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we love them, but what would you change?

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    we love them, but what would you change?

    I don't want to know what you hate about them just what bugs you about their design, type of components they use from the factory etc.

    My thing is:

    THE DOORS. The damn things are huge and they weigh a ton. Also the motors for those huge windows are to weak.

    I wish they would have lightened them up a bit so I didn't feal like I was wearing out my car every time I opened and shut the doors.

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    Sad thing is most of the door isnt even metal..

    I would have made the engine bay more user friendly. :P

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    Better steering ratio. I guess I am spoiled steering-wise from the twitchy steering on my T-bird (my OTHER bird, lol). It's not annoying, but it could be more sensitive - it's all a preference though.

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    Engine Bay it sucks having to almost take the engine out of the car for simple mods, or even tune ups. But I still love it.

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    The passenger side catalytic converter hump, dam I hate that hump!

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    Ground clearance with longtubes+lowered. Flip-ups headlights, I wish GM had gone with something similar to the new C6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1_TA_2002 View Post
    Ground clearance with longtubes+lowered. Flip-ups headlights, I wish GM had gone with something similar to the new C6.
    The pop up headlights are signature GM i hate the new corvette one's in my opinion. That is another thing that just makes our trans am's stand out.

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    It's the coefficient of drag man. I lose .1 in the 1/4 when night racing. LOL.

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    If you think these doors are heavy try picking up a 2nd gen door they weigh twice as much.
    I really can't find any faults with mine, The whole car make no consessions towards what it was designed for. The passenger floor hump may be annoying but I never sit there so I wouldn't know. Besides when I drive it, it puts a smile on my Face and that is all that matters.
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    the fact that the engine is recessed and u cant get to the back of it and it makes it impossible to have any kind of top mount s/c

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1_TA_2002 View Post
    Ground clearance with longtubes+lowered. Flip-ups headlights, I wish GM had gone with something similar to the new C6.
    I saw a mod that made it so you would not have to flip up the lights. Looked cool in the pics but you never know until you see it in person.

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    that and the engine bay is quite small, but where else are you gonna put that huge thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kup98ss View Post
    I saw a mod that made it so you would not have to flip up the lights. Looked cool in the pics but you never know until you see it in person.
    I've seen these in person and they look sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLET_WS6 View Post
    the fact that the engine is recessed and u cant get to the back of it and it makes it impossible to have any kind of top mount s/c
    damn ur right. i was gonna bitch about how hard it would be to swap an intake manifold. no wonder theres no top mount s/c kit. Forces you to intercool it tho.

    I wish the stock differential and clutch were stronger. Plus the slave cyl. in my car (99)

    The inside of my doors scratches my tint and the overall quality of the interior sucks. Better suspension would be sick too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1_TA_2002 View Post
    I've seen these in person and they look sick.
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    i think the lt1 style ones are badass but the mroe i see the ls1 style ones the less i like them

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    i think the lt1 style ones are badass but the mroe i see the ls1 style ones the less i like them
    I agree.

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    2003 GTI 1.8T :(

    i dont really like either of those headlights, not saying they are ugly, but i like the looks of my car and i feel no need to change it... rather save my money for my engine, or at least getting it payed off

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    yea the price is rediculous

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    Not feeling those clear headlights

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    Only couple things i've got to complain about is simple engineering flaws. IE: Why in the hell would GM ever need to mount the master cylinder directly over the strut tower bolts? There is plenty of room towards the center. But nope. And the engine being so far back, as mentioned. And everything being in metric kinda pissed me off originally when i got it, i had to buy new sets of tools because i was used to my english-sporting mustangs.

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