Ws6 vs Camaro SS some advice please
This is a discussion on Ws6 vs Camaro SS some advice please within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by TransDreamer you know, they do have classes for the built up anger you have.... your the only ...
10-16-2006, 12:00 PM #61
10-16-2006, 01:34 PM #62
You already have a 95 firebird right? Why not try to invest into it? You will take much more pride in it if you do the work yourself. Small block chevy motors are relatively cheap and the parts for them are, compared to the newer electronic parts, a lot cheaper. Tons of used parts are easy to find now. You could build your 95 into a much faster car than an LS1 for a lot less money and be even more proud of it since you did it all yourself. If you think you do not have the ability to do it yourself you are wrong. It is not hard with the older non-emission engines. All you need is research and common sense. Even if your state has emissions laws and inspections all you need to do is make sure your engine block is dated pre-emissions, like 1972 I think. You would need to check your local emissions laws. Once you verify to the emissions inspectors that your engine is non-emissions by having them verify the serial number on the block you should be able to get a waiver on the inspections. I know Maryland used to do this. When you build it with your own 2 hands it is yours. Your own creation. Not an assembly line clone. Think about it. And guess what... your insurance will be the same as it is now, maybe less As long as you don`t notify your insurance company of the engine swap. And no $300-$400 a month car payment. Just a thought.
10-16-2006, 01:40 PM #63
about 2 weeks ago in Ohio around Columbus we had a major hail storm and it messed up my car bad. my insurence didnt cover it so it looks like shit. its 2k to fix and i dont have the cahs for it. plus it only cost me 2500 for the car. i could make it fast but it would look like shit. plus the calibors are warped. i need new bairings. and a whole load of shit is wrong with it.
Btw.. anyone live in the columbus, ohio area?
thanks for the idea man but it just wont work.
Ponti manic you crack me up man. much love for you. i respect your advice, i really do i dont wanna flame someone on this forum haha. nice driving tips lol..
10-16-2006, 01:56 PM #64
Sorry. thought you would like to create YOUR car instead of buying a clone. By the way, I`ll not comment on the spelling, and calipers don`t warp, rotors do. Body work is simple. Just time consuming and requires patience. my outlook has alway been to not pay someone to do a repair that I can do myself. EGO TRIP HERE>>> After all, is the guy I am paying for the repair smarter than me? He had to learn to do it, so I can too . It will take me longer right now, but I can put the saved money into something else in the car and I will have gained more mechanical knowledge in the process.
10-16-2006, 02:01 PM #65
did u read what i said? my car got fucked up by hail. i cant repair that myself. my hood i can replace, yes but everything else? ok
my car is old has alot of problems, i could use it as my beater and then buy my new car and then work on it MYSELF. yes my dad is just like you he refuses to pay anyone for anything. he was also a mechanic.
then why doesnt he help me? he is barley ever home and when he is, he ussaly helps with odds n ends but not with the big problems my car has.
o, and yes i could learn.. thats why i am here, to learn. i just cant rip open my car and play with it, put it all back and hope it runs. i need that car to get me places.
10-16-2006, 02:40 PM #66spedGuest
I think that at this point it would be a good time for TransDreamer to completely restate what reason it was that he started this thread and what he wanted to find out. Because he obviously had an intention and 4 pages of a safety lecture (which yes I will agree he has neglected) was probably not the original objective. I have no authority, but that is my own personal opinion, and I think that we might as well keep our feelings of concern to ourselves because if he really wants a WS6 or an SS he's going to get one, no matter what people say on here.
Have a splendid day!
10-16-2006, 02:48 PM #67
10-16-2006, 03:13 PM #68
I've got the answer!!!
I'm in Indianapolis, not too far from OH. I've got a 73 vega wagon with a 327,stall,4.11 9 inch, runs 11.60s on pump gas... You can buy that...
10-16-2006, 03:33 PM #69
10-16-2006, 09:53 PM #70
10-16-2006, 10:11 PM #71
Don't you think everyone on this board wanted a LS1 WS6 back in 98 when they came out? I was 18 when I saw the commercial of the WS6 eating the car infront of it at a red light...and I wanted one baddd!! But reality doesn't always work the way dreams do...be patient and you'll have one someday if you're still interested in one.
EDIT: oh and here's the commercial http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z_Xn3bW3TxM
And this is the redlight version http://youtube.com/watch?v=pYouMwIvPTQ
10-17-2006, 10:49 AM #72
i dont know if i didnt make it clear, but i am geting the loan now under my moms name. the car will also be in her name.. all for the sake of money.
and yes i did read that, and yes it was great advice... btw i read everything on this thread..
but thanks for reminding me.. it really was good advice
You guys dont act like i should be able to enjoy it, no one encourges me lol.. kind of shoting down my dream... o well ill show you guys
i hope ill be able to post pics of my ws6 in a year or less
Also whens the best time ( cheapest to buy one ) i heard in jan. when the new cars come out.. and also in the winter? this true?
10-17-2006, 12:24 PM #73
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I don't think it would matter when you buy one because they don't make them anymore
10-17-2006, 06:12 PM #74
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A year after the new Camaro & GTO comes out they might get cheaper depending on how the new cars go over.
10-18-2006, 11:25 AM #75spedGuest
I always heard that fall is the best time because they have to be put in storage for the winter.
10-30-2006, 07:52 PM #76
wow!! these guys on here know there stuff. I am 16 about to turn 17 in january. i will be picking up my 2000 WS6 paid for by me this friday. I am a junior and i have had a 94 3.4 camaro since my freshman year. Being a teenager i know exactly how hard it is not to go fast and do stupid stuff. I have a very slow a4 3.4 vert with a flowmaster exhaust that makes it sound like a v8 and guys at my school want to race it. I can say THERE IS A HUGE DIFFRENCE going from a 160hp a4 3.4 to a 350hp M6 WS6. Since you are not used to the power you are going to want to go fast and you are a young teen just like me and you will be challenged alot by anyone and everyone with a car and YES you will do it because all MOST teens think about is who is faster. Never thinking twice about safety of others. I didnt know that you had to be 18 to race at the track, ive been running my 3.4 at the strip since i first got my lincense. Ive read every single post on this thread and they speak the truth, i can admit after test driving the WS6 i bought, it is a HELL OF A CAR for my age. You guys can say what you want to say to the guy but hes going to do what he wants to do. He has to learn from his own mistakes. I did....when i got an outrageous ticket driving my dads brand new 07 sky redline causing my insurance to sky rocket, a $400 ticket just for a sudden speed burst and it still had the temp tags...ever since then i never drive fast. It is the decisions that we make now that will effect us for the rest of our lifes. Just think of how his life will be if he gets the WS6 and speeds and goes out and hits an innocnet driver. I can tell how matrue this guy is already and we are the same age, just by how he is worryed about beating other cars . Bottom line is that you have to have PEADAL disapline to keep yourself from gunning it everychance you get. If you want to race and worry about taking other cars go pick up the controller to your ps2 or xbox and play some Need For Speed because this is real life, if you make a mistake you cant go back and reset the game or bring back a life you took or your own. Just my .02.........ps you should be happy these guys care and dont just say yea go get the 350hp beast and FLOOR IT.
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