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    Does anyone get the feeling that the late 4th gens are going to be frowned upon/phased out once the new ls3 cars come out in 08/09? I would just hate to know that once I get an ls1 car that I'll have something that's "old" ya know? Am I being paranoid or will 4th gens still be respected, or will they be the 3rd gens of 2009?

    The only thing that I think is in our favor is the new camaro is a retro car, so it's like comparing apples to grapefruit. If the new camaro was a modern car, maybe we'd really be in trouble.


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    i dont think our cars will ever be considered " i cant believe i drove one of those" kinda cars.

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    There are Iconic cars from every generation but the LS1 is an Icon unto itself.
    Case in point there are more people swaping LSX engines into older cars than BBC into 4th Gens. And an LS3 is still a future bolt in for a 4th Gen F-body.
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    I don't ever foresee any LSx based car being viewed in the same light as a TPI based car. I think you are paranoid, but they will lose some of the spotlight though.
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    He's not paranoid he just can't see that far ahead since he is so short.

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    the ls1, ls2, and ls3 are of very similar designs. if the ls1 f bodies can outshine goats 2-4 years newer, i think they will stay a hugely popular and completely relevant platform. the aftermarket wont stop growing for them, and it seems that GMPP is paying more attention to the platforms recently with new heads and things of a performance nature. anything with an lsx will always be highly respected and will continue to put down major numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS View Post
    He's not paranoid he just can't see that far ahead since he is so short.


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    Your just Paranoid bro. Keep in mind, we got a bunch of mods already out there for us, some of us have highly modded cars, and thats not to mention the fact, 98-02 Trans Am's are the sexiest thing you can get for under 40k. You got power, style, and one of the most unique looking cars ever built man. Your gonna be just fine. The way I see it is, your gonna see a ton of those new V6 Camaro running around, they're gonna be like nats, just like the new stangs. I pull up beside plenty of new mustang GT's and still all the jaws drop for my ride, and its stock. So get you one, slap some killer 18x10 wheels on it, drop it an inch, and make her ROAR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS View Post
    He's not paranoid he just can't see that far ahead since he is so short.
    warn yourself for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    warn yourself for that.

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    I dont' think that the 4th gens will ever catch the bad rep of the 3rd gens. It is just the fact that there is tons of parts and mods for these cars. 3rd gen were pigs and nothing to make them fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiD WiCKeD View Post
    Your just Paranoid bro. Keep in mind, we got a bunch of mods already out there for us, some of us have highly modded cars, and thats not to mention the fact, 98-02 Trans Am's are the sexiest thing you can get for under 40k. You got power, style, and one of the most unique looking cars ever built man. Your gonna be just fine. The way I see it is, your gonna see a ton of those new V6 Camaro running around, they're gonna be like nats, just like the new stangs. I pull up beside plenty of new mustang GT's and still all the jaws drop for my ride, and its stock. So get you one, slap some killer 18x10 wheels on it, drop it an inch, and make her ROAR.
    That is funny you say this because i pulled up next to a new gt and he started reving at me! Long story short his girlfriend was sitting next to him and once i walked on his ass after the light turned green she started waving at me!!! The dude was so pissed !! ls1 trans ams forever!!! These cars will never die out they are like you said SEXY!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by secondgearscratch View Post
    the ls1, ls2, and ls3 are of very similar designs. if the ls1 f bodies can outshine goats 2-4 years newer, i think they will stay a hugely popular and completely relevant platform. the aftermarket wont stop growing for them, and it seems that GMPP is paying more attention to the platforms recently with new heads and things of a performance nature. anything with an lsx will always be highly respected and will continue to put down major numbers.

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    Besides the car that is coming out is a CAMARO, the TA is still going to be the Last of the Breed......... for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman22 View Post
    Besides the car that is coming out is a CAMARO, the TA is still going to be the Last of the Breed......... for now.
    I'm hoping it stays that way, makes us more unique.

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    I'm hoping it stays that way, makes us more unique.
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