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What did you do with your Trans Am today?

This is a discussion on What did you do with your Trans Am today? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; more parts slowly coming in for my winter build...

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    more parts slowly coming in for my winter build

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrbonds View Post
    Can you explain this to me a little? I put a 3 channel 10 bolt in my normally 4 channel 10 bolt while my 8.8 is being built and now my TCS and ABS light are on and I worry that I'm going to have issues someway somehow.

    I guess I'm asking how it wakes up the stock brakes. What are the differences?
    Read this article. It explains it quite well in easy to understand terms. Also, keep your ABS

    The ABS System - HowStuffWorks
    It's stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Read this article. It explains it quite well in easy to understand terms. Also, keep your ABS

    The ABS System - HowStuffWorks
    Jodi this will explain how ABS works better than I can but not why you can't use gm sensor with a FORD ABS ring.







    also received a little motivation for me today....


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    Fiddled with the ultrasonic cleaner at work to clean up some rocker arms. Our machine is one that we use to make stuff safe for use with pure O2 in compliance with CGA regulations. Here is the difference.




    This was only after 480 seconds in the cleaner and they didn't appear dirty except oil stained by looking at them prior to putting them in.
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    (Coming Soon) BMR DSL, UMI TQ Arm
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    Went out for a ride this evening and violated several sections of the Motor Vehicle Code. The weather will be turning soon and she'll be parked for approximately 5 months - have to enjoy her while we can.

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    Went out this morning and started up the monster to go to work. Hit the headlights and d/s decided it was time to stop working. I taped on the side of the motor and it pops up. GREAT! Drove to work and hit the switch to turn it off, and GRIND as it went into the closed position. Oh well, it's the org and I just replaced 1 on my brothers TA, so at least I know what's in store for me.
    1998 Pontiac TA, stock heads, FAST 90, FAST 90 TB, FLP LT, off road y-pipe with cat delete, flow master muffler, comp cams 54-457-11 223/231-610/617-112 LSA, Pro charger D1SC with FMIC @ 8psi, FROST tune, VIG 3200 stall, built 4l60e, snow meth kit, MOSER 12 bolt 373 gears, Derale 13900 trans cooler.

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    Drove mine to work this morning...40 degrees is the high but no snow so I figured why not? Stopped to get gas at shell, stepped out of the car, lady pulls up in an escalade and decides to come over and look at it while I'm pumping gas, and proceeded to tell me how nice it was and how much fun it must be to drive
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    This is from 2 days ago just catching up. Threw a quick detail and filled her up with fuel and drove up to Dads garage. Weather was turning according to the weather man (he was right as its 25* and snowing) the time had come No more Trans Am until April...Sad Day. So from here till spring the gathering of Money and Parts begins. my plans are to plow lots of snow and buy a New Strange S60 in the spring.
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    99 Trans Am, SLP Lid, Blackwing filter, smooth bellow, Ported TB, LS6 intake, Ws6 lower ram air box, OBX LT's, Magna Flow cat back, LS7 clutch, Tick MC, Hurst Shifter, Frost Tune, UMI SFC,LAC, STB, PB, Torq Arm, Super Hawk hood, Torq Thrust II, Kee Audio.
    Strange S60 4:10's, D&S Rotors, S/S Brake Lines.
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    Coil overs, Heads & Cam

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    Sounds like a real good plan.

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    What did you do with your Trans Am today?

    Found and fixed a vacuum leak and put a new battery in. Finally installing my tick master cylinder Thursday. Looking at new clutches now. Thinking a Monster 450 hp stage 1 for now. Colorado Speed is running a pretty decent sale.
    Mods - Lid, Skip Shift Eliminator, MGW shifter, UMI SFCs, Founders Lower Control Arms, Founders Panhard Bar, Founders Adj. Torque Arm, UMI Torque arm mount, MWC Drive shaft safety loop, KONI Yellows, Strano Springs, Strano Sway bars, UMI Upper and lower A Arms, 160 thermostat, TSP headers and TSP true duals Monster stage 2 clutch, racetronix fuel pump, Strange S60 rear axle and tune by Frost.

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    Right there with ya. It's about time to put the car away until spring. Now I am pondering over weather to put a new tq converter in, or a whole new ride tech air ride system? Or just do both?

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    From this last weekend. Got my second ticket in it. 50 in a 40. Not a big deal out here. Do it alongside most cops all the time. Just happened to walk it by a rook. Got to stretch its legs out about a half hour before. The TA likes to stretch its legs a LOT. Puts a smile on your face to have to hold it back. Open desert highways, radar detector, little traffic...

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    ^^ Still in disbelief at the law enforcement presence in AZ. I can literally drive back and forth to the Courthouse (about a 24 mile round trip on a major secondary highway) and not see a Trooper for weeks at a time. Out there, I would see 3 to 4 everywhere I went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    ^^ Still in disbelief at the law enforcement presence in AZ. I can literally drive back and forth to the Courthouse (about a 24 mile round trip on a major secondary highway) and not see a Trooper for weeks at a time. Out there, I would see 3 to 4 everywhere I went.
    If I drive up to Tucson it's rare to see any cops along the way, just the usual border patrol.

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    It reallly seems to be hit or miss. THe 10 between phoenix and tucson is the worst. But, I can make the drive and not see a cop, or see ten plus. Seems like afternoons are the best time to spot one.

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    We were originally planning to be in AZ last week... then it changed to March, and now it may be off completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    Found and fixed a vacuum leak and put a new battery in. Finally installing my tick master cylinder Thursday. Looking at new clutches now. Thinking a Monster 450 hp stage 1 for now. Colorado Speed is running a pretty decent sale.
    Did you look at LS7 clutch? I love mine. Factory feel and they come from the Z06 with 505factory H.P. GM parts direct has the best price.


    Quote Originally Posted by RONS98TA View Post
    Right there with ya. It's about time to put the car away until spring. Now I am pondering over weather to put a new tq converter in, or a whole new ride tech air ride system? Or just do both?
    I say screw it go for both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingls1 View Post
    Did you look at LS7 clutch? I love mine. Factory feel and they come from the Z06 with 505factory H.P. GM parts direct has the best price.

    Yeah ive looked at the LS7 clutch but if driven and launched aggressively they fail a lot faster. They were developed for the Z06 drive train not ours which is a lot rougher on them. Plus the self adjusting plate seems to be pretty troublesome for alot of people. Different materials too LS7 is organic and the Monster is Kevlar. Monster is rated at RWHP vs GMs flywheel hp so in that regard they both hold about the same just debating on doing a stage 1 or stage 2 monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    Yeah ive looked at the LS7 clutch but if driven and launched aggressively they fail a lot faster. They were developed for the Z06 drive train not ours which is a lot rougher on them. Plus the self adjusting plate seems to be pretty troublesome for alot of people. Different materials too LS7 is organic and the Monster is Kevlar. Monster is rated at RWHP vs GMs flywheel hp so in that regard they both hold about the same just debating on doing a stage 1 or stage 2 monster.
    Just suggesting it as you have similar mods to me. I just a few weeks ago drove it 2 1/2 hrs then ran 7 passes and drove it 2 1/2 hrs home and didn't miss a beat. Never heard that about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingls1 View Post
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    Just suggesting it as you have similar mods to me. I just a few weeks ago drove it 2 1/2 hrs then ran 7 passes and drove it 2 1/2 hrs home and didn't miss a beat. Never heard that about them.
    Yeah I was going to get a LS7 clutch just knowing what I plan on doing in the next year or 2 to the car I started researching it like hell and found all that out. Seems to be that once you get about 50 hp over stock thats when they started having issues. And I plan on doing a new intake and cam possibly heads next year or a little later.

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