg

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    option 2 definitely...option 1 is out of the question IMO unless he takes a couple grand off the selling price...option 3 is probably a v6

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGPaPaSMuRF View Post
    option 2 definitely...option 1 is out of the question IMO unless he takes a couple grand off the selling price...option 3 is probably a v6
    option 3 is a v8

    and wouldnt you worry about the abuse issues , a lot of mods in option 2....got installed then taken out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Good luck with that.

    Could buy my car....but total of $16K for the car. Will likely run 10's though. Although not DD type material.
    10's for less than 10K Could be done with nitrous, wouldnt be a daily driver for long with the amount you would need though.

    Edit: I just saw the N/A part. Maybe with used parts and doing the work all yourself it's possible for 10K but it's gonna be a stretch.

    OP I say option one if you can get it for 3500. It has the LS6 intake from the factory, the ram air hood, and decent wheels.
    Last edited by wooddaniel; 12-06-2010 at 07:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Good luck with that.

    Could buy my car....but total of $16K for the car. Will likely run 10's though. Although not DD type material.
    Mr Luos, I wish you had been selling your car a year ago. I would have jumped on it for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Good luck with that.

    Could buy my car....but total of $16K for the car. Will likely run 10's though. Although not DD type material.
    531.1 RWHP 481.3 FT/Pounds
    7.650 at 92.66 (Bandimere Speedway -- 5800 feet -- 7900 Density Altitude)
    11.902 at 117.29 (5800 feet -- 7900 Density Altitude)

    I dont understand, how fast is your car? 1/4 mile

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnDragon533 View Post
    531.1 RWHP 481.3 FT/Pounds
    7.650 at 92.66 (Bandimere Speedway -- 5800 feet -- 7900 Density Altitude)
    11.902 at 117.29 (5800 feet -- 7900 Density Altitude)

    I dont understand, how fast is your car? 1/4 mile
    If it wasn't for the Elevation, it would run 10's. The elevation adds to the ET because the DA (Density Air) is not as good as it would be at sea level. The car performs worse than it would at a lower elevaton because of some science stuff that is way over my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnDragon533 View Post
    531.1 RWHP 481.3 FT/Pounds
    7.650 at 92.66 (Bandimere Speedway -- 5800 feet -- 7900 Density Altitude)
    11.902 at 117.29 (5800 feet -- 7900 Density Altitude)

    I dont understand, how fast is your car? 1/4 mile
    11.90 spinning. With a DA of 7900 feet.
    Corrected for the DA it is 10.7 at 130. Can't claim it as I have not ran it. But that is why I said 'LIKELY run 10's' in my post.

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    Option 2 or even #3 the red dealer car is ok. Stay away from 1. That is alot for a car with 110k that you can't test drive and needs mechanical and paintwork.
    1998 Trans Am 85k miles.
    Bolt ons, MS3 113LSA cam, Circle D Stall, Tune, Modified WS6 style hood, Full Suspension, 6000k HID's, Clear Side Markers w/ Leds, Led 3rd Brake Light and 18" AR Staggered Killer Wheels w/ BFG KDW NT's.- Weekend Toy/DD
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    Option 2 or even #3 the red dealer car is ok. Stay away from 1. That is alot for a car with 110k that you can't test drive and needs mechanical and paintwork.
    agreed far to much. option 3 isnt 2 bad, miles r pretty decent for that price
    Last edited by FutureWS6; 12-08-2010 at 11:53 PM. Reason: miles
    for sale in MARCH 2011!!!!! probly be at 131k miles

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