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    Questions about Firebirds

    As far as Firebirds go what are all of the differences between 1997 and 1998 and up in the v8. I'm wondering if I would be wasting my money on anything older than a 1998. How do the 97s run compared to the 98s and up?

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    98 and newer have an LS1 compared to the LT1. The body style also has some changes (most notable being the more rounded front end). You won't be wasting your money a LT1 car...I have owned one and I was very pleased with it, however I do like my LS1 better.

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    if ur going to spend ur money get a ls1 car. the lt1 are nice if we where still in the 90's but the ls1 is 100x better of a car then a lt1. the ls1 makes more power its lighter and 30 times eazer to work on

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    ive had both and I like my ls1 better

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    lt1 makesw power quicker.. but ls1 makes about 50 more hp and i think 40 tq??? ls1 has aluminum block and lt1 has iron i think.. lt1 optispark.. ls1 looks better..

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    LT1 has better low end and sounds better, but LS1 has better upper range and everything else. The best part no Opti-spark with the LS1! That alone is the only reason needed to get a LS1.

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    lt1 feels much more old school power. it very torquey. the ls1 feels much stronger higher up and it revs much nicer. i feel more confident with the ls1 though out the power band. id say if your going to spend the money get an ls1.

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    i agree with what everyone has said about the lt1 vs ls1, but imo both are amazing cars and you are definately not wastin your money with pre 98 . . . get what you like!

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    Thanks guys, the only the I dont like about the pre 98s is the nose, i just can't make myself like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    LT1 has better low end and sounds better, but LS1 has better upper range and everything else. The best part no Opti-spark with the LS1! That alone is the only reason needed to get a LS1.
    i havnt ever heard a better lt1 than an ls1??.. sure theres the given few.. but overall..

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    Thanks guys, the only the I dont like about the pre 98s is the nose, i just can't make myself like it.

    lt1 camaro noses dont look bad at all.. i dont care for the TA lt1s unless it has that aftermarket ram air hood..

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    yeah i was refering to firebirds, camaro front ends arent bad

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