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This is a discussion on What to do... within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I don't really know how to start this off so I'll just get right to the point. I bought my ...

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    Question What to do...

    I don't really know how to start this off so I'll just get right to the point. I bought my 3.8L convertible bird a few months ago (6 or so) and have already put on a WS6 hood and Magnaflow exhaust. I love my car to death but I just wish I had the V8 power. So I have 2 options, my father is looking at sending my car down to Force Fed Fabrications to have a custom Turbocharger kit put on. Or, I can sell it and find myself an LS1 Bird. I still have yet to hear about the cost of this package but my guess is around $5,500+. Would appreciate suggestions on this matter tremendously. Thanks.

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    if your gonna spend that much on a turbo system i would just sell the car and get an ls1. you will never get the power and sound out of that v-6.

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    Agreed, I had a V6 Bird and you can see the choice I made. Couldnt get myself to mod a V6 when I knew i would just be playing w/ myself unless I had the 8

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    You wont be happy until you upgrade. With the v6 you will be limited but with the v8 the options are unlimited....
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    If you want to keep your insurance rates down keep the 6 and build like a gn. If you don't care about insurance rates I would sell it and get a LS1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSmoky01 View Post
    If you want to keep your insurance rates down keep the 6 and build like a gn. If you don't care about insurance rates I would sell it and get a LS1.
    I just recently traded in my 2000 V6 Firebird on a 2000 T/A and OMG the power difference!! I had alot of upgrades and an expensive exhaust. I thought it sounded pretty good but the rumble of my T/A has NO COMPARISON!! Also my insurance only went up $20 bucks extra a month. Guess it depends on your insurance provider I have USAA... Good luck

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    i love my v8, but a powerful v6 would be sick, you can make power out of any engine, just takes money, and just imagine walking all over some v8 with your 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by caveblazin View Post
    I just recently traded in my 2000 V6 Firebird on a 2000 T/A and OMG the power difference!! I had alot of upgrades and an expensive exhaust. I thought it sounded pretty good but the rumble of my T/A has NO COMPARISON!! Also my insurance only went up $20 bucks extra a month. Guess it depends on your insurance provider I have USAA... Good luck
    I have USAA too and the insurance on the convertible is something like $430ish every quarter. I don't know though, I love the idea of keeping my already awesome car (minus the engine) and turning it into a V8 stomper but if we have this damned turbo put on the total cost spent on the car would be somewhere around $20K. Thats like paying for a WS6 with like 20K miles on the odo. So which to choose is gonna be a huge problem.

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