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    Want to make my firebird faster!

    Ok i have the base model 1996 firebird and i wanted to know if anyone could tell me what parts i should get for my car, i have a k&n intake on the way. If money were no option what would you get if you had the same car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babynate18 View Post
    Ok i have the base model 1996 firebird and i wanted to know if anyone could tell me what parts i should get for my car, i have a k&n intake on the way. If money were no option what would you get if you had the same car?
    exhaust and headers is always a good start...........and then a good tune, and maybe a mild cam......

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    would you happen to know where i could find these parts? i would like if someone could give me a list of sites in which i could find the exact parts i could use

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    also was wondering if a ws6 hood would fit on my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by babynate18 View Post
    also was wondering if a ws6 hood would fit on my car
    not sure about the ws6 hood but i am positive that the sponsors would have everything that you need, just click on the sponsor link at the top of the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babynate18 View Post
    also was wondering if a ws6 hood would fit on my car


    this type of WS.6 hood will fit your car. there are tons of aftermarket ones, though.

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    would this series 80 flowmaster exhaust fit on my car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babynate18 View Post
    would this series 80 flowmaster exhaust fit on my car?

    1982-02 Camaro Z28/Firebird Trans Am: 80 Series, 2.5''In/2.5'' Dual Out - 80 Series
    go w/the super 40 if u get a flowmaster. much more of a muscle car sound and less rasp.

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    Will that even fit on a v6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaccagnini View Post
    Will that even fit on a v6?
    i had a cat back on my 95 camaro rs, it looked like it had a dual exhaust. but i bought the car like that, not sure if they had to do any modding to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaccagnini View Post
    Will that even fit on a v6?
    yes. i had a flowmaster 40 single in dual out on my 99 v6 camaro. i also have one on my 99 z.

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    but if i go with what i had listed above will it fit?

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    if i were you i would sell my firebird and get an LT1...i see them on ebay for 4-5 grand for a good one and below 3 for one that needs work. i got my T/A off ebay and its been smooth sailing ever since!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 T/A View Post
    if i were you i would sell my firebird and get an LT1...i see them on ebay for 4-5 grand for a good one and below 3 for one that needs work. i got my T/A off ebay and its been smooth sailing ever since!!
    +1. I wouldn't put a dime into it.

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    Why not put a dime into it, its a good platform to learn on and easy to fix if something fucks up.

    Any thing that cam on a V8 car will fit on a V6 save for the obvious motor parts. But any cat back and suspenion piece will fit.

    If you wany more info on building the V6 ther area few guys that ahve built some stout number off of it. Post in the V6 section to get a better idea. You also ahve to think out side the box a bit to with the V6 and cross platform it, looking for performance parts used on other GM platforms that had/have the same motor. Namely the S10s and smaller Pontiacs.

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    so i can use parts off of the 3.8l s10s and bonnevilles and what not on my firebird(such as a supercharger mainly)???
    Last edited by babynate18; 08-28-2008 at 03:59 PM.

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    They should interchange but you would be looking at fitment issues because of the limited hood clearance, thats what you need to be aware of but it would give you a good start for suppliers and ideas. Also be aware that GM has two different versions of V6 out there. A 90 and 60 degree version. I'm not sure which though cam in what and when.

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    turbo it if u dont want a V8 but i much rather suggest a v8 swap it would be a good winter project

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    Quote Originally Posted by screaminbird View Post
    turbo it if u dont want a V8 but i much rather suggest a v8 swap it would be a good winter project
    yeah...my brother suggested i do a turbo on my 95 RS. although it would be fast...i'd still have a V6. so i bought an LS1 instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screaminbird View Post
    turbo it if u dont want a V8 but i much rather suggest a v8 swap it would be a good winter project
    A v8 swap on a v6 car would seriously outweigh just buying a LS1 powered car.

    Tranny, rear end, the harness is probably different. Plus the major pain in the ass it would be. Im sure the motor mounts are different... are they not? Just buy a LT1 if you really want that... or step up and get an LS1.

    I would never try and make a v6 fast/ have more HP. These things are already money pits... why dump thousands in a v6 and still run mid 13's?
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