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Did I get a good deal?

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    Talking Did I get a good deal?

    I recently bought my Mystic Teal 1998 Camaro ls1 a few weeks back, its automatic, grey leather, all power, t-tops... everything is stock on car, even the exhaust lol. it has 113,xxx miles and bought for $4,500. Did I do good?

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    Not bad and congratulations, hope it all goes well.

    Is this your 1st LSx/f body car?

    We have a lot of members here that are very knowledgeable on common issues and other stuff. Ask away if you have questions.
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    yes this is my first fbody.

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    Navy Blue Metallic
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    Here is some of the common issues that pop up on f-bodies:

    Passenger Window - It dies quicker then the drivers side. Reason is GM ran the + wire to the drivers side and then to the passenger side, by the time it gets there it is under current. There is a cheap ($38) fix from a company called Autotrix. Well worth the $$$, Did mine 5 yrs ago and still have both motors running strong.

    Body flex - When you can, invest in 2pt or 3 pt Subframe Connectors. Our cars are uni-bodies, meaning there is no solid frame from front to rear like most cars, the frame is connected to the body for the front & middle but the compartment area has none. SFC's tie the front & rear together and prevent flexing. There are bolt in and weld in, with bolt in you can always go back and weld in.

    98LS1 - oil pump is weak in it, trust me I know... It will still work fine for daily driving and cruising around but if you are wanting to track it I highly suggest getting either a LS6 oil pump or a Melling 10295 oil pump. You'll see a Melling 10296 but for stock & mild bolt on's stay with the other 2.

    Tune - Check out TunebyFrost.com - he has by far the best mail order tune, even for stock and mild bolt on's like headers.

    Rear - if there is a great weakness on these cars it's the rear 10 bolt. If you're a manual car stay away from Drag Radials or slicks.


    Here is some Tech stickies on other issues and problems that members have come up with fixes.

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    Welcome to the club. Fellow Hoosier here.
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    Seems like a pretty fair deal to me

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